Sympathetic Buzz

by Song Sparrow Research

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
Time Capsule 02:50
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
Skylight 04:10
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
8.
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
9.
Fir Cones 02:47
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
10.
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

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released July 24, 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

Throughout the last decade and a half, Song Sparrow Research have released an infrequent but constant stream of records across the spectrum of psych-pop, chamber folk and indie rock, while always centering around lush and moody sound palettes. Formed in Seattle, the current members Hamilton Boyce, David Balatero, Evan Woodle, and Kenneth Aramaki now span Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Seattle. ... more

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