Own It

by Trails and Ways

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Face up to your true self and find catharsis! Own It!
Put a nail in capitalism's coffin! Own It!
Destroy neoliberal malaise, inside and out! Own It!

Recorded 2015-2016 at our houses in Oakland, CA (except for drums, recorded at Ian's mom & dad's house in Hayward, and at the Oakland Music Complex.) Field noises are from Guarujá, Brazil, and my backyard window and dishwasher in Oakland. -kbb

credits

released October 7, 2016

Produced by Ian and Keith.
Mixed and mastered by Ian, with Bijan Sharifi on 2.

Keith Brower Brown: Lead vox (all), rhythm guitar (1-8, 10-11), lead guitar (1-2, 4-5, 7-8, 11), synths (all), bass (2, 11)

Ian Quirk: Drums (all), lead guitar (5, 8, 9), vox (1, 2, 7, 11)

Kendra McKinley: Bass (1, 3-10), vox (1, 3-9, 11), lead guitar (3, 4, 10)
kendramckinleymusic.bandcamp.com

Madeline Kenney: Vox (1-10) madelinekenney.bandcamp.com
Rebecca Redman: Vox (1, 3-5, 7-10) drawingwater.bandcamp.com/releases
Nathan Salman: Lead guitar (4, 9) waterstrider.bandcamp.com
Max Miller-Loran: Synths on 2

Thank you to Aki, Alycia, Alyssa, Anthony, Ben, Bill, Claudia, Dotta, Eleisha, Gonzalo, Laurel, Marcelo, Mensgroup, Miriam, Natalie, Rafa, Waffle, and all of our housemates.

Album art & design by Jack Fowler, of Melbourne, Australia.

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take college commune roommates, have em live in brazil and spain, bring em back together with the sparks of songs, see what catches flame.

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Track Name: Get Loud
it's my turn to check-in
how to begin to start
every part of me's moving
can't take it apart

I'm fossilizing
I wanna leave tough art
all I feel is the motion
can't take it apart

I'm done trying to polish up
who's perfect, perfect, perfect after all?
how could I get tight with you
without my flaws?

I'm in the shower
I'm gonna come out clean
let's do some slick behavior
lather rinse repeat

I love support groups
I like attention cheap
could you make selflessness
feel easier for me?

I'm done trying to fool you twice
who's perfect, perfect, perfect after all?
how could I get tight with you
without my flaws?

would you let me get loud with you?
would you let me break out with you?

I've turned a corner
I'm gonna prove past doubt
before you think I'm hopeless
you should feel it out
Track Name: Happiness
it’s a choice
you sure weren’t wrong about that
it’s a choice
what will you do about that?
it’s a choice
are you mad about that?

if you try to get happier
good luck
if you try to get happier
I’ll help however I can
you won’t find it easier
for long

it’s a risk
you'll never be what you’re not
it’s a risk
what will you do if it stops?
it’s a risk
you could just shake it right off

if you try to get happier
good luck
if you try to get happier
I’ll help however I can
you won’t find it easier
for long
Track Name: How Do I Turn
could you teach me to live without my things?
how do i do it? how do I do it?
get me to outrun my fast conceits
how do i do it? how do I do it?

do I wanna know what it will take?

give me proof off the cuff
get me where I'm wired
give me figs and tough love
at the time required

do I wanna know what it will take?

could you teach me to live without my things?
how do i turn on? how do i turn on?
get me to outrun my fast conceits
how do i turn on? how do i turn on?
Track Name: Coral Bleach
desperation
it's inspiration
it could make you learn a lot
the facts you can't have
what it takes to relax
the time you haven't got

don't get so subjective
so suggestive
like the bleach on the coral
try to stay collected
don't project that
like the bleach on the coral

innovation
oh innovation
could make you learn a lie
take a job with it
get real afraid to quit
get paid out right on time

don't get so subjective
so suggestive
like the bleach on the coral
try to stay collected
don't project that
on a book with no moral
Track Name: My Things
all of my life I have kept in the packing tape
selling my things so I keep them in quite a shape
were you looking for me or just really for my estate?
I wouldn't I wouldn't I wouldn't know the difference

I don't wanna li-, wanna li-
wanna live without
my things

my 1983 trek pro tour 614
my harmon kardon 2 50 watt 430s
and between me and what I keep for company
I wouldn't I wouldn't I wouldn't know the difference

I don't wanna li-, wanna li-
wanna live without my things
Track Name: Pure Blues
can I drink from your water
though I need more than a taste?
in this dry california
I am learning how to take

I'm not gonna get left out
I am learning not to wait
in this dry california
you only live off what you break
can I drink from your water?
could you fill me till I ache?

gimme pure blues
pure blues
Track Name: Troubled
are you not noticing enough?
ask me that when I'm out acting tough
you know nobody thinks you're acting tough
well that doesn't help me, does it?

do a lot of situations make you feel troubled?
how can I, how can I tell?
do a lot of situations make you feel troubled?
why would I, why would I tell?

can't you chill the fuck out?
sure, I'll try

do a lot of situations make you feel troubled?
how can I, how can I tell?
do a lot of situations make you feel troubled?
why would I, why would I tell?
Track Name: Ursula
do you feel potential
ursula
to live like we're meant to
unrestrained with you

are you becoming satisfied?
does every year go faster by?
are you becoming satisfied?
does anything still change your mind?

I need some essentials
ursula
to take some air and income
I know from who, from who, from who, from who

are you becoming satisfied?
does every year go faster by?
are you taking it all in stride?
does anything still change your mind?

are you becoming satisfied?
are you becoming satisfied?
Track Name: Intuition
there
it’s either there or it ain’t
sweat
will you work for it, hey?
I know you’re trying hard
every atom in your yard goes
up

gotta feel your intuition
that’s all I, that’s all I know
gotta trust your own decisions
that’s all I, that’s all I

space
I want alignment
quantum phase
stay
in my universe, wait
I know you’re trying hard
every boson in your star goes
up

gotta feel your intuition
that’s all I, that’s all I know
gotta trust your own decisions
that’s all I, that’s all I know

want you all but
not in submission
that’s all I, that’s all I know
Track Name: Bent Glass
stained wood
bent glass
move me slow
just hold me fast
I keep my distance
I get cold drafts
cut me no slack

I wanna be held tight by the feeling
alight by the feeling

concrete
heather
rough me up
just gimme texture
we're not so different
we've got leverage
just make that sure

believe me I'm not trying
to hold back from you
believe what I tell you next
is all the truth

I wanna be held tight by the feeling
alight by the feeling
Track Name: The Answer
don't be such a let down
you think you know the answer?