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released January 17, 2002

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Built Like Alaska Oakdale, California

Built Like Alaska: a five-piece rock band from California. Surrounded by rolling pastures, a cold river, and stony foot hills, the band has developed their craft to reflect the scenery surrounding them. Bringing a rural perspective to sturdy rock songs, the music has been said to conjure images both "warm and rich as the central valley sun” and as isolated as a “mic stand draped in cob webs...." ... more

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Track Name: Dirty mouth
A fool
develops such a dirty mouth
and mind that goes with such.
Now he spends his days
cursing and laughing.

Remembering other days
he held
treasures in his hands.
But tossed them off a bridge
to see how
long it took to splash
and mirror in the sea
and count up all the rings.

A fool
develops such a dirty mouth
and mind that goes with such.
Now he spends his days
cursing and laughing

Remembering other days
and songs
of houses made of grass
and graveyards made of sand.
In hand, he
held the finest land
but buried it in leaves
and screamed
the bugs will make short work of these.

A fool
developed such a dirty mouth
and mind that goes with such.
Now he spends his days
cursing and laughing

but laughing means feeling
and feelings are everything.

Even, even if you leave us you can never leave us.

If you're leaving now then go.