Dead Magnolia

by French Kettle Station

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Recorded between Novermber 2015 and January 2016.
All songs by Luke Thinnes.


released January 31, 2016



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Track Name: No Connection Is Made
the emptiness of our routine can’t be heard & can’t be seen raise your voice I turn away avert the eyes no connection is made further signs we never match you detach when I collapse the angels carved you with a blade you seek perfection no connection is made
Track Name: I Never Saw The Light
remember coming home from work and sleeping through the afternoon? a chalice full of lies I never saw the light until my simple life flashed before my eyes and there was nothing that I cared enough to die for face against the floor in a nightmare of the same I’ll be waking up to hatred veiled as a bride there’s a crew with demolition fever and the crane is second nature to the love they never felt some evenings end before they start while others tear your life apart select whichever side and stare into the light before the memory says it wasn’t right in a paradise of unfulfilled exceptions I never saw the light
Track Name: Laws Don't Belong
laws don’t belong where there is no wrong I’ve seen it again and again frame by frame delay with footage all so fake the harmless locked away it’s the same old song
Track Name: All Broken Signs
silence is a camouflage we blend into the mess the crowd is vanishing what happens next? you could give a thousand sermons and never make a sound an act so commonplace on common ground this is when the stars go out comets interrupt the play all broken signs read clear as day even if we break the ice we’ll never make it out alive a chance to hold each other before we die
Track Name: Disco Slave
Track Name: Cross The Line
don’t make this harder than it seems to cross the line my memory fails around this time you’re in my dreams but something’s always different than before no less no more you track me down it comes as no surprise you’ve crossed the line
Track Name: Today Will Be The Day
I’m not game for the tricks that you play my heart is in the wrong place can’t get up I’m spent and afraid today will be the day loose ends twisted in a sailor’s knot hang tight to last a second shock these are moments we record for when we settle our score I’m no cunt red anger in my face my heart is in the wrong place you’ll be there in shivers when it breaks today will be the day
Track Name: Days Go By
your reply took so long that I couldn’t understand the phrase days go by spending all my time wishing that I caught your name stale inside every single night pandering to the where and the why days go by nothing blows my mind you must have been the best that I’ve had
Track Name: Surfacing
Track Name: Dead Magnolia
“you’re the color of my favorite scar” Miriam said a dead magnolia resting in her hair from heaven knows where her garden stretches far and wide through a terrace of pines and I could have swore I died a million times to stare in her eyes if I cry before the credits role don’t idle the hearse you’ve been one to save the best for last in stages of thirds I’m the crow that calls beyond its nest “our shelter survived” and when the flowers vanish in the field a fog arrives
Track Name: Where Did My Curse Go?
where did my curse go? deep in to the night receiving the messages “your wish is my command” skating on the thin ice never felt so nice lifting the hex with a presence “say the magic word” and you left me in darkness in a state of disrepair with treatment so silent when we turn another leaf alone with the voices that led me through the trees moving in circles “your secret is safe with me”
Track Name: A Man Of My Ways
I’ve seen tragedy after tragedy move beyond me not affecting me through the sentiment all the sediment erupts in a manner of repressing urges and that my friend has always been the case of a lifetime falling from the sky you could shake me out of my orbit but I’m a man of my ways some things you can’t replace you should write me and tell me what it’s like on the opposite side of the wall maybe I’m in need of some perspective does the catch amount the chase? some things you can’t replace
Track Name: The Healer Has Lost Her Touch