Birth

by Kid Cousin

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Recorded and produced at Controlled Sound Studios by Jeff McKinnon.

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released November 25, 2014

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Kid Cousin Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Kid Cousin is a versatile 5-piece rock band from Lancaster, PA. Combining elements of alternative, progressive, jam, folk, post-rock, and indie genres, the band has created an eclectic sound that attracts fans of all backgrounds, ages, and preferences. ... more

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Track Name: Prelude
(instrumental)
Track Name: The Trough
the tables all turn
and the children they learn
that the lessons repeat themselves
the winners become losers
beggars become choosers
round and round and round we go
so if I made a world where we’re free
would we grow so quick to think there’s
more that we need?
if you throw in the mix
God’s trick that we are sick
and commanded to be well
still out of the blue
came me and you and
I hope that will see you through your days
I will see you again my girl
not in a kingdom or a cavern
right where we left it
this love we made
all I can hope for you wherever
you find your better days
Track Name: Trapdoor
through the trapdoor
see what is beneath
you and all the kings with which you feast
we sing songs to the rhythm of the steps of
your feet
so put us down below where we can’t
compete
but soon this too shall pass
that you bite off more than you can chew
when the lid pops off it starts at the top
realize what’s coming back to you
save me, she said I’m waiting
for some great big hand
to strike justice onto me
spare me, while you found comfort all
around
we slaved for nothing underground
we’re back to exact what was done
through the trapdoor
with your creature comforts I hope you
find
that out here in the cruel world
you’d never survive
in a land where your big old belly grins
just a bunch of fat faces following a false
wind
Track Name: Tea Leaves
one faithful commandment
dripping down
sipping the reflection from the leaves
and I know the future holds
a traitor who is waiting in the wings
slow and steady
kills the race
first to last and last to first
we never tire, never thirst
you knew best, but you got me into this
mess
one golden rule broken
bleeding trust
burdening the branches of this tree
and we know the hopeful fold
under fifteen hundred tons of speed
who’s counting on who?
Track Name: Malfunction
all of these days I could never dream
breaking my back just so I don’t feel a
thing
cause you are always what I hoped to be
better and brighter to help move us along
I’m stuck in a rut like a punch to the gut
and it’s gonna take some time
to roll with this one too
no matter the worry that weighs
heavy on your mind
today is what sees tomorrow through
but on and on it goes
and don’t let it get you down
I never wanted any of this for you
now I’m never getting through
one of these days I hope you find a dream
break the bonds and carry on through
anything
but you are always what I hoped to be
better and brighter to help move us along
I’m stuck in a rut like a punch to the gut
and it’s gonna take some time
to roll with this one too
no matter the worry that weighs
heavy on your mind
today is what sees tomorrow through
I never wanted any of this for you
this bed I made and your doubts
finding proof
now I’m never getting through
Track Name: Swamp Thing
raise no alarms
get taken by the hand to another land
way past Maggie’s farm
gonna get down groove ‘til you really can’t
move
gonna get down groove ‘til you really can’t
move
hey there little man
mama never told you ‘bout Quicksand
they slipped it under your tongue so
discreet
goodbye to those shiny new front teeth
where am I?
who am I?
don’t reach for the sky
to live you must die
who are you to say that
we can’t come into this place?
I fear no darkness
we are vain, not heartless
raise the alarms
the way you’d scream in a bad dream
go tear down Maggie’s farm
Euphorio’s gone get on the move
euphoria’s long gone get on the move
no more little man
innocence swallowed by the quicksand
now get out
burn down the Diamond Ring
they turned Kid Cousin to a
swamp thing
Track Name: Colony Collapse Disorder
progression leading
upward and onward
on past eternity
learned lessons urging on
sad and somber
and never cease to be
work your hands to the bone
wear the hours down
the children sit all alone
when there’s no one left around
see, you’ll never know
the truth of consequence
‘til you reap what you sow
you’ll never know
the truth of consequence
‘til you reap what you sow
ring ‘round the barren
slopes of a nation
taking more than it needs
a trembling deep in their bones
the smiles all turn to frowns
while kings sit still on their throne
the walls come crumbling down