Music From Big Yella

by The Riffbrokers

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Recordings done with the immediacy and charm of a photo booth; simple, imperfect, and fast. Engineered by Scott Sutherland in the basement of the big yellow Wallingford house where Heather and Nick once housemated.


released January 18, 2011

Produced by Scott Sutherland



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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: Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
1. What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
leaning on the everlasting arms;
what a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning,
safe and secure from all alarms;
leaning, leaning,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

2. O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day,
leaning on the everlasting arms.

3. What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
leaning on the everlasting arms.
Track Name: The Green Key Will Let You In
Friday I picked you up
from the light rail
and i've learned how to greet you again
aint no more freezin' up
like the brakes on that train
our tongues are tied more ways than one

the treehouse is ours again
the green key will let you in
and Monday is so far away
no time to count the hours
let's have another round
of everything you came here for

and I know how to be the guy
that starts the van and doesnt cry
I've folded and buried my steam
hard to watch you walk away
pretend its not goodbye
I'll kiss you all night in my dreams
Track Name: Rubber And Glue
hadnt a clue how you fell for me
both inside our own sphere
we shared our thoughts so tacitly
cant see your breath on the mirror
i had certain tricks up my sleeve
they worked unexpectedly
saturday stranded me empty handed
my intuitions came true
didnt expect to affect you this way
thought we were rubber and glue
the sun doesnt shine on me very friendly
it hasnt done so in days
dont know what i'd do without your company
if that all got erased
Track Name: Better Angels
your better angels
are keeping you from having any fun
you cant play the angles
your focus groups and agents
fool no one

a bell fades a colder
wind of distant use and lost reward
you've been wired into this
desire you can no longer afford

when are you gonna gain access?
when are you gonna come clean?
when does the opportunity door fly open?

that old man may need you
the facts have moved to 34th and Spring
a covert operation
at his age might be just the bell to ring