The Meteor

by Noble Kin

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Foreword

A short lifetime ago my compatriots and I decided to set down a few of the lyrical mystery songs we've been toying with, cruelly, for some months. During an oft-prolonged period of further teasing, they became tangled, fuzzy and frenetic, and we were forced to begin anew.

So it goes that we went to the simple woodland Cabin where we pranced and gamboled elegantly about the spinet; yea we spun out many a simple tune and jig, and warbled into the fire-lit night for weeks on end. Each hour flashed by in glorious Existence. The forest moths danced a sprightly maze and the rafters echoed with merry laughter. Hushed silences fell and our woodland brethren called out cheerfully mournful melodies.

Ah, the Cosmos indeed smiled upon us, as Reed, our intrepid Engineer, was able to cut some of it into vinyl (or I know not what manner of Technology) and thus, we may present these Songs to you today.

- Leopold George DuFay, Professor Emeritus of Noble Kin

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released August 28, 2012

Keith Polasko, Guitars, Vocals.
Reed Black, Engineer, Mixing, Keyboards, Piano.
Craig Polasko, Bass.
Durijah Lang, Drums, Percussion.

Songs and Lyrics by Keith Polasko

Produced by Whit Waltman

Song notes and 'Foreword' by Ethan Hartman and KP

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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: Learned You How
all of your shortcuts turn into dead ends
the pawnbrowker has your mother's cigarette holder
have you ever noticed how all of your friends
keep getting older while you stay the same

you don't care if she's guilty you just like how she pleads
you rub salt in her wounds then throw it over your shoulder
haven't you noticed how all of your leads
keep gettin colder while you have no shame

you're just a city slicker in her ghost town
you would think you could by now but nobody ever learned you how

butane from your lungs burned out the spark in your eyes
you were an inferno, now you just smolder
haven't you noticed it's only your lies that keep getting bolder
the more that you claim

she's a stampede in your one horse town
you would think you could by now but nobody ever learned you how
Track Name: Nowhere to Nowhere
now cracks begin to appear
in your concrete words
sidewalk fossils you fear
to step on go unheard

martyr holds the breath she speaks
under when she mentions
the name that makes her weak
just to get attention

on the rainy sidewalk reflecting upsidedown neon glare
folding up condolences stamped with boiler plate despair
running away going from nowhere to nowhere

operator put the patient under
just to be alone
and whispered sad thunder
into the dial tone

on the rainy sidewalk reflecting upsidedown neon glare
folding up condolences stamped with boiler plate despair
running away going from nowhere to nowhere

widow shortchanged herself and blew the cash
on a firecracker that was gone in a flash
her horse blanket dollar's too big for me
she got bathtubs of booze; i'm not that lonely
i'm a highway robber with a sore throat
i got route one hidden under my coat
i didn't mean to run over your walking stick
i'd pay your toll but i'd get you sick

quiet down your wicked brain
keep an eye on it
why do you call it pain
when you get high on it

on the rainy sidewalk reflecting upsidedown neon glare
folding up condolences stamped with boiler plate despair
running away going from nowhere to nowhere
running away going from nowhere to nowhere
running away going from nowhere to nowhere
Track Name: Cure for These
from the rocking chair falling angels crash land
sweeping up aint easy you wouldn't understand
sifting through the ash when you already got the gold in your stash

i got a mind to come down there and kill that man
come on why don't you save him if you can

your death bed is made and i'm lying in it now
keeping it warm for you on a broken bough
drifting through the mud when you already got the gold in your blood

i got a mind to come down there and kill that man
come on why don't you save him if you can

blindfold imitation
moths to a star
kind old stimulation
might be all we are

suffer through each life like it's one long disease
they've got the cure for this one if you've got the cure for these
sifting through the sand when you already got the gold in your hand

i got a mind to come down there and kill that man
come on why don't you save him if you can
Track Name: The Meteor
the meteor of your dreams of late is a broken stone
turns out your lifeline was a dial tone
i bet he says you won't remember how you changed your skin
he's such a know it all there's no way to win

pretty pretty won't you come down from your pedestal
i won't put you in a cage or steal your bell
once you take a hold of error you won't let it go
you put your ear up to the shell it told you so
Track Name: Not Enough, Love
you're coming down with something
you don't see the point in giving it to me
when there's no better place for it to be
it's not enough, love
and now you're dead to me yeah

you got a strange way of showing sympathy
call it tough love it just seems cruel to me
it's murder babe but it's not a mystery
it's not enough, love
and now you're dead to me yeah
it's not enough, love
and now you're dead to me yeah

you might have shown me the way before
now you have your own problems to ignore
maybe it's a sign but it says 'no vacancy'

it's not enough, love
and now you're dead to me yeah
it's not enough, love
and now you're dead to me yeah

ooh you're coming down with something you don't see
Track Name: Easy to Fail
matchstick girl don't expect to see
some shot up scarecrow on its death bed
waiting out destiny
with a fig leaf on its head
and a nest in its eye
it's easy to fail if you try

pitchfork ghost i don't wanna see
your wrought iron teeth in your barbed wire face
haunting my chimney
coming through my fireplace
just to say goodbye
it's easy to fail if you try

i suppose it could be a start
to dwell on losing everything you stole
rough house rose you dont have the heart
to tell me that you have no soul

last night's breath don't bother with me
with your scythe and no harvest in sight
just skeleton trees
and flickering street lights
that just won't die
it's easy to fail if you try
Track Name: Underforgotten
you breathe unto me
and all that's been said
is under forgotten
dust in the shed
the penniless freaks
that you always meet
i can't get around them
to run down the street

still underforgotten
still underforgotten
everybody wonders
still underforgotten

you want to preserve
all that you meant
but realize your nerves
are scratched in cement
believing in pain
don't make you strong
the short breaths just seem
to last twice as long

still underforgotten
still underforgotten
everybody wonders
still underforgotten

you knew i'd be at the gate
but all we could say was summoned too late

you look down the hall
and listen so lame
you haul through the window
a sound with no name
i feel with my wing
but can't reach the live
wires of this this thing
that has to survive

still underforgotten
still underforgotten
everybody wonders
still underforgotten
Track Name: Been Shellacked
have you ever had your heart kicked in
like a drug bust door
been shellacked
like a warehouse floor
by the one you love, the one that loves you
well if you have then you know how i do

maybe you never dropped the match
that just kept burning
tried to run from harm
but got turned in
by the one you love, the one that loves you
but if you have then you know how i do

did you happen to stay around
when they raised the flag
only to be used
as a punching bag
by the one you love, the one that loves you
well if you have then you know what i might do
Track Name: Thought You Might
we saw the destruction
before the old lightning
we always thought we could be right
no pleasure from punching
just flailing at nothing
nobody taught us how to fight

you fooled me so sadly
i thought you might
i thought you, i thought you, i thought you might

we heard the instruction
and listened all evening
there's nothing out there tonight
this darkness we're holding
just lying there breathing
let's leave it here well out of sight

you fooled me so badly
i thought you might
i thought you, i thought you, i thought you might

i thought you i thought you i thought you might
i thought you i thought you i thought you might
Track Name: Bastard Sort
before you call it's all borne by stuff that falls
you'll be the only one who wonders about her luck
the sky that boasts you know it's just the bastard ghosts
you'll be the only one who still manages to give a fuck

oh it's the way of love to stay such dumb luck found
oh and the bastard sort have the heart to beat you through the ground
oh you're the only one

find the stem and pull it out and show it to them
full of another vein that bleeds out shame from the deal you struck
seeds have sewn themselves together for you to moan
you're still the only one who doesn't give a fuck

oh it's the way of love to stay such dumb luck found
oh and the bastard sort have the heart to beat you through the ground
oh you're the only one

spool the thread and remember beds where you have bled
now and then the toss is lost to the dumb struck
soon the pain of great loss will have minor gain
oh you're the chosen one no you still don't give a fuck

oh it's the way of love to stay such dumb luck found
oh and the bastard sort have the heart to beat you through the ground
oh you're the only one
oh you're the only one
oh you're the only only one