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1.
California crashed, a wave from L.A. fields of Fresno to the Bay avocados soft, persimmons sweet girl in the Haight struck down in the street singing... redwood, clover, driftwood, beach redwood, clover, driftwood, beach California claimed all that we gave the hours we couldn't save like stones in Muir's wake, crackers on a Sacramento lake singing... redwood, clover, driftwood, beach redwood, clover, driftwood, beach California spread her leaves like fern with weed too moist to burn in townie bars, on Humboldt farms falling asleep at night in your arms singing... redwood, clover, driftwood, beach redwood, clover, driftwood, beach California passed like breath on skin trees in mist, dunes in wind still it sunk tender to marrow I'd be yours for every tomorrow singing... redwood, clover, driftwood, beach redwood, clover, driftwood, beach
2.
Once there was strife and then there was peace Once when I was lonely you gave me some reprieve Now every time I look at you I thank your goddess for the truth And tell myself that I'm finally free Free to live and love and laugh and travel We will run and hug and sing and love and sail the seven seas I will be your biggest fan and give you what you need We will keep it fresh and keep it new and tell each other things Until our eyes close, hearts slow and so goes power of speech.
3.
Kiss Me Once 03:07
Kiss Me Once, once before you leave Tell me all the things that I wanna hear Cuz every night when I go to bed you're not always there I'll kiss you once, once before you leave I'll tell you all the things that you wanna hear But every morning when you wake I'll always be near Take the lower road I'll wallow it anytime (get off your high horse) Just don't say no
4.
Last Love 03:39
There is sunlight on the canyon. We are standing on the rim, hand in hand to meet the day. We messed it up with our first loves. We've walked our twisted paths. But I think I know where we'll end: this love will be our last. The last love is the one that will see you through. The last love -- til the end there is only you. I'm not the mother of your child. I wasn't there when you were young and wild. And you weren't there as I recovered from the sorrow of an angry man. There's strands of silver in our hair and lines of joy and despair etched into our faces, weathered by the sun. The last love is the one that will see you through. The last love -- til the end there is only you. When I was just a little child, I walked my grandma down the aisle to wed a man that we would call grandpa. I never knew my father's dad, but in the end he took care of this man who cherished us as if we were his own. The last love is the one that will see you through. The last love -- til the end there is only you.
5.
Vapid 01:48
Danse avec moi tous les jours parmi les fleurs, Je veux être ton seul amour. Tes yeux sont clairs, ton âme est précieux. Aide-moi— Couche-toi dans mes bras tous les soirs. Tes lèvres sont doux, tes doigts me caresse comme de la soie. Je veux être ton seul amour. Ton être entier était crée pour moi, Couche-toi dans mes bras tous les soirs.
6.
Dalliance 04:36
Don't look away or look back at the dalliance we had Every life I have lived since is in the past I was hoping to stay for a moment so we could chat A few simple questions that I have always had Where were you when he was truly silent? Picking up the pieces? Making up your mind? Every time that you felt violent Were you there for him or hanging up on me?
7.
Muddy Creek 04:14
I know I'm the witch in your memory, poison woman in a bottle that you can't set free, who leads you to drink when you wanna be sober, cursed your life and ran you over. But you... you need to get to by. And sometimes you have to lie. You're the black knight in the stories I tell who crushed my soul and brought me hell, the villain with the vice-like grip, who lassoed my youth with a rough bullwhip. But I...I need to thrive. It's not enough to just survive. Love is a lethal mix of toxins balanced with bliss. Muddy water roiling with blame. But I was right to walk away. And I walked away.
8.
Big Parade 01:55
Hipster judge at the big parade Sat and laughed while everyone tried to get laid And the kids all crowd the bar at the old folks home Minimum wage is twice what you make But it's all okay cuz everyone stays On the floor or the porch or the couch of this run down place Rent gets paid under quite uncertain terms The land lord has yet to learn that there's No equal house act for an anarchist Can't complain about the noise or every be alone We all come from broken homes Where the bears and the Indians and technicolor wolves all thrive
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Well they were right when they said that he He's a nice guy Wanted to work so hard but he He wouldn't try Oh in and out he'd go but he He couldn't hide Oh in and out we'd breathe but we We wouldn't cry Love Labor Loss
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Solace 03:34
There's a certain solace in a summer's rain even if it ruins your picnic; a kind of contentment in things undone, unspent, unspoiled, unspoken; in tongue-tied moments, moments that were not moments that could not be taken back. I thank god for peace apathetic, for days not flattened just off the curb. I tell regret: lightning didn't strike, cancer didn't come. We put the fire out. He couldn't find the bullets. All limbs intact. All limbs intact. You say how can you happy with the what-could, could-have-been-worse-than-was? those of us still floating on balsa shards of busted piano, cradle, dance floor don't complain of splinters. Those of us still floating on balsa shards of busted piano, cradle, dance floor don't complain of splinters.

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Love and Vitriol by Former Friends of Young Americans

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released November 27, 2017

Written by Robert Tobias Fatzinger and Amanda Jane Crawford 2013-2017. Produced by Robert Tobias Fatzinger and Mike Bell.

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Former Friends of Young Americans was conceived in the desert of Arizona and reborn in Kentucky as Americana gothic.

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