The Pollen King

by Arlum Village

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1.
It's Nothing 02:21
No more talking you should just go home No one wants you you should just go home Why bother with transmitters when you’ve got nuthin to say to them watch it floating off of everything see the opportunity it brings on touch and all the voices pass Oh pollen season's come at last
2.
Copper/Gold 04:18
I feel the wind excite the leaves watching from ancient flower trees Their faces gold glowing in the night I watch alone I feel the chill has finally gone and with the spring the rain has come I feel their words, water in my mouth I love you all I feel the thirst consuming me while they all blossom endlessly with mud and rain silence grounds me here they blow away Oooh don’t take this all from me Oooh one more day just one more day let me in oh please don’t go
3.
The noise it came and swallowed everyone around and left me all alone inside my heavy crown The Wind is blowing but it opens up the clouds And in the sun you’ll show them everything you found and be welcomed in There they are standing tall just say anything at all Open heart Open mouth Let it all come pouring out the air is heavy I can feel it weigh me down and when the lightning came it struck me to the ground The earth is bitter now and nothing new can grow And in the screaming rain there’s nowhere left to go Look me in the face They were wrong They were fools they’re not half as smart as you You were brave Raise you head You can breathe as good as
4.
white seeds tapping on the glass I’m safe lying where I am they can’t get to me They won’t hear a thing you say And they’re not worth it anyway You're all I need cause I’m the king of the pollen and all of you bow to me when I sink in my throne and laugh alone at all who deny me So go on Go enjoy the spring The sun won't illuminate a thing Cause I am the light and I keep the light So breathe in all the broken air You can have it I don’t care I don’t need a thing Cause I am the king

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"it's spring-themed, soft sci-fi and all about being the worst when you're young" - Ian Endsley

Will our hero find what he's looking for... or will love find him instead? (No)

Music and Lyrics by Scott Archer**

**with the exceptions of:
select Bass on "Parting of the Ways" (Brett Byron)
All FX on "It's Nothing" and "Parting of the Ways"(Brett Byron)
select viola harmonies on "Copper/Gold" (Brian Scott)
select lyrics on "Copper/Gold" (Ian Endsley)
select lyrics on "Parting of the Ways" (Ian Endsley)

Mixed and Engineered by:
Scott Archer, Brett Byron and Gary Koers

Artwork by Carmen McGhee, Carter Lodwick, and Scott Archer

EP 1
Scott Archer - Guitar, Vocals, Bass, etc.
Brett Byron - SFX
Carrington Clinton - Drums

EP 2
Ben Archer - Drums
Carmen McGhee - Select Piano
Brian Scott - Strings

EP 3
Brett Byron - Select Bass, SFX
Carrington Clinton - Drums
Gary Koers - Background Vocals

EP 4
Carrington Clinton - Drums
Gary Koers - Background Vocals

Special Thanks to:

Ben Archer
Pat Archer
Rene Archer
Carrington Clinton
Brett Byron
Ian Endsley
Dan Kelly
Gary Koers
Carter Lodwick
Carmen McGhee
Brian Scott

For all of their support, feedback, and idea suggestions

Recorded at the Gary Koers Storage Wars®

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released June 1, 2015

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