Our Day in the Sun

by The Parlor

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Our Day in the Sun chronicles the adventures of the authors through their traumatic trip from land to sea and back; from the obsessive mantras of grabbing for a dream to the restorative mantras of the post-grievous. It is based on a true story of ambition, demise and redemption told in musical vignette. Our Day in the Sun marks the arrival of trance-folk pop, with grooving stand up bass melodies, counterpoint guitars, haunting out-of-tune pianos, and poly-rhythmic percussion smashed against your speakers; Phil Spector’s wall-of-sound adapted and retrofitted from over-the-counter-microphones through state-of-the-art computer programs. Had Belle and Sebastian left If You’re Feeling Sinister to age in a cask full of Animal Collective and Radiohead this album would’ve been made already. But they didn’t. So we had to.

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released 20 March 2012
the parlor
our day in the sun.

all songs written, performed, recorded, mixed & produced by
eric krans & jen o’connor
aka we are jeneric
in the parlor of the kirk estate
altamont, ny 2010-2011

this album is based on a true story.
dedicated to alex, tim, dan, louis, adam, & donna.
xoxo.

thanks to frank moscowitz for mixing help, advice, & also for being awesome. to adam muro for letting us borrow his rhodes piano, dan maddalone for use of his stand-up bass, and the whole b3nson family for all of their love & support. also thanks goes to donna baird & nick matulis for helping to distract us with whiskey (which was made for pouring).

mastered by frank moscowitz www.blackdogrecordingstudio.com
art & design by the incredible phil pascuzzo www.pepcostudio.com

© 2011 the parlor
b3nson.net/theparlor

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The Parlor Altamont, New York

The Parlor is Eric Krans and Jen O’Connor, partners who have written music together since they met in a college dormitory elevator. The band is named after the room in the haunted 19th century farmhouse in Upstate New York where Krans and O’Connor write and record. The Parlor’s music is performed live with a band of friends and has been described as enchanting, magical, and inspiring. ... more

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Track Name: You're in My Eye
you may not be the best in town
and you may not be the best around
but I can tell what’s up from down
and you’re in my eye
you hide your head under the ground
until you know you can’t be found
but i’m the one that set you down
you are still in my eye
and i’m watching you…
Track Name: Tear Down the Coastline
tear down the coastline
tear it down
tear down the coastline, build us a castle
when will we have our day in the sun?
build us a castle. build it for us
build us a castle, give us the ocean
when will we have our day in the sun?
give us the ocean. give it to us
give us the ocean, tear down the coastline
Track Name: Our Day in the Sun
when will we have our day in the sun?
i want to marry you and i will
Track Name: We are Free // On a Boat on a Sea
do you want to be in our family
them, you, and me in our little tree
where we are free to be who we are,
the world will open up to us.
loaded in the van like a pan caravan
a one man band with eight heads in the sand,
digging, we are free to be who we are,
the world will open up to us
with nothing in our hands but the way we stand
with our half made plans and family clans,
we are free to be who we are,
the world will open up to us.
late one night when storms alight
you wont bite your tongue so tight.
don’t trust the mime who speaks in rhyme
when he tells you to leave home.
sunshine on your head, just like you wanted.
low goes the sunlight when the moon has your way

// wait, is this the best place to be?
way out on a boat on a sea
Track Name: Superstitious Witches
superstitious witches flying low in the night
don’t tell the truth that the truth was right
‘this is the only way we ever planned to go’
highway take us to the show!
and bring us back bigger than before
broomstick lovers on a shipwrecked beat
feel your spirit leave your heart for your feet
/on a sail boat on a sandy sea
this is the end of waiting for the wind to blow.
highway take us to the show!
and bring us back bigger than before
Track Name: My Teeth are Falling Out in my Dreams
i want you to know how much you’re asking of me.
there’s a tiny, microscopic piece of your eyeball
you’re looking through oh did you know
how microscopic it views?
this time the cactus is rubbing me on the wrong side.
my eyes fill up with its spines.
sandpaper kisses toilet paper eyes
let go of your microscope
get on with your life
sinking submarines,
embattled beauty queens
my teeth are falling out in my dreams
shoot me with your bullet nectarine
chase me through my cherry tree dreams…
Track Name: Full of Hope & Heart
look at this mass of moving air
this circulating storm, the wind, the waves
are getting stronger as we speak
and i’ve never known anything like this
i’ve never seen the seas get so big
and i’ve never felt so small
how were we so sure we wanted this?
and how were we so sure it felt right?
and how were we so full of hope and heart?
and how were we so tempted
by just beyond our sight?
rescue will only come for us
if we radio that we’re in danger
of losing our lives
rescued mountaineers and rescued mariners
all admit to themselves
and to the world that all was lost
but some never do…
and how are we so far from dry land?
and how are we so drawn out by the sea?
and how are we so compelled
to climb the mountain?
and how are we so tempted by routine?
and i want to feel rested…
and how did we extend beyond our reach?
Track Name: Mouths Dried Out
thrown overboard, floated away
our mouths dried out i don’t want to talk about it
i said i would, i said i would,
but will it do me good?
the sun beats down on a floating head
an angel came to see if we’re dead
we’re losing it, we lost our minds,
we drank the brine
the ocean’s playing tricks on us
heavy eyes, darkened skies
we’re on the beach, we’re within reach
the ocean’s playing tricks on us
the sketchy eyes, the blownout skies
Track Name: The Places Where We Bled
well i told you so and i don’t hate to say
you didn’t see the trap set for you
and it was plain as day
but it’s good to be alive even when part of you is dead. and we obsess over the scars ‘cause they’re the places where we bled
but this one’s in your head, it’s in your head
Track Name: The Time of the Dragonflies
we’re learning how to disappear
our ghosts are digging into here
and we know we’re the only ones
we lost ourselves in the city lights
but the long rides home to the quiet nights
when we know we’re the only ones
this is the time of the dragonflies
swarming us in the sunset light
this is the time of the dragonflies
swarming in our heads
here come the hummingbirds again
reminding us we were crazy then
here come the hummingbirds again
they’re humming in our heads
we drive by churches ringing bells
and we talk about doppler sound that melts
and we know we’re the only ones
and outside in the evening light
with a hundred hungry dragonflies
we know we’re the only ones
Track Name: Diamonds in the Seabed of the Sun
peeling back the ocean waves
digging up muddy graves
looking for a diamond
in the seabed of the sun
digging for my life, digging for my wife
looking for a diamond
in the seabed of the sun
and what are we to do?
look into your eyes uncover all the lies
you’re digging for a diamond
in the seabed of the sun
miners can have their land
on the other side of the sand
we’re digging for a diamond
in the seabed of the sun
and what are we to do?
Track Name: To the Wind Like a Sail
some days you are aglow with a halo
some days you are afraid that you’ll fail
bloom like a wild flower in a meadow
be wide open to the wind like a sail
Track Name: In the Past
in the past, in the past, i was a restless soul
don’t leave your brother alone in the night
i am afraid that you think that i’m really alright
Track Name: On the Backside of the End of it
golden hours out on the days you’re facing
and the end of always taking everything for fun,
diamond in the sun,
everyone was blinded by the diamond
sail away i hope we meet some day
somewhere that’s basked in rays
one day you’ll show me diamonds that you dug,
seas that you swum,
songs that you sung away from us
we are on the backside of the end of it