Facing Away From It

by The Riffbrokers

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released May 7, 2016

Nick Millward- vocals, guitar, organ
Heather Millward- bass, vocals
Chris Cline- lead guitar
Ryan Maxwell- drums, percussion

Recorded and mixed by Don Farwell at Earwig Studio, Seattle, Feb.-Mar 2016
Mastered by Chris Hanzsek


Cover painting by Anissa Rust

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The Riffbrokers Seattle, Washington

Northwest powerpop twang outfit formed 1999, Boise Idaho. Band nucleus Nick and Heather Millward moved to Seattle the following year. They've traveled the land since and released over five full length albums on their homemade label Unsmashable Records.

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Track Name: Taller Days
TALLER DAYS
she came to her senses when she
found i was a senseless thing
her eyelashes weighed a thousand tons
all those things she revered
about me long since disappeared
im lookin’ for my feet now movin’ on
ch.:
i hate the way it robs me of my time
taller days and shorter legs to climb
solo rpt. ch
she expertly set the table
played every part i had in mind
ate all the fruit and spit out all the rinds
i still have some dirty pictures,
she has some of mine
taller days and shorter legs to climb

ch. 2x out
Track Name: Pedro Pan
Peter Pan was a troubled soul
never knew the joy of growing old
Wendy was shaking but had too many strings
the itch between them felt just like a sneeze

I never had the luxury
of fallin back on my family
dont be afraid to ask for a ride
make sure the pressure's never applied.

ch.
few things are built to last
you wont get off so fast
your pain wont decay
and did I hear you say
here’s to the charitable
make sure your cup is full
misplaced apostrophe, you made a fool of me

you never failed to wish me the best
the whole time i was under arrest
your Bowery boys bore me to death
won’t let you keep me now I need me some rest

rpt. ch.
Track Name: Facing Away From It
theres a handful of dreams in the backseat
i lose ‘em one by one
i’ve been waiting all night to tell someone
beautiful backstreet lamp bright i’m
standing toward my home
very little discipline was shown

CH: F.A.F.I. x4

addiction ain’t a bad thing until
it gets so bad
playing gotcha with the down and out
in the prefecture of grief, it
doesn't mean a thing
just keep looking for the next way out.

RPT. CH.

BR: i don’t suppose y’know where I could get some?
I don’t suppose you care. 2x

SOLO- RPT. CH 2X
Track Name: Takin' The Time
takin' the time to be let down again
think of a time before and we're more than friends
shakin' it off for now, knowin' that you're not around
and I'm takin' the time to be let down again

takin' the pains to relive some of those scenes
washin' the stains that resist all the efforts to leave
plunkin' a dime on a wish, eatin' off a dirty dish
takin' the time to be let down again

for two years it felt like a dream, a wonderful play
you wrote every scene
and after it all went away, you went to your fade
I went to my screen, I went to my screen

Next time you think of me, won't you save it for your coterie
cuz I'm takin' the time to be let down again

taking the time to feel numb and nothing again
brazen and dumb wasting no words ever again...
Next time you think of me, won't you save it for your coterie
cuz I'm takin' the time to be let down again
takin the time to be let down again
Track Name: I'm Worried
IM WORRIED YOU DON’T LOVE ME
IM WORRIED YOURE GONNA SHOVE ME
IM WORRIED ABOUT THE MONEY
IM WORRIED I DRINK TOO MUCH
I DRINK TOO MUCH ‘COS I’M WORRIED

IM WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE
IM WORRIED I’LL DO SOMETHING FOOLISH
IM WORRIED ABOUT DISEASE, SOMEONE PUT MY MIND AT EASE
CAUSE IM WORRIED

IM WORRIED I DON’T READ ENOUGH
AND IM WORRIED ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK
IM WORRIED ABOUT MY WEIGHT, MY FACE, my fate, AND EVERYTHING, IM WORRIED

IM WORRIED I’VE DONE IT WRONG
AND NOW IT CANT BE FIXED
IM WORRIED THAT WHAT I LOVE IS KILLING ME
AND IVE LET YOU DOWN, THE SIGNALS MIXED…
IM WORRIED.
Track Name: Fish Hooks
Everyday id like to send you
Items that im confident would mend you
Insulate you from the gazes
Hurried reels of the three track traces
Sometimes I think I need a friend
to kick me in the shins
Someone whos all aboard
Are you holding out on me
As you walk into that tree
Are you all aboard?

If you came back we’d get rid of the fishooks, absolutely
I can’t hold back with some of my pipe dreams, it’s a long shot..headed downstream

arguments at faded windows
Cast aside your dirty bindle
Im in the center of a fistfight
Its calm in here like an autumn midnight
Are you holding out for me
As you walk into that tree
Are you all aboard?
Sometimes I think I need a friend
to kick me in the shins
Someone whos all aboard
Track Name: If My Guys Were Here
give me a table against the wall
no one’s got my six I need a visual,
I don’t think I can take this route again
traffic makes me want
to jump out of my skin

I could get it done if my guys were here
I could get along if my guys were here
I wish that all my guys were here.

I can’t wear a seatbelt, need to get out fast
The line is too long at the Stop N’ Gas.
Something aint right, something will explode
everytime I see some garbage in the road

I could get it done if my guys were here
I could get along if my guys were here
I wish all my guys were here.

my old lady didn’t understand
the way I had to do things in Afghanistan
I didn’t know she had other plans
she patiently waited for another man.