by How Things Work

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Recorded, mixed, mastered by Robb Kunz.
This is a DEMO!


When I saw the birds at night
it was their shrieking in the air
that drew my attention

For just a moment in their flight
I glimpsed them heading
in a westerly direction

And as they fly the velvet dark
do they read the dormant earth
beneath our houses

Does all we've built obscure their mark
or are the waypoints of their course
our blinking towers

And if I'm here in ten years time
will they still be flying west
at half past midnight

it turns the tables on my mind
I'm just a human watching
habits old as starlight

We are here and this is real
there is nothing after this
it's all before us

Truth is simple not concealed
time is liquid and
our lives are more than porous


released October 17, 2016
Lauren Hepburn, Baritone Sax
Chris Martin, Drums
Crow Nishimura, Voice
Tom Yoder, Trombone
Rebecca Young, Bass



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How Things Work Seattle, Washington

How Things Work is a rock band that uses horns rather than guitars. We play catchy post-punk art rock songs about happiness in foreign cities, birds that fly late at night, the color Red, and the very loud neighborhood that is Tom’s Head.

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