Silver Blues

by The Goodbye Party

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released December 1, 2014

Recorded at home in Philadelphia, April—September 2014.

Vocals, guitar, bass, bowed guitar, lap steel guitar, tambourine, synthesizer, feedback, programming, magnetic tape by Michael Cantor

Drums on 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 11 by Joey Doubek
Co-produced and mixed by Carni Klirs
Mastered by Will Killingsworth
All songs and artwork by Michael Cantor

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Heavenly blues from Philadelphia

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Track Name: Heavenly Blues
you have shadows
you have chains
you have bad dreams
coming your way

you have halos
you have lights
you have ghosts
that sing into the night

through the silver air
that carried the sounds across to you
when the band played heavenly blues

holy breath across your shoulders
and lightning in your veins
a fire raging in your chest
and silence on your lips

and you have shadows
you have light
you have dark highways
to the divine

through the silver air that carried
the sounds across to you
hovered above the city
looking down on you

you saw something cold
you heard something true
when the band played heavenly blues
Track Name: Crossed Out
holes in the windows
where the wind slips through
my hands grew numb from the cold
and turned blue

I couldn’t make a fist to punch out
the light glowing over my head as I sleep

sleeping through winter and feeling sick
waking up at daybreak
where nothing’s fixed

I couldn’t pick up a pen to write down
a crossed out sense of self sinking in

so I couldn’t feel
the frosted pillow on my head
as I lie awake shivering in my bed
Track Name: I'm Not Going to Your Heaven
hammer me into god’s image
neglectful and careless and dumb
clumsy and ever forgetful
negligent with each setting sun

I’m not afraid of the devil
who speaks to me with lies that ring true
and each fiery breath on his tongue
will burn up my thoughts of you

hammer me into god’s image
send fire and floods to your shores
but I’m not going to your heaven
I’m sinking into your ocean floor
Track Name: Bells Underwater
you’re listening close for sounds of home
but they sing like bells underwater

and all the lucky stars in your constellation
will be new
you will scan the sky
with your all-night eyes
for light crashing through

you’re all alone on the moon
and the sky you knew was silver and blue

and all the lucky stars in your constellation
will explode
you will scan the sky
with your all-night eyes
for what still glows
Track Name: Personal Heavens
the senses of home
that you’ve come to know
will fade out like a dream

the wakeful days and present tenses
are all that you can see

and they reoccur where your senses blur

homesick for personal heavens
and homes you’ll never see again

steps traced back
down eroded paths
will never lead you back home
and your old room is locked in time
and you will never own

and they reoccur where your memories blur

homesick for personal heavens
and homes you’ll never see again
homesick for personal heavens
and homes you’ll never hear again
homesick for personal heavens
and homes you’ll never see again
Track Name: 27 Times
in 27 times around
I’m learning still to spin
we mark the years that pass like waves underneath new moons

and so, my years, it’s you and me
tonight and always
we welcome in another spin
around a brand new sun
Track Name: Louder Than Summer
if you get injured, go find a doctor
or someone to listen
when you start to murmur
if you get cold there, go build a fire
or something to warm you
when you start to shiver

if you get lonely, go find a heart
or someone to sew you
when you come apart

if you forget my face, remember my voice
louder than summer, warmer than noise
Track Name: Disrepair
no one’s going to catch you
falling out of place
with cautionary tales of emotional disgrace

idealism fails in a world that never cared
solitary diamonds, too rough
to take beautiful shapes

led like a horse to water
with sand trapped in its throat
forced to kneel in silence here
outside the castle moat

where chaos surrounds life
in a world that’s never fair
nature’s morbid tendency
to drift everything to disrepair
Track Name: Wash Away
we walked home on Saturday
got inside before the rain
now I wonder if I stayed,
would I float or wash away?
Track Name: Funeral Season
I remember you in dreams
you and your twin were still alive
your voice still ringing out on the machine
remnants of a disconnected life

(unintelligible)

I remember you in dreams
the dinner right before your funeral
accounts to close, to sell, to give away
remnants of a disconnected life
Track Name: New Decay
I keep breaking what I’ve already fixed
I keep fixing what I’ve already fixed
a permanent face on new decay
I keep rotting where I thought I was new
Track Name: White On White
every night
painting white
onto white
the world burns
in the dark
echoed songs
resonations
every night
painting white
onto white