Great Revelation

by People Eater

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A whole lot went into this album. I've been going crazy over these songs for a year, and it's time for someone besides me to hear them. Thanks for listening.

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released December 12, 2015

All songs written and performed by Dan DeMarco.
Special thanks to Hanna Busse for printing and assembling the physical CDs!

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Lo-fi acoustic/electric folk rock. Comin' at you from a single bedroom in Iowa City.

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Track Name: Great Revelation
GREAT REVELATION
I’ve been praying since October
That our troubles would be over
But I guess it don’t work that way
I’m still waiting for some great revelation
To show me the way

Thought I inherited your carefree disposition
But lately all I do is worry about things beyond my control
Promise me I shouldn’t wring my hands over nothing
Promise me these thoughts don’t have to corrode my soul
Can someone out there throw me a bone?

I’ve been holding out for something
To point out what I’ve been missing
And explain all my worries away
I’m still waiting for some great revelation
To show me the way

There’s just so much I’ll never know
So much I’ll never learn about you
Sometimes it just destroys me
To think of everything I’ll never see
Shelter me from the shadows left behind by your childhood
I need some clarity

What could be so bad that you’d hide it from me?
What are the words you won’t say?

I’m so scared that I’m colliding
With some secret you’ve been hiding
I just need to know it’s okay
I’m still waiting for some great revelation
To show me the way
Track Name: You're So Interesting
YOU'RE SO INTERESTING
Girl you know you’re so interesting
I ain’t got a chance cuz I’m so boring
Can’t even keep up appearances
I wasn’t prepared for a love like this

Before I knew you I was doing great
I truly believed that I had it made
But my kind of love only goes one way
There’s nothing to save once I give it away

Girl you know I'm so typical
I've gone and put you up on this pedestal
My secret impression of you is so skewed
I only see all of my flaws in you
Track Name: Made It Out Alive
MADE IT OUT ALIVE
This is the year that put wrinkles on my head
Scared of the mirror
This is the day I was sure I’d lost it all
And it’s hard to start out with something
And end up alone
Without a single redeeming thought to hold
It’s a wonder I made it out alive

Fell asleep with the TV and the lights still on
Still on top of the covers
Woke up and I wondered how long I could just stay still
And those days I didn’t wake up
I just haunted the room
I didn’t care enough about myself to change
It’s a wonder I made it out alive

And I’m hoping for some luck back on my side
Hasn’t picked up in days
Sometimes I feel like it’s hopeless
Talking to myself
Waiting for a sign that never comes

And it’s strange, if you asked me in the darkness
Why I’m feeling so low
I would joke around and laugh it off but now I know
It’s a wonder I made it out alive

And I’m still praying for some luck back on my side
Hasn’t picked up in days
Sometimes I feel like it’s hopeless
Staring at the sun
Waiting for a sign

And everybody’s waiting for me to lose my mind
And I can’t shake off the feeling
It’s only a matter of time
‘Til I go and fly off the handle
Like so many other times
And once again will I be surprised to find
It’s a wonder I made it out alive?
Track Name: Tough Karma
TOUGH KARMA
I can’t relax because the universe is out to get me
Can’t be explained any other way
You know I’ve tried to reconcile with the fates
But they never show
So before you get with me there’s one thing you should know

I got this tough karma
And I don’t know what to do
I got some bad karma
And it might rub off on you

I can’t be happy cuz the universe is out to get me
It’s been made so crystal clear
And every time I get ahead something knocks me back
To where I started
I should know better than to grapple with the fates

But it’s hard to always wonder, Is it me?
Am I preventing my own satisfaction?
I never understood why fortune has it out for me
But after this brutal year I know I should steer clear

Of all this tough karma
When will it ever let up?
I’ve got some karma
Maybe it’s time to give up

And I’ll always stop short
Before that thought nestles in my mind
I’ve seen the way it gets from those less fortunate than I

Yes I’ve learned quite well
What might become of this dark spell
But so far the plan has been just to rein it in
Until I know no one can tell

I’ll never rest because the universe is out to get me
This close to losing it cuz the universe is out to get me

I’m crying out here
But it seems I’ve made a missed connection
Can’t be explained any other way
You know I’ve tried to reconcile with the fates
But I’m just a victim of some vast cosmic hate
Track Name: Mayfly
MAYFLY
Mayfly danced around the room
I can’t see, I can’t see
Through singe marks on the windowpane

Feelers reaching in the dark
Go ahead, spiderweb
Doesn’t have to be explained

No one pay attention now
No one make a sound
Lying still there in the dark
Mayfly comes around

Mayfly danced around the fire
I can see, flickering
Shadows moving through the haze

I can smell the hickory
On my skin, in my hair
Follows me around for days

No one pays attention now
No one sees, no one sees
Mayfly visit past my door

She’s a sign of what’s to come
No one sees, no one sees
What’s my future got in store?

No one recognize the signs
There before my eyes
In the dark I see it all
Waiting for the sun to rise

And Mayfly danced around the fire
Track Name: Friend of Mine
FRIEND OF MINE
I never was quite ready for the first cold word to land
It was quite a shock when I heard myself let go
He’s always hanging around here
Looking for some helpless soul where he can grow

But he never was a friend to me and I don’t mind

I never was quite fond of winter nights stretched out too long
I’m getting too familiar with the dark now
I guess I know him well enough
To tell when he’s gonna sink a fang in me

I was never worth much ‘til the day that I found you
And my efforts to keep you only make me act a fool
It might not be flattering but I know that it’s the truth
So come on babe, make my day

But he never was a friend to me
And he never even tried to be no friend of mine

I never was quite ready for those first dead leaves to land
It was quite a shock when I couldn’t let you go
Track Name: Old Soul
OLD SOUL
You are such an old soul
Can’t you see it’s true?
But all this time you spend away
I’d murder every day
If I tried to stay with you

I should know better than to leave
And yet these troublemaking thoughts invade my mind
So we should try and keep me reasonable
Or just hit me where it hurts
Doesn’t matter which comes first

We should know better than to speak
Last time we did it didn’t go so well
We try so hard to understand each other but
We can’t communicate through words
Our emotions in reverse

And you should know better than to ask
Cuz you won’t learn a single thing that you don’t know
And we’ll just carry on ignoring this until
Our four-year bond has been destroyed
And it’s each other we avoid

And we’re a pair of old hands
Old hands, old hearts, and ancient trust
But could it be our day-to-day
Is standing in the way
Of what is best for us?
Track Name: Miraculous Vision
MIRACULOUS VISION
When I was you, long ago
My paranoid delusions ran the show
When the going got tough
I didn’t go anywhere
I just lashed out in a panic instead

It was all in my head
And I just had to wait
Miraculous vision came and set me straight

And I’ve always been one
To put my faith in fate
Miraculous vision gonna set me straight

And if you tried to get through in any meaningful way
I would scoff at any sentiment that you tried to convey
Because I couldn’t quite grasp the true meaning of it
Until all my past illusions had faded

Now it’s awful familiar, the place that I’m in
Yeah, times are getting hard just like they’ve always been
And when the going gets tough
I don’t go anywhere
I just practice being perfectly still

It’s taken all of my will
But I’ll just have to wait
Miraculous vision gonna set me straight

Cuz I’ve always been one
To put my faith in fate
Miraculous vision gonna set me straight
Track Name: It's a Sign!
IT’S A SIGN!
We used to be so close
But we’ve become so distant lately
We used to be inseparable
But lately we’ve turned into two distinct beings

And I’ve been thinking maybe it’s a sign
My lucky stars misaligned
Half the cosmos listen to me whine
And I’ve been thinking that after all this time
The countless memories rewind
Ooh baby, maybe it’s a sign

I used to be so full of life
But I’ve become so hateful I barely ever speak
I used to be self-confident
But now I care so much what other people think

These cryptic conversations on my phone
Will be the end of me, just see
Don’t take my words to heart
I’m not alive when my emotions swing

I used to know how to read the signs but lately
I guess the universe got nothing left to say
I used to know how to spend my time
But now I barely ever make it through the day

This year’s reduced me
I’m barely even a human being