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1.
eggshells 02:18
let's dance on the eggshells we planted about well, aren't you sick of just going around i got all i could out of playing it nice there's glory in anger there's goodness in vice there's just no reason why we should behave we did what we' re told and yet nothing was saved we got all we could out of playing it nice there's glory in anger there's goodness in vice set me free from you and i'll set you free from me but first let's tear our home to pieces let's make the neighbors call the police let's tear our home to pieces let's find some furious sweet release
2.
falcon 02:55
if you're going to break my heart then please just do it fast if you're going to crush my hopes then hurry while they still last i know you wish you could just run but, honey, so does everyone i've given up hope i've given up on us i've given up hope on you if it's going to be like that then please just act your age if you're going to be like that at least you do it offstage i know you wish you could just run the world won't stop for anyone i've given up hope i've given up on us i've given up hope on you i know you wish you could just run the world won't stop for anyone
3.
never wear the same suit twice when people come to see you play always mind your hair and mind your manners put your words away you can’t always tell when somebody is taking a picture so just look good you know it all comes down to it always will come down to blood and bones bones and blood here’s another round another crowd for you to charm alone smoke a cigarette and put it out and soon you can go home you know it all comes down to it always will come down to blood and bones bones and blood
4.
future me 02:56
if you go and leave me now you're never going to know how good i could become in a couple of years i'd be cooking you dinner in a couple of years i'd be giving you children if you go and leave this now you're only going to know the worst part of me i'm studying to become a better person and i've only just begun to get the point of the lesson which of the sheets in the closet are yours which of the napkins in the drawers are yours which of the glasses in the cupboard are yours c'mon and stay which of the t-shirts that i sleep in are yours which of the records in the shelves are yours how about the cat, is it mine or yours c'mon and stay c'mon and stay
5.
family 01:57
life is good by the ones you love when the ones you love behave cause when they don't it makes you mad but you breathe in deep and brave it the vilest thing about family it's that they own your heart for life they can make it hurt and make it bleed and they don't even have to try try and enjoy the scenery and the lovely, tangy wine get your hopes down from where they're hung and be sure to hold the line
6.
can we skip right to the part when everything is okay when the rocky path we trod is far enough away when we can remember the good times and have a laugh when it’s clear in both our minds we’d never take it back you’ll tell me that you like my new shirt i’ll tell you that i love your new shoes i’ll let you know it’s so good to see you you’ll let it slip you found someone new can’t we just agree that this is not the way to go that we’ve had more than enough of the devil we know it has grown so tall and it’s got a mind of its own if we let it loose you know it’ll chew us to the bone
7.
it comes up from the ground just to haunt you it creeps up and no one else can see and the harder you try just to look the other way well the harder it bites at your sanity all the anger you felt surging through you all the pain that you thought was behind you all the love you once felt, all the love that was gone it comes up from the ground just to haunt you
8.
i don’t know but i have been told there are people you can look up in the right boulevards in their dingy offices they’ll take care of you they’ll patch you up, they’ll keep you all from crying in their dingy offices cluttered with paper stacks and artifacts to keep you all from crying
9.
gold 02:53
if i felt as good as you i would take to wearing gold if i knew the things you do i wouldn't dread this getting old no it doesn't take a genius to get where you're coming from oh this heart that i've neglected it could sing a different song your eyes full of sullen wisdom full of sorrow for my failures your head full of blissful boredom you've given up on my troubles no it doesn't take a genius to get where you're coming from but this heart that i've neglected it won't sing a different song
10.
at your will 03:15
they think you're bad but you think they're worse you'll bring them down with a single verse and they'll never know what has hit them 'til you take over the world and bend it at your will easy to miss that you had a plan but they'll curse themselves once they understand fodder for their jokes all those years and still you take over the world and bend it at your will they can be relied on but they sure can't sing beaches in the summer mountains in the spring everyday's another small step up that hill and you take over the world and bend it at your will
11.
clever knot you've tied a very clever knot knew it once but since it's long forgotten cord is rotten come untied strike the lord his labor tactics are a bore by any self respecting man will last what comes to pass his will be done leap of faith on cold doubting tones we can brace dawn and dusk whenever life's too dim life's too grim feel your way clever child another category to be filed in and defiled by watcher's need leisure time you've exhaled a breath that was your prime gasp now for the reasons you've behaved soul enslaved to no one clever knot i've tied a very clever knot knew it once but since it's long forgotten cord is rotten come untied
12.
As good as I could possibly imagine my life getting, it did After I met you The way you reached inside my chest and pulled out things and sent them off in breaths blew And as good as it got with all the layers peeling off, and though I writhed I could not upset you With your hand down my throat you held on to my heart and pumped blood through And then “it’s time to go” you said, “it’s time to go out You little gray goose Get out from under my wing” you said “you swan go on go out you're turned loose” Oh! so it’s over Oh! so we died Oh! so your hand on my heart pumping blood went limp”and oh! I flied! Oh swan inside.

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Produced by Mariana Ricardo and Francisca Cortesão

Recorded by Nelson Carvalho, assisted by João Pedreira, at Valentim de Carvalho, Paço de Arcos.
Additional recording by Pedro Magalhães at Golden Pony, Lisbon.
"Gold" was mostly recorded at home.

Mixed by Nelson Carvalho at Valentim de Carvalho.

Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, AZ.

All songs by Francisca Cortesão, except "Clever Knot", written by Brett Lunsford, Karl Blau & Phil Elverum and "You Swan, Go On", written by Phil Elverum.

Artwork by José Feitor (www.l-a-s-t-r-o.blogspot.pt)

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released September 17, 2012

Minta & The Brook Trout : Olympia

Francisca Cortesão: vox, acoustic guitar *
Mariana Ricardo: vox, bass, ukulele **
Manuel Dordio: electric guitar, lap steel
Nuno Pessoa: drums and percussion, vox

BlackBambi, Afonso Cabral, Mariana Cortesão, Salvador Menezes, Madalena Palmeirim: vox on 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10
João Cabrita: horn arrangements, sax on 2, 3 and 10
João Marques: flugelhorn and trumpet on 2, 3 and 10
Jorge Ribeiro: trombone on 2, 3 and 10
Ian Carlo Mendoza: vibraphone on 6, percussion on 4
* banjo on 3, electric guitar on 4 and 10, percussion on 9
** nylon string guitar, pandeiro and synth on 3 piano on 8, electric guitar on 4 and 8


Originally released by optimus discos

11 & 12
EXTRA TRACKS recorded for the LIMITED EDITION TAPE released by HOPE FOR THE TAPE DECK (Philadelphia, PA)

hopeforthetapedeck.bandcamp.com)

Recorded live & mixed by Bernardo Barata at IÁ Studios, Lisbon, on October 29th 2013.

"Clever Knot", written by Brett Lunsford, Karl Blau & Phil Elverum.
"You Swan, Go On", written by Phil Elverum.

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