"YEAR OF NOD"

by battle ave.

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1.
04:06
2.
03:28
3.
09:00
4.
02:20
5.
07:05
6.
05:58
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recorded & produced by wise sage KEVIN MCMAHON
marcata recording, new paltz, ny
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recording & addt'l production on tracks 1, 2, 6 by HUNTER DAVIDSOHN
business district recording, johnson city, ny
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addt'l recording on track 4 by ALEX BEAULIEU
brooklyn, ny
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mastered by JAMAL RUHE
west west side, ny ny

released via SEAGREEN RECORDS
SGR0035

PREORDER: seagreenforever.com

with
JESSE ALEXANDER, NICK CORBO, HUNTER DAVIDSOHN, ROLAND GARDNER HASBROUCK, TREVOR GRASSI, GRETA KLINE, FRANK MCGINNIS, KEVIN MCMAHON, SAM MINTZER, SAMANTHA NISS, KORNELIS POORT, ADAM STOUTENBURGH, EMMA TRINGALI, PETER VOAKES, MATTHEW WOOLEVER

THANK YOU to kevin, andrea, emma, our families, & everyone who played on the record

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released 05 May 2015

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Track Name: ALEPH
see my room, there's no one in it
see my blood, my dirty rivers
you don't have to be unkind
left behind

see my parents dressed in black
icy looks across the racetrack
you've got your thing and i've got mine
left behind

see my arrows on the floor
see my sweaters keeping me warm
i'm major arcana
i wanna kiss you on the lips and that's the whole of it
Track Name: SUMMER SPEAR
where is my summer spear of grass?
i've finally learned how to sing at last
i'm just a sunburnt unknown
sitting down at the cool kid show

enemy lover you have forced my hand
i'm in the void and i don't know where to stand

so just lay down on top of me
i am bruised fruit, you are royalty
i'm just a sunburnt unknown
in the bed of the solar queen

enemy lover you have forced my hand
the year of nod left me wondering who i am
Track Name: LALANDE
Listening to Court & Spark
I remember the words "taped down and absent"
A student of time
Did you write The Sun and I?
Was it you who saw the horn?
Did you say "I am a light wave"
Or "I died out at sea"
Or "I am the empty house"?

Reading Near To The Wild Heart
I remember the words "the sun rose on Lalande"
A student of time
Did you write The Sun and I?
Was it you at Echo Courts?
Did you say "I'm already rusted"
Or "movement explains form"
Or "I am the empty house"?

Ligeia braced herself for the fall
but at the pale peak, I know the sun never meant anything at all
It's not the music of the spheres that caused my hands to scrape against the wall
But as a last twist of the knife I want it all.
Track Name: IN EVIL HOUR
I broke my sword in two
It was always a waste of time
You are mine and the world is mine

Pitchers of fire have me dusting off my wings
I give up on the shape of things

I never loosed an arrow
Even towards the sky
They were always good friends of mine

In evil hour, shake your head
I can't shake mine
Track Name: ZOA
i am the crown, i am the weight
i am the breaking and settling

i am the need, i am the roots i threw up near on christmas eve
i am reason in everything

i am the shame, i am the laurel placed atop elysian manes
i am reason in everything

i am the crown, i am the weight
i am the momentary metempsychotic state
i am the breaking and settling

i am the thorn, i am orion with blue eyes forever torn
i am reason in everything

the wolf that i am, i hold in my hands
Track Name: SOLAR QUEEN
i know things don't turn out as planned
i don't mind
you are the egg, & i'm doing fine

i am the snake, you are the egg
i feel heavy
i can hardly breathe the city

but i see a light

joan is a girl that i admire
always tired
& i am nothing but a child

i think i make my parents wonder
"what a blunder"!

but i see a light

how can something come from nothing?
i'm just a boy who needs attention
Track Name: HELEN (THIS ISN'T MEANT TO OFFEND)
everybody knows that they've got problems
everybody knows that they aint saints
but the tattoos on yr body wont make everything go away

and if my best friend blames you for all his problems
remember that you arent the only one
whois thought of as a train wreck
who is thought of as a hopeless cause

if yr parents try to stop yr drinking
and kingston's always just a step behind
one way streets call out to us
and we respond
Track Name: SEASIDE GIRLS
Years dreams return
The pilot light burned, I searched for signs
In the sun and the sea and the quay
Another waste of a day
Is my dowry a lock or a key?
Sweet memory, it's not Hamlet or Lear that makes me take pause
I should have been a pair of ragged claws
There will be time

Years dreams return
I should have left long ago, standing room at The Globe doesn't suit me at all
There will be time to find mountains and peaks asleep down the hall
There will be time or no time at all

i want the old times
Track Name: SAY SAY OH ENEMY
I haven't seen you in days
I'm not allowed in the city anymore
I've packed up this Arcadian life
I gave myself to the night
A student of time
Furious vengeance is mine
(No its not)
Something wicked this way comes
My head is a stone
Got rid of my phone
Just leave me alone
(My heart is darkness)
I haven't seen you in days
Who knows what moves me anyways?

Look, a jewel!
Look, the sun screamed right by me
Say say oh enemy
I saw the sun, it screamed right by me
I still saw the whites of her eyes
In our diner, in our disguise
It was me, the sun, and a friend that I loved
Or me and a friend that I called the sun
I haven't seen you in days
Who knows what moves me anyways?

I'm missing you in the city
I want o call you one hundred times, but I won't
I want to build you a city
But you're the beast who brought me down

I'm sick of talk, I'm sick of pressure
Hermia gave measure for measure
And at my leisure I have known it to be true
I'll be through them hills and gone, and so will you