a NotRock Holiday Compilation 2014

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released December 1, 2014

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Track Name: Terrible Terrible - Barry
Seeping cold
The cracks on the floor have opened
Fleeting warmth
Near hearth there's no room anymore

Cowardice in me or daze from you
Avoiding or awaiting embrace
How is it so near, when cast so far?
How to read signs of fear and grace

No untaught ease
I know your knees weak
Don't please me
Just leave me be
Words that I wished I believed

And I'll ride this out like lonely days before
Your comfort in cold, my dear, don't let it show

Sometimes, for some reason, some things feel like nothing's the right thing to do
Some day, I'm somewhere, somewhat happy with the sum of the things I have with you
Track Name: straight creep. - (thrashing in a) winter wonderland
sleigh bells ring. are you listening? in the lane snow is glistening.
a beautiful sight. we're happy tonight.
thrashing in a winter wonderland

gone away is the blue bird. here to stay is a new bird.
he sings a love song while we go along.
thrashing in a winter wonderland.

in the meadow we can build a snowman and pretend that he is ian mackaye.
he'll say "are you married" we'll say "no man but you better fucking do it d.i.y."

later on we'll perspire as we sit in the fire.
and face unafraid the plans that we've made.
thrashing in a winter wonderland.

in the meadow we can build a snowman and pretend that he's a circus clown.
we'll have lots of fun with mr. snowman until some fuckin shitheads knock him down.

when it snows ain't it thrillin'? you and your bros just straight chillin'.
you'll frolic and play the eskimo way.
thrashing in a winter wonderland.
Track Name: Hides A Well - Under a Christmas Tree
i'll pick out your favorite color yarn
knit a scarf to keep your neck warm
for when cold winds come down
and the sun doesn't like to stick around
but why stop there?
i'll knit you into a cocoon

and when the snow if falling down
i know that you'll be safe and sound
wrapped up so tight you can barely breathe
like a present under a christmas tree

we'll stitch up all the cracks
the dry air leaves in our skin
i'll sew you some new bones
knit veins filled with hot cocoa
you won't freeze at all

and when the snow if falling down
i know that you'll be safe and sound
wrapped up so tight you can barely breathe
like a present under a christmas tree
protect your ears from frostbite
prevent you hearing your family fight
tangled in a blanket, just you and me
like a present under a christmas tree
Track Name: Ezra Lowrey - Skin & Bone
July
You lie on the sand
beside
the lake

And are you rising
right out your skin
Or are you sinking
sinking in?

Halloween
you're kicking up leaves from the grass
Black felines seen
through the slits in your mask

Is this how you hide from
your worn out face,
is it a divine asylum,
paper mache?

Lighted trees
Suburban snow
the whole family's still back at home

You walk down to the river
to watch the floats of ice
You start to shiver --
it's like you used to live here in another life

Are you the only
to know these bones
Or are they wholly
wholly known?

Just take a long walk
around the block after dark
find a spot to sit and spark
the spliff you saved for the holiday
You could get so stoned
that you laugh out loud
at the light bouncing of the snow from the gingerbread house
You could sing the blues to the Christmas moon
Or you could just be silent
Track Name: Young Legs - Northfield
still crystal
cheek against the glass
tie up your boots
go through the door and
smile

white hillside
maple syrup boils
bring in the wood
joy is simple
feet by the fire and
sleep