Libation

by King at Bay

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King at Bay is a collaboration between Mel Hsu & Jess Best. This debut is dedicated to all the turtles, late nights, full moons, good friends, and practice rooms that are just as much a part of this project as anything.

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released May 14, 2013

Jess Best - vocals, keys
Mel Hsu - vocals, cello, bass
Sam Friedman - harmonica, keys
Mark Bennett - drums

Engineered and produced at Fox Hill Studios, Pound Ridge, NY by Jared Paul
Mixed at Maverick Studios and Russell St. in Brooklyn, NY by Jared Paul
Mastered by Steven Berson

Album Art by Katya Botwinick
Graphic Design by Brenda Zhang

All songs written by Jess & Mel

Find us at www.facebook.com/kingatbay

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Track Name: Slow Moon
Come a little closer dear
It's a streelight kind of game
And move a little slower now
We'll waltz until the curtsey of the night

Cause there's a little moth on a broken cross
Wondering how to steal the night
And there's an open room with a born cocoon
Finding shade to shield the fight

Slow moon,
Slow moon,
Slow moon,
Slow moon,

So, feel me from a distance dear
The streetlight spotlight is closing down
Laugh a little harder now
Cause I ain't foolin' around

Cause there's a little moth on a broken cross
Wondering how to steal the night
And there's an open room with a born cocoon
Finding shade to shield the fight

Slow moon,
Slow moon,
Slow moon,
Slow moon,
Track Name: No Signs
I don't know why you come back here
Catchin' little things
Ego flooded mama's floor and burned the sparrow's wings
I don't know why you come back here
Lyin' through your teeth
Hiding every time ain't right by me (2x)

Come down now child
Don't be afraid
You've got your wills
You've got your ways

Then your mouth draws a line
Between your face and mine
Now you're runnin' away
Through disappearing alleways
Then your mouth draws a line
Between your face and mine
And I'll meet you someday
In disappearing alleyways

You bring me clocks
That show no sign
A nameless face
That runs on pride

I don't know why you come back here
Catchin' little things
Ego flooded mama's floor and burned the sparrow's wings
I don't know why you come back here
Lyin' through your teeth
Hiding every time ain't right by me (2x)
Track Name: Libation
Have you met my savior
I wear his old tee
With the butterfly emblem
That goes down to my knees
He gave me a stone once
It lives on a chain
I haven't held that necklace
Since the day he went away

And no one believes me,
No one believes me

He hosts a party on every full moon
Gives a toast to a long life
With every libation consumed
His kingdom is castaway
Though his presence remains
The lineage is breaking down
And pulsing in my veins

And no one believes me,
No one believes me

Once in a while, I stroll through the circle gate he left for me
He left for me
Once in a while, I barter for another glimpse of his estate
Oh what he made

With this libation let us live a long life (4x)

Have you met my savior
I wear his old tee
With the butterfly emblem
That goes down to my knees
Track Name: Vessels
She's gonna marry a rich man
and settle by the sea
play out her heart til it dies
and never be free

Oh tell me when does it end
where do we draw the line between love and settlin
oh the devil on my shoulder, he plays pretend
catches my eye when I least expect but no regrets
I'll never regret, no

She'll give up pride for passion
in every tainted moment
collects vessels on the shore
wishing they were hers

Oh tell me when does it end
where do we draw the line between love and settlin
oh the devil on my shoulder, he plays pretend
catches my eye when I least expect but no regrets
I'll never regret, no

How long will it take to feel alone
the silent preacher is all I have to hold
always singin my hymnals into the folds
but everything is movin

How long will it take to feel alone
the silent preacher is all I have to hold
always singin my hymnals into the folds
but everything is static when the bible turns to stone
I'll never regret

Echo part:
(Your voice will never grow
If you leave they'll never know
everything you've known
tries to take control)
Track Name: Soakin' Up My Blue
There was water in the pigeon hole
boiling rocks and breathing steam
and there was cotton in the hurricane
braiding telephone wires along the way

So take note of the silence
seek shelter in cars
birds fly from the treetops
saying the storm isn't far

I've been staring at mountains
waiting for them to come
but now that I'm on top
I know that there's nowhere to run
I've been staring at mountains
waiting for them to come
but now that I'm on top
I know that there's nowhere to run
And the spirits are confused
used to me looking down
I'm used to it too
but the sky has been soakin' up my blue
Yeah the sky has been soakin' up my blue

They brought needles to the other side
rumors get lost in the hay
counting clouds against the fool on the hill
no sunny disposition keeps me dry

So take note of the silence
seek shelter in cars
birds fly from the treetops
saying the storm isn't far

I've been staring at mountains
waiting for them to come
but now that I'm on top
I know that there's nowhere to run
I've been staring at mountains
waiting for them to come
but now that I'm on top
I know that there's nowhere to run
And the spirits are confused
used to me looking down
I'm used to it too
but the sky has been soakin' up my blue
Yeah the sky has been soakin' up my blue

The sky has been soakin' up my blue...