Joy Blue

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Joy Blue (The Royal We/The More at the Door), from the Earth Engine EP

recorded at the Squirrel Pit III
mixed by Nigel Van Hemmye
master by Steven Lehane

acoustic guitar, jingle jangles, and additional vocals recorded at the recycling center


always try my best to be
for the sake of brevity
on the right side of
talking head reports just one
of the faces seated in
a daybed reformation
no time to argue

tell me i am good enough
i want to be good enough
tell me that i try too hard
i'll fix myself for
you and you and you and my
outward intonation slips
into exit in the sky
i feel like dying

joy blue spirals upon themselves
heaven opens up beneath me

Elohim; the Royal We

pry back the fingers of the
godhand reach euphoria
blinded eyes of Varuna
(the name knows no nation)
stuck android insomnia
don't forecast what i disclose
for fear of my own riposte
(i hear the sound of)

joy blue spirals upon themselves
heaven opens up beneath me


everything was ending
and everything was fine
but now it's starting over
not another life
spare me the journey
i've been there before
a millenia ago

the Anunnaki smiles up sweetly
and everything is over

lyrics, MR


from Earth Engine EP, track released February 2, 2016
T. Gregg - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, tracking
T. Stanko - drums, backing vocals
A. Romanski - bass, backing vocals
J. Raleeh - keys, trombone, backing vocals
M. Romanski - vocal



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