R U Person Or Not

by Group of the Altos

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We are drunk sometimes, maybe we smoke too much or are pissed about bullies, or thunder when it's too far away. So we sit together and hum all the time. Play electric guitars totally distorted. And beats. Let our hearts break and scream (when we are all courage). This is our full expression of forgiveness or the lack of it…


released February 23, 2015

Engineered/recorded by Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Recordings
Mixed by Brian Joseph
Mastered by Zach Hanson
Album art by Shawn Stephany

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Track Name: Learning to Share
I've got my eyes on the eyes on the
On the thing I lent you give it back
No one shares no one shares
No one shares anymore
No one shares anymore
Just the kids just the kids
Just the kids and the poor

Want to live need to live
Where the sky meets the ground again
Want to learn need to learn
How to share again
Track Name: To: Savior
Open hands, dirty palms. I wasn't looking, Are you lying to me?
Made my bed, got involved. I wasn't listening, Are you lying to me?

I was a derelict out in the morning fog, and you there
Delicate like the first snow on a winter's day
My heart beating like I stole something, looking at your face
Are you listening? Am I rambling? May I join you in your freedom?
Nothing tethered gracefully moves
Does my fancy blind my reason?

Flatlined for a time, still I ran the race
I'm stronger
Fleet of foot, so I kept the pace
My arms held you in the limbo of our gathered space
Are you lying to me?

Open hands, dirty palms. I wasn't looking, Are you lying to me?
Made my bed, got involved. I wasn't listening, are you lying to me
Track Name: News from Wino
it aint no big deal
we are not saviors
so back your legs out
from your window dear
we're sinking now
singin' out loud

tell me who you love?
n’who you hope don't float.

and i’d make them pay
but you don’t even know their names

and you laughed when they said we’re all friends here
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
wasn’t long ‘for they changed the reflections yeah
oh oh oh oh oh oh
and you tried to be cool with their savior dear
oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh
but you laughed when they asked for forgiveness
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

do you remember pride?
does it hurt sometimes?
Track Name: Guns
hard to believe you’re gonna leave, your gonna let them run.
best to leave your keys and get your gun.
they’re gonna read your reasons inside out.
set to be freed you’re gonna need your own way home.
Track Name: On Wreck
this place is crowded
these ships hate sails
it takes so long to row

no seasons
no light for trade
and nothing grows

for reasons
we dare not sing
we buried captain

he's creepy
all his shit's for sale
we'll miss him

for the long gone
for the ones we hate
try not to know so well

leave your home
get bruised and stained
trust your own
Track Name: Coplights
i've needed to go
seems like forever - since summertime
the band rides & summertime

all on the road
and our hearts on fire - the cold ones are terrified
the cold ones are terrifying

this streets looking old
they stole where we wandered - and filled it with cop lights
w/ old smokes and cop lights

best to let go
it's bad luck believing - and good luck forgivin'
it's good luck forgiven

believe what your told
we built where we wanted, but don’t lie
but don't hold tight

the longer the road
burned all the bridges - now we know why
the less we know why

there’s not far to go
sometimes we fell - sometimes we fight
sometimes we fight

no one gets old
the good ones are gone, the best ones are paralyzed
the best ones are paralyzed
Track Name: Forgiveness Rules
ahh ahha hhha ahhha ahhhh ahhh ahhh ahhh

we can't feel no hea----------ven fuck you

all your shores will mend and break you

we won't go
we won't rock
no more
for good

you're so cool
i have been bored
and never clean

bury us in the weeds
filled with smoke
and we are yours
to keep

forgiveness rules
in straight lines
and racing

plan some homes
land is mine
closed doors

now it sits
strained eyes
and takes fate
for granted