THE THINGS I HEARD AT THE PARTY

by THE MAPLE STATE

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about

My friend and I had recently found ourselves at a Halloween party in a Sloane Square penthouse
where the host sat wearing a neck brace at a blackjack table in his dining room. I don’t quite
remember how we ended up there, partying with the offspring of the global super rich, but it was a
lyrical goldmine. I made a note of conversations and the weirder things people said to me. I like the
idea that a song that grew out of my desire to write folk music ended up telling the story of people
(most probably) diametrically opposed to those ideas.

lyrics

So we hit it off and now we’re tied to this place
But there was something missing and I can’t explain it
If I set the rules I can decide to break them
And if you weren’t so shy we would be doing this naked
Still there’s something missing
Was it you or me kid who explained existence?
Just tell me what you’re drinking
Do I take my time and see where that gets me
Or just for tonight I’m going to try to stop thinking
Like the cocaine kids don’t do reminiscing
And the American laughed but it was unconvincing
Yeah it’s a lifestyle choice but that’s got to count for something
In a crowded hall way where nobody was listening
So you won’t be here next year? Oh my heart bleeds for you
While I try to remember how to pronounce your name
You found your separate peace you found what was missing
And when you drank through the pain you found the answers within
In your penthouse suite with your broken neck bone
Just tell me where your friends are
I’d say you’re missing a corner stone

credits

released December 8, 2017
FAR002
WRITTEN BY THE MAPLE STATE
RECORDED AND PRODUCED BY ANDREW FARRER & THE MAPLE STATE

COVER IMAGE BY COLLEEN CONDON
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