Petty Crimes

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    The new limesix album 'petty crimes' - black cassette with four panel foldout featuring (some) lyrics, liner notes, etc. Amazing cover illustration by Ella Chamberlain. Free shipping in the US.

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1.
00:54
2.
There's a disturbance in the valley while everyone's asleep and the first time that I met you there were fires in the street Shouting expletives around corners and running through the night, while our parents opened bottles and kept the candles burning bright There were fireworks and tickertape and a final bloody hush, and a sharp familiar feeling like we might have had enough The firemen and the open streets and locks on all the doors, the way we ran down east canal like beggars on all fours I could have left you anytime along a thousand different paths, but the messes that we left behind shone through the broken glass We were ecstatic and elegiac, we were lifted aloft and crushed, and I'm not sure I ever told you but it never was enough But when the stars hung there above us and when we stopped to breathe - every night a gift to you, a violent dream to me So take us away, finally You have what you came here for So take us away, finally You have what you came here for So take us away, finally You have what you came here for
3.
Drawing breath along with tiny birds sitting on the trees along the wires Only thinking of really clever things to say Do you mean it? The kudzu creeping over every little thing you say This isn't fast enough to shake your confidence Speed up Cause they won't come for you They won't comfort you They won't come for you When you're in charge I didn't see the ending through the filter of your endless self-regard But throngs of passenters threw blooms of roses at your feet Be gentle We all love adoration... habit growing into sweet and tender need Like branches on the oldest tallest tree But they won't come for you They won't comfort you They won't come for you When you're in charge They won't come for you They won't comfort you They won't come for you When you're in charge
4.
04:08
You can worry that all of the paths that you follow are grown over landmines and pills you can't swallow, but not you You don't worry at all You can try hard to know what you don't understand, you can look in my eyes and take hold of my hand, but not you You don't try hard at all It's so easy to say that you know night from day And I won't tell you you're wrong I'll just sing you a song If they knew how to land then they'd land on their feet, and you can't figure how they could feel incomplete, because you You know how to land And it's funny how everyone seems not to try, but it's not always easy to look you in the eyes, and they say Trying is all It's so hard to make plans. First to start, last to land And every indication says you know that you're wrong But you won't sing along There's somewhere you go when you need to be free, and if you see someone who looks just like me, take heart They know you inside So don't ever give up and don't ever give in - there's a story about how you try and you win. It's not true But it's there Just one more - just a touch. Lean into - it isn't much, and You've got a prescription for everything you need But you won't take the lead
5.
06:28
Take all of it, like flowers and trees and cars that don't go Remember when, and write it all down, even what you don't know You can take smaller steps, like uniformed schoolkids all caught in a line And if the last thing you see is a mechanical bird making up for lost time Formal dresses and large heavy doors, your arms in the air And all your friends, trying to seem like they really don't care The wind comes in, like it just knows this is the right place to be Lights shimmering, go out one by one until you can't see It won't be the only thing you said to me, triumphantly It won't be the things we lost in the war And everyone hangs a dark black X in their window But you and I want a little bit more All this lost time, flickers and fades in each other's gaze Walking in circles, divine a way to get rid of the days There's a dream where you gather and grow all the sad and lost things Like California pines, winding forever, our delicate rings It won't be the last time we do this, if only because Everyone wants a little bit more So draw back the shades and pull on your Sunday best It's always a day to emerge from the war Symphonies quiet but you don't need all those extra notes There's a world of difference between sated and full I can't tell you how to feel when the flags go up Grab hold of something, get ready to pull
6.
05:52
You've gotta start somewhere Skin and bone, hue and cry And no one gets to sleep soundly Even if everybody tries They don't know if you meant it But does it matter? Follow it deep in the forest And see how you feel after Try to see it through to the end Cut the thread where it bends You can take your shape You can break his heart You can leave it buried and wait for the moment it all falls apart Now you know the darker path And no one can hurt you Living things drop from the sky But don't dare desert you There's a black hole waiting ahead There's a tear that you made in the sky And every stem bent to you Is a solemn thing waving goodbye Try to see it through to the end Cut the thread where it bends And don't look back You can take your shape You can break his heart You can leave it buried and wait for the moment you blow it apart
7.
02:50
Moving truck from Alabama Misplaced hope on a cloudless day Ivy runs and open porches Soda cups dripping in the tray Life behind in primary colors Life ahead is palimpsest Walk around and close the shutters Dress rehearsal for getting dressed Scrape the walls clean Root for the home team Scrape the walls clean and live well Settle in, ignore the traces Erase the marks on the walls and doors Tops of heads and knees and elbows What was theirs now is yours Everything here in a frozen moment Glass and steel and earth and sky Watch the clock turn an hour If you were dark they must be light Scrape the walls clean Root for the home team Scrape the walls clean and live well
8.
04:01
Wake up in the morning Turn the radio on and stare Dishes soaking in the kitchen Tiny signals, white hot flare You said that you were on to me Then you ordered one more drink Passive moments, active hours Fight the sudden urge to sink Try to hide it in the skyline Try to take the time to try It's not an option we're all given Close the door and say goodbye Find the rats in the drywall Find the hidden things you lost Find the pattern in the garden Once it's turned to permafrost Trace a path like business booming Drive like it's one you stole Clothes hanging in the closet Work on your self control Once lit the flames grow faster From red to orange to white We linger on the edges You pick a time to fight Move on to fresher waters Cast ballast overboard Find land and wade ashore now Start over. Start over Find the rats in the drywall Find the snake in the grass Tell everyone what you're thinking Till the moment's past Move faster. Move faster This isn't what I want
9.
There's a disturbance in the valley while everyone's asleep and the first time that I met you there were fires in the street Shouting expletives around corners and running through the night, while our parents opened bottles and kept the candles burning bright There were fireworks and tickertape and a final bloody hush, and a sharp familiar feeling like we might have had enough The firemen and the open streets and locks on all the doors, the way we ran down east canal like beggars on all fours I could have left you anytime along a thousand different paths, but the messes that we left behind shone through the broken glass We were ecstatic and elegiac, we were lifted aloft and crushed, and I'm not sure I ever told you but it never was enough But when the stars hung there above us and when we stopped to breathe - every night a gift to you, a violent dream to me So take us away, finally You have what you came here for So take us away, finally You have what you came here for So take us away, finally You have what you came here for
10.
05:10
One way is that you find the edges of petty crimes to keep you alive You can cut your way through the middle of hedges - straight ahead in the dark Friends and onlookers try to be good to you, cheering loudly from deep in the woods There's the trash on the roadside, thrown free of the retinue Don't say where you're going, don't say where you've been But don't let them cry for you Don't let them cry for you You can cry for yourself The other way is you open your heart to me, and give up the things you most want to hide There's all of the damage and all the small treacheries - how do you know which ones are mine There's the things that they'll tell you and the things that they won't And the things that you know you should probably say Try to get through to me - I know that I don't make it easy But don't let them cry for you Don't let them cry for you And don't lie to anyone It's not worth your time Just lie to yourself

about

This is a collection of songs about the terrible things that we do to stay alive, and the impossibility of being a decent human being in the face of our often miserable humanity and also the value of trying.

The protagonists of these songs are, with one notable exception, made up people doing made up things.

They're also me and you and everyone we know. Best of luck to all of us.

Let's figure it out together. See you tomorrow.

credits

released September 4, 2020

limesix is (this time around):
chris rediske - guitars, bass, drums, vocals
bob lautenbach - guitars, keys

additional players:
matt wright - drum machine and bass on "Vandalism," keys on "Petty Crimes"
andrea rediske - cello on "Pandemic"
zachary rediske - violin on "Pandemic"

album art by ella chamberlain

recorded in Florida at Cadmium Studios and in bob's home studio, from sometime in 2019 to June 2020, when the world was falling apart.

songs written by chris.

recorded by chris and bob, mixed and mastered by chris.

thanks, as always, to our families and friends, and to you, for listening.

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Limesix is a rock band, in the 90s tradition. They maybe sound a bit like Portastatic, Yo La Tengo, and Say Hi, hopefully with some sly nods to Prince.

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