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The Layers of Honey

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"Danny told me he sold church gear for a living. Candles, vestments- family business. Great-grandfather bought the rights to the enterprise from his brother-in-law some time in the '20s. Danny runs it today with his dad. He was saying they're thinking of expanding into the home furnishing realm though too, because demand is waning so much these days. It seems the old ritualized way of worship is going out of style. Now it's more just one guy in a suit with a microphone and no candles."

"You filthy louse', Dr. Varley said between his wide white teeth. 'I ought to break your back. Mine is an honorable branch of an honorable profession'. 'Yeah'. I looked at him wearily. 'I know it is. Only it smells of death.' He didn't slug me, so I walked away from him and out. I looked back from the wide double doors. He hadn't moved. He had a job to do, putting back the layers of honey."

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"Why's The Light Off?" official music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI2WWUxSHFo

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released September 18, 2016

anina ivry block singing on tracks 4, 6, and 9, and playing accordion on track 3

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The Cradle Brooklyn, New York

i'm paco. the cradle is my music. currently live in brooklyn ny.

for booking/whatever: pkcathcart@yahoo.com or
646 220 3328

i also engineer for other people/bands. hit me up for that analog natural jank.
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Track Name: Calendar Boy
Calendar
Hanging out
Doing what it's supposed to do,
But not what I want it to.
It's okay to waste my time
It's okay to waste my time
I'll find it again somewhere down the line.

Body
Hanging out
Doing what it has to do,
But not what I want it to.
It's okay to waste my life
It's okay to waste my life
I'll get it all back when I meet my wife.

Memory
Fucking up
Letting someone walk away,
Feeling too fucked up to say "turn around- I don't wanna forget your face"
But where was I last year this time?
Where was I last year this time?
...I'll find that place again somewhere down the line.

Partner
My friend,
I know everything is just like you said-
You just need more than I can give.
But I want that feeling now too
I want that feeling now too
I want to lay down and be sung to.

Partner
I understand
I understand you when you say,
You need someone to love you
Every day
And some of us aren't made that way.
Well, I ain't no everyday man
I ain't no everyday man
But I'll be your calendar boy, if you want, when I can.
Track Name: Faces From The Past
Faces from the past
Some come back again
Faces I haven't seen
Since I was nine or ten.

Faces from the past
Some come back again
To reenact the lessons
That I learned from them.

Phases from the past
Some come back again
You know what I mean
But it's not good to say.

-fait accompli- -"done deal"-

Phases from the past
Some come back again
You know what that means
But it's not good to say...
Track Name: Can't Recall The Good Times
I'm losing everything I've got-
I lost my hat and my notebook too.
I thought I lost my sense of you...

My house is falling apart
But somebody's borrowed my tools-
Now if I could just remember who...
I'd fix my house, then I'd fix you
There's something loose down there, I think.
You stop and start like a busted sink.

I've got to find my red hat
I don't think I'll ever feel okay again,
'till I get that thing back on my head.

I've got to find my black book
It's got all the names of the people I've shamed
By beating them easy at their own game.
Track Name: Honey
The layers of honey over everything...
We're gonna start again
We're gonna start again
We're gonna remember everything.

(the fact that objects move
further than you'd have thought, when they go away,
a twist tie under a table, anything bouncing, little animals-
is this something to think about?
should we have actually studied science?
I want to know why it always seems,
the thing is closer than it is.
outside window bright, someone says
"you keep speaking in general! You keep speaking in general!"
and someone on the bball court yells...)
Track Name: Half There
Forgive me, please
I know I've been half there...
Don't think I'm insincere...
I'm right here.

Say that you understand
Say "I can see the sign of you,
that say, 'I'll be with you soon".
Track Name: Why's The Light Off?
Why's the light off?
I know he's there
I know he's there
I know he's there

I'm out here
Under the glass
Under the stairs- I know he's there...

Why'd you do that?
I know he's there
I know he's there
I knw he's there

I'm out here
Under the glass
Under the stairs - I know he's there....
Track Name: Justice Rider
Justice rider coming
She's coming down to meet you,
She's coming down to-
She's coming down to meet you,
She's coming down to-
She's coming down to find out what you're all about-
Justice rider coming.

Such a gracious guy
But every question's got an end
Every question's got the end means in mind.

Someone with your face
And a rat in one hand
And a sword in one hand-
Someone with your face is coming to take your place.
Track Name: Hole in The Wall
He asks
"Are you sure?"
I say
"I'm sure"
But I'm nervous
Like a tourist
...I'm not sure...

She opens
Hole in the wall
Queen of the field-
How could I say no?
It leads to another hallway
That leads to another hallway
That leads to a room that makes me feel
Small...


It didn't used to be this hard
It didn't used to be so hard.
Track Name: Virtue
Every day when you fall
You fall past
The son's soft eye

You fall past...

Oh, faithful killer of mine
Between the sun and I
Oh, faithful lover of mine
Between the sun and I

Here's your knife, hold it tight
Let's be gone
From the false light

Every fucker thinks they're
So damn bright
Thinks they'll shit light

Oh, faithful killer of mine
Between the sun and I
Oh, faithful night of mine
Come between false suns and I
Oh, thank you knife of life
Pain is a virtue I prize.