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Send Us Fools

by Empire Smalls

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    Empire Smalls deliver their debut full-length album—ten songs of love, hate, fate, and foolish behavior. Albums are 160-gram black vinyl with five songs per side.

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1.
Why do you send us fools to believe in? Why do you make us fools who believe?
2.
Trapped 03:33
Trapped inside your bubble again When you’ve been up this crick as many times as I’ve been You don’t forget to pack an extra paddle again I remember when we were a thing We used to laugh and dance and shout and we’d sing We'd sing whoa oh oh oh But that’s over now Like history Like phrenology Like democracy Like a simile Trapped inside your puzzle again When you’ve been knocked down for as long and far as I’ve been You don’t forget to bring a longer ladder again I remember when we were a thing We used to laugh and dance and shout and we’d sing We'd sing whoa oh oh oh Trapped inside your bottle again When you’ve been locked out for as long as I’ve been You don’t forget to find another way to get in I remember when we were a thing We used to laugh and dance and shout and we’d sing We'd sing whoa oh oh oh Trapped!
3.
With a Kiss 02:33
I don’t what you’re thinking and I don’t know what you do I don’t know what you’ve been drinking or how many you’ve been through I don’t know if I’m gonna have to pick you off the floor Don’t be surprised if I show up at your door Cuz I know when eyes like ours meet like this I know it all starts with a kiss I don’t know what you’re thinking and I don’t know what I feel I don’t know if what I see is really, really real I don’t know what you’re doing down there on the farm But I know I’d like to come down and hold you in my arms And I know it all starts with a kiss Oh kiss this! I don’t know where you come from or where you’re going to I don’t know if this message is getting through to you I don’t know what’s come over me but I must admit I know you and I would make a perfect fit And I know it all starts with a kiss.
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Come on and twist and shout Come on and shake it up You really got me going now Just like I knew you would Come on and light my fire Come on and start me up You’re talking ‘bout your satisfaction Did it get all used up? Just like I knew they would Just like I knew they would Come on and twist and shout Come on and shake it up You really got me going now Just like I know they would Well, I can see for miles And I can see for days You’re talking ‘bout your generation But they’ve all gone away Just like I knew they would Just like I knew they would
5.
Robbin 05:31
Robbin looks in the mirror and he’s not quite sure what he sees Robbin just turned forty one without any memories Of the groupie sex or the hotels they wrecked or the tiger-striped spandex Robbin looks out his window at the Southern California seashore And Robbin looks up at his gold and platinum awards For when the singer sang and the guitars rang For four out of five in Kerrang Robbin, close your eyes Cuz the singer’s stopped singing and the guitars stopped ringing And what comes goes round and round And where it stops no one knows
6.
Airborne 03:22
Airborne gonna lift you right out of your seat Airborne gonna knock you right off of your feet Airborne gonna hit you on every beat Airborne gonna spread to everybody you meet Airborne gonna knock you back into your bed Airborne gonna get you goin’ out of your head Airborne gonna lock you up inside of your home Airborne gonna keep you locked up and alone
7.
We’re just waiting for the sky to fall 'cause we’re tired of ya’ll tellin’ us what to do We’re just waiting for the day to break ‘cause we got things to make, that’s what we do We don’t like you You know it’s true We’re just waiting for these barricades to end this masquerade and unmask you We’re just waiting for the rope to fray ‘cause we got bills to pay and so do you We don’t like you You know it’s true, yes you do We are so tired of all your lies Ask us no questions, you’ll get no replies Everything you say is just a silly game Sad eyes, sad dogs crying in the rain We’re just waiting for the earth to shake for the ground to quake and rattle you We’re just waiting for the hurricane, for the swamp to drain and swallow you We don’t like you You know it’s true, yes you do
8.
Mockingbird 02:40
Hush little baby, don’t say a thing Daddy’s gonna buy you a diamond ring And if that diamond ring don’t shine Daddy’s gonna buy you a diamond mine Hush little baby, don’t say a word Daddy’s gonna buy you a mockingbird And if that mockingbird don’t sing Daddy’s gonna destroy everything
9.
I sat down the other day and wrote a letter to my friend I put a stamp on the envelope and I mailed it to him It said, How are you, I am fine, don’t betray me again And never start a fight you know you can’t win Yellow Helicopter on the ground Can you take me up there can you spin me around? I’m a little tired and I worked all day I’ll be very good, I’ll stay out of your way I feel safe in your skies I feel secure in my disguise Unpack your bags before you go Leave your troubles far below I put a dime in the payphone and I’m placing my call I’m going through the phone book ‘til I contact you all Calling out bullshit don’t make you a cynic (hey!) If you want to win a fight you got to get up in it (hey!) If you want to survive you’ve got to learn to forgive Yellow Helicopter on the ground Can you take me up there can you spin me around and around and around? I’m a little tired and I worked all day I’ll be very good, I’ll stay out of your way I feel safe in your skies I feel secure in my disguise Unpack your bags before you go Leave your troubles far below Yellow Helicopter on the ground Can you take me up there can you spin me around and around and around?
10.
I didn’t say, that I’d love you forever, but I do I didn’t know, what you’re asking but it’s true I didn’t see us here Nor you me neither I didn’t think we’d see, things so differently I know sometimes, we don’t get along And there’s those times, I’ll walk the dog But I do know, I really do I know, I love you Imagine a tree, free to stand and sway Free to fade away, lovely Pick out a star, brilliant but far Far away from me You’re my, sweet wine, when I’m feeling blue A long line takes time, but we got through Some vines, fence climb, Covering the view Moonflower bloom La la la la la la lala la

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Empire Smalls deliver their debut full-length album: ten songs of love, hate, fate, and foolish behavior.

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released April 1, 2022

Empire Smalls is Chris Auman, Tim Davison, Mike Dixon with Maripa Abella, Bela Davison, Booker Davison, and Jane Hanna. Mixed by Kris Poulin. Mastered by Carl Saff, Saff Mastering.

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Empire Smalls Chicago, Illinois

Empire Smalls is an amorphous body in a constant state of evolution. It is what it is when it can be.

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