Sudden Day Off

by D'Arclon

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Developed from 2009 - 2013. Drums recorded in Round Rock Texas in 2010.

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released March 28, 2013

Zach Landreneau - lead vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, midi

Jon Dollar - drums, vocals

Chrissy Dollar - violin on Wrecking Ball of Miracles and Outlines

Janet Lee and Mary Beth Widhalm - cello on Wrecking Ball of Miracles

Will Vienne - mandolin on Feather in the Flame

additional background vocals:

Jessica Leza
Allie Landreneau
Gretchen Johnson
Chrissy Dollar
Warren Jackson Hearne
Kyle Delashaw
Tony Ferraro
Justin Collins
Mitch HIll
Erik Larsen
Rob Quayhagen

all recording, mixing, and mastering by Zach Landreneau at Wire Tree Media.

photos by Chrissy Dollar

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D'Arclon Austin, Texas

D'Arclon is a new project from producer Zach Landreneau and percussionist Jon Dollar based out of Austin Texas.

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Track Name: Espionage
in walks this lady
our eyes connect
she doesn't mind me looking

Dresden's on fire
she's holding the match
and i swear her walk is smoking

her eyes are glowing
her lips say smile
entrapment can be gorgeous

can't be too careful
she's a spy
and she'll know if i act suspicious

espionage is the greatest
you can fake it
get naked and lie your ass off

i want three guesses
she laughs loud
she knows she is good at the secrets

she has no problems
i think she is skilled at staying calm around strangers

espionage is the greatest
you can fake it
get naked and lie your ass off

counterspies are the greatest
they all live in Los Feliz
they're timeless giving the count offs

i won't give you
my nights and weekends
without the diamond
Track Name: Wrecking Ball of Miracles
hello
broken wilderness
first thoughts
happy accidents

swing the wrecking ball of miracles
all the gods are now invovled

two weeks lost
searching for the path
grocery dreams
fresh socks and a bath

swing the wrecking ball of miracles
all the gods are now asleep

my vision sharpens on the trap
in the foliage one more step
my vision sharpens on the trap

rabbit

this is further than i ever would go
for real when the chance is slim
reflecting light on the pots and pans
showing love to the helicopter man

success
faith is just a test
living proves
another kind of yes
Track Name: No Funny Stuff
no funny stuff
no funny stuff
please your honor
loose cuffs not maintained

no funny stuff
no funny stuff
freeze your hornets
car keys and walking cane

hey no funny stuff
no funny stuff
disease with a generic name
presently self contained

no funny stuff
no funny stuff
squeeze your bible
presently self proclaimed

i need a holiday
if i catch a case
i need to get away from
all of this
litigation

think it'd be great
i think it would be great
transsubstantiation
all this is glorious
its fucking stifling

still
no ones around
safe
no ones out to get me
Track Name: Like an Expert
i'm like no one
you will know
when i get quiet

false endearments
crocodile
your eyes reflect that

wordless anger
tighten up
i get despondent

yell listen shuck and jive
like nothing ever happened

when you said it
when you said it like that

this we leave alone
i don't think like you
you're not even sorry
you don't get to say
oversensitive
like an expert

sometimes awkward
sometimes glad
you share your opinions

summon awful
cancer cells
attached and latent

this we leave alone
i don't think like you
you're not even sorry
you don't get to say
oversensitive
like an expert

you can't hurt someone if they're already gone
Track Name: The Golden Hour
run out the door and grab my camera
air is crisp and bringing changes
race through the square and past the schoolyard
watch the buildings leave my rearview

tiger striped shadows
stretched across the bridges
sixty five through the woods
hung the hairpin curves

collecting the moments
waiting for the magic
instance and witness
cold snap of the camera

afternoon is when it happens
light through the leaves of golden autumn
many of us are just too busy
everyone has different stories
so whats your story

tiger striped shadows
stretched across the bridges
sixty five through the woods
hug the hairpin curves

making time for real experiences
what good are excuses now
it may never be just like this again

tiger striped shadows
stretched across the bridges
sixty five through the woods
hug the hairpin curves
Track Name: Numbers
oversimplify
signals and hidden smiles
think i've seen enough

if she's single
i want her number
she knows how to have fun

again and again
again and again
here we go again
etc...

i'll ask a mutual friend
for and introduction
friends know her business

if she's single
i want her number
she knows how to have fun

one am...two am...
ensconced again

so low to the ground
so low to the ground
angelic carapace

what a rude response
there's no need to be mean
wayward and petty butterfly

my my my oh my
with the way you get around
it never pays to be shy

goodness you have a filthy mouth
Track Name: IDK IDC
i don't know
i don't care
if you say so
if you say so
the mystery still unfolds

i don't care
if you say so
i'll meet you in the middle

easy on the eyes
unwavering passion in disguise
none the less none the wiser
drowning in a shallow denial

advance the clock and play for keeps
unveil the rock on bended knee
avaricious bitch please
keeping your advice under lock and key

its unsolicited

i don't know
i don't care
if you say so
if you say so
i guess thats how its gonna go

i don't care
if you say so i'll meet you in the middle

advance the clock and play for keeps
unveil the rock on bended knee
avaricious bitch please
keeping your advice under lock and key

its unsolicited
Track Name: Means to an End
burn the closet with your skeletons
let go of who you think you have been
can you accept this as a means to an end

make chaos now
try tearing down

ask aloud the answers concealed
don't you see thats how they want us to feel
look inside for a way to be healed

make chaos now
try tearing down

this feels so spacious
no one can take this from me

hopelessness guaranteed
in little white lies
means to an end of the battle cries

this feels so spacious now
Track Name: Concrete Room
my dream girl waits for me
in a concrete room
i know her in real life
her words bring solace to me

metacarpus forgetful meditation solstice

while clawing the cement
distance between us
her piano is galvanized
the hammers are razor wire

manifesting melodies illicit the elegance

asleep she understands
our language our mirror
bipartite knowledge
we meet here in the concrete

outside in between escape from the realm of sight

i wanna go there every night
and meet my concubine
can i stay asleep
there is so much i could learn from her

cannas viburnum i wanna decorate the walls
she stops me where i sit
instructs me to leave it bare

this is only provisional there's nothing beyond reach

her eyes intrepid perfection fortified
this place feels intolerable
no idea what to do anymore

but sit here restless impatient vicarious

i fixate decollate her necklace of marcasite
her whisper siskin her clement encouragement

invocation forgiveness our laughter releases us

i wanna go there every night
and meet my concubine
can i stay asleep
there is so much i could learn from her

declivity declivity
don't awaken me
Track Name: Wonderful Distractions
maybe this plan isn't working out
step into the void
where nothing is certain

crazier things have happened
remember when we left our bodies

everyone knows
how to get there

this is where we part ways
from the old ideas
ill will and hatred

walking around with the dangerous
non useful thoughts the cool irreverence

everyone knows
how to get there

as a matter of fact
my patience has its limits
theres never enough time for all
the wonderful distractions
Track Name: Run Your Mouth
miscreant
queen everything
motivational deadzone

locked up actress
you don't know the half

beware trickulations
medusoid drop dead

you can't make me
you can't look away

i'm afraid it will be awhile
before i can trust again
i'm not perfect
i never said it
but i know what i need in a friend
and you're not it
go away

so you think can help
do what you do best
if you think it will help
you can run your mouth

i'll just go ooooooooooooooooo.

whatever this was
its over now
just like that
run your mouth
miscreant
Track Name: Outlines
when we
first met
nevermind
i get confused
head full
of garbage
honestly
the things i keep around

when you tell me about yourself
is there anything your gonna leave out
its times like this we show the outlines
of the parts we're never gonna change

laughing
at the wrong times
calling me names
unusual ones
fight me
lovely
hold me down and smash

when you tell me about yourself
don't leave anything out
its times like this we show the outlines
of the parts we're never gonna change

so glad we have an understanding
so glad we know that about each other now
Track Name: Feather in the Flame
401k
whatever saves the day
all jokes aside
i'd rather jump into the campfire

why even care
whatever gets me over there
best buy plasma screen
hardly changes anything

feather in the flame
anywhere but here
a perfect golden sky

it gets different when your old
you end up doing as your told
stealing home base
nobody gives up any space here

frown town raise the rent
countdown innocent
you nasty little home wreck
step away from the malbec

feed me apple jacks
and hold my stupid hand
and send me off in style
Track Name: Sermon
i'm not ready i'm not ready
choice has come i have no backbone
just as happy to make excuses

why i run from love
its why i feel so useless

keep explaining if it takes all night
whats the difference if i take all night
and if you suffer till the end my friends
i'll give my sermon a name

keep breathing
throught the adjustments
when everybody laughs
i try and laugh with em
while i covet all the shadows

i run from love
its why i feel so useless

keep explaining if it takes all night
whats the difference if i take all night
and if you suffer till the end my friends
i'll give my sermon a name
Track Name: Pointless Fires
explode awake with stinging hope
starting small pointless fires
oxygen for arguments
so believable

replacement friends
casting calls
fill the streets with know it alls
selective and boring
bad at listening

playing in the dirt
making billions there
struggles and sequels

as if i every had a choice
as if i every made the time

believe in oxygen
brilliant thoughts won't fill my lungs
freedom enraptured
run until it hurts

such an invalid
simple as a meal
beyond the coatings
everyone displays

tonight extends a crescent haze
staring wounds open deep
praying like an animal
pulling at the trap

the air is thin it numbs the hands
circulate back for more
pieces interlocking

as if I ever had a choice
as if I ever made the time
Track Name: Too Cool for Me
the more i try
the more i grow tired
of explanations

how and why
i feel inside
the alienation

people don't change
some people don't change
don't wanna let it get it me
its over done on with it and on through
and out of my brain

my judgements are useless anyways
why would i wanna spend time in the lonely place

walk into the room without saying hello
nobody remembers my name
they too cool for me i guess
i don't think these are my kinda people

handshake blank face
you'd never guess on what basis
they too cool for me
it is not my fault
i don't think these are my kinda people

this stress i guess
has to show itself somehow
its not directed at you alone

if i really knew what i wanted
and how to go about obtainment
things would look spectacular
you would recognize

people don't change
some people don't change
why you gotta yell at me
i like comfort
i like answers
caressed in whispers

thats a new one coming from me
don't have much more to say
when i get shot down by a pretty face

i can walk away without saying goodbye
not beating into the ground
too cool for me i am not impressed
i care less for those kinds of peoples

i make words and faces
never on a first name basis
think what you want
i'm not upset
i don't think yous my kinda people

walk into the room without saying hello
nobody remembers my name
too cool i guess
i don't think these are my kind of people

i try to get along with everyone that i meet
some people you just can't reach
too cool for education
there's no getting through to these people