Dreamers​/​Lovers

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released June 8, 2010

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Track Name: Half By Morning
Saw a picture of you and it took the division
of your head and your hands and your heart away
Well your hair was a mess, you were wearing that same dress
You were wearing that same dress

Somebody tried, somebody tried to write a song about you
Somebody tried, somebody tried to put you down forever
But the words that came out when they opened their mouth
they were just a lot of nonsense
I think I can do better

Caught a whisper of you, and it went in my right ear
It was like you were right here for a moment
And the wheels of my car count the hours to the middle of nowhere
We'll be half by the morning
We'll be half by morning

Somebody tried, somebody tried to write a song about you
Somebody tried, somebody tried to put you down forever
But the words that came out when they opened their mouth
they were just a lot of nonsense
I think I can do better

Well they'll put you down forever
They'll put you down forever
Don't let them put you down forever
We'll be half by the morning
We'll be half by morning

Somebody tried, somebody tried to write a song about you
Somebody tried, somebody tried to put you down forever
But the words that came out when they opened their mouth
they were just a lot of nonsense
I think I can do better

Give me a chance...
Track Name: St. Yesterday
You took a fast train east of the city, said "I'm never coming back"
I left a handful of bills in your pocket, trying to surprise you
Feels like I'm always throwing money away
It's too hard to explain and too easy to pay
St. Yesterday

I picture you somewhere deep in the desert, and a canopy of stars
Empty miles and emptier decisions traveling behind you
Feels like I'm always throwing people away
with so many words and so little to say
St. Yesterday

It's too easy to pay, it's too easy to pay
It's too easy, it's too easy to pay

You took a fast train east of the city, said "I'm never coming back"
I left a handful of change in your pocket, trying to remind you
Feels like I'm always throwing favors away
They just cut their ties to me any old way
St. Yesterday

It's too easy to pay, it's too easy to pay
It's too easy, it's too easy to pay
Track Name: Best Friend
Blue September day dawned as if to say
come out, come out to play
But it's a serious world you share with someone who
looks up, looks up to you
and reminds you what to do
and what not to

Sleeping all night in your bathtub
Windows shut tight, keep your guard up
Look at you now, how's this gonna end
Never turn back on your best friend

Gray October sky shifting in my eye
It's a violet lie, but it's a dangerous world
you broke beyond repair and it hurts because you care
It's just but it's not fair
and it leaves you doing things

Sleeping all night in your bathtub
Windows shut tight, keep your guard up
Look at you now, how's this gonna end
Never turn back on your best friend

Look at you now, look at you now
Track Name: It's Complicated
Slick black rain and the weary glow of headlights
staring double at me
I'm in love with the way that these things are
not the way they used to be

I want to hold you but it's complicated
I want to wish you the best in your new life
But it's complicated

Long black sleeves cover every bruise and scar
where you pushed the mark in
I think you should find a place to park your car
and another door to darken

I want to hold you but it's complicated
I want to wish you the best in your new life
But it's complicated
I want to carry you across the ocean
I want to welcome you back with open arms
But it's complicated

Ooh, when you don't know where you belong
Ooh, when you don't know where you belong

Slick black rain and the weary glow of headlights
staring double at me
I'm in love with the way that these things are
not the way they used to be

I want to hold you but it's complicated
I want to wish you the best in your new life
But it's complicated
I want to carry you across the ocean
I want to welcome you back with open arms
But it's complicated
It's complicated
Track Name: I Can't Wait
I wonder what it feels like to be anchored to your side
in the middle of a crowd of busy strangers
All their voices fade as my arm rests against your hip
and we slip into the sweetest kind of danger

I can't wait, I can't wait

You know very well that I've got no sense of direction
but you humor all my wandering until
The rain starts getting heavy so we shelter in a doorway
and your hand would make a place to hold mine still

I can't wait, I can't wait

Under the roof of a streetlight
we'd take a vow without any words
We'd take a vow without any words at all

We could find a room in any old hotel downtown
and open up our windows to the night air and the city sound
After we are fast asleep the whole wide world will be awake
baby they've got nothing that I want to take

I can't wait, I can't wait
Track Name: Michigan
With your new electricity, you drove west into the sun
The future was calling you, and your next life had barely begun
Well it seemed for a while as if everyone was saying your name
But when we finally met I could tell from the get
we were so much the same

Hey Michigan, you got to me just in time
Ooh Michigan, you got to me just in time

Well your brother got lost and I know it tore a hole in your heart
too big to forget, you said never anymore not yet
No fucking around, that was always just your attitude
And I wouldn't ever try to be what I'm not
but I have to stay true to the way I feel

Hey Michigan, you got to me just in time
Ooh Michigan, you got to me just in time

If you're gonna do it at all you better do it Detroit style
If you're gonna do it at all you better do it Detroit style
If you're gonna do it at all, do it at all

Hey Michigan, you got to me just in time
Track Name: Torn In Three
He got lost, it was his choice
and when he chose to use his voice
he declared "all these pieces fit
and I can see no sense in wasting it"
So he took one for his mother, one for his sister
and one for his daughter to be

Torn in three

She got tired one night too soon
Her only witness was the moon
and uncertain sky as she waved goodbye
and her hands drew deeper shadows
She made one for her father, one for her brother
and one for her lover to see

Torn in three

It's crazy to think that what lets us run for a while
leaves us some place to hide
You want to get out, you want to get off
but this is an all night ride

Outside of town he stopped to catch his breath
but it escaped him in a rush of regret
So he laid his head against the steering wheel
and he tried to feel the cars
that passed him on the road
He counted one for his honor, one for his anger
and one for his will to be free

Torn in three
Track Name: Girl w/a Black Eye
Riding on a #7 bus at night
sitting next to a girl with a black eye
And I don't think she fell down
but she didn't want to talk about it

It's easy to remember
what it's like to be young

Used to play in a band with a friend of mine
til he was underneath a bottle all the time
I just don't think he knew how
much anybody cared about him

It's easy to remember
what it's like to be young
It's easy to remember
when nobody bothered you
and you didn't have to know what to do
But sometimes there's not an answer that's true

You swear it will be alright
You swear it will be alright

It's easy to remember
what it's like to be young
It's easy to remember
what it's like to be young
what it's like to be coming undone
what it's like to be no one
Track Name: This Race Already Run
With so many reservations in my head
it's hard to tell if we're in love or just in bed
This kind of trouble isn't hard to find
This kind of trouble isn't hard to find
Talking around it is a waste of time

Lights go down anywhere in the world
This race already run

Tomorrow morning is another battle ground
We take a petty disagreement and we spin it round and round
I try to tell you not to lose your cool
I try to tell you not to lose your cool
You say I really should have stayed in school

Lights go down anywhere in the world
This race already run
and done, wasted so much time
I've been waiting
for you to make up their minds
I've been waiting
You've been waiting

Another promise we can never keep
Another promise we can never keep
Turn off the TV and go back to sleep

Lights go down anywhere in the world
Eighteen million candles shining out your name
Lights go down anywhere in the world
This race already run
This race already run
Track Name: Crashing
The wicked witness where you go
Too dark for dust, too clean for shadows
You are the distance barely missed
My perfect insurrectionist

We are always crashing into it

If I don't speak it's not that I don't care
And if I don't look it's not that I don't know you're there
If you drink too much I can drive you home
just like always
If I think too much will you not leave me alone

We are always crashing into it

Trapped under the sleeping tide
and waiting for the wave that makes us rise
out over the arching sea
to the rhythms of our hearts and bodies
Not at the same time
Never at the same time

I want to breathe each word you speak
Kiss the warm skin beneath your cheek

We are always crashing into it
Track Name: Waiting World
Underneath a sky split by fences of fire
two defendants hide but are seen
Through forests that have fled
burned as black as the moon
and rivers that have run to ravines

Could you carry the waiting world on your shoulders
Could you carry the waiting world

A witness on the run, a defendant in love
Listening for engines coming round the curve
Unrequited greed, people take more than they need
More than they can hold, more than they deserve

Could you carry the waiting world on your shoulders
Could you carry the waiting world

Too scared to be set free
and you can't say you're sorry
No you can't say you're sorry
It's not good enough

Second to the last
Your dreams die faster than fast
Second to the last one of all

Could you carry the waiting world on your shoulders
Could you carry the waiting world

Too scared to be set free
and you can't say you're sorry
No you can't say you're sorry
It's not good enough