Weight Of Line And Intersection

by The Riffbrokers

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The Riffbrokers have gilded the lily on their third full length release entitled Weight of Line and Intersection . The husband and wife team of Nick and Heather Millward have gathered a fine crop of musical fellows from such bands as The Young Sportsmen, North Twin and The Doll Test to stack heaps of whip crack guitar and pure pop harmonies all over the ten songs on this outing. The sound is rootsy Americana without slipping into affectation. There’s also plenty of driving rock and roll front loaded into this third offering. Check out the snarling guitars and barroom-throated singing on “Evaporate” or the strident chime of “Nothing Doing Today”. Thoughtful and full of road map, indie band mythos, Weight of Line and Intersection is a lovingly crafted valentine to the DIY rock and roll people traversing the black rivers girdling the lower forty-eight..

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released October 11, 2008

Nick Millward- guitar vocals, organ
Heather Millward- bass, vocals
Scott Sutherland- guitar, vocals
Rick Cranford- drums
Dustin Miller- drums
John Troutman- ac. guitar
Johnny Sangster- farfisa

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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: Told You To Go
TOLD YOU TO GO

Were you willing to bet you could out run those cells?
You’ve lost the race I saw you wasting away
Saw you lying in bed i learned that it doesn’t get much prettier
You know i fell to my knees

I told you to go, i told you to go
I have never felt strange about that

No time to prepare or remain unaware
I have my strengths, I can put it away
My crying is done, I can help everyone
Just form a line, you know we comfort this way

I told you to go, i told you to go
I have never felt strange about that
I dont miss you anymore than i did then
If i forget you it will trouble me no end

Solo

My crying is done, I can help everyone
Just form a line, you know we comfort this way
Saw you lying in bed i learned that it doesn’t get much prettier
You know i fell to my knees

I told you to go, i told you to go
I have never felt strange about that
I dont miss you anymore than i did then
If i forget you it will trouble me no end
Track Name: Evaporate
never thought id see
the jealous coach in me
you got your crowd on hold
they all do what they’re told
how would it be?
she takes your picture for free
she and your webhost don’t agree

ch
hey, careful what you say
they'll evaporate, they'll evaporate

your charming currency
is wearing thin with me
so good at blowing smoke
your fire's needing stoked
she tires of you
you lament and rue
at least the songs you write come true

rpt. ch--- solo

stickers on our car
tell us just how far
we think apart
that's not my fault
ill try to be
open to a degree
today it just doesn’t feel like me

rpt ch 2x
Track Name: Myth To Struggle With
MYTH TO STRUGGLE WITH

you said go ahead
and get it over with
is it a myth that I struggle with?
how on earth could I juggle all of this?
seems so petty now I’m ashamed
I’m like a little kid
crying over cake
you can’t take me anywhere

my eyes are everywhere it’s punitive
sometimes the talks don’t work
I can’t get rid of it
the moon looks the same in other time zones
A luxury I can’t afford to miss
I don’t often get myself mixed up in other worldliness

have you seen the deus ex machina?
is that what you want for your dénouement

words can’t measure out the time we drifted
miles speak only to the tires tread
success has always been a hidden metric
slung on wired fallout that the hurtful said
headlamps light the interstate
Taillights fall away to outer space.
Track Name: Burn Out The Lampposts
I don’t burn out the lampposts like I used to do
I don’t paint the town any other hue
I don’t bring the seasons any kind of joy
Don’t kung fu grip me like your other toys

took my chucks for a walk and kicked a can or two
need a friend right now to kick the time change blues
I’m like the Yukon not a province yet
you're my Alaska now the sun won't set

Last Sunday
I fired a flare toward you
it read:
Do you find me in any private thoughts?
instead
of the one who makes you happy?
the one good reason to keep this to myself
Track Name: Apology
APOLOGY

Sorry we fought--how are your injuries?
I know that you got a face full of inquiries
I know that it’s not a good apology
accepting day

I’d buy you a bike
so you could ride away
and get us some smokes
but that was Saturday
and Sundays need strokes
and Monday
just needs some encouraging

ch1:
but if you see to it that I am paroled
I’ll see you to your easy chair when we're old
now I'm out of work let me boss you around


there’s pictures of us there on the window sill
I’m taller than you -your heart is bigger still
apartments outside pink in the morning sun
there's hardly a tree in Ballard


ch2:
now I’m out of work let me boss you around
now you need some time and you’re kicking me out
but if you see to it that I am paroled
I am paroled--- I am paroled