Now, Gentlemen

by Roark

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released December 30, 2011

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Players:

Chrissy Atkins: vocals on tracks 1, 2, 7, 8 and 12
Matt Ashworth: diabolical laughter on track 6
Ryan Miyake: additional string arrangement on tracks 7, organ on track 12
Kelly Jensen: viola on track 8
Sarah Forsey: vocals on track 10
Nathan Evans: rhythm guitar, vocals (including munchkin solo) and snaps on track 11
Bryan Roberts: hand drums, broom, water bottle, vocals and snaps on track 11
John-paul Wallway: snaps on track 11
David Doyle: beatboxing on track 14


All tracks recorded at SourCouch Studios except for track 14 which was recorded at Experience Music Project
All songs composed, written and mixed by Roark Brewster except tracks 7, 10, 11 and 12.
Tracks 7 and 12 mixed by Ryan Miyake.
Track 10 co-written by Sarah Forsey
Track 11 co-composed by Nathan Evans and Bryan Roberts
Final mastering by Ryan Miyake

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Track Name: Warm Violation
don't stop singing today, you get a warm violation and it's good
you're up shit creek, start kicking your feet cuz the paddle that your using is a meager defeat
your heart is a maze, don't ever change, just jump off that plane in 63 days
where the air taste like meat, the scenery's sweet, get down on your knees there's people to please

and oh
temptations i know
frustrations i know
vibrations i don't know

temptations i know
frustrations i know
vibrations i don't ...

pin drops on a finicky blade and you know the super heros had it good
their down on the scene to clean up the streets as they fly their way through buildings they got villains to beat
it's always the same, keep turning the page, there's a comical addendum to a dog in a cage
it's poetry meat and saffron and sweet, get down with the cheese there's people to please

and oh
temptations i know
frustrations i know
vibrations i don't know

temptations i know
frustrations i know
vibrations i don't ...
Track Name: Who Moves Inside You
who moves inside you
who moves inside you
who moves inside you
who moves inside you now

who moves inside you
who moves inside you
who moves inside you
who moves inside you now

salt and liquor, getting warmer, running naked, giving orders

who moves inside you
who moves inside you
who moves inside you
who moves inside you now

pass the rabies, turn the corner, that's what you are, nice to know ya

who moves inside you
who moves inside you
who moves inside you
who moves inside you now

who moves inside you
who moves inside you
who moves inside you
who moves inside you now
Track Name: Amberine
Amberine, making your signs, talking the lines at me
dance and sing, stealing my thunder, making a lover of me
show me on in, i think i can mingle, your friends are angels to be

but did you know i was special, in case you didn't notice, now i can see
fighting fire from all angles, lost in the meadow and asleep

Amberine, try not to suffer, its only the color of things
call it in, this night will expire and we will be higher than the trees
lay down my friend, the poke of my spite will crush your empire to its knees

but did you know i was special, in case you didn't notice, now i can see
fighting fire from all angles, lost in the meadow and asleep… and asleep

but did you know i was special, in case you didn't notice, now i can see
fighting fire from all angles, lost in the meadow and asleep… and asleep
Track Name: I Can't Believe
oh i can't believe that your talking to me when your kids are in the park overdosing
and i could be still if you had someone to kill but your heart is just too obvious and motionless

and all that i can't see is everything you envy about me

oh i should have known that you'd compromise your own for the rotting cells of architects and percasets
and i should have guessed that you'd offer me the rest in a stollen sort of soul infected promise

and i can't pretend that i didn't see your friends on the underside of a garbage heap, a not alive and not a sleeping in

mmm mmm

so wander and weep and i'll try to get some sleep even though your sons are starring at my coffin
with thoughts in the past but you know its not the last time we could see the falling shells of autumn

and all that i need is a shadow and a dream, a face to hold my memories, some friends to make enemies, an old guitar and a sink for puking in

mmm mmm mmm mmm
Track Name: We Got the Grooves
we got the grooves to move with you
we got the grooves to move with you

we got the grooves to move with you
we got the grooves to move with you
Track Name: String Us Together
string us together from a fiery furnace, bait us and brand us and lead us and give us a purpose
transform our bodies from an army of angels, package us gently in parcels and ship us in doubles
and sing us to sleep now with ten thousand heart aches, a venomous soiree of glances to bring to the party
and sever your chances to look what's behind you, it's the same inside you, your perfect and mine to hold onto

but that's all, nail your self to the wall, i can tell you're the one who can fall
but thats all the jury is making the call, you wont need to be told that your small

build me a fever from tulips and branches, hidden in mansion and sold to the kings and the dunces
force us to speak now with our tongues strong and twisting, it's the words we are tasting, it's the flavor of moments gone missing
and hoard all the answers in the attics of steeples, dine on the staircase and throw down the bones and the gristle
in biding my chances to look what's behind me, it's the same thing inside me, it's perfectly haunted with meaning

but that's all, give yourselves a call and remind you that you can move on
but thats all the jury has made the call, you can dream but you're gonna wake up

but that's all, nail your self to the wall, i can tell you're the one who can fall
but thats all the jury is making the call, you wont need to be told that your small
Track Name: Just Another Apocalypse
the tired earth is coming to an end and it's gonna be your friends that will help you and destroy you
and normal life can fuck it in the ass because it's not an easy task to constantly adhere to
and Santa Claus and the holy ghost can give you what you need to most cuz it's free and you already owe

so go ahead and stick it in the dirt cuz God can't clean it off your shirt and i hope that your not sorry
when the hovercraft of crickets do arrive and they've got Satan on their side, you will fall off in a hurry
the sky will fall and the planes will burn as you sit and watch your horizon turn from a baby blue to a warm apple blur

hmm-ah-hmm da-dum-dum
hmm-ah-hmm da-dum-dum

gather one and all to meet your doom, apocalyptic afternoons and get well cards to mask the landslides
from the stale overdraft to rotten meat from piles of people in the street all taking their last nose dive
and it matters not how you role the dice cuz it always lands on Jesus Christ so get your ass to the phone and be saved

hmm-ah-hmm da-dum-dum
hmm-ah-hmm da-dum-dum

surprised you and i are still alive with floating angels by our sides to show us to the next place
a rummage through the end of all the things in the vast stench of broken means, it's a holiday for the the snakes
and you know it's bad when it feels good and you can proudly say that your erection stood on a fortune of more of the same

hmm-ah-hmm da-dum-dum
hmm-ah-hmm da-dum-dum
Track Name: Fools Gold
your heart is made of fools gold. you bask in the sun but you wait in the cold for the day that your man will come home and call you his own.
your head is made of cool ice cream. it's got 31 ideas but they're always the same thing. it seems that society's stoned and you're all alone.

sooner or later you'll all meet your doom. foam on the sidewalk and huffing perfume. photos together to silence me now that your gone.

your mouth is made of sugar and spice and a female erection that flies into my eyes and sings of the love it disowned to find its control.
your eyes go miles and never return cuz you fell from the stars and now your wearing my shirt. now all of the me that you see is written on my sleeve.

sooner or later you'll all meet your doom. foam on the sidewalk and huffing perfume. a photo together to silence me now that your gone
and all your ideas that fell from the sky that turned mine to impudent fictional lies, that haunt my surroundings with viruses now that your gone

[solo]

sooner or later you'll all meet your doom. foam on the sidewalk and huffing perfume. a photo together to silence me now that your gone
and all your ideas that fell from the sky that turned mine to impudent fictional lies, that haunt my surroundings with viruses now that your gone
Track Name: I Will Be By Your Side
oh i will be with you again and take you from this harm
oh i will help make amens with the needles in your arm
oh i will be by your side

i'll take you this from this lonesome path of hunger pain and strife
and lead you to the other side and show you better life
oh i will be by your side

oh i will wash your knotted hair and and wipe your dirty chin
i will feed you with my open hands and absolve you of your sin
oh i will be by your side

oh i'll be there to calm you down and hold you when you shake
i will be the one to coddle you with my love you can take
oh i will be by your side

oh i'll protect our love my dear and watch your every move
i will be along to hunt you down when you have been untrue
oh i will be by your side

oh i will hold your body down with my hands upon your throat
i will ease your pain and wipe your tears and kiss you as you choke
oh i will be by your side

oh i will say my first goodbye in the time of your last breath
and hand you off to Jesus Christ in the moments of you death
oh i will be by your side

oh i will be with you again on the greener side of noon
so keep your chin up hold it hight cuz i will be there soon
oh i will be by your side
oh i will be by your side
Track Name: Perfect Engine
hmm hmm hmm

oh there's castles made of assholes beyond these emerald skies
and we're unleashing them in sections like it's once upon a time
and i know you weren't invited but you can't get too far away
cuz we're coming for your children to form our ad campaign
and the love and sex with robots won't be too far behind you
with a smile, sweat and teardrops to promise you the same

and it sounds like Christmas, i think i'm losing faith
for outside's landslides the song that overplayed

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

the substitutes are preaching of a dark and holy time
while their parents are outside barfing cuz their kids are in disguise
their ears are pierced with sulfur and their tongues are parched with blood
from the thorns that they've been licking off the virgin flower buds
that grow in fertile graveyards from the carcasses of rockstars
who moan their gentle lyric from the songs that never die

oh outstretched, palms wet, i think i'm not ok
oh outlet, trap set, the mouse that's under paid

[solo]

the perfect engine is running in a civic south bound train
where the people can drink their coffee with their chronic morning pains
we pass the fleet of buildings as we launch into the sky
and the sun gives birth to evening then the clouds begin to cry
from the noxious tune of angels as we leave our lives behind us
and soar through ruins and tangles to a departed perfect mind

the last threat, sunset, i think wont be the same
an ancient gauntlet on a moon that never wanes

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm