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recorded in Boston, Massachusetts and Warren, Michigan 2004 - 2010
[disc 1: tracks 1-13]
[disc 2: tracks 14-26]
[disc 3: tracks 27-39]

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released April 29, 2010

written, performed and produced by Brandon McCarron

additional musicians on "What's Inside Out":
Beth Holub - viola
Bradley Mundell - violin, guitar
David Radland - bass
Stephen Emedi - guitar solo

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Track Name: What's Inside Out
when all of my windows drip with rain
and moonlight leaks onto my bed
and visions are dancing throughout my brain
with rhythm that pounds through my head
irradiant seas and waves of tears
wash over my heart, so intense
but when i open my mouth, the words aren't clear
and nothing i say makes any sense

my mind is stuck on a roundabout
and how do i get what's inside out?
how do i get what's inside out?

i think about god in candlelight
i think about you when you're gone
i try to decide what's wrong and what's right
i wonder why i'm so withdrawn
ineffable visions that seem so real
intangible feelings within
i wish i could tell you just how i feel
but i wouldn't know where to begin

my mind is stuck on a roundabout
and how do i get what's inside out?
how do i get what's inside out?

these visions have strangled and wrenched my mind
i writhe and i twist on the floor
i wish i could scream to the world outside
i can't hold it in anymore
but maybe these things can't be explained
perhaps they're not meant to be known
so i guess i'll just sit here and go insane
and these visions will keep me alone

my mind is stuck on a roundabout
my mind is stuck on a roundabout
my mind is stuck on a roundabout
i finally know what it's all about
but how do i get what's inside out?
how do i get what's inside out?
Track Name: About-Face
raise a voice, spill a drink
should've walked right out the door
soaking down, a slow blink
and things ain't the same no more
whistle yelps, all aboard
where the tracks point toward the woods
fend 'em off, swing a sword
like the chicken train that could

so if you're seeking a sculpture's cold embrace
archaic smile upon her face
don't be surprised if she loves you
then leaves a dusty about-face

write a book, lay a law
and then dance around that tune
tell your ma', tell your pa'
that he's a hundred years too soon

so if you discover some prints pressed in the paste
you hoped would hold a friend in place
don't be surprised if they lead you
from a muddy about-face

paint a town, run amok
could've broke right down the door
should've stayed, should've stuck
'cause that wood ain't weak no more
read a book, train a jaw
and then dance around that rhyme
tell your ma', tell your pa'
that it's dawning right on time

so if you're craving a spur to light your face
to chisel a scene upon a vase
don't be surprised if you wake up
don't be surprised if you wake up
don't be surprised if you wake up
to a brilliant about-face
Track Name: Everglade
it must've been rhyme, must've been right
asleep was a scheme in everglade light
the sun was in bloom, the sun was in sight
inviting me in

waited all night, waited all day
waiting for bread, waiting for pay
what colorless wrong did everglade slay
awake in a sin

but you can't stop worrying
no you can't stop worrying
and you can't stop worrying
no you can't stop worrying
but it's no use worrying
no it's no use worrying about a thing

it must've been time, must've been right
adrift is a dream in everglade night
stamping the surge, ashing the fight
blithe to the win
Track Name: Dawn
come on come on, we're moving too slow
across this city of silent white snow
it's almost morning, we're almost gone
for soon i will wake and we die with the dawn

wind in our eyes, breath in the air
burning starlight, ours to share
so come on come on, let's take what i've drawn
the stars are wilting and they die with the dawn

and when the day comes to take me away
i hope i can remember

waking without you, waking too soon
recalling your eyes that carried the moon
burning sunlight, stretch and yawn
i always forget that you die with the dawn
Track Name: My Lovely Lady
my lovely lady, take a bow
'cause you can't fight it anyhow
now you're just another person standing all alone
you ain't so special anymore
shaken wall and broken doors
but there's something about you that makes me feel so home

i see them laughing in your face
fingers glaring pure disgrace
but they don't know you like i know so many do
you're so pretty and so smart
so why d'you pull yourself apart?
come inside, sing a different song or two

wake up now, 'cause you ain't flawless, baby
your hair's a mess, your dress has come undone
but i think that your heart is sweet
so call it off and sound retreat
and be a little wiser with your gun

my lovely lady, if they knew
all the loving you could do
or if they turned to face the dirt upon your heels
your abandonment has marred
oh how cruel your disregard
but they might find your love to be so real

wake up now, you've got to reach out, baby
even though ain't no one reaching back
'cause i know that your heart is good
and baby, you're misunderstood
your smiling eyes will make up where you lack

my lovely lady, take a bow
'cause i still love you anyhow
i stand beside you even if i stand alone
you ain't so perfect anymore
shaken wall and blown out doors
but there's something about you that makes me feel so home
Track Name: Ravine
subway brain keeps rolling down
ticking train keeps moving
weekend getaways outside
but they don't care for you, no
draft the lecture for today
bleeding all the way through
kid, your colors crept inside
left an autograph of green and red
there's no way i could hide
the mere of that i've seen
sweet, still ravine

the rain brought water to the dust
manmade river flowing
but will the vultures get the best?
the rabid wolverines?
it takes each muscle everyday to vest
the whole of what i've seen
sweet, still ravine
i hope you dream
sweet, still ravine
Track Name: Knock On The Door
a knock on the door and i'm smiling again
tell you i'm dumb, swimming a fascinating sea

you've got to be mad to believe that where you're at
is where you're always going to be

steal away the only thing that's there
i didn't really care but everyone else did

a knock on the door, surprising again
putting points in the game, singing my name on key

drunk on dry imagination waves
i never wanted to be saved but everyone else was

a knock on the door and i'm smiling again
a second ahead is all i care to see
Track Name: Old Dynamite
wind in the fire
i'm growing so tired of this
everyday, swaying everyday
some eyes in the trees
the wildlife flees
at the sound of a hymn on the fray
hurling mud through the air
but beneath it, i swear
some old dynamite
it's smoldering now
the woods disavow
as the ash is lifted away

no fear
shroud me upon
the infatuating flame
and it's absolutely clear

unbelievably pent
till a package gets sent
some old dynamite
wind in the fire
has blown my desire
to some tiresome place
it's a lonesome place
where the smoke won't drift away
Track Name: Shake Them Free
a double life is what you're leading
back and forth most every night
you try to sleep, your mind keeps kicking you awake
you've got to keep their eyes from meeting
as they drag you left and right
polar grips, your tired shoulders can't escape
but please

shed your woes
and disregard fallen heros

perfect balance is desired
do your dance across the beam
'cause you're the one they couldn't pour into the mold
responsibilities required
not enough to hold the seams
and everybody knows just who to scold
busted roots are what you clutch
torn from the earth so long ago
should you keep them? should you toss them to the floor?
and in the other hand
the sweetest fruit your mouth has ever known
but you can't bear the weight of both worlds anymore
so please

shed your woes
and disregard fallen heros
you've got to shake them free
you've got to shake them free
you've got to shake them free

and there's no battle to be won
they're just clouds above your sun
static and sleeping
and it's the only way to make it through
the space that you're allotted
to unravel all the knotted ropes
that hold you to your knees
you've got to shake them free

morning blood begins to clot outside your window
as the newborn sky unveils its face again
and it scatters golden patterns of understanding on your skin
let it wrap you in its shroud as you transcend
and please

shed your woes
and disregard fallen heros
you've got to shake them free
you've got to shake them free
you've got to shake them free
Track Name: O Sue!
laughing a language that couldn't be changed
couldn't adapt, so it might sound strange
to you, o sue! what you put me through
a walk in the clouds, lay down in the flames

our souls are neglective and pleasures surround
our brains are selective, there's no one around
but you and me, and i'd hate to see
a whimper of fuss becoming infective

the seven seas are all we need
there's another land ahead
and i don't know what you think
but this whisky has gone to my head

laughing and joking is always a storm
and we clench to the near to keep ourselves warm
we do, o sue! you know you do too
so just take it easy, i'll leave in the thorn
Track Name: Fly Till You Find Her
lonely, lonely
knew the first moment i saw you
smoking, smoking
it's there in the lines on your face
a good friend, true friend
meant more than the deepest of oceans
but good friend, true friend
she was covered and lied to

so fly home, fly home
fly till you find her
and never let go

oh and you turned us all inside for days
oh and you turned us all inside in ways you don't know
and i pray you'll see your little girl smile again
i pray you'll never let go

a father, a daughter
there's love in the red on your face
and good friend, true friend
fight fire with fire

and fly home, fly home
fly till you find her
find her
find her
and never let go
Track Name: Panama Heat
red red rose
a beautiful stillness
throw off an illness
and everything's plain
an awkward pose
haggard with longing
straining and fawning
for some kind of rain

panama heat
you learn to defeat
with everyone
everyone you meet

green green leaves
silence and saunter
a break from the slaughter
comes and goes quick
you love, you grieve
you bathe by the hour
in warm gravestone showers
that teach you the trick

we drift through the day
they haul us away

panama heat
you learn to repeat
everyone, everyone
everyone you meet
Track Name: No Greater Thrill
on a bright highway
in the middle of the night
drove off in a hurry
trying to make it feel alright
a couple of months gone
and we've each thrown our scraps away
disposable sweeteners
that nudged us through the day

there's no greater thrill
no greater thrill
than the thought of seeing you again
and i will

there's too many people
who will never know my name
and i'm sick of these people
who just always act the same
a couple of months now
and i can't tell you who i am
but i can dream you smiling
and running to my hands

there's no greater thrill
no greater thrill
than the thought of seeing you again
and i will
Track Name: Constellation
late at night, when the spectacle comes
i start to bang on my revelry drums
and call your name
my eyes fixed upon celestial looks
my nose buried in astronomy books
i've fallen lame

let my eyes adjust
constellation, do what you must

night sky, will i ever meet the stars if i pray?
or will i never know the light of what they are if i stay?
oh how i ache to only plunge that deep serene
of a constellation gleam

every night when the sky goes black
i know exactly where you're going to be at
i call your name

quiet wild grace
constellation, light my dim face

night sky, will i ever meet the stars if i pray?
or will i never know the light of what they are if i stay?
oh how i ache to only plunge that deep serene
i mean, constellation gleam
lovely as i've seen
maybe best admired from afar
Track Name: Pray For Rain
young man, dig your hole
further down you roll
there's no way out of here
and it'll do you no good to complain
young man, you had better pray for rain

young man heed my word
or you'll end up interred
i've told you a thousand times
it brings nothing but pain
young man, you had better pray for rain

i can read through your lies when you try and act tough
you've had ten thousand highs but that's not good enough
face down in the sand, spaced out in the sun
you pray for the rain, but the rain won't come

young man, won't you learn
play and you get burned
don't try and mask it again
you're just smearing the stain
young man, you had better pray for rain

i can see your demise, yet you try and act tough
you've had ten thousand highs but that's not good enough
face down in the sand, spaced out in the sun
you pray for the rain, but the rain won't come

young man, it's too late
you've walked right through that gate
and if somehow i knew that
you'd just wash down the drain
young man, i wouldn't pray for rain
Track Name: Famine
you see the death count keeps climbing each day
with resolutions all stealing away
and as i flee through the forest at night
between criss-crossing blades moonlight

it's you
driving me out
making no sound
till famine eats me alive

won't pay a dime to wonder where you slept
lest your crumble be forever wept

famine eats me alive

i'll leave you alone, i'll leave you alone
i'll leave you to everybody
i'll leave you alone, i'll leave you alone
i'll leave you to everybody
everybody
everybody
Track Name: A Great Mistake
desolated town
ravaged from the heat, it drags you down
and down and down
frustrated sighs
slow exhaustion drips down from their eyes
then dries
we wander through the streets
swinging chains, objective on repeat
defeat, defeat
we find him in the dirt
twisted limbs and tears upon his shirt
he's hurt, but no one's listening

something happened today
but it's nothing i'll remember
it's nothing that you'd see when you're awake
something happened today
and i've killed the great pretender
sifted through the embers
but i wonder if i've made a great mistake

the helping papers pay
a flowered wreath for shit you throw away
ok, ok
melt your mane of snow
the weak link in the chain has got to go
it's so
we didn't have a choice
the fittest dogs will mute the shaky voice
rejoice, rejoice
for now the work is done
and useless trash can rot beneath the sun
i'm stunned, oh what have i begun?

something happened today
but it's nothing i'll remember
it's nothing that you'd see when you're awake
something happened today
and i've killed the great pretender
sifted through the embers
but i wonder if i've made a great mistake
Track Name: Here And Now
wake up and smile
morning has come
a sunny day
pale afternoon
a circuit's blown
the masses too are on the run

get up and mend
all the cities that perished instead
a sunny day
pale afternoon
the cover's blown
the masses too have gone to bed

it's an evening old phenomenon
it's a teasing sweat to call upon
but it's over and it's over here and now
it's a word brought down in drapery
someone serves a great dependency
but it's over and it's over here and now

breaking waves were rolling back to me
fleeing ego rolling back to sea
but it's over and it's over here and now
there and then laid plain a catalyst
how and when succumb to nothingness
but it's over and it's over here and now
and when it's over now and everything
can be still and free from everything
i'll be watching, i'll be cheerful somehow
you can breathe alone another life
you can eat your words another night
'cause it's over and it's over here and now
Track Name: Garden Rain
garden rain means everything today
like an ocean pounding the shore
whenever i find it, i'll turn it away
and forget all the sadness it bore

peace and flame, is everything the same?
can it really be taken apart?
whenever i find it, i'll turn it away
and respect what is close to my heart

garden hewn when everything's in bloom
making way for the new ones to grow
if ever i find it but run out of room
they'll expect me to change and let go

garden rain keeps everything at bay
like a griffin guarding its gold
the noise in the background, such clever array
oh my god, let the water run bold

garden rain means everything today
like an ocean to build and to be
Track Name: Any Other Way
i found you in an embassy of choosing
like a sheep, i was shaven and shuffled past your door
i didn't know the tracks i'd laid
the attention that i'd paid
but you didn't see it any other way

you fret i've got my feet down in the sewer
but my shoes are dry, so just how could that be?
i'm watching a rainbow soar
while my eyes melt to the floor
and i wouldn't have it any other way

passing through, passing through
all the leaves are turning green
a breath of still between the music
hold on, hold on

mine is an ageless ink
of clocks knocked out of sync
by i couldn't write it any other way

a thunder cloud, thunder could
disrupts the town for days
a fool afar still plays your music
hold on, hold on

it's going to be bright one morn
but not till fingernails are worn
and i wouldn't have it any other way
i wouldn't have it any other way
i wouldn't have it any other way
Track Name: Anything, Anything At All
backbone shiver
up against the river
there's no place left you can run
mixed mouth showing
and erie wind is blowing
crossroad verses unsung
don't be frightened
i'm only trying to lighten
the dark clouds over your mind
the great invitation
or subtle consolation
whatever you want would be fine with me

'cause i just want to tell you something
anything, anything at all

egos glowing
everybody knowing
everything you can know
work done slower
rehearsals running over
i don't really mean to be changing the show

but i just want to tell you something
anything, anything at all
just want to tell you something
anything, anything at all

so sweet the breeze
with everyone cut to their knees
nothing to share now
everything's bare now
we're free

chain gang chatter
it really doesn't matter
nobody knows the song
everybody's saying
that everything's decaying
but i think they've got it all wrong
bones got shaken
sinlessness was making
no sense to me at the time
'cause when tomorrow starts looming
a new life is blooming
anything kept that was left behind

yeah, i just want to tell you something
anything, anything at all
just want to tell you something
anything, anything at all
i just want to tell you something
anything, anything at all
Track Name: Give It Up
i can't imagine why you're back where you've been
to risk another mind to love me again
darling, don't you see that i've been so cruel?
and i think we both agree it'll be nothing new

there's smoke in your eyes and it's turning you mad
it's changing your mind and you want it to bad
what else can i tell you to make you understand?

you don't want to love me anymore
and i don't want to see you at my door
so give it up
oh baby, let go

ask yourself again, is this what you need?
or are you too weak to fend, too proud to concede?

calling it quits is a test that you've blown
you give in so easily when you're alone
what else can i show you that hasn't already been shown?

you don't want to love me anymore
and i don't want to see you at my door
so give it up
oh baby, let go

you don't want to love me anymore
and i don't want to see you at my door
so give it up
darling, give it up
please please, give it up
oh baby, let go
Track Name: Angel Of Silence
put on your glasses
your mind sure wants to see
they drift past the masses
but still bewilder me
it's all so old, it's all so new
when gold fades into blue
trees are stirring up the moon
inside the waiting room

setting alarm clocks
forgetting how to wake
fences and padlocks
but it's all there for to take
and if i went home
would you remember me?
if my body was sent home
and raked away with the leaves
i think that we should never stop
could never dream enough
if the stakes were lowered
just a bit

angel of silence
show me how to live
standing proudly
i will take all you can give
when all is said and all is through
and time has fled from you
nothing, nothing
shall you lose
Track Name: Man Up In The Tree
windy church bells ring
it's 7:30 in the morning
and i can rest my head
once these bottles finish pouring
but i don't mind
scowl at fear until it's left behind

workers tumbling down the stairs
running paper to their office chairs
well i don't see
just what the hell that's got to do with me

you see the man up in the tree
well he don't know who he's supposed to be
beneath a carpet of debris
well i'll try to shake him down
i wish he'd come around

such a festive meal
all the trimmings and an apple peel
you see my stark white plate
remind me once again how that should feel
and you can bet
that i'll remember till i can't forget

you see the man up in the tree
well he don't know who he's supposed to be
beneath a carpet of debris
well i'll try to shake him down
i wish he'd come around

you see the man up in the tree
well he don't know who he's supposed to be
beneath a carpet of debris
well i'll try to shake him down
i wish he'd come around
Track Name: Yer Dun
i should be wearing a smile or a frown
busy doing the twist or bored moping around
but the sky blows a gentle shade today and i'm lost
looks like our runners are slowed by the wall
busy snooping around or bored taking the fall
the course pulled an unexpected turn and they're lost

more firm claims
and coming up with the answer to this game

when you say yer dun
do you think you really mean it?
ain't you having fun
or are you hanging from the ceiling?

that bread and butter got stale in a hurry
bored fixing your eyes on a photo so blurry
an idea came and went in the blink of an eye
missing pieces filling up with a story
a vampire film, malicious and gory
energy stored and spent in the blink of an eye

here we go
each proven wrong conclusion carved in stone

when you say yer dun
do you think you really mean it?
come another one
and you're dancing on the ceiling

it grows more and more real each day
but how's it going to be?

i won't fire
until the whites of your eyes reflect all my desire

when you say yer dun
do you think you really mean it?
is it lost or won?
or are you still pounding on the ceiling?
november sun
shines awake in time to see it
when you say yer dun
do you think you really mean it?
do you really mean it?
Track Name: You've Got A Way
you've got a way to you
you've got a way to you
you've got a way as new as every day
as distant as the sun

it must've stayed with you
it must've stayed with you
it's in your tone, jagged as a stone
always on the run

and it's all a big mistake
you weren't supposed to take this long
another should've come along

you've got a way to you
you've got a way to you
you've got a way of thinking it's ok
to never quite belong

and it's all a big mistake
you weren't supposed to fake this long
never knowing right from wrong

you've got a way to you
you've got a way to you
you've got a way of thinking it's ok
to never quite belong
Track Name: Abbey In St. Tropez
two pints of beer
green eyes, sincere
meander through london town
a mellow tone
i feel we're the only ones around

two cups of wine
i feel sublime
navy blue clouds and sea
a placid dusk
an instant surrounds us in italy

there's nothing more pretty
than abbey in st. tropez

two woven twines
i feel sublime
dizzy down istanbul
seraphic smile
has kissed us through every land we've strolled

there's nothing more pretty
than abbey in st. tropez
abbey in st. tropez
Track Name: Land
some time ago
flew an eastern moon
the sea was so
sure to sing its tune
the leaves were blank
frozen in the bland
but when they sank
knew exactly where to land

years would pass
before the sky would change
and photographs
made the world so strange
then everything
all at once was grand
swept away
never knowing where i'd land

and i didn't understand
i didn't understand quite why

it's harder now
hard to get to far
but it's so easy now
to look upon the stars
and birds will rise
above the lives they planned
tomorrow's eyes
will show them where to land

and i didn't understand
i didn't understand
i'll never understand quite why
Track Name: Rain For You
breaking loose, getting out
ripping my deadweight cardboard box apart
there's nothing more to ignore
the only place left is back at the start
it's been a while, i know
i once told you everything i thought i understood
your open eyes never knew
and i can see clearly now that they never could

it's hard to believe
but it's obviously true
i'll tell you it's pouring, storming for me
but i can't make it rain for you

been outside for a day
a day full of weary direction and memory unsound
went outside for to take
and share with you every color around

i push like a kid
who's found something new
i'll tell you it's pouring, storming for me
but i can't make it rain for you

i see you there, looking down
looking like nothing has ever come close to your heart
i see you there, looking 'round
i'll tell you it's everywhere man, so get back to the start

i know what you want
but i can't make it true
you're looking for meaning, feeling from me
but i can't make it happen for you
i'll tell you it's pouring, storming everywhere
so start making it rain for you
Track Name: Panama Heat (slow)
red red rose
a beautiful stillness
throw off an illness
and everything's plain
an awkward pose
haggard with longing
straining and fawning
for some kind of rain

panama heat
you learn to defeat
with everyone
everyone you meet

green green leaves
silence and saunter
a break from the slaughter
comes and goes quick
you love, you grieve
you bathe by the hour
in warm gravestone showers
that teach you the trick

we drift through the day
they haul us away

panama heat
you learn to repeat
everyone, everyone
everyone you meet
Track Name: Run All Over Town
bet you can't follow me down
slip away, run all over town

he'd got me wondering how it must've been
living inside of a world upon a window sill
and he'd got me wondering what he must've seen
a fiery sun that exposed the other side of the hill

he'd got me thinking about the lives he'd bent
throwing out numbers and words, so undoubtedly his
and he'd got me wondering what he could've meant
it probably never came out right, so speculation it is

dying grandeur in our ears
and we still miss those wasted years

they said bet you can't follow me down
slip away, run all over town

he'd got me wondering who he might've been
living outside of the world to keep from running away
and he'd got me aching like a child again
taking a dead man's word and seeing some other way

happiness is seldom real
if only taken and concealed

bet you can't follow me down
we'll slip away, run all over town
Track Name: Bones
found high on a citadel, alone
the wind of a turning point has blown
and i carry the best of you till i'm bones
everything so far
gravel, grass and tar
everybody
give all ways home

reach back to a rigid vault of stone
stuffed with what anyone could own
but i carry the best of you in my bones
everything so far
ocean, hills and stars
everybody
give all ways home
Track Name: Can't Bother
ooo, you've got me thinking about you, baby
ooo, every time i turn around
ooo, you've got me thinking about you lately
ooo, every time i turn around

will i always be alone?
holding everything i own
i want to tell you, man
you can't bother with me today

cold is working up my knees
buckle hard and freeze
oh yeah, i'll never see your love again
never see you again

ooo, i'm still thinking about you, baby
ooo, every time i turn around

though i'll never be alone
no, i'll never be alone
and though i see what has been shown
i want to tell you, man
you can't bother with me today
Track Name: Stay Behind
don't bother explaining
i've heard 'em all before
once excuses started raining
i closed my bedroom door
your ridiculous campaigning
isn't welcome anymore
well you've made it pretty clear
that you've made up your mind
well hey, i'm walking this way
so i guess you'll have to stay behind

i looked at you from every angle
and tried to understand
your words and actions all get tangled
fabrications big and grand
and now i sit and watch you strangle
yourself with your own hand
well you've made it pretty clear
that you've made up your mind
well hey, i'm walking this way
so i guess you'll have to stay behind

well i hope you're having fun now
as you swim inside yourself
i guess that you and i are done now
so i'll leave you on your dusty shelf
and i'll be walking towards the sun now
smiling to myself
well i hope i made it clear
that i've made up my mind
and hey, i'm walking this way
so i guess you'll have to stay behind
yeah hey, i'm walking this way
so i guess you'll have to stay behind
Track Name: Nameless Saint Town
you mess me around
and throw me back down
to buy you some time to run away
you're digging, you're digging
you're digging a moat
to keep annoying people at bay
well switch on your tv and turn off your phone
forget about the people that you left all alone
lock up your palace and make love to your crown
and sink back to your nameless saint town

well you've sure got gall
to put up that wall
and tell me there's nobody home
you're dancing, you're dancing
you're having a ball
on everybody's time but your own
well i'm breaking my back trying to topple the brick
i'm chipping the glaze but the plaster's too thick
i call you a statue but you're more like a clown
center stage in your nameless saint town

do you want something from me?
we shall see, we shall see
i'm sure of it, i'm sure of it
there's got to be something to you and me

well it's getting absurd
and i'm all out of words
so let's just call it a draw
the story, the story
the story's been blurred
i guess that's our tragic flaw
it's got to stop sometime, so why don't we quit?
before we're up to our necks in hypocritical grit
well i sure as shit wouldn't want us around
so let's head back to our nameless saint town
let's head back to our nameless saint town
let's head back to our nameless saint town
Track Name: Old Man Fortune
orange warm sunshine
silent, sinking down on my time
oh, soft golden window, love of mine
hold me close, i'm kissing you goodbye

breezy freedom
tucked some stars away and freed some
old man fortune sighs what he has done
hold me close, i'm kissing you goodbye

the stage is such a gas
they're tossing roses
to your dazzling feet
too soon it seems
a show is born, another closes
passion always poses off the beat

shaking, sleeping
down that lazy stream we're creeping
oh, what riches i'll be keeping
hold me close, i'm kissing you goodbye
Track Name: The Vikings
oh, the vikings will laugh
and they'll drench you in a bath
of a wisdom, wide, that any man could breathe
and the stones beneath your feet
all the cracks within the street
will wash you to the brink of every eve
in the corners you shall hide
within familiar you'll confide
on a park bench nestled deep inside your head
but when the water rushes fast
you'd better raise high every mast
and remember all the scribbles that you have read

oh, the flowers dance and sprout
while the tourists scream and shout
and the fences lie still, sleeping, catching sun
and they'll look you in the eye
while you wallow in your sty
and suddenly your world will be outdone
one thousand bottles down the drain
out of breath from steep terrain
just to try and grab the ocean from the tower
but the inhabitants will cry
as you reach down from the sky
that the fruit is always sweet and always sour

oh, the vikings will cheer
and they'll drown you in their beer
and when you wake, you won't remember why you came
and you'll gaze out to the sea
as their wooden ship sails free
off to find another land to call a name
and you can stay there if you feel
feast on what you know is real
walking 'round and 'round till nighttime falls upon
or you can meet them in between
warm your face in gold and green
and with an eager smile, your eyes can greet the dawn
Track Name: Final Copy
to find another way to see it all again
to pick another place and be it all again
well i lost my train of thought
but a sign caught my attention
to live as i have lived

the final copy, reexamine every word
she's looking sloppy and her singing sounds absurd
but the sun shines deep and warm
on a sea worn penny to offer
some kind of wish for new

to find another way to see it all again
a duck and cover place to be it all again
well i lost my train of thought
but it seems i ought not wait here
there's no one coming back
Track Name: Already Free
drinking from a blazing sun, blazing sun
looks like someone's on the run, on the run
well i don't know about this dream
but i sure can fake it
and baby, you've got what i need
but i'm already free

loving light and flooded cries, flooded cries
splash upon my closing eyes, closing eyes
well i know about my love
but i just can't wake it
and baby, you've got what i need
but i'm already free

i've got to find some sky to breathe, sky to breathe
there's still a lot of world to weave, world to weave
well i don't know about this dream
but i sure can't shake it
and baby, baby, baby, you've got what i need
but i'm already free