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Bygones

by Max Gowan

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1.
Overpass 05:03
If you cut around the parts and fit them back to place Turns it to a different shape To skirt around the smallest commotion Make all my appearances and nod and shake my head Pay respects to all the dead And cut around the shape of the living And I keep going back to the overpass Where you said with a laugh "keep it all vague and confidential"
2.
7th Day 03:12
Never off your chest only passing through ya 7th day of rest but I'm all wound up All frozen up, I waited up, nothing ever comes Selling all my doubts to the setting sun I waited up a couple years just for the big event Just another happening Never holding on only passing through ya Open arms outstretched at the waterfront Selling all those doubts to the setting sun
3.
Mylena 03:03
If you tie up all your loose ends and your big head's feeling right You could come out to the old barn we could still make it a night When we lined up at the playground everyone talking about All your old clothes and your split ends, was I faking Mylena I'm all wrong I could push out all of that time with a quick flick of the wrist But when I'm low that's where I go and I know that's where you live I wanna try at something good, but I shouldn't I faked it Mylena I'm all wrong
4.
Yard Gnomes 02:31
You stayed talking in the yard tonight I lost a feeling, I headed inside 15 faces moving in my sight I lost a feeling, I left it much too soon Splayed out upstairs I'm ticking the time down And tomorrow they'll do it again Got two singles and the dice in hand That's how we found them laughing and shouting Well dried up about an hour in Go on without them, that's how we found them too Splayed out upstairs I'm ticking the time down And tomorrow they'll do it again
5.
They're ringing in the brightest year with a bell Your little project's on the shelf and you won't get out of bed so soon Directing everyone to see what you did You call it candor, I call it what it is It doesn't keep me up at night Held to the light And I don't want no microscope over me They're scrolling in and out so fast til they see Some kind of machination Held to the light
6.
Gold Vision 04:17
I woke up to a foghorn Buzzing in my ear No time to think of consequence Speaking out of turn I said "I know your name, I call it again" "I said a long time ago, when you know, you'll know" And when you speak to those in charge They got a map drawn from the start I got no golden vision of what I'm missing And when they hear you coming round They got a trap set and you're walking in and out I got no golden vision of what I'm missing
7.
Mass miracles for your heart, buddy takes his shot in the dark to shine Mass miracles one by one, your number's coming up don't be shy Nobody comes round no more I'm kicking down the neighborhood doors tonight I felt the rain come down on my head, down on my parade I saw the face on television, I like what they say You can cross the street with your head held high, watch the way you feel Any two-tooth bipedal in a tie, they can cut a deal
8.
Passé Home 03:47
One hundred fifty million swimming in my vision Old porch swing tipped me over, lay back on my shoulder I'm asleep for the day Passe home, I stay ungrown I watched you turning backwards No more phasing out now, no more slipping away Passe home, I stay ungrown No concern tomorrow My headspace, all borrowed Keeps me up all hours I feel no reason to acquit
9.
Knocking 02:47
Turn so fast, right on a dime My good fortune's gotta last If it should run out sometime When it's gone, can i please come knocking I see you once in a while Jump back in fine everytime If it should falter sometime, when it's gone, you can always come knocking
10.
I took the pictures off the floor where I was sitting You made them cut like something ringing true And when I flip through the letters, I write one back to you It had me thinking about the way that I was living No peak or valley, only coasting through One backward step to the middle, that's something I could do I keep seeing the old dirt mound, the pitch comes flying to me but I'm never swinging it You start rattling off those aspirations I gotta see it to start believing it I bit all of the hooks so fast that I can't even remember it The happy thing is a punishment and I start pulling away from it

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Recorded between November 2017 and January 2019 at various places in Raleigh and my house in Washington DC

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released February 15, 2019

Album Art by Robbie Green
Mastering by Andrew Scott

Nate Wagner played some of the synth on "7th Day"

Robbie Green played some of the synth at the beginning and near the end of "Mylena," as well as one of the synth layers in "Yard Gnomes" and several of the sound collage noises around 3/4 of the way through "Passe Home"

ZT112 ~ Z Tapes Records ~ 2019

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