Changephobia (Expanded Edition)

by Rostam

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    Track Listing:

    Side A
    1. These Kids We Knew
    2. From the Back of a Cab
    3. Unfold You
    4. 4Runner
    5. Changephobia
    6. Kinney

    Side B
    7. Bio18
    8. [interlude]
    9. To Communicate
    10. Next Thing
    11. Starlight

    Release date - June 4th, 2021

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    Track Listing:

    These Kids We Knew
    From The Back of a Cab
    Unfold You
    4Runner
    Changephobia
    Kinney
    Bio18
    [interlude]
    Communicate
    Next Thing
    Starlight


    Release date - June 4th, 2021

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Along with your order, you will receive a digital download link (ultra HD quality).

    Track Listing:


    Side A
    1. These Kids We Knew
    2. From the Back of a Cab
    3. Unfold You
    4. 4Runner
    5. Changephobia
    6. Kinney

    Side B
    7. Bio18
    8. [interlude]
    9. To Communicate
    10. Next Thing
    11. Starlight


    Release date - June 4th, 2021

    Includes unlimited streaming of Changephobia (Expanded Edition) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 90 days

      $10 USD or more 

     

1.
these kids we knew for so long they don’t speak like they been spoken to by governments or emperors gonna line you up on the sidewalk court ain’t proud of where we’re going you say we can’t afford the slow down but the skies won’t take it no more so we’re gonna slowly pull the earth back together
2.
3.
Unfold You 03:54
spent the day in bed running through my head coming up the stairs i hear your footsteps coming up the floor turn up at the door I can see you smiling underneath that jacket and i’ll unfold you whenever you want to i’ll hold u might be taking a risk but i’m okay with it i’m okay with it staying at your place underneath the bridge laying down to sleep don’t know what time it is wake up in the snow we can smell its cold keep u like a 20 that i don’t let go of i’ll unfold you whenever you want to i’ll hold you might be taking a risk but i’m okay with it might be taking a risk but i’m okay with it
4.
4Runner 03:49
the first time they took me down i went down swinging second time, i didn’t put up a fight i take the keys down from the hook i pick you up from work we stick to the straight roads up the west coast and i feel a part of me slide when the trucks drive by i feel ‘em sway us side to side you’re underneath a blanket on the backseat i’m going station to station on the dial don’t wanna be pretty like a girl i think i’m pretty much your boy you wear a baseball cap all the time and keep a knife in the passenger door *** sleeping behind the wheel pulled over on the freeway 4Runner , stolen plates long, long gone take off a shift for me i’m waiting down the street take all the time you want to come come come *** last time we did it we both knew it hit different lying down across the front seat used to leave you weightless and listless when the trucks drive by i feel em sway us side to side i used to keep u up all night u used to drive when i got tired chorus i think we’re getting close i think we’re getting closer we got this 4runner and we been good together
5.
Changephobia 03:50
i used to think that maybe it was better not to bother to worry ‘bout the things that made me scared about the future but looking back i didn’t want to stumble on a question that might upset the structure of the world in which we lived and... i might delay the outcome when i thought something should happen i might disrupt my own life if it kept a thing in motion i never had the chance to tell you what i really felt but i figured we’d be okay when the dust had settled was it just changephobia that made you scared of the future in front of ya is it just changephobia that makes us scared of doing what we should talking to myself i feel much better than i ever used to before didn’t wanna know what i was thinking didn’t think that i should know used to be afraid of what i felt and what was coming up ahead then i learned i wasn’t so strange nothing i should hide from myself was it just changephobia were you scared of the future in front of ya? is it just changephobia that makes us scared of doing what we should
6.
Kinney 03:19
we could turn the lights out lying with the blankets up listening to trucks pass underneath the street lamps we could sleep or stay up wake up when the lights up just before the sun cracks over through the rooftop this shouldn’t work but it does didn’t expect to spend the night but i’m in your arms this shouldn’t work but it does didn’t expect to spend the night but i’m in your arms your back seats piled up with gym clothes and makeup in your car I fall asleep pass out in the front seat on the pavement i was half-awake half-ocean, half-sky, half-shore, half-tide now i’m free and we lived together lived for three nights in a hotel listening to traffic underneath a blanket we knew we could stay up wake up when the lights up just before the sun cracks over through the rooftop this shouldn’t work but it does didn’t expect to spend the night but i’m in your arms your back seats piled up with gym clothes and makeup in your car I fall asleep pass out in the front seat on the pavement you were on my mind half-ocean, half-sky, half-shore, half-tide now i’m free outro: isn’t it just like life to tell you that your not who you thought you were it’s not what u thought it was and you should feel free
7.
Bio18 04:01
you said speak from your mind the words that it finds come out of your soul a part of the whole you said what does it change both of us know after tonight there ain’t no future but i want you and i want to and i’m happy when you’re near with me yeah i want you and i want to and i’m happy when you’re near with me you said what’s the emotion that keeps you in motion that keeps you from staying by my side you think i never needed anyone i don’t know ... you might be right but all of it is untold by the future so i want you and i want to and i’m happy when you’re near me bridge the aperture opens up to frame a photograph that takes us out of us the postcards edges start to smudge but it don’t change the words we wrote down with love cuz i want you and i want to and i’m happy when you’re near me
8.
[interlude] 01:59
9.
i changed my mind about something i racked my brain i thought it thin you said a discrepancy in style may account for a conflict between us you said a discrepancy in style may account for conflict but... …i was not able to communicate before no, i was not able to communicate before so i change my mind you change yours too now the future’s bright horizon blue you said a discrepancy in style may account for conflict between us you said a discrepancy in style may account for conflict but... …i was not able to communicate before no, i was not able to communicate before but i am now are you listening?
10.
Next Thing 04:30
i was a sucker a long time ago i ain’t a sucker though, not anymore that’s what they all say you’re just as bad as them that’s what they all say what makes think you’re any better ‘cause you’re not take a seat take a slot on the bus heading west you’re gonna need your rest next thing i knew i was in california it didn’t feel strange at all everyone said you’ve got to know that you won’t be back next fall i been sinning i been begging to get caught i been waiting for my freedom from this cult i was planning my escape like nonstop got my ticket for the last flight before the sun comes up again over the bridge it’s creeping over where i live next thing i knew i was in california it didn’t feel strange at all everybody said you’ve got to know that you won’t be back next fall (california, california —) [you never sent my stuff to me but i don’t really care much someone sold my shit for me i guess i never really needed it] red light at the top of the hill i was stopped for an hour or two took a while to adjust to the fact i couldnt change even if i wanted to to all my friends that are still in the city are you waking up later and later to the all my friends that are still my friends i hope that’s all the friends i ever made sweat through my shirt crossing the bridge think i could maybe bum a change of attire from an apartment on lafayette street or a house up in brooklyn heights pit stop on my way back to work i hope i don’t get caught in the rain even if i do it wont be so bad or maybe bad enough that i’ll feel some pain some pain is okay
11.
Starlight 04:06
all the stardust in you has been there before time and when i get to see you the glow slips in my mind thats how i float when you’re near earth slows and i get a feeling like i’m coming up from underwater ‘cause it’s starlight whenever you’re around me starlight whenever we hang out starlight a hundred sparks surround me starlight i want to slow it down but i can’t all the windows open a breeze comes through the room and carries me out gently up towards the moon thats how i float when you’re near earth slows and i get a feeling like i’m coming up from underwater
12.
You said you’d stand by me when Well tell me something I don't understand You said you loved me and that's a fact But then you left me, said you felt trapped Well some things you can’t explain away But the heartache's with me this day You didn’t stand by me No, not at all You didn’t stand by me No way All the times When we were close I remember those days the most I seen all my dreams come tumbling down I can’t be happy without you ‘round So all alone I keep the wolves at bay And there’s only one thing that I can say You didn’t stand by me No, not at all You didn’t stand by me No way You must explain why this must be Did you lie when you spoke to me Did you stand by me? No, not at all Now I got a job But it don't pay I need new clothes I need somewhere to stay But without all these things I can do Without your love I won't make it through But you don't understand my point of view I suppose there's nothing I can do You didn’t stand by me No, not at all You didn’t stand by me No way Did you stand by me? No, not at all You didn’t stand by me No way You must explain why this must be Did you lie when you spoke to me? Did you stand by me? No, not at all You didn’t stand by me No way Did you stand by me? No, not at all Did you stand by me? No, not at all Did you stand by me? No, not at all Did you stand by me? No, not at all
13.
Baby, see how I been living Velvet curtains on the windows to Keep the bright and unforgiving Light from shining through Baby, I remember all the things we did When we slept together In the blue behind your eyelids Baby, sweet baby Traced your scent through the gloom 'Til I found these purple flowers I was spent, I was soon smelling you for hours Lavender, lotus blossoms too Water the dirt, flowers last for you Baby, sweet baby Tangerines and persimmons And sugarcane Grapes and honeydew melon Enough fit for a queen Lemon trees don't make a sound 'Til branches bend and fruit falls to the ground Baby, sweet baby Come to my world and witness The way things have changed 'Cause I finally did it, baby I got out of La Grange Got in my Mercury and drove out west Pedal to the metal and my luck to the test Baby, sweet baby I been tryin' to enjoy all the fruits of my labor I been cryin' for you boy but truth is my savior Baby, sweet baby if it's all the same Take the glory any day over the fame Baby, sweet baby

credits

released June 18, 2021

All songs produced by Rostam Batmanglij

All songs written by Rostam Batmanglij
Except Unfold You written by Rostam Batmanglij, Nick Hakim, Cassia O’Reilly and Wes Miles, 4Runner written by Rostam Batmanglij and Brad Oberhofer, Bio18 written by Rostam Batmanglij and Ramesh Srivastava, Interlude written by Rostam Batmanglij and Henry Solomon

All Saxophone parts arranged by Rostam Batmanglij and Henry Solomon

A+R - Kris Chen
MGMT - Dalton Sim, Ben Levin at Good Harbor
Mastered by Emily Lazar at the Lodge, assisted by Chris Allgood

Publicity - Judy Silverman
Score Copyist - Koby Berman

Photographs by Olivia Bee

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