Silver Blues

by The Goodbye Party

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1.
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
2.
Crossed Out 03:11
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
27 Times 02:25
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
7.
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
8.
Disrepair 02:25
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
9.
Wash Away 02:03
we walked home on Saturday got inside before the rain now I wonder if I stayed, would I float or wash away?
10.
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
11.
New Decay 03:16
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
12.
every night painting white onto white the world burns in the dark echoed songs resonations every night painting white onto white

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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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