Curse the Weather

by Mo Lowda and the Humble

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Mo Lowda & the Humble’s first full-length effort, Curse The Weather is an album that any music fan can enjoy, simply because it has a bit of everything. Its dynamic peaks and valleys range from loud overdriven walls of sound to soft, delicately airy and melodic moments accentuated with reverbs and delays inducing pure relaxation. At the same time, an intricately funky rhythm section groove, serving as a canvas for wordy and playful vocal melodies, can quickly evolve into a head-nodding half-time hook. Caiola’s unique approach to songwriting is taken to the next level by Matulis’ technical bass lines and Woods’ intense drumming. While many of the tunes seem to start in a standard pop structure, there’s a great chance that in only a few minutes a full-blown outro jam will have taken a song to the ultimate crescendo of the final few measures. Although not technically a concept record, Curse the Weather exhibits a strong sense of continuity throughout. Lyrically, a majority of the songs contain thematic references to natural elements. Musically however, the album is a shape shifter, filled with rhythmic and melodic trap doors and wormholes.

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released 10 September 2013
Jeff Sarafinas, Bell Tower Music

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Track Name: The Way Home
So long ago, I walked the beaches with my little toes.
And I still got love; an ever-present fire burning in my soul for the land I’ve treaded, and the way I’m headed.
I got nothing to lose, it’s got me breakin’ the rules, I’m always searchin’ for clues.

I don’t know the way on home from here, but I got it in my memory, so clear.
No, I don’t know the way to home from all the places I’ve been through the years, but I’ll find my way.

Memories once so vivid, well they tend to fade away.
Footprints we leave behind are taken by the wind in a day.
As I breathe for a second, I’m attempting to recollect.

I don’t know the way on home from here, but I got it in my memory, so clear.
No, I don’t know the way to home from all the places I’ve been through the years, but I’ll find my way.

If there’s one thing I know…
Before we get old, we’ll paint these streets with gold.

We’ll find a way home.
Track Name: I Don't Know
Easy for you to say, while looking down on the world from 20 stories above and it’s hard for me to explain…
I’ve got the thoughts in my mind but execution is tough when it’s all about climbin’ to the top for a dollar or 2 and the laws won’t stop em it’s true…
Thinking making money’s what they were born to do.

I don’t know, I don’t know, is it really worth it for the time we owe?
And I don’t care, I don’t care quite enough to make it my only goal.
I don’t know, I don’t know, is it really worth it for the time we owe?
And I don’t care, I don’t care quite enough to make it my only goal. I will not sell my soul.

Well don’t lie, don’t lie. ‘Cause no one likes one of those.
And I know ya feel it in your brain and down to your toes.
Well don’t lie, don’t lie, ‘cause everybody can see through those, and how about you put on another man’s shoes and another man’s clothes.

Yeah but, I don’t know, I don’t know, is it really worth it for the time we owe?
And I don’t care, I don’t care quite enough to make it my only goal.
I don’t know, I don’t know, is it really worth it for the time we owe?
And I don’t care, I don’t care quite enough to make it my only goal.

I will not sell my soul.
Track Name: Curse The Weather
I must’ve caught it from somebody navigating the streets.
It’s like I bought it from a shop with no return policy.
My mind’s electrified with thoughts of one day rectifying everything that made these months so bleak.
I probably oughta just pretend like we never did meet.

I always listen to the optimistic spirit in me.
But now I’m wishin’ that the devil on my shoulder took the title in a best out of 3.
My mind’s electrified with thoughts of one day rectifying everything that made this month so rough.
I’d give you everything but somehow I don’t think it’s enough.

So drown it in gin and lemonade, be the water to my flame.
I need this outta my head, I need it out of my way.

Any day. Any day. Any day now. Any day.

I simply wanna know where ya go when it rains.
Sitting by the river, cursed the weather when it changed.
Which ever way the wind blows, I’ll be ready to fly.
Which ever way the river flows I’ll be ready to swim.

So drown it in gin and lemonade, be the water to my flame.
I need this outta my head, I need it out of my way.

Any day. Any day. Any day now. Any day.

Any day now, I will walk on my own feet.
I will fortify the weakest nerves in me, replicate them, build a palace to isolate the beast.

Oh how I wish you well… I will break free … any day now.
Track Name: The Water's Gonna Save Me
Staring through the looking glass from a distance and I’m wonderin’ “what’s the use?”
Livin’ lives made of contradiction, it’s so hard to obtain the truth.

And ain’t it always like that?
Say we love it then we take it right back, know we need it but we give it right back.
Doubtful of these trying times and winding lies, we are. I am, for sure.

(Ooh) Now I don’t believe in nothing ‘til I discover all the clues.
Believing in you was one thing when I had everything to lose.
And I’ll believe when I’m ready but I’ll never be ready to choose when they break the news. Yeah, the news.

And it just won’t quit rainin’ mother nature’s fallin’ tears.
But this water’s gonna save me. It’ll wash away my fears.

Yeah, cause ain’t it always like that?
Say we love it then we take it right back, know we need it but we give it right back.
Doubtful of these trying times and winding lies, we are. I am, for sure.

(Ooh) Now I don’t believe in nothing ‘til I discover all the clues.
Believing in you was one thing when I had everything to lose.
And I’ll believe when I’m ready but I’ll never be ready to choose…
When they break the news. Yeah, the news.
Track Name: Jumping at the Shadows
Patience; the timing’s never right, but something in this world could make it all alright.

Steady is the grind to grace the city lights.
Bring me to my feet again baby, make it alright.
But someone pays the fine for this crime.

I’ve been sippin’ it too fast and I’m gettin’ a brain-freeze; been sippin’ it too slow and it melts away.
I’ve been livin’ in the past but I’m getting to safety.. loving loving, only gets in the way.

And when the fountain of youth runs dry, will I grit my teeth and salvage my pride? Give up? Or fall down? No, I’ll never let me be the one pushin’ me around.
And when I’m feelin’ like I’m under the weather, gotta remember how to pull myself together and I’ll never give up or fall down to the ground.
No I won’t burn out.
I see the way they’re lookin at me now.
I feel it in the air they wanna cut me down, but refusing to fail means rising above some how.
And someone pays the fine for this crime. Yeah, the fine…

I’ve been sippin’ it too fast and I’m gettin’ a brain-freeze, been sippin’ it too slow and it melts away.
I’ve been livin’ in the past but I’m getting to safety.. loving loving, only gets in the way.

Oooh you wanna give it away…
Track Name: Knocked Out
Knocked out in the 14th round, exhausted and alone.
Tryin’ to pull myself up by the bootstraps, so slow.
At the hands of my proven better half, supposedly.
It seems she’s off with the better hand openly.

Knocked out in the 14th round, exhausted and alone.
Tryin’ to pull myself up by the bootstraps, so slow.
Love, sit patiently; let me pick your brain.
I started living when I learned your name.
But still the endless mazes and webs of the conversations remain, but we wouldn’t love the sunshine if it never rained.

We can talk about it over and over again, with the ceiling bearing down, no room to stand, no space to grow.

So how can we know just what is right? See, I’ve got to know. When everything is out on the table.
And If ya lemme get up I’ll stand my ground and never fall back down for the count.

Let me get up.

You’re always on your toes. You’ve lined your soul with bricks.
And all the while it’s beginning to get cold and you won’t let me in.

We can talk about it over and over again, with the ceiling bearing down, no room to stand, no space to grow.

So how can we know just what is right? See, I’ve got to know. When everything is out on the table.
And If ya lemme get up I’ll stand my ground and never fall back down for the count.

Let me get up.
Track Name: Lunar Guidance
Turtlenecks in the summer…Terrapin design.
We can be what we wanna; call it a disguise.
Throwing stones from my own glass home.
We can be what we wanna; There’s so much more to life.

Picking flowers from the rubble, I’m not thinking twice.
All to vivid, never subtle, my memories were right.
The moon still guides me, no matter where you are.
And if I put it all behind me, we’ll have a place to start.
Track Name: Where the Whitetails Go
I should've known this train won’t take me home.
These tracks are only boney trails of old.
I should've cared, but we just stopped and stared, watching the tragedy unfold.
She said, “Take me where the whitetails go. I can see it in their eyes; they know something we don’t.
Mountains so high, and canyons deep, Where white snow lies in 6 foot sheets.”

And it could bury me up to my head; bury me up to my head, I swear.
Trusting in broken bread, investing in words we said when we don’t really know just where to go.

So I stare, as we deem these jungles bare with no second thoughts as to what is fair.
And I weep, as we take what we don’t need. Human nature walking on two feet.

And it could bury me up to my head; bury me up to my head, I swear.
Trusting in broken bread, investing in words we said when we don’t really know just where to go.

We don’t wanna see it, we don’t wanna believe… With all this evil. And we turn the other cheek.
Track Name: Lost in You
I can taste it on my tongue. It tastes so sweet, like when I was young.
Oh and I was so young only months ago, but it can feel like forever when you’re all alone.

So save me, I’m lost in you. See I’ve tried to escape, there’s nothing I can do.

And if time heals, there’s not enough time in the world.
See, I can keep my mind open, but there’s just no other girl that looks like you and talks like you and puts up with me the way you do.
I’m telling you I’m dying for your love.

So save me, I’m lost in you.
See I’ve tried to escape, there’s nothing I can do.

See I’ve been dying for you to come to me.
It seems that I’ve been trapped but I don’t wanna be free.
I swear I see your face every time I dream.
You’re the only one who can set me free.
I’m lost.

And it seems the sun never shines when you’re not around.
And it can get so cold when you’re hiding behind the clouds.
Oh but when you smile the sun shines too.
Sometimes, I swear that the weather depends on your moods and I wanna be what lights this earth.

So save me, I’m lost in you. See I’ve tried to escape, there’s nothing I can do.

See I’ve been dying for you to come to me.
It seems that I’ve been trapped but I don’t wanna be free.
I swear I see your face every time I dream.
You’re the only one who can set me free.

I’m lost.
Track Name: Lazy Minds
Reassure my mind. I just don’t know how to express it to you.
See, everything is live on the one side and then the thoughts flow like a mudslide: flowin to you.

The dark’s moving in...
Couldn’t see a hand in front your face.

Lazy minds will prevail this time.
Trust in me, I’m no God I’ve just been here before.

See, you learn over time.
You don’t have a choice.
And those who don’t, don’t have a chance.
But then you learn too much; become your own worst enemy.
When all you really need to know is how to dance the dance.

The dark’s moving in...
Couldn’t see a hand in front your face.

Lazy minds will prevail this time.
Trust in me, I’m no God I’ve just been here before.