Cornish Litany

by Noble Kin

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released April 1, 2014

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Noble Kin Brooklyn, New York

The Wild Honey Pie thinks Noble Kin's "work steps cautiously and beautifully from hushed folk to ambling Americana, embracing melancholy but never giving in to it."

Keith Polasko, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind Noble Kin, was born not far from New York City some years ago and has been plying his trade in Brooklyn since earlier phases of the borough's notorious gentrification.
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Track Name: Love Exceeds Demand
love exceeds demand



well it's too late to confess to signaling distress

but if you help me understand i'll do everything as planned



can't be concerned about old presley white on the wrong side of making right

so get over here ayn rand i'll try to help you understand

all you can do is try to lock up your supply

but might as well be damned when your love exceeds demand



when i brought it up to mousy wife she said baby bet your lousy life

when you reach out your hand you'll receive a reprimand

all you can do is try to lock up your supply

but might as well be damned when your love exceeds demand
Track Name: Chatter Chatter
chatter chatter



chatter chatter sonny bigger and badder

only taking questions that justify the answer

chatter chatter can i go any faster

when's a good time to get into it with you



chatter chatter terrified to answer

charging full speed head down such big blazing antlers

chatter chatter baby now we're plastered

this aint the time to get into it with you



smashed on bootleg fables crushing tables into three-legged diamonds

spur war ponies grazing crystal gazing sparing nobody your violence icy silence



chatter chatter just a rung in your ladder

only pose the question if a caricature answers

chatter chatter what's the new disaster

guess there's no time to get into it with you



oh to get into it with you
Track Name: Just As We Fall Apart
just as we fall apart



halfassed plots backlogged monologues old scenes drag on and on

vacant lots flourish wildly until all the gravel's gone



prison bait luring deathbed destined creatures from their loch

simple straight squaring off and circling round and round the block

spiral down like a feather nowhere near the mark

soon it will be better just as we fall apart



clotheslines fail overpowered by the massacre of frost

nothing in the mail torching heart pine to revive the good love lost

spiral down like a feather farther and farther from the mark

soon it will be better just as we fall apart
Track Name: Prisms in the Dark
prisms in the dark



low branch stole my kite no bark all bight too high to reunite

rainbow fuel beneath the bark

rakes progress and school the sharks

fate is a prism in the dark

so much fuel no spark

rainbow fuel beneath the bark

rakes progress and school the sharks

fate is a prism in the dark

so much fuel no spark



harmless leagues wind frantic shoals sprung eternally undermined

rainbow fuel beneath the bark

rakes progress and school the sharks

fate is a prism in the dark

so much fuel no spark

rainbow fuel beneath the bark

rakes progress and school the sharks

fate is a prism in the dark

so much fuel no spark
Track Name: Nocturnal Blooms
nocturnal blooms



suppose you flash your fangs blood diamonds in a darkened mine

and we have words harsh words long overdue

and all your secrets hang like sneaks on a power line

shadow lovebirds dangling against the blue

nocturnal blooms awaken clear

connections in the strands

nowhere to go but down from here

through the helpless hands



cradled in the solemn sweep of a distant dixieland trombone

just like you swore you'd live to regret

and right there chisled deep in weatherbeaten stone

here lies one more shiner in the net

nocturnal blooms awaken clear

connections in the strands

nowhere to go but down from here

through the helpless hands

nocturnal blooms awaken clear

connections in the strands

nowhere to go but down from here...
Track Name: Fleeting Shallow Highs
fleeting shallow highs



fleeting shallow highs signs never tell you when or where

making eyes at lies swept away by any current panic



wasting butterflies on some random handsome heir

who couldn't crank no sighs even if he was a heart mechanic

shaking the ground in these parts if you're lucky only leaves you scars

no dotted routes this far off the charts only ever drifting stars



roll chariot roll through these depths of golden age despair

til we get to the soul where every tear sinks a tiny titanic

shaking the ground in these parts if you're lucky only leaves you scars

no dotted routes this far off the charts only ever drifting stars



pace back through the haze sweaty shrapnel washed up everywhere

unfazed by the blaze but mind the void tripping now would be tragic

shaking the ground in these parts if you're lucky only leaves you scars

no dotted routes this far off the charts only ever drifting stars