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    "A lushly recorded work with all of the dark, caterwauling menace of the heavier end of 4AD's output - at times sounding like some unholy hybrid of the Pixies and This Moral Coil."
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    ""The Only Truth Is Music" seems a brash declaration for the title of a band's debut album. But in this case though it fits perfectly. His Name Is Codeine have produced a complex, dynamic and ambitious record which is just as comfortable trawling the sleazy gutters as it is shooting for celestial highs." Peenko

    "Forsaking where you came from…no matter where that is, even if it caused you some troubles. His Name Is Codeine is here to tell you a story about that…" Sunrise Ocean Bender

    "A tonal trip that’s leading into a landscape of nightly psych rock and shoegaze, circulating somewhere between The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Velvet Underground and Spiritualized." Clank For Breakfast

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lyrics

I saw the celebration end
I saw you with Magdalena
She wore my patience ultra thin
She winked at all the sailors
I saw you carve a memory
Your blood splashed on the pavement
You threw my sympathy at me
I wished you'd be a painter

Then I smiled as I wished her away

Her bed is only half made
Her head is full of sand
If she's rough then he will tumble
She's probably half a man

So I smiled as I wished her away

I saw the celebration end
My friends were wearing thin
I took to hanging out alone
You took to drugs and drink

And I smiled as I welcomed you home
Yeah I smiled as I welcomed you home
Yeah I smiled as I welcomed you home
Yeah I smiled as I welcomed you home

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from The Only Truth Is Music, released May 30, 2013
Ralph/Roy

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His Name Is Codeine is a band of dark, intense, hypnotic, gloomy, pedal gazers armed with melodies to split the wall of sound noise. Debut album 'The Only Truth Is Music' released May 30th 2013....

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