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released May 9, 2015

Laura Kepner-Adney - vocals, guitar
Sam Golden - vocals, guitar
Robert Hanshaw - bass, vocals
Seth Vietti - drums, vocals

Chris Schultz - stomps and claps on All the Gold is Gone
Evan Casler - vocals on Secrets on a Postcard

All songs written by Kepner-Adney (Prophette Music - BMI)
except Miss Me, by Golden (BMI)/Hanshaw (BMI)/Vietti

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Dusty country Americana from the Sonoran Desert

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Track Name: All the Gold is Gone
All the gold is gone
Now I'm finding my way back home
All the gold is gone

Channel, tunnel, scoop and sweep
Dig a mile before I sleep
All the gold is gone

The winter wind comes whistling in
Consuming veins and wrinkling skin
All the gold is gone

Now I sleep with a stone above me
'Cross the valley from earth that I threw
While the pyramid pine covers Smuggler's Mine
Erasing traces of that time
Shrouding all the graves in blue

All the gold is lost
Twenty two men a golden boundary crossed
All the gold is lost

Seal the entrance, block the breath
Set a charge to swindle death
All the gold is lost

Now I sleep with a stone above me
'Cross the valley from earth that I threw
While the pyramid pine covers Smuggler's Mine
Erasing traces of that time
Shrouding all the graves in blue

Carry me up to the hill,
Take my boots and bleed my still
All the gold goes on

Give me rest and give me peace
Give me love beyond a lease
All the gold goes on

Now I sleep with a stone above me
'Cross the valley from earth that I threw
While the pyramid pine covers Smuggler's Mine
Erasing traces of that time
Shrouding all the graves in blue

Now I sleep with a stone above me
And a hand-built hill in view
While the pyramid pine covers Smuggler's Mine
Embracing traces of that time
Shrouding all the graves in blue
Track Name: Black Blizzard
Sunday morning blankets, folded, faded gray
But they will turn black come Saturday

Life is but a riddle, life is but a song
Take me in your arms, I won't be here too long

Funny thing: mister blacktail
Once a bright sight, now a demolition king
How a blight descends on everything
Bleach your blankets, keep your fences high,
Seal your windows tights
A black blizzard blows down the night

If I had a bucket made of solid gold
I'd toss it down a well; wish to never grow old

If I had some mittens made of silver twine
I'd give one to you; link your hand to mine

Funny thing, mister blue sky
Once a godsend, no a dome of bitterness
Each sunset lined with silty dark distress
Seal the chimney, wet your towels to breathe
Beware the storms you see:
Nothing is as it appears to be

If I was a shadow, beside you I would stay
Follow you everywhere, 'til the sky turns gray

Long as I am living, long as you are true
I will go anywhere, long as I'm with you

Long as I'm with you, lord, long as I'm with you
I will go anywhere long as I'm with you
Track Name: It's You
If there's one thing I'm sure of, it's you
And I'll do all the things my heart tells me to do
But if I should find myself losing my head,
I'll be smart: I'll lose my heart instead

If there's one thing I've noticed, it's you
And your teetering glances at all that I do
But each time you look I can tell you don't see
You're the one thing that matters to me

So hats off to girls in their prime
Hats off to men who won't ask you to stop on a dime

If there's one thing that matters, it's you
And I'll do all the things my heart tells me to do
But if we keep winding up back at the start
I'll lose you before I lose my heart
Track Name: The Archer
Think of the breath of October
The bronze-gilded leaves on the ground
Picture the loveliest evening the sky's ever found

Remember the braids and the dresses
Remember the collars of lace
And the porcelain calm of a smile as it brightens your face

My pockets may always be empty
And my fingers may always be sore
But my song is a shelter that's stronger the longer the storm

The stars are falling down
The dawn reveals her crown
As the archer stalks his prey across the night
I await the morning light

I want the life of a pilgrim
I want our story to thrive
Now my darling let's sleep where the hillsides are steep and alive

As the archer shines down from above us
Your love is the best thing I've known
I'm a fool if I let you escape from this net that I've thrown

The stars are falling down
The dawn reveals her crown
As the archer stalks his prey across the night
I await the morning light
Track Name: Secrets on a Postcard
Secrets on a postcard
Footprints in the rain
You'll hardly notice
When they're playing that old refrain

Nine miles from the border
Wipe the dust from the speakers
And warm your knees
With that dashboard song again

Let's not talk of love,
'Cause it doesn't seem fair
The way the car meanders when you
Stare through me at western glare

Next time, write a letter
I'm sure it'll keep your secret better,
That sweat-sealed, ink-stained leak

Let's not talk of love,
It's too hot to repair
The dizziness of light is in the air
Let's keep it there

Listen for the lyrics
I know that you'll know it as soon as you hear it
But I don't wanna hear that song again