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released November 26, 2009

All songs written and performed by Sam Reynolds. Produced, engineered, and mixed by Brian Moore at Mid City Sound in Los Angeles, CA.

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Track Name: home
i struck up a match,
and i lit up a firecracker in your eyes
ignite, and ascend the snowy sky
try to be quiet, like we're lying
if this is all you came to be,
i'll throw myself into your grave;
home will never be the same
touch me, and cast off my wintry cloak
suspend this sober sense of cold
you and i rearranged catalogs,
casting our lines into the holes
if this is all you came to be,
i'll throw myself into your grave;
home will never be the same again
Track Name: a radio address
miss you today;
solid black rain came from the sky
a hand on your vest,
a radio address came from the sky

i had you in color,
something i lost in the covers
please don't rehearse your name

i hide in your clothes,
the cracks in your toes will be just fine
the temperature calls
for morphine, and fall will be on time

in postcards, every pause,
in light-up matches and mattresses,
watching your eyes repeat

the curves in your back,
a similar jacket on some face
remember the cars, and pushing quite hard?
outside, the rain
Track Name: fugitive
you're sleep-dancing, good morning jess
with a sexy hand, an old nightgown dress
why won't you stay one more mile away
from your desk lamps, and your dresser drawers?

we melt ice cubes with our teeth;
on a southbound train, i will coax you east
why won't you give, my dear fugitive?
i'm not asking you to come home but,
would you please come home?

i realize that you and me
is a worn-out crowd in a dying breed
but don't fault me if i might ask you this
i could need you, would you please come home?
why won't you come home?

why won't you give, my dear fugitive?
i'm not asking you to come home
why won't you give, my dear fugitive?
i'm not asking you to come home, but
would you please come home?
Track Name: caroline
laughing in your sunday school
dress you know you looked so cool
making sure your pants and your shoes matched

i was only four-foot high,
waiting for my older ride
spying through my cape and my side-eyes

don't you think that if we escaped,
our lives might be better than just going to school?
and caroline, i will wrap up my life
like a gift, and i'll give it to you
to caroline, just you

we can hide in bathing suits,
in the 90's, home with you
i'm the one who wants to protect you

would it make you laugh if i
wore my tie on the wrong side?
or should i just stick to my class lines?

and don't you think that if we escaped,
our lives might be better than just going to school?
and caroline, i will wrap up my life
like a gift, and i'll give it to you
to caroline, just you
Track Name: the last time i saw you
time flies in meaningful lives
drink the morning dew
the coast and a communist asshole
i hope you refuse

i'm all mirrors,
my coffee is bitter too
remember your senses, your gravity,
the scale of the moon

half of the monday's gone
to blinking, a mouth on the phone
is hinting and breathing facts,
an awful attack
the tv is singing flats,
the personals have no regrets,
the last time i saw you, i was home

home for a moment, it's pouring
i wait for you
to co-write our novel, or at least,
the heroine whose

heart breaks, a moment to wake up
and paint eyes blue
i wish you were more than a memory,
a face on the news

half of the monday's gone
to blinking, a mouth on the phone
is hinting and breathing facts,
an awful attack
the tv is singing flats,
the personals have no regrets,
the last time i saw you, i was home

if there's a chance to say
to look at our lives, listen jay
the moment i saw you, i was home
Track Name: harmonium
no, i won't sleep at night
of course, you know i might
"if you ask me to, i'll stay with you":
acrimonious aside,
hollow warning, a lie

and every damn day,
in our harmonium,
another chance to love her,
another chance to leave her
i'm telling you that's the way i know
(decide)

i want to know your worst
at least, i want you first
in the back, an old bear trap
a lonely ankle falling open
like a larva overflowing
with bad luck

and if you won't give up
on our harmonium
the holidays will haunt us,
the melodies prolong us
i'm telling you that's the way i know
(decide)
Track Name: a brief reply II
sign me up, i'm able
stuff me in the box that's labelled
"i will vote for no one but you-
and hope you lose"
hope you lose

miscued your umbrella?
suffered papers, stacked manila?
i ask, of course, to burst at your seams-
but if you leave,
if you leave

framed you,
i repayed you
are we online?
the cold, it snuffed you
as i stood above you
(you have to let me go)

late for work or something?
april sunday, thanks for nothing
apart from all the candor and games
i'm the same
i'm the same

run me down your navel
push me through your wires and cables
sing "i will vote for no one but you-
hope you lose"
hope you lose
Track Name: love and science
you, what did you catch?
i hardly think that you've got plans,
lying in your bedroom standing up
i'm standing down,
would you call me please?

wear something elegant
a single rose in your bouquet
sticking out as if to say
"okay, i miss your face,
would you call me please?"

bleeding the grace from your open waist now,
hallelujah on a strangers face,
i'd hate for you to grow into
a real-life carnival ride
if you want to know,
i'll ask you

why oh, why?

are you still up north?
the winter is an old cliche
peeking through the cracks in windowpanes
are you awake?
would you call me please?

the moon is just a rock
and funny how the textbooks say
love and science are just one, the same
i just can't stay, i just can't stay
i hate that things happened this way

bleeding the grace from your open waist now,
hallelujah on a strangers face,
i'd hate for you to grow into
a real-life carnival ride
if you want to know,
i'll ask you
Track Name: i know it's not much
how much longer will this month last?
a note for your troubles, a note for your past
echoes on and on, doorbells ring
i won't let them bother us, i won't let them sing

i know it's not much,
but i promise you this
you'll get to heaven on this
you'll get to heaven on this

mother cathedral erupts in the room,
breaking her hourglass (under the table)
a note for the suffering, honest and neat,
born in the darkness, a terrible heat;

i know it's not much
but i promise you this
we'll get to heaven on this
we'll get to heaven on this

no, there's nothing around
nothing to call, nothing to sound
never, ever, no
Track Name: edge of water / the end
i've got paper and pills,
you're in daffodils
empty places rain my blood, my brain
you know?

i'm a metal-ore seed,
you're an olive tree
bend your boughs and flowers, martyr me

come on
i need to know
if you're gonna help me out

you're in love with the church
i'm your nettle spurs
press the devil's edge of water / the end

and then,
no nothing really matters
so i'm told
no nothing really matters
so i'm told

and what is yet to come,
(darling, act your age)
it can't be done
(i just want to say)
it's all alright
it happens every day

it happens all the time, my love
happens all the time
i'll see you off somewhere,

no mind, don't mind
(no nothing really matters, no,
no nothing really matters, no
it happens all the time)