Vol. 1

by Township

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Released by KING YUM

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released February 14, 2010

Tracks 1- 3 from "Township EP"
Track 4 from "Ladywood"
Tracks 5-8, 13 from "Coming Home"
Tracks 9-12 from "Township"
Mastered by Nick Zampiello @ New Alliance East
Design by Andy Guthrie & Township
Music by Township, Lyrics by M. Pinansky
RUNNER'S HIGH MUSIC, ASCAP

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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: Lady Ann
When I was younger, younger than you
I’d say lots of stupid shit that I knew I’d never do
Like running up the charts like the seat of my pants
Was a ball of burning flames
I’d have so many goddamned women
I’d have to give them numbers instead of names

I’m gonna to write a book, you’re gonna read it
It’s gonna change your life
I’m gonna write a song there, too
That’ll put an end to strife
I’m gonna find me the smartest woman
I’m gonna make her my wife
We’re gonna live in a goddamned mansion
And roam the hills at night

Lady Ann, where are you now?
Cause I’ve seen some things
I could live without
But there’s people, good people
Who are here tonight
I call them my family
And I call you my wife

Back to the salt mines and my chewed up hands
And I drag my tired bones to go and meet the band
Then something takes hold like a shot in the vein
And my eyes, they come alive
I’m forever being born again
When I plug in and play it live

Lady Ann, where are you now?
Cause I’ve seen some things
I could live without
But there’s people, good people
Who are here tonight
I call them my family
And I call you my wife
Track Name: Gunnin' Thru The Nite
Gunnin’ thru the night
Scaring all the glowing eyes from the cold roadside
Do you delight?
Knowing that the path ahead has never been read

In years before, in woodsman’s lore
There stood a mare, in white, declared

This isn’t right
I see that all deployed will be destroyed
There’ll be a fight
To which all employed will be cast to the void

In infinite and silent space
We will come together to form a place

Where human kind will be no more
Our earthly bodies held closed the doors
We’ll form as one as the beads are strung
The energies of a million years
Of life and death and countless fears

Do you comply?
With this prophecy of our reality
It is a lie
Our human path is not to last
It is to die
To be free from hate and earthly constraints
We will unite
As a celestial soul out of our control

And the feelings of this genesis
Like born again to forever exist

Where human kind will be no more
Our earthly bodies held closed the doors
Well form as one as the beads are strung
The energies of a million years
Of life and death and countless fears
Track Name: The Major
If by sea she called to me,
“I’ll be around when your ship runs aground
All our youth we gave to love
And now I need a little something more”

Cause she’s trapped when she ought to be free
And she’s looking at me as though I held the key
I play dumb, cause she knows that I’m young
But when she turns to the sun and asks if I wanna come
I say yeah

Feel the light and the humming breeze
Soothing your mind and curing disease
Man alive who came down from the trees
Has still got a long way to go

When all that you’ve lost blurs all that you’ve gained
And the creaking of doors are calling your name
Pull you forward where you know you should be,
But when she whispers, “A baby born has got to be free”
I say yeah

A dedication to the labor of the heart
Friends and neighbors and bitter families torn apart
Oh, holy nature, you’re the one to whom I serve

You’re the major
You’re the savior
Save me
Track Name: Give It To It
I’m a clean living, hardworking man
I do what I can
I live alone with a bottle or two
I drive a Ford Econoline van

Now the years have been hard on the hands
Misunderstood
I live alone with a voice or two
And Lord knows that they good

But right now
I’ve gotta do it
Right now
I’m gonna give it to it
Right now

Three o’clock gets farther away
But it makes my day
Think of you just lying in bed
A little lamb that’s gone astray

Now your daddy’s been hard on you
And your momma, too
They’ve got no idea what I’m going to do
This little flower has got to bloom

So right now
You gotta do it
Right now
You gotta give it to it
Right now
Track Name: Highway
I’m going to crash my car right into a lake
I’m going to stop my heart for Jesus’ sake
Going to give my energy back to the world
You need a jumpstart from a young heart

There’s a drop of blood at the end of the day
A pinprick of light a million miles away
Some call it hope and some call it faith
My Lord’s a lady

She’s the light bulb in your basement when the spider’s got you scared
And she’ll open all your wounds so they will properly be repaired
And when you’re making all your smoke signals, she’ll be there to fan the flames
And if you ever do her wrong, she’s going to race you to your grave

Well, I thought she was the Devil
But she was as sweet as summer sun
But she’ll break every one of your fingers
If she thinks that you are making fun

Now the hounds in my head are starting to bark
And they’re growing in number as the city grows dark
And I’m breaking down while she’s building up
My Lord will save me, come on baby

Now them highways are a bloodbath
They are as a dark as they are long
With every charred and burning animal
Only moistens the serpent’s tongue

Their innocence and instinct
Are only getting in the way
Maybe if they could speak their minds
Then we would listen to what they have to say
Track Name: Baby Rock Me
Shadowed words of warning, too foreign to understand
Echo down the deepest well, “Won’t you hear me as I am?”
My eyes well-up at the silence, faltered dreams and rain
Toss and turn in the violence, I call out in pain

Baby rock me, all night long

Running down to the basement, veins are full of flames
Hiding from the Devil’s words that call me by name
And I always loved the garden and the power to be saved
I never thought these hands of mine would dig my own grave

So baby rock me, all night long

The fall through the trees is endless, it seems
And I call to the sky to apologize
For this love has passed me by

Now I sit in an empty room, a broken man at best
If she could love me inspite of this I think that I could rest
But I messed it up, haven’t I, messed it up again
And I don’t think that I’ll make it out of this and if I do I’ll be damned

So baby rock me
Track Name: Millions Of People
She’s a sailor’s dream
Asleep in her jeans
Laying down love
So clean and obscene

With the space in her teeth
And the dirt in her hair

Take it all in
We’re gonna do it again
Cause I think I’m in love

With millions of people moving along

We got bottles of wine
Empty and dried
And those hot street signs
Pulse in from outside

With your keys in the door
And the clothes on the floor

Take it all in
We’re gonna do it again
Cause I think I’m in love

With millions of people moving along
Track Name: Big Bad
I’m looking for leaf, man
I’m looking for a white line
I’m looking for brown sunshine

Cause I’m missing your red head
And I’m burning up blue
I’m running down road signs
Cause I’m coming after you

I’m losing my head now
My teeth are all dulled down
My claws are all but broken

Cause I’m so in love with you
And I’ve got it so bad
I never meant to scare you
But I’m coming after you

It’s my fantasy
The cops are coming after me
I drive a hundred and three
And angle that rearview mirror down
So I can see

Well, you ain’t so big
And you ain’t so bad
And I got what you want
And that makes you mad

So come hunt me down
Like I knew you would
Cause you’re the big, bad wolf
But I’m little red riding hood
Track Name: Sinister Minister
From the brooding cliffs to the razor shores
To the breathless caves to them iron doors

There was loosed a man from the sands of time
Who leads the way from two steps behind
He’s going to break your heart and make you crawl with fear
He’s going to say the words that you want to hear

Fill your head with lies, he’s a sinister minister

When the devil fled, hid forever more
He sent forth a messenger to carry out his chores
He spans the age of man, his shape blonds and bends
He drives the cattle forth until we’ve reached our end

Fill your head with lies, he’s a sinister minister
Track Name: Beaver Fever
I went down, down, down, all the way to Georgia
I went down, down, down, all the way to hell
Tried to drown, drown, drown, like Randy California
But the sound, sound, sound, would not take me to bed

I was bound, bound, bound, tighter than the hangman’s
But I’m bound, bound, bound, to burn before I’m dead
There was cries, lies and anger, coming from my head
But there was sound, sweet sound, and I followed where she led
Track Name: Goodnight Moon
Sweet September honey, gold and true
Leaves surround your body resting in the dew
And you’re tired, too
You are as pale as the moon

And I’m torn in two over you

So goodnight moon, whatever you do
Please watch over her, watch over her true
I am begging you to see through
Through all of the gray smoke and smog and gloom
I am begging you

Lovely, lonely morning, shaken by a dream
Hand in hand we were running to the safety of the trees
And I laid you down
And we slept forever more within the ground

And we were one, we’d become

So goodnight moon, whatever you do
Please watch over her, watch over her true
I am begging you to see through
Through all of the gray smoke and smog and gloom
Into a lonely room so blue
Surrounded by the memories once in bloom
That are fading soon, it’s true

So goodnight moon, whatever you do
Please watch over her, watch over her true
I am begging you to see through
Through all of the gray smoke and smog and gloom
I am begging you
Track Name: Burnin
Running the motor that moves you along is a dangerous game
Feeling the fractals of light that ignite from a broken pane
Put on the water and turn it to ice, there’s a storm outside
Run from the window with terror abright that you’re burning alive

Riding along and singing a song of hope and faith
While under the seat the bottles crack as the moonlight fades
You’re pushing a luck that’s pushed you along at a treacherous speed
You’re out of the fire and into desire, you’re burning on need

Burning alive, there’s no hope for you yet
Burning alive, you are fueled by regret
Burning alive, no hope for you yet
Burning alive, we drink to forget

Time will dance with no man
Arm in arm with no hands
And we wait for a chance at life’s end
To hold eye to eye a good friend

The sand has run through, but your will it refused to go down
With eyes fixed dead you’re shooting ahead and there’s no sound
The wind at this speed is a razor that cleaves and your arms are gone
You’re just heart and a face at a furious pace and it’s so long
Track Name: With You All Along
I want you to be here

(I am) with you all along