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1.
Abandon 03:59
I can stand after a year and fall after a day If a man calls me a coward, boy, I’ll kick his teeth in in my mind I’m soaked in mud my vision’s dim I can’t get clean I can’t dry out If worry was a ladder I’d be home safe with you I have drunk out in the noise and smoked in quiet rooms Is the ringing in my ears the ever present voice of love Get out of my head old man, I’ve growl enough on my own Our desperation isn’t beautiful but here it is so let’s say it is Click-clack my pet there is another way as she does the dishes These interstitial moments between building home and building bridge
2.
Unannounced 02:42
O you battled stay good natured Crush your bad ones you’re still good, still good And you push on the wheel for the sake of the work On the chance you’ll arrive unannounced O climb on top so good looking Too bad nothing is what you’re pushing You know down there nothing’s down there, how could there be? You know down there, there’s no truth down there But you hope we won’t know if it goes unannounced Give it up, baby, throw it back Make a fuss, baby, break a sweat
3.
Pony 03:48
Indeed I come and do I say I come I Into the home And in the ringing bells I widen, you sweeten I know your wind “Oh just a breath” you say you “to calm your fear” Bring back the child I lost I wrinkled up my brow O the grown man O the down-home O the pony in the stable stays So solid we say it is but not so I called it, I called to you across the cosmos, a city exhausted O the grown man O the down-home O the pony in the stable stays O through the clouded window and in the darkened mirror see To go too far To burn the sheets To feel no faith - AhhAhh To close the door and wash the sheets To tell the whole truth - AhhAhh O the pony O the down-home O the grown man in the stable stays
4.
Wicked Crush 03:17
I feel ready what fine timing Sit or standing, Was or wasn’t O my my just my size Would my woman fit my mind Wreaths and records, King of Feast In her parlor in her scissors Ah te amo! Stomp that kick Voila Dynamo Son of heart Beast of own Man of war Girl next door Cattle prod Cymbal crash Thumb of god Wicked crush Sugar sea Waking waters Glory be Fate has shot us Out her mouth In a nest With a secret in her vest
5.
Modern Skin 01:25
Fare thee well, modern kin, I don’t push the modern skin When it breaks out in the cold come back for more Lets not talk or theorize, I can show I can surprise Pull the curtain back ta-da, here is that bang
6.
40 Winks 03:04
Saw enough to chatter all the teeth in my mouth Shook enough to shatter all the glass in the house Lying down til I can stand up I sought out the bottom til I lost my light til my skin turned white Come as near to a kind of peace as I can short of the bomb It’s up to the cracking point we’re up to the point of cracking I got rolled by all institutions money, god, mwamerica Think it out dungeon priest work it out work the beast It’s up to the cracking point we’re up to the point of cracking
7.
Groundwire 04:47
Could I sleep at night, no longer in my sweat If I take the stronger will and bring out what I hid o, o, o They cut off my coat, she sewed it up again What a signal to send up to remind me what I’ve been o, o, o Help me to remember if I in fear recant How we charged a hundred hills with nothing but our hands, nothing in our hands The grave or a cave? Could I be waking still? Out in the sun my love everything is changed
8.
Barnburner 02:19
Big fakes big fakers fat babies, alright We’ll be ok when you’re gone Halos big trophies death rattles, alright We’ll be ok when you’re gone Ooh, let’s just shake it off Ooh, let’s just shake it off I cut out, French exit. This coat’s too tight We’ll be ok when you’re gone Mei shi, Mei guan xi, No one’s in love with you We’ll be ok when you’re gone Ooh, let’s just shake it off Ooh, let’s just shake it off Voici barnburner! Too many barns, alright Bad faith bad blood Hot Future, alright
9.
Sugar comes to those with their toes in the water With hands on their thighs, with their axe at the root Come on suckers, give me something good --Nothing big enough to cook Strong now, man, step out on the ledge Your mama ain’t here to treat you like you’re sick Is it more, wouldn’t more, maybe more will suffice --O, nothing doing. In the pot, on the stove, in the fire, under the knife On the hook, off the hook, am I, my wife? When I’m alone my mind is a vice --Nothing cooking, til the morning
10.
Sooner or later ice will form around you Sooner or later policies will come through You’re gonna fly too You’re gonna die too Sooner or later we’ll be a hard rock Sooner or later it’ll be bedtime Bedtime I did a new portrait of the extremist with the look in his eyes Tip of the icing Swallowing, coughing out on the frontier Sooner or later tenderness is a sick broom Sooner or later there is very little change Maybe we’ll find truth Maybe it’s all true I’m in a trance old friend, Feeling a feeling and watching it go by Sitting in silence Thinking of an inside joke while the nurse shuffles by
11.
And don’t be such an old man don’t be so depressing this is how things are now All plastic totally digital all virtual “ooh, the cool water is all around you” I could not I could not I could not I could not Til we’re living alone again are we living alone again Could I be satisfied with cold imaginings Was it crime was it your modern pride If you take a picture I’ll show you my better side “ooh the cool water is all around you” I could not I could not I could not I could not Til we’re living alone again are we living alone again Could I be satisfied with cold imaginings I could not I’ve no idea I could pretend but I could not
12.
Fall asleep, kid Fall asleep, what did you eat? When I try to fall asleep I feel it pushing me again It’s watching me again

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released October 22, 2013

Produced by JANET WEISS
Engineered by BRYCE GONZALES
Additional Engineering by DREW GROW
Recorded at THE HANGAR and at the AMIGO/AMIGA HOMELAND
"ABANDON" and "BIG ENOUGH TO COOK" mixed by DAVE FRIDMANN
“UNANNOUNCED”, “MODERN SKIN”, “SOONER OR LATER” and “WHAT DID YOU EAT” mixed by DREW GROW
All others mixed by K. EVAN HODGE IV
Mastered by TIMOTHY STOLLENWERK at STEREOPHONIC MASTERING
Additional Mastering on "WICKED CRUSH", "40 WINKS" by K. EVAN HODGE IV at BLACKHORSE MASTERS

Art Design by ROB JONES for THE MILLION MONKEYS UNION

Cover illustration by ZACHARY MARVICK

All music performed by MODERN KIN except:
Electric guitars on "UNANNOUNCED", "PONY" and "WICKED CRUSH" by THE LOST SIERRA
String and organ arrangement on "WICKED CRUSH" by SAM COOMES
Additional organs on "GROUNDWIRE" by REBECCA COLE
Drums on "SOONER OR LATER" and harmony vocals on "40 WINKS" by JANET WEISS
String Quartet arrangement on "SOONER OR LATER" by DREW GROW featuring CLASSICAL REVOLUTION PDX: LUCIA CONRAD: Violin, LAUREN ELLEDGE: 2nd Violin MATTIE KAISER: Viola and DALE TOLLIVER: Cello

SPECIAL THANKS TO:: Janet Weiss, Kelli Schaefer, Paul Maziar, Ryan & Rachel Lynch, Seth Schaper, friends who helped us fund this record, Dave Fridmann, Bryce Gonzales, Gary Mula, Patrick Tetreault, Tyler Kalberg, Will Watts, Westside Academy, Observatory, World Cup, Dylan Priest, Mississippi Studios

Words and music by DREW GROW © 2013 HERE TIGER MUSIC (ASCAP)

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