January Shock

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Why should I put in my time, cross my “t”s, dot my “i”s? Paying dues is the stuff of fairytales. See the world through apathetic eyes; love is useless when I die. Why does it matter if I fail? A cigarette burns in my chest. Breathe so deep, no need to keep my lungs intact. Right on track. You tied your heart to a string. You did all these silly things and yet the sun will rise again. It happens o-o-over and o-o-over cause it’s not the end. Yeah, the sun will rise again and you’re standing on the edge of the rocks. January Shock. Too stunned to talk. Are you terrified now? Gotta make it work somehow. You blew it all in the last seven years. Thought you were safe; you knew your fate, took it all, put it down on seventeen. You tied your heart to a string, told yourself these silly things and yet the sun will rise again. So whatcha gonna do? You called it quits too soon. Instead of burning out, you’re gonna fade away. Not sorry now.

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from Way to Go, released May 15, 2015
All music by Emily Whitehurst and Jaycen McKissick, except drums written by Paul Haile.
All lyrics by Emily Whitehurst. © 2014 Basement Feel
Produced by Emily Whitehurst, Jaycen McKissick and Paul Haile.
Recorded by Paul Haile at Greenhouse Recording and Jaycen McKissick in the basement.
Mixed by Paul Haile at Greenhouse Recording.
Mastered by Carl Saff.

Performances
Emily Whitehurst: vocals, keyboards
Jaycen McKissick: guitar
Paul Haile: drums
Alex Whitehurst: trombone

Artwork
Cover photos by Doug Elkins, lettering by Steve Wierth.
Layout by Leslie Hampton and Emily Whitehurst.

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