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    The video album will be mailed you to on DVD. This includes all 10 original music videos in proper album sequence, a custom, stitched sleeve for the disc, and a handwritten sweet nothing from Dave.

    You will also receive the audio album, which includes unique artwork for each track, and a PDF booklet of the album's lyrics and art.

    For more information on the album and the artists who made it, visit theproblemislastyear.com.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Problem is Last Year via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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i don't want you to love me
i just want you to know
not shooting for the rafters
maybe two feet below

and you think much too much
and i drink just enough
and i just love you so

i know the things you say
and you believe the things you see
can't recognize the truth
or relocate the key

and you hurt me so much
and i hurt me enough
and my head's tired of you

and i got wind
and broke down
and lost it
and screwed up
and so
i played
just the cards
i was dealt
nothing wild,
aces low

i know that you are trying
for the first time in so long
and i'm seeking optimism
but 4 in 5 i'm wrong

'cause some nights get so dark
and those thoughts are too sharp
they cut just like brand-new

and i cannot
relax, not enough
as the tide
pulls me down
but i would not
nor can i
change anything
a thing
a thing

but everything recycles
so let's reuse this time
try to reduce attrition
and just commute the crimes

and we tried from the start
to make something with heart
but we failed
better luck next time


from The Problem is Last Year, released July 24, 2012
Mastered by Michelle Mancini
at The Mastering Palace

Design by Ashley Riehlin (ashleylinnenbank.com)
Photography by Tom Kershaw (tomkershaw.co.uk)


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Dave Linnenbank Berlin, Germany

Electronic musician & singer/songwriter. It has been said that my music is equal parts acoustic guitar, control voltage, and verse. I can't really argue with this.

Also, Joe Biden called me clean and articulate once.

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