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40 oz. to Fresno

by Joyce Manor

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1.
Souvenir 03:06
2.
NBTSA 01:12
CAN I TELL YOU A SECRET? CAN YOU PROMISE THAT YOU’LL KEEP IT WELL IF YOU CAN’T JUST SAY SO I DON’T KNOW WHY I WANT YOU TO KNOW SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ME LAST NIGHT AND EVER SINCE I DON'T FEEL RIGHT I THINK THEY DID SOMETHING TO MY BRAIN AND I MAY NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN WELL CAN I TELL YOU A SECRET? NO YOU’RE NOT GONNA BELIEVE THIS BUT SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ME LAST NIGHT AND I MAY NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN
3.
IF I'M HONEST ABOUT MY CONFUSION FIND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START WHEN I REALLY THINK IT MIGHT BE TRUE LOVE FUNNY HOW IT ALWAYS FALLS APART COULD IT BE SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN TAKE OFF AND ARRIVAL ON A SPACESHIP IN A DREAM IN AN UNFAMILIAR VOICE ROBOT THAT CAN SCREAM SUBJECT OF DEVOTION REASON TO BELIEVE WHEN I TRY TO SEE THE WORLD THROUGH YOUR EYES COULD IT EVEN REALLY LOOK LIKE THAT? YES IT’S HAPPENED TO ME NOW A FEW TIMES NOW THERE IS NO HOPE OF TURNING BACK COULD IT BE SIMPLE AS IT SEEMS? LIE DOWN FOR A WHILE NOT AWAKE BUT NOT ASLEEP WITH AN UNFAMILIAR BOY OBJECT THAT CAN BLEED SUBJECT OF DEVOTION REASON TO BELIEVE
4.
YOU WERE A CHILD STAR ON METHAMPHETAMINES NOW WHO KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE CAUSE YOU’RE NOT ANYTHING A TINY TV-SET INSIDE A LIMOUSINE IF LIFES A GIFT YOU GET THEN GET A GIFT RECEIPT CAUSE YOU’RE NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE YOU’RE WORKING IN A GROCERY STORE ALL KINDS OF THINGS YOU CAN’T AFFORD NOW YOU’RE NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE ANOTHER SUMMER SONG WRITTEN IN THE SPRING PICK FLOWERS IN THE PARK AND HEAR THE ROBINS SING IT’S NO COINCIDENCE IT WASN’T UP TO YOU WHY CAN'T YOU JUST ADMIT THE PLAIN AND SIMPLE TRUTH IS YOU’RE NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE NO MEET AND GREET NO UK TOUR NOW YOU’RE NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE WOAH
5.
Don't Try 01:40
IN YOUR TOWN ON YOUR STREET IN EACH ROOM OF YOUR HOUSE IN YOUR BONES & YOUR TEETH YOU’RE SO TIRED YOU CAN'T SLEEP SOMETIMES I FEEL SO FAR AWAY I MISSED YOU SO MUCH TODAY IN YOUR CAR THE BACK SEAT THE STALE TASTE THE DRY HEAT WE MIGHT LIVE WE MIGHT DIE YOU CAN’T WIN SO DON’T TRY
6.
WHEN I WAS A BOY I USED TO GO WALKING AFTER DARK ALL ON MY OWN WHERE I WAS HEADED WAS ANYONE'S GUESS AND YOU’VE GOTTA LET IT GO SAID IT’S GETTING LATE BETTER HEAD HOME GOT INTO YOUR CAR THE ONE THAT YOU STOLE IT’S NOT A CONFESSION IF I WAS JUST MESSING YOU’VE GOTTA LET IT GO BIG YELLOW SHELL ALL BROKEN AND MUDDY YOU SAY IT’S CUTE BUT YOU THINK IT’S UGLY BIG YELLOW SHELL ALL FUCKED UP AND HAUNTED YOU SAY YOU DON’T BUT BABY, MAYBE YOU WANT THIS ? YOU GOTTA LET IT GO
7.
IF YOUR MOODS ARE MOSTLY MANIC BUT YOU’VE NEVER BEEN AN ADDICT YOU’VE JUST GOT A LITTLE HABIT THAT YOU COULDN’T COPE WITHOUT AND IF YOU’RE LIKE A FRIGHTENED RABBIT RUNNING ROUND THE CABBAGE PATCH AND YOU DON’T THINK THAT YOU CAN HACK IT CAUSE IT’S ALL TOO FUCKING TRAGIC THEN COME ON AND DANCE WITH ME, BABY WE’RE ON A BURNING PLANET BUT UPON IT THERE IS MAGIC IF YOU REACH OUT YOU CAN GRAB IT BUT YOU ALWAYS SEEM TO PANIC LIKE A BUNNY IN A BASKET GOT HIM DRESSED UP LIKE A CAPTAIN IF YOU SEE HIM WOULD YOU ASK HIM WHAT THE HELL IS REALLY HAPPENING AND COME ON AND DANCE WITH ME, BABY LOOK AT ME YELLING LOVE IS FREE THEN WHY IS EVERYBODY ALWAYS STEALING SHIT FROM BEST BUY? COULD IT BE THAT THE ROOMS EMPTY AND I’M JUST TEARING OUT MY HEART FOR THE SOUND GUY?
8.
DID YOU EVER KNOW THAT I LOVED YOU MOST IN THE TALL GREEN GRASS WHERE WE LAUGHED AND SMOKED STRAY CAT FAST ASLEEP SAME PLACE HE WAS LAST WEEK FLEAS ALL IN HIS COAT DID YOU EVER KNOW DID YOU EVER KNOW HATE IT WHEN YOUR ROOMMATES HOME KIDS OUT PLAYING IN THE STREET STRAY CAT LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO EAT DRINKING TALL CANS IN THE PARK HANGING OUT TIL IT GETS DARK GOODBY KISS MY HEART EXPLODES WONDER DID YOU EVER KNOW? I COULD SEE WHAT YOU MEANT HOW I DON'T EVEN TRY WHEN YOU NEEDED A FRIEND THERE WAS NO ONE TO FIND NOW WE’RE NEARING THE END AND WE’RE SAYING GOODBYE LIKE A SONG IN MY HEAD LEAVING NOTHING BEHIND
9.
SECRET SISTERS TO KEEP THIS I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT LAST TIME NOTHING HAPPENED BUT SOMEHOW I DON'T FEEL THE SAME SECRET SISTERS I WANNA KNOW CAN YOU KEEP THIS? WELL IF YOU CAN’T JUST SAY SO

credits

released June 10, 2022

Tracks 2 - 8 produced and engineered by Rob Schnapf and Matt Schuessler
Track 9 produced, engineered and mixed by Joe Reinhart and Kyle Pulley
Drums on tracks 1 - 8 by Tony Thaxton
Drums on track 9 by Kurt Walcher
Cross and Roots illustrations by David Parrot
Joyce Manor on poster by Sabrina Mellado
Deer and girl illustrated by Irma Carol Wilde
Cover Photo BY Allie Hanlon
Burrito from Tito’s Bakery IN Long Beach
Layout by Jason Link
Souvenir by OMD (Humphereys and Cooper)
Don’t Try and Did You Ever Know? By Joyce Manor and Rory Allen Phillips
Reason to Believe by Joyce Manor, Rory Allen Phillips, and Katy Davidson
Mastered by Dave Cooley

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