Anxiety League

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special thanks to:

kathleen collins, chuck o’toole and leah nylen for generously making anxiety league possible; ivano pulito and chaney trotter, who made us delicious dinner after we recorded for 10 hours; sarge, the wonder dog of art farm (and all his friends for being so sweet and generous); joe and red note rehearsal in ridgewood for the practice space; you and your mom; basketball; our moms; babysitters; melanie for her voicemails, and agnes for her voice, on look like the sun.

cover artwork by Nat Girsberger

anxiety league is a game you play. under an odd moon gather all your gnawing troubles and break them into teams. each plays the others once; top 8 go to the playoffs - best out of 5 series. the anxiety that wins gets a crown and scepter to rule over all it sees. this is anxiety league.

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released June 19, 2019

all music by tgsm…
but not slice life - that one’s tgsm + alyssa ciorciari and gary atturio
and not rss, either - that’s tgsm + stephen berger

all lyrics by bergs…
but not gemheart - that’s all mel

produced by kathleen collins, chuck o’toole and leah nylen

tgsm is
matt berger, pitcher
melissa lusk, catcher
morgan lynch, first thwacker
dan muhlenberg, second thwacker
pete scalzitti, delicate marbler
eryck tait, advanced marbler

recorded and mixed by tim gnadt
july ’18 at art farm in accord, ny and aug ’18 in peekskill, ny.

mastered by jeff lipton and maria rice
dec ’18 at peerless in newtonville, ma

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Track Name: Wizard Daughter
well i fell in love once with my wizard daughter
fell in love once with her wizard blood
fell in love once with my wizard daughter
holding my breath with a wizard’s tongue

well i fell in love twice with my wizard daughter
fell in love twice but a little numb
cuz we made a thing glow like our wizard daughter
made a thing glow though i’m almost dumb

i fell in love once with my wizard daughter
seeing some sense in our wizard blood
yeah i fell in love once with our wizard daughter
swearing my soul to her wizard love
Track Name: VEGAN BLOOD
come a little closer, let me know
you’re my kinda matchbook, let’s go

you’re my kinda gem, don’t act so tough
better when your rough cut, scuffed up

you shine in errors
like something feral
alchemic reverence
heretical gesture

((ALL DAUGHTERS BE RECKLESS!))
((ALL DAUGHTERS BE STRANGE!))

gonna climb a mountain, you and i,
gonna steal a fire, our light

come and chase a wolf pack, find the scent
meet ‘em in the back woods, make friends,

let come whatever
let’s not be careful
cuz death is gentle and
we ain’t made for going softly!

i’ll face you, my parallel, oh
as we do, in parallel, oh
i see you, i know myself
i trace you, my parallel

((ALL DAUGHTERS BE RECKLESS!))
((ALL DAUGHTERS BE STRANGE!))

never gonna catch you, hold you down
never gonna keep you, you know
never gonna change you, break you in
never gonna shape you, cage you
never gonna doubt you, steal your shine
never gonna waste you, your time

let come forever
let’s not be careful
cuz death is gentle and
we ain’t made for going softly!

i’ll face you, my parallel, oh
as we do, in parallel, oh
i see you, i know myself
i trace you, my parallel
i’ll face you, my parallel
as we do, in parallel
Track Name: Eternal Slumber Party
i think we'd make good friends!
i think you'd make good middle management
greasing palms and shaking hands
diplomacy: BANG BANG BANG BANG!

for my eternal slumber party!
yeah, my eternal slumber party!
my eternal slumber party!
my eternal slumber party!

i think we're most alone
i think we got what others don't
hide the gun, you're mine to hold
there's so much left to SOW SOW SOW!

for my eternal slumber party!
yeah, my eternal slumber party!
my eternal slumber party!
my eternal slumber party!

i see em in the wings
i see em planning things
oh no
i keep em close to me
i’ll bite the hand until it bleeds
oh no, no... 

i think you've done your part
i think you've lost that little spark
greasy palms and shaking hands
diplomacy: BANG BANG BANG BANG!

for my eternal slumber party!
yeah, my eternal slumber party!
my eternal slumber party!
my eternal slumber party!

i see you in the wings
i see you planning things
oh no
i keep you close to me
i’ll bite the hand until it bleeds
oh no, no... 

was it bad?
was it all?
was it bad?
was it your own?
Track Name: I Want Completion
you swear the first ones last and the last ones first
but you’d rather they passed in the back of a hearse

yeah i want vision
i want completion
i want vision
i want completion

it’s getting dark on the street so you’re making a call
yeah It’s mercy you need but it’s justice for all

yeah i want vision
i want completion
i want vision
i want completion

burn my body hide this shame of mine
a useless thing but my looks are what we like

yeah i want vision
i want completion
i want vision
i want completion
YEAH I NEED VISION
I WANT COMPLETION

we got a way that we look
we got away with the lie
we got a way that we shook
when it ain’t what we like
we got away with the world
we gotta open our eyes

yeah i want vision
i want completion
Track Name: Slip + Slide
there’s something lights your eyes,
there’s something let’s me know.
if there’s a space to hide -
how come we’ve yet to go?

cuz in the race of time
that drains my mind
there’s not a thing i’d rather know

oh where can we find?
oh where can we go?
oh where can we hide?
oh darling i know
we slip and we slide
you smile and i know

if something gets to you
i hope it gets me too
i hope i never find
a thing i’d rather do

cuz in the race of time
that drains my mind
i gotta find some place with you

oh where can we find?
oh where can we go?
oh where can we hide?
oh darling i know
we slip and we slide
i smile and you know

oh where can we find?
oh where can we go?
oh where can we hide?
oh darling i know
we slip and we slide
you smile and i know
Track Name: Slice Life
twilight
always makes me feel lonesome
better get me a pizza
better get me a cold one
better drink til I’m laughing
better eat til I’m sorry
i must like to feel sorry
at least I know what i,
i like i like i like i like i like

sky’s gone black and my eyes gon’ spin
an empty sorta of lack and it’s tempting to think
i know, i know
a noise won’t speak but a voice gets in
and it’s crawling up me like an electrical itch
i know, i know

something coming
ghost in your sinew
it’s gonna get you
soon as it’s in you

dark is falling
gives no warning

starlight
never has to feel sorry
never has to feel alright
never has to feel nothing
only falls through the soft night
only makes all life something
take me back to the starlight
make me back to the nothing

something coming
ghost in your sinew
it’s gonna get you
soon as it’s in you

dark is falling
gives no warning

watch it catch you
come up behind you
it’s gonna get you
soon as it find you

dark is falling
gives no warning

hey man
sorry i got to talking
guess i like when i’m talking
at least i know what i,
i like i like i like i like i like

sky’s gone black and my eyes gon’ spin
an empty sorta of lack and it’s tempting to think
i know, i know
a noise won’t speak but a voice gets in
and it’s crawling up me like an electrical itch
i know, i know

something coming
ghost in your sinew
it’s gonna get you
soon as it’s in you

dark is falling
gives no warning

watch it catch you
come up behind you
it’s gonna get you
soon as it find you

dark is falling
gives no warning
watch it coming
dark is falling
Track Name: Mew
i need it
it’s for me.
it sings me, tells our story.
this low one,
this stomping,
this wicked sweet buzz talking.

this moon speaks,
so, day two…
you shadow me, i’ll light you.
we call it -
it bleeds loose.
we ache but now we need to:

we chase the light away
we’ve light our own to make
we’ve night our own to chase
ah! ah! ah! ah!
and as i grow, this ache,
it’s in my bones to stay,
a dream I know, awake
ah! ah! ah! ah!

this hot night,
this hot room.
people talking, bright eyes, cartoons.
we spit lights.
we chase wolves.
i shout, you know i hear you!

so chase the light away
we’ve light our own to make
we’ve night our own to chase
ah! ah! ah! ah!
and as i grow, this ache,
it’s in my bones to stay,
a dream i know, awake
ah! ah! ah! ah!

our hearts / our friends
stages / basements
midnight / racing
careless / sacred

come,
the days are wide
the years are thin
and your bright eyes
they spark again
i’ll be your voice
you be my sound
let’s find our place
and make it loud
and where we break
the light gets through
you hold my hand
i’ll watch for you
it’s all you see
it’s all there is
it’s all i want
it’s all we get.
Track Name: Gemheart
home
yeah i got a home in you
and you know
you got a home inside me too

years they come and years they go
and even if it’s late it’s nice to know
years they go and all we know
is somehow we’re alive

you got my mind, you got this heart
until the planet or me falls apart

no
we won’t get blessings from on high
cause you know, oh
turns out you know a different guy

storms they come and storms they go
and if you don’t step out you’ll never glow
storms they blow and we don’t know
if we’re gonna survive

the world might end before the year
so let me try to make this crystal clear

i’m gonna wait out, hold out
wait out, hold out
wait out, hold out
when you’re ready, so am i
if you need time, take time
you need more? i’ll make time
if you gotta, take mine
i will build it if you come, all right

you could use a thousand soldiers
i could use a hundred scribes
i guess at least we got each other?

home
yeah i got a home in you
and you know
you got a home inside me too

seasons come and seasons go
and if we’re living, then we gotta grow
seasons go, and now we know
the way to make us thrive

you got my muscle and my bone
but if you need to fight this war alone

i'm gonna wait out, hold out
wait out, hold out
wait out, hold out
i will stand when others fall
if you need time, take time
you need more? i’ll make time
if you gotta, take mine
i will build it if you call, all right

i’m gonna wait out, hold out
wait out, hold out
wait out, hold out
wait out, hold out
if you need time, take time
you need more? i’ll make time
if you gotta, take mine
i will build it if you come, all right

all right
Track Name: Grace Operator
you’re riding along on the easy way out
and then you’re waiting for wind when it’s always in doubt
but then you do it again with the axe coming down
and so you’re shaking in sweat with your chest puffing out

well goddamn!

go! i don’t know,
but you’re brilliant when you struggle
i’m glad you found the secret!

go! i don’t know,
but you’re winning when you stumble
i’m glad you found the secret!

you’re riding a storm with your head in your hands
and you’re scanning the sky for a sign in a glance
and it’s one if by magic and two if by chance
but then if you tumble in than you’ll swear you’ve the map

well goddamn!

go! i don’t know,
but you’re brilliant when you struggle
i’m glad you found the secret!

go! i don’t know,
but you’re winning when you stumble
i’m glad you found the secret!

no, you can’t find
another station
to place your mind

if, you get by
you’ll never change it -
was it all in your mind?

go! i don’t know,
but you’re brilliant when you struggle
i’m glad you found the secret!

go! i don’t know,
but you’re winning when you stumble
i’m glad you found the secret!

no, i don’t know
where to begin
but i’m glad you found the secret!

go! i don’t know,
but you’re brilliant when you struggle
i’m glad you found the secret!
Track Name: Roadside Shrine
it's hard, yeah, it's rough
without direction you can't love enough
so thank god, that we found
another thing that we can pray about

well, jonny keeps the line a moving, sam shakes the hands
vicki from manassas, hiro straight from japan
a massive mass amassing on the side of route 3
we've got t-shirts and keychains, tours on dvd, yeah:

everybody's singing, everybody's screaming
roadside shrine, finally a reason for believing
everybody's singing, everybody's screaming
roadside shrine, finally a reason for believing

tears of blood on a taco shell
that was discovered by believers at a local taco bell
the likeness of which is on an ancient shroud
which resembles the markings on a napkin we found, yeah:

everybody's singing, everybody's screaming
roadside shrine, finally a reason for believing
everybody's singing, everybody's screaming
roadside shrine, finally a reason for believing

road!  side!  shrine!
road!  side!  shrine!

we've got t-shirts and keychains
we've got t-shirts and keychains
we've got t-shirts and keychains
we've got, we've got, we've - 

everybody's singing, everybody's screaming
roadside shrine, finally a reason for believing
everybody's singing, everybody's screaming
roadside shrine, finally a reason for believing
Track Name: Look Like The Sun
well you look like the son
but you’re spared the crime
because your heart refuses
what your blood implies

but your blood’s the judge
who declares your bond
and the blood is equal
it beats hot and strong

and yeah it beats so hard
in your ears it sings
and when his part is gone
goddamn that silence rings

and so you mourn in a song
that you’ve no words for
because the words were his
and he will sing no more

she looks like the sun
when she shows her teeth
and her howl’s a song
that makes the sky near ring

and are you the chain
that’s wrapped round her neck?
that keeps her from her place
at the head of the pack?

cuz the moon that chose you
has now slipped away
and too your voice is gone
not like you’ve much to say

and if songs of him
will live on in you
then how much of you
has been buried too?

where you going brother?
go run and find your partner
you carry each the other
we each got some to offer

we each got some to suffer
we each got some to trouble
we each got some to comfort
each us singing to the other
each us singing to the other
here’s a song we teach each other:

and where’s your voice come from?
and where’s your anger hid?
and where’s your anger die?
so something else might live?
so something else might sing
so she sings loud and strong
and so she rings real loud
after the silence falls

cuz now you’ve a wolf
who is new and strong
and so you give your voice
and so you share her song

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