Ideal Conceptions of the Beautiful and Good

by Anthony Worden

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1.
01:56
2.
03:37
3.
05:34
4.
03:08
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05:46
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8.
03:43
9.
03:13

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released June 30, 2017

Recorded by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios in Lone Tree, IA
Assistant Engineers: Joel Anderson and Dana T
Mixed by Luke Tweedy and Anthony Worden
Mastered by Carl Saff
Artwork by Shawn Reed

The Players:
Mike Schulte-Drums
Jacob Simmons-String Composition on track 3
Brendan Spengler-Piano, Keys, & Synthesis on all tracks except 9
Trevor Polk- Piano on tracks 1 & 9
Elizabeth Moen-Backing vocals on tracks 4 & 7
Dana T-Bass on track 2
Adam Kokontis-Bass on track 1
Phosphenes- Synthesis on track 3

Music and Lyrics by Anthony Worden

Questions and concerns can be addressed to mistermrmanagement@gmail.com

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"Abstention from labor is the conventional evidence of wealth and therefore is the conventional mark of social standing; and this insistence on the meritoriousness of wealth leads to a more strenuous insistence on leisure"-Thorstein Veblen

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Track Name: Something
I’m in that magic moment when focus stays ‘til light of day. It rips, you cuts you kindly, it drips on down through narrow ways. A dream of new beginnings, a flash that kicks you with some heat. I like the way it burns ya, fires burning in my throat.
Track Name: Heaven
She stood in front of me, she told me to be free. He stood in front of me, he said to be free. In the waters, new beginnings. Cool blue waters, new beginnings. Goodbye my friend ‘til you come to rise again. Red walls, black trim, lined in things you’ve never been. Goodbye my love, there are lessons to be learned. Be good, ok? I will see you in the end.
Track Name: Who's Who?
Aw, who’s who? What does it mean to you? A question about my identity? Why you gotta know? A son can wear on his mother, if she hesitates to ask. She just leaves it on the table, her thoughts and concerns at home. Who’s Who? O, you don’t know what you’re doing, but neither do I. Why does it gotta be tonight? Its way late tonight. What so intrigues you about me? I’ve been this way forever. People who seem to suffer? I think you got it all wrong. Who’s who?
Track Name: The Style it Takes
Caroline calls from far away. All the boys look at her in the same way. But they don’t know what’s inside. There’s feelings you just can’t hide. Don’s been gone for over a year. Looking for something that remains unclear. I think about him once a week. I wish that I knew what to say. We don’t care about holding on forever. All night ‘til day light I think about my friends. ‘Cuz we got the style it takes, but there is not money to make. Everything’s a means to an end. We’re naïve, we’re following trends. You always knew when to move on. Your love was there and then it was gone. But there’s no reason to be jelly, we’ve all kissed another’s belly. We don’t care about holding on forever. All night, ‘til daylight I think about my friends. ‘Cuz we got the style it takes, but there is no money to make. Everything’s a means to an end. We’re naïve, we’re following trends. So long.
Track Name: Bell Hooks
You read Bell Hooks, you try to explain, but they don’t know better. C’mon you think too much, c’mon you can’t get enough. In the bedroom it’s hard to explain ideals and past miseries. Blonde hair, glasses, this guy looks ok. But who knows if he is really cool? I could try to take you away from it all if things don’t seem too clear. There’s something between us, I wish it wasn’t there. It hurts, it hurts to say. I wish we were the same person, you’d read and I’d just play. It’s all in your head, its under your bed.
Track Name: Unconcealed Vice
The moon was bright, illuminating high heels and tights. I was alone. A picture on my phone. In distress, studded leather vest. You don’t have to ask me twice. A once concealed vice. I have no troubles anymore, no more useless fairytales. Everything is flowing in front me, ya. And I feel so excited. Hey man, don’t sweat. It gets better yet. Bitch don’t kill my vibe. I haven’t slept in three days. So much stress. Just being here makes me stressed. That sounded good. Trunk rattlin’ in my hood. I have no troubles anymore, no more useless fairytales. Everything is flowing in front of me ya. And I feel so excited. I’m just looking for some love. Some of that everlasting love. I want it today. Just give me some of that love.
Track Name: That's All
When you wake up feeling just the same. Nothing’s different because from last night nothing’s changed. I could tell you that it was all off my mind. Indecision and the lust of humankind. That’s all, that’s all, that’s all for me. A print of yours hangs above my windowpane. It catches rain when it blows in. I put it there because I don’t really care too much. The wind then dries it, the sun casts through a colorful lush. That’s all, that’s all, that’s all for me.
Track Name: Plane
I took me away on a plane to never see my family again. If you’d ask them they’d all be so sad. But there’s really no reason to do that. I took me away on plane to never see that place again. The people there just stare. No one really appreciates that do they? I took me away on a place to never see my family again. My brothers a mess, my moms a caring jest. If you knew me you wouldn’t blame me. I took me away on a plane because there is where I shouldn’t be. The people there don’t care to bear the little things that happen to everyone. I took me away on a plane.