City Lights

by Aloud

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Angel, glowing in a second-hand suit and tie Halo, deadbeat poet trying to find a rhyme I know you fill your diary left and right with your history All you drink is sweet wine every Saturday night You make living almost seem divine Genius, you and everybody that you’re running with C’mon witness, a modern day saint or Billy the Kid Naked as on the day You were born to die in vain Always ready for a fight Or the occasional Buddhist rite You make living almost seem divine Well, I can tell you won’t be long for this You keep on searching for eternal bliss in every funeral home where the buffalo roam Every barroom floor is an eternal door to what you looking for What you looking for What are you looking for? You make living almost seem divine Every day the carnival ride Every night the final time It seems exhausting baby When do you sleep?
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The deafening life of the city You’re trying to drown it out Numbing yourself to the weary to suffocate the shouts Of "I — I just want to be free" Yeah, I, I just want to be Are you really lonely if all your thoughts are shared listening to the moaning of the city echo in despair?
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Live TV 02:59
It was 2011 the last time I turned on the TV We were having the time of our lives I was waiting for the ball to drop It was 11:00 when I realized that I did not belong there, watching reruns of your favorite shows I already knew the plot I became all my bad advice That was no kind of life It was the right time to get out You know that I ain't even sad It was precisely 11:59 when I came to the storefront A glimmer of hope in the eyes of a city on live TV And I could see it from where I stood The future looked good It was the right time to get out (You know what?) It was the right time to get out You know that I ain't even sad
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You’re so 20th century like something that used to mean a lot to me I may never change the world you see, but I can lift us out of mediocrity There’s nothing worth taking seriously The best things they make the fun out of me Children of the divine Seeking out the sublime We’ll believe it We’ll believe it till the clocks wind down Chase a dream that you will most defend and when you see a wall you must kick it in We can be the new pioneers who risk the days ahead on the new frontier But nothing’s worth taking your sanity The best things they make you play so free Children of the divine Seeking out the sublime We’ll believe it We’ll believe it when till the clocks wind down
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A sucker punch to the head You’re disoriented now And despair is the wave In which the spirit will drown If you burn it all down Let the flame testify Will you kid yourself When the embers won’t suffice? And the anger in your soul I’m not saying let it go Show me what you got It’s time to get back To the thing you once had You better love one another Before it gets bad A sucker punch to the head May disorient you now At least you know where you stand When you hit the ground And the anger in your soul I’m not saying let it go But you must reason with yourself Cos there is always someone else And another point of view
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There's a saying I once heard about moments like this… Photographs replaced the paintings and all our memories And the New York writers grieve They all seem to concede We're the last of the evergreens We shut down all the billboards advertising love and truth while they drained the concealer from the fountains of our youth And a retrospective film warned us of our present ills We're the last of the evergreens They can burn down all the trees We'll continue planting seeds We're the last of the evergreens We're the last of the evergreens
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Six great tastes — together at last. The City Lights EP collects Aloud singles and b-sides released from Nov. 2018 - Sept. 2019.

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released November 29, 2019

All songs written by Jen de la Osa & Henry Beguiristain

Henry Beguiristain: lead vocals, guitars
Jen de la Osa: lead vocals, guitars
Charles Murphy: bass, mouth sounds, percussion
Chris Jago: drums, percussion
with
Vanessa Acosta: trumpet
Alanah Ntzouras: sax

Cover adapted from a photo by Osman Rana.

Additional credits and information in the digital booklet!

🍋 A Lemon Merchant release / DTTR015

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Aloud Los Angeles, California

Great music has something it's almost impossible to capture: soul. Henry Beguiristain and Jen de la Osa have been the soul of Aloud since they were teenagers in Miami. A shared passion for rock classics like The Beatles, Oasis, Aretha Franklin, and Otis Redding led the pair to start writing and recording their own songs. The two pursued making music, fell in love, eventually marrying. ... more

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