Enter the Kingdom

by Frontier Ruckus

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1.
03:55
Everyone's home in sweatpants for the series finale Of their discontinued fall prime times Meredith's in Massachusetts with a colonial toothache And the leaves to rake are burning themselves so I'm Home watching my dad watch the NFL alone Wish I still had that eternal telephone I'd call you So come on down and visit me My condition petitions so implicitly I need you I'm stuck inside each birthday gift that I ever got Stuck inside the sounds they make when they shift and rot Beneath you I want living love and mental access denser Than the motel continental breakfast cereal dispenser I want those eyes you made at me Those bedside globes Those orbs I want your spilt coffee burning my inner thighs And the watermarks that measure my oscillating size when it dries And absorbs So come on down and visit me My condition petitions so implicitly I need you I'm stuck inside the rhythm of your glottal stops A bottle of codeine and green cough drops I feed you Everyone's home in sweatpants for the series finale Of their discontinued childhoods I wound up in Providence as a second-rate dramatist And I'd write the second act if I just could So come on down and visit me My condition petitions so implicitly I need you I wrote it on the notepad of the suggestion box I'll breathe the desperation till The kingdom unlocks For me too
2.
04:32
Holiday errands The piling of gerunds In the snow Now that my parents Really got no Place to go Even to cash a check Flash a little hope card in the deck Whoa The sadder that we get Puffing on your e-cigarette The moment that we met Keeps getting harder to regret So here we are In your car Listening to "Found Out About You" But one last thing One last little thing Seems I'm always holding on To one last thing Did you ever get paid Queen of the downgrade, honey pie For all the beds you made? Afraid to show the tears in your eye No questioning why Never short on supply The store wasn't open For your ibuprofen when I went The morning was frozen The salt didn't melt through my intent So there we were In a blur Shouting through "I'm sick of myself when I look at you" So one last thing One last little thing Seems I'm always holding on To one last thing Holiday errands The piling of gerunds In the snow Fuck total awareness There's only one thing I should know
3.
03:11
Jennifer Whenever You decide I'll be around The temperature In Detroit this summer Is certified To bring the whole thing to the ground But everything will be better Someday when the TV letters Of the station that I used to watch Rearrange and spell my heaven Maybe channels 4 and 7 Will broadcast the entire life I botched Everything will awaken And if I am not mistaken You still owe me 27 dollars With a senator As your benefactor You got pretty good at Cashing checks from the man Now you're lost In your mother's sweater That you ask me to recognize And you know that I can But everything will be butter When we fracture in each other And mix around a hundred broken parts So meet me at The Lodge this evening As all the bastard boys are leaving I'll be beside the arcade throwing darts Everything will awaken And if I am not mistaken You still owe me 27 dollars You know what it's for
4.
In the sunken silhouette Of your drunken pillow wet From the teardrops that your sweet eyes Are now churning In the early morning light On the curly fry you bite That's left behind by deadbeats Undiscerning When the party is through And the people you knew Have all dissolved to day jobs That they're spurning If I fail in the end Just to find me a friend Beneath each flaming wreath I've been upturning I am soaking from the sun I am joking with someone I am hoping that our flowers are still burning In the speckled melanin That has freckled up your skin A vivid new infinity I'm learning In the markings of the rain In a sparkling pattern plain Bursting a refrain of hot returning There's a flame on your tongue And a name still so unsung Among the shitty wages that we're earning If our flowers appear Still ablaze in a year I won't fear that the poverty's concerning I am soaking from the sun I am joking with someone I am hoping that our flowers are still burning
5.
Sarah picks at her salad on the tennis court Has a valid passport Ready to go I am sure I watch 90s sitcoms at my dad's place All the modern fads base Themselves apropos The obscure At Office Max Received your fax That you're coming home Spring is always coming in a manner of speaking Everything is numbing when it's not positively freaking I'm positively freaking I still hear the smack of saliva From when he was alive the Way my grandpa talked Summer lives in back of the mind of You when you were kind of Drunk and sweetly blocked The mascot died And at his side The grown man cried Spring is always coming in a manner of speaking Everything is numbing when I'm not positively freaking I'm positively freaking I am always coming in a manner of speaking I remember something you were tacitly seeking with your eyes We refuse to exit where our powers are peaking Everything is numbing till we're so positively freaking We're positively freaking
6.
Our sacred neighborhoods Now only nominally exist Your dad's looking for work on Craigslist So drink red wine with me At the deserted megachurch We'll play the broken rec room Sega like it's research For the way things used to be And our first taste of sin One sweep of your breath Pumps my adrenaline Sarah Springtime Is there a thing I'm Qualified to say? You mollified the way That this life feels so ancient But patient is the nascent little star And so we are Adjacent to the Sarah Springtime Your one-dimensional boyfriend Who's gotten kind of mean Your mind's half hot lava And half dexedrine Just four years ago You grieved the four years before that Four years from today you'll say That you wish knew where it was at, that Sarah Springtime Is there a thing I'm Qualified to say? You mollified the way That this life feels so dated You know that I waited In my prime But now I'm Slated for the Sarah Springtime Sarah Springtime Is there a thing I'm Qualified to do? It all relied on you I still taste the lilacs Even when the sky blacks out the blue And I do Still believe in Sarah Springtime
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8.
02:52
Here's a little kiss For little miss gauche Chatty and bratty and rather precocious Gather up the inimitable neurosis That you brag about Measure my shoe size in the frozen snow track When you rise, swallow your Prozac And meet me at the diner when you stitch up the liner Of your jacket where you tore the tag out In this strange new age We just got each other Forget all the strange rage Regarding all the strangers you let in To meet your mother Here's a little icy free advice, see Twenty-two-year-olds just never entice me Well, maybe once or twice But I always pay the price For letting myself in I'm always hibernating until the regrets flee Salivating soon as somebody lets me The girl that I was dating seldom ever upsets the New situation In this strange new age We just got each other Forget all the strange rage Regarding all the strangers you let in To meet your mother Here's a little kiss for little miss gauche Here's a little kiss for little miss gauche Here's a little slip It's my approach I'm chatty and bratty and rather precocious I slather on the inimitable neurosis Because I care about You
9.
Nothing is working My galaxy was a fallacy after all The phone calls Have all but ceased But at least I still hear The dial-up modem Still screeching and swollen In my ear All the while upholding The viable slogan That nothing is working My galaxy was a palace to me And that's all The strip malls The soccer games Cocker spaniel names I recall Jennifer says That whenever my hesitation Is lurking She doesn't care She'll still be there When nothing is working Dysfunction Is something I love
10.
03:45
I got replaced Chapped lips on my wasted face Now every vowel just drips into the night But oh Your lips used to catch my drips so tight With delight What's this I see? The miracles of modernity that pool I drive by my old school at night Something stays behind to keep the light So bright And oh You know I'd like to see you make it back To that night of barely bluish black I guess we'll see Won't we? Won't we see? If you can
11.
Summer's begun The drummers are hungry The sound of the gun On Livernois stung me I wake in the afternoon Napping in your cocoon, hon The women around here Poisoned by glamour The sound in their ear From some nine pound hammer That falls from the thundercloud I wonder if I'm allowed, dear To break it away And enter the kingdom Remember the way You luckily winged him The hapless intruder We kept every looter at bay The night is that thief It slices the screen door It corrupts belief That we'll ever restore The majesty tasted The metaphor wasted on me The denseness of air I see it so thickly And what's stored in there And flowing so slickly The lungs of the lilacs The tongues of the climax Ensnare The dumbness of death The prenatal coma Then your mother's breath The awesome aroma Of waking up welcome The fatal diploma To bear In perfect July Bulging and bending The banquet is dry And rapidly ending The family scattered And all that once mattered will die I sleep in the bush That separates the houses I wake with a push From random ex-spouses That pace through the neighborhood In case there's a way they could try To break it away And enter the kingdom Remember the way Remember it, darling

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released February 17, 2017

All songs by Matthew Milia (Milia Songs, BMI)
except for #7, by Zachary Nichols

Produced by Frontier Ruckus and Ken Coomer in Nashville, TN

Engineered by Patrick Miller

String arrangements by Zachary Nichols

Frontier Ruckus is:
Matthew Milia - lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, 12-string guitar, pedal steel guitar, piano, Lowrey organ, baritone guitar
David Jones - banjo, banjo telecaster, electric guitar on #8, vocals
Zachary Nichols - trumpet, musical saw, melodica, Lowrey organ, piano, keyboards, alto horn, clarinet, Optigan
Anna Burch - vocals

-with guests-
Ken Coomer - drums, tambourine, sleigh bells, drum samples, handclaps, door
Connor Dodson - bass guitar

Kristin Weber - violin
Austin Hoke - cello

The rain & thunder on #10 occurred as presented, without simulation.

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