The Guest House

by Looksy

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"The Guest House" is the culmination of all our creative endeavors over the last two years as Looksy.


Looksy is:

Daniel Ingram - guitar, vocals, keys
John Laing - drums, vocals, bass guitar
Rob Keating - guitar, vocals
Kyle Posten - bass guitar, amateur tape op


Recorded at Magnetic Audio in Birmingham, AL
All songs written and performed by Looksy
Mixed by Emanual Ellinas and Looksy
Mastered by Jason Hamric

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released January 2, 2016

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Four hard working young men from the lovely state of Alabama attempt to captivate your soul in the form of loud indie rock and roll.

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Track Name: Good Man's Hell
I can’t stand to watch
You curse the ground on which I build my baby’s throne
You can tie my hands and feet
Knock me clean out
And drive me down to Auburn

But I’d hate for you to have to choose sides

Have your fill and run
Cause you’re born with it
Inside your soul

Tried our best to kill
Thank the G.I. bill to let you out from under
Ol’ Ralph and Galilee
A threat in mind the coming spring
A field of red legionnaires

But I’d hate for you to have to choose sides

Have your fill and run
Cause you’re born with it
Inside your soul
We’re the natural blood
Have your fill and run
Drag you from the shed and seal your future with a gun

Hell is at the end of a long highway, south
I was never one to turn anything around
What is the good if you sow your seed at night
Somebody told me that true roots grow in fields of sky
When I find a seat at the devils left-hand side
I’ll call in all my debts and I’ll live again inside
Hell is at the end of a long highway, south
I was never one to turn anything around
Track Name: Morning
You don’t want it in the morning
Why so good out in the evening light?
The one you had, the one that we got
Chalk it up to living the life

Took a sip from the maker
Playing bass down in the basement
Maybe had a little too much
Tap for the changes

The life and the changes

Loot buried under pavement
And not a think that I could use in sight
I wonder what your face meant
Chalk it up to living the life

Took a sip from the maker
Laying face down in the basement
Nothing like a little too much
Tap me when it changes

The life and the changes
Track Name: Orleans
I’ll always love Alabama
That’s where I’ve spent most of my years
But I want to move off to Austin, Texas
Just based on what I hear
Well I’m always looking for the perfect time
And I try with all my might
There was a time down in sweet Orleans
I just know I got it right

Go down in the blood of the lamb
Wont you please, please take me as I am
I can’t trust myself when the lights come on
I start throwing fits as far as they can be thrown

I don’t really know what Dixie means
But what a paradise he did make
How come you want to go and whip me out of the dirt
Setting rules that you know I’ll break?
Well I hate it with my heart
You know I really do
I only want to see the ending if it starts with you
Take me to the ark and we’ll go two by two
Cause there aint a single think I wouldn’t do to you darlin

Go down in the blood of the lamb
Wont you please, please take me as I am
I can’t trust myself when the lights come on
I start throwing fits as far as they can be thrown

Well I remember the day that I figured it out
Liked to shot up through the roof
Now I just need a shoulder to lean on
Til the day that I can finally handle the truth
I couldn’t line them up, there are so many of them
And in a way I guess that makes me sad
But I hear it like a record spinning everyday
You better do your homework if you think y’all bad

I don’t think I’m right it’s just my interpretation
Won’t be surprised if it spreads across the nation
Track Name: Steady Gait
Two better halves, you stay where you fall
All by yourself, you stand in the wrong
Love, fill my cup, hate, leave me alone
Good to be back, when sure you were gone

But you
Yes I’m talking to you
Holding on for your life
Steady gait torn asunder
Bravery
Yes I’m looking for you
Holding on for your life
Ain’t it the truth

I see you throw your hands up
And give up for the day
Come back, we’ll get it right now
In so many ways, don’t make
A habit of your worries
Or say its all the same
We’re gone for years
Before the day
That each learns your name

It’s 7:30, forget this early
But on you go

Please put down your weapon
Give me you helping hand
I need a third opinion
I think I see land
And we both need to feel the earth while
We strict out legs a bit
We’re burning up the ocean
Fading out on a ship

It’s 7:30, forget this early
But on you go

Bravery
Yes I’m looking for you
Holding on for your life
Ain’t it the truth

Please put down your weapon
Give me you helping hand
I need a third opinion
I think I see land
And we both need to feel the earth while
We strict out legs a bit
We’re burning up the ocean
Fading out on a ship
Track Name: Phoenix
You’ve gotta know
Some people want to derail your train
Tell them no phoenix is gonna rise from this flame

This land is ours if his manifest is real

You’ve gotta know
Some people want to make you feel pain
You’ve gotta know
I ain’t playing with the white man
Or his games

This land is ours if his manifest is real

You’ve gotta know
Some people want to derail your train
Tell them no phoenix is gonna rise from this flame
Track Name: Among Other Things
Sweet sonnet prayers they keep away the evil things
Little mystic jokes we like to play before the reckoning
And it all comes like a rolling stone to press me down
Can’t fight this coke, Can’t find no dope
Get the run around

But I hope to find
Whatever the hell we’re looking for
Whatever you’re going on about
I can’t take too much more

More sleepless nights that you will find thanks to little things
A blur in my mind, your curvy thighs among other things
Dirty city jokes, them streets so old, never swaying in
So many grimy nights you were a little light among other things

And I hope to find
Whatever the hell we’re looking for
Whatever you’re going on about
I can’t take too much more

Empty bottles set beside clean glasses slightly in the morning gleam
It’s the working crowd and we’re fading out among other things
End of the rope so he’s going home but he’s gotta sing
Man he’ll be right back, no seeing black, if he’ll just stay clean

And I hope to find
Whatever the hell we’re looking for
Whatever you’re going on about
I can’t take too much more
Track Name: Dark Matter
Link the lazy
Take it from a piece of whats mine
never phase me
I remember all the nights up and dreaming
Salutations
to all the magic friends in the wood
Everlasting
Hills of white and blue through time withstood

Stones roll straight down the line
Knocks them all down but nine

Fell a new oak
Let the water pour from the rock
Turn your hands in
Time with mother earths old grand father clock
Come on, do it
Feel you losing grip on the knife
Twenty paces
When linen hits the ground you turn and fire

Stones fly straight down the line
Knocks us all down but nine

I took aim at the river that flows beside
then feel the warmth of the sparks and the blood fly
Some men kill but they never will know why
Track Name: The Old Firm
Out in the midst of commotion
One said “Lo, and get thee from me”
They seemed like old enemies
Save for the talk within earshot
How brothers will be

All in streets of Glasgow
It’s victory or defeat
Rivalry might, darling I feel alright
The old firm tonight, and bless the goal
Pay us the price of a headline
It’s victory or defeat
Rivalry might, darling I feel alright
The old firm tonight, and bless the goal

There is still peace in the valley
But its forgotten for what its between
The same kind of danger
That Celtic and Rangers
Put on for the Pope and the Queen

All in streets of Glasgow
It’s victory or defeat
Rivalry might, darling I feel alright
The old firm tonight, and bless the goal
Pay us the price of a headline
It’s victory or defeat
Rivalry might, darling I feel alright
The old firm tonight, and bless the goal
Track Name: Jimberly
Called to the line
Wasting no time
Blessed as you speak
With lights at your feet
Lines they draw in the sand will just fade away

Holding on to your fate like some kind of balloon on a string
Placelessness, these conditions created by enmity
All are starving for something
It’s just that way

Hold back not a thing
They come to play
All in, ain’t no wash man
Don’t look away

So find whomever you love
Dig in deep man and move to stay
The world’s so big with so many places
To make a name
Throw your fear to the wind baby
Don’t hesitate

Hold back not a thing
They come to play
All in, ain’t no wash man,
Don’t look away
Track Name: Bits & Pieces
You know that Samson brought the temple down
To the floor singing
What could be sweeter than honey
I know that’s right
And he knows that I…

There is just something
About a diligent man
I know that’s right
And he know’s that I…

This is for the woman who turned my power off
This one is for the Philistine that cut my seven locks
Track Name: By and By
I met a spy
From the sweet by and by
I asked him for credentials
And he said, man no lie
“Better get hip while you can,
got no clue about a new plan
being hatched up yonder”

Pulled the wool from my eyes
Took to shaking me side to side to side
Said “I only want to do whats right”
You know some of us
Slip away into the night
Said you never would but not quite
Everybody’s looking for peace
And one day you’re gonna find it is to say the least

Standing right by my mountain
Gonna climb it alone
The summit is an empty room but it’s home
Track Name: That Wave
Caught up in the crooked night
Bodies going shaking home
Tailspin is all he’s got
It passes you unmoved at all
That road’s the alibi
It’s everything you fear the most
Cracked under streetlights
To wander from coast to coast

Ain’t it all the same old show?
They’re leaving when I say don’t go
Time and time again
It’s the pieces you need the most

I light the signal fires
The bruises have healed just so
Her skin like painted eyes
Tattoos that twist and grow
It wanders through a grin
Flowers that fade in snow
His canvas empty like
The sun in mid November

Ain’t it all the same old show?
They’re leaving when I say don’t go
Time and time again
It’s the pieces you need the most

And that wave comes crashing down
And that wave comes crashing down