Spencer and Rob

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Pawl Music This is an essential song that is at once transcendent and grounded with the tragedy and beauty of being a human being.


This is the indie-rock version of the song.

This song is dedicated to Rob Schrab and Spencer Crittenden. It was written in the hopes of cheering them up after they discussed experiencing depression on Harmontown in January 2018.


Spencer, depression is lying to you
Cheer up, we are rootin' for you
Life is a sequence of various verbs
Always and never are dangerous words
We are the architects of our own 'why'
Every new moment a cast of the die

The futures not a promise
And the past is not a grade
But the briefness of the candle makes for much more precious days

Spencer, depression is lying to you
Cheer up, we are rootin' for you
All of the thoughts that lead to givin' up
Are only seductive because you know you
Perspective is needed to see other paths
Hope is not constant but can be renewed

Rob Schrab, depression is lying to you
Cheer up, we are rootin' for you
The future is chaotic
And there's always gamma rays
But the briefness of the candle
Makes for much more precious days

[Backing] Rob Schrab, Spencer


from Spencer and Rob (single), track released April 22, 2018
Written, performed, recorded, engineered and produced by Tim Krauss.
Mixed and engineered by Richard Lam.
Drums performed by Dan Julian.
Drums recorded by Matt Ten Clay at Amber Lit Audio in Grand Rapids, MI
Artwork by Tim and Fynn Krauss (photo used without permission)

Special thanks to: Fynn Krauss, Paul Krauss, and Jupiter Jones.



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ttypes is a midwest composer and anyone he's collaborating with. ttypes is native to Grand Rapids, Michigan. ttypes is multi-genre and is inspired by personal experience, myth, morality, science, fiction, non-fiction, and dreams.

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