The Slime That Never Dies

by Hana & the Goose

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released July 30, 2014

John Broback guitar and vocals, Derek Blackstone drums, Brian Woolford keys, Hanna Broback violin and vocals

Recorded and engineered by Hana & the Goose at Bootsy's House

Mixed by Taylor Carroll at the Leather Lounge

Mastered by Nich Wilbur at The Unknown

Artwork by John and Hanna Broback



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Hana and the Goose Seattle, Washington

Brian Woolford: Keys
John Broback: Guitar, vocals
Hanna Broback: Violin, vocals
Derek Blackstone: Drums
Max Benoit: Bass

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Track Name: Droplets
Today followed a train till it was out of view
Opened my eyes a little wider, noticed a few
Tiny fleeting droplets darkening the stones
Opened my mouth a little wider, let one in:

Aaah ohhhh aaah ohh (open mouth sounds)

Today entered my brain and I learned something new
The world gets a little bit scarier with every view.

ok, time to effin rock.
Track Name: Another Dream
I thought I saw someone
And you were standing right there, in the dark corner of the stairs.
Turned around to speak, but the words were caught inside your head.

I woke up in my own bed
The curtains were all drawn
I had to make out what was real and what was not.
Wrote another song about a dream before it all disappeared into the air.
Track Name: Blackbirds
At night, a sweet euphoric sprite
Chasing down delight
Shouts when I arrive

The sight of blackbirds in green light
Opened up the fright
Ears and eyes take flight

A swarm, of meadow safe and warm
Cannot feel the storm
In all its whistling might

The sight, of blackbirds in green light
Made the fields ignite
Burning to the soil

Oh, tomorrow you'll be home
Freezing to the bone
Hearing every tone

The light, on the street shines bright
Blackbirds pick a fight
On the telephone wires
Track Name: Morning Train
At least, It's peaceful in the street
This arcade is crazy
It's got everything
Hey you could probably live there

So, burrow into the ground
And decipher this tangled rainbow
There's people all around
And they could be saying anything

So, it's beginning to snow
The streets are getting crazy
I wish I could explore
But I'm on the train homeward
Track Name: Burley Road
Someone's running past me in the street
Ants crawling all over my feet
Laying in the grass by Burley Road
Waiting for a ghost to wander home.

The memory hangs as fresh and green
As a sapling just waking from a dream
A salty stream of daylight filters in
Trying not to break the tiny limbs.

A terrifying feeling settles in
Something blows right through you with the wind
Coming through the grass by Burley Road
Laying down a path as it comes home.
Track Name: Sway
Sway, into the summer's love
Fight without taking sides
Bite without drawing blood
It's ok, to let it roll on for a while
But don't let it slip on by.

Laid, down in the nearest lawn
Salty sweet on my tongue
Summer's sweat in my lungs
It's ok, I'm flying away in a while
This is just a passing phase.

Last, night felt like new year's eve
Dance like you're paying drums
Walk like you'd rather run
The tornado of streets and clubs
Leaves you alone when the morning comes.
Track Name: River
Cold river water
Flowing green and deep.
Laid down by its side
In a drunken sleep.
Climbed a peak before the dawn,
Leave the tent and run.

Start up the old truck
How it grumbles and roars.
Leaving the house at night
Biting into the road.
Into town before the dawn,
Lock the door and run.
Track Name: Hill
From out on the hill
Everything's just standing still
There's a flock of birds and they're just hanging there

And sitting here still
Waiting for the night to fall
Looking everywhere the air is cold and still

I can disappear
Leave my body waiting here
But I'm terrified you'll catch me unaware.

As soon as I do
The flock of birds begins to move
But I wouldn't know, I'm flying somewhere new.