Auricle

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Recorded April 7, 2019 at Safe Space.

Live, no overdubs.

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released July 1, 2019

Jake Jenkins: drums, vibraslap
Ben Fitch: bass, thumbs
Dan Fitch: guitar, fingers, art

Jason Jensen: engineering, mixing
Jesse McNaught: assistant engineer

Produced by Multi and Jason Jensen

"Lyrics" by the GPT-2 predictive AI, thanks to talktotransformer.com

Many thanks to Nicki, Mel, Laura, and Rebecca for their patience. Thanks to Jason for capturing. Thanks to you for listening.

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Track Name: Compassion is My Downfall
"I feel terrible
But I'm not too sure what I'm doing"
I'm going to make it up to you
I'll do anything to get your heart

He thought he was the happiest boy, but his feet hurt
He thought he was the happiest boy, but his foot hurt
They're just a bunch of flowers in all the wrong places
Cars are so small, they don't have to be

What can I say, it feels good
But I feel awful
But I feel awful
I don't feel no pain
Don't want to think about it much either
No one can do
To get past my wall of pain,
I really don't care about you

He thought he was the happiest boy, but his feet hurt
He thought he was the happiest boy, but his foot hurt
They're just a bunch of flowers in all the wrong places
Cars are so small, they don't have to be

All my troubles are over now
I'll take it all back
I'm done and done
I'm done
I quit and I quit
(I'm done and finished)

Writer(s): SHANNY C. JAMIESON, PAUL BROWN, JOHN FOSTER, TIMOTHY A. WILSON
Track Name: Check Your Old Testament, Bro
All you do is take a bunch of words and toss them in the air
And they'll end up stuck
In heaven or hell, all you do is
take a bunch of words and throw them into the air
So watch them be tossed away in heaven or hell

You're the devil and all you do is
take a bunch of words and toss them into the air
It's all you do, it's all you do, it's all you do

[Verse 2, Verse 4, Verse 7]

What you do to someone you never met
What you do to someone who doesn't deserve to survive
And what you do to someone who makes your life hell

Don't ask me what my name was
When I was a kid,
I didn't even know
All my names were "Myron"
Just like my daddy sayin'
You can't hold up all that change

I want to put these last words out onto paper
and turn them into a prayer

[Flash back to the old testament, where the Lord had told Moses he needed to gather all the tribes into his camp for a big feast to celebrate the Lord's birth.]
A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A
A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A
[Fade to black.]
Track Name: Am I Near a Sports Bar???
So the way I feel today
I'm thinking of the way you feel

I'd like to run this bar down and get you the bottle of water
When the lights dim and the beat cuts to a blues guitar,
the beat drops to a funky guitar with a funky beat,
but it's still a funky beat.
A funky guitar and a funky beat.

When you're out on the dance floor
You can see some other people playing,
and then you look up and you see no one.
What do you think?

When it gets to a rave, no one's in it
so you try to put up any obstacles and some people are dancing,
you look behind you
A bouncer and the bouncer's girlfriend or boyfriend

Who are you to judge?
Who are you to judge?
But you got the bouncer saying to leave or maybe to stay with friends or whatever

We need something to talk about here.
We need to come up with something to tell other folks it's OK to dance.

I had a little trouble with the bouncer's girlfriend
and now I just get nervous all the time.
The road's gonna get bumpy
Somebody will break your neck and you can't call 911
If somebody breaks your neck you'll be lying out there on the floor.
You can't call 911 on the dance floor.
Track Name: Shot Him in the Back, Took Him Out to the Country, and Became Him
I wanna show you how to love
You're my biggest fan
I want you to know just how big I am
For you to know my true colors
All over the place, and in your dreams

(He makes him do a face and goes in the back)
I want you to know how I wanna take
You out to the country, and make you love me
I wanna show you how to love
How big I am
For you on this Earth

(He takes him down and puts a gun to his head)
I wanna show you how to love
You're my biggest fan
I want you to know just how big I am
For you to know my true colors
All over the place, and in your dreams

And I'm gonna leave some notes to you
They're going to stick out, and I'll leave the marks with the gun
But you have to love me
You got to love me when you grow up
You got to know more than anything about me
Just because you're younger than me
When you're around,
Or have been with me

[Whisper]
I wanna show you how to love
You're my biggest fan
Track Name: The August of Last January
I've got a storm's head and a big mouth in one ear
And it's always raining, and I'm too big to sleep
It was all so wrong
And then the rain
And the thunder (I thought they were thunder!)
All sounded like bells

Chorus:
You can't walk out of their shoes
You come when they need you
You can't get out of their way
You can't see all their faces
You won't forget this day again
You can't walk out of their shoes
You come when they need you
You can't walk out of my shoes
You come when they need you

This is all wrong
I've got three big mouths in my head:
One for the rain,
Another for a thunder,
Another for a different thunder (that's the best name)
And one of these mouths is always crying at me
It is all wrong

Chorus:
You can't walk out of their shoes
You come when they need you
You can't get out of their way
You can't see all their faces
You won't forget this day again
You can't walk out of their shoes
You come when they need you
You can't walk out of my shoes
You come when they need you

I'll never stop thinking about my family
I was born without legs
So that stuff about my shoes
Was misdirection

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