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released April 26, 2016

Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting: John Nielsen
Guitar: Andrew Schibilla
Bass: Nathaniel Morton
Drums: Ryan Brown
Engineering, Producing, Mixing: Aaron Ankrum at Aerial View Studios
Mastering: Zach Hanson

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The Cloud Hymn is the music of John Nielsen.

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Track Name: Astronaut
I love you so I’m burying my old friends in the yard
They won’t be there to tell you what I was like when I knew them
When I knew them, I was alone a lot, the summer lost in thought, and folded in again

I love you but I am still the kid lost in the yard
And when I’m there, I cannot seem to find my way back again
When I was ten, I was an astronaut, adrift in the first thought, in outer space again

One of these days, I will come back
One of these days, to my old life
Uncovered and alright

One of these days, I will come home
One of these days, to find out where I
Buried my insides
Track Name: Keep to Feel
Blood is having its way in my skull
So I think this works
Pouring down the numbing sweetness
With his parents gone
By the pool, I had found a friend
Taking me under
But when my eyes came unshuttered then
Everything reeling

Cut down, but I wasn’t lost
Untangled from dying ends
But God, does start to hurt when
Left out into the sharpening feelings
The scraping of emotion, I keep you to feel

Clouding up a backseat window
Trying to pretend
Pushing down my guts I think I
Stumble, pace, and wince
On the grass, I could see my friends
(Ooh)
But my eyes had shut up then
Everything spinning

Cut down, but I wasn’t lost
Untangled from dying ends
But God does start to hurt when
Left out into the sharpening feelings
The scraping of emotion, I keep you to feel

You’re not in the clouds
You’re not behind gates
And I haven’t figured out exactly where but that’s ok
Track Name: Back
I think of you when I get back in town
All the things I thought weren’t true about you
When you went into the ground

I wonder how you let it get so bad
But I really don’t, I just say that
Cause I know we sink alone

The look of your eyes, then you turn to dust, and then you turn to dust
I look in your eyes, oh, then you turn to dust, and then you turn to dust

I know you know, that a kid watched you say
There’s not enough good left to save, but I
Keep your ghost, cause your end shaped the way I start
to find a way to be okay

You taught me where to find the holy ghost
Where the leaves blow that's what I follow
But sometimes we lose the wind

The look of your eyes, then you turn to dust, and then you turn to dust
I look in your eyes, oh, then you turn to dust, and then you turn to dust

I know you know, that a kid watched you say
There’s not enough good left to save, but I
Keep your ghost, cause your end shaped the way I start
to find a way to be okay
Track Name: Know
When you call I will try to tell the truth
If you promise not to lie about the past
Then you won’t have to recall
What you told me then
Cause I was there too
And I remember pretty good I think

I forgot that I’ve forgotten how to feel
But I think that I will pick it up again
To feel my way out of you

I didn’t know it wasn’t love

Your kitchen was cold
But the basement was all for me
At 19 years old

And oh, what do I know?
I let the memory change with me
The meaning rewrote

And oh, what do you know?
The memory changes me
Now that I know

And oh, what do I know?
I let the memory change with me
The meaning rewrote

I didn’t know it wasn’t love