Luxuries

by No Crown

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Dedicated to Peter Zalusky III

Matt Litz - vocals, guitars
Brian Rowe - bass
Jon Warner - drums

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released 24 July 2013

All songs written by No Crown
Lyrics- Matthew Litz
Produced by Don Farwell and No Crown

Recorded, engineered and mixed at Earwig Studio in Seattle, WA, by Don Farwell

Mastered by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering in Seattle, WA


Cover art: Thomas Harris
Photography: Jan Howard
Layout: Matthew Litz

Special thanks to Cheryl Litz, Don Farwell, Levi Seitz, Valaree Solheim, Amanda Szabo, Aimee Begon, our families, Jan Howard, Thomas Harris, Lori Nyegaard, Emily Malcolm, Aaron Moss, Daisy Ko, Susan Fullerton, Kate Bronson, Denise Zalusky, Jeff Brauns, Derek Adams, Dana Abbitt, Craig Baisley, Marnie Weber, Terry Picknell, Dan Holt, Deborah Huffnagle, Jacob Bolotin, Sean Cromer, Kevin Dela Rosa, Gigi Cox, Pasha Rabizadeh, Jeremy Clemans, Luke Hudnall, Braman Allen, Mindy Wilson, Todd Anderson, Michael Frisone, and all of the other kickstarter backers and friends whose support has helped to make this possible.

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Seattle Weekly:
"No Crown, Luxuries (out now, self-released, nocrown.bandcamp.com): This straight-ahead rock trio doesn’t reinvent the wheel with Luxuries, but given the opening track “History Repeats,” maybe that’s the point. These 13 tracks abound with familiar ’90s grunge tones, but the group, formerly known as Bent, plays them damn well. AZARIA PODPLESKY"

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No Crown is Matt, Brian, and Todd. With a sound reminiscent of Neil Young and Built to Spill, they have a style of melodic rock that’s familiar but not old.

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Track Name: History Repeats
Standing on the edge of the world
looking in on what could be seen
Standing around, frowning
Gazing in, what did we see?
We saw kings and queens and they're feeding
on one another

Saying, wait, wait, wait!

Standing on the edge of the world
looking in on something obscene
Sharing smiles
To our surprise we saw empire after empire
And they're toppling
over one another

Saying, wait, wait, wait!!

Wait, wait, wait!
Track Name: Your Light
I pick apart the world
From inside my head its comfortable
And still my love turns you on

And you make me feel so right
Like the newest idea's saving light
And still my love turns you on

And they’ll never know
why.....

They’ll never know
Track Name: Maybe So
Don’t you want to stay
You were gone the next day
Where’d you hideaway
The clouds left for the day
Don’t you want to feel
Like nothing’s bound for unreal

So you know when we go
That nobody will show
But you know and we don’t bother

Says you like the snow
And it’s all seasonal
But you know and you don’t bother

Says you, maybe so
and it's all seasonal
but you know we don't bother.

Don’t you want to read
All about life’s mysteries
Don’t you want to stare
At all the beauty that’s there
Don’t you want to free
Those form their misery

So you know when we go
That nobody will show
But you know, and you don’t bother

Says you like the snow
And it’s all seasonal
But you know, and you don’t bother.

Says you, maybe so
and it's all seasonal, but you know don't bother.
Track Name: No Crown
This new and bitter moon
It don’t seem right
No answers, it's gloom
This false philosophy
It don’t sound right
But too many
They believe
These fables, they told me
It’s been forever
And I don’t remember any thing

This new and promising moon
Hidden jewels
But not too soon
This earth don’t look half right
And most depend on
everything in sight.
And all of this fucking greed
And all that I see
it disgusts me
Overwhelmingly

Settle down
Folded towns
Unsound
He has no crown
Track Name: Those Times
Don’t you ever feel discarded?
‘Cause it’s not like you’re that sure.
And you don’t feel real or naked,
It’s too much to say those words.

Remember all those times?

Don’t you ever feel disgusted?
You know it’s not that nice of a world.
And I asked you what your curse was,
You said “other people’s words”

Remember all those times?

And, you don’t feel real or naked,
It’s too much to say those words.
Don’t you use this all against me,
They say a liar is best heard.

Remember all those times?
Track Name: Says the Fool
Does it matter, what they say?
It’ll take ‘em longer, anyway.
Does it matter what they think?
It’ll take ‘em longer than you’d think.

Cause, it’s always better,
In the morning,
When we talk.

Does it matter, what they say?
You’re just dreaming, dream away.
Does it matter, if it’s cruel?
Doesn’t matter, says the fool.

Cause, it’s always better,
In the morning, when we talk.
It’s always better, in the morning,
When you talk.
Track Name: Shelf Life
I feel like pain would come around, more often,
If I was stubborn, I’d feel the burn.
I feel like maybe if the road wouldn’t lead me on,
All the feelings that I’ve shown,
All the movies where they belong.
I feel maybe I don’t burn,
But burning is no fun,
And yearning is nothing to become.
All the fools that show their emotions, too soon
Don’t leave for any room, to become something that is new

If I could go back and change,
But who wouldn’t rejoice,
Once the clocks reversed.
If we took all the voices,
And bottled them, they’d burst,
And bottled them they’d burst,
And bottled them, they’d burst.
But all the pretty leaves, they all die
But its alright,
The new ones, won’t subside.
Track Name: Luxuries
Come down, and show me where you ought to be, I’ll stick around.
Round, and show me where you last left off, we’ll touch the ground
Ground, and show me where you’d rather be, we’ll talk til dawn.
Down, down.

Some people feel like you shouldn’t be sticking around
Bleeding all over their town, trying to create your crown
Tell me, why would people rather be six feet underground?
Maybe it’s because you’re dumbing their demeanor down.
Come down, show me where you’d rather be, I’ll stick around
Round, show me where you last left off, we’ll touch the ground
Ground, and show me where you’d break that wall, we’ll knock it down,
Down, down.

Some people feel like you shouldn’t hanging around,
Some people can’t even stand up, let alone, make a sound.
Well tell me, why would people rather be six feet underground?
Maybe it’s cause you’re driving their communities down.

Take these needless luxuries on their behalf.
Take them and through them all away. I will make us last.
It will make it last.
Track Name: Ocean Blues
The sun went behind
The mountain range looked fine
The dogs prepared for doom
Running around in the blooms
The ocean blues
Made the weather seem bruised

Words chattering
The air seemed thin.
The sun wasn't dry
With life forms like you and I
Everyone's in a craze
Distraction that amaze
Track Name: Unsound
And all the news was true
Until they found you
I found the cure to blue
It’s not ever knowing you

So I watched the town
Fall, to truths unsound
Until, the hate spread around
And around

And all the grass was burnt
It left their stomachs turned
It left their thoughts to squirm
When the lynching was heard

So I watched the town
Fall to truths unsound
Until, the hate spread around
Around

No, I won’t tell
No, there is no hell
No, I won’t tell
There’s no hell
Track Name: In or Out
Can anyone see
That they hear or fear
Or to what they don’t adhere
See it;s fit for anyone
Do you know what you fear

Are you in or out
Don’t you see
That your luck's run out
Don’t you believe
You’ll find hope in doubt
Don’t you believe
You're either in or out

Can anyone see
What they hear or fear
To what they don’t adhere
See it’s fit for anyone
It’s word of mouth I hear
It’s nothing real I see
It’s everything I don’t wanna conceive,
Almost everything I see
Is nothing fit for me

Are you in or out
Don’t you see
That your lucks run out
Don’t you believe
You’ll find hope in doubt
Don’t you believe
Your either in or out

Hey, hey,
I don’t know,
I don’t know.
Track Name: They Both Howl
Jeffrey took his only other word,
He told us all that he had felt, absurd,
His only other word was regret,
Followed by the irony that led….

Him into town,
Where he was found,
Trying to mow some people down,
In the place where he was born,
Miles down south

His parents tried to break him like a horse,
Some whips, spurs, and a divorce,
His dreams limited to glass,
Like the ones falling out your ass.

In the same place he was found,
Normal occurrence, outside of town,
In the place where he was born,
Miles down south

Please stop your lying,
Stop
Track Name: Ammit
Fear is her only plan
Fear won’t hold your hand
Fear got the best of me
She’ll never let me be

Fear is her only word
It’s more than you’ve ever heard
Fear lives inside of me
She’ll never set us free