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04:15
2.
03:19
3.
04:49

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released September 6, 2019

All songs written by Eli Aleinikoff
-with contributions from-
Sahil Ansari : drums
Corey Cansereau : trumpet
Willem de Koch : trombone
Andy Shimm : bass
James Wyatt Woodall : guitar

Mixed and Produced by Sahil Ansari
Mastered by Sarah Register
Art by Miles Wintner

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Track Name: Three Down
this fix is about ten beyond
where red stains reach out from
above the druid hills

you feel it coming loose in
that unspoken way

sudden symmetry and
sudden symmetry

that renders him
so artfully in light

you'll stop now
i see you’re holding yourself like
the father we left
at a feverish pace

take two now
and then you’re coming right back
with his promising look
and a serial smile

so you stammer on and
can't help but hesitate
when asked lightly about
where the Aster’s gone

now your touch is seeming
less electric and
now your touch is seeming
less electric

as your hands corrode
so artfully in light

what’s left now
only the sketches you tried
over a featureless doll
yelling “the future’s now!”

take three down
and then you’re coming right back
with his promising look
and a serial smile
Track Name: Acrobats
certain ones of you
stood decomposing,
atrophied

but something wasn’t wrong
with no one naming it

must have been an
honest line delivered
memorized

someone felt it once
maybe i did too

is it all
as it was before?

stop toeing the line
that you drew
wide eyed and wearier

circles of you left
like acrobats in
slanted shoes

but something wasn’t wrong
with no one naming it

sauntered over, velvet
like the king I never knew

said this must be done
before you finished it

is it all
seeming steadier?

stop toeing the line
that you deemed
so tried and regular

they say distance
is all that you need for a view
but that fire
is known in the heat of its use

and this shading
is seen in the grains of its blues
and what violence
to see it so wholesome and true
Track Name: New Face
call it in
this room can’t contain what it collects
on the edges of the city’s dancing sights

where i couldn’t stop to measure out my pace
where the ground was so materially strange

heard no one sees old
with a new face in town
and some morphine in tow
feeling newly around

i thought you thought change was so American

better now
with a dedicated alibi in flesh
and a sign he held bewildered to the left

“no, the damages don’t last long where they stem” x 2

heard no one sees old
with a new face in town
and some morphine in tow
feeling newly around

i thought you thought change was so American

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