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1.
03:47
I looked at the answers you wrote on your hand When they were asking you about the man That you’d like to meet and drop everything to run to I don’t mean to brag and I don’t mean to boast But I would like to think I’ve got most Of the qualities on your list, so I thought I’d introduce myself to you Your pouting blue eyes they make contact with mine And they keep looking through me until they’re behind me And staring at the face of a man that you know That I know that you know could only bring bad news You hate to be rude but you really must go Leaving me to wonder if I’ll know The words that I say that give me away As being unworthy of you every time And if he’s the one that you want to go to bed with And I’m the one you want to wake up to I can put myself on acetate and make it easier for you Forget what they tell you, the evenings are yours The supplicating men become whores And we’re lined up like chances, and all that you need do is take one But your look says it clearly, you think me a toy If you were in the market for a boy You would find yourself a man and a mattress and make one But I would have to suppose that that’s the way life goes When the gardener decides to fall in love with the rose I’ll protect you from insects but I won’t presume to inhale you For whatever the reason you’re out of my league Pursuing only leads to fatigue So I will take my leave and my heart from my sleeve And I’ll see you whenever I see you again And if he’s the one that you want to go to bed with And I’m the one you want to wake up to I can put myself on acetate and make it easier for you To take me with you when you go And tell me things I shouldn’t know And be the girl I thought I’d finally found a thousand times before To keep on trying for
2.
"The table looked nice" she said She said "you set it very well" I told her I was nervous She said that she could tell "Your dress looked nice" I said "It's always been my favorite one" I could tell that she was nervous At least I'm not the only one Yeah well baby, baby I'm wondering what you're thinking Her plane takes off at ten We've got to leave the house by eight She's packing up her suitcase We're always running late "I'm taking this" she says It's our picture in a frame She's hoping it can hold us Keep everything the same Yeah well baby, baby It's probably wishful thinking I was told not long ago I'd always be the one for you But what you sold was a piece of time That doesn't quite belong to you And in a year we'll claim That everything is still the same But here's an example of things gone wrong You'll find another guy who can write you songs And I'll find a girl that is just like you And she'll want me to love her What am I to do? Tell me what do you think I will do I was told not long ago I'd always be the one for you But what you sold was a piece of time That doesn't quite belong to you And in a year we'll claim That everything is still the same
3.
04:37
It started off sad Sad ‘cause I miss you I'm sad ‘cause I’m gone And I’ve tried moving on But I left my heart with you I'm tired of the pain We're tired of the same things The train station scenes And the weeks in between I just feel like I’m changing I've tried letting go I've tried going under With nothing to show 'Cause I’m getting straight Straight A's in wasting Alone I still wear your shoes I try not to phone you I drift through your town With my eyes to the ground It’s like I don’t know you 'Cause far and away This is my worst day I'm stoned all the time And it looks like I’m fine But it hurts in the worst way 'Cause I’m getting old And I’m getting angry With nothing to show 'Cause I’m doing wrong Wrong here without you I don’t belong Oh, oh, oh (x3) 'Cause I’m out of faith And I’m out of patience But what can I say? When all out of shape Is how I’ve been bending My world is upending My heart is distending
4.
05:38
I know this girl, she looked good in her clothes She’d get me drunk, take me home after shows And we’d go through the moves like prose We’d drive around in the Hollywood hills We’d go to clubs, get addicted to pills And we’d dance 'til the lights came up Another girl fell in love with a song She held her breath but she held it too long And they say she started turning blue I blew her off, she was only nineteen She’d call and yell at my message machine 'Til the tape ran out and rewound Moving on is hard to do Hard on me as it was on you I should have called I should have Done so many things I didn’t do If only you knew I know this girl, liked to keep her plate full She’d scratch our eyes with the wool that she pulled From her sack, but I kept crawling back She liked her men juggled three at a time She’d be with one, keeping two on the line And we knew, but what else could we do? Moving on is hard to do Hard on me as it was on you I should have called I should have Done so many things I didn’t do If only you knew We kept it light 'cause she felt like we should And fooled ourselves into thinking we could For a while, then she fell in love It freaked her out and one day she was gone I swore to God I would never move on But I did, and that’s just how it is Moving on is hard to do Hard on me as it was on you I should have called I should have Done so many things I didn’t do If only you knew
5.
I could write a hit song I could write a love song I could write the best song Nothing lasts forever No one knows the weather, do they Channel 3 they say it's gonna rain But we could stuff pillows under covers We could drive until we're out of gas No one dreams the big dreams And helium balloons don't fly anymore 'Cause they could kill a bird out there Everything is statistics Everything has factors figured in You're probably doing the right thing But we could forge notes from both our parents We could cross an ocean in a night Don't leave me here To mark my time with credit card statements And tickertape day parades Don't leave me here To calculate the rate of exchange Of the things that you gave to me Gravity's a killer Nothin lasts forever does it We were born to breakdown You were just a stranger You were just a stranger I happened to know Now everything is broken But we could build a fortress in the forest We could stop the mortar shells of life Don't leave me here To mark my time with credit card statements And tickertape day parades Don't leave me here To calculate the rate of exchange Of the things that you gave to me I guess growing old Means doing what you're supposed to do Slowly growing cold To everything that burned in you Don't leave me here To mark my time with credit card statements And tickertape day parades Don't leave me here To calculate the rate of exchange Of the things that you gave to me
6.
03:37
Woke up this morning it was 1969 and I was Tangled up like christmas lights around an old girlfriend of mine We'd watch the east bring up the dawn, race west and drink our kisses as the Sun sank down to drown within the sea Seasons came and seasons went, love got made and love got meant Wake up late to pass out spent, play all day and pay the rent And things were finally starting to make sense, the world was ours to save And every day it seemed like it could last forever Woke up from that dream and it was 2001 Shirts tucked in and drinks with gin and living on the run Our happy ending never got around to getting done, it seems like Everyone's still playing games but they sure don't look like fun, and they tell me You don't have to change the world, you don't have to save the girl You don't have to live your life like you believe in something more You shouldn't want for her to wait, you're pretty good but you're not great Just sit back down and take your mind off everything you think you should do People I meet say to cover your feet and try a different pair of shoes every night But what do you do when it's shoe number two that seems to be the one you fit just right Do you go ahead and roll with the moment even though you both know it's gonna Hurt like a mother when your foot comes out Or do you throw it away and keep shopping Or think about stopping there to wear it till the sole gives out And I'll be back to save the world, sing my songs and get that girl And I will try to live my life like I believe in something more And when it all seems less than great I guess I'll put my trust in fate Just sit back down and take my mind off and try to stop aching for you
7.
I wanna get naked, I wanna get stoned I think you've been aching to get me home I think that we'll take things real easy and slow This bed is big enough for the both of us Well I have been searching for something in the mouths of strangers I have been looking for love in dark, unholy places Under covers there is rarely more than senseless entertainment anyway And we have all left things behind us that we surely didn't mean to I have been trying my best to piece my way back home to you Well I know the love between us is not as desperate as it always seems to be I wanna get naked, I wanna get stoned I think you've been aching to get me home I think that we'll take things real easy and slow This night is big enough for both of us The way I’m looking at it The future's church glass that's painted And I figure that decisions Are jagged rocks we throw to break them I’ve been making my mosaic Out of pieces that we’ve left along the way Yeah, and I’m thinking that true love is Little more than little saviors Strumming chords on their guitars and Dedicating songs to strangers Well, maybe next year when you’re gone This song will find you And it'll save you for a while I wanna get naked, I wanna get stoned I think you've been aching to get me home I think that we'll take things real easy and slow This life is big enough for both of us

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"A down and dirty EP recorded mere blocks from where OJ Simpson sleeps. After it singlehandedly financed our Fall 2005 tour, we patted it on the head, thanked it, and set it free."

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released September 10, 2005

Music by Misha Chellam, Dave Lowensohn, Nitzan Lumer, Jack Mahaffy. All songs recorded live (minus an audience) by Jon Koch and Bobby Lee Guillen.

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