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Digital booklet the family sign (deluxe edition)

  1. 1. MY KEY I’VE GOT PERFECT MISINTERPRET HANDFUL OF MY FAMILY TREE DRESS REHEARSAL DEATH AND BIRTH WILL SING INSIDE MY KEY I WATCHED THE SUN SET I SAW THE SNOW FALL I STOLE PAINT TO WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE STONE WALL WE MADE SOME BABIES WE MADE SOME MESSES TOO TRYING TO DO OUR BEST TO PUSH ALL OF THE BLESSINGS THROUGH HALF LIFE GETS SPENT BEHIND A WHEEL TRYING TO CLAIM INNOCENT WHILE I ASSEMBLE MY APPEAL THE BLOOD AND BONES ARE PURE AS THE TEARS YOU COULD SKIP A STONE AND HIT A FULL JURY OF MY PEERS BUT DON’T JUDGE YET JUST LET THE LOVE GET YOU WOUND UP ENOUGH TO BEAT THE SOUND OFF THE DRUM SET AND POINT YOUR VOICE AT THE VOID REJOICE MAKE NOISE LIKE YOU HAD THE CHOICE IT GOES OVERFLOW HOW MUCH MORE CAN YOU HOLD AND STILL PUT FAITH FIRST AT THE FORK IN THE ROAD SEARCH FOR THE UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL WHILE THE WORDS SPILL OUT OF THE HOLE IN YOUR SOUL NOW CLOSE YOUR EYES AND CRACK A SMILE IF YOU KNOW ME WHILE I SPIT INTO THE SKY ‘CAUSE I MISS THE LITTLE HOMIE GUESS THAT IT MEANS IF MY PEOPLE HURT SOMEBODY PLEASE DISTURB MY PEACEFUL SMIRK TAKE EVERYTHING THAT I BRING WITH ME MAKE WHO I BE NOW YOU’RE MY FAMILY NOW T H E L A S T TO S AY AS FAR BACK AS HE CARES TO REMEMBER HE USED TO SEE HIS OLD MAN LOSE THE TEMPER AND MOMMA’S PRETTY FACE WOULD CATCH IT ALL ON A REGULAR BASIS THE NEST WOULD FALL BUT HE WAS ALWAYS SAFE FROM DAD’S RAGE ‘CAUSE MOMMA SACRIFICED IN HIS PLACE TWO-DOZEN YEARS OF THE BLOOD SWEAT TEARS AVOID THE MIRROR LOSING HER HAIR FROM THE FEAR SHE NEVER LEFT HIM SHE STAYED INSIDE HE BEAT HER ASS UP UNTIL THE DAY THAT HE DIED IN FACT THE BIGGEST BEATING WAS THE DAY THAT HE DIED ‘CAUSE NOW IT’S TOO LATE FOR HER TO MAKE A NEW LIFE SHE GETS TO MOURN FOR THE TOUCH OF A PUNCH WON’T EVER ADMIT THAT SHE AIN’T CLUTCHING AT MUCH SOMEDAY SHE’LL DIE IT STILL WON’T BE DONE THE ANGER LIVES ON THROUGH THEIR SON CAUSE HE SAW HE CAUGHT IT ALL A CHILDHOOD OF WATCHING MA AND PA GET RAW IT’S TOO BAD FOR HIM NAW THAT’S HALF THE TRUTH ‘CAUSE YOU’RE BACK WITH HIM NOW AND HE’S SMACKING YOU WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? YOU DON’T HAVE A CLUE DID YOUR MOMMA USED TO SUFFER ACCIDENTS TOO? I NEVER KNEW THAT YOU WOULD STAND FOR ABUSE I GUESS I JUST ASSUMED THAT YOU WOULD PACK UP AND MOVE THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU LEFT HIM LAST TIME SAID OUT LOUD YOU’D NEVER FORGIVE PAST CRIME SUNGLASSES SO DARK SCARF AROUND THE NECK TO COVER THE CHOKE MARKS AND SINCE YOU GOTTA JUSTIFY RETURNING YOU CONVINCED YOURSELF THAT HE’S JUST A HURT PERSON YOU WANNA BLAME THAT CROSS HE BEARS BUT HIS POP’S NOT THERE WHEN HE TOSSES YOU DOWN STAIRS LET ME BE THE LAST TO SAY PLEASE DON’T STAY LET ME BE THE LAST TO SAY YOU WON’T BE OK PLEASE PUT YOUR SHOES ON AND STEP INTO THAT WARM WEATHER GO GET YOURSELF A MORE BETTER FOREVER GOTTA PUT IT DOWN YOU GOTTA LEAVE IT AND DON’T EVER COME BACK AGAIN YOU GOTTA MEAN IT JUST TEAR IT ALL APART AND BUILD NEW ‘CAUSE IF YOU DON’T KILL HIM HE’S GONNA KILL YOU YOU CAN’T HOLD HANDS WHEN THEY MAKE FISTS AND I AIN’T THE FIRST SAY THIS ···································································································································· 01 / 02 ···································································································································· 02
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  3. 3. B E CA M E IT’S NO SURPRISE I OVERSLEPT PUT MY BOOTS ON AND CLIMBED OUT OF MY TENT I DIDN’T SEE YOU ASSUMED YOU WERE SLEEPING IMMEDIATELY START A FIRE CAUSE IT’S FREEZING I CANT BELIEVE WE WENT CAMPING IN THE COLD I’M IN THE WILDERNESS STANDING IN SOME SNOW A LATE START BUT WE CAN STILL CATCH UP YOU NEED TO WAKE UP WE SHOULD EAT AND THEN PACK UP THAT’S WHEN I NOTICED YOUR FOOTPRINTS THE SNOW’S FRESH AND THOSE HAVE BEEN PUT SINCE WHAT YOU’RE ALREADY UP MAKING THE ROUNDS? SO WHERE’RE YOU AT NOW? YOU LAYED BACK DOWN? THE BREEZE CAME AND IT STALLED OUT THE FLAME WHILE I WENT TO YOUR TENT AND CALLED OUT YOUR NAME YOU DIDN’T ANSWER SO I OPENED UP THE FLAP ITS JUST AN EMPTY SLEEPING BAG AND YOUR BACKPACK I’M LOOKING AT YOUR TRACKS AND YOU TOOK A COUPLE LAPS ‘ROUND THE CAMPGROUND AND HOOFED DOWN THE PATH I FIGURE YOU’LL RETURN NO CONCERN I’MMA HOLD PUT AND TRY TO MAKE THIS COLD WOOD BURN THE WIND IS BLOWING STRONG MINUTES ROLLING ON IT’S GOING ON AT LEAST A HALF AN HOUR YOU’VE BEEN GONE IT AIN’T RIGHT START THE PARANOIA I LEFT THE CAMPSITE TO GO AND SEARCH FOR YOU I READ THE TRAIL YOUR FEET MADE EACH STEP WAS DELIBERATELY PLACED IT LOOKS LIKE YOU KNOW WHERE IT LEADS BUT I SEE NOTHING BUT LEAFLESS FROZEN TREES ABOUT A QUARTER MILE INTO THE COURSE AND ANOTHER SET OF TRACKS APPEARED NEXT TO YOURS FROM THE NORTH IT CAME OUT OF THE THICK WOODS AND THOSE FOOTPRINTS BELONG TO A BIG WOLF TRYING TO FIND SERVICE ON MY CELL PHONE I FELT ALRIGHT WITH MY KNIFE ON MY BELT THOUGH I HOPE THE WOLF IS INTIMIDATED BY YOU I WONDERED IF YOU EVEN KNEW IT WAS BEHIND YOU STALKING YOU MAYBE WATCHING YOU WAITING FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO HOP ON TOP OF YOU SALIVATING WANNA TAKE YOU TO THE STOMACHE IN THE CARTOONS YOU WOULD’VE TURNED INTO A DRUMSTICK AND IT GETS ABOUT AS BAD AS IT GOES ‘CAUSE I NOTICED THERE’S A NEW SET OF TRACKS IN THE SNOW I UNDERSTOOD IT DOESN’T LOOK GOOD YOUR FAN CLUB DOUBLED NOW YOU’VE GOT ANOTHER WOLF AND THE ODDS ARE IN FAVOR OF THE HOMETEAM WHY’D YOU WALK OFF ALL ALONE? WHERE’RE YOU GOING? IT AINT THE RIGHT TIME TO COMPLAIN BUT IT FEELS LIKE I’M TRYING TO FIND YOUR REMAINS YOUR FOOT PRINTS GREW FURTHER APART I KNEW WHAT THAT MEANT AND IT WAS HURTING MY HEART IT MEANS YOU STARTED TO RUN SO I DID THE SAME NOW MY BREATH’S LOOKING LIKE A STEAM ENGINE TRAIN AND SUDDENLY YOUR TRACKS DIP OFF OF THE PATH AND SO DID THEIRS SO MY KNIFE I GRABBED INTO THE FOREST EXPECT THE WORST ADRENILINE BURST DISTURBED THE NERVES FIFTY YARDS INTO THE WOODS AND BRUSH IT GOT SO THICK THAT IT LOOKED LIKE DUSK THE AIR STOOD SERENE SOBER SEEMED LIKE A GOOD FIFTEEN DEGREES COLDER AND I’LL ADMIT HELL YEAH I FELT FEAR THE SOUND OF MY HEARTBEAT WAS ALL I COULD HEAR LOOKING AT THE SNOW IT WAS PLAIN AND CLEAR THERE WAS A THIRD SET OF WOLFPRINTS WHERE YOURS DISAPPEARED I CAN’T PROCESS I DON’T FOLLOW IT’D BE EASIER TO BELIEVE THAT YOU WERE SWALLOWED BUT NO SIGN OF DEATH NO SIGN OF STRUGGLE NO SIGNS OF BLOOD NO SIGNS OF TROUBLE AND THE WOLVES NEVER STOPPED THE TRACKS KEPT GOING AND I TOOK OFF SO I DON’T KNOW HOW YOUR STORY ENDS BUT I KNOW I’LL NEVER GO INTO THOSE WOODS AGAIN IT’S NOT THAT TRAGIC IT’S NOT A SHAME YOU’RE NOT THE HUNTED YOU’RE NOT THE AIM YOU’RE JUST ANOTHER DOG WITH HUNGER PAINS I WAS SO AFRAID THAT YOU’D BECOME THE GAME I FORGOT TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT YOU BECAME SPECIAL THANKS TO UNCLE SHEP FOR TELLING ME THE STORY ABOUT THE POEM HIS FRIEND WROTE WHICH INSPIRED THE WORDS TO THIS SONG ········································································································································ 03 ········································································································································ 04
  4. 4. J U S T F O R S H OW SO WHAT’CHA SAYING? I HEAR COMPLAINING I COULD REPEAT EVERY STATEMENT YOU’VE MADE VERBATIM I TREATED YOU BETTER BACK IN THE DAY AND NOW YOU’RE FEELING LIKE I’M CHANGING LIKE I’M NOT THE SAME MAN I USED TO FORCE YOUR HEART RATE TO RUN A RACE AND NOW IT’S SAFE TO SAY THAT IT’S BEEN RUNNING OUT OF PATIENCE FRUSTRATION YOU WANT SOME SEPARATION? YOU WANT NO PLACEMENT WITHIN THIS MESS I’M MAKING? I’M PAINFULLY AWARE OF MY MISTAKES AND MAYBE YOU SHOULD BREAK AND ESCAPE FROM THE SITUATION OR TAKE A LITTLE TASTE OF THE BLAME THEN INSTEAD YOU’RE FULL OF HATE TELLING ME GET OUT YOUR FACE YEAH YOU DON’T REALLY WANT YOU DON’T REALLY WANT ME YOU DON’T REALLY WANT YOU DON’T REALLY WANT ME TO GO NO YOU DON’T THAT’S JUST FOR SHOW NOW YOU WANNA THREATEN ME IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE TELLING ME? LIKE IF I DON’T STEP IT UP WHAT YOU’RE GONNA STEP FROM ME? WHERE’RE YOU GONNA GO? YOU’RE NEXT TO ME STEADILY AT THIS POINT IT’S LIKE I’M JOINED WITH YOUR CHEMISTRY GUESS THAT IT JUST WASN’T MEANT TO BE OUR DESTINY IT’S UPSETTING SEE I GAVE YOU THE BEST OF ME ALL MY FRIENDS ARE LIKE “JUST LET HER LEAVE” HA SO GO AHEAD AND PRETEND THAT I SET YOU FREE WHAT? ALRIGHT ALREADY NOW YOU MAKE THIS HEADACHE POUND I AIN’T TRYING TO MESS AROUND YOU AIN’T ALLOWED TO GET ME DOWN IT’S NO SWEAT AT ALL NAW I WON’T STRESS ABOUT ANYTHING PROJECTED OUT OF YOUR PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE MOUTH LET IT OUT IF WE’RE WALKING ON A SEPARATE GROUND GO AHEAD AND STEP OFF WITH ALL OF THE BRAND NEW FRIENDS YOU FOUND HIT THE TOWN YOU’LL BE BACK FOR A SECOND ROUND IF YOU WAS GONNA LEAVE ME YOU WOULD’VE ALREADY LEFT ME NOW SHE’S ENOUGH IF SHE WANT IT I’M GONNA GIVE IT UP IF SHE RUNNING LOW I’M GONNA FILL HER CUP IF IT SPILL CHILL I’MMA CLEAN IT UP I’LL BE RIGHT HERE ‘CAUSE SHE’S ENOUGH IF SHE NEEDED THE MONEY I WOULD STICK YOU UP IF SHE GETTING BORED I’D DO SOME DIFFERENT STUFF DON’T NEED ANYTHING JUST KEEP IT UP I’LL BE RIGHT HERE CAUSE SHE’S ENOUGH SHE WANNA DO THE DAMN THANG AND I’M ON HER SIDE SHE OPEN UP THE WINGS AND SHE GONNA FLY SHE GOT NO TIME FOR THE FUSS AND FIGHT SHE DOES IT RIGHT SHE LOVES HER LIFE SHE THE ONE THAT PUT THE KICK IN THE DRUMS SHE THE HOT STOVETOP WHEN THE WINTER COMES SHE HITS THE RUN SHE CAN LIFT A TON SHE GONNA STICK TO THE JOB AND GET IT DONE SHE HOP OUT AND PUSH IF THE MOTOR’S DEAD SHE GOTTA KEEP IT MOVING WITH NO REGRET SHE’S UP IN MY HEAD BUT NEVER OVERSTEP SHE LET ME KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME FOR US TO GO TO BED SHE’S MY LADY CASE CLOSED SHE WANT A BABY SO I GAVE HER ONE OF THOSE BELLY GETTING BIG LOOK AT THE TITS GROW SHE WANT A SONG SO I WROTE ONE AND IT GOES SHE THE ONE THAT YOU WANNA GROW OLD WITH SHE GOTTA TOUCH IT SHE WANNA HOLD IT SHE GETS FOCUSED SHE GOT THE DOPEST KISS SHE DON’T NEED YOU TO TELL HER ALREADY KNOWS IT IS SHE MAKES ME LAUGH ‘TIL I’M ON THAT FLOOR SHE DON’T ASK WHY I ADORE SHE LIKE TO TRAVEL SO WE EXPLORE SHE SEEN EVERYTHING WANNA SEE SOME MORE SHE THE OPPOSITE OF SELFISH SHE LOVE HOUSEPETS SHE WANNA HELP KIDS SHE PULLED ME OUT MY SHELL FIT TIGHT LIKE A BELT NOW THE SUCKERS GET JEALOUS BELIEVE IT DON’T GET SWEETER SHE GONNA MAKE ME SWEAT LIKE FEVER SHE WANNA EAT SO WE WENT TO DOMINGUEZ SHE WANT A RING GOT ME MEASURING THE FINGERS GOT ME HERE WHAT YOU DO NOW IS UP TO YOU NOW GOT ME HERE WHAT YOU DO NOW IS UP TO YOU ···································································································································· 04 / 05 ···································································································································· 05
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  6. 6. BA D BA D DA D DY YOU CAN FIND ME OVER THERE AT THE BAR YOU AIN’T EVEN GOTTA ASK I DON’T WHERE THEY ARE I’MMA BAD-BAD DADDY I’MMA BAD-BAD DADDY AND I’M NASTY AND I STILL AIN’T CALLING IT QUITS BUT SEAN WHAT THE FUCK’S WRONG WITH ALL OF YOUR KIDS I’MMA BAD-BAD DADDY I’MMA BAD-BAD DADDY SITTING AT THE BAR JUST MINDING MY BIZ I CAME DOWN WITH ALL NINE OF MY KIDS AND THEY’VE ALL GOT AN ATTITUDE MAD ‘CAUSE I SAID WE CAN’T GO TO THE ZOO IT’S NOT A LIE BUT DADDY’S TOO HIGH IF I DRIVE I WOULD PROBABLY CATCH A D.U.I. HERE PLAY WITH THIS PITCHER OF BEER SIT IN THESE CHAIRS AND DON’T DISAPPEAR EVERYBODY ON YOUR BEST BEHAVIOR TIP THE WAITRESS RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBORS I’LL BE WATCHING YOU KNOW WHAT NOT TO DO DON’T MAKE ME WALK OVER HERE JUST TO TALK TO YOU I GAVE THEM ALL SOME MONEY SO THEY COULD PLAY PINBALL AND PUT GRUB IN THEIR TUMMIES NOW I’MMA GO GET BOMBED AND YOU BETTER NOT TELL YOUR MOM AND LIKE CLOCKWORK SOON AS I STEPPED AWAY YOU KNOW THEY GOT WORSE THEY DIDN’T HESITATE OF COURSE THEY START WITH THE HORSEPLAY AND THEN IT ESCALATES THEN YOU GET A COURT CASE LITTLE SLUGGOS THUGS AND CUT THROATS BIG TROUBLE CIGARETTES PUFF THOSE SMASH BOTTLES ON THE FLOOR AND WRITING GRAFFITI FIGHTING WITH THE DOOR MAN PLAYING WITH SWITCHBLADES AND MATCHES PICK-POCKETING THE CASH AND THE PLASTIC GETTING HIGH OUT BACK BY THE TRASH CANS TRYING TO GET THE WAITRESS TO GIVE A LAPDANCE I CAN’T CONTROL ‘EM SO I’MMA PRETEND I DON’T KNOW ‘EM NOW LET ME CELEBRATE AND GET DRUNK ‘CAUSE MY WIFE MISSED HER PERIOD AGAIN THIS MONTH I’MMA BAD-BAD DADDY SOMEBODY SLAP ME YOU ARE LISTENING TO THE AMAZING MILLENNIUM DODO IT’S ALL RIGHT MAYBE I ONLY ACT LIKE AN ASSHOLE WHY DON’T Y’ALL STAND BACK LET THE MAN GROW I CAN’T TELL WHAT TOWN THIS IS BUT I KNOW THAT BILL WAS A COUNTERFEIT HEY BARTENDER BUMP A TOP JAR I GOTTA THINK ABOUT WHERE TO DUMP THIS COP’S CAR I’M TOO SLICK SO FUCK YOUR BULLSHIT I’M COOLING IN THE CORNER WITH MY CUSTOM POOL STICK MY GRANDAD MUST’VE PLAYED THE JAZZ WHEN I BLEED YOU CAN HEAR MY HEARTBEAT SNAP ALL AROUND THE WORLD IT’S THE SAME BAR WISHING THAT THE JUKEBOX HAD SOME GANGSTARR STATE TO STATE I CHASE FATE BUT MY STEREO ATE ALL MY FAVORITE TAPES SO BABY DOLL YOU BETTER STRAIGHTEN UP THE ATTITUDE OR YOU AIN’T GONNA MAKE IT WITH ME ALL THE WAY TO BATON ROUGE CALL HER MAMA SHE MAKE THE MILK POUR ON NINETY FOUR TOO HIGH TO READ THE BILLBOARD GOT A ROOM AT THE BEST WESTERN THE GUY AT THE FRONT DESK LOOK LIKE LES NESSMAN HUSH NOW NOT A SOUND SHUT THE DOOR AND LAY A TOWEL DOWN Y’ALL RUN AROUND TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT WHILE I TRY TO FIND A CURE FOR THIS COTTONMOUTH I KEEP TRACK OF THE MILES I RUN BUT READ THE FLASK SAY SOUTHSIDE SON TOOK A SIP THROUGH THE HOLE OF MY SKI MASK ROLL ‘TIL WE GET TO THE BURBS FOR THE CHEAP GAS SPEED PAST MILLENNIUM DODO I’VE GOT MY OWN LANE I DON’T WAIT FOR THE POPO SO ORDER UP ANOTHER PLATE OF OYSTERS YOU TALK SO MUCH YOU MAKIN’ MY VOICE HURT DENTAL FLOSS INSIDE OF THE GLOVE BOX RADIO LOCKED ONTO CLASSIC ROCK WITH THE MIRRORBALL ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK STYLE DOUBLE PARKED OUTSIDE OF THE COURT HOUSE THE WIND CHILL GOT A BIG OL’ BUTT MY BREATH FOG ALL THE WINDOWS UP TAKE A BREAK FROM THE ROTTEN GRAPEVINES FILL THE TANK AND THEN SPANK THE STATELINES NEVER MAKE THIS MOUNTAIN MOVE NAW YOU’RE BOUND TO LOSE BUT I KNEW THAT I COULD COUNT ON YOU NEXT ROUND’S ON YOU IS THAT TRUE? WASH MY SINS OFF IN THE RAIN CAUGHT THIS FISH NOW LIGHT THAT FLAME I ONLY CLAIM WHAT’S IN MY VEINS THAT’S MY CROWN AND THAT’S MY NAME GOTTA WAIT ‘TIL THEY SLASH THE PRICE BEFORE YOU CATCH A LIFE BUT WE CAN SPEND HALF THE NIGHT WITH THE DASHBOARD LIGHT IS THAT RIGHT? I’M JUST SAYING IF IT’S ALL A GAME YOU CAN HANG YOUR PAIN IN THE HALL OF FAME DON’T MAKE ME EXPLAIN THAT’S MY CROWN AND THAT’S MY NAME THE PICK-POCKETS CALL ME ALI BABA I’M HERE TO SELL YOU SOME MAGIC WATER YOU MIGHT KNOW ME AS JACOB AND MALCOLM’S FATHER REST IN PEACE EYEDEA AND SALLY SLAUGHTER IT’S LIKE THAT Y’ALL IT’S ALL RIGHT MAYBE ···································································································································· 06 / 07 ···································································································································· 07
  7. 7. WHO I’LL NEVER BE SHE LOCKED HERSELF IN THAT ROOM WITH A FULL VIEW OF A FULL MOON AND THIS WHERE SHE COME TO FLY WHEN SHE WANNA DISAPPEAR FROM WHAT’S OUTSIDE I TRY NOT TO MAKE IT OBVIOUS SHE DOESN’T KNOW THERE’S AN AUDIENCE THESE WALLS ARE RIBBON THIN SO IT AIN’T MY FAULT THAT I’M LISTENING AND I CAN MAKE OUT EVERY WORD ‘CAUSE SHE SING LOUD LIKE A TRAPPED BIRD SHE LOOKS OUT AT THE STARS WHEN SHE WRITES SONGS ON THAT GUITAR AND EVERY SONG YOU WRITE WITHOUT ME JUST ANOTHER SAD SONG TO ME AND EVERY SONG YOU WRITE WITHOUT ME SOUND LIKE WHO I’LL NEVER BE SHE PICKED UP HER INSTRUMENT AND I DON’T KNOW WHERE I WENT I JUST CLOSE MY EYES AND FLOAT LIKE I’M IN THERE WITH HER TRYING TO HOLD ALL THE NOTES SHE HITS MOTIONLESS MY SECRET SOLO SHOW SHE GIVES SOMETIMES SHE’LL SEARCH FOR A LINE AND I WISH I COULD GIVE HER ONE OF MINE BUT IT WOULD ALL UNRAVEL IF SHE FOUND OUT I WAS IN THE SHADOW SO I SUPRESS WHAT I OBSESS BUT YOUR BIGGEST FAN WANNA SING A DUET FAMILIAR WITH THE VOICE OF THE LONELY LOST IN THE NOISE OF THE WIND BLOWING GO AHEAD GIRL TELL YOUR STORY BUT THE SIREN DON’T WAIL FOR HOLY PLAY YOUR HEART BY STRINGS WITH THE PARTS YOU SING CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS AND IF YOU EVER GET TO SMILE I’LL BE RIGHT HERE TRYING TO RECONCILE MY DESIRE TO ADMIRE YOUR SADNESS YOU GONNA RISE FROM THE FIRE AND ASHES AND IF IT’S ALL THE SAME TO YOU YOU OUGHT TO LET ME BE THE ONE TO HELP CHANGE YOUR TUNE I D O N ’ T N E E D B R I G H T E R DAY S I DON’T NEED BRIGHTER DAYS I JUST NEED SOME FAITH YOU GOT ME WALKING AWAY NOW YOU GOT ME WALKING AWAY IT WAS THE YEAR OF THE WITCH NOBODY STEER CLEAR OF THE DITCH THEY SAY BRAVE WHEN YOU DON’T FLINCH BUT WE NEVER SAW THE BLADE NEVER HAD THE CHANCE TO CRINGE DON’T EVER FORGET TO PUT MISERY ON THE GUESTLIST SIPPING ON A MEMORY FOR BREAKFAST MIDDLE OF THE PARTY ALL ALONE YOU WANNA DIG UP BONES BUT YOUR CLAWS AIN’T GROWN PUT YOUR HALF EMPTY GLASS ON THE COASTER STEP BACKWARDS SLOW GOT A SKY FULL OF BATS CIRCLING OVER THE CROWD YOUR EYES GO BLACK WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH I’M LIKE WALKING ON THE FROZEN RAIN WANNA CLAIM A BLOCK THAT’S GOT NO COMPLAINTS BUT I’M DYING IN A CITY CALLED LOOK AT ME NOW LITTLE PIGGIE WANNA COOK UP THE COW I’M LIKE MIGHT AS WELL KNOCK DOWN THEM WALLS WHEN THE EARTHQUAKES FOLLOW YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR FAULTS LET THE FAÇADE FALL DEAD IN THE FOG WHILE THE VOICES THAT ARE INSIDE OF YOUR HEAD APPLAUD I’M LIKE EVERYONE’S GOT A COURSE TO FLY RUN TOWARDS HORIZON AIM FOR THE SKY SO HIGH SLEEPING UNDER THE STARS YOU OUTGREW THE SUM OF YOUR PARTS I USED TO RUN WILD LIKE A CHILD OF THEIVES NOW I BREATHE QUIET IN A PILE OF LEAVES WITH A SPACE HEATER ON THE BACK OF MY PORCH FOR WHEN I TAKE A BREAK FROM ATTACKING YOUR FORT YOU SAID YOU WANT IT BUT YOU CAN’T SEE THE CENTER OF THE WEB BECAUSE YOU’RE STANDING ON IT DON’T WAIT TO ESCAPE FROM THE WAYS YOU ESCAPE JUST THROW YOUR HANDS UP AND SAY YOU GOT ME WALKING AWAY NOW ···································································································································· 08 / 09 ···································································································································· 08
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  9. 9. A I N ’ T N O B O DY SPOKE UP HOLD UP I’M ON THAT GROWN UP STUFF I’LL BE THE BUTT OF YOUR JOKE ‘CAUSE I CAN HOLD MY CUP YOU JUMPED IN THAT TUB YOU’RE TRYING TO SOAK IT UP YOU CHOSE TO GO AND GET STUCK I’M NOT YOUR GOLD RUSH YEAH I SHOWED UP WAS HOPING TO POST UP EVERY FEW MOMENTS YOU MOVE MORE CLOSE UP I NOTICE THE DONUTS I’M OPEN TO NO SUCH LIKE IT’S MY OBLIGATION TO SHOW LOVE YOU KNOW WHAT? YEAH YOU KNOW WHAT YEAH I CAME TO PARTY BUT I DON’T WANNA PARTY WITH YOU YOU KNOW I AIN’T NOBODY YEAH I CAME TO PARTY BUT I DON’T WANNA PARTY WITH YOU UH HUH THAT’S WHEN IT BECAME APPARENT THAT YOU’RE ACCUSTOMED TO THE WAYS OF EMBARRASSMENT UH HUH I WANT NO PLACE IN YOUR EXPERIMENT BUT IF I WALK AWAY YOU’LL BLAME IT ON MY ARROGANCE LET’S MAKE THIS CLEAR I’M NOT YOUR THERAPIST THERE IS NO INTEREST IN HEARING ABOUT YOUR CARELESSNESS I’D RATHER DISAPPEAR LIKE A SPIRIT JUST LIFT INTO THE AIR CARRY ME AWAY FROM WHERE THIS IS I’M NOT HEARING IT LOOKING AROUND FOR A CAUSE TO GET LOST TO THE DROP OFF’S TOO DEEP TO TRY TO CROSS THROUGH THERE’S NO CROWN FOR THE FISHERMAN THAT CAUGHT YOU SO THIS THE SOUND OF ME WHISTLING THE WRONG TUNE IT’S GOTTA BE OBVIOUS I’M NOT WHO YOU SHOULD TALK TO YOU OUGHT TO PROBABLY JUST WALK NO ONE’LL STOP YOU FLY TO THE WASHROOM TRY TO FIX YOUR COSTUME YEAH I’M WITH SOMEBODY AND I PROMISE THAT SHE’S NOT YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW NOW YOU GO AWAY FAR AWAY YO U R N A M E H E R E HEY HOW’RE YOU DOING? AIN’T SEEN YOU IN A LONG TIME IS EVERYTHING ALL FINE? DOING YOUR BEST I’M GLAD TO HEAR IT IT’S ALL PROGRESS YEAH THAT’S THE SPIRIT LOOK AT YOU YOU LOOK GREAT IT SEEMS LIKE YOU KEPT YOURSELF IN GOOD SHAPE YOU STOPPED DRINKING? HUH CONGRATULATIONS YOU BACK IN SCHOOL TOO? THAT’S FASCINATING SO WHAT YOU DOING NOWADAYS? YOU LIVING HERE AGAIN OR JUST VISITING FOR THE HOLIDAYS? YEAH YEAH HOW’S YOUR FAMILY? HOW’S YOUR MOMMY AND DADDY? THEY LIVING HAPPILY? SO TELL ME ALL ABOUT L.A. HUH? YOU DON’T LIVE IN L.A? HOLD UP WAIT WAIT WAIT CHICAGO HOW’S CHICAGO WHAT? NO? WELL WHERE’RE YOU LIVING THEN? OHHH MY FAULT PLEASE FORGIVE ME BAD MEMORY SO HOW’S THE BIG CITY? YOU PAYING DUES? YOU MAKING MOVES? YEAH I ALWAYS KNEW SOMEDAY YOU’D BREAK THROUGH YOU’VE FOREVER BEEN A GO-GETTER AND I WON’T FORGET THAT BET THAT I’LL REMEMBER I NEVER TOLD YOU THIS BUT I WISH YOU THE BEST SUCCESS AND ALL THAT OTHER SHIT BUT THAT’S MY CUE I’VE GOT STUFF TO DO IT WAS A SPECIAL SURPRISE TO BUMP INTO YOU STAY SAFE YOU HAVE YOURSELF A GREAT DAY WAIT WHAT WAS THAT? WHAT’D YOU SAY? MY PHONE NUMBER? NAH I DON’T THINK SO I ONLY GAVE IT TO A HANDFUL OF CLOSE PEOPLE LET’S NOT MAKE THIS INTO AN ISSUE BUT THE TRUTH IS I DON’T MISS YOU LA LA LA LA LA I WILL DISAPPEAR LA LA LA LA LA NO FAR AND NO NEAR LA LA LA LA LA YOU ARE NOT MY DEAR I DON’T CARE WHERE YOU GO FROM HERE LA LA LA LA LA I WILL DISAPPEAR LA LA LA LA LA NO FAR AND NO NEAR LA LA LA LA LA YOU ARE NOT MY DEAR THERE’S NO TEARS NEXT TO YOUR NAME HERE ···································································································································· 10 / 11 ···································································································································· 10
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  11. 11. I F YO U C A N S AV E M E N OW IF YOU CAN SAVE ME NOW LET’S GO SOMEPLACE SAFE AND SOUND I’LL TRY NOT TO WEIGH YOU DOWN BUT I DON’T KNOW IF I CAN WAIT AROUND IT HAPPENED FAST LIKE A CAMERA FLASH THE ACCIDENT THEN THE AFTERMATH I’M NOT EVEN SURE WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH IF I HAD THE STRENGTH I WOULD PROBABLY LAUGH I’M SO RELAXED WARM LIKE BLOOD LAYING ON MY BACK IN THE SUNDRIED MUD THERE’S NO POINT IN EVEN TRYING TO GET UP I GOT MY EYES GLUED TO THE BLUE SKY ABOVE AND IT’S BEEN A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER IT REMINDS ME OF WHEN I WAS YOUNGER USED TO COUNT DOWN TO THE SOUND OF THUNDER I SMELL FRESH CUT GRASS MIXED WITH THE BURNT RUBBER AND I DON’T NEED TO TAKE A GLANCE TO KNOW ‘CAUSE I CAN HEAR THE TRAFFIC AS IT PASSES SLOW THEY’RE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WINDOW CHECKING OUT THE DAMAGE LOOKING AT THE SHOW I CAN HEAR THE SIRENS GET NEAR MAMA USED TO TELL US TO PLUG OUR EARS IT GETS SO LOUD AND CLEAR UNTIL EVERY OTHER NOISE DISAPPEARS AND RIGHT NOW I’M TRYING TO BLOCK IT OUT BY IMAGINING THE SOUNDS THAT COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH I SAW TWO BIRDS FLY SOUTH AND I THOUGHT ABOUT THE DAY WE BOUGHT THAT HOUSE MEMORIES SEEMS SO REAL JUST LIKE EVERYTHING THAT I FEEL TRIED TO COAST ON ALL FIVE WHEELS I WANNA CRY I KEEP THE TEARS CONCEALED I HEAR VOICES FOOTSTEPS A COPS RADIO OFF TO THE LEFT THE NOISE MADE ME REFLECT SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY I MUST’VE CAUGHT MY BREATH DRIFTING DREAMING AND THEN I HEARD SOMEBODY SCREAMING BUT I DON’T EVEN WANNA KNOW THE REASON SO I KEPT MY FOCUS ON THE VIEW I’M SEEING STARTED THINKING ‘BOUT THE ONES THAT ARE GONE EVERYBODY FROM THE PAST THAT PASSED ON YOU PLAY YOUR CARDS HAD TO STAND STRONG BUT IT AIN’T THAT HARD TO SING A SAD SONG WE’VE ALL GOT SCARS AND BROKEN PARTS BUT MOST OF THE MARKS STAY CLOSE TO MY HEART WAITING FOR THE DOWNPOUR TO START THE RAIN CLOUDS OVER MY HEAD GOT DARK AND THEN I SAW MY ANGEL CUT THROUGH THE STORM SHE WAS IN A FIRE FIGHTER UNIFORM I CLOSED MY EYES SO I COULD SEE SOME MORE AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER I REMEMBER BEING BORN SOMETHING SO THEY TELL ME THAT I’M NOT QUALIFIED TO LEND MY VOICE TO SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL LATE NIGHT AWAKE WITH THE STARS STAGE FRIGHT YOU CAME SO FAR NO MORE WAIT IT’S TIME TO DEPART SEE IT ON MY FACE FEEL IT IN MY HEART SUITCASE PACKED PUT IT IN THE CAR TOOK ONE LAST LOOK AT THE YARD SNOW’S GONE IT’S NEVER GROWING BACK ROLLED ON WITH THE WINDOWS CRACKED NO SOUND JUST THE BREATH OF THE DRAFT SLOW DOWN DON’T WRECK DON’T CRASH ON A ROAD VACANT NO ONE TO PASS BUT I’M SO ANXIOUS WON’T RELAX CLEAR THE PATH THESE TEARS I HAVE ARE ‘CAUSE I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR YOU LAUGH WE ONLY GET TO LIVE ONE TIME BUT TWICE MY LIFE STOOD IN SOME SUNSHINE I COULD LOSE EYESIGHT I COULD END UP BLIND BUT I DREW MY DESIGN INSIDE THE BLOODLINE YEARS GO BY MEMORIES COMBINE BUT Y’ALL THE ONLY REASON I WOULD EVEN REWIND THANK YOU FOR THE BRANCH YOU GREW ON THIS TREE YOUR FIRST BREATH WASN’T EASY TO FIND SO YOU SIGNIFIED THE MOUNTAIN YOU CLIMBED BY LETTING OUT A WARRIORS CRY AND IT SOUNDED LIKE MINE NOW EVERYBODY HOLD UP THE FAMILY SIGN M Y N OT E S AS LONG AS I CAN HIT MY NOTES I SAW THE SUNRISE THEN THE GREEN GREW EVEN THROUGH THE CONCRETE CRACKS THAT WE CLING TO AS LONG AS I CAN HIT MY NOTES I’MMA TRY TO KEEP UP WITH MY FOLKS I SMELLED RAIN THAT BROUGHT THE FLASH FLOOD WITH A RIVER OF PERMANENT TEARDROPS AND RAP HUGS BAD LUCK PLAY WITH THE EFFORTLESS SO I BACKED AWAY FROM QUICK BENEFITS SHED SKIN OF THOSE THAT SPIT VENOMOUS YEAH THAT’S HIM HE’S THE ONE THAT TIPS GENEROUS STILL TRYING TO DEFINE MY DESCRIPTION OF LIFE WITH A LITTLE SPARE TIME FOR LIVING BUT EVEN IF I WANNA HOLD THE POSITION I GOTTA GO LIKE DADDY DON’T KNOW ANY DIFFERENT I SAW THE NOON SKY LOOK AT THE SNOW MELT I LEFT MOST MY BAGGAGE UP IN A HOTEL AS LONG AS I CAN HIT MY NOTES I’MMA TRAVEL DOWN THIS GRAVEL ROAD I HEARD A BIRD CRY IT WAS PATHETIC MAN IF YOU CAN FLY SPREAD FEATHERS LIKE A MESSAGE AS LONG AS I CAN HIT MY NOTES I’MMA STAND TOP THIS BOX A SOAP I FELT THE TRACK SLIP BUT DIDN’T PULL BREAKS I’M HALF DEAD BUT ALREADY GOT A FULL PLATE AS LONG AS I CAN HIT MY NOTES ································································································································· 12 / 13 / 14 ································································································································· 12
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  13. 13. NATE WOULD LIKE TO THANK: MY FAMILY, EVERYONE AT R.S.E, ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND FRIENDS THAT HAVE PASSED ON, THE CREW OVER AT TWINTOWN GUITARS, THE FOLKS AT MESA BOOGIE. I ALSO WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE LISTENED TO THE MUSIC WE AS WELL AS ALL OF OUR FRIENDS HAVE MADE OVER THE YEARS. IT’S A GIFT TO GET TO PLAY FOR YOU. ANTHONY WOULD LIKE TO THANK: SHOUT OUTS? IF YOU LOOKED HERE TO SEE IF YOU WERE SHOUTED OUT, THEN CONSIDER YOURSELF SHOUTED OUT. HA... DORK. ERICK WOULD LIKE TO THANK: MY FATHER. MY FAMILY. ANDREA AND MY TWO AMAZING DAUGHTERS.  LANDON, THE AMELS, DAVE, DAVIS, ANSLEM, MEECH, JAMES, DEXTER, MARCOS, JOHN TONEY, MIKEY, ALL OF THE NEW PRIMITIVES, DP, JOEL MATUZAK, DR. MORRIS, CAMPHOR UMC, THERESA NEAL, AND THE MANY OTHER FRIENDS WHO HAVE INFLUENCED MY LIFE.  SEAN WOULD LIKE TO THANK: MY WIFE AND MY SONS. MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FANS. WE MISS YOU MIKEY. ALL SONGS WRITTEN, PERFORMED, PRODUCED AND WHATEVER BY ATMOSPHERE. N. COLLIS FOR TEDDY BEAR KILLERS (ASCAP), A. DAVIS FOR ANT TURN THAT SNARE DOWN (ASCAP), E. ANDERSON FOR ERICK ANDERSON MUSIC (ASCAP) AND S. DALEY FOR UPSIDEDOWN HEART MUSIC (ASCAP) PERCUSSIFIED, RECORDED & MIXED BY JOE MABBOTT AT THE HIDEAWAY STUDIO IN MINNEAPOLIS MASTERED BY BRUCE TEMPLETON AT MAGNETO MASTERING IN MINNEAPOLIS PHOTOS BY DAN MONICK ART DIRECTION & DESIGN BY RYAN CLARK FOR INVISIBLE CREATURE, INC. PROJECT COORDINATED BY B. SAYERS, S. ROSSI & J. COOK EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY THE DAVIS, DALEY & SAYERS FAMILIES 14
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  15. 15. MILLENNIUM DODO 2 NEVER RUN OF THE MILL WHEN I SHOOT THE PILL I’MMA SON OF A SPILL I’VE GOT BOOTS TO FILL SHOWED UP WITH A DEUCE-DEUCE OF SWILL AND A GUARDIAN ANGEL ON MY COUP DEVILLE SHARK IN THE LAKE HEART STRIKE THE DRUM MARK LANDSCAPE WITH A DART-LIKE TONGUE SPIT MY BLOOD FROM DEEP IN THE GUT SMOKING CIGARETTE BUTTS WITH MY FINGERLESS GLOVES PULL OVER AT THE WELCOME SIGN AND RAISE A TOAST TO THOSE THAT FELL BEHIND EVERYBODY ELSE GOT A CRIPPLED SPINE FROM TRYING TO TAKE IT BACK TO A SIMPLE TIME KEEP A LITTLE PINE TREE HANGING FROM MY REARVIEW BEATS TURNED UP JUST ENOUGH NOT TO HEAR YOU GONNA SWIM ‘TIL THE FINS GET TORN I SHALL RETURN KEEP THE ENGINE WARM MILLENNIUM DODO PULL OUT YOUR TELEPHONE AND TAKE YOU A PHOTO YOU DIDN’T KNOW BETTER READ THE LOGO YOU DONT WANNA PLAY AROUND AND GET OCHO RECLINE LIKE I DON’T CARE THE WORLD IS MINE AND I AIN’T GONNA SHARE NOW EVERYBODY BLOW SMOKE IN THE AIR I KEEP MY EYES ON THE ROAD BUT I KNOW THAT YOU STARE NOW I WAS AT THE PARTY SLEEPING ON THE COUCH WHEN I DECIDED TO GRAB A BOTTLE OF SOMETHING AND BOUNCE I’D RATHER BE BY MYSELF THAN HAVE TO NAVIGATE ANOTHER FAKE CRY FOR HELP ON THE BEATEN PATH WITH A BANDAGED FIST TO REPRESENT THE LAST HALF OF THE DAMN I GIVE PLAY ME IN SLOW-MO FLY LIKE A BLIMP MILLENNIUM DODO DRIVE WITH A LIMP WINDOWS DOWN HEATER BLASTING GOT MY COFFEE BUT I NEED SOME ASPIRIN WATCH ME MERGE INTO SPEEDING TRAFFIC WITH THE TRUCK STOP PLASTIC CHEAP SUNGLASSES SHOW RESPECT YOU BROKE DOWN ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WANNA CHOKE MY NECK I’VE GOT A GLOVEBOX FULL OF STOLEN CHECKS AND I DRINK MOONSHINE THAT THE CHROME REFLECTS FLANNEL LOOK LIKE A FARMER UNDERNEATH CAMO LOOK LIKE A HUNTER WITH THAT SKI MASK LOOK LIKE A ROBBER SLEEPING IN THE BARN WITH THE DOCTOR’S DAUGHTER GOT STORIES TO WAX POUR ME A GLASS I RUN WITH THE GHOSTS OF WARRIORS PAST SOUTHSIDE CALL IT POP LIFE Y’ALL CATCH FROSTBITE WAITING AT A STOPLIGHT ALL OVER THE MAP WE GET FESTIVE IT’S A MATTER OF CLASS YOU CAN TELL BY MY LACK OF ATTRACTIVE SKEPTICS YOU’RE JUST MAD AT MY MOUSTACHE HEY GIRL WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE MEMPHIS BUT RIGHT NOW I WANT BREAKFAST WITH THE PEDAL TO THE METAL ‘TIL WE HIT WEST TEXAS THEN CROSS TO MEXICO TO SEE MY DENTIST C U T YO U D OW N MY OLD LADY SAYS I’M PARANOID SHE THINKS THAT I’M NOT ON POINT ‘CAUSE I PACE AROUND WITH NO PURPOSE OBSERVANT PEEK OUT THE CURTAINS I DON’T RECOGNIZE THAT CAR SO WHY’S IT PARKED RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY YARD? IT’S BEEN THERE FOR THE LAST FEW MINUTES IT SEEMS TOO SUSPICIOUS IT’S GONNA BE ANOTHER LONG NIGHT SO SET THE ALARM AND THE MOTION LIGHTS PROTECT MY HOUSE THAT FENCE AIN’T ENOUGH TO KEEP THE RIFF RAFF OUT SOMEBODY’S GONNA TEST I’M BREAKING OUT IN A SWEAT IT MAKES THE HAIR ON MY ARMS ALL STAND UP TALL IF IT’S A PRIVATE NUMBER I DON’T ANSWER THE CALL I’M SIMPLE I WANT SOME PEACE FROM ALL THE CRIMINALS THUGS AND THIEVES AND I AIN’T TRYING TO INVOLVE POLICE ‘CAUSE I DON’T TRUST ANY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES I BELIEVE EVERYBODY’S A THREAT YOU BETTER TAKE IT DOWN TO THE NEXT DOOR STEP BUT IF YOU WANNA DOUBT AND POP SOME I’M SLEEPING ON MY COUCH WITH A LOADED SHOTGUN AND IF YOU WANNA FUCK AROUND I’M GONNA CUT YOU DOWN SHHH I HEAR A HELICOPTER I SWEAR IT’S OUT THERE CALM DOWN DON’T MAKE THE WRONG MOVE ‘CAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHO THAT VAN BELONGS TO I’M CHECKING OVER BOTH MY SHOULDERS I BET THEY’VE GOT MY NAME IN THEIR FOLDERS I’M TRYING TO STAY INSIDE ‘CAUSE IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO HIDE FROM THE SATELLITES IN THE SKY GET OFF MY PROPERTY WHY ARE YOU STALKING ME? AND THOSE GUYS FROM ACROSS THE STREET BETTER KEEP THEIR EYES OFF MY WIFEPIECE NONE OF Y’ALL ARE WATCHING BIRDS SO WHO’S IN THE ALLEY WITH BINOCULARS GOT MORE DETOUR TO STEER THROUGH FOR THE SEDAN IN MY REARVIEW I CROUCH ON THE FLOOR ‘CAUSE KNOCKING ON MY DOOR IS AN ACT OF WAR AND IF THE GUY FROM THE BANK WANNA COME SEE ME HE BETTER DRIVE A TANK I AIN’T NUTS YET I’M JUST UPSET ‘CAUSE Y’ALL TREAT ME LIKE A SUSPECT I’M INNOCENT GIVE ME PERSONAL SPACE BEFORE I FLIP THE SWITCH AND TURN UP THE BASS ························································································································· iTunes Bonus Tracks ························································································································· 16

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