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As You Please

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Jacob MacDonagh
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Jacob MacDonagh First time listening to Citizen and I am in love with this album, so atmospheric and emotional. Thank you for getting me properly into Citizen Favorite track: Control.
Patrick_S
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Patrick_S Citizen stepped up their game once again. Their best record yet. Favorite track: Control.
Cold Pickle
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Cold Pickle easily their best effort imo. aoty 2017, solid dad rock.

no specific favorite but discrete routine is their highest quality song ever produced. can't wait for more music like this from them.

I forgive no one is also a chiller; probably their fastest song and possibly my favorite off of their new live set.

and of course, the singles are all golden jams

p.s. if no one says anything about You Are a Star, I cannot live without hearing this song once a day.
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released October 6, 2017

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Track Name: Jet
we are moving slow
deep into the night, hereafter falls
i am keeping close to nothing
let the mallet swing through the fire
i see your face staring back at me
you know i turn to you for self abusing

all of our ears to the floorboards
my eyes are falling everywhere
i know who is in the backyard
but who’s that living in our home

we are moving slow
i am a pawn in every step you take
illusion wraps me up, keeps me guessing

you put my back to the wall
somehow that wasn’t enough
I’m the result of what you never were

all of our ears to the floorboards
my eyes are falling everywhere
i know who is in the backyard
but who’s that living in our home 
all of our ears to the floorboards
there's nothing left for anyone
i know who is in the backyard
but who’s that living in our home 

if I’m in vain then you must be too
are we on our way back down?
into delusion we will go to stare at a glimpse of hope
make me more assured, clean my wounds
my flickering thoughts; all wrong
into delusion we will go to stare at a glimpse of hope

all of our ears to the floorboards
my eyes are falling everywhere
i know who is in the backyard
but who’s that living in our home 
all of our ears to the floorboards
we peel them back forevermore
i know who is in the backyard
but who’s that living in our home
Track Name: In The Middle Of It All
…and in the middle of it all
I saw you there

Fellow dies with no one there to care for him
Wondered what the world is like outside his room he’s living in
A normal man that dressed himself in women’s threads
He remembered every word, her face, her body in the shade

Sorrow; the unpredictable has found a hand to hold
Absent into the fog coming home
Maelstrom; you are my only god
Absent into the fog, I succumb to your every want

She’s the one that everybody marvels at
Delicate with her voice and flowers strung across her head
She’s the one that everybody notices
She thinks about an older friend, his face, his body in her bed

Sorrow; the unrequited lust that follows everyone
Absent into the fog coming home
Maelstrom; my undecided trust
Absent into the fog, I succumb to your every want

I wasn’t ready for this
Been strung out looking for a signal that was never there
I wasn’t ready for this
Suspicion reaching down to touch my fingertips again

Sorrow; the celebration halts, the blinding lights are gone
Absent into the fog coming home
Maelstrom; my love for you is strong
Absent into the fog, I succumb to your every want
Track Name: As You Please
Well-formed
In tone your everything
Winsome through the void
Resound my everything
Surround all of me, you don't need anything
In the barest form, I'll lead you there
Reach out for anything
Reach out for me when you're lost

Come as you please, as you want
I'm needing something to fill in the void
Come as you please, just as you thought
I don't remember you this black and white

Tend to me, make me your everything
Caught in the midst of the flood
Your reflection in rainfall when I don't remember anything at all

Drown in my veins and I am yours forever
Track Name: Medicine
How many lights can you count?
Ethereal to your memory
How many dives into the water until you're feeling clean?

Have you waited long enough?

Through me I've become wishful
The people dance around the riverbank
The way they stare reminds you to bleed
Through me I've become simple
The shadows crowd around to tell you that the heaven you live for is nothing

How many voices are around that drown your own melody?
A family for hire, we are never where we thought we would be

Have you waited long enough?
Swallow a pill for your loss
Have you waited long enough?
Medicine pulls me from your love
Have you waited long enough?

Through me I've become wishful
The people dance around the riverbank
The way they stare reminds you to bleed
Through me I've become simple
The shadows crowd around to tell you that the heaven you live for is nothing
Track Name: Ugly Luck
The choir aches, the trumpets sting our hearts
Expected fate of everything, we need to know the source
The flesh is aged, we shudder with every budge
If I remain then lead me in
We live through written words

I am vague to you; a fly on the wall
Your stardust in the whisk - the lonesome dawn
I am a trick to you; a deserted thought
Adrift in the mist - ugly luck

Violent shakes; if I’m caught then I’m done
The sirens rang, the masses fled
There’s nothing left for us
The choir aches, we need to know the source
If I remain then lead me in
We live through extinct words
Our words

I am vague to you; a fly on the wall
Your stardust in the whisk - the lonesome dawn
I am a trick to you; a desolate howl
Absence of the wish - too far gone

I am vague to you; a fly on the wall
Your stardust in the whisk - the lonesome dawn
I am a trick to you; an exhausted want
I don’t know where you’ve been or where you are
Track Name: World
There is something falling from your fingertips
For every moment that you've seen, there's one you've missed
Are you alright? Are you still feeling dead?
I turned out the lights around, there's no difference

I hear every word, these walls are paper thin
In every person that you meet, they all need fixed
Do you wonder? Are you still feeling dead?
If I turned down this radio, I'd hear nothing

Do you wonder?

I have had your ears, a younger me loves it
I haven't been around this neighborhood in a few years
Do you feel good? Do you notice it?
There's a crowd in front of me, I just don't care
I hear a thousand people sing, I feel nothing

Do you wonder?

Won't you split me open?
Let me air out
I'm your old friend

There's a dull effort, purpose that you long for
There's a withered heart, something I can't ignore
Tangled in a string and then you're cut to the bone
All abandoning, you're a cancer that won't
There's a dawning heel, your first time at the core
There's a withered heart, something I can't ignore

I wiped this window clean, still can't see in
If I tuned out these people here, I'd hear the wind
If I force fed you this pill, would you notice?
If I tuned out your world for good, you'd have nothing
Track Name: Fever Days
Fever days are here
Blackout memory encompassing
Glamor casts a light on what is secret
Limited to none on this sterile ground we walk
You remind me of something I’ve lost

I can’t give anything
I am only a fleeting thought 

Room of many bodies, still no one that I could talk to
A million faces here, but I can only pick out a few
Through the photographs, joy encircling
I found you down by the waterfront
Victim of underhand, so subordinate
All of your time is the only thing you've got
I'm a slave to odds, giving everything I've got
You remind me of something I'm not

I can feel you breathing into me
Our existence separates 
I can feel you now, near and hollowed out
Our existence separates
Track Name: Control
Thinning airflow through a narrow hallway
Hanging heads from the billboards, hoping to entertain
I hear the circle resonate
You're all nameless faces to me
I'm merely a short daydream
I helped you get through nothing

If you look real close
hands held under the thorns
keep you proud of the unknown
I'm your toy when things get shallow
I'm under your control

Press your face to wood floor, you're the grain
Here's a savior for when you don't feel anything
I am what you want me to be
Ripped right out in front of me
I was on the edge of your everything
Now something gets in the way
Innocence sedates your memory
The misbelief in anything 
I see you on every city street
Looking for me to fix your pain

If you look real close
hands held under the thorns
keep you proud of the unknown
I'm your toy when things get shallow
It swallows everyone
You don't hold enough to show anything for what you've done
I'm your toy when things get shallow
I'm under your control

I've wished for this
Well my attention comes and goes ever since
I've dreamt of this
Well it is never clean behind the film we're staring at
Track Name: Discrete Routine
Transient soul
You utter my hymn from under your breath
Abandoned one
You’ve learned to forgive but I have not yet

He’s fooled everyone
Now, where does he go?

Volatile scene
A crack in the sky; peeking inside
Discreet routine
The timing is not right
Track Name: I Forgive No One
Head full of ketamine
Throw yourself into your hole
Bite into the flesh that controls you
Supernal mind sings the universal fault
Tear into the heads that cried for you too soon

Hollow
I forgive no one for anything

Feet in the concrete, a seasoned undertone
In every fabrication, there's always truth
Obscure reality, the condescending soul
Spit into the mouths that spoke for you too soon

Hollow
I forgive no one for anything
Hollow
I forgive no one for what can change
Hollow
I forgive no one for anything
Hollow
I forgive for none

You're something I can't dig into
You're something I can't sink my hands in too much
It's best you have too much to lose
It's best that everything is too far to touch
Reason is prison to you, resolution you ridicule

Hollow
I forgive no one for anything
Hollow
I forgive no one for what can change
Hollow
I forgive no one for anything
Hollow
I forgive for none
Track Name: You Are A Star
Yesterday the storm came and it stayed
Fingerprints smeared across the screen
Sail through the supernova in the way
I am submissive, staring at your face
Evangelist thinks he knows the score
Has never been but talks like he has before
I heard the music ring out through the air
Never around long enough for the answer

Don’t let me down

You are a star, quiet in the airglow
A second to spare; a life as a phantom
I saw the heavens open up for me
Where does the music go after today?

Fragile will, here comes another one
We are blind staring into the sun
I know I am no better than you are, but you are the last to go

Don’t let me down

We have been called by name
I saw the heavens open up
Track Name: Flowerchild
I fell into your forbidden arms
Beautiful flower child
I am nothing but an echo through your halls
Won't you just stay here for longer?
I've given all to what is left of you
I don't know where I went wrong

Lately do you feel better when I'm gone?
I made a mess of myself again
I know it's all my fault
I've been whatever you wanted
It's such a shame that still no one likes looking up when they are lost

Threading the skin
I am at fault for you
Keeping me in
Faith in an empty room
Something I've missed in everyone but you
Keeping me in
Faith in an empty room

Innocent pawn, goddess of my thoughts
As the world turned, we stood far apart
Flower child is stuck in her condition
As the world turned, we had fallen apart

I am wrapped up in momentary touch
I'm feeling so worn down
I have tried but I know that's not enough

Threading the skin
I am at fault for you
Keeping me in
Faith in an empty room
Thousands of bricks, I carried them all for you
Keeping me in
Faith in an empty room

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