For the Sea

by cavepainters

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
Waiting 03:18
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
4.
We All Need 05:21
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
5.
Springtides 04:29
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
6.
Naked 05:58
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
7.
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?
8.
Kid Gloves 05:47
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
9.
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
10.
Human Being 02:47
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"

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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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