Friends of the Year

by Pageantry

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    Comes in a professionally manufactured 2 panel sleeve with lovely artwork by Claire Morales. You will also get a band button that comes in "man-smelling-cheese-on-a-mountain," "dirty child" or "clarinet-kid-in-a-cavern"

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Friends of the Year is the debut EP from Denton inspirational pop-gaze trio Pageantry. The 4 song album was recorded and mixed by Roy Robertson in various houses in Denton, TX during the summer and fall of 2012 with Ramon Muzquiz and Pablo Burrull.


released June 11, 2013

Roy Robertson ~ vocals, synth, guitar, production
Ramon Muzquiz ~ drums, percussion
Pablo Burrull ~ bass

Art by Claire Morales
Mastered by Matt Pence at The Echo Lab



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Track Name: Friends of the Year
You in your haste to explore your regions
Laid rarely low to devise your reasons

Cut down the hair from the tree you lived in
Claim your mistakes underneath your breathing

My ears have bled so I must be learning
Crawl on my tongue and believe you're nothing

Slave to the pain that dissolves your seasons
Compassionate with a hint of tyrant

Jealous you're jealous your eyes are stagnant from all the reasons so hard to come by

Friends of the year....
Track Name: Disaster
They came to me like a friend with their skin of evidence
A tithe they obliged to me in exchange for certainty

They turned me like all the rest into their slaves and servants
But when I asked to exist I was left apart from it

More than awake
More than alive
I was trying to do my best

The strength of the river calls
Every stream to bow and fall
Before him, obedient
Without pride or consequence

More than awake
More than alive
I was trying to do my best

Track Name: Dirt
Deep in the dirt when I'm crawling towards you what
Would you consider this?
I was a jerk but that's only towards you 'cause
You were deserving it

Felt like a million bucks torn to shreds
Do you remember this?
I was excused by the princess you are but
I'm not believing it

There in the dirt you were combating wombs
You know what that begets
Cut from the cloth like you swore you were not but
I won't examine it
Track Name: Family Tree
I'll fall the family tree
endowed to me
I am the giving kind

Lead me through roots on the shelf
send me to death
I am the lucky one

Harmless as you would behave
wonder what's made
and what you cannot help

You've got this world to believe
leave it to me
I'll tell you what are

I picture you by yourself
worried with wealth
and what it drives you to

Your mind the frail ornament
clothed in ascent
one day will bleed you out

I meant to leave you alone
but in our way I already was