Shallow Words

by Picture Atlantic

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Don’t scoff, I can hear it from a mile off
Open trespass in the places we call sacred
Oh, the chains have come undone
Now the firing range is open and the critics have their fun

One man speaks for many, in a dead pan
Even though he’s self elected
Yet the public takes it in
Like they’re hearing mission statements on my view of faith and sin

A call to all!
You know you’re hearing shallow words fall out their mouths
A call to all!
To know the difference between
Truth and a good show

Now you’re blaming God for all the tenure
Hearing catcalls from the preacher to the faithful,
Whom they look to for a sign
Oh the problem isn’t holy, yeah the problem is mankind

Kind and nice,
A suit won’t make you any better than you’d like
A call to all!
To know you’re hearing shallow words fall out your mouths


released August 4, 2015
Produced, Engineered & Mixed by Aaron Hellam
Hellam Sound Studios, Oakland, CA

Keyboards by Brian Graves

Artwork by Evan Leal

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Picture Atlantic San Francisco, California

Picture Atlantic is an alternative rock band with an explosive sound and an openhearted approach to songcraft.

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