Eating A Dead Horse

by Carving Jennifer

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    Includes a bonus video clip of Connor performing with Carving Jennifer, playing the entirety of the song "Nine" as well as an additional short clip.

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  • This is literally the lyrics sheets I used for a handful of Carving Jennifer practices in late 2008, and have held on to since then. They have spent most of their years since then in my fire-proof safe where I keep lyric sheets, stories, concert tickets, and a glowstick from a show in Las Vegas that slowly leaked inside the safe over the last year, so these lyrics sheets smelled just a little bit funky till I let them air out :P

    Anyways, I'm offering these more as a fundraiser. Some people out there really like things like this and I thought maybe there's someone who would want this one-of-a-kind keepsake in return for supporting my upcoming musical pursuits.

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Before he would go on to help form Arbiter, Connor auditioned in 2007 for chaotic metalcore band Carving Jennifer and got the part. As the new vocalist, Connor re-wrote lyrics for the band's current songs and of course wrote lyrics for the new songs as well. Connor played numerous local shows with Carving Jennifer.
Eating A Dead Horse was Carving Jennifer's second release and features Connor on vocals throughout.

Enjoy this rare EP, brooding with anger and foaming at the mouth, on which Connor Arbiter is shown at his lyrical darkest.


released January 9, 2009

Stewart Chipman - Guitar
Lucas Mccarry - Drums
Randall Erno - Bass Guitar, Glockenspiel, FX
Connor Arbiter - Vocals

Artwork arranged by Tristan Anderson

Recorded at The Masters Sound Studio in Alanson, MI.



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Track Name: Stained Glass Ocean
Every dead leaf is a soul fallen, so jump in the pile.
Blanket of colorless life,
Like candles doused in oceans.
The morning air tastes like a funeral.
The stars fell from the sky last night.
We are in the casket, we are the children of frost-fall.

Join cold hands... pillow of snow.
Kiss blue lips... blanket of icicles.
The harvest is here and we are weeping.
The harvest is here.

Tongues are extended; taste it.
Taste the mistake that is human life.
Stand there and look at me.
I can't see you crying in the rain.
Track Name: Seven
And finally I fell what it's like to be inside of your fucking head.
Rainbow-coated downward spirals.
Sugar-sprinkled self-betrayals.
Dancing in the morning fuckshine.
Sweltering kiss on the forehead.
I can see it in your eyes; fading in and out.

Listen to my voice, strike the chord.
Melody of fading conscious awareness.
Scale of climaxing ruptures.
Note by note we sing the chorus of true love.

Deeper into harrowed thoughts for one last final nightmare.
Track Name: Eating a Dead Horse
I killed myself today.
I took my advice and swallowed the color black.

New day: blank slate. Walk like a corpse would.
I will never get this right, I am swimming in concrete.
I will always drown in failure, dead in lakes of gray.

Look me in the eyes and tell me you love me.
Lick my tongue and tell me I'm lying.
Swallow my words cus I'm drawing blanks.
I'm shooting blanks!

Love's dripping from the vagina of a false cloud.
Shut up, you don't love me.
Love's dripping from the vagina of a false cloud.

Puke me, shit me, feast.
Slide your tongue across the truth.
Watch the vultures swarm.
Our time spent here was worthless.
Track Name: Rigor Mortis
Taste the moths, breath like wings.
Taste the fire, blowtorch atmosphere.

Tear the lobes of vengeance, of rotted will and seance.
Red cheeks, grey lips; Your mouth drips acid.
Your eyes are long dried out.

Swirling in a pool of (???)
Hoping for a chance at something...
But you like it, right? Be careful, edges are eager.
An aura of grays blossoms, a rainbow of frailty blooms.

The wet gloss around my car is all I can see right now.
Choking in the womb... should have stayed.

Eat yourself, digest into nothing:
What you've always been.
What you will always be.
Track Name: Nailbed Impalement
It took so much to wake up today.
If you ask me, I'm still sleeping.