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2016
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released April 22, 2016

all songs written, performed, and recorded by me

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Long Neck Jersey City, New Jersey

Long Neck is Lily Mastrodimos. This is some of her music. She hopes you enjoy it.

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Lily: guitar, vox
Kevin: guitar
Alex: bass, vox
John: drums
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Track Name: the magician
last night i drank too much at a bar with checkered floors with all my friends in tow. on the way home i thought of calling you, but there's no privacy in a taxi. but what would i have said to you? what did i want to say? what would i have said to you? what did i want to say?
Track Name: rosy
even though there's ice and snow piled high on the corner
i walk my dog. he runs across--he has no concept of danger
i run with him, my lungs expand, and i fall prey to laughter

to wear a pair of rosy lenses
and to see a world in myself progressing
is everything

fourteen days--i'm still amazed that you are not persisting
upon this plane. i say your name when nobody is listening.
we felt numb. we loosed our tongues, we cried out for some mercy
i collapse so quickly

to wear a pair of rosy lenses
and to see a world in myself progressing
is everything
we will run across dark streets and
fill our lungs in recovery
it's everything
Track Name: artemis to orion
swallow the last sip of beer in your hand and tell me that you're a good man and tell me that you're a good man
i'll feel like crying cos that's what i do. the birds in the morning will sing over you.

we spoke the same words, traversed through time. i wanted so badly for you to be mine. now our old lives keep me up at night.

smoke in a room where the kids keep on shouting. each limb of my form is roped in self-doubting. i cannot move, and i cannot breathe. sometimes i wanted you to run to me.

we spoke the same words, stumbled through lines. i needed so badly to let loose a shine. now our old lives keep me up at night.

there's a full moon by you and i have the same
arrows dipped in silvery rays
these woods, these trees have thousands of names

i am not here for you to save
Track Name: matriarch
i spilled coffee on the
coat you gave me, and i
wanted to say "sorry"
though you couldn't hear me.
and i still can see
your fingers on piano keys.
i don't know what you're playing
but you are sitting next to me

you summoned flowers from the ground
said "don't let the bastards get you down"
you summoned flowers

you'd sit on your porch with
your nose in a book. and
it was action-packed
you'd make sure of that!
in the morning you'd make
eggs on top, and i'd eat!
i have tried my hand
i can't make them like you did

you summoned flowers from the ground
said "don't let the bastards get you down"
you summoned flowers

you asked me why i didn't write a ballad yet
i wish i could have answered you right then
you asked me why i didn't write a ballad yet
will this do?
Track Name: lichen
let me be the lichen that grows when it rains. green upon the bark dotting the landscape. let me cling to you when conditions are right, and i can shrink away at the coming light

of the matches you struck and held by my cheeks
i felt them burn i felt them sting
don't you miss me?

i was part of what you'd conceal. the differences in the love you feel. this heart isn't mine! it acts on its own accord. i feel much further than i have before.

so when you bury me, don't put lilies in my fist
put an empty beer bottle there cos that's how i lived
don't you miss me?

when you left you didn't crack open my ribs and take my heart
you left it there and you took my lungs
black around the edges and no room to breathe
i stumbled on and looked to the trees
Track Name: southern cities
these mountains are sleeping giants who dream and lay in wait. one day they will yawn and stretch their arms to wake, shake the frost from their shoulders and snow from their heads, rise from their stone and forest beds

and all of Tennessee knows it. kentucky stands prepared. i can see my breath in the icy mountain air.

your face is everywhere except right beside mine. we cheer when we pass over state lines. we stare at southern cities with eyes of awe and mirth. we think of the eyes we want to share this view with.

atlanta kept its singing, and that georgia sky was red. i pull a blanket round my freezing legs.

when you're traveling at night, what does your mind turn to? in these mountains' dimming light, i'm really missing you