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released October 5, 2012

Acoustic Guitar - Andy Shaw, Chris Shaw
Bass Guitar - Andy Shaw, Larry Cook
Violin - Chris Shaw
Ukulele - Andy Shaw
Drum Set - Chris Shaw
Djembe - Chris Shaw

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Track Name: Nothing's Fair at 17
I lost my way when I was young
Never learned to compromise
Cuz who I am won't let me sacrifice
And she told me once I could be
Oh anything at all
But I never knew I had so much to lose

And I loved her more than I can say
And it's a shame it's not today
To give me all that I deserve
We loved for hours and talked for more
Wished we couldn't grow old cold
But nothing's fair at 17
I'm just stranger to this world

I loved the way she stood so still around me
Like I was the only one who let her be
Making the choices like it didn't matter
Never went to far without her no no no
But youth is something in the past
Now wisdom gathered
Oh and the wrinkles no they don't flatter
Gotta hold onto to something, gotta hold onto something
Cuz she's pulling me down

And I loved her more than I can say
And it's a shame it's not today
To give me all that I deserve
We loved for hours and talked for more
Wished we couldn't grow old cold
But nothing's fair at 17

Well I don't know who I am today
And I don't know where I belong
But all I am is all that I deserve
So we let it go, and we let it show

And I loved her more than I can say
And it's a shame it's not today
To give me all that I deserve
We loved for hours and talked for more
Wished we couldn't grow old cold
But nothing's fair at 17
I'm just a stranger to this world
Track Name: Attic
I've been sleeping in the attic the highest room in the house
Finally out of the basement away from all the fear and doubt
Living high every day or at least I'm trying
If there aint no stairs I'll climb the gutter to get to the top

People say they want to fly all the way to the moon and I say go for it
We only got one life here

I was talking to an old friend in the middle of a drought
Her tears dried up she broke those bad ties but still has some figuring out
She is on her way or at least she's trying
Life twists and turns and sometimes burns but that's what her here for

People say they want to fly all the way to the moon and I say go for it
We only got one life here

I've been playing out on High Street people walking all around
A man came by he asked if he could stay but he looked a little down and out
Living day by day or at least he's trying
Can't help but wonder how the world left him out in the cold

People say they want to fly all the way to the moon and I say go for it
We only got one life here

Oh one life

People say they've wasted all these minutes in their day
And they long so many years for the times like yesterday
But knowing this means nothing if you listen to your fears
Ignoring aspirations that you've had all of these years you'll go down
And you may never come back

But you'll come back
Oh I know it
Don't listen to your fears
It just takes time
Don't hear the disbelief
It's up to you to decide
Don't lose hope
Don't listen to what they say
Don't lose sight
No need to be afraid
Don't lose your life

People say they want to fly all the way to the moon and I say go for it
We only got one life here
Track Name: Stranded Man
Stranded man has his back to the wall
As the shadows wander by
Fighting their view with the best of his knowledge
Keeping the change at bay
And as that dark end approaches and he sees no way out
He's gotta run and hide
Through those memories of kindness overrunning all of his blindness
That has brought him down

Oh he's such a lonely man once again
Oh and he takes each minute and he wastes it away
Take me down I need to find some way to grow
Well he says take me down I need to learn how to be a man
Well he says just take it away if I can't stand on my own ground
Take me down again
Oh oh oh oh

Standing all alone he feels the world on his back
Never the product of blame
Cuz his actions push away all those ones who never say
What is really going on
And his intentions are pure and true
And it's always been his need to survive
But his flaws only cause more pain and suffering
He can't let it go

Oh he's such a lonely man once again
Oh and he takes each minute and he wastes it away
Take me down I need to find some way to grow
Well he says take me down I need to learn how to be a man
Well he says just take it away if I can't stand on my own ground
Take me down again
Oh oh oh oh
Track Name: Brought Me To This
I'm really happy about all of the fears I've had and
All of the times I have been sad
It brought me to this

I don't know much about this life or the road that's up ahead
I just want to be a part of this life here

Is there anybody out there?
Anybody listening?
You say I'm crazy well I must be

Is there anybody out there?
Anybody listening?
You say I'm crazy well I must be
Well I must be

I think one has to go through the ups and downs life gives you
This is the time you can be glad you went through it
It might be a self defense it might be a wound to mend it
Might be all the times that I was mad I didn't do it

Is there anybody out there?
Anybody listening?
You say I'm crazy well I must be

Is there anybody out there?
Anybody listening?
You say I'm crazy well I must be
Well I must be
Well I must be
Well I must be

You'll be alright
Standing on two feet now
It takes some time
Just act like you know how

They will come around
Track Name: Still Frames
Can I keep my heart at bay, still frames of what has passed, anymore
Am I fracturing my time to only gain some peace of mind in the end
Rising up above my shadow looking out at all that lies before
I've gotta hold onto something more before this time pulls me down again

As I push my love away
It leaves me wandering alone
But this darkness will not cover me
Start to make it on my own

I come back for more
Oh no, don't leave me behind
I just want to belong
I'm just trying to breathe
Free of control
I've got to let it all be
I've got to let it all go

I've left enough of my pain and suffering behind that all my love can grow
Stronger than my peers that never take the time for what they all deserve
But we're all just standing still in our complicated wills to survive
I've gotta open up my heart a little more until the edge disappears

As I push my love away
It leaves me wandering alone
But this darkness will not cover me
Start to make it on my own

I come back for more
Oh no, don't leave me behind
I just want to belong
I'm just trying to breathe
Free of control
I've got to let it all be
I've got to let it all go
Yes I come back for more
Don't leave me behind
I just want to belong
I'm just trying to breathe
Oh free of control
Oh free of this pain
I've gotta let it all be
I've gotta let it all go
Track Name: Basement
I remember being terrified I was just a little kid
In the basement of my life everything was safe
I don't want to go outside and I don't want to take a ride
If I go I think that I might just die

Everything is complicated I'm not even 16
My bed sheets covered in sweat and my mom's trying to run my life

I remember thinking what's it like

It's kinda like I've been paralyzed with a noose around my neck
One step to the edge and I go to a place where i ain't coming back
I don't want to live that way don't want to be stuck in that place
Just one foot on the ledge and the other's an inch away

Chorus

I remember thinking what's it like I'm no longer a kid
In the basement stuck for life wondering if this is it
I just want to step outside but I don't know how to drive
I'm way past 16 now just trying to find my life

Chorus

If you only knew just how unglued I'd become
Maybe you'd ask me out
If you only knew just how unglued I'd become
Maybe you'd have me over for anything
Track Name: Cubicles
(Chords provided feel free to make up your own version and upload it to youtube or something, make sure to link it on our Facebook page)
Every day
F CM7
It's the same
F CM7
They cant wait to break free from it
F G
I dont see
F CM7
Empathy
F CM7
I just cant stand to wait for it
F G C

And I know
Am G
Everything comes to and end
C F Am
It's true we can't deny that our time is short
G C F Am G
No need to waste it away
C F Am
waste it away
G

Yes you pay and you slave
Think about the price of it
And you save at what rate?
No bar graph will tell you what I mean by it

And my fears
Am G
Can't get the best of me now
C F Am
Oh no I'm just beginning to find
G C F Am
My way out of the hole I was in
G C F Am
For so long
G

Oh no I'm not mad
Em Am
I'm just here in fact
Em Am
To thank you for what you've given me
F Am
That's an escape
E
Track Name: Let Her Go
Going out of my mind
Wasting all of time
Away with what I need to do
Again with where I can't yet be
Thinking all that I've got
Wishing all that I've had
Could be with her and all her love
Just give her my heart and soul again

Oh what a dangerous place to be
Oh holding onto this vision today
Oh can I get on top of my strength to conquer what I deserve

If I can let her be
Let her go
Take back my needs
How selfish of me
I've gotta find a way
To start over again
Show her my heart
Show her who I can be

Taking back what I said
I've made all the mistakes
That I think have left me here
So far away from being with here
I've gotta put it all back
I've gotta try to resolve
All the ways that I treated her
She only wanted my love for sure

Oh what a dangerous place to be
Oh holding onto this vision today
Oh can I get on top of my strength to conquer what I deserve

If I can let her be
Let her go
Take back my needs
How selfish of me
I've gotta find a way
To start over again
Show her my heart
Show her who I can be
Track Name: Take From the Road
Well I look to the wind that reminds me of other times
Connected with more than I can speak of
And these feelings move through us all calling change that we need
And my change is out in the land that I haven't seen

So take from the road let it lead you on
Cuz you don't know where you are
And all that you feel will call you home

And it's this intangible place of these memories I feel
That seem to make my heart believe it's real
Oh no so I give into those thoughts and unlock my inner child
As I'm waiting to go back home where I've never been

So take from the road let it lead you on
Cuz you don't know where you are
And all that you feel will call you home

As the days go by and I'm stuck here dreaming of you
What a man never finds some place to call his home
Oh what a display of innocence covered by all this emotion
All that I need, all that I see, all that I want, is to find that place, find that place to call my home again
Track Name: That Morning
Verse 1
The story has been burned into our brains
The one about the two planes
It was early in that fateful morning
And they came in with out a single warning

Chorus
The fire the madness and all of the screams
People jumping outta windows it must have been a scene
I can't tell you how it was or how my heart was racing
If I was there I'd like to think I would have helped them all

Verse 2
The tasteless representation of it all
Like a broken record we all watched those buildings fall
Don't ya think they would have thought of the families at hand
But pretty soon they spun it into "United We Stand"

Chorus
The fire the madness and all of the screams
People jumping outta windows it must have been a scene
I can't tell you how it was or how my heart was breaking
If I was there I'd like to think I would have helped them all

Verse 3
Nearly ten years have passed yet the scars remain
All these new divisions even our vocabulary's changed
Not to mention all of our young men overseas
How many more coffins will come home before we all agree?

Bridge
That
All of this hate brings more of the same
We can't keep living like this
All of this hate brings more of the same
How do we move through this?
How do we get along?


We have to move on try to be kind
Try to remember but never forget
Those we love and those we lost
And those on the other side
..on the otherside
Track Name: Love Calls Me On
Love has called me on
Every single day it seems to change
Each time again
I look her in the eyes and try to smile

But it's the cold mystery
The stains of my heart can't let her
And it's the road that calls me on
Makes me try to see a better me

If you ever cared about anyone
If you ever cared about me
If you ever opened your heart
To all that you could be
If you ever looked at the reasons
For turning all your fears into blame
Maybe you could let someone in
Instead of playing the game

The journey it never conquers
My belief in truth, it can't let me down like you
And even if I falter
I'll pick myself back up and follow through

Cuz it's the essence of my heart
Not to let it fall apart
And here I stand surrounded
By more than I could ever ask for

If you ever cared about anyone
If you ever cared about me
If you ever opened your heart
To all that you could be
If you ever looked at the reasons
For turning all your fears into blame
Maybe you could let someone in
Instead of playing the game

Love, love, don't turn me down
Once again
Change, change, change will rearrange all my heart
Oh no and fade away