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Psychopomp

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1.
In Heaven: The dog’s confused She just paces around all day She’s sniffing at your empty room I’m trying to believe When I sleep it’s really you Visiting my dreams Like they say that angels do I came here for the long haul Now I leave here as an empty fucking hole Oh do you believe in heaven? Like you believed in me Oh it could be such heaven If you believed it was real Is there something you can do with yourself As I sift through the debris While I empty every shelf And flounder in the muck that I’ll be drowning in so soon You can’t watch me from the banks then Turn to say you’re swimming too Come here for the long haul Now I leave here just an empty goddamn hole How do you believe in heaven? Like you believe in me? Oh it could be such heaven If you believed it was real
2.
The Woman That Loves You: You’re embarrassing me With a postponed marriage and this stalled out car Then you leave me in the back With half a window rolled down Like a dog Like a dog in the summer heat Don’t you think? Don’t you think? You should try to do as little harm as you can To the woman that loves you Oh, we’ll stay Oh, we’ll stay together for the weekend Honey the weekend, babe Me and you, frosted blue But we’re gazing out for better things You should try to do as little harm as you can To the woman that loves you
3.
Rugged Country: 666 sixteen-year-old kids huddled around the grocery lot "He punched out my teeth" so you said, so did the evidence The blood and the dent on the car door from your head And this is where I bring you With every laurel I've hung from your neck It will be the noose that hangs you Yes it will be the noose that hangs you Cause I was lonely here and it’s lonely still In the rugged country where the weeds grow fierce Quicker than the crop I keep running from In this rugged country I'm the rugged one And this is where we lost you Despite every effort to bring you back And the hope’s the one that haunts you And this home's the rope that’s wrapped around your neck And it will be the noose that hangs you Yes it will be the noose to hang you And it's a heavy hand where I wear your death As a wedding ring in the rugged country I tend to your man in the home you had Oh in this rugged country I'm the rugged one
4.
Everybody Wants to Love You!: Can I get your number? Can I get you into bed? When we wake up in the morning Will you give me lots of head? Everybody wants to love you Everybody wants to love you! Will you lend me your toothbrush? Will you make me breakfast in bed? Ask me to get married And then make me breakfast again! Everybody wants to love you Everybody wants to love you!
5.
Psychopomp 01:15
Instrumental
6.
Jane Cum 03:31 video
Jane Cum: Jane Cum, In a year I’ll say, “your hair got long” And you’ll tell me how the band got good Like dust kicked up from a tire Full force through the high beams I was rushing from Phantom pain, sweat away our clothes Hatching Jane Cum, you Swallow me whole Soulless animal keep feeding on my meat All my tiny bones between your teeth Jane Cum, you Swallow me whole
7.
Heft 03:37
Heft: I want to churn like Amish butter I want to move out of your way I want to find what’s there in your stomach If it’s the same dark and it’s too late What if it’s the same dark coming? The same dark What if it’s the same dark coming? The same dark Oh fuck it all then I spent the summer trying to be sweeter I spent the summer staying in I ran a mile and then another I spent my nights by hospital beds What if it’s the same dark coming? The same dark What if it’s the same dark coming? The same dark Then fuck it all Then fuck it all
8.
Instrumental
9.
Triple 7 04:00
Triple 7: Don’t you know I’ve always been this way? I look to you through the workweek And I love a man in uniform Because he loves me like a slot machine From the valley of loose women In the cruel light of morning Call out my name Like something from the bottom of a well How I want, how I need How I cling to your sleeves Till they’re like lacerated sails But in the night I am someone else Don’t you know it’s always been the same? A pure woman is hard to find To come by these days And I know the looks of urge and scorn And I know the role I’m meant to play The role of the other woman Who will spend her life longing Call out my name Like something from the bottom of a well How I want, how I need How I cling to your sleeves Till they’re all fucked beyond repair But in the night I am someone else

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released April 1, 2016

"at once cosmically huge and acutely personal, Zauner captures grief for the perversely intimate yet overwhelming pain it is. Long may she keep at this music thing." -Pitchfork

"a stunning debut" -Rolling Stone

"overwhelmingly colorful and joyous; while her words betray grief and frustration, she turns the pain into power." -NPR

"Psychopomp is exemplary, finding joy in sadness and despair in the brightest of lights...It’s an immaculately crafted debut, and you should listen" -Stereogum

*Pressing Info*
1st Pressing:
100 Translucent Purple (SOLD OUT)
400 Clear (SOLD OUT)

2nd Pressing:
100 Custom Translucent Aqua (SOLD OUT)
400 Black (SOLD OUT)

3rd Pressing:
250 Hazy Clear Pink (SOLD OUT)
350 Light Blue Marble (SOLD OUT)
400 Clear Green (SOLD OUT)

4th Pressing:
100 Clear with Light Blue Splatter (SOLD OUT)
200 Black (SOLD OUT)
700 Coke Bottle Clear (SOLD OUT)

5th Pressing:
2500 Black

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Dedicated to my Mother

Credits
All songs written by Michelle Zauner
(with the exception of Everybody Wants to Love You, written by Birthday Girls)
Produced by Ned Eisenberg and Michelle Zauner
Engineered by Colin Redmond at CR Ensemble in Eugene, OR
Mixed by Ned Eisenberg in Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Alex Santilli at Spice House Sound in Philadelphia, PA
Art Design by Ben Pubusky

Guitar, Vocals - Michelle Zauner
Bass - Peter Bradley
Guitar - Nick Hawley-Gamer
Percussion, Clarinet - Colin Redmond
Keys - Ned Eisenberg
Strings - Adam Ponto
Backup Vocals on Everybody Wants to Love You! - Sam Cook-Parrott

Thanks: Peter Bradley, Ned Eisenberg, Colin Redmond, Nick Hawley-Gamer, Ben Pubusky, Adam Ponto, Sam Parrott-Cook, Andrew Lorish, Leo London, Christian Holden, Babak Ganjei, Dan Abh, Seagreen Records, DBTS, Birthday Girls

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