Trophies

by Luxury

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grandeped Trophies proves that all the time off Luxury has enjoyed since the last album has not hindered them one bit. I'm loving this melding of 80s and 90s influenced alt rock. They just keep getting better and better.
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hcjoel I am a new Luxury fan. My musical interests were significantly different when we were younger. Thankfully, I have grown. This ranks among my favourite albums. I love 'Trophies' for the smooth vocals, moving lyrics and unique arrangement (including the false ending). Opening track is blistering and perfect. 'Don't Feel Bad...' is another favourite. Not a track on here that I don't thoroughly enjoy and return to repeatedly. This album is going to hold up for generations into eternity. Favorite track: Trophies.
Lars Gotrich
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Lars Gotrich Gorgeous and feral, just like Luxury's greatest, but with an insight that's lived in, awake with epiphanies. Favorite track: You Must Change Your Life.
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Joshua Altmanshofer It's Luxury. If you don't love Luxury you might not love music.
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1.
Like hearing Ginsberg reading “Howl” Like language found inside your mouth Like all those words blackened out Like unread books on all your shelves Like a television always on Like all opinions (every one!) Like conversations with the dead Like promises made in the bed Is it just me? Like every gay bar in the Castro Like reading Songs of Songs all alone Like Jimmy Paulette in New York City Like all the smiles on everybody Like all the Resurrection jokes Like quotes and quotes and quotes and quotes Like all the speeches made with tears Jug, jug, jug to dirty ears Is it just me? I walked out once more beneath the stars Just waiting for the sea to part I’m taking the wife and taking the kids Taking them far away from this
2.
Remember when we danced this way There were times when we could dance all day Nowhere to go, no reason to stay But there were times when we could dance all day Warm nights and the flashlights We stood along the causeway And watched the shores decay Yes, there were times when we could dance all day I’m going to fall in love with you I’m going to fall Remember when we talked this way There were times when we could talk all day Nothing was wrong, no one to hate Yes, there were times when we could talk all day The consequence of a cheap rent We’d lie in your room all day And watch the walls decay There were times when we could talk all day I’m going to fall in love with you I’m going to fall in love with you Because I always do Because I always do
3.
Trophies 04:17
Take your time when you figure it out I am still here I am your answer to prayer Am I not what you wanted? You can still wear your favorite clothes It still means the same thing to me That it did back then It means everything The way of all flesh No, I won’t let this happen to us A handful of trophies A handful of trophies To those who learn love Take your time when you’re working it out In your head On the bed, where you hardly move In the afternoon There’s no way to undo what you did There’s no way to un-live what you lived There’s just consequence There’s always a glove that fits The way of all flesh I won’t let this happen to us A handful of trophies A handful of trophies For those who learn love For those who learn love For those who learn love
4.
Don’t feel bad if you don’t feel better right away Maybe you never changed Maybe you’re still the same No, don’t feel bad if you don’t feel better someday Keep pulling at the thread Keep saying what you said you said In the classroom I sat and watched you Never underline a word Funny unbeliever Don’t feel bad if you don’t feel better right away Maybe you never changed Maybe you’re still the same No, don’t feel bad if you don’t feel better someday Keep pulling at the thread Keep saying what you said you said In the refectory There’s not a thing you eat That they won’t talk about Good thing you never came out Don’t feel bad if you don’t feel better right away Maybe you never changed Maybe you’re still the same No, don’t feel bad if you don’t feel better someday Keep pulling at the thread Keep saying what you said you said I grow old! I grow old!
5.
Stayed up late last night Once more for Moonrise Kingdom Always trying to find what I had and when I lost it I lost it all at once To tan lines and a tacky yacht I lost it all at once Middle America A tomboy for a friend (that’s what we called them then) Showed us something I can’t forget I learned it all alone Same as everyone I learned it all alone That there was a war on women But I was too young to know I was in it A television set We couldn't count the hours ‘Cos now the teacher speaks From “inside a pornographer’s trousers” I grew up far from home My father didn't know I grew up far from home Where there was a war on women But I was too young to know I was in it There was a war on women But I was too young to know I was in it
6.
Since 1987 I've been having the same dream Went to find a clairvoyant “It takes some time to figure out what you think, When you always believe in everything.” Do I always believe in everything? (I know what I like) Since 1987 I’ve been wearing the same thing Was a little demonstration Just to see if anybody is looking At the center of the frame I’m always at the center of the frame (I know what I am like) You must change your life here You must change your life here Since 1997 I've been trying to figure out whom to be Hard obsession, expectations What am I wearing and what does it mean? It takes a lifetime and a priest It takes a lifetime and a priest (To know what I am like) You must change your life here You must change your life here You must change your life here You must change your life here
7.
Standing in the museum, the one between fifth and sixth strange to see the masterpiece “The Persistence of Memory” There’s really nothing there at all, at all There’s really nothing there at all, at all That portrait I thought I’d get The one that’s called “Forbidden Fruit” Stupid name in a gilded frame But there was something there, something good Sometimes there’s nothing there at all, at all Sometimes there’s nothing there at all, at all The fun collapses every time Just like life I read in bed at night! The fun collapses every time But it’s alright I hear there’s more to life That booklet I thought I’d write Our long weekend (in Newport) last June Chateau-sur-Mer, the ocean air Marble House, The Breakers, and you The words were there, then they were not there, at all The words were there, then they were not there, at all The fun collapses every time Just like life I read in bed at night! The fun collapses every time But it’s alright I hear there’s more to life The fun collapses every time Just like life I read in bed at night! The fun collapses every time But it’s alright I read between the lines
8.
Found a way to Shangri La Across the street Along the wall I cut the sleeves from your favorite coat To leave a note “I wrote you these words to be a light. Change your life.”
9.
Who is in those houses? The lights are always on Who painted all those ugly pictures hanging on the walls? It says I did, I don’t remember it It says I did, I don’t remember it What are all these pages with the corners always folded? Cursive looks familiar written out in pen I can’t read it, it makes no sense I can’t read it, it makes no sense I need courage, I need courage now Who are all these faces and bodies? And lights on the walls like it’s some kind of party I saw those films with the title in yellow Now I’m locked in the tower of my mind till I’m able To admit what this means for someone like me They laid hands on my head to complete what was lacking There were hands on my body (when no one was looking) “Oh, Lee, raise up your mind! I have shown you the meaning!” I know you did and I remember it I know you did and I remember it I need courage, I need courage now (The houses rise, the houses fall) I need courage, I need courage now (And where they were, they are no more)
10.
The piano won’t play And I was tired of the other place It’s time to move again now anyway This is an endless parade Yes, this is an endless parade The half-life is strange Here, there is constant decay “Give praise where praise is due” I still say Do I feel love where I used to feel hate? Do I feel love where I used to feel hate? The harmonium won’t play It just sits there all day Just waiting on this side of Paradise When you close your eyes, do you ever pray? ‘Cos unbelievers are strange I loved a few, I remember their names And you still think if they just had a taste But they won’t I think But they won’t I think The summer was great The city, it pleased us with a shower of rain And we stopped and we stood in the colonnade For a while everything was okay For a while everything was okay For a while everything was okay For a while everything was okay For a while everything was okay For a while everything was okay

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Recorded periodically throughout 2014 at Glow in the Dark Studios in Atlanta, GA by Matt Goldman. Additional recording by J. Bozeman at The Office, Beaufort, SC.

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released June 14, 2019

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Luxury have been on the fringes since 1994 making records and playing to an occasional audience. Bozeman, Bozeman, Foley, Black, and Hinton.

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