Long Long Night

by Kyle Rogers

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A live studio album.

For Nick, Keith, Danny and the rest of the lost.
For all of you on your long long nights.
For the residents of a specific residential area in the north east part of a north east school, what a world we had at the edge of everything.

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released November 15, 2018

All songs written, composed, performed, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Kyle Rogers.

Instruments played:
Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, Piano, Synth

Artwork by Sage Cotignola (www.sagecotignola.com)

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Kyle Rogers New York

Kyle Rogers is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Long Island who settled in Brooklyn after destroying his brain with high level mathematics in Massachusetts. Having cut his teeth in the absurdist rock band Golden Zipper, he began his solo career by writing anti-folk anthems about neurosis, books, and being a self-aware animal in a city. ... more

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Track Name: Giggin'
All the hours spent alone
Crafting these anti-poems
All the blisters on my thumbs
Rehearsing till they are numb

Got a show tonight
Pack the gear up tight
Harness stage fright
Not going on till midnight

Early on no ones arrived
Get a drink to pass the time
Tune the strings and run the lines
Anticipating landing on cloud 9

Got a show tonight
The lineups quite a sight
Burning feet will alight
Stage even has some height

Getting out getting around
Lugging my stuff all around town
Cutting loose and feeling wild
Living for your grooving smiles

Well now it’s almost time to start
Getting hyped to do my part
Curtains rise up in my mind
A big thumbs up to the sound guy

Got a show tonight
Kill the house lights
Leave the blinking brights
Gotta set the mood right
Track Name: Airplane Falling
There’s a storm coming
You can feel it in the air
A big storm coming
No animals anywhere

Look at all the faces
As they’re walking down the street
Look at all the faces
That won’t even walk the streets

There’s a plague coming
One that’s going to wipe us out
Not the kind you’re thinking
The one that we bring about

Feeding the machine
That we don’t even see
Feeding the machine
That destroys the sea

Maybe at some point there was a disconnect
Now we’re all strung up by the thick of our necks
A futile wail and a nice stiff drink
Knowing that it will come in a sudden blink

Feeling so tired
With eyes open all the time
Nearly close to blind
Well now this is quite a bind

Oh so tempted
Just to tune it all out
Really just wish we could
Bring about a turnabout

Feeling so scared
While I’m walking down the street
There’s a big day coming
One that we don’t want to meet

You see the thing is
We’ve already figured it out
But the deaf ears
Leave it all shrouded in doubt

That’s why all the artists are making art
And all the athletes are getting on their knees
Nobody wants to get hit by this runaway cart
But at least we’re all trying to do our parts

Look deep inside the truth is in your heart
Look deep inside the truth is in your heart
Track Name: Not Again
Waking in a haze
Seeking Clarity
Open the blinds
Let the sun shine in
Let the sun shine in

Little sticky eyes
Wipe off the crud
Open peephole
Gotta tune the sight
Gotta tune the sight

And everyday
The fear penetrates
Who am I
Where am I
What am I

And everyday
The dread dissipates
There’s no time
What a crime
There’s no time

Turn in the blanket
And reset the clock
A little more time
To lose the thought
To lose the thought

Move the body
Feet touch the floor
A little stretch
It’s all so sore
It’s all so sore

And everyday
The fear escapes
Where’s the road
Where’s it going
Where am I

And everyday
Feelings elate
Just get dressed
Hairs a mess
What was that
Don’t remember a thing
Wouldn’t care too

Who am I
Where am I
What am I

Who am I
Where am I
What am I

Who am I
Where am I
What am I
Track Name: Trampoline
Feel it crumble down
As I hit the ground
Gotta drag myself
Out of the cars way

Limping down the street
To the urgent care
Get an xray done
There’s nothing there

Walking down the stairs
Feel it come again
Throw down my bags
And scream without a care

Propping up my leg
Cover it in ice
Can’t stop the work
There’s no respite

Slanted heels on the sole worn down
Place the foot on it’s side
Feel the knee as it slides all around
Nausea coming up inside
Inside
Inside

On that fateful day
Up in the air
A twist in time
A life of care

A stinky brace
Two different feet
A constant fear
Of walking down the street
Walking down the street
Walking
Track Name: Long Long Night
I keep seeing your face
And the back of your head
I still remember our place
And drooling on the bed

And all the tunes we shared
The opening of my eyes
Getting randomly paired
Yet no need for disguise

It’s all wrong it’s all wrong
It’s all gone it’s all gone it’s all

I still remember your laugh
Cracking away at good times
And seeing your health fade
During the waters rise

A little blurry room
And red spice on the door
Hanging cloud of doom
A cold hard floor

But those days are gone
So much pressure to have fun
And as the remnants bask in light
They know it’s going to be a long long long night

And while the anamnesis explodes
And all the faults are plated in gold
They keep spinning that one sound bite
And they know it’s going to be a long long long night

Feeling pensive with every breathe
What to do with what is left
Need a brief moment of respite
Yeah they know it’s going to be a long long long night

Spending time in delirium’s town
Black is white and up is down
Faded words in graphite
And they know it’s going to be a long long long
And they know it’s going to be a long long long
And they know it’s going to be a long long long
And they know it’s going to be a long long long night
And they know it’s going to be a long long long
And they know it’s going to be a long long long
Track Name: Play Again?
Close the blinds
Turn out the lights
Gonna bath in moving bytes on the screen
Take it all away
To lands that have never been

Seen
What a dream
No ties to reality

Got nowhere else to be
No one who cares to see
Burning the night away
Don’t wanna see another

Day
What a waste
Just taking up all this space
Button down feeling alive
Whatever happened to all that drive

Getting xp and leveling up
Getting loot and feeling tough
Dungeon down find another one
And repeat, repeat

Check the box, advance the plot
Side quests sure take a lot
Credits roll, pop in another one

Sun comes out
Still awake
Can I get another take
I don’t think it autosaves
Guess that is just another

Day
What a waste
Just taking up all this space
Button down feeling alive
Whatever happened to all that
All that drive
Track Name: Prospect Park
Slogging through a calm day
Sitting under a tree
Got a book at my side
As I lay my hair down and then
Close my eyes
Feeling so fine

Watching the clouds go by
Little squirrels at my side
Feel the breeze through my hair
And I can’t see anything that is not there
Holding me down

It is like a waking dream
Imagining how life could be
Aspirational philosophy
Normalcy is so cobwebby

There is a picnic blanket next to me
Filled with all the goodies I can dream
Concealed wine is flowing so free

Feeling so merry merry
Feeling so light and free and
Feeling so happy happy
Finally have found contentment
Found contentment
Found contentment
Found contentment

It really opened my eyes
I thought it was all a lie
Ruminating all the effort applied
Chasing euphoric highs
And instead of feeling like I’d already died
Just needed to spend some time outside

And feel connected to it all
And feel at one with everything
And feel connected to it all
And feel at one with all the world world world world

There is a lazy day
Waiting for you
Don’t let it pass you by
It may not come by again so soon
So enjoy
Track Name: Waking Dream
Had a dream the other day
Couldn’t get it out of my brain
Thought streams are so constrained
Can’t even count the refrains

And as I wander through the city
Couldn’t see a thing at all
Not the fat bodega Kitty
Or those nice people from down the hall

And as I’m standing on the subway
Eyes glazing over melting words
Knees adjusting to the cars sway
Washing over a mind perturbed

And it fades away
Not meant to see
Could never be
Twisted fantasy

And as I trudge along the hudson
Taking in the skyline in the cruise ships wake
Search inside and just find nothing
These fae ridden days are too much to take

And as I wander through the city
Everything just feels so far away
The lengths of time can be so flitty
What is it the frizz wants to convey

Had a dream the other day
Couldn’t get it out of my brain
Thought streams are so constrained
Can’t even count the refrains

Had a dream the other night
And now the world is bathed in fright
Woke up searching for starlight
Humanity crushing that plight

I doubt the stories are airtight
Can’t help but wonder despite
Won’t ever prove the theories right
Still gotta deal with all these wights
And all the moments I could cite
Would come out as nothing more than slights
Can’t think of anything that’s not trite
And all the hours are finite

A half blurred face
Composite Place
An unslapped bass
And lines retraced

A hope debased
Mental subspace
Please don’t erase
That little touch of grace
Track Name: Sylvan Shards
Sitting around
Looking at a little slit
Open wide
Let the air come in

Hear the song
Hottest beat I’ve ever made
Hear them yell
Feeling oh so fine
Hear them yell
Feeling oh so fine

See the car parked out back
Warning flashing on
Hours by, killing time
And those lights are still on

Hours by, their lights are still on
The night moves on
Yeah the night moves on

Shower stall
Sitting down
Can’t even fit
Shower Stall
Don’t fit just don’t care
Shower stall, oh so small
Laying on the ground
Can’t get up
Don’t want to move at all
Shower stall
Don’t want to move at all

Dining Hall
I saw you cry
Didn’t do nothing I was paralyzed
Dining hall
I saw you cry
Didn’t do nothing I was paralyzed

Little room, pipe goes round
Seeing messed up images
Turn it around
Don’t remember if we turned around

Little room crooked pipe
Twisting images on our last night
Wish that I said some goodbye
Wish that I said a better goodbye

Walking home see a fox
Lock eyes, lock eyes
Walking home saw a fox
Locked eyes

He moved on
Moved on

Heard a scream in woods
Primordial
Never explained
Never explained

Yeah I heard a scream
Primordial in the woods

It was near the log
Where we sat
Joked around
Pretended we were
So very very hard to find
Pretended we were
So very very hard to find

Walking home
Trapping me in the corner
Got blood on your hands
Calling my boy mao zedong

Walking home
Got me trapped in the corner
Blood on your hands
Calling me saying that I’m looking like
Meat loaf

We both agree
We both agree
Trapped in the corner staring down blood covered hands
Trapped in the corner starting down blood covered hands

Stolen guitar
By a friend
Precious heirloom turned into drug money
Stolen guitar is no longer around

Beautiful sound as I watch the hands
Impressing me
Proving to me that I still have so much to learn
Now it’s all gone

Uh uh uh uh

The offers to get twisted
Trying to be good and then let it go
Just let it go

Dining hall saw you cry
Didn’t do nothing I was paralyzed
Dining hall never really said goodbye

Walking around
That nice town
See you passing by give you a nice hello
Always wanted to let you know

Dining hall I saw you cry
And i didn’t do nothing I was paralyzed
In the Dining hall I saw you cry
I should have stood up, should have stood up
But I did not do shit
It’s a huge regret

In the dining hall my future son says hello
In the dining hall my future son said hello
My future son said hello
And I never said goodbye

The g men came
My rooms a mess
Probably didn’t smell too great
Yeah the g men come
They said you were burning up

Brown coats
Fake accents
Eyeing me down like I was complacent
Yeah the g men came
And my room was a mess

I was just making tunes
With my piano skills
I didn’t have
Yeah I was just making tunes
With skills that I didn’t have

I saw the broken window pane
Saw you later then
You said you put your foot through it
Why are you such a mess

You put your foot through the window pane
It caused you nothing but pain and shame
Burning on
Burning on
Lobby
Burn burn burn burn burn burn burn burn
Burn the paper in the lobby
I wish things could have turned out right
I wish things could have turned out right

All the faces recognizing
The faces looking at them
All the faces seeing faces seeing them

When the sun goes down
Sitting around park benches
When the sun goes down
Sitting round the benches
Or in the nooks
That’s where we lived

When the sun sitting on the benches
Or in the nooks
With our backs to the windows
Where the security desks just watched us
Yeah the security desks just watching us

Sitting around the courtyard
Don’t remember a thing that was said
Sitting around the courtyard
Don’t remember a thing that was, that was said

The meth head
Claiming I knew how to hook him up
He said I must because I have long hair

Yeah the meth head
Just screaming round
Accusing me of just screwing around
Because I wouldn’t hook him up with more meth
I guess long hair means you know how to get meth

Walking home I heard someone yelling from the window
They called me
A faggot

Yeah walking home
I heard a voice from the window
Yelling at me
And they called me
A faggot

And walking home
Heard a voice from the window
He was saying I should come up
He thought I was a girl

And I was hit on from the window
I was hit on from the window
I was hit on from the window
He thought I was a girl

And he thought it was okay
To hit on me from inside of his room
He thought it was okay
To hit on me from his room

Dining hall
Saw you cry
Didn’t do nothing I was paralyzed
In the dining hall
Never really said goodbye

In the dining hall
Saw you cry
Didn’t do nothing I was paralyzed
I just wanted to
Say I really messed up

In the dining hall
Saw you cry
Didn’t do nothing I was paralyzed
In the dining hall
I never really goodbye

Never really said Yeah I never really said
Yeah I never really said Yeah I never really said
Yeah I never really said Yeah I never really said
Yeah I never really said Yeah I never really said
Yeah I never really said Yeah I never really said
Yeah I never really said Yeah I never really said
Yeah I never really said
Never really said goodbye
Never really said never really said goodbye

Thinking back I wish I knew why
Don’t know who I’m kidding
Totally know why

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