The Facebreaker

by The Facebreaker

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This first album is drawn from the high and lonesome sounds of folks eating dinner, organizing their garages, harvesting wheat, celebrating birthdays, swimming...


released March 30, 2012

Dutch Huff: guitars, percussion, samples, bass, banjo, pedal steel, keys, mandolin, vocals, harmonica, found objects, glockenspiel, glass harp
TJ Huff: guitars, vocals, bass, keys, percussion, saw, samples, harmonium, concertina, banjo, misc. wind instruments, found objects, glockenspiel, music box

Varuni Tiruchelvam: cello
Sam Wittchen: harp, piano, keys
"Tuba" Dan Nosheny: tuba
John Cyr: bass
Forest Paquin: vocals, violin
Paul Garside: piano
Felicia Lockett: bass clarinet
Danny Gouker: trumpet, cornet
Eric Trudel: flute, clarinet
Darius Jones: trombone
Jordan Berger: drums

All songs written by Dutch Huff and TJ Huff

Produced by: Dutch Huff, TJ Huff
Recorded at: various living rooms, dining rooms, basements and bedrooms in Philadelphia & Brooklyn by Dutch Huff and TJ Huff
Engineered and mixed by: Jon Low at Miner Street Recordings,
Dutch Huff at The Owl's Nest
Mastered by: Ryan Schwabe at The Maniac Mansion, Philadelphia PA

Photographs by Dutch & TJ Huff, Aunt May Lenhart, Lynette M.
Artwork and book design by TJ Huff


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The Facebreaker Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

At the helm
of this thing called
The Facebreaker
are two brothers
(Dutch & TJ Huff)
from Philadelphia
and Brooklyn.
These recordings are their attempts to make the right sort of music with dear friends.

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Track Name: Kids Of The Kids
We are the kids of the kids of the kids
and we just so happened to happen upon you.
Change is,
gonna come.
Track Name: Out On The Limits
Track Name: Mean Ol' Levee
if push came to shove
i'd fall in love
with the way your tide rolls in
it slaps on my banks
we'll hug and give thanks
for the union of land and water

Our balancing act
A shoreline contract
to govern the ebb and the flow
But a broken pact
and the coasts contract
with havoc reeked on all living things below

they wailed oh oh, dont let us die
the waters crept up on the land
won't somebody give us a hand
cause the mean ole levee's gotten too heavy
and it starts to cry
oh oh.... (repeat)

the rain it came down
washed over the ground
and the children started to scare
saw fear in our eyes
as the water did rise
and attempted to breach our city's walls

as waters turned fierce
the meniscus was pierced
and rushed o'er walls that we built
the sea crashed through the boards
and rushed through the wards
and we wondered how many it already killed


we climbed on the rooves
as the water did move
up the first and the second floors
and searched for the cops
the gov'ment and God
but the only things 'round were the elements at war

it tore off the walls
of the shopping malls
and the doors of everyone's home
you cant even use the phone
and i feel all alone
cause i cant find my brother
we're searching for one another
nobody's seen our mother and we wail...

Track Name: Suppose
i been thinking
'bout this songs singing
in metaphor
but what for?
i got thoughts that
need some slinging
through the windows
and out the door

for the entire day
work dark for pay
(but) in my head
things there instead
least i can buy things
don't need anyway
block the thoughts of
folks with no bread

on the weekend morns
i feel so warm
with my 2 cats
upon my lap
and a brand new wife
bringin' a new life
some facebreakin'
maybe a nap

need more rubber bands
more rocking bands
need some real dirt
'neath my nails
and some good cuts on
backs of my hands
as reminders
(what) it means to wail

my biggest problem
z'I can't find one
i'm getting' old
(wi)thout much told
taking a few steps
as a hired gun
robbing banks filled
with fools gold
Track Name: Home For The Meadowlark
well it's dark outside
and i never know
but you always come back HOME

we're all wondering whatever happened with
our lost youth and our once failing temperament
it was lost but its found the way to get back HOME

we have grown
it don't own us
you have shown us (our) HOME