Hidalgo

by Church Girls

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released September 15, 2017

Mariel Beaumont: vocals, guitar, trumpet, piano, synth, organ
Robert Dwyer: guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, mellotron
Will Schwarz: bass, organ
Zakary Iannitelli: drums, percussion
Christopher Cox: backing vocals, bass on “Rather Forget”
Matthew Shepherd: percussion on “Rather Forget”

All songs written by Mariel Beaumont with the exception of:
Better Off (Beaumont / Dwyer)
Holding On (Beaumont / Dwyer)
Breaking Bones (Beaumont / Dwyer)
Thoughts Fell (Beaumont / Dwyer)
Mirror in Montreal (Dwyer / Beaumont)
All songs recorded at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, TX.
Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Erik Wofford.
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice.

Album artwork by Kathleen Cunningham (kiddocunningham.com).

© Church Girls 2017

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Indie / post-punk from Philadelphia, PA.

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Track Name: Better Off
Hold it and let it burn
We’ll be bold
Like we owned it all
And oh my friend how you’ll be better off than before

Laugh it all down the drain
Our heads throb
Dizzy from all the dreams
And oh my friend you’ll forget how it was before

And I’ll be down in that well
Waiting for the ladder to drop down

Now that you’ve seen me there’s no turning back
I liked it better when it was white and black
But oh my friend
How you were better off before

Gasp once and hold it long
We’ll need a witness
for all the damage done
And oh my friend how you were better off before

And I’ll be down in that well
Waiting for the ladder to drop down
Track Name: Glass
Still breaking glass
to stay awake
when I come back
No one saw it anyway

And though I was one of the last to stay
My words never sounded right in this place
And though I follow what they say
My words don’t sound right in this place

It’s never
It’s never enough
To break this open
Track Name: Breaking Bones
I’m awake when everyone’s asleep
Asleep when everyone’s awake
With a lust for life
Everything will be alright

But you keep asking about tomorrow
And I keep forgetting I have nowhere to go

I never thought this day would come
Ain’t this fun
I never thought I’d get so numb
Ain’t this fun
To see how the edge looks

When will we stop crumbling?
Why do my bones always break?
Track Name: Deserve
Every time, every time I head out
I tie up these knots and keep my windows up
I see you’re looking down
I see you’re looking down that way
But in these eyes you won’t find anything

I don’t know if you heard
It’s none of your concern
So I guess we’ll get what we deserve

Got nowhere else to go today
I’m imagining all the nice things I might say
But you’re still looking down
You’re still looking down that way
And I’m treating words like they’d kill me all the same

Maybe somehow the roof will fall
Maybe somehow the walls will come down
Track Name: Holding On
So you’re depressed
When there’s no bridges left
Cause you’ve burned them to the ground

And I’m awake
Wondering what’s in those pills you take
Can’t we just flush them all down?

The edge is bound to break
When you hang in a slippery place
I’ve heard so many times before
When will it stick?

But I’m still holding on

A lost cause?
I don’t think it always was
But you’ve left so many scars

I’m shut in
I should be learning to forgive
But old habits die hard

But I’m still holding on
But only for so long

I’m still awake
I’m a seed about to break
Is there more I could’ve done?
Track Name: Rather Forget
I’ve said some things I’d rather forget
Breathing fire just to see how it lands
Your broken tide washes through
The walls that I carefully grew
But the ghosts that haunt this house are here til the bitter end

Hang on to it all
Knowing nothing at all

I’ve seen some things I’d rather forget
Tell me it’s just the season of distress
Memories lost in the ocean
Bullets that tear right through skin
And words on a page that say trite concerns instead

Hang on to it all
Knowing nothing at all

I’ve felt some things I’d rather forget
Young, lost, and ignorant
I drove north for three days
The gall and the hope to get away
But the open sky reminds me I have little sway
Track Name: Thoughts Fell
So we walk about
As it starts
Immerse into the green

My eyes are open wide
My heart beats
I’ve been waiting for weeks

Vertigo kicks in
Thoughts held within
There’s no turning back now

Now that my mind is seized
I’m relieved
Just being on solid ground

Most of my thoughts fell out my ears
Hours ago
So it goes
But I’ve been asking for this
Am i too old?
I don’t know

Under the open sky
I’m magnified
How long will it be?

So if I fall behind
Just this time
Please say you’ll come back for me
Track Name: Three
Spend each night staring at my face
Thinking I’ll just play it as it lays
I hope I stay
I hope that I stay

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