we're going downtown

by darling please [chris church]

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"darling please" was a record i needed to make. after my brother and long-time drummer Mike Church died, i crawled into the basement studio and tried really hard to make a swirling ambient but loud rocking power pop record as a tribute to him. yeah, he probably would have hated it. i am a terrible drummer, and that kind of shows. also, i don't think i did a good job communicating what i was going for to the people who did post-production, and to my ears what was done just ended up sounding like mud. it is what it is, as the master tracks no longer exist. oh well...i do really like the songs. maybe i'll re-record them with a real drummer or try remastering it one day. cheers.


we're going downtown / to shadow the sidewalks / we're at the end of our joke and the rope's on me / and i just can't seem to ever catch up to this one / and the soul of my wit's too dim to match the brevity of this one / this one's levity / this one's good as gone / we're going downtown / stacking the wreckage / the arc of the half-light hits her eyes as i look away / and i know this one's the one who'll turn my heart into ashes / this one and her lashes / wondering where my cash is / it's gone baby gone / gone real gone / this one is the one / and oh the sights and sounds / not another soul around / hovering to spite the ground / we're only trying to beat this paradox down / we're going downtown


released April 3, 2017
written and played by chris church



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chris church Lenoir, North Carolina

rock, power pop, hard rock, progressive rock, folk rock, experimental, pure crap, etc. bands/projects include: the jones, flat earth, junkflower, frank burns, jack sabbath, chalky, the automatic pilots, echoism, darling please, däng, the freds. produced and worked with sticky, the bones of clark gable, lenoir swingers club, math is hard...more. ... more

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