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Wide Awake | Open Hands

by Mr. Kind

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Wide Awake | Open Hands is the third EP by Oakland, CA based electro-Americana band Mr. Kind. It was recorded at TRI Studios in San Rafael, the studio founded by the legendary Bob Weir, of the Grateful Dead. It is a departure from from the rough-around-the-edges garage folk rock of our first EP OK and the denser electronic leanings of their second EP, Mr. Kind. This EP shows the collaboration between the members of Mr. Kind deepening on their most ambitious studio effort to date.

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released August 13, 2014

Words and Music by Brian Bergeron, Jonathan Devoto, Brad Dollar, Geoff McCann, Matt Roads, and Peter Smith
Produced by Jonathan Devoto + Brad Dollar
Engineered by Brad Dollar
Additional Engineering by Justin Alquist, Brian Bergeron, Jonathan Devoto, Luther Kuefner, Omid Moayedi, Matthew West
Mixed by Jonathan Devoto
Mastered by Jonathan Kirchner

Mr. Kind is
Brian Bergeron - Guitar and Vocals
Jonathan Devoto - Guitar, Vocals, and Keys
Geoff McCann - Guitar and Synth
Matt Roads - Bass
Peter Smith - Drums

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Mr. Kind Oakland, California

Since its inaugural release, OK, Mr. Kind has departed from rough-around-the-edges garage folk rock to the dense electronic leanings of their second EP, Mr. Kind. The band was originally formed to perform the recorded solo material of lead singer-songwriter Brian Bergeron, but Wide Awake | Open Eyes represents each band members’ continually expanding involvement in the songwriting process. ... more

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Track Name: Good Enough
When I’m awake and you’re on my mind
You seem to be a visitor from another time
When the days were warm and you still looked the same
I didn’t think I knew you then but you showed up anyway

I didn’t have a clue what you’d think of me
But I took my time and found my way out confidentially
I tried too hard to be good enough
But I only seemed to get in my way

If I’m not good for nothing
I’m going to love you anyways
If it makes no difference
Hold on to what I said

If I’m not good for nothing
I’m going to love you anyways
If it makes no difference
Hold on to what I said
Hold on to what I said
You’re going to miss me when I’m gone
Track Name: No Questions Asked
I see your face and it all makes sense
The room bends the light around you to show its reverence
I try to make my way but my feet get stuck
I watch you fade out of the scene, then I wake up

Each time you were low, you’d see yourself back on top
Not taking into mind the hits you take, on your way to make it up
Those I thought were close, could only watch you destruct
The process though slow was always sure, guaranteed to leave you fucked

The mood settles in and it comes with the frost
And not until May does it ever seem to thaw
It’s during these times that I feel lost
I bring you back to where we left off.

I look for the signs to know that you’re OK
But the worst is what I’ve come to expect based on recent history
Don’t know why you chose to cut us off, what we did to offend
But you can return no questions asked you don’t need to feel ashamed.

The mood settles in and it comes with the frost
And not until May does it ever seem to thaw
It’s during these times that I feel lost
I bring you back to where we left off.
Track Name: Glory
Waiting for the rise and fall of days
When we will meet again
Glory, why’d you leave me like you did
Open hands, my face they hid

Now I need you and you are not there
I can’t see you with my eyes open
We both were young and did not know any better
Still I don’t blame you

Glory when I met you I was whole
Now that you have gone I have holes
Try to fill them with the other girls
But each one of them falls short

The first thing you said to me was
You look lost where are you going?
I feel foolish because I forgot my reply
What I said that made you smile

Now that you have left I lie on the ground
So I can be close to you now
I press my ear to the dirt and hold my breath
And listen for the sound of your heart, still beating

Glory, when I heard that you had died
I did not know how I would survive
Now I guess I’m left with memories
And the words that I was saving

I will move on one day at a time
and try to find another
With each moment, I move closer to you
Try to say I’m sorry
Track Name: Hourglass
You blow me kisses
I wait for them
I’m bound to your floor
With open mouth

You tell me secrets
I listen close
But what’s true and what’s myth
There’s no way to ever know

I am rising
Yes I am
My eyes are upward
And waiting for spring

You’ve got your secrets
You’ll get your way
While you decide, I lie in patient wait

Tell me something
Do you see
Any room for us in your hourglass?

I am rising
Here I stand
My eyes are upward
And waiting for spring
I am ready
Just give me the word
Send up a signal
I’ll cut clean and run
I’ll cut clean and run

You blow me kisses
I wait for them
I’m bound to your floor
With open mouth

Tell me something
Do you see
Any room for us in your hourglass?