True Devotion

Release date: February 23, 2010
Record label: Barsuk / Second Nature Recordings
Formats: CD/LP/MP3

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Track List:
1. Lucky Clover Coin
2. Fragments
3. Red River
4. Eyes Like Static
5. Sparklers
6. Instrument
7. What Waited For Me
8. Sun Devil
9. Don’t Be Angry
10. Where We Started

Lyrics:

LUCKY CLOVER COIN

You found a Three Leaf Clover Coin
You said it was good luck and I think it will beYour eyes are broken glass the shattered light
Shines on everything you see
There’s a world I want to leave behind
Where a sunset in a constant bloody winter
Gives the only light, and with it I hoped I would disappear
You’re keeping me alive
‘Till the sunlight shows spring roses in water
And for the rest of my life
I’ll put your broken pieces back togetherI want to spend more time with you
Because you make me happy
It’s something I’d been so little of
But you showed methat I can be
There’s a world I want to leave behind
Where a sunset in a constant bloody winter
Gives the only light, and with it I hoped I would disappear
You’re keeping me alive
‘Till the sunlight shows spring roses in waterAnd for the rest of my life, I’ll put your broken pieces together
And for the rest of my life, I’ll put your broken pieces together
For the rest of my life, I only want to walk the way you showed me

FRAGMENTS

Got a folder full of fragments
You’re losing all acquaintances, losing your balance
Over spikes, over trip wires, you’ve got such obvious style
Put limits on thoughts – limit all thinkingEgo is running wild – a monster is hiding behind
Your smoke ring eyes
The harder you fight the tide
The less likely you’ll survive
There’s a constant farewell
Into a new dream full of unpolluted sorrows
Document a scattered mind
Where the waves fall, like the soldiers that die on the shore
Seaside ghosts nowEgo is running wild – a monster is hiding behind
Your smoke ring eyes
The harder you fight the tide
The less likely you’ll survive
Ego is running wild – a monster is hiding behind
Your smoke ring eyes
The harder you fight the tide
Ego is running wild – look at your rattlesnake skin
Your smoke ring eyesThe harder you fight the tide
The less likely you’ll survive

RED RIVER

This is what life feels like on the ground
I had a brother who was stationed up in Northern Hill Country
You know he never really came home
We drove out east to Red River to see the high waters flow
That river was running just searching for an ocean the freedom we’d never knownThat feeling you get when the wind is blowing like you’re whole life is starting over
We made our peace there, with the no-man’s land where we come from
I’ve been searching for the waves to carry us home
To the ocean we all came from, where we’ll all be returned
I’ve been searching for the waves to carry us home
To the ocean we all came from, where we’ll all be dissolved into one
Like a crippled animal running on broken legs that night
His voice was splintering, rising, and falling to a fate of “I’ll never get out”
From Spokane all the way across Montana, then out to the Blood ReserveA black Levis jacket knocking them beers back on the bank of that river
Underneath September skies inside the U.S. border
He made his peace there – just after his boots filled up with water
I’ve been searching for the waves to carry us home
To the ocean we all came from, where we’ll all be returned
I’ve been searching for the waves to carry us home
To the ocean we all came from, where we’ll all be dissolved into one
The waves will wash away the misguided vision
Of glory in a battlefield of a thousand corpsesI’ve been searching for the waves to carry us home
To the ocean we all came from, where we’ll all be dissolved
Out of many we are one

EYES LIKE STATIC

I hope you’ll be ok baby please tell me if you’re gonna be alright
I know what I’ve broken and that it’s not easy but I’ll stay up with you all night
If that’s what it takes to get back the keys we carved in the sand
Before the tide washes inMillions of voices on top of voices
‘Till no one’s listening
Manic breakdown misunderstanding
‘Till nothing can be heard
Static is everywhere – Static is Ammunition
Pop art, sad faces on beautiful paintings – all the pieces of your mind
So many moments lost but when is defeat really realized
What I could have done different you split the difference between who I was
And everything I’m notMillions of voices on top of voices
‘Till no one’s listening
Manic breakdown misunderstanding
‘Till nothing can be heard
Static is everywhere – Static is Ammunition
It’s all up to you now where we go from here
Static is everywhere, it keeps on raining down
It keeps on raining Ammunition

SPARKLERS

Bottle rockets and smoke bombs lying dead on the sidewalk
Are black marks on the concrete now but they were beautiful last night
A picture of our life
Can we make this what it was
Everything is right, Everything is wrong
Sparklers only burn for so long
Tightrope walking balancing on a thin telephone line
The wind blows and you want to call it off, the cars below keep going byAnd now you’re getting tired
Careful you’re gonna fall
Everything is right, Everything is wrong
Sparklers only burn for so long
I’m a pendulum that swings
Trapped in the disappearing
Of a setting sun, the moonlight at dawn
A book of matches burning in its own reflection
Everything is right, Everything is wrongLetting go is the best way to hold on
So watch the light dance in the dark until it’s gone
Sparklers only burn for so long

INSTRUMENT

I don’t want this Tinsel Glory
Or Empty Praise that I can’t carry
I want no more of this delusion
I just want to come back home to you againPlease make me your instrument
With eyes inside out I’ll never doubt this
The fruit will always show where the root is planted
I just want to come back home to you again
I just want to be free
I just want to be free
I just want to be free

WHAT WAITED FOR ME

I could have been there for you
Like you needed me to
Vision showed me the truth
When my eyes closed for good
Lost in latent darkness
Beneath good humor and violent outbursts
With each new explosion
sending shrapnel in every direction
Life and death are just false shadowsThat flicker in my mortal memory
To the one true light, I was lost and blind
But now I finally see what waited for me
Now I’ll be here for you
Like you needed me to
A flipbook character
I won’t move unless you turn the pages
Life and death are just false shadows
That flicker in my mortal memoryTo the one true light, I was lost and blind
But now I finally see what waited for me

SUN DEVIL

My sun devil you are the only one
From the first day I saw you at that show
That’s the way it’s been
Being able to admit when you’ve been wrong
Is one of the greatest lessons this life has to offerSome things are forever
And your love is an Anchor
You broke my heart with a glance from the bathroom mirror
Brushing makeup on tears running down it didn’t matter
The voice of God is the silence if you can listen there
True Devotion and True Virtue will hold you at the center
As the waves crash over
Some things are forever
And your love is an AnchorMy sun devil, I know you’ve been running standing still
But I dreamed up a sweet avenue, it’s a revolution
The innovation – some things are forever
And your love is an Anchor

DON’T BE ANGRY

Visit the Places where it all began
When you’re not afraid you can start again
Take one last lookNo pretense, no sentimental attachment
The Veil’s been lifted
Don’t be Angry
Who’s gonna rescue me from myself if you leave
Oh please believe me when I tell you I’m sorry
I used to run these streets
Reservoirs overflowed with sweet dreams
I just couldn’t see
Don’t be AngryWho’s gonna rescue me from myself if you leave
Oh please believe me when I tell you I’m sorry
You’re everything I need all at once to be at peace
With the slow dying watching what I love disappearing
Oh please believe me when I tell you I’m sorry

WHERE WE STARTED

Spaceships on the table and your reading is a window
I can see through what this meansNothing can take this away from me
I knew we’d end up where we started
The road that you’re on is the one you chose to go down so stop
Placing blame, it’s such a shame, to waste your time worrying
You’re gonna end up where you started
I tell you it’s simple and you say, “No, No, this complicates”
I say, “You missed the point”
You say, “There isn’t one – It’s all meaningless”
To end up where you startedJust a couple of kids
Oh come on now who have we been kidding
You can be free, if you decide to be – no one is your enemy
You can choose peace
You’re gonna end up where you started
We’re gonna end up where we started

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