Growing Stone

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2016 S/T debut release on Odd Gift Records (www.oddgiftrecords.com)

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released May 24, 2016

Personnel:

Skylar Sarkis - vocals, guitar, piano, organ, bass, tambourine
Jon Markson - bass, vocals, chord organ, synth, guitar, glockenspiel
Nick Pope - drums, percussion
Dustin Beardsley - trumpet (against his will and under great duress)

Produced and Engineered by Jon Markson and Skylar Sarkis at The Gallery
Mixed by Jon Markson
Mastered by Dave at Gradwell House

Cover layout by Jared Diamond

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Growing Stone Brooklyn, New York

Growing Stone is the music of songwriter Skylar Sarkis, most often made in collaboration with producer Jon Markson, as well as a number of other musicians.

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Track Name: So Much To Giving Up
So you're living the dream
Nothing more than a predicate
Midwest, two weeks
And just feel like a prostitute

There's a way out
But there's just so much
To giving up

So I live like a fiend and follow people around
If I couldn't up and leave
How would I ever get anything done?
MDMA, MDMA
Until discernment boils away
And the flowers look like they did
After I was a kid
Before I was an idiot

There's a way out
But there's just so much

I want boys in a wayward home
Women who can't live on their own
I wanna live in the gorilla zone
And I
I want rednecks that think they're funny
I want greaseballs that call you honey
I want clerics that launder money
And I want to go home

But there's just so much
To giving up
There's just so much
Track Name: Fly Blood and Lilacs
I lift my feet and stand to pray
I walk down grass seed pathways
I drink from racks to which I have no claim
You still love me anyway

I am the fly in the display case
I am the fly

Yellow-legged boy, broken
With feet full of glass
Yellow smoke rising from the compromise crash
Your body is warm and smooth
Like tragedy makes the self hate move aside
For shared manias
Shining new

Covered in lilacs
I heard an old woman say
Do you pray?
Well I still love you anyway

Will you still love me when the day goes
When the mold on my face grows
And I wonder
Where did I think it'd all go?
Track Name: Entitlement
Life is learning to take things for granted
I watch clouds separate in car window reflections
Learning things is easy
Beauty is easy

I don't feel young
It does feel too late
So close am I
You feel my hate

So when I wake
Up the same every day
In a room in a house
That was built buy people who can't
Afford to live in the neighborhood
It's the same
It's the same every day
I'm afraid and ashamed
To spit out the spoon while the glue's still setting
Track Name: There's Always a Block in My Mind
There's always a block in my mind
There's always a block in my mind
I don't know how long it's been there
Or if I've even had time
To notice it
But it's there

There's always a block in my mind
There's always a block in my mind
I like most women better from behind
There's always a block in my mind

I have a good amount of conversations
I don't care about most of them
I don't remember most of them

There's always a block in my mind
There's always a block in my mind
I like most women better from behind
There's always a block in my mind

I like most women better from behind
Hospice care, they only provide
For the last six months of your life
There's always a block in my mind
Always a block
Track Name: The Warmth of Hicks (Car Song)
I'm coming down a well-worn path
Of breastfed fathers trying to climb back
I'm floating in a pond so green
On an upstate land preserve next to a winery

My friends are getting mine and yours
In a giant ocean with torn up floors
And I'm banking on good ideas
They float up and disappear

I came to the city
To the garbage upon garbage
I knew they didn't want me
But I had a point to prove to myself
And I could see the beauty
Though I try I can't be warm
I only know the warmth of hicks
And it isn't warm like that, no, no, no, no

I'm coming down a well-worn path
The warmth of hicks has started me at
I'm floating in a pond-fed stream
From my neighbor's backyard down to the pharmacy

My friends are getting mine and yours
In a giant ocean with torn up floors
And I'm banking on good ideas
But the warmth is so unclear
It's the warmth that I brought here
Float up and disappear

At least I've got my car
At least I've got my car
And I can actively display my disregard
And I can actively display my disregard
Track Name: Keep Me Company Before I Pass Away
You woke up early
I slept most of the day
You couldn't wait to come over and play
We're the only people in this town
Drinking at five o'clock
We're the only people on this earth
Who would ever laugh at what we say

I've been on the hockey team
You've been in the play
We've been in the goon squad
Chasing time away
And I've been in the killing fields
Killing people all day
Just keep me company
Before I pass away

You came over that morning late
With your illegal smile on and we
Went for a walk by the creek past the old fort
And we found God's kickball court
We're the only people in this town
Who've probably been back here all season
We're the only people on this earth
God bless what gets lost in the mix

You've been away for a while
But not much has changed
Now we're in the gorilla zone
Chasing time away
Maybe we should move to Vermont
Or go to AA
Just keep me company
Before I pass away

You woke up early
I slept most of the day
You played guitar to wake me up
We went to the diner and ate
We're the only people in this town
Eating here today
We're the only people on this earth
Eating here today

You've got to go to Buffalo
I'll be watching the game
When you get back I'll be in a cartoon
Dangling from a membrane
Your eyes are getting hazy now
They're starting to fade
Just keep me company
Just keep me company
Just keep me company
Before I pass away