Maybe in a Ballroom, Maybe in a Film

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this was the first of all these songs to be written. It was written the last day of Spiked Punch's 7 week tour in 2011, outside The Secret Squirrel in Athens , GA. Actually the day before we were at the Plush Palace, a house that Wyatt from Werewolves was doing, and i was sitting on the side of the house, stoned, and I started crying a little bit. Overwhelmed. It was a transformative experience , all in all (the whole tour), and something I felt like we had to do to break through to a new set of superior musical merit. This was the first song. The 2 chords alternating, those were kinda ripped off from this reggae band we saw do a show in Asheville at this street fest. Its a minor chord in there, a I-v progression. This song is about existential longing, a typical rocknroll theme. There are a couple lyrics in there I was never happy with. We were supposed to put some manual tape flange on it, but never bothered so far, I still have the tape....maybe this will get released with a slight edit if it ever finds its way onto Vinyl. I think this song gets accused of having the most Ariel Pink influence on it, but I was really going for something else with the reverb off of a Twin Reverb soaking everything.

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I think i saw you in another life
maybe in a ballroom, maybe in a film
maybe in a classroom, maybe on the street
maybe on an astral plane
was there a part that couldn't help but feel the same
as in some long forgotten land?

If I touched your hand
and followed lines into your past
would there be something keeping me
from going too far back
is it the devil's prod
pushing us together
or is it something else all together?

like a bell hanging down from a tree
gives a sight for the birds to see
and to smile is to touch the ground

I think i saw you in another life
maybe in a ballroom, maybe in a film
maybe in a classroom, maybe on the street
maybe on an astral plane
was there a part that couldn't help but feel the same
as in some long forgotten land?

If i touched your hand
and told you where your life might go
would you believe a word i was saying was really so?
and if you closed your eyes
and woke up in an empty room
is it more cause your too late, or too soon?

like a candle at the bottom of the sea
keeps the water where it ought to be
and to sink is to surely drown

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this was the first of all these songs to be written. It was written the last day of Spiked Punch's 7 week tour in 2011, outside The Secret Squirrel in Athens , GA. Actually the day before we were at the Plush Palace, a house that Wyatt from Werewolves was doing, and i was sitting on the side of the house, stoned, and I started crying a little bit. Overwhelmed. It was a transformative experience , all in all (the whole tour), and something I felt like we had to do to break through to a new set of superior musical merit. This was the first song. The 2 chords alternating, those were kinda ripped off from this reggae band we saw do a show in Asheville at this street fest. Its a minor chord in there, a I-v progression. This song is about existential longing, a typical rocknroll theme. There are a couple lyrics in there I was never happy with. We were supposed to put some manual tape flange on it, but never bothered so far, I still have the tape....maybe this will get released with a slight edit if it ever finds its way onto Vinyl. I think this song gets accused of having the most Ariel Pink influence on it, but I was really going for something else with the reverb off of a Twin Reverb soaking everything.

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from DEATH OF A MANGO, released March 9, 2015

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