Tender Beast

by The Keener Family

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Songs & Lyrics by Christopher Keener

All Rights Reserved - 2019

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released December 16, 2019

Tender Beast
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The Keener Family

Produced by Robby Haynes
Production Assistance & Editing by Robbie Hamilton
Mixed by Alex DeGroot
Mastered by a robot

String Arrangements & Lyric Editing by Brien Seyle

Recorded at Strange Magic Recording - Chicago, IL
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Flowers to the People HQ - St. Louis, MO

Special thank you to Dusty Buyck

Robby Haynes - Guitar
Aubrey Ann Howard - Organ & Vox
Brien Seyle - Viola, Violin & Banjo
Taylor Bacon - Drums
John Gilbreth - Bass
Robbie Hamilton - Organ, Synth & Percussion
Matt Pace - Piano
Christopher Keener - Vox, Guitar, Piano & Synth

Album release date:
16 December 2019

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Track Name: Raised on the Roar
Well, I was raised on the roar
Of a woman scorned

And just like me
Her daddy was gone for too long
And her mama gone crazy
Packing them kids up again
They’d beg, not again

And how long can we let this cycle spin

Cause, I was raised on the roar
Of a woman scorned

And our second daddy
Showed his love with bloody hands
Yeah, he’s drunk again
And our mama, she gone crazy too
Scrubbin’ blood down to bone
She’s all alone

But I’ll be damned to let it happen again

But, sometimes
The ones we love
Get that poison blood
You just go numb

Yeah, I was raised on the roar
Of a woman scorned
Track Name: Bright Lights
The freeway is just a two-way street
A back and forth no need to speak
A light in each life we pass

When you need your nighttime highway thing
Bright lights won’t keep on blinding me
They build but then they pass

If I never say all that I mean
Could you think yourself unhappy
And dig beneath our house
Because bright lights
They grow then pass

Yeah, when you need your nighttime highway thing
I’ll build our house unending
And give this light I have
Bright Lights
Track Name: How to Raise 'em
The secret in how to raise a man
Is to raise them like a woman

Ain’t no secret in how to raise a strong man
Just raise them like a woman
Track Name: Tender Beast
He's already dead
The man who taught us how we work
Ain't working. Never did.
Already dead
He’s still hissing reprimands
Yeah, he ain't laid down yet
Held down, he’ll come back ragin
Let out, no fiend to find, but friend
Already dead
Ain't nothin tough in lonely
My brother's love, ain't no sin
Already dead
Let that old man die this time
Mama‘s givin’ birth again
Held down the beast is agin’
Let out another tender man
Held down he’ll come back ragin’
Let Out the tenderness of man
We all got lost out there, looking for our truth to speak
When all we had to do was listen
And if our tenderness is seen as weak
Our brother's love is all they're missing
So stand beside, before and behind your loves
Not just your lovers but your kin
This fight ain't nearly over yet
Then tender beast will rise from him
How can we be our sisters brother without the love of men?
How can a boy know how to love if we don’t take him by the hand?
Yeah, How can we be our sisters brother without the love of men?
How could a man show me how to love if he never knew where to begin?
Its only us… thats where it ends.
Track Name: Puppy Dog Blues
How long can it really burn
If I take it back can you let it all be done

Like all them kids running through those loose streets
Today's a fight, tomorrow a new game

Cause I've learned it's harder than you'd think
To break the back of an old family

How deep could those roots be
To break our minds dreaming of usetacouldabes

When I've learned there ain't no freeway
That takes you back to where you never really lived

Yeah I've learned it's harder than you'd think
To turn your back on your own family

How long can it really burn
If you take it back could I let it all be done
Track Name: Hands Down
Hands down
The best I'd ever
Hands down
The best yet

I saw you early
Took you real slow
You saw me early
Still had to go

Hands down
The best I'd ever
Hands down
The closest yet

I'd still come runnin’

Hands down
The best I'd ever
Hands down
Is how we left

(I feel it love) High
(It's all around you) Raise them high
(Do you feel it love?) Held high
Hands down
Hands down
Time to raise them

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