Take It Apart And Put It Back Together

by Caracal

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Chaos and catharsis. Deconstruction and renewal. Enter one of Singapore’s most beloved post-hardcore bands. Between their 2009 debut EP Phoenix and their 2015 full-length Welcome The Ironists, CARACAL has changed line-ups countless times, ripping themselves up again and again, forever searching for an elusive, calming creative balance.

The latest EP bears witness to those turbulent and emotionally violent years in between. It is the sound of them tearing themselves up once again from skin to bone, carving all that anger, helplessness, confusion and things unsaid into some form of redeemable flesh. As with CARACAL, the end result is always honest and brutal. Maybe this time, just maybe, they’ve managed to outrun their demons.

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released July 24, 2018

CARACAL is Gabriel De Souza, Field Teo, Rachel Lu, Trent Davis, Martin Kong

Produced by Caracal at Snakeweed Studios, Singapore

Lyrics by Caracal
Drums recorded by Leonard Soosay
Engineered and mixed by Martin Kong
Mastered by Martin Kong

Art direction by Chris Chai and Gabriel De Souza

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Caracal Singapore

One of Singapore’s foremost post-hardcore bands, Caracal plays a visceral brand of rock that alternates between crushing riffs and gorgeous harmonic melodies.

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Track Name: Numbers Game
Forget the words when you find your walls have caved in

You told yourself no! well who's counting?

you're still awake hoping that they find you dead

when did you find faith? well who's looking?


kill your ego (cut it down)

take a step back and find yourself in

wasted moments (you’re wasted now)

hold you up to the flames you’ll burn slow


bury me bury me bury me in useless words and numbers, it’s all in your head

torn apart, disengaged, rearranged, oceans away from your carcass

drifting away further away from always


Picking up the pieces

And I don't really give a damn

About anything you've told them

Rewind to when it all began


Fucking up the programme

And I don't really give a damn

The bigger you grow the lesser you know (for what it’s worth)

The bigger you grow the lesser you know (just do your worst)


Forget the words when you find your walls have caved in

You told yourself no. well who's counting?

you're still awake hoping that they find you dead

when did you find faith? well who's looking?


kill your ego (cut it down)

take a step back and find yourself in

wasted moments (you’re wasted now)

hold you up to the flames you’ll burn slow


Sell yourself a lie that you're living in

Covered your eyes you think you’re weaker when

All the ties you lost were buried deep

Freedom’s your rope as a noose around your neck

Crowned yourself in people you think give a shit

You're better off living ignorant than innocent


For a moment I was sure

I'm sure you’re not even a name


Picking up the pieces

And I don't really give a damn

About anything you've told them

Rewind to when it all began


Fucking up the programme

And I don't really give a damn

The bigger you grow the lesser you know
Track Name: Hook Line Stinker
Bored bored bored bored, out of my mind

I never thought I'd ever see the great decline

I’m sick sick sick, sick to the bone

Sick of always having to feel all alone


I’m bored bored bored bored, out of my mind

I never thought I'd ever see the great decline

I’m sick sick sick, sick to the bone

Sick of always having to feel all alone


Sick of sinking, rearranging

I don’t ever want to see you drowning

Help us never to forget


Let’s cut through all of the bullshit

We’ll grab them all by the horns

Will they ever know what they stood on

Will they ever get it in their heads


Unloved mistake

Burnt into history

All disgraced

Left forgotten


Retrace your steps to find there’s nothing there

When its dead you’ll find your worn-out phrases

Fade away, fade away with every note they play

Know that they will betray and say your name in vain

All I've left to give was silence


Bored bored bored bored, out of my mind

I never thought i’d ever see the great decline

i’m sick sick sick, sick to the bone

sick of always having to feel all alone


Sick of sinking, rearranging

I don’t ever wanna see you drowning

Help us never to forget


Let’s cut through all of the bullshit

We’ll grab them all by the horns

Will they ever know what they stood on

Will they ever get it in their heads

And end the agony

And end the agony

And end the agony

And end the agony

And end the agony
Track Name: Kick Punch
Oh why would you do anything you're told

The voice on air has got an even tighter grip on you


The noose on your neck has made its way around

Pointless words have worn us out

We're done with, all that shit


Who's pulling on your strings

Object all you want but it's not done

I count my lucky stars

I’ll never meet the best version of you


Why would you? Oh why would you?

Why would you?


Take everything, it’s yours

I’m tying up loose ends

I’m burning the rope


Never meant a single word you said

I’ve got nothing to prove

You took it all from me


Grow a goddamn spine of your own

And make amends with your feel good friends


Never meant a single word you said

I’ve got nothing to prove

You took it all from me


When all is said and done, it's all the same

The ignorance coursing through your veins

You or I — who takes the blame?

One goes up, the other tastes the flames


Call it an ending

Reach out for something withered

Sing to the masses

You're selling but I'm not buying

Should we run, we run, we run and call it quits now?

Well I’ll walk, not talk

I’lll take my time and walk on


Breathe in new life

Breathe in new

Breathe in new life


Take everything, it’s yours

I’m tying up loose ends

I’m burning the rope


Never meant a single word you said

I’ve got nothing to prove

You took it all from me


Grow a goddamn spine of your own

And make amends with your feel good friends


Never meant a single word you said

I’ve got nothing to prove

You did it all for me
Track Name: Constrictor
A ghost in the shell in my head

Its all in my head

Shades of a past that we wont share

A thorn in my side you can’t pick

We're running against

We're running against the concrete

Try when your feet have taken a fall

Blunder away your winnings from all

It's not a race to heaven my friend

Means to an end

We're not the end

Its not the end


Go nice and slow

It’s okay I’ll take my time

I’ll wait in the dirt

Wait in the dirt

Wait in the dirt

I’ll take my time

Go nice and slow


Take all the time we need

Let me be the one to break you

Honestly it’s time to let go


Swallow people whole

Digging graves

Oh what a tragedy

Let me be the one to break you

Honestly it's time


Wasted time on our end

The path you walk was paved in gold

Paid for by the lies you sold

Lies you sold


When we’re wiped from your memories

Why is there blood on our end?

When the knife’s in your hand?

In your hand



Wonder how we all lost the plot

Left you hanging by the wayside

Guessing that we're all blurry eyed


Swallow people whole

Digging graves

Oh what a tragedy

Let me be the one to break you

Honestly it's time


We built you up just to watch you fall

And tear it up from the inside


We’re not content just to watch you crawl

We’re not condemned

We built you up just to watch

We built you up just to watch you


Go nice and slow

It’s okay. I’ll take my time

I’ll wait in the dirt
Track Name: Manicenigmatic
Is this what you wanted? You talk. Can you walk?

But it’s what I needed. A new walk to talk in your fucking game

I know you want this, how you mislead us


Give praise, to my other half

Ripped apart by a maniac

Finding room for chances

Self-confidence with no second guesses

Retrace to my selfish ways

Lay alone now i feel betrayed

Reach for someone to blame

Take aim, take aim, take aim, take aim

Take aim, take aim, take aim, take aim


Suffocate, disconnect

Bastardize, all your facts


Suffocate, disconnect

Bastardize, all your facts


Suffocate, disconnect

Bastardize, all your facts


Broken, torn apart, my scars are open

cut me up and have your way


Get away

As time releases seconds, minutes away

Get away

I’m the first man in town, take no chances with me


Suffocate, disconnect

Bastardize, all your facts


(the voice in your head)


So listen up! (listen up) retribution is my only obsession

neck deep in all these weightless possessions

desolate when on the highest heavens


I don’t think you comprehend, fast forward past present tense

Actions have no consequence, I’ve disregarded any likely objections

The only resolution's violent discretion. Absolution just follows resentment

So give it up! (give it up) Follow the voice in your head.


Way. Get away.

As time releases seconds, minutes away

Get away

I’m the first man in town, there’s no fucking with me

With me


I’m reticent

You’re not innocent

I’m reticent

You’re not innocent

I’m reticent

You’re not innocent


If I’m going down, well I’m bringing you with me


I’m reticent

You’re not innocent

I’m reticent

You’re not innocent

I’m reticent

You’re not innocent


If I’m going down, well I’m bringing you with me

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