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released June 6, 2013

All songs by Tim Kraack

Additional guitar on "Lay Down" provided by Mark Cosimini
Theremin on "You Will Pay" provided by Barry Costanzi
Additional vocals on "For Your Mistakes" provided by Sarah Bassett

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Track Name: Diamond Eyes
Brush away all my wrongs
In a way we can fall
To whom?

Oh my, oh my, oh my, oh my
You've come this way to satisfy
Heads and hands and diamond eyes
But in the morning I'll be gone
Just like the setting sun to sleep alone

Deliverance, deliver me tonight, pick up these ears of mine
From the hallowed halls of time give to me a sign
That what we've done is right
In the waning light come over

These chords begin on this night that never ends
And these strains, these strains that strain to fill our heads
Come over
Track Name: Escape
Turn those eyes around
There'll be no lines, no lines 'cross this town
Dream by dream this ending
We can be my, be my final page

Please come back, we'll know

Roll these windows down
We can flee now, run this city around
Street by street, away
Watch it fade out, played out, get mislaid

Please come back, we'll know the last

The door man can pretend to know my name, my past
But no man can portend the nightmares
We'll buy more time, safety's safer over here
Take this small fry, shake his enemies full of fear

Please come back, we'll know the last

Once this tape shapes our escape
There'll be no more chance to betray
Trust my embrace, you will know
Track Name: Sleepy
Are you sleepy?
Sleep, sleep, sleep
When the world wakes up where are you?
Are you laughing?
Sleep, sleep, sleep
Leave it up to you.

It's fifteen hours away
Fifteen hours 'til fate
Snaps out of the trance that you could call awake.

Relax and relax and relax that face, there's nothing shocking to you
I can throw that shade, we can hide love behind grenades
Chalk it up to the way the boredom's grabbing all our fame
And what you can't pump in your veins stays the same.

What a waste of a perfectly good embrace
And I can smell it in the latex that invades your space
It's killing in the lone star sockets and the blue collar pockets of the last man left in this place
You know he ain't got a clue that he's the raddest and the baddest motherfucker
Who wants to come around and teach some respect, and come correct

Go low, go broke if you wanna be a big shot, go home
It can feel like a long night
It can feel like nothing at all if your eyes are closed tight
Don't hear it at all if you're zipped up behind you're break-up
All these lonely souls go turn to stone

We've stocked cough drops, cigarettes, and lollipops
And I can see your blood pressure drop
Keep talking about the cool highs and low-fi, and all your friends living in cities with the drive-by
The power, the glory, the contempt is yours all night
When the lance hits you in your side, you'll bleed with pride

Those lonely eyes couldn't be surprised by another lover
Sitting on the head of the fates around the night
On these lonely nights wouldn't it feel better to feel something better?

Go low, go broke if you wanna be a big shot, go home
It can feel like a long night
It can feel like nothing at all if your eyes are closed tight
Don't hear it at all if you're zipped up behind you're break-up
All these lonely souls go turn to stone
Track Name: Lay Down
Lay down next to me

I’m gunna lay down, I’m gunna lay down right next to you
We’re gunna slow down, feel that ground and grow those roots
Souls rise, keep it up inside

Told me she was seventeen when she got raped in Bowling Green, leave it alone now
Just a mall rat spoiled brat but daddy was a bureaucrat
Flipped that baby sent it back so we gave him a heart attack
Those fat stacks and tailored slacks pack facts of death tax and sexual traps
So we took a bat and made his fat fall flat, you see we’re good at that

Seal it up with a Roman kiss and I’ll wait for it to touch my lips
Don’t keep me waiting too long
Did you expect another sloppy tryst or did you re-enlist when we first kissed
Don’t keep me waiting too long
I feel the love of the Lord the moment we lay down, don’t keep me waiting

No point in hiding we’re falling, we're falling for you.
Erika, what you've been through
Couldn't be, couldn't see those awful dreams that come true.
Leave a list for the oldest to get what you might want from us unless it’s us that you want to discuss.
You’re blameless, not shameless,
Cover up your sins and we’ll explore the space where both our bodies end

Seal it up with a Roman kiss and I’ll wait for it to touch my lips
Don’t keep me waiting too long
Did you expect another sloppy tryst or did you re-enlist when we first kissed
Don’t keep me waiting too long
I feel the love of the Lord the moment we lay down, don’t keep me waiting
Track Name: Doxology
That boy, he wants to go alone
And he'll realize what a fool he's made himself.
We can sit among the apple trees and let the breeze heal our hearts.
No other gods.

I wanna take you to a place where we know what it is
We can can talk all night about changing the stars.

If you want these games to end come away with me.
You will be with friends all your life.
Track Name: Love Songs
Don't think we don't know everything about everyone.
Caught on the couch with a bottle and a best friend
You cannot hide from us, but is it so bad?

Nobody knows how long you've been sober from overexposure
To the pace, the tone, the smut of love songs.
Send no money, send just the broken parts
We can stop the pain or stop the heart.

Ain't got no mind of it to keep girls like you from him.
He's got plans.
Like gods, we've got worlds to explore.
Don't refuse.

Send no money, send just the broken parts
We can stop the pain or stop the heart.

Time to come cold, wipe your sins away
So many came to scream your sobriquet and grab the open floor.

Send no money, send just the broken parts
We can stop the pain or stop the heart.
Track Name: Erika
Erika, we've been looking everywhere for you now Erika

When you come back home will you be wearing this bomb?
Will you be willing to pretend?

That your engine don't mind,
That your veins ain't full of bromide,
That you don't mind the second time.

Erika, was it your mind you lost at home?
Do you need another, another

When we talk alone we will be sharing this throne
And don't forget that where you're from is the last one.

That you ain't been satisfied,
That your love ain't been amplified
That you don't mind the seventh time.

Erika, was it your mind you lost at home?
Do you need another, another?

We've been casting rays, catching strays with this gaze
And when I catch her then she stays
Lord knows that when I get her back home
That the power of the Lord almighty can cut out this sick society
Fill it in with holy thoughts and she can be with us

Erika, we've been looking everywhere for you now
Do you know if the others tried to hide it?
Erika, was it your mind you lost at home?
Do you need another, another?
Erika will you be fine alone?
Do I need to lock that door, Erika?
Track Name: Fields of Ash
Take that rage, pack it with razor blades and blow it up all over his face.
Seek that boy, crush him with all your force and leave him standing over the ashes that have been left over from the storm.
Because you have been reborn.

Been leaving a signature on these genes
Although he keeps well alone
Could try to tie you up with all of his lies.
He gives the signal and you're gone.

Loot him, rob him, go back and throttle him.
Pick up the pieces so you can dangle brass tacks
About the low-rise surprise.
Street-walking uptight painted lady of the night.
She said "I'll come back for more"
Walked right through that open.
Soiled sheets and record sleeves are the company he keeps.
We can stop him where he sleeps.

It wasn't like, it wasn't like he was lonely.
'Cause he wasn't alone in the night, alone in the night for long.
It's out of love, it's out of love, he's out of love from where we're standing
We've got a family now, we've taken a vow
And we can cross him out, and drag the plow
Over fields of ash, of ash spread on his grave.

We've got many ways, dossiers and Cabernets
To bring your boyfriend to his knees and reappraise
We can be explicit, hold tight to his missus.
Settle all your business we'll make sure he's sold

It wasn't like, it wasn't like he was lonely.
'Cause he wasn't alone in the night, alone in the night for long.
It's out of love, it's out of love, he's out of love from where we're standing
But you told me how the lonely could be saved

I've seen the sinister go straight
Seen the evil take their fate
I've seen the mighty fall and they will wear that shawl.
Forgive this, this sullen waste.
We'll put the devil in his place.

It wasn't like, it wasn't like he was lonely.
'Cause he wasn't alone in the night, alone in the night for long.
It's out of love, it's out of love, he's out of love from where we're standing
We've got a family now, we've taken a vow
And we can cross him out, and drag the plow
Over fields of ash, of ash spread on his grave.
Track Name: Rescue You
If you're cold, then grab my soul
Grab my soul and don't lose control.

If you're cold, then let me hold
Let me hold you close, the wind it blows and blows.

If you're cold, then feel my soul
Feel my soul, it burns, it spurns, it turns the world.

It's been hard, it's been cold, it's been awful alone.
It's over today, offer a way to come home.
Silhouettes on my breast have climbed there alone.
Through my bones.

If you're cold, then grab my soul
Grab my soul and don't lose control.

If you're cold, then feel my soul
Feel my soul, it burns, it spurns, it turns the world.
Track Name: You Will Pay
You picked a funny time to betray, and you will pay.
We've all heard what you've got say, and you will pay.

On the floor you're nowhere, because a man can't fight his own soldier
Take a trip to the edge of the down
And drag a bottle around until you find that old man
Spread on the ground with a gun in his mouth
And the eyes of a mouse and a tremble in his blouse
That he fucked the wrong man
And we grow tired of the old plans.

Sit down old man.
You wanna believe what a brother says?
I believe in the will of a man
That he will say what can
When the time is right he'll drop to his hands
And he'll late out plan and he'll pick up the scum
But we know what's best for old man
And you will pay, old man.
Track Name: Single Cell
I said I'm gunna throw you away
'Cause if you're gunna run you should pay.

We've been trying all this time to clean out the dirt from your mind.
A single cell can jump-start decay.
A single cell can bring down the day.

You think because you're kind you'll be saved?
I'm never gunna let you get away.
And he won't be the last to lose the way.
So darling take notes and be afraid.
The sun will come and he'll be done.

Poor man, broken, put your face on display.
Regret that bet, who you gambled with today.
And you will pay.

Scratch that name up on the line,
It's already known that we don't have the time
To be sheltering every Judas in our midst
And we'll be wandering aimlessly
Until we reckon with your wandering eyes.

A single cell can jump-start decay.
A single cell can bring down the day.
Track Name: For Your Mistakes
He's laid in the shadows outside the broken path.
In the shade of the oak tree under the blades of grass.

His eyes smell of honey, rich with a comb of wax.
The hum like a cancer growing from the blast.

It's hard to say if I'll be good enough today,
Avoid his fate.

We can't take back what we did, what we buried there away under the tree.
And if it means that I'm unfaithful to the cause, then I'm unfaithful to the cause.
He can't run, and we can't run and he can't hide, 'cause what he did is on our mind

And you will pay for your mistakes.

I'll run...

You will pay for your mistakes.