Kyle Morton - What Will Destroy You

by Kyle Morton

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Ulrich Niebergall
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Ulrich Niebergall Awesome, fascinating, mesmerizing, hypnotizing... I am running out of superlatives when trying to describe this album. The only thing I miss is its availability on CD. Maybe someday...?
alvivilla
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alvivilla Good work! this album is at the same level of any of your other records,you have a highly valued discography. keep doing stuff guys <3 Favorite track: The Aftermath.
Craig Jenkins
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Craig Jenkins Remember seeing them three times during ACL one year. Was not disappointed. Kyle was alive as were the band members. They were giving and having the time of their lives. this Album is just a continuous of the fine music they put out there. Favorite track: My Little Darlin Knows My Nature.
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1.
Poor Bastard 01:49
I awoke inside a coffin Being lowered into the ground On a clear winter morning There were mourners gathered round I could see them though the lid was closed I couldn't tell you how A couple unexpected lovers In a less-than-hoped-for turnout As a stranger read my eulogy aloud He suffered long, he's finally gone If one thing must be said... But he left the sentence hanging I was done with being dead I leapt up from the casket Looking like Dracula's Revenge It came off pretty gauche I guess But what's a joke between your friends? I said I'm feeling so much better now I want to thank you all for coming out Though premature, it truly means the world Then I started laughing, they started leaving And in that moment I believed in karma, and in my mouth the mantra formed It will come back eventually You will be reborn
2.
Innuendos 03:19
You changed out of me As one would change to a new pair of shoes And I see the fashions changing with the seasons And no, love is not immune With a hat in my hand I'm standing naked Show what little you will lose But there are no hard feelings I'm outgrowing my own style too There are birds in the front yard Feed them breadcrumbs from my bathrobe In the morning I stand admiring the colors How is it you get to keep What you are born in? But of course that's just your nature As it's mine to cover up my points of origin But there are no hard feelings Fly away I resign myself to the pavement The only thing concealed Is that there's nothing to conceal It's the bluff that structures everything You were sleeping behind the wheel But if you want to strip it down Want to pare that apple peel You'll find you wanted some love And just a measure of Violent Sex Appeal I am driving when out of nowhere A madman nearly separates me from all my sorrows And in that moment I could have murdered Had a gun availed itself in my lapse of morals But then he pulls up to me and says I am sorry, man, that was altogether my fault I stop. I say there are no hard feelings, of course Only soft ones - likely gone by tomorrow
3.
The traffic lights are out and all the phones are dead Don't answer the door for anyone Before we lost the power think the television said Stay inside your homes wait for help to come That must have been weeks ago Now I've got this sinking feeling You and I are the only ones Now I'm the last man standing you are woman's paragon The garden's ours now we're competitionless But suppose a third party's necessary Just to get it on That the rituals of love demand an audience I went I found some mannequins Set 'em up lining the bedroom The safe words: eyes to God My love come and lie down with me. The world was ripe The world was crowded In its compound eye We felt expansive In the knowledge we had our whole lives Yeah we had options Now our love While not enough It's all there is The truth settled down like a euthanized pet It's over there's no need to repopulate Inscribed in our eyes was the grim epithet Lovers without leverage, we sealed our fate But there's a chance we can still be saved I cooked up some medicine, darling, Just drink until there's nothing left My love come and lie down with me
4.
I had you on my mind In visions more refined The further back in time Some friend of friend's estate Home for the holidays The smell of conifer and mulled wine Seducer's calculus I feigned an accident Reached out and grazed your neck My god it's been so long I see you're moving on You're right, we're not dead yet We find an empty room More catching up to do And what is one more regret When I ask you what you want you flash a guarded look You taunt me with your eyes As you parse over the aftermath But in times like these my silver tongue Returns to me undying love I pine Until you give it up And turn out the light Then the morning takes The love away Leaving only ashtrays and broken bottles How I long to shake My own shoulder blades When I rise before you wake To avoid the trouble And when I leave you will owe me nothing When I leave it will all mean nothing
5.
It's hard to maintain A simple thought through the day Every voice its own planet And my mind tends to gravitate I am pushed I am pulled into every which way Oh life is the great Is the great Is the greatest Strain I was sleeping fitfully Troubled by a disjointed dream One in which my past was a house All my failure were books to read I awoke to my cellphone convulsing your name across the crystal screen Oh life does the strange Does the strange Does the strangest things You were sounding okay Mistaken for the clinically insane Saying a man down in Texas Was just waiting to communicate That I ought to open my mind to his wisdom And let it radiate Oh let it wash over me Let it sing Let it say Give yourself a million years to wake up in the morning And give yourself a million more then if you're still tired There is nothing There is nothing There is nothing but time We are not sick you and I Don't you listen to lies It's hard to explain But all the forms are contained When you scratch out the faces and names In your memory Close your eyes against the light Still the pattern remains It remains in its place Like an obstinate stain Gestalt of original pain
6.
Automatic 03:15
It's your cake you decide when to have it In this life it takes all kinds of nasty habits If I were you, if I were you and circumstances rearranged I would do Almost anything to shake free, get loose But it's automatic Eyes of glass and a mind tuned to static Every once in awhile I see a light flicker in the attic It's my head, It's my head Breaking itself to make a thought but instead Just some pornographic images to stave off my death It's all automatic
7.
Got that catatonic feeling And I'm drooling on the TV Every now and then I think How long have you been gone And where's those groceries? I'll be discovered by explorers My body fossilized in torpor And all the while my thoughts repeat like Chinese water torture When you are gone I tend to ramble on for days It doesn't mean, it just helps me to keep my place Time itself is flattened You come back it never happened Except that now Old man replaced your lover All featureless and fattened In disbelief at your misfortune you say Hell I was only gone the weekend And then I burst to flames You see I've lived entire lives In a single a moment When you are gone the lights go off and on all night The neighbors talk while I stand listless in my socks Until I disappear from sight Got that cataclysmic feeling Babies crawling on the ceiling And now I think Maybe we should start a family
8.
If I couldn't have your heart I would have your body But each time I possessed you in the dark I possessed nothing Your eyes are prison gates Keeping me in this old house But if I tried to go you wouldn not hesitate I'm sure you would let me out In certain moments I see through everything You're a bore, we all know it Everyone has noticed that puppet string Still need someone to pull it Now you are carving their names into your mattress In an imitation of some obscure actress And I don't know why you keep me around But I'm easy Target practice In the thralls of your indifference I remain at my station All my life I've had this unhealthy sense Perverse fascination
9.
I won't lift you up And I won't drag you down I'll be quiet as a mouse in church No you won't hear a sound I know it's been heavy I know you carry a real haul But I'm lighter than nothing now In fact, I barely exist at all Not since I've given it up I can't take any credit And I might live to regret it But now it's done You ask me: are you ready? I say it has to be now We have take ourselves this long Just wearing each other out I used to want disciples Watch them drinketh from my cup I used to want a fancy funeral But now I'm just a sucker for your love All the rest I have given it up As much as it is tempting Consume until I'm empty Enough is enough
10.
My little darlin knows my nature My little darlin knows my mind She has sheltered me from it all the time For left alone to my own devices I will tear at the carpet I'll chew the blinds A more feral specimen you won't find But every year I am getting older And I lose my good-looks, lose my charms All I used to lure you into my arms Who could blame you being cynical You're right the world it is a crypt It's pitiless and cold And though I remain skeptical That you still love me May be the only miracle I never learned to trust a love song It was not because the words were trite But I felt the love itself was trite Now my little darlin I'll sing you a love song One you can hang your hat on every night I will be your witness if you be mine I will be your witness if you be mine I will be your witness if you be my wife

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The debut solo album by Typhoon frontman Kyle Morton available everywhere now and on vinyl via Bug Hunt.

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released September 20, 2016

Recorded and Mixed by:
Paul Laxer and Kyle Morton

Mastered by:
Andy Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering

Written and Performed by:
Kyle Morton
Gestalt cowritten by Casey O'Brien

Photography by:
Matthew Thomas Ross

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TYPHOON Portland, Oregon

Typhoon is a band from Portland, OR.

Members: Kyle Morton, Toby Tanabe, Dave Hall, Pieter Hilton, Alex Fitch, Tyler Ferrin, Devin Gallagher, Shannon Steele

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