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Split Lip Envy (2022)

from The Rumor (2022) by BEFORE BRAILLE



This is the only place where you can hear the new-updated version of Split Lip Envy. It has an additional strings section added to the outro. More reverb and panning has been added to the piano section as well. And the volume was ducked about 2dB. It now sits more properly in the mix without being made such a focal point.

This was a last-minute addition. The part never sat well with David, so he wrote a little part for Jamie to play after that track had already been mixed and mastered. Jamie was gracious enough to make the necessary adjustment (played the part perfectly) and ‘re-send’ the song to Dan Coutant for ‘re-mastering.’ Thanks guys!

Anyway, for now, this is the only place where the adjustment (nay, improvement) can be heard. (As well as the full string-scrape intro!) On all other platforms The Rumor 2022 includes a mix that more closely matches the original.

The future vinyl edition will include this improved ‘full-scrape, bonus-string’ version. So stay tuned. And if you wish to donate to help make the vinyl happen PayPal (or email) label@sunsetalliance dot com.



I'm just a token of your flirtation
Nothing more than a description
I’m just a guy, just a kid
From a place where
Your philosophy is a catastrophe
Wake up —Split lip
You're not that cool
Put your words in quotes and
Call yourself vegan

Turn up, off, on
Your stupid song and sing
Words about the things you know
And what you think you have to show her

Myself, I think it's obvious
That I'm envious of you

Tell me now what you've got to look forward to
I hear they're hiring at the Dairy Queen
Your whole story’s been a disappointment
And your poetry is just a joke to me

Anything and everything’s about the affection
That you get when
That you got
Then, 10 times 42
What's that got to do
With anything this song's about
This jealousy I'll do without

As for myself
I think it’s obvious
That I’m envious of you

Can’t decide
If this fairytale and nightingale
Counters what I had in mind
Who am I
The fairytale and nightingale
Leaves me depressed and despised.


from The Rumor (2022), released September 10, 2022
Braden Duane McCall- guitar, vocals, all lyrics (sans chorus)
David Paul Jensen- chorus vocals and lyrics
Robert Dean Hoag III- keys and percussion (listen closely to hear hand-rubbing and jacket-scraping.
Jamie Woolford- strings


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