Kids Know

by Tuff Sunshine

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we peak too soon and we blow the surprise or we bangin on the drums from way under the riser clear it from above the belt to below the thighs or blush until we gush like an unfaithful geyser scheming up and down the radio dial is course upon my fingers as a carpenter's file leave me in your car-park in a neat little pile well that's the kind of stats that you fake with a smile and all hail the one that got away we speak too soon and we miss the connection from sweet to defeat it's all in the inflection we rollin on the dice and lose the bet that detection frees us from the bust and the rust of complexion mix it up and cork it in the tiniest vial it's the stock exhibit A in every trivial trial but the constant interplay can only go for a while til you walk it off base and take it out on the tiles and all hail the one that got away from broadway to broadway from mckibben st. down to south van ness we're skewing it our way and every day it means just a little less
2.
Honeymoon 02:58
talking up a storm all night into the morning what we thought was a watch now has turned into a warning we're waving phantom limbs and insisting that they swoon deep inside the basket of a silhouette balloon against the honeymoon it’s non-stop polish right down to brass tacks someone break into that cockpit tell that pilot to relax we got the taxi --the directions and the flight don’t leave til noon we got the passport numbers and we’ll cast a shadow soon against the honeymoon reaching back in history and ignoring what you please and blowing out your fillings with an immigrant sneeze sucking down the mezzo-vino and still howing out of tune on your knees on the back porch the entire month of june against the honeymoon
3.
i washed up on the shore looking rougher than most i gave in to the score but never gave up the ghost i used to think i liked the feeling of being weak till the devil on my shoulder went and called in sick for a week i saw the virgin mary on a piece of burnt toast she told me take what you can carry and to swallow the host i used to think that there was right and there was strong til the angel on my shoulder took off and i followed along now i’m mining the moat i’m sending a note i put the words that wrote in a bottle and it’s staying afloat the last time’s a gift so please no short shrift inside your building’s lift counting backwards from 10 the deep techniques to fix the valve that leaks those salty streaks they will dry up again meet me at the gold cane? let me explain? one last refrain can i borrow your pen? i know you mean no harm and im sure i’m charmed but the doors alarmed and we’re against it again i woke up in a lie and got called out on a boast waded to the other side and i decided to coast i used to think i liked the feeling of solid ground til the head on my shoulders went and stopped it’s spinning around now i’m mining the moat the words that i wrote they don’t throttle the back of my throat
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Kids Know 02:57
do me a favorite and lock us inside because the kids know and disguise yer voice with a helium high because the kids know send it off with a neat chrome sheen and drop it deep in the evergreens because the kids know throw me a line because im deep in the drink and all the kids know my fingerless gloves they have passed on the link and all the kids know what it takes to survive in a honeyless hive when the endless sweat has dried out your eyes well the kids know the cream used to rise but that’s all in the past you bet the kids know what ever happened to wednesday and so fast? i think the kids know what remains to be seen when you stuck in reverse when you walking around under that homemade curse the kids know buck up this is gonna hurt a little bit... the walls are all bugged and the tape you can bet will only be released on hand-painted cassete that’s right the kids know
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Open Mic 04:03
helicopter rollercoaster elevator to the cable car from both ends of the concrete up and down the high street there’s an open mic in every bar flat water sellotape powers back-lit via stand-by light transparent inspiration bite down on revelation there’s an open mic here every night would you care to do a number with me my love? gas and clutch tidal wave teenage hips to the grandfather clock we swing the admiration and squeezed hand commiseration there’s an open mic just down the block would you care to a number with me my love?

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released May 15, 2013

Recorded and mixed by Martin Bisi at BC Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Mastered by Tom Scheponik.
All Songs Leitera/Cordero/Stough (BMI)
Artwork by Michael Gabriel

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"Play Loud!"--New York Times

"Cool NYC trio Tuff Sunshine does emotive indie fare that skillfully fuses funky soul with wiry postpunk." --Time Out NY

"NYC Band You Oughta Know" -- Stagebuddy.com

"New Band of the Day" -- Louder Than War Blog (UK)

"Yinz guys are soooo awesome" --Guy in Pittsburgh
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