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The candle does you justice
Flickering, it dazzles me to death
Hovering above us with its orphans
By candlelight impressed

So we take the river backwards
Not burdened by the surface or the sting of transition
If this could be invented
I would never intervene with expectations

Just the patience of a saint…I have no station
Frozen at the road that is bending to you
I'm asking for your permission to move
Your permission to move

Improving through the thin drift of your vagaries
Preparing for a game i'll never play
With your permission to stay
Your permission to bruise
Your permission to prove

Deny me where I can't demand it

The rest I take for granted
Forever reprimanded and relieved
Of the services still keeping me
Nervous as I flee from the unmentioned

This is a different kind of tension
Shivering against my lofty needs
For permission to grieve
For permission to leave
For permission to move
Mounting and counting down
For your permission to move
For permission


released December 15, 2011
Written & recorded in a Brooklyn apartment by Steven Kaiser (BMI) © 2011

Nicki Calfee- Vocals
Terry Moore - Drums
Steven Kaiser - Guitar, Vocals
Face Yu - Keyboard

Mastered by Adrian Morgan at Timeless Mastering
Photograph by David Palatsi © 2011
Background painting by Ali Hackathorn



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Children Having Children Brooklyn, New York

Steeped in equal parts rock, alternative, and post-everything, then stirred with orchestral ambitions and sweetened with noise, CHC likes to do as they please in an attempt to pay homage to the legacy of great songwriting.

Their debut album Mice is out now following two critically-inflamed EPs.

Guitar/Vocals: Steven Kaiser
Drums: Matthew Lauritsen
Keys: Ryan Deeter
Bass: Matt Heymann.
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