Back Yards EP

by TENTS

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about

Thank you for enjoying our debut EP. All these songs were started, written and record in our backyard studio.

Conceptually this album is broad. It's very autobiographical to some extent. It tends to deal with the internal battle between cynicism and optimism.

The album title, "Back Yards" is a metaphor for home, family, and contentment.

We hope you enjoy. Please visit us on Youtube and other social media platforms.

xo

-BACJ

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released June 23, 2017

TENTS is:
Brian Hall: Keys, Vocals
Amy Hall: Vocals, Percussion
Josh Brine: Drums
Chris Hall: Guitars

All songs written by Tents
Produced by Brian Hall
Mixed by Jeff Bond
Mastered by Dave Cooley

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TENTS Portland, Oregon

We are a four piece from Portland, Oregon. Our songs are written on long weekends and through late nights in studios, cabins, backyards, and living rooms.

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Track Name: Release
Out on the fringe where I laugh again
I can’t question it

My bones break against the howling winds

I’ll goof off again, I’ll jump off cliffs again
Feel the potion in my blood

Up on the lid when it kicks in
I’m indifferent, I’m oblivious
To the tired plot

And the long drop caries me on
I feel the fire in my blood"
Track Name: Lilly
Bright eyed keeper sits on the bed and coos
the light gets deeper, I am in the pews
Imaginary daughter fades out, reappears.
A splash in the water, a bought with ancient fear

And baby I could blunder
I'm a stubborn old grouch, it's true.
But the spell I'm under
Lilly in the desert bloom

In my butterfly belly
logic is not the truth
though in my twenties I contended
I could not prove

And baby I could blunder
I hear what I want to hear
And baby I'm a runner
Got a lot to loose

But maybe there's a difference
Maybe there's a point of view
We could drink the cool water
Lilly in the desert bloom.
Track Name: Back Yards
Summer Time
I awaken and I’m coming down
All these vices and my vigor’s fading out
Tell my baby I will always be around

Beggar with a tall drink
Man about town don’t know
Chipping off the years he
don’t get it don’t get it don’t know

Baby’s in the bed sheets
Momma's in the back yard singing so sweet
Take another tall drink
Don’t go, don’t go, you don’t get it no

In a board book
Little orphan boy just tryin’ to work it out
All these fixes he’s just choking out the hound
Tell my baby I will always be around (I will always be around)

Beggar with a tall drink
Man about town don’t know
Chipping off the years he
don’t get it don’t get it don’t know

Baby’s in the back seat
Momma's in the back yard singing so sweet
Take another tall drink
Don’t go don’t, don’t, don’t go you don’t get it, no

I remember when my body was a racehorse singin'
Ale, Ale
I’m not quite six feet under
I surrender to the lightning and the thunder screamin'
Ale, Ale, Ale, Ale
Track Name: Danger
Maritime breeze
takes over
bergamont fleet
reads the sky

Pink Horizons with the mystery blacked out
oh leviathan
how I fear for myself now

Haven’t you heard
the numbers are drawn
I guess it’s time to move up (on)
‘cause the danger, danger, danger it is gone

Eager down, seeds
take cover
'neath sycamore Leaves
they hide

Orange was violent
now its rotten and trampled down
greens were new then
now their hiding in the underground

Haven’t you heard
the numbers are drawn
I guess it’s time to move up (on)
‘cause the danger, danger, danger it is gone

Oooh out in the wilderness
we press on
Oooh after mysterious
we keep on

Haven’t you heard
the numbers are drawn
I guess it’s time to move up (on)
‘cause the danger, danger, danger it is gone
Track Name: Under Water
Little boy hears of transcendent peace
He drinks of it deeply, burrows beneath

Jesters and vultures come and complicate things
Discolored water, one cannot drink

Listen closely when the moment rises inside you
Let it hulk away your leaky skin and residue

Little boy wants to be coddled, to be resolute
Little boy is not afraid of trying something new

I can feel you
It's like your me
Every emotion
That floats beneath

But all the commotion
All the disease
I get lost in the ocean
And the ocean gets lost in me

For a while little girl keeps the seeds
Neither defeated nor complete

Little stabs and evil words in magazines
Toxic water, one cannot drink

So let the notion hit your body like a submarine
Drink the potion, sweet devotion in the nectarine

Little girl under the water, she can barely breathe
Grows gills and fins and finds new life beneath

I can feel you
It's like your me
Every emotion
That floats beneath

But all the commotion
All the disease
I get lost in the ocean
And the ocean gets lost in me
Track Name: All is Love
In a torrent near the grave
I was undone
In the effervescent rain
I was thinkin of ya

In a foxhole hidin' 'way
No place to run

All is love
All is won
So hold me closer
And I will overcome

I have tasted of the grain
Harvested and crushed
I've emerged from my cave
Seeking what is just

I have lifted up my gaze
Unwilling to be tamed

I am a vagabond
I am a seed
Holding out for beverages
I have tasted in my dreams

All is love
All is won
So hold me closer
And I will overcome