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New Year's Day EP

by Yahara

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I've been clean since 1983 Don't recall the Steelers Dynasty Thought a lot on what forgiveness means Can't say I've figured out I beat him bloody more than halfway dead I was blackout blind from booze and meds Now I stock the shelves at CVS For the most part I sleep sound Haven't picked a higher power yet But I pray for his help twice a day Wonder if just getting out of bed Was all they meant by getting saved By the razor blades I saw him there Brother pushing him in his wheelchair Thought to walk their way but wouldn't dare Just ducked away before they'd see Punch the clock but I'm not leaving here Locked door blubbering in the bathroom mirror Stomach twisting less like guilt than fear There's no grace that's meant for me There's no grace that's meant for me I've been clean since 1983 That's three decades I'd no right to see Thought a lot on what forgiveness means I can't say I figrured out
Caught a bus down to Nashville and bought some cowboy boots I felt like a tourist but I feel that when I'm home too There's a girl bathed in green neon light She's got eyes like George Jones and she smiles just like Jesus Christ As I walk up and ask her to bum me a smoke Come on Selena baby let's go downtown You live for the moment but the moment it won't stick around Cup my hands around her cigarette She told me love feels like dying and rising again She sunk through the shadows and said I could follow her down Townes Van Zandt died on a Tennessee New Year's Day He knew that Hank Williams before him had gone out the same So he unscrewed the cap from his flask Dreaming about Colorado when his lungs collapsed Thought maybe I'll get back the past life they took away I woke up in the morning to find I was all alone Naked as Adam nameless as a country road I walked to the station a winter flood fell When I was born that was me when I die I'll be somebody else And I've got no other way to get back home


released July 24, 2016

Produced by Yahara

Recorded at Nutone Studios by Ian Olvera
Additional Recording by Cheston Vanhuss and Lawton Hall

Mixed and Mastered by Lawton Hall

Lead Guitar: James Sauer
Bass Guitar and Background Vocals: Cheston VanHuss
Rhythm Guitar and Lead Vocals: Justin Otto
Keys: Eric Fricke
Percussion: Nick Lang

Additional Background Vocals by Zach Green and Johanna Rose
Violin by Ernest Brusubardis IV

All songs written by Justin Otto, arranged by Yahara

Cover art by Douglas Koepsel

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