The Devil in the Details

by The Tet Holiday

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1.
Break the back of normalcy Realize what we've got Should I lie to you and tell you that I'm happy? Keep pretending that I'm sorry when I'm not? Bear the brunt of your sympathy Meet your gaze with a wink I left some money on the table just to be here Ceiling fan diplomacy and drown in drink You didn't play the part You didn't write the scene The devil in the details Skin-tight blue jeans You make me happy when I'm down Tide me over 'til you're around Bend the daylight in my hands Broken pieces, strange demands Set the table for the angels Have my hands on anything that I can take I felt the minor-key descent into the darkness I thought for once I'd know exactly what to say Hire the new au pair You wouldn't stand in line You couldn't get me off The ravages of time
2.
Laugh it Off 04:30
Here comes the tension and the headaches again The peace of mind I thought I'd find was all pretend And now the truth I'm not a prophet, not divine Wish I could have the proof in no uncertain terms this time But I won't beg and plead Won't rip holes into my jeans Kneeling at the altar of you Lay your head on my shoulder I was born to ignore you We have been here before, you and I We'll laugh it off , (I'm sure) (x2) In the confessional we sit side by side The words come tumbling out, a year's regrets, my tongue untied And at your feet The distance between lust and love is narrowing and bleak Low-hanging fruit, left to rot on the vine But I won't hope and pray Can't find religion in a day Hoping for some space in your mind We've answered the call Dead air, broken hearts Eyelash clings to my cheek Lightest touch leaves me feeling weak We've answered this time Pins and needles run through my spine The first and the last I didn't mean to make you nervous but I'm too polite to ask you
3.
Technicolor 04:02
Hello again from the heart of the sun I can see a million miles away and one by one Your spiral staircases come crumbling down My great expectations tumble into the ground I'm alone again, cheers my friend I'm the sunset, fog, and rain It's a long road, so it goes Chemical trails through the sky and my veins I have taken over I won't jump through the hoops that you hold The sky's the limit as I wave goodbye To watch my technicolor future unfold Hello, it's me from the top of the clouds Heard the news today and felt a way I never was allowed Choked in the labyrinthine walls of my guilt Found the trail of thread and wove it back into silk Feel it coming now, don't know how As the fire still smolders in me Been the first, last, only one Who knew that being lonely could feel so free?
4.
Close 03:29
Conversation taking chunks out of me Backed into corners, head pounding I was alone, and I'll never be Swimming with sharks as they surround me The backbone of love is the feeling Where the kids are alright but their parents are reeling Close your eyes I'm wide awake Any day now Anyway Resurrection is a curious thing Can't remember when I stopped breathing I was alone and waiting to be Burned at the stake and hung from the ceiling The backbone of love is the moment Where the damage is done and I missed all the omens Sell your soul and dig this hole (x2)

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released August 4, 2017

Austin Gibbons - Bass, backing vocals
Andrew Ledford - Lead vocals, guitars, backing vocals
Brandon Farmer - Drums

Michael Bang - Backing vocals, "The Devil in the Details"
Harry Gibbons - Keyboards, "The Devil in the Details"

Recorded at SANTO Recording and Survivor Sound in Oakland, CA on August 12-13, 2016
Backing vocals recorded at 3725 West St, August 20, 2016
Produced by The Tet Holiday
Engineered by Jonah Strauss
Mixed by Jonah Strauss and The Tet Holiday at Survivor Sound
Mastered by Michael Romanowski at Coast Mastering

All songs/lyrics by Andrew Ledford
All music by The Tet Holiday

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The Tet Holiday Oakland, California

The Tet Holiday is Andrew Ledford (vocals/guitar), Austin Gibbons (bass), and Brandon Farmer (drums). Swirling The Jesus and Mary Chain's noise-pop melodicism, Ride's shimmering dreamscapes, The Stone Roses' dance-informed psychedelia, and Japandroids' pack-the-room punk energy, The Tet Holiday balances bittersweet introspection with anthemic, crushing rock 'n' roll. ... more

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