Skeleton (From the Swamp)

by Playing To Vapors

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Track Notes:

Sonically the song builds from delay and pitch shifting effects to create a rock/rhythmic undercurrent.  Each verse/chorus/bridge features a simple vocal, synth, and guitar melodies.

The lyrics deal with facing yourself everyday for years and years, and not always liking everything you see.  Even times when you may try to change, you end up reverting back to your old ways to the point where it becomes frustrating.


Tired of yourself
Skeleton of a man
Inviting the world in
Open your ribcage for the birds

To nest inside
Planting seeds between your eyes
And kelly green vines
Grow like fire so you might feel alive

All for nothing
All the rage is coming
Look at yourself
You’re the skeleton from the swamp

Faceless graveyard skull
Moonlit starin’ me down like a bull
She saw my whole
Naked insignificant existence crawl

Bleedin’ down her neck
Coma when I felt her breast
Poison on her breath
Never once thought of the money I left
Underneath the basement step
Hidden from all my friends
Kiss is all we shared
I took a photo but I never develop myself
What do I believe I am?
What do I believe I am?


released November 22, 2019
Recorded between the Blue Lounge and The Graffiti Room.
Written and produced by Playing To Vapors, including Josiah DePaso, Lucas Harris, Daron Mackenzie and Mike Stokes.
Tracking by Daron Mackenzie and Lucas Harris.
Mixed and mastered by Daron Mackenzie.
Artwork by Mike Stokes
Released on Interline Records


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Playing To Vapors is an independent band from Columbus, OH with a unique style groove-based alternative rock. For booking and contact, email

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