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Ain't It Nice (EP)

by Mal Blum

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1.
another day watching the clock preach to the flock, stockpiled guns and tv dinners and i thought i’d call you up (it’s been a bit) i almost got my wish it really wasn’t quite like this i should have been specific next time i’ll be specific say, “i wanna know when you can bring it home to me i’m begging you, baby, please” you want to know if you can count on me honey, i wish i knew how to leave there but for the grace of god goes every girl i’ve ever loved dancing in the summer sun all saint john’s wort and opium but i try not to judge, between canned goods and water jugs security’s a commodity that we’re all buying up i want to know when you can bring it home to me i’m begging you, baby, please you want to know if you can up and count on me honey, i wish i knew how to leave the desert is a nice escape you want to know if you can always count on me i wish i knew how to leave
2.
an endless string of motel lobby family waiting rooms where everybody’s restless wanting’s gone by afternoon and I’ll admit, I’ve walked those halls now and again go out for nourishment find candy bars and men ain’t it nice, ain’t it nice, to rest your head ain’t it nice to pretend park the beds outside the doors and keep your eyes on them a threadbare mattress shows discretion like nobody can and just this once, boy, I don’t mind being your secret never liked sugar much but now and then I need it ain’t it nice to rest your head ain’t it nice to pretend a dwindling relic trying to give ‘em hell on her way out one day the nationals will elbow their way into town and like a traveling band I think I’ve paid my dues running from state to state but all I found was you oh, ain’t it nice to rest ain’t it nice to rest your head ain’t it nice to pretend instead
3.
going forwards is a climb going back’s too far behind i’ve been there too i’ve been there too too many times can’t move an inch but you can’t stay and getting tired of running away stuck in one place wherever you wake i wanted to say: everybody loves you everybody loves you everybody loves you everybody loves you everyone adores you everyone’s sure of you everybody loves you everybody loves you but you you’ve had it bad, you’ve had it rough chipped up your shoulders and filled em with rocks and you never forgot every hand that stretched out and then let you down life can be hard life can be cruel even when it’s good it don’t feel like it’s true i know it too how to dress up my blues parade ‘em around but everybody loves you everyone adores you everyone’s sure of you everybody loves you, but you but i know you know it somewhere you know, everybody loves you feels the way that i do everybody loves you always thinking of you everyone adores you everyone supports you everybody loves you everybody loves you
4.
Anybody Else 03:22
on the morning you came to me said, loving me made you feel weak didn’t know you meant it like you did by the afternoon you’d made your move took every little piece of you took your space and your love and you left was it hard when it was said and done was it a metaphor? it was a lazy one: how could you let the flame go out? or was it easy and dangerous like your shotgun mouth and your cigarettes you keep shooting me up, smoking me out now i’m just like anybody else now i’m just like anybody else but i’m still myself is it true hypocrisy it ain’t half as fun as it used to be more like breaking a promise to yourself while i’m holed up alone again in a hotel in los angeles wishing i was anybody else i wish that i was anybody else but i’m still myself there’s a girl now in my hotel sheets i’m watching her consider me watching her sleep and when she dreams she’s full of grace, i feel so bad can’t get you out of my head maybe you finally found your way and you could be like anybody else but you’re still yourself we’re still ourselves
5.
Hollywood 03:24
i woke up today in a house i did not pay for with money remind me: what did you like about me before? everyone is so hollywood here i’m a lemon tree sprouting in the dust remind me: what did i like about me before? or tell me what do you like about me now? did you know a shark can grow up to eight feet living in the ocean remind me: what did i think was holding me back before? or tell me what do you like about me tell me what do you like about me tell me what do you like about me tell me what do you like about me now, now tell me what do you like about me tell me what do you like about me tell me what do you like about me tell me what do you like about me everyone is so hollywood here, i’m a lemon tree sprouting in the yard
6.
The Road 02:55
rom the white sands of new mexico to the california coast the places i have loved the most that keep me on the road your hair blowing in the wind on the off ramp and on again to everywhere i’ve ever been that keeps me on the road you keep me on the road you keep me on the road from the flat lands to the mountain tops to all the rest stop parking lots to everywhere that i forgot that keeps me on the road to the beds where i have laid awake thinking about other fates but there’s never been no other way for me than keeping on the road you keep me on the road you keep me on the road you keep me on the road you keep me on the road until i make home

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released April 15, 2022

Ain't It Nice was recorded remotely between Los Angeles, CA and Spooner, WI. All songs written by Mal Blum (tm) 2022 Betterweather Music (ASCAP). All additional instrumentation, arrangement, and production by Kyle Andrews. All vocals by Mal Blum and Kyle Andrews, with the notable exception of Laura Stevenson's beautiful backing vocals on "Everybody Loves You." If you think you hear somebody else other than that, it's probably just Mal going through voice changes over the course of recording this. Mixed by Kyle Andrews. Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering in Portland, OR. Photographs by Emma Mead. Layout by John-Allison Weiss @ Werewolf GF. More info @ malblum.com/about

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