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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 don't really wanna make my mark on something
I don't really wanna change my world as I know it
When they come to take me down
Can I say I thought of everyone but me?
It's lucky it's never luck it's meant and if you need proof
I'll tell ya my love is truer since I his the bottom
Showed my knuckles and nearly drowned
Back in time I shared my spirit with a shadow
Who always told me what I did was right
I was wrong couldna have been more wrong
I shoulda lost them but I came good in time
Forget the things you hang around your neck
Your neck is fragile and eventually will break
And who will be responsible but you
They got the dirt from under your nails
Would you share my growing up with me
I'm growing every week and I can see the sun you showed me
Yeah a different sun
It's not the sun that falls on everyone
This medal that the powers gave to me
I sit and wonder when they'll come and see the rest
You only find the right path by heading down the wrong path it's true

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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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