Hablas

by Talkie

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about

It was during the Autumn season, I believe. There we sat at Rock Bottom; no, not a low-point of existence, but rather a local establishment of fine dining with a rather depressing moniker. We heard a whisper: "Hablas.” Puzzled and in desperation we inquired, “¿Hablas? ¡Estamos muy nervioso, no entendemos español!" And yet, the Spanish whisper lingered in the air: "Diles de mi historia. Deje tu montaña y ofrecer la palabra al pueblo." How could we refuse?

After several months of isolation and secrecy, we emerged with the makings of a new record. Pero, ¿dónde iremos? ¿Quién podría comunicar esta pieza? ¿Quién entenderá los misterios y milagros de este mundo que hemos visto? No one. No one, that is...but us. And so, we built a recording studio in a barn and set out to record, re-record, mix, ctrl-z, mix again, and master a new album. Little did we know that we'd be making our greatest double LP to date. De nada, Planet Earth.

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released May 29, 2017

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Track Name: Mountain
I'm coming down the mountain,
I’m coming to see the people.

Everybody wants some,
not everybody gets some.
So walkie away.

Crane swings and the walls come crashing.
Peace on a pivot, but my time shows lacking.
Save face for another day,
Bend low and you’ll hear me say now,
“Flourescent light that I’m basking,
Inside my cave I’m not asking,
I won’t learn, but I hate what I don’t understand.”

Has the river run dry for you and I?
Are we just waiting for a sign?
When all you could’ve been is all that’s happenin’,
you spend your life just passing time.

I’m coming down the mountain,
I’m coming to see the people.
Track Name: Sunny
She looks like summer, but I’m in love with fall
I’d settle for winter, but it feels so small

I would never try, to do these things to you
I would never try, to make you see it through
I wouldn’t do that to you

She looks like sunny days, but I love the rain
I don’t like summer haze, maybe I’m insane

I choose the girl who hates my bones
I choose the girl who keeps me alone
Track Name: Honest Man
Waking up from a daydream,
It’s not enough I’m still breathing,
Taking pages from a Black Hand crime scene,
Close an eye, the sun is blinding.

I’ll never be an honest man,
I’ll never be an honest man without you

Hiding out for the evening,
Search the day for the meaning,
Bring back the voices in my head for context,
I’ll walk you home because you know I still love you, but...

I’ll never be an honest man,
I’ll never be an honest man without you.
Track Name: Ricky
He’s looking for an education, so he says to me;
Yeah I’ve got a lot of circumstances, that’s why I’m wearing this rosary.
He’s got a lot of family you see, down in Mexico.
He told me that his dad is in jail, and that he doesn’t want to fail,
I can see it in his eyes, he’s scared.

Then he said I wanna be a dancer, I wanna sing my songs.
I’ve been looking for the answer, but everyone has different ones.
If you’re looking for a way out, you seek a hole with a key,
You’ll be looking forever, Ricky.

You’ve got a lot of complications, you want to break away (break away)
So you want to go to San Francisco and study at the university
You’ve got a lot of friends here you see, but you wanna leave (but you wanna leave)
Just because your dad is in jail, doesn’t mean that you are going to fail,
I can hear it in your voice, you’re scared.

So I said you’ve always been a dancer, ever since you were young.
You’ve been looking for the answer, but everyone has different ones.
If you’re looking for a way out, you seek a hole with a key,
You’ll be looking forever, Ricky.

Don’t focus your energy, boy, on escaping.
You don’t understand the implications of the choices you’re making
You’re running away, don’t go running away because..

If you’re looking for a way out, you seek a hole with a key,
you’ll be looking forever. I’ve been looking forever.
Track Name: Broke
I don’t mind moving backwards if you say
You’ll be waiting there for me.
Take your time moving pictures off the wall
that I was never meant to see.

But I can’t stop to think of this moment,
And I can’t stop to listen now.
With this yoke upon my shoulders,
As my bones keep getting older,
I’m not tired, but I know I’m not the same.

I don’t mind working hard, for someday
I’ll see what I was meant to be.
In the field when I work hard, the load is heavier than light.
I don’t grow tired, but I know I’m not the same.

And yet I can’t stop to think of this moment,
And I can’t stop to listen now.
With this yoke upon my shoulders,
As my bones keep getting older,
I’m not tired, but I know I’m not the same.
Track Name: Kronenberg
How can I explain
It’s not that I hate myself, I’m just not impressed.
You, and only you
Can make me, feel better than I do.

I’m sorry that I’m like this.
I can try to like myself a little more.
And I will have to try and fight this.
I will like myself for you and no one else.
And no one else.

How can I explain
I don’t care about what I can be alone
You, and only you
Can make me feel better than I do.
Than I do

I’m sorry that I’m like this.
I can try to like myself a little more.
And I will have to try and fight this.
I will like myself for you and no one else.
And no one else.
Track Name: Queen of España
I grew up believing if it’s broken then you fix it
But you ran away the moment that we had a difference
I think that love is something that we could work on
But you up and left the moment that something went wrong

I’m not gonna wait for you, I’m not gonna wait for you
And if you wanted me too, you should have told me

I grew up believing that I’d someday find a woman
who’d see eye to eye with my idealistic views
I think I always knew that you would never be that person
But I tried to force something that would not work

I’m not gonna wait for you, I’m not gonna wait for you
And if you wanted me too, you should have told me
Track Name: Home
I heard you say, that you resent me.
I’ve never had your back.
But, I remember when,
You said you love me,
We were in the kitchen at your parents place

When you’re done being alone,
and nowhere feels like home,
Just call on me and I will meet you there,
I could be your home.

I’m sorry for my lack of tact,
When I have torn you down.
I only wanted to build you up,
to be the one you need.

When you’re done being alone,
and nowhere feels like home,
Just call on me and I will meet you there,
I could be your home.

I’m sure that you are doing fine on your own.
All you want is yours.
As for me I don’t have what I want, or need,
because I don’t have you.

I thought I’d let you know

I am done being alone,
and nowhere feels like home,
Please call on me and I will meet you there,
We could be our home.
Track Name: Sueñatron
Taking one on the chin,
While leaves fall to the ground.
They come from miles around,
But no one could hear the sound.
A shop filled with broken wares,
Why, I couldn’t say.
A railroad with rusted spikes,
But I can’t help but follow the way.

Could wait here a thousand years,
But I’d still be feeling the same.
The people all sing along,
But no one remembers your name.
I’ve noticed in times before,
With wind in my sails,
I tend to feel out of touch,
When my eyes are fixed on hammers and nails

I am the Jester, I am the King.
(He is the Jester King)
I am the dresser, I am the drawers.
(He is the dresser drawers)
I am the Sofa, I am the King.
(He is the Sofa King)
I am the Sueña, I am the Tron.
(He is the Sueñatron)
Track Name: Rollercoaster
You and I have something special.
We’re living in a dream, we got married in the backyard.
Working and we’re making money, I’m playing in a band,
and we’re trying so hard to make ends meet.
If 25 is any indicator, I think we’re riding on a rollercoaster.

Everybody is celebrating.
Everybody is graduating, but there ain’t no jobs.
I’ve got friends who are teaching children, I’ve got friends who are selling sofas,
they’re trying so hard to make ends meet.
If 25 is any indicator, I think we’re riding on a rollercoaster.

I’m done yelling at my iPhone, I’m putting on my shoes and I’m walking outside.
All I’ve got is a simple question, and all I want is a simple answer:
Are we living or are we dying?
If 25 is any indicator, a crocodile's not an alligator.
If 25 is any indicator, I think we’re riding on a rollercoaster.
Track Name: Company
If communication is the key to unlock your defenses
I could talk at you all day, but you’re always too pensive
The allure of a quiet girl, is learning all her secrets
I don’t think that I could ever keep them

And I don’t want you to think you’d be the first one
To leave me when I uncover the truth
And I didn’t think I’d reap the seeds I’ve sown
In the company you keep, in the company you keep
in the company you keep, you keep me alone

I imagined everything, and none of it’s your fault
But I can’t help but think about, how far I had to fall

And I don’t want you to think you’d be the first one
To leave me when I uncover the truth
And I didn’t think I’d reap the seeds I’ve sown
In the company you keep, in the company you keep
in the company you keep, you keep me alone
Track Name: The Land of the Golden Mountain
Take a noonday stroll in the hot sun,
Take a noonday stroll 'cause you got none.
Let the dogs in the house keep fighting,
Let the talk separate from writing.
Take a walk in the sun ‘cause you got none.

When the long day comes to a short end,
Meet the sleepless night like an old friend.
Live a life in search of fortune,
Looking back to a time you last knew,
As you will, meet the end like an old friend.

Take it with spades and shovels,
Take it with your bare hands,
Take it for all you can and
Stay in your promised land.

Been at the end of the road for a long while,
With a wandering eye and a fake smile,
With a word, I’d move your mountains,
Waste your time taking coins from the fountain,
Been a while since your smile.

Take it with spades and shovels,
Take it with your bare hands,
Take it for all you can and
Stay in your promised land.
Track Name: Get By
What if I could take it back
When I told you nothing gold could last

It’s not the way we get by child
You should know by now
It’s not the way we get by child
You should know that by now

What if we still make it through
Even after all our fears come true
How could you say, those things you say
All at once you waste our time

It’s not the way we get by child
You should know by now
It’s not the way we get by child
You should know that by now
Track Name: Whistler
You know that I gave my heart to you,
With all my love that was so true,
But when you left all that was left was a hole,
That whistled when the breeze blew through.

One day I took a walk through our home town,
Along with my song that followed me.
The people I passed heard my lonesome melody,
And started to chime in along with me.

How can you not know,
that I’m the one for you.
If not now, then when can,
You be sure.
Don’t you know I love you?
You’re home can be with me.
Stop trying to hide yourself from me.

You know I’ll never be the same again.
No, I’ll never be the same again.
Know, I’ll never be the same again.
How can I be the same again?

As I went on I walked through our high school,
And took a seat between those trees.
As I sat there I watched the marching band.
It seemed they stepped in time to my sad sad song.

Know, I’ll never be the same again.
No, I’ll never be the same again.
Know, I’ll never be the same again.
How can I be the same again?
I hope that when you finally hear this song,
As it comes to you in the breeze,
You’ll stop a moment,
And think of only me,
And start to sing that melody.