might as well with my soul

by Little Kid

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1.
remind me the taste you made in your mouth unwinding your tape i'm climbing it down you brandish your blood i'm keeping mine hid say you want to be loved but never like this you've said it all along: the only light is our own the only light is our own it's lonely lining the road but the only light is our own
2.
two invitations came to my address they must have mailed them before you left the wedding of our closest friends read like a guarantee i'd see you again i took a seat across the aisle they gave us separate tables on opposite sides a few drinks deep i stepped outside only to look up and meet your eyes you were sweating through your dress you said: "why do people get married in july?" you shared your cigarettes we lit a hundred at a time "what was that verse they read?" yeah, "love is patient, love is kind..." couldn't be a safer bet but it feels truer every time even if it's a lie there will be a time to speak our minds just not tonight just when it seemed like we were getting along they took requests, they played that song felt like the lord was trying do us in i held your hair back while you got sick "don't get it on your dress" "why do people get married all the time?" you'd share your cigarettes if we could only find a light "what was that verse they read again?" yeah, "love is patient, love is kind...." couldn't be a safer bet but it feels truer every time even if it's a lie there will be a time to speak our minds just not tonight
3.
what's broken cannot be fixed best you can do is try to learn how to live with it lord knows our saviour was no stranger to this when he dragged his body out of that cave he'd been living in he took a room out at that holiday inn figured he had a couple of days he might kill in it but if i were any closer to him i'd have been placed inside that room by the gideons lights out if you want it closed eyes, closed eyes lay back like you wanted me to just don't bite, don't bite honest, ms. policewoman i was only minding my own business he was like this when i walked in just hanging from the wall like a crucifix she said "i've seen a couple cases like this one - hard to say if it's some divine joke or just coincidence - but i've never seen a suspect admitting that they'd been placed inside the room by the gideons" no livin', no livin', no livin'... amen
4.
in the red 03:18
i hear music from the other room voices bending in and out of tune you say lately you feel empty all the time price you pay for opening your mind but sometimes you almost get me right sometimes you almost get me right some loves will never pay your debts so now i'm always in the red just when things were finally looking up found a way to really fuck it up found out i'd been lying this whole time price you pay for closing both your eyes but sometimes you almost get me right sometimes you almost get me right some loves will never pay your debts so now i'm always in the red always in the red
5.
the fifth 03:02
was it easy enough to find another to love? something breezy and boyish in the sound of your voice betrayed another one boiling your blood and do you stretch their skin tight? hold it up to that sky at night? with that pencil you trace the paths of their veins to form constellations of light said "if i do what you ask could you give me a little something back? i ain't asking for much maybe loosen these cuffs give me a couple of puffs from that pack?" and you in that customary dress for a judas impression you tried for that kiss but when you leaned in pressed your lips to that partition of glass keep clenching your fists and biting your lip as you hang on that fifth all your life
6.
carrying your tune like something that could bruise you a catch you'd just as soon cut loose always at arm's length something that your friend said sticking in your head again holding all your notes like a sling around a broke bone a wind that you can slowly blow carrying that scent of kissing off your lipstick and the glitter of your whiskered skin but the note that you sung finally pulled down that sun and left a hole in the sky now there's no light to find you by but there's a road in my mind lying on the floor like hanging on that fourth chord just leaves you wanting more and more flailing all your limbs for the fourth, the fifth, the sixth it's hard to follow, isn't it? but the chord that you strum finally pulled down that sun and left a hole in the sky now there's no light to find you by feel you slowly unwind from the spools of my life but there's a road in my mind there's a road in my mind
7.
please ignore my mood things haven't been good since i left you and a few too many times i might have implied i had someone else in mind so when you're feeling scared i bring up what your friend said because it worked for them if nothing is at stake why don't i feel some sense of relief? these aren't your friends this is not a plan it's just a circumstance maybe i don't understand and it's time for work now it's getting late it's way past dark watch your fingers shake
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receiver 06:02
i was wishing you were here i couldn't shake that feeling held the phone against my ear heard you on the other end don't remember what you said but i do remember what it meant to think those cables curled halfway around the world so you and i could trade some words made it strange to say but i could almost see your face there though you were miles away i hope that you're receiving what i send though the meaning teeters on the fence in between the speaker and what you said sometimes it bends something i couldn't name i sensed it right away, babe i could read it on your face you said: "i know it isn't right but i can't help the way i feel sometimes you were in my dream last night" "loving someone new looked like the one you used to hold beneath a younger moon and now that i'm awake it's like what separates these two planes finally broke beneath the weight" "of what you receive and what you send though the meaning teeters on the fence in between the dream and what you dreamt sometimes it bends"
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you are impossible tree uprooted but bearing fruit for those bad men to pull you'd think you'd been damned by god to a life of loving just anybody who passes along yet time moves back and forth from those older bodies to those younger bodies we lived in before i'm so out of tune with your orange and blues but yours was the truest love i ever had a morning i warmly recall see you in that kitchen with that floral printing that patterned the wall you fought on that telephone it sounded so one-sided, you hung up crying "just leave me alone" you said "time still marches on the beauty drains from these ugly faces as quick as it comes" you're harsh with your words when you're begging to be heard but even at your worst babe, you're really not bad i'm so out of tune with your orange and blues yet yours was the truest love i ever had but maybe we should talk about that night when last you came passing through my life we agreed it'd be the first and only time but lately i can't put you from my mind can't help feeling like you're feeling like i do with them orange and blues, them orange and blues and all i've got them orange and blues, them orange and blues and all goddamn orange and blues, them orange and blues and all...
12.
easy or free 04:52
before i was saved me and the boy who was chasing me spent all our days at the pier we would pretend that we smoked cigarettes when the cold turned our breath into steam we were young and our lungs were still clean but now nothing is easy or free his finger and thumb made the shape of a gun that he held to the warmth of my cheek i swore to his god and prayed a curse on my mother till he knew i would not dare to speak and reveal all the secrets i keep he learned nothing is easy or free on some of those nights when the stars were colliding and murmuring like a machine the sounds and the smells would remind us of sex that we hadn't had yet but in dreams we weren't old yet, our souls were still clean until you took that question from me i wandered around until i finally found myself out where the boundaries bleed the lights at the edge lit all the roads and the bridges but the one that would lead you to me as if you had some better place to be i learned nothing is easy or free now i know, you know... nothing is easy

about

written and recorded from october, the year of our lord 2017, into june, the year of our lord 2018

mostly at the pharmacy in toronto, ontario

piano recorded in kenny's apartment in toronto, ontario
organ recorded in chris mcmurphy's apartment in london, ontario
aaron's vocals recorded in montréal, québec

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released August 24, 2018

kenny boothby - vocals, guitars, piano, organ, keyboards
paul vroom - electric bass, upright bass, omnichord, background vocals
brodie germain - drums, percussion, guitars, harmonica, keyboards, background vocals, lead vocals on "way past dark"
megan lunn - vocals on most songs
aaron powell - vocals on "a road in my mind"

music by little kid
lyrics by kenny boothby
(except "way past dark" lyrics by brodie germain)

engineered, mixed, and mastered by paul vroom
produced by paul vroom and little kid

art and design by james chia han lee

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little kid was formed in the year of our lord 2009.

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