Emby Alexander

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"..nervously passionate energy of compositional genius..."

".....their greatest achievement so far...."

".....may well be [Phoenix's] Talking Heads and Alexander’s voice finds an affinity for David Byrne’s at his peak....."

".....let’s dance! ”Drag the Long Way Home” has us tapping our feet and clapping our hands to fun piano solos, synths, “OOOs” and well-timed claps....."

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released March 1, 2013

Composed and Produced by Michael Alexander
Mastered by Brandon T. Hickey
Album Artwork by Eric Kasper

Emby Alexander - Voice
Tim Arimborgo - vocals, glockenspiel, guitar
Kyle Grabski - bass, percussion
Mandi Kimes - vocals, keyboard
Austin Harshman - vocals, guitar
Max Weidle - drums

• Cellos on "I Don't Mind If You Call Us Friends" by Cindy Alexander and
Patricia Soria
• Piano on "I Don't Mind If You Call Us Friends" by Daniel Seckler
• Vocals on "Drag The Long Way Home" by K.S. Garner
• Sample on "How Hard It Is To Be A Boy" from Crossing 32nd Street
• Sample on "O Here We're Tangled" from Trevvor Riley's "In Barren
Climes"

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Emby Alexander Phoenix, Arizona

EMBY ALEXANDER
"Sound Of Phoenix"

• USA • MEX •CAN • TOUR

"It’s only a matter of time until a band of this caliber and charisma will start a cult, if they haven't already"
- Sounds Around Town

"...nervously passionate energy of compositional genius..."
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Track Name: I Don't Mind If You Call Us Friends
My hands
wear me down
sprawling to touch you
once sad
to see you go
but now I've changed my mind
I'll watch you die and
I don't mind if you call us friends
no, not at all
and I don't mind if you call us friends
outside these walls
when

we're done sharing this
after all we've got is this when
I'll be me again
I'm not sure if I can tell you this
I'm not sure there's anymore
will we be us again?

when the lights
come crashing down
I'll rush to meet you
and bow
your eyes are so startled
when
weighed-in
way in way way in
when the lights
come crashing down
I'll rush to meet you
and bow
your eyes are so startled
when
weighed-in
way in way way in

when I confess
when I intend to do
then you are discussed
it's true
when I don't mind if you call us friends
no, not at all
I don't mind if you call us friends
outside these walls


we're done sharing this
after all we've got is this when
I'll be me again
I'm not sure if I can tell you this
I'm not sure there's anymore
will we be us again?

every time we say goodbye I cry

(a bird sings)

Chords:
verse
Bb Gmin Eb F

chorus
Bb F Eb F

connecting part
Bb C7 Bb Eb Dmin Bb F

instrumental bridge
Bb D Eb Bb F

bridge
Bb C7 Bb Eb Dmin
Track Name: Manières
you're leaving home
i know you know i know
i know it's so
and so, the day you're leaving home
is the day you're leaving your.....

you're coming home
i know you know i know
i know it's so
and so they never treat you right
well, they were nothing like you
no, you're just like just like....

manners with your mom
your morals clung to clothes
and so i tear them off
o! no o! no o! no

tu rentres à la maison
je sais tu sais je sais
je sais que comme ça
ils t'ont maltraité
parce qu'ils étaient loin d'être moi, non
ils étaient tout comme toi

manières avec ta mère
tes valeurs pendent à tes vêtements
et donc je les arrache

manières avec ta mère
tes valeurs s'attachent à tes fantômes
et donc
je les arrache
ARRACHE!
ORAGES!
ARRACHE!

Chords:
builds on B7....

intro
Emin C D / Emin C B

verse
Emin C G G/#F
Emin Cm13

chorus
G D B7 Emin C D G
B7

ending
C D G
Track Name: How Hard It Is To Be A Boy
i said i'm sorry
she said yes you are
o yes you are
i said it's entirely your fault, yes
entirely our fault, yes
entirely my fault
i said how hard it is to be a boy
i said you don't know
how hard it is to be a boy
she said you don't know
how hard it is to be a boy
and i'm so far away from home
and you're so far away from home

Chords:
over and over
D A

ending
D2sus/A
Track Name: Drag the Long Way Home
so cruel as usual
you're nothing new
i'm getting used to living alone
and dying alone
so play the fool as usual
i'm getting used to driving you home
and driving home alone
so drag the long way home
ride by
hope to find you alone
so long
so long
so long
it's really either this
or what you're used to
what you used to do
and we all know where that's gotten you

Chords:
intro
G Emin C

verse
G Emin C

connecting part
D C D

bridge
CMaj7 G
Track Name: Dressed Undressing
on only days
we end we cry
i pull on cords
for blinds
become tighter
and they'll point to sky
but i really don't mind now
it's only star shine

and those whose eyes
that find me
are so distant
not blind
and so i'll undress
for planes in front of radio waves
the passengers waves say
was only on my way

your feet you're barely missing tile
your tile narrow missing mine
your feet you're barely missing tile
i can feel you undressing from so many miles