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Truther Uncle

by The Zells

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Hey! Over the past two years we have been writing and recording a bunch of new music! "Truther Uncle" is just a taste of more to come in 2022!

"Truther Uncle" is about that feeling when you’re talking to someone who really “gets it” and then, in the casual comfort of conversation, it’s revealed that you are actually worlds apart. We’ve all had that moment where you realize you are being perceived as a crank, and we all know at least one person whose world view is completely incompatible with your read on reality. You can share a lot of the same analysis about the problems in the world with people, but some people’s explanations for why those problems exist just don't make sense. That disconnect doesn’t make you mad or angry, it’s just disheartening and sad to know how confused and hurt people are.


Don’t know how it got to here
I just thought
Life wasn’t as cruel as this
A sick joke
Paraphrasing how I feel
Trying not
To laugh at the rivers that divide

How I wish I could be there with you now
Some things that I can’t express out loud
How it made me feel that time
Just put to the back of my mind
Ate some shit now my stomach is twist to knots
Don’t think that I’m getting off of this one
But hey jack that’s ok
We’ll pay em back on another day
La la so free
But when I think of freedom my head just hurts

Fell into another grift
You got got
Take a breath and reassess
Are you sure
Defending a sunken world
Is it worth
Selling your soul for body

The ever changing the parameters of life
Selective consequences I can’t abide by
You said it’s in my head
I disagree but hey that’s cool
You’re just not used to it
I’ll feel your pain
And when I get my mind around all the patterns I promise I’ll come find you
Don’t trust a thing they say
And just remember you know that

I’ve got eyes all over my body
I can see all ways, it still makes no sense to me


released November 9, 2021
Team Z:

Roman - vox/bass
Frank - vox/guitar/drums/synth
Philip - vox/guitar/
Tyler - vox/drums/guitar
Jackson - vox/guitar

Recorded and mixed by RJ Gordon (Baked, Titus Andronicus) at Adam Reich's Second Base Studios in Brooklyn, NYC

Mastered by Amar Lal (Big Ups) at Macro Sound in Oakland, CA

Cover Art by: Phil Kenbok


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