ANIMALS EP

by Albis

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www.oscaralbisrodriguez.com

Thanks so much to my band, Gunnar Olsen, Dave Scalia, John Deley, Gary Atturio, Acme Hall Studios, everyone at RSR, Bill and Mei, and to you for listening and supporting me and my music.

Dedicated with all my love to my wife Lore and our Littles.

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released September 30, 2016

All songs written by Rodriguez / Elisabeth and arranged by the band except The Man In The Silver Vest by Rodriguez.

Produced by Oscar Albis Rodriguez.
Recorded by Oscar at Russell Street Recording (Greenpoint, Brooklyn) between March 2015 and February 2016.
Additional recording by Oscar at The Hostel (Greenpoint, Brooklyn) and by Rich Bennett at Acme Hall Studios (Park Slope, Brooklyn).
Mixed and mastered by Oscar at RSR.
Cover photo and layout by www.willliam-mei.com.

Oscar Albis Rodriguez - vocals, guitars
Hannah Winkler - vocals
Billy Libby - guitars
Dave Moose Sherman - wurlitzer, synths
Kristine Kruta - cello
Mike Chiavaro - bass
Zach Jones - drums and percussion

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Albis Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn. Musician, Songwriter, Producer. Also guitarist for A Great Big World. Formerly of Ghost Robot Ninja Bear, Nakatomi Plaza, and De La Hoya. PR: Adriana Sepulveda, Effective Immediately PR/ adriana@ei-pr.com

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Track Name: Redwoods
cut down like a redwood
in the california heat
displaying all of her scars
little notes for me to read
it’s quite a story that you might not believe
i wish we made it all up
now we find out what we need

the life you loved will go
make room for the unknown

she took a hundred lovers
birds came crashing down from trees
set them all on fire
put all that love to sleep
she knew it wouldn’t work, she knew it would all hurt me
now we’re the ones in trouble
nobody’s hands are clean

the life you loved will go
make room for the unknown

if we cut down these trees
is it still fair to dream?
Track Name: Runners
feeling like i’m dead inside
and no one else knows why
i hold our secrets so close to the heart
they’re dagger sharp and cut us apart

why do i seem to mind
your past and all that you’ve come by
someones broke somethings in my life
will they keep me anchored until i die?

whatcha gonna do? when they come for you?
try to get real high, get there every night
whatcha gonna do? when they come for you?

whatcha gonna do? when they come for you?
try to get real high, get there every night
whatcha gonna do? when they come for you?

are we done? i’m so tired
and you don’t recognize your life
i remember when you read to me
you realized all my dreams
Track Name: Broken Man
he's a broken man
cut by all this anger in his hands
carries all this hate
until his legs buckle under the weight

hurts the ones he holds most dear
thinks they’d rather see him disappear

in a fantasy
one where he forever sleeps

and the world still turns
just as it did when he hurt
but he sees her happy
living the life she used to lead

and that is all that matters now
for her to feel alive and bright somehow

not a fantasy
a daydream that he can make real

he’s still a broken man
standing tall he reaches down
claws the earth to beg
the sun to set down on this hallowed ground

stayed with the ones he holds most dear
and fought through his darkest fears

another fantasy
which one does the broken man make real?
Track Name: The Man In The Silver Vest
i know that i have won
if i think that it's a game
but all do is question my decisions
the balance is still tipped
and my heart it still feels ripped
my selfish mind is stuck in repetitions, repetitions

i spin all my tires out
'til they're flat next to the ground
sitting there just staring at the ceiling
hands clutched to the wheel
and poised with everything i feel
to sit and watch the loop on its playback, forever playback

you love me my dear
i still hang on tight to my fears
if i look afraid
it's just no one has ever stayed

so what do we do now
that i have told you i am down
your selfless heart will also have its limits
for what you are to take
for what you are to make
of someone who is trapped inside their winter, forever winter

you love me my dear
i still hang on tight to my fears
if i look afraid
it's just no one has ever stayed

i love you my dear
and i will for all these years
i am still afraid
and my heart hopes you will stay, you will stay