GO TO THE PINES

by Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats

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Recorded in Lawton, Michigan in the spring of 2016, GO TO THE PINES was written, recorded, and mixed by members of the Ex Pats. Its our first DIY record and we're extraordinarily proud of it. Enjoy!

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released February 24, 2017

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Steve Leaf & The Ex Pats Chicago, Illinois

They hale from Chicago and call the midwest their home. Steve Leaf crafts songs of love, loss, and history while Dan Haefs and Nick Young hold down one of the finest rhythm sections of our time. Their latest release GO TO THE PINES was a venture in DIY recording and the product is a collection of five songs sometimes drenched in reverb and distortion and at others, quiet as a whisper. ... more

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Track Name: Limnologist
Medicine, I'm reticent to take one today
Prescribed by hands, those damn deft hands who just know what to say

Incubate, resuscitate, then refrigerate, make a new promise, the commissary will switch and then bait, yeah

Oh,
Don’t you understand, am I being clear?
Don’t you understand, am I being clear?
Don’t you understand, am I being clear?
Don’t you know that I can’t repeat repeat repeat myself myself myself myself my

Luminous lugubrious limnologist is spouting facts, findings, figures, fuck up my day now

Medicine, I'm reticent to take one today
Prescribed by hands, those damn deft hands who just know what to say

Oh,
Don’t you understand, am I being clear?
Don’t you understand, am I being clear?
Don’t you understand, am I being clear?
Don’t you know that I can’t repeat repeat repeat myself myself myself myself my
Track Name: Mail with Your Name
I was asleep for oh so long
You moved your things out, then I woke up alone
A note on the dresser said that you had been lying to yourself
Probably for the best, with my eyes closed, you couldn’t ask for help

I wanted more than you willing to give
Now I see life is just time through a sieve
We catch the thoughts and times we want to recall
The rest fall through to nothing at all

For the past several weeks, I can’t fall back to sleep
I’ve been searching for the rug that you pulled out from under me
Funny thing is you took it with you for the next guy who comes around
Mirage around him, he thought he was standing on solid ground

I wanted more than you willing to give
Now I see life is just time through a sieve
We catch the thoughts and times we want to recall
The rest fall through to nothing at all
Track Name: Visible Limbo
I was asleep for oh so long
You moved your things out, then I woke up alone
A note on the dresser said that you had been lying to yourself
Probably for the best, with my eyes closed, you couldn’t ask for help

I wanted more than you willing to give
Now I see life is just time through a sieve
We catch the thoughts and times we want to recall
The rest fall through to nothing at all

For the past several weeks, I can’t fall back to sleep
I’ve been searching for the rug that you pulled out from under me
Funny thing is you took it with you for the next guy who comes around
Mirage around him, he thought he was standing on solid ground
Track Name: Two Places at Once
Things were so much easier when
We could be in two places at once
While we danced around in the snow
I don’t know how you never noticed

You’ve got something on your mind
I’ve been driving through the night
This has got to end sometime
And I’m gonna put my foot down

Things were much believable when
I would polish the floors as we talked
And as we tussled around in the sheets
I don’t know how you never noticed

Sounds like someone’s tired
Bout losing their faith
Don’t you get stuck
Making the same mistakes again again again

You’ve got something on your mind
I’ve been driving through the night
This has got to end sometime
And I’m gonna put my foot down
Track Name: Maproom
What worries me is not the present
It’s what’s to come
I’m not concerned for where I’ve gone
But from where I’ll be from

I’ve become what I loath
Said I’d give you safe passage
I sunk your boat

See I was an ocean
You were lost in me
You tried to batton down the hatches
I rained relentlessly

You were caught in a hairpin
So I took you down
But you stayed amongst the water
Trying not to drown

I’ve become what I loath
Said I’d give you safe passage
I sunk your boat

Now you’re miles deep
And the pressure is slowly
Coming in fast
You just want to know if we
Can just shake hands
Turn this squall into a breezy
Day we both left us
Said goodbye to you and me