5)   Maybe


keyboard, percussion - Ryan Kemmer

Maybe the seas will rise 
And we'll all drown 
Maybe the plants will die 
And we'll all starve 
Maybe we'll stay inside 
And turn up the AC 
When it's too damn hot for February 
Too damn hot for February 
Too damn hot for February

11)   Transience

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drum set - Ryan Kemmer

The future's inconceivable 
The past is irretrievable 
And the present just won't stay

14)   Clattering Chaos Conducted Concurrently (For 12 Strings)

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recorded on a rainy winter night in Flagstaff, Arizona


steel string guitar - Kyythe Procell

3)   Ohio


lyrics by Dara Lehrer


for Jacob, although we've never met.


​banjo - Kyythe Procell 
vocals - Remi Goode


The muddy clay 
And the folky way 
The banjo plays 
The nights that we spent pillowless 
In a room without a roof 
The only truth 
And that fleeting moment stairwell kiss 

My, oh my 
My mountains and sky 
While the cold wind blows 
In Ohio 
My, oh my 
My mountains and sky 
While the cold wind blows 
In Ohio 

The forest path  
We walked around 
That tiny little eyelash sound 
Our arbitrary toothpaste wars 
The way you make me so unsure 

My, oh my 
My mountains and sky 
While the cold wind blows 
In Ohio 
My, oh my 
My mountains and sky 
While the cold wind blows 
In Ohio 

If you still can't leave things unexplained 
Then just abstain 
Put your head to rest my dear 
Loosen your own chains 
Loosen your own chain

16)   Cuban Chevy


​drum set - Ryan Kemmer 
tenor saxophone, upright bass - Ben Stowers 
piano - Brice Kimble 
guiro - Tina "Doc" Walton

13)   In the Spacious Fish Tank


​drum set - Ryan Kemmer 
vocals - Sumhith Aradhyula

9)   ​Intermission


vocals - Southwest Airlines

songs by Gabe Lehrer 

recorded by Gabe Lehrer and Daniel Naiman


mixed and mastered by Ryan Kemmer 

art by Gabriela Yadegari

8)   Faster Than the Rest of Us

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recorded in Neuilly-Sur-Seine, near Paris, France

You got a call on the phone 
And when you got home 
You were already crying 
You told me she was dying 

Faster than the rest of us 
Faster than the rest of us 
Faster than the rest of us 

Picturing her smiling face 
Trying not to let it fade 
But she ain't even gone yet 
No, she ain't even gone 

Death is hard for the ones who survive 
But death reminds us to be alive 
She didn’t fight it when it arrived 

Aha

1)   ​Intro


tenor saxophone - Ben Stowers

​2)   Let it Fly


​percussion - Ryan Kemmer 
upright bass - Ben Stowers 
piano - Brice Kimble 
vocals - Remi Goode


I hope I never see

Who you'd rather be

Walking around here wearing your clothes

Or in the morning gold

When it's still cold

Do you remember where we stood?


When we fell with shoes untied

Up there bathed in city light


Your heart on my chest

My lips on your neck

It smelled like pinecones and your shampoo

And we could speak

Shirt to cheek

It wasn't complicated

But then I said too much


People like to talk

About forever

As if to act out some cliche

But you and I

Can just let it fly

We don't need to think that far in advance

I know things change


If we let evaporate

Those few words still in the way

And oh, if you fall out of love

Sinking like an injured dove

I'll still catch you on the ground

In these arms you're lost and found

7)   Nostalgia (The Dirty Dishes Song)


For Mama and Dara.


harmonica - Matt Goode


I remember cops and robbers and our bicycles and 
When you told me you thought you could talk to animals 
I remember dirty dishes in the sink 
And watching drying ink 

I remember when you broke your arm and when it healed and 
When we took her lucky charm and when you squealed 
I remember dirty dishes in the sink 
And watching drying ink 

I remember all the lawyers with their useless words and 
All the times I wished that I was just a bird 
I remember photographs of another time 
When cops and robbers ruled the world 

I remember when you told me she had died and when we 
Sat around and when I couldn’t cry and when you 
Tried to wash the dirty dishes in the sink 
I remember drying ink

6)   Kyythe the Violinist


​sounds, music - Kyythe Procell

12)   Pennies


percussion - Ryan Kemmer 
trombone - James Moore

CUBAN CHEVY - APRIL 3, 2016

15)   Quiet in the Library (!)


​drum set - Ryan Kemmer 
percussion - Dr. Dave Walton, Ryan Kemmer 
tenor saxophone - Ben Stowers


Mint machines coining 
Oh, what an elegant conjoining! 
But have they a future? 
Please, think about it now 

Quiet in the library!! 
Shouted the apothecary 
Coke please, no Pepsi 
That is the trick for Baron Kelsey 
But where will the moon go? 
Please, think about it now 

Love 
Be in love 
Be in love 

A hand moves, unsteady 
Holding a fork of twirled spaghetti 
But where has the sauce gone? 
Please, think about it now 

Let's ask the yeti 
What a wonderful confetti party 
He threw for Bigfoot last night 

Love 
Be in love 
Be in love 
If that's what you like the feeling of 
Love 
Be in love 
Be in love 

Wears long-stemmed glasses 
Swims through a sea of cold molasses 
An autodidact 
Who takes an inordinate amount of classes 
Has he real knowledge? 
Please, think about it now 

*BREAK IT DOWN* 

Danish confections 
Oh, what a delicate perfection! 
But won't they be eaten? 
Please, think about it now 

Crest please, no Colgate 
Open the larger bubble floodgate!! 
Down through the sinkhole 
A bubbly stream will pass 

Oh, my sweet Horton 
Hero of sizable proportions 
Where have their hearts gone? 
And can love really be wrong? 

If I'm sure of its centrality, 
Must I ponder its legality? 
If I'm sure of its finality, 
Must I ponder its legality? 
If I'm sure of its morality, 
Must I ponder its legality? 
And where have their hearts gone? 
And can love really be wrong? 
If I'm sure of its morality, 
Must I ponder its legality? 
And where have our hearts gone? 
And might love be wrong?

4)   Just a Kid


​banjo, vocals - Remi Goode 
harmonica - Matt Goode 
percussion - Ryan Kemmer


Years ago 
We would sit by the lake 
And talk 
Just to fill the space 
Light filled the waves 
And I didn't have to choose 
Which me  
To be 
For you 

Fires swim along the path 
Going home at last 
A wayfaring soul 
With nothing to hold 
But old words 
A letter from you 

Don't be cross 
And if you feel lost 
Know that peace is inside 
Promises made  
On a day by the lake 
May slow 
But never will die 

Fires swim along the path 
Going home at last 
A wayfaring soul 
With nothing to sing 
But a song 
Written for you 

Some things, these days 
Find it hard to stay 
Like our hearts 
Which gave us away 
But I never knew 
My life fit in a suitcase 
Just a kid, missing you 
Just a kid, missing you

10)   God Knows


drum set, bass, keyboard - Ryan Kemmer 
percussion - Dr. Dave Walton


God knows 
Oh, God knows 
God knows 
I suppose 

Did carrot steam rise through the air 
As a sullen cook sat in her chair 
Tending the stove of the debonair 
Lords of Château de Montaner? 

God knows 
Oh, God knows 
God knows 
I suppose 

Do ants' nostrils cool with the breath 
On the leaves of the trees in Bangladesh 
As a rose takes wind near Budapest 
And flies from the best man's vest? 

Did a starry wind shape the earth 
And catalyze the first cell's birth? 
Are there crinkled towns inside this ground, 
And shreds of air within this sound? 
And isn't God more than a pronoun? 

She, He, They, She, He, He, Us, Them 

God knows 
Oh, God knows 
God knows 
I suppose 
God knows 
Oh, God knows 
God knows 
I suppose 
I suppose