Parallels (Single)

by Mons La Hire

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We're excited to announce our next EP "Parallels", which will be released on May 19th. The two songs on this single (double?) will both be on the EP, along with 4 more brand-new original songs.

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released March 20, 2017

Daniel Watkins - lyrics, vocals, guitar
Suzanne Watkins - bass guitar
Matt Cornelius - keyboards
Patrick Beesley - drums

Recorded by Daniel Watkins. Mixed and Mastered by Josh Couvares.

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Mons La Hire Corvallis, Oregon

Mons La Hire is an art rock band from Corvallis. Because we're pretentious like that. Also, fuzz pedals are our friends.

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Track Name: Parallels
What I’m thinking I can’t put my finger on
Go through the motions but the motion is wrong
Flip the pages until the book falls apart
Carrying on is an art

There’s a place that I’m looking for
Where all the parallels converge
Where I can square the circle with the flick of a wrist
And all the solutions merge
But it’s not here

Cut it down till you’re losing the sense
The grass is brown on both sides of the fence
The mystery is just another empty box
But still we’re drawn to the locks

There’s a place that I’m looking for
Where all the parallels converge
Where I can square the circle with the flick of a wrist
And all the solutions merge
But it’s not here
Track Name: Timothy Everett (Is Late For Work)
Timothy Everett tightens his tie
Blazing bright blue sharp against the pin stripes
He sips at his coffee and keeps a straight face
Though he burned his lip and he hates the taste

He’s got a meeting at nine and no time to waste
Of course he checked his facts and he’s got a strong face
He looks in the mirror and sets his jaw
He knows his clients and he knows the law

But Timothy isn’t getting any younger
And every day the sun goes down just a little bit earlier
For the past five years he’s been two months away
From partner in his firm

He makes it to the subway with five minutes to spare
Sees Bernadette Kalowski in the red plastic chairs
That were trendy in the sixties, a book in her hands
A traveller’s guide to the cities of the sands

They used to talk about exploring, about seeing the planet -
Backpacking to Athens — golden apples and pomegranates!
It must have been ten years ago they broke it off
Must have been about the time he finally got a good job

But Timothy isn’t getting any younger
And every day the sun goes down just a little bit earlier
For the past five years he’s been two months away
From partner in his firm

Timothy you don’t know what you’re looking for
Got a nagging feeling that there’s something more
Oh Timothy you forget what you’re aiming for
And every day is a closing door….