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by City Counselor

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released January 13, 2017

All songs written & recorded by City Counselor.
Recorded Fall 2016 at Butte Touché.
Mastered by Ali Jaafar at Ecstattic Studio.

Cover art derived from the 1863 painting "Reclining Young Woman in Spanish Costume" by Édouard Manet, courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery.

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Track Name: Babel
Polarized isolation
Convenient condemnation
How do your data account for the pain?
How do we translate when our words are the same?
Track Name: Both/Neither
I am the molecules I try to hide
I am the advantage I gain by failing
I am the effort to be who I am inside
I am the tension of presumptions derailing
I am the dissonance implied
I am the feeling of perception jailing

Feeling like both, feeling like neither
Feeling like both, feeling like neither

I am repulsion from wary poles
I am displaced among binaries
I am too much, I am deficient
I only know myself contrary

Feeling like both, feeling like neither
Feeling like both, feeling like neither
Feeling like both, feeling like neither
Feeling like both, feeling like neither

I don't want to change my body
I don't want it to be the same
This is not a problem with me
I want to change the way you perceive
I need to change the way you perceive

You need to change the way you perceive
Track Name: If I Must
Your love cannot bind me
The cage doesn't free

Must I be lonely?

If I must be lonely, I will at least be free.
Track Name: Recuse
Ronie, won't you please come back to Minneapolis?
I'm worried for you, and I miss you
Ronie, I know you have it all under control
But still I need to tell you -- baby, be safe

I ask you why you choose to be subsumed
By that destructive ruse, which you dispute:
Why would I think I didn't do it, too?
To stay is to choose

Ronie, I painted my front door pink
It's a sign that I'm making so you'll find your way back
Ronie, I miss you.
I know that you miss me, too.

I ask you why you choose to be subsumed
By that destructive ruse, which you dispute:
Why would I think I didn't do it, too?
To stay is to choose
Track Name: The Flood
The flood can't cleanse the sinner
The flood can't kill the sin
It will trace the ways we've injured
And all graces rescind

One drop burned for progress
Two drops burned for war
A stream becomes a river
The sea turns into storm

The rabid wreck for profit
The poor bear all the pain
Power flees from justice
And money hides the blame

The flood will kill the sinner
The skies retain the sin