Rest

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KJTrujillo this thing is super sturdy Favorite track: bunkbed.
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noor amal This album helped me get over a breakup. Such a pure voice, and genuine sound. <3 Favorite track: it's been days.
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ken washburn This album makes me feel tender, connected, and safe. Favorite track: seahorse.
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    "Alu'a" is the Tongan word for goodbye when you are staying and the other person is going. "Rest" is an album dedicated to this sentiment. I wrote the songs over a duration of three years (2005-2008) and recorded it in the last year by myself in my room in San Francisco. Sometimes you can hear someone doing dishes or the beep of a dying smoke-detector. This album is an example of the slow, whispering tempo, slanted harmonies and embellished metaphors that I grew up listening to.

    These recordings would have never been possible be it not for the help and generosity of my friends who lived in that house on Thomas Ave. (Jay, Sandra, Sylvia, Erika, Skip, Mander).

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"Alu'a" is the Tongan word for goodbye when you are staying and the other person is going. "Rest" is an album dedicated to this sentiment. I wrote the songs over a duration of three years (2005-2008) and recorded it in the last year by myself in my room in San Francisco. Sometimes you can hear someone doing dishes or the beep of a dying smoke-detector. This album is an example of the slow, whispering tempo, slanted harmonies and embellished metaphors that I grew up listening to.

These recordings would have never been possible be it not for the help and generosity of my friends who lived in that house on Thomas Ave. (Jay, Sandra, Sylvia, Erika, Skip, Mander).

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released June 1, 2008

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Track Name: a lot of things
It would be so nice
To wake up with your face in mine.
'Cause I want it for a second time,
I want it and I don't know why.

All my hours are spent just thinkin
That all my hours are a waste
It doesn't bother me.
'Cause I know I say a lot of things
And I know you say a lot of things about me.

It has to be quiet now
The neighbors upstairs complained again.
I have another month or so
Before I'm free to leave
Before I can go.

Oh, will I hear from you when I get home?
And will you be there when I get going again?
Because, sometimes,
I find it's so hard
To be just your friend.
Track Name: it's been days
hey, hey why are you acing this way?
you let me know you want to be alone
but hey, why are you acting this way?
why so glum chum, you make me feel so dumb
when you don't explain you just push me away.

it's been days, it's been days
without sayin a word but i heard you were angry.
so why on earth wont you speak to me?
if anything you can always count on me.

and it's true, i've been in love with you
since the sky turned blue, started holding up the moon
the bird will sing to the flowers in the spring
the stars will blink more times than you can even think

hey, hey why are you acting this way?
Track Name: please!please!please!
oh it's so cold outside
and i just can't stand to be away for so long
it's breakin my heart just like it always did

oh it's so cold outside and
it's making me feel less alive
just like the statues in the park
crying their eyes out and turning into rust and

oh, it's so cold outside
and i just can't stand to be away, so far
it's breakin my heart to be so far apart

even the robins in the sky
seem to sulk as they pass me flying by
and soon they wont even leave their trees
singing "please!please!please! stop the rain for me"
Track Name: willing
take it off
it's getting so hot
and it's getting so hard
i like your moves boy
it's all up to you boy
so if you want it
you can take it all.
it's so easy to fall
it's coming so fast
i dont know if this will last
but i'm willing to work
Track Name: bunkbed
your faith in it was failing
dirty thoughts that were impaling our heads,
the things you said and didn't mean.
i could almost guarantee that you'd forget all about me
as soon as i'd decide to leave.

bottom bunk is where we hid
with all those noisy things we did
hoping your mom would never hear a thing
it's not that we were lonely
or that we loved each other only
it's just the only way we knew how to be.

and i knew i had to say goodbye
to your bunkbed and i wont lie
i'll miss it more than i'll miss you sometimes
'cause that thing was super sturdy
stayin up until 3:30
making noises we never knew we could
Track Name: alu'a
as big as a whale i watched you float out to sea
and as you got farther, you got harder to see.
was it tectonics that rumbled beneath?
built you volcanoes for your big eyes to see?
what it the ocean or maybe the clouds
that made you think bigger and leave me without?

until finally you were gone for good.

with a heart as big as a car fit for four
i'll miss all the action that i don't see anymore
eyes as big as my hands
and your fins as tough as the land that you came from
and left from, to never see again.

as big as your tail that swam on it's own
pushed me to shore one day and left me alone

until finally you were gone for good.
Track Name: f.y.i.
oh darlin wont you come save me from the monsters?
they're get scarier by the minute.
it's true, i could probably sleep alright without you by my side
but i don't wanna risk it.
no, i don't wanna risk it.

to be quiet honest with you, i've had this feeling all along
and it's been eating at my bones.
and i know you probably think it's strange that i
waited all this time to tell you so.
and i'm sorry.

but but, the monsters they are comin
and they don't look very happy
and i'm afraid that they might get me
so i really have to hurry.

i just wanted you to know
that you're only one who can save me from them
yeah i just wanted you to know
that you're the only one.
at least i believe so.
Track Name: the hottest day of the year
i suggest me take a walk today
i hope you don't forget the things i say
when i say them to you.

you always think that i'm not listening
when you're talking to me
but i'm listening to you.

today is the hottest day
of the year so far
it's breaking records and
it's breaking hearts
i gotta get outta the house
or i just might burn up
with all this talk about
fallin in love.

i need more time to walk on
i need more air to breathe
so i will stay right in
a summer that's been good to me
we'll keep it hot just like we should
because we both know too much
while everybody's talkin about
fallin in love
while everybody's thinkin about
fallin in love
Track Name: eight
oh little spider
come crawl up my neck
and tell me all your secrets
that i should not forget

you say two arms are only good for love
but eight are much better for getting shit done
and though i believe you i still hesitate
and i know i am already too late

was it you who watched the fall?
was it you who ruined it all?
and i know the grab is too thick
and the nets too sticky
and i can't get out of it
but still i try.

oh little spider
see what you've done?
life is so much better when you live like you have one
when you are using all eight it seems so dull
to know that you are superior over all.
Track Name: seahorse
i am stuck under water and
i am slowly sinking into the sand
my love has left me for something new
just like i always knew she would do

the sea is swarming and it feels so divine
just wish this feeling could last all of the time
but the tide is turning, pushing me away
and i do get farther each and every day

the deepest blue isn't deep enough for me
and i have found that even underneath the sea
life is so lonesome and creatures are cold
and all you do when your born is grow old.
Track Name: legs
why can't i just stay if you want me to stay?
why must i obey such uninformed legs
they don't know, they don't know
how cold the world can be
they don't know, they don't know
how warm you were to me.

why must i behave in such incongruent ways
you'll constantly say that i'm always changing names
i don't care if it's wrong i want always to belong
to your heart, to your arms magnanimous and strong

and though they tire
of split desires
and though they'll walk
for far too long
my legs go.

why can't i speak when you want me to speak?
cause i know that you'll always wanna be between the sheets
and i know, i know that you do love me so
yes i know, and i know, but somehow my legs go
Track Name: like trains
go on and magnify
your dreams for us aren't dignified
and our hearts could never think up why
you let the great thing pass us by

hold tight to steady rail bends
there's no going back again

from anthill to atmosphere
our bodies are all pulled down here
and the horizon is quiet and clear
a good goal for when we lose our ears

you wont sit to worry about
who's in those passing windows

crawling across whole continents and oceans
i've learned to just give it all up
and if it means never really arriving then well,
we'll have to deal with that luck

cause we've know oceans, we've known lands
we know it's work done with our own hands
though your documents say differently.
we are men but more like trains
though you cannot pronounce our names
sturdy arms for our posterity.

we can't go back to a home we only half-left
we can't return with our languages unlearned.

hold tight to steady rail bends
there's no going back again.
Track Name: root to branch
It started way down at the very bottom
Clung tight to the Earth and it's pull
And the water ran up, just enough
For us the sprout out and spread.

And yeah, I am the fruit of ages spent waiting
For the dirt to erupt or the sea to rise up
And now I've got nowhere
To rest my head.

Watch our bodies move away
Never taught just how to stay.
A curse we learned from far away
A curse we hope to shake one day.