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by the names that spell



Music by The Names That Spell
Lyrics by Christopher Staley
Horn arrangement by Josh Johnson, Alistair Duncan, & Christopher Staley
Recorded & engineered by Emmett Farley
Mixed by Christopher Staley
Pumpkin by Adrian Espinoza


"File save
& drag your mouse
drag it in your lungs & hold it
Harassment is Spellcheck
Spellcheck is Harassment
I'm going to get my fix

No need
to thank your buttons
for fastening your shirt
they do good work
& they know they do good work

It's like shuffling polaroids
to build a house of cards
exposing my friends to being broken & bent
it's time to glue-stick

With your skip two
& your skip-to...
& fast forward
& your pause
your dirty paws
rewind the order

File save
& minimize
minimize the damage done
I forgot to write the date in
the water log
I'm a terrible captain

No need
to thank your parasol
for making you high-class
it does all it's groveling
from above your head
to make you think you've got a grip

Keep at ten & two & under eighty
Keep knocking 'til they answer

I will hide my face forever
to pretend I'm not a kid"


released November 29, 2014
Josh Johnson: Rhodes, Synth, Saxophone
Alistair Duncan: Trombone
Lucas Elenitsky: Drums, Ukulele, Electronics
Matt Plaskota: Drums
Evan Staley: Bass
Christopher Staley: Guitar, Vocals, Trumpet, Turntables


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