The Sublimative Sessions - Vol. 2: Darling Hall (RIP)

by Allen Coté

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about

Recorded live from 4pm-midnight on Friday, April 13, 2012 at Darling Hall; with minimal string and guitar overdubs.

Special thanks to Ernest Hemingway, and his cocktail recipe for Death in the Afternoon:

“Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.”

credits

released September 9, 2014

Allen Coté - vocals, guitars, bass, lap steel
Jackson Messner - vocals, banjo
Sarah Gilbert - vocals, piano
Lodewijk Broekhuizen - strings
Justin Rolbiecki - vocals

Engineered, mixed and mastered to tape by Justin Rolbiecki
Produced by Allen Coté and Jackson Messner

Photography and design by Allen Coté

All songs written by Allen Coté
Published by Dezod Rekod (ASCAP)

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Track Name: Monday Morning
go to work, go to bed
find a place to lay my head
church on Sunday wash away my sins
Monday morning do it all again

wash the dishes, mow the lawn
find a girl to call my own
church on Sunday wash away our sins
Monday morning do it all again

go to work, go to bed
pay the mouths and feed the debt
someone pulled the plug on Uncle Sam
Monday morning do it all again

plant a seed, plant a stone
water each, see which one grows
someone pulled a gun on I-310
Monday morning do it all again

go to work, go to bed
find a girl to hold my hand
spend our sunsets laying on the sand
Monday morning do it all again
Track Name: Mono No Aware
some kisses are sweeter than a rose
but your tulips never close
in the cold

some redwoods choke out the weeds
but I'll sow my seeds by the tree
with roots

some memories more bitter than sweet
like pink cherry blossoms that fall at your feet

most nightmares never come true
but most nights I dream
of losing you

some scriptures are written on skin
but all seasons begin with amen

some memories more bitter than sweet
like pink cherry blossoms that fall at your feet
Track Name: Thereziene
I have sown my dreams on land, sea and sky
but I reap nothing without you
put your precious feet on the passenger side
and we'll drive until we find a brighter view

all the leaves are falling
the harvest season calls us home
as Autumn takes her leisure
will death give way to pleasure?
will we be buried in the snow?

and I forgot to tell you
I don't need you to feel alone
and I don't have to follow
to feel lost on this endless road

I have shown my need and my fearful side
but I fear nothing like regret
put your hands in mine and we'll drive through the night
wake up where the seasons never set

the ocean breeze is calling
the redwood trees are taller than all
our fears far behind us
no one will ever find us
if we just forget to call

and I forgot to tell you
I don't need you to feel alone
and I don't have to follow
to feel lost on this endless road

I have sown my dreams on land, sea and sky
but I reap nothing but regret
put your hand in mine and we'll drive through the night
wake up where the seasons never set
Track Name: April is the Cruellest Girl
there's flies in the kitchen
snakes in the weeds
I lie like a dog
but I sleep like a sheep shorn new
here next to you
you know I wanna sink
in your eyes so blue

I walk like a monkey
but I talk like a man
I ain't the best
but I'll do the best I can for you
the best that I can do
you know I wanna swim
in your eyes so blue

I'll sleep in on Sunday
and I'll work through the dawn
I'll trim all your bushes
and I'll cover your lawn with a new
red rose tattoo
and then I'll water it
with your eyes so blue

I swallowed the water
but I choked on the pill
I sent for the doctor
and he said "April can be cruel"
so I sent for you
you know I wanna drink
from your eyes so blue

I'll sing for my supper
and I'll steal for my beer
I'll build you an ark
you know it might take a year or two
but we could start a zoo
and then we'll drift away
on your eyes so blue
Track Name: Conservative Lament
flames
burn away the dust
betray our hands
reveal our rust
painted on the face
of billboards and ballparks
cathedrals and banks

we consume
we pursue
we conceal
the proof

stand
stand with me, Lord
I ain't been humble
but I've been loud
praising your name
a pawn in your game

faith
no relation to trust
acts of kindness
none to love
a drunkard's wet dream
fifteen minutes is all we need

we contrive
publicize
we commute
the price

stand
stand with me, Lord
I ain't been humble
but I've been loud
praising your name
a pawn in your game

flames
burn away the dust
reveal our kindness
betray our trust
a drunkard's wet dream
fifteen minutes is all he needs

we connive
we prescribe
we collect
but can't provide

stand
stand with me, Lord
I ain't been humble
but I've been loud
praising your name
a pawn in your game