The Neighbors

by dumb luck

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Pressing of 300 records on black vinyl
7" now available from Secret Pennies Records and Diet Pop Records!


released July 21, 2017

Recorded by Nathan Lawson at Temple of Tooth in Corvallis, Oregon
Mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering

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Secret Pennies Records 017


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Track Name: The Neighbors
1997, ten years old. Lived down the street from the hardest kid, his name was Jo-Jo. Stories ran up and down the halls. How his dad skipped town and left him holding the ball. So when we found out Jo-Jo disappeared we thought nothing at all. Nothing at all, never dreamt he would fall.

Summer came and pushed the neighbors away. Nothing to do but pray for a runaway. Nothing to do, nothing to say. Mrs. Rice told us all not to worry, 'cause the flighty ones always leave in a hurry. Found his body on the side of the road; one week from thirteen, now he'll never get home.

Underneath the pines. drowning for air in the dull light. The body breaks but it never learns.
Track Name: Rafters
I know you're out there, hiding on the edge of light. Floating around to see what becomes of your memory. If you get tired you can cover your eyes. But when it's time to say goodnight or goodbye, know you're never gonna leave here. You're never getting out alive.

I know you're out there hiding on the edge of light. And you can try all your life, but you still won't find a way to make it all right. You were crowned anointed in a room with the window painted black. The best-kept secret yet. The new Tom Sawyer, king of the wasteland.

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