Winter Garden Photograph

by Melk

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about

Winter Garden Photograph is the debut studio album of Melk, a rock band from Athens, OH.

credits

released April 5, 2013

Jacob Koestler - Guitar, vocals, artwork
Chris Lee - Drums, keys, backing vocals
JJ Reed - Bass, acoustics, vocals

Recorded at the Danger Room
Athens, OH - January 2013
Engineered by Rob Mokry
Produced by Melk
Mastered by Chris Lee

www.myideaoffun.org/melk/index.html#258
Catalog #MIF258

Cassette tape & 8-track tape versions available from:
www.DarkCirclesRecords.com

Thanks for listening.

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Melk Athens, Ohio

Melk is what you drink by the crick when you warsh your pellows.
It's also what happens when 3 Midwest natives who've been playing music longer than their parents would have probably liked find themselves connecting in the Athens art scene.
Jacob's from Johnstown, PA and takes pictures at OU.
JJ's from Athens and has written more songs than Bob Dylan.
C:/Lee's from Columbus and writes bios.
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Track Name: Convertible
Got a car, drive it loud
I let a little roll off and catch the rest on ten
Everything I wanted was half of what they gave me
And all the rest was taken in twos and the ever-willing threes

All alone on the road
Twist of signs, kick of gravel, and the sway of trees
And all the fruit was never enough to keep me grounded
Flight over fight, or feeling open too much to bite

I'm wasted on the wrong track
A sputtering of headlights on the horizon

I'm burnt out, I've peeled through
And at the speed I'm going I don't think at all
Everything I brought was a gun, bag of tobacco,
And a necklace with a ruby star

All alone with a list
Lot clerks, wives, and the rest down the road
And all their lives were never enough to keep me grounded
Fight after fight and still to the embarrassed flea

I'm wasted on the wrong track
A sputtering of headlights on the horizon
But given my head, it's the one way
Given my head, it's the one way

Given my head , it's the one way
Track Name: Sunshine Moonshine
Sunshine, sunshine
Moonshine, moonshine
Sunshine, sunshine
Moonshine, moonshine
Fall, fall, fall asleep
Fall, fall, fall deep asleep

Wake up, wake up
You're dead, you're dead
Wake up, wake up
You're dead, you're dead
You're dead, you're dead
Track Name: Let Her Go
You've always been alone
Then you went and found a new home
The warmest one you've ever known
Then she had to go

You had to play another show
You had to play another show

Just let her go
Just let her go
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
Track Name: Tough Love
And in my head it's a broken bottle,
splayed out along a concrete line
A steaming grate on a black dirt road,
the heart of a home at the end of a hollow
And all of our words are forever blown out,
Gushing along the narrow seams
And tracing their source, it just won't do
It's at the root of I don't know

In sawed off mountains and underground swells
I've never seen a place so mean
The jagged dealings and crooked gaffes
And eyes so yellow and full of retreat
And in my head there's a righteous swell
A home to bats and son gone in
Before I knew its name
I saw it on the screen

And now it is me
I'm acting in the fuzz
And for a tragedy
I play
The part pretty damn well
And all it knows to do is hold on

And now I'm tied to myself in a cave
A far retreat from a distant Earth
I'm sewn to shadows in a play of light
Dance harder, remind me
And now it's gospel heaven sent
Plenty of her pockets up for lease
And drain my head for what it's worth
Heaven relies on the blank

And now it is me
I'm acting in the fuzz
And for a tragedy
I play
The part pretty damn well
And all it knows to do is hold on
Track Name: Lit. Piggy
This little piggy was born
In 1984
With a silver spoon in his mouth
In line for the smorgasbord

He's got a lot of daddy issues
He lied given its his job
He's got a bill in hand and jumbled
And now he's in line for the ride out

Eat up, looking for his sword
Ring around her eye and his gaze
And he's now leading babies to his bedroom door
And its on the way to a better life and it goes

And now he has arrived
A court to call all his own
But before he knows the mountains of wild beer
Shuffled in by the mountain pound
And he's got a girl on his side
She's alright
And now he's got hair on his nose and it goes

Now he doesn't know anything
He should find a different home so innocent
It's his mess it's alright by him
No physical grabbing, no memories of his past

And that's the sound of moss on a rolling stone
And that's the sound of moss on a rolling stone
And that's the sound of moss on a rolling stone
And that's the sound of moss on a rolling
Yeah that's the sound of moss on a rolling stone
Yeah that's the sound of moss on a rolling stone
Yeah that's the sound of moss on a rolling stone
Rolling stone, rolling stone, rolling stone,
Stone

Now we're tethered to the basement floor
Strapped down with a needle tied to their arm and it goes

Straight to the floor
Don't bring us around
I don't think I know
It's my favorite place
Don't bring us down
I can feel my head
Don't bring us down
Track Name: Long Hairs
I'm breaking bread on a rural dispute
The plot of land to the tree lines mine
I've got my worries at hand

In the woods they built a stage
With lights on top burning desires
I've got my arms outstretched

And in the wake of a broken town
A dead-end valley between two hills
I've got my back on the floor

But if we move it's a circle around
And back through this barren space
A mirage, a sour dream
I've got my land in the void

It's hardly enough to focus my eyes
And never mind what I can't see
Track Name: Shadows On Shadows
Shadows on shadows
Climb the walls and get so high
Only to fall

Feathers in the wind
Get blown away every day
Every day

Like a stone finding home
Near the river overflowing
Getting washed away

Go with the flow
A scary show on the water
May get slaughtered

Running valleys through the hills
Against my will I can't hide
Ever keep still

Not like a freight train goin down
Over the horizon far away
No not far away

Here she comes dressed in black
Blowin' smoke like a heart attack
Or a Cadillac

Drivin blind through darkened streets
There we meet in the alley
Near the valley

Moonless night on the river
Maybe the wind won't blow
And I won't have to go

But they're running wherever she calls
And after all we could be
We could be

Shadows on shadows
Climb the walls to get so high
Only to fall
Track Name: Palindrome
All around, at the top,
Of a house, at the end of a street,
We wait
For a cue, another kind of sound
Be it above, or from below

Splayed out on sofas, and hangin from rafters
It's best to keep the ones that never sleep
For fear of missing a chance
To float, to tear at an open head
That's droning, bellowing, and poking at an open sore
That just won't heal
The rising light that dims the blind eye
So leave me alone with my songs
While I hum to sleep
The sights are racing on my crooked body
The back of my eyes, are barely curtains
And then there's everything else