Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

by The Linus Pauling Quartet

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I won’t say much about this EP except to say that this is a three-song celebration of someone remarkable, beautiful, and like no other person I’ve ever met. These songs are written for her and her alone.

Thanks to the rest of the band and Mlee Marie (Hearts of Animals) for indulging me on this, for adding their unique touches to these tracks, and not to mention working long hours to record, mix, and master in a matter of weeks so that we could release it on the date I wanted. Ditto for artist Michael C. Rodriguez whose hard work is greatly appreciated. You guys are all awesome. - Ramon LP4


released July 8, 2013

All songs written and performed by the LP4:

Stephen Finley: bass
Clinton Heider: lead guitars, Backing vocals on “USA”
Charlie Horshack: guitars, E-Bow and Micro-Korg on “La Jetée”, Backing vocals on “USA”
Larry Liska: batterie
Ramon “LP4” Medina: voals and guitars

Mlee Marie: Harmony on “La Jetée” and Keyboard on “The Road”

Recorded, Engineered, and Mastered by Stephen Finley
May 11 – 28, 2013 @ Digital Warehaus Productions
Assistant Engineer: Joshua Housley
Mixed by the Linus Pauling Quartet
Original Cover Art by: Michael C. Rodriguez
Special Thanks to Kinky Friedman for the advice and letting us use it for the EP Title

All Songs © 2013 by Linus Pauling Quartet, BMI
Released by Homeskool Records under license from the LP4
Homeskool Records, 1001 Texas Ave. Ste 1400, Houston, TX 77002



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Track Name: The Road
Don't let anybody define you
Grab your pen
Draw the lines
And Work it out

Don't let anybody control you
It's your life
Push them back
Put on your crown

Through all the walls that rise up
Keep your head, your heart, your soul
and when your hair turns to silver
You will never become old
(become old)

Don't let anybody deny you
Hold a rose
Between your teeth
And Take a bow

Don't let anybody confine you
Grab the map
Find your path
hit the road

There's a sweetness there inside you
To yourself always be true
I'll be cheering on the sideline
"May the road rise with you"
(rise with you)
Track Name: USA
Dig my girl
Check her scene
we're gonna walk down the streets of this city like we're king and queen

She's blond and sharp
dig her at basketball
How we ended up together I'll never know at all.

messy car, crazy dog, and UGK
Glowing jelly fish down on Galveston Bay
drove down to Pimp C grave one summer night
we couldn't find it but it's alright.
it was alright
it's alright
said it was alright
It's alright

Now she's gone
But that's OK
She's gonna make a name for herself in the USA

U! S! Aaaaaaaa!
U! S! Aaaaaaaa!
U! S! Aaaaaaaa!
U! S! Aaaaaaaa!
U! S!
Track Name: La Jetée
first time I ever saw your face
Was the day I died
And Never breathed again

Time stood still, frames moved slow
Like a starlet
from a film from long ago

Find what you love and oooooh let it kill you
Let your castles be consumed by the tide
Have faith in love though it may seem to betray you
Even the most winding path can lead you home

A breeze in your hair, a pale blue sky
a sky as beautiful as your eyes
All things die even stars
All things but you in my heart

Had a dream last night we were high on a mountain
Umbrellas lined in rows to the shore
You stood with me and you put your arms around me
and it felt... like... home.