Two Weeks Notice

by Carl-Eric Tangen

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Written and recorded on Saturday, June 9 2012, between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM, in the St Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.


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I've lost my voice at last
But words are coming still
I sit and watch them pass

And all my friends have better jobs
And all my kids are growing up
And I...

And why's my car parked in a ditch
While all my friends are getting hitched
And I...

Love is not a pill
to take every eight hours
but a reckless, raging swell,
a thousand year-old tide,
that ebbs and flows until
it carves a smooth divide

Between myself
and myself
And I...


released June 12, 2012
For the people that have made Oregon into a home for me.

To Dustin, for letting me use your guitars.
To Lucas, for letting me stay in your house.
To Frank, for being a shadow creature only posing as a cerebral kineval.
To all of you for inspiring me to make music that afternoon.




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Carl-Eric Tangen Seattle, Washington

I was born and raised on the shores of Puget Sound, just north of Seattle, just west of the Cascade Mountains, east of the Olympic Range. In the summers, we'd go to Alaska and Norway to step back into the lives of my parents. I suppose I could never escape the mountains or the ocean. They still have a hold on me. ... more

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