Progress is my middle name. Actually "Yukiko" is my middle name...

Nothing makes me happier than feeling productive and making music. And red velvet cake (that stuff's good). Yesterday, John (Wagner) and I spent all day on drums and the evening on piano and vocals. It's a great feeling when you go to sing a scratch take and John says "That was great. Let's keep it!" Mmm, red vocal cake. I mean "take".
 
The main tracks to "How to Love Better" and "Chronicles of a Kidney Thief" are nearly done and things are looking up.

Some of you might remember the song "I'll Tell You", which was supposed to go on the previous album (before the corrupted file calamity). Funny story about that song: I wrote it back in 2003 and played it with the band a few times before completely forgetting it existed. About a year later, we were brainstorming for out next set-list when John said "What was that song about getting pale?"
 
Me: "Getting pale?"
John: "Yeah, you wrote a song about getting pale."
Me: "Did I?" - one hour later- "That's right! It went..."
 
And a few minutes later, "I'll Tell You" was completely and perfectly reconstructed, never to be forgotten again. Especially now that it's been recorded with red velvet vocals. Thank you, John. For the record, here are the lyrics:
 

I'll Tell You (by Robin Yukiko)
 
I’ll tell you if ever I find the right words to use
I’ll tell you you should go if I find the words to use

A little sun finds our basement apartment window
and by now we should get some sleep, don’t you think?
You can’t really find our arguments that interesting
6A.M. tells me, tells me to let it go, but I don’t think you will

I’ll tell you if ever I find the right words to use
I’ll tell you you should go if I find the right words to use

While I’m here I’ll never stop hurting you
And by now we should heal our wounds, don’t you think
You can’t really find a torturing that interesting
6 a.m. tells me, tells me to let it go, but I don’t think you will

I’ll tell you if ever I find the right words to use
I’ll tell you you should go if I find the right words to use
And I don’t think I will

Something's keeping us together
But the tether’s wearing through
As bits of rope run our apartment
And our hope is shedding
You were someone better
But ever since I locked you in
You’ve been getting pale

I’ll tell you if ever I find the right words to use
I’ll tell you you should go if I find the right words to use
and I don’t think I will

We’re out of ideas to try and record
I love you, but I’m not in love with you anymore

Okay, time for cake. <3

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