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Track Name: Great White Plains
Where you gonna run to now?
After all the love runs out
Aren't you worn? You must be tired and torn
and burned out from the fire,
holding on the flames get higher

Take me to the great white plains to die,
I don't want to hear the sirens.
I've heard that death is an island,
isolating, I'm forced to fight it.
Where you gonna run to now?
Who's gonna comfort you and how, how, how?

It's funny how we keep alive
those who we know are meant to die.
The body breaks but you can try.
Aren't you worn? You must be tired and torn
and burned out from the fire,
holding on the flames get higher

Who can thrive in asylums?
Sanitized, I'm forced to try em.
Maybe life is the island,
and death's a collective,
simple when you find it.
Where'm I gonna run to now?
Who's gonna comfort me and how, how, how?

Take me to the great white plains to die
I don't want to hear the sirens
I've heard that death is an island,
isolating, I'm forced to fight it.
Maybe life is the island.

Maybe life is the island.
Track Name: Centipede
I've come to know why
the strange bird cries
when she listens to the sound
of the waves at night.
Breaking on the shore
like a herd stampeding,
hooves to the rhythm of the bird's wings beating.
Beating, beating,
I'm hoping that she sees me.
Wrapped around my heart is a centipede, feeding.
Feeding, feeding, feeding,
it eats me up

Every sound that you make,
I can hear your heartache breaking,
shivering, shaking.
Babe, I hope you're giving what you're taking away.
Every move that you make,
I can feel my heartache mending,
melting, bending.
Babe, are you getting what I'm sending your way?

It'll be ok
she says she'll see me in the morning.
Thunderheads ahead of us,
crashing and forming.
Forming, forming,
maybe it's a warning.
Heard you slippin into bed
early in the mo(u)rning.
Mo(u)rning, mo(u)rning,
come divide the night.
Crying at the sight
of a concrete bird in flight

Every sound that you make,
I can hear your heartache breaking,
shivering, shaking.
Babe, I hope you're giving what you're taking away.
Every move that you make,
I can feel my heartache mending,
melting, bending.
Babe, are you getting what I'm sending your way?
Track Name: The Farther I Roam
Mama, you're a mirror to me now.
Just look at the way that I turned out.
Mama's thinking that their boys are burned out.
Mama, mazemaker.

Father you're the future to me now.
Just look at the way that we come down.
Just like the wind came and blew the flames out.
Father figure.

The farther I roam,
the harder I want my home.
Keep me in your hearts
and I'll call you on that telephone
The farther I roam,
the harder I want my home.
Keep me in your hearts,
keep me in your hearts.

Nathan, you're a stranger to me now.
The worm inside your brain, I watch it hang out.
I watch it hang out.
Nathan, don't be a stranger.

The farther I roam,
the harder I want my home.
Keep me in your hearts
and I'll call you on that telephone
The farther I roam,
the harder I want my home.
Keep me in your hearts,
keep me in your hearts.

Keep me in your hearts,
keep me in your hearts.
Track Name: New Sleep
silent hands and feet
all covered in dirt and snow sheets
father do you breathe this rhythm
in your new sleep?

quiet house
black wings and crow's mouth
quiet house
I feel you moving out

what will be will be
rock us like the sea to sleep
I know why babies weep
sometimes silently

quiet house
black wings and crow's mouth
quiet house
let our bodies out

what will be will be
all of these crows on my street
are you still keeping me
if you are fast asleep?
Track Name: Albatross
All of this water's gonna wash me away.
Let's find us some shelter, escape from the rain.
Tell me what's changed and what's stayed the same.
I've been calling and calling and calling your name.

Make me a drifter,
make me an albatross,
make the ocean it crosses.
You're the west coast,
you're the growing up.
Haven't I grown enough?

Whatever it is,
just take it from me.
Take it from me.

And we never had time,
it just burned out.
Well I hope that you're fine, that you're fine,
that you find out.

Drifting away while you stare at the shoreline.
The heart is a bass drum, it beats inside your mind.
Fight it or feed it or do what the sea did.
It took what it touched 'till that high tide receded.
And it's still going out, it's still going out,
it's still going out...

Make me a drifter,
make me an albatross,
make me the ocean it crosses.

Whatever it is,
just take it from me.
Take it from me.

We never have time,
it just burns out.
But things will be fine, we'll be fine,
we'll all find out.
Track Name: Drumsticks
You said that I should meet ya.
You said it before.
Are you gonna be up?
Can I knock on your door?
Babe, I wanna see ya,
only if your heart beats slow.
You say my name
but you speak so low.

My body's a drum.
Are you gonna comfort it?
I've been on the run,
waiting for a hit.

Waiting for a hit,
wait for it.
Are you gonna run, run, run,
run from this?

I guess we'll come to see.
Oh baby you could run to me.
Babe, are you even listening?
I've been feeling like you're far from me.
Far from me.
Far from me,
far from "baby you could run to me",
comfort me,
come to me,
run to me,
run.

Are we tied too tight?
What are we tied for?
Something's moving tonight.
Hasn't moved before.
There's always strings attached.
There's always strings to pull.
When I saw you last,
there were scissors on the floor.

My body's a drum.
Where are your drumsticks?
I've been on the run,
waiting for a hit.

Waiting for a hit,
wait for it.
Are you gonna run, run, run,
run from this?

I guess we'll come to see.
Oh baby you could run to me.
Babe, are you even listening?
I've been feeling like you're far from me.
Far from me.
Far from me,
far from "baby you could run to me",
comfort me,
come to me,
run from me,
run to me,
run, run, run, run,
run, to me.
Track Name: Kill Time
Smashing clocks just to kill time.
Count down seconds 'till the days and nights go by.
Give us comfort, give us compound eyes,
a vile of sunshine for when it's dark outside.

All my treasure's turned to trash.
Overnight, happens as fast as lightning flashes.
Remember skies and oaks and grasses?
Sneaking out and skipping classes?
Ain't it funny how time passes?
I've got this feeling.

How long could you wait?
You know it ain't too hard to throw something away.
How long, how long?
You know it ain't too hard, it ain't too hard babe.

Building clocks just to make time.
Migrating geese against the California sky.
I call to them as they pass me by,
"Take me with you, take me with you,
I've got this feeling."

How long could you wait?
You know it ain't too hard to throw something away.
How long, how long?
You know it ain't too hard, it ain't too hard babe.

Kill time
Track Name: Vampire
Who is this vampire,
sucking my blood?
You're eating me up.

But the world's full of campfires,
lights in the night.
So keep your head up.

We roam the night with our hands tightly tied,
in search of a bite to fill our appetites.
There's a ribbon of light from the hole from the knife.
It proves that you're human and everything's alright.
Everything's alright.
Everything.

Girl, you're a vampire,
sucking my blood.
You're eating me up.

But my heart's not a vampire.
It's pumping my blood,
spreading the love.

We roam the night with our hands tightly tied,
in search of bite with our eyes open wide.
There's a ribbon of light from the hole from the knife.
It proves that you're human and everything's alright.
Everything's alright.
Everything's alright.
Everything's alright.
Everything.

Goddamn, I'm a vampire,
sucking my blood.
I'm eating me up.
Track Name: Everything Passing
Babe,
I won't cry when you walk away.
With everything passing.

Day to day I make my great escape.
Each one blooming
and burning away.

Reckless in the moment,
we act like we own this.
When flocks of birds have flown in.
Flocks of letters, tracks of words,
you're a strange bird.
You're a stranger.

Tame,
thought I'd teach you to stay.
Black clouds rising.

I wanna cry when you kiss my face.
With everything trembling
and passing away.

Reckless in the moment,
we act like we own this.
When flocks of birds have flown in.
Flocks of letters, tracks of words,
you're a strange bird.
You're a stranger.

So what can I hold?
With everything passing.
With everything passing.
Track Name: Strange Bird
All these golden falling leaves.
Moving like a slow bird, moving like a slow bird
that flies all through the trees.
So slowly I see.
So slowly I see.

My eyes were fixed on the shore.
Moving like a strange bird, moving like a strange bird
that I don't know anymore.
I don't know anymore.
I don't know anymore.

All these green unfolding leaves.
Singing like songbird, singing like songbird
crying, "Let me be."
What's it mean to be free?
What's it mean to be free?