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by Tommy Santee Klaws

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released December 6, 2018

Tommy played/recorded/mixed the acoustic g, electric g, electric b, yamaha vss-30, steel drum, feet, phone, and voice.

Recorded in Grant Street House in Iowa City, Iowa, in the year 2018.

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Track Name: Talk Anymore Deemun
I don't need your fool
I see you comprehend
And I function fine, I think
There's gotta be a purpose, see
Just because I love horses doesn't mean that he's left us
Oh, i'm no good
You're no good
But his love doesn't bring us any closer to the hate that we tolerate
And we take it
You're no good
Taking time with all the sighs, we busted up, we compromised
Have we been here before?
I've been dry too long
And I take better care when I know there are mama's tears and most animals that I meet
I took more to hold
I knew what you did and how you did it, how you hurt it
You opened up in front of him
Deemun as a son
Deemun as the sun
(I need more)
(animal)
Track Name: ICU
Check out all the bodies in the yard, the boulevard is clean
Did you wake up to the sound of death or birdies whistling?
Do you love your neighbors like you love your peace and quiet?
Must be nice to think that all you need is a sticker, shirt, or sign
Then you act surprised when there’s a shot, a parking lot death
Take the money, take the money and then where will we wash our hands?
Think about it every night and day, we’re dumb, we’re deaf, we’re blind
You can wish, you can wish it away, but you’ll have to concentrate
Check out all the bodies in the yard
Track Name: Artifacts
One is a giraffe, and one is a mask
Oreos and milk, TV shows and filth
Stressed out to the max, all I need are cats
I am a cocoon, I am a good dude
Swear on mama’s grave, swear on papa’s eye
Track Name: Never Gonna
Never ever gonna give in again
Never ever gonna pretend
Never ever gonna have fits again
Never ever gonna get sick
Caught in a storm of knives and forks
The spoon is bent and my face is warped
I don’t wanna "get along, get along" with you jerks
It’s too much pressure when you’ve lost all nerve
Never ever gonna give in again
Never ever gonna pretend
Never ever gonna have fits again
Never ever gonna have kids
Woke up on the clock and wanna exit this plane
Oh, everyone dresses like they work out all day
Feigning being heir to some sporty hall of fame
Oh, everyone dresses like they're going to lift weights
Mister Unhappy, Mister Coughs Into His Handsies
Mister “I Don’t Trust Anyone, Trust Anyone”
Mister Unlikely, Mister Elder High and Mighty
Mister Better Fear Everything and Everyone
Mister Unfriendly, Mister Hands Are Cold and Clammy
Mister Couldn’t Be Better Than, Be Better Than
Mister Condescending, Mister, stop your patronizing
Mister, do you feel anything? Or love anyone?
Mister Entitled, Mister Slit Your Throat I’m Laughing
Mister, better lock your doors at night, lock your doors at night…
Track Name: Your Markings
I don’t need your markings
I gave fair warnings
One in a hundred or ten in twenty
And we sure broke its back
And we won’t be back
Behold(er), come closer
Fold me in your arms
(Be)Hold(er), I’m your source of
Waves that wash your thighs
Lay down, it’s early
One in a hundred or ten in twenty
Cuz when they come we will hide
Until they’ve left our sight
And we sure broke its back
And we won’t be back
Behold(er), come closer
Fold me in your arms
(Be)Hold(er), I’m your source of
Waves that wash your thighs
With salty water
Keep your eyes shut tight
For it’s almost over
Not much longer, right?
Track Name: Taking It
Hot on the pavement, cooling in basements
What came before us was far from clean
Taking the favorite back to the place that I
Demand you lay palm fronds on me
Will we be lifted and swallowed by rays of light?
Shifted gears so we’re in reversal- I
Forgot there’s more than these tiny screens
But then the light shone and we were grateful and
The trumpets were blasting our favorite song
Will we be lifted and swallowed by rays of light?