We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Make It Look Like An Accident

from Gormful In Maya by Ford Pier

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more

     

  • Limited Edition Handmade CD
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Fifty numbered "handmade" copies with lyric sheet, signed (woo-woo!) and personalized with a single word from The Book of Thomas The Contender. All fifty copies, in order, reproduce the Savior's reply to the question "Lord, why does this visible light that shines on behalf of men rise and set?"(139, 25-31). Money donated for the CD will go to the DTES Response Fund to assist in preventing the spread of Covid-19 in Vancouver's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. We do not ship to Australia.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Gormful In Maya via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    140g vinyl with lyric sheet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Gormful In Maya via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days

      $15 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in an eco-pack with... um, credits? Song titles?

    Includes unlimited streaming of Gormful In Maya via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days

      $11 USD

     

lyrics

That man’s not talking to himself, he’s running over a comeback to a slight
An imagined one which changes shape just that much faster than he can get that comeback right
He’d like to think he idles in a state of readiness, but experience has taught him that he’s just not that fast
That man’s not talking to himself, those are incantations to protect him from his past
That’s gonna be me one of these days
If I don’t come around and change my ways
And make it right

It doesn't matter that it doesn't matter now, what does is that it did
It informed the opinions I held and the decisions I made and the evidence I went and hid
Now I owe more than I’ll ever see, I’ve misrepresented myself, I’ve stolen from my friends
I’ve played it out a hundred different ways in my imagination, but there’s only one way that it ends
And I’d do it tomorrow if it wouldn’t cause others so much pain
How can someone who hates himself so much be so vain?

See, I was born in a place of relative ease
To parents who loved me In a time of peace
I’ve got my health and I’m fairly bright
I was born male and I was born white
Blessings one after the other in a long long line
There’s no advantage worth having I couldn’t say was mine
So judgment doesn’t land on me from far away
The fault’s not in my stars, not in my nebulae
It isn’t God’s idea of fun
To have me go around disappointing everyone
To have my every undertaking fail
It’s not His finger on the scale
It’s nothing extraordinary anyhow
It’s not anything not telling you so right now
It’s for me the guilt, for me the shame
I guess it’s for me to take the blame
Like I guess it’s for you to wonder how someone with such
a high opinion of himself can hate himself so much
But make it right

Like a fat poison berry that puckers and rots on the vine
Like a kid who keeps selling a treat long after his mom has thrown up her hands and said “fine!”
Like an interrupted vapour seal that creates a fog inside the glass
Like the drone of a mower and the smell of new cut grass
I hear a voice telling me what I know needs to be done
But the voice telling you all about it right now is the louder one
I’ll make it right
Make it alright

credits

from Gormful In Maya, released September 25, 2020
Paddy Ryan: synthesizer

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Ford Pier Vancouver, British Columbia

Ford: v.t. to cross by wading (Webster)
Pier: n. a disappointed bridge (Joyce)

Ford Pier has a rock band called The Vengeance Trio and a string quartet called Strength Of Materials. There's ten or eleven albums of this stuff, and more on its way. You just watch. ... more

shows

contact / help

Contact Ford Pier

Streaming and
Download help

Report this track or account

If you like Ford Pier, you may also like: