Keep It Coming Like A Miracle

by The Sleeper Pins

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JUST CALL ME DETERMINED I'M GOING TO WRITE A SONG IF IT KILLS ME I'M SINKING AND HURTING I'M GOING TO WRITE A SONG IF IT KILLS ME YOUR BLANK WHITE PAGES WON'T SCARE ME AWAY YOUR BLANK WHITE PAGES WON'T SCARE ME TODAY I COULD GO FROM ZERO TO HERO IN 3 MINUTES FLAT
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AS USELESS AS A FIRETRUCK IN THE RAIN STOCK FOOTAGE NIGHTMARES PLAY FOR DAYS AND DAYS AS LONELY AS A SHUT DOWN LANDING STRIP I NEVER LEARNED TO MAKE A GOOD PAPER AIRPLANE THIS IS A SONG FOR BLACK SWANS THIS IS A SONG FOR BLACK SWANS A LIGHTNING ROD FOR BAD LUCK IS IN MY BRAIN EVERY THING I LOVE IS ON A MOVING TRAIN PICK UP YOUR FEET, PRICK UP YOUR EARS MY FRIEND THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR UNDERDOGS IN THE END THIS IS A SONG FOR BLACK SWANS THIS IS A SONG FOR BLACK SWANS HOPE AND FAITH WILL CARRY YOU ALL THE WAY HOPE AND FAITH WILL CARRY YOU ALL THE WAY THIS IS A SONG FOR BLACK SWANS THIS IS A SONG FOR BLACK SWANS LIKE US
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A FRIEND OF MINE TOLD ME YOUARE WHERE YOU ARE NOW BECAUSE OF THINGS YOU DID 10 YEARS AGO FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS BULLSHIT NOW I KNOW IT TO BE TRUE THINGS LIKE THAT ALWAYS SEEM TO SNEAK UP ON YOU IN YOUR HEART OF HEARTS IN YOUR HEART OF HEARTS DON'T TELL TOO MANY LIES; THE ONES I DO ARE TO MYSELF LIKE EVERYTHING'S GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT NO MATTER HOW BITTER I TASTE ON THE OUTSIDE INSIDE I'M SWEET CANDY COATED SUNSHINE IN MY HEART OF HEARTS IN MY HEART OF HEARTS
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USED TO BE BRAVE NOW I THINK ABOUT THE GRAVE AND I WOULD WALK TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH JUST TO BE MYSELF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA THERE'S A SHIP JUST LIKE ME AND IT WOULD SAIL ALL THE SEVEN SEAS JUST TO BE ITSELF WHEN I WAS A KID I WAS THE KING NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING A SHAKY HEART AND A NERVOUS BRAIN TOOK THAT AWAY FROM ME LABELED UNSINKABLE IT WAS UNTHINKABLE BUT THE TIP ISN'T ALL THAT YOU SEE THE DANGER IS UNDERNEATH I JUST WANNA BRING MYSELF BACK TITANIC, ARISE! I JUST WANNA BRING MYSELF BACK TITANIC, ARISE!
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DON'T YOU WORRY I AM WATCHING YOU'RE SO QUIET THE DARK IS WINNING I AM STRONGER THAN I REALIZE I CAN BEAT IT I'M HERE ALL NIGHT DON'T YOU WORRY I'M NOT LEAVING I'LL PROTECT YOU THE DARK IS BLEEDING YOU CAN SLEEP NOW YOU'RE NOT ALONE I'VE GOT THE LIGHT AND I KNOW HOW TO USE IT I KNOW HOW TO USE IT I KNOW HOW TO USE IT TO SEE YOU THROUGH
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I SWEAR I JUST SAW THE WALLS MOVE A LITTLE CLOSER I FEEL THEIR COLD WHITE BREATH ON ME I SWEAR MY HANDS ARE TIED BEHIND MY BACK AND I HAVE NEVER MET HOUDINI I'M RESTLESS I'M RESTLESS GOT BLISTERS ON MY FEET FROM WALKING THE LINE GOT BLISTERS ON MY HANDS FROM TAKING ALL THE TIME GOT GOLD INSIDE MY HEAD BUT MOST OF IT IS FOOL'S GOT NO TIME LEFT FOR PATIENCE AND EVERYTHING TO LOSE I'M RESTLESS I'M RESTLESS
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THIS IS GOING SOMEWHERE; I DON'T KNOW WHERE NOW I KNOW WHERE WE STAND I CAN START MAKING THE PLANS RATHER MOVE AHEAD THAN FALL WAY BACK PUSH ASIDE ALL THIS TALL, TALL GRASS THE SAND IS OLD AND MARKED BY FOOTSTEPS I DIP MY TOES IN THE WATER'S EDGE WE ARE HERE IT AIN'T SO BAD WE ARE HERE IT AIN'T SO BAD COME ON IN, THE WATER IS WARM
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I WANNA GO HOME WITH YOU SHOW ME ALL THE THINGS YOU DO AND I'VE GOT 100 QUESTIONS AND I WANT HONEST ANSWERS I WANNA PRY SO BAD I WANNA PRY SO BAD IT MAKES ME FEEL SO BAD SO I'LL JUST LEAVE YOU ALONE I'M IN LOVE SO IT'S WRONG AND I CAN'T PULL TWO HEARTS ALONG AND WHEN YOU'RE GONE I FORGET ABOUT YOU BUT THEN SOMETIMES I REMEMBER I DON'T WANNA BE A FOOL I DON'T WANNA BE A FOOL I WANNA KEEP THINGS COOL SO I'LL JUST LEAVE YOU ALONE
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THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP BUT I'LL DO THIS ONE MYSELF I'LL THINK ABOUT IT ALL NIGHT THINK ABOUT IT ALL NIGHT UNTIL MY HEART DOES WHAT IS RIGHT YOU SEE, I GET INTO THESE HABITS AT FIRST IT SEEMS SO HARMLESS AND THEN I FIND MYSELF SAYING THIS IS THE LAST TIME I SWEAR THIS IS THE LAST TIME THAT THESE THOUGHTS WILL FILL MY MIND
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IT'S EASY TO SAY GOODNIGHT WHEN BIRDS ARE SINGING LULLABYE GOODNIGHT

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“This Minnesota quartet is as rare and poetic as a four-leaf clover... nothing but praise for this album.”
Marcie Guekens - Rootstime

“Heartfelt, beautiful, and austere... acoustic Americana for the new millenium.”
Adam Levy (Honeydogs)

“This album strikes a rare balance
between thinking and feeling.”
Kevin Bowe (grammy winner, guitarist for Paul Westerberg of the Replacements)

The Sleeper Pins have returned to the Twin Cities music scene with a new album and have hit their stride with “Keep It Coming Like A Miracle.” After expanding their former lineup to include a multi- instrumentalist and McKnight Music Fellowship recipient, their sophomore effort builds on the minimalism of their first self-titled release by adding new instruments and song arrangements to create a more versatile and diverse sound. With a challenging new batch of songs coupled with their more powerful full-on sound, The Sleeper Pins recorded at Clear Stream Audio in Mendota Heights, MN and I.P.R. Studios in Minneapolis, MN. "Keep It Coming Like A Miracle" proved to be a substantial step forward in sound, depth, and musicianship thanks to tasteful production by Midwest Matadors and visionary mixing by local Minneapolis whiz kid Joe Johnson. Final mastering touches were put on the album by Pete Lymon (Queens of the Stone Age/Beck/The Circle Jerks) at Infrasonic Sound in Los Angeles, CA.

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released August 9, 2013

Tyson Allison--guitar, vocals, lyrics, bass, piano, analog synth
Justin Deleon--drums, percussion, bells
Aaron Kerr--cello
Seve Nord--piano, bass, organ
Cordell Monson--accordian (Heart Of Hearts)
Dan Hovsepian--french horn (My Stupid Brain)
Produced by Midwest Matadors
Mixed by Joe Johnson at Trailmix in Minneapolis, MN
Mastered by Pete Lymon in Los Angeles, CA

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Emperor Penguin Records began in 2003 in St. Paul, MN and later moved to Milwaukee, WI in 2015. The label is run by musician/producer Tyson Allison. EPR enlists and caters to singer/songwriters, introverts, experimental weirdos, bookish people, and crafters that paint pictures with words and toy with your emotions on a well-placed chord. Thank you for your interest! ... more

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