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»  album: the world wakes up without you
constellate me   ·   much more than stars  ·  lend yourself to obscurity  ·  later born twin  ·  tribute to aimee  ·  social butterfly  ·  today, tomorrow is never coming  ·  altruistic (lack opportunist)  ·  touching the lexicon  ·  four demerits for honesty  ·  this world, then the fireworks  ·  hell is other people

»  album: one reason for not...
orphan  ·  hush, satellite  ·  the impossible  ·  dying with each new breath  ·  pax romana  ·  the pretty negative  ·  the second  ·  quiet in the decline
they know what you're doing  ·  we were asleep at the wheel  ·  staring circles through me  ·  stay awhile

»  unreleased: b-sides & rarities
...and that was november  ·  all the same  ·  babies  ·  civilwar!  ·  clinical pharmacology  ·  crystalclear (elektro!)  ·  fall into your own seams  ·  fuck all else
next time/last time  ·  postcards  ·  scenes from the class struggle  ·  scratching back domain  ·  the still life

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       constellate me



the world wakes up without you All I have are the pictures you send
I keep them because they transcend
You keep coming in the night with words I've imagined
A face I have imagined

chorus:
You influence the sphere
Captivate me like you did this time last year

Your eyes keep spinning
Circles of this whimsical web I am breathing
Tonight, I'll sleep with my eyes open
Maybe I'll catch a glimpse of something

(repeat chorus)

You influence this fear
Captivate me like you did this time last year

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       much more than stars



the world wakes up without you Just look what you have done
Gone destroyed everyone
I guess the answers are all clear
The view gets a bit distorted from here

chorus:
And you say
Our lives are getting in the way
You need me
To assure that this is all a dream

And when your Januaries fade
Look to me, and I'll be your saving grace
When your conscience has been cleared
Look inwardly and you'll see my fears

(repeat chorus)

Say you're sorry.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       lend yourself to obscurity



the world wakes up without you Collect yourself, my patience is a given
Resolve it all and I will return

chorus:
All my words define me
Language will confine you
One day your designs will bury you alive
Down here with me

There's a letter floating in the water,
And the words have washed away
They will get to you someday

(repeat chorus)

Everyone wakes up, that's it.
No more stories to tell.

(repeat chorus)

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       later born twin



the world wakes up without you This is the end!!!
The warmest of welcomes to you, my friend... The end.

chorus:
Hello, I've missed you, boy
Where have you been?
So glad you're home again

"I've been behind a pair of selfish eyes...
Sleeping, but still alive.
I tried to hide from his lies.
What did he do to you?
What did he put you through?
I'm sorry it took me so long to rescue you,
my blue..."

(repeat chorus)

Hello, I've waited for you
Have you waited for me?
I'm so sorry that I ever missed one day with you

Hello, I've missed you, girl,
And I've missed the view from my own eyes...
I'm sorry I left you, girl, but I had no choice.
I'm here and I'm alive.
The boy you loved so well... Oh, well.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       tribute to aimee



the world wakes up without you I watched your smile as it died today
The forecast calling for rain this Thursday

chorus:
You keep telling me
You don't know what tomorrow brings,
But it has me in it
Forever, I can promise

Look around you, all these roads have changed
You planned to buy everything
Gonna fix it up, make it really nice
You think you've got it all figured out

(repeat chorus)

The wind is near you tonight
The sky, it covers you with light

(repeat chorus)

I promise it all to you
Your eyes say it all
My heart is open
I'm waiting for your sake, boy
I know I've had this dream before
It was a beautiful dream, but I know now...

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       social butterfly



the world wakes up without you Meet the new kids, same as the old kids
They don't know anything more
Into the fire, into the fire
They don't believe anymore
No one's complaining, no one's complaining
And the boxes make so much noise
Two days of waiting, two days of waiting, so tired behind the eyes

chorus:
Here I am (we're still here)

Nothing's left, diseases swell
Plastic and binary code
Into the stars, stellar billboards
On the hammer and the sickle they rode
Locked in an air war, locked in an air war
Radioactive display
Every single word that you don't hear
Is a deadly little game that you play

(repeat chorus)

This is dangerous
Teenage wanderlust
Your tightrope turns to dust
Live in present tense
The future's too immense
You don't know what you've left

(repeat chorus)

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       today, tomorrow is never coming



the world wakes up without you Close your eyes, and let the chords cover you
And surround you higher
In death tonight, you will sleep somewhere else
And the harmonies will ring

chorus:
Not premeditated
Not a waste of time
I have swallowed it all
I have seen your mind

I am more sorry than I've ever been
For the songs I have loved and trusted
For the songs I neglected to play through time
For my song, whose somber swing has rusted

(repeat chorus)

California is black holes away
She keeps telling me that I'll be o.k.
There's nothing I need to do
I am not afraid of you
Swimming in her pacific blue
I will sing this for you

((repeat chorus)

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       altruistic (lack opportunist)



the world wakes up without you Tripped on your own wires
The colors are so lovely
When the world first starts to spin
The deeper shades of blue falling over you
The lighter ones beneath your skin

chorus:
It's a useless fight
All of them are going to leave you
All in time - I know what's mine

Shoulders to the floor
Your eyes are fixed so tightly
Rockets couldn't break your stare
Two knives into the sky, collapsing galaxies
With every single hole that you tear

(repeat chorus)

Everyone's alone here
Broken and defenseless
Rooms full of children
Witness to the tragic
The self-posessed and frantic
Fighting their own war
Coup du jour!

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       touching the lexicon



the world wakes up without you In a dream, I touch you
In a crowd, I see you
Elusive like the air - I am safe. You know I'm there.
In a letter, I reach you
In a song I sing for you
Brief, but I have you for a moment
I have hinted, but never shown it

Will we drink water and wine? Live off our own secret time?
Writing words in books for only each other?
Someday, sometime, we shall find our way to one another...

Let me ease the pain in front of you
Give my arms so that I might hold you
When the world seems much too anxious,
I'll listen to you with patience.
In days of rain, I'll stay inside, next to you...
You and I (you won't die)

We'll await the break that is stripped
We'll laugh and forget what for
I will open the door, enter...
And you will show me the way
That the moon feeds on souls - souls that sleep.
In an instant, we will realize
That we are looking into each others' eyes.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       four demerits for honesty



the world wakes up without you I will not cede my reverence to you...
Sister, slide into the queue.
How long will we make the same mistakes again?
I will love you 'til the end

You've become something I once left behind
I cried 'til I went colorblind
It came as no surprise to find you waiting there
We've always breathed each others' air

My love, I'm coming down,
You can feel it now...

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       this world, then the fireworks



the world wakes up without you And I don't care what you write
And I'm sorry that I gave you
My unique divination
One day, this will all be forgiven
Apologize for the constellations
In the sky...

And I don't care what you thought
When it came to you, I never
Used my head too much
I am sorry that I got involved
Should have closed my eyes,
And let the visions fade away...
Fade away, fade away!

There are no angels left in the sky to sing your name...

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       hell is other people



the world wakes up without you Go away now. I came a long way alone.
Go away now, I need to be alone.

Go away,

go away.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       orphan



one reason for not... (adapted from traditional native Salish dialect)

Welcome, friend.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       hush, satellite



one reason for not... I saw you yesterday
A word I read got swept away
To someone watching over me
Floating in some endless sea
A wish you could have made for me

chorus;
I'm sorry,
But I need to leave
You mean to me
What I've guessed I could be

I saw you yesterday
A word I read got swept away
To someone watching over me
Floating in some endless sea
A wish you could have made for me

(repeat chorus)

I saw you walk into the sun
The lies we told became as one

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       the impossible



one reason for not... Who's gonna save you now?
Who's the next to blow your mind?
I knew that I would fuck this up
If given the time

If it's all lies and empty spaces
Who draws the lines we wear on our faces?
We should all just get away from ourselves
The contamination...

chorus;
We're running out of air
We're running

This grows infinitely
Before shrinking beyond repair
A living heart you recognize
Operating perfectly

If it's all lies and empty spaces
Who draws the lines we wear on our faces?
We should all just get away from ourselves
Decontamination...

(repeat chorus)

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       dying with each new breath



one reason for not... Another goodbye
Cites are spaced out further than before
Can you take a second to breathe with me?
Can you take a second to greive?
Trying harder just to get out
Get away, this time for good
Moving alive in every single smile
Alive in every way now
She's rising out to say
Shouting, "Quick, just say your goodbyes...
Quick, just say you're good..."

Every time you close your eyes, I am there to say
"We all want to run away, want to run away.
Now, goodbye."

You die a little with each breath.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       pax romana



one reason for not... I will love you always
And always I'll love you
(I braced myself for goodbyes -
Thank god I realized that goodbyes mean nothing to me)

You tried to catch a train too soon
(You're running faster, you want to leave me)
So you take a rocket to the moon
When you said you wanted me to stay
(I'll hold you down 'cause you don't believe me)
I can still see you in the rain
Every night, you've got to know it's true:
(You're running faster, you want to leave)
I only dream of you...

chorus:
I will love you always
And always I'll love you
(I braced myself for goodbyes -
Thank god I realized that goodbyes mean nothing to me)

You, you, you.
Thank god I realized...
Nothing, nothing, nothing to me

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       the pretty negative



one reason for not... We won't come down,
And we won't go out.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       the second



one reason for not... Flash of light, close your eyes,and welcome your new future.
A twist of fate and finance, and who knows?
Who knows what might have been there
Just behind the second, ready to drain you...
Or maybe it was there to lift you up.
Yeah, I think it's lucky to meet you

chorus:
Someday, we'll be above the laws of gravity
Towards a different kind of someday

In your head, things that spin, they go 'round in circles
Always following their own trails
These walls are going to crush me - they'll follow us forever.
Other sides of oceans will not save the day
Yeah, I think it's lucky to meet you.

They'll sell you all your own fears
Your own fears, your own fears, your own fears, until your memories fail... a-ha!!

(repeat chorus)

Someday, we'll beat gravity.

Flash of light, close your eyes, get stuck, and realize:
You are fucked in the head. No one counts 'til they're dead.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       quiet in the decline



one reason for not... My eyes are macerated by tears.
With a twist of your neck,
Or a reduction of my wrist,
We could easily go back...
Deliverance the hard way.
See the wound exposed,
Then obliterated as you watch it drown.

chorus:
I can breathe you in
Just as easily as I can breathe you out,
But our side will never win.

It's your decision, but you leave it for her to decide
Mistrust leads us all to anger and heavy eyes
You'll only find yourself
Bitter and hating the words you exchange
By guiltless people who just manage...

(repeat chorus)

Our side will never win.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       they know what you're doing



one reason for not... Yeah -
You're not fooling anybody.
All your friends turned to enemies,
And we're not leaving til you're sorry.
Keep your hands off our lungs, please
It's our body - our choice - our right.

chorus:
All I need from life, is a kind death.

And you took it way too far sometimes -
You know sullen people can't be charming.
Nihilism's problem is that if it's true,
then that leaves you with nothing.
I know what you're doing. I hope it will be worth it.

(repeat chorus)

(All I need from life, is a contact)
I know what you're doing. I know, they know - EVERYBODY knows. They know what you're doing.
We know what you're doing.
We know.
We know.
We know.
We know.
We know.
We know.
We know.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       we were asleep at the wheel



one reason for not... We were asleep at the wheel...
You have to understand what time it was.
We were asleep at the wheel,
And they took us over.

chorus:
What will we say??
"Hey, future, we honestly tried.
But they had the money, and they had us paralyzed."
How can you fight with no arms?
How'd it ever get so far out of control?

We were asleep at the wheel.

It's failsafe... Surrendered out the window
(That's the way it goes!)
They sawed our legs off,
And we've sold what we owe.
Seen your dreams go up in flames again?
Through tears and smoke?
Have you seen the way home?

All the youth were sayin' "Fuck W," but...

(repeat chorus)

We were asleep at the wheel.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       staring circles through me



one reason for not... In my subtle ways, I give
In my discreet ways
And where are you now as I sleep?

chorus:
Is this just fantasy playing a game with me?
See right through me

Life's scripted charms
I know in your arms my weakness shows
When will we find our time?

Is this just fantasy playing a game with me?
Trying to rearrange everything we've ever dreamed?
See right through me...

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       stay awhile



one reason for not... Come stay awhile

Pasted your picture
On my ceiling
So you could look down at me
While I'm sleeping

Come stay awhile

Think of my love while dreaming
Ambitious instincts for healing
With your eyes I can feel this
Take my hand, let's forget it

Come stay awhile

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       ...and that was november



unreleased/b-sides Inquiline! Houseguest of the homeless, you are.
Boxcars and bridges make for great poetic visions, uh-huh.
Cities on fire! Civil unrest!
Is it time to bail out? Is it time to invest? Uh-huh.

chorus:
Well I'm a sinner, sure
A single-digit snake sliding up your stairs
Just shut your eyes - if nobody sees, then nobody cares
Just shut your eyes, and I'll show you why

Somewhere in between where we've been and where we lean now
Something fell apart, it broke our hearts
and no one knew how it happened
(but it happened...)
Well, we love our abusers! Such beautiful bruises!
Ask them for answers, you'll get beautiful excuses
Uh-huh.

Well I'm a sinner, sure
A single-digit snake sliding up your stairs
Just shut your mouth - if no one screams, then no one gets scared
Who's the winner in a war where only the losers fought fair?
Just shut your eyes, and I'll show you why!
Just shut your mouth, and you'll speak no lie!
Just cut off your ears and I'll tell you why:

(There is no why!)
La la, la la, la da da da da da...

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       all the same



unreleased/b-sides I know you're displaced. I can see your eyes.
Don't want to know your reasons. Don't want to fight.
I don't want to fight.

chorus:
If it's all the same to you,
well... It ain't the same to me.
It's always the same until you change it, anyway.

We gave away our choices. We gave away our lives.
We gave away the reasons we had to fight.
So now, I don't want to fight.

(repeat chorus)

It's all the same, it's always the same.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       babies



unreleased/b-sides Oh babies, if you took the time, just a little bit,
To figure out your life and what was wrong with it,
You'd find you, wouldn't you? Yes, you would.
Oh babies, if you took the time (and you know you should!)
To figure out your life and what the hell you're gonna do with it

chorus:
Oh no! You'll be caught in the letdown!
Oh, no, no! You'll be caught up in the meltdown.
Oh no no no, we never thought this could ever ever happen here,
But lord knows we all gotta go sometime.
And just how close is yours gonna be to mine?

You could change your mind, if you had the time.
You could change the time you had, if you had the mind to.

Oh babies, if you took the time, just a little bit
To figure out your life and what was wrong with it,
You'd find you, wouldn't you? Yes you would.
Oh babies, if you took the time (and you know you should!)
To figure out your life
And what the hell you're going to do with it

(repeat chorus)

And lord, I hope that your number gets pulled right next to mine.
Lord knows we all gotta go.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       civilwar!



unreleased/b-sides You're promising a civil war

All the greys that just refuse to turn blue
Only problem is you don't have a clue
Where to start or where the end will leave you
You're promising a civil war

(By your side)
(You don't believe in me)

You're promising an ugly, bloody endless civil war
Well... Stand by your promises!

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       clinical pharmacology



unreleased/b-sides "Not getting anywhere...
You get the strangest dreams
from a handful of pills.
But this fever's
Not.
Coming.
Down."

If you fear the cold,
then winter ghosts
fly your way, fly your way.

But if you feel the cold,
then those winter ghosts
fly away, fly away.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       crystalclear (elektro!)



unreleased/b-sides Picture yourself in your room...
Years ago, when you were young.
What words of warning would you whisper into your ear?

It's crystal clear with every word that you shout out
That you don't know what the hell you're shoutin' about.
It's clear from here, that there's no changin'
Your mind, the world or the situation, so...

It's crystal clear from where I sit,
It's crystal clear that you don't get
The picture, picture, picture
Of what waits in your room
Years from now. All alone.
Are you happier yet?

It's crystal clear with every word that you shout out
That you don't know what the hell you're shoutin' about.
It's clear from here, that there's no changin'
Your mind, the world, or this goddamn TV station
It's crystal clear from where I sit,
It's crystal clear that you don't know shit.

I'm sure you got your reasons...
I'm sure they make a lot of sense.
How soon will you be leaving?
How long before you're back again?

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       fall into your own seams



unreleased/b-sides Open up.
Your eyes said you wanted to stay so high
Above you

These are things
We take with us when we run away

You must be out of your mind!

You're awake now
Just pretend it never happened
I'm an illusion
Would you trade a dollar for his sake

Neither the place, nor the time
Years ago
And forever away

But you must be out of your mind!

Fall into your own seams -
You're drinking poison.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       fuck all else



unreleased/b-sides Hey, there won't be a soul you'll miss
And rain will score the film of your life
Say nothing, words are just a waste
Of faith...

chorus:
And please forgive the shores you've cursed so long
For holding us down
We're moving in sound, we're moving on...

So fuck all else.

Hate what you have to do until then
And fake it, fake it, fake it for as long as you can
Say nothing, words can be mistakes
This late...

(repeat chorus)

We're moving on (all alone)
So fuck all else.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       next time/last time



unreleased/b-sides Next time
Next time
Next time you'll find me

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       postcards



unreleased/b-sides Was it yesterday the words were written?

Summed up life on the backs of postcards: "Goodbye..."

Someday, you will be happy again.

That's the one thing you always said you wanted.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       scenes from the class struggle



unreleased/b-sides "Tell him thanks - he cursed me."
Further demand for a falling supply...

"I thought he really liked me!"
Aww. Did you give your hand to a false friend?
And how's everything, are we great again?

Oh, if we were just a little bit wiser
We wouldn't do what we both know we will.

If you added up just some of of our complaints,
Man, your whole life would be mathematics
Middle school is - and always will be - agony.

Here we go again
Days on days on days on end
Locked in the interim
CHAINSAWS SHARPEND
Bored again, silver-spoon skeletons
Tack on plastic, mastercard mannequins - oh, noooo!
We've gotta let what's failed us go...

Why aren't we letting what's failed us go?

Because when you multiply all of our complaints,
If we lose this one, guys - we're just pathetic.
And middle school is apparently an agony we're all content to repeat.

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       scratching back domain



unreleased/b-sides In a couple of months, man, I'm not going to see you
In a couple of months, man, you're going to figure it out
In a couple of months, man, I'm not going to be here
In a couple of months, man, you'll find
Some weird peace of mind
Left it all behind you...

And I'm doing all I can to try and remember
I'm doing all I can to try and lessen the blow
And it won't be the same once we're in september
It won't be the same as it was back then
And how will it end?
We're such fine pretenders...

chorus:
I will see you when I see you
When I get back, maybe you'll be on a fast train
In the bright lights
(Don't forget me when you're there)

Once upon a time, we took such comfort in this city!
Once when we were young, and everything was love or pity.
The pulse that ran beneath the streets is gone.
You're chasing spirits.
And I'll be one of them, soon, so soon...

(repeat chorus)

-|-|- -   -    -     -      -       the still life



unreleased/b-sides We've explored otherness and isolation
If only we could make the change
It's sad and beautiful, how I
Remember every word you say

chorus:
The truth's not empty, just waiting to be taken
The truth's not empty, just waitin'...
The truth lies in all you've given
The truth lies in all you've given
The truth lies...

Your liquored tongue
Always has the right thing to say...
Language, persuasion,
I believe in what you say.

(repeat chorus)

The truth lies in all you've given to me

(repeat chorus)