Porch Stasis

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lyrics

Porch life stasis
The sun is looking to kill
Perhaps a death is looking for a son
A woman dressed in skin
And a dress that’s embroidered with little stars

Dressing the porch swing
Dressing the porch swing
Just the lady
And the singer

Porch life stasis
I’m toasting, sloppy and aimless
And the heat mollifies the year
The old girl is dead now
And how silly, I’m finally ready to listen

You’re making noise
You’re making noise
You only bellyache to make noise

Honey, I cried until real pain was in me
I tried to tell folks at the funeral that I’ve been busy
I drove north, but carried southern heat with me
And I came straight to you because you’re the only one that sees right through me
The porch is crumbling
Wants to marry the sidewalk
But it deserves celebration just like anything else
I’m telling you my entire family history
Or at least all the parts that have stapled themselves to me
Endure it, laugh at it, or cut it off
My tea and whiskey
Listen to my words or muffle them by
Kissing me

Drunk on love
Drunk on love
Drunk on tea and Seagram’s
Breathing
Grieving
Cheering
Comparing

credits

from Driving With The Numen, released January 13, 2017
Recorded by Kyle Pulley & Shane Woods at The Headroom Philadelphia
Mixed by Tim Shrout in Portland, Oregon
Mastered by Gus Elg at Sky Onion

Flat Mary Road:
Steve Teare - vocals, guitar
Dan Papa - bass, piano, backing vocals
Alex Irwin - drums, backing vocals
Pete Clark - violin
Alex Lewis - guitar, lap steel, backing vocals

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Flat Mary Road Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A band whose instrumentation is informed by the indie rock recordings of the late 1980s, whose vocals borrow from Appalachian folk and radio announcers, and whose lyrics seek to narrate American life both pastoral and urban.

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