Familiar Techniques

by Downward Dogs

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1.
I know you saw me looking at the sidewalk But right now I can't find the strength to care Yeah I miss what I lost You guessed right But I'm content to leave it there Cause I don't spread out like the street And its wide reach never meant that much to me I see the curb and the curb sees me I check my face and you're watching I know you think I'm thinking a thought in here Kindly you'll give it a rest Every moment costs me something I recall Are you next? Cause I don't spread out like the street And its wide reach never meant that much to me I see the curb and the curb sees me I check my face and you're watching
2.
01:55
Fell in love with a sad machine I love the way that she parted the streets Her arms are new but it's a familiar technique Fell in love with a sad machine She never fails to impress the hell out of me Like the way that she assimilated my dreams And I am finally going to know Fell in love with a sad machine I love the way that she thought she could talk to me Always willing to fill the show for me Her predictions always getting the best of me Her arms are new but it's a familiar technique
3.
04:41
I can get away with it all now Your eyes are deep inside but I see em It’s been A couple years since the war now I saved the days cause I knew I’d need em And this is it I have a mouth for you And you were there When he picked your world apart And you were there, small hands Yes you were there I am Drunk and high and I’m upstairs I am elegant with my small hands You wait And you separate and you call the kids away As the static turns to noise And this is it I have a mouth for you And you were there When he pushed your lips apart And you were there, small hands Yes you were there I am Revolution and I am dead But I’ve never felt better He will find you Far too big for such small hands Overgrown and screaming for weather And this is it I have a mouth for you And you were there When he pulled your legs apart And you were there, small hands Yes you were there And I will vouch for you
4.
I met the crew when I was green I left it but it never left me the truly hungry stomach can tell a missed opportunity and now I am a vessel i am the thing you can't get away from an image in a puddle split by rain but hey it still kinda looks like you no matter what you do i wavered when i hit the first part a reputation torn in two in the corners of a greenpoint bar i stayed but didn't want to smoke with you and now it's all sticky and mean and love sucks and fools all we maybe i should have stayed asleep and let the devil make his mess all over me so that he could see: no logo no flag nothing to defend i know it must be rough for you me gathering men under cover of night to me it's the end of the world, still the ladies hit the panic light and then poof! everything was dead but everything has come back to die again i'm never short of help at the tombs but we need more room so bring in the wrecking crew to do what they do
5.
05:31
Today mistakes were made It rained, it left the wall stained What makes a man sick? What makes a man sick? Well, apparently not the years and now years Of living up to my neck in it It takes the rain It takes a hurricane I feel like a freak survivor Just because I stayed But I have grown a little less cynical Somewhere along the way Still, I can't believe I just said that I can't believe we made it here alive And neither can you from the look on your face What made us wise, Made us realize the stakes? It takes the rain It takes a hurricane Some days, some days it's all great Some days we kick the world away I went and I stayed I took the last train Early on the couch the morning Comes in And flesh it out that soundtrack did It takes the rain It takes a hurricane

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released August 24, 2012

Recorded and mixed by Brian Speaker at Speakersonic Studios, Brooklyn NY
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
Cover art by Alabaster Rhumb
Layout by Brooke McGowan
Horns arranged by Blair Frowner
All songs by Joe Yoga ©2012 Sunshine and Wind (BMI)

Bill Chambers: Bass
Blair Frowner: Tenor Sax
Zach Huckel-Bauer: Trumpet, Vocals
Ryan Roger: Drums
Joe Yoga: Vocals. Guitar

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Downward Dogs New York, New York

Downward Dogs bring acoustic punk up from the curbsides of New York with a sound that's a little bit lounge, a little bit swing, and all rock and roll. Picture Pixies and Steely Dan rumbling in a Burger King parking lot. Brass and drone braying from mono speakers. Big choruses, swaying anthems, yelping lyricism, old kids on new drugs staring at stars in the puddles. ... more

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