Crunch

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cover art - KT Austin (photo) / Mike Turner (other stuff)
back cover - Stacey Piotrowski (photo) / Andy Hart (drawing)

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released May 29, 2014

Jake Ward - G/V
Marie A. Uhler - D

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Track Name: Edith (One Day You'll Live in a Bunker)
I'm no gunslinger
Ain't been west of Texas
Oh I'm a deep thinker
And I know who DeCartes is

And I think therefore I am
And I think like a man
With thoughts like any other one
But I know there's no other one

I'm waiting for the sun
But it never comes
And when it burns out
I want to be around

I want to make you notice

So they'll call off the dogs
Unlock the gates
I've got four walls to keep me safe
Track Name: No Mas
This is one you can take home
And paint it on your tail fin
And when your coffee tastes like bathtub gin
All your thoughts resemble West Berlin

You'll re-ride
The Orange Line
And only insects will hum
You will slowly come undone
Like a sweater

There's no Flying Dutchman to be found
All ghost ships run aground
And as you stand out to the coast
Awash in overtones

Pampered in plastic
One day it will end
All the King's Horses
And all the King's Men
Quietly quote
“Off with his head!”
Just like Alice

And this one you'll recognize
Back when they called it a classic
Now you're being sent to your room
Like a naughty boy with a tall glass of antiseptic

And you'll write
Amis in rhyme
And it always comes out the same
Nobody will remember your name
Oh I've got a name
No Mas
Track Name: There's No Looking Back
I'd like to think that I still care
And that's why these words sound so cryptic
I can't believe it's the truth
And that's why I'm withholding information
I left town with your money in the bank
Told me that you shouldn't have settled
Rode the green giant to the county line
Wrote you a letter
Yeah it was a sign

There's no looking back
No looking back anymore
No use for nostalgia not that it matters
You like to think you'd change the past if you could
Well you could but that wouldn't matter

Your actions touched me deeply
This relationship wasn't working
You know you could have had all the sky
If only you had made up your mind
And maybe it ended to soon
But I'm just lying and now you're crying
Why didn't you take the better man?
Things would have gone more according to plan

And there's no looking back
No looking back anymore
No use for nostalgia not that it matters
You like to think you'd change the past if you could
Well you could but that wouldn't matter

And I know it hurts to be a fool
But that color looks quite well on your
And I don't want to fuck with your head
You've deserved it ever since you crawled out of bed

And there's no looking back
No looking back anymore
No use for nostalgia not that it matters
You like to think you'd change the past if you could
Well you could but that wouldn't matter

No that wouldn't matter
Track Name: I Bet That You Like Julian Cope
I bet that you like Julian Cope
Don't tell me you don't
Don't don't don't
Track Name: Sneaky Robby
He's got the action
He's got the Burning Hand
He's got the master plan
And he'll hire a train to take his mortal remains away
And leave a calling card
He won't open his eyes
It fucks up the view of his sky

She's a go getter
Her friends used to call her a mister
Her friends only called when they missed her
And now her ears aren't ringing
And she's a slight of hand
She won't open her eyes
Until they adjust to the light

They're like anyone
They're like everyone
And they're so filled with regret
With every chord that I fret
Track Name: #1 in the State
Whistling in the park
Every night after dark
You're walking underneath the same old stars
It's late where you are
And no one knows just how far
You'll go to be #1 in the state
It's going to happen to you some sunny day
Or maybe it ain't
Track Name: This Ain't No A-Side
It's so nice to see you
It's so good to see you here
We haven't spoke in so many years
I thought you died or maybe disappeared

You know that Athens is dead
And they'll hang you for listening to Sabbath until dawn

Tell me why you came back
Tell me what's your angle
There's no ticker tape
This ain't no parade
This ain't no A-side
But it sure ain't no B-side

And besides you know Athens is dead
And they'll hang you for listening to Sabbath until dawn

Oh well you ain't no favorite son of my state
And sometimes I think you're supposed to leave

Tell me what am I looking at?
Is this the boy who is or the boy who was voted most likely to be devoured by the sun?

You know Athens is dead
And they'll hang you for listening to Sabbath until dawn
Track Name: Twin Cities
You fall and break your crown
On a fountain pen lying on the ground
You cry out in pain
You're not dead boy, your leg's just lame

And you'll wear it on a shirt
For lack of a better word
And it's hard to be knocked down
With Twin Cities all around me right now

Watch it unfold again
Slipping on a fountain pen
This time it'll all go south
As the pearly whites get knocked straight out of your mouth

And I'm finally aware
And I'll sell all my shares on a dare
I won't cut my hair or tie a tie
I can be a drone in another life

And now it's forty below
Is the sun still shining?
Well you just don't know
And it's all white as you can see
It's not alright between you and me

And you'll wear it on a shirt
For lack of a better word
And it's hard to be knocked down
With Twin Cities all around me right now
Track Name: Happy Again
I can't believe I'm stuck here in the room
When I look out my window at night I don't see the moon
But I'm happy to be happy again

I've been pitching the idea ever since I was 22
And the calendar says I'm almost 26
Well that just can't be true
But I'm happy to be happy again

And this trickles up and down my spine
Like grains from an hour glass
I know it will pass

I tried to leave the house but there was no use
I declined to stay in bed cos it seemed like something I could do
Still I'm happy to be happy again
Track Name: Art is Hard
“Who's on the seventh floor?
Brewing alternatives”
Spare us all your flowery words
They won't help you here
They won't help you at all

It's ok
I know one day
Someone will say the same things I have said in my place
Art is Hard

“I am the Dice Man
And I take the chance, yeah”
Do you take the chance?
Well I can't believe that
I don't believe that at all

It's ok
I know some day
Someone will say the exact same things You have said in your place
Art is Hard

And there you sit
As same as ever
As idle as a thousand suns

You put your hand to the pencil
And the pencil to the pad
Never has anything so sharp
Ended up so dull and bland

Is tonight just not your night?
Did you set the bar too high?
Crumbling prose
Nobody knows
What I've been going through

Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news
But they do and they have and they will, yes it's true
And they've articulated it better than you

Money, money's everywhere
But there's not a cent to spend
What do I care?
If I don't get my share?

Am I taking myself too seriously?
Or have I realized I just haven't earned it yet, baby

Because it's never the being that you dream of
It's only the becoming you want
If this wasn't your life would you care what you've got?

Because Art is hard
Track Name: How Long Till The Medicine Takes?
It's only blurry lines that I spy with my little eye
And I dreamt I was Shelley Duval
But nature was just playing a card
And it seems your elevator
Won't leave my ground floor
If I say it again
You'll say you've heard it before

Tonight I'm cracking
I'm losing sleep in spades
And I wonder how long till the medicine takes?

Fever is in the South
Fever is all around
And it all seems normal until you sound it out