Worldless Lullabies

by The Longest Day of the Year

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    TMULE's 2005 poetry book, "Book of Dawn / I, the Iceberg" is a collection of poems written in the darkness of an Ann Arbor winter after long nights working in a local bar.
    Between open mic, piano lessons, writing his first EP "the earth is hungry.", TMULE spent the wee hours typing and editing his first collection of poems that were originally released as a Kinko's photocopy book as a Christmas present to depress friends and family.
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TMULE's 4-song EP, "Worldless Lullabies" is a collection of songs that were recorded in 2016 with Justin Roth as producer. Mark Lavengood from Lindsay Lou & the Flatbelly's plays resophonic slide guitars, Ben Zito from The Crane Wives plays acoustic and electric bass, Dan Rickabus from The Crane Wives plays drums on the song "House."

"Worldless Lullabies" shines a light in TMULE's darkness. It focuses on a past rife with fear, personal failures, doubt, onerous relationships, and complex familial struggles with addiction. But the song "Six" is a an homage to TMULE's beloved wife for their sixth anniversary, the perfect complement to the disillusion and darkness revealed in the rest of the EP.

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released May 26, 2017

TMULE on guitar and vocals
Justin Roth on guitars and backing vocals, aux percussion
Mark Lavengood (Lindsay Lou & the Flatbelly’s) on resonator guitars
Ben Zito (The Crane Wives) on bass
Paul Maley on trumpet and flugelhorn (Equally Challenged, Whiskey Blanket)
Produced by Justin Roth & Sean Lamborne
Engineered by Justin Roth / Ben Zito, ToneBAR Studios / Centennial Studios
Mastered by Ian Gorman, La Luna Recording & Sound

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Track Name: House
House

I live on the banks of a river
But I ain’t going in there no more
The waters run red with the blood of the dead
And the dreams wash up on the shore

I live on the edge of a wood
But I ain’t going in there no more
The wolf’s got my name on the tip of his tongue
And wine sweeter than ever before
Ever before x 2

And the wind blows through the cracking walls
Elements wear down my resolve
If I leave will I come back at all
Ohhhhh

I live in a house of transgression
Two windows dirt soul for a floor
The walls bend and breathe with the life inside me
And a ghost always knocks on the door
Ohhhhh x 4

If I leave will I come back at all x 15
Track Name: Six
Six

Still shaping the darkness
Blend the absence of sound
With your brush paint your colors all around

Some time to quiet
Some quiet too loud
Be the sunshine
Be the blue skies
Be the clouds


CHORUS
Light shifts into shadow
Through the cities and towns
As we fade in and out
White noise in the distance
Is the din of a crowd?
As we breathe in and out

Hear answers in echoes
Worldless lullabies
Dreaming triptychs
In silent side by sides
Show visions on ribbon
End to end and repeat
Be the willow
Be the branches
Be the leaves

CHORUS
Track Name: Edges
Edges

They never forgave the man who fed the fires burning through the forest
All but abandoned, take what you can carry in this quiet call to arms
But what are the options when the flames are moving faster, coming toward us
And truth is no object, though it comes and goes, it’s passed from hand to hand

CHORUS
I know my edges are uneven
The pictures I’ve kept are gray and grainy
I know that the carpet is worn from pacing

I gather the instruments and work my way through all the weights and measures
But metal and glass cannot contain the heat that radiates the past
What reaches its boiling point, evaporates, and finds its way to heaven
Comes down with a vengeance, tearing all the life from its path

CHORUS
I know my edges are uneven
The pictures I’ve kept are gray and grainy
I know that the carpet is worn from pacing
The pictures I’ve kept are gray and grainy
I know my edges are uneven
The pictures I’ve kept are gray and grainy
I know that the carpet is worn from pacing
The pictures I’ve kept are gray and grainy
I know my edges are uneven
Track Name: Stone
Sinking Stone

Life takes its toll
Time takes us all
Weathering wood
Battling scars

Wind causing wear
Strangling vines
Blood-letting life
Veins running dry

CHORUS
Say you’re a sinking stone
You’re not alone
I’m drawn in too

Coursing through days
Razor thin wire
Face turned to gray
Swim into fire

CHORUS
Say you’re a sinking stone
You’re not alone
I’m drawn in too

Say you’re a sinking stone
You’re not alone
I’m drawn in too
I’m drawn in too