Happy Daggers

by Alex Riddle

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Recorded at SugarHill Studios, Houston, TX in November and December 2015

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released March 29, 2016

Recorded and mixed by Josh Applebee
Mastered by Chris Longwood
Drums by Tyson Sheth
Artwork by Dylan Aiello

"Hyperballad" is a song by Björk from her 1995 album Post.

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Alex Riddle Houston, Texas

In May 2016, Alex Riddle's debut EP, Happy Daggers, was noted by the Houston Press as part of its monthly Best Local Music feature, describing the music as "versatile, eclectic, and polished."

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Track Name: Truth Fairy (& Other Midnight Tales of Malaise)
i’m not a lover
i’m just a whore
i’m not a liar
at least i wasn’t before
if you walk away
i won’t lock the door
but if you stay,
baby what’s it all for

i’m not a savior
i’m just a sign
i’m not a singer
o just call this a whine
o but still it all
seems more or less the same
and if you fall
find another name

you say you wanna be free
might have to settle for cheap

you’re tired of looking at me
well you can look where you please

they’re whispering in your ear while they’re pulling your tooth
a lie is just another way of telling the truth
their surgical gloves reaching their way up your thigh
the truth is just another way of telling a lie

you say you wanna be free
well i don’t know what you mean

you say your love don’t come cheap
whatever gets you to sleep
Track Name: Hosting Ghosts
there’s many things that she won’t say to me
there’s many things that she won’t say to me
i’m the space in between galaxies
there’s many things that she won’t say to me

stay the night
it’s all right
stay the night, it’s all right
stop being polite
stay the night
it’s all right with me
it’s all right

thinking of you is like being lost at sea
like drowning softly in a minor key
loving you is like being one with everything
just like collapsing gaps in galaxies

stay the night
it’s all right
stay the night, it’s all right
it might be unladylike
stay the night
it’s all right with me
it’s all right with me

hosting ghosts,
i’m afloat,
a vessel in a moat
around your keep
where you sleep
sinking very deep.
eagles fly
in the sky.
don’t you ever wonder why,
o why,
why we even try?
o why,
why we don’t just say goodbye?

stay the night
it’s all right
stay the night
it’s all right
don’t be so goddamn polite
stay the night
it’s all right with me
it’s all right

stay the night
it’s all right
allison
o you’re the one
allison
you’re the one for me
o why can't you be?
Track Name: Hyperballad
we live on a mountain
right at the top
there's a beautiful view
from the top of the mountain
every morning I walk towards the edge
and throw little things off
like car parts, bottles and cutlery,
whatever I find lying around

it's become a habit
a way to start the day

i go through all this
before you wake up
so I can feel happier
to be safe up here with you

it's early morning
no one is awake
i'm back at my cliff
still throwing things off
i listen to the sounds they make
on their way down
i follow with my eyes till they crash
i imagine what my body would sound like
slamming against those rocks

and when it lands
will my eyes be closed or open?

i go through all this
before you wake up
so I can feel happier
to be safe up here with you

safe up here with you

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