The Subject

by Long Knives

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    "Long Knives may have broken up earlier this year, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate their final release any less. If anything, it just makes us happy that we got to have a hand in at all. CYLS historians will note we released their first EP before the label took a bit of a backseat in our lives. In the interim of us leaving and coming back, Long Knives self-released this album. So it felt right to be able to circle back to this." - Count Your Lucky Stars

    Proceeds will be donated to The East Oakland Collective

    "​The East Oakland Collective (EOC) is a member-based community organizing group invested in serving the communities of deep East Oakland by working towards racial and economic equity. With programming in civic engagement and leadership, economic empowerment and homeless services and solutions, we help amplify underserved communities from the ground up. We are committed to driving impact in the landscape, politics and economic climate of deep East Oakland. ​"

    www.eastoaklandcollective.com

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1.
Normal 04:01
When you hope for a new season For a new version of yourself to shed some old skin You call out for a release This time around, will it be achieved? Born and conformed to a standard Carry yourself like a banner This is normal Discontent Feels like a disconnect When the beat of your heart must be a defect Discontent Feels like a disconnect All that has been made is a dent Born and conformed to a standard Carry yourself like a banner This is normal What you long for, what you desire All you want is to breathe, to be free What you long for, what you desire You haven't found the directions to make these ends meet Born and conformed to a standard Carry yourself like a banner This is normal This isn't normal
2.
Golden Lady 03:37
I'm welcomed in by a careless motion I rose my chin, you caught my attention That impression led to a great conversation A few hours passed and we were attracted to each other like a negotiation And when it ended, we felt the satisfaction Don't ever change We exchanged a few words and that was okay My only concern was holding you in different ways It was getting late I kissed you one last time and called it a day In my mind, you will never change Sometimes I wonder how the weather's treating you Maybe you'll visit soon But for now we stare at different patterns of the moon
3.
It doesn't matter what day or year it is There's nothing more familiar than this I've met you more than once before Given more than you can hold How long can you go? Where are you now? How long until you come around? I guess I'll always be here Never out of reach and always near That is what you want It always comes back to haunt me Given more than you can hold How long can you go? Where are you now? How long until you come around?
4.
Home 03:23
The wind blows, but doesn't hit us all the same Don't you ever worry because we're held by a chain Just you and me If the rain falls down on you like a storm I'll keep you warm I will shelter you There's nothing I wouldn't do for you Never feel alone This is home
5.
How Can I? 03:10
The sun rises But I'm still down It's not my fault But I still don't believe myself when it comes out of my own mouth Nowhere to turn so I numb myself But at least it won't hurt right now How can I fix this? Please, restore and kiss these broken lips How can I continue to protect you when I can't protect myself? You say you'll deal with yourself Here I am again laid up on this shelf How can I fix this? Please, restore and kiss these broken lips Can we fix this? Please, restore and kiss these broken lips
6.
Temporary 03:35
It's been you You keep me going And I swear, I've been doing better I hear you're doing well, too I'll see you soon This is all temporary I'm sorry to keep you waiting I carry your picture so I'm not alone No matter where I'll end up you're forever my home This is all temporary I'm sorry to keep you waiting I can sleep at night knowing that you're resting well This is all temporary I'm sorry to keep you waiting I'll see you soon
7.
The Subject 01:58
Everyday is a new beginning But how many more times can you repeat the same ending? Everyone knows what you think you're trying to hide When you've managed to keep yourself open wide It is difficult to admit who we really are to ourselves I know it isn't easy to take these steps Please, don't change the subject
8.
In My Chest 03:05
I sit in silence It's been like this If only you knew All I wanted was to talk to you Your tone is as dry as the west The air is hard to breathe around you and I can't digest I can feel it in my chest
9.
Anticipate 03:03
You said that I understood you And sadly enough I knew I knew your next move But you gave me nothing so I had nothing to lose Things can easily be prevented But one can only hope for the best to happen Why can't this happen? Why won't you give in? I'll keep you in high spirit Ahead I see a light, an escape All I want is to find my place
10.
Yes, I've placed my head on this bed I can finally rest I won't bother asking any more questions It no longer matters Leave them all unanswered I've hold onto the last memory that left me complete

about

"The whole process of writing and recording Long Knives’ first full length 'The Subject' took about 4 years to finish. It was a lot of work. It emotionally and mentally drained me. There were times I wanted to scratch the whole thing because I wasn’t happy with it, but I’m really glad I stuck it out because we are proud of the songs. During the writing process, I made myself vulnerable because I wanted to raise awareness about mental illness, gender dysphoria, homophobia, white privilege, abuse, and consent. I know that these things can be triggering to others and it certainly is for me as well, but I want my voice to be heard so thank you to those that actually listen to this album. It truly means a lot."

-Kris

Long Knives is:

Kris Moya(they/them) - Guitar/Vocals
Connor Koreski(he/him) - Drums/backup vocals
Robert Herrera(he/him) - Bass
Reese Grey(they/them) - Keyboard

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released January 10, 2019

Guitars, bass, and drums recorded at Different Fur Studios by Grace Coleman in December 2016
Vocals, keyboard, and extra percussion recorded at Earth Tone Studios by Patrick Hills in January/March/April 2018
Mixed and Mastered by Patrick Hills

Kris Moya - Vocals, guitar, keyboard
Connor Koreski - Drums, backup vocals
Robert Herrera - Bass

Lyrics by Kris Moya
Music by Long Knives

Artwork/Design by L.Andrews // A Flight Of Yesterdays
Photo by Kelly Sullivan

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