Silent Days

by Katie Von Schleicher

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This album was made at the Soul Shop in Medford, MA and recorded mostly live in the room over the course of three days.

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released August 28, 2012

Engineered by Elio DeLuca
Mixed by Elio DeLuca & Katie Von Schleicher at the Soul Shop
Produced by Katie Von Schleicher
Mastered by Jesse Brayman at Soundmirror in Jamaica Plain, MA

All songs written by Katie Von Schleicher
(with the exception of the bonus track)

Katie Von Schleicher - vocals, piano, percussion
William James Graefe - guitar, vocals
Gabriel Birnbaum - guitar, vocals, saxophone, percussion
Clark Harrison Seiler - drum set, vocals
Wayne Whittaker - bass, vocals
Stephen Konrads - piano
Matthew Reverdy Rhodes - percussion (engineering asst.)
Elio DeLuca - organ, tambourine


Album photograph by Dianne Lowry de Ortega

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Track Name: When The Rain Comes
i've never known more this desire to feel
more plentiful on earth than the grass around our heels
i want the New York of O'Hara to be
but I am only coupled in pleasure and in pain

the company's warm as the room where we sleep
i'm building up a stupor and leaning on a post.
everyone here seems to have what they need
in fact it's only doubled, their pleasure and their pain

the pictures of her were beautiful,
i felt like i understood
when the rain comes it's gonna swallow my mind

now love is a decision
i'm making over and over,
when the rain comes it's gonna splinter the light

when that rain comes it's gonna swallow my mind
when that rain comes it's gonna splinter the light
Track Name: Silent Days
when i close my eyes
every night when I come home to you -
I want to laugh at you
I want to laugh at me, too

when I close my eyes
I am spread on a black plot of land
am I no longer myself,
was I ever but good on command?
I want to laugh at you,
I want to laugh at me, too

before the boulder takes your place
I try to woo my heart once more, saying
that even in my silent days
I am sorry I'm more distant than before

I want to laugh at you
I want to laugh at me, too
Track Name: Jesus Said
you are the right one, jesus said,
you'll have arbors on high
see you are close like kin to me
and all love is god's light

i am full of love, i am full of love, just take it -
i am full of grace, i am full of grace, let's make it -

absolutes are living full
in the bodies of nectarines
closer than a whoop of coughs
you've been sprayed with t.v.

i am full of love, i am full of love, just take it -
i am full of grace, i am full of grace, let's make it -

i see a man, how he falls apart like a man
but oh what a sweet soul!

you are always atomizing,
christening ships with champagne
or crying 'o the alley' in the alley
on an armchair in the rain

belief over you moved like some
storm's eye and pulsed on
you saw the lacquered jesus
with a shiny coat and felt gone

i am full of love, i am full of love, just take it-
i am full of grace, i am full of grace, let's make it -

you see a man, how he falls apart like a man
but oh what a sweet soul!

come on, it will all come,
it will all come, god-damn
private laughter, phases
of sacrifice, temporal dreams of man
Track Name: Wilkes-Barre
i went down to Wilkes-Barre
to see the mines, see the mines gone cold
and watch the old guys leisuring
on those god, god-forsaken roads
where the wincing afternoon
was hands, hands just passing coal
and the front porch of the house
held men, men been dropped of souls

i'll bring the man to meet you, honey
all that we got i'll give to you whole
he'll be beside me when i go
if that ain't love then what the hell do i know ?

i have prepared the will toward sky
as some to earth,
some to earth do
but that don't mean i've lost my might
i still feel the soil
of lying close to you

i'll bring the man to meet you, honey
all that we got i'll give to you whole
he'll be beside me when i go
if that ain't love then what the hell do i know ?

i'm saying thank you all the time
and i feel the pull
far beyond my mind
Track Name: You On My Mind
ah, with the eye i can see
looming rows,
maize under stuff of the moon
where darkness grows

i wonder after you
how i need to save your place
your touch landing somewhere new
but i'd be damned not to forgive you

wouldn't it be lonely without you on my mind
i'd miss you sometimes
when nothing felt new,
i'd get to worrying as the night closes up
all tight like a match that's burned to its end
oh, my lord

man, i could budge if you'd only come shadowing
home in the easy dawn
i got a feeling, i need you to give me sincere
maybe give it long and short of words
don't let it go on

wouldn't it be lonely without you on my mind
i'd miss you sometimes
when nothing felt new,
i'd get to worrying as the night closes up
all tight like a match that's burned to its end
it's a wonder man can make his mind to forget
without burning through that
how can he love after skin
and the way it goes so slow through change
Track Name: I Believe In You
on an open road
i had made my mind to be free
as we traveled it all for you
the way wildness is sweet

not the way of my trembling unmade
simple soul, it is rising and whole

i believe in you -
and you should know how rare it is
to believe in anyone or anything

how many times had i made you in my mind?
you are good as gold gathered up
and spread amongst sand

now i am crossed, in hip swings i was slain,
a simple soul, rising and whole

i believe in you -
and you should know how rare it is
to believe in anyone or anything
Track Name: Burn My Soul
quick-witted son of my heart
would you burn my soul?
would you burn my soul?
would you burn my soul?

when that light comes down
well it shine so low
painted yellow on our feet
in the awful glow

would you burn my soul?
would you burn my soul?
would you burn my, burn my soul?

oh, the feast of my eyes
love so slow -
with the magnifying make
of men on their knees