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"Photography" is the fourth album from Great Lakes Feather Company. Recording began in February 2014 and continued all the way until April of 2015. "Photography" was recorded in various locations in Owosso, MI with every song possessing its own structure and goal. Stylistically this album departs heavily from established GLFC sounds and focuses on variety. "Photography" is also the first GLFC effort that lacks a large amount of guests on the record. It's been a long and interesting process making this album and I believe there is a little of something for everyone on this record. Please enjoy, "Photography".

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released June 20, 2015

Miles Taylor Winchester - Composition, Lyrics, Instruments
Randie Strouse - Mixing, Mastering, Lead Guitar on Track 5 and Track 10
Dylan Salisbury - Lead Guitar on Track 7
Emily Noel - Vocals on Track 9

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Great Lakes Feather Company Owosso, Michigan

A project hailing from Owosso, Michigan (Flint/Lansing area) featuring an eclectic combination of pop sensibilities cut out of electronic, hip hop, rock and punk ideologies.

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Track Name: Dystopia
The present stands on the top of its end
Dystopian, we all try to fit in
The pressure's on and I call out to you
Will you catch my fall?

City lights have us under control
Metallic minds have polluted our souls
We reach for you but our calls are ignored
Will we see the end

We bless these hands and they begin to fall
In the words of our God we plead
Please teach us how to
Reap what we sow

Concrete paths are what we use to sleep
They've taken all we eat
And I lie awake and
Wonder why it must be this way?

Stand up, the coils pierce the
Attention, how foolish we the
Creators, to give and give to
Those who do not pay

My hands, they bleed
It'll only last a few more weeks
Electronically resend
And finally reach the end (eat, work, die)
My body's a shell
A former man trudging through hell
Computing my worth
Time is money but money isn't worth my time

For twenty years, I've been running this show
The stage is set, we're all ready to go
Anxiety still besets in my mind
Should I take it as a sign?

Spotlight's on and I gaze at my peers
Do I recite do I conquer my fears
They need me now and I've let them all down
Still I wear my crown

The room is clear and they've returned back home
Still their seeds will not grow
They'll never be repaid
For what they've sewn

My kingdom's run by those who own the most
Not the people they have chose
Welcome to a world
Of a dystopia

Stand up, the coils pierce the
Attention, how foolish we the
Creators, to give and give to
Those who do not pay

My hands, they bleed
It'll only last a few more weeks
Electronically resend
And finally reach the end (eat, work, die)
My body's a shell
A former man trudging through hell
Computing my worth
Time is money but money isn't worth my time

Studies show that when a given norm is changed in the face of the
Unchanging, the remaining contradictions will parallel the truth
Equate rhyme with reason
Sun with season
Reject mediocrity

My hands, they bleed
It'll only last a few more weeks
Electronically resend
And finally reach the end (eat, work, die)
My body's a shell
A former man trudging through hell
Computing my worth
Time is money but money isn't worth my time
Track Name: Myla Winter
The man on the moon keeps his strings in tune
Waiting now right now for that day he'll play
But the snow keeps him awake
A sole impression that keeps him insane

He stays awake, stays awake
It's all coming back to him
Stay awake, stay awake

Because where can you go when there's no way to get there?
What can you dream if you can't get no sleep?
How do you know if there's nothing left to learn?
These questions could keep your mind up at night

He screams, "oh it's cold"
All alone enveloped in snow
He screams that he'll leave
A statement he made years ago

He screams, "oh it's cold"
All alone enveloped in snow
He screams that he'll leave
A statement he made years ago

Would you leave this life for the next one in mind?
Could you synthesize thoughts of frozen lines?
So keep that dollar bill in hand
A tool that turns snow into sand

Stay awake, stay awake, stay awake

Because where can you go when there's no way to get there?
What can you dream if you can't get no sleep?
How do you know if there's nothing left to learn?
These questions could keep your mind up

And where do you go if there's no way to get there
What can you dream if you can't get no sleep?
How do you know if there's nothing left to learn?
These questions could keep your mind up at night

He screams, "oh it's cold"
All alone enveloped in snow
He screams that he'll leave
A statement he made years ago

He screams, "oh it's cold"
All alone enveloped in snow
He screams that he'll leave
A statement he made years ago

He screams
Track Name: I Am The Wiz Kid
They called me a leader
An example of the highly sought after epitome of manhood
The prime buck of a patriarchy
An advocate of recreational fertility
I ALWAYS thought it demeaning but I accepted my place
And I restored the confidence in confiding in my ability
The ability to swoon
The ability to lie
The ability to meander the gifts bestowed upon myself
And it goes around and around again for years
Years of coping
Years of trying to forget
Escapism plagued and sustained the habit
And even in the corse of the act, the half hearted arrangement clearly shaped my vision
Not often was it the intention
No
At least that’s what I had to convince myself
The conversations spun in circles and never did our hearts or minds progress
Yet we ate that fruit, we materialized the juices and nectar from our garbage
Too apathetic to truly resent myself
Too apathetic to stand up for myself
Too apathetic to finish this thought

A whirlwind graced my world
She came down and demolished all established artifacts of previous culture and business
Synchronized the division between hospitality and hostility
I remember why I was hailed a king, why my Gods found me responsible for the abuse
And oh the years of abuse I had looked in the eye that night
It was discovered that the storm was but a drop of water
And nothing had really changed at all
Yet things still seemed to remain the same
Except maybe this time I love myself
She would often glance away as if she was wrong for looking a man in the eye
It became so apparent to I, and seemingly only I, that she was truly the result of her past
The man that was once mighty was shaken at the mere sight he beheld
He adored that feeling
He adored her speaking
Echoes of WHAT WENT WRONG stormed the conversation
Somehow there was solace in that fact between the lines of both worlds
Through an improper form of communication the beings painted a mural
Detailing the memories of art, happiness, depression and joy
The love and the loss
And the conversation crystalized over time after the moment had taken its relief
Hearts beated,
Palms sweat
And the very Earth the king stood on shook in retaliation to these developments
I hated the king and loved the peasant, acted the fool
How foolish of me for never realizing
All three were one in the same
And as I walked down M21 that very night to feel the summer breeze caress every pore in my body
the king realized he had never been so enthralled
How foolish of him to believe that he would never find his best friend
But there she bellied
There she stood
There she was
Breaking every rule that had been established over the years
I confronted the breeze with all that enveloped me
She was a melody that no musician had ever composed
She was a dictionary that described all emotions that were once foreign to myself, the king and the fool
A simple flick of the finger and I would have been hers forever
Where this story goes is yet to be for tolled
And after all had been said and done a million times before
I looked in the mirror
I saw what I’ve always been
I was made for her
I am the wiz kidr
I am the wiz kid
Track Name: I Told You So
Fall through the floor
Where to find you
When you say ecstasy

And darling, looking in your eyes
Reveals what you hide
I'm alone in the palace of my dreams
So why can't I sleep?

This melody won't put me back to sleep
What this CD does is take me back

No, no, please don't let this be
No, no, something for my solidary

Hold on to your heart strings
The seems are on the brink
I dance gracefully
Echoing through what we think

Hold on to your heart strings
The seems are on the brink
I dance gracefully
Echoing through what we think

Your majesty will haunt this castle
And your love will hunt the beast
And the priests will hold their heads high
As if they all know I told you so

I told you so
I told you so
Well I told you so

But it's not coming, coming, coming, coming, coming

You can prove you're mine
If you stay tonight
Are you coming

You can prove you're mine
If you stay tonight
Are you coming, coming, coming, coming, coming
Oh are you coming, coming, coming, coming

No, no, please don't let this be
No, no, something for my solidary

Hold on to your heart strings
The seems are on the brink
I dance gracefully
Echoing through what we think
Track Name: Void
The lights are off and the stage is set
You're lighting up another cigarette
Streetlights are off and your head's held down
Do you hear voices float around?

Oh, they're finding you out
You know what they're talking about
Oh, they're finding you out
You know

Under the table

So call out to heaven
Take off with a lighter in hand
There's nowhere to run now
You're fate's been sealed in the sand
You call up to heaven
There's no one to hear your call
Look under the table and try to avoid
Murderous thoughts that left you in the void

Her brains are rotting
The signs could follow your lead
Anxiety
Is rushing into your head

They're digging a hole
They're gonna get you
You're leaving a note
That won't save you

Her hand was there but you don't care
Here ends the fable under the table
They're finding you out
You know what they're talking about

So call out to heaven
Take off with a lighter in hand
There's nowhere to run now
You're fate's been sealed in the sand
You call up to heaven
There's no one to hear your call
Look under the table and try to avoid
Murderous thoughts that left you in the void

Your heart is bursting
They caught you with blood on your hands
And in desperation
You pull out your piece but now you're resting in it

They're digging a hole
They're coming for you
You're leaving a note
It won't save you

Her hand was there but you don't care
Here ends the fable under the table
They're finding you out
You know what they're talking about

So call out to heaven
Take off with a lighter in hand
There's nowhere to run now
You're fate's been sealed in the sand
You call up to heaven
There's no one to hear your call
Look under the table and try to avoid
Murderous thoughts that left you in the void
Track Name: High
Breath, and place it in the light
Ignite that sight,
I'm on fire, my desires
I'll hold it down and leave it when I am

Dry, but I'm not dry

I'll wipe away my eyes, before this feeling dies
The world devolves into fuzz around me
The colors and trees distort around my face
I'll hold it back down, and rings of Saturn escape my mouth

Where can I go from here?
Where can I go from here?
Where can I go from here?
Where can I?

Don't leave me dry, leave me dry
Because I'm not dry, or am I high?

Where can I go from here?
Where can I go from here?
Where can I go from here?
Where can I?

Round two, I'll fade away
Fade right into every word you say
I'm happy, I'm free
I'm alive to be anything and everything

Because life is beyond our comprehension
I'd rather live without contention
And finally you're on my mind
And I don't mind but please just

Breath, and place it in the light
Ignite that sight,
I'm on fire, my desires
I'll hold it down and leave it when I am

Dry, leave me dry
Because I'm not dry, or am I high?

Don't leave me dry, leave me dry
Because I'm not dry, or am I high?

Don't leave me dry, leave me dry
Because I'm not dry, or am I high?
Because I'm not dry, or am I high?
High
Track Name: A Lovable Yet Punchable Face
Face the sun, the cosmic rays could pierce your skin
Boiled on, you disintegrate and melt away

Much like a mighty wave comes crashing through the gods
Falling off a comet holding back your own destruction
The winding road to nowhere is paved with a starlit belt

In your space no one can hear you scream
Right between the lines of your reality
You'll wake up from a universe we've all seen
And it's there you arrive and see it's all a dream

Fight or take flight
The maestro makes his cues
Tell me what you are to do?
Hide from the light
You only want a taste of his lovable face

Fight or take flight
The maestro makes his cues
Tell me what you are to do?
Hide from the light
You only want a taste of his lovable face

Face the moon, a lunar fall from saving grace
Frozen down, sailing out to be cast away

This is what the sailor sees, who's stranded on his own
Sailing by the islands where all he finds is solitude
The winding road to nowhere is paved with a rocking boat

Out at sea, no on can hear your calls
And it's there you arrive and see it's all a dream
You have seen things that will change your world
And it's there you arise and see it's all a dream

Fight or take flight
The maestro makes his cues
Tell me what you are to do?
Hide from the light
You only want a taste of his lovable face

Fight or take flight
The maestro makes his cues
Tell me what you are to do?
Hide from the light
You only want a taste of his lovable face

Fight or take flight
The maestro makes his cues
Tell me what you are to do?
Hide from the light
You only want a taste of his lovable face
Track Name: November
No one will ever remember the fall of November
The cold that day seemed to chill the ember
The wind that night revived a thousand more fights
It only took me four more years to see
If you know what I mean?

I had to go before we fell low
The ember was the only thing in my soul
Because the wind that day
Seemed to blow you away
Looking back is tough
That's what they say

Well I'm looking out the window just to see some direction
I'm looking in the mirror, I can't stand the reflection
Who are they to say if this is gonna be my day?
Well I guess I don't know

The morning right after seemed to be of a nightmare
The schoolboy dares and the midnight affairs
Nostalgic smells entered the halls we went down
Looking back I realize what I regret
And I want your consent

I had to go before we fell low
The ember was the only thing in my soul
Because the wind that day
Seemed to blow you away
Looking back is tough
That's what they say

Well I'm looking out the window just to see some direction
I'm looking in the mirror, I can't stand the reflection
Who are they to say if this is gonna be my day?
Well I guess I don't know

I had to go before we fell low
The ember was the only thing in my soul
Because the wind that day
Seemed to blow you away
Looking back is tough
That's what they say

Well I'm looking out the window just to see some direction
I'm looking in the mirror, I can't stand the reflection
Who are they to say if this is gonna be my day?
Who are they to know all the places I'd rather go?
Who are they to say if this is gonna be my day?
Well I'm not letting go
Track Name: Love Song 9 (feat. Emily Noel)
Step, and you’re looking at me
Drop, do you like what you see
Gasp, let me turn off my phone
Vibe, and we’ll echo through the halls

And I’ve been at the bottom of a well
(Twitching like I’m in a straight jacket)
For I am a sinner, so all is well
(Waning and drowning in my own cell)

If you want it you can have it
Because I don’t respect myself
And I don’t know what to day
If you need it, you can drink it
I know it won’t go away
Unless I beg you to stay
Don’t go away

I can see that you’re in her now
Looking for a sign that she could
She could change your mind
So you then approach that sensation
That she doesn’t have what you want

And so a lighter is handed to you
Aligning your position to ask for more
But the pain won’t go away
And yet these thoughts are here to stay

Time elapses and you conquer your fears
There she stands with her arms out for you
She takes you back to bed
You take the bullshit that you’re fed

If you want it you can have it
Because I don’t respect myself
And I don’t know what to day
If you need it, you can drink it
I know it won’t go away
Unless I beg you to stay
Don’t go away

You wake up in a nervous state
Trying to confirm that you can’t take back
What you’ve done

And then a lighter is bestowed upon you
Inhale and project, what more could you do?
An inebriated sense
It defines your confidence

If you want it you can have it
Because I don’t respect myself
And I don’t know what to day
If you need it, you can drink it
I know it won’t go away
Unless I beg you to stay
Don’t go away

If you want it you can have it
Because I don’t respect myself
And I don’t know what to day
If you need it, you can drink it
I know it won’t go away
It won’t go away
It won’t go away
Track Name: Waterfalls
The room breaks down, it's over now without a sound
I'm driven home, shut the door throw out my phone
We talked for years, hold my hand confront my fears
What was I to do the day I left your room
Yeah

I'll go, oh I will go home without you
Fall down, oh I will fall down into the sea

Back in my school, classrooms stalled and I the fool
I'm merely a man without a conscious plan
It nearly killed me the night before you held me
It's so surreal not knowing the way I feel
Yeah

Go home, oh I will go home without you
Fall down, oh I will fall down into the sea
Go home, oh I will go home without you
Fall down, oh I will fall down into the sea

I have gone too far from who we are
Yet I can't quite explain why I feel the same
You're in my dreams, the walls began to fall
But those lines tied a noose from what I am not cut loose

The trumpets playing, the sky had begun raining
Your body silenced in the ground losing its violence
I screamed and cried, asked only myself why
I'll never forget you, I'll live a life unreal to you

Go home, oh I will go home, going home
Fall down, oh I will fall down into the sea
Go home, oh I will go home, going home
Fall down, oh I will fall down into the sea

Sinking down, are you sinking now?
Sinking down, are you sinking now?
Sinking down, are you sinking now?
Sinking down, are you sinking now?