Come Clean

by Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats

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g.dub Atmospheric, melodic and intelligent rock, you wonder if these guys came from the distant future or the 90's.. either way they're here to save your ear drums. Go see them live if you like to move, mosh or gaze! Favorite track: Let the Cynic in Me Die.
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    Recorded in October 2015 at Gravity Studios, 'Come Clean' is the companion to 'Lightspeed'.

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of GO TO THE PINES, Come Clean, Lightspeed, Live @ Earthwork Harvest Gathering 2013, Three Circles & A Speaker, Basketball/Battery, Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats 1/3/2013, We Are Ghosts, and 1 more. , and , .

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'Come Clean' is the latest release from Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats and the follow up to 2015's 'Lightspeed'.


released June 10, 2016

Engineered by Sam Fell
Mixed and Mastered by Doug McBride
Photography by Jaime Torres



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Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats Chicago, Illinois

They hale from Chicago and call the midwest their home. Steve Leaf crafts songs of love, loss, and history while Dan Haefs and Nick Young hold down one of the finest rhythm sections of our time. Their latest release GO TO THE PINES was a venture in DIY recording and the product is a collection of five songs sometimes drenched in reverb and distortion and at others, quiet as a whisper. ... more

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Track Name: On the Air
I know I was, I was to blame
You'd make me come, I'd run away
Down alleys, through side streets
I'd shove you down, down on your knees

Sweat on your brim, it ran on down
It curled your lip, seen all around
The next day it'll go away
Oh but the night, the bitter taste

Now I'm too tired to explain
Where I was and why I've changed
We're on the air, this mic is on
How does it feel to be gone?
All I have are rooms filled with clocks
While the world stands in shock
If I could roll back time
I'd probably sit, watch it roll on by
Track Name: Come Clean
I know all about sin
I know I'll accomplish
It's all been around
I've seen it come down

We don't talk
About what matters to us
Say what you mean
The very least you'll come clean

I want to see you come round
I watched you go on up then go down
How heavy is your crown?
I wanna watch you go up then go down
What's this taste in my mouth?
I wanna watch you go up then go down
Track Name: Let the Cynic in Me Die
Its times like these
I'm so fed up with myself that I don't even know how to speak
Its like you focus on the pain but you know its not what you need
So take out that pen
Write it all down so you don't have to feel it again
You claim that you love the road but you don't want to see where it bends

Go on go on
Remember the words that used to make you smile
Go on go on
Remember the times you used to be like a child

Christ on a cross
I don't believe in his name but that don't mean I can't learn what he taught
Like a solider come, I don't agree with the war that he fought
So let the cynic in me die
I'm so obsessed with the rest that I can't even see my own life
The greener part of the grass was always the field, not the sideline
Track Name: I Want it All
I want it all

I watch you in doorways

Who am I?
My heart is on fire

How could you
Be so cruel
Please tell me you'll
Let me be