Now They Shut Us Down

by Kid Mud

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"Kid Mud was Sean Duncan, an indie rock vet formerly of Fiver, but with the release of full length debut Now They Shut Us Down Kid Mud has seemingly morphed beyond 'one man band' status into something larger than the sum of its parts. Early Kid Mud recordings were solo efforts, with Duncan playing each and every instrument like some sort of YouTube rockstar. This latest effort, however, was also partly recorded at Mountain Ghost, allowing Duncan the ability to not only incorporate a richer, lusher sound with more varied instrumentation (both electronic and live), but a diverse range of artists including his own sister Shannon, who sings backup on several tracks." -Online Rock

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released 16 June 2009

All songs written and produced by Sean Duncan
Artwork by Souther Salazar
Recorded at Mountain Ghost Studios and Two Channel Studions in between October 2008 and May 2009 by Mike Reavill, Sean Duncan and Doug Moore

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Kid Mud was Sean Duncan, an indie rock vet formerly of Fiver, but with time, Kid Mud has seemingly morphed beyond "one man band" status into something larger than the sum of its parts. He has recruited friends Steve Brooks, Mike Reavill, Nick Ruiz, and Mike Watkins for new input to allow Kid Mud's creative sound to mature. ... more

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Track Name: Eviction
and now we're gone
which we knew all along it wouldn't last
but what thank did we get
for all the drinking and destroying
preparing and performing for this town
and now they shut us down
and nowthey shut us down
Track Name: 1095
when your eyes look inside
it makes you tired to look at that
sleep it off
you still think when you sleep
to top it off
the dreams are there to keep

get past 1095
four more days just another day
it will pass
talk to fires alone
stars in the grass
hold matters at home

can you back it as it changes
stone the bear in different phases
to be judged in mold
fold it up keep it cold

way it down but don't let it sink
one more month to have time to think
to be judged in the mold
fold it up keep it cold

1095
four more days just another day
Track Name: Not Far, New Far
i'm waiting for something to happen
and i'm waiting for something to start
and i didn't want it here
and i didn't want the miles break my heart
and i'm watching the cattle walk backwards
and i'm seeing them drown one by one
and i didn't ask for your voice to get louder
when i thought i strayed for the better

and we won't be that lucky
no we won't be that lucky
and i wish i had my own secret to keep
but i wont be that lucky

what's there to fall back on
what's there to fail me now
and the hills don't seem to call me
when my eyes are set on level ground

and we won't be that lucky
no we won't be that lucky
and i wish i had my own secret to keep
but i won't be that lucky
and i wish i had my secret to keep
but i won't be that lucky
Track Name: Number 12 Looks Just Like You
there's not one action you can back
there's not one time i said i was here for you
but the mirrors that surround your body
talk so you can't hear
what others have to say
what others want today
and how can you point your finger
when you can't even raise it for yourself

keep those crutches all your life
hold them close and hold on tight
as you swing from one hand to the next to
keep a float in what you thought was your own mind
and nothing seems to change
and nothing seems to change
and nothing will ever change when your enabled by the opposite with a free ride

and nothing seems to change (x11)
and nothing will ever change
Track Name: Tempera
i never understood the mean of backing down
but now i know to always listen to myself
educate me twice fragilely
and segregate me from the burning trees and dying lands

drive and drive for hours to find an empty heart
when you knew there's nothing to even make a start
it's not pretty anymore
it's not pretty anymore

kick the speakers that keep making that ugly sound
from the one who always sticks around
educate me twice fragilely
and segregate me from the burning trees and dying lands

everything is full circle when you are near
with butterflies and all night drives and everything i want to hear
it's not pretty anymore
it's not pretty anymore
Track Name: Numbers and Graphs
well you count me in
to shut me out
of the lives we seem to build
and we'll turn the bend
to turn our backs
and fade myself respect

and i need to learn to think in numbers and graphs
and you count me out to shut me in of this home
we tried to make
we tried to build
we tried to dream

now i see my friends
look more like me
when i never leave my head
and we can break it down
anyway you want to
but the cloud it sleeps in me

and i need to learn to think in numbers and graphs
and you can count me out to shut me in of this home
we tried to make
we tried to build
we tried to dream
Track Name: Federated
send the message and i'll let it be
keep you eyes attached on seventeen
maybe you will make your way out of it
take the pill to drown your every need
wash it down so the haze will feed
on things you never really wanted

we'll watch it work
the master plan
as it's thinning
you are growing
into the flies
that lost directions
that gained infections
it's your own affliction

the silent crowd will see through your skin
the only threat is where you've been
the only person that you scare is yourself
hold it back the building has collapsed
refurbish your only weak attack
you'll never hurt me with all your hurting

we''ll watch it work
the master plan
as it's thinning
your are growing
into the flies
that lost directions
that gained infections
it's your own affliction
Track Name: 909 Garden
the shelters wrong
we'll keep it awake
we'll keep it moving
and the floors are strong
to keep it hating
the way of working

we'll never change the scenery
it shines when it's green
and i live be underneath
what is pretty and redeemed

the shelter failed
to hold the mistake
to breath and repeat
and the floors are shot
to hold up nothing
to keep it bleeding

we'll never change the scenery
it shines when it's green
and i live to be underneath
what is pretty and redeemed
reverse no one
it stays inside me
reverse no one
it grows within me

Moving foward will only work in circles
and working circles will only push you backwards
as you tried and tried and tried again
you see you can't do this on your own
Track Name: Questions or Comments
stretch the roads through days and night
catch the raven locked in flight
we cannot stop so we fill the tank
as flies still move from the riverbank
and try to dream to be seen no more
as bloody feet still skip the floor
and mouths react in liquid form
to cardboard cutouts that are yours

and drinks that make the eyes react
with spikes and pains all down your back
in a home where all the walls have cracked
we'll watch this town roll over us today

the seed is there under the sleeve
with carvings to remember and feed
a mind that runs on forgotten fumes
to leave you only in empty rooms

and drinks that make the eyes react
with spikes and pains all down your back
in a home where all the walls have cracked
we'll watch this town roll over us today

and offspring can't seem to help your tunneled sight
you might dream in color but you live in black and white
now no more chances because four wrongs don't ever make it right
i won't let this town roll over us tonight
Track Name: The Salt Mine
it all seems so quiet when the night calls your name out (x3)
it all seems so quiet when the night kills that sound

it all looks so easy when your standing at the roadside (x3)
it all looks so easy when the day seems to die

it all seems so simple to leave the gun lying around (x3)
it all seems so simple to leave it so it can't be found

it all looks so clear from the bottom of the salt mine (x3)
it all looks so clear

the road is long
it might seem right when it's wrong
with complicated aggravated songs
it wont be around for long
Track Name: Guidelines For Style
comfort will come
in the movies
and seasons will bleed
on their knees
and i know we will watch from the streets

cameras have held
all the soilders
whos souls turn black
while they sleep
and i know we will watch from the streets

can you take what you've earned
and give to burn
all your dreams
which you need to sleep

days will grow
for the better
and shields will rise
to their feet
and i know we will watch from the streets

can you take what you've earned
and give to burn all your dreams
which you need to sleep
all your dreams
which will have no defeat
Track Name: Shadowbox
buy the rights
with pedals pressed
and never showing
the turtles mask
and playing safely
with swards to the chest
and hazel vision
to do the rest

sell the night when wheels are square
for the one who covers your air
and never know what to expect
from the one who has broken your neck

looking out
of the shadowbox
with stunted growths
and frozen clocks
and painted faliures
that never stop
and breaking rhythms
and cutting knots

i'm alright
i've learned to die
without the arm
that was in my side
and more than once to keep track
of sticking the knife in my (our) back
Track Name: The Godfather
if we win it will be tomorrow
if we lose it will be today
can you keep it in only for a minute
can you keep it out, out of my head

and you'll fabricate all the lives your living
and you'll emulate what keeps the future red
cause we took it in as it grows bigger
and i'm sick to death
i'm sick to death (x11)

what does it all mean
keep you mind clean
of made up dreams that seem to find me
and what does it all mean
keep your mind clean
of made up dreams that seem to find me
when i'm sick to death
i'm sick to death
i'm sick to death
i'm sick to death