Cactus Candy

by Emby Alexander

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1.
Arabesque (Wet Rusting God) F - B♭ arrested in the hallway for doing arabesques down the aisle way waiting on the airport runway painted as a terrorist I run away what a way to ruin the holiday what a way to ruin the holiday what a way to ruin the holiday I could only smile and I run away I run away I run away don't run away why are you embarrassed much? even though the best of us look kind of weird chasing down the transfer bus what a way to ruin the holiday what a way to ruin the holiday what a way to ruin the holiday I could only smile and I run away I run away I run away don't run away compose myself? am I an orchestra? this movement's on my current thrust don't trust no one don't trust no one don't trust no one a creep creeps through the school zone slow he's rolling through says "I was only following the rules" wet rusting god wet rusting god wet rusting god wet rusting god wet rusting god wet rusting god wet rusting god wet rusting god what a way to ruin the holiday what a way to ruin the holiday what a way to ruin the holiday what a way to ruin the holiday there's a way to make up for all of it there's a way to make up for all of it there's a way to wake up from all of this there's a way to wake up from all of this
2.
Museum Of Modern Hearts Verse: D - F♯min Chorus: Bmin - Bmin/A - Bmin/G - D - A you come out with no come on (museum of modern hearts) you come on with no call out (museum of modern hearts) your feelings on display (museum of modern hearts) you show up just to show off (museum of modern hearts) museum of modern hearts museum of modern hearts backgammon baby's got you cornered in the candy's got you gagging cuz it's tamarind backgammon baby's got you cornered in put your white teeth on display but the backs are yellowing all of the skins in Big Es my mind occupy middle-east press your bigmouth to your loudmouth (museum of modern hearts) with your feelings on display (museum of modern hearts) you show up just to show off (museum of modern hearts) your backgammon baby's got you cornered in Greta Golden-Gating your sword swallowing backgammon baby's got you cornered in put your white teeth on display but the backs are yellowing backgammon baby's got you cornered in the candy's got you gagging cuz it's tamarind backgammon baby's got you cornered in put your white teeth on display but the backs are all yellowing you're a goner with no goodbye (museum of modern hearts) and you get high on the headlines dissection of all your parts you're a club member of dismemberment knocked down the door but fell asleep on the floor you're a goner with no goodbye (museum of modern hearts) you're a goner with no goodbye (museum of modern hearts) you're a goner
3.
EAT THE FLOWERS intro/chorus: E - G♯min - A - B E - G♯min - A - B - B G♯maj - A - Amin E - B7 verse: A - C♯min bridge: E - G♯min - A - C♯min -B E - G♯min - A - B - B on your back dreaming sixteen dreams stare at the ceiling happy sweet Sistine on your back dreaming sixteen dreams stare at the ceiling happy sweet Sistine happy sweet Sistine be my my Medici now just 'til I turn things around I stooped and I kneeled to read the passage at the roadside shrine I turned but could feel the branches pull me down at my heel so I stooped and I kneeled to eat the flowers at the roadside shrine and soon I could feel the petals promise to mend and heal me ooh ta-da! on your back dreaming sixteen dreams stare at the ceiling happy sweet Sistine on your back dreaming sixteen dreams stare at the ceiling happy sweet Sistine happy sweet Sistine be my my marigold now just 'til I turn things around I stooped and I kneel to ring the roses at the roadside shrine I stood but could feel the vines pull me down at my heel so I stooped and I kneel to drink the candles at the roadside shrine and soon I could feel the wax promise to mend and heal me ooh ta-da! Hark! the angels have broken wings and you're such a sentimental thing and in remembrance to thee I cling you're such a sentimental thing when Hark! the angels have broken wings and you're such a sentimental thing when in remembrance to thee I cling you're such a sentimental thing when you're such a sentimental thing on your back dreaming sixteen dreams stare at the ceiling happy sweet Sistine on your back dreaming sixteen dreams stare at the ceiling happy sweet Sistine happy sweet Sistine be my my merry-go-round now just 'til I turn things around
4.
RUN OUT GROOVE Intro: C - Emin Verse: C - F - C - G Chorus: F - G - C - G Amin - G - C - G7 Bridge: C - F - C - G every time I smile you look out over your shoulder to find out who finds it wrong and every time I style you look out over your shoulder to find out who finds it wrong my life in the run out groove trying to get to you I don't know what I'm trying to prove but I'm trying to prove it to you every time I'm childish look out over your shoulder to find out who finds it wrong and every time I'm wild you look out over your shoulder to find out who finds it wrong my life in the run out groove trying to get to you I don't know what I'm trying to prove but I'm trying to prove it to you
5.
No Makeup 01:38
NO MAKEUP verse/chorus: C - Amin bridge: G - Amin this is me with no makeup on turn your speakers up tighten your sneakers up we're coming after you we're coming after you this is me with no makeup on
6.
Pursuit 05:54
PURSUIT verse/chorus: Gmaj7 - Cmaj7 - Amin7 - Bmin7 solo section: Gmaj - Cmaj7 (repeat) end solo sec. on Gmaj7 - Cmaj - Amin7 - D climax: Gmaj7 - Cmaj7 - Amin7 - D outro: Amin - Bmin - Emin have you ever tried? well, I might no, I've never tried no, I've never tried do you ever cry? well, I might no, I've never cried no, I've never cried in the pursuit of feeling fine we get fucked up all the time in the pursuit of feeling fine we get fucked up all the time is he feeling fine? is he feeling fine? if you're feeling fine, is he feeling fine? what makes you wonder? what makes you wonder? do you even try? well, I might no, I've never tried no, I've never tried do you even cry? well, I might after last night after last night in the pursuit of feeling fine we get fucked up all the time in the pursuit of feeling fine we get fucked up all the time is he feeling fine? is he feeling fine? if you're feeling fine, is he feeling fine? what makes you wonder? what makes you wonder? if the shadows are swaying and your body is staying then the light is swirling all around you but if the bodies are swaying but the shadows are staying then the light is only in your mind is he feeling fine? is he feeling fine? if you're feeling fine, is he feeling fine? what makes you wonder? what makes you wonder? are you feeling fine? are you feeling fine? if you're feeling fine, is he feeling fine? what makes you wonder? what makes you wonder? you're wonderful just checking in on you!
7.
Bright Wound 04:03
BRIGHT WOUND verse/chorus: F - Amin end: C (no chord) C - Emin among your old tribes they're frightened we're bursting bright in to life again among your old tribes they're frightened we're bursting bright in to life again and you're a bright wound for you're a bridegroom and you're a bright wound for your bride groom among your old tribes they're frightened we're bursting bright in to life again among your old tribes they're frightened we're bursting bright in to life again upon the parked chairlift when they pushed you over they may push you over it's the same parked chairlift when they pushed you over they may push you over it's the same to you another day yes you're feeling the wrong way go double back again yes you're feeling the wrong way go double back again, my friend among your old tribes they're frightened we're bursting bright in to life again among your old tribes they're frightened we're bursting bright in to life again and you're a bright wound for you're a bridegroom and you're a bright wound for your bride groom
8.
Mulberry 02:30
MULBERRY verse: C - F - Dmin - C C - F - Dmin - G - C chorus: G - G/F - G/E - G - G7 C - F - Dmin - C mulberry like a hand from the ground I sat in your palm to keep me calm mulberry like a hand from the ground I sat in your palm I sat in your palm to keep me warm mulberry we arrive on the lawn I writhe around in your palm I'd rather keep you around than keep me down but our love is not allowed but we never listen we kiss and make it loud mulberry weren't you a dying cell on the edge of your eye I couldn't tell mulberry like a hand from the ground I sat in your palm I sat in your palm to keep me calm mulberry like a hand from the ground I sat in your palm I sat in your palm to keep me warm mulberry we arrive on the lawn I writhe around in your palm I'd rather keep you around than keep me down but our love is in the trees I lift up my hands but couldn't reach the leaves mulberry with the wormwood all hung a dropped bookmark in the dirt what was I on?
9.
FIREFLY (VARIATIONS) it wasn't light of the firefly it was the glow of the smoke I know
10.
BELLWETHER FRIENDS intro/verse: D - E (end on E+) pre-chorus: A - B - E - E chorus: A - B - E - A (end on A+) you smoke a smoke a borrowed smoke between your fingers it bellows smoke you linger long to get a light you start discussion it's not a fight you linger longer to get along you hold it in now but it's not wrong no no no no it's not wrong to all my bellwether friends unfair skin that's grown too thin go cut your hair out no, grow it in now pull it out now hold it in to all my bellwether friends on that line that's grown too thin scream your lungs out now draw 'em in let 'em out now hold it in and if you're gonna breathe breathe like me he covered me in the leaf he coated me with gold leaf but now you can begin to see the seams we are the weeds covered in seeds you try and stop us you put us down you pull us up but you spread us out you do us in but we start to sprout you hold us in now but it's not wrong no no no but it's not wrong to all my bellwether friends unfair skin that's grown too thin go cut your hair out no, grow it in now pull it out now hold it in to all my bellwether friends on that line that's grown too thin scream your lungs out now draw 'em in let 'em out now hold it in and if you're gonna breathe breathe like me
11.
BETWEEN THE HEARTBEATS can you believe we've made it this far we're still alive and we're mostly unharmed I know when we haven't spoke in days when we haven't had a smoke in days you say "Life is a noose. You better weave it comfortable and loose". dead between the heartbeats between the heartbeats we weren't dead between the heartbeats we weren't dead we weren't dead between the heartbeats you and me I know when we haven't spoke in days when you haven't heard a joke in days you say "Life is a noose. You better weave it comfortable and loose". dead between the heartbeats between the heartbeats we weren't dead between the heartbeats we weren't dead we weren't dead between the heartbeats you and me I know and you're frozen up but you grab the top so you shook it up they say you should get down then you shook it down you should get down and you're risen up and you grab the top so you shook it up they say you should get down then you shook it down you should get down you shook it up you shake it up you should get up

credits

released August 10, 2019

featuring:

EMBY ALEXANDER
voice

KYLE GRABSKI
bass

AUSTIN HARSHMAN
vocals + keyboard

JEREMY LENTZ
drums + percussion

JORGE VALDEZ
guitar + vocals + percussion
•••
• JOEL MARQUARD (vocals on #1) • DANE JARVIE (vocals on #3) •
• ERIC KASPER (tasmanian choir on #6) • K.S. GARNER (vocals on #5) •
• B.K. FERRIS (vocals + percussion on #9) • YERFDOG (drum programming on #10) •
••
written by
EMBY ALEXANDER
produced by
BRANDON T. HICKEY + EMBY ALEXANDER
mixed by
BRANDON T. HICKEY + EMBY ALEXANDER
mastered by
BRANDON T. HICKEY
album artwork by
AUSTIN HARSHMAN
recorded 2018-2019 at
SPINE ISLAND (PHX) • HYPNAGOGIC AUDIO (GILBERT)
PITTSBURGH ZOO (PITT) • THE TERMINAL (CHI) • CHATEAU LeFEVRE (LYONS, CO)

thank you, DAVE SCHMIDT

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