no mint for farwell

by mopsey

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released January 10, 2017

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Track Name: Cul-de-sac '77
when we killed the afternoons
a wasting yellow haze on everything
and when we lost it in the woods
and sticks broke little bones
and words were thrown
and names could hurt you

just off Alder Way somewhere in the hills
past a field of cars rotting slowly while we move away
running to keep yesterday from spilling into
the peace of home

when we hid our whisperings
under windows in the spring
on raining days
and when the neighborhood was everything
the ramblers in a ring
that kept us all
from slowly freezing

just off Alder Way...

let pale light lead you home
Track Name: Carry the One
Ada
I'd carry the one for you
engine of all the difference
the countess of computation
we all belong to you

Julia
I'd carry the knives for you
early fog on the avenue
the stone and salt
keeps the kitchen hot
we all come home to you

wait for the sun to fill the room
when the days fall away from you
wait by the window seat for a sign from me
O, Julia...

Agatha
I'd jump in a Pond for you
deep enough for a dive or two
I'm swallowed up
by the stars above
see how they run to you

wait for the sun to fill the room...

Ada
I'd carry the one for you...
Track Name: Barely a Sound
bitter pill just swallowed us
maybe should have left the phone to ring
took it hard and stumbled out
battered by a sheet of summer rain

o, when you left we were both too young
long low days without you
blue wind throwing all the leaves around
dead wind breaks us in two

on a road to stranger things
echoes ring but I can't hear at all
couldn't see what it would mean
in that moment holding you to me

o, when you left we were both too young...

bury the day deeper underground
marry the wave two walls beaten down
spirit away all faith on the floor
barely a sound

metal freight to Silver Springs
all the weight that crushed you fell away
left your old shirt on the floor
you took the hard way to a better place

o, when you left we were both too young...

bury the day deeper underground...
Track Name: Ghost v. Ghost
staring at the blind keeping time by the side of the highway
wonder if they know that the speaker's blown
wonder if they're worried about our isolation

staring at the wires hanging white at the side of a hero
I don't want to know what her powers be
I don't want to look at the dark side of my ego

bloom and blow away...

barely making time as we ride at the back of a Metro
staring at the world from a window seat
thinking of a way to keep us from disappearing

bloom and blow away...
Track Name: Kitchen WItch
"don't let Esther in!"
came a scream from down below
the old kitchen witch we'd thrown away
came back home
"no, Esther wait! it was all a big mistake!"
but the old kitchen witch was haunted

badly sewn-on head
shark-dead eyes, tattered cape
the old kitchen witch
orchestrates a great escape
down in the bin
their nightmare begins
the kitchen witch was left unwanted

Esther needs a piece of you
to do the things she needs to do

dark and rainy night
shots ring out someone cries
"Esther's getting in!"
and no one makes it out alive

cause the kitchen witch got what she wanted...
Track Name: Dead Smile
maybe it's now we burn it all down
maybe the winter's winning
so strange to see a dead smile
on someone still breathing

o, wait, everything's not o.k.
wide awake on a bad day
it could be worse

knock me down spit in my hair
looks like more bad weather
so strange to see you there
in the blood, the horror

o, wait, everything's not o.k.
wide awake on a bad day
could it be worse?

do you want to crawl away?
I do

maybe we cry to keep it all down
keep it from boiling over
the tears of a desperate town
broken by an old world order

oh, wait, everything's not o.k.
wide awake on a bad day
it's going to get worse
feels like a cold snap
keeping all our heads back
open up let the rain fall
fill it all in

do you want to crawl away?
I do...
Track Name: Thieves
and I'm down in this hole
surrounded by thieves
they go way back
ten years at least
they got nowhere to go
no out but up

a piece of the moon
lighting this room
we just need to breathe out
the ceiling is caving in
thieves for the win

we're all wasted
and wasting away
flying too high
to steer this thing
the thieves are pulling
at kicking feet

a piece of the moon
filling this room
we all need to breathe out
the ceiling is caving in
we just need to breathe out and then
rise up and take back the room
and make 'em all bleed out
the feeling is creeping in
it's thieves for the win
Track Name: Zeroed Out
if I had a way to keep us all in the dark
if I had a way to keep from screaming
if I had the rage to keep on facing the world
but I don't

I've lost the way
I'm zeroed out...

If a funny face could make it all disappear
we'd erase the pain of a world unmended
and if a sudden grace descended over us all
then I'll know

I've lost the way
I'm zeroed out
I'm running spent
I'm haunted

So sad to see it all slipping away
but the world keeps spinning
wait to change the view
but it's o.k and everyone's looking around
for no good reason
just to change the view
and I'd hate to follow you...

if I had a way to keep us all in the dark
if I had a way to keep from screaming...

So sad to see it all slipping away...