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released June 24, 2016

Katy Guillen- vocals, guitar
Claire Adams- bass, vocals
Stephanie Williams- drums, percussion

With Special Guests:
Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic – keys on tracks 7 and 9
Ryan Heinlein – trombone on track 10


Produced by Paul Malinowski and Duane Trower
Recorded at Weights + Measures Soundlab in Kansas City, MO
Engineered and mixed by Duane Trower
Mastered by Shelley Anderson at Black Lab Mastering
Photography by Aaron Bowen
Artwork by Casey Ligon
Album design by Katelyn Boone Jamison

Katy Guillen & The Girls would like to thank the Guillen family, the Williams family, and the Adams family, Courtney Cottle, the Buchanan family, Stan Henry, Duane Trower, Paul Malinowski, Mike Sedovic, Ryan Heinlein, Anthony Ladesich, Casey Ligon, Katelyn Boone Jamison, Tim Finn, Chris Haghirian, Tina Terry Agency, Aaron Bowen, Jenny Wood, Doug & Rita Goppert, Michelle Bacon, The B’Dinas, Claire & The Crowded Stage, Rediscover staff, Massive Sound Studios, Shelley Anderson, Peter Homlstedt w/ Hemifran, everyone at Whizbang Inc, Richard Rosenblatt, Amy Brat, Vizztone, The Lazarus Group, 90.9 The Bridge, 90.1 KKFI, Knuckleheads Saloon, BBs Lawnside BBQ, Kansas City venues and bands, all of the teachers, musicians, and friends along the way, and finally, a huge thank you to our amazing fans! Thank you all for the love and support. It means the world to us.


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Track Name: Driving To Wake Up
Driving To Wake Up

I’ve been driving just to wake up
driving just to wake up from this nightmare
I’ve been blocking all the heads out,
all the talking faces, they give good advice
you smile, smile and you nod
you give them what they want
because, yeah, you want it too
at least you think you do, at least you think you do
I’ve been searching in my rearview,
searching for my old home, oh that lonely ghost
It’s dark inside, I’ll step out
out into the moonlight, give me some of that
the threshold has been breached
I’m losing all of my teeth
I’m having fits all through my REM
the air is getting thin, the air is getting thin
my tainted batch of sleep
won’t you donate your restful nights to me
well I suffered from a tainted batch of sleep,
won’t you donate your restful nights to me
driving just to wake up
Track Name: Heavy Days
Heavy Days

oh, to be new again
before I knew what it was to win
when this shiny new toy was my friend
oh, just to begin
in that moment, I went tumbling
with my arms spread, falling back into the open
now I’m flat from heavy days
focused hard, I can’t see straight
how’d I get here, what do I say
no questions, just stay the way
in that moment, I went tumbling
with my arms spread, falling back into the open
Track Name: Waking Up From You
Waking Up From You

waking up from you was bittersweet
all in one, a nightmare and a dream
the night’s a battle
then I drift away
cloud shadows fall across my face
I boiled over from the pot where we had stewed
must give credit now, wherever credit’s due
you gave me reason
to bite the bullet
on to the next one
where I streamed ahead
that intensity that you gave to me
that intensity, so good, that you gave to me
now I’m sitting here up to my ears in seas of blue
I’m far out from the shores where I could’ve stayed, but I grew
out on my own now, where I’m caught adrift
on to the next one, where I steer ahead
that intensity that you gave to me
that intensity, so good, that you gave to me
we frayed like rope in the end
came undone in a spin
the fringes burned, curly tips blew into the wind
there’s no fault to be fixed
regret’s a bottomless pit
we’re everyday looking ahead, hoping for the best, on and on and on
that intensity that you gave to me
that intensity, so good, that you gave to me, so good
Track Name: Don't Need Anyone
Don’t Need Anyone

What can I say
It runs through my veins
I was coded to crack on you eventually
I accept it all
every choice I’ve made
when I arrived without a prayer,
on my two feet, middle of nowhere, I say
all it really means is you don’t need anyone
no need to worry
or find a hand to hold
because in the end, you get wise
realize that you’re the only one
all it really means is you don’t need anyone
Track Name: The Load
The Load

In the morning I drift away from my bed
I got a tight ship to run in my head
that can never be left alone, and it’s holding everything it can hold
you take that load and put it on your shoulders
I take that load and put it on my shoulders
things are easy, so much easier than before
I move less now, I don’t have to step outside my door
I take that load, and throw it over my head
I put it on my shoulders
you take that load right off my shoulders
but not for long
the load will make you older
Track Name: Humbucker
Humbucker

you think I need you
you need to worry about yourself
or soon you’ll have no one else
don’t take it so serious
it’s not a matter of life and death
why take it so serious
hum, hum, hum, humbucker
I cannot help it if you were raised a certain way
I cannot help it if I was raised to think I could do anything
hum, hum, hum, humbucker
blame it on the elevation
Track Name: Cold Was The Night
Cold Was the Night

so cold was the night, I could not sleep
so warm were your arms around me
like a river does flow, this love runs deep
so cold was the night, I could not sleep
when I look in those starry eyes, I feel fine
three little words from your lips to know you’re mine
so cold was the night, I could not sleep
so warm were your arms around me
like a river does flow, this love runs deep
so cold was the night, I could not sleep
when I look in those starry eyes, I feel fine
three little words from your lips to know you’re mine
Track Name: Can't Live Here Anymore
Can’t Live Here Anymore

I feel like I can’t live here anymore
my edges are burning out
they’re going to burn right through my core
if I chose to stay a little longer
I run the risk of burning in this fire
these new days are soaked in blue
I’m swimming, I am sinking, I’m drowning under you
I’ll see for how much longer I can hold
but the screaming in my stomach’s getting loud
I can’t live here anymore
Track Name: Pulling Up From The Grooves
Pulling Up From The Grooves

hectic, intersecting paths
peppered with prospects and hearts that don’t last
spotlight’s shining down so bright
on everywhere I’m not going to, tonight
sitting, facing towards the moon
back against the house that I moved into with you
listening to the white noise
hearing all the voices of the boys that call to you
I’m standing down in the grooves
I’m pulling up to the place you seem to be
how I want it there too
I’m pulling up from the grooves that I made so smooth
just by keeping so close to the dark, keeping my throat charred
pulling up from the grooves
sliding scales and changing rooms
making plans and falling through the net that keeps us safe
building on this concrete slab; mortar and brick; we share a laugh
growing up is pain
I’m standing down in the grooves
I’m pulling up to the place you seem to be
how I want it there too
I’m pulling up from the grooves that I made so smooth
just by keeping so close to the dark, keeping my throat charred
pulling up from the grooves
I’m the same as I ever was
wind me up to set me off
lay me down to see me smile
I’m the same as you, I’m just pulling up from the grooves