Perfect Design

by Newfane

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"First there was time, and then there was space."


All songs by Newfane except "Miss Misery," written by Steven P. Smith and published by Capitol Records / Universal Music Group

Greg Huang: guitar, bass, vocals, piano
Chris Rigopulos: guitar, bass, vocals
Alex Rigopulos: drums

Recorded at Q Division Studios, Somerville, MA
Engineering and mixing: Rafi Sofer
Mastering: Mike Quinn

Cover image: Sheri Bowmer

Follow us at facebook.com/newfanemusic and twitter.com/newfanemusic and soundcloud.com/newfane-music/

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released January 8, 2016

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Newfane Boston, Massachusetts

Middle-aged death and destruction, with guitar solos.

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Sep 14, 9pm
The Plough & Stars
Cambridge, MA

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Track Name: Sphere
I can't see in front of me
I can't tell you anything
Though it's clear as day
Clear as day

I can't breathe inside of you
You can tell me everything
It's what you say
What you say, not do

I still need you
I'll still feed you
I think you want to know
If I'll still be here
You won't build your sphere
It will be near

I can't sleep in spite of you
You can't do what you want to do
Yet here we stay
We stay, not go

I can't see in front of me
You can tell me everything
I can't breathe in spite of you
It's what you say, not what you do

It's how we pay
How we pay
Now we pay
I still need you
I'll still feed you
I think you ought to know
If I won't be here
You can build your sphere
It will be dear

© 2016 Greg Huang
Track Name: 88 Guns
You can take my stuff
You can break my heart
You can laugh when I'm in love with her
It don't matter anymore

You can take my love
You can break my spine
I have 88 guns
I have 88 guns

You can take my life
You can wake my wife
I will shoot you through the floor
We won't hear you anymore

I have 88 guns

© 2016 Greg Huang
Track Name: Miss Misery
Written by Steven P. Smith, published by Capitol Records / Universal Music Group (1997)

I'll fake it through the day
With some help from Johnnie Walker Red
Send the poison rain down the drain
To put bad thoughts in my head
Two tickets torn in half
And a lot of nothing to do
Do you miss me, miss misery
Like you say you do

A man in the park
Read the lines in my hand
Told me I'm strong and
Hardly ever wrong, I said man you mean

You had plans for both of us
That involved a trip out of town
To a place I've seen in a magazine
That you left lying around
I don't have you with me but
I keep a good attitude
Do you miss me, miss misery
Like you say you do

I know you'd rather see me gone
Than to see me the way that I am
When I am in the life anyway

Next door the TV's flashing
Blue frames on the wall
It's a comedy of errors, you see
It's about taking a fall
To vanish into oblivion
It's easy to do
And I try to be but you know me
I come back when you want me to
Do you miss me, miss misery
Like you say you do
Track Name: Perfect Design
Some day the flood
Will wash away the blood
Of a thousand men
Right where they stood
Because they believed
That there was still good
Somewhere in the world
They thought they heard a child
But I felt her

The child grew up
And locked away the pain
In a viral box
She knew she’d see again
But first there was time
And then there was space
To perfect a design
And lay us all to waste
I’ll help her

Do you believe
Do you believe me now
You gave up on us again
Gave up on as a friend
I can’t say I blame you
She’ll take us above the pain
Take us above the plain
and I will take the blame
You can see me beaming
On the ceiling
We never knew was there

One day the sun
Will dry up all the rain
And before we can run
Engulf us all in flame
We’ll be burned alive
But we’ll feel no pain
All because of a box
That she took to the grave

© 2016 Greg Huang
Track Name: Yellowtail
Well you left me here to die out in the cold
That's about the state I'm in
My joints are rusted, my eyes are getting old
I can't see where to begin

Hard to believe that it was 20 years ago
You walked into my life again
Older wiser, mostly older don't you know
You weren't talking to a friend
You can never find another perfect yellowtail

When I found you then I threw you back to the sea
The storm rocked us to and fro
Now I wonder what if I'd done differently
Could I have ever saved you both
You can never find another perfect yellowtail

© 2016 Greg Huang