In Between

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simonpetty Listen to this beautiful, other-worldly debut by MMCM. The songs are lilting and ethereal and performed with a rare clarity and delicacy. All six songs inhabit their own dreamlike universe, but I chose So Will I as the stand out track: I don’t just love this song, I want to live inside it. Favorite track: So Will I.
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1.
Civilized 03:42
They told me I had to become civilized, civilized They told me I had to become civilized, civilized They told me I looked pretty When I put makeup on my face They gave me expensive clothes So I wouldn’t look like a disgrace They polished all my nails and They told me to do my hair They plucked out the hairs God gave me So my skin was soft and bare They told me I had to become civilized, civilized They told me I had to become civilized, civilized They taught me to smother oil On the produce of the ground And to form a crust of sugar On the sweet peaches I found They gave me all their riches and They gave me all their chains They gave me all their heritage Hoping I would do the same They told me I had to become civilized, civilized They told me I had to become civilized, civilized They gave me all their convenience and They gave me all their pain They gave me all their legacy But I won’t carry on that name They told me I had to become civilized, civilized They told me I had to become civilized, civilized They told me I had to become civilized, civilized They told me I had to become civilized, civilized
2.
High Road 03:33
I wait and I wait and I wait Not getting any younger Maybe wiser I pray Are you at work while I wait Or are you waiting on me To seize the day Nights and days pass Like a jet flying by You admire them briefly As they pass through the sky You wonder where they’re going And you wonder why They paid all that money To travel so high It’s a high road We are traveling on, dear There may be no roads But the way looks clear Hold my hand and my heart And I’ll let go of fear Though it may be a long way Home from here
3.
In Between 03:48
I’m not where I wanna be Queen of the In Between When did this crown find me? Someone impeach me Ideal eyes cannot agree With the evil that is necessary I don’t have the faith to leave And I don’t have the grace to remain I’ve seen this land And it’s a wasteland Can you love a land Before you gaze upon its beauty? That leaves you wanting Before it merits your love? I’m not what you wanna see When you look at me I’m not who I wanna be When I take a deeper look inside of me Not saying what I wanna speak Now that they’re finally listening Expectations of prophecy Words void of meaning They tell me to be Content in the in between They tell me not to think of myself More highly than I ought I guess I won’t think of myself Think of myself Think of myself at all ooo
4.
Off Axis 04:16
You’ve got the world spinning Off axis again Bent over backwards In the palm of your hand Resist indifference Try if you can As you sing for a choir that Can’t understand (ooo) I’m a redwing singing To the morning air Be the bluebird by evening Perched upon despair Run from the vultures While you’re still alive Lest they pick out your pockets And poke at your pride (ooo) Cast from the mold Cut from a stone Sown from the same seed Seams stitched through the bone (ooo)
5.
So Will I 04:19
Trees in the canyon Are standing high Lillies of the valley Are growing wild, wild Grass in the meadow Is green for miles And me I must say I’m doing fine, fine Fruit of the field Will provide Health to our bodies And minds Birds of the air Learn how to fly The river keeps on flowing And so will I, I The moon it rises Earlier here And the sun stays up A little later there The same burning gases Light up our sky And they keep on shining And so will I, I So will I
6.
Meet me in the twilight hour Before your work is done To see the colors fade Into the cicadas’ song Meet me in the evening time Before the night is through To watch the stars on stage Dance for the rising of the moon Meet me in the midnight hour Before you shut your eyes And fear the disappointment Of a being in the skies Meet me in the dusky hour While the day is young To be among the first To greet the apprehensive sun Meet me in the morning time Before the day unfolds And you wonder where it went And when you got so old Meet me in the noontime When the world has turned half-round When your mind is spinning And your feet stuck to the ground

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released July 17, 2020

Lyrics by Christina (1,2,3,5)
Lyrics by Matthew (4)
Music by Christina and Matthew
Bass by Amalia Mathewson (1,2,4,6)
Bass by John Nicoli (5)
Vocal harmonies by Katie Belle (1,2) and Joe Trupiano (2)
Recorded by Matthew at The Music Orphanage
Mixed by Scott Warren at Let It Bleed in Evergreen, CO (3,4)
Mixed by Matthew and Dave Robinson (1,2,5,6)
Mastered by Mike Hagler at Kingsize Soundlabs in Chicago, IL
Album photography by John Wagner at Fort Wayne Film Lab
Album Design by Christina and Cara Dunning

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