R. Turner

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Recorded in Anacortes, WA

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released June 9, 2017

Songs written and performed by R. Turner
Drums by Braydn Krueger

Mixed by Jonathan Keen
Mastered by Nich Wilbur

Released by Monopath Records

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R. Turner Anacortes, Washington

Long Live Kristaps Porziņģis

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Track Name: Gulaschkanone
Cutting vegetables in the rain
Ride my bike to buy propane
Can't stop wondering how I got here
Can't stop wondering why I came

Gulaschkanone
What have I done?
I'm cooking dinner
for everyone

Gulaschkanone
I light your fire
Gulaschkanone
I'm getting tired

Jesus, make me new again
I don't know what I am saying
I can't sit down and I can't stand up
Jesus, won't you fill my cup?

Gulaschkanone
What have I done?
I sang a song
about demons

Gulaschkanone
I light your fire
Gulaschkanone
I'm getting tired
Track Name: Robinson
Robinson
O Little Blonde Boy
You were born with
overwhelming compassion
but over the years
you've been changed by the world
and I don't know what happened

Robinson
O Little Blonde Boy
O Hapless Alien
you are a brilliant one

Whatever you believe
you haven't changed to me
eternally you'll be
Little Blonde Boy
Younger Brother
Robinson

Robinson
O how our lives have changed
there are so many things
I'd like to ask you
but maybe we should play a game
and forget about it all

Cause whatever you believe
you haven't changed to me
eternally you'll be
Little Blonde Boy
Younger Brother
Robinson
Track Name: Jingshan Park
The grey, faded skyline
absorbed into the ember
Foggy neon characters
suspended like a lantern
And my organs swim through smog--
Apocalyptic splendor

A sleepy buddha stares
From the tallest temple
Stagnant golden skin
where all the hopeful people
Leave offerings and gifts
hoping for a miracle
Track Name: Killin' It
Outside smoking
the kids are all in black
they don't need
they don't need to see this act

The dull light
from their phones
And the neon signs
make their bodies glow

Inside
on a wooden floor
There you are
You are pouring out your soul

You're killin it tonight
for twenty people
And twenty people

Are hanging on
to every word
the walls are vibrating now
with something pure

And at the end
of the night
You might've made enough
to cover gas
but you left the people
so inspired

You're killin it tonight
for twenty people
Track Name: Alcoholic Saints
This man came to me
and asked if I was his friend
who killed himself last year;
he played in a punk band
He said he was tripping
when he saw me leaning
against the wall of the bar
I never felt so far

And all my Alcoholic Saints
they sang with fire on their tongues
Hymns of desperation
and together they were one
and as I turned to go
they sent their blessings on my way
Good God, I almost stayed

I made my way outside
and stood out in the snow
Ventured into the alley
where I knew I could be alone
Summoned the beer from my belly
and I threw it against the wall

$20 worth of porters now wasted and gone
$30 worth of porters now wasted and gone

And all my Alcoholic Saints
they sang with fire on their tongues
Hymns of desperation
and together they were one
and as I turned to go
they sent their blessings on my way
Good God, I almost stayed
Track Name: UC 4 ME
On New Years Eve
we waited for fireworks
but nothing happened
and nobody was there

I didn't care
I walked away and shrugged
what I wouldn't give
for a Utica Club

The decade is half over now
so many things have happened
I can't keep track of who or how I've changed
but I know that I have

Back in the old town again
everybody's dancing with drinks in their hands
I wasn't in the mood
so I just stopped and stared

I didn't care
I walked away and shrugged
what I wouldn't give
to be back in Korea singing karaoke

I didn't care
I walked away and shrugged
what I wouldn't give
to be back with my friends singing karaoke
Track Name: Song About Leaving
Two weeks 'til I leave here now
It seems so odd to go again
to give away my things to friends
Friends I've known for less than a year

And Phoenix is an OK place;
the people are nice and the coffee's great
But who wants coffee when it's 110º
So I'm headed to the East again

I'm flying home to Utica
Gonna see some people that I love
Gonna take a trip up to the lake
And wash away the desert there

I'll turn Rainbow down for a cigarette
I don't smoke, but if I did
I'd surely give you one, my friend
Maybe I'll buy a pack just for him

I can't say I'm glad to leave
Try and keep it out of my mind
Cause every time I pack my bags
There's people who I leave behind

People who have changed my life
People who I leave behind
Track Name: Tie in the Silk
I've followed the tie in the silk
I've followed the tie in the silk
And I've watched as the fabrics
from her body were spilt
but my ribs had turned inwards with guilt

And I thought of the desert again
I thought of the desert again
How lightly the wind blows
to uncover her hand
She had fallen asleep in the sand

The dogs are unendingly sweet
The dogs are unendingly sweet
Until hunger sets in
and one scrap of meat
falls between the two dogs at their feet

And I watch as they snarl and bite
they put up one hell of a fight
The reward, to keep living
and vaguely survive
if only for a limited time

I've seen her now, naked and cold
I've seen her now, naked and cold
A woman so battered
I've yet to behold
and I wonder if I've sunken too low
Track Name: New World
A sickening tongue
reaches to Thee
and finds itself wasted
ghoulish and green

and your eyes are adjusting
to the dim glimmering
of stones and of diamonds
suspended by string

like a savage in the New World
I don't belong here

I've crawled through the tunnels
and whispered to me
were glimpses of wonder
for the future to bring

and there's nothing to know now
from now 'til the end
nothing left to be thought of
but to find You again
Track Name: Jungle Drum
Waking up with suddenness
A kiss on the forehead
Nothing needs to be said

In the morning light
the sun glares off of a building
and it shines
even through our curtains
it shines

My back
it aches
as I sit on the edge of the bed
Nothing on my mind
but your rapid beating heart
like a jungle drum
Wild One

Sometimes the prettiest songs
remain unsung