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3rd Avenue Island

by Ava Luna

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    our first record as a 6-piece. Out in 2009 on Cooling Pie Records
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Give me time to find description Give me space to rest my head I'll tell you all about the things that worry me And about the things I choose to do instead My fingernails are all but bleeding and my hands are all but numb But I find comfort in that that's how we had our kicks when we were young
Seven times in the morning, for a block and a half And though she speaks for many, she had a lot of laughs But she don't mind, some of the time I want to tell you about the kid on the roof It don't make no difference what the other kids do He don't mind But I want to hide away Six times in the morning, for the kid on the block and though he looks at the pavement when he goes for a walk he found a paper chaser under the street and I can't see, can't see for all the talk And I don't mind And I want to hide away
Maybe your brain is a factory Maybe you won't know what to do with me But if I say you will, will you like me still? Don't worry my darling, you know I'll like you Maybe your heart ain't what it used to be Maybe your devastating beauty is something I won't survive But I'll be damned if I don't try Don't worry my darling, I'll let you love me instead I'd like to unravel you I got to unravel you Don't worry my darling, I'll let you love me instead Maybe yr brain is a factory that I won't survive Maybe yr heart ain't what it used to be but I will survive don't worry my darling you know that I will survive
Picture the child of winter Hands in the snow, legs in the sea He watches on as the city is covered in inches, gradually and he's cold maybe some day we'll find him but if we do, where should he stay? and I'm cold and please do me no wrong, while I am gone and I don't want to be alone, so do me no wrong (please do me no wrong when I am gone) I won't let you treat me this way I warm your fingers day after day
Black Diamond I (free) 02:59
His daughter's down in the well He wasn't there when she fell The black diamond comes and hangs before her, The black diamond come She lays her eyes on the child She lays her eyes on him in the indescribable dark And arm and arm they watch the sun growing dimmer all the while The black diamond comes and hangs before her
Black Diamond II (free) 03:07
Watch me flit in the corner, watch me cover the skies watch me trace a black diamond on the backs of her eyes I'll be hiding in the spaces in the tops of the trees I'll be hiding in the space in the backs of brother's knees I may be lonesome, but at least I can do as I please Don't worry my dear cause I've been here for years Maybe no-one ever loved me, maybe no one knew my name Maybe television or absentee parents are to blame but I don't need a reason, i will be here all the same don't need excuses, I will be here all the same So climb on up, and sit by my side
Ceiba (free) 02:28
Ceiba, ceiba I won't ever lie beneath your shade But I can dream
Palea (free) 04:20
Palea, in my youth I would wait for you but Palea, well, you never came The load is the same So silently I will wait for you, silently But all the while, you were growing obscene and I'll keep your photos on this old machine and once in a while I'll stare at the screen and know that yr flowers are finally clean But our love is becoming obscene so I'll keep your photos on this old machine and when I am lonesome I'll stare at the screen In my privacy, still hope you'll come back to me so silently I still wait for you, silently


released August 13, 2009

Written & produced by Ava Luna
Mixed by Ava Luna & Timo Sullivan

Felicia Douglass · Vocals
Carlos Hernandez · Vocals
Judnick Mayard · Vocals
Alex Smith · Drums
Siheun Song · Vocals
Nathan Tompkins · Synthesizer

Felicia Douglass · Album art
Karina Villanueva · Chrysler Building photo & lettering

Recorded June 2009 at Trinity Korean Methodist Church, Gravesend, Brooklyn




Ava Luna Brooklyn, New York

NYC est. 2007

Ava Luna is:
Ethan Bassford
Felicia Douglass
Julian Fader
Carlos Hernandez

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