Kansas Anymore

by Riverdistrict

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1.
The thin black dress you wore that day A scene that's burned into my brain Taken by a serpent in the grass It kills me just to think of that And if I had to disappoint you, would you turn around? I hate to break it to you this way I guess you love the underground 2x Down, down, down through the dark and chill Don't speak to me just wait until I bring you back from the other side But that's the day that pigs will fly And if I had to disappoint you, would you turn around? I hate to break it to you this way I guess you love the underground 2x I had the wind in my sails 2x I hit a rock and then I hit the bottom 2x Wake me up with kicks and cries Or was this just a dream of mine? I though I'd lost you in the depths I don't really, think of that And if I had to disappoint you, would you turn around? I hate to break it to you this way I guess you love the underground
2.
Heartbreakers, sit down Keep fighting, you'll drown Crashing through the door You'll break yourself, I'm sure This violence, tears apart Keep silent, in your heart Crashing through the door You'll break yourself, I'm sure Even the sirens had their good sides Singing from the shores Even the sirens had their good sides If you can escape their songs Wouldn't you love them if they haunt you? How can you be so sure? Wouldn't you love them if they haunt you?
3.
Richard was a banker, yeah The worst type you could say And together with his sycophants He dragged the bodies away And they made money that turns days into nights 2x Dorothy was a dancer, yeah She danced the nights away And Billy was a butcher He had blood stains every day And they made money that turns days into nights 2x Can I buy you a ring with stone? From the money that I earned Can I buy you a ring with a stone? Did you hear the news today? About the raging storms? I guess we're not in Kansas anymore Richard was a banker, yeah The worst type you could say And together with his sycophants He dragged the bodies away Can I buy you a ring with stone? From the money that I earned Can I buy you a ring with a stone? Did you hear the news today? About the raging storms? I guess we're not in Kansas anymore Did you hear the news today? About it raining toads? I guess we're not in Kansas anymore
4.
Interlude 1 00:31
5.
No time 02:58
I'll be there in no time, watch the kids play I'll have my dreams explained I'll take all the heat and close all the windows And in the winter I'll dig graves 2x I'll be there in no time, I'll take chances Sixty times a day Somebody asked you "where are you from?" Still in the winter I'll dig graves 2x I'll be there in no time, hear what you say You touch me like a saint Heavenly archers shoot their arrows And in the winter I'll dig graves 2x
6.
I heard that you fell down from the seventh floor You jumped they saw you flying They saw you flying That's when you spread your arms Like a gust of wind you took of, yeah you ride it Yeah you ride it Heartache never comes from the stomach But nightmares do! And if I'd raise the dead for you Would you come back down to embrace this fool? Trouble never comes alone, It hits you where it hurts you most I heard that you swam down to the ocean floor With wales you sleep beside them You sleep beside them But under waves and thunderstorms The shipwrecks pass you by You live inside them You live inside them Heartache never comes from the stomach But nightmares do! And if I'd raise the dead for you Would you come back down to embrace this fool? Trouble never comes alone, It hits you where it hurts you most
7.
The Hold 03:41
With the sores under your tongue With the sores under your tongue That's how it all began And they tell you to keep holding on Yeah they tell you to keep holding on, again... When I still had all my guns They shot my neighbours and their sons That's when it all began And they tell you to keep holding on Yeah they tell you to keep holding on, again... Throwing bricks and throwing stones And then they bomb you with with their drones That's how it all began And they tell you to keep holding on Yeah they tell you to keep holding on, again...
8.
Oh Captain, captain! How did you sail your ships? Through muddy waters We try to steer it clear, not go under Oh father, brother! We dive for pearls in a black sea We see through ink, yeah We try to steer it clear, not go under I had a dream and it took all the strength I had lef in me 2x But I don't remember a thing Oh mother, mother! We looked at all the charts The course looks crazy We try to steer it clear, not go under I had a dream and it took all the strength I had lef in me 2x But I don't remember a thing When the stakes are high, you can't afford to loose your mind 4x Yeah they sunk but you didn't go down without a fight! 2x
9.
Interlude 2 00:45
10.
Some plans 03:44
Head first into this situation I can't decide if I'm down Take into consideration That takes ain't looking up now I'll be the sunshine of the nation I'll hold my head up high If it's any consolation If it's any help at all I'll be the Head of Information I'll dig up what I can find On babies, mortgage, sickness And the insurance of life I'll take on the Administration I'll paint with word and with time I'll do some magic tricks Yeah, I'll do some magic tricks I'll take care of the translation Between what's wrong and what's right Do I speak a different language? I see in black and in white
11.
22 Life 04:00
I had twenty to life in this old world Seems like I'm stuck on an island Suddenly overdosing All the time I had twenty to life in this old world That's what I heard in a song Currently I am Doing my hardest time Hear me, I'll bring sunshine You're wish is my command Hear me, I'll bring sunshine Into night and day It keeps the ghouls at bay

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released October 15, 2015

Vocals, Moog, SFX & rhythm guitar: Tim Nolet
Lead guitar, Rhodes, Philicorda, Moog: Nils Breunese
Bass: Timo Klok
Drums, shaking and hitting things: Gijs van Wiechen
Backing vocals on "I Guess You Love the Underground" by Phyllis Janssen.
Robot children choir on "Captain, Captain": Tim Nolet, Gijs van Wiechen and Nils Breunese

"Heartbreakers" and "I Guess You Love the Underground" recorded by Brian Esselbrugge and Tim Nolet in the VXL Bunker and at home.

All other songs recorded by Erik Spanjers at Wedgeview studios and at home. All songs mixed by Erik Spanjers and Tim Nolet. Mastering by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering.
All production, music and words by Riverdistrict

Front cover collage by Jesse Treece: collageartbyjesse.tumblr.com

Photography by Isolde Woudstra

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