Coast / Fight Off Your Demos

by Sun Hotel

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released September 24, 2015

Coast (tracks 1-10) was recorded by Devin Hildebrand and Ross Farbe at Vital Sounds in New Orleans, LA in the spring of 2010, and originally released five years ago to the day by

Fight Off Your Demos (tracks 11-20) is an alternate-universe version of Sun Hotel’s second LP, Rational Expectations. This collection of tracks was recorded throughout 2013 at home by Tyler Scurlock. Mastered by Jon Du.

Original Coast artwork by Alex Hertz. Layout by Aaris King.

AAĀ002 // 2015 // Thank you.



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Track Name: Palms
and i ask you questions
about where i'm from
but you shouldn't ever use your tongue
unless you speak with love
and now i get lazy
over my heredity
if you really wanna sing along
these are your songs
how'd ya think it all gone bad
waiting for your hair to grow back
you missed out on all the real love
and then you look so sad
blaming everything my brain lacks
you're not the cornucopia that you were
now you say your memory
just fell asleep
but you shouldn't open up your mouth
unless your words are planned out
now my biology
went and turned on me
maybe you shouldn't pray so loud
when you're talking to yourself
i named my band after your house because it felt more
like a hotel

all the heating bills came at once
and i won't sleep until i paid them off
but i am nothing still without your songs
all my dreams are still beautiful
all the music's filled with animals
so i can make it all tropical
now I can dance much faster
across the neighborhood
all tropical behavior
i shake the chains and hooks
now i can see the father
better than i ever could
you put yourself on paper
now i read you like a book
Track Name: Oikos
you were the coast
at the end of the road
where the water meets the highway
in a beach side town
in the greek word for house
if it gets any hotter then i'll stay
but this could be the change in motion
that sets that feeling right
and it don't gotta be a big production
just come step inside
i know you can

you in those clothes
that i wanna unfold
and make a mess of you until you see it our way
while we rest beneath palm trees
and give thanks for the heat
well i just never seen it any other way
but this could all be easy money
counting with both our hands
and of course i wanna shape you to me
but God keeps laughing at my plans
so i laugh back at him

is watching us
i was in love
with jerusalem
but existentialisms just more fun
Track Name: Suburb
little island in the street
you pay the rent and the heat
while i am lying through my teeth
i just sneak out after you fall asleep

it's been this way since the fall
and i don't need a crystal ball
to show you how i love you
and show you how i want to
but i've been waiting so long
to sacrifice my favorite song
and show you how i love you
and show you how i want to
as soon i get home from church
i'll laugh until the future hurts
to show you what i'm gonna do
just to get even with you
i'll never leave the suburbs
and i'll play your passion in reverse
to show you how i love

it's the biggest compliment now that you've gotten so old
it's my brand new testament that i'm gone shove down your throat
and it's one of my best friends pissed at the suburban clones
forget religion i've got a prison at home
Track Name: Egyptian Cotton
how ya supposed to get down when your gangs in jail
looking at halloween shit on people's houses
till the party goes off just like you want
how ya supposed to get down sending drugs in the mail
put your hands back in your pockets
till the party goes off just like you want

how does it stay clean
when you're working it out with your mom
how do you stay asleep
with the fire burning in the lawn
then it goes and leaves
saying that the glow is gone
that's just what they want you to think

i don't see it all gone bad
going off at the clap of my hands
i wanna talk to the one i haunt
like they were just the one i want
it's close enough to where your love grows
in my apartment where you steal my clothes
it takes forever, it just makes me laugh
we're in the future and we won't go back
Track Name: Loose Woman
i tell you one thing
you can come out tonight with my friends
but if i know anything
you gone wanna see how it ends
and every little time i treat you like a whore
i don't feel nothing cause i seen it before
you gone from man to men
now your getting ignored
i tell you one thing
if you come back tonight i'll call you mine
but if i know anything
you ain't gone be sleeping in my bed tonight
and every little time you open up the door
i know you give me all your loving but i want more
you gone from man to men now your getting ignored

go one tell me when that feeling's right
say "i don't wanna leave the swamp tonight
i feel the creaking and the shaking and the hands on my car from my God damn acoustic guitar"
go on show me how to treat you right
say "i don't like it when you fuck with my mind
you make me lazy make me crazy leave me out in the street
thank God it's so easy to get drunk for free"

and you come to me talking about the promised land
come tell me tell me something i don't understand
when it don't mean nothing to me
not one damn thing
come music music music messing with my brain
if i can not use it then no one can
when i want the whole damn thing

go on show me how to treat you right
say "i kinda liked it when you'd fuck with my mind
i see the money and the whiskey and the girls at the bar
so how am i supposed to make this look hard?"
Track Name: Rediscovery
the closest to bilingual i'll ever get
is praying on my knees and then talking shit
if some white line shows me you exist
then i'll be laughing like job and have some kids
strung out on benzodines
so we harmonize
get dressed up and get baptized
you sung so well for your first time

in arabic i hit the switch
parked next to a cop with my prescription pot
that chariot right must have been so damn hot
i hitchhiked in sandals
to the back room of a black tomb
fuck the money in my brain
i was born again in a cheaper womb
i snuck on to the ark dressed like a baby lamb
and now i'm selling bars in the promised land
and the big man upstairs ain't the only one losing his hair

the autotrain was hell
so i ate and slept got drunk at the fair
and talked to myself about some sleep techniques i heard somewhere
wide awake in the heat
no rediscovery
now God must be moving upstairs
Track Name: Seasonality
i was sleeping in my fathers house
trying hard to spit the poison out
make it move faster into the south
every single season sleeping on the couch
you cannot choose to buy your third house
each one of you has their own mouth
sick with the blues so put your lights out
every time you move applause from the crowd

even in the summer
when it's creeping in your room
i cut it from my stomach
so there's even less of you
i get everything i've wanted
in my own little tomb on a green colored island
you will see the magic soon
Track Name: You (Shake)
well of course i don't wanna leave
you with no way to pay the rent
in the bathtub when i fall asleep
of our shitty apartment
and i still see your kingdom ways
that first made me wanna be your friend
so i calm you with a simple phrase
probably something from the old testament
i wanna cut it in half
like the best king we ever had
and when i go to take a bath
wash every hair on my head
is it clean enough for you

is it clean enough
to drink from your pretty cup
go on throw it on the table at once
i wanna see the cards you were hiding from us
in the biggest swell
in the cleanest smell
i can hear the wedding bell
i wanna hear the biggest laugh
like the best high you ever had
and when i go to do the math
gone fit it all in my head
to make it clean enough for you

but you were the one who was first
who was nothing like i wanted you to be
strumming along in reverse
it was nothing like i thought it all would come to be
and encounter, how it hurt
it was everything i wanted you to be
so come live in my home where it don't snow
what more could you want when it all just comes to me
Track Name: Voodoo You
purple rain coming
swirl early evening
tornado over the swamp
hot wind blows
little house building
cool water flowing
come home
one that i want
everybody knows
where you been hiding away
in your cabin by the interstate
i went crazy over that fruit i ate
and i woke up a slave

damn magic woman
chasing you back in
your so old
but you're the one that i want
so our love grows
and i'm a man covered in magic
come back finish what you started
i gone chasing after you
but your love's gone cold
i'm gonna take your shit till i get old
how you been wasting away
it just won't happen in a southern state
i call you baby when i'm filled with hate
but my love's gonna rust anyway

where do you go girl
with your money and your pride
where does the water swirl
with your skin gone turning white
because i dress myself for you
every single time i move
the same spirit of my youth
is finally set loose
Track Name: Book God
you are not the God of books
us children don't know a thing
you are so old to me
we are not forgiven based on our looks
we control everything
we are so ugly to you
Track Name: After-Death
All my favorite gods are dead
but still I can sleep with you in my head
who’d you thinks watching the young ones now
it’s not the president
you had to be high just to notice how
it’s a compliment
to buy patience take your meds
I hope it’s alright if after death
there’s nothing
Track Name: Grave
I let love in
to late to ask for more
I want nothing for now
I believe in
so many things
I see the future and relax some how
you refuse to make believe
that you will ever calm down

but then days started creeping
see them follow me along
over the strangest of weekends
see the confidence you brought
although it’s only you sleeping
or if you wrestle in your car
there were days with the christians
that got tangled in our hearts

hid from the terrific
you’re an experiment
built with the confidence
to waste my time
you outta float within
but you’re an experiment
as soon as I made offense
you came to life
your goals and colors
all unwind
so no one’s bothered
all the time
as far as you can tell
Track Name: Bouquet
now that
you’re gone
I feel your pain
left your power
I can’t complain
I’m shattered inside
still after
I’m told I’m fine
I’m shattered
no maker
could ever decide
but I have
my hands on
and still can’t explain
days were
a coup de main
still faster
than mine
I got your letter
inside my mind

disillusioned by advances
you reduce my moral life
and confuse the love of god with mine
you can blame your ways inherent
and push the blameful thoughts aside
you can keep my love in plastic ties
your throne exists inside your bones
so I hope you resist the urge to own me
hated you and felt abandoned
it makes no difference
waste more time
you can make like your bouquet and die
you can blame your ways inherent
and push the blameful thoughts aside
you can keep my love in plastic
Track Name: Strand
of course I don't
really want you to go
it barely shows hardly chose
magazines tell my heart
I can leave when I want
but of course I don't
really love anyone
I can sleep with my thoughts
I believe that’s enough
I can leave when I want
but I don't
care enough
how could I
know what you’re wishing on
that finds us in trouble
I can almost feel your thoughts
I can almost feel the love
coming from rose pedals
I’m not drunk
but you were when you settled
for love from an arrow
bathe me in aloe
fuck my organs
my children will come from a sparrow
or a microphone
Track Name: Tropic of Cancer (Made Me Drop Out of College and Start Working at This Bookstore)
five in the morning
sober up let’s go for a walk
my eyes are pouring
that’s not your job
to cheer me up
you’re failing your courses
failing your old testament class
she’s hearing voices
just like your mom
you've had enough
of feeling important
of feeling like you don’t matter
it’s so much better
to hate yourself
than to love somebody else for no reason
plenty of choices
kenny is everything that I’m not
we’re talking more since
I’ve changed a lot
but I still smoke pot
at five in the morning
feeling like I don’t matter
it’s so much easier
to love yourself
than to hate somebody else for no reason
Track Name: She's Gonna Take a Picture Too
Torn up piece of art
I feel lost
fake which side I’m on
in your car
i dissolve
on my own
vacant waste of life
morning pills won’t do
faces all online
fail the more I want to
notice I’m alive
feral friends of mine
I love I’m supposed to
beta perfect life
you’re the one I want to
notice all the time

do you share your thoughts online
to compare our lives
to a piece of light
that feels like
how you tear apart my mind
to compare our lives
open up your mind
to feel like
though your camera can’t see
hands like they’re supposed to be
you let thoughts surround my lens
though you kept recording
thoughts that could capture me
I live on after I’m dead
your existence is all in my head
it’s important if
our lives
always feels like

there’s no heaven above
it’s through your front door
my love’s basic enough
sent through chords
Track Name: Born Again
I was there
inside my mom again
unaware what would happen
I went there to find my weaknesses
unprepared my ruined eyes opened

afraid of asking questions how the gods evolved
of course you can
notice a progression in the miracles
someone’s been sleeping in my plans
I can’t help but feeling i’m responsible
don’t you think there’s something that the world should know
with your hands inside your pockets
and your hearts cold

if your colors one shade
stay asleep in the changes
born again in the same place

all of the ways that we care for eachother
doesn’t explain my concern for love
when it’s coming undone

yeah that’ll help
scare them with hell
just cause they can’t afford college
drink from the well
or think for yourself
fuck being heteronomous
if you remain focused on today
heaven ain’t all that important

you were in all my excuses
and if the devil don’t tempt me than who is
so after all of my trying
to make you control my plans
it turns out
I am

I was there
inside schizophrenics
I compare
our pain to them
I went there to find my weaknesses
how could I have been
Track Name: Without Feathers
what gave it away
when you realized the devil
was only in your brain
a demonic exchange you can have
on your own time
I am fine with the pressure
to be more like the animals
I learned more from the back of a postcard
in a vine in a dive
without feathers
when I get to my funeral
I won’t need my musical outline
they’ll throw me away
impossible colors
i sleep through my own wake
and put off my heart break
if humans can make
a feeing that stays
I think with my hands now
to pull when I can’t tell
if feelings were faked
don’t push me away
appearances planned out
disappear against my doubts
in circular ways
in your shaking hands I hold
paradise complains
to babylon the mother
I adore your chains
so we untie
each other
Track Name: Alprazolam
I’m not proud
you’re mine
wasted lover
think without
your mind
you’ll discover
you’re in charge of
for the millionth time
even your insides
please sit down
don’t cry
don’t be your mother
I’m so scared I’ll lose your love
I’m a lazy lover

you aren’t my friend
you wallow in doors for
hours on the phone
basically alone
you aren’t in control
of your feelings