Bitzer

by Shady Groves

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Produced by Shady Groves

All songs on Bitzer written by Adam Fitzgerald, Dylan Caron & Jeff Yateman

Mixed, mastered & engineered by Jeff Yateman

Artwork by Connor Irwin

Shady Groves was formed by Adam Fitzgerald, Dylan Caron & Jeff Yateman in early 2015.

Shady Groves now consists of Adam Fitzgerald, Dylan Caron, Jamie Dulin, Colton Caron & Sage Denam.

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released May 5, 2016

Adam Fitzgerald - vocals, guitars, bass, effects, synth, piano, loops
Dylan Caron - vocals, guitars, ukulele, mandolin
Jeff Yateman - vocals, drums, guitar, bass, synth, keys, programming, engineering
Mat Hofman - bass guitar (on Plain Dream & Hourglass) & lead guitar (on Hourglass)
Jamie Dulin - bass, saxophone
Colt Caron - keys, synth & piano
Palmer Krehel - drums (on Animate Days)
Connor Irwin - all album & single artwork

Thanks to everyone who made this album possible.

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Shady Groves Detroit, Michigan

“Michigan based collective Shady Groves is brimming with talent and versatility. Their lofty, drifting sound sends listeners to tranquil mindsets as their ambient, indie, folk style meets somewhere in the middle with pop and rock genres. A group of multi- instrumentalists and songwriters, Shady Groves use their individual talents to inject variety into their collective songs.”
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Track Name: Waves
We walked by the waves
Our days a dreamy haze
We talked on for hours
You knew I'd always be yours

I don't blame you
For our rise and fall
I don't blame you
I don't blame you

The way we pass time
We like to lose our minds
And our love won't fade
The way you keep me amazed

Like the crests of waves
In time we'll fade away
And I won't leave you
So don't you ever leave me

Don't you ever
Don't you ever

Remember...
Remember?

We walked by the waves
Someday we too will wash away
But I won't leave you

We walked by the shore
You knew I'd always be yours
I don't blame you...

(We once had it all)

For our rise and fall

(But we had to fall)

I don't blame you...

(We once had it all)

I don't blame you

(But we had to fall)

We once had it all
But we had to fall

(We once had it all)

Like waves, we'll rise again, my love

(But we had to fall)

I still love you
I still love you
I still love you
Track Name: Plain Dream
Burnout... standin' out in the cold
with a cigarette hangin' out of my mouth

And I'm here... to answer all of the questions
that you ask me
and the answers are my fears

And I have dreams...
that a woman whispers to me and she pleads,
"Please don't forget about me"

Keep a curious eye on the back of a plane
from a train where you're starin' out the window
you were late...
and you couldn't sit all alone

Lay your head, close your eyes, fall asleep,
have a dream 'bout the things
that you think that you'd be doin' back at home
before you slept all alone, everybody sleeps all alone

When you wake up
it's hard to cope with all the things
that you have seen
simply turn into dust

'Cause when you're dreamin'
whether you're dancing or you're walking
you're alone
but it's okay 'cause you're free

You're inside your mind...
and that is all right

Keep a curious eye on the back of a plane
from a train where you're starin' out the window
you were late...
and you couldn't sit all alone

Lay your head, close your eyes, fall asleep,
have a dream 'bout the things
that you think that you'd be doin' back at home
before you slept all alone, everybody sleeps all alone
Track Name: Nothing Matters
Truth is, I was not doing too well
Don't know who else could tell
How numb and delirious
I’d become

Must be something that I know
that keeps everyone away from me
like a cloud of negative energy
storming all the time

Everywhere I’d go
People just looked or walked away
No one tried to talk to me
But neither would I

Guess I just gotta’ go
And make something happen
Just put myself out there
But it hurts to try

Nothing matters
Nothing matters
Wasting all my energy
thinkin’ bout what-it’s-like to die

Nothing matters
My illusions are shattered
Heaven’s a bedtime-story, fairytale
Nowhere you’ll float or fly

Alone in a room
Looking in a mirror
And who knows who I am
Nothing's all figured out
Everything is in doubt
Staring at a ceiling fan

Lost in a high
While dying and crying
Melting in Nowhereland
Saw puzzling rings of fluorescent light
On a bathroom wall, don’t ask—

Why I wanted no one to know
'Cause who wouldn't find out?
Who'd want me to be like this?
An Apple's my best friend

I wanted no one to know
But who wouldn't find out?
I can't believe I feel like this
An Apple's my best friend

Laser-light show, brain-soup jetpack
Bubbling caldron, fizzling, laughing
X-ray numbskull, glittery trees
What is happening?
What is happening?

Snake in a log pile, violet sky eyes
Pastel pencil forest skyline
Zip-zap, jolts, electricity
This is happening
This is happening

Nothing matters
Nothing matters
Nothing matters
Track Name: Hourglass
I know, you're feelin' like you're gonna explode / overflow
and inside, it's hard to find what is the right side / the right side baby

Don't blink your eyes baby,
Cause time flies away

Sometimes, life can feel just so slow / so so
and inside, it's hard to know but it's your show / it's your show baby

Don't blink your eyes baby,
Cause time flies away
Hey
Don't blink your eyes baby,
Cause time flies away

It's not a crime, to think that I could be your life line / life long
I'll give you my time, cause right now is the right time/
the right time baby

Don't blink your eyes baby,
Cause time flies away
Don't blink your eyes baby,
Cause time flies away

Don't blink your eyes baby

Don't Blink Your Eyes Baby
Track Name: Coyotes
There's only so much I can take
before I bend and break

And these past lives, last lives
what do you see?

I know that you've heard this before
But I need you some more
And you know it's true...

'Cause I don't wanna' see you as stranger
No, I don't wanna' see you as stranger

'Cause I don't wanna' see you as stranger
No, I don't wanna' see you as stranger

These patterns they break as quick as they're sent
but someday we'll wake up and be here again

Like artifacts, memories
we've been around

And these past lives, last lives
look around
around and 'round and 'round

'Cause I don't wanna' see you as stranger
No, I don't wanna' see you as stranger

'Cause I don't wanna' see you as stranger
No, I don't wanna' see you as stranger

'Cause I don't wanna' see you as stranger
No, I don't wanna' see you as stranger

'Cause I don't wanna' see you as stranger
No, I don't wanna' see you as stranger
Track Name: Pixelation
Lucid and frequent are these hallucinations
of the world, of a girl, how they swirl
how they swirl

As Summer turns to Fall, Winter into Spring
I try connecting dots, as the pixels fall apart

Blurry and vaporous are these illuminations,
how they swirl, how they twirl, how they whirl
how they whirl

As Summer turns to Fall, Winter into Spring
I try connecting dots, as the pixels fall apart
And everything divides into tiny little strings
and I just feel so small, but glad to be alive

Who?
I need more experience (feel it coming ‘round)
Who?
I need more experience (am I coming down?)
Who?
They won’t take me serious (find some common ground)
Who?
hey, well, this is an experience (I’m not coming down)

My mind runs, my mind goes, my mind runs — there it goes!
(I have no control, I have no…)

Certainly my love and hate shows in these kinds of situations
in my life, like all the time, right now, it’s swelling, overwhelming
Amplifying and magnifying everything eyes see, pixelation
Magnifying and multiplying infinitely, this pixelation

I just gotta’ find hope
I just gotta’ find hope
I just gotta’ find hope
I’m gonna’ find hope
Track Name: Trials
You'd think with so much time
We'd have figured some things out
But I'm ready to cross a line
I'm ready to go all out

About anything and everything
Whatever you want
I can feel your eyes on me
I can give you what you want

So many things that I always wanna say
but you know, it's only words anyways
Now it's time for you and me to go and play
Let's shut the door and we can take the pain away

You and me, we're good as gold
You know our love
It only grows

You and me, we're good as gold
You see, my love
It only grows

No matter what you say
I will never go
You see, to me
You have got a special glow

No matter what you say
No matter what you do
You're here for me
and baby, I am here for you

So I pledge my life
through happiness and strife
You act crazy
but baby, you're the one for me

So I won't ever leave
Won't turn my back on you
All of my life
I've been waiting here for you

So many things that I always wanna' say
But you know they're only words anyways
Now it's time for you and me to go and play
Shut the door and we can take the pain away

You and me, we're good as gold
You know our love
It only grows

You and me, we're good as gold
You see, my love
It only grows

I heard every word that you said
It's time you tell me what's inside your head

I heard every word that you said
It's time you let me get inside your head

There's times I get confused, just like you
But I gotta' know now exactly what it is you choose

There's times I too can get inside my head
But I know we'll settle this before we get into bed

I've been able to keep the wolves at bay
But now we've gotta' work towards our golden days
Track Name: Stay Strange
Keep bein' strange, not knowing what to say
Don't say a thing
Oh darling, don't say a thing
Kick the shoes off your feet
Sit down, expose your bruising knees
You look tired, can I get you something to drink?

All I wanna do is be in love with you
I wanna watch you fall asleep
I wanna kiss your soft cheeks
When you wake up in the morning
Just know I'll be lyin' right there
To kiss your morning breath lips
Or to just lay there and stare

Keep bein' strange, I don't know you any other way
Be anything, girl, you know I'm by your side
Keep rambling on, darling ramble all you want
I got time, if time is a thing

And all I wanna do is be in love with you
I wanna watch you fall asleep
I wanna kiss your soft cheeks
And when you wake up in the morning
Just know I'll be lyin' right there
To kiss your morning breath lips
Or to just lay there and stare
Track Name: Animate Days
I tried to understand life…
There is nothing to feel sorry for
Everyday I am fading away

Immersed in madness, fear, and lies…
There is nothing to be sorry for
Just feels like I’m fading away

Almost gave up, thought, “hope’s not real…”
There is nothing to feel sorry for
Everyday I am fading away

Sometime of a night or a day
I will come around
Sometime -- maybe tonight or today
I will come around
Sometime of a night or a day
I'll come around
Sometime of a night or a day
I'll come around

There is nothing to feel sorry for
Everyday we are fading away

There is nothing to be sorry for
Just feels like we’re fading away

There is nothing to feel sorry for
Everyday we are fading away

Sometime of a night or a day
I will come around
Sometime -- maybe tonight or today
I will come around
Sometime of a night or a day
I'll come around
Sometime of a night or a day
I'll come around
Track Name: Pangea [B-Side]
I know that we just started
But I'll go out on a limb and say
that I want you

I hope that these feelings don't go
and push me over the rim
'cause I want you

You're not trying, but you box me in
You're late like me,
You lock me in

I'm not buying
there's no game to win
This life it too short
Let's live it on a whim

Careful now
You're gonna' hurt yourself
You better settle down
Love is no good for your health

Work around all of this
or struggle down with all of it

Work around all of this
or struggle down with all of it

Let's hope I haven't gone
and shot myself in the foot again
oh baby...

Bandage my brain I'm bleeding through
These maps are useless let's tear them in two
Let these crystal waters carry us clean
Away we'll go just you and me

Careful now
You're gonna' hurt yourself
You better settle down
Love is no good for your health

Work around all of this
or struggle down with all of it

Work around all of this
or struggle down with all of it

Work around all of this
or struggle down with all of it

Work around all of this
or struggle down with all of it


Nothing's as important as it seems
or that's just what we'll keep on telling ourselves
Is love best made, shared or kept in dreams?
My love is too harmful to myself
Track Name: Dysthymia [B-Side]
Ode to the ones with the bags under their eyes
Hiding from themselves, and fighting to survive

Love to the one with the grey dots at his side
You couldn't save him from himself
You couldn't look into his mind

The strings at his feet
You have broken to bits
And it's not all that bad anymore, is it?
And it not all that bad anymore
Is it?

Ode to the ones with the scars under their skin
Who hide behind their smiles / feels so heavy on their chins

Love to the ones with the guns against their heads
Fighting with their brains
Are we all better off dead?
(Aren't we all better off dead?)

The strings at his feet
You have broken to bits
And it's not all that bad anymore, is it?

What's the matter with my mind right now? What's the matter with this world right now? What's the matter with this girl right now? Whats the matter, with the matter, does it matter anyways?

The strings at his feet
You have broken to bits
And it's not all that bad anymore, is it?
Track Name: There Have Been Many Minds [B-Side]
Unthinkable minds
Floating behind
Everyone's eyes
Opening wide
Gone for a nighttime ride

There have been many minds, minds, minds
many, many minds, minds, minds, minds, minds
minds...

and now they're all mine!

There have been many minds, minds, minds
many, many minds, minds, minds, minds, minds
minds...

and now they're all mine!

There have been many minds, minds, minds
many, many minds, minds, minds, minds, minds
minds...

and now they're all mine!