Sympathetic Buzz

by Song Sparrow Research

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released 24 July 2015

Song Sparrow Research
Hamilton Boyce - vocals, guitar
David Balatero - cello, electric bass, keybs, vocals
Ryan Batie - keys, glockenspiel, vocals, percussion
Evan Woodle - drums, vocals
Kendall Becker - upright bass, vocals

Featuring
Aaron Otheim - Wurlitzer on 1, 2, 7, 8 and synthesizer on 10
Jacob Zimmerman - clarinet on 10

Recorded by Hamilton Boyce, David Balatero, Trevor Spencer
Tracks 1, 2, 8, 9 mixed by Trevor Spencer
Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 mixed by Randall Dunn
Mastered by Jason Ward

Design by Harrison Boyce
Photograph by Małgosia Lebda

All songs written by Song Sparrow Research

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Song Sparrow Research Seattle, Washington

Previously known as a chamber pop group, Song Sparrow Research now weave electronic textures and lock-step beats into their lush orchestrations and sweeping guitar lines. The resulting music has a near-tidal quality—details rise to the surface and crest before sinking back into the current of texture and harmony underneath. ... more

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Track Name: …Even Today
no sense of understanding
I was just passing by anyway
oh since when do you laugh at yourself

in the dark
of the day
in the outlines
sitting behind
ivy draped red brick walls

waiting for
one song
when you're back home
with your only family
and it came on
when it should've come

no senses go unread
I was just hoping to catch you on your way
oh since when do you lie to yourself

in the light
of the night
in the outlines
standing beside
ivy stained concrete walls

waiting for
someone
in your old town
with your only family
and you came home
when you needed to
Track Name: All You Need to Know
all you need to know
is you'll be ok on your own

right beyond the edges of this light
right between the bridges in the night
don't you be on my side this time

all you need to know
is you'll be ok on your own
Track Name: Under Rivers / Under Ground
mountains rolling back to you
deserts turning blue
oh I couldn't save it
even if you asked me to

under rivers
under ground
all day
who wants the way down
who sees what's left now
calmly destroying

black tooth
eyes watching you
I wouldn't do that to you
oh I wouldn't do it
even if I had the chance

under rivers
under ground
all day
who wants the way down
who sees what's left now
calmly destroying
Track Name: Time Capsule
found
a time capsule in the ground
sealed in a plastic bag

filled with who knows what kind of junk
we don't recall

oh it's calling
it's only been found within a dream

found a rustic spot in a rusted out old car
looking for any glass left to break

left it whole
was towed in the woods to disintegrate
and trees grew around

already found
it's calling
already found
but only in a dream
Track Name: That’s the Good News
I can't stand all this nostalgia
your public acts of foolishness have made me lose respect for you

and I never want to be seen with you
and I never plan to again

that's the good news

all this sentimentality
it is shameful and it's lame

all I want to see is some evidence of your fame

that's the good news

we were once the same
but I found a better way

and I have seen you dancing upon the table and I know that it's not right without you gone

that's the good news
Track Name: Free to Go Back Home
they tell me I'm free now
free to go back home
to carry on with my old life
well that life no I can hardly remember what it was like

guess I'll go back home
find a way to disappear

I'm thankful for the reason
of the judges that put me here
to carry on with my old life
it's one that I barley even know since I've been stuck here

time to go back home
find a way to disappear

oh no
here we go again
this time I'll speak out strong and tell them how it really is

they tell me I'm free now
free to go back home
to carry on with my old life
that life no I can hardly remember what it was like

guess I'll go back home
find a way to disappear
Track Name: Skylight
I'm listening to raindrops on my skylight
I'm listening to every word that falls on me

light creeping through
those dark blue rains come back for you
I'm listening to every word that falls on me

a wave of news
tell me once again
Track Name: Only Living Things
only living things rest assured will find it out
far away and set to stay
there's no power in fearing change

halfway 'round the world and friends at home are all you dream of
if I can't have you there's no telling what I may do

only living things rest assured will find it out
troubles that we had made
there's no business in raising doubts
Track Name: Fir Cones
inside the fir cones that drop
we find an undiscovered camera stop

inside the neighbor's house
a blue canary cries
is it for help or something else

against the candy walls
temptation knows the chemical
my eyes will find another complimentary mint and

oh in the harvest days
nothing will return to the way it was before
on to the longest night of the year

inside the fir cones that drop
another pair of eyes is looking back

inside the neighbor's house
a blue canary calls for help

against the candy walls
temptation knows the chemicals
my eyes will find another complimentary mind and

oh in the harvest days
nothing will return to the way it was before
on to the longest night of the year
Track Name: What Would Make You Believe
stop this train
inside rests your old happiness somewhere behold

what might spark this confidence
or will you lay down on your back in the water

oh what would make you believe

separate the fear from your heart
and listen
to what you say
what did you say was your one true passion

what might spark this fire again
or will you fall down to the lows of yourself in your imagination

oh what would make you believe