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"news" is a demo of new songs, again in chronological order, starting in January or February of 2014, ending some time in August. I originally intended to do an album of covers while I acclimated to moving to Santa Fe, but as songs emerged, I recorded them, and the covers fell off. It is little more than a sign of life, everything done in haste and never revisited, recording wise. I don't think I've spent more than two weeks with a song, and no more than three 6-8 hour sessions recording and mixing. I have a mastering program that is relatively transparent that I use to bring them to level, but I would not say they are mastered, nor deserving of it. As i said, they're demos. They are forays into producing and mixing, filling out songs, feeling the highs and lows and working them to effect. There are new instruments along the way, new techniques, new gear, a new city, a new life, new friends, new jobs, new bands. Everything cross-pollinates and some how this is a record of that time, in this place.

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released April 17, 2014

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Track Name: last call
we can't go
you know we love you so
we're just broke
you know we want to go

every time we go out
we have a good time
singing songs together
losing time, losing time, losing time

we gotta work
tomorrow, while you work tonight
sing a song for us
at closing time

every time we go out
we have a good time
singing songs together
losing time, losing time, losing time

we'll be waking
when you turn out the light
we'll go about our day
maybe we'll see you tonight

every time we go out
we have a good time
singing songs together
losing time, losing time, losing time...
Track Name: to ourselves
wake me up
to tell me
that you're leaving
to have some space
is
what you're needing
people ask
why not a song
to save the world
cuz there ain't a song
to save my girl
cuz the world is a fucked up place
it would rather shame you
and leave you disgraced
so let's turn it into a fucking bomb
we'll just float away
with aplomb
yeah, we did this
we did this to ourselves
cuz we wouldn't let anything else
for a second
of carnal pleasure
we'll risk eternal hell
yeah, we did this
to ourselves
Track Name: i don't even
i often think of things to say
if you said something to me
i often think of things to do
when i think i can do
anything

anything is what i wanna do
anything but think about you

i often think i'll go away
if there was somewhere else to go
now that night has come to day
there is not much left that i know

anything is what i wanna do
anything but think about you

maybe if i hadn't said
maybe if i didn't do

anything anything
but i won't think about
anything anything
but i can't think about
anything anything
but i don't think about
you, you, you

i don't even think about you
Track Name: ask the sky
heaven's gate
is only a dream away
it's not escape
if it be your fate

heaven is just a dream
heaven is only what it seems

in the stars
we can find the answers
ask anti-matter
for whom everything matters

heaven is just a dream
heaven is only what it seems

we'll ask the dirt
whom nothing seems to hurt
ask the ocean
how she became one with the sky

did she lie?
did she prove she was only herself,
nothing to hide?
did she show him
reflections of himself?

ask the sky
why does he cry sometimes?
and ask him why,
other times, is he so empty?

heaven is just a dream
heaven is only what it seems
Track Name: suzy lee
the stars are all out tonight
you wanna dance in the full moonlight
with you by my side
i'll be alright, i'll be alright

swing with me
suzy lee
swing me
bring me to my feet
to my feet

i think we're in accord
only slightly diminished
it's of minor importance
we'll stay sharp on the floor
cut up a rug
and resolve our difference

swing with me
suzy lee
swing me
bring me to my feet

i've been waiting for this night
i've been waiting for this night
i've been waiting for this night
to come
suzy lee
get on your feet
Track Name: big dreams
you once made platinum records
five gold stars
now you sell houses
on Ventura Boulevard

what happened to my stars?
voices of gold sell used cars
falling from heaven
the earth is so hard

"the sky's the limit," they said
"the sky is falling! Watch your head."

idol worship is dead
worship your mother instead
they can make a killing
but you can't make a living in this land

everything is upside down
maybe it's right side up again

whatever you thought you knew
no longer applies to you
the road goes on forever
so you better choose a path that's true

yeah, that's true
Track Name: stardust
emerging defeated
no win, no go
pick up the pieces
move on, move slow
history is written
truth is never known
how my heart aches
for the love never shown

when we were here before
we were dinosaurs
born to fade out
no one knows your name
out here we are
just stars

what was i thinking?
i guess only Seth knows
constantly reaching
to prove i was here before i go
no one knows
the heart of a man
they only see his clothes
his house, the blood on his hands

when we were here before
we were dinosaurs
born to fade out
no one knows your name
out here we are
just stars

we're on our way now
we're on our way out
we're on our way now
we're on our way
out here we are
just stars
Track Name: on the range
you can call it
you can call it deranged
you can see
you can see it is strange
every one
is so out of range
icy faces
don't call me names

you can sleep in the bed
you can sleep on the floor
open your eyes
and you'll sleep out of doors

under black velvet
leaves whisper to me
softly searching
sing what you see
this light and this dark
exist only to be
every one, every one!
you are so free
to be

planting your faces
inside your hands
making more riches
than grains of sand
you can pine all your days
for future/past
you can do what you like
please know this at last

you are free
Track Name: everything is beautiful
when you say
things are looking up
i can't help but look down
for you
everything is beautiful
my heart breaks
when you're around

floating in the abyss
north is south
when i'm around
you know
something's amiss
you wanna get out
when i get down
and i get down
almost all the time now

i can feel
your aching sting
your body ice
before you make a sound
you can't say anything
i haven't heard a thousand times
by now

you thought you could change gravity
and lift me up
somehow
you tried everything
you put in and you felt
put out
and i'm alone
almost all the time now

i get down

grieving
ain't so bad
it's hard to swallow
if it's the only meal
you've ever had
they say
you get what you give
so what gave this to me?

i get down
Track Name: woman
it wasn't just in evidence
but in everything
she was a believer
it wasn't her intention, no
she never made mention
of what she called her receiver
she was tuned in
when she seemed tuned out
to every deceiver, every doubt
it was only in moments
unspoken she would say
pleading

there's something in all of us
connected to one another
woven within this womb
we will be awakening
soon

she would not speak or give an answer
to questions I never asked her
she just smiled at the quiz in my eyes
laughing in the face of my lies
and said I was meant to leave her
not to deceive her
and she told me words she'd heard
that I'd never said before

there's something in all of us
connected to one another
woven within this womb
we will be awakening
soon

lay down beside me
let go of your mind
can you feel me moving?
are you losing time?

there's something in all of us
connected to one another
woven within this womb
we will be awakening
soon
Track Name: just a memory
framed in a window pane
too afraid to look down
she lets smoke escape
from her lungs to the clouds

is there a ghost there
behind her silhouette
is it a memory now?
if she said no again
would he be listening?
he's just a memory now

curled into a cold tub
no way to feel clean
she lets the phone ring
she can't say a thing

is there a ghost there
behind her silhouette
is it a memory now?
if she said no again
would he be listening?
he's just a memory now

she remembers the air that day
too heavy to breathe
no one ever came
no one ever came
she left the knife at the scene

they tell her it was self defense
assuredly a win
just a few more papers to sign
to get on with her life again

is there a ghost there
behind her silhouette
is it a memory now?
if she said no again
would he be listening?
he's just a memory now
Track Name: dog days
I just need to rest
my nose on the couch
i know you don't like
my hair in your mouth
but kiss me
and tell me
it'll all work out
it'll all work out
it'll all work out
if I don't go
but I know

Monday is so long
alone
I don't think you'll ever come home
then the door opens
and you throw the ball

I know this isn't
where I should go
but I can't hold out
anymore
cuz you're not home
there's food in the bowl
but I'd rather curl into your clothes
cuz what if you never come home?

Monday is so long
alone
what if you don't love me anymore
what if this ball and I
never go out doors?

to the wind and the trees
and the rocks where I pee
and the grass where I scratch my ass
and you're with me?

cuz Monday is so long
alone
what if you never come home?
will you ever come home?
will you ever come home?