i would never do that

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psych nah but seriously though

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released November 11, 2016

small dad is conor, jasper, molly, aaron, and sam. conor and sam play guitar, aaron plays bass, molly plays the qchord, and jasper plays drums.

marco plays percussion on consonant why, simon's house, and bumbleboy. ananth plays cello on manhattan.

this record was recorded, mixed, and mastered by ananth at pretty good studios in takoma, dc. we are infinitely grateful for his time and experience.

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Track Name: be easy
try to wrap your mind around it, child
remember all the colors that you've seen
it's been a minute since i've seen you smile
remember all the places that you've been
alright

it's ok
you'll be ok
you'll be ok

it's alright
you'll be alright
you'll be alright

don't worry
you worry
you worry
all the time

it's ok
you'll be ok

i know how you forget what's right in front of you
i know how you stop thinking when time is fleeting
are you awake or are you sleeping?
just lift your head dear and be easy

it's ok
you'll be ok
you'll be ok

it's alright
you'll be alright
you'll be alright

don't worry
you worry
you worry
all the time

it's ok
you'll be ok
you'll be oooooooOOooOoOoooOO
Track Name: manhattan
i fell in love with you months and months ago when you first said hello to me
we lay together in bed i'd share the thoughts that were in my head and you would smile and hold me
i cannot count the times i'd go to Dollop with you in mind hoping to see you there
but we knew it couldn't last now you're a part of my past, when i saw you again you'd cut your hair

you're my darling girl, you mean the world to me
i learned so much from your touch and philosophy

but i cannot lie and say you didn't make me cry nearly every night
it's tempting to romanticize the time spent in your smile when i felt alright

but i think the anguish has passed, this friendship can last, i have faith
i'll try not to fall again, i hope we can be friends cause no one can take your place

you met my soul back in Chicago
i lost control but I'm trying to get it back now that i'm home

but I have to say goodbye to the idea of us entertained, good night
you'll always have a piece of my heart, thank you for a lovely start
we have a complex situation, but goodnight with love and veneration
Track Name: consonant why
he caught me in the driveway
ready to pull me indoors
can't talk empty wanna hang with you,
but there's so much gunk i fall for

i vote we make a break soon
even though the rain blocks the door
umbrellas are risky in this storm
cause thunder loves metal in downpours

ay yai ay yai yai yai yai
ay yai ay yai yai yai yai
ay yai ay yai yai yai yai
ay yai ay yai yai yai yai

you calm my nerves
and hold my edges intact
we should get climbing
if we wanna eat on the roof outback

ay yai ay yai yai yai yai
ay yai ay yai yai yai yai
ay yai ay yai yai yai yai
ay yai ay yai yai yai yai

(instrumental)

ay yai ay yai yai yai yai
ay yai ay yai yai yai yai

you calm my nerves and you hold my edges intact
you calm my nerves and you hold my edges intact
you calm my nerves and you hold my edges intact
you calm my nerves and you hold my edges intact
Track Name: not a man
i got a strange fascination with the lights in the hall
i got a part of me inside me that don't like me at all
i sit here staring at the carpet with my back to the wall
i'd try to stand up but i'm afraid i'd fall

lyin' here lookin' up at the sky
all i see are the city lights
maybe when i see the stars i'll feel alright
until then i'll just softly cry

i'm not a man
i don't know who i am
i'm not a man
i do the best that i can
i'm not a man
don't you understand?
i'm not a man
koo-koo ay-ay-yann
chick-ah

there is a light on the water and a sun in the trees
it's dark outside but it shines through the leaves
there is a wind coming towards me as i step on the beach
there is a raindrop on my brow, and a grin on my cheeks

this is goodbye
ain't no reason to cry
this is goodbye
enjoy the rest of your life
this is goodbye
you know it's been a rough night
this is goodbye
koo-koo ay-ay-yayy
goodbye

i'm not a man
i'm not a man
i'm not a man
i'm not a mahaiayayan
i'm not a man
Track Name: not for kids
if lightning strikes 504, it's my cosmic fault -- i did it all
Plath on the shelf and Camus on the desk:
who gives a teenager this?
you know it's not for kids
it's not for kids.

now spirits coming up from the basement
i think i brought them on my house
and weave a circle 'round him thrice

he on his own angst hath fed x2

hocus pocus, they put me away
i looked at demon books -- i'm how a demon looks
wish i never found that Zarathustra upstairs
that German damned me for life,
that void consumed my sight
consumed my sight

now spirits coming up from the basement
i think i brought them on my house
and weave a circle 'round him thrice

he on his own angst hath fed x2
Track Name: simon's house
let's go to Simon's house
watch out it's quiet hours
let's go to Simon's house
watch out it's quiet hours

let's go to Simon's house
watch out it's quiet hours
let's go to Simon's house
watch out it's quiet hours

let's go to 4-0-4
step in and shut the door
let's go to 4-0-4
step in and shut the door

let's go to 4-0-4
step in and shut the door
let's go to 4-0-4
step in and shut the door
Track Name: bumbleboy
i will not be doomed
future flower will bloom
getting started is hard when departed,
so i'll keep on going for now
love is a feeling that i can believe in
love is a feeling that i can believe in

whisper; sound of the past
does not define at the last
worried thinking will get world to shrinking,
so i'll just forget it for now
love is a feeling that gives itself meaning
love is a feeling that i can believe in

bumbleboy, bumbleboy,
windswept by the sea
cast your stone into the waves
brush off your sandy knee

the glassy surf is crystals crashing
the needles by the hay
the sun submerges ever after
bid farewell to the day

bumbleboy, bumbleboy,
sleeping on the seam
stay in bed a second more
breathe deep into your dream

the waking mind is full of fuzz
'till starlight wanders by
cool air is in the mind at night
when the moon is in the sky
Track Name: dizzy quilts
i'm not sure where i've woken up
my body won't stop aching
my eyes are amorphous and my muscles still tense from dreaming

i hit hard on the windowsill
my head is nearly torn
i sit in dirt with clouds above and sink right into the floor

i fix on my wrist and i fix on my wrist
i'm pretty pissed so there's something that you missed
i fix on my wrist and i fix on my wrist
you seem pretty pissed so there's something that i missed

i'm not sure where i've woken up
i think i feel better now
spread my blanket water soft, there's no hazard around
Track Name: graduation
i am tired and I'm lying on the floor, crumpled and crying, desperately gasping for air
i'm surrounded by a quiet empty stillness, silent and will less, but it's is what i need

oh I know that it's tricky, we’ll figure it out my friend
we said goodbye in a way that only we would understand

i cried and cried and i tore my skin: i didn't want to be in the body i was in
i sat alone and i looked in my eyes and i realized it wasn't yet time to die
now I'm going home, maybe there i won't feel so alone
i'll see familiar faces, but they're only traces of who i used to know