A​.​L​.​I​.​T​.​E.

by Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount

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Krebs6779 Listen und you know why. Wonderful Musik........ Favorite track: Turn It Into Everything.
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Kurt Hanson This band has an incredible bass player. Favorite track: Die Before You Die, Part I..
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Corey Cooke This album is bright and whimsical with keyboard-infused pop and a hint of prog. The occasional deep growly tones bring tears to my eyes and Julia's voice simply SHINES throughout. J-mass and the FFD are the best band of the new millennium, hands down. This is another masterpiece in a string of masterpieces. Songcrafting that speaks to my heart. Favorite track: 10,000 Things.
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1.
Make it quick, Life's a trick In a fickle game of Which way to go In the show When you're Romeo Friend to foe, But the end Was careening toward the blade That she made Into something we eventually forgave Cause the message was the same, The message was the same, The message was the same: Die before you, Die before you die, Die before you, Die before you die. Take to task All the masks That were living in the crib In the cold, Taking roll, While the soul Lost a ledge Gained an edge On the leverage of the pain Deemed insane But the stuff that had eternally remained Cause the message was the same, The message was the same, The message was the same: Die before you, Die before you die, Die before you, Die before you die...
2.
Underneath a maple, How's it ever able To capture the colors? I'm Watching while it dances- From the brittle branches, the annual show, and I, I feel, I feel, I feel, Them on my face, They will, they will, they will Protect this place. Over on the island, An eagle is relying On evergreen tops to see, See us, see us, see us, Through time and space, He will, he will, he will Protect this place. There was always something There was always something There was always something there... It'll get better, won't it? It'll get better, won't it? It'll get better, won't it...? Always there, it is (It'll get better, won't it?) Always there, it is (It'll get better, won't it?) Always there, it is (It'll get better, won't it?)... Catching up to mama, Swimming through a drama Of fear of a fear itself, Feel her, feel her, feel her Warm embrace, Let us, let us, let us Protect this place. There was always something There was always something There was always something there... It'll get better, won't it? It'll get better, won't it? It'll get better, won't it...? Always there, always there It'll get better, won't it? It'll get better, won't it? It'll get better, won't it?
3.
What did you see way up high? Something you couldn't identify? Looking at the sky for another chance. Sensory input: find the hoax! What does it take to be a ghost, and Who are the folks making this romance? Rounding up all the videos and Placing my bids with "yes and no"s cause Crops ain't in rows when the patterns dance. What if there isn't a right and wrong, just Everyone singing every song, Living along paralleloplans? [whistling fun!] What did you read on the page? Critical words about the stage? Energy output always gets received. Here is some canvas and some paint, Lungs and a heart, a breath and brain, and Who can refrain from what's on the sleeve? Wearing it all for everyone and Nobody's time is ever done so Coast in the fun of what's yours to keep. What if there isn't a right and wrong just Everyone singing every song, Living along paralleloplanes? [MORE whistle fun!+bing bong] What did you see way up high? Something you couldn't identify? Looking at the sky for another chance. Sensory input: find the hoax! What does it take to be a ghost, and Who are the folks making this romance? Rounding up all the videos and Placing my bids with "yes and no"s cause Crops ain't in rows when the patterns dance. What if there isn't a right and wrong, just Everyone singing every song, Everyone singing every song?
4.
Keep her warm, Keep her safe. Give her time, Give her space. Hold the worst, Hold the best, Take what's first, Love the rest. Like a garden, you'll watch her grow, 'Til she's got her own thoughts to sew, Sprouting out of the ground: Taking care to renew an old dream, That between all the tragedy Is a teaching sound, Of a lesson we're all 'sposed to learn, Coming through with a thoughtful turn, As the message you found In the shape of your heart and mind, Love is suddenly redefined In the here and the now! Whooooooooooooooooooooo
5.
Trigger fingers round the globe Heeding lessons from the road Saving for the killing spree And I hope the trees'll outlive me. All the dances, all the songs, All the ways we got along, Mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, Forgive us for the things we've done. I'm as sure as I was before. The whys of who we are Is always getting answered, Always getting answered. Robbie Benson's own guitar, Fighting fascists in the war, Reaching for the galaxies, And I hope his rhythm outlives me. I'm as sure as I was before. The whys of who we are Is always getting answered always getting answered Always getting answered Always getting answered By all the ways you loved me. Always getting answered Always getting answered By life as can and can't be's.
6.
New Neighbor (free) 00:16
An important interview between Julia Massey and Rupert Roe.
7.
Long ago a world was born, Along a journey, timeless worn, Made out of light and gravity- Part of a stellar nursery, And after many, many years, Under an early atmosphere, All of the fragile elements Eventually commenced into: All the oceans, all the lovely oceans, All the oceans, all the lovely oceans, All the oceans, all the lovely oceans, All the oceans, all the lovely oceans, All the oceans, all the lovely oceans, All the oceans, all the lovely oceans. And as the fires from within, Combined with comets on the fringe, The surface orbited and cooled, Allowing microscopic ooze To take a chance upon the shore, Turning into something more Than what the continental crust Could've imagined as it blushed with All the forests, all the lovely forests, All the forests, all the lovely forests, All the forests, all the lovely forests, All the forests, all the lovely forests, All the forests, all the lovely forests, All the forests, all the lovely forests, All the forests, all the lovely forests, In between the greenery, And oxygen it breathed Into a placed where life evolved And countless creatures heard the call Becoming one part of the dance And in the blink of time, the chance, To realize the universe As a gift and not a curse on All the people, all the lovely people, All the people, all the lovely people, All the people, all the lovely people, All the people, all the lovely people, All the people, all the lovely people, All the people, all the lovely people, All the people, all the lovely people, The power to predict The future often tries to trick Us into thinking that we're right Until we disagree and fight, But one fact remains the same: The sun and earth will end someday, Except that nothing gets destroyed- Even a black hole fills the void with All the colors, all the lovely colors, All the colors, all the lovely colors, All the colors, all the lovely colors, All the colors, all the lovely colors, All the colors, all the lovely colors, All the colors, all the lovely colors, All the colors, all the lovely colors, All the oceans, all the lovely oceans, All the oceans, all the lovely oceans, All the forests, all the lovely forests, All the forests, all the lovely forests, All the people, all the lovely people, All the people, all the lovely people, All the colors, all the lovely colors Heal the world we live in, Save it for our children.
8.
Ten thousand things, In one breath, Grasping on- To emptiness. Catch a flame, Feel it burn: It's the same, With all you've learned. Drink a drink, With one hand- Everything Has a plan. Write a song, Feel it's worth: It's the same, From death to birth. Ten thousand things, Ten thousand things. Ten thousand things, Ten thousand things.
9.
I tried to write you down- Love got in the way- Now with all the words, There's nothing left to say. So we went ahead, Drew the ace of spades- How did we forget It started as a game (of)? Turn it into everything Turn it into everything Turn it into every single thing, Turn it into everything Turn it into everything Turn it into every single thing. I tried to make some rules With numbers, colors, suits, But now the list is long Enough to block the muse. The scissors are in hand, They're right to cut it down, But nothing can destroy The strings that make the sound. Turn it into everything, Turn it into everything, Turn it into every single thing, Turn it into everything, Endless songs we'll always sing, Turn it into every single thing. Turn it into everything, Turn it into everything, Turn it into every single thing, Turn it into everything, Turn it into everything, Turn it into every single thing, Every single thing Every single thing.
10.
Die before you die, Die before you die, Die before you die.

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We are very humbled to present our band's fourth LP to you, A.L.I.T.E. (Act Like It's The End).

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released November 11, 2014

Lyrics by Julia Massey
Music by Julia Massey, Dominic Cortese, and Geoff Gibbs

Julia Massey: vox, keyboard
Dominic Cortese: drums, percussion
Geoff Gibbs: guitar, bass, vox

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, and 10 engineered by Don Farwell at Earwig Studio
Tracks 4, 5, and 8 engineered by David Miner at Chartreuse Muffin Studio
Track 6 engineered by Julia Massey at Rupert Roe's house

Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering

Album artwork by Heidi Estey

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Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount Seattle, Washington

Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount is a sweetly trippy, magical musical trio led by dreamy flaxen-blonde vocalist/keyboardist Julia and flanked by her happily-raging rhythm section, Matt Deason (bass) and Dominic Cortese (drums).

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