There's No One Else That You'll Ever Be (And If You Can Hang With That You'll Do Fine)

by Room & Board

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-=Todd Fox=- This album is full of reverb soaked guitar, creative, driving drum beats, and solid catchy bass lines. The vocals and lyrics are revealing, unassuming, and not the least bit pretentious. You can dance to it, or make love, or both at the same time. So many styles come together like magic. It's a great album that everyone should hear. Favorite track: Distraction.
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-------- MARCH VINYL RELEASE TOUR --------

3/24 - ATHENS OH - The Union +
3/25 - PITTSBURGH PA - Gooski's %
3/26 - MANSFIELD OH - Relax It's Just Coffee # %
3/27 - GRAND RAPIDS MI - Kame House
3/28 - KALAMAZOO MI - Shakespeare's Lower Level
3/30 - SOUTH BEND IN - The Well Basement
3/31 - DAYTON OH - Blind Bob's
4/1 - COLUMBUS OH - Used Kids Records +#

+ w/ Mobile Home
% w/ Wreck Loose
# w/ The Cordial Sins

"AGAINST" - Video

"Can It Be Heard?" Video


released July 15, 2016

There's No One Else That You'll Ever Be (And If You Can Hang With That You'll Do Fine)

Room & Board is:
Nick Baker
Andy Foster
Jonathan Hape

Music by Room & Board
Lyrics by Jonathan Hape

Artwork / Photography by Andy S. Foster

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at National Audio Preservation Society by Jonathan Hape

Background Vocals on "Can It Be Heard?" by Jeremiah Wagner

This is an album of Hindu philosophy, Anarchist ideology, introspection, and Universal Love.



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"Adhesive and groovy" power trio proto-punk from Ohio.
We've been doing it for a while. We'll see where we continue to go.

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Track Name: Distraction
I'm not persuaded by diatribe
I've got to do more than hear it to know it's right
I have forgiven my future self
For having so much anger for who I am now

Walk through your walls
I think that it's believable enough
Who's right? Who's wrong?
I think it's all forgivable enough
Are you strong enough to know you're strong enough to believe it?

You and I will go on forever
You and I will grow old together
You and I will go on forever
Age is something I laugh at when I say outloud

It's a selfish answer to say "I'm just alright"
When we all know very well that no one's doing fine

Friction creates energy that you can see and touch
So why work towards hope?
You and I were not fed it well enough
I just wanna push it back into the light where you see it?

All of the ways it's changed
I went from a man back to a little boy
I'm surely dreading my own birth
Crawl into the womb and not the hearse
Track Name: Can It Be Heard?
Listening's the hardest part
Every single word is rarely heard
Because we know that listening's the hardest part

I hear it in the morning
I hear it when the sun goes down
It's just the in between that seems to be alluding me
I know just what I see but the belief is hard for me
NO! It's the other way around and what I see
Is simply what I believe
The one thing that's clear to me is listening's the hardest part

I grew up in sunshine
I grew up in rain
What could be left for me to gain?
Track Name: Ish Kabibble
We were walking through the harbor
You kept looking at the water
"We're the ones who make it harder
acting like children to father"

There's no one else that you'll ever be
And if you can hang with that you'll do fine

I am a part of the storm
I am a part of the storm cloud
I'm not the cause of the storm
I'm not the start of the storm cloud

I don't see it as a language
I just want to see it as an "a"
Track Name: Against
You've got your long dark passageways
I've got my trap doors
And one another on the floor
It takes a couple days to blink all my sleep away
I'll be coming to your door

Never the two shall meet or follow: I'm alone
I've got your hammer and your soul
Who could play the role of the preoccupied man and I'll be all of the things he dreams about.

I've got my eye on everything at once
I like the be the one who holds on

Giving up should not be so hard
But I swear when I understand God it will be easier for me to quit this job and your queasiness will be uninvolved and my guilt will quell.
And this damned hotel is making me feel like, just like hell, but you...

Never the two shall follow me
Never the two shall follow me
I've been here but I'm not here
Track Name: Propaganda Of The Deed
Careful where you point that finger
Someone could be watching
"Pull your paws out of your pocket
Straighten up your slouching"

Everybody's gotta stand for something
Sometime that something's nothing

"My words should be your mantra
Forget what the others said
Don't make up your mind or question
Other thoughts aren't welcome"

Collective ideas
Collective minds
Collecting information
Morals based on education
We don't need no legislation to absolve the population