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Small Reveal

by Aidan Knight

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1.
Dream Team 07:07
Never understand Never could be Good but you know I try To keep the future close Closed up like a fist You've been sleeping in the wild Oh, the blackest wave Was I swimming just to drown? I have seen you in the world I have seen you in my mind Would you put it all at ease Or make me feel uneasy Cause I feel 25 And it never was that way Something's changed inside my heart And I'm unsure of everything Holding sea salt in your hands Don't you ever want to pour it out
2.
A Mirror 04:51
Crushing the boys Tying one on out back Flexing their charms In the gym With the guys It keeps me awake, Knowing you'll love me Someday I'm alive I'm alive I'm right here I'm here Am I a clerk or a mirror? Whichever will do Down at the stores Picking up aspirin and milk Nursing an arm Like a bird In a drawer The effortless cool way You carry your bags I am stocking the shelves Hoping you'll see me in the back I was alive This whole time I was here I'm still here Am I a clerk or a mirror? Whichever will do The tournament of stares Somebody's got to move
3.
Cleaning out the carpet in the month of June I am holding in a song Wrapping my head around the fortunate ones Beating you senseless with a delicate word While you'd be out humming and hawing I'd be here humming out the verse Is ink all that heavy if there's not much to say? Does it press against your body Like the girls do at the bar? Do you fear it in the moments, When they discover who you are? Will you question all your memories or Pour yourself another drink It collapses under piles of pages And bad sleep Laying on the carpet in the month of June I am holding a song Shaking my head cause I'm a fortunate one
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Like anything Like anything worth doing The plot is difficult The voice is low, you are an idiot Explored the written word But now that you've seen nakedness Will you see the good in everyone Am I singing for strangers What a voice When strangers sing these harmonies The eyes are wide in discovery So I eat peaches in the afternoon, Serenade old men on their balconies I gave up on trying to pin it down Am I singing for strangers
6.
Leave me in this world For I am not alone Taking in the evening Us good old boys Two stray dogs Listening for The Master's Call The sticky, Summer heat A wedding in the shade You cried into a canning jar Like perfume come unsealed Love can be like a tart meringue A sunburn fading in a lukewarm bed And time can change most anything Until you reach the very end Two stray dogs Listening for The Master's Call
7.
Skip 04:31
Frank Candelori Cutting his hair Pacing the stages In the boroughs of New York If life was a slipstream Skip just ran out of steam Tired of standing up For what he believed When all of the edges Aren't always straight Will you withstand it Or let it break
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You wonder what I do With myself in the dark Outside with the birds It's a mouthful I run like I was never yours Don't you ever feel That the room just got bright Like a million big ideas Or your brother's eyes Don't choose me I was never yours There's gonna be a time When I leave you in the night To sit on top of roofs Return, like I was never yours Creatures great & small
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11.
Margaret in the morning Sleeping on her side Tossing men like nickels into The ever rising tide I heard she was a dentist Before she fell in love Freezing leaden smiles Just to give them up Margaret at the office Margaret at eighteen She said "Sit right down a minute" She said "Let me clean your teeth" So we settled down in Bozeman In the corner of the world We raised a couple children But we lost a little girl Heartbreak in Montana We slowly grew apart A grocery clerk in Moncton As she was dancing in the bar You rushed him to the courtroom Before the bed was cold And defrosted out my windshield When you smiled and let me know The many cavities pulling At our marriages tender mouth And at the root of all the problems Was a man across the canal Margaret left the practice Late in '86 I left behind the midwest And forgot we ever kissed I knew she changed her number But couldn't shake the cough The doctor gave her six weeks Which only made her shrug it off Resting in her fifth week I brought her buttercups There was too much to say between us And I'd only fuck it up So, I stared up at the ceiling And I held her little hands And you knew that I forgave you For making other plans Margaret in the morning Sleeping on her side Strolls into the waves Of an ever rising tide

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released October 23, 2012

Colin Nealis - Bass, Viola, Violin, Percussion, Voice
Olivier Clements - Flugelhorn, Trumpet, Wurlitzer, Synthesizer, Hammond Organ, Percussion
David Barry - Drums, Guitar, Percussion
Julia Wakal - Flugelhorn, Cornet, Trumpet, Synthesizers, Omnichord, Autoharp, Loop Manipulations, Percussion, Voice
Aidan Knight - Guitars, Piano, Omnichord, Wurlitzer, Tape Manipulations, Piano Bass, Percussion, Voice
Jonathan Anderson - Pedal Steel, Piano Bass, Percussion, Bowed Banjo
Aubrey Kelly - Trombone
Aleksandra Tremblay - Flute
Marlene Stewart - Tuba

Recorded and Mixed by Jonathan Anderson
Mix Engineering by Sean Holowaychuk
Mastered by Philip Victor Bova at Bova Sound
Location recording at Protection Island, Wakal Manor, Nealis Home, and Larsen Music
Additional engineering by Colin Nealis, Aidan Knight, and Julia Wakal

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