Hello Young Traveler

by Rest In Haste

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1.
Walking City 02:45
[Verse] You said it was a walking city You didn't tell me there was nowhere to go I had direction, and then I lost it Wound up by the hardware store A startled woman in last season's sneakers Cries at me from yards away Hey man, are you from around here? I say no, she goes on anyway [Chorus] How many blocks in a mile? Can I get there on my feet? How many blocks in a mile? Is there an end to this street? [Verse] Is that an existential question? Or is it just a question of scale Whoever was the urban planner Their career was set to fail There's a city underneath the city A hidden network of blood and dreams I'm content that I will never know it Now can I go before I freeze [Chorus] [Bridge] From Xerox Square To Kodak Square Tell me they don't look the same From Kodak Square To Xerox Square Tell me they don't look the same [Chorus]
2.
[Verse] So much work But nothing to do Down by the rapids they called Made me move [Chorus] Barking at shipwrecks Chasing the loose ends Strangled by the leash They’ve put me on [Verse] Should have been the future But now it’s ruins And I’ve become An archeologist At the bottom of sea Sunk cost fallacy Since the day You waltzed away [Chorus] Barking at shipwrecks Chasing the loose ends Strangled by the leash They’ve put me on [Outro] Did I miss the beat There were four and now they’re three Now they’re only two And I miss you
3.
[Verse] A brilliant young lady from the Institute of Questions Stopped and asked me about my news consumption She nodded gingerly as I made it clear That I listen to the voices whisper in my ear [Chorus] Now I’m a medium No longer receiver [Verse] They’re transparent, objective, they don’t mess around with the facts They’re transparent, objective, the voices know what comes to pass [Chorus] [Bridge] Just had a chat with Aleister Crowley He wants to initiate me Got off the phone with Rupert Murdoch He wants to syndicate me [Chorus]
4.
Content Farm 03:03
[Verse] Log in, log out I can see that you can write You’re the opinionated one You should give it a try There’s a place where you could shine We call it the farm [Chorus] There’s a place Where they’ll praise you They’ll call you god There’s a place Where they’ll praise you They’ll call you god There’s a place Where they’ll praise your work They'll call it art [Verse] Never tired, never bored Full of pride until you find out There’s a million more [Chorus] There’s a place Where they’ll feed you As you grind and grind There’s a place Where they’ll feed you As you grind and grind There’s a place Where they praise your work But take your rights [Bridge] Took you some time to figure it out With all the clues scattered around All your bad puns were monetized Are we cool? We’re doing alright Took you some time to figure it out With all the clues scattered around [Chorus] You're just another drone on the content farm Just another drone on the content farm
5.
[Verse] Spend your cash all over the world, said the ad in the in-flight magazine Have your cake and eat it too in a country where you’ve never been Now you own the sky, halfway superstar [Instrumental Chorus] [Verse] Oh, you’ve stepped on my foot, dear When the plane starts to shake, that’s no reason to wake up When the plane comes to land, that’s no reason to applaud You feel like a winner in your yoga pants You drop your bags and you twist your neck [Chorus] I’ve traveled a lot From the airports to the parking lots I’ve traveled a lot Saw the landmarks and the tourist spots I’ve traveled a lot From the basements to the artist lofts I’ve traveled a lot Now I’m ready to go home [Outro] Get the party started In the arrivals hall Compare our carbon footprints The winner takes it all
6.
Confirmation 04:26
[Verse] I’ve got no one to look up to But I’m tired of looking down So many times I have tried to think aloud But I couldn’t understand a word Tried to crack it open But never reached the core [Chorus] Who am I to rescue When I can barely stand [Verse] I guess I need a confirmation For everything I say or do So many times I was about to stretch my arms Wondering if I’m doing good Keep refreshing inbox Waiting for the news [Chorus] Who am I to rescue When I can barely stand Who am I to lead through the darkness Without awkward accidents [Verse] How many years ‘til I call it in Leave the questions open and never ask again [Chorus]
7.
[Verse] Can you see them roll, can you see them roll Through the country Down the rapeseed fields From the West to the East Don’t think of them as weapons Cause this is no ordinary war Think of them as investment Into our future, our common future [Chorus] 5,000 tractors That won the culture war [Verse] These feats of engineering Leave you astonished and grasping for straws Where are you when we need you Bruno Latour [Bridge] We don’t blame you You have seeds to sow We don’t blame you You have fields to plow [Verse] Can you see them roll Can you see them roll [Chorus] 5,000 tractors That won the culture war 5,000 tractors Take no prisoners
8.
Day of Rest 01:36
Instrumental
9.
[Verse] When I was licking on my silver spoon I bit their hand Now I’ve grown up, but I don’t give a damn I’ll give them hell [Chorus] Here comes the fortunate one The one who gets shit done [Bridge] I’ve seen into the future Ran a search on my name Saw a long list of disasters for which I’m to blame All the rules that I've bent and the cash that I've spent Have corrupted the future we face [Chorus] Here comes the fortunate one The one who gets shit done
10.
[Verse] Hello, young traveler Your backpack’s full of holes Come here and sit with us Listen to the tales of old [Chorus] For just a minute I saw my face in the flames [Verse] Aren’t you the same traveler? With a suitcase and a grudge Came back for enlightenment But we’re out of things to say [Chorus] For just a minute I saw my face in the flames But then I realized it was just a selfie cam Reflecting my tired eyes through the campfire’s haze [Bridge] All my memories are better than yours Whatever the cost All my stories are better than yours Whatever the cost
11.
Hospitality 03:01
[Verse] Substitute city Here I arrive again I’ve tried to be homesick But feelings washed out with the rain [Chorus] Clean and ready for bed Why don’t you call me No, I don’t think it’s too late to remind me Of the best place in the world [Verse] Too strong for pity You’ll stick it out, they said Paying the upkeep Of two queen size half-empty beds [Chorus] [Bridge] When it gets hard - I guess I should have known that from the start But if I'd tried, I could have made you feel so proud Alexandra, I’ve never felt this safe with anyone

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released May 28, 2021

REST IN HASTE:
Jakub Doubrava – drums & percussion
Electroslav Švelch – vocals
Honza Švelch – guitars & vocals
Vojta Tělupil – bass

Markéta Broumová – guest vocals

Written, performed, and produced by Rest in Haste

Recorded by Dan Šatra at Stereo Mysterio, Prague, CZ
Mixed by J Robbins at Magpie Cage Studio, Baltimore, MD
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering, Seattle, WA

Cover and label art by Luis Blackaller

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Rest In Haste Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic

Channelling Californian desert rock through the dark depths of the Bohemian woods and the gritty gambling parlours of Prague, REST IN HASTE combine the psychedelic and the mundane into muscular songs with danceable grooves, tight riffs and bittersweet melodies. ... more

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