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released May 1, 2016

Recorded at the Alamo on Texas Ave in St. Louis, MO
Kristo plays all instruments
Recorded and mixed by Kristo
Mastered by Mario Viele at Cowboy Technical in Brooklyn, NY

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Track Name: Witchdoctor
My friend witchdoctor
gave me the strip, took me out of my mind
it'd been aching and throbbing and grinding for so long a time
and she told me to, told me to, told me to
sniff my wrist if I want to come home.
Orange blossom water...

My friend witchdoctor
she burn the sage, I mean she burn the cricket wire
say evil away
she took the time, took the time, took the time
to advocate - said "Boy, get the things that you need."
Orange blossom water...

I am not sad, I'm just not here
and I am not happy, I'm only smiling
I am waiting for this rebirth to end
sniff my wrist - wait to feel at home

My friend witchdoctor
cast a spell, run off - twenty four hours time
now the aching and throbbing and grinding returns to my mind
and so i kneel down, i kneel down, i kneel down
sniff my wrists - maybe this is my home
Orange blossom water...

You only do what you have to do
There's no mistakes, there's only trying
I could never pretend to know what I've done
Sniff my wrist
Smell that orange blossom water
Track Name: See You Around
It's like old times when I'm with you
I've got no time for sad and lonely, twisted and confused
i got things to do - go riding in the car with you
i like to listen to your head unwind
i like your purple leopard print sunglasses
and your dark affected hair
you mystify like the paint upon your windshield
don't forget to come by
say hi sometime

i've got all the time in front of me
and i can do nearly anything, pull down the egypt sun
that's how i feel when your eyes are on me
there is no blood trailing
hurting is a part of living
and i still got your band-aid
how can i help? how can i help it?
don't forget to come by
say hi sometime

I will not watch you drive away
I will not turn my head
I will not let it wreck me, oh no
I will not over think it
I'll just see you around…
and thanks for the ride

give me just a sliver of your time
i have words that have been frozen behind glass
but i am older now
we got things to do, burn down your walls
give me just a pallet on your floor
we'll make the sky radiate in neon
and i'll catch all your vicious dreams
come let me be your scorpio secret
i want to be your nature's quarrel
and i will leave you alone when you want it
and when you want me, ill be around
Track Name: Maggots
this death is lonely
this summer's been cold
and the heat gets to me
summer nights have gone to hell
summer nights have left me moldy water
summer nights have gone to shit

this moon is a window
into my dreams
and tonight it burns like a hangnail
summer nights have gone to hell
summer nights have left me tossing and turning
summer nights have gone to shit

maggots eat away, maggots eat away
at what's left of my brother
maggots eat away, maggots eat away
at what's left of my love
maggots eat away, maggots eat away
all hope is churning fodder

there's a hooded figure around the corner
staring me down
cicadas singing a funeral song, got a bomb full of ashes on my kitchen table
take me to the park so i can look down the barrel of a gun

milk tastes like vinegar
wine is stale
everything is gathering flies
summer nights have gone to hell
summer nights have left me festering
summer nights have gone to shit

maggots eat away, maggots eat away
this garden needs water
maggots eat away, maggots eat away
these weeds have grown tall
maggots eat away, maggots eat away
all hope is churning fodder
Track Name: Volcano
I had a wicked dream - mmmmmm
Where I done a wicked thing - mmmmmm
He didn't see it coming
He didn't see it coming
Heads rollin' on the floor
mmmmmmm

There was a white picket fence - mmmmmm
Got to shape-shiftin' - mmmmmm
I lost all control
It took over me
and I didn't see it coming
mmmmmmm

Get me to the volcano
Gotta get there before the sun goes down
Through fog patches and twisted roads
I paid for this car, I'm gonna drive it
into the ground
mmmmmmm

I talked to my friend - mmmmmm
He had the same dream, too - mmmmmm
Must have been somethin' in the water
I took a drink
mmmmmmm


Get me to the volcano
Gotta get there before the sun goes down
I'm guided by voices through twisted roads
I paid for this car, I'm gonna drive it
into the ground
or till my head's rollin on the floor
Track Name: Thunder & Rain
I wake up in the morning with a vague recollection
of arms once wrapped 'round my waist
I roll over slowly and gaze at the wall
brush it off, and get on with my day
I walk down the stairs, grind up the coffee
let it brew, while I try to grasp
at the feeling that lingers from whatever I was dreaming
then I throw away the grounds and it all rushes back

it's the morning that we woke up to the thunder and rain
when you held me and told me let's lay here all day
while the heaven pours its judgement down
your memory leaves me and the rain stays around

there are things I come across in my day-to-day living
that cause a paint to pass through
i'm fine one moment and the next i'm in ruin
and I don't know what I should do
because all that used to bring me joy
no longer satisfies
I look at my friends and I see only strangers
they don't know how i'm dying inside

from the moment that we woke up to the thunder and rain
when you held me and told me let's lay here all day
while the heaven pours its judgement down
your memory leaves me and the rain stays around

now i'm outside of my body and my eyes are glazed over
though I'm sober, or at least i've tried
but there's a haze wrapped around me like i'm coming down
from the biggest lift of my life
and the nighttime leaves me deeply disturbed
by an aching i've never known
i awaken from sleep again and again
this lingering feeling just keeps lingering on

like the morning that we woke up to the thunder and rain
when you held me and told me let's lay here all day
while the heaven pours its judgement down
your memory leaves me and the rain stays around
your memory leaves and the rain...