They Stole My Crayon

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SuzieQSharky So dreamy, heavy and deep.

Ethereal rock with out of this world vocal harmonies, heavy guitars that give way to beautiful melodies, and pyschadelic accompaniment that bring it together.

Hard to pick a favorite track. For now its this one :) Favorite track: River Shallows.
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released August 19, 2016

They Stole My Crayon:
Bunny Knutson, Christina Lee, Zak Claxton

All songs written and performed by They Stole My Crayon

Produced and engineered by They Stole My Crayon

Recorded at Frothy Studios (Redondo Beach, CA) and The Rabbit Hutch (Tarzana, CA)

Vocal recording engineered by Phil O’Keefe at Sound Sanctuary Recording (Hesperia, CA)

Mixed by Spencer Crewe (St. John’s, NL)

Mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios (London, UK)

String arrangement (track 1): Spencer Crewe
Additional backing vocals (track 4): Phil O’Keefe
Flute (track 12): Alice Lockett (recorded by Martin Lockett)

Album art and photography by They Stole My Crayon.

thanks:
Abbey Road Studios, Al Yniguez, Allen Cheng, Anna Knutson, Barbie Horsley, Camille Zahajko, Casa Rosita Records, Cate Siguenza, Carrie Yeager, Chase Keating Knutson, Christopher Zerbe, David Touloumian, Delores Stevens, Derek Snyder, Donna Florio, Elizabeth Price, Emily Rhee, Eric Knutson, Frances Steiner, George Petersen, Greg Slusser, Gus Lozada, Howard Londner, The Immersion Composition Society, Jared Doderer, Jasper Keating Knutson, Jay Sosnicki, JD Hoye, Jess Smith, Jim Mendola, Jon Levy, Joshua Tree National Park, Judy Wilson, Keith Manners, Ken Lee, Kirsten Max, Kristine Schomaker, Lee Flier, Marc Nathan, Matt Masciandaro, Matt Serletic, Melinda Breeze, Mike Burns, Nanci Burk, Nicholas Klopmeyer, Olivia Rhee, Paulette Ooton, Rachael Emborg, Reed Williams, Rich Devine, Rick Plushner, Sal Orlando, Sam Rhee, Sandy O’Keefe, Scott Boettcher, Scott Watson, Shannon Keating, Sharon Wilson, Steve Klopmeyer, Tom Menrath, Tova Woodruff, Vanessa Watson.

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Track Name: Got Guilt
Gather guilt from 'round the world and put it in a box
Lock it up to keep it safe and keep adding more locks
Feel it deep, don't let it go, you feed it like a pet
Wear it like a precious fur, how guilty can you get?

Guilt makes the world go ‘round
Guilt brings a building down
Guilt makes the fishes drown
Guilt makes the world go 'round
Guilt makes the world go ‘round
Guilt brings a building down
Guilt makes the fishes drown
Guilt makes the world go 'round

Gather guilt from 'round the world and put it in a box
Lock it up to keep it safe and keep adding more locks
When another brand of guilt comes tumbling your way
Meet him with your hand on hilt and show him his last day

What do you mean
You don't believe me
You won't believe me
What do I mean
When I say I was
Only deceiving
What do you mean
You don't believe me
You won't believe me
What do I mean
When I say I was
Only believing

Guilt makes the world go ‘round
Guilt brings a building down
Guilt makes the fishes drown
Guilt makes the world go 'round
Guilt makes the world go ‘round
Guilt brings a building down
Guilt makes the fishes drown
Guilt makes the world go 'round

Got guilt, got guilt, got guilt (Do ya?) (We all!)...

What do you mean
You don't believe me
You won't believe me
What do I mean
When I say I was
Only deceiving
What do you mean
You don't believe me
You won't believe me
What do I mean
When I say I was
Only believing
Track Name: Bag of Nothing
You are extreme, you are incredible
You are divine, you are indelible
You can't imagine what you mean to me
A thousand shards of light between the seams
A million memories of what it means
But I'm not worthy of your company

Bag of nothing
(I'm a) Bag of nothing
(Just a) Bag of nothing
(I'm a) Bag of nothing

You thought you had it in the bag with me
Turns out the bag you had was empty
I can't imagine life without you near
How can the world revolve if you're not here?
Why would I linger on this empty sphere?
But am I worthy of your company?

Bag of nothing (nothing
(I'm a) Bag of nothing (nothing)
(Just a) Bag of nothing (nothing)
(I'm a) Bag of nothing

No gambler feels the kind of luck I feel
Cashed in my chips to see what's really real
I don't have much in terms of owning things
But I am rich in friends and family
Concerning love, I won the lottery
I hope I'm worthy of your company

Bag of nothing (nothing)
(I'm a) Bag of nothing (nothing)
(Just a) Bag of nothing
Track Name: Longing On
Pushing buttons full of longing
Pushing buttons full of longing
Fingers push but they can't touch, no
Pulling curtains certain calling
 
You can scroll by never meeting eyes
You can stop and stare, no one is aware
You can be alone, and no one cares
We confine time, leave the world behind
We can meet here, in the ethersphere
We can be one, we're longing on
 
Making faces with my fingers
Making faces with my fingers
Text expressing love and anger
Taking places where we linger

You can scroll by never meeting eyes
You can stop and stare, no one is aware
You can be alone, and no one cares
We confine time, leave the world behind
We can meet here, in the ethersphere
We can be one, we're longing on

You can scroll by never meeting eyes
You can stop and stare, no one is aware
You can be alone, and no one cares
We confine time, leave the world behind
We can meet here, in the ethersphere
We can be one, we're longing on

You can scroll by never meeting eyes
You can stop and stare, no one is aware
You can be alone, and no one cares
We confine time, leave the world behind
We can meet here, in the ethersphere
We can be one, we're longing on
Track Name: Things Under Trees
Things between walls
With the distance of halls
For the echo of calls

Things within light
That make looking alright
And keep you up all night
 
Pencil in your days
Learn to slip away
Everything will change
Everything changes

Things under trees
In the shadows of leaves
With the papery breeze

Things below ground
And the absence of sound
Where the sky can't be found

Pencil in your days
Learn to slip away
Everything will change
Everything changes

Things within air
That must travel aware
While they tangle your hair

Things on your mind
Where the words grow unkind
With the passing of time
With the passing of time

Pencil in your days
Learn to slip away
Everything will change
Everything changes 

Pencil in your days
Learn to slip away
Everything will change
Everything changes
Track Name: Disarmed
Everybody gets there sometime
Every time I feel disheartened
Every day it leads to something
Then in time it feeds our hunger

But I'm in disarray (Every dime we bleed)
For what you've given me (Everybody needs somebody)

What we need and what we're given
What we want is how we're driven
What in time we thought was hidden
Surfacing in subtle rhythms

(Everybody needs)
But I'm in disarray (Every dime we bleed)
For what you've given me (Everybody needs somebody)

You're disarmed and lonely
I'm diseased and only
Long for time when we can mend

Everybody lingers sometime
Staying since we've long been pardoned
Everybody feeds dysfunction
Get in line and feed your function

(Everybody needs)
But I'm in disarray (Every dime we bleed)
For what you've given me (Everybody needs somebody)

But I'm in disarray (Every dime we bleed)
For what you've given me (Everybody needs somebody then)
Track Name: Favorite Things
Rest that violent smile
Below those angry eyes
Search for the vital words
To make the world change size

Still roadblocks in the way
That couldn't keep you in
Racing reckless until
There's nothing left to win

Looking for your favorite things
Shaking off your dusty wings
Flying time is running dry

Goodbye

Same music, different lines
Your tune is such a chore
Everything every time
No difference anymore

Broken thoughts, broken schemes
It all comes with a cost
Laughter tears apart seams
Lose what you don't want lost

Looking for your favorite things
Shaking off your dusty wings
Set them down and say goodbye
Track Name: Blew the Dust Away
I'll come stumbling down that row with you
Promise not to leave your side
Never knowing what the road will do
Never know whether to hide

All this time
Never mind
Lost my head
I forget

Stumbled half a million miles with you
Stumble half a million more
Can't appreciate the path we choose
Still we reach for ever more
Forevermore

All this time I thought you said you
Never wanted to play dead but
Then you went and lost your head and
I forgot to say

All this time you lost my mind you
Never meant to drive me blind we
Went ahead and tried to fly you
Blew the dust away
Track Name: Vendetta
I never liked you

You never once deserved my smile

I wished you were dead

I had to let it go instead



'Cause this vendetta's going off the track

And all this weight is gonna break my back

When my veneer is wearing down to clay

Better make a break and get away



I can't forget you

You always undermined my mind

And, crushing your head

I had to let it go instead



'Cause this vendetta's going off the track

And all this weight is gonna break my back

When my veneer is wearing down to clay

Better make a break and get away

'Cause this vendetta's going off the track
And all this weight is gonna break my back
When my veneer is wearing down to clay
Better make a break and get away
Track Name: Picked Up Off the Floor
I need a hand
A lesser man
I can't believe it's true
Without my friends
Time for the end
I'm drowning without you

I was picked up off the floor
Couldn’t stand up on my own
I was picked up off the floor
I couldn’t stand alone

Wouldn't you wonder
What could go wrong with
Everything out of the blue
Where do you land when
There's no one to catch you
What can you possibly do?

I was picked up off the floor
Couldn’t stand up on my own
I was picked up off the floor
I couldn’t stand alone

And I believed
I'd met defeat
I thought my days were through
But in the end
Saved by my friends
My chance of hope renewed

I was picked up off the floor
Couldn’t stand up on my own
I was picked up off the floor
I couldn’t stand alone

I was picked up off the floor
Couldn’t stand up on my own
I was picked up off the floor
I couldn’t stand alone
Track Name: Underwater Underground
Underwater, underground
Owe more on my life than it's worth
Underwater underground
I might as well be in the Earth

Underwater, underground
I thought this was some kind of joke
Underwater, underground
I heard, but I thought you misspoke

Underwater, underground
Owe more on my life than it's worth
Underwater underground
I might as well be in the Earth

Underwater, underground
Underwater, underground
Track Name: River Shallows
Cold hope and stone, main stream lie low
Ground left in ruin, the river shallows
Nothing below

When the dim light steals the sight from my eyes
Oh the dim light steals the sight from my eyes
From my eyes

Better preserved in a dry place
Remove the mist and decay from your face
What a waste

When the dim light steals the sight from my eyes
When the dim light steals the sight from my eyes
Oh when the dim light steals the sight from my eyes
From my eyes
From my eyes

The ice will cut you down to size
When the dim light steals from my eyes
From my eyes

When the dim light steals the sight from my eyes
When the dim light steals the sight from my eyes
Oh the dim light steals the sight from my eyes
When the dim light steals the sight from my eyes
From my eyes
From my eyes
From my eyes
From my eyes
Track Name: Again
And when you laugh
And when you cry
You can see what you are

And when you learn
And when you lie
Trying to claim life
Realize
What you were and are

When life gives us pleasure, we make pleasure pain
Realize that we’re living, and learn from the rain
When I’m laughing with you, we cry just the same
When life gives us pleasure, we make pleasure pain
Again and again and again

And when you laugh
And when you cry
You can see what you are

And when you learn
And when you lie
Trying to claim life
Realize
What you were and are