Mirror Gazing

by The Fur Coats

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Mirror Gazing is a compilation of singles released in 2018 including unreleased bonus tracks. It's intention is to help shift out collective perspective to first seeing the positive.

MIRROR GAZING LYRICS

-REAL LOVE-

Put me in your book
I know you got the time
I want to take you out
I want to make you mine

Put me on your list
And point your boyfriends out
Blow me a kiss
I want to sleep on your couch

Have you ever really felt love
I wanna show you how it really feels
Have you ever really had a
Had a love that was really real

Take me to your room
I know you got the time
Plug me into your sheets
I want to make you mine

Have you ever really felt love
I wanna show you how it really feels
Have you ever really had a
Had a love that was really real


-WE LIVE-

When you’re new you are nothing
Same as the space that surrounds you
Beautiful in your second half
Balanced in the sky
Tethered to the ground seeing light

Now that you’re full
Float in contrast of the weight
Keeps you resting in your place
Work for a future
That doesn’t father hate
Keeps you resting in your place

We live
At the center
Where our nerves are always feeling
And our hearts are always seeing
But the perplexities
And the intricacies
Keep us from knowing
We were always meant to rise
We were always going to die at the end of the dream

Beautiful in your second half
Balanced in the sky (balanced in the sky)
Tethered to the ground seeing light
When you’re new
You are nothing (you are nothing)
Infinite in space
Finding comfort in the haze

We live
At the center
Where our nerves are always feeling
And our hearts are always seeing
But the perplexities
And the intricacies
Keep us from knowing
We were always meant to rise
We were always going to die at the end of the dream


-IN THE GARDEN-

We started in the garden
We survived the desert
We looked for secrets of the immortal city
And I won’t sleep tonight

Focus my heart on the fight
I never want it to stop

Here - the matron and me
Steady - in front of the city
We spoke to the gods
and we tried to get on their island
But their water was rough
And our sands were so soft
It was useless
We were hopeless

We started in the garden
We survived the desert
We looked for secrets of the immortal city
And I won’t sleep tonight

Focus my heart on the fight
I never want it to stop

Here - it’s you and it’s me
Tangled - in words without means
We prayed for a place
without serpents or hate
We are searching
We look to the ones
That are dead but live on
It’s not useless
We’re not hopeless

We started in the garden
We survived the desert
We looked for secrets of the immortal city
And I won’t sleep tonight

We started in the garden (we started in the garden)
We survived the desert (we survived the desert)
We looked for secrets of the immortal city
And I won’t sleep tonight

Focus my heart on the fight
I never want it to stop


-TRANSMORTAL VIBES-

Transmortal vibes
Trans-psychic feels
They happen all the time
There’s nothing you can feel that isn’t real

It’s hard to know what to feel
When you see it
It’s even harder to say
Just how it felt
Can you know if it’s real
When you see it
When you look into someone's eyes
And see somebody else

Transmortal vibes
Trans-psychic feels
Happen all the time
There’s nothing you can feel
That isn’t real

It’s easy to feel the love
When you believe it
And it’s easy to say
Tomorrow isn’t real
It’s a small and delicate moment of freedom
When you’re watching the membrane shine

Transmortal vibes
Trans-psychic feels
They happen all the time
There’s nothing you can
That isn’t real
(make me feel real)


-DON’T BE CRUEL-

There are halls
Full of forgotten lines
Loose leaf secrets
Kept safe in the binding
Rain changes
Water runs
Words in the sand
Never really come undone

You - don’t be cruel
Like a wolf in shell
In the cover of color
Find yourself

Go beyond
What you think is small
Experience
The hugeness of it all
We’re only trapped
When we choose a single tree
We can break out
Through absurdity

You - don’t be cruel
Like a wolf in a shell
In the cover of color
Find yourself

credits

released July 13, 2018

All songs written by Chris Karl Hoganson and Betty Joy Downey

Chris Karl Hoganson: lead vox/sax/percussion
Betty Downey: sax/lead vox
Anna Tyler: keys/vox
Nathan Weber: bass/vox
Jacob Early: guitar
Matthew Lynch: drums
Papi Fimbres: congas
Bambi Browning: cello

Drums recorded at The Trench by Gregg Williams on tracks 1,2,3,5
Everything else recorded by Chris Karl Hoganson
Mixed by Chris Karl Hoganson
Mastering by Timothy Stollenwerk @ Stereophonic on tracks 1,3,4,5
and track 2 by Mike Nolte @ Eureka Mastering

Front cover image by Costa Gountanis
Inside/back cover/flower images by Heather Hanson
Layout by Chris Karl and Betty

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