The Pinnacle Of Vice

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released August 31, 2015

Gabriel Moll - Guitar, Bass, Synth, Piano, Vocals
Aaron Frederick - Drums, Banjo
Alex Galle-From - Viola
Clayton Lines - Bass

All Songs by Gabriel Moll
Except

Royal Ties
by Gabriel Moll & Alex Galle-From

Acid Tongue
by Gabriel Moll, Alex Galle-From, and Samuel Hagen

Je N'ais Jamais
by Gabriel Moll & Aaron Frederick

Produced & Mixed by Gabriel Moll
Engineered and Recorded by Charley Markson, Aaron Frederick, and Gabriel Moll

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The Favourite Child Northfield, Minnesota

The Favourite Child is a musical trio from Minnesota, U.S. consisting of multi-instrumentalists Gabriel Moll, Aaron Frederick, and Adam Casper

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Track Name: Royal Ties
I work for a living
scraping the pavement with my fingernails
i feel nothing standing in the hail
my emotion doesn't change

do you want my umbrella?
a storm is coming or at least i feel it in my bones
i roll my eyes back from the sun
cause rain, here it comes

hell hath no fury kin to tears upon the ground
royal ties unstitch my eyelids
heavy is the crown

i work for a living
scraping the pavement with my fingernails
i roll my eyes back from the sun
cause rain, here it comes

hell hath no fury kin to tears upon the ground
royal ties unstitch my eyelids
heavy is the crown
Track Name: Acid Tongue
Come down
cause the high is too high
and i think the curtains are talking
lovely, the veins are golden
traveling down my spine

acid tongue, kiss me
is this a victory
or just lessons in losing
wake me up when it's over

laying on the rocks with my pants off
fireworks blast over head
this was meant to be just you and me
but the combination of us is dead

acid tongue, kiss me
is this a victory
or just lessons in losing
wake me up when it's over
Track Name: Sans Synapse
How do you tell someone
that your love is gone
it up and washed away
do you make a wish
do you save that last kiss
and bury it away
do you pick a fight
stay up and scream at night
cause you can't think of words to say

i know
it will be better in time
i hope
it will be better off in time
i know
it will be better in time
i hope

isolation means
no one is home
guess i'll stay in alone
one more day couldn't hurt
so sick of the weight i possess
i'll throw it away til nothing's left
cause i can't stand to not be beautiful
just one more cigarette
and then i'll give it a rest
and give my tired lungs a break

i guess
it gets better in time
i hope
but words are meaningless
i guess
it will be better off in time
i hope
Track Name: Clouds Sway
you left me a note
to tell me that you lost it unexpectedly
and i didn't bleed it out at the time
cause when you said that you had yours
i thought i had mine

you know it's true
i'm the only one for you
and if the clouds sway black over the sky
that's alright

and if the sun won't shine
we won't learn
how to wake up from it

oh no
the sun is up and shining
and i haven't laid my weary eyes to rest yet
but you've been asleep for hours and hours
without a single trace of doubt in your mind
i was wrong and you were right

you know it's true
i'm the only one for you
and if the clouds sway black over the sky
that's alright

and if the sun won't shine
we won't learn
how to wake up from this

run with it you said
you're in for it, i swept you off last night
and now it's morning

and if the sun won't shine
we won't learn
how to wake up from this
Track Name: I Got A Syndrome
treat me like shit
i'll love you to hell
i got a syndrome from stockholm
if you couldn't tell
i gave you my skin
my elastic shell
and you spit in my face those five words i love
all's well that ends good
and i'd love my neighbors
if the quarantine even allowed that i could

be quiet

trip on the sticks
fall in the well
nobody can save me that isn't myself
oh what a shame
we had to put the dog down
and no one was there to say goodbye

and i would love my neighbors
if only they never asked why

just like a fly in your martini
you float through life at your own pace
and if you ask me why i stay here
well it's because i can
because i can

i am a downer in a shell
i'm a hazard to myself
just like the pills that they gave to miss
marilyn monroe
and bryan jones
and off to sleep we go
Track Name: Paper Scissors
you're young
with a body made for fun
and you always play for keeps
i'm old
with bones made of coal
from a fire i started for you long ago

i don't mean to kick a dead horse
if that's what it is let me know
i don't know the difference between the two
love and truth

don't tell me it's only
time
we're wasting
away

cause time's the only
thing
we can't get back
at all

and people wave their limbs to signify the goodbye
sadly i'm not so accustomed to the action myself
oh well
you used paper scissors to cut the flames
the blade burned
the fire stayed the same
i don't know the difference between the two
pain and you

don't tell me it's only
time
we're wasting
away
cause time's the only
thing
we can't get back
at all
Track Name: Je N'ais Jamais
i've never been to france
mais jamais comme ils aiment
the way you tie ribbons to your letters to me
i'll never run out of patience you see

right?

i never sleep til the sun takes my shift
up like an owl if you catch my drift
the canyon of your lips
i fell in the river now it's my turn to learn how to swim

left
Track Name: Calamity
i went about it all wrong
i stuck to the shadows
now my eyesight is gone
calamity comes and it goes
humanity's ups and downs
rocked by the throes

and out in the quiet where i pay my dues
over and over when i think of you
the light reappears and the chaos is over

we've seen the good and the bad
distance is easy with a love like we have
but people they come and they go
make peace with your actions
it's all we can know

and sickness is nothing that we meant to choose
we talk about sanity like something to lose
come close to me dear
the chaos is over

i may be a loner
but i am not alone
we may live in houses
but family is our home
the timing was right
but the days have been wrong
our mouths lose the power to move
hours give way to the days and the weeks
this life is such a precious thing to lose

the doors were slammed shut
when no one was looking
to each his own to knock
but nobody does
keep it on the level
if you can
nothing tests your mettle
like sickness
Track Name: Acromantics
this trapeze palms out the ashes of a fire
set ablaze on the kitchen floor
matchsticked horizons burning down
sending me cartwheeling through the open door

dance
sing
show me everything

cut the ropes that tie me down
free falling away now
it's acromantics in this center ring
you'e an acrobat on my heart strings

if love is everywhere than surely it can fold
to trace its lines and dot it's i's and u's
and cut in two for every heart out in the cold
for every lion losing the fight against the chair

dancing
and singing
show me everything

and cut the ropes that tie me down
free falling away now
it's acromantics in this center ring
you're an acrobat on my heart strings

cut the ropes that tie me down
free falling away now

i wake up
never on time
you take up
all the empty space in my mind