South

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Bogotá 03:34
Singing on a little bus Lizards crawl through my brain TV helps turn that down Please love me as I am Sugary coffee in tiny cups Young girls all made up serve old men Blankets over my head For how long can I sleep?
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Roof Blues 04:10
I've been waiting on you Sitting on this roof I've got nothing better to do Than to think of you My sister says walk away That I deserve better While I don't disagree I also can't resist I feel stuck in this town So don't you Crawl back into my bed So I ignore you for days You try to make me feel stupid I'd rather drink Balboa alone Than listen to this shit I'm getting the fuck out of this town So don't you Crawl back into my bed
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I can't write Anything So I walk For miles and miles Rows of flowers Just for show No fruit Or vegetables I won't let this conquer me To fear failure Is to fear Success And life itself I won't let this conquer me
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I'm not sure I'm good enough for this I'm not sure I deserve any of this My upper-middle class guilt It's bringing me down You can run away and live in Peru for a year But you know when you get back You will get a job, make your money again And that mami on the corner Is still cooking papa rellena every night It's just luck To be raised warm and full It's not luck To know what that's worth Still my western white guilt It's bringing me down You can run away and live in Peru for a year But you know when you get back You will get a job, make your money again And that mami on the corner Is still cooking papa rellena every night I'm not sure I've done what he wants I'm not sure It matters at all Still my need to please my dad Well it's brought me down You can run away and live in Peru for a year But you know when you get back All your problems, they'll be waiting for you And that mami on the corner Is still cooking papa rellena every night
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Switches 03:13
When I saw you from behind I could tell you had them crazy eyes And maybe I should have turn and ran Instead I was coaxed into that swamp in which you lay We wallowed around, spinning each other down And together I thought we could rise above Sometimes cries they aren't signs for help It can be better lying by yourself down below Maybe we should both heed this call If you're standing cornered in a room And shadows coat the walls Just you flip on this switch and I swear You'll be on standby no more As the months they became my life Well I doted on everything that you said When really I should have packed it up, sent it off Left myself alone without those thoughts Maybe we should both heed this call If you're standing cornered in a room And shadows coat the walls Just you flip on this switch and I swear You'll be on standby no more And if your feet should get caught in the mud And there's not a branch in reach Just you send out this thought and I swear That you'll be running soon
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The Road 07:24
Where is the road from here? I've turned, lost my way. I camp on desert beach And sleep for six days. Can't seem to place my mind Back where I picked it up. I wish that I could find it Find it on my own. I walk to the lagoon To see if I'm there. I sit amongst tan reeds And think like a duck. Can't seem to place my mind Back where I picked it up. Please you'll only lift a finger To send to me on my way Home. I drink myself From a water bottle Slip into A strange loop. My leg shakes At a Black-tailed Trainbearer pace. And I see your heart When I close my eyes Please take a sip Now spit me out. And I'm not sure Why I exist I guess I'm where Exactly where I need to be. Where is the road from here? I've turned, lost my way.
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Sikuri Sigh 02:12
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If you ask for what you want You just might get it But instead you hold it in Making all things worse You don't need to be suffering So I look up for the blue But we live in gray Does that mean this is the end? Panic, judgement, anxiety I release you from ridicule You're not getting what you need Please forgive yourself This feeling too will pass

credits

released February 17, 2017

Written by Devin Lane.

Produced and mixed by Devin Lane.
"Bogotá": produced by Stephen Haney and Devin Lane

Mastered by Ash Clayton

Album artwork by Laura Cohen

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Performers

"Religious Dances On The Bus"
Parade music of Cusco; sounds of bus hailers and traffic in Cusco; Easter mass music in Quechua; other sounds made by Devin Lane; granular synthesis

“Bogotá”
Devin Lane: vocals, guitar, bass
Steve Hernandez: drums

Recorded at Stephen Haney’s house in Petaluma; drums recorded at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma.

“Roof Blues”
Sounds of vendors at the Baratillo market in Cusco
Devin Lane: vocals, guitar, bass, drums
Steve Hernandez: drums

Recorded in my room in San Francisco; drums recorded at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma and Music City Rehearsals in San Francisco

“Hair Extraction”
Devin Lane: guitar, voice, granular synthesis
Sounds of Cusco. Other sounds.

Recorded on the roof of Miami Mike’s Hostel in Chitré, Panamá

“The Conservatory”
Devin Lane: vocals, guitar, bass
Andy Mignano: drums

Recorded in my room; drums recorded at the Sylvan Annex, San Francisco.

“Mamita Papita”
Sounds of Hilaria, the “mami” of the papa rellena, sounds of patrons in Cusco
Devin Lane: voice, guitar, bass, drums
Andy Mignano: drums

Recorded in my room; drums recorded at Music City Rehearsal and Blue Bear School of Music

“Switches”
Devin Lane: voice, guitar, bass
Steve Hernandez: drums

Recorded in my room; drums recorded at the Phoenix Theater

“The Road”
Devin Lane: all sounds

Recorded at the Pink House in San Francisco. Thanks for letting me borrow your mics and use your drum set, Pink House family!

“Sikuri Sigh”
The sikuri group of Urubamba: sikuri
Vendors of the baratillo market in Cusco

Recorded in Urubamba and Cusco, Peru

“Blue and Gray”
Devin Lane: voice, guitar, bass
Andy Mignano: drums

Recorded in my room; drums recorded at the Sylvan Annex

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Thank you

Everyone who hosted me at their house and/or helped in my travels: Aaron, Tita, Mariana, Chucho, Omar, Miami Mike, Adan, Juan David, Mariano, Mercedes, Osman, Don Ignacio, and so many more. The people of the places where I traveled, especially the people of Peru.

The Phoenix Theater in Petaluma for offering the space to record drums

Everyone who gave me advice on mixing the record: Ash Clayton, Matt Herman, David Minard, Adam Primack, Sean Real and more

Real Real Talk: Ash Clayton, Kellen Morimoto, Sean Real ❤️ <3

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