Main Drag

by Blanks

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released July 7, 2017

Engineers: Miles Washington "Peat Bogs" at The Rug Boy Chateau (Blacksburg, VA); John Morand and Griffin IV at Sound of Music Studios(Richmond, VA)
Vocals: Jessika Blanks, Zoe Kinney, Timmy Peele, Kevin Knight, Miles Washington, Caleb Flood
Guitar: Jessika Blanks, Kylie Gellatly and Timmy Peele
Percussion: Jack Oliver, Austin Tekamp, Miles Washington and Kevin Knight
Bass: Andrew Murray and Griffin IV
Strings: Jessika Blanks, Zoe Kinney and Elizabeth Moritz
Keys and Synth: Jessika Blanks and Zoe Kinney

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Track Name: Impossible Arcadia
Finally you just started smiling. I thought it was going to take all afternoon.
It’s rare but maybe you were born without it. Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.
And I’m going to leave in a minute. Arcadia.

Your mom and dad are together in the kitchen. You can smell it, they made way too much food again. Your loss, because we’re eating and drunk with laughter. Your sister is dancing, she looks just like a flower. I’m going to leave in a minute. Arcadia.

No. You weren’t born with that condition. I know because it’s right there on your sleeve. You can hide, but you can’t live without it. A heart, that’s an impossible arcadia. Come out. Come here. Spread all over. Arcadia.
Track Name: Tidal Wave
Perpetual motion. Hypnotizin'.
Oh no he's back again.

Back and forth he runs, like the tide flows with the sun, he gets on top of me. Just when I think it's done, the worst is still to come, just like a tidal wave.

Changes his mind again. Starts talkin'. Tells me who he thinks I am.

Back and forth he runs, like the tide flows with the sun, he gets on top of me. Just when I think it's done, the worst is still to come, just like a tidal wave.
Back and forth he runs, like the tide flows with the sun, he gets back off of me. If there's a big old gust of wind he might be back again, just like a tidal wave.

Oh he's a tidal wave.
Track Name: The Story of Narcissus As Told By The Lake
Phantom of life is reflection. In the beds of my waters, searching for your vanishing twin.
Just walk on by silva's singing, their shady songs are unfulfilling. Your reflections not in the trees.

Phantom of life is reflection. Gazing into my waters, you’re in love with yourself in me.
But in my reedy beds you come to realize you’re a small flame on the ground that will never be as big as the sun.

Moonstruck frozen in the light.
Jealousy and paper whites,
Fills your lungs so quietly just like smoke.

There she goes. She’s gone now. Forgotten.
Once in wool, now looking to cool down.
Shade won’t do, the trees can’t lay down.
Found a pool, she’s cool now. Forever.
Track Name: Living Physical
Beside myself become someone else.
Should find it easy with my eyes closed.
Faster and faster I let time go.

Like finding money out in the rain.
And watching it wash down the drain.

Take my time to take the time to take it slow.
All indiscretions it’s time to let them go.

I know myself.
Just me. No one else.

Living physical
Drinking habitual
Cut in an outline must be so miserable.
Take the time to take the time to take it slow.
All indiscretions, it’s time to let them go.
Faster and faster, you’ve got to take it slow.
Living so physical.
Drinking habitual.
Living’s so physical.
Track Name: How To Existentially Wake Up
Hot days I’ve been getting little sun. I’ve been getting lots of rest.
Hot nights I’ve been swimming in the blue, diving while undressed.

Sleeping with purpose, seeking a sea change.
Invent new rooms some easy to rearrange.
Not awake in the static, but lucid and strange.
This is when it happens.

Cold days I’ve been getting little sun. I’ve been getting lots of rest.
Cold nights I swim around lukewarm with you, diving while undressed.

Sleeping with purpose, seeking a sea change.
Visit old rooms all differently arranged.
Not awake in the static but lucid and strange.
This is when it happens.