I prayed for a muse and got a rotten ghost. He tied my hands to my shoes and made me sing the blues. I don't know if I've already set myself free.
I feel so comfortable when I lie. Delusion must be a bed, and truth, a hard floor. I don't know if I've ever stood on my feet before.
I've been sleepin' too long and now the sun is going down. I've been sleepin' too long and now the sun is going down.
I figured you were an obstacle to my precious work. I told you to leave and that must have been when I went to sleep. And now my beard is ten feet long and I've forgotten all my songs.
I've been sleepin' all alone and now I wish you'd come back home. I've been sleepin' all alone and now I wish you'd come back home. Come back home.
from Backward EP,
released January 17, 2017
Rhys Tivey: voice / trumpet / Rhodes / music / lyrics / production
Julian Pollack: production / piano / guitar
Mike Haldeman: guitar
Dillon Treacy: drums
Carter Lee: bass
Noel Brennan: percussion
Riki Stevens: voice
Kristine Kruta: cello
Maggie Gould: violin
Nick Miller: recording
Phil Weinrobe: mixing
Matthew Agoglia: mastering
Recorded at Mercy Sound Studios, 66 Rivington Studios, Figure 8 Studios, Bridge and Water Productions, and Maple Horn Productions