Take The Corners Gently

by Steady Holiday

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    includes:
    1. Take The Corners Gently LP (hand-numbered)
    2. head holder (choose black or blue)
    3. chopsticks (not pictured individually, I can't add more photos!)
    4. test pressing!
    5. owner's manual!
    6. a note from Dre
    7. extra thing

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    1. Take The Corners Gently LP (hand-numbered)
    2. head holder (choose black or blue)
    3. chopsticks
    4. owner's manual
    5. a note from Dre
    6. extra thing

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  • Black Head Holder

    Chiffon Myst embroidered these in my backyard.
    Who is Chiffon Myst you ask? Great question.
    Embroidery was unexpectedly laborious.
    Very small profit margin.
    They are "unique"
    "quirky"
    "charming"
    "very imperfect"
    We did our best & we had fun.
    That's the ethos of the record after all.

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    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    includes:
    1. Take The Corners Gently LP (hand-numbered)
    2. head holder (choose black or blue)
    3. chopsticks
    4. extra thing

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  • Blue Head Holder

    Chiffon Myst embroidered these in my backyard.
    Who is Chiffon Myst you ask? Great question.
    Embroidery was unexpectedly laborious.
    Very small profit margin.
    They are "unique"
    "quirky"
    "charming"
    "very imperfect"
    We did our best & we had fun.
    That's the ethos of the record after all.

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  • Choppy Chopsticks

    I wanted to make something that serves a basic function
    Like literally putting food into your mouth
    I eat almost exclusively w/ chopsticks
    Maybe now you do too?

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  • Choppy Chopstick Set (4)

    I wanted to make something that serves a basic function
    Like literally putting food into your mouth
    I eat almost exclusively w/ chopsticks
    Maybe now you do too?
    With friends?
    Family?

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    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    BONUS TRACK!!
    I hand-numbered these babies
    coke-bottle green vinyl
    300 total pressing

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1.
White Walls 02:35
I spin my wheels, walk the same ground, wasting energy I’ve spent so many years avoiding what was best for me I’ve got some learning to do Guess I got something to prove I thought that busy was a noble state to keep me in Push my nose up and justify a quiet power trip I’ve got some learning to do I still got something to prove Painting white walls white Just to kill the time Painting white walls white again I set a low bar, keep excuses on the tip of my tongue I do the same thing every time expecting new results I’ve got some learning to do I’ve got a few things to prove
2.
Been some years, been a couple of heartbreaks I went to the ocean to crash I was approved your conditional muse And maybe I got caught up in that Now I’m a mess and I’m overcorrecting Hung up in the fire and haze The sun is out and I can’t bring myself to Open up the curtain today I’m sunny in the making, habits don’t behave Two steps in the right direction, one step back again Once again climbing out of the chaos Buried to my neck in the sand Don’t wanna run or to play with the form I still go to the ocean to crash
3.
Repeat 03:49
Repeat the words to me It don’t come naturally I love you, how simple it seems It’s easy to some but for me, won’t you repeat I’ve got trouble again, it’s an obvious thing Easy to some, but elusive to me I’ve forgotten again my basic needs I’ve got trouble again, crashing into the sea Birds understand not to loan out their wings I’ve forgotten again, this is not a dream I’m a piece of elastic and I’m pulling me back Hoping that no one will notice the cracks I’ve got trouble again I’ve got nothing to burn Twenty three in cash and the weight of my words Would you take it as payment from my open hand Knowing one day I’ll be good for the rest
4.
Bread and wine by the bathroom line This is living life, I don’t mind Let’s stay awhile The door opens, a woman stumbles in Her dress is covered in her daughter’s meal, she has to laugh This is living life This is who I am tonight By the time we say our goodbyes The day has turned to night I wave and take the long way home I pass a kid who holds a violin I see myself in him I recognize that happiness I’ll give up, give up that clever touch It only led me further from the things I used to love So sing with me in that simple key The one that everyone can somehow find their way around in
5.
Candles 02:48
I couldn’t sleep, I took a drive The flashing lights The candles burn The warning signs, the sad goodbyes Oh not again The candles burn My blue eyed ones, my falling stars We’re all the same We stumble So travel light, show love in time When we diverge The candles burn Alone and surrounded in tandem Lessons forgotten until the next one I’ll sign my name on the dotted line If it would it make a difference And could you ever forgive us The warning signs, the sad goodbyes Oh not again The candles burn My blue eyed ones, my falling stars Oh not again The candles burn So travel light, show love in time When we diverge The candles burn
6.
Tangerine you caught me on a good day The roses started blooming The fuel supply is plenty Tangerine is this the ending Forever now or maybe The conversation empty Tangerine I see the color fading North is ever-changing I look away for safety Tangerine falling out of reach Tangerine in and out of dreams I saw some things today that I could not explain I watched you change into a tangerine Tangerine for you I’ll never quit Close my eyes and purse my lips Relive every moment Tangerine falling out of reach Tangerine in and out of dreams I saw some things today that I could not believe You were set free Now you’re a tangerine Tangerine you’re in my head I sleep on your side of the bed
7.
One more hopeful cuts her teeth Wakes up early and repeats the words I gotta earn my keep Another year turns into ten Her bosses shake their heads Your merits dear, they don’t mean anything And now she’s standing next to me Another body that’s still breathing but Struggles with the need It’s incredible to me how disconnected we can be I know exactly what it means Like when you’re living quietly and the silence makes you scream I know exactly what it means Years go by what do you know There she is at my door Talking about what matters most I point to a bandage on her arm She smiles at me and says One day my dear, I’ll show you my wounds I knew exactly what she meant I didn’t press the topic More important things she had to say It’s incredible to me how connected we can be I know exactly what it means Like when you’re living just to breathe and the beauty makes you weep I know exactly what it means I never saw her again and so the legend went One day my dear, I’ll show you my wounds
8.
Your eyes are looking just beyond I know that the light goes off and on Love me when I go to sleep Fragile aren’t we, who would guess Here today, tomorrow’s taking bets Maybe lightning, maybe worse Hey we got this far in other words Love me when I go to sleep If tomorrow comes I’ll try To never fear the ending dear I’ll do the dishes, make some tea I just want some kind of normalcy Love me when I go to sleep I’ll share with you my darkest dreams Say em all before it comes for me Love me when I go to sleep Love me with no certainty Love me when I go to sleep

credits

released February 12, 2021

Written by Dre Babinski

Produced by Blake Sennett
Additional Production by Blake Straus

Mixed and Engineered by Albert DiFiore
Additional Engineering by Bill Mims

Recorded at Westwood Studios in Nashville, TN
Mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering

Performed by Dre Babinski, Derek Howa, Russ Pollard, Blake Sennett, Blake Straus

2020 Teethy Dreams (ASCAP)

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