Failing Upwards

by On the Water

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releases September 1, 2018

Songs and artwork by Fletcher VanVliet
Music written and performed by On the Water

On the Water is Fletcher VanVliet; Voice, Guitars. Robin Carine; Guitars, Voice. Jesse Sparhawk; Harp. Lucas Carine; Drums, Voice. Evan McGonagill; Cello, Voice. Aubrey VanVliet; Bass Guitar, Voice. Maxwell Lysobey; Violin, Saw.

Recorded by James Ryskalchick & Dan Angel
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe

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On the Water Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Genre-chaotic. Founded in 2008, On the Water is a strange and heavy "folk" band based in Philadelphia.

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Track Name: Forward Backwards
Ever faster we’re going nowhere. Into, out of doorways, up the stairs. We’re winding around and round, it’s overwhelming. My mind has always wandered, I go away… but I come back here, it feels like always. I want to stay here now until I’m old. Watching us turn grey, down to dust we’ll go. Ever after, I won’t know you. It seems such pointless cruelty, tell me what’s the use in walking around and writing all this down. I am living my life but I am all turned out.



Open my eyes, count to ten and wait for it to begin again. Inside and outside, open wide, pray that the water is gonna wash me clean, again. I get up and out the door. World will get on whether you’re out in it or dead in your bed.


All out war.
An all out war just outside my window.
It’s getting harder to ignore.