State Meets Floral

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released August 24, 2014

Many, many thanks to: Hank Roberts, Esmé Saccuccimorano, Jackson Quinn Gray, Bronwen Exter, Dara Anissi, Liz and Glenn Allen, Neil and Stiller Zusman, Michael and Sarah Friga, Kris Altucher, Lynn Podhaski, Vincent Grenier, Mary Zebell, Cecilia Strother, Maggie Sawyer, Rachel Zager, and to everyone that has helped to make this project happen.


Rosie Altucher: vocals and guitar
Lucia Roberts: backup vocals
Jacob Friga: bass guitar
Cody Zusman: cello
Miles Allen: percussion
Hank Roberts: cello on track 1

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Étienne Grenier.

Album artwork by Esmé Saccuccimorano
All songs by Rosie Altucher
Arrangements by Jacob Friga, Miles Allen, Cody Zusman, Jackson Quinn Gray, and Rosie Altucher
Recorded and mixed by Étienne Grenier
Mastered by Tyler Mahaney

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produced by 73 records, www.facebook.com/pages/73-Records-LabelDistro/1526478954233322

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State Meets Floral Ithaca, New York

Rosie Altucher, Jacob Friga, Cody Zusman, & Miles Allen. We're a band made up of original music, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, and cello.

We're released two albums independently, our self-titled full album in August 2015 and Living Room EP in August 2016.

Ithaca, NY.

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Track Name: Drive Too Far
If we drive too far is it that much of a problem,
That much of a problem, that much of a problem?
If we drive too far is it that much of a problem,
That much of a problem, that much?

It’s that time of the summer, that time of the year
When your time becomes innocent, words become clear
And we find ourselves, stranded in space,
Crumbling down, falling in place
And we’ve never been certain, but neither have they
While we try to figure out why we love this place but
Even if we never figure it out
There are more roads to march and more words to shout, so

Take my hand, joints and all
Take a stand, just don’t fall

If we drive too far is it that much of a problem,
That much of a problem, that much of a problem?
If we drive too far is it that much of a problem,
That much of a problem, that much?

I see that you listen to what people say
When I listen at night it’s just tamed and behaved
But there’s always more criticism and more doubt
It just takes some time to figure it out, so

Take my hand, joints and all
Take a stand, just don’t fall

If we drive too far is it that much of a problem,
That much of a problem, that much of a problem?
If we drive too far is it that much of a problem,
That much of a problem, that much?
Track Name: Like She Says She Does
She left fast
She told you as your fingers clasped
Around her and that silent laugh
That says that she’s not done at last

She took time
To figure out your tactful mind
To mirror it and make it shine
So she could see it’s faults

Cause she don’t want you,
Like she says she does
Placing pebbles
For a train

She took your eyes
Took them and she covered them
Placed them back into your skull
You’ll never see the change

She’s got her gun
Got it in right between her ears
She’s waiting to release the shot
Bullet through your mind

Cause she don’t want you,
Like she says she does
Placing pebbles
For a train

Take your time,
Confessional is always hard,
Especially when it’s just not you
Standing in the booth

Cause she don’t want you,
Like she says she does
Placing pebbles
For a train

Cause she don’t love you,
Like she says she does
Placing pebbles
On the rails
Track Name: Speakeasy
I see you through your lighted windows
A person I have never met
You tell me as you turn the lights off
That things are as bad as they can get

You, you’re my speakeasy
In the night
My own prison,
Filled with light
It’s so simple
But it’s alright

Don’t tell me that you’ll be forgotten
When I spend every night with you
We’re learning to unlove each other
In our habits, in the things that we do

Because you, you’re my speakeasy
In the night
My own prison,
Filled with light
It’s so simple
But it’s alright
Track Name: We Can Live This Way
Unsentimental, but you fall so far each time
Tell me you’re sorry, so I know you’re still mine

I know that we can live this way
I know that we can live this way

You’ve got your problems, but in my mind they’re all me
There is that blurred line of self flattery

I know that we can live this way
I know that we can live this way

Tell me now,
That you’re coming,
That you’ve found what you do,
You’re not running

And I tried so hard to tell you,
That I’m lonesome
And I tried so hard to tell you,
What I need

Tell me now that we can live this way
Tell me now that we can live this way
Tell me now that we can live this way
Tell me now that we can live this way
Track Name: Take It Down
She stood as a ghost
In her light, in her light, in her light.
Floating through her force
Like a kite, like a kite, like a kite.

So take it down, the place she’s been going
Take it down, the place she belongs
Take it down, the place she’s been going
Take it down, the place she calls home

They say you’ve been caught
In an act, of defeat, of surmise
I say you’ve been brought
To a death by a pair of cold eyes

So take it down, the place she’s been going
Take it down, the place she belongs
Take it down, the place she’s been going
Take it down, the place she calls home

Take it down, take it down
Take it down, to the ground
Take it down, take it down
Take it down to the ground

She stood as a ghost
In her light, in her light, in her light.
Floating through her force
Like a kite, like a kite, like a kite.
Track Name: Process Notes
Structures held up, by those toothpick machines
It’s a shame they only make them for buildings and ravines
In New York City almost every building gets
Renovations to their stories, compensations as they drift

I’ll write the process notes to a suicide song
The words they hum along, without a sound
How effortlessly we can live our lives
We can slowly dive, to the ground

Metal can sparkle with a subtle, stolen sheen
Now I see them on my face all the lines in between
You say I’ve taken what you say and thrown it out
But I recognize psychosis and I don’t go down that route

I’ll write the process notes to a suicide song
The words they hum along, without a sound
Your words entangle me so flawlessly
Yet methodically, they still erase

I’ll write the process notes to a suicide song
The words they hum along, without a sound
I should feel different, but I’m not surprised
That your eyes look like they’ve won
Track Name: Go With Grace
We could go where no one’s travelled, bide our time
We could go where nothing’s missing, it’s alright, we’ve lost all pride

Oh, there must be more; you’ve made me go down there before
You’ll tell me as you take another sip

Oh, there must be more; I’ll tell you lies as you tell yours
The pavement is just asking you to trip

I always wonder if you’re lonesome, with your people, by the shore
I always wonder if it’s tiring, every time I ask for more

Oh, there must be more; you tell me tales as I’m counting fours,
Invincibly destructing what we have

Oh, there must be more; it grasps you, pulling to the floor
But nobody can tell me what it is

Oh, there must be more; I’ve waited long
I’m trying not to make it all up in my mind

Oh, there must be more; your own internal civil war
Of choices that you make before your time

Oh, there must be more; I’m trying hard but I can’t ignore
That everything blows up in your face

Oh, there must be more; everyone, everyone
They go, they go with grace
Track Name: Sugar
We’re laced together with a passion and a guilt
Because everytime I look at you I feel that I’m at fault
I’m trying to figure out if you even know my name
But you’re telling me it’s easy, cause we know it’s just a game

Cause you’re giving all our sugar to the neighbors
When they ask you to

Don’t say you love her just because she isn’t me
You’ve made choices, soundless voices, of how you want us to be
I’m running circles just to see what’s up your sleeve
It’s not funny, it’s not pretty, but it’s just how I will behave

Cause you’re giving all our sugar to the neighbors
When they ask you to

Hold on, hold on
It’s not easy playing games like this

Hold on, hold on
We just shouldn’t play our games like this

You’re just giving all our sugar to the neighbors
When they ask you to
Track Name: Tangerines
You ate tangerines
Reminding me, that spring is here
In some part of the globe

I took off my socks
Felt the wooden floor, beneath my heels
But you told me I’d get cold

Your peeling fruit
Is warning me, you’ve been here before
And I haven’t stopped to look

Your tired eyes
Are warning me, you’ve missed your sleep
And I haven’t stopped to care

So move closer
The place in all the grocery stores, you feel safe
So move closer
December can’t stop us, from your tastes

So move closer
The place in all the grocery stores, you feel safe
So move closer
December can’t stop us, from your tastes

You ate tangerines
Warning me, not to fail
Or I’d find myself like you

Dependant on a time
When everything is warmer, not like now
Sitting by the door

So move closer
The place in all the grocery stores, you feel safe
So move closer
December can’t stop us, from your tastes
Track Name: We Take Our Time
Eight years old she slipped a fountain,
Got all wet, to her, a mountain she climbed
Rode her bike through California,
Picked up fossils, drinking orange juice, passed time

Took up hobbies, took up reading,
Eight years old and she was keeping words safe
Jettison as she got older, from inside her windowed building, decay

We could walk, that'd be fine

We take our time, we take our sweet, sweet time, we do
We take our time, we take our sweet, sweet time, we do

Angles, patterns, lines, and doorways,
Summer mornings, they adore your sweet eyes
If you speak I'll see the music,
Trapped between your teeth as in a surprise

We could walk, that'd be fine

We take our time, we take our sweet, sweet time, we do
We take our time, we take our sweet, sweet time, we do
We take our time, we take our sweet, sweet time, we do
We take our time, we take our sweet, sweet time, we do