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Tell No One

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1.
If you can change your mind, you can change yourself Only you decide, yeah, nobody else If you wanna be good to your baby Do you wanna be good to your baby? Like it’s a goddamn cruise, you coast your way through life On the same old excuses, only you decide If you wanna be good to your baby Do you wanna be good to your baby? I watched the earth open its mouth up wide I saw the ground, through all its teeth, swallow a vanishing child I saw the logical ends of enforced self-denial So know: The story you tell yourself about your lot in life Need not be your lot defined So go and tell whatever story you like You’ve just got to be good to your baby And we all We share a common excuse And we are We are, we are, we are We are all waiting on you With the ground open wide You’ve got to be good And we are, we are, we are We are all waiting on you
2.
One Thing 02:28
I got this one thing I got this one thing I don’t tell no one No, I don’t tell no one And it’s dancing on the tip of my tongue And it’s begging me to let it out I got this one thing I don’t tell No, I don’t tell no one who’s asking around Forever, I don’t care about what they’re talking about The politics of love and the future don’t mean nothing You’ll only see me running when they’re coming around to save me Tell ’em I’m not coming out
3.
Staring through the shade of a dark window I didn’t know where I’d end up And I was watching you go I saw the writing through the crack of the squad car door It said “What you think they’re taking you for?” We walk too close to the radar We got the most to lose and they know That we walk too close But you and me, we got a cool generator So you and me, we walk too close to the radar Staring on out, it’s a cool sunny day though Through the car window They’re driving you home In the eyes of every cop, don’t it seem to say “It’s criminal. It’s written in the code of your DNA.” But the pillage and the take, it don’t ever stop ‘Cause that’s the way they generate, oh
4.
Spirit FM 02:19
Radio blaring incantations in my ears again I gasp for the comfort of the air And hear the same rote Holy Marys Every morning at 6 a.m. I jolt awake and I start to heave ‘Cause I’d prayed the lord watch over me But I saw your face there in my dreams My wicked mind, this troubled sleep Oh oh, tuning out the radio, I’m Oh oh, losing faith again Oh oh, learning from the devil how to Drown out the Spirit FM Saved seats at worship There’s not a prayer to get you out of my head I bore my fears out to the pastor He said “Daughter, if you touch her You’ll be paying in the kingdom ahead” I couldn’t lay my troubles down I touched your hand, I bore the crown These sacred walls came crumbling down I fear the wrath, I feel your power Oh oh, tuning out the radio, we’re Oh oh, losing faith again Oh oh, learning from each other how to Drown out the Spirit FM Everybody wants it, but no one thinks about it They tell you there’s a heaven, but you’re not allowed in Keep it to yourself now, don’t say nothing aloud When they find out what we do, they’re gonna do something about it Everybody wants it, but no one thinks about it They tell you there’s a heaven, but you’re not allowed in You keep it to yourself now, don’t say nothing aloud ’Cause what’s coming out the airwaves, it’s gonna drown us out
5.
Help me out I don’t know what you’re talking about When you send me off to play with the neighbors There’s something I can’t figure out You’re all cold And I’d hoped you’d act a little bit more Like on any other day But now there’s something left to say that you won’t So down doobie do da da Don’t tell me not to play in the neighbor’s yard ’Cause I’m stayin out ’til dark ’Til you tell what you’re not letting on Tell me what’s been going on Your old ghosts They’re moved on in and living with us And I’ve heard you on the phone Whispering “Someone else is home” But it’s just us And you’re cold And it’s like you think I don’t even know And I just don’t understand now Why you wanna leave me alone Down in the cellar, there’s something, I swear ‘Cause on the days that I stay home from school I always find a reason to keep me in suspicion I know, I know, I know I’m to mind my own business, but there’s a little difference When you’re living in the great unknown It’s tearing me apart and I can tell there’s something wrong
6.
Give it a shot If you stand it alone Give it a shot You can make it on your own If all you want Is a license to go Give it a shot You won’t suffer through no more Well, I’ve seen you see the light, but you still cower in the dark You’ve got some certain shaking certainty that he’s your only shot You’re just holding on to him ’cause you think loving you’s too tough Well, come on It’s the language of a cynic that still keeps you holding on Though you can hear the trembling in it when you listen close enough You're not asking why it hurts, you're wondering if it hurts too much Well, come on
7.
Out Of Reach 04:24
Caught up in the daily forecasts, basking in the sun Oh, how it hurt to squint at decades still to come While the blaring television boasted of our skill The imminence, it gripped you early on Fearful child You'd lie awake at night In bleak envisioning, visioning A prophet’s end Through a heretic lens Nobody listening, listening Every blackened night Every temperature rise We are the fire We give off light By the time we could admit we’d foreseen the effects You’d spent a lifetime mapping outlooks of the wreck Drink it down, cough it up Torrid air fills your lungs If not the best that’s left, what’s left is left for us Circling high Above the rising tide It seemed so out of reach, out of reach The clouds that rise Up through a darkened sky Warm from the air we breathe, air we breathe Every blackened night Every temperature rise We are the fire We give off light And every faded hope Every hallowed divide We are the air The ardent denial Every blackened night Everywhere you walk, there’s a dark cloud forming Even where you are, it’s a perfect storm and Everywhere you walk, there’s a dark cloud forming Even where you are, even where you are
8.
Crushed Out 02:31
It was a strange infatuation I couldn't place it at the time But now it seems as if my mind Was all stopped up with you I had no sense of aspiration I didn't know, I guess it's fine But now it seems so obvious Did it seem so obvious? Through all my fits of desperation Sharing looks and passing notes What did you make of what i wrote? What could I ask of you? The weeks of strained communication Could you read between the lines Or was it just so obvious? It was a strange infatuation I didn’t have the words to say yet, to be fair Crushing out that way It would be years before I’d face it But it was just so obvious
9.
Cruising around, it’s those late summer mornings Dragging you down whole under a long, descending sky You shut your eyes, shut your eyes Stomach in knots, excuse yourself and leave the party Echoing thoughts, spinning over in your mind You’re wasting time, wasting time Sun sinking low, chase it on, oh Down to the road’s horizon Thundering pulse, the moment slows And oh, it ticks on by, yeah Miles to go, the wind blows, You try to force a smile, yeah The season’s brought a single thought Plays over in your mind, yeah Everything dies, everything dies You shut your eyes, shut your eyes
10.
Vessels 03:26
Blood or election Am I the choice you'd have made if you had known The daughter I’d make and the dreams that you’d let go? Sick of could-have-beens, I’ll settle for distance and matters we ignore Freeing myself from the heaviness of hope Vessels and lore Wilt and wither within me Bled to the core You live on without me Your quiet rejection The brick in my stomach as I reach for the phone That tethers me still to a long-forgotten home A severed connection Cut for my own protection The will that it takes to be seen as my own Blood or election Would you have chose if you had known A single direction For the one you call your own Live on without me Within these vessels It's all coulda been, coulda been For the one you call your own Vessels and lore Live on without me It's all coulda been, coulda been For the one you call your own
11.
Wishing 01:16
Everybody wants to know: “What are you gonna be?” A handful of hours of air inside your lungs But we've got months of dreams We build a world around you In the foolish belief: There is a nobleness to these projections Whispered as you sleep I know these wishes get so heavy And oh, sometimes they make us blind I’ll try to see you as you are Dwindling households and fictional scenes My mother lamenting the vanishing vision of what she saw for me Quelling the forecast of roads up ahead These are the lives that we never stop wishing we'd lived instead
12.
Missing You 02:53
I was a fool, just running ’round on my own then I played it cool with the boys at the end of the bar Though I might say I didn’t have a care in the world then It wasn’t true: I was missing you We took a walk down 17th in the moonlight I held my breath at the step by the edge of your door And I nodded yes when you said “Hey, is everything alright?” But it wasn’t true: I was missing you Something inside told me I shouldn’t do Things that set my heart racing, the dreams I held to So I wrapped them up tight and hid them from view And gave them a name I called “Missing You” Every cop in the city and the family I knew The church and the pastor all said I shouldn’t do But their pleas for contrition just couldn’t break through Not one of them stronger than missing you The cops in the city, yeah, and everyone I knew The church and the pastor couldn’t tell me what to do Their pleas for contrition, yeah, well, none of them broke through Not one of them was stronger than missing you

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Out September 21st, Tell No One is the debut full-length by Washington, D.C.’s Bad Moves. It’s a perfect power-pop album -- alternately explosive and vulnerable, loud and tender. Recorded with Hop Along’s Joe Reinhart, it’s an album about secrecy -- it’s anxiety and weight. The songs are meant to tell a story about how self-discovery works when you’re a kid and how those experiences, revelations, and regrets ripple into adult life. Bad Moves are Emma Cleveland, David Combs, Katie Park, and Daoud Tyler-Ameen.

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released September 21, 2018

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BAD MOVES is:

Emma Cleveland
David Combs
Katie Park
Daoud Tyler-Ameen

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