Tapestries

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Recorded over the course of a year (Summer 2012-Summer 2013)

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released 30 August 2013
Tapestries
by Tapestries.
All songs written by Michael DeCosta.
All material © 2013 Michael DeCosta.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Matthew DeCosta.
All songs recorded and mixed using reel-to-reel audio tape recording on a TASCAM 388 Studio 8.
All songs recorded at 25 Chaffee St. Providence, RI except piano on The Fear and Hal T. Richmond recorded at William E. Tolman High School in Pawtucket, RI.

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Thanks: Ian Augustine, Sydonia Axis, Karissa Carson, Michael Bergeron, Nicholas Dawson, Austin Hevey, Robin Hewson, Steven McDonough, Mark Mennucci, Christopher Pereira and Jon Paul Rebello

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Track Name: The Fear
I won’t,
I won’t break the ice.
The ice will melt away,
I may offer you my hand
because I can help
my head from running away
when its at my door.
We are dead cockroaches in your bed.
I speak slow so I know
you’ll know just what I’ve said,
“By the end,
at the end
you can bet that I won’t sing you this song like this again."

Love me, honey.
Know I’ll never ever make you wait
a long, long time.
Could you keep the two snails shells safe,
because the snails, they’re really my eyes?!

Hold my breath
in an ocean of oil, so I can float.
The dogs are whining little songs to me,
so I guess I’ll pass them the bone.

puff puff
ruff ruff

At the end,
by the end
you open your eyes
and let the fear out of your…

MICHAEL DECOSTA: DRUMS, GUITARS, BASS, PIANO, VOICE
JEREMY JOUBERT: LEAD GUITAR
Track Name: Properties
Properties
define for me HOME and OWN,
tossed receipts stack
higher than me.

No
higher than the building on my street
and they’re building more.
Why fight for a clear head
when it’s just not worth thinking anymore?

I feel a snake bite into my skin.
Where is the world that I lived in?
Where is the lighter side of it?
Set the alarm.
Put some Radiohead on.
I have fallen out of sleep
and I’m so tired that I can’t see.
Check the phone.
Without even asking, I get you all to leave me alone.
I don't mind the reason,
I don't care if its wrong.

I don't believe in home,
I don't believe in soul
because neither I own.

I can’t believe in home,
I can’t believe in soul
because neither I own.

MICHAEL DECOSTA: SYNTHESIZER, GUITAR, FLOOR TOM, VOICE
ALEXANDER GARZONE: FLOOR TOM
Track Name: Crystalline
This line starts where the last line ends.
Its 5 o’clock AM, and I’m upright in bed
scratching my back (it never ends).
These habits I have…
are yours worse than mine,
or are you better than I am?
You can just say that,
but I’ll win either way
because I don't believe in right or wrong,
paragraphs,
or some of his songs.
I keep making these corrections
(scratch scratch)
but I don't know why,
because I don't even look at the page
while I write.

Am I made of lies?
Do they sleep in my bones?
Just to wake up to anyone?
Or alone, alone, alone?!

I write, write, write,
but when I sing its not the same.
Its just black and white,
black and white,
black or white.

I’m broken with no pain.
I am ruined, but its okay
when all gets thrown away.
Thrown away because snow will end the school day.
Snow will end the school day.

MICHAEL DECOSTA: DRUMS, GUITAR, RHODES, BASS, VOICE
SEAMUS SULLIVAN: DRUMS
JEREMY JOUBERT: LEAD GUITAR
Track Name: Eye Contact
Seen it in the green water clean
and I know it’s true that it too saw me.

When common sense is present tense
you still couldn’t stop the bike when you saw the fence.
And do you like my right, or my left?

There is a shiny black cadillac waiting outside for me.
I can’t wait to get inside and no longer see.

You dig the grave,
I’ll jump inside,
but one more thing…
when you looked in my eyes,
were you looking at my left or my right?

MICHAEL DECOSTA: DRUMS, GUITAR, BASS, VOICE
JEREMY JOUBERT: LOOPSTATION/LEAD GUITAR
ANDREW WILMARTH: DISTORTION GUITAR
Track Name: Following the Rules (No Loitering)
I lay with fingers crossed
in a hope to win back everything I’ve lost.
My brother says that I’m up too late
and I’m left forgetting why I stayed up in the first place.

(Please don't stop taking polaroids and love.
You give the same and that’s enough.
Things will get easier for us.
Unconditional and calm,
no longer see you in my dreams at night.
I think I’m starting to feel alright.)

The bike path through the woods and around the bend—
there’s a million lovely places there
and I do believe that they meant
to block our eyes
with a no loitering sign
and a path paved down
because there’s nowhere left to ride.

MICHAEL DECOSTA: ACOUSTIC GUITAR, ORGAN, UKULELE, VOICE
ROZ RASKIN: VOICE
Track Name: Gardenvision Pt. 2
I can’t look up at the buildings while I’m walking
because it makes me feel like I’m falling asleep.
I might buckle and fall onto the ground.
It feels like they’re gonna fall down.

I will be sleeping with the gardener tonight.

Brightblack Morning Light

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First in the evening
burst from my sheets,
fix myself something to eat.
Some eggs cooked perfect?
With a glass of water?
I got this call from the devil’s daughter.
Sold my soul on Sunday morning
to praise the dawn
and could not sleep
so I played an old record,
I heard old Neil
and felt much better about my deal.
So lets get lost
downtown Providence,
get drunk and fall down onto the Pavement.
I’ve no idea why the Crooked Rain went,
all I know is that shit was hell sent.
Now I am so sure
I am in love with her
but it’s a scary game,
its like hollowed earth.
I got lucky,
I guess that my luck changed
or maybe I just did the right thing,
maybe you can do the same?

MICHAEL DECOSTA: GUITARS, RHODES, BASS, DRUMS, VOICE
JEREMY JOUBERT: LEAD GUITAR
NICHOLAS PETRARCA: AMBIENT LOOP
Track Name: Hal T. Richmond
Hal T. Richmond, they’re singing for you.
I’ve been listening for a day or two.

Asleep in my tent,
the ground is all wet.

Fire burns through...

Hal T. Richmond, you’re the reason I’m here—
family farm in New Hampshire each year.
Lost and high by the fire in a lawn chair.
You’re lost in the woods
but I don't go there.

It’s too dark to see.
Mistaking people for trees
and hummingbirds for bees.


Were your arms set out round
like the gulf coast of Mexico
for me or for your pillow at home?

Because
I swear that I saw you.
I swear that I saw you
out walking off with some things of mine
or witnessing the best day of my life.

MICHAEL DECOSTA: GUITARS, SYNTHESIZER, VOICE
ERICA SUTHERLAND: VOICE
ROZ RASKIN: VOICE
JEREMY JOUBERT: GUITAR (FIREWORKS ASCEND)
ALEXANDER GARZONE: DRUMS (FIREWORKS ARE SHOT AND EXPLODE)