Milk

by Alex Riggen

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1.
Crown 06:15
As the light falls on your face I watch your hand as it slowly starts to trace My arm down to solid ground Down here we can't make a sound And we sweat, oh we sweat Fingers claw no longer regret And we sweat, oh we sweat Fingers claw and try to forget My heart reached a thousand pulses Place your hand on my chest feel it slow When in doubt I'll call your name Your hear it but it all plays out the same And we sweat, oh we sweat Fingers claw no longer regret And we sweat, oh we sweat Fingers claw and try to forget And we sweat, oh we sweat Fingers claw no longer regret And we sweat, oh we sweat Fingers claw and try to forget I guess it's time to close this down Remove all your cords and crown Lie down the earth is soft and cold Bury your hands all we need has been sold
2.
Inch 05:26
When the sight of you comes into view I can't focus my eyes freeze up into Their sockets and all I wish to do Is stand right here and take in all of you You're so gorgeous so unmistakable So beautiful and unforgettable I forget that these words are malleable As I stutter it's all regrettable I can't believe this is what you do Sneak on me and whisper something cruel In my ear I hear you breath in through Your lips your throat deep inside of you Tell me what you thought you saw outside I'd like to hear what it is you try to hide Is it really that bright inside You squint your eyes your smiles hard to describe And when you look the other way I catch my breath I've spoke enough today Don't want to make you regret you came And when you turn the other way I'll stand still won't move an inch today Just in case you forget why you came I'm so glad you came back here again It seems like days, months, years and Centuries since I last held your hand Let's go out we can hear the wind blow Shakes the trees watch as the limbs bow We can sit here at the steps you know And when you look the other way I catch my breath I've spoke enough today Don't want to make you regret you came And when you turn the other way I'll stand still won't move an inch today Just in case you forget why you came
3.
Milk 04:50
Sneak into view this corner window Peer into you I understand now There's milk on the floor in shallow white lines Flows into you between the tile floor These cats they drink between your arms now Sticky and wet they stare my eyes down From this window I fell in love somehow Found a girl who's already been found Just like the times before I found my love I'll wait outside her door I found my love She leaves me signs galore I found my love Stay just a little more I found my love Stand up silly girl the milk is dry now White dust and foam no need to lie down That kitchen floor must be cold and hard Sneak into view I'd like to be found Just like the times before I found my love I'll wait outside her door I found my love She leaves me signs galore I found my love Stay just a little more I found my love
4.
Telephone 03:10
Moon wet gold see the shapes you hold I know Sing me down to the lakes you called I sang And we saw and we crawl And I remember your name And we call and we fall And I remember your name And we saw and we crawl And I remember your name And we call and we fall Striped red drain if we felt this rain we'd sing Take me up to your shoulders bare we'd know And we saw and we crawl And I remember your name And we call and we fall And I remember your name And we saw and we crawl And I remember your name And we call and we fall And I remember your name
5.
Stand 04:53
Come in low as the sun cuts away At your skin as your throat tastes the day Touch your feet to the earth and now stand Wave my arms can you tell who I am Oh I oh I I want to hear you And I and I I want to feel you Oh I oh I oh I can't see you And I and I just want to know you If I fall in this heat will you crawl Through this dirt and underneath as you are For you I'd claw at my legs and stand Knees do creak as I raise up my hand Oh I oh I I want to hear you And I and I I want to feel you Oh I oh I oh I can't see you And I and I just want to know you
6.
Soot 05:31
This memory isn't right They burned everything in sight Blue and gold in the pale light I heard the psalm they sing tonight I sat right here I watched it burn From the leaves it took I had to turn From the red and soot I sought to learn The psalm they sing each and every word My own two arms they cried See how they intertwine Twisted from the blood inside I'm told to sing from here tonight I sat right here I watched it burn From the leaves it took I had to turn From the red and soot I sought to learn The psalm they sing each and every word I sat right here I watched it burn From the leaves it took I had to turn From the red and soot I sought to learn The psalm they sing each and every word
7.
Lick 03:59
Far away from Pakistan lives the old gypsy with the wrinkled hands She'll lick your lips and lead you down far below this old mining town She says Don't you worry my darling dear these sugar pops will sweeten your fear Shiver me timbers and tiddly pops I'll take you down to taste the gum drops While underneath she'll hold your breath and point you toward her wedding dress Put it on and start to dance around the table of broken glass She sings Mary my dear don't you falter these fiddlesticks have taken the pauper And with my screws loose and Uncle Jim the tables will be put together again It's getting late she's starting to sway might be time to call it a day She'll lead you home without a sound then lies on her spine upon the ground She cries Holy holy night and fingers deep my little pinky has fallen asleep Death becomes her and Sally too I wish I were as quick as you
8.
Toolbox 04:45
Toolbox on the shelf Underneath the wishing well We gather up all we need As brother brings the winter meat And buried deep below our feet Sits the man who couldn't keep The wishing well full and sweet For upon his knees the blood ran deep And with these tools up on the shelf The buried man began to knell And dug a screw from underneath Into his flesh the milk white feet We grabbed our bags and began to eat The sullen drought from summer's heat And every year we remember he Who brought us dirt for which to sleep

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released July 23, 2013

A. Riggen - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals

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Alex Riggen Illinois

Alex Riggen has been writing and recording music since he was a wee lad. His first band, Ygro Wok, was formed in 1999 and since then, he's been a member of the alternative rock band, Far From Words, and the post-metal band, Murnau. Rabbit's release in 2012 marked his first foray into the solo musician world and coincidentally was his first album with a rabbit on the cover. ... more

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