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Release Date

May 8 2012

Label

Dangerbird Records

Track Listing

Neck Of The Woods

Skin Graph

(verse one)
little lights are overexposed 
and they highlight marks on the floor
when aligned right lead to the door
of a place that seems somewhat explosive
now I’m back and punching the air
a sneak attack to disrupt and smear
all the laid tracks I left when I broke
off the pavement I still should be on I suppose…
(verse two )
in a new skin I’m ready to snare
what I’m never willing to share
I disable my muscles and bones
so they won’t try and walk on their own now I stand here with nothing to hide like a newborn hungry and wild
but the ground I want to explore doesn’t feel like before…
(pre-chorus one)
 all I think about is why
the skin I’m in feels ordinary and things that you might like don’t grow inside of me…
(chorus one) 
your skin is alive and it’s leaving your skin is alive and it’s moving your skin is alive and it’s leaving your skin is alive and it moves me…
(bridge)
 I want to be next to you
while your covering is soft
when I try to crawl up next to you your covering becomes leather…
(pre-chorus two)
 all I think about is why
the skin I’m in feels ordinary and things that you might like don’t grow inside of me…
(chorus two)
 your skin is alive and it’s leaving your skin is alive and it’s moving your skin is alive and it’s leaving your skin is alive and it moves me…

Make Believe

(verse one) 
they took everything you want wrapped it in a box and locked it in a keep made of high rise stucco walls with polyester guards moving out of sync I hunt with curtain rod swords and shields of cardboard on two wheeled steeds I storm the cul de sac to get things back on track and bring you what you need…

(pre- chorus one) you would do the same for me but I might’ve lost my mind…

(chorus one) I can never show you what you gave to me a shape and form of make believe I wouldn’t want to stay here in my incom- plete shaken up realities…

(verse two) I’ll give everything I’ve got to fill the canyon with useless debris from plastic foliage collected catalogues and other fakery I’ll sentence everyone over twenty one to the guillotines they never understood our neck of the woods and what it all means…

(pre-chorus two) this is not a game for me but I might’ve lost my mind…

(chorus two) I can never show you what you gave to me a shape and form of make believe I wouldn’t like to stay here in my incomplete shaken up realities you shake up reality…

(pre-chorus three) you would do the same for me but I might’ve lost my mind…

(chorus three) I can never show you what you gave to me a shape and form of make believe I wouldn’t like to stay here in my incomplete shaken up realities I’d really like to be there when you raise for me a shape and form of make believe I wish I could just warn you of my incomplete shaken up realities you shake up reality…

Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)

(verse one) 
they drowned you out and left you with the sounds of spoiled goodnights 
replacing lullabies…

(pre-chorus one) 
how could they never notice what they planted in your space? I see you laughing in a picture but I know what’s out of frame…

(verse two) 
you barely cried
but you made it out alive
and I’m so proud
that you’re in my hands now…

(pre-chorus two)
 if we grew up together
you would find it’s not the same
I want to jump inside that picture and show you a new game…

(chorus one) 
if we can stay here long enough we can play with bloody mary
 and say her name into the dark and activate our nerve endings
if we can stay here long enough we can play with bloody mary
she can chase us through the dark and activate our nerve endings
if we stay…

(pre-chorus three) 
I’ll never let them get closer
or shower you with any blame now we dance in our own picture where the rules have changed…

(chorus two) 
if we can stay here long enough we can play with bloody mary
 and say her name into the dark and activate our nerve endings
if we can stay here long enough we can play with bloody mary
she can chase us through the dark and activate our nerve endings
if we stay…

Busy Bees

(verse one) 
I heart metal 
I heart wine
 more so when they’re combined the wood that scares me
saved my life
lesson learned after twice…

(pre-chorus one) 
the trees are blinking bright
I shake in the rhythmic light
I’ve never felt anything like
the cold of these empty spaces…

(verse two)
 fog from bottles 
end of lines 
don’t start making gears grind 
but back road findings could change my mind busy bees don’t really fly…

(pre-chorus two) 
if I could just slow down
and scribble on missing pages
 who would I write it for?
 and who would write it for me now?…

(chorus one) 
some people wait just for a little bit why can’t I wait to find my little bit?…

(pre-chorus three)
 the trees are blinking bright
 I shake in the rhythmic light
 I’ve never felt anything like
the cold of these empty spaces 
if I could just slow down
and scribble on missing pages 
who would I write it for?
 and who would write it for me now?…

(chorus two)
 some people wait just for a little bit why can’t I wait to find my little bit?

some people wait just for a little bit some people wait just for a little bit some people wait just for a little bit why can’t I wait to find my little bit?…

Here We Are (Chancer)

(verse one)
 here we are
 underneath a million leaves and shadows of compromising scenes when I was young 
I dreamed this would be steamier…

(chorus one)
 but I’ve got one chance to move you one chance to move you
 so here we are..

(verse two) 
I’m running out 
of sounds to let you down I can’t call it off
or gain higher ground luck of the draw
 is all that’s allowed
 is it easier?…

(chorus two)
 if it’s the right time to lose you right time to lose you
 so here we are…

(verse three) here we are here we are here we are (the right time?) here we are…

(chorus three) 
I’ve got one chance to move you one chance to move you 
is it the right time to lose you right time to lose you…

Mean Spirits

(verse one)
 in backyard burnings
 I’m easily amused
 their backs start curling they’re running out of room your mouth is sharpened 
in a gruesome display 
but I’m still waiting
 for something nice to say…

(pre-chorus one) my spirits are high mean spirits high…

(chorus one)
 please go on and on
there’s beauty in your venom I love to play and sing along 
I love to play and sing along too late to decide
 my lips are opened wide
I love to play and sing along 
I love to play and sing along…

(verse two)
you stare at my shoulders 
are you surprised to see?
 one more devil 
where angel wings should be…

(pre-chorus two) my spirits are high mean spirits high…

(chorus two)
 please go on and on
there’s beauty in your venom I love to play and sing along
I love to play and sing along too late to decide 
my lips are opened wide
 I love to play and sing along
I love to play and sing along…

(bridge) high high high high high high high high…

(chorus three)
 please keep going on
oh that sweet venom 
I love to play and sing along I love to play and sing along too late to decide 
my lips are opened wide 
I love to play and sing along
I love to play and sing along…

Simmer

(verse one)
 where it starts and where it ends is here in my bedroom 
the chatter from vents
is the only thing seeping through

I see spiders defend
 the same space I’m living in
 I should be called out to amend the words I’m entering…

(chorus one)
 what am I waiting for some army to break in? what am I aiming towards a fight that never ends? what am I searching for
a light to shine again?…

(verse two) 
a siren crept in
and said the world’s still grinning I need a strong arm my friend
 to keep me from simmering…

(chorus two)
 what am I waiting for some army to break in? what am I aiming towards a fight that never ends? what am I searching for
a light to shine again? nothing’s coming nothing’s coming nothing’s coming…

(bridge) 
if I get up
out of this den where do I begin?…

(chorus three)
 what am I waiting for some army to break in? what am I aiming towards a fight that never ends? what am I searching for
a light to shine again? nothing’s coming nothing’s coming nothing’s coming nothing’s coming nothing’s coming…

(outro)
 that’s where it starts that’s where it ends that’s where it starts that’s where it ends that’s where it starts and where it ends.

The Pit

(verse one)
 I am marching through branches in of fit of wanderlust
 I see you in a black hole reaching out for something just
 silhouettes of neighbors dancing in disgust…

I’m sure you recognize my noise and you’ve heard about the pit 
been told to be afraid of everything that lives within

but it’s much worse where you are so will you go for it?…

(pre-chorus one)
 I have a feeling you might a feeling you might…

(chorus one)
 if somebody somewhere will clean out your wounds our dirty fingers
 will bury the lie

if somebody somewhere would clean out your wounds and bury the lie…

(verse two)
now we tumble down a hill to a fire with a crowd the flicker becomes thicker as we bottom out 
the residents don’t even notice our sudden shouts…

when your eyes adjust and you see what’s in view discolored and distempered smiles that seem new do you realize they were all once like you?…

(pre-chorus two) 
I have a feeling you might a feeling you might….

(chorus two) 
if somebody somewhere will clean out your wounds our dirty fingers
 will bury the lie

if somebody somewhere would clean out your wounds and bury the lie…

(bridge) 
no
no
no one cares where no one goes

no
no
no one cares
where no one goes…

(verse three) 
you recognize my noise and you’ve heard about the pit been told to be afraid of everything that comes with it we can talk about it later but i think you’ve given in
we can talk about it later but i think you’ve given in…

(pre-chorus three) 
I had a feeling you might bury the lie…

Dots And Dashes (Enough Already)

(verse one)
so you want to mess with me
caught me in a silent scream

heat filling up my cheeks 
not exactly what you think
 see you in the room next door your feet float above the floor dress torn above your knees
like you’ve owned it for centuries…

(verse two) 
dots and dashes on the wall 
you tell me about the falls 
of kingdoms and champions 
you’ve seen a thousand times before I show you my private things 
like my scrapbook of fantasies
you say I look a little too green 
for saving…

(pre-chorus)
 I’m already bored 
I’m already wise 
I’m already worn
I’m already wondering ‘what am I?’ I’m already rough
I’m already lean
I’m already wanting to be obscene I’m already cursed
 I’m already dry 
I’m already wondering ‘what am I?’ I’ve already learned
a bit of sin

enough already, let me in…

(chorus one)
w e signal in a moonbeam 
I beg you to follow me
you say that I’ll be surprised at the codes in a sunrise 
but if I don’t like what I see and my grip starts loosening the edge of the big reveal could be the end of the story…

(bridge)
 I just saw innocence spinning around spinning around
 should I step in and blow it all down blow it all away?…

(pre-chorus two)
 I’m already bored
I’m already wise 
I’m already worn
 I’m already wondering ‘what am I?’ I’m already rough

I’m already lean
 I’m already waiting to be obscene I’m already cursed
I’m already dry 
I’m already wondering ‘what am I?’ I’ve already learned
 a bit of sin 
enough already, let me in

(chorus two)
we signal in a moonbeam
I beg you to follow me
you say that I’ll be surprised at the codes in a sunrise
but if I don’t like what i see and my grip starts loosening the edge of the big reveal could be the end of the story…

Gun-Shy Sunshine

(verse one) 
faith and praise keep locked away sentimental thoughts can stay 
I suppose I’ve made mistakes carry on so I can lay…

(chorus one)
 with your gun-shy sunshine with my headstrong highlights

(verse two)
 brace yourself for old remains later on I will behave
 made a home for future stakes rest assured we’ll be ok…

(chorus two)
 with your gun-shy sunshine
with my headstrong highlights 
with our hands drawn and eyes dried hands drawn and eyes dried
 what you don’t understand 
(hands drawn and eyes dried) 
I’m a modular man…

(bridge) 
pretend to care to remember pretend to care to remember remember when to resemble man…

(chorus three)
with your gun-shy sunshine
 with my headstrong highlights
 with our hands drawn and eyes dried hands drawn and eyes dried
 what you don’t understand 
(hands drawn and eyes dried)
 I’m a modular man…

Out Of Breath

(verse one) 
forgive me 
forgive me 
if I seem alarmed
 I had a motionless moment but no harm’s done

you see I’ve read through
a million 
words that I wrote 
that built up mountains from shrapnel

(pre-chorus one)
I’ve made my mind up my mind up

because the line drawn in the sand’s wrong

(chorus one) 
when all the pioneers are gone and all that’s left are unresolved out of step opinions

you say the word and I will come with overbearing clouds of warmth out of breath but not alone

(verse two) 
forgive me
 forgive me
 if I’m straight forward 
I’m in a poisonous process that is getting old

I always wind up with botched up over critical emotive motives

(pre-chorus two) 
I’ve made my mind up my mind up

and I could care less who’s turned off…

(chorus two) 
when all the pioneers are gone and all that’s left are unresolved out of step opinions

but you say the word and I will come with overbearing clouds of warmth out of breath but not alone

(bridge) 
they always say how great it is to leave us wanting
 but you and I know when we have been stretched to thin

(chorus three)
 when all the pioneers are gone
and all that’s left is unresolved
out of step opinions
it’s life or death once more
but you say the word and I will come with overbearing clouds of warmth out of breath but not alone