The 'People Things Work Out For' Sessions, The Album

by Baba Sonya

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released May 11, 2016

Music and lyrics by Rachel Gawell and Michael Costaney
Engineered by Pat Noon at EightSixteen
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side

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Track Name: Human-Made Machines
We didn't make our bodies any stronger, it's just electricity
I can say goodnight to you in Warsaw and feel like you're next to me
We're not invincible as we might seem to be
Flying through the skies at night in human-made machines

We are surrounded by the work of human hands
We are too small, too young, and we don't understand

In the dark can you see?
If it went away could you re-create this technology?
Do you need a light or can you see?
If they took it away from you can you make anything?
Track Name: Gasping & Gaunt
although we conquered doubt, a fear might always stay inside ourselves preserving ego for a rainy day, a loneliness that sets in as we push away the work we do and ones we love until we dissipate

I know the things that you say are not the things that I want to hear but I keep drilling til there's a problem to flaunt, to get red in the face searching for saviors to hate to keep us ready and willing until we're gasping and gaunt

I know we'll talk about the future anyway, never second-guessing anyone who calls your name, a questioning without a greeting written in shame, a longing to repair since the precedent was made, but

I know the things that you say are not the things that I want to hear but I keep drilling til there's a problem to flaunt, to get red in the face looking for saviors to hate to keep us ready and willing until we're gasping and gaunt

I won't always see the things spelled out for me, whether I stay or go or feel uncomfortable
loneliness it takes a lot out of its captor regardless if it knows what it's after.
Track Name: Radios
Mom, mom, mom said
Go get in line
Mom, mom said get what they're selling
We need it to survive
This is helpful, this is very good

I bought you some shovels
'Cuz they were selling them at the store when I passed
It's always good to buy things in doubles
This is helpful, this is very good

When you talk to me I hear what you say, nothing more
We are radios, we are radios, I'm sure

A transmission from nothing is impossible
I will always hear what you say, 'cuz it's audible

These, these are numbers, and I know what they're for
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 4
They mean what they mean and they mean nothing more
They're always the same as the time before
This is helpful, this is very good

I like measuring, I like making food
I like other things, I like you
I like patterns I like equations
Astronauts and space stations, oh
Track Name: Until You Are
An ode to those who talk in their car
To themselves as they drive, you know who you are
You work out the problems in your head
Scared to be alive, petrified to be dead
I know
There is a void at the end, it's not your choice to pretend

You're alone then you're not
Alone then you're not
Alone then you're not
Alone then you're not again

Falling through the cracks of thought
That were left in your mind that time that you bought
All the lines that were fed
From a world that is red
With desire and problems captive in labyrinths
Just know
There is joy at the end it's not your fault when you pretend

An ode to those who vanish far from the lives that they leave and the ones that they start, all the love and the progress lie in their wake as the world on a wing and a prayer is shaking, know
Track Name: Skins
I know I shouldn't
But the way you brushed against me
I know we didn't, but some day
We will wake up on the other side of it
If I met you just today
I can't say that I would like you
But when your body touches mine
I am on fire every time

If I just lay in your bed, I will imagine the rest
I think that would be best, if it's all the same
In my head

When it comes to you, I think I believe in time travel
When it comes to you, everything fades away
When it comes to you, I believe everything fades with time
You and I are the only ones left behind