Why So Dark?

by The Vivs

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released September 1, 2011

Karen and Terri and Pete: vox
Matt and Eric: guitars
Karen: guitar
Terri: keys
Brett Campbell: drums
Pete: bass



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The Vivs Boston, Massachusetts

They say that if George Harrison, Alex Chilton, and Patti Smith had a three-way lovechild, she would be The Vivs. This Boston-based rock band plays driving, smart, and hooky post-punk/power pop. The Boston Globe hailed their 2009 CD as “terrifically nervy; riff-charged, and sharpshooter sure” and named it a top ten of the year. Blurt Magazine called the band “impossible not to fall for." ... more

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Track Name: Are You Coming Around?
I feel pretty close to kicking it, I swear some days I’m heading out. I will keep the steady coming, I will leave you in the dust for now. Maybe I will dream about something else tomorrow. But are you coming around? The idea of deciding let us lay it gently down to rest. I’m just not that into bargaining; I won’t ask for forgiveness. But are you coming around? When are you coming around? I will keep an eye out always; I would know your walk from behind. And I’ll leave a light on for you; if it keeps me awake, I don’t mind. But are you coming around?
Track Name: Sun's Coming Out
Sun’s coming out, sun’s coming out. When, when, when, when is it gonna break? (Why so dark?) Steady as she goes; just tell them you don’t know. (I had an inkling, though, that this is a real no-go.) If it gets to you (I mean if it gets through), for the sake of conversation, just keep saying something new. Sun’s coming out (etc.). What you’re taking on is very bright and strong. It will do what blind spots do- just keep following you. No looking away; 50 cars piled up today. And you seem to feel it, too- a big sun sinking down on you. Sun’s coming out (etc.). No looking away; trainwrecking a little every day. And it makes me feel so small, a big sun sinking on us all.
Track Name: Forget It (I Don't Think About It)
You’re waiting, waiting for the weekend just to see it through. Don’t worry; I will find somebody to look after you. You sit there paralyzed with worry holding your red phone. Dark visions, clouds and consequences, and scenarios. Ah. You look back, back upon a future you had envisioned. So perfect, just like every perfect thing we imagine. You more than anybody else should know to recognize that living up there in your mind could be a bumpy ride. Ah. Things I don’t really want to see will disappear from view. They tell me any day now I will stop seeing you. Ah. Forget it. I don’t think about it.
Track Name: Pirates
All the maybes that you gave me that I have put back. In my head I save them all to use when things get bad. I need that like a hole in the head. Sadness is its own little tantrum and you know that. Like a baby I lost my way; there’s no going back. I need that like a hole in the head. Goodnight. Goodnight.