Could It Cut You Deep

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released January 25, 2013

Written and Performed by Makka West and Rishi Daftuar
Recorded Summer 2012 At Tiny Brother Studios, Ann Arbor MI
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Rishi Daftuar (www.rishidaftuar.com)
Mastered by Devin Kerr at Good Hertz Studios (www.devinkerr.com)
Album Artwork by Carolyn Nowak (www.carolyncnowak.com)
Contact us at andhowmuzak@gmail.com

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Track Name: Clown Brain
Let the sun in. Let the light into my grave.
Stop your worrying. It's all gonna be okay.

It's a long way down with you.
And everything's wrong. Can we still be together?
It's a long way down with you.
And everything's wrong. Can you write me a letter?

Let the birds in. Let them fly into my brain.
Stop your worrying. I'm just going insane.
Track Name: In The Armory
I traded in my sword for a shield,
To make best use of the strength I've left to wield.
And my friend, you'll be astounded at all that is revealed,
On the day you trade your sword in for a shield.

I held that shield around an open soul.
It's the one thing that I earned instead of stole.
Though my pockets still were empty and I could not pay the toll,
'Till I held that shield around an open soul.

And if you ever tire of the game,
And you find you cannot take the pain,
You can lay your weary sword down and you'll never feel the same,
Once you feel yourself get tired of the game.
Track Name: Purple Funeral Tea Party
Roaming far through unexplained creation.
Playing cards bring a purple invitation.
Danger's high, but it beats the boring weather.
I'll see you there if my head's still on…

Are you going to the tea party? Just keep your wits about you.
You know they keep it flowing.
Are you going? Is there space for me? Look how they hang about you.
We've got a good thing going.

Hatter yells. No one wins when he's playing.
Watch the queen, and mind the spot where she's aiming.
Alice cries. She can't understand how we're living.
But we all die once the moment's gone…

Are you going?
Track Name: Not Yet
I see you look like you've been sleeping for days, never changing your ways. I take off, you go...
I see you looking like you've burst at the seams, maybe changing your teams. I take off, you go...
I hear you tell me that I can't understand, you've split off from the man.
I step back, you step back, we step back.
I hear you tell me that you need a surprise. Just open your eyes and take off, we go…

I see the sadness in the truth of your face. You say you need an embrace.
I take off, you go…
I hear the rage coming out in your voice, like you ain't got a choice.
I take off, you go…
I see you walking with your feet out of stone, like you're dead to the bone.
I step back, you step back, we step back.
I hear you tell me that this isn't your year. You're already here, so take off and go…

There's always time to say the wrong thing twice.
Track Name: Captain and Scout
I don't know, can we travel local lands?
Reach the sea, just you and me?
Rubbing rocks, holding on for great escapes, we can make it to the end.
This place is under attack. Will we make it together and never look back?
Trudging on, disappearing through new terrains.
We can make it to the end.

Where do we go from here? I am the captain and you are my scout. Can we get out of this town?

Can we be? Can we see? Will this place and time ever let us free to be you and me?
Leading on, orange lights turning into rain, we can make it to the end.
This place is under attack. Will we make it together and never look back?
Trudging on, wishing on for a great new world, we can make it to the end.
Track Name: The Pretenders
In the morning, we wake up on the cellar floor.
Feeling thirsty, and not remembering why we were there the night before.

In the evening, we shake it off and try again.
Moving loosely, and never speaking of all the ways it could have been.
If you listen, we've got all our lies to sell.
Makes no difference if you swallow them or not. Just another night in hell.

After midnight, we gather by the factory wall.
In the spirit of everything we've done, and for those who hear the call.
You could join us. We could help you find a way into darkness, to forget about the things that you loved about the day.

In the morning...
Track Name: Pocket Space
You say we're out of touch. But Lord knows you don't try too much these days. Can you see me at all?
You say you've served your time. But God knows that I've still got mine, so hey. Can you see me at all?

Well I must admit that you've got it. But sometimes you're just dropping the ball. If you've got space for me in your pocket, I've got a place for you on my wall. But can you see me at all?

You say it's much too late, but you know I can't take the bait these days.
Can you see me at all?
You say you're too far gone, but God knows nothing turns you on these days. Can you see me at all?

Well I must admit that you've got it. But sometimes you're just taking the fall. If you've got space for me in your pocket, I've got a place for you on my wall. But can you see me at all?
Track Name: Could It Cut You Deep
And if they try to hide it, and if they choose the lie, I'll still believe you.
And if they start a riot without knowing just why, I'll still believe you.
And if you do deny it, and if you close your eyes, I'll still believe you.
And if you start to buy it without knowing just why, I'll still believe you.

If you want to come on down, just go ahead and try it.
It can come to you in your sleep, under a veil of silence.
Could It ever Cut You Deep, and let you know you're dying?
It can take a while to speak, after these years of silence.
Track Name: Quiet Questions
Ask quiet questions. Do you believe it all? Selfless reflection.
The days and the nights are blurring together, so hold on tight and be here forever.
Watch tiny paintings. Can you see them all? Lines are all fading.
Rivers have run clean of perfect perception to look at your life and be the exception.

Can you wait for the day when you figure it out? Hold my hand and shout it out loud. The answers are yours and mine are still waiting to let go of fears.
Hold my hand, we'll figure it out. Wait for the day to shout it out loud.
The answers are yours and mine are still waiting to let go of fears.

See special stories. Can you feel them all? Pages are ending. Lies I've been telling, slip slowly fading, my truths become scary. Consider it trading.
Ask quiet questions. Do you believe it all? Selfless reflection.
The days and the nights are blurring together, so hold onto nothing and be free together.
Track Name: Different Stones
It's dark out. Which way home?
We throw different stones.
There's so much space to roam.
But we've got such fragile bones.
Track Name: Tangerine Maps
There is fear in your eyes, and nothing to do.
What can I say to let go of you?
Everything's tangled in Tangerine Maps. Unwrap the rind and let the world in. Let the world into you.

Peel back the daze and take it all in. We were confused by your perfect skin. We were confused by you.
Stare at the movies and bring it all back. I'm scared of you at the end of the track. Sun blistered stories of yellow and black.

There is fear in your eyes.
Track Name: Bottlers
We bottle a lot of what we breed now, darling.
We measure the time we've got to give.
Don't look at the clock, you know it keeps you gnarling away at your knuckles.
It's time to fly, say I, but you're still losing feathers.
We've got a long fall to the ground.
The wind is high, and I can feel it coming on today.

Hey different skin, you'd better tell me quickly.
I've yet to see what you're about.
I saw that grin when you thought I was being sickly.
Don't save it up just to let it out on me.
We bottle a lot of what we breed now, darling.
I don't know how it's come this far.
Don't look at the clock, you know it keeps you locked in a jar.

We bottle a lot.