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LP5000

by Restorations

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1.
St. 03:27
You spit on the sidewalk as I’m walking your way And you’re not wrong You threw your back out just trying to stand up straight And it’s not long for you You’re not wrong I’ll tell you what you already know: you can’t do this all on your own Another privileged, nondescript individual Demanding order from you with headphones on Listen buddy, I paid a lot of money To tune you out To turn you down I see you sometimes in my sleep Just stumbling around in the yard Hands folded in the shape of a gun Just doing the best that you can I’ll tell you what you already know: you can’t do this all on your own
2.
Nonbeliever 03:24
This working thing just ain’t working for you You just refresh the news and repeat it again Said you’ve found the trick: just be bad at your job If you burn all the fries, they’re gonna make you the king There you’ll find this nonbeliever on their non-believing knees Said you’re doing much better living out in L.A. Far away from your parents and the concerns of the day And you think about all your friends from school What they’re doing now If they remember There you’ll find this nonbeliever on their non-believing knees You’ll find this nonbeliever asking for anything I love your protest lines Oh, but who has the time? We all saw the same thing at the same time, okay? Got a partner, for starters, and a kid on the way Can’t be doing all this dumb shit no more And you’re running out of things to give away
3.
Remains 02:46
If I remember that right, we were standing in the rain Burning that slim slick night down as the results came in I felt the ground pull me closer down, felt the call of my youth When they ask you where you’re from, you tell them the truth One day we’ll all be condos We’ll all be gutted and clean My predawn nightmare is your all day daydream When blue lights drive by, they never stop for me When they ask you where you’re from, you tell them the truth When they ask you where you’re from, you say you don’t know Mind versus hunger, they taught you to sell Oh no And now you can’t afford to live in the town you were born in When they ask you where you’re from, you tell them the truth: You don’t know, and who does anymore?
4.
Melt 03:40
Just take them down for all I care How hard can it be? Just melt them down Forever fiction, let them go Your suggestion: just throw him in the river ‘Cause we’ll be here after he’s gone Can’t be long, just click refresh I know you’ve been scared since November Spooked since September No, I don’t wanna hear that name again Look, I read a lot these days I read the first line of everything So tell me how far I have to go How many days? How many borders? I wake up in line at the store She turns around She stares me down Says: “I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe we die.” Says: “I don’t know about you…” No, I don’t wanna hear that name again There’s good left, I’ve seen it You taught me how to quit and then you didn’t Kids still check the phone poles for transmissions With every day dumber than the one before There’s good left, I’ve seen it, for sure
5.
The Red Door 03:43
Feel my pulse pick up with every building that’s built Haven’t we all felt a little in between before? What remains? Every corner, a new name Rolled a three-sided die high above the phone line She says, “Don’t be so cynical. This might all be a miracle” All I want is to see you comfortable In your own skin In your own way You come up for air and they’re gone A letter nailed to the door And you’ve learned to live with that It’s how you learned to live What remains? Every corner, a new name What remains? Yeah, you’d burn it down, too
6.
Caretaker 03:26
We sit in your car as the song fades out And the same song fades in again You’re looking through me Saying, “I forgive them all” You checked the rear view again, said: “You’ve got things to talk about” And I do All I talk about is you You will be canyons You wild spiraling river I hope I find what you found You’re looking through me Dealing with the day to day Don’t even know my neighbors’ names “You’ve got things to talk about” And I do All I talk about is you My caretaker sings me these quiet songs As we’re floating through space with the engines off My caretaker thinks I think too much As we’re floating through space with the engines off
7.
Eye 04:25
As we’re halfway over the bridge You’re taking a sip of your coffee Glance at your phone and you mumble, “I hope he dies” Yeah, I hope he dies, too You were sunscreen and sandpaper Just living for the comedown You smiled and called me stupid And you swam to the other side of the pool Just like a dream As we’re halfway out of the ocean Wondering where we parked the car A plane dips lower, towing a banner that said: “What did you do between the wars?” My selfish soul was screaming as I dropped you off at the airport You smiled and called me stupid Evaporating on the other side of the line Just like a dream It’s just me and the recoveries singing: “the only drug for this is time” Living a letter to all the things we could’ve done better now Forever further on my way back home I’m still spinning like a laundromat Still treading water in the aftermath Just stay clean, just say you’ll remember me Forever further on my way back home

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released September 28, 2018

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