The Crystal Furs

by The Crystal Furs

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Our first full-length album, with nine tracks of punchy guitars, electronic organs, and melodic indiepop songwriting. We're so excited to finally bring it to you!

Recorded over the second half of 2016 here in Fort Worth.

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released December 27, 2016

Produced by The Crystal Furs

Performed by:
Amanda Hand - guitar, bass, lead & backing vocals
Kevin Buchanan - organ, piano, tenor guitar, lead & backing vocals
Tanner Brown - drums, percussion

With:
Harley Dear - bass and backing vocals
Steph Buchanan - bass

Tracks 5, 6, and 8 written by Amanda & Kevin
Tracks 1 and 4 written by Amanda
Tracks 3, 7, and 9 written by Kevin
Track 2 written by Kevin & Steph

Recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Tanner Brown

Artwork by Kevin Buchanan

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Track Name: Quit You
I tried to quit you a thousand times
But you just keep coming back to mind
Now everything is wrong
And I'm going crazy

Is this love or an obsession?
'Cause here I am with that same old dress on
The one that makes you try
Makes you smile and then I'll sigh

And you're walking up to me
Feel the crimson in my cheeks
Why do you always show up when I am weak?

I'm getting tired of dropping hints
And nothing here makes any sense
No other girl would go this far for you

Still I try one last time
'Cause I know that I can change your mind
You're such a jerk but I guess I like that fine

And you're walking up to me
Feel the crimson in my cheeks
Why do you always show up when I am weak?

I tried to quit you a thousand times
But you just keep coming back to mind
Now everything is wrong
And I'm going crazy
Track Name: Weightless
When you showed up at my door
In that green dress you always wore
That was when my night was made
As the light began to fade

Just a touch from you and I'm feeling weightless
With your hands all over me, I'm feeling weightless

You burned your thesis years ago
But your mind is still aglow
Your last debate came to blows
And you broke your boyfriend's nose

Just a kiss from you and I'm feeling weightless
Like a rocket to the moon, I'm feeling weightless

You're exhausting, you're a chore
You passed out on my kitchen floor
But everything you do, my dear,
Is worth it just to have you near

Just a touch from you and I'm feeling weightless
With your hands all over me, I'm feeling weightless
Just a kiss from you and I'm feeling weightless
Like a rocket to the moon, I'm feeling weightless
Track Name: Miss Hughes
Roll the celluloid across the screen
For when we're free of miseries
And the world's caught in the in-between
Future's future and the faded dreams

And when the evening passes into night
And we're floating in the empty space
Meet the ruins with your second sight
A broken town so full of faded grace

Miss Hughes, have you paid your dues?
Do you wonder what it is we've got to lose?
Miss Hughes, what's on your mind?
Do you wonder what we're doing with our time?

Did your parents tell you the real score?
Are we gonna have to throw the fight?
I know it's something that you've said before
Tell me that I'm gonna be alright

As the evening passes into dawn
And we're lost among the empty space
Above the ruins of the lost and gone
A city broken by the concrete waste

Miss Hughes, have you paid your dues?
Do you wonder what it is we've got to lose?
Miss Hughes, what's on your mind?
Do you wonder what we're doing with our time?

Miss Hughes, have you paid your dues?
Do you wonder what it is we've got to lose?
Miss Hughes, what's on your mind?
Do you wonder what we're doing with our time?
Track Name: Never Closer
Do I really mean that little to you?
How could I have been so naive?
I sit and wait all day for your arrival
Now you're finally here, it's never what I thought it would be

Oh I can't seem to understand what about me
Makes you hold me by the fingertips and never closer
Oh I...

Do you know what I do when you're not here?
I sit and eat and sleep instead
Wanting so much for you to be near me, but I guess
You don't feel just like I do, oh what am I supposed to do?

Oh I can't seem to understand what about me
Makes you hold me by the fingertips and never closer
Oh I...
Can't seem to understand what about me
Makes you hold me by the fingertips and never closer
Oh I...
Track Name: Tunnel Vision
Been losing myself in my own head
And I don't know what to do
Trying to blame the stars above
But I know it's all on you

I go out late and stay away
'cause I can't seem to clear my thoughts
You're not even here to see my face
And see what you have wrought

Ooh, I got tunnel vision
Ooh, I got tunnel vision

Stagger in late and can't think straight
And it's wrecking everything
Nothing makes sense and nothing's clear
Why can't you take the blame?

Ooh, I got tunnel vision
Ooh, I got tunnel vision

Losing myself in my own head
And I don't know what to do
Trying to blame the stars above
But I know it's all on you
Yeah I know it's all on you
Honey, it's all on you

Ooh, I got tunnel vision
Ooh, I got tunnel vision
Ooh, I got tunnel vision
Ooh, I got…tunnel vision
Track Name: Nobody Walks
They tore down the neighbor's house for a parking lot
The tore down the corner store for an overpass
They filled in the public pool out of laziness
And now everything is rubber, steel, and glass

This post-war dream's just double talk
Cardboard walls and granite shlock
Empty streets and barren blocks
It's no wonder nobody walks
Nobody walks

They sold off the library to a drive-through chain
And built up a highway in my bedroom
None of it has ever satisfied the crowd
It's just an endless concrete-colored gloom

This post-war dream's just double talk
Cardboard walls and granite shlock
Empty streets and barren blocks
It's no wonder nobody walks

Drop billions on the concrete
The freeway's got to expand
Put living in the backseat
This car's wish is our command

This post-war dream's just double talk
Cardboard walls and granite shlock
Empty streets and barren blocks
It's no wonder nobody walks
Nobody walks
Track Name: Capture You
Think you're so clever?
Think you're so charming and so deep?
You are transparent
You are a drag - you're just a creep

I see right through you
Then I capture you…

Captured in a Polaroid
Captured in a Polaroid
Captured in a Polaroid of the mind

You're so beloved
The whole damn town's in love with you
But I know your secret
So now what are you gonna do?

I see right through you
Then I capture you…

Captured in a Polaroid
Captured in a Polaroid
Captured in a Polaroid of the mind

I see right through you
Then I capture you…

Captured in a Polaroid
Captured in a Polaroid
Captured in a Polaroid of the mind

Captured in a Polaroid
Captured in a Polaroid
Captured in a Polaroid of the mind
Track Name: Summer's Over
Once more summer came and went
Reflect on how your days were spent
Walking through the downtown square
Breezes blow the dress you'd wear

Another night spins into day
Drinking all your cares away
What's the point in going back?
Your thoughts derailed along the track

And what will you say
When you give your heart away
And what will you do
When the ones you thought you knew
Fall from the cliffs of Dover
Returning to the foam
And now summer's over
And I'm going home

You spend the nights in wordless haze
Thinking about all the ways
You judged the friends you used to know
You found them wanting, even so

It's easy to be cynical
Which leads to over-critical
Now the people all have gone
There's no-one left you can count on

And what will you say
When you give your heart away
And what will you do
When the ones you thought you knew
Fall from the cliffs of Dover
Returning to the foam
And now summer's over
And I'm going home
Track Name: World of Tomorrow
It's been three lunar days now since I last saw your face
And it's been a day on Venus since our last real embrace
The monorails go past me as I wander the streets
This feeling keeps on building 'til I admit defeat

I could ask the robots but they'd not know what to do
About the pain and anguish that I am going through
Don't even have a hologram to stare down the unknown
This may be the future, but I'm feeling so alone

Down and out in the world of tomorrow
Down and out in the world of tomorrow
Down and out in the world of tomorrow
Down and out in the world of tomorrow

I go out to Europe to try and clear my mind
The ice fields do not speak to me, no answers will I find
The monoliths glide past me and leave me far too song
This feeling keeps on building as I orbit the moon

My flying car is broken, my jet pack's out of fuel
I feel beat-up and broken, I feel like such a fool
I gaze up to the stars above and I know I'm to blame
This may be the future, but I'm lonely all the same

Down and out in the world of tomorrow
Down and out in the world of tomorrow
Down and out in the world of tomorrow
Down and out in the world of tomorrow