All the King's Horses

by Lung

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Conan Neutron
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Conan Neutron LUNG are back with a new album. You'll never believe that a band with just Cello, vocals and drums can sound so full. Propulsive, Heavy, tuneful and thoughtful. Incredible lyrics, powerful arrangements and songs that stick with you for long after you stop listening.

The only problem is they have a very unique sound, which isn't always rewarded. I need you to trust me when I say that this is WELL worth your time and one of the best records of 2018.

Bonus: a timely David Bowie cover. Favorite track: Butcher.
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Cryingshadow Que gran alegría el seguir vivo para poder escuchar ésto.
Es sin duda lo mejor que he escuchado en todo el año y ahora uno de mis favoritos de siempre.

¡Gracias, Lung! Favorite track: Butcher.
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This is a digital download for All the King's Horses

Recorded by John Hoffman
Mixed by John Hoffman, Daisy Caplan and Kate Wakefield
Mastered by Alex Hug
Album art by Rachelle Caplan

Released 9.7.18 with Sofaburn Records

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released September 10, 2018

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Lung Cincinnati, Ohio

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Track Name: The Overgrowth
Keep burning the edges on both sides of the cup
I'm trying to stay calm but all I feel is fucked it seems
but what the hell does that mean
And I smile just a little just a little too much
it's true, I was a lot like you.

Nobody told her nobody told her
You gave her the ocean but she wanted a knife
burn the overgrowth and laugh like they told you

Nobody told her nobody told her
You gave her your world but all she wants is your life
burn the overgrowth and laugh like they told you.

Keep burning the edges on both sides of the cup
I'm trying to stay calm but all I feel is fucked it seems
but what the hell does that mean

When trying to stay sober was a little too rough
and I know that I am crazy but it's never enough
It's true, I was a lot like you.

Hold me
Don't worry baby
It's already done now child burn the overgrowth
I'm not your father
You know he's already gone now child burn the overgrowth.
Track Name: Brock
She didn't want to go out that night with you
She didn't want to go out that night with anyone darlin'

But can you hear her heart beat harder
down by the dumpster?
Well, your Honor I know you can!

"God I don't know what I was thinking
must be the drinking, cause your
your Honor I'm a good man.
Your Honor please I am doing the BEST I can."
Track Name: Butcher
Mom killed the butcher's wife
she never came around much after that
I never knew much when I was younger.

Dad always played it cool
He always ran around there wearing tights
I never knew much when I was younger.

Back from the hospital
I kept all of my clothes on in the bath
and prayed for any sort of hunger.

I used to drive to take the car out
over the Goddamn road

Mom killed the doctor's wife
she never came around much after that
I never cared much for the city.

Back from the hospital I kept all of my clothes on in the bath
and scrubbed so hard that I got dizzy.

I couldn't get it right.
Track Name: Spiders
She is a spider
a cord around your neck
you are salt water
you're sleeping in wasp's nests
and when you start to shake
just try to hold on dear
there are no saints
no one will wait
no one will push you through.

Oh always remember that I will break
but I won't break for you.

Connecting mirrors
blank notes in secret rooms
She is hot wires
Your Jesus to consume.
Track Name: Gun
Mother always said to bring a gun girl if it makes you feel better
go to your apartment quick and lock the door so tight
if you can breathe, you're doing it wrong.

Leave your skirt on
Unbutton your blouse dear
your mother told me.

Mother always said to leave the light on if it makes you feel better
mother always said to drink your wine first drink your wine first
if you can breathe you're doing it wrong.

Your mother told me wrong.
Track Name: I'm Afraid Of Americans
slightly modified from original:

Johnny's an American he drinks at the wheel.
No one needs anyone they don't even just pretend.
Johnny's an American.

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't..

Donald's an American Donald looks up at the stars
Donald combs his hair back, Donald likes pussy in cars.
Donald's an American.

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

God is an American.
Track Name: Horsebath
You think I'm crazy?
I'll burn your house right down.
I know you're crazy
to ride the merry go round round with me

Nothing you say ever rings true
baby blue.

You think I'm crazy?
I'll wring your neck right round.

Nothing you say ever rings true
I smile to your face but I live to destroy you
I've read your red lips but your eyes are offtrack
You really are gone babe
then why do you keep coming back?
Track Name: Bodies Of Water
I miss you
like doves do
when they're a long long way from home

I shake you
like ghosts do
they want to break
swallow you whole.

I miss you like doves do when they're a long long way from home
I shake you
like ghosts do
they want to take
swallow you

Oh oh oh I don't want to be here now
you're in the river and you're barely breathing
I'm right beside you and the water pulls us down
I'm right beside you and I
will not
cannot
will not save you.

The water's rushing around.

Down by the river
I'm laughing there beside you
you never did love me
and now we're in quicksand!

The waves have grown larger
they pull you don't so softly
You breathe in the water
You take it down easy.
Track Name: Fault
Well you made a good tragedy
a fool to defend
but like any happy malady
I already cut you off far before you met your end

And I see you in strange men
who live in my sleep
and I see you in children
they burn me down to the ground
for the lies I couldn't keep.

I was always caught in the game
if you were my love-
yeah I'd still shoot you down just the same
same on any given day.

And I find you on the radio
they know what we did
your name blaring through the stereo
I knew you were more than done before they got you kid.

Yeah you made a good funeral
I took you down blind
but like any good funeral
the party was more than done
far before you lost your mind.

I was always caught in the game
if you were my love
yeah
I'd still shoot you down just the same
on any given day.

Loose lips loose their tongues
from playing these games

but it wasn't all my fault.
Track Name: Dog
I don't mind
I don't mind
when I take a step forward
I take three back

In through the out door
Darlin' who'd you take me for?

I don't mind
I don't mind
when I take a deep breath
I don't feel free

Free from the inside
crawled out to the other side.

Baby I thought I did a real good job
I thought that if I did what you asked me to
I think I'd make a real good dog.

Feels like I can't come down
feels like I can't come around
I can't seem to play this sport
I stay under radar
sit tight in locked cars
get lost but don't go too far.
Track Name: Subhuman Nation
Transport your body parts
to a subhuman nation
It's a dream vacation
my subhuman nation

And it's okay to die
when you live without living
plug me into your eyes
give me something worth giving

And take a ride
to my subhuman nation
to my
to my
to my subhuman nation

I didn't know what I knew before
when I could give up
I didn't know what I knew before
when I could shut up

Transport your body parts
become part of the problem
you are just a machine
you are part of the problem

And it's okay to die
when you live without living
plug me into your eyes
give me something worth giving!

And take a ride
to my subhuman nation.
Track Name: All The King's Horses
I can't close my eyes but I'm screaming at the top of my lungs
time to heal take what's mine
but I really should've hurt you stranger
really should've hurt you.

Take a breath
take a break
take a little sip of water kid
I can't fix what is wrong with you
I know you are what's wrong with you
I know now.

All the king's horses
and all the king's men
they are playing on playgrounds
they got from their fathers
Guess I should've known better

All the king's horses
and all the king's men
they are pissing on playgrounds
they got from their fathers

Guess I should've known better.
Track Name: Madalena's Mask
I went down south to find a bad idea
and a different place to start.

A broke down blood hound
found what I was selling
but he didn't like all that I was made of
and ooo

she said
"It's all in your head"

I came down fast to keep up with the changes
bought a brand new face to paint.

It twists and curls
and when no one is watching
I am Saint Madalena
Lost with the devil and
ooo

She said
"It's all in your head"

There's got to be a better way out
Thought I'd find the answer there dropped down on my knees
there is no easy way out
but baby's getting angry and wanting something please
just just a little bit more
you know you're going no where there running for the door
there is no easy way out.

She said
do you need to remember?
Three stones three queens
but she's not who she said she was

not who she says she was.

She said, it's all in your head.
Track Name: Placeholder
Dreamer's sleeping in my bed
but his heart is wed
to the love's he's known before
locked outside the door

I should go home
I would rather be alone
I should go home

Dreamer's lovely when around
but in times I've found
words we swore when we would sleep
were not mine to keep

I should go home
I would rather be alone

And I know that I remind you of the love you left behind the road you chose
And I know that I remind you of the love you left behind you.

Dreamer's heart's a little mean
bursting at the seams
but in hellish afterglow
you sure put on a show

I should go home
I would rather be alone

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