Prodigal Children

by Nicholas Mallis & the Borealis

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From the upcoming EP, 'The Hobby Lobbyist,' out Nov 10.


I woke up this morning to an empty street
Went to the cafe no barista to greet me.
When I got to work, the boss said
"Jenny didn't show up. She left with all the rest."

Mass Exodus to Brooklyn
Mass Exodus to Brooklyn

I catch the paper boy and it's all on the cover page.
"Mass exodus to Brooklyn.
All the crunchy people leave on a super bus today."

Mass Exodus to Brooklyn
Mass Exodus to Brooklyn

Now the mayor is laughing in my face.
I don't think this will be such a lovely place anymore.
But wait, wait. What's that I see rolling down the hills of the Appalachian Trail?
It looks a hoard of Prodigal Children. Some body couldn't hack it in the big city.

Mass Exodus from Brooklyn
Mass Exodus from Brooklyn


released November 4, 2015
Recorded and mixed by Nicholas at Chattooga Spa in Athens, GA
Mastered by Neal Warner at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA



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Nicholas Mallis & the Borealis Athens, Georgia

Nicholas Mallis is a songwriter, performer, and producer from Athens, GA. He writes weirdo pop songs for the nihilistic at heart. Known for being a side man in many Athens groups including Fred Schneider(B-52s), Nicholas launched his own project in 2014 with his backing band, The Borealis. Athens' Flagpole Magazine places Nicholas "among the town's best songwriters." ... more

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