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Thank you to my friends, family, band-mates, loving strangers, Brandjamin Cannon, Ryan Gibbons and the rest of shine Indy, my loving girlfriend Lillie, Mowgli - our dog, and whiskey lee chainsaw- our cat.


released May 23, 2015

Matthew Corken __ Vocals/ Guitar
David Sullivan __ Dobro
Andy Salge __ Double Bass
John Concannon __ Drums
Mark Benham __ Background Vocals

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Ryan Gibbons at Shine Studios

Album artwork by Justin Butts

All songs written by Matthew Corken
Wide Eyed Music



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Track Name: Mend the Trend
outside a baby's screaming
boxwood line the den
two chairs and empty stare
a cigarette to hold onto

loosen the twist

when the whiskey settles in
pull the ropes tight
a cattle prod
waiting for another to forget

loosen the twist
drain the fight
the letters read
something in the mend of a trend
im likely to forget
im likely to forget

puppeteers laugh
at all the things that we adore
affection in perfection
some that no one can ignore
a child sleeps alone
no one of us would ever know
a child sleeps alone
no one of us would ever know
Track Name: Miscommunication Makes the World Go Round
miscommunication makes the world go round
more interpretation lost and found
trying oh trying to make a better way
a better way

less words
more fight to make things right

sweet sweet dreams are what were looking for
move into a new place something a little more
waiting to tell me weve been doing it all wrong
Track Name: Whole Lot to Give
gotta whole lot to give
less willing to take