Sound Of Phoenix

by Emby Alexander

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1.
RICH AS THE PRIEST ASKS 55th ave + thunderbird |: A maj | F♯ min :| rich as the priest asks rich as the priest asks we put the earth on the map we put the earth on the map and all the worms the world has run up the rungs and all the worms the world has run up the rungs has run up the rungs for right or wrong you've run up the wrongs and all the worms the world has run up the rungs and all the worms the world has run up the rungs has run up the rungs for right or wrong you've run up the wrongs before he loved us before he loved us long before he loved us long before he loved us we had to love us we had to love us long before we loved us long before we loved us long witch nails on which hands witch nails on witch hands we felt the power of the bow and it enriched us and it enriched us and it enriched us and it enriched us and it enriched us it enriched us it enriched us it enrich and all the worms the world has run up the rungs and all the worms the world has run up the rungs has run up the rungs for right or wrong you've run up the wrongs and all the worms the world has run up the rungs and all the worms the world has run up the rungs has run up the rungs for right or wrong you've run up the wrongs it's not polite to stare at the Sun it's not polite to stare at the Sun stare at the Sun right or wrong you stare at the Sun it's not polite to stare at the Sun it's not polite to stare at the Sun stare at the Sun right or wrong you stare at the Sun and IT'S NOT POLITE TO STARE AT THE SUN
2.
Phoenix Sons 03:36
PHOENIX SONS 5th st + roosevelt chorus and verse: | G maj | C maj | (x3) | D maj | bridge: | A | G♯ | G | F♯ | E min | D maj | phoenix sons, you lift us phoenix sons, you left us phoenix sons, who fucked you first? who fucked you first? rise up ride down roosevelt row and then you know it's who you know and you know i don't know no one curtis, you hurt us when you desert us don't rush more tears cold south wind blows froze them to become your north dakota snow phoenix sons, you lift us phoenix sons, you left us phoenix sons, who fucked you first? who fucked you first? phoenix sons, you lift us phoenix sons, you left us phoenix sons, who fucked you first? who fucked you first? if you're feeling low if you're feeling monroe you don't know no one you don't know no one you don't know no one no one you don't know no one you don't know no one no one don't know no one no one you can dance alone or you just stay home you don't know no one phoenix sons, you lift us phoenix sons, you left us phoenix sons, who fucked you first? who fucked you first? phoenix sons, you lift us phoenix sons, you left us phoenix sons, who fucked you first? who fucked you first? phoenix sons, you lift us phoenix sons, you left us phoenix sons, who fucked you first? who fucked you first? phoenix sons, you lift us phoenix sons, you left us phoenix sons, who fucked you first? who fucked you first? who fucked you first? WHO FUCKED U FIRST?
3.
BLACKOUT IN THE BLACK LIGHT 32nd st + shea (A = 432 Hz) heart it stopped long ago but the life still goes because the blood it coasts heart it stopped long ago but the life still goes because the blood it coasts blackout in the black light blackout in the black light blackout in the black light blackout in the black light back out in the black light we outlived our past lives don't run with wrong boys just run with the Sharp Knives back out in the black light we outlived our past lives don't run with wrong guys just run with the Sharp Knives blackout in the black light blackout in the black light blackout in the black light blackout in the black light blackout in the black light blackout in the black light blackout in the black light blackout in the black light blackout in the black light blackout in the black light blackout in the black light BLACKOUT IN THE BLACK LIGHT
4.
CALIFORNIA DRUGS 19th ave + grand | B min | A maj | we took California drugs we took California drugs we took California drugs we took California drugs i haven't forgiven yet what you did to me in the kitchenette i wasn't ready yet what you do to me in the kitchenette and you're instigating regret ever obeying when they're 'round here this is down there listen in 'round here listen in down there listen in round here listen in round there listen in down there it's the way it swings around here we took California drugs we took California drugs we took California drugs we took California drugs i haven't forgiven yet what you do to me in the kitchenette i wasn't ready yet what you do to me in the kitchenette warren the mines rabbit warren the mines rabbit warren the mines whoa oh warren the mines rabbit warren the mines down in warren the mines rabbit warren the mines rabbit warren the mines come down come down come down come down come down come down come down come down we took California drugs we took California drugs we took California drugs we took California drugs
5.
HONEY, I KNOW 14th st + mckinley verse: | D maj | A maj | chorus: | D maj | B min | A maj | dig up your dad every time you pull your hand away it's just the way that he chews his food and he talks about all the things he aught to do and at every daughter's dance doesn't every daughter dance? you could dance alone or you just stay home or you could just stay home honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know oh oh oh honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know oh oh oh honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know oh oh oh honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know oh oh oh honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know i know i know i know honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know pick up your dad invite him inside because it's been a long time you hold him you say he's holding you down yes he loves so much that a wife and kids just wasn't enough honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know oh oh oh honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know oh oh oh honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know oh oh oh honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know oh oh oh honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know i know i know i know honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know dig up your dad every time you pull your hand away no no no no no it's just the way that he chews his food and he talks about all the things he aught to do no no no no no and at every daughter's dance doesn't every daughter dance? no no no no no you could dance alone or you just stay home or you could just stay home honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know oh oh oh honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know oh oh oh honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know oh oh oh honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know oh oh oh honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know i know i know i know honey, i know honey, i know honey, i know
6.
IN YOUR DOORSTEP BLEEDING 65th ave + altadena | A maj | B min | the smell of the desert rain creosote tar drips down my brain you can't ignore me now i'm in your doorstep bleeding you can't ignore me now i'm in your doorstep bleeding oh oh oh oh i'm in your doorstep bleeding oh oh oh oh i'm in your doorstep bleeding bleeding bleeding all over you all over you ooh ooh ooh ooh all over you ooh ooh ooh ooh we're painterly all the time did you see right through did you read my mind? you can't ignore me now i'm in your doorstep bleeding you can't ignore me now i'm in your doorstep bleeding oh oh oh oh i'm in your doorstep bleeding oh oh oh oh i'm in your doorstep bleeding bleeding bleeding all over you all over you ooh ooh ooh ooh all over you ooh ooh ooh ooh you're on too much because we're gone too much we try each year i don't too much i'm in your doorstep bleeding i'm sure he looks ill sure he looks ill but don't wash his pills in the laundry but don't wash his pills in the laundry but don't wash his pills in the laundry if you're wondering i'll be wandering if you're wondering i'll be wandering if you're wondering i'll be wandering you can't ignore me now i'm in your doorstep bleeding all over you i'm in your doorstep bleeding bleeding bleeding all over over you
7.
ORANGE ORCHARDS hardy + university beginning: | F♯ min | end: | A maj | F♯ min | aim for the body cam aim for the body cam i came to the party and they tried to stop me so i came to party like aim for the body cam aim for the body cam i came to the party and they tried to stop me so i came to party like victoria, renounce the crown victoria, renounce the crown victoria, renounce the crown victoria, renounce the crown i sit at the awkward part of the bar and we frown here to make the kids all think we're from this part of the town i sit at the awkward part of the bar and we danced here so the kids knew i wasn't from part of this town before you were born everything here was orange orchards but before you were born everything here was under oceans someone learned dive here and you learned to drive here will you learn to survive or will you learn to die here?
8.
Franny Zooey 03:55
FRANNY ZOOEY i-10 eastbound at 7th ave begins: | D min | verse and chorus: | B♭ maj | E♭ maj | her next wish is to dive from her window but in comes the wind to blow her back in again but in comes the wind it blows her back in again sing, let me go let me go don't let me get too far away because we know when we're strong and well, we're not good at being alone her next wish is to dive from her window but in comes the wind to blow her back in again but in comes the wind it blows her back in again sing, let me go let me go don't let me get too far away because we know when we're strong and well, we're not good at being alone sing, let me go let me go don't let me get too far away because we know when we're strong and well, we're not good at being alone sing, let me go let me go don't let me get too far away because we know when we're strong and well, we're not good at being alone
9.
Matador 05:43
MATADOR right here begins: | B♭ maj | verse: | F maj | A min | B♭ maj | bridge: | F maj | B♭ maj | transition: | G min | A min | B♭ maj | 5/4 part: | F maj | O Matador: | B♭ maj | x3 | G min | A min | B♭ maj | come on what did you expect when the lights they come on what's left know after building and breaking down? yes, you're cold when you're lonely need only to meet again what's left know after building we're breaking down? you should call me when you're lonely need only to meet again come on what did you expect when the lights they come on what's left know after building and breaking down? yes, you're cold when you're lonely need only to meet again what's left know after building we're breaking down? you should call me when you're lonely need only to meet again come on what did you expect when the lights they come on your mom once beautiful and you are beautiful you'd make a beautiful mom your dad once beautiful and you are beautiful he makes a beautiful dad in the photographs but oh he makes you cry an emblem a silhouette of what i held no i don't need to live no i don't need to live an emblem a silhouette of what i killed no i don't eat to live no i don't need to live O, Matador, I - O, Matador, I - O, Matador, I hope you make it home

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released July 4, 2016

EMBY ALEXANDER • SOUND OF PHOENIX

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written and performed by EMBY ALEXANDER
produced by EMBY ALEXANDER and BRANDON T. HICKEY
engineered and mastered by BRANDON T. HICKEY
additional arrangement on #1 by JAMES KUFELDT

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EMBY ALEXANDER • voice, ocarina of time, guitars, stylophone, banjo, organ, keyboards, tambourine, glockenspiel, viola, lap steel guitar

KYLE GRABSKI • electric bass, vocals, percussion

JEREMY LENTZ • drums

PETER GRANATA • guitar, vocals

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K.S. GARNER additional vocals on #8
AUSTIN HARSHMAN additional vocals on #1 and #6
J.Q. HICKEY • flute on #8

spanish logo by ERIC KASPER
cactus crucifix by SHANNON ALEXANDER

12-string rickenbacker provided by DON SHEPHERD

recorded at
HYPNAGOGIC AUDIO (Gilbert, AZ)
TREEHOUSE (Phoenix, AZ)
THE SAIFHOUSE (Glendale, AZ)

SUMMER 2016

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