Pictures Of

by Andy Klingensmith

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about

Pictures Of is the debut recording by Andy Klingensmith, a Michigan native with an acoustic guitar, a mouth, and a couple of microphones. It was written and recorded in the summer of 2013, at his home in Grosse Pointe Woods.

He would like to thank his family and the records and people he loves.

Length: 30:00

Futureman Records, 2013.

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"Andy takes a lighter approach towards ambient chamber pop, with light indie harmonies in the style of The Free Design or The Sea and Cake. A very engaging debut." - PowerPopaholic

"There are only two instruments here — voice and guitar. Or rather many “voices,” as each song with lyrics contains cascades of gorgeous, layered harmonies amid perfect guitar playing." - Pop That Goes Crunch!

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released August 6, 2013

All songs written, recorded, and performed by Andy Klingensmith.

Album artwork designed by Andy Klingensmith.

Mixed by Keith Klingensmith and Andy Klingensmith.

Mastered by Joel Boyea.

Special thanks to Scott Morris for some truly essential gear.

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Andy Klingensmith Chicago, Illinois

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*All proceeds made in 2017 go to the ACLU/CAIR/or other LGBTQ and human rights organizations.

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Track Name: Pictures Of
Sunshine
Lifts the curtain to
Finds its way to you and
breaks itself in two

Breathe, it’s asunder
and we’ll be close behind
As holes tear from summer
The people had their choosing
Now we’re free to lose both our minds

Don’t believe the things before you
They’re just pictures of

Darkness
Crawls into our bed
Tries to reach my head but
falls asleep instead

Breathe, it’s asunder
and we’ll be close behind
As holes tear from summer
The people had their choosing
Now we’re free to lose both our minds
Track Name: Twenty Years At Sea
From the morning light
to nightfall
Every day now
All my words have no meaning yet

Twenty years at sea
Are you waiting
for a sign from me
Well, no complaining now

Seven signs
and a hundred reasons
But every day I don’t I will regret

I won’t hold it against you
I won’t hold it at all

Seven signs
and a hundred reasons
But every day I don’t I still regret

Still do yet
Track Name: Template Song
Throwing these few shapes
Picturing your face
Just for the sake
of no mistakes

Will you be today
like all of these ways
I bend my hand
Memories of man

You're a template for my days

I wondered how I
could see the whole sky
from where I stood
deep in the wood

Sitting on a tree
calling back to me
how I forgot
all I was not

I could be happy
Oh, I was very
in such a haze
for all my days
In such a haze
Forest ablaze
In such a haze

How can I recall
your hair in the fall
ripe with the rain
A lion's mane

I think on two now
both old but one how
small she made me
Now I can see

It doesn't matter
how I feel after
she's still right there
bored in her chair

I'm not counting all the ways
she's a template for my days
Track Name: Sea Hum
I won’t tell you my name
if you do the same
I’m not asking for much
but a simple crutch

Sea hum

Do you wait for me there

I’ll ring the moon
and pin it to your hair
If you remember
that you asked me to

Sea hum
Track Name: The Undergrowth
Such a lovely night to be found
in the few trees from which we'd sound all our inhales, exhales now

From the river I can see light
Are you waiting or is the night just a candle dancing round

Lie in the snow
Keep your breathing low

If you feel the freeze
bring yourself to me

Can you hear the wind on the leaves
If I could I'd fall right asleep but then you would have to too

We can both try
Let's close our eyes
Track Name: Promise We'll Keep (Warm)
Singled out in depthless crowds
like lanterns in the night
In the dark sits a fire
burning from the sunlight
Put it out, I promise we’ll keep warm
Don’t tell anyone

I don’t need
but I find myself
wanting more as the days
watch me as they pass

In the dark sits a fire
burning from the sunlight
Put it out, I promise we’ll keep warm

I don’t need
much as else but one
wanting more just from me
and she always will

In the dark sits a fire
burning from the sunlight
Put it out, I promise we’ll keep warm

So I need
but then don’t we all
If I was to speak true
all I need is you
Track Name: It's Not Doing You Any Favors
So
looks I've found you out
Guess it's not
all in my head
Films I wrote lying in bed

When I asked you to be true
was like asking red to be blue

To think I thought
To see I sought
But you're nothing

Still
I will miss a girl
who still calls
me by my name
Portrait that's lacking a frame

When I asked you to be true
was like asking red to be blue
These summer skies are a hue
not doing favors for you
Track Name: The Clocks Have Stopped
Seems the clocks have stopped
Picked me up then dropped
Time is on standby
Things stuck in the sky

Though the day is endless
we won't realize how (in my head)
Everything is different
after what you said

If I could please have quiet

When the clocks have stopped
conversations drop
Seems like years have passed
since I saw you last
Track Name: White Paper Ships
White paper ships
What d'you call this
feeling in my chest

From the open gate
I'm not sleeping as of late

I don't feel a thing
when you start to sing for me

When you're honest
What d'you call this
feeling like the
wool's been pulled before
Track Name: Anew
I spent all my night waiting
but I don’t mind
Illusions in my head but they just
pass the time

And I hope you are miserable tonight

So they won’t remember the way
that I was with you
I can waste a day but too much
and I start to think anew

And I hope you are miserable tonight
Track Name: Suite Lime
When you are found to be reading this letter
I'll be so far from where you are
Won't you let me go
I will keep you in my mind

Take these few words as a gift of sympathy
I won't let them if you don't want them
Won't you let me know
if you keep me in your mind

For a moment I
In fair weather
I had seen your face upon her head

If I am true, there were moments
when I wished that you were her
And she was you

And now we are here
and we're nowhere near
the meaning of this
She asks for a kiss

And she says my name and I
know it's not the same but I

am taken aback
by dirt on her lap
I ask her what for
She opens the door

And she says my name and I
am feeling the same so I think