Primitive

by Cave Paintings

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Cave Paintings return to their roots with 5 bare-bones tracks recorded just for you.

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released May 18, 2019

Recorded by Brianna Phillips and Levi Besaw
Mixed and Mastered by Levi Besaw at Train Tracks Studio, a division of The Train Station.

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Cave Paintings Appleton, Wisconsin

A collaboration of rhythm, melody, poetry and philosophy by Levi Besaw and life-long friend Brianna Phillips.

Whether crooning in a soft intimate environment or letting loose a sonic tidal wave in more raucous settings,
The gripping movements and raw emotion of Cave paintings leave a beautiful, lasting impression.
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Track Name: Pink Lady
pink lady is the apple of my eye
shes so sweet and dressed just how i like
a little bit red mixed with white
shes so crispy and bright

just what i require got what it takes
a fruit that i desire ohhh
take those grapes from the vine
turn em into vinegar and wine
they already taste fine
they already taste fine

welcome to a world of new normals
at every chance grab a hold of what feels palpable
so intense it's almost tangible
substantially real
livining in ant-farm that's unstable
im unstable this year

maybe forever
possibly always
cant remember past the doorway
always forgetting manipulating my surroundings
i claim it's not for personal gain
but i dont know what i want most days
people taking my advice
still afraid that im not right
im not right sometimes
cant be right all of the time

pink lady is the apple of my eye
shes so sweet just what i desire
take those grapes from the vine
turn them into vinegar and wine
Track Name: Outlets
I got swollen plans and chemical crutches
no place to be and everywhere to go
my mind races like a dogs dreamin' feet
chasin' something no one else can see

but i swear in some dimension it's worth the fight
to be a lightning rod when lightning strikes

and oh i hope these growing pains
teach me to bend in half and hug my legs

i got chemical plans and a heart that blushes
for the mystery of the times that i can't smile
when love corners me with it's embrace
im a million miles away and you can see it on my face

but i swear in some dimension it's worth the fight
to be a lightning rod when lightning strikes

and oh i hope these growing pains
teach me to feel the stars
and grow beyond my shame
the pressure in this atmosphere drives everyone insane
ill just have to bend in half and hug my legs
Track Name: You're Good
why are you so good
why are you so good to me
why are you so good
why are you so good to me
my burdens not yours to carry
but you hold it well
yeah you hold it well
feeling so far away from myself
from myself

what would i do without you
what would i do without you
without you
without you

watch you grind your teeth away
it's all because of me
wonder if i should leave
have to focus
what is the purpose
water to cure this
Track Name: Generation Anxiety
stuck inside another day of feeling empty
fucked up with pride and entropy that's never ending
will i patch the holes and fix the leaks
or listen when my brother speaks
or melt into a sludge of apathy

the only voice of reason trembles with anxiety
it can't convince the paint to lay upon the wall
I know that I can stand up but the body won't comply
bound by thoughts that cant be real or a lie

twitch of my lip, a bit of numbness, i question my state of mind
and im up all night hallucinationg, keep telling myself that im fine
but i cant...i cant..
i cant regulate my thoughts
put my emotions on a chopping block with a little pill that swallows me hole
like a room thats full of carbon monoxide you can't tell sometimes wrong till you're already dying
and the only cure is to breathe
but the air outside is just as toxic, you just have to get used to the diesease
so i cant promise to be honest cause the truth would paralyze
the inertia of our atoms giving voice to our designgs
i feel so far away from anyone that's been my friend
i can't count the times i tried to help
like i can't count on them
so i can't be poetic and i can't tell the truth
so i hold my tongue, and wander off, not sure what to do
sometimes i dont care how the story ends
the news feed, the music scene, the global capital industry
make the peace i need intangible
one coast is underwater, another one is burning down
countless lives are slaughtered to build up bigger bank accounts
our mothers and our daughters abused because we shut our mouths
i cant be my own author
cause all this bullshit drowns the music out

beauty looks for stones by the lake
dredged up to the beach by the moon
exposing pockets of violent heat
somehow made elegeant and smooth
so i trace the lines of history
a circuit board of stone
an ancient lost technology underneath my toes
walking up and down the rocky beach
get a little further away from everything
i think that we are all afraid and we're not made to see
these lights and lies for all our lives we swim against the stream
if we told the truth
we'd just sink
Track Name: Dark Matter
I've been numb to hollywood emotion
and honesty that lies in your bed
is it possible to betray a heart open to everything
and in the process be mislead?

searching for the words to say
our emptiness gets in the way
and i dont want to feel like this my friend
I dont want to be the needle in your skin

when the forest grows it's not because of what we know
digging for diamonds in the sand
it's in your heart to come apart, believe that you're not who you are
when you separate yourself to understand

searching for the words to say
our emptiness gets in the way
and i dont want to feel like this my friend
don't want to be a lesson for you to comprehend

i was told long ago it's not who you are but who you know
a picture i would ignite once again
this world, it is the darkest place when drawn inside negative space
it's in our hands to color it in

searching for the words to say
our emptiness gets in the way
and i dont want to feel like this my friend
i want to be a blank canvas and a pen

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