MONSTROUS

by Loose Park

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Two men and a lady present: Loose Park's "MONSTROUS: A Recorded Album of Sacred Music." We had initially thought we'd record this on our own at home, but fate led elsewhere and basic tracking occurred January 9th 2014 at Element Studios with the generous Joel Nanos in Kansas City, Missouri, the day after our first show. The album was then mixed by me, Matthew Dunehoo, alone at home using a seven-and-a-half-gallon stainless steel brew kettle and a my first Sony thinking-compewtur, between January and May, 2014. But seriously, the album had to take this long as it's still coming together this very night and I have so much appreciated my first chance to produce the imperfect album now in your ears, thank you Beckie and Mike. Finally mastered mercifully (tomorrow) by Jason Carter at Atomic Disc, Salem, OR. Loose Park began when I moved home in a fog from NYC in June 2013 and began writing music upon landing with my longtime friend and drummer Mike Myers. We invited new longtime friend Beckie Trost into the fold to bass it up and never looked back. Loose Park, the park, has always been a sanctuary of magical possibility for me over the years. I remember one summer in particular when I was often in odd spots of heart I'd head there regularly to listen to the Cocteau Twins and walk around and try to come back to Earth a bit more pleasantly than how I'd left it. Loose Park the band has been a sort of sanctuary for me as well and possibly I think for Beckie and Mike, though you'd have to ask them to be sure. Mike's basement is filled with friendly spiders and candles and gummy bears and guitarin' good times, exactly the way a midwest basement should be. Mike said early on that he thought the songs in this set of 12 were "manic." So here you are, 12 manic spazzings from Loose Park, the modern day indie def leppard. Thanks for listening to this album and for being a part of it with us. Special thanks to Alissa Myers for being so patiently accommodating, to Robert Rodriguez for the beautiful artwork and everyone who supports what we and all the artists in KC and everywhere else do to try and approach the weirdness with Love. Sincerely, Matthew, May 27 2014 (May 28 with this last revision...)

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released June 5, 2014

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"At 75-acres, Jacob L. Loose Park is one of Kansas City's most popular, beautiful and historical parks. At 17.5 feet end on end, LOOSE PARK isone of Kansas City's most popular, beautiful and historical bands. This band of a woman and a' two man play a sparklingblend of 70's metal and west coast shoegaze, elating by candlelight whatever the weather." ... more

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Track Name: DANGEROUS WORK
It’s dangerous work, if you can get it
And you can get it faster than the shake of an eye.
When nothing but trouble remains
There is very little to keep you seriously out of harm’s way…

It’s dangerous work if you can get it
And you can get it faster than the shake of an eye.

Call me emotional
Call me crazy
The perils exactly entailed won’t fail not to fail to amaze me
The heart swells to twice its size
To disbelieving eyes
Belonging to level headed heavy heady aches
You’re asking for twice the moon, that could ever belong to you
Or any of other fools who foolishly fail to reach

It’s dangerous work, if you can get it
And you can get it faster than the shake of an eye.
When nothing but trouble remains
There is very little to keep you seriously out of harm’s way…

It’s dangerous work if you can get it
And you can get it faster than the shake of a…
Shake of an eye.
Track Name: MY CUP OF WATER OVERFLOWS
Serious I say, believe it or not
I won’t become the bird who caught
The avian flu one winter day
And choked on the ice in the icy air

MY CUP OF WATER OVERFLOWS BUT I KEEP DRINKING!!!

It’s a long time before you come
To glowing bits of knowing
You’re tired in face by then you have spent
Any last hope of ditching cares

MY CUP OF WATER OVERFLOWS BUT I KEEP DRINKING!!!

I’m fool’s fool in a hundreds ways
I specialize in dealing
Not dealing so much as seeking the touch of
Someone I could be believing…

MY CUP OF WATER OVERFLOWS BUT I KEEP DRINKING!!!
Track Name: SONG FOR MAGIC JOHNSON
When it comes apart, you know it gets too serious.
Only broken minds get twisted up like animated vine.
Slowly is the going through the world with no one.
I said when are you coming home and you said when you turn to salt.

Tie me up by my hands, point me off in direction.

And I cried, so loud so that the neighbors would come home
to hold me steady.
You would think the world was on fire it was so damn hot.

Tie me up by my hands, point me off in direction.
There's no other way to being low.

Ways got wild and I was so cold and immoral on the train and all around.
And when you called, it was a sweet woman's call on the phone.
What ever happened to the things I used to do that made you mine?

Tie me up by my hands, point me off in direction.
Track Name: CLIMB THE FIELD
Listen, it’s just what we got.
I knew it fought and wore you out.
Try salvation in defeating odds
I wish at least you’d roll…

Clear way inside disturbing night
You will descend in night
I hope my offer is in time to serve you right
True time unfolds

They come to climb the field
They’re halfway gone
Never to remind of fear, forever.

Chewing this sense of being home in time
Waxin’ we should be gone far out and
passing the all consuming time.
How could we slip to way too gone?

We’ll find other ways to keep this world from coming between us.

They come to climb the field
They’re halfway gone
Never to remind of fear, forever.

To the soul who’s tired, I know you
Way too far out.
Way too far gone and out, they come to climb the field…

They come to climb the field
They’re halfway gone
Never to remind of fear, forever.
Track Name: GOOD AS LIFE
He was entirely innocent, this obedient skull
He went and looked for girls to see and make it merrier
Seemed fine and hopeful but also wary
Delighted in his head housed spirits, loved a leafy Fall

Deep in a state, he got under the weight of it all

When he see’d the ocean,
Deep fear of sinking sank the fun he thought it off,
Oh one of these days, I’ll live without hesitation

Because there’s nothing as good as life

And all the while his mind was deeply magic
He riddled on and on deep confusing ways

In that state, turned around by the weight of it all

His shape and size were truly esoteric
His alien life was fragile like and egg

But he kept saying aloud like a kook:

There’s nothing as good as life

True that and knowing should relieve the pressure
I’d do anything to create.
Track Name: WAY UNDERSTAND
If you have doubts, I understand that

If you tease my name, I’ll be glad

If you praise the same sun I do

If you love in many ways that I do

If you rot in time, I’ll rot

If you change in mind, I’ll change
Track Name: A CUP OF TEA
A Cup of tea for me baby, a cup of tea for me
I am sincerely losing the scent here…
A Cup of tea for me baby, a cup of tea for me
Why is the neariest sun so much eerier?
While my nose is nearing the ice polar scent, I’m on a roll…

I……..am sitting on a wall, that overlooks the city
And all the winding roads that lead away
I am in the cobble world and try to breathe a rare air
Into a crystal lung
I am in the cobble world, the marvel of the nation
Tall bucket colored air
I’d be so thankful if you’d bring here…

A Cup of tea for me baby, a cup of tea for me
I’m on the verge of a negative impression
A d-d-dance in the borough, another chance in the borough
I’ll admonish me to keep growing light here
A cup of tea for me baby, a cup of tea for me…
I’m sitting in the shape, I’ll take the oath of the way of Euphoria Road

I……..am sitting on a wall, that overlooks the city
And all the winding roads that lead away
I am in the cobble world and try to breathe a rare air
Into a crystal lung
I am in the cobble world, the marvel of the nation
Could never leave me cold
I’d be so thankful if you’d bring here…

A cup of tea for me baby, a cup of tea for you and me
Is so much better than just being here with no one.
Track Name: ESS JAM
Street walking with the longing gay eyes
It’s too hard to get somewhere without the motivation
Em-pathy-thetic theories come and they go
But if there’s sun in the sky then I can deal with the snow

Control the dark side
Waking up in sweat in the middle of the night
I used to didn’t have an odor, was in perfect health
But I started smelling sour after years without wealth

If you’re able to put food on your table.

I spent the whole night talking
With a lovely woman who was kind to me
And in my age and my body that I drag along
I mean to bless her with this segment of this lonely song

Control the dark side
B, my true assurance: it will be alright!
I have no proof and cannot read to try and save my life
But it beats sudden death obsessive dark preoccupation!

I have demands to be met and ideals to hold
I have a future from a factory inspected mold
I’m getting stronger and more dangerous as I get old..
Then why this back and forth accordianic contemplation???

Street walking with the longing gay eyes
It’s unbearable to soldier on with nothing to hide
I’ll prattle on and on until there’s nothing left inside
But if you call me to get dinner I will be there in a minute.

If you’re able to put food on the table,
You’re over the mountain.

I am the one who cares that you’re talkin.
Keep cool mind when creeps come knocking. XO
Track Name: ABSOLUTE TROUBLE
I, in absolute trouble,
Built a house in here on wide wheels
So that I can roll,
I can roll from town to town

Fate still undecided
But forcing my hand now
Forcing my figure to develop
Some kind of shaking

Your dollar general store
Personality is one I love
It is child-like,
Making minimum wage

Oh those overkilled cities
Oh what dreams, what dreams could possibly come?
I got leisure
I can go walking

Why even doubt?
Who can change completely inside out?
It’s not science, it’s not even math!

Fate, still undecided
Wobbly on the wheels I want to roll
I’m my own dog
My best friend
Track Name: ATWATER 929
Atwater 929, before you died I knew you were a solitary soul
Atwater 929, the is soothing of my feelings for you, all my feelings
No hesitation, I speak truly with my heart like woman, my mind like man

Atwater 929, wherever you are, I hope you see the things that I do fine, not the trash
Atwater 929, I’m not too proud to listen if you find the time tonight
No hesitation, I speak truly with my heart like woman, my mind like man

So I rock, yeah yeah yeah, believing is tough but it’s been a pretty good day!
Track Name: DUCKS AND DOLLARS
Give me all your ducks and dollars
Give me all your ducks and dollars
Lie to me completely
See if I give hoot or holler
That’s a good guarantee!

Talk to me, t t t t t t t t aaallk
Make your mind talk nice and breathy
Let’s get hot and heavy

Give me all your ducks and dollars
Find the real solution
An everlasting patch upon
The whole of heart’s pollution

Talk to me, t t t t t t t taaaalllk
I wouldn’t have it any other way
My busted body is A-O-K!

Give me all your ducks and dollars
Every passing moment
Every wish upon a star and every chocolate donut

Idly by while war is raging deep atop a mountain
I’ll be standing in Loose Park
throwing pennies in the fountain, getting so much out of luck...