The Sleeper Pins

by The Sleeper Pins

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FLIRTING WITH A HEADACHE AND THE PILLS ARE IN YOUR PURSE AND YOU ARE LOCKED IN YOUR ROOM YOU'RE TALKING TO YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND I KNOW IT'S ABOUT ME BECAUSE I'M OUTSIDE IN THE HALL I DON'T MIND THE SECRETS IT'S THE SURPRISE THAT HURTS BUT I'LL KEEP IT ALL TO MYSELF I'M PACKING UPA FEW THINGS AND I'M LOOKING TO THE SUN WHILE YOUR MASCARA RUNS
2.
I'VE BEEN A LOT OF PLACES WHERE I NEVER STOPPED TO LOOK I DO ALL MY BEST TRAVELING IN MY MIND AND A BLANK BOOK BUT IF YOU'RE ALWAYS TAKING PICTURES YOU KNOW YOU'RE JUST A CROOK TO YOUR OWN HEART THEN ONE DAY I STOPPED TO SAY HELLO TO A PRETTY GIRL STANDING OUTSIDE IN THE PARK WITH A FUDGE BANANA SWIRL I SAID THE ONLY THING I COULD THINK OF SHE JUST LOOKED AT ME AND SAID SHOW ME HOW I SAID YOU CAN BE THIS PIECE OF GLASS AND I'LL BE THIS BOTTLECAP I'LL SHOW YOU HOW THIS GAME WORKS WITH THIS STICK IN THE SAND YOU GO RUN OFF THIS WAY I'LL MEET YOU OUT THAT WAY IN THE BACK WE PAID FOR TIME WITH NICKELS AND DIMES AND LONG TIRED RIDES WHEN WILL YOU BE COMING HOME WAS THE SOUNDTRACK TO OUR LIVES I SAID I KNOW HOW WE CAN STAY HERE SHE JUST LOOKED AT ME AND SAID SHOW ME HOW I SAID YOU CAN BE THIS BIG OLD TREE AND I'LL BE THIS POCKETKNIFE IF YOU DON'T MIND I'LL CARVE A TATTOO LASTING LONG AS LIFE AND NO ONE CAN ERASE IT; THIS TREE NEVER WILL BE CUT DOWN THIS TREE NEVER WILL BE CUT DOWN
3.
SUNLIGHT STROBES THROUGH THE TREES THE FLASHING LIGHTS MAKE ME TELL THE TRUTH I'VE BEEN TEMPTED BY THE DARK SIDE PULL MY HAT DOWN TO HIDE MY EYES BECAUSE THEY SPEAK LOUDER THAN MY MOUTH AND I CAN'T HELP IT IF I TRY I'VE SEEN THE LIGHT BOUNCING OFF HER SWEAT I DRANK IT WARM BABY LIKE HER BREATH AND IT TASTES JUST LIKE THE DARK SIDE RING THIS OUT UNTIL IT'S DRY UNLIKE THE BLACK RIVER RUNNING THROUGH MY MIND I SINK TO THE BOTTOM EVERY NIGHT SUNLIGHT STROBES THROUGH THE TREES AND I BLEND INTO THE SHADOWS COMING HOME TO THE DARK SIDE
4.
YOU SOUND LIKE STATIC TO ME YOU SUMMER BUZZING HONEY BEE IF I HAD HOURS TO KILL I'D SURELY LISTEN TO YOU SPILL ABOUT THE THINGS THAT YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN AFRAID OF ABOUT THE THINGS THAT YOU NEVER WANT TO TELL NOBODY ELSE IF YOU'D JUST TUNE INTO ME YOU'D FIND ME ON MY FREQUENCY I'M NOT AS FAR AS YOU THINK JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES AND SLOWLY SINK INTO YOUR DREAMS WHERE YOU'LL FIND ME RIGHT BESIDE YOU IN YOUR DREAMS WHERE YOU'RE FAVORITE SONG IS PLAYING ON AND ON TURN ON YOUR RADIO AND I WILL LOVE YOU AGAIN
5.
HAD A FRIEND 'TIL SOMEONE DUG A TRENCH THROUGH HER HEAD I HAD A FRIEND 'TIL THE JUMPROPE BROKE AND I COULDN'T MEND NO TIME TO SAY I CHALLENGE YOU TO DUEL AT HIGH NOON NO TIME TO SAY I WAS GIVING YOU THE MOON REAL SOON I HATE TO LEAVE BECAUSE YOUR CAR SMELLS LIKE YOUR HAIR I HATE TO LEAVE BECAUSE YOUR JEANS SMELL LIKE YOUR UNDERWEAR HAD A FRIEND NOW I'LL HAVE TO FIND A NEW ONE AGAIN I HAD A FRIEND AND THIS IS THE BEGINNING TO THE END
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I MAY OCCASIONALLY WALK RIGHT OVER YOU I MAY OCCASIONALLY KICK A HABIT OR TWO AND I MAY OCCASIONALLY THINK YOU'RE OUTTA YOUR TREE AND I MAY OCCASIONALLY LOOK FOR MISERY BUT WHEN YOU'RE FEELING LONELY AND I KNOW SOMETIMES YOU DO I'LL STILL BE MY SAME OLD SELF FOR YOU I MAY OCCASIONALLY DRINK TILL I THINK I LOOK GOOD AND I MAY OCCASIONALLY CHOKE MY MORNING WOOD AND I MAY OCCASIONALLY HIT ON THE RIGHT CHORD AND I MAY OCCASIONALLY WISH I'D BOUGHT THAT CHINESE SWORD BUT WHEN YOU'RE FEELING LONELY AND I KNOW SOMETIMES YOU DO I'LL STILL BE MY SAME OLD SELF FOR YOU
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SILENT SLIVER IN THE SKY WITHOUT A WORD YOU CHANGE THE TIDES COLD WIND BY YOUR NIGHT LIGHT SNOWFLAKES FALL ON EVERY SIDE I WANNA SEE IT ALL I WANNA KNOW AS SURE AS I LEAVE PERFECT FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW WALKING FAR AWAY FROM YOU WALKING FAR AWAY FROM YOU WE CAN NOT ADMIT DEFEAT NOTHING LEFT BUT HOPE TO KEEP CRATERS TOUCHED BY HUMAN HANDS MOONBEAMS REACH TO WHERE I STAND I WANNA SEE IT ALL I WANNA KNOW AS SURE AS I LEAVE PERFECT FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW WALKING FAR AWAY FROM YOU WALKING FAR AWAY FROM YOU
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IF YOU COME WITHIN A CANNON SHOT OF MY CASTLE IF YOU COME WITHIN A CANNON SHOT OF MY CASTLE I'LL DRAW UP THE BRIDGE I'LL DRAW UP THE BRIDGE YOU KNOW I'VE GOT THIS MIGHTY SHIELD TO HIDE BEHIND YOU KNOW I'VE GOT THIS MIGHTY SHIELD TO HIDE BEHIND AND ARMIES STAND IN LINE AND ARMIES STAND IN LINE TO PROTECT THE CHINKS IN MY ARMOR TO PROTECT THE CHINKS IN MY ARMOR IF YOU COME WITHIN A CANNON SHOT OF MY CASTLE... IF YOU COME WITHIN A CANNON SHOT OF MY CASTLE...
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IT'S A SIN NOT TO TRY TO BE HAPPY AND ALIVE IT'S A SIN NOT TO CARE TO BE PRICELESS AND NOT SHARE IT'S A SIN TO PRETEND TO AIM TRUE BUT STRAY AGAIN IT'S A SIN NOT TO LEAVE TO STAY PRESENT AND NOT BELIEVE
10.
TONIGHT THIS ROOM IS TWICE AS QUIET TONIGHT THIS BED IS TWICE AS COLD TONIGHT THIS ROOM IS TWICE AS DARK TONIGHT THIS BODY'S TWICE AS OLD AND DO YOU FEEL THE SAME? DO YOU FEEL THE SAME? TONIGHT WHEN YOU'RE SO FAR AWAY TONIGHT OUR HEARTS ARE TWICE AS CLOSE TONIGHT I HOPE YOU'RE THINKING OF ME TONIGHT I FEEL YOU IN MY BONES AND DO YOU FEEL THE SAME? DO YOU FEEL THE SAME?

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The Sleeper Pins use a less is more aesthetic in their stunning debut album to bring out these well crafted gems of lyrical imagery and acoustic melancholy. Bare bones production and instrumentation highlight its careful simplicity. Recorded at Angel Beach in Minneapolis, MN and at Three Fish in Mankato, MN. Engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered by Justin Deleon and The Sleeper Pins.

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released August 8, 2013

Tyson Allison--guitar, vocals, lyrics, bass, udu, mandolin, synth
Justin Deleon--drums, percussion, bells
Aaron Kerr--cello (Tonight, Looking At A Full Moon)
Ken Dyreson--bass (May Occasionally)

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Emperor Penguin Records Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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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