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tender gay lullabies for the soft soul

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released February 15, 2017

recorded in New Haven/Woodbridge/Newtown CT + Saratoga Springs NY
mixed + mastered by bean chiodo
super special thanks to Judge + Dawson
and also Ginger and Talia and Sophie and Ciara and Isabelle and Izzy and Mary and literally every person that has come into my life in some way/shape/form. here is my love in mp3 form.

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queer choir Saratoga Springs, New York

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Track Name: turquoise house
want a big old turquoise house
where we sit and drink tea

slide around on the hardwood floors
while we just let it be
Track Name: sawdust
laying under a tree
feeling the full weight of gravity
there is sawdust in my hair
i do not have room to care
Track Name: wonder window washer
he talks to me through the window
he talks to me through the window
hands and eyes and pen on paper too
talked to me and now he'll talk to you
Track Name: multicultivated
hissing trains and hanging laundry remind me where i'm from
but still the language doesn't quite come like it used to
can't go back without feeling like a kid again
when your home is just a place not a friend
as it once was

stuck between the door of one and the other
always one foot out the door between cultures
stuck between the door of one and the other
always one foot out the door between cultures

hissing trains and hanging laundry
hissing trains and hanging laundry
Track Name: clam song
stay as open as a broken clam
i don't like seafood but hot damn
tell me about the time you cried under a tree
and told yourself to leave soon and then you didn't
and told yourself to leave soon and then you didn't

hear this song on the front line
i'm not here to waste my time
standing on a stage and screaming for freedom
in a life where we don't just have to survive it
in a life where we don't just have to survive it
Track Name: hairy potter
when i get sad i cut my hair
i am a newborn baby queer
i could be a boy i could be a girl
i could be a gender tiltawhirl

when i get sad i cut my hair
it's the last thing that i care for
when i'm in bed and i can't get out
and all i see is different shades of red

wash a tattoo off my foot
with conditioner and soap
i'm not proud of getting old
quite yet

when i was young i thought i'd be
just so crystal shiny clean
but here i am
hairless and naked all the time
Track Name: spine
fell asleep and forgot about you
then remembered you're so heckin cute
i wanna make out with you
all day and night too

looking at your face and understanding texture
looking in your eyes and understanding color
can't i be the one you want, not her?
not her
not her
not her
not her.