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A​.​L​.​A​.​N. EP

by The Family Township

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released May 20, 2014

Cover art by Alejandro Necochea

Music by The Family Township
Lyrics by Marc Pinansky

Produced by Ed Valauskas
Recorded & Mixed by Pat DiCenso
Additional engineering by Matt Tahaney
Recorded at Q Division
Mastered by Mike Quinn at The Moontower



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Township Boston, Massachusetts

Original rock and roll that feels strangely familiar and familiarly strange since 2006. Feel free to feel free. And remember, life goes on - until it don't.

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Track Name: A.L.A.N.
We rode beside the stars
Engines whined and screamed
Lost contact with the natives
Hurtled towards the seas
Of blackened midnight oil
And blinding fire fields
The silence of the distance
To horrid to reveal

I lost you in a moment
When everything felt right
Light years fell like ashes
Feathers of ghostly white
I turned to see your vessel
Swallowed into space
Abandoned in my anger
A grave amongst the waste

Now thirty years have gone
And I haven’t aged a day
I push the orbit harder
Throw elbows at the fray
I bleed for no man’s country
I know no place called home
I am doomed to walk the cages
And rattle locks with bones
Track Name: Where The Sorrow Lies
On your way out west
I will remember the tougher times
And though you tried your best
Come December, you know I’ll cry
The letter that you sent
You know I saved it, just a couple lines
And even in their humor
I can see where the sorrow lies

Living with your ghost
I feel your pulse, you are alive
To parasite, I host
Feeding on memory where the sorrow lies

The moon is speaking through you
And truer words I never knew
I am with you on Sunday mornings
And I am with you on those nights
Where the sorrow lies

The road ahead looks lonely
Everything does through leaden eyes
The lives I hold grow heavy
But still I drag them where the sorrow lies
Track Name: Oh, Mother (Where Art Thou)
Holding arms out to the sky
He offers up his choice to die
Birds of prey descend in faith
Lift him up in saving grace

To lose your only love
To speak without a tongue
To move in ghostly pace
On hunt you follow chase
To seek what you believe
Lies out beyond the seas

Oh heavenly soul who lives beyond our waking eyes
Does she hear the thousand voices as we cry?

Followed valiantly from birth
Dug our heels into the dirt
Carried love in broken hands
Bending backs for bricks in sand

The promise of the dawn
For peace to carry on
Is shattered in the night
With the fire of divine right
To seek what we believe
Lies beyond what we perceive

Oh heavenly soul who lives beyond our waking eyes
Does she hear the thousand voices as we cry?
Oh Mother, may we have the choice to live again?
To right the wrongs we’ve done as mortal men

Oh Mother, Oh Mother
Give us love before we die
Because you know how hard we’ve tried
Given all our souls can give
Show us light while we live