Avarice (featuring Carlos Salazar from Kings & Daughters)

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In loving memory of Colette


Long ago I read the words that said April was the cruelest month
but you drew your first breath in the spring of '87
And my heart, how it stops and it starts and it cracks and breaks
When I think of your eyes and the way you lips would bend so gracefully
Into the crease of your smile.

Last March, it came and it went and it took your last thoughts and that smile. Elliot wrote of the Spring, lilacs, and desire
But none of these words could fill the empty echoes that resonated through my bones

As we carried your casket with the wind in our eyes and your voice in our ears.

On that night we met, you were like fireworks in the noonday sky.
Beautiful and vibrant, something I had never seen before.
Everyday that passes is another note on moving on and letting go. (Just Let Go)

These unspoken thoughts between us both. Is there a room now where you are? Where the walls are covered with them all?
Or do they fade or disappear like the sent of that Summer?

Ten long years have gone

When we were kids, Young but in love. Passion not logic.
I swear the years are not enough
What I'd give for one more moment with your eyes and that crease
of your smile, keeping your demons away.


from The Aftermath EP, released June 14, 2014
Vocals: Carlos Salazar, John Tollefson, Patrick Browning
Guitar: John Tollefson
Bass: Jake Montenegro
Drums: Chris Stallings
Piano: Jake Montenegro
Recorded at Kaliwete Sound by Jake Montenegro



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Of Kings Mc Kinney, Texas

I've been in bands. I've argued over sound and have had bad falling outs with members. No more. This is a project that I've started with my ideas and my vision. No one else's. With the help of vocalist from Never In Ruin, Kings and Daughters, an amazing drummer from Austin, TX and good friends who want to help, this is going to be my legacy. About to hit the studio to record the "EP" ... more

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