Parlous State

by Whispering Olympians

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This is a new low-groove version of this track (originally released on the Scrimmage Shark EP in 2013) featuring the full band lineup! This is one of twelve on the upcoming full-length, full-band release "Your Problems Don't Want You".

We are offering this as a FREE DOWNLOAD (Just enter $0.00), but please feel free to support the band if you are inclined.

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Parlous State

lyrics by Dom:

holding hands no reason why
we have to leave to keep the baby dry
a lighter lunge a friendly punch
a shoulder that could only hunch

and every bite of every word
of every bird a mordant spazz a tanking brat
an index for
a fog a golden choke an even shade
losing just to celebrate a parlous state

an overtime a gentle score a Monday off
a guess apart a gift destroyed
brought back to grant a leaner joy
washing hands our hands are days
that never washed the way they made
a finer mess a parlous state

of every blight from any word
of every bird a mordant spazz
a tanking brat an index for
a fog a golden choke an even shade
losing just to celebrate a parlous state

go fishing when a boat gets flipped
anchoring when a bottom rips
here nobody recognizes me
how a punched ticket is off to live
beyond the place or time written on its face
ripped in half thrown in box and off you go
concessions stands will soon be closed or not
but you don’t want anything anyway
a gentle score perhaps an overtime
then turn off scoreboards

credits

released January 19, 2016
Dom Maltempi - vocals
Will Olsen - baritone guitar, triangle
Jay Perrotta - bass
Jed Kosiner - drums
Sarah Perrotta - keyboards

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Whispering Olympians Kingston, New York

Whispering Olympians are are a five-piece band based in the Hudson Valley region of New York, combining catchy off-kilter song writing with hypnotic alacrity and groove. Lost and found pop hooks present themselves in many shapes and sizes. They're not afraid to traverse the interlocking, cornuted mess of the universe by way of song. ... more

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