Husk

by Lakesigns

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about

Recording for Husk took place between January and December 2012 in the Lakesigns basement in Avondale, Chicago.

Copyright, All Rights Reserved, 2013, The Pandarosa Recording Co.

credits

released 26 February 2013

Seamus Bartlett...drums, percussion.
Will Gosner...acoustic guitar, bass, vocals, synthesizer.
Eric Mayer...bass, ukulele, vocals, synthesizer.
Ruben Montiel...saxophone, background vocals.
John Paul Thompson...electric & acoustic guitars, background vocals, synthesizer.

Recorded and mixed by John Paul Thompson
Mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room in Chicago.
Artwork by Corrie Andrews
Produced by Lakesigns

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Track Name: Portland, ME
Mine are tighter than yours but you still treat me like a man
Even though they’re on tour they’re still our favorite band
Show me something love and I’ll take you by the hand
Tell me one thing you hate and we can make a forever plan
Because you know that you’re my hero.

Would you like me to act on your excitement ?
Would you like me to act on your behalf ?
I could

Feathers in her hair and fireworks in the pan
We’d better get out of here just as fast as we possibly can
I’ll show you how to steer and we’ll point this sinking ship back to land
We can hide behind our fear that no one will ever understand
But you know that you’re my hero

My hero waits inside
My hero loves his mind
Track Name: The Light
I see it there and it’s already gone
I see it there and it’s already gone, oh

How you still can see the light
Even when you close your eyes
How you still can see the light, oh

I always thought that when I got old
I’d get everything that I was told
Live in peace and happiness
With never an occasion to miss
But I was wrong
Track Name: Infinite
I’m here in more than bits, though mine’s a tired voice
I’m here in more than bits

...and if I’m tired when I’m tired then I’m tired by choice
because I’m infinite

Don’t wear that mask around here
I see right through your cavalier cheer
The paint dries and the tears fall
I’ve finally got you where I always wanted you

I’ve come to take you home
I’m here to see you off
I’ve come because I can’t tell if you’d rather be alone
I’m here because I can’t seem to turn it off
because I’m infinite

I’m coming Rome
for all you know
for all you grow
I’m going to burn it all down
Track Name: Thought for a While
I cleaned up the carpet
And I made up the bed
I did all the dishes
And I stretched before bed

Thinking that if you
Ever visit my home
You’d like that things are in order
No garden overgrown

Cause I thought for a while
That maybe you’d come over
I thought for a while
At least you’d stop by

I knew that you had someone
Else in your life
That I shouldn’t get hopeful
Imagine you in my life

Talking came easy
I never wanted to stop
Walking with you I was flying
But when you left then I dropped

Well I thought for a while
That maybe you’d love me
I thought for a while
At least you might try
Track Name: Sadmaker
Who knows how long I’ve needed you
Who knows how long I’ve tried
Who knows how long this luck will do
Who knows how long I’ve died

Oh, I’m the sadmaker...
I know my mind
And I’m learning yours
And I’m killing time

Who knows how down and out you get beneath the crescent moon
Who sees how brown and wet the snow that crowds outside your room

Who pulls the string on a gilded bow to pierce the red balloon
Who plants the seed in a forest fire and promises it’s still too soon

Oh, I’m the sadmaker...

Who knows the cost of being true
Who gives the lost a guide
Who sees across this ocean view
And believes the frost, well it won’t lie

Oh, I’m the sadmaker...
Track Name: April Fools
I’ll be your husk if you’ll be my meal
My clementine, I’m the perfect peel
Tear me off in a spiral and cut off the mold
I’ll do whatever to avoid what I’m told

I’ll be your crust if you can teach me to feel
Blind and bold behind the wheel
I’m stuck in my ways and growing old
I’ll trust in forever to avoid what I’m told

We lost our path and we screwed up the math
We broke the rules and blunted tools to disguise the fact that we are
April fools who’d give an hour for a laugh

Well I know I don’t carry any weight
So I hold my breath
Track Name: In Retrospect
I guess, in retrospect, it didn’t make a difference
I guess, in retrospect, it didn’t make a difference

Echoes of you and me, spider webs in southern trees
Echoes of you and me, spider webs in southern trees

And so to love again, but not to love each other
And so to love again, but not to love each other

She said, “Green grows from ashes
Green grows from ashes, oh”

I see you lying there
I see the footsteps in the air
Track Name: Then East
I'm sure I know a quicker pace
but I don't need it
First to the other end (of this island)
then east
I'm sure I know a quicker pace
but I don't need it...
Track Name: Open Doors
Open doors in land locked states, Windy City, squeaking brakes, a picket fence and broken gates, don’t knock if its too late.

We met folks up in Portland with peace on their minds and hearts for the Eastern spirit.
If you go that far north, words lose their minds and there’s truth for those who hear it.

Long ghost talks and conscience stops

Rain come pouring in; rain come quench my soul.
Sun come shining in; sun come dry out my soul.

I saw signs in a car tire covered with leaves by a naked tree. Savage drunk and happy, it was savage drunk and happy.
Track Name: Ghost
I see your ghost
Yes, I’ve seen your lovely ghost

Go on back now, to the porch
Past the trees to the old dirt patch
The bourbon bottle and the glamour shots
Even the fence, it makes a certain kind of sense

Don’t hang your art from no picture frame
Cause two by two they both look the same
You fix it up and then you pay the rent
Then move on, it makes a certain kind of sense

Another job, in another town
You’re moving up now don’t look down
After all these years the world’s made amends--
Your recompense, it makes a certain kind of sense

Fast to live, you’ll be slow to go
The dirt hides a while beneath the snow
A life fulfilled by prescribed events
Oh my God, it made a certain kind of sense

No, no I don’t believe them
No, no I don’t care what they say

I see your ghost
Yes, I’ve seen your lovely ghost
Track Name: Darlin, Darlin, Gone
Darlin, darlin, gone

Once in a while
I think of your smile
Then it is gone
Never returned
I see that you lied

And in the dark
I see that you spark
Open the door
Light on the floor
Always want more

And so again
How will we spend
Days all alone
Living in stone

Darlin, darlin, gone

Wait for return
Until then, burn
Burn for the dark
Burn for your spark
Singe me again

Twist time again
Like it will bend
But it will not
Never again
I see that you lied

Darlin, darlin, gone