The First Music

by Auditorium

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1.
Mt. Moriah
2.
3.
It's Only God, I Swear
4.
Perfume Drinker
5.
Ten Ton Park
6.
7.
I Came Prepared
8.
My Uncle's Tree
9.
Never Wrote a Diver a Poem
10.
The Night Before I Turned Thirteen
11.
I'm Home
12.
Nor'easter
13.
Did Your Heart Shake Like This Song?
14.
The Nearsighted War Cry
15.
The Singer

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releases January 27, 2017

all instruments/vocals by Spencer Berger

mixed by Spencer Berger
mastered by Pete Lyman, Infrasonic Mastering
album cover by Will Baker

mgmt: stk@royalarmsmgmt.com & ajb@royalarmsmgmt.com

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Track Name: My Grandfather Could Make the World Dance
My grandfather
He could make the world dance
With a smile he could light up any life
I know I’m lucky that I knew him at all
But on a night like this
It would be nice to know the secret of the way he smiled
I like to think that he could teach me, and I’d learn
But you can’t teach love, and so I
Want to go where the people know me
I want to sing where they already know my song
But if my grandfather was here with me
He would tell me that the song I’m singing’s wrong
He’d remind me that the greatest joy
Is bringing hope into a stranger’s eyes, and then
Calling them your friend, and so I
Look at all of the angry people
I look at them and I break
Because I know if more people only learned that smile
If no reason was enough to seal your mind
I know it’s not as if we’d all happy
But if the cost is kindness, just give in

He would call you friend

My grandmother says
That she told him that she’d never marry again
But his eyes just twinkled and he said:

“Dance, dance, dance, dance, my baby
Dance, dance, dance, dance, your whole life long
Dance, dance, dance, dance, my baby
Dance, dance, dance, dance, your rhythm strong”

I keep getting older
But I’m aging to your heartbeat
Track Name: Fire Fire Ocean Liner
Rock and rollers, raise your hands
The President wants to join your band
He’s only played for a year or two
But he’s already so much better than you

I’m no prophet
I’m no sage
But it don’t take one to feel all your rage
I’ve heard speeches for nights
But I built that stage
So hand me the mic
Turn the lights on bright
And I’ll show you all how freedom rings

I got one dead arm and one dead leg
But I’ll keep dragging both until I’m dead
I don’t long for pity
I don’t need revenge
No, like a captain might
Who has lost his fight
But been saved while his great love sank beneath
I pray:

Fire fire ocean liner
It’s okay to sink my dear
Someday, one day, I’ll be with you
Feel no pain now
Feel no fear

One June twilight
I strolled through the neighborhood where I met you
I looked into our window
Where a family moved the air we shared

And as I watched what I almost had
I dreamt the stripes came off that flag
And wrapped their arms around my back
And lifted me so high
That I had to try
To reach the stars they’d tried to flee

I saw all the friends I’d ever have
Oh, the land stretched out like Pharaoh’s hand
And though I knew I’d never understand the plan
There wasn’t one thing I saw beneath that sky
That made me give up on my peace
I prayed:

Fire fire ocean liner
It’s okay to sink my dear
Someday, one day, I’ll be with you
Know that I am marching towards you
Chanting the last words I told you
Feel no pain now
Feel no fear
Feel no pain now
Feel no fear