twigs

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released November 10, 2017

by alexander stanton
produced and engineered by jake hanner
jonathan gulden - drums
beni rossman - bass
kiki brown & richard hutchins - vocals
deanna mance - art

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Track Name: twigs
twigs

At ten
We hid outside
We counted cold times and lied

The hills
Were steeper then
We kicked our shoes off before going inside

The sticks
We saw as guns
Twig hair pull trigger and a knotted site

Oh oh oh I know you’d follow me anywhere
I I I seem to have lost my way
Way ay ay back when the water was potable
We e e knew how to be lost

At ten
they’d throw the lights
Unrealistically expecting quiet

The nights
Were darker then
We knew they’d come but just didn’t know when

The change
So heavy now
Was nothing to us and should be again

Oh oh oh I know you’d follow me anywhere
I I I seem to have lost my way
Way ay ay back when the water was potable
We e e knew how to be lost lost lost

The ten
Years that we ran
Were nothing to us but won’t come again

The hills
We finally passed
Only to see to the mountains at last

I’ve led
My friends so far
Only to turn and ask where we are

Oh oh oh I know you’d follow me anywhere
I I I seem to have lost my way
Way ay ay back when the water was potable
We e e knew how to be lost lost lost
Track Name: so so-so
Scream, it seems there’s no one you might wake
Except of course yourself but that’s a good chance to take
Build your days like diamonds blue and green
And orange and red and yellow on the screen

But still you fail to grasp
And still forget to ask
How a beautiful day has come to pass

We stand toe to toe
When everything is just so so-so
We count the days as they go they go they go they go they go nowhere
No no no no no no no no no no no no nowhere

Pinch yourself, the day is almost done
Your vanquished tasks all strewn across the lawn
Behold another job to prey upon
To love, to live your moment in the sun

But still you fail at last
And still forget to ask
How a beautiful day has come to pass

We stand toe to toe
When everything is just so so-so
We count the days as they go they go they go they go they go nowhere
No no no no no no no no no no no no nowhere
Track Name: I'll be home soon (can it wait till I get there)
I’ll be back tomorrow night
Will you help me braid my hair
Story books will take us there

Tell your father everything
Take your dirty plate downstairs
Listen to the voice inside that cares

I’ll be home soon
Home for you
Home for good, can it wait till I get there?
Keep your sisters
Both alive
Can it wait till I arrive?

We will see tomorrow night
What we value most of all

We will speak without our hearts
and we’ll quickly take it back

We will work through paper mountains majesty
to the otherside

See our problems as the only ones that count

I’ll be home soon
Home for you
Home for good, can it wait till I get there?
Keep your sisters
Both alive
Can it wait till I arrive?
Track Name: cut magazines
Bright young eyes
Were meant to look up to the skies
Firm old hands
Were meant to be matched keeping plans

He beckons her in
Her world starts to spin
She’s living in pictures and linen

It’s an old love for a young girl
As she looks at her bedroom world
She sees nothing but him a religion of them
Between bed sheets and cut magazines
She hasn’t a moment for me

College dreams
Life like her cut magazines
Bright young minds
Surrounded by only their kind

Than she catches a glimpse
Of a man fully realized
She’s caught in his calm and his confidence

Its an old song from a time long
Before life was a thing on a screen
And I’m ten feet away but we’ve nothing to say
for she’s with him on some beach somewhere
She hasn’t a moment to spare
Track Name: don't blink
Don’t Blink
Hey ma, can you see me now
Head in the real clouds
Man what a view

The starlight we dreamt of our whole lives
Springing from satellites
and bending to you

Old songs, I thought we sang wrong
Turns out that all along
The message came through

There'll be no more cursing the big world
Praying to youtube like you taught me to
You said to

Hold yourself to the stars
They don’t look so big from where you are
Hear them whisper your name
Responding to our very first
Radio waves, first challenge of space
It’s your time, take a drink with the gods
Don’t blink

Hey friends, thanks for the comments
Sure I see your intent
I’ve felt that way too

Oh and hey ma, it’s not like we don’t talk
When did I get so tall
Guess it’s just what happens when you

Hold yourself to the stars (Hold yourself to the stars)
They don’t look so big from where you are oh
Hear them whisper your name (hear them whisper your name)
Responding to our very first
Radio waves, first challenge of space
It’s your time, take a drink with the gods
Don’t blink
Don’t blink
Track Name: until I
Your’s is a love worth hurting for
That’s all I know for sure but
Your’s is a love to care and feed
Green ships on oceans of dirt
I am a kid lost in the garden maze
But I have your voice to follow

And I knew, I knew, I knew everything until I, ‘till I, until I knew you

Called to the depths by my own hand
No matter where I stand it’s
You always right by my side (you you you you )
You won’t believe the day I’ve just had
I am still a kid picked last at every game
But I have you on the sideline

And I knew, I knew, I knew everything until I, ‘till I, until I knew you

I will find my way to you
‘Cause I see right through the hedges
And I knew, I knew, I knew everything until I, ‘till I, until I knew you
Track Name: the road to end up
Patience my son
The money will come
Holster your doubt
And remember that the world is round

The road to end up
Alone
The signs you seek were taken long ago
The road will make us
Animal
The lines we crossed will never cross our minds

Go forth my song
Doesn’t matter how far you’ve come
Farther than me
Farther than the eye can see

The road to end up
Alone
The signs you seek were taken long ago
The road will make us
Animal
The lines we crossed will never cross our minds


Wait until dawn
And the thunder moves along
Time it just right
Get away under the cover of night

The road to end up
Alone
The signs you seek were taken long ago
The road will make us
Animal
The lines we crossed will never cross our minds
Track Name: the top shelf
After clawing at life for so long I know
How to give up
How to never give up anything

After dancing with you many times i know
Where my foot goes
How to hold you and not spill my drink

The night won’t hate
Quite like the day
So in the dark I promise

I would wait, I would wait tables the rest of my life
And I would take oh I would take real estate classes at night

I’d build a fire
From all of these songs
At least keep us warm if you won’t sing along
And we could make peace
With the piece of ourselves
That lives just to drink but only top shelf

There’s a bar open just down the street from here
Look in my eyes and we instantly find ourselves there
There’s a booth in the corner that knows our names
We take our seats and it takes us the rest of the way

The night won’t hate
Quite like the day
So in the dark I promise

I would wait, I would wait tables the rest of my life
And I would take oh I would take real estate classes at night

I’d build a fire
From all of these songs
At least keep us warm if you won’t sing along
And we could make peace
With the piece of ourselves
That lives just to drink but only top shelf
Track Name: wait up
Our unknowing son
He’s all we are
He’s our true calling now he’s a star
In outer space
Freezing cold
Nothing to carry sound
His eyes
Not unlike mine
They burn with rage
They burn with unbridled age
Yet when I
Still found a light
He isn’t looking, isn’t looking

Up up we won’t wait we won’t wait, up up we won’t wait we won’t wait up

He stands alone
In his crowd of friends
Looking in first last to us
His eyes
Where to begin
No one sees the world from the space that he’s in

Up up we won’t wait we won’t wait, up up we won’t wait we won’t wait up

Our unknowing son
Our only one
Who would care if we disappeared
Joy escapes him still
What can we do
With just our will

Up up we won’t wait we won’t wait, up up we won’t wait we won’t wait up
Track Name: sparks
Saw your smile without delusion
Played in something I could lose in
Sparks spit from our broken phones
We wander off at last alone
in love

All my days are coming true
We wish for nothing more to do
Nothings here and it’s not going anywhere
I only stipulated you
You and the blankness that we two
Enjoy together for no good reason

So your smile without delusion
Played in something I could lose in
Sparks spit from our broken phones
We wander off at last alone
in love

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