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released November 19, 2013

All songs written by Sarah Rabdau except Tracks 1 and 3 by Sarah Rabdau and Peter Moore, Track 7 by Sarah Rabdau, Peter Moore, and Matt Graber, Track 8 by Peter Moore and Sarah Rabdau, and Track 10 by Sarah Rabdau, Matt Graber, and Eric Donohue
Produced by Peter Moore
Mixed by Josh Hager
Mastered by David Shultz
Album Art and Design by Michael Crockett of Hazel Eyes Studio

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Track Name: 67 Mustang
Should the fortune teller be turning up empty?
The dime's not worth what these stars are predicting
I was dreaming of russian sage and orange groves
67 Mustang on a desert road

Waited to run
Waited to love
Waited to change and never did
Waited to act
Waited to think
Waited. Wasted all this time.
Kept wasting all this time.

And if the planets all aligned as designed
I'd still find a way to be chronically dissatisfied
Always dreaming that it's greener on a different coast
67 Mustang on any road

Waited to run
Waited to love
Waited to change and never did
Waited to act
Waited to think
Waited. Wasted all this time.
Kept wasting all this time

How cunning!
The logic so expertly flows from the tongue that egregiously claims to know. Fools us all.

Waited to run
Waited to love
Waited to change and never did
Waited to act
Waited to think
Waited. Wasted all this time
Kept wasting all this time
Waited. Wasted.
Track Name: Bring The Flood
An August night and all the main street lights are low
Turn off the brights as stars repeat their midnight shows
This air's a tomb crawls into the room and takes hold
You can pray all day for the pouring rain, but it never rolls

Shades are drawn, and eyes peak out when darkness falls
Bring the Flood. Bring the surge that storms these walls
We can runaway from these corn-fed planes or let them take hold
We can leave today down the fire escape or sit here getting old

If driving all night gets you somewhere
let this blackness be our day
The world is blasting in stereo on the interstate

Bring the Flood.
If you can't save yourself, save your own.
The wind picks up and shakes the core of all we've known
This air's a tomb crawls into the room and takes hold
We can leave today down the fire escape or sit here getting old

If driving all night gets you somewhere
let this blackness be our day
All the waiting is over
I will be the first one out and never look back
I will be the first one out and never look back

If driving all night gets you somewhere
let this blackness be our day
The world is blasting in stereo on the interstate

Bring the Flood
Bring the Flood
Track Name: Summer of Love
I've had enough of theories
What will it take to hear me÷
Maybe i'll bend and turn a little uh uh uh uh uh
And you'll wait in the garden
we'll get all dirty rotten
You'll never second guess me again

Let's live it up cuz we're never gonna live it down
Come on give it up I can't get enough of the sound
Wooo oooh ooh

It can be that simple
There are no tricks to this riddle
there's nothing wrong with a little uh uh uh uh uh
And you wait in the garden
you came all over my offering
my lips turned blue from calling out your name

Let's live it up cuz we're never gonna live it down
Come on give it up I can't get enough of the sound
Wooo Ooooh Oooh

I've had enough of theories
What will it take to hear me?
Maybe I'll bend and turn a little uh uh uh uh
And you'll wait in the garden
we'll get all dirty rotten
you'll never second guess me again

Let's live it up cuz we're never gonna live it down
Come on give it up I can't get enough of the sound
Wooo Ooooh oohhh
Track Name: Pavement Prophet
Indigo flashes on 14th street
mute machine glitter pictures of youth relief
Every time's the same despite the advances
We'll circle 'round again looking for fresh romances

There's something in the way she moves
An excuse for anything to fool the ruse

It's a dark age that takes its time to chip away
When scriptures from the pavement prophet creep into the day
She says, "Son, you sing along you know the words. What doesn't kill you hurts."

You got it
You had a heart to carry on now coming undone
When faced with destruction you had a heart to carry on
It's hard to carry on

The streets are paved with a lifetime of recompense
Every mile an extension of that missed moment
But in the end, who knows if it was right?
Every road leads with you in sight

You got it
You had a heart to carry on now coming undone
When faced with destruction you had a heart to carry on
It's hard to carry on

You're on
You're on
You had a heart to carry on
You're on
You're on!
Track Name: Luxuries of Poverty
The first floor corner apartment on Francesca
is silent for the first time this millennium
They wonder how after years of living with the noise
of screaming dissatisfactions from life and boys
they keep living in the past
they can't seem to get it off their back

You can't stop now
and can't start it
How you gonna turn your world around?
It never stops, never stops

If you love us so much, why are you leaving?
Everyone in Hollywood's gone off the deep end
You're better off here with the family all together
Oh Bobby, I thought we raised you so much better

He can't keep living in the past
if he ever wants to get a piece of ass

You can't stop now
and can't start it
How you gonna turn your world around?

She's trying so hard to not knock you senseless
She prayed for so long how could she be against it?
The Luxuries of Poverty once brought them closer
but now she's cursing your name four times over
She keeps living in the past
her hands are clenched, she's on the verge of violence

You can't stop now
and can't start it
How you gonna turn your world around?
It never stops, never stops
It never stops, never stops
It never stops
Track Name: 25 to Life
Who would give 25 days?
You angry?
Do you understand?
Should have known sarcasm for serenity
you laugh it off to live

You're in the air now
You're in the air now

You're in the air now
an atom in my melanin
a particle in space
Jesus, it's all around!
Lend me those eyes and I'll shake the fear of God out of 'em
There's just one way,
get it while you can

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
(it's getting easier)
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
(it's getting easier)

You're in the air now
You're in the air now
You're in the air now
Track Name: Say Hello
The sorrow seed has burrowed deep
chilled to the bone and darkness creeps
Rest my head on hallowed ground

Don't question what you could have done
ask the holy spirit and his son
Faith has laid my head down

Heaven is beating down
complacency can't resist
This could be the end of it all!
Kiss my wife, father, mother
they can't be pulled asunder
and don't forget to "say hello"
Please say hello.

lay me down

The dawn is about to rise
I'll leave my body in the night
Pay no mind I'll pay my debts

The ties that bind are never more
reaping what you couldn't sow
Faith has laid my head down

Heaven is beating down
complacency can't resist
This could be the end of it all!
Kiss my wife, father, mother
they can't be pulled asunder
and don't forget to "say hello"
Please say hello.

lay me down

"I'm on your side
nowhere to hide
trapped doors are open"
A river of faith coursed through these veins
the Ganges has gone dry

Heaven is beating down
complacency can't resist
This could be the end of it all!
Kiss my wife, father, mother
they can't be pulled asunder
and don't forget to "say hello"
Don't forget to say hello
Don't forget to say hello
Track Name: Tooth and Hair
All the brittle bones fired up
What was left of the body burned
Teenage scars in fine white lines
Nerves that were once young and alive

It's the memories that live, they say
but they went out with yesterday
How quick these bright lights seem to fade

It was your last night with the roses
and now they're laying at your sides
If living was easy you'd be doing it tonight

Earth feeds off skin and fingernails
Tills the land with tooth and hair
Once you lose it all will go
Blame yourself for love you failed to show

Time's a test, tells sordid tales
And at its best forgets how we have failed
redirects the paths that have derailed

It was your last night with the roses
and now they're laying at your sides
If living was easy you'd be doing it tonight
Track Name: Arcadia
Ten more miles of hills cut with gasoline
They say from space this all looks like snow
The ground still burns and melts rubber souls
The cries you hear could be your own

Temptations to kill weigh more than stone
Let's take our pictures before these memories are gone
They're all in Arcadia

Your eyes are as grey as steel most of the time
and brighten right up in LCD lights
We're only close through waves of satellite
There's more to say when you're not flesh and blood

Temptations to kill weigh more than stone
Let's take our pictures before these memories are gone
And as you sit here wondering how this flesh could belie the mind
sharp as knives
Free As Thieves
We are all young in Arcadia

Modern Man
In demand
He never slings his arrows straight
Take it down
Make it up
The future simply can't wait!
Modern Man won't stand
Modern Man won't stand
Track Name: Oh! (Let Me Down)
Hello
this call will reach you in your sleep
Our connection is a mental fuck. At best.
And while your body jumps off tightropes into seas
You'll hear a voice like god that pulls you right out
Says, "It could have been the best you had, if you had remembered it at half-past seven."

Oh! Lord!
Don't you let me down!
Oh! Lord!
Don't you let me down tonight

And oh, you play it out and take it in
You sing the lines out like a voice of god's been given
Seahorses, kings, and children will listen
and all the world is love from the words you have written
It could have been the best you had
if you had remembered it at half-past seven

Oh! Lord!
Don't you let me down!
Oh! Lord!
Don't you let me down tonight

Alexander's got his tourniquet
from here on out it's open-ended

Oh! Lord!
Don't you let me down!
Oh! Lord!
Don't you let me down!
Oh! Lord!
Don't you let me down tonight