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No More Summer Songs

by Phantom Handshakes

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sun-dappled-dacy This is a thing of rare beauty, and my true favourite album of all time. First heard Cricket Songs on the YT "Dreampop Vol. 2" compilation, thanks to Lauren Mae (influencer) for that recommendation! I Worried is the song I can't sing without weeping (in part due to coming to grips with my original misheard lyrics...), but I love the "bonus track" vibed Sweet. Bless you Federica and Matt! Do you bless us with more to come! Favorite track: Sweet Dry Raw.
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Fabio Viola One minute into 'I Worried' and I started sobbing uncontrollably Favorite track: I Worried.
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watermellow This album is god tier. It hits so well. perfect all around! Favorite track: No Better Plan.
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1.
I Worried 04:11
I worried a lot, will the garden grow, will the rivers flow in the right direction, will the earth turn, as it was taught? and if not how shall I explain it? Or shall I give in? Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven, can I do better now? Could I do better then? Will I ever be able to sing, as the sparrows do it even though I am hopeless and desperate Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it? Am I going to get weak, sick and frail someday? Suddenly I saw that worrying had come to nothing and I gave it up. And took my old body and went out into the morning and sang Why can’t I see in front of me? Suddenly I saw that worrying had come to nothing and I gave it up. And took my old body and went out into the morning and sang
2.
The things I wanted and left behind It looked like everything I wanted was not right And I was digging in the sand, Building Sandcastles despite the wind No better plan than this All the wasted time, obsessive thoughts All the moonless nights, awake and lost Run towards a lie (it's a lie) Escaping from my mind Send me a sign I am waiting The things I wanted and left behind It looked like everything I wanted was not right And I was sinking in a lake Drinking myself at night to death No better plan than this
3.
This Shade 03:33
Days like these are solely grey The words are blades and my mood swings I am too numb to see all your disdain So what, so what is this shade? So dull, the fog The fog will cover me (Everything is temporary We’re just passing through We have some questions and very few answers) The wind swept me far out to sea The undertow is taking me In a free fall So what, so what is this shade? So dull, the fog The fog will cover me It’s all over me
4.
Say goodbye to everyone It's been a while and I need some time to make sense of these draining days with you I am what you are not You are so devious Now that things get worse You’re the first to disappear Say goodnight to everyone I don't think twice, and it's kind of weird for me to say I am what you are not You are so devious Now that things get rough You're the first to run for the hills Heavy as lead my mind needs peace A charming harmony turns into noise All the times I just saved all the pain for myself I am what you are not You are so devious Now that things get worse You’re the first to disappear For the hills
5.
Summer is here again Avoid your feisty mates Enjoy the silence and the cricket songs The bedroom is so hot Your sweat is dripping off You fall asleep to the cricket songs The sky is blue and high The sun is beating down Merciless And the radio plays the tunes that we know We dance to the summer songs Once your mama came upstairs she yelled, she screamed, her eyes were red No more summer songs The sky is blue and high The sun is beating down Merciless Colors are all mixed up We are stars that shine and burn Where is the rain? You whistle your favorite song I'm always a little in awe I miss the rain I miss the rain Emotions are all mixed up We are stars that shine and burn Where is the rain? You whistle your favorite song I'm always a little in awe I miss the rain I miss the rain Where is the rain? Where is the rain?
6.
When tears flow like the tide I choose you as my guide A secret life, on the other side They saw us in the bar They threw us down the stairs They found us in a blood pool, almost dead You and I Are not confused We're fallen angels Lost and abused Feel my pulse I am ready and proud Your kiss makes me alive A fire burns inside A Secret life with butterflies It's always been the same My love for you must win Cause Small birds want to fly My wings are wide You and I Are not confused We're Fallen angels Lost and abused Feel my pulse I am ready and proud Can't stop now It's too late Can I trust the human race now? All the miles I had to run To get away from all the troubles I just wanna be with you To make love Love with you And my dreams come true I just want to be as one with you
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Skin 02:59 video
I am gazing at the stars, I feel Sensations that I lost Growing up is not a big deal Except when you got hurt A million faces, big grins Trying to hide their splitting skin I am gazing at the stars, I see a leap into the void Everything comes easily Except when you got hurt A million faces big grins Trying to hide their splitting skin Down on my knees when my skin bleeds
9.
What it looks so ordinary it might be not Somebody did your dirty job We must be extraordinary to stay on top Or else we'd be at loss Cause it’s a prison It is a prison Without the bars Our lives are ordinary, we mow the lawn Good news bad news feed us up If there's nothing extraordinary we start to doze We put our dreams on hold Cause it’s a prison It is a prison Without the bars It doesn’t seem so but it is a prison Without the guards Constructed lies, no evidence We trust the screens more than our friends Big brother speech Performances Morality is a crime to fight Cause it’s a prison It is a prison Without the bars
10.
When the air is thick and red, ask me what we are doing here? Getting used to live in hell All that could burn has burnt, steadily Call me dear old friend, Let’s talk about the end The words won’t be the same as they were Do you want to cry with me when the fire burns all that could burn? Come to me my friend, Let’s stay until the end The world is not the same but we are I blink with stinging eyes and look above a blazing fire Come to me my friend Let’s stay until the end All is lost The time is still I twirl around Until I disappear
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released April 30, 2021

All songs written, recorded and mixed by Phantom Handshakes at their respective homes in Brooklyn and Manhattan, August-November 2020
'I Worried' lyrics from a poem by Mary Oliver
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering

ZT178 ~ Z Tapes Records ~ 2021

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Phantom Handshakes is a lo-fi, dream pop collaboration between Federica Tassano and Matt Sklar.

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