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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


from Familiar Techniques, released August 24, 2012



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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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