Lyrics & Instrument Credits

Completely Removed

Thanks to: Liz and the Ecksteins/Laubs; Jeanne, Fred, and the Molters; Renata Ocampo and the Burger/Sakabe family; The Ocampo, Sullivan and Noble families; The Cisneros family; Ian and all the folks at Dischord; Geoff Bryant at Barge Concepts pedals

For WMF

They're on track to dismantle
All the plans I thought I'd laid
As the pack rushes past me I'm afraid

That there's a liquid component
To every solid promise made
Leave the act for the actor it's his parade

Just a note from a notebook
Shoved under your bedroom door
Leaving us here to wonder what you're for

There's a time and a reason
To think about it evermore
Leave the thought to the treason that's what it's for

I don't want to fall apart
Change is subtle
Reacts like water
With every hour
I fade

Vocals, Bass:
Chad
Vocals, Guitars, Drums and Percussion:
Devin

Long Day

I'm removed
If not hidden from view… Completely removed
No one cares about anything at all
And never has
I'm removed
From the scenes of the accidents
And the power sensed
As my absences wore thin on you
I'd say
I wish that I was open
And I wish that I did care
Of the few predictions that were spoken
The one about love's call shook me from my chair
I'm a taste of something that went bitter from sweet
And a sinner if your god were to see
That I moved from once having shelter and sense
To living daily as if the world might cease

I'll improve
If not cast as rude might as well improve
With social ties that just might be built on lies
I'll swoon
At the sight of it
I'll Improve
On this thankless mood
And apologize
More than 80 times
As my human crimes wear thin on you
I'll say

I wish that I was open
And I wish that I did care
Of the few predictions that were spoken
The one about love's call shook me from my chair
I'm a taste of something that went bitter from sweet
And a sinner if your god were to see
That I moved from once having shelter and sense
To living daily as if the world might cease

Oh… The day is so long

Bass:
Chad
Vocals, Guitars, Drums:
Devin

Seasons

So clear now looking back
Excavations unfilled under attack
You'd rummage down below
To grab a story of your own

The seasons they change
And why think they wouldn't
Then start all over
Underneath the great divide
Create to follow
Carefully you planned to take it
React to nothing
In time… The real will take hold of me

So clear now looking back
Excavations unfilled under attack
You'd chew right through the bone
To grab a story of your own

The seasons they change
And why think they wouldn't
Then start all over
Underneath the great divide
Create to follow
Carefully you planned to take it
React to nothing
You said yes and I said no but all will be well without Somewhere to go
I gave everything I had to give
I wish the lines would tie together
In any other way

Beyond the seasons… I'd ask
In any other way
Divide the reasons… And see it
In any other way
Desire for something… (That) relies on
Brightness of day
React to nothing… This time I'm sealing it away

The seasons they change and
Why think they wouldn't
Then start all over
Underneath the great divide
Create to follow
Carefully you planned to take it
React to nothing
You said yes and I said no
But all will be well without somewhere to go
I gave everything I had to give
I wish the fires would die forever

Vocals, Bass, Drums:
Chad
Vocals, Guitars:
Devin

We Could Be Others

You've given in
You're dying
I'm giving it... All I have and more

I'm living this
For lying
You're taking it… All I have and more

We could be open
We could be sober
We can be other's I know
(But) we can't fall into the subtext
Into the subtext (where) I know
It's too late
It's too long

You've given in
You're dying
I'm giving it... All I have and more

I'm living this
For lying
You're taking it... All I have and more

We could be open
We could be sober
We can be other's I know
(But) we can't fall into the subtext
Into the subtext (where) I know
It's too late
It's too long

In the meantime
We can be bright light
It can be so dark alone
A haven
For this insane man
Whose got to explain that?
Our love

Drums:
Chad
Vocals, Guitars, Percussion:
Devin
Bass:
Mark

Rising To Sleep

Wake, Blink, Cough, Speak… Now?
This day could end… Now
Piss, Wash, Dry, Fear… Care?
And I would not… Care
Eat, Drive, Greet, Sit… Down?
This place brings me… Down
Sell, Buy, Trade, Keep… All
But I want it… All
Will you survive the fall?
I can't stop trying to leap
Drive, Greet, Eat, Sit… Down?
This place brings me… Downv Piss, Wash, Dry, Fear… Care?
And I do not… Care

Speak, Blink, Cough, Sleep… Now?
This day will end… Now
Love, Sex, Friends, Keep… All
But I want it… All

Will you survive the fall?
I can't stop trying to leap
Wake, Blink, Cough, Speak… Now?
This day could end… Now

Piss, Wash, Dry, Fear… Care?
And I would not… Care
Eat, Drive, Greet, Sit… Down?
This place brings me… Down
Sell, Buy, Trade, Keep… All
But I want it… All
Will you survive the fall?
I can't stop trying to leap

Vocals, Drums, Keys:
Chad
Vocals, Guitars, Keys:
Devin
Bass, Keys:
Mark

Brasil '07

She paused
To explain
No… I won't have to fall asleep in view
Eye's see
She's with me
I am lost
I am hopelessly lost in you
When you say how long
I'll love you ‘til the end

Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums:
Devin
Horns, Vibes:
Mark
Vocals:
Renata

Kilometers And Smiles

Vocals, Bass:
Chad
Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Piano:
Devin

Country Air

I can't imagine anything that doesn't exist
I can suppress memories that seem to persist

At eight you're running through the backyard running
I play the coward here hiding at the back of the room All that country air informs the flow you're riding
I'm getting shoved into a box
That's looking more like a tomb

Lies can eat up your time until you've lost interest
The bar continually raised it can't be hit

You stopped running and accomplished something
Slowing down throwing out the rash parts
That became you
Can I make a call on an impulse?
This may be the only way
I can make it through

I can't imagine anything that doesn't exist
Look there can you see what I just did?

Vocals, Bass, Drums:
Chad
Vocals, Guitars:
Devin
Bass Clarinet, Percussion:
Mark

Home Is Where We Are

This worn heart
Won't beat for the inside
It's another
If I were forced to guess
Is this defeated shell worth the rest of my time?
It's the other

The reasons why I can be left and
You can be right aren't easy
But everywhere you call your home
I will be there waiting
And when I fished for wanted in the open blue
Discovered that there's more to it than point of view
In time there's another

The reasons why I can be blind and
You can be sight aren't easy
But everywhere you call your home
I will be there waiting
On and on and on and on

You're right… You're right
You're wrong… You're wrong
We both just disagree
But the saying says at least on that we also can agree
I believe in the emptiness that threatens to deceive
But I'll be damned if I let it take away
The sense of what I say

Into the soul I know why
Put into design
Into this soul I know why
Put in through desire
I'm not alone

Vocals, Bass, Drums:
Chad
Vocals, Guitars, Percussion:
Devin

Postcards

Be at the fall of the greatness you saw with the light out
His head hits the floor
As you're tapping the door of his hideout

All of this misery… Well, it's a calling card
Prepare for this history now while you're on his side

His teeth have the grit from the grind
As he sits on the edge here
Both hands off the wheel
If there's time he could steal
We'd be rich now

All of the future is gone… Will there be a day
(When) all of the happened is now?
Leave it up to fate

Don't phone… I'm miles away
(But) postcards will be offered
Hold dear… Don't walk away
the shoreline's getting closer

The ride in the car he felt "Come like you are" But denies this
Attempting to steer you said "Don't you come near" To defy him
All of this misery… Well, it's a story now
Prepare for this future and see why you're on his side

Don't phone… I'm miles away
(But) postcards will be offered
Hold dear… Don't walk away
The shoreline's getting closer

I'm not getting old
I'm not getting young

All of the present is gone…Will there be a day
(When) all of the future is now?
Leave it up to fate

Bass, Drums:
Chad
Vocals, Guitars, Piano:
Devin
Horns:
Mark

Tame On The Prowl

The case was made with good intentions
But soon brought out my excesses

They were wrong to say that
The tame are on the prowl
I'm wishing well on those without
I'm breath, filling lungs
I am dying to bring us enough
Green of field and seedless black
The two ends meet on cul-de-sac

They were wrong to say that
The tame are on the prowl
I'm wishing well on those without
I'm breath, filling lungs
I am dying to bring us enough

Vocals, Bass:
Chad
Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Drums:
Devin
Organ:
Mark