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In a throwback to The SWAIN EP, I recorded this track in my bedroom on a laptop with a $90 condenser microphone. There are mistakes, some of them are happy and some stick out but I decided to keep them in so I don't sound like a robot. I would like to thank the beautiful Darlene Gate for donating her art for this song. You can check out this and the rest of her original works at www.darlenegate.ca

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a lonestar perched out in the ocean
floating, bloody havok
and arms akimbo.
Now, fighting through a dusty attic
poring over dog days
and all the summers gone.

If you and I could bleed together
maybe once the dust would settle
Daddy sent one hundred letters
to the radio but they never
recognize the honest voice
we'll brave the west coast with our noise
the drunken din will drown us out
but some will listen if we shout


this thought I found down at the old mill
in Lisbon Falls, Ohio -
it hasn't left me since:
to think that I've been sitting idle
while others build their castles
and I'm left on the ground

If you and I could bleed together
maybe once the dust would settle
Daddy sent one hundred letters
to the radio but they never
own up to the honest voice
we'll brave the west coast with our noise
the drunken din will drown us out
but some will listen if we shout

credits

released August 16, 2012
Darlene Gate painted the artwork and Christopher Arruda played all the instruments. He wrote all the lyrics and then sang them into a microphone. Later, he decided how loud the parts should be and added some compression.

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