So Little

by Badlands

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released May 15, 2013

All songs written, played and recorded by Adrian Chi Tenney
Instruments: Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Shaker, Piano
Balinese instruments: Ceng-Ceng/Gongs/Kempli/Kenong (Kajar in background played by Geoff)
Mastered by Andrew Schubert
Layout and countless other essential elements by Daryl Gussin
Cover photo by Davey Shook

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Badlands Los Angeles, California

Songs about time, space, love, life, and death. Written (except for the two covers) and recorded by Tenney tracking instruments and vocals to create mysterious soundscapes inspired by desert landscapes.

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Track Name: Out in the Desert
Standing in shadows, shelter from the dizzy sun and holding water.
My hands are a wreck, but you alone have my heart most noble splinter.
Out in the desert where you stood in the open, one and only.
Track Name: Wash
(drops are falling)
Why would you complain?
(and puddles forming)
We desperately need rain
(the sky is pouring)
The crops are cracking dry
(on ground so thirsty)
Oh lightning pierce the sky
Wash-over
The hills are dead and brown
And dust covers the ground
The fires won't be contained
We just need a little rain
Wash-over.
Track Name: Waste
You'll say what you mean. You'll say what you need
Cuz I won't be here for long, no I won't be here for long
You'll take what you see. You'll take what you need
Cuz I won't be here for long, no I won't be here for long
Ain't it funny how we waste our days?
I ain't wasting another day without you
I'm wasting another day without you.
You'll know what you need. You'll go where you please
But I won't be here, no I won't be here for long
You'll say what you mean. You'll say what you need
But I won't be here, no I won't be here for long.
Track Name: You Would Wait (I)
You would wait all summer long
Through the heat for the rain to wash
Your smog covered leaves, covered by the street
Water soaks your roots, making brand new shoots.
They say you like hearing voices, it helps you to feel loved.
A time and place without choices, and this is how you ended up.
Some things just won't let you look away.
I know you like hearing voices, it helps you to feel loved
A time and place without choices and this is how you ended up
You would wait all summer long
Through the heat for the rain to wash
Your smog covered leaves, covered by the street
Water soaks your roots making brand new shoots.
Track Name: Bali
instrumental
Track Name: Wind Storm
The storm tore out the trees
The wind blew stronger than we'd ever seen
We're so prepared for the earth to quake and fires to burn the land
But when the wind ripped through that night I heard it command-
"I will blow you down-I will blow you down"
Branches flying, breaking wires
Showing us how easy it is to lose all power
When the sun rose in the morning
The damage was revealed
And the next two days I learned my place
In the dark, in the dust, we would wait.
"I will blow you down-I will blow you down"
Branches flying, breaking wires
Showing us how easy it is to lose all power
Track Name: Something Needs to Happen
I used to think it was worth trying to change people's minds
Until my efforts only ended up getting me in fights
It's always so hard to decide
Is it really that hard to decide?
How're you gonna approach somebody who's making a mistake?
When they see you as a threat there's no advice they're gonna take.
I'm weighing consequences, thinking-is it really gonna work this time?
(Gotta think it through..)
Weighing consequences, acting-is it really worth my while?
(Gotta think it through..)
I'm wasting time thinking, when someone needs to be stopped
I'm acting without thinking but something needs to happen now.
Something needs to happen, something needs to happen now.
They don't a fuck, life's too short to bother
Might as well just take it all if nothing really matters.
Track Name: So Little
I paid a visit to an old family friend
Second-floor apartment in old Montreal
All he had was extra slippers for us and a hot tea kettle
All he said was "Let's go downstairs you can see the neighbors' baby"
He had so little to worry about, so little to cry about
I don't know if I'll figure it out, I'll figure it out.
Track Name: You Would Wait (II)
You would wait all summer long
Through the heat for the rain to wash
Your smog covered leaves, covered by the street
Water soaks your roots, making brand new shoots.
They say you like hearing voices, it helps you to feel loved.
A time and place without choices, and this is how you ended up.
Some things just won't let you look away.
I know youlike hearing voices, it helps you to feel loved
A time and place without choices and this is how you ended up
You would wait all summer long
Through the heat for the rain to wash
Your smog covered leaves, covered by the street
Water soaks your roots making brand new shoots.