Disaster Stories EP

by Saint Solitude

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Self-released debut EP. Inspired by a study abroad in Sweden.


released January 17, 2008

All songs written and performed by Dup Crosson. Production, engineering, and lead guitar on "Join the Light" by Andrew Schatzberg.

Recorded at Landslide Studio, Asheville, NC, November 2007.

"Heroes Turned to Whores" and "Saints + Soldiers" were mastered at Soundsmith by Steven Smith.



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Saint Solitude Oakland, California

Saint Solitude is the musical persona of Maine native Dup Crosson.

Depending on the day, or the song, Crosson alternates between the roles of loop artist, multi-instrumentalist, and perhaps most importantly, songwriter. He combines his favorite elements of Britpop, shoegaze, post-punk, and psychedelia into accessible and immediately appealing pop songs hereby known as BITTERSWEET FUZZ. ... more

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Track Name: Heroes Turned to Whores
Heroes Turned to Whores

find me inside
I tried my best to understand
identify the faith that you have turned to sand
locked me inside
is this a history you'll die for?
kids asking why their heroes always turn to whores

but for now they'll pray, they'll kneel, they'll say
"we're banking on a secret story"

don't jump the gun!

I long for a sign
my education cannot fail
years to realize my youth was taken to and jailed
find me inside
behind the veil, a wink and a nod
kept it inside

you made those kids hate god
Track Name: Saints + Soldiers
Saint + Soldiers

took a picture of your car
the paper's said you've come so far
gascan, dashboard
the library's on fire

you've come to settle the score
NYC's a city that wants more from you

I met a man who spoke with God
but I never even understood the man

but better times will find you
and you've got no right to think your daughter might forget your life
giving in is easy, but then they'll think they've won
they'll say "it's the only thing he's ever done"

they don't mind to question your taste
they can't see your art is cut and paste
your legacy is hereby laid to waste

and families rarely find the song
and you know the songs don't last for long

it's when I make these islands disappear
you'll know the saints are coming here

but better times could find you
if you think you might
forget the day that robbed you of your life
the royalty believes that the years are far between
the saints and soldiers worshipping the queen
Track Name: Join the Light
Join the Light

out of reach now, out of reach now
gone into a pattern that slips away
forgetting real for getting lost
sucked into a hole that's speaking your own thought

the girl we tried to understand
has fallen down beside herself
she's writing her reality
and trading verse for honey tea

offer one or two

it's warm outside
let's join the light

now there's a switchboard running beneath the dunes
so families shield their eyes from the ruins
has the situation come too soon?
to make us see our love for the gloom
Track Name: The Laugh Track
The Laugh Track

a suitor's got his eyes on you
now you feel you've got to do something too
doesn't matter if you think its true
cos his aim is true, but it's not you

and though it doesn't feel right,
you know you've got worse ones coming after you
and you've got to be in bed by 3
but it's well past that now,
and he just won't slow down

doesn't seem to be the type of man
who gives a thought to writing out a lengthy plan
but now you're going hand in hand
you think you'll start to see, you'll understand

how you've gone so far so long

and though it doesn't feel right,
his bedroom was a mess,
but you still shut off your phone
cos you do what you're told
because you never liked to be alone

it's just a shame
the laugh track fades
Track Name: On A City
On A City

don't be a certain- fall behind with your footsteps
try not to make them align

cos when you find you can't decide,
you've gone too far with what you've got

now if you relax, take a yellow,
take this paint off my face and wait

place it on a mask
you can haunt your own dreams
and show us what the fear is all about

we'll find shelter, we'll make homes
we'll build houses from our bones
our very own bones

cos when you're tired and on the wire,
you've gone too far with what you've got

place it on a mask, it'll age a hundred years
only to be left on a city bus

sleep, run away,
you won't know if you go with the demons that fall on your shoulder
but don't give them away,
they're beside every point that you wanted to make
worried, and why?
for the sake of a feeling you can't help but feeling is lost