On This Day Last Year

by Lay Low Moon

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1.
01:05
You met me on a Saturday night in late July when I could believe in you, and you me and I could fly, every time your blue eyes would look my way But you had your doubts, and I had my chances and I don't ask why, but I could barely stand it 'Cause I was someone else I was breaking promises to myself I was yours, for a little while or so I thought, or so I thought
2.
I drive through four lanes of strange and you said, "magic" and I'm aware that nothing about this situation is tragic and I would like to get to know me and I look to you as you're asleep in the passenger's seat I believe, yes I, I believe that I have to go away for a while I strive for concepts and change that I'm not sure of and I admit that I've lost all the things I liked the allure of but I would like to tell you everything but I know how this works and I don't mind waiting I believe, yes I, I believe that I have to go away for a while I fly through five miles of mange that is the highway Going, I've never seen it like this on a Friday and I could not just travel aimlessly I know it would take some time for amnesty I believe, yes I, I believe that I have to go away for a while If I were at my home I'd sit on my couch that smells like cigarettes inside my house that isn't finished yet and I'd speak to you as if you were in the room I smile on all those who estrange themselves from this pavement Knowing I can't even see, this road's too fragrant And I could not just be a slave to this to all the other steel boxes and radio bliss I believe, yes I, I believe that I have to go away for a while If I were so honest I love the scent of the suburbs in the summer time and your sun soaked skin but I would know better than to be all affirming And I drive through four lanes of strange and you said, "magic" and I'm aware that nothing about this situation is tragic and I would like you to believe in me now you're awake and you look at me like you don't know me I believe, yes I, I believe that I have to go away for a while
3.
You went walking now down by the beach until your feet would no longer until your hands were no longer You were always now just out of reach if only my arms were longer then maybe I could wait longer But I just could not leave Washington Street no, I just could not leave while I was in love with the occupant of the second-floor apartment and you know I'd love to earn your trust but that's not my department, is it now? There's a man upstairs with a ring on his hand who thinks he has you who hopes he has you still but I just could not leave Washington street no, I just could not leave while I was in love with the occupant of the second-floor apartment and you know I'd love to earn your trust but that's not my department, is it now? Memories of us are walking through snow Maybe I just had no way to know that all these footprints on Washington Street would melt down into the sea While I was in love with the one who's truth does lie deep beneath her shoreline and you know I'd love to be your one but I don't think I could be, one of two if you knew There's a man down there who knows not what he has who thinks he has you
4.
03:50
I don't think that I belong it surprises me I'm not already gone and I don't know if I know you and I don't think that I do and I don't think that I can hold you and I don't know if you knew, just what I knew I don't think that I can help but feel a little bit like hell every time that I look at you and every time that I do I don't think that I could leave you and I don't know if you knew, just what I knew 'Cause your eyes are so god damn blue they remind me I never really had you but please tell me that isn't true that there's something I didn't do but I knew You came as such a fine surprise that happened right before my eyes about as quickly as you came to be and I don't know if you can be just what I need 'Cause your eyes are so god damn blue they remind me I never really had you but please tell me that isn't true please tell me that I'm just going crazy that there's something I didn't do maybe that I was just being lazy but I don't know, I don't know but you knew
5.
We started our day with American 'Yellows' and our coffee black but before much time we switched to red wine that comes in a silver can and we carry our shame in our hands and unlit cigarettes in the sand and I don't know you but I wish that you could loosen up your grip
6.
02:29
I don't where you are traveling to but I know your life is moving too and I don't know that I believe in you anymore And I don't know where you're supposed to be but I'm pretty sure it's not with me but I'm not sure that I believe in me anyway 'Cause Merideth, I'd like to hug your hips but I'd love to kiss your lips, your lips and Merideth, I'd like to be there too but you know it isn't true, for you So come with me over to Buzzards Bay Jump off the rocks and we'll float away for a while now it'll be okay in my head 'Cause Merideth, I'd like to hug your hips but I'd love to kiss your lips, your lips and Merideth, I'd like to be there too but you know it isn't true, for you for you
7.
02:33
I spent summer in the city without you watching the pavement heat up and it feels so good to walk into the place with my headache down in my knees I want you, yes I want you I want you to know that I want you Walking down fourteenth street will always remind of your name and watching the sunset in Chelsea will always make me think of your face I want you, yes I want you I want you to know that I want you and I feel much obliged to stare and I hope you feel much obliged to care and I hope you feel much obliged to stay
8.
You moved up from Arizona or somewhere just as dry and you looked higher than the sky, and believed you still knew why it's all too bad I met you in Rhode Island to the rising sun You've got black hair so it shows and it's all pulled back in braids and it ain't got nothing to say, it just slays your shoulder blades it's all too much I still look for your former in the rising sun Why can't I, I can't be the one to see? Who I am, who am I supposed to be? I've got your shadow on my ceiling, you're still held up with tacks and I can't mask the things I'm saying and you don't care to ask I don't know if I can fall out of this is the damage done? Don't you know, you don't know just where you went who you are, who are you to be content with this damaged one? I am human, I am durable I am hopeless hear me roar hear me roar
9.
04:50
I don't know how the time defies If I told you once then I've told you twice But that don't mean a goddamn thing And I don't mean a goddamn thing without you So tell me now, if I do my best while my heart, it shakes inside my chest Do I stand a chance? Do I get your best? 'Cause I don't think that I stand a chance without you No, I don't think that I stand a chance without you Can I let you know? Can I just own up? That I don't dream of another face while I am slumbering And I'll tell you now, honey, I admit To fall asleep is to fall behind is to fall so hard for you I guess I should not be surprised If in the morn when I open my eyes You're on my mind as I lie awake without you But I just don't think that my sun will rise without you without you
10.
02:59
It seems I lost you in Chicago and I don't know just where the rain falls but I emptied the bottle into my stomach and I tell you everything I need to hear to make it clear And I don't just where the time goes and I don't need to, to keep me sober but I emptied the bottle into my stomach and I tell you everything I need to hear to keep you near And I don't know where I've been I don't know where I am I don't know where to go all I know is that you feel like home like home like home Do I look familiar? Do I sound familiar to you? I can't breathe the air So I let it all out, onto the pavement and then I don't know, just where it all went but I empty my lungs out into the thin air and I tell you everything, I need to fear 'cause it's been ten years I don't know where I've been I don't know even where I am I don't know where to go all I know is that you feel like home like home like home
11.
02:13
12.
02:05
I don't know if I know me Through and through and through again I don't know if I have the right to but I believe in you, you do And so I'm going away I'm not coming back until I'm better But I'm not sure that I'm through with you And I don't think that I see through ya So please just ask me to stay and tell me more about the weather 'Cause I don't know what it is I'm saying to me I don't know what it is I'm saying to myself, but the fact of the matter is that you may very well be all I need I don't have much more to say 'Cause I've been bruised and I've been battered and I don't know if I get through to you, Ann But I just hope and I pray that you follow through that you follow through that you follow through

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Lay Low Moon's first full-length effort! Produced by Daniel Radin of The Novel Ideas, and featuring New England favorite Hayley Sabella & others!

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Dedicated to the memory of Philip Harrison

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released August 17, 2018

Performed by:
Seán McKenna
Daniel Radin
Hayley Sabella
Karl Grohmann
Danny Hoshino

Produced & Engineered by Daniel Radin
Recorded April 2016 – August 2017 at Brighton Hills in Brighton, Massachusetts. Additional recording at Bearded Drummer Recording in Needham, Massachusetts & Brighton Hills West in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Mixed by Sean Cahalin, March 2018 at Q Division Studios in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Mastered by Nick Dragoni at M Works Mastering in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Cover Photo: Will Radin / www.willradin.com
Design Concept: Seán McKenna

All songs written by Seán Andrew McKenna, © 2018 ['All Affirming' © 2014] Smoldering Boulder Music (BMI) – with the exception of "Simple Man," written by Graham William Nash, © 1972 Nash Notes (BMI), used by permission.

℗ 2018 Battlement Records, all rights reserved.

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Lay Low Moon is an Indie Folk collective built around the songs of Seán McKenna and is comprised of Seán and various friends from around the Greater Boston area.

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