Milk

by Alex Riggen

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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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Track Name: Crown
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
Track Name: Inch
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
Track Name: Milk
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
Track Name: Telephone
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
Track Name: Stand
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
Track Name: Soot
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
Track Name: Lick
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
Track Name: Toolbox
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