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Youth Is A Notion

by SPOOKY FOLK

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The sophomore album from Denton's Spooky Folk has been a labor of love, an exercise in patience, and a shift in sonic temperament. We're really proud of this collection of songs and hope you enjoy them.

<3,
SF

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released 21 January 2014

Recorded, Mixed, and Produced by Christopher Hughes at Miscellaneous Sound in Denton, TX.

Mastered by Matt Pence

All music performed by Spooky Folk:
- Chris Brown: Drums
- Kaleo Kaualoku: Vocals, Guitars, and Keys
- Petra Kelly: Violin and Vocals
- Jesse Clay Perry: Guitars and Vocals
- Scarlett Wright: Bass

All Songs Written by Kaleo Kaualoku except "Different Day" by Jesse Clay Perry and "Bottle the Bees" by Ryan Becker.

Album Art by Nicole Marxen

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Track Name: Newfast
I'm walking down these streets I've never known
Until this moment as I leave.
And time is running out
And now I'm rushing around to finish
All I need to begin

Will you remember my name
Or will I fade away
Until the light shines right through me?
Now I'm just gathering speed
And this is all that I need
Until the day I see you again...
Track Name: Notion
Youth is a notion that is crooked as crime
Death lies in waiting in these shadows of mine
Don't try to argue with aging or fate
The end is then hurried rather sooner than late

We're all just drowning in this passing time
The reasons burn but will not be defined
I'm looking forward to the things that come to pass
Even though they never really seem to last

It's true we're fighting to lose
It's hard to swallow the truth

The sun will stop burning when the day comes to end
Fires extinguish but then ignite again
Our time is stolen it was not meant to last so
Enjoy what we've taken 'cause the end's coming fast
Track Name: Gotta Get Back
A stone is slowly sinking down to the bottom
I've gotta get back
Gotta take it back to before
The current's taking over now
Carving,
Making a path
Leading us back to before
The ocean's always waiting to swallow
All of our breath
Just the way we had it before
Just like before

Everything goes from blue to grey
Nothing will turn out just okay
You cannot see your future now
This is more than you can allow

The water's all around you
Washing you back ashore

The sun is drying me out and I'm burning
I've gotta get back
I've gotta take it back to before
I pick myself up off the ground and now
I'm headed to a place where
I'll never come back
Everything is tattered and torn
A grain of sand is drifting out
With the tidal waves that come crash
Taking it all back to the shore
Just like before

Everything goes from blue to grey
Nothing will turn out just okay
You cannot see your future now
This is more than you can allow

The water's all around you
Washing you back ashore
Track Name: Disheveled
I see you comin' around this town again
It used to be that we could say that we were friends
But now you're walkin' up with both of your guns drawn
I fear that only one of us is going to make it to the dawn

You've been told that you're not bold but
They've got you under their thumb
Truth be told you've been sold tattered lies and foolish gold
You've been sold but
I think it's coming undone
Will you go?
You are stronger than you know and
You send them toppling down
Oh they fall without a sound and
We rise up from the ground

Now watch the sun come up, revealing all the blood
These streets and veins have all been emptied out
In struggles gone and done
Now watch our bodies as they slowly drip with fear
Will you remember this when light is gone and shadow disappears

I've been told that I'm not bold but
I've got you under my thumb
It's a cold truth to be told that you're slowly coming undone
I won't go if I am told but
I'll send you toppling down
Then fall without a sound
Straight into the ground
Track Name: I've Been Alone
I've been alone in my mind for too long.

You are an ocean
That I've never seen
There is a notion that's
Stirring around inside me

The surface is shifting
And I'm caught in the tide
The tension is building
Only hinting at depths kept inside

Stowed on an island
Surrounded by fire
The sea is a monster
A cold, empty monster
I am a monster

I've been alone in my mind for too long.
Track Name: Broken
Will you temper me?
Chill me to the bone
Tell me to go home
My temperature is gone but not for long

Words are never really spoken
I've been feeling like I'm broken

I say these words all day

Shine a light on me
See my skin and bone
I'll call you from a phone
Singing you a song then I'll come home

Never trust what I have spoken
Cause we all know that I am broken

I say these words all day
Track Name: I Believe
They think about a winner when they think about me
They think that everything I do works out perfectly
No, it don't

They're quick to give me credit but I'm never to blame
I've caused a lot of problems but they still feel the same
Yes, they do

They need what I sell
Even though I'm just a shell

I believe in the parts of the heart that you can't even see
I believe I'm a thief
But I'm trying my best to be good
In the ways that you need
Think of me when I leave

I think about the way I'm supposed to behave
I struggle with the reason that I'll never be safe
No, I won't

I'm tired of the games that they want me to play
I'm looking for an exit
I need an escape
No I don't

I'm flying off the rails
I'll fall before I fail
Track Name: Different Day
sitting in the sun again
the way I did when I was little
the way it made me feel

what's it mean to make a friend?
I have grown old and bitter...
so what's your middle name?
so we can go around

what's the truth? what's the use?

sifting through the sin again
you try to reason things in your own way
you're at war with your heart

you decide that you must part
the memories from the shame
a wicked, endless game
and it won't let you go

how we strive to decide.

Still you've been looking for a different day
and you've been looking for the words to say
but your heart and your mind will never be at peace

now you're on your own again
and the fear won't ever let you think straight
you're the last to know you're insane

don't you know your soul will grow
by the pale anguish of each day
pick up your soul and move
it's only up to you

only don't assume that you've bloomed

Still you've been looking for a different day
and you've been looking for the words to say
but your heart and your mind will never be at peace

be at peaceX3

I want to fly
I want to try again
I want to die
I want to try again
Track Name: Riffy
Oh what is this that I see?
You're shaking around
Like a stick on the ground
Fallen out of a tree
So take some time
To make amends
You're spinning about
Like a person in doubt
When it comes to the end

Where do we go
When all the time is gone?
What do you know
If all you know is wrong?

I know you come out swinging
At all the words I'm singing
Take some time to show me
All of the things that you want me to sing to you now

Now take my hand
And we will go
To the top of the town
While we're lookin around
For the things that we know
And I will trust
That you will dream
That all of our times
Will have a reason and rhyme
To make it more than it seems

Where do we go
Now that the time is gone?
What do you know
If all you know is wrong?

I know you come out swinging
At all the words I'm singing
Take some time to show me
All of the things that you want me to sing to you now
I know why
I don not know how
I feel like our world is crumbling
Down to the ground and
Then we look around at it all
Track Name: Bottle the Bees
You are the soul of the cake
We bake on Christmas Eve
We are the growing trees
That won't shed their dying leaves
They only see your colors change when your sheets are stained with ink
The wine in your mouth on the boat that never sinks

Oh it's true
We will make it through

Follow the bird to the nest and see how babies are born
Reach for the sun in your room but never forget your home
Bottle the bees for a day but promise to let them go
I only love the parts of you I think I know

Oh it's true
We will make it through
Yes it's true
All I see is you
Track Name: Kicking and Screaming
Crippled and a crawlin' and the leaves they keep a fallin'
But the seasons don't change
Going to Oklahoma where my mind goes in a coma and
The people are strange
Wakin' from a dream then you're kickin' and a screamin'
At the things that I say
Take me by the hand and
Then I'm sure you'll understand
All of the ways I behave

And I will go where I am gold
The fire's out before it's cold
And I will walk a thousand fold
And I will try to light the way back home

Fires are a burnin' and
The times they keep a turnin' all the things that I see
Clouds of smoke a clearin' and
The thing I've been a fearin'
Is a change in belief
We rise up from the ashes
Bold and bitter from the clashes
That will foster this change
But hold it strong and true and then
All of what we do will
Keep the demons at bay

And I will go where I am gold
The fire's out before it's cold
And I will walk a thousand fold
And I will try to light the way back home
Track Name: This Is Life
A drop of water drips and shimmers in the sun
A breath of air will be short sheltered in your lungs
A jilted lover screams into the lonely night
When it's discovered that the other has just died

It's just the same thing all the time
This is life

Follow the maps and signs that leads back to the one
Offer your hand to those you love and those you shun
Let all the parts you use be better than the sum
Remember what has passed can never be undone

It's just the same thing all the time
This is life