Little Words

by Sneaky Bones

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1.
Running 04:25
/// RUNNING some days i feel like i'm not gonna make it can't shake anything off i keep on moving but it wears me out sharpens the edges and nothing feels soft but rolling around in this hotel room makes me feel it's not all doomed my heart is running and i wanna catch up my heart is running and i wanna catch up i'm on a bad streak i can't break it things disappearing in front of my eyes i'm sitting here but i'm far away these days, it's no surprise but rolling around in this hotel room makes me feel it's not all doomed my heart is running and i wanna catch up my heart is running and i wanna catch up didn't get the notice now i'm moving out don't have much except a big couch i can't remember how it fit through the door another puzzle i can't figure out but rolling around in this hotel room makes me feel it's not all doomed my heart is running and i wanna catch up my heart is running and i wanna catch up my heart is running and i wanna catch up my heart is running and i can't catch up my heart is running and i wanna catch up my heart is running and i wanna catch up my heart is running and i wanna catch up my heart is running and i can't catch up some days i feel like i'm not gonna make it can't shake anything off
2.
Outlaw 03:25
/// OUTLAW you leave me in the cold make me run away yelling stop thief he stole and he can't pay run me outta town put a bounty on my head but that's you running beside me laughing at what you said everyday you call and you tell me i'm good said honey come back now you misunderstood but every attempt is arrested by something new i kinda suspect that the problem is you i feel like an outlaw waiting for a friendly sign to come on back into town and leave the out behind but you gotta be sure now that you're ready for me cuz if i come in an outlaw i'll die in those streets i'm never sure when the hammer is gonna drop could be a year from now or on the next block listen for a familiar scream hey get outta the way i turn around too slow but that's my mistake i feel like an outlaw waiting for a friendly sign to come on back into town and leave the out behind but you gotta be sure now that you're ready for me cuz if i come in an outlaw i'll die in those streets yea if i come in an outlaw i'll die in those streets
3.
Little Words 05:01
/// LITTLE WORDS when things get longer my vision decreases it becomes harder and harder to connect all the pieces with each successive word i write it makes less and less sense cause it all has to come on home to the beginning or some concept so in that sense brevity is laziness and coherent wordiness might be impossible i guess or at least require some level of foresight that the quick and easy all avoid like werewolves and moonlight cause little words sound bigger than what you heard filling in between the gaps why you making me do that it's harder to say what you really wanna say simple as you think it is oh there's something that you miss yea those little words omit so take that trophy down get your feet off the couch head to work and find out if you know how see if you got it in you over and over again plying at the same idea just trying to make it bend hope the next line is better ties it all together easy to say but tough to remember when the moment comes cause little words sound bigger than what you heard filling in between the gaps why you making me do that it's harder to say what you really wanna say simple as you think it is oh there's something that you miss yea those little words omit
4.
Switzerland 05:17
/// SWITZERLAND why don't we move overseas take a couple of things you need you got four passports and five reasons to try keep saying you'll get outta here don't know when but it will be real clear cause everything will line up when it's time but it's a long way to switzerland babe and it's not moving towards us i'm afraid don't make it a dream, you'll only dream it away start living it now and lets go to switzerland well that sure sounds pretty clean picking up and leavings always been where i've seen myself in the fondest impossible dream don't have a lease, won't have a job won't pay any more of these bills i got trust me i'll know when it's time to leave but it's a long way to switzerland babe and it's not moving towards us i'm afraid don't make it a dream, you'll only dream it away start living it now and lets go to switzerland but it's a long way to anywhere babe and nothings gonna move towards us i'm afraid don't make it a dream, you'll only dream it away start living it now, you don't have to be anywhere start living it now, you don't have to be anywhere start living it now and lets go to switzerland
5.
Even If 02:40
/// EVEN IF said you only got 30 years left countdowns getting closer and harder to forget saw the end of the world when you were 19 asked me how i see the state of everything your dad was worried what you would grow into i'm sure he sleeps easy these days you live a little lighter that was just a phase but doesn't mean it's not still looking grim but yea what's your take on the world and everything even if you're good at every little thing you do even if you're speeding up it's gonna catch you pretty soon we'll realize there's no fixing what we destroyed yea we're all headed to the ground but you and i got the fall to enjoy catch another drink across the street could talk for hours, you're someone i'd never otherwise meet roll into laughter when you tell me it's all about you but we're going the same way so why not make room for two even if you're good at every little thing you do even if you're speeding up it's gonna catch you pretty soon we'll realize there's no fixing what we destroyed yea we're all headed to the ground but you and i got the fall to enjoy
6.
Up at Night 04:06
i can describe the textures of every ceiling i've slept under spackled constellations never quite the same my thoughts leave my body leaving my eyes vacant to study the contours and the shapes like a drifting palm reader these ceilings i trace it's what keeps me up at night yea it keeps me up at night it's what keeps me up at night replaying every moment that i ever fucked up sprinkle in armageddon and all the hopeless feelings the faded swirl of paint quite pleasantly speaks of a lover i once knew but will never know again so i'll spin around in that till the fade blends back in it's what keeps me up at night yea it keeps me up at night it's what keeps me up at night thoughts keep rolling like a runaway train but trying to count each car always hurts my brain if i let my visions slip to the light between the frames i can look right through it only the ceiling remains it's what keeps me up at night yea it keeps me up at night it's what keeps me up at night yea it keeps me up at night it's what keeps me up at night yea it keeps me up at night it's what keeps me up at night i can describe the texture of every ceiling i've slept under
7.
Fragments 03:32
/// FRAGMENTS i lost my shadow coveting the shade from the hardest light i stayed away away from the greatest lights that i knew the eternal question what can i do to recover the fragments of myself that i lose i can live behind a statue of similar shape but i wouldn't be convincing cause i'd stay in one place apoplectic is an aesthetic that just won't do i must keep moving through the light to recover the fragments of myself that i lose all the little pieces that identify me are uniquely invisible only my eyes can see cause i know where i've been and you're just seeing me now in an instant i'll be in a new orbit fragmented off another piece without
8.
/// ALREADY THERE air clear as kerosene matchstick yellow as a sunbeam and i can't stop blurring always stirring with you rosehip red as advertised a slice of earth the size of the sky and i can't stop seeing all the ways you're burning in me cause i'm already there no need to meet me down the road and i found my way out through the heavy fog hugging the coast there's no way to prepare just float and stay composed in the sweet retreat of the moment in the ashes and the smoke the ashes and the smoke flames bite the waterside chew the ankles of the night and i can't stop watching the orange flicker to blue view smells like gasoline maybe i'm tripping in this big machine through all these feelings nothing feels like you cause i'm already there no need to meet me down the road and i found my way out through the heavy fog hugging the coast there's no way to prepare just float and stay composed in the sweet retreat of the moment the ashes and the smoke the ashes and the smoke
9.
The Longing 05:09
/// THE LONGING i'm looking for that feeling again i can't describe it don't know if it's good or bad just know i need to find it don't know where it starts joy or uncut sadness could be madness with the fervor i chase it down so i'm knocking on your window ask for a cigarette leaning halfway out the windowsill we inhale the night alright and i can tell you're looking too for something that you thought you knew but that's the beauty of the thing it cannot be confused no matter what i tell myself it's always different it's the longing that i can't break cause in the longing i'm not mine even though nothing will last i still picture it some days i feel too old for that but i can't forget no i can't forget no i can't forget can't forget how to forget you got a reminder to forget can't forget how all the moments pass even the ones i most miss still don't know where it starts strange that i thought i knew but that's the beauty of the thing it cannot be confused no matter what i tell myself it's always different it's the longing that i can't break cause in the longing i'm not mine even though nothing will last i still picture it some days i feel too old for that but i can't forget no i can't forget no i can't forget
10.
Matador 04:48
/// MATADOR it's been a little break a little bit longer than i usually take finally broken down been fighting myself round after round can't get ahead when i ain't behind nothing hard to leave when i don't know what i'm stuck in i'm stepping out of the house blinding daylight put my sunglasses on i'm searching for shade trying to make my skin feel as cool as my gaze can't get ahead when i ain't behind nothing hard to leave when i don't know what i'm stuck in making these decisions don't know what they're really for life's a bull fight and i ain't the matador la is too damn hot my shoes are gonna melt if i stand in one spot i'm glued to the pavement the high water mark of a civilization can't get ahead when i ain't behind nothing hard to leave when i don't know what i'm stuck in running around i never thought it would catch me but i slowed down everything else kept the pace it's hard to watch when you know just how it ends so i'm finding my own grace can't get ahead when i ain't behind nothing hard to leave when i don't know what i'm stuck in making these decisions don't know what they're really for life's a bull fight making these decisions don't know what they're really for life's a bull fight making these decisions don't know what they're really for life's a bull fight can't get ahead when i ain't behind nothing hard to leave when i don't know what i'm stuck in making these decisions don't know what they're really for life's a bull fight and i ain't the matador

about

(all songs featuring the machine)

RUNNING
words and music - bean

bass, vox, percussion - bean
guitars, rhodes, vox - weber
drums, sampler, percussion, vox - wildman
guitars - hauser


OUTLAW
words and music - bean

bass, vox - bean
acoustic gtrs, vox - weber
drums, percussion, vox - wildman
keys - mcardle
guitars - hauser


LITTLE WORDS
words and music - bean

acoustic gtrs, vox - bean
acoustic gtrs, keys, vox - weber
drums, percussion, vox - wildman
bass - clapp
guitars - hauser


SWITZERLAND
words and music - bean

acoustic gtrs, vox - bean
acoustic gtrs, percussion, vox - weber
drums, rhodes, percussion, vox - wildman
upright bass - clapp
guitars - hauser


EVEN IF
words and music - bean

electric gtrs, vox - bean
bass, guitars, vox - weber
drums, percussion, vox - wildman
keys - mcardle


UP AT NIGHT
words and music - bean, wildman

guitars, vox - bean
guitars - weber
rhodes, drums - wildman
basses - clapp


FRAGMENTS
words and music - bean

guitar, vox - bean
upright bass - clapp


ALREADY THERE
words and music - bean

bass, vox - bean
guitars - weber
drums - wildman
keys, synths - mcardle


THE LONGING
words and music - bean

acoustic gtrs, vox - bean
bass, electric gtrs, acoustic gtrs, vox - weber
drums, percussion, vox - wildman
keys, synths - mcardle


MATADOR
words and music - bean

acoustic gtrs, vox - bean
guitars, vox - weber
drums, vox - wildman
upright bass - clapp
keys and synths - mcardle

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sam weber engineered LITTLE WORDS over six days in a house in Sonoma, CA (JAN, 2020)
featuring sam weber, marshall wildman, owen clapp, and ian mcardle
all songs arranged by bean, weber, and wildman

sam weber mixed LITTLE WORDS in Los Angeles, CA
post production, additional engineering, and sonic glue by mallory hauser and sam weber

chris boerner mastered LITLE WORDS at The Kitchen in Carrboro, NC

arden klemmer art directed and designed all visual elements of LITTLE WORDS

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released May 12, 2020

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