A Knee​-​Jerk Reaction

from These Things Take Time by limesix

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In 2000, I was going to school for audio engineering, and, having only recently left the band I was playing in, I was also sometimes still writing songs. I wrote this one in class - at the time, I was sometimes playing music with a friend from school, so we booked a student recording session and went into a little isolation booth to record all the parts of this song that we had worked up (in some cases, on the fly in that session). The session was great, the students were into it, and the instructor liked it enough to do a board mix and export it onto a DAT cassette for us to have. However, when I pulled up the DAT, there was... no song. So I reached out to the instructor, he found time to pull up the 2-inch tape, redo the mix, and export this version for us.

lyrics

The songs of the harpers are settling into my ears and I can hear the dusk in their fingers, and I think it's beautiful
So having a reason to ask you a question is only the tip of the iceberg, but everything is settling on you

And even if I'm insane and you're to blame, I would love to, I would love to
And you can see that singing to me is a waste - I'm already floating and
in the clouds, I'm allowed to be circling,
and my circumference is everything you need it to be

So drifting comes easy if the only thing you have that's holding you down is miles away from here
And everyone's asking for you and you're thinking it might be worth a minute or two, since you're here anyway

And even if I'm wrong and you'll come along, I would love to, I would love to
And if you think that I'm needing a drink than you're probably right if you're leaving tonight,
and in my car we're falling apart again,
and I think I'm tired but I'm everything that you need me to be

credits

from These Things Take Time, released April 17, 2020
Chris Rediske: guitars, vocals, glockenspiel
Michael Chavez: bass, keyboards

Recorded in Suite 2 (I think) of Full Sail University to 2-inch analog tape, midway through 2000.

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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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