Better Luck

by John Calvin Abney

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about

This record was recorded in 9 days at Tiny Telephone, San Francisco, California, from April 28 – May 6, 2014

Engineered and mixed by Jacob Winik
Produced by Jacob Winik, John Moreland, and John Calvin
Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service, Chicago, IL
Photography by Erin Rambo
Design by Seth McCarroll

For Michael

Thanks to Kristi and Ben with love,
Kyle, John M., Peter, Jacob, Rambo, Seth,
Damon, Jared, Wade, Valisha, Dakota,
and the collective patience and
efforts of the team.
Kalyn Barnoski, Sean Barker,
Michael, Ruth, and Asher
Dave, Nooch, Johnny, Steve, Kevin,
Camille, Tom, and all the guys and girls
Deli and OPOLIS
Norman, OK

all songs, Bullets in the Chamber Folk, BMI 2014

credits

released January 25, 2015

John Calvin Abney – vocals, acoustic guitars, harmonica, piano, pump organ, B3, harmonium, glockenspiel, Moog bass, electric guitars, synthesizers, percussion
John Moreland – bass, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, background vocals, percussion
Kyle Reid – electric guitars, baritone guitar, lap steel, percussion
Peter Labberton – drums, percussion
Jacob Winik – tape loop/manipulation, percussion

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Track Name: Sirens
I know you've been away,
I know you can't stay,
I know you have to go,
but I've got this creak in my bones.
Like a door hinged on harrow.
Opening to the dark night's glow,
any time I hit the pillow.

I'm thrown about all hollow and broken.
Like some coins into an empty fountain.
with the water pipes all split
and the bridges falling down
I'm feeling weak and thin
on this merry-go-round.

Tie me to the mast,
until we're safely past.
Don't dare set me free,
until I can't hear sirens sing.
I haven't been alone, but I've been lonely.
Being loud for no-one, no even me.
in this naked city.

I'm thrown about all hollow and broken.
Like some coins into an empty fountain.
with the water pipes all split
and the bridges falling down
I'm feeling weak and thin
on this merry-go-round.
Track Name: Dark Horse Army
I don't want it
Just see it in my eyes
The town around us
doesn't sleep at night

We don't feel it,
when the noise quiets down
We sink right into,
all that droning sound.

Pull back the label
Push on, Dark Horse Army

There's no reason
Not one in mind.
There's no warning,
yeah, there's no sign.

We don't feel it,
when we start tossing and turning
We look at each other,
see it's already morning.

Pull back the label
Push on, Dark Horse Army.
Pull back the label
Push on, Dark Horse Army.

Let's get back to a time
When you and I weren't so lonely
Let's get back to a time
When you and I weren't so lonely

Pull back the label,
Push on, Dark Horse Army.