Humble Digs Volume 3

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Recorded August-September 2015 in garages, bedrooms, a guy's office, basements, my van

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released November 29, 2015

Jake Slater- instruments that require electricity, vocals
Henry Condon- drums
with:
Ben Young- somber strings on "50,000 MPH"
Leland Baker- sneaky sax on "had a laugh" and "chipped and tied"
John Krone- electric guitar on "had a laugh"
City of Austin- traffic

mastering by Dan Coutant at Sunroom Audio
cover taken at Jockey's Ridge, Nag's Head, NC/title by Louis Johnson

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Track Name: Lazy Nights
So nice of you to stop by
but I'm afraid I've learned to love those lazy nights
I'm wrapped up in bed
claiming to have a sore head

Cuz I've seen over the line
Cuz I've seen what's left that's mine
your face is big and bright
but i can tell by second sight

It's gonna turn around the sun
a few more times then slow its run
before another trip is done

wake up my love
what have you become?
a broken wheel? a good dog?
Who needs to be number one?

It must be nice to go try
but I'm afraid I've learned to love those lazy nights
I'm gonna turn around the sun
a few more times then slow my run
and then another trip is done
Track Name: Paint Me Gold
Paint me gold
ship me off
i'll find the line
in time, so gracefully
in time, no apology

Paint me gold
show me ropes
tie my hands
behind my back a while
and I'll sing your praise

Lost souls will follow my shadow
but a good man can help chase the sun
up and down the hours

Paint me gold
just a once over
I can't recall
a time I shone bright alone,
till the moment by the edge
peering out beyond the edge

Paint me gold, silver tongue...ruby lips on white
speak my name only if you've stopped to look inside

lost souls will follow my shadow
but a good man can help chase the sun
up and down the hours
Track Name: Had a Laugh
I thought, my my, it's getting late
but the sun gave a nod, reached out her golden arms
and picked me to show me light, can last a little longer
with an open mind
and i could near recall the fruits of spring
wasted when the time was not a thing
that you'd hold near
shaking in your hands to break free
hold dear
better chain yourself to bed till next year
then you'll find yourself...and maybe fall

I had a laugh, the first in weeks
my head felt like a summer breeze, and i pushed the pedal to the floor
and sped away in a figure eight
and damn it felt so good to burn
do you feel those fleeting palpitations?
wake up buying your ticket at the station?
starry-eyed and chasing no particular tomorrow?
Nothing that you'd hold near
shaking in your hands to break free
hold dear
better chain yourself to bed till next year
then you'll find yourself, and maybe fall
Track Name: Hatteras
Oh, breaking sea, how you remind me
that all is fine with peace of mind
we all just have to crash sometimes
Oh thunderclap, you've a bad rap
we all just want our babes to sleep
and ignore the songs the gods sing

My love, my drugs, my beating heart
all take root in dust from stars
so I should wish for stronger arms
time and time and time again
i put blinders to the wind
and ignore the chance to spread my wings
Track Name: Ponyboy
Calm 'fore the ever-approaching storm's sure slipping over my head
I need a good rest
breezes are blocked out by windows
so I still get heated by the sunset

Do I feel your eyes upon me?
Though i cast aside that dreaming?
For wont of growth for childish reasons,
I could not wait for turning seasons

Wide awake, counting reasons
to slip away, but i fear the nights too long
without a chance to sing another song
clear as day, love will fall like
silver rain, on the heads of those with faith
throw up their hands and sing another song

Lovers led me through shadows, maybe that's what I needed
got good at catching demons
fathers of other peoples' children said I got what I had coming
time and time again

But a true man has bled out from both hands
in one a gun the other soup cans
neither one for sitting idle
i'll take one more night, then off and I'll go

Wide awake, counting reasons
to slip away, but i fear the nights too long
without a chance to sing another song
clear as day, love will fall like
silver rain, on the heads of those with faith
throw up their hands and sing another song
Track Name: The Swan
I am glad you are just another shooting star up in my skies
laughing like the world revolves around just the things you see with your eyes
I would guess you see the morning light
and don't think twice to curse the fleeting night

But you wasted time, collecting dreams
skimming surfaces so clean
sitting naked at the beach
waiting for love from the tide

What have you done to me?! Oh no! Oh Lord!
What have I come to fall for?! The swan, of course!
Her eyes drive me wild, big blue moons, I'm on trial! AHHH!

Jäger in the morning's got the magic touch to give the sunrise spice
The fire in my belly's all but out since I last heard your voice
I sure miss our Tuesday morning fights
I once took one right between the eyes

But it was wasted time, i'd lie awake
with my body turned away
and my eyes on empty space
perusing dreams, skimming surfaces so clean
sitting naked at the beach
waiting for love from the tide

What have you done to me?! Oh no! Oh Lord!
What have I come to fall for?! The war, of course!
There's no once else around who could put me in the ground!
AHHHH!!!!!!!!
Track Name: Zen, or Something
Who's knocking?
I see a pair of old blue jeans
and I smell a little bit of drifting weed
and I hear a guitar...
Who's talking?
Why are you telling me to jerk the wheel?
Is this how those lonely twenties feel?
I believe it so far...

I remember dancing fury in the rain
I remember the touch of the morning sun
the light that it laid when I stopped and sang it a song

Please don't assume you've got an answer tried and true
for all the lonely people out here with me
I won't put up a fight as I hurdle towards the light
But I might as well kick back
and dig the sights
pretend to know why I'm getting high

Who's walking?
His feet hurt but I bet his head feels swell
Smells like shit, but he wears it well
skinny Buddhah he ain't

Please don't assume you've got an answer tried and true
for all the lonely people out here with me
You dig my broken heart, while you tear me all apart
It's cute that you've got it, got it going on
so leave me be
there's nothing wrong

You'll never see me make a fuss!
You'll never see me run for the bus!
You'll never see me cry over losing a pile of dust!
Track Name: 50,000 MPH
I'll drive down to Austin, in my broke-down imagination
no MasterCard, could by me up my dreams
I've got bright horizons down here, floating in the desert
striking matches when it gets to dark to see

I'll wake to see your eyes on the sides of rolling hills
so i'll bring my bag of pills and kiss the rain
I'll take the songs I'm given now, and sing 'em to the end without
a coda to cling on to, just to fade

I know, you're here, awake
I can see you all curled in a ball
I'll return when I learn my place

If you see a stranger scrawling senseless on an envelope
and staring out for hours at the street
he could still be seventeen with years spent courting dopamine
so life would seem as good as on TV
you don't have to smile, you can turn and toss your change
but don't pretend you've seen beyond a shade
Track Name: Chipped and Tied
If all these words, were a moving picture
if all this dirt was gold
if the hounds of hell were removed from scripture
would i fear getting old?
No, no, no, there's still that brow-beating blow
from the harbor, in my eyes

I don't recall brighter days
I don't remember, what she said to me
but it shined brighter than
our first and last gold rays
After all, they all shine the same.

If the some of all my biggest blunders
equaled what I learned
there might be something worth believing
as bad as I've been burned
my, my, my I've got no reason to cry
just a shoulder chipped and tied

I don't recall better days
I don't remember, what she said to me
but it shined brighter than
our first and last gold rays
After all, they all shine the same.
Track Name: Going Great
I don't need your smile
I don't need your hands
I don't need your lashes on my neck
I don't need your coat
I don't need your walls
I don't need to be stayin' 'round at all
but it's all that I know
it's all I've to show

I will open up
I will search the stars
I will overcome my fear of bars
half a decade gone
I'll turn back to the Lord
I'll pray whenever I feel I've done good
it's all that I know
it's all i've to show

Watercolored rose
blowin' in the wind
frozen still in time, my biggest fear
but it's in the sun
sleeping when he wants
touching what he loves till all goes dim
I don't need a bed
I don't need a beat
I don't need no sand under my feet
but I want I'm inclined to
all the moments I rewind to
clawing through the day, it's always you
I can kiss the wind
or lay with the Earth
but only feel a heartbeat when my hands are in the dirt
they're worked to the bone
but I don't mind anymore
Track Name: One More Exit
So strange, it feels like autumn
when I watch the heat rise from the street
and it feels just like this afternoon
we set off clad with bare feet
smiles painted broadly
like we wanted all to see
and point their hands at mirrors
of the kids they used to be

and no one could put on a show like I got reelin' in my mind
pictured against roadsides and slipping into true tales when I hit rewind

One more exit till
I cash in all my free will
and somehow that's okay
sometimes that shit gets in the way

I got a wanderer in my headspace
and I can see one in yours too
when we start to see the billboards
of the city we'd assumed
would burn down in our absence
or change colors to match the mood
of anyone who's seen the light
and came running back to soon

and no one could put down a man with a good heart of fool's gold
you can find them on roadsides and listen to the beating of their hearts in odd time

One more exit till
I cash in all my free will
and somehow that's okay
sometimes that shit gets in the way
and I've got it locked down, but I don't know
what I'm even aiming for
and somehow that's okay
sometimes that shit gets in the way