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1.
Alone
2.
04:13
3.
Good Stuff
4.
The Devil's Point
5.
Desert Rose
6.
7.
Dejavudu
8.
Hard Times
9.
Lord, Why'd Ya Make Me?

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releases May 24, 2019

All songs written by Taylor Kingman
All songs recorded live at the OK Theatre in Enterprise, Oregon
Produced by Tyler Thompson & Taylor Kingman
Arranged by TK & The Holy Know-Nothings
Engineered by Tyler Thompson, Assisted by Bart Budwig
Mixed by Tyler Thompson
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering

Album Design by Barna Howard
Front Cover Photograph by Ashley Jordan Gordon
Back Cover Photograph by Eric Loeffler
Back Cover Folk Art by Janet Julian
Inner Sleeve Photograph by Forrest Cox

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Track Name: Emmanuel
When I wake up, I don’t wake up
Until I crawl inside a coffee cup full of speed and powder drugs and coffee

When I get to work, I don’t get to work
Until I give my brain another jerk with a couple keep-me-goins and a calm-me-down

Some folks roll automatic
They rise and fall just like God would have it
And life’s as easy as just pressing the gas and going
Well, I wish I could, but I spent a lot of years
Trading the tides for coffee and beers
And now I gotta shift my own busted gears
I’m a manual

When it’s happy hour, it ain’t happy hour
Until a couple rounds, tall, strong and sour, get to shining up my smile for you to see

When it’s time to chill, I don’t got time to chill
Until I get my watch to start standing still, and I know how, but that sure will be expensive

Some folks roll automatic
They rise and fall just like God would have it
And life’s as easy as just pressing the gas and going
Well, I wish I could, but I spent a lot of years
Trading the tides for coffee and beers
Now I gotta shift my own busted gears
I’m a manual

I need my chemicals
To keep this vehicle
On the road

When she’s ready for sex, I ain’t ready for sex
Until I sneak a pill from my bedside chest, and, man, I’m far too young for this, I’m a manual

When it’s time to sleep, I don’t go to sleep
Until I smoke a big ol’ bowl of weed and wash it down with cold and flu relief, I’m talking bout the good stuff

Some folks roll automatic
They rise and fall just like God would have it
And life’s as easy as just pressing the gas and going
Well, I wish I could, but I spent a lot of years
Trading the tides for coffee and beers
Now I gotta shift my own busted gears
I’m a manual

I need my chemicals
To keep this vehicle
On the road
Track Name: Tunnel of a Dream
I was sitting by the river in the warm glow of your vision
The branches near the edge hung their heads and bowed
With their roots deep down in the ground and their hungry hands held out
It was a holy place, but I just couldn’t stand sitting

Well, my eyes rolled around till they found my feet walking
I had a scrape on my knee and I don’t know where I got it
And I sat down as the sun died down in a colorful fit of glory
I would wait, but you would never find me
Not this time
I got lost in the shadows of your mind

I was listening for the water through thick sheets of darkness
I was looking down the aisles like a child so nervous
And my crying eyes went wide, and the evening crawled inside
And showed me awful things I never even knew existed

And my heart beat loud to the sound of rotten laughter
I tore a hole in my throat begging for someone to answer
And I bloodied my sock on an old dead log with a broken mess of ankle
I wouldn’t have run if I’d have known I could shake ya
Just wanting to fly
I fell out the window of your mind

The wind began playing fractured flakes of recorded sayings
Words I heard so soothing burst bitter like thunder breaking
Old pictures I musta taken flashed naked and left me twitching
I stood behind you in the kitchen and we dissolved in a sea of dishes
I felt weightless as the silence sprouted white from behind my eyelids
I was floating through my veins till I poured through the hole in my leg
And I slid like a snake riding trails drawn by your breathing

I awoke by the river in the cool smoke of confusion
I looked down at the water, but my reflection wasn’t amusing
Then my face slid away as yours took its place and swallowed my eyes with your beauty
I fell in your arms and kissed every inch of your body
I fell in your arms and cried, shaking and smiling
I just couldn’t believe
I found you in the tunnel of a dream