by Chris Klaxton

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released October 25, 2014

Chris Klaxton: trumpet, composition
Taylor O'Donnell: voice
Mark Small: tenor saxophone
Kendall Moore: trombone
Tim Jago: guitar
Mike Effenberger: rhodes
Michael Piolet: drums
Josh Allen: bass

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Chris Chase of 1130ft Studios, Rollinsford, NH.
Art and layout by Roland Nicol



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Track Name: fictional friends
our best friend is chasing
the loves of books he loves
and finding it different living
the lives of their stories echoing
arguments off the tiny walls of
apartments in the foreign cities
they have made their homes
for moments

he is running from the future flaming
both arms backwards wildly waving

out poems that'll never come back
about nameless things we lack a crack
in the lining and everything happens
twice a bottle it shatters your life
lives over and over again in the pieces
Track Name: the land of dreams (for David James Higgins)
Awake, awake my little Boy!
Thou wast thy Mother's only joy:
Why dost thou weep in thy gentle sleep?
Awake! thy Father does thee keep.

"O, what land is the Land of Dreams?
What are its mountains, and what are its streams?
O Father, I saw my Mother there,
Among the lillies by waters fair.

Among the lambs clothed in white
She walked with her Thomas in sweet delight.
I wept for joy, like a dove I mourn -
O when shall I return again?"

Dear child, I also by pleasant streams
Have wandered all night in the Land of Dreams;
But though calm and warm the waters wide,
I could not get to the other side.

"Father, O Father, what do we here,
In this land of unbelief and fear?
The Land of Dreams is better far
Above the light of the Morning Star."