Memory Strings

by The City Pines

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released February 1, 2020

Joni Clare - voice & piano
Myles Eberlein - guitar
Nils Knudsen - bass guitar
Chris Klug - percussion

Cover Image by Jasmine Co
Lyrics by Joni Clare and Myles Eberlein
Recorded and mixed by Myles Eberlein and The City Pines

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The City Pines Portland, Oregon

The City Pines are a four piece band of multi-instrumentalists blending styles from disparate musical backgrounds. Drawing influence from contemporary folk, jazz, pop, classical, and experimentalism, the band continues to explore new sonic frontiers as fresh transplants to the Pacific Northwest.

Members: Joni Clare, Nils Knudsen, Myles Eberlein, and Chris Klug
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Track Name: Time to Wake
Now that you’re gone
I hear a bird calling beautiful tones
I’ve been trying to call you
Would you write a song for me
Was supposed to be a local
I want it gone by tomorrow morning
Forget Me
Oxy

Always starts like this
Two hunters lying low
Wonderful at risk with secrets letting go
Beautiful tones

Now it comes to distance
Hiding way below
No one will know

Find the best life
Fight the white lies
Exhausted excuses, I’m tired
We’ve exhausted all excuses
I want it gone by tomorrow
Now that you’re gone
Track Name: Reminder
I’m missing something we can talk about it
through landscapes of the earth
where my feet can feel him
Like lines up in the sky, treasures taken
Passing without notice like you did the other day
But we leave it hollowed with no goodbye
Trees fallen sideways will nourish life
I’ve planted seeds of sorrow
when no one knows what really dies
Don’t get busy
Simple grieving

Hollowed with no goodbye
Trees fallen sideways will nourish life
I’ve planted seeds of sorrow
when no one knows what really dies
Don’t get busy
Simple healing
Track Name: Follow Me
How long will technology defeat your being
Wires twitching the most sending waves too close I’m hardly breathing
Free will is near
Look up to the sun, endless beaming
Hearts live in fantasy
while minds are fixed on technology
Well, we agreed

To write a song and keep moving on
We could write a song and move on
Write a song and keep moving on
Just keep moving on

Would you wait for me or get away from me
Wait for me or get away from me
Wait for me or get away
Just get away from me

I want to know who I’m talking to
We agreed
We are greed
Track Name: Syzygy
Sun and moon will meet perfect bodies
Sorbently in heat and controlling a syzygy

Moon and sun align
New outlines will be our guide
Dim the day we know
We are calling totality

Tenuous corona

Through the pathed states
Entire shadow of umbral cone
No human disrupts
Incessant dances of cosmo dust

We can see the tenuous corona
Sun, moon, dust in all of us
Track Name: Releaf
I will stay happy
We are friends
I will stay happy
Cuz we are friends now

Taking time to truly understand the last
I’m taking time to truly understand the last time I saw you

The last time I called
May be the last time I will call
I’ll empty what you own
If this is the last time I will call
I want to thank you for helping me move

Tears run direction
Parallel to snow
Where are we going
Do they have control

Egos drop ten buildings
But you’ve got to let them go
Causing music making
Relief spinning out of control

The last time I called
May be the last time I will call
I’ll empty what you own
If this is the last time I will call
I want to thank you for helping me move

Relief spinning out of control
Releaf
Track Name: Memory Strings
Flames etch into my tired eyes
Shadows grow as I take in the light
As the wind starts to climb
I’m taking time

Ashes pour from the palm of my hand
Embers glow where the trees used to stand
When the heat starts to rise
I’m taking time

If I take it in stride
The decades will start to unwind

Slow sigh to hear my lungs
Open heart is less to guard
You can tell the boss if I run
I’m taking time

All of us raised to seek escape
Through these worry-colored states
Relieve these stories
Memory strings broken loose
Blazing for the world to see

I’m taking time
I’m breathing in fire
Track Name: Carry Me
Had to go
Had to leave
This body will carry me

In the glow
I am free
This river will carry me
Because we love and we let go

I wish I had a light to spare
This light is your own

This light is your own
Because we love and let go
Just love
Let go
Just love
Let go

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