The Albatross

by Foxing

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The Albatross was recorded January 2nd - April 9th 2013 at Music Creek Studios, Firebrand Recordings, Webster University & Birdcloud Recordings

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released 12 November 2013
Produced, Engineered, & Mixed by: Ryan Wasoba / Additional Engineering: Tom Pini, Hamilton Ketchum & Foxing // Mastering: Carl Saff // Photography: Kevin Russ // Art Layout/Design by: Brian Arnold // Orchestration: Sam Naumann

Additional Musicians: Justin Reynolds: Trombone // Tom Pini: Accordion // Adam Gabbert: Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone // Annette Moeller: Violin // Emma Tiemann: Violin // Liz Myers: Cello // Dre Concepcion: Flute // Sarah Moncey: Vocals // Kira Webster: Vocals // Madeline Lackey: Vocals

© 2013 Count Your Lucky Stars Records & Foxing all rights reserved

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Track Name: Bloodhound
my bloodhound baying at your door / the wild grass overlapping your front porch / the sound of scratching claws trimmed short / keeps you buttoned up on the floor / and you're reduced to howls / and i'm not there to drown them out/swallowing up the room/letting yourself down/darling i'll be fine / the hiccups my mouth emits/i've left behind my calluses / this solicitude i won't forgive / i'll be whatever you like/all of this inside my head / i'll be whatever you like / your seafaring love to the shore/when the tide came in there was nothing left / but an albatross hanging from my neck
and just as you could not contain the sea / you could not contain me
Track Name: Inuit
oh, pure heart's peer caught me gawking / your hair in the wind such small lonesome hands / i think i was meant to keep you warm / it was bigger than me / it was bigger than the sea / and i'm not waving i'm drowning / i felt your waves calming comely / lights on as is angles casting sides / infinity and all watered the moon / it was more than i could care / i felt your weights crushing contours / and i felt cascades ripping right through me / my brightest love sent from tundras / your arctic touch / my brightest love it was more than i shared / it was more than you cared
Track Name: The Medic
she says, "you always smell like cigarettes, and there's always whiskey on your breath, but you're the best that i can do, and i think i love you." / now if you want me to slow down / just tell me to slow down / because i want to be loved / she says, "you don't love me you just love sex, but i can't wait around for something better than this, because you're the best that i can do, and i wish i could leave you"
Track Name: Rory
i wrote you a letter / asked your best friend to send it / but took to the sea before you could have read it / retreated to snowcapped waters of the unknown / extracted my heart while it was still beating / but glowing and red / and i swear that sweat would envelop your arms if you broke down and held it / i swear i'm a good man / so why don't you love me back? / instead of twisting up words you just sat there in silence / in wind burnt homes sighing rays from a sunset / and all i could hear was the sound of the wasp nest / my head made a home for the hum of the insects / but my hands shake and shudder at the mention / of half written reasons why we'll only be friends / i swear i'm a good man / so why don't you love me back?
Track Name: Bit By a Dead Bee pt. I
still soft when speaking from white flag book lungs / bees made hives on the back of her tongue / i took weightless words / her clouds move right through me / a line of best fit / landlocked in light / her teeth marks patched up the lines on my palms / the edge of her spine braided into mine / we were mute in the mouth of the moon / we were mute in the mouth of the currents of blood vessels containing the sea / that keep you from coming back to me / bees made hives in the mouth of the lion / i made my home in the house of a liar
Track Name: Bit By a Dead Bee pt. II
old soul, this feels ugly / quiet skies seem so low with the ring of the rising tide / melancholy feels just like me / alone, not lonely / i think i'm so detached that i don't feel sound for anyone anymore / young soul apricot belly / i just enthrall and disappoint
Track Name: Den Mother
you watched a lukewarm ocean from an archipelago / i fell asleep to the sounds of the cape / as water rushed my nose / and i swore by my own soul that god would right our wrongs / and then you faked a smile and whispered to me, "Je te fais confiance, so don't go home tired and alone" / if nothing becomes, at least soft light lay on us
Track Name: Quietus
you sang in the swell / coruscating with such ordinary colors of the coast / the champaign fielding neighborhoods / where you've come to know contentment in cataracts and torrents / coalescing summer songs with new partners for slumber / in spite of this i am beside myself / and despite this you are the same without me / you belong further in / winter body / i was meant to keep you warm / please come home
but i am anchored / because i can not contain you