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Asteroids

by The Moon and You

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1.
Asteroids 04:57
I thought I'd go to Israel, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Ancient and alive, they called me home Dust of age-old asteroids on the closet shelf centuries of silences, singing to myself Go, go, pack up your things. The world is spinning out your time. You'd better go It's not the place you're running to, it's where you're running from. Try to shed your shaky skin, you'll grow another one It's not the village naming you, or inner-city crush taking all your names away, coating you with dust Dust of age-old asteroids, and discarded skin Mingled, thick as thieves, keeps the silence in Go, go, pack up your things. The world is spinning out your time. You'd better go I thought I'd go to India, Belfast and Beijing. If I stay, if I stay Who's teaching me to sing?
2.
County Line 03:31
All bark, someone else’s bite Run your mouth just to prove that you’re right What charmed the world when we were younger Doesn’t work the same now we're older Keep on running down those dead-end streets Dreaming loud, talking through your teeth Trying to redraw those county lines I know you’ll make it this time Shake everything you want until you break it Chasing luck Atlanta to Decatur Always saying it’s the end of the line this time Stuck, holding onto places that you know At night you dream the color and the tone of a faraway paradise Running down those dead-end streets Dreaming loud talking through your teeth Trying to redraw those county lines And leave it all behind All bark someone else’s bite You can drown in the spit and spite What brought you down when you were younger Doesn’t work the same now you’re older Keep on running down those dead-end streets Dreaming loud, talking through your teeth Trying to redraw those county lines and leave it all behind I don’t mind living on the run everything will be alright If it all breaks down Everything will be just fine
3.
Rat King 02:30
He swept you off your feet in Paris, then he moved into your shed Flashed that pretty smile of his, make you wish that you were dead He told that same sad story: empty pockets, empty bed - He's a rat king, baby! Don't believe a word he says. That handsome man in the swingin' band with the alligator shoes Never gave you anything that didn't smell like booze He'd take that shirt right off your back, he takes you for a fool He's a rat king, baby! And you're all he's got to lose. Let's run that slimy bastard out of town Take back your shiny, perfect heart and gently set it down Take off your earrings, girl - take off your kid gloves, too Make your hand into a fist, blow the rat a little kiss and Do what you gotta do He swept you off your feet in Paris, then he moved into your shed Swept you off your feet in Paris, then he moved into your shed Swept you off your feet in Paris, then he moved into your shed He's a rat king baby! Don't believe a word he says
4.
A life so sweet it hurts your teeth, a song that writes itself Clothes on a line in summertime, worries on the highest shelf If just a glance can make romance, a word can whisk you up Flap in the breeze, fall to your knees, you're drinking from that lovin' cup Love will make you foolish, oh love will make you fly Dance you round in circles 10 miles high A harvest moon, a salty tune, a fortune and a friend Drawing you in, letting you win, it does you no good to pretend A purple page, a starstruck sage, a nightmare and a dream Tear down the wall, skip down the hall, sing it out like kettle steam Love will make you foolish, oh love will make you fly Dance you round in circles 10 miles high Love will make you foolish, oh love will make you fly Dance you round in circles 10 miles high
5.
Hey, Dulci!
6.
Andrea 03:12
Home home So far from home Out of touch from moving on Well the money isn't leaner The people aren't meaner On those snowy streets of the city You were younger once and thought When you measure what you've got You'll never think of that old road returning Home home So far from home Out of touch from moving on In the banks of the cities Your money is sitting Waiting patient for you While you toil in your garden Those songbirds keep calling You way back over the ocean One day you'll return Every lesson unlearned Got you nowhere Join your voice to the choir Those old words lift your higher Than you ever could on your own Home home So far from home Out of touch from moving on
7.
Rex 03:53
It's a long way up to get stuck in the middle Dancing while the devil learns to play the fiddle It may take a little time it's worth the aggravation To make it up to heaven for your big vacation Well all week long you're speaking like a sermon Saturday comes. now you're swimming in the bourbon Sweating like a sin now the air is getting hotter Soon you're pulling up your pants and you're walking on the water It's a long way up to get stuck in the middle Dancing while the devil learns to play the fiddle It may take a little time it's worth the aggravation To make it up to heaven for your big vacation Now you're jumping through the hoops trying to be the winner Soon Tyrannosaurus Rex is gonna eat you up for dinner If i make it to the day when my body's old and aching Will it sizzle in the pan just another piece of bacon It's a long way up to get stuck in the middle Dancing while the devil learns to play the fiddle It may take a little time it's worth the aggravation To make it up to heaven for your big vacation Well pick me up up up up I dont want to go up up up up I dont want to go up up up up It's a long way up to get stuck in the middle Dancing while the devil learns to play the fiddle It may take a little time it's worth the aggravation To make it up to heaven for your big vacation
8.
Naked 03:00
Never been down to New Orleans Never been out west to California Will we rise on the sly in the great by and by And fly off everywhere we want to Pull off all your feathers and let's finally taste the wind Been banking on the bad times Never let the good times happen Naked in the moonlight Naked in the morning sun Cover your eyes, take comfort in lies Keep telling yourself that you've already won You were hypnotized by bitter dreams By mansions built of fable Old promises that pick you up Just to keep you in your stable Now you're the ghost of a stallion chasing the moon Fed on flames above Sing so sweet to shake the Earth And fill it up with love Naked in the moonlight Naked in the morning sun Cover your eyes, take comfort in lies Keep telling yourself that you've already won Chasing those breaking waves I'm as restless as the cold, cold wind Naked in the moonlight Naked in the morning sun Cover your eyes, take comfort in lies Keep telling yourself that you've already won
9.
I Die 06:36
This bag of bones and yellow teeth is yours to dispose of You give it form and content, you fill it up with love To love is to be terrified that love someday will end This bag of bones and words and light is yours now to defend This lonesome heart, a faulty pump, will no more wander free You take it home and feed it, you share its care with me The air from your lungs The light from your eye Warm me like fire Without them, I die. This stretched-out skin and shaky frame is unsure and unwise You teach it to be comfortable, you take it by surprise To love is to be lifted up and shown a better view To lose is to be left alone, and never speak with you The air from your lungs The light from your eye Warm me like fire Without them, I die. The air from your lungs The light from your eye Warm me like fire Without them, I die Without you, I die.

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released October 18, 2020

Produced by The Moon and You
Engineered by Ryan Lassiter and Ryan Furstenberg
Mixed and Mastered by Daniel Shearin

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The Moon and You Asheville, North Carolina

The Moon and You is a songwriter duo out of Asheville, NC. Ryan Furstenberg plays guitar, Melissa Hyman plays cello, and both sing. Come for the unusual string arrangements, fingerstyle guitar, duet harmonies and thought-provoking lyrics. Stay for the awkward stage banter. ... more

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