Summer Moon

by Brock Tyler

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Patrick Book I love Tyler's aesthetic. He writes quiet, deeply-affecting personal songs with that inexplicable sense of universality that makes everything he does relatable. You can check out more of his work here: www.soundsalvationarmy.com/tag/brock-tyler/ Favorite track: Bike Riding.
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1.
Oh summer moon Oh summer moon Why do you go from me? Why do you go from me? Nights of July Nights of July You never stay too long You never stay too long Heaven is walking through the streets with you on my skin Why do you go from me? Why do you go from me? I am just walking through the park, the stars are lifetimes away It is absurd but real You are absurd and real Why do you go from me? Why do you go from me?
2.
Waited for the summer, apple blossom trees Dancing in the twilight On the slow streets to the fast beat And it brings me to you As the moon draws water From the ocean’s arms As the moon draws water I sleep through the sunrise though I like it some But I’m made for the evening All the soft light of the warm night And I’m looking for you As the moon draws water From the ocean’s blues As the moon draws water Bring me close to you
3.
Bike Riding 02:59
Bike riding on a Tuesday night All the stars are out and I feel alright With nothing to do Passing the trees and the houses in line And the summer breeze, yeah it feels just fine This city's blue and sometimes so am I But I feel alright, I feel alright tonight Corner store closing up at nine All the magazines and fluorescent lights But there's nothing to see Except lovers walking slowly side by side under streetlamps With their hands held tight and This city's crazy but you know sometimes it can feel just right It feels alright tonight With you, just laughing and passing the cars Moonlight on the street after the rain Just you, follow me into the stars I don't know where we're going but We'll be alright
4.
Oh precious thing, what should I sing If not songs of lovely things? Writing melodies as they come to me But it’s sometimes hard to separate All the words you should and shouldn’t say I don’t have an answer I’m just singing out cause I can Singing cause I can I’m through with being cool, I’m really just a fool Never knew what cool kids do And now I’m whisky dry, I need a lullaby Growing up seems hard, I know Until you’re all grown up with no place to go I don’t have an answer Gotta just get back to whispering Things into the wind My ship was coming in, sails were in the wind I stood on the banks and everything But then it never came, you know it’s just the same There’s nothing prettier than August skies and Empty oceans in your eyes I don’t have an answer I don’t have an answer I don’t have an answer But this day’s too beautiful to waste That’s all I want to say That’s all I want to say

about

Recorded by Brock Tyler mostly in the spring/summer of 2013. Drums on tracks 3 and 4 were played standing up due to laziness. Drums on track 1 and 5 were played sitting down in accordance with the tradition of normal drumset playing dating back to early dixieland jazz, or perhaps even earlier than that. Someday we will invent a new way to play a drumset. Oh wait I just invented it.

And now, the story:

"Surfing. Mojitos. Suntans. Family vacations. Awkwardly pairing shorts and shoes. Hammocks. A/C. Feeling sad while indoors. Thunderstorms. Road construction. These are just some of the things that make summer what it is. And none of them have anything to do with this EP at all. Rather, the songs of Summer Moon semi-introspectively explore quiet city streets on warm, moon-filled nights by way of jangly guitars and synthesizers. So what are you waiting for? Take a walk with Brock around the block late on the clock for a real musical shock."

credits

released July 17, 2013

All songs written by Brock Tyler.

Karmyn Tyler sang on "As The Moon Draws Water".

Thank you Aaron for the synths and art assistance. Thank you Tim for the drums and guitar and that sandwich the other day. Thank you Karmyn for singing. Thank you Canada (and all other countries as well). Thank you black tea. Thank you summer. Thank you talk radio.

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