Bones Positive

by Adrian Aardvark

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Finding hope while still seeing the painful reality in the matters of our daily lives. Learning from that pain to find out what we truly want and need to realize what makes us happy. Posi-death vibes.


released July 1, 2014

Dan Andersen: accordion, clarinet, saxophone
Joe Cross: drums, percussion
Christopher Dalnodar: banjo, cello, singing saw
Sean Godreau: vocals
Justin Passino: electric guitar, vocals
Christopher Jay Rigsbee: acoustic guitar, vocals
Shannon Stott: violin, vocals
Catie Wurster: standup bass, vocals

Recorded at the House of George
In Plattsburgh, New York
April 2013

Recorded and engineered by Joe Cross
Lyrics by Christopher Jay Rigsbee



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Adrian Aardvark Plattsburgh, New York

Punks, poets, freaks and classically trained musicians make psychedelic grunge folk art together.

Years of struggling with distractions like drugs/alcohol, unrequited love, and overwhelming thoughts of life being so unbelievably complex (how is it even possible that life even happens at all?) there is joy once again while still staying true blue.
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Track Name: Letdown
Disappointment, try to postpone it
But it is inevitable
Expectations too high
Thought I was going be more careful
These hopes won’t manifest
Just left with guilt and regret
I’ll blame me and you can blame you
This is so depressing

I will let you down
You will let me down

It doesn’t have to be this way

Confidence in your decisions
Can it even be that simple
Try your best and be brave
Can’t you act intelligible
Working hard for something real
Something worthy something lasting
Something that you will fight for
Something to keep you living

I won’t let you down
You won’t let me down
Track Name: What You Wanted
I don't know why
You can't get what you wanted

Soft wooden floors and counterfeit bills
Hoping the Lord doesn’t, take notice of me
Lost in the need of things, planted in memories
Television signals bouncing, an advertised sea
Blowing off the drive for, the American dream
Just for a few weeknights, to live like a king
Holding doors for people who don’t even look up
It’s hard to have hope when, you believe in nothing

Tragedy comes to those blind or insightful
News headlines get washed, into sewer grates
Accounting for all the meaningless voices
It must be madness to see all their fates
Political ragtime chiming through commercials
Overwhelmed with feelings of loss and apathy
Melted cheese pizzas thrown about on the pavement
The drunks don’t care that the poor go hungry

Visualize the direct problems of your life
Take care in determining just action
Always, always follow through

You got one life, one chance, so you know, what to do
Track Name: Failure To Heal
Time will, time will, time will heal all wounds
Just give it some time, give it some time

Gotta let go, let go, let go of all that pain
You don’t need it now, so let it go away

There’s no shame, no shame, no shame in holding on hope
The strength we give our dreams carries us on

So give thanks, give thanks, give thanks to every helpful hand
Together we can get this adventure on its way

All the pain in your heart you should let it all die
And that pain in your mind you should let it pass by
All the pain in your heart you should let it all die
And that pain in your mind you should let it pass by
Track Name: Practice
Well, I drink too much and I have fake teeth
I cry after sex because I get too overwhelmed
I burn through paychecks like I burn through dreams
I wrote out my will but it’s all misspelled

Oh, I am just practice, I am just practice

I am the practice husband that will teach you things
But there will be no future or promise rings
We won’t buy a home and we’ll never grow old
Cuz I will be replaced cuz I mean nothing

No, I am just practice, I am just practice

Oh shallow grave, don’t weep for me
Cuz I know that there’s a lover, some where for me
Oh rigamortis, stay away from me
Cuz this fresh cadaver, has got a heart for me

No I am just practice, I am just practice