Take Things As They Come

by Myles Coyne

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released August 3, 2013

Produced by Myles Coyne
Recorded & Mixed by Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Recordings in May 2012 Milwaukee, WI
Mastered by Carl Saff

Album art by Eric Hancock



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"Forever trusting Mario into a hellish nightmare of eternal death, rebirth, and incremental progression."

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Track Name: My Grandmother's House
Isn’t it funny how the house is filled with photos of her younger self?
Well the picture books are scattered
like the years & tears & fears that turn to dust
With a big house full of memories left over for her sons
to pick off all the wall paper & the parts they love the most.
The town today has lost a soul
and maybe a way of life.
But they know the name lives on.

Missed Sunday mass: the funeral
But don’t blame me ‘cause I was in another state
She left behind a letter that told me of my sins
In the temple where my father died
Well it seems I’ll never win.
In a big house full of centuries where her daughter still remains
to go through all the boxes so a history never fades.
She lost her job, her mom & the dog but least she’s got a son
& through them the name lives on.

Where do I go from here?

Here’s one for that Midwestern charm you’d never sell
& one for the smile that lived beside the pain so well
I’ll leave some pennies on your grave so if the storm don’t bring me back
At least I know I’ve paid my dues
Track Name: Max
A paw print in the snow
shows me where you’d like to go
Where ya roam.
The tracks are far from the door & dissipate more
as I bring the snow across the floor.

You’re gonna have to fight them off yourself
if you’re gonna make it in the cold.
Their eyes are sharp & their claws are longer than yours
& they’re well aware that ya just left home.

Your fur still stains my black blue jean pants
& I thought you’d like to know
I could never erase that smell that bothered me so long ago.
Claw marks are running up & down my door
I can barely trace them any more
Why can I just sand these sad melodies away?

Be careful not to lose the tips of your ears.
Put forth your pride & hide all of your fears.
I’m sure you’ve learned to fend for them well .
My windows & doors are always left unlocked
& I’ve got a picture in my pocket
to remind me of you & where ya might be

My old friend, this sad song
I’ve put it all together but it doesn’t seem that long
Since we’ve last meet up & talked
But that’s life….
& we’ve only got one
Track Name: Don't Tell Me
Well it’s easier to disappoint
Then to tell someone to “go fuck off”
Yeah I could think it over / Keep it to myself
Wait for someone else to make the call
& I know ya been talking / it’s been said before
“What goes around, it comes around”
Ya probably should have all kept it to yourself
‘Cause you should know that you’re the talk of the town.

‘Cause you sleep with all your friends
& I hope you’re sleeping well my friend.

Too many good women been around the block
Up & down the streets, yeah they’ve been around
& their scaring off all of my old maids.
Yeah I should have known right from the start
When you shared a friend you share a part
To an inside joke that never goes away.

I hear you got money cause it like to talk
Seven dollars a week to walk these blocks
& every day you’d find me with penny change.
Yeah it was me / I was holding your hand.
When you were learning to walk
I could already stand
& that’s why you might find me running away.

So I can sleep with all your friends
‘Cause we sleep with all our friends
& we’re all sleeping well my friend.
Track Name: Chapter III
I know it’s looking bad but face it my dear
We’ve got prices to pay & we can’t buy our beer

Another day without any rest
It’s another sleepless night down in Riverwest

Why would you want to leave so soon?
Stop the quill or I will for myself

Things are looking up but I’m brought back down by ballads
& my friends want to die
Write letters if you want
Sad songs or a poem
Just don’t stab yourself five times

Well I Love You
Well I Love you