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Stay Gone

by CALYX

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1.
There's a lot of talk about control there's a lot of talk about how to do it right and how everybody's doin it wrong blow it up give geologists a treat put a road through it so the rest of us can be anywhere else what did i expect as a kid dreaming of flying out the window? what do i expect now that everything i love is problematic? pops was a sailor, man, so what did you expect? didn't quit the sea till his body got wrecked as for me, i take what i can get: concrete killing green what is honor when there's no going back? sure one man quit, but there's still gill nets and all these hives burning out night skies well i hate em, but i'll use em you know me, any excuse to stay gone walls to build a road, anywhere i wanna go i go walls to build a road anywhere i want (we feel the same but i want to leave i understand if you feel the same)
2.
leslie was born in the place she wants to die grey skies only mean cooler weather keeps her food separated on her plate spain was fine but mississippi's finer found a good ole boy to make her smile never questions the love of the father she shines, is it ignorance or grace? or just her simple desire? if a fool says it's gold then it's gold. it still shines, it even glitters oh to love what you didn't have to find every day's the same it just keeps getting better golden seas lapping at her knees she dreams of a muddy old river could she dream where horizons meet the greys converge the greys go on forever? a fool's a fool if he can't see gold's a rock some man told him to treasure i tried to change my heart but it dies when it can't wander oh to love what you didn't have to find to be awake without hunger born in a rock adored nestled in pressure manners and beauty forced precious and sought after leslie was born in the place she wants to die aint boastin or braggin neither family plots down the road nearby settle in to the here on after
3.
california hill in the sunshine foot smashes face 3 maybe 4 times that man is down he's burgundy now you remind me this doesn't concern us we're only passing through and there are groups i'm naive to what sticks and shakes and pulls you back? milkweed seed, pointless gnats fireball shoots across the 4 lane stopped by a jersey wall riverside's singing in the back seat "destroy my sweater destroy it all" you didn't see you suggest i just keep driving chorus comes on so i sing along glitterboys are dancing in the ditches i don't know what night it is again cassie's demanding something with a happy ending
4.
oh sweet don't come too close i'll drink too deep if the words don't matter, you're not listening the places you've been, they're still glowing i devour crumbs like feasts i collect dust like diamonds don't let me sink my teeth best leave romantics starving we said never again but i had my fingers crossed we watched the sun set itself down, now it's pushing pink up i would try to catch this moment but oh sweet don't come too close i've been waiting to find i've been waiting.
5.
Onom 03:12
marked it down on a rock in my pocket patterns are easy once you learn how to spot them pointed up to the bright then i pointed down to the high a body with power that changes like mine they gotta wanna see it too notice how her body moves through harvests and my lovers chasing silver manes horns burst through then she's dipping out again can't step in twice when it moves through nails are growing longer every day steady pushing through at their decided rate she's moving further in her own ways i cut my fingernails throw them away marked it down on a rock in my pocket they scar he up with their flags and their rockets tossed it down for a ripple for an echo a little cheat sheet so others could take note
6.
Money Blood 04:40
first time they'll give ya 50 bux for the stuff that floats your blood cells second time they'll give you 75 if you come before the week's done you're gonna pay some bills you're gonna help someone like the old white men in all their posters needing better blood you're gonna lie on your paper work about the marks on your body and the people you've loved you're gonna pay some bills you're gonna help someone who probably doesn't even realize where their fix comes from got a needle in your arm for the next hour while every tube's spewin SVU is that your best defense? where's the evidence? your veins aren't accepting their old occupants throw em in trash and give me the cash i'm through unsung sought and bought science needs the bodies easy money is easy money so sign the release form praise those from whom all knowledge of side effects flow praise those who use their bodies every way they know how lay them down sweet tonight
7.
Krill Grill 02:40
lengthen your spine to strengthen your backbone tidy out the cotton, stretched between those neurons your new found clarity does it feel like a lie? throw yourself out of bed 5:30's such a feat, isn't it? congratulations you're meeting expectations sit still try to feel time moving you count your blessings like, "at least i'm getting by" count your blessings like "at least i get to see sunrise" armored in friends' second skins thicker than mine is made of pure confidence if i have to come back i can see myself not showing up i can see it happening i can see it all dissolving rocks turn to sand waiting for pressure to form them again if i have to come back fill me with baleen
8.
Entropical 02:20
ancient aches from slight bruising from reckless romantics and head wounds and lust hardly anyone to so many keep tallying them up the luck of synching chance creating bond can you explain this stuff? wait, i should be waking up soon i hear that boring hum, too every time we talk hazy years of getting entropy pushing me through time but wait, i should be waking up soon new loss to never flinch to callous towards tenderness grab a knife when wounds heal stiff
9.
walking warm in the snow i changed my mind. all of the nothings i'd like you to know has something changed your mind? all of the nothings i'd like to know soft glances unrushed and light to have so much time. comfort and space in wild eyes pour honey on the sugar, that's fine catch and refract light i'm not scared of magpies
10.
Noseeums 05:53
mosquito nest mosquito heart i'm thirsty for blood trade your oceans for hills sink below the gulf what's better than bad options? build spit up sweet fill up my days pickin crystals out of salty memories life takes so long to waste what do you mean you crave authenticity? if you find what you seek, will you stop complaining? what's a mirror to a mirror? what is mutual desire? a shadow passing through the ripples and the waves looking out, it seems fine

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released February 12, 2021

Recorded and mixed by Evan Bernard of Big Mama's in Philly
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe
Cover Art by Ashley Clarke

Angel Voices on Leslie and Pacific Light Wave by Chris Diehm and Melissa Brain

Joint release effort by:
Plastic Miracles
Ethospine Records
Chumpire Records
Salinas Records

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CALYX Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Caitlin Bender, Garett Cassidy, & Jon Ahn.

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