Sound Of Phoenix

by Emby Alexander

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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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Track Name: Rich As The Priest Asks
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
Track Name: Phoenix Sons
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?
Track Name: Blackout In The Black Light
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
Track Name: California Drugs
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
Track Name: Honey, I Know
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
Track Name: In Your Doorstep Bleeding
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
Track Name: Orange Orchards
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?
Track Name: Franny Zooey
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
Track Name: Matador
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