Alan Smith EP

by Kearney

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Five songs about movies.

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released December 3, 2015

Written and performed by Kearney, except for "Rotten Stinking Mouthpiece," which is a song by The Mountain Goats, but on this EP it's performed by Kearney.

Sound effects courtesy of GarageBand and www.freesfx.co.uk

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Kearney Vancouver, British Columbia

my name is evan, my band is Kearney, i am presently the sole member of the band but i am accepting online applications

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Track Name: Brand New 35mm Restoration!
Another effortless
80-minute cut
Another bad, bad burning
Down in my gut

Big men in hoods and coats with scissors
Darkness underneath, light shining through their eyeholes
Rotted yellow teeth
They've come for its soul

And roll
The next reel
Don't let anybody tell you how to feel

Stories in my head
Blur out in fractured pieces
Light pink envelopes
With very subtle creases

When I close my eyes, it all fades into focus
Thank god that you don't know
The pain that comes with clarity
Unimaginable, the haunted frames appear to me

And see my
Last reel
Don't let anybody tell me (you) how to feel
Track Name: Last Girl
The angles tell us how to feel
My blood runs hot for that last reveal

Make me hurt, make me scared
Make me wish I'd never seen this place
Make me wish I'd never dared

Take every left turn
Make every mistake
Some people can't learn
Some rocks just sink in the lake

And I can't hear you over the sound
Of the demons telling me just what I'm good for
I will not bend and I will not break
I am an unrelenting force

The angles keep you far away
The doors all lock and I can't be afraid

Let me squint, let me take aim
Let me grab the knife from off the shelf
Let it poke into your brain

Bet on the loser
Let the sun rise
Someone could bruise her
Someone is asking to die

And I can't hear you over the sound
Of the demons telling me just what I'm good for
I will not bend and I will not break
I am an unrelenting force
Track Name: The Emissary Who Did Not Return
The sun always rises in the south
And it sets there too
So it never shines on you

Turn on the faucet, and let it run
God help us escape here
But 'til then let's have some fun

Mansions built too
Big to fail
The bleeding edge of comfort
In this perfect public jail

My lenses are all built to last
And if one of them cracks
We'll get a new one fast

You are the star shining in the dark
Don't look me in the eye
Don't think and don't try
Don't make me tell you lies
Don't let me hear you sigh

Don't ever lose your spark

Who needs an audience
When you've got a stage
And why look for the key
When it's so nice in the cage
Track Name: Last Year
Matches in a maze
Your sideways glance silencing the haze
And the red, or however the red looks in greyscale
Your face is so pale

Don't tell me what I don't remember
I was in Munich last December
And you were under
Where the shadows went

Rows upon rows of those
Things that move only when my eyes close
And the statues, or whatever you call the ones with masks
I shouldn't ask

Don't tell me what I don't remember
I was in Munich last December
And you were under
Where the shadows went

I will leave this place and head for the sea
I will make it through last year
If it kills me

Blink your eyes if you think I'm fine
Do it twice if you realize I can't blink mine
And the reason I'm leaving here with you
Is that I'm scared, and I'm all out of flares

Don't tell me what I don't remember
I was in Munich last December
And you were under
Where the shadows went

But now you're up here
And now I'm shaking
And now you're staring
And now I'm breaking

Any place but here
Any time but last year
Track Name: Rotten Stinking Mouthpiece
Lob some spit at the window
Watch it drip down the pane
It's only the guilty who concern themselves
With clearing their names

You bring tidings of hope, false tidings
When you come here
There's two friends who did me wrong that you're protecting
It's so clear

That when you speak it's those two
Who speak through you
Who'll speak for me?
The burning and the electricity

Sun goes down San Francisco
Friends are hard to find
Chew them up just as quick as I can catch them
Try to clear my mind

Remember hours at the table
Gauze white light easing through
If there's one thing I'm not gonna do tonight
It's die for you

And when you speak it's those two
Who speak through you
Who'll speak for me?
The burning and the electricity