Sister City // Uncle​/​Father Oscar

by Uncle/Father Oscar

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We love Sister City! They asked us to do a split with them and we were like, "Are you sure? We suck." They said, "You're the kind of suck we like." Now we have a side thing on the weekends. Anyway we made some songs. Enjoy! We do not endorse the use of cocaine! Weed's cool.
Edit: I'm fine with cocaine. Come get me, FBI.
Love, Dallas

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released 27 January 2015

Sister City is:
Daniel Abzug (drums)
John Gamble (guitar)
Adam Linder (guitar and vocals)
Joe Wolfe (bass)

Guest vocals on Skyline: Dallas Scott

Recorded October and November 2014 in Philadelphia, PA at Fresh Produce Studios, Pelican Audio Suite, and Adam's House
Most things engineered by Jake Detwiler. Vocal overdubs engineered by Adam Linder. Dallas's vocals engineered by Tom Conran
Produced by Sister City
Mixed by Adam Linder
Mastered by Tom Conran at Pelican Audio Suite
Lyrics by Adam Linder
Music by Sister City

Uncle/Father Oscar is:
Keith Rogers (drums and vocals)
Dallas Scott (guitar and vocals)
Kevin Rogers (guitar and vocals)
Kyle Bosler (bass and vocals)
Tom Conran (tenor guitar, wurly, and vocals)

Recorded live December 7th 2014 in Philadelphia, PA at Philly Sound Studios.
Engineered by Ben McGuinn.
Produced by Tom Conran and Uncle/Father Oscar
Mixed & Mastered by Tom Conran at Pelican Audio Suite
Lyrics by Keith, Dallas
Music by Uncle/Father Oscar

Artwork by SPDeisgns

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Track Name: Sister City - Earthbound & Down
Ever so slight is the slime in my throat
Lightly obscuring the words that it coats
My idea of a joke: drown to see if I float
And I'm laughing the loudest of all

I set aside my disaffection
But found respite in resentment
In rejection I found a semblance
Of comfort so I've only ever lived
At the top of this tower

There is a reason for all of this
This anger has impetus

I talk a big game
Stoke a big flame
But that doesn't mean I don't get burned
I draw lines between myself and everyone else
As a defense against impermanence
As an affront to my health
Still I am fine most of the time

Ever so slight is the slime in my throat
Lightly obscuring the words that it coats
My idea of a joke: drown to see if I float
And I'm laughing the loudest of all

And it's small
But there's a certain consolation
Involved in total alienation
For all
Of this self-deprecation
I'm not actually this jaded
Or obsessed with isolation

I just talk a big game
Stoke a big flame
But that doesn't mean I don't get burned
I draw lines between myself and everyone else
As a defense against impermanence
As an affront to my health
Still I am fine most of the time

Ever so slight is the slime in my throat
Obscuring the words that it coats
My idea of a joke: drown to see if I float
And I'm laughing the loudest of all
Track Name: Sister City - Skyline
If I never move again
Take me to where the skyline ends
And leave me with the trees
Should my heart start skipping beats
Believe

It is time to start giving back

I cycled through the tried and trues
But kept coming back to something new
I couldn't shake the deja vu
So I stalled a while and scrapped that too
And I ended back where I began
But with holes punched through my hollow hands

I may have never breathed before

There was something in the air that sat like lead
And it filled my lungs with pure contempt
The taste was equally saccharine
And bitter to my braying lips

What a still and quiet evening
As I watch the sun retreating

If I never move again
Take me to where the skyline ends
And leave me with the trees
Should my heart start skipping beats
Because maybe the greatest prize
Is to one day photosynthesize

So pick a myth or prescription
Fill your head with either one
The pills and the liquids
Or the we shall overcomes
Sleep safe in the suburbs
Sip your filtered water slow
And swallow the story
As the capsule's coating goes

That taste is still on my tongue
As the sound scrapes my aching gums
Heavy hands pressed against my chest
Singing the chorus of our lament

If I never move again
Take me to where the skyline ends
Track Name: Old Man Joyce used to fix up Thunderbirds in Here (years & years ago)
Lately,
I've been going crazy
This line's cliche
So I'll rewrite it
Then I'll get angry
and just quit

In separate countries
It's a disease
To being half fucked up as me
So let's take advantage
Put on our bandages

It's safe to say that we
Lived our lives too soon
We just wasted our time burning in the bathroom
And I chose you
I don't know why I do
We just wasted our time burning in the bathroom

Saturday
Came and went
All I said
Is all I am

In separate countries
It's a disease
To being half fucked up as me
So let's take advantage
Put on our bandages

It's safe to say that we
Lived our lives too soon
We just wasted our time burning in the bathroom
And I chose you
I don't know why I do
We just wasted our time burning in the bathroom


Pretend that I'm cooler than I am
Not getting home till 5AM
If summer was a place in time
I'd be yours and you'd be mine

And there's this voice inside my head
That secretly wishes I was dead
Devil with a spray-on tan
and a short attention span
Track Name: Murder on the Beach (yo)
Take your pick
of modern dance
They all fucking suck
I wanna do the robot
Plans were made
and plans were broke
So strip the books
We're getting off the coke
I wanna do the robot

Wake up at dawn
Finger the pulse, it's calm
Do it over again
again and again and again and again....

Hey man are you OK?

The club is dead
Bodies line the shore
Eyes are red
But I'm not high anymore
Surfed all night
and died every day
Things were better before I was born
I just hope the future goes away


Wake up at dawn
Finger the pulse, it's calm
Do it over again
again and again and again and again....