Night Alerts

by Spanish For Hitchhiking

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1.
04:02
whatever I say as the thirsty shouter as the dry and pure whenever you speak, all I get is powder how could I need anymore dry one, be sweeter to me be softer when the world is louder all the dry sweetness I drink is glass after glass of cinnamon powder on a dry day when your heart is desert and my hand is the glass in a short way, all I get is powder thirsty now and before dry one, be sweeter to me be softer when the world is louder all the dry sweetness I drink is glass after glass of cinnamon powder whatever I say at the thirsty counter as the dry and sure dry one, be sweeter to me be softer when the world is louder all the dry sweetness I drink is glass after glass of cinnamon powder take it away from me, sweet sweet water the bitterness has its place take it away from me, it’s my fault and I can just live on cinnamon
2.
in time like a snake that finds an owl singing in the daytime keeping the dark away we’ll find like underwater sounds that never talking is echoing everyday so let some words just leave your lips make them count, make them count it takes time to grow this from a seed to grow a shade tree keeping the heat away but things grow in the very hardest places and never talking is half me, anyway so let some words just leave your lips make them count, make them count a few words that sound like this: where have you been? where have you been? i’ll let some words just leave my lips and i’ll make them count, i’ll make them count a few words that sound like this: where have i been? where have i been?
3.
oh speak not falsely to me I am late as I am I am late knowing that, late to showing that I have no place to go oh speak not slowly to me I am fast as I am I am fast when thinking and, fast when heavy drinking when it’s the only place to go if all of your family love is overflowing from the pockets of your springtime coat remember me, and speak not falsely oh speak not quietly to me I am loud as I am I am loud in quiet times, loud and it shows that I I have no place to go if all of your family love is overflowing from the pockets of your springtime coat remember me, and speak not falsely if all of your family love is overflowing from the pockets of your springtime coat remember me, and speak not falsely
4.
your friends are sick and you’re sad your calls could break a glass your glass that’s filled with white tonight or red it’s strong and it’s right we’re here we know the sound your voice is still so proud of me despite the darkness of your days there by the park we can listen so good that you’ll hardly know that to be by yourself is to be alone and you’re so tired and although it shows we are one phone call away we’re here to be a heart we don’t feel far apart please call and write and try to feel the moon on your steering wheel we can listen so good that you’ll hardly know that to be by yourself is to be alone and you’re so tired and although it shows we are one phone call away we can listen so good that you’ll hardly know that to be by yourself is to be alone and you’re so tired and although it shows we are one phone call away
5.
06:41
too loud, sleep sits. too soft means fits. parties kick me. a crowd is three. at night, three sheets, the dreams discrete. at noon, too tired. the world is wired. I dream the house has left the ground. The doors refuse to let me out. I dream a swan has left the air. The house we’re in has fallen there. Green leaves change me to you, and back into me Then I’ll go home my love, my home. I dream the house has left the ground. The doors refuse to let me out. I dream a swan has left the air. The house we’re in has fallen there. (and that’s where I am) too loud, sleep sits. too soft means fits. I dream the house has left the ground. The doors refuse to let me out. I dream a swan has left the air. The house we’re in has fallen there. (and that’s where I am)
6.
04:07
the trouble is medicine, and you’d look to find the argument’s meaning, but you think twice take a big word, made small so peaceful? not at all the trouble is everything, it grows, it grows releasing it could make for an overflow take a tall tree, made small so careful? not at all the volume of everything feels too low increasing it could make for an overflow take a bad dream made to forget so impossible this morning sweat the bottom of everything feels too low reaching it could make for an overflow take a tall tree, made small so impossible? not at all
7.
02:42
are you a veteran, of the time that you spent on the beaches of the seas that died? did you have a better plan, than to drink it all away within reach of something brighter inside? are you so distracted now, that you got all you wanted from the armies that were in your head? did you know you sat around, with the curtains and the weather looking up at you, so nearly dead? you don’t have to wait too long to die like I do I’ll meet you at the gate where we can take sides which way, which way are you a veteran, of the years that you spent on the couches of the ones who lived? did you have a bigger plan, but you drank it all away within reach of something it couldn't give? you don’t have to wait too long to die like I do I’ll meet you at the gate where we can take sides which way, which way you don’t have to wait too long to die like I do I’ll meet you at the gate where we can take sides which way, which way
8.
the box of things you’re keeping for future sons and theirs it’s like a gun in your hand I’m dropping mine for real (romantic things are different) the book of old you should be burned just find yourself the right place and go for it the boxes are for oceans and fires we’ve talked about the museum we’re building it instead of our lives we keep them far, the ones who love us so that one day, everybody will (romantic things are different) the book of very-old-you should be shelved just find yourself the right place and go for it the boxes are for oceans and fires just find ourselves another way to deal with it, getting older the boxes are an early way to die
9.
02:31
it seems like the accusation is good, like it is finally right to make maybe we could have, have one more night, of quiet and no more killing where no one screams, no animal shouts, and it is peaceful on all farms you, you are the slow, slow wreckers of, of beautiful lives it’s time you knew, knew just how wrong you at the store asking how come I am not so murderous too when the killer, the killer is you they're all the tiny babies inside of boxes for one second on your tongue how could you take a small spirit and just stick a knife in it? it’s time you knew, knew just how wrong you at the store asking how come I am not so murderous too when the killer, the killer is you it’s time you knew, knew just how wrong you at the store asking how come I am not so murderous too when the killer, the killer is you
10.
03:22
when you were a christian kid, the world was smaller, littler than all the shit you did. that didn’t work out so good, and now that you’re taller, it doesn’t matter what that kid ever did don’t feel so bad: it’s good when you are sad, you should be remember the rocks you climbed, with your dad and sister they were the biggest in your yard. those woods are developed now, gone are the blisters. they were tough and still I think they are. don’t feel so bad: it’s good when you are sad, you should be it adds up, written down. it looks small like the rocks you found it adds up, written down. it looks small like the rocks you found with her with her you don’t need to toughen up: stay soft you don’t need to toughen up: stay soft you don’t need to toughen up: stay soft you don’t need to toughen up: stay soft
11.
03:04
all the world is a forest where the sadness is the roots that catch your feet or an ocean where the city is a nightmare but the city isn't growing like the desert or the golden fields of wheat or an ocean where the desert is a nightmare all the world, i am asking for a sadness like a rock that cracks your knee for the ocean, for the city is a nightmare if the forest is a danger and you think you're better off just in your seat or just sleeping 'cause to say it is a nightmare oh the dove, oh the dove, oh the dove my love, above it all if the world is a forest where the buildings will replace all the trees to the ocean when the city is a nightmare if the city's overgrowing with the vines and the yellow swarms of bees to the forest to escape that nightmare oh the dove, oh the dove, oh the dove my love, above it all oh the world, oh the world, oh the world my girl, I’ll take it

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Night Alerts -- the new record by Northampton, MA indie rock quartet Spanish For Hitchhiking -- has been released on their own label, Secret Teeth. The 11-song followup to their album The Starling (Captive Ring) features Dennis Crommett (vocals and guitar), Max Germer (bass), and Dave Hower (drums) -- all members of acclaimed Northampton band Winterpills -- and Brian Akey (guitar), previous member of Winterpills and current lead guitarist for Dryer.

Spanish For Hitchhiking has spent nearly 15 years playing countless shows as part of Northampton's vibrant music scene. In 2012, they recorded a cover of "El Clavo Y La Cruz" with Black Francis (Pixies), for A Tribute To Repo Man on American Laundromat Records.

Upon the release of The Starling, the Boston Phoenix wrote that SFH "make indie rock the way the kids used to, pre-white-belt emo and Hello Kitty cute, with abraded minor-chord guitar accents underscoring singer/guitarist Dennis Crommett's unpretty, rumpled-guy laments." American Songwriter magazine hails Crommett as "undoubtedly a gifted songwriter."

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released April 21, 2015

Produced by Spanish For Hitchhiking. Engineered by David Chalfant at Sackamusic. Mixed by Philip Price at the Boomerang Ranch. Mastered by Pete Weiss at Verdant Studios.

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Indie rock band from Northampton, MA. Dennis Crommett, Max Germer, Dave Hower.

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