The Gooder Years: 2007​-​2010

by Ludlow Lions

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1.
GOOD EVENING, AUDIBLE RAZOR BLEEDING, AUDIBLE RAZOR MAKING CUTS IN LINE NOT THE BEST FOR US MISQUOTING TIME'S MUCH TOO OBVIOUS GOOD TAKE, AUDIBLE RAZOR GROUNDBREAK, AUDIBLE RAZOR YOU HEARD, AUDIBLE RAZOR MURDERED, AUDIBLE RAZOR MAKING CUTS IN LINE NOT THE BEST FOR US MISQUOTING TIME'S MUCH TOO OBVIOUS I HEAR THE SOUND OF OTHER PEOPLE'S GHOSTS BUZZING AROUND THE OLD SCHOOL LIE I HEAR THE SOUND OF OTHER PEOPLE'S GHOSTS BUZZING AROUND THE OLD SCHOOL LIE I HEAR THE SOUND OF OTHER PEOPLE'S GHOSTS BUZZING AROUND THE OLD SCHOOL LIE I HEAR THE SOUND OF OTHER PEOPLE'S GHOSTS BUZZING AROUND THE OLD SCHOOL LIE
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WHEN I WAS EATING YOUR PUSSY AS IF I WAS ALLERGIC TO EVERY OTHER FOOD THE TELEPHONE RANG AND I ANSWERED IT AND I KNOW WHAT'S WHAT CAUSE I REMEMBER WELL UH-HUH BUT I DON'T KNOW (I DON'T KNOW) WHAT I SAID (WHAT I SAID) AND I CAN'T BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE YOU SEE I SPENT THE PREVIOUS NIGHT ALONE A PARANOID DISHEVELED HAT IN THE CLOSET SOMEONE A ZOMBIE HAD SWITCHED MY COMPUTER I KNOW IT THE FILES LOOK THE SAME BUT I BET HE LOOKS JUST LIKE ME HE ALSO TOOK MY DIARY CAUSE I DON'T KEEP ONE ALSO I DON'T CROSS MY T'S WHAT'S UP WITH BEING A MAN IN THE SMOKY MORNING LIGHT OF THE CANDY YEARS THEY TOOK MY COMPUTER BUT I'M MAINLY JUST A HUMAN ANYWAY BUT IT'S THESE ROBOT MOMENTS IN MY HEART I KNOW IT'S NO EXCUSE, NO EXCUSE BUT WHEN THE WASHED HANDS CITY FELL APART I HAD NOTHING TO SAY ON THE PHONE, PHONE, PHONE WHEN I WAS EATING YOUR PUSSY AS IF I WAS ALLERGIC TO EVERY OTHER FOOD
3.
Mary Saves 02:33
LATE INTO MY SWEATERS SHE COILED MAKING BREATH NOTHING LESS THAN A JEWEL AMONGST THE REST PREMEDITATION YOUR BEST GUESS HERE I AM GUARDING GRAVES THERE I WAS MARY SAVES MARY'S LEGS LIKE TWO VIOLINS HER LUNGS LIKE THE COUNTERPOINT HER SPEAKERS ARE IN HER SINS PLAYING MY FAVORITE JOINT HERE I AM GUARDING GRAVES THERE I WAS MARY SAVES AND IF WITH BOTHER TROUBLE COME THEN DAMAGE DONE HIS DUTY AND SHE LIKE RIPPLED ENVY PLUM WAS DANGER FRESH AND FRUITY
4.
Greenpoint 04:14
HARD AS NAILS HARD NUT TO CRACK HARD AND FAST HAT IN THE RING NEVER HAT IN HAND I'VE GOTTA POISON IVY GOLDTOOTH IN ME AND I'VE BEEN HITTING THINGS (LIKE THE OLD PULASKI HALL) AND I'VE BEEN HITTING THINGS (LIKE THE UNIVERSE WITHDRAWAL) AND BROKEN THE APPEAL GOLDTOOTH PHANTOMS SCATTERING ON GRUMBLING GROUND TOOK AWHILE TO PUT THAT FIRE OUT IT TOOK A COLD WAR FROST BITE OUT OF CRIME NIGHT
5.
AS A CHILD I FOUND VILLAINS LOVE THEIR DIAMONDS LIKE THE LEAST AU- THENTIC MILLION- AIRE OF ALL TIME WHOSE RUBBER FIGURE MADE MY EYES ITCH LOST HIS LITTLE BELT BENEATH THE WATERS THAT'S A MILLION DOLLARS DOWN THE DRAIN I KNOW PRICE DIFFERS BETWEEN BECAUSE WHEN DIBIASE LAUGHS IT'S COPYRIGHTED FAKE AS WRESTLING THIS PATRI- OTING BUT WITH NO BELL DIAMOND EATING LEADER RESOLVE BURSTING OUT THE FRONT LAUGHING IN A- PROPRI- ATELY I KNOW PRICE DIFFERS BETWEEN BECAUSE WHEN DIBIASE LAUGHS IT'S COPYRIGHTED I KNOW PRICE DIFFERS BETWEEN BECAUSE WHEN DIBIASE LAUGHS THE WORLD DON'T DROP DEAD
6.
Capitol ESP 04:02
AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY BUILDINGS AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY BUILDINGS AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY BUILDINGS ALL THE WORLD'S A PEDAL BUT YOU'RE THE ONLY RIDDLE LEFT UP NORTH ALL THIS SOUTHERN METAL AND YOU'RE THE EMPIRE STATE'S ERASTUS CROWN ALL THE WORLD'S GEPETTO ALL THE WORLD'S GEPETTO ALL THE WORLD'S GEPETTO BUT WE'RE THE HONEST EMPIRE'S FAVORITE SOUND AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY BUILDINGS AGENCY AGENCY AGENCY BUILDINGS WE WERE ALL KINGS THEN BEFORE WE LIVED THESE SEPARATE PEASANT LIVES VEHICLES RACING 'ROUND THE SUMMER WE LIVED IN YOUR HEAD ALL THE WORLD'S GEPETTO ALL THE WORLD'S GEPETTO ALL THE WORLD'S GEPETTO BUT WE'RE THE HONEST EMPIRE'S FAVORITE SOUND HALF MOON SHIP WE SAILED UP THE HUDSON HOLLOWED IT OUT TO MAKE THE EGG WE ARE BETTER THAN THE 50'S STRONGER THAN THE ICONS A MUSEUM OF LIGHT BOMBS WITH TOWERING APPEAL WE ARE BETTER THAN THE 50'S STRONGER THAN THE ICONS A MUSEUM OF LIGHT BOMBS WITH TOWERING APPEAL WE ARE BETTER THAN THE 50'S STRONGER THAN THE ICONS A MUSEUM OF LIGHT BOMBS WITH TOWERING APPEAL, APPEAL, APPEAL, APPEAL ALL THE WORLD'S GEPETTO ALL THE WORLD'S GEPETTO ALL THE WORLD'S GEPETTO BUT WE'RE THE FAMOUS EMPIRE'S FAVORITE SOUND
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I WANNA LEAN YOU ON THE WALL WANNA LEAN YOU ON THE DOOR WANTCHA KICKSTAND ON THE FLOOR WANNA CHAIN YOU IN THE HALL YOU LOOKING FOR THE SIGNIFICANCE ALL YOU FIND ARE THE HIDDEN HILLS LOOKING FOR THE SIGNIFICANCE ALL YOU FIND ARE THE HIDDEN HILLS I AM FOOLISH LITTLE WIND WANTCHA DECALS FLASHING SUN WANTCHA FRONT WHEEL TO COME OFF IN ME YOU LOOKING FOR THE SIGNIFICANCE ALL YOU FIND ARE THE HIDDEN HILLS LOOKING FOR THE SIGNIFICANCE ALL YOU FIND ARE THE HIDDEN HILLS I WANNA LEAN YOU ON THE WALL WANNA LEAN YOU ON THE DOOR WANTCHA KICKSTAND ON THE FLOOR WANNA CHAIN YOU IN THE HALL YOU LOOKING FOR THE SIGNIFICANCE ALL YOU FIND ARE THE HIDDEN HILLS LOOKING FOR THE SIGNIFICANCE ALL YOU FIND ARE THE HIDDEN HILLS I WANNA BE BICYCLES I WANNA BE BICYCLES I WANNA BE BICYCLES I WANNA BE BICYCLES I WANNA BE BICYCLES I WANNA BE BICYCLES I WANNA BE BICYCLES I WANNA BE BICYCLES NO MORE GASOLINE NO MORE MOTORWAY NO MORE RADIO NO MORE ROTARY I WANNA BE BICYCLES I WANNA BE BICYCLES I WANNA BE BICYCLES BYE BYE BICYCLES I WANNA BE BICYCLES I WANNA BE BICYCLES I WANNA BE BICYCLES TANDEM BICYCLES NO MORE SPEAKING THIS IS SPOKING THIS IS SPOKING CLOUDS ARE PARTING
8.
EVERY ROOM IN THIS HOTEL'S AN ELEVATOR EVERY ROOM IN THIS HOTEL'S AN ELEVATOR EVERY ROOM IN THIS HOTEL'S AN ELEVATOR EVERY ROOM IN THIS HOTEL'S AN ELEVATOR GIRL WITH THE KEYBOARD TEETH WHEN I KISS YOU I CAN TASTE ALL YOUR MELODIES EVERY LINE YOU WRITE IS AN EQUATOR, EQUATOR EVERY LINE YOU WRITE IS AN EQUATOR EVERY LINE YOU WRITE IS AN EQUATOR, EQUATOR EVERY LINE YOU WRITE IS AN EQUATOR GIRL WITH THE KEYBOARD TEETH WHEN I KISS YOU I CAN TASTE ALL YOUR MELODIES RUN MY TONGUE OVER YOUR HARMONIES GIRL WITH THE KEYBOARD TEETH WHEN I KISS YOU I CAN TASTE ALL YOUR MELODIES RUN MY TONGUE OVER YOUR HARMONIES
9.
YEAH TEACHER RED SAT WAITING FOR THE SOUND OF SOME SCIENTIFIC OR SOMETHING WORTH A COMMENT IT'S JUST A COMMENT DON'T TAKE IT PERSONAL... AND MR. CAR CRASH RIGHT THERE IN THE BIBLE IT'S ALWAYS SUNDAY AND RAINING JUST A LITTLE I KNOW THE THINKING DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY TO THIS UNIVERSE OF APES THERE ARE NO GREAT LAKES AND CREATION IS A SECRET - I KNOW
10.
AND YOU LEAN AND YOU LEAN OUT AND YOU LEAN AND YOU LEAN OUT BEYOND ARCHITECTURE (BACK IN 19NEVERWAS) DEJA INTERRUPTING (PAST THE WASHED HANDS CITY) THE ANIMALS THAT CRAWL INSIDE YOUR TEETH INNER SHELVING REPORTS (CURSOR'S ON BLINKING) LOOKING AT THE SMOKE CLOUD (CURSOR'S ON FIRE) THE ANIMALS YOU KEEP INSIDE YOUR TEETH THE LIGHTS FOR THE MEMORIAL RIGHT OUT MY WINDOW WHERE WERE OUR AVIATORS? WHERE WERE OUR BROWN LEATHER JACKETS? AND YOU LEAN AND YOU LEAN OUT AND YOU LEAN AND YOU LEAN AND YOU LEAN AND YOU LEAN OUT AND YOU LEAN...
11.
YOU CAN LIE BUT THE BUILDINGS ARE PEOPLE TOO AND YOU CAN WHINE BUT THE BUILDINGS ARE PEOPLE TOO NO LAND ON A CRUMBLING BLOCK IT'S HANDS ON WHERE NO ONE TALKS, TALKS, TALKS WE'RE SO PROUD, WE'RE SO PROUD, WE'RE SO PROUD, WE'RE SO PROUD OF DOOM WE'RE SO PROUD, WE'RE SO PROUD, WE'RE SO PROUD... YOU CAN LIE BUT THE BUILDINGS ARE PEOPLE TOO AND YOU CAN WHINE BUT THE BUILDINGS ARE PEOPLE TOO NO RESULTS FOR ETERNAL SOUND WHEN RESEARCH IS UNDERGROUND, GROUND, GROUND YOU'RE YELLING WITH YOUR GOOD MOUTH SHUT AT US (SHUTUP) CRAZIER THAN A BAT IN A BOX YOU CAN LIE BUT THE BUILDINGS ARE PEOPLE TOO YOU CAN WHINE BUT THE BUILDINGS ARE PEOPLE TOO, TOO, TOO WE'RE SO PROUD, WE'RE SO PROUD, WE'RE SO PROUD, WE'RE SO PROUD OF DOOM WE'RE SO PROUD, WE'RE SO PROUD, WE'RE SO PROUD… OF PEOPLE TOO
12.
New Cold War 03:29
I WANT A NEW COLD WAR I FELT MUCH SAFER BEFORE I DON'T UNDERSTAND HISTORY BUT I LIKE TO GO SLEEP ALIVE I WANT A NEW COLD WAR I FELT MUCH SAFER BEFORE I DON'T UNDERSTAND HISTORY BUT I LIKE TO GO SLEEP ALIVE IF THERE'S A NEW COLD WAR I’D BE SO CAPTIVATED I DON'T WANNA WAIT AROUND HATRED IS THE FERTILE GROUND OF PROGRESS THE ONLY REAL COLD WAR BETWEEN ADULTS AND CHILDREN OVER THE DEMANDS OF TRUTH AND THE JEALOUSY OF YOUTH FOREVER I WANT A NEW COLD WAR I'D BE SO HAPPY THEN I WANT A NEW COLD WAR I'D BE SO HAPPY THEN I WANT A NEW COLD WAR I'D BE SO HAPPY THEN IF I COULD WALK ON WAR IF I COULD WALK ON WAR IF I COULD WALK ON WAR THEN I WOULD WALK ON WAR I WOULD BRING THE 80'S BACK WITHOUT THE FASHION JUST THE POLITICS OF WHO, WHAT, WHEN AND I'D BE SO HAPPY THEN AND I'D BE SO HAPPY THEN AND I'D BE SO HAPPY THEN AND I'D BE SO HAPPY THEN
13.
NICOLE, DON'T BE SO ANXIOUS NO ONE CAN HEAR WHAT YOU'RE THINKING WE LIVE IN A CROWDED NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT YOUR TREASURE IS SAFE FROM EVERYONE. NICOLE, IT'S COMPLICATED BUT I CAN PUT THE SOUNDS INSIDE OF YOU.
14.
NOW EVERYONE SAID IT WAS THE END OF THE WORLD BUT I DIDN’T KNOW, I DIDN’T KNOW REVELATIONS AND THE TRUMPETS I HEARD BUT I DIDN’T KNOW, I DIDN’T KNOW BUT IT’S COMING AT ME LIKE A FIRE IN THE SKY PALPATATING LIKE MY HEART WAS IN MY EYE NOW EVERYONE SAID IT WAS THE END OF THE WORLD BUT I DIDN’T KNOW, I DIDN’T KNOW SHEPARD APPROACHING AND I’M ONE IN THE HERD BUT I DIDN’T KNOW, I DIDN’T KNOW BUT IT’S COMING AT ME LIKE A FIRE IN THE SKY PALPATATING LIKE MY HEART WAS IN MY EYE
15.
WHY'D YOU DRIVE AWAY INTO THE FOG LIKE HEAVY INDUSTRY BUT NEVER A COG YOU, MY UNION MAN, YOUR GRAVITY GONE NO MORE LATE NIGHT TALKS EXCEPT IN THIS SONG YOU WOULD HAVE LOVED THE ELECTION YOU COULD HAVE PACED TIL WE CHEERED I WISH I HAD YOUR CONVICTION IT'S KINDA STUPID OUT HERE CAUSE YOU TOLD ME WE ARE FREE ALL MY RUNNING, ALL MY FAITH
16.
My Compass 04:26
HOUSE UPON THE WATER I WOULD LIKE TO SWIM WITH YOUR DAUGHTER HOUSE UPON THE WATER I WOULD LIKE TO SWIM WITH YOUR DAUGHTER LET THERE BE NO SECRETS ABOUT ANY OF MANY INTENTIONS WHEN WE GET TO DRY LAND WHEN WE GET TO DRY LAND WHEN WE GET TO DRY LAND OLD MAN IN A ROCKING CHAIR PLEASE REMEMBER HOW IT IS TO BE A YOUNG MAN OLD MAN IN A ROCKING CHAIR PLEASE REMEMBER HOW IT IS TO BE A YOUNG MAN EVERY LOOK A MOVE TO KISS AND EVERY KISS A MOVE TO MOVE A HAND WHEN WE GET TO DRY LAND WHEN WE GET TO DRY LAND WHEN WE GET TO DRY LAND WHEN WE GET TO DRY LAND WHEN WE GET TO DRY LAND WHEN WE GET TO DRY LAND I AM GONNA SHOW YOU MY COMPASS
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EVERYTHING MAKES A NOISE DECIBELS SHAPING ALLOYS IT’S JUST THE WEIGHT OF SOUND IT'S JUST THE WEIGHT OF SOUND OF SOUND IT’S JUST THE WEIGHT OF SOUND FOLLOW THE WEIGHT OF SOUND IT'S JUST THE WEIGHT OF SOUND OF SOUND IT’S JUST THE WEIGHT OF SOUND AND IT'S GONNA FALL ON DEAF EARS LISTENING IS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY BRAVERY HOLLA AWAY! HOLLA AWAY! IT’S JUST THE WEIGHT OF SOUND IT'S JUST THE WEIGHT OF SOUND OF SOUND IT’S JUST THE WEIGHT OF SOUND CARRY THE WEIGHT OF SOUND IT'S JUST THE WEIGHT OF SOUND OF SOUND IT’S JUST THE WEIGHT OF SOUND AND IT'S GONNA FALL ON DEAF EARS IT’S GONNA FALL YEAH IT’S GONNA FALL IT’S GONNA FALL ON DEAF… EARS!
19.
HERE'S A QUARTER BACK IT'S YOUR CHANGE SIR WHERE YOU SPENDING THAT? IN ONE PLACE YOU KNOW YOU'RE BETTING ON A BANKING LINE IN HELL NEAR THE REGISTER IT'S A PERSONAL EVEN TIP JARS DON'T WANT CAVITIES YOU'RE BETTING ON A DENTIST CHAIR AS WELL BUT I'LL BE THE TICKET IF YOU RIP ME IN HALF
20.
Utah Utah, I 03:11
Utah Utah, I felt the radiate Utah Utah, I in the Martian State C'mon you laugh, you lovin' don't you cry-y-y-y it's just tomorrow happenin' before tonight Utah Utah, I should be invited back one hundred red miles with lunch in a paper sack C'mon you laugh, you lovin' don't you cry-y-y-y it's just tomorrow happenin' before tonight And I felt just like I should with the rocks without the woods Route 70

about

Ludlow Lions isn't too much of a band these days, as we all had to take over our dad's hardware store back in Montana, so that he could suddenly fulfill his dream of being a professional priest-cluster-balloonist.
We wish him well, and we are all still dear friends, learning about our bodies and making sure not to cuss.

But recently someone approached us (I'm making this up, so let's call him Smitty) and asked where they could find Ludlow Lions music on that wide world web? We said Smitty, why are you here in the dark alone with us, sitting in a chair, smoking?! Well, needless to say, we immediately went to a service of music types called brandclamp.coon, and put all of our music in this collection.

Loving you is easy,
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released October 4, 2011

The Gooder Years: 2007-2010
compiling all releases by Ludlow Lions in one easy to hello collection in chrono-mythological order.
Tracks 1-7 from Ludlow Lions
Tracks 8-19 from No Stories
Track 20 B-Side from the Pastepunk 12th Anniversary Compilation

All songs written by Ludlow Lions, ©2007-2010 Quabbin Parish (ASCAP).


Tracks 1-7 from Ludlow Lions
Engineered, Produced and Mixed by Alex Lipsen.
Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.
Recorded at Headgear Recording Studio, Lake Barcroft, and at some weird ass place in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, 2007.

Vocals, guitars and synth: Brendan Coon
Other Guitars and vocals: Jordan Malkin
Bass and vocals: Jeff Bailey
Drums and vocals: Josh Abbott


Tracks 8-19 from No Stories
Recorded at Headgear Recording Studios, and at home in Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Spring 2009.
Engineered and Mixed by S.F. Norton, except Track 8 and Track 14, which were
Mixed by John Agnello.
Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound.

Vocals, guitars, keyboard percussion, synth: Brendan Coon
Other guitars and vocals: Jordan Malkin
Even more other guitars, bass, vocals, piano, rhodes: Oscar Albis Rodriguez
Yup a guitar too, Drums and vocals: Adam Christgau
Horns on Track 17 played by Tony Barba (Saxophone), Rob Jost (French Horn), Satish (Trumpet).


Track 20, B-Side from the Pastepunk 12th Anniversary Compilation
Recorded by Avery Medjuck & Rachel Walker at The Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, Winter 2009-2010. Mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering.
Vocals, guitars and glockenspiel: Brendan Coon
Other Guitars: Jordan Melkin
Bass: Oscar Albis Rodriguez
Special guest drummer: Liam Hurley


This music would probably exist, but wouldn't even be halfway decent without:
Headgear Recording Studio, Lake Barcroft, Sterling Sound, Alex Lipsen, S.F. Norton, Dan Long, John Agnello, Will Quinnell, Steve Fallone, the one and only Mazzy, Chris Spanninga, Liam Hurley, Shelley Cardoos, Kyle Fortin, Gavin Todd, Chuck Westmoreland, Dug McCormick, Craig Williams, Brian Cass, Chris Haskell, Carl Simmons, Adam Laupus, Hank Stram, and without getting too into it, most of some of our families; in particular Kristin Melkin, Milt Coon and Shaun Coon.
Most of all Nicole Guerra Coon, for her patience, support and saves. Also her t-shirts were dope!
We know there are omissions here, but know that if you should be thanked, our heart chefs truly cook you some gratitude rice.

Band members over the years:
Brendan Coon
Jordan Melkin (formerly Malkin)
Oscar Albis Rodriguez
Adam Christgau
Joshua Abbott
Jeff Bailey
Chris Enriquez

Cover video still from Justin Morrow's music video for "Other People's Ghosts"

One time this guy wrote a positive review of us, but lovingly comparing us to Third Eye Blind. After months of solitude and despite that, we're still pretty proud of this music and have sort of recovered mentally, just in case you were wondering. And another time The New Yorker said we were "enjoyably snappy" so that kind of made up for it.

Thanks for listening.

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