Weighed Down Fortune

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03:03
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03:33
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03:49
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03:20
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02:21
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03:54
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03:52
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02:46

credits

released November 7, 2017

All songs written by Ian Davis & Katie Vogel
Drums: Ian Chang (3, 9, 10) & Booker Stardrum (2, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Bass: Spencer Zahn
Keyboards: Ross Edwards
Backing Vocals (2, 3, 4): Angelica Bess, Katie Vogel, & Renata Zeiguer
Guitar solo on Typee: Angelo Spagnolo
Produced and recorded by Sam Owens & Jacob Blumberg
Engineered by Jacob Blumberg, Sam Owens, & Vishal Nayak at Black Lodge studios, Brooklyn
Mixed by Sam Owens & Jacob Blumberg at Figure 8 studios, Brooklyn
Mastered by Alex DeTurk
Album art by David Foarde
Photographs by Sasha Arutyunova
Thanks to Lindsey Dowswell for the track order

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07.31.19 / Brooklyn, NY / Threes Brewing w/ Allegra Krieger & Julian Cubillos

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Track Name: Driving
Loneliness is easier while in a car
In a big car driving on a road
Gone is all the pressure of what were
What we're turning and what we have turned
Smooth and simple flows by the outer world
From the window of a car driving, driving

I've flown by my whole life

Counting things and talking light
Pass the time in a big car
Driving on a road
Dust our hands of daily grind tow the line
From the window of a car driving, driving

I've flown by my whole life
Track Name: Hope Springs Eternal
I’m sorry things didn’t go the way
We expected them to and I hope
That you continue to look for
A semblance of something good left in me
Every day is a new day
That is if you really want it to be
You were gone with the wind
You had we trembling like a leaf on a tree

Hope springs eternal
For my baby and me
Hope springs eternal
For eternity

Surely someday we’ll find that after all
It was intended as such
Uneasy and confined from home
We expatiate things that we see
We’ll be oceans apart
And realize absence grew
Two fondering hearts
Count the days as they go by
We are never but always blessed to be

Hope springs eternal
For my baby and me
Hope springs eternal
For eternity

Now every morning is a milestone
I need a second hand to get me through it
The way you push those tender buttons in my brain
It’s just about as much as I can take
But I can’t take it
Believe you me

Hope springs eternal
For my baby and me
Hope springs eternal
For eternity
Track Name: Name of Love
Tempt not the tender hold
Quake not for fear of danger
Don’t count your eggs before the verdict’s in
Let rhetoric shoot the messenger
Dense breath for miles around
Tongue-tied and losing favor
Speak with a stutter lest your
Heart and soul sneak out of you
Keep them bottled up now

But the race run and it’s done
In the name of love
Falling fast poor Icarus
Burnt by the name of love
And you won’t find capital gain
In the name love
Where the truth’s no stranger
They’re changing the name of love

Time she’s a marching band
A gift from the military
Just League of Nations
Keeps our power in a pendulum
The sown society reaps

But the race is over and won
In the name of love
Be it red, white, glorified blue
Is the name of love
We are wild goose chasing
It's true
In the name of love
There is no end never, no,
Not in the name of love
Track Name: Acclimate
Acclimate or fall behind
It’s with or against them
The rising tides will continue to rise
The young are shadows of their future selves
They wither away from
A lack of sunlight
Like a plant in the ground

Hold tight
Wake swiftly to see the sun rise
Dark was the night
In the bus stop by the man
With the backlight
Moths and gnats they try
To pierce through
To taste the young blood
And though the plastic wouldn’t give
They could not give up

There are those who know the world
With a sense of its inner workings
They trust in their brains
And there are those who know themselves
Through books and fables, a rite of passage,
A fierce coat of arms

Judge not lest you might be judged
Truth is factual
They’re beasts abroad
Substance forms and fills the mold
Of rats and labradors
A maze above

Hold tight
Wake swiftly to see the sun rise
Dark was the night
In the bus stop by the man
With the backlight
Moths and gnats they try
To pierce through
To taste the young blood
And though the plastic wouldn’t give
They could not give up
Track Name: Pushed Around
Pushed around
Pull me up
From the rapids to the rock
Be near to us
When we are under

Mouth-to-mouth
Fill my lungs
With the substance that I know
And need the most
Breathe me back

Hold me
Guide me
Stand beside me
Because I am lost
And afraid
That I might hurt myself
Or worse, bring hardship
To someone

Hard as I try
To keep my home and my love
I’m weak
I am weak
As a man can be

Poison course
Through my blood
Break my body, take my love
Far away from where I need it most

Hold me
Guide me
Stand beside me
Because I am lost
And afraid
That I might hurt myself
Or worse, bring hardship
To someone else
Track Name: Typee
Before they rise
Head towards the heights
Of the mountain side
Listen on high
Gossamer view
A brief exchange

Now you know
It’s an apocryphal world
We can keep scratching our noses
But we’ll never stop the itching as such
There I am gathering alone
To see that the thousands are one

Then on a turn
A new unfold
Invite them in

Can’t control an unpredictable world
It’s run by forces of nature
And they don’t even care about us
There I am gathering alone
To see that the thousands are one

Pleasure without perdition
Have it all at once
Have it all
Track Name: The Ambiguities
Dark sister she came to me in a dream
Shadows hung from her brow
Our father he left me a heavy load
Secret girl left her
To navigate through a wretched world
Only to find her way home

Gentle is the summer sun
The window on the waking world
One day I’ll walk free and firm
Teething on a silver spoon
But swift and sure
The carpet was pulled out from under our toes
But all will be made whole

Sweet Lucy her heart was as pure as gold
Just as soft
Broken young
She came to me and promised her
Whole self to these city streets
Lack of heat
She and myself and my sister
Isabelle cursed as can be

Gentle is the summer sun
The window on the waking world
One day I’ll walk free and firm
Teething on a silver spoon
But swift and sure
The carpet was pulled out from under our toes
But all will be made whole
Track Name: Horse Eyes
Should they come in the night
Should they rip the young colts from their birthright
Gilded oats, salty wheel
Golden meadows into metal on wheels they ride
To the aqueduct
Human race’s race course
Well supplied with body bags

Brother Bob
King of Keys
Cousin Maggie brought down to her horse knees
Magic Maid
Calashan
Horse-drawn kindercide
Is an ephemeral ride to take
Pills to numb the pain
See the youth in their eyes
Horse and rider worth the prize
Track Name: Easy Love
Coming out slowly
The markers of man within have been there for some time
The childhood questions
The tingling of human touch when feelings shouldn’t come

Me and you
I guess that’ll have to do
She’s mine of woman, I am her kind of man

Quiet routine life
A job, a house, a wife and kids, but something starts to tug
The marital chamber more dreaded than appreciated
Lights on either side

Easy love
Might be good enough for some
She’s my kind of woman, I’m her kind of man

Finally starting to dawn on me
What my life could be like if I would only accept the facts
Should’ve never been a woman who was lying next to me
Now I can start over and find a man to

Naturally I care for her and hate to cause her pain
But nothing comes easy
And nothing will get better here as long as things remain

Easy love
Might be good enough for some
She’s my kind of woman, I am her kind of man
Track Name: Relationship
Don’t believe that every partnership
Will fall apart
Love in the time of instant happiness is hard

But now more than ever before we need
To have and to hold
A companion in a cold and changing world

It won’t always be good
But don’t give up when it’s not
Hold me, hold me my love
Hold tight to what you’ve got

Even as a younger woman I knew all along
That someday that man of mine would come to me
Gone are all the lonely days and nights
The love of my life
Is here beside me when I need him most

It won’t always be good
But don’t give up when it’s not
Hold me, hold me my love
Hold tight to what you’ve got

Set the table for the two of us tonight
I’ll come running just as soon as I get off
Never needed anybody else but you my love
Now every morning when I wake up there you are

Don’t believe that every partnership
Will fall apart
Love in the time of instant happiness is hard

It won't always be good
But don't give up when it’s not
Hold me, hold me my love
Hold tight to what you’ve got
Track Name: How Do I Say
How do I say
How do I say
With the words I use everyday
How do I say

I couldn't say a word
For nearly a year
We spoke in different tongues,
Different phrases

How do I say
How do I say
With the words I use everyday
How do I say

Perfectly speak
The wind in the trees
For it won’t have to translate
What it says with its howl

How do I say
How do I say
With the words I use everyday
How do I say

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