Weak Knees (Single)

by Alex Napping

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You never washed your skin in the river stream
Whose water’s clearer than your darkened memories
But you’re still alive and you shouldn’t be
But you’re still alive while that little boy won’t breathe
You’re coming back now to a different state
You can’t believe that you will never see his face
In those walls again
And you’re not sure if you’ll ever make amends

He’s got a mother who keeps calling you
And his brother’s tears will turn into tattoos
‘Til you paint your own arms
But your flag is missing all its stars
These blemishes won’t come off with soap
So you blur your vision with kaleidoscopes
It’s those patterns in your eyes
That help you drown out the sound of his cries

So you’re coming home to fireworks of red and blue
And a group of friends without a clue
Of the troubles you brought back from the foreign seas
Or a weakness that has shaken up both of your knees
And without a doubt you’ll call your folks
And make pretend that you won’t choke
On a million fears of what you’ll see
On the tops of trains and in the trees
So you drink and you smoke the heat away
And you make a promise that you will stay
Forever in my single bedroom house
But you’re drunk and you can’t fight off your doubts

But you’re still drunk and you can’t fight off your shouts.


released July 24, 2014
Recorded by Ryan James McGill and D. Andrew Stevens at Eastern Sun Audio
Additional tracking by John Michael Landon at Estuary Recording Facility
Mixed by Ryan James McGill at Big Orange Studios
Mastered by Carl Saff
Artwork by Nick Hurt
Published by Punctum Records



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Alex Napping Austin, Texas

Austin/NYC-based quartet Alex Napping draws from the deeply personal and the sonically groovy to create storytelling with a beat. Founded in 2013, the group includes lead singer and guitarist Alex Cohen, guitarist Adrian Sebastian Haynes, bassist Tomas Garcia-olano, and drummer Andrew Stevens. ... more


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