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released May 11, 2015

Ryan Bhular - Guitar, Percussion
Chris Palace - Djembe
Dan Waldman - Recording, Mixing
Teddy Rycroft - Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, (slight) mastering

Recorded/Mixed in the sweaty Meat Locker of WRUR

Cover Art:
Gina Marcus - Photo
Teddy Rycroft - (slight) edits

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Track Name: Amber
You're broken heart, I hold and mend the pieces
And with a start it jumps and gets to beating once more
And in that special place I find a budding sickness
That is fueled by fear and hate, your smile to twisted grimace it contorts

Amber I think you need these words, I think you need them
Even as much as they seem to hurt, I think you need them
You could be the most beautiful angel I've known
Tangled with perfection, cast in my direction
If you just let it all go

The wind blows through Sertar and we find peace for a minute
Yeah it tells you who you are so dance with me to the rhythm of our hearts

Amber I think you need these words, I think you need them
Even as much as they seem to hurt, I think you need them
You could be the most beautiful angel I've known
Tangled with perfection, cast in my direction
If you just let it all go

讨厌,讨厌,你告诉我
I understand, I understand
这个生活太短,有一些人太烦
我们就跟他们这么讲:滚!

Amber I think you need these words, I think you need them
Even as much as they seem to hurt, I think you need them
You could be the most beautiful angel I've known
Tangled with perfection, cast in my direction
Never hampered, Amber, by the cold hands of those that want to hold the world until it curdles black, fuck that!
Let it all go
Track Name: Vase
I got a package in the mail
With the two shits you gave about me wrapped inside it
And two middle fingers pointing up
That poked me in the eyes, I stumbled blinded
Uncertain, would your lips really close like curtains?
And cast me out in the rain, slipping in the mud but I don't complain

Let it go, hey
You were standing on a rock that was slowly
Slipping away
All about that semper fidelis, but to a mask that made you jealous
Calling all the others to hold her to their faces
Distracted by the bobs and laces now you're searching for some makeshift refrain

25, 25, 2
My age, your age, the age of your fucking cat
I got a tatoo on my lung
But when I breathe the stitches hold it back
Haphazard, signing my name to a skill I had yet to
Master, all at once, tumble down
The rubble falls but I never touch the ground

Let it go, hey
You were standing on a rock that was slowly
Slipping away
All about that exhaltation, but to a train that had passed your station
Calling all the vagabonds to climb up on her (bitch!)
Distracted by her faulty saunter, now you gather all the dust left in her wake

Let it go
Minds controlled by hearts that flutter
Allow only the tongue to stutter
Inside dissonance rings out
But it only causes us to sing out
Track Name: Jack and Jill
He held her close like a perfect memory
One that he would always see, cupped in his palms
She kissed him back, took his arms and looked around
At the quiet that they'd found, whispering words

They were high up on the hill
Dancing away, the earth stood still
But time never stays, time never will

The stars looked on, they wouldn't spoil destiny
Even when it hurts to see, the cold wind blows
And autumn leaves fall, death can paint a pretty picture too
Pretty as the one you knew, and it won't wait

They were high up on the hill
Dancing away, the earth stood still
But time never stays, time never will

His song rings out with her form
One he still adores and tries to remember
Track Name: Dumb Dreams
I lost my head
The water was cold
It made me shiver
It made me glow

I held my breath and swam through the ether
But in my stead swam one that swam better
Lightly tread through the waters that had held me

Sweet dumb dreams
Blindside me
What I want
Is not what will be

Swam ashore
Lay on my side
Out of breath
I rest my eyes

I watch him dance as he swims with the ocean
Without a glance he sets waves into motion
My stance is low, my feet lie in the sand

Sweet dumb dreams
Blindside me
What I want
Is not what will be

Bittersweet but you didn't hurt my pride, brother
Go with the tide, but I swore she could've been my lover

Sweet dumb dreams
Blindside me
What I want
Is not what will be
Track Name: Escaping with Sartre
Pupper master, you held my heart and made me sing
I was plastered along the wall for all to see
See how my eyes grow softer, smiling at every breath you take
See how you carry onward, like the sun that rises at daybreak

I've been thinking existence is aimless
Escaping with Sartre, heroic determination
But where did you come from, even if I were determined not to
The road forged from my own hands, its path is twisted
My stance mystified, leading not where I want but where I ought to go

Preceding essence, determined to be shaped by what he does
My will was bested by what I thought did not lie above
Listening to your sweet laughter, lovelocked to every word you speak
Berating myself after, how does your glow make me so weak?

My old thoughts are dead, inside my minds is born anew
I ought turn my head, deny my heart that yearns for you
Track Name: Layla Listen
You and I would walk on the same cobblestones
But by and by the shadows on the floor tell me you're
High and dry, drunk in love, you're feeble heart
And that's all fine but I seem to worry more often than before

Layla listen you've been walking with your hand behind your back
And everytime you almost slip I almost trip and can't react
Because I care for you and I hope the spokes you ride on are still intact
And if they weren't, I'd fix them back

Let's debate, your nights turn me judgemental
But I hesitate, even at your lowest Layla
I can't hate you, though I would with anybody else
It's my fate to ambivalently carry you home

Layla listen you've been walking on the snow and on the ice
And if ever you should go life without you would not be right
Because you are so dear to me and I'd try and die to make sure you slept soundly at night
Track Name: Go
But you always knew I would momma, you lied to yourself
Tending to my every wound momma, but only hurting yourself
The hands you used to hold are turning water into wine
The future's been foretold, you let them go and then they fly
But they hold tightly to the world with a finger pointed home

Oh momma don't you weap
Oh brother don't you sigh
Oh lover even though this is goodbye

You don't have to cry
We all wind up in the same place in the end
Even if the strings come undone
We know for now there wasn't anything left to mend
Go

Your hands have shaped my heart lover, I breath through you
Does that mean when we depart, lover, our hears must too?
Even your tears make me smile
I don't mind our fate, hold my hand a little longer
It'll make our bodies stronger when we finally find our grace

Oh momma don't you weap
Oh brother don't you sigh
Oh lover even though this is goodbye

You don't have to cry
We all wind up in the same place in the end
Even if the strings come undone
We know for now there wasn't anything left to mend
Go

Our bodires turn to dust
But our hearts are made of gold
Everything will rust
But our words are set in stone

Go
Because I love you so
Go