Milktooth's recordings are produced in Nashville, TN, by Tom Laune (R.E.M, Mat Kearney) and mastered in Montréal, QC, by Harris Newman (Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade).
Milktooth songs have been featured on a nationwide Kmart commercial, Keeping Up With The Kardashians (E! Network), Teen Wolf (MTV), The Real World (MTV) and Bad Girls Club (Oxygen).
Wild Before Our Eyes EP
Lyrics written and copyrighted by David Condos
All you have is all that they've forgotten / All that they are missing / O Laredo / When I am spent on all this haughty madness / I want to remember this / I can't tell you why / Don't you let them get to you / Never let them get to you / Western movement beat / I feel it pounding / I feel it pounding / O Laredo / Way out in the East / Over the madness / I hear it pulsing / Can you hear it call? / Can you hear it? / Don't you let them get to you / Never let them get to you
"In My Blood"
Tell me how I could have known / I'm only skin, I'm only bone / One night I walked under your door / And now you've drawn your net around my heart / Girl, you're in my blood / Wrapped around my veins / Start the car and disregard / Terminals and parking lots / I follow where my fever runs / And I forgot what it meant to be so lost / Julia / I don't feel this with nobody else / Girl, you're in my blood / Wrapped around my veins / You'd have to drain me dry to break the chains / Julia / I don't feel this with nobody else
When I leave you there and all alone / I don't go out / I don't go home / I go straight to the bottom of a man-made lake / And that cold black water wraps around like I'm the only friend it's found / And it takes all that I can give to stay awake / When I leave you there, don't make a sound / If I'm aware, I'll turn around / And go all the way to the bottom of the cottage gate / For Lord, I know where I belong / And I can drag the world along / And never let it loose until I find you / I know I'm here to take it on / I know I'm here to take you home
"Wild Before Our Eyes"
It's you and I now, darling / The world turns wild before our eyes / Like a wave hanging over our heads / No matter what is waiting outside / It cannot change who we are / If we're to end in a sweet exile / I don't fear that lying at your side / Don't hold one breath waiting for the signs / Hold out your hand / Leave it all behind / I know I'm ready for this / When I hear you sigh with your eyes on mine / No matter what may come next / I know the worst now is behind who we are / If it's the end of it all tonight / I don't fear that lying at your side / Don't hold one breath waiting for the signs / Hold out your hand / Leave it all behind / Don't you fear the end
"What You Do To Me"
I want to feel the teeth that you say tear at your feet / I want to see the beasts that you say beset your sleep / I’ll haunt their shadows so you can lie in rest / When taunted by the fears that hold a claw to your wrist / Believe that I’m returning with their fur in my fist / By now, you should know / I’m taking care of this / Now, I think of nothing else / I’m tied unto the way you sent for me / I’m tied unto the way you sent / I’m tied unto the way you sent for me / I’m tied so you can lie in rest / I’m tied unto the weight / I’m tied unto the way you sent / I’m tied unto the weight / Just like I don’t care what I’m set to lose / Now, I think of nothing else / Lying in the shadows / See what you do to me
"Skeletons In The Living"
I can feel my heart beat in my hands / When I just think of the flesh they've seen / I set my skin on fire / I tried to smoke them out / Oh, but now / I let them lie down and bid them sleep / When I believed time would set me free / I thought they'd be forgotten / And they'd return to dust / Oh, but now / Skeletons in the living room / And across the stairs / I can't tell what they're thinking / But I can see them stare / Skeletons in the living room / In my favorite chairs / Quiet can only leave me / Wondering whose will they share
"Some Things Cannot Be Undone"
You could hear it like a sigh through the canebrake / As I wandered through half moonlight and ice age / But now it all comes tearing through / And I don’t want to fade out with you / Ain't nobody coming close to you now / I've been ruined for each other diamond / I forget all the ways back / Baby, I’m undone / Now they know I'll cup my ear down to the flame / Now they know I hold on to what I take / Ain't nobody coming close to you now / I've been ruined for each other diamond / I forget all the ways back / Baby, I’m undone / (And it felt good to know that some things cannot be undone)
Halloween in Santa Ana 7-inch vinyl
Lyrics written and copyrighted by David Condos
(When heaven's bars all bend to see who let the fire out) / Let them take you down to the water / Hang your head and come back in dry / You can wait for bright blood and thunder / Lord, you know I gave my right / Just like we knew it would never be the same again / Maybe I should calm down / Darling, help to calm me down / I should calm down / Tell me how / They will take you down to the water / Like they knew your mouth ran dry / They can't open your throat if you don't wanna / But they'll tear down your neck in their trying / Tell me how to calm down and watch it sink with a quiet eye / As the tide drags out our chains / Hold my hand against the waves / When the sea throws back its teeth / Right down here / In the valley of this / In the shadow of that / In the depths that we ordained / You are all I'd want to save
"Halloween in Santa Ana"
I put on the west like a faint madonna / Her angels are more carnal than I remember / I don't know my blood no more / I won't last for long / Now my wire's cut in the teeth of golden saws / What you waiting on? / I'm told, keep it in your veins / But I don't have the luxury / I tell you no one else can dig my skin / Not like you do / The ghost is sweating through her sheet / Why don't I want this? / I tell you no one else can dig my grave / No, not like I do
"Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (lyrics by David Bowie)
See these eyes so green / I can stare for a thousand years / Colder than the moon / Well, you been so long / Feel my blood enraged / It's just the fear of losing you / Don't you know my name / Well, you been so long / I've been putting out fire with gasoline / See these eyes so red / Red like jungle burning bright / Those who feel me near / Close the blinds and change their minds / Just this pulsing night / A plague I call a heartbeat / Just be still with me / You wouldn't believe what I've been through / Been so long / I've been putting out fire with gasoline
Lyrics written and copyrighted by David Condos
"The Serving Plate"
I set my table, Lord / With every new word I say / And now, they want to see the white bottom of a serving plate / I assent with my throat / While stones in my stomach wait / However it beg, do not deliver my tongue until it’s had a taste / Walking right at their side / I feel their arms cross mine / But what I won’t believe will never end their lives / Lying there still and white / I know that these eyes aren’t mine / I want to follow my body down into the night / Nemo Nisi Mors
"If No One Ever Stops Me"
They don’t even run / No, they don’t even run / There’s nowhere they could go to pull through the curtain / But they gonna run / They gonna run / They gonna run / If no one ever stops me / I can’t handle myself no more / If they don’t hold their lungs up out of the low brush / It won’t matter what they say to try and keep them hushed / No, they gonna talk / They gonna talk / They gonna talk / Don’t let me sound so helpless / I could start my own hurricane / No mores are above the tyrant in my blood / My eyes will not be closed by plague or by flood / No, they gonna watch / They gonna watch / They gonna watch / With a spider’s patience / It’s all under our control / I love you just enough to know I deserve this / And all my palms are red from holding on to it / I made this bed with one hand on my heart / And they will thank me when they wake up
With a will in their head / With a wind at their back / They’re in a steady march / Out on my boulevard / Crawl up on the vines and tap until the glass cracks / The target has no guard / And, girl, your aim is on / They are, they are / But I’m not as sure / They whistle through my trees / Lay thistle where I sleep / You’re quivering your string / Your arrows are in me / Slide behind my bones and hold them on the table / You want to drink the cream / You want to wear the suede / Right until they pierce through, I forget you’re able / I want to rest my qualm / Don’t tug on me so hard / They all, they all / Say I’m done wanting / They are, they are / But I’m not as sure / They whistle through my trees / Lay thistle where I sleep / Find weakness in my screens / Are tearing at my seems / Set fire in my seat / Are sipping where I bleed / You’re quivering your string / Your arrows are in me
"Such Wondrous Light"
Oh, how arrogant it is of me / To assume you’d give your heart away so aimlessly / Who am I to know when you have found your other piece? / But don’t hold it against me, ‘cause I cannot help / If I’m prejudiced against them all except myself / I just want to hold you ‘til they take my blood from me / Every time I go from you / I end up wondering why / All I’ve known is void of use / In such wondrous light / I’m hearing every melody for the first time / Beholding all the color with a newborn’s eyes / Oh, why must you carry me away so easily / I never knew the whisper of a love before / You murmur in my ear, and then away I soar / Oh, darling, can’t you hear it in the voice you use for me / Every time I go from you / I end up wondering why / All I’ve known is void of use / In such wondrous light
The colder season flew off while I slept / I awoke and didn’t notice that it left / I continued sewing thread together for a thick jacket / Stitching up partitions string by string / Feeling naked without fabric in between / Hiding in the loneliness of sovereignty / Oh, why must you go so quietly? / The fingers shake inside a silent quake / They are used to pockets deep in warm malaise / Although it has kept me warm / Oh, it was a heavy coat to wear / I would not expect for you to stay / But, oh, why must you go so quietly? / We’re sewing our own cage / But isn’t that the same as sovereignty?
Cradled in smoke / In the hold of the timber / An esurient forest seizing with branches / But they could never, no / Tell a nest from the tinder / Distinction a fire wouldn’t recognize / A leviathan drools oil / ‘Til the lightwood’s black as soil / It’d seem inexorable now / Some kind of release / Hanging on smoke / You were a body of straw / In a dry, dark, and pining thicket of matches / The rain will be remote / When the torch-tailed foxes / Scatter the yard before you recognize / With a violent tremble / A new fire lends its stole / No longer just wearing the wool / You’re one of the lambs / All your bees are buzzing now / All your fevers bay and pound / And your feet obey the sound / Oh, delight / Where you breathe, there burn the coals / Where you bleed will boil gold / Oh, to be so bought and sold on the light / But what holds the water in the diviner’s mouth? / He set to wash this out and lay with the ash / But he denied the smoke / Until the glow lit his own eye