Turtle Race / My Chimera Single Release

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05:12

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These two tracks are early releases from the forthcoming Working Breed album, Transparent Raven, due out early 2019. Polar opposites, Turtle Race is an epic story of grief and healing, while My Chimera is a theatrical romp through the impish impulses of our inner selves.

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released December 14, 2018

TURTLE RACE (7:26)
Written by Working Breed
Lyrics by Erika June Christina Laing

Erika Laing: Vocals / Saw / Sheng
Mike Dugan: Guitar
Jonah Petrelli: Bass
Chloe Wieczorek: Keys
Jeremy Papay: Drums
Jacob Nathanson: Cello
Patrick Forsyth: Violin
Becky Gard: Harp



MY CHIMERA (5:12)
Written by Working Breed
Lyrics by Erika June Christina Laing

Erika Laing: Vocals / Trombone / Trumpet
Mike Dugan: Guitar / Backing and Chant Vocals
Jonah Petrelli: Bass / Chant Vocals
Chloe Wieczorek: Keys / Backing and Chant Vocals
Jeremy Papay: Drums / Chant Vocals



Recorded, Engineer, and Mixed by
Matt Vaughan and Hollywood Studios of Pittsburgh

Mastered by Michael Denten

Produced by Working Breed and Matt Vaughan

Copyright Working Breed 2018 – All Rights Reserved

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Working Breed Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Working Breed is a scintillating quintet that writes original and eclectic Art Rock full of surprises. Described by First Angel Media as “Steely Dan turned up to 11 and rocking out in a Prohibition-era speakeasy”, their music is is a carnival of sound as the group journeys together through jaunty songs of independence, histrionic ballads of heartache, and reverent tributes to healing. ... more

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Track Name: Turtle Race
TURTLE RACE
Written by Working Breed
Lyrics by Erika June Christina Laing

Painting a black canvas red
Black and blue pictures of you in my head.
Haunting my thoughts, the words I've been fed
The earth is still warm where you left

She can have your hollow bones
Your gift horse throat
Your swindled hope
She can have your brick of gold
Your country club
I've had enough

Biting my lip on the telephone
Every day of my life is a dial tone
Swallowing blithe sustains my life until I see the light
I hope I don't miss it, I hope its bright

She can have your cheap parade
Your palisade
Your turtle race
She can have your turpentine
Your sterling shine
But your sorrow, your sorrow is mine
Its all you left behind

If you love somebody, your're fucked
If you love somebody, your're fucked
If you love somebody, your're fucked
If you love somebody, your're fucked
You're fucked, you're fucked,
You're fucked, you're fucked, you’re fucked, you’re fucked
You’re fucked, you’re fucked, Fucked

She can have your charm and grace
Your smiling eyes
Your soft embrace
She can have your entire being
As you can see clearly you meant nothing to me
Track Name: My Chimera
MY CHIMERA
Written by Working Breed
Lyrics by Erika June Christina Laing

She is a song with no ending
She is a harp with fresh strings
She is a permanent coda
At once she is all of these things

She’s my chimera <x4>
But no one can hear her but me

She splinters my eye with her light
Her feminine chakra’s bright pink
She is a black hole for lovers
She disappears when you blink

She’s my chimera <x4>
But no one can see her but me

I've got hope to remember
I've got dreams to forget
I’ve got pain, pain
With my hands in my pockets
My lips zippered closed
It’s a limb on my body, I just can’t let go

It’s hard to acknowledge
But deep down I know
My chimera can’t help me anymore

Her body is dust in a sunray
Her dance is a breeze on my cheek
She is the hair that grows in my legs
When the day is cold, windy, and bleak

She’s my chimera <x4>

No one can hear her but me
No one can see her but me
No one can feel her but me
No one can feel her but me

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