The Russian Apartments (Compilation 2009​-​2013)

by The Russian Apartments

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    Normal Bias cassette with variant covers composed of old embarrassing high school and early college journal entries. Side B duplicates Side A. Will sell 50, or sell until I run out of high school journal entries, whichever comes first. TAPE DOES NOT HAVE BONUS TRACKS ON IT, although people who purchase the tape will get free *digital* download of all tracks.

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about

This is the first physical release from The Russian Apartments. It compiles material recorded over the last three years. Digital Cover Art by Dylan Jones.

The 11 bonus tracks are old material from the now-retired digital mini-releases More Than Passion, The Last Last You, Double Phantasm, and Songs of Ambivalence and Experience. It was time to consolidate those into something more substantial.

As always, if you buy the digital album, you are free to share the tracks with whoever you like, cover the songs, remix them or whatever. They are released under a CC-BY licence.

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released July 26, 2014

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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Track Name: The Queen of America
Well they made up a figure
And they called it you
And they bought you a market
For the things you do
And you drop like a name
Right into the scene
You're the Queen of America
But what does that mean?

Well they made you a promise
And they kept it too
And you're sure you earned it
Cause you always knew
But I pulled your file
And a funny thing
You're the Queen of America
But who's your King?

Well they made up a figure
And they called it you
And they brought you to market
With the things you do
And you drop like a name
Right into the sea
You're the Queen of America
But what does that mean?
Track Name: Long Tom
Long Tom says
It's just like a poem
It's just like a song
But I could never sing along

& don't you know
My deepest fear
Is not the years --
It's all the threads that disappear

Yet there was day
I stood by your side
The stories crashed
History shook.

And there was day
I stood by your side
Empires crashed
History shook.

Long Tom says
It's just like a poem
It's just like a song
But I could never sing along.
But I could never sing along.
But I could never sing along.
Track Name: Untitled Love Song for Nicole
This
is not the life we chose
But it's the life we know
The world where I'm with you

I've heard
That there's another world
A place we never met
I know that can't be true
Track Name: Miss McGinty's Ghost
Miss McGinty's Ghost
Checks the daily post
For a letter from the coast

And the leaves they squall
Past Miss McGinty's wall
As she marks another fall

And they say you get used to all of it
But I don't think that I could mend

Miss McGinty's Ghost
Checks the daily post
Again

Never spoke my mind.
Tried not to be unkind.
But I left you in a bind --

And the leaves they squall
Past our garden wall
As I'm waiting for your call

And they say I'd get used to all of it
But I don't think that I could mend

Miss McGinty's Ghost
Checks the daily post
Again
Track Name: Gods
When I was young I had my gods,
And I believed in every one.
When I was young I had my gods,
And I believed in every one.
When I was young I had my gods,
And I believed in every one.
When I was young I had my gods,
And I believed in every one.

And I won't take it back.
And I won't take it back.
And I won't take it back.
And I won't take it back
Track Name: Brautigan, Begin Again
I want to leave you, I can't.
I want to be with you, I cant.
Track Name: Poolboy
If I saw you today would it be the same mess different day?
I am still just in the way. And it always is the same mess different day.
Track Name: The Sound of Heaven
Nicene Creed
you always knew your wine
excuse yourself
for the thousandth time
and brace your body
for the hour you find
we are all together.

its like the sound of heaven when its heard from hell

periodontal bliss
did you ever freak
as you made it through
yet another week
and what did he say
you only heard the creak
of your long together

its like the sound of heaven when its heard from hell
Track Name: And the Rain Made You Tall
You had the house in Brighton; it was more than you
could make, waiting on your tables or a trade. But
in the evenings, still a place where Williams could make
sense: the smell of books, and quiet, and radiator steel.

And the rain made you tall.

You held it like a book as you were walking through
the park, and Sunday bookstore coffee shops at noon. It
had a certain majesty, the silence was so dark, you'd
almost disappear, you'd melt into the room.

And the rain made you tall.
Track Name: You're Like Winter (But I'm So Cold)
from the glaciers of Antarctica
to that icy icy Seine
I'm tired of being lonely
I want to see you again
see you again

The dread of something after
regrets of things gone by
you shuffled off with laughter
the things we used to try
(we used to try)

youre like winter
but i'm so cold

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