This Is This Is Lorelei

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released October 6, 2016

written/performed/recorded/mixed/mastered by nate amos
in chicago and vermont
additional vocals on french kicks by sarah amos
cover photo taken by mónica salazar
picture of bock taken by bob amos
special thanks to rachel

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Track Name: Summer
what you’re waiting for sees an open door and says
“fast goes first to last”, faces towards the past
what are you going to do?
nobody said you’d have to choose now
you used to be so afraid, you remember why now
but winter understands
shaking all my hands and still holding you in line
sweat cause in your mind it’s summer time
which are you going to choose?
all of these things are yours to do now
you used to be so afraid, you remember why now
cause everything splits in two, everything melts inside of you now
it used to be all ok, can’t remember how now
Track Name: Holo Gaze
killer gone eyeballs
i'm digging into you
get a little mix up
now i gotta fix up
i'm giving up my shirt
but whatchu gonna do
frozen, floating in place
photograph your face
killer gone eyeballs
i'm digging into you
but whatchu gonna do
Track Name: Mustyougo?
kick the call, turn it low, love you all, must you go? tell me once, once you go, go you must, must you go?
Track Name: Not Ready For The Show
go, time, wrap my head in
wire, tired, track across the back
cry, i burn into my
eye, cold, and i see strangers oh
you know, i’m not ready for the show
somehow i gotta get out here i gotta get moving i gotta get open i gotta get gone
now somebody’s shaking somebody’s lonely somebody’s waiting and it won’t be long
nothing is secret nothing is stupid nothing is nothing and everyone’s dumb
i’m getting closer i’m getting loser getting stuck so somehow god
i gotta get out there i gotta get moving i gotta get open i gotta get gone
you’re not shaking you stand sideways you’re still waiting but i won’t be long
nothing is secret nothing is stupid nothing is nothing and everyone’s dumb
i’m getting closer i’m getting loser i’m getting stuck now i gotta move oh
you know, i’m not ready for the show
Track Name: You're Over You
leave me apart
comes up crazy stealing the suitcase
i’m indoors but i see the light (toot toot!)
skips up gets up out of the first place
i’m indoors but i see the light
so long my man
my baby’s on fire, won’t someone inside do right by me
so cold of you
comes up ugly sinks in some allegation
i’m indoors but i see the light (toot toot!)
slips up pulls up all-in the wrong location
i’m indoors but i see the light
my baby’s on fire, won’t someone inside do right by me
you pulled into two, you’re over you and stuck on me
Track Name: I (Will) Shit All Over It
dropping short for an open door
and i will shit all over it
be my wind
be my wind
lead my life all over and over and over
and blow me in and out
give me life and i will give it back
give me life and oh i will give it back
blow me in
blow me in
blow me in
blow me
Track Name: Dreams Away
every face has a fade
every one means the same thing
wipe my eyes
like i'm trying to forget everything i did last night
i'm too tired to be trying to survive
i've been sleeping all my life
and now i gotta wake up
gotta wash away my dreams
today is just tomorrow
and tomorrow's just today
i will wash my dreams away
every party's the same
everyone knows i'm not listening
you're too kind!
are you slipping out of mind?
because i'm falling out of mine
every time
like i'm trying to forget everything i did last night
Track Name: Sleep Without Dreams
everythings’s got me down today
last night, oh all these thoughts got me thinking
i’m having dreams, i see them through holes in my head
if i can’t rest can i at least can i please stop seeing them
them them
oh i still need marijauna, to help me sleep without dreams
i need marijauna so i can sleep without dreams
someday i’ll be ok with me, but for now i need it to sleep without dreams
Track Name: And Stained Light
dirty morning sun
shining on the curl that holds my gun
my metal one
if anything comes loose i only have to sic this stain on you
superglue

you're captured by the pool
broken as the ruler
sure as hell won't miss the smell
i'm just too wet to feel and the water's all too real
i, the fool, swim over you
if i turn back, i sink on down
and if i sink down, i'm coming back
the other side of a heart's attack

it's everything to me
this love of mine goes swimming in the sea
too fast to last
a frozen eye in glass
too slow to make the transport safe and sound
fall under ground
if i look through you, the colors change
and if i bend just right, then there's nothing left
to rearrange stained light in you
you lose the nerve to act your age
a dirty world on a dirty page
Track Name: Sleeper
someday, stuck on the road
missing color through the lens i see
i’m stuck in a loop
sleeper, where did you go
these things used to land on top of me
but “shhhh”
it’s lonely, more than you know
begging you don’t put the wrap on me
crazy, my kids on a roll
baby please don’t turn your back on me
Track Name: Lover
when i’m eyes under the cover
i look until i see the other
i tell myself about the lover
you just smile until it’s over
collect me now cause i feel older
you keep me warm when it gets colder
i cool you off when you’re all hothead
and we go underwater instead
and when i sleep i sleep with everything under me
and when i’m down i’m down and only you’re real to me
and when i dream i dream the things that you want to be
and when i die i die with you still inside of me
and when i’m high not high as when you’re here next to me
and when i think i think i’m not much of anything
and when i laugh i laugh and only you laugh with me
and when you cried i cried most everything out of me
Track Name: Look At You
closer, inches in inches out
someone shuffles the stares
gets older and everything mixes round
just spins around round round
look at you
still you go in and you go out
but someone sucks up the air
all stormy now that you’re overground
but you can see right through
look at you
looking at you
Track Name: What Memories?
we get down with the castoff kids
escaping eyes until we lose our memories
oh memories, what memories?
we'll see the sound
and i won't speak out loud
even once we're over ground
oh i won't stop now
and i'm feeling headskies
even when i close my eyes
oh, i'm inside it
i'm inside it
memories, what memories?
what memories?
Track Name: Into Time
my hands are getting cold
my face is growing thin
my friends are turning old
but i’m just coming in
you’re older than you look
your hands are made of time
you never learned to smile
but i don’t seem to mind

i’m always having fun
i never waste no dime
you keep me on the run
i’m running into time

this all so over grown
this all so into light
you’re living on your own
i’m sleeping into night
my shoes have holes and holes
my heart has more and more
you’re in a normal house
i’m looking at your door
and you’re headed somewhere warm
and i’m going somewhere else
and you seem to know the time
why can’t i know myself

i’m always having fun
i never waste no dime
you keep me on the run
i’m running into time
my shoes have holes and holes
my heart has more and more
when you want to leave that house
i’ll be waiting at that door
Track Name: Wrong
slide, burning you so fast
shoots you through the glass
shoots you out of time
put me back in mine
slide, over to your side
i’m all into light
i’m all melted out
put me back inside
cause i’m comfortable inside my cage
like the outside isn’t on my path
and i’m turning like a two-time page
am i ever gonna be my age
am i really only six feet long
cause the outside isn’t in my math
and i need you to tell me i’m wrong
and i need you to tell me i’m wrong
Track Name: Hey Shaky
shaky looks at me like somewhere i’m supposed to be
staring up my wall cause i can’t face the alcohol
if you brush the dust down you can face my enemy
i’ll control the steps if you control my memories
shaky from the yard now swimming down the boulevard
lazy on your own some life inside a telephone
island in chicago water for a fireguard
faces on my wall and i have time to count them all

you better hold your soul
you better roll it tight
you better write it down
you forget the whole night
Track Name: French Kicks
novocain, we all feel the same
now we’re all numb but i guess we’re all to blame
broken legs and ice face knew our names
on the grill, i am burnt and charred
i’m a shot, shooting at the cars
it’s my game and i can make it hard
it’s my game and i can make it so hard
broken glass, we kiss the smelly ash
killer shades, we chased them to the past
lorelei, they’re calling us at last
lorelei, i guess we’re going back
lorelei
Track Name: Not Some Body
you figure it out again
you say it out loud again
not feeling so proud again
you’re stuck on the ground again
you make it okay again
you say what you say again
delay and delay again
delay and repeat
you’re over your dose again
you’re feeling the breeze again
you’re freezing the air again
you’re locking the door again
you’re getting the point again
you’re breaking the ice you made
delay and delay again
delay and repeat
i’m not some body
talking myself i ain’t
talking for me i
am not somebody
you’re not so lonely
talking to your friends ain’t
talking my house down
shooting up like heads now
Track Name: Surprise
who knew, who knew
you knew my love
you glow, you’re not immune
and you’ll fall in too
we’re on site
two eyes, i cross the dark
middle vision
i won’t hit this heart
so cool, so cool
all burnt like coal
you’re hot, i’m not
its true
but you’re cut in two
you’re black, you’re blue
and you’re red from your dirty youth
sleep outside tonight
follow my light
in tunnel visions you might hold this glue
and the things you never knew will blow your brain
my love, my love
who knew?
Track Name: Junktime
junktime
you’re sleeping
you’re useless after 9
you’re trying all the time
you’re holding onto line
don’t touch that line
you drink a little too much too early in your life
you get a little bit too sleepy for another night
you’re only looking for a place where you can be safe sound
you’re only looking for another to treat you right
some people talk pretty loud and some people talk real low
some kind of people that you don’t really want to know
you can leave me alone or you can love me apart
you can love me apart or you can leave me alone
junktime
Track Name: Stupidandalive
i get bigger every night when i wrap myself around the light my love goes further and further until they're out of sight my shattered body on the floor points towards a letter on the door says i was stupid and alive i was stupid and alive am i getting colder every day? am i losing love along the way? small things get bigger and bigger until they pass away you ignore me for a while, i remember how to smile i am stupid and alive i am stupid and alive you won’t call me on the phone and i’m too scared to be alone so i go faster and faster and faster maybe later in the sun you and i can lie as one we go faster and faster and faster i am stupid and alive i am stupid and alive
Track Name: Cool Roof
cool thing stays in his bed
puts his bugs in his head
cool roof comes on in
so much love on his skin

sugar grows up tight
making my way downtown in light
ain’t never felt this right
keeping my baby up at night and even you
you ain’t never been this far gone
did you dream it or did you see it in a photograph?
Track Name: Holo Boy
stick thin
you can flip me over
in it for october
baby don't you cry no more
baby don't you turn around
cause this whole town is burning down
wasted when you're not around
baby don't you cry no more
baby don't you

small all
sleeping off the phone call
waiting til i get tall
baby don't you cry no more
baby don't you look away
today is more than yesterday
every thing just shakes and stays
baby don't you cry no more
baby don't you
Track Name: Why
you don't look so tough
you're not such a tough guy
but you make it rough
you just walk into the night
can I have enough
a little peace in green eyes
you move so slow
and I'm falling on the ice
lock me in and swallow every key
i wanna be what you want me to be
so you turned into the sky
you did it with my brain in mind but
i'm stuck here on the why
riding on my L to hell and I
crack open my head wide
so you can stick your face inside
and you'll do it with my brain in mind but
I'm stuck here on the why
I'm stuck here on the why
Track Name: Run
face always out of air
air thicker in this place
this place is wrapped up in your mind
run
you’re scared of having time
so you cover it up like you’re really just that tough
you’re a tough guy
but you’re making you low, did you really want to go
i don’t think so
now you’re painting the walls, you think you’ve got them all
and you’re not wrong
but you’re static in space with that tough look on your face
in your own place
Track Name: Pure Textuality
every time i get in my head i hear the drone in your heart
every little question you have is worth tearing apart
every time you get on the train it takes you out to the sticks
every little thing is recalled and modified for your kicks

every little trouble i find is gonna talk the talk
every time you mark on the wall its gonna break up the bank
every part of me that you touch is gonna crumble like chalk
every time you tape me together i pull you apart
every time i get in my head i see your breath in the dark
Track Name: Phone Call / It's No Thing
waiting for my phone call, looking at my front door
you so tired all you wanna do is sleep without dreams
its over and over with you
lately you’re somewhere and you wanna be somewhere else
lockin like you gotta be broken out, it’s nowhere
so i’m searching for my window while i’m thinking at my old home
locked and loaded like you feel it in your bone
some controlled impulse that spins over and over in you
maybe you’re something when you wanna be something else
broken and you wanna be broken back like it’s no thing
i wanna be somewhere else
i wanna be somewhere
i am waiting for my phone call
Track Name: Holo Time
is this holo time, covers
faceless, i open wide, holo
you jump inside the stretch i used to be
two eyes drilling into me
so far so good
is this holo time
Track Name: All Right Now
why today? today?
i ride away
you ride away
all right now