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The Incredible Heat Machine

by TK & The Holy Know-Nothings

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1.
Frankenstein 05:00
God pursed his lips to kiss the hips of our wishes And our skin caught the wind and we dripped into sips of warm loving In the milk of your soul, I washed the spit from my mouth I washed the blood from my hands and sweat from my brow And our secrets kept meetings without even making a sound We woke to the smack of our skin snapping back with an amen Through the holes in my head sneaked the devil instead; he had comments In the mouth of my pride, my mind opened wide And it slipped through cracks in my bones fearful cries Each reason competing to build me a highway to ride We were blown to bits Limb from limb All mixed on the ground Grabbing in the dark For parts we never marked We took what we found and stumbled on Some toes traded feet, so we walk the street in circles Now, I got a freckled cheek and one of my knees is scarred purple And there’s shards of your iris stuck in my eye And a disk in my spine that make me curl up and cry And I see you around every corner I find in my mind And the set of teeth I used to keep fit neatly Now, my mouth opens less, but it’s for the best, believe me Now, my heart’s beating stranger cause one of the chambers Is the room where we slept in love and in anger And the bed stays made and I’ll keep it that way forever We were blown to bits Limb from limb All mixed on the ground Grabbing in the dark For parts we never marked We took what we found and stumbled on We stumble on Right or wrong Angry mobs at our doors We’ll be run out Wherever we are found Pitchfork and torch will chase me to your arms
2.
I woke up today with a head like a swarm of mosquitoes They were dropping like flies getting stuck drunk in stale mojitos And everyone I know thinks I’m asleep behind the wheel But a friend behind the bar is a mighty fine deal I hit the street with an old record skip in my stepping They were humming along to a song by Jeffrey Frederick I felt closer to God than I’ll ever get to heaven I fell to my knees and I prayed to the 711 Grant me the serenity to pay for this in change And the courage to give with what I can Goddamn! Grant me the wisdom to know I owe the difference Amen I put the pedal to the metal, but I might as well cut the break line I was buzzing around with a stomach ache taking its sweet time And from 6 to 8, we’ll be playing all night We’re on a twelve-step program, one two-step at a time Grant me the serenity to pay for this in change And the courage to give with what I can Goddamn! Grant me the wisdom to know I owe the difference Amen The sun set swollen like the Devil’s nose blowing his brains out It was dripping off the sky filling up a cup I had left out So I sat on the porch just to watch that sunset rain down Then I crossed my chest and I laid my head on the ground I woke up today with a head like a swarm of mosquitoes They were dropping like flies getting stuck drunk in stale mojitos And everyone I know thinks I’m asleep behind the wheel But a friend behind the bar is a mighty fine deal Grant me the serenity to pay for this in change And the courage to give with what I can Goddamn! Grant me the wisdom to know I owe the difference Amen
3.
About a year ago this winter when I hadn’t had my dinner I was feeling low, just as low as I could figure And as much as I could muster was a packet of Heinz mustard And I wished I had some ketchup, but it wasn’t in the budget I saw an ad in the paper offering up awful high prices To people who hunt people that ya find in high places So I called up that number of that backwards revelator And he showed me the way towards that holy elevator I’ve been killing angels I’ve been killing time I got a pocketful of halos Got a pint of holy light I’m gonna feather up my pillow And see if anyone bites I’ve been killing angels Having a hell of a time I’ve worked behind the counter and I’ve worked inside the stable And I’ve pulled my weight across this long white table And now I am haunted by some boosted Panasonic With exotic electronics that I can talk to God with He says he’s made mistakes and not every bird deserves its wings And sometimes he needs help and he likes the way I think So I just sit and listen to my color television And as long as I am patient it tells me who to visit I’ve been killing angels I’ve been killing time I got a pocketful of halos Got a pint of holy light I’m gonna feather up my pillow And see if anyone bites I’ve been killing angels Having a hell of a time
4.
All of the nights that we made love Wearing other people’s bodies Wearing other lover’s clothes If I needed somebody, then I’d call ya up But I don’t need anybody All that’s become of all I built Just a swinging of a hammer Just a pulling of a nail And if I’ve grown quiet then it’s louder than hell I don’t need anybody So, come back home I don’t need ya Come back home All through the day, it’s up and down Folding in and out and under Then it’s all over again And if I knew how to say it then I wouldn’t have to shout I don’t need anybody So, come back home I don’t need ya Come back home I don’t need ya to come back home I don’t need ya
5.
Each bottle of wine is a railroad spike Every dollar I earn I burn to tow the line And my mother always knew What I would grow into And now I’ve done some growing So I guess that I know too I’m a train I was built to fade away I will run where my tracks have been laid
6.
Each bottle of wine is a railroad spike Every dollar I earn I burn to tow the line And my mother always knew What I would I grow into And now I’ve done some growing So I guess that I know too I’m a train I was built to fade away I will run where my tracks have been laid Riding high and fast will get you blood on the tracks Gone behind the smoke, but I know it will be back And my baby always saw What really got me off And now all I can get Is off and on and off and on I’m a train I was made a runaway I will run where my tracks have been laid Every honky tonk in town Knows when I’m around They’ve seen me up on the stage And they’ve seen me on the ground But when I get on my feet I’ll be ready to bleed Ready to make some noise With the boys behind me I’m a train I’m just blowing off some steam We’re the incredible heat machine
7.
I got really high and I lost my beer It was right here Now, it’s not here Oh, Beer! Where can you be? Oh, Beer! You’re the beer, the beer for me Oh, Beer, quit your hiding, I’m dying to find ya I’ve traced my steps up to the ceiling I’m not so sure I woulda got so stoned If I woulda known I feel pretty dumb, cause I found my beer It was right here Now, it’s so clear Oh, Beer! You used to be cold Oh, Beer! You ain’t the beer I used to know Oh Beer, don’t ya worry cause, Lord, I have mercy On soldiers who’ve fallen in battle But I’m not so sure I woulda got so stoned If I woulda known
8.
Taylor Kingman - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Jay Cobb Anderson - Electric Guitar, Vocals Lewi Longmire - Bass, Vocals Sydney Nash - Electric Guitar Tyler Thompson - Drums
9.
I drank a bottle of sweet sweet sickness I drank it down so deep I drank it til I found my sweetheart Falling over me I drank my way from spring to summer And I fell in the winter time Then, I drank some miles between us And I laid down and cried Laid down and cried Lord, I drank some miles between us And I laid down and cried I made my living being cruel to women I made myself a beast I made it til I found the bottom Right under my feet I made my way from good to gutter Til I fell outta sight Then I made my bed beneath it And I laid down and cried Laid down and cried Lord, I made my bed beneath it And I laid down and cried I sung myself a song of sorrow I sung it sick and sweet I sung it til the song sang with me It didn’t skip a beat I sung my song in bars and bedrooms Til all was intertwined I sung my song til the song became me And I laid down and died Laid down and died I sung my song til the song became me And I laid down and died
10.
She Wonders 04:12
She wonders if I’m lonesome or if I really need her She wonders who I will become and how that man will treat her She wonders how I know that I won’t be growing old She wonders where I go when I leave her I’m lonesome I’m lonely I’m lonesome But I’m never alone I came to in a crowded bar She came through with a working car Stumbling in to the bed we share Too drunk to talk and too tired to care I’m lonely I’m lonesome I’m lonely But I’m never alone I wonder if I’m lonesome or if I really need her I wonder who I will become and how that man will treat her And I wonder how I know that I won’t be growing old And I wonder where I go when I leave her
11.
Half a beer in the morning Cracked yesterday Just the right amount for him To wash the last half away Maybe another while he’s working Maybe another when he’s paid Half a beer in the morning We didn’t throw it away I think he liked the way it sounded Drunk and bleeding on a borrowed mic I’ve never seen a bar so crowded Dead quiet on a Saturday night Maybe one to get them crying Maybe one to help them fight You gotta do a little wrong, kid To get that kind of right Seven devils in the moonlight Clouds have all turned blue Checked his pack around midnight Still got a smoke or two Maybe one for the morning One in the afternoon Seven devils in the moonlight They ought to make some room He cut his teeth in the barroom Now, he can drink all day He learned to lean on his crutches And dance broken in the pouring rain Maybe he really found it funny Maybe he knew he wouldn’t change Maybe it all adds up to nothing And it’s a beautiful day

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released October 1, 2021

All songs written by Taylor Kingman
except “Just the Right Amount”, written by Taylor Kingman & Jay Cobb Anderson
All songs recorded live at the OK Theatre in Enterprise, Oregon
Produced by Tyler Thompson & Taylor Kingman
Arranged by TK & The Holy Know-Nothings
Engineered by Tyler Thompson, Assisted by Bart Budwig
Mixed by Tyler Thompson
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk

Album Design by Barna Howard
Photography by Matthew W. Kennelly
Inner Sleeve Photography by Eric J. Loeffler

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