Body Aha

by Three Thousand Rivers

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released July 28, 2015

All songs performed by Noam Hassenfeld, Nick Demirjian, Jack Cashion, Warren Loegering, Zoe Aqua, and Joshua Lutz.
Music by Noam Hassenfeld; Lyrics by Noam Hassenfeld and Talia Lavin

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Brian Trahan
Mastered by Jake Rodenhouse
Artwork by Julia Rooney

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Three Thousand Rivers New York

Three Thousand Rivers is influenced by folk, funk, and indie rock (particularly Neutral Milk Hotel, The Mountain Goats, Jack White, and the Dodos), as well as the members' diverse musical backgrounds, including Balinese, West African, and South Indian drumming, modern classical music, funk, klezmer, and jazz. TTR is Noam Hassenfeld, Nick Demirjian, Jack Cashion, Warren Loegering, and Zoe Aqua. ... more

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Track Name: Body Aha
April and recently married
A tree outside my window blooms
heavy and tired and blown out sprawled
on the ash-dark wall it blooms

Paint on the shutters thrown open
Paint on the outthrown eaves
Lush spring blue is clinging to
The tightly folded leaves

My body is a house
I rent on unknown terms
I build it up
Painting each room white and new
Painting each room for you
Painting each room for you

I roll my sleeves to the elbow
I roll each pant to the knee
Dresses for sale are hanging down
Like the flags of liberty

My house is not a child’s house
It’s a heavy house and mine
and the air that burned me bathes me now
down the bud-soaked sidewalk lines

My body is a house
I rent on unknown terms
I build it up
Painting each room white and new
Painting each room for you
Painting each room for you

Celandine grows down the street
all plated leaves and choking blooms
Our flattened boxes on the floors
and dusty pages fill our rooms
But your body
holds tight to me
Spring pushes through
The walls of this city
White arms are
Enfolding me
Spring pushes through
The walls of this city

My body is a house
I rent on unknown terms
I build it up
Painting each room white and new
Painting each room for you
Painting each room for you
Track Name: Between Two Stones
Yeah I know what you think
You think you can't change
And you want to break out
But you don't think you know a way out away from your tattoos

So you set off alone
You want only you
But your fingers they move
Your hands start to shake coming from a place, yeah, from a place so far

Between two stones
It's where you wake up
And you don't even know
How you became paralyzed, paralyzed by a dream

You decide how you have to
Draw the line, only if you
Switch to drive, going forward
Hope to glide, only once you
Make the sign, destination
You decide, you don't know, only you

Yeah but you still find yourself
Just running around
And you can't find a way
To break out of your skin, and you just wait, yeah, just keeping waiting again

You decide how you have to
Draw the line, only if you
Switch to drive, going forward
Hope to glide, only once you
Make the sign, destination
You decide, you don't know, only you

I can't sleep; I'm not free; I don't know anything
I can't see; I can't breathe; i don't own anything
What I need, I'll break free, of the stones holding me
What I need, I'll break free, of two stones holding me
Track Name: Grow
Box of letters
Buried under
Somewhere in my closet i don’t know

Lost the center
As I enter
Into a month or a year of I don't know

And the spaces now are endless
And the fire’s long gone cold
I’ve got much more time than I know what to do with
It reminds me I’m growing old

And I know
That I’ll grow alone

No more shelter
From whatever
Skin’s the roof when tiles all erode

Check the weather
Lace some leather
Head out into sideways sleet and snow

Think that you would do the same to strengthen where it's soft
And I'll begin to entertain the thought it might be lost

And the spaces now are endless
And the fire’s long gone cold
I’ve got much more time than I know what to do with
It reminds me I’m growing old

And I know
That I’ll grow alone

Mumble something if it's just to hear the sound
Of words that aren’t always stuck beneath the ground
Some sounds that might say something secret if they squint
And words that might say more, more than I’d admit

And the spaces now are endless
And the fire’s long gone cold
I’ve got much more time than I know what to do with
It reminds me I’m growing old

And I know
That I’ll grow alone

Yeah the spaces can be endless
And the fire embers glow
I’ve got much more time so I’ll walk a road and somewhere
I'll accept that I’m growing old

And I know
That it’s time
That I grow alone
Track Name: The Shakes
And when I see that place you know I get the shakes
And when I see their faces something inside me gets ready to quake
And I don’t know if it’s visible
And I don’t know if I’m spinning all these wheels myself

I’m trembling now
trembling down
I don’t know why I'm shaking

I’m trembling now
Trembling down
I don’t know why I'm saying

Just don’t take it away
Just don’t take it away

And when I hear that song I might know where I am
And when I notice that I’m trembling with my hands
And I don’t know if I’m ready now
But I don’t know that I’d want to be if I could so

I’m trembling now
Trembling down
I don’t know why I'm shaking

I’m trembling now
Trembling down
I don’t know why I'm saying

Just don’t take it away
Just don’t take it away

Ooooh...
Track Name: Gut
The hills grew legs and split without a sound
Now they’re marching to the edge of town
Ask yourself how long you’ve been around
You were dreaming when the sun went down

Neon signs are crawling out the ground
They’re shooting shining out of your hometown
The interstate is spinning round and round
And all your exit signs are coming down

Four walls and one four-poster
How many years before you wake

How long have you been hiding
How many years before you wake

A job, the bar, a hunger in your gut
The fences all around are thick with rust
And when you close your eyes they all come down
You're laughing long before they hit the ground

Four walls and one four-poster
How many years before you wake

How long have you been hiding
How many years before you wake