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released 10 June 2011

Dallin Applebaum - Synth
Emanuel Ayvas - Guitar/Harmonica/Piano/Vocals
Christopher Coletti - Trumpet/Tuvan
Nic Cowles - Flute
Gil Goldin - Bass
Jeff Gretz - Drums
Liz Hanley - Violin/Vocals
David Nelson - Trombone
Brian Sanders - Cello
Tom Swafford - Violin
Dan Tirer - Guitar

Produced by Emanuel Ayvas, Nic Cowles and Jeff Gretz
Recorded and Mixed at Translator Audio by Brendan Tobin
Additional recording by Dallin Applebaum, Emanuel Ayvas, David Nelson
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge
Cover art by Les Barbire

All music/lyrics by Emanuel Ayvas (BMI), except
Over and Over (Orchestration by Cowles, Arrangment by Ayvas, Cowles, Goldin, Gretz, Hanley, Sanders)
Vampires (Arrangement by Ayvas, Cowles, Goldin, Gretz, Hanley, Sanders)

© 2011 Eat Fear Records

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Track Name: Over and Over
Don't work for moments already forgotten.
You know that you can never work nothing from the dead back start walking.
But I've noticed lately they've got the fear in their eyes
and not the ones with the guns, but the ones there beside them and

Over and over again
we're gonna run on forever
and then back around and do the
same damn thing that ruined us then
because he wanted his and him his and him his and him his.

Well Georgie stole like a king as he bought his way in
and then went on vacation to watch with his friends
as the two biggest buildings in the country fell down
while the people that he blamed were right there in his house
and then quietly placed on a plane and flown out
while the rest of the world sat and watched it all happen.
And no one was told of this, only that we'd
fallen victim to terror and terror they heaved
on these two other countries who just happened to have oil
while the number of innocent people who die climbs so

Over and over again
we're gonna run on forever
and then back around and do the
same damn thing that ruined us then
because he wanted his and him his and him his and him his.

Oh no no no, I won't get carried away
by the fear that they've made
as we push into summer.
And then four years fly by with Iraq on our minds
and still no one knows why
because there hasn't been an answer but with
terror alerts as your TV goes red
"It'll happen again if you don't vote ME in!"
But I, I can't even understand what he says,
but it doesn't make a difference 'cause he's a christian
and God wants him in.

Eight years later and nothing has changed
but the jobs and markets yea they're starting to fade.
And the war still ain't over but they're talking about change
But since when has a politicians word meant a thing?
So I think I'm gonna vote for the lesser of evils,
yea the one from less money with no king there beside him.
But I wonder if he can win, if my people and my kin
can see the man who he is
or just the color of his skin so

Over and over again
we're gonna run on forever
and then back around and do the
same damn thing that ruined us then
because he wanted his and him his and him his and him his.
Track Name: Vampires
Brother, you think you know me
but do you know me well?
You're holding up you hands like
you're gonna lift me up.
And give my life over to someone else.
Sign my name away and drink his blood.
And though it seems like a good time
before I try it I would like to think a while.
(but thank you)

So I turn on my TV set
and do you know what's there.
Well every station that I click through
it seems to be playing the same program.
It's flawless young bodies looking too good to be alive.
Runnin' around like wild animals out in the moonlight.
But all I can think about is
why does everything always have to be about vampires?

So I turn back to my TV set
and something new was there.
It's people talking of what's been happening
with the war we're in.
And I point my finger and the picture it changes
to a pale skinned man and the gorgeous woman that he's saving.
Oh, and they've found love in such a dark place, the devil he is strange ain't he.
But what i really wan to know is
why does everything always have to be about vampires?
Track Name: Purple Sunless Sky
I am a purple sunless sky,
the bruised and bright New Jersey night
trapped in a sad eternal light,
alone
but with everybody watching.

And if you see me out tonight
don't bother asking how I'm doing
because I'll just smile and say I'm alright.

Well, I've found talking about sadness just brings sadness
and I wouldn't want to bring somebody down.
So just let me be to shake this thing away somehow
and I'll be back here with a smile
telling stories of the towns and music
laughing with my friends again,
that simple,
perfect
sound.
Track Name: Meadowlands
Lose yourself into where the mountainside meets the Pacific Highway.
And I'll wait for you there, listening to the water
as it throws itself on the ocean sand
and holds me, suspended in this moment
where the cars crawl by on the road ahead,
looking like a movie set.
I feel like I'm alive again.

But I need something more than elements to keep me here.
Because you know when the sun goes down
and the desert cold surrounds me I will be on my way again
with my loneliness hanging from my neck like it's a bayonet
sticking out to put to test if everything I encounter is worth it

To forget what she means to you.
Oh you did the best that you could do, and now she is gone.
Oh but don't lose sight of all the love you have.
Because California just can't love you back
like the people in the Meadowlands.
Track Name: Song For The Rain
Here's a song for your ears that you've heard through the years
as it's chords are like many the same.
Such is life so it seems as the business folk dream
of a place that they'd rather call home.

As they sit in their cubes with their lives on repeat
to work the same day until they get old.
But the tragedy lies in the ones who survive
just to find out they have ruined themselves.

To the men and the women, who work in the fields
and the factories and the kitchens and the trains.
Here's to those whom without, this great country would die.
To my family, my neighbors, and my friends.

(Oh) I'm gonna go out and have me a night
and I'm gonna sing out a song for the rain.
Because this life is to strange to make way through it dry
so let's drink until the morning again.

So I climbed to the top of this bridge
that just happens to be named after the place where i live.
And from the peak of that monstrous man-made machine
I looked out on the city and my part of Jersey.
And there breathing it in, was then struck by an idea

That had to do with the people of my time
and how the things that they say and what's inside of their minds
are so frequently further from being the same
that i often can't tell if who they are will remain
where they stand at the end of our conversation.

And from this thought I have formed a complaint.
And I speak this now not from the lips of a saint.
No, I have certainly sinned, yes I've lived
and I hate to quote Bobby because I know that I look just like him
but I must also say what Ezra Pound did.

He said if a culture allows their language to die
then nothing else that they do from that point will survive.
And with this in my head, I sat down and listened
to the person in charge of me but I could not comprehend
a single word that he said
because he didn't say anything.

(Oh)
So I'm gonna go out and have me a night
And I'm gonna sing out a song for the rain.
Because this life is to strange to make way through it dry
so let's drink until the morning again.