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by Vaughn Boyage

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what are you afraid of? what's holding you back? is it you? standing at the entrance refusing to go in wandering in the last of the light a storm is coming nothing to let go of still, not letting go binding a rope from the branches and the leaves tying my limbs to the tallest pines branch by branch leaf by leaf to live in this forest forever waking up from a deep, deep sleep vivid dreams of colors I’ve never seen before remembering footsteps on the other side of a river looking down at the earth begging it to keep hold I’m at a cave in a forest I can feel the earth with all my bones I can feel the trees fall away and the rope I wrought dissolve as I close my eyes life comes to everyone
Brain 02:39
You come to me You'd never believe Every inner working of me Every thing I've ever known Illuminated across the room Says I'm fine Nothing wrong All looks fine and there's nothing wrong But you can see my brain You know who I am You can see my brain and you know who I am Back at home You say to me Don't know who or what you see Back at home I say to you Every thing that I've been through But you can see my brain You know who I am You can see my brain and you know who I am Stare right through To the other side Don't know what else I can find
I don't get things normally from you Don't ask for much and never get it I just love who you do, you know Even though he's nothing like you You have a companion, my friend Who's not discerning He loves all equally and me I can't get enough Sleep passes thoughts through my head We call them dreams even when we feel dead I keep coming back to your room But you're not in it
Kite Song 03:49
You say that I never show anything You hate that I can't tell you why I go back and play all my records They say it much better than I and I can't speak We walked on the beach in mid August Our minds were kites in the sky We didn't know that we'd be here back in May But our hearts felt compelled to comply We went to a show at the Pony On Valentine's Day twenty twelve We both had changed for the better Much more confident in ourselves and I can't speak...
(indistinct yelling)


Vaughn Boyage is a moon orbited by many satellites, some of which cross paths for high-fives and the best times.

Recorded between a long time ago and now, with friends and alone, in many different places. Finally finished in quarantine. Released during a universal earthquake.


released August 21, 2020

Words and music by Rob May
Except "a cave in a forest" and "This one's a barn burner, man" music by Rob May, Lorena Ruiz, and Rob Alexander, who really, really brought some immense thunder

Drums, percussion, vocals: Rob Alexander
Vocals: Nelson Calero
Vocals: Nick Gonzalez
Vocals: Halie May
Guitar, bass, piano, Rhodes, vocals: Rob May
Cello, vocals: Lorena Ruiz
Vocals: Ariane Ryan
Mind-melting guitar solo on "Brain": Dan Vassallo

Recorded at:
The Chuzz Factory, Wareham MA
Rob's old house, Bronx NY
Nick's old house, Brooklyn NY
Treespeaker's old house, Brooklyn NY
Dan's old house, Brooklyn NY
Rob's parents' house, Scotia NY
Rob and Halie's house, Hell's Kitchen NY
Everyone's old house is someone else's new house

Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Rob May
Sonic advice from Rob Alexander, Duncan Clark, Nick Gonzalez, Nick Horner, David Lefcort
Album art by Rob May


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Vaughn Boyage is a distant musical planet orbited by many satellites and moons. It's also a band that produces pure, unfiltered hits. Mostly guitar rock from NYC.

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