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released April 3, 2015

written and recorded winter/spring 2015 at home.
former new york mayor is mike bremmer and jimmy chrzan
with nina darner and luke blanco.



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...echoes of a retired civil servant...


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Track Name: winter 2015
now i'm blind and i don't know why
you took my hands and covered my eyes

i don't know why you covered my eyes

you made your plans to cut all your ties
you took a look around and covered your eyes
Track Name: golden gate
i got lost in the golden gate
took the bus but it got too late
bought some weed by the manmade lake
i got lost in the golden gate

take off your clothes and put on some different clothes
it's getting cold and we have to go
take off that mask and put on a different mask
and change your plans 'til we get back

made a friend on the sunset side
he had flecks of gold in his eyes
brought me down to the ocean shore
i just need four more
Track Name: twin
all my cells are slowly leaving
my body for no real reason
soon i'll just be dead hair and fingernails and empty breath

we could be twins

all my limbs are disagreeing
with this sinking lonely feeling
they're breaking off to form a body of their own without my say
Track Name: camera shy
she's taking pictures of me
they're scattered all over the floor
and i just want myself back
from the one that took my soul

this will take some getting used to
it used to be so easy
but this new form is a secret
to be kept between you and me

the pictures are now moving
all the eyes are trying to look
the pages are now turning
turning themselves into a book
Track Name: your next breath / it's too late
the people there have finally arrived
she says they've spiritually arrived

cut the silver from your neck
give it to me with your next breath
change your mind but it's too late
count the lifelines on all of the hand that you've traced

when you finally leave the place behind
you might find what you've been trying to find

it's too late