Existential Workingman's Blues

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Sophomore album by Exquisite Corps
Recorded and mixed by Ira Skinner at Alley Avenue Studios
Mastered by Tony Lash at the Magic Closet
All songs written by Exquisite Corps
Copyright 2014 EXCORPS MUSIC (ASCAP)

lyrics

You can pass the time with a wish
trying to make it out.
You can grind the nine to five down
until your calloused fingers bleed.
It’s getting harder to be
what you really need
when the hours are filled paying bills,
trying to make ends meet.

Don’t let it kick you down
into a ruthless, hardened man.
Don’t let it paralyze you
until all you want is a coffin full of greed.
It’s getting harder to see
what you really need (when you’re)
too tired to care,
blank stare,
like you’re walking in your sleep.

If this is the truth, it’s coming down…

Are you the picture perfect poster child
of the narcissistic breed (who’ll)
trample underfoot anyone with
such a pathologic speed.
Its getting harder to breathe
when the air is so thin,
when you know the ship is sinking,
when the walls are caving in.

If this is the truth, it’s coming down and taking root.

But we can reap tomorrow what’s sown today
where our lives are shining through the haze.
We can reap tomorrow what’s sown today
and I’ll feel so unfettered, free.

In my periphal vision,
in the side-long distance,
while the world keeps spinning
on this cruel existence,
I feel an existential tug
coarsing in my blood.

Don’t let it kick you down
into a ruthless, hardened man.
Don’t let it paralyze you
until all you want is a coffin full of greed.
It’s getting harder to breathe
when the air is so thin,
when you know the ship is sinking,
when the walls are caving in.

If this is the truth, its coming down…

Will I be waking up tomorrow
still singing these blues….

credits

from VIGNETTES, track released September 16, 2014
Bryan Valenzuela - vocals, electric guitar, slide guitar, percussion
Robby Dean - drums, vocals, percussion,
Nathan Webb - bass, percussion
Adam Rice - organ

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Exquisite Corps Sacramento, California

In typical rock’n’roll fashion, Exquisite Corps emerged from a downtown garage in the spring of 2011. Beginning as a sextet, they have since proved to be anything but a typical band. With an original vision encompassing the lush power of a string trio (cello & two violins) melded with an indie rock trio (guitar, bass & drums) the band has evolved on the road into a full-fledged psych-art rock band ... more

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