As Close To A Kiss As We Will Ever Be

by The Arctic Flow

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As Close To A Kiss As We Will Ever Be is an EP that was released on the Spanish label, Little Treasure. Only a very limited supply of these 3" cds were pressed.


released December 21, 2011

All songs written, produced and recorded by Brian Hancheck at Bay Bliss Myrtle Beach in the summer of 2011.

Cris-All design work, mastering, and packaging at Cherry Sounds
Released on Little Treasure (Spain).



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The Arctic Flow Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

One boy on the beach, flying his kite in the summer breeze. The Arctic Flow is Brian Hancheck, the boy in question. Creating dreamy songs of love, loss, joy and sadness.

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Track Name: Vanity Of Human Wishes
Oh boy you're not yet old, but you're still ugly and you're a failure at being a lover.
Why won't you see, you'll never be all she needs?

Oh boy, when you were young you had a dream. She was never to be your girl.
She was your world, but you never meant a thing to her.

And your hands are not soft anymore. Oh you've been digging in the dirt just to put food on the table. The vanity of it all, it won't get easier, it won't get easier at all.
Track Name: One Wretched Summer
Say what you want about me. I did my best for you. All the time I wasted. Hoping just for you, hoping just for you.

Say what you want about me. I tried so hard for you...

I won't forget that wretched summer, how you made me feel so bad. And all the time I wasted, you were all I ever had.
Track Name: A Diamond Under Glass
I've never felt this way before I never knew someone like you could fill my dreams, could make me feel so serene. We're rising up towards the sky. The city lights look so beautiful just like you. The city lights look so beautiful just like you.

We're holding hands, we're making progress. We'll never have this day again. So, let's not try to pretend that I'm the one to say "I do". Know I'll always be in love with you.

You're just out of reach, like a day we spent on the beach. And the hardest part of all, is I can't break my fall. You sparkled like a diamond under glass. And I know now that our time has passed. The dream is over.
Track Name: As Close To A Kiss As We Will Ever Be
The day came and went and the time we spent faded like a rose, I guess that's how is goes. Wanting you with me, knowing you were going to leave.

The hardest thing I ever had to do was to watch you drive away and say goodbye. The hardest thing I ever had to do was to say goodbye to you.

Days they crawl by, weeks last for years at a time when you're not with me it seems to be. Wanting you so bad, thinking of the times we had.