Bicentennial

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released February 23, 2013

Bicentennial
The Welcome

Track List:

Amplifier Blues
Brittanica
The Colossal Sound
Curriculum
Acetaminophen

Tracks 1, 2, and 4 by Gehring Miller
Tracks 3 and 5 by Sarah Johnson and Gehring Miller
Arranged & performed by The Welcome

The Welcome is
Gehring Miller, Sarah Johnson, Jonah Kort, and Jacob Karbin

Recorded November 2012 at CarterCo Recording, Chicago, IL by Jamie Carter
Mixed by Jamie Carter at CarterCo Recording
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering

Special thanks to
Jamie Carter, our friends & family, everyone who donated to make this EP happen, Abe Zverow, Ilse Miller, Matt Porter, Katie Julien, Ben Spooner, Dan Johnson, Phil & Betty Gehring

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Track Name: Amplifier Blues
“Amplifier Blues”

My poor amplifier
Weeping through its wires

For the stupid rock songs
The stupid pop songs
The stupid rock songs
(The stupid!)

Never any rest
For this stereo set

Oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh, oh-oh-oh-oh

Cables and the cords
Mine connect to yours

For the stupid love songs
The stupid pop songs
The stupid love songs
(The stupid!)

Never any rest
For this stereo set

Oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
(Repeat)

You got a little bit of love (won’t you give it to me?)
You got a little bit of love (won’t you give it to me?)
Honey child, she just rips right through me
You got a little, you got a little
(Repeat)
Track Name: Brittanica
“Brittanica”

Head like the Brittanica
Full of facts, et cetera
Paper thin adds up to thick
But what is at the heart of it?

Heart like the Antarctica
The parts where no one goes
A careful, calm, constructed face
Your calculus is cold

You’ve got the weapon in you
You lay me out
Instant incinerator

Oh, my blood’s so blue
I’m gonna take it, take it, take it
Take it from you

In my thoughts ad nauseum
Until my heart’s the same
I try to keep the cool intact
But you disintegrate

You’ve got the weapon in you
You lay me out
Efficient decimator

Oh, my blood’s so blue
I’m gonna take it, take it, take it
Take it from you
(Repeat)

Who died?
Who died?
Who died and made you unattainable?
Inside
Inside there is nothing
But a long, long list
Of the things you think you know
Track Name: The Colossal Sound
“The Colossal Sound”

Hey I hope you’re ready for the super heavy separator
Picks you up and lifts you like a twenty-button elevator
I wish that the mornings were evenings & afternoons
They’re over so soon

Woah, woah! (2x)

Hey I hope you’re ready for the ultrasonic operator!
Chews you up and spits you like a hot and bothered alligator
I want in the mornings & evenings to be with you
It’s all I do

The sound is colossal, you know when it’s got you
At home in the teeth of the mouth of the beast
The evening is teething and leaving you bleeding

Hey I hope you’re ready for the–
Hey I hope you’re ready for the–
Hey I hope you’re ready for the super heavy separator
Track Name: Curriculum
“Curriculum”

You were a strict curriculum
And I was the month of May
Doing battle on a sunny day

At the bicentennial
I was dressed so casual
I was dressed like any other girl

You were a strict curriculum
And I was an August breeze
Baby, did I bring you to your knees?

At the bicentennial
Your voice a pleading animal
I was dressed like any other girl

I can tell which way you’d like to go

Oh, my love
My only one
Just promise me
That you won’t run
Oh, my love
My greatest fear
That I will wake
Without you here
(Repeat)

Run!

You were a strict curriculum
You were a strict curriculum
Track Name: Acetaminophen
“Acetaminophen”

Darling, you have got the Celsius I need
The perfect centigrade, a million degrees
And when you’re rising up
I never get enough
So tell me when you’re coming back

Chorus:
When the sun burns out
We will harness your energy
When the lights go down
I will hold you next to me
And when you’re breathing in
Acetaminophen
And I am giving it right back

Darling, you have got my favorite Fahrenheit
Moving up my mercury, a fever I can’t hide
And when it’s rising up
I never get enough
So tell me when you’re coming back

Chorus

When the sun burns out… (4x)

Chorus