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Garden View

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credits

released May 17, 2016

Caleb Adams - guitars
Wesley Cook - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion (2, 4, 7), organ (2, 3, 7, 10)
Ben Craig - drums, bass (3, 5), organ (5, 9)

1. Pale Light
2. Garden View
3. Why Aren’t You Laughing
4. Futility in Motion
5. Josef K
6. Hand Me Down
7. If You Come Around
8. Josef K theme
9. Return
10. Sundress

All songs written by Caleb Adams and Wesley Cook.
Recorded by Wesley Cook in various rooms of the house in Bloomington, Indiana.

Mixed roughly by Wesley Cook.
Final Mixing and Mastering by Kate Haldrup.

Thanks to Mers & Roman for the conversation on track 8,
to Harlan & Ben for putting up with me recording all over the house,
to Avery, Alice, Adrianne, Joe, Harlan, and Julia for the doodles,
to David Maddie, to Nick & Darling, to our parents & families,
to Mers again, and to Kate for making these songs sound like a record.

Much Love to all of our friends, this album is for you.

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Hales Corner Indianapolis, Indiana

We thought Hales Corner was going to be a joint-album featuring the solo work of Wesley Cook and Caleb Adams. They both had heartfelt songs that needed finished and some post-college apathy to shake off. However, quickly, the music became a unified, collaborative project. We call it Hales Corner, and we hope you love their debut album 'Garden View'. ... more

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Track Name: Pale Light
Pale light bleaches what once was warm
And I hate it
He’s got a smile could win over my mom
The cheap trick

I burned the bridge that led to the landfill
It’s time we live surrounded by our own filth

Message on my phone for Tiffany
He said he missed it
Woke up feeling great but didn’t do anything
Except read a bit

And there’s a place for you and all of us
Sometimes the pieces fall all wrong

Breaking my back for a glimpse of something sweet
I’m starving
Making my way to where we planned to meet
It’s barren

I burned the bridge that lead to the landfill
It’s time we live surrounded by our own filth
And there’s a place for you and all of us
Sometimes the pieces fall all wrong
Track Name: Garden View
Got my life packed in broken boxes
Strapped for cash but here on a new stage
Would seem I’ve got a few loud neighbors, yeah
Might as well have seen them naked for all they’re telling me

That’s all right, I’m okay
A small one bedroom, with a garden view

Do you have the time to walk me through the movie
Everyone seems to be putting on some heavy acts
Not sure where I can fit into the plot line, yeah
But I could do with some new shoes and attitude to match

That’s all right, might as well stay
A smallish one bedroom, but there’s a garden view
Track Name: Why Aren't You Laughing
She walked out on a sunny day
Leaving you to contemplate
Why the world was smiling

Why aren’t you laughing?

Lace your shoes with a little less care
We all look like shit and I’m losing my hair
But that’s part of it

Why aren’t you laughing?

While cubicles are crushing souls
The mailman cries about overtime
As he thinks about T.V.

And it’s not about you
And it’s not about you

Why aren’t you laughing?

Vacation’s great for those that hate
What they do almost everyday
Oh God, is that me?

Why aren’t I laughing?

When she walked out on a rainy day
Leaving you to contemplate
Why the world was crying

And it’s not about you
It’s not about you
And it’s not about you
And it’s not about you
Track Name: Futility In Motion
What’s your number? What’s your number?
Did you forget to pull one?
You’ve burned bridges, piddled on bullshit
Trying to miss the heat of the summer sun
Time to bring out the big guns
Going through the motions
Like an engine when the gears have worn out
You’re still hurting, sweaty and thirsting
But never get anything done
Hope you had fun

I feel weakened by…
I feel like the filth on the shoes of a much cleaner man
But I don’t want to bitch
And I’m not going to sit right underneath it

The Hopscotch hero slipped through a few keyholes
And now thinks that he has won
He’s got four motors and a boat that doesn’t float in the yard
He’s come so far

I feel weakened by…
I feel like the filth on the shoes on a much cleaner man
But I don’t want to bitch
And I’m not going to sit right underneath it
Track Name: Josef K
Look at her move she’s had it
Been dragging us all around
Her death doesn’t seem too tragic
Got four wheels and an engine now

If you had it your way
You could sink your teeth in
Would you try to break skin
Probably should with a grin

Suffering from the Bulleit
Don’t say no but forget to eat
God I dread thinking of it
All those things I forgot doing

If you had it your way
You could sink your teeth in
Would you try to break skin
Probably would with a grin

Look at the rules they’ve done it
Grown multiplied and I’ve shrunk
Josef K can you hear me?
I’m feeling your struggle now
Track Name: Hand Me Down
Someone left their coat on my floor
But I’ve got to go and buy my own
I’m too old to grow into someone else’s clothes
But I’ll wear it now for a while

If you ever find that place
Where you can go and be at peace
Could I tag along for a bit
I’d like to leave my mind in a jar of formaldehyde
And let my body roam until it dies

Forming the dreams that we’re bound to give up on
I can see fate like rocks under pond scum
Plenty of days we just lay down and take it
Time to step up get something back for all the anguish
Track Name: If You Come Around
When you come around
If you come around
I’ll meet you in the pines
Where we used to lay

If you come around
I promise I’ll be sane
Don’t have to cut me any breaks
Or say anything at all

It’s like something I’ve known before
But not quite
Oh no, oh no, oh no

When you come around
If you come around
I’ll be myself
Perhaps its not advised
But go ahead and leave, this is my place

If you come around
If you come around

It’s like something I’ve known before
But not quite
Oh no, oh no, oh no
Track Name: Josef K Theme
*inaudible* …come true.
Life could be a dream sweetheart

It’s like all of the horrible things
You’re doubtful of your own self because all of your surroundings
Spiritual experience
Why do I believe so strongly?
We all know
Smoking
For texture
All right but where
You’re internally focused verses externally focused
I feel like someone is behind this
Speaking another language
Track Name: Return
Quietly
move over
And don’t be too loud
Don’t forget to smoke
If you got ‘em

And there’s a type for you
I’ll find it
May not be perfect science
You’ve got blown out headlights
but are too scared to drive
Confined
To Bus lines

Return eternally
To hear another story
I’ve learned a bit of memory
It fades
let live our glory
Track Name: Sundress
It took me down to the deepest south
the way the words curled out your mouth.
You know I’d never dare to ever let you catch
me staring down that sundress
you’re wearing now.
And I get flustered from the smallest touch,
fumbling around
like my head's cut off.

I’ve lost the envy of those I’ve loved.
They grew up and realized
what I‘m really made of.
You go real hard, you know me,
barefoot, blacktop, and bloody knees.

And I get flustered from the smallest touch,
fumbling around
like my head's cut off.

You’ll go real hard but don’t forget me,
barefoot blacktop, and bloody knees.