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after the earthquake

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released November 11, 2014

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Track Name: over underground
How come i can’t ever seem to get through to you?
every time i open my mouth you just cut me off/shut me off
how come i can’t ever
seem to get rid of this heavy coat?
every time it’s
on it feels like heavy sand is weighing me down
they said go on man, shake it off, and just deal with it

this is life there are consequences
we were working
for each other
but things went wrong, we went south,
we went over underground
how come i can’t see through
your storms?
sitting on your shores, i thought i’d find you there
trapped under concrete, i thought you’d come find me

i guess we’ve come to clean up the mess
and avoid a scene, and avoid ourselves
Track Name: after the earthquake
It followed you home, you walked away from it
the heart of the storm, you couldn’t escape from it
and when the tide breaks
and the earth shakes
we’ll be hiding until after the earthquake
and when the air thins
and the earth spins
we’ll be hiding until after the trembling
couldn’t ignore all the problems
it turns out you can’t be bothered
old lines won’t be followed
tough times, down at the break
you went home late and crashed after midnight
woke up and you still can’t shake the feeling
Track Name: with honors
And i know it was me who cut you up
i’d been drunk for so long i should have just kept my mouth shut
my half moon mouth had swelled and swallowed the deep of this blue evening
and the hands of my watch read 11:30 pm
and i know that it’s me who fucked it up
i’d been locked up too long, but i should have just kept my mouth shut
if i could try and just stand up, no, sit back down to sleep on my shoulder
to lie awake here, to lie awake and take it in
because i’m sick, and i’m bored, and i’m angry and i’m tired
and i just can’t get enough out of you
All this waiting around but there was nothing to see
the light flooded in and the black blew out with the breeze
the wind brought the night down to its knees • fires burned and lights blew out from the heat
Track Name: it came back
I can’t believe you are staying
the face you made said that you were
gone
i could have ate more time, but hearing’s not a sense that serves
me well
on your arm it read quite clearly – the choices you make might
turn out wrong
so we sat on the frozen ground
because this winter’s been cold as hell
in a house framed with broken nails
but the back door’s been turned around
you thought i was perfect, but you got it wrong
found out i was crazy and you stuck around anyway
Track Name: edge of space
The sponsors keep calling
wanna push the brand real hard
but my new girl, she gets it, knows that it’s just the job i’m on
i had to get higher just to see how small we are
through
a cold blue ceiling, just me and the high i’m on
i’m standing alone at the edge of space
and it’s 25 miles down but i’d rather be floating
then you drop your hand and i go
all the people down there are moving so slow
and i could just be memorizing things
Track Name: stuck on repeat
I can’t keep up with your speed
i can’t follow your headlights, but you know that i’ll find you
and i went down the wrong streets
these roads are dead-ended
but you know that i’ll get there
because this is what it’s like, and this is when you’re supposed to say that it’s ok
because i’m still trying to figure it out
i’m stuck on repeat, spinning in full circles
but i know that i’ll get there
because this runs vein deep
these lines are pointing somewhere • and i know that i’ll get there
Track Name: ain't it strange
Ain’t it strange that we fell out?
we feel all this pressure now
not from here, but from above
we all used to get along
it’s really not just how it was
ain’t it strange that we took on self-policing everyone?
we’re at war; it’s not our fault
i’ll just wait until you wake up
because i loved you in the evening, but now i can’t promise you
and all the plans we made are slowly falling through
you think it makes it easy but i know that it ain’t true
you think i’m being simple but i know that this ain’t you
Track Name: nothing to see here
We walked down the long expanse
the wait was long but it still made sense
but i still don’t know where you are
so i’ll take some clues from your art, and read your notes
we turned around and watched the ghost, the shade behind the curtain grows
but i still don’t know where you are, but i’ll find out
those radio days came and went and they left us behind
and we’re standing still but the static is just cold as ice
and we’ll take time
you should probably get a grip
not the whole hand, just the fingertips
but i still don’t know where you are
but i’ll find out
pinned against the rails again, from here to there, caught in a spin
but i still don’t know where you are again
but ill take some clues from your art and read your notes
Track Name: short changed
Reciting lines on the porch, you’re looking lovely in all your courage
one day we’ll get out of here and wish we never showed up in the first place
all this waiting around, but there was nothing to see
then the light and smoke filled in and the black blew in with the breeze
this is a time warp showing decay, a black hole dug by disdain
feel free to speak, however that brings loud bangs, electric pulse
the winds came and suffocated, brought the night down to its knees
these are twisted times our circuits are blown and we’ve been short changed
you didn’t know that i was looking
when you gave a long sigh to the times as it passed us by
you knew it was worth it
but didn’t know it would be recorded
this porch will stand and we’ll stand tall
with our heads pinned to the wall
we didn’t know it was never ending
maybe winter’s a new beginning
this porch will stand and
We’ll stand tall
with our heads pinned to the wall
you didn’t know that i was looking
Track Name: two floors down
Because i was two floors up and you were six feet down
now i’m eight hours away by flight
just a messed up kid, but i was sorting you out
and we both knew it weren’t right
i can’t love you if you don’t love yourself
but who else do we have to like?
and now i’m two floors down, and you’re never around
and your girlfriend told me she moved out last night
because i was two floors up and you were out of sight
i was trading on our height
just a messed up kid, but i was sorting you out
and we both knew it weren’t right
and i can’t love you if you don’t love yourself
but who else do we have to like?
now i’m on both sides, repeating your bent lines
and your girlfriend told me she moved out last night.
i don’t mind if you’re coming here, because you are already gone
because he’s drowning in the water, you better come
i think about it nightly, you better run
these thoughts start to pile up on top of my head
i start ringing you a thousand times and calling your friends
you better run