The Pioneer Lyrics - KEN mode

KEN mode Mennonite cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2008-3-1
length: 2:14
vocal: Jesse Matthewson
guitar: Jesse Matthewson
drums (drum set): Shane Matthewson
bass guitar: Jahmeel Russell
recording engineer: Craig Boychuk, Craig Boychuk and Craig Boychuk
mixer: Jesse Matthewson and Craig Boychuk
lyricist: Jesse Matthewson
composer: Jesse Matthewson, Jahmeel Russell, Shane Matthewson
publishing: KEN mode
This is unsettling, and this is real. Seated; partially arched, lower back a flutter of dull discomfort, neck slightly forward, fingers to keys. Is this hunger or anxiety? Sifting through receipts...there is a full realization of the sacrifice at hand. Was this what you pictured? This homicidal security, dripping with the blood of your once proud character. Growing up truly is selling out, and I'm not there yet.

Lyrics licensed by
CD 1
  • 1 Extending Common Courtesy Throughout the Evening
  • 2 I Send My Regards to the Colonel
  • 3 The Romanticist
  • 4 Summary of Comfort
  • 5 The Pioneer
  • 6 Frye
  • 7 Messenger of Teeth
  • 8 The Dear John Letter Crew
  • 9 The Goat