First Cut Branch

by Tawny Blooms

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Recorded from 2012-2014 at Quasi-Magic in Haledon//East Orange//Hopatcong//Bloomfield, NJ

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released April 6, 2014

All words and music written by Justin Grabosky
Produced by Justin Grabosky and Steven Donahue
Mixed and Mastered by Kevin Carafa in Portland, Oregon
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Arron Siminski on didgeridoo for track 1
Vincent Basile on harmonica for track 11
Caleb Lowrey on flute for tracks 4 and 5
Steven Donahue on lead guitar for track 3, keyboard for track 4, and bass guitar for track 10
Justin Grabosky on vocals, classical guitar, drums and percussion
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All album art by Justin Grabosky

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Tawny Blooms Clifton, New Jersey

Justin Grabosky is a songwriter/visual artist from New Jersey.

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Track Name: A Radial Loop
a hand up or a hand out
will have you on your way
isn't it clear, that no ones here to stay
and the next thing that comes up
will soon take your place
where there is a will there is a way
and sometimes it takes a face

it's a no brainer
give up the chase
landing in the laps
of the ones who choose to not race

smiling at the girls
with the toothless duck face
not working for themselves
at their own kind of pace
Track Name: Mutual Hunger
i'm glad someone's in love
but it doesn't put a thing in my belly
love is a cloud that showers pearls
that one day i might deserve
i'm glad someone's in love
but it doesn't put a thing in my belly
love is soup in a bread bowl
that feeds two if they make room
Track Name: Scab of a Bad Decision
what's the score? am i too late?
to play games, to set things straight
is there room to say my peace
are we doomed to just compete
to consume and just compete

connection is why we're here
but this shame, it stems from fear
the light falls on your eye
accurate, no thats a lie

this wound will not heal
am i cursed to be a scab?
dried up, that you pick at
a shiny new ribbon says enough
this bandage makes a cuff
Track Name: Vacation Days/Anamnesis
i hope that i've napped
long enough passed
the stress that wraps around
when anxious attempts drown

i would skip these moments even though
i might regret it someday
i would speed up everyday, mundane
until i am far away

i won't wake up until
the time that dwindles down
dissipates beach sound
into noise

i would skip these moments even though
i might regret it someday
i would speed up everyday, mundane
until i am far away
Track Name: Brother Demon/Moonchild Sister
dissatisfaction
is but a symptom
of ambition
a critic won't build structure

doubt is brother demon
of despair for a reason
doubt is brother demon

indecisiveness
seems to confuse you
failures a problem
not to be considered

moonchild lost her sister
jealousy took over
moonchild lost her sister

my heart short-stacked
i practiced smiling
she got her sister back
i regained self worth
Track Name: Walking on Your Lower Lip
hands off, no one has dibs on
a world which they cannot grow in
no land fertile to resolve on
parting rivers become oceans
a glare touched a pinch of truth
only a hint you refuse
three more fingers point back at you
when you point one right at me
descend in a stagnant tunnel
perplexed by all your denial
walking on your lower lip
gaining distance off topic

words are powerless without meaning
Track Name: Come Tomorrow
with nothing for himself
keeping his composure
sending his deposits, so diffused
breathes in and out
until a swell of waves smear the bank
when the wind exerts itself

foreshadowing clouds tell him
shattered showers will prevail
unless a chance of exposure
can cast the fog away

now the night draws in
and she appears radiant
though similar in size, they're not alone
she's gentle with each breathe
and he admits where the credit was due
when the sea reflected her glow

knowing what he wanted
hoping that she'd agree
he has to go, drawn to the horizon
hopes to see her come tomorrow
Track Name: If It Wasn't so Useless
if it wasn't for my eyes
being so observant
i wouldn't have caught on
to your body language
but i got the net
and it soon became clear
something wasn't right
as it was before
with these old
misplaced feelings for the wrong man

you only know rebounds
another face in the crowd
runner up in the contest
give a gift to take back
how mature is that?

what a waste of time
i thought you were something else
i understand we rushed
into things too soon
just a little bit absurd
how numb you quick became
after all that shit
we went through
you left me high and dry

you only know rebounds
another face in the crowd
runner up in the contest
give a gift to take back
how mature is that?