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Liz - Drums, backing vox
Emily Bean - Bass, facts
Emily Wrong - Guitar, snax
Ben - Guitar, vox

Recorded at Burn the Furniture in Chicago by Matt Engstrom and Soren Pedersen, May 25-26, 2019
Mixed by Matt Engstrom at Burn the Furniture
Mastered by Greg Obis at Chicago Mastering Service

We're sorry Mom and Dad.

Born Yesterday Records


released August 2, 2019


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Track Name: Frogs
A nervous cloud of rain enters my mind
To wash away pollution that I love
Damage I hold dear
It keeps me whole, keeps me clear
I'm sure I'll be fine
This happens all the time
Distractions from the frogs that live in fear
Hidden in the swamp between my ears
Their aim is true, just simple friends
Too scared to die or leave
Track Name: Gone
Dead and dried out, couldn't take the strain
Won't be back again
Sorry I can't bring it back around
Won't be back again
Track Name: Paying the Piper
Thoughts and prayers, it's the least I can do
My condolences, no changes in policy
I was so sad to hear about it
If only there was something I could do
They will pay the piper, but they won't pay enough
Don't let that distract you from work that must be done
Track Name: The Pain and Sleep Department
She steps to the gate
Hard to keep it on the inside
Just one life to waste
Sullen sweet to ride the ridgeline
Do you want to go back?
Do you want to go back to where...
Track Name: The Good
Great things go to the voracious
The rest is left for the good enough
You can't be good, so be careful, know you should
It's just enough to taste the wine
I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst
And to lay it by my side
I am willing to know the whole truth

She lit a match to clean the cold
Turned her house into a hole
On the way out, had to crouch down
Authorities asked if she'd been cause of the accident
What's a breakdown?
Do you want out?
Track Name: Hardcore Euchre
This nightmare too insane and bigger yesterday
A mirror to my brain, I'm sealed in self-contained
But I fear yesterday, the dreaded commonplace
A tunnel to my grave besides
The critics cry in vain they scream for yesterday
The giants stretch and strain their lazy metal frames
I don't deny, if hell is fair, then hell is fine
Track Name: Next Best Friends
Had a dream, when are you coming down?
In the deep end, broke the rules
Love is blinded by the weak defense
Friends will take you for a fool
For fear you'll double back on them
The likely threat
Takes years to build up the courage of means and ends
Next best friends
Had a dream the house was emptied out
Tore the pages from the book
Where's the best place you can hide in town, Ben?
Friends will likely bury you
Track Name: 5 Year Plan
The future is a strange thing, draw your cards to see
Five year plan to still exist, hard enough to be
Move away and quit your job, you're changing the wrong thing
Stuck inside your head despite all the traveling
Turn yourself into a dog, it's worth imagining
In another country you're a hund, wau wau dasein
That's a plan I'd like to make, fetching and lapping
No hard choices left to make, goodbye old me!
Track Name: I'm Write Dad
In the time it takes to lose your mind
Made you miss your ride
Whet the daily appetite for crime
Read the New York Times
Too amazed to whisper your reply
Time to run and hide
Did you wait til all the clouds were nine?
All the stars were sky?

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