Produced by Tev Nicolas & Nate Ramer

Co-Produced by James Paul Sklena & Thomas Welsh

All Songs & Lyrics written by Tev Nicolas

Engineering / Mixing / Tape Operator - Tev Nicolas

Overdub Tape Operators — Producers & Co-producers

Mastered by Shawn Hatfield

 

 

 

Worthwhile

 

I let the sunrise drip in through my blinds

And onto my arms, and into my eyes

And if I lie back, checkout, take a ride

Then I know I’m going somewhere worthwhile

 

 

Tev Nicolas — Vocals

Nate Ramer — Vocals, Bowl Piece Percussion

Joey Voge — Rhythm Electric Guitar

James Paul Sklena — Electric Bass, Electric Lead Guitar

Hannah Bernstein — Electric Piano

Conor Bloom — Drums

 

Stomp Thy Foot Twice, You Poor Poor

Ethernet Cord You

I can see it how

Blowing around the now

Feel it on your—

 

Your lifelessness is fitted

Nicely around my neck

 

Through the mountaintops

On your big bright watch

Gaze around then stop

Valleys have come and gone

Ethernet Cords they run

I’ll tie it around your—

 

Your lifelessness is fitted

Gently around my neck

 

I’ve seen it come and go

Lost on Venus though

Evil pianos sing—

 

Your lifelessness is fitted

Nicely around my neck

Your lifelessness is fitted

Gently around my neck

 

 

Tev Nicolas — Vocals, Lead Electric Guitar, Stomps

James Paul Sklena — Electric Bass, Wah Guitar, Electric Lead Guitar

Joey Voge — Rhythm Electric Guitar

Hannah Bernstein — Piano

Conor Bloom — Drums

Marc Budicin — Stomps

Zach Lindquist — Stomps

 

Lineworker

 

I’ve got 20 odd dollars in my pocket

Eyes on the floor, nose by my wallet

I’ve got 20 odd dollars in my pocket

Eyes on the floor, nose by my wallet

 

Oh night and day

Keeps a working rate

Oh who they are—

They must not reach for the stars

 

I’ve got 20 odd dollars in my pocket

Eye on the floor, nose by my wallet

I’ve got 20 odd dollars in my pocket

Eyes on the floor, nose by my jacket pocket

 

Oh night and day

Keeps a working rate

Oh who they are—

They must not reach for the stars

Tev Nicolas — Vocals, 12 String Electric Guitar Filtered

Nate Ramer — Background Vocals

Joey Voge — Rhythm & Lead Guitar

James Paul Sklena — Electric Bass

Hannah Bernstein — Organ

N. Walters — Viola

Conor Bloom — Drums

Additional Tape Operator — Tyler Vicente

 

Falling Down

 

Mister Mister wanted some fun

He tried to tear out the senator’s tongue

Senator laughed as he grabbed his hand

On he slipped a wedding band

 

We’re all just falling Down

 

Light shine bright, police at dawn

They tried to mow down the Kingpin’s Lawn

The Kingpin screamed “what’s first is last!”

Police they cried! The Stockmarket crashed

 

We’re all just falling down

 

Falling Down

Run like a rabbit

Fly Like an Eagle

I was a broke man

Till I found my wallet

 

The killer awoke with a start and that’s when I left

Walking on water foot by foot

Kindergarten kills and good whales spill into the ocean depths

That’s where I found my dress

 

Mister Mister wanted some fun

He tried to tear out the senator’s tongue

The Senator laughed as he grabbed his hand

And on he slipped a wedding band

 

We’re all just falling down

 

 

Tev Nicolas — Vocals, Rhythm Electric Guitar

Nate Ramer — Background Vocals

James Paul Sklena — Electric Bass, Gunshot Bass, Background Vocals

Joey Voge — Lead Electric Guitar

Hannah Bernstein — Organ

Conor Bloom — Drums

Additional Tape Operator — Tyler Vicente

 

 

Neapolitan Sunset

 

Do you know which way the wind blows?

It blows across my face

Do you know which way the rain falls?

It falls down on my head 

Of my Neapolitan Sunset

 

Am I losing my mind?

 

Do you know which way the grass the grows?

It grows below my feet

Do you know which way the birds fly?

They fly east of the clouds

Of the Neapolitan Sunset

 

Am I losing my mind?

 

Oh Lord—

Do I fight this war?

Will I know

Who I’m fighting for?

 

Do you know which way the street lies?

It lies past my hands

Do you know which way these signs point?

They point past my face

Of my Neapolitan Sunset

 

Am I losing my mind?

 

Can you hear me now?

 

 

Tev Nicolas — Vocals

Nate Ramer — Background Vocals

Thomas Welsh — Background Vocals

James Paul Sklena — Bass, Lead Electric Guitar, Background Vocals

Joey Voge — Rhythm Electric Guitar

Hannah Bernstein — Electric Piano

Conor Bloom — Drums

 

Do I Belong

 

I heard a pretty whisper

In in my ear

I heard God calling

It brought to tears

Hey, you in that plastic chair

 

Do I Belong

Here

 

I see people walking

Like ants in the wind

I bought my happiness

Instead of some friends

Hey, you in that plastic chair

 

Do I Belong

Here

 

Do I Belong

Here

 

Tev Nicolas — Vocals, Rhythm Electric Guitar

Joey Voge — Lead Electric Guitar

James Paul Sklena — Electric Bass

Hannah Bernstein — Organ

N. Walters — Viola

Conor Bloom — Drums

 

The Ballad of Paper Jack

 

I’m going home

I’m going home

Don’t like this place so much you know

I’m going home

 

There isn’t a day gone by

Where I don’t think about you slightly

There isn’t a moment pass

Where I can’t feel your touch lightly

 

I’m going home

I’m going home

Don’t like this place so much you know

I’m going home

 

Solve my problems with barbed wire

Teeth first I found truth in the fire

Take me back before the sun goes down

I don’t got much left here in my bones

I’m going home

 

There isn’t a bird’s song

I can remember since I left you

There isn’t a sound I’ve heard

Like the silence standing next to you

 

I’m going home

I’m going home

I don’t like this place so much you know

I’m going home

 

(Take me back, Paper Jack)

 

 

Tev Nicolas — Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, DM12 Synthesizer

Joey Voge — Lead Electric Guitar

James Paul Sklena — Electric Bass

Conor Bloom — Drums

 

 

 

Special thanks to

Maria & Larry Bernstein

This album is dedicated to

Nic Addante & Jedd Caballero

For their 1000 miles unflagging support