For the Sea

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released September 9, 2013

Leli Albert - bass
Beka Jenkins - accordion, vocals
Brendan Mohr - electric guitar, banjo, vocals
Colin Mohr - drums
Morgan Haner - guitar, vocals

Engineered by Jon Hollister and Rob Levere
Mixed by Mike Sportiello at IV Lab
Mastered by Dan Steinman

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Track Name: Minnesota Blues
you said I should meet you at the gate
that greyhound bus is comin' in from out of state
and I slept through Minnesota 'cause I
stayed out much too late

countin' down the hours 'til I'm there
I know that I'm goin' but I don't know where
but maybe when I get there I'll
decide I should care

well, those Minnesota blues,
they got me down
well, those Minnesota blues,
they got me down
well, those Minnesota blues,
they got me down, down down
every time I roll into town

and I can tell the time by passin' cars
loneliness won't get you very far
and the tail lights to head lights
they take the place of stars

well, those Minnesota blues,
they got me down
oh, those Minnesota blues,
they got me down
well, the Minnesota blues,
they got me down, down, down,
every time I roll into town
Track Name: Falling Leaves
I come from the land of the big trains,
and they ran through every town,
but the tracks are all grown over,
and the stations have been shut down

and they roll through now and again
and the whistles call out to me still
I think I'll ride this one out to the rockies
just because I've got some time to kill

when will I find my peace?
where will I find my country?
lord, please send your relief
as I drift like some falling leaf

and everywhere it's the same
chasin' the tent city lights
hounded by poverty's dreams
you can't breathe when your belt is this tight

when will I find my peace?
where will I find my country?
lord, please send your relief
as I drift like some falling leaf

and it ain't right that all of this misery
seeps through the sap in her trees
it falls and it laps on the shoreline
but what does it mean to be free?

when will I find my peace?
where will I find my country?
lord, please send your relief
as I drift
as we drift
like some falling leaf
Track Name: Waiting
I'm waiting for my heart to connect
with the trees
I'm waiting for the quaking
in my knees

it's more than enough
to want more than enough
for me

not afraid of breaking the law
not afraid of breaking the law
I can't forget all the things that I saw

I'm waiting for the blowing
of the wind
I'm waiting for the shaking
in the limbs

it's more than enough
to want more than enough
for them

not afraid of breaking the law
not afraid of breaking the law
I can't deny all the things that I saw

I'm waiting for my heart to connect
with the trees
I'm waiting for the quaking
in my knees
Track Name: We All Need
shufflin' thorugh these busy city streets
filthy sidewalks lined with defeat
these people you know, they don't seem all too glad
in their eyes there's music, but it sure does sound sad

I take it in, I let it out, and I repeat
oh lord, this place sure does have me beat

if you know,
if you know the answer
please don't keep,
don't keep it all to yourself
we all need,
we all need the answer.
we all need,
we all need everybody else

I met a woman outside, some might say she was spent
she said that the voices in her head
can't help her to pay all the rent
she told me they've poisoned all of the rivers and streams
she'd rather be sleeping,
she sees no police in her dreams

I took it in, I let it out,
acknowledgement,
and I told her I knew
what she meant
yeah, I told her I knew
what she meant

praises be lifted on high
there but for the grace of god go I

if you know,
if you know the answer,
please don't keep,
please don't keep it all to yourself.
we all need,
we all need the answer.
we all need,
we all need everybody else

we all need
Track Name: Springtides
if you wish to rule the land
and draw straight lines upon a map
if you prefer the fist to the hand
just watch out for the knife in your back

for the sea
and the captive crow
for the flower
that cannot grow
for the sand
when the tide is low

if you wish to be redeemed
if you're burstin' at the seams
there will come a time of ancient knowing
when your age is showing

for the sea
and the captive crow
for the flower
that cannot grow
for the sand
when the tide is low
Track Name: Naked
throw away your knives
and your new telephones
the power of your love
is etched in my bones

one day we two
will be written in the sky
and if you can't find the words
it's okay to cry

there's just one beginning
and a multitude of ends
and when I am dead
I will meet up with my friends

sorrow abounds
and guilt shames us all
and our hair changes colors
like the leaves in the fall

you can run from sin
but if you run far enough
you'll run into it again
and if your room starts to spin
I will see you then

sit and enjoy this time
while you can
all that you have
is the hand in your hand

strength will uphold you
but it comes from within
and you will be heard
above the noise and the din

I've learned too much
to fit into this note
it spills out my ears
and the holes in my coat

life will continue
it needs to be said
it needs to be sung
it needs to be read

you can run from sin
but if you run far enough
you'll run into it again
and if your room starts to spin
I will see you then

please don't remember
my face or my name
I don't need your accolades
or your honor
or your fame

but please, hold on to
the love that I shared
whenever you're hungry
or tired or scared

please, hold on to
the love that I shared
whenever you're hungry or
naked or tired or
scared

you can run from your grief
but if you do that
you're just another thief
you can run from your grief
but I warn you,
the days are brief
Track Name: This Crow Flies Alone
don't let it happen,
let it happen again
don't let it happen,
let it happen again
if you want to be my lover
you can be my friend

is it wrong?
I don't know
is it right?
I don't know
is it wrong
to have to fight for you
to stay with me tonight?

and as the crow flies,
this crow flies alone
and as the crow flies,
this crow flies alone
if you want to be with me
then be on your own

is it wrong?
I don't know
is it right?
I don't know
is it wrong
to have to fight for you
to stay with me tonight?

I put your picture in the pocket of my vest
well you have to understand that I play it
close to the chest

and am I wrong?
I don't know
am I right?
I don't know
am I wrong
to want to fight for you
to stay with me tonight?
Track Name: Kid Gloves
you know I would've waited
but you just took too long
and you know I would've called you
but I dialed your number wrong
and you can smell the beer
on the breath of my song
but I can't touch you
with my kid gloves on

oh my darlin
oh my honey babe

how can you pretend
to be so chaste
when everyone I know says
you have impeccable taste?
and I don't even know
why you keep me around
when I can't touch you
without leaving the ground

and sometimes love dies
sometimes it doesn't come back
sometimes love dies
sometimes it doesn't come back

and all of my friends
are at each others' throats
you don't have to list your grievances
'cause I know them by rote
and I'm trying to be careful, babe,
and I'm walkin' on broken glass
but I can't touch you
without bringing up the past

and sometimes love dies
sometimes it doesn't come back
sometimes love dies
and sometimes it doesn't come back

and I wish that you didn't have to
see me like this
but I can't even remember
the last time that we kissed
and I've got nothing to feel sorry for
and if you don't like it,
then there's the door
and I can't touch you
without hurting you some more

and sometimes love dies
sometimes it doesn't come back
and sometimes love dies
sometimes it doesn't come back
Track Name: Don't Lose Your Head
don't lose your head
the captain is alive
don't lose your head
the captain is alive
and if I'm not mistaken
help will soon arrive

don't lose your head
shake your shackles loose
don't lose your head
shake your shackles loose
ain't got no other choice now
ain't got no excuse

this ship is sinkin'
we all gonna drown
this ship is sinkin'
we all gonna drown
gotta grab hold of that wheel
gotta turn this ol' ship around

don't lose your head
the captain is still alive
don't lose your head
the captain is still alive
gotta throw him in that ocean
if we hope to survive
Track Name: Human Being
I'm building a human being
I started the shape out of clay
I'm building him up to the ceiling
I'll be finished one of these days

I'm missing a heart and an elbow
I looked for them everywhere
I don't suppose I could just borrow
I promise that I would take care

I'll ride him around town
and I'll jump him up and down
he'll do anything that I say
when the sheriff comes around
I'll fall to the ground
saying, "don't take my human away"

I took a short trip to the graveyard
It wasn't so scary at all
my old man told me it would be hard
he said, "digging is not for the small"

I'm building a human being
I've got all the parts that I need
I'm building a human being
I hope that you won't judge my misdeeds

I'll ride him around town
and I'll jump him up and down
he'll do anything that I say
when the sheriff comes around
I'll fall to the ground
saying, "don't take my human away"

when the sheriff comes around
I'll fall to the ground
saying, "don't take my human away"