We Buy Balloons, We Let Them Go

by Corbett Blair

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This album is about the passage of time.
A story about two kids who fall in love, are separated, and come back strangers.

Download includes photos from an abandoned house that belonged to somebody a long time ago.

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released February 14, 2017

Erika Blair - Vocals
Bradford Blair - Guitar
Jake Rubenstein - Trumpet
Joe Esser - Cello

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Track Name: The Galaxies In Your Eyes Each Contain A Tiny Version Of Me Telling You This
You and me under the trees
you'll never see a brighter sky in your life

The sepia moon, her time-withered face
she'll never see another us in her life
so hold, hold on tight

Though tonight will happen forever
it'll fade in your head with time

The present's already a memory
but believe me
you'll never taste a sweeter laugh in your life

Breathe deep so you may remember the taste
Let's not tell the stars
let's not tell the sun
it's morning

It can be our secret

Because maybe if I could live in this instant
I'll die thinking life was too short
Track Name: A View Of Today (From Tomorrow)
I remember
we were virgins
nothing will be the same

This feels just like home, just like home
A home you'll never know
Track Name: We Buy Balloons
I'll cut holes in my body
so as I'm whisked away
I'll hear our song
sung by parts of me,
parts that are gone
I'll live a million miles for you

We'll drown in people
come up alone
but believe me
I'll find my way back
I'll come home
Track Name: My Flesh Is An Atlas
This summer's too long
my kids are too young
Will you take the wilderness out of your hair
and put it back where it came from?
All I want is to miss what I have right now
Track Name: Untitled 6 Word Poem #3
Where's the love in your violence?
Theres no love in your violence.
What is this meaningless violence, love?

I need love in my violence.
You put love in your violence.
I need your love in my

Where's the love in your violence?
Theres no love in your violence.
What is this meaningless violence, love?

I need love in my violence.
You put love in your violence.
I need your love in my
Track Name: We Let Them Go
I'm coming home

Dive down to my core
kicking into knots
just another reminder
you're not in my arms

But I close my mouth
to keep you there
it's not your turn anymore
I'm coming home
Track Name: When Words Stop Being Words
I don't remember
what those kids
laughed about
that night in the woods

But that's okay
it belongs to them
their secret to keep

That's where you told me to go
that's where I asked you to stay
and at least one of us kept our word
Track Name: Beehives For Corpses
Laugh with me, laugh with me
the punchline is in and it's better than ever
The meaning of life can be seen
crawling across your face
after I tell a joke

just not this joke

and not this face
Track Name: This Is Not An Exit.
Our very own house
our very own bed
chalk outline grins
held by strings overhead

Child locked
but understood
by orange caskets of pills

We are still in those woods
strung up by the gills
but still laughing.