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released April 6, 2010

All songs recorded at Dreamland Studios in West Hurley, NY, Meth Beach in Philadelphia, and The Studio in Philadelphia
Produced by Rob Schnapf and Dr. Dog
Engineered by Dough Boehm and Dr. Dog

except -

Station, Unbearable Why and I Only Wear Blue,
produced and engineered by Dr. Dog at Meth Beach and The Studio

Dreamland Studio Assistants: Adam Armstrong and Elijah Walker

All songs mixed by Bill Moriarty and Dr. Dog
at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA

except -

Unbearable Why and Later,
mixed at MAD Dragon Studios at Drexel University

Mix Assistant: Justin Chapman

Thanks to Jeff Chestek, Larry Gold, Ryan Schwabe

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Track Name: Stranger
20 years of schooling
I just never learned the math
that one and one don't equal two
they often equal half

I have tried to live the high life
the best that I know how
And I bought my share of debonair
and parlayed it on the crowd

I do believe that there's no more tricks up my sleeve
The good old days have past and the good times after that
And slowly I've become undone
a stranger with a stranger heart.

Well I plan to hit the bottom
the bottle then the top
and I pray that something quits me
before I gotta stop.

Cause the masquerade is over
but I was barely there
the mask come off the gilded cloth
yet I'm just barely here.

I do believe that there's no more tricks up my sleeve
The good old days have past and the good times after that
And slowly I've become undone
a stranger with a stranger heart.
Track Name: Shadow People
The rain is falling, it's after dark
the streets are swimming with the sharks
It's the right night for the wrong company
and there ain't nothing round here to look at.
Move along.

The neon lights on Baltimore
Every shadow's getting famous
In some back yard in some plastic chair,
hoping these cigarettes will save us.
Here we go again.

You've got rings in your ears
and you got kicked around and made up.
Looking high looking low
Where did all the shadow people go?
Where did all the shadow people go?
I want to know where the shadow people go.

I stole a bike from the Second Mile
I saw a band play in the basement.
I crossed the path of a friend of mine,
and I knew what that look upon her face meant.
Something's gone from her eye.
Something's gone wrong.

You could be a woman, you could be a man,
wear the glove on the other hand.
You could be twisted, you could be insane,
pushing the envelope against the grain
or just playing along.

And I've got something on my mind,
I've got voices on the other line.
Saying hi, saying hello.
Where did all the shadow people go?
Where did all the shadow people go?
I want to know where the shadow people go.
Track Name: Station
Was it a dream? I wouldn't know.
I was in the lowlands where all the old folks go.
I wasn't here, I wasn't home.
I was picking static up on a broken radio.

Just leave me at the station and you can rest assured
that I'll be back sometime this time next year.

I'll pack my bags, you get the door.
Here's a stack of tokens for my friends on Baltimore
That look on your face, I've seen it before
I'll be gone a long time but I could be gone for more.

Just leave me at the station and you can rest assured
that I'll be back sometime this time next year.

I need someone
I need something
I need to go back home
Track Name: Unbearable Why
I'm doing time. I'm guilty.
Rise in the morning. Oh sleepy.

The clouds in the sky, unknown and untied.
A reason for reasons you die.
The eye of the storm beware beware and still there's a thrill in the air.
Unbearable why

While I'm dong time I'm guilty, for now.
Rise in the morning oh sleepy, dream on.
The clouds in the sky, alone and untied,
A reason for reasons you die.
The eye of the storm. Beware beware!
And still there's a thrill in the air.
Unbearable why

While I'm undoing time therefore now I'm not guilty.
Sun rise up in the morning what a dream oh so sleepy.
Lying in letters to someone I don't know.
Like an old song in the waiting for something from the past
so long from now.
Track Name: Where'd All The Time Go?
Where'd all the time go?
It's starting to fly
See how the hands go
waving goodbye.
You know I get so forgetful when I look in your eyes.

Now she's walking backward
through a parade.
And I'm stuck in the shadow,
blocking the shade
And there ain't no way to sweep up the mess that we made
She gets dressed up like a pillow
So she's always in bed

Flowers for the sick and dead.
She's on the go
Way too fast and way too slow
She turns to stone
at hospitals and funeral homes
and when the tide rises
somebody sinks and is gone in the blink of an eye.

There's nothing to keep you
from falling in love.
It starts at the bottom
it comes from above.
Like pieces of a puzzle,
like a hand in a glove
She gets dressed up like a pillow
So she's always in bed

Flowers for the sick and dead.
She's on the go
Way too fast and way too slow
She turns to stone
at hospitals and funeral homes
and when the fog rises
somebody sighs who is not in disguise anymore.
Track Name: Later
I got a job I gotta move this paper
I guess it's all the same to you
But I can't sit around and wait
I can't sit around and wait for you.

It never works, you say you'll call me later
but you never ever do.
I can't sit around and wait
I can't sit around and wait for you.
Just another cup of coffee
I'll sit around and wait for you.

I always knew you were a liar.
I'm not a kid I'm not a cop I'm not here to punish you.
And I really can't see anymore what the fuss is all about.

Not my career to wait and do you favors.
I guess it's really nothing new
I just can't sit around and wait.
I can't sit around and wait for you.

I'm running late you call the undertaker
cause you got so much shit to do.
I can't sit around and wait
I can't sit around and wait for you
Just another cigarette
I'll sit around and wait for you.

I always knew you were a liar.
I'm not a kid I'm not a cop I'm not here to punish you.
And I really can't see anymore what the fuss is all about.
Track Name: I Only Wear Blue
I'm all bottled up, floating in the deep blue
You're an open book, anyone could read you.

And I'm losing my voice barking up the wrong tree
when you can't be yourself there's just to much to be

Let's get on with it, we haven't got too much time
And I don't want to stay here where the sun don't ever shine.
So say the word and open up the blinds

It came like a dream but it went just as fast
Like a dream left out in the trash

She said I know what you mean but I don't know who you are
We're just two of many fractions of the part
We're just two of many fractions of the part

They said it couldn't be done,
but you went out and did it.
It was more than you were looking for
and there ain't now way to get it
I'm only guilty I admit it
I'm only guilty I admit it

Excuse me, forgive me
I only wear blue.
Track Name: Someday
There's a tree outside my home
The sidewalk's cracked right where its roots have grown.
Someday came then left me alone
I should've known right then that I stayed too long

I should've known better
I should've known better
I should've known better
But I don't believe I care.

If my feet could carve stone,
they'd mark a monument that's never roamed.
I was a man, I turned to bone.
I never moved and now my will is gone.

I should've known better
I should've known better
I should've known better
But I don't believe I care.
Track Name: Mirror, Mirror
At the bottom there's a stir
and now the surface is a blur
Tell the truth like it's a joke
and don't fix the part that isn't broke

I know I'm just a memory
and I know that's how it's gotta be.
So tell the mirror on the wall,
Mirror, mirror on the wall
There's no reflection here at all.

Mirror, mirror on the wall
There's no reflection here at all.

I'm so tired I can't sleep
the secrets that my secrets keep
Down the stairway to the church
blackbird's hanging in the lurch

I don't want to see my name in stone
I've tied a ribbon round the bone
Took a ride in a yellow car
and I bought myself an old guitar.

Things ain't what they used to be
I got a devil after me.
Tell the mirror on the wall,
Mirror mirror on the wall,
There's no reflection here at all.

Mirror, mirror on the wall
There's no reflection here at all.

You're looking high you're looking low.
and you've got something on your mind
did someone give you bad directions?
Were you in the wrong place at the wrong time?

They found a body in the river
they found a note left in the sand
Leave my worries to the water
and leave my body to the land.
Track Name: Jackie Wants A Black Eye
Jackie wants a black eye
some proof that she's been hit
John wants the answers
but the questions just don't quit.

And we're sitting in the rain
and we're feeling like the weather
You could say that we're alone
but we're lonely together

And we're all in it together now as we all fall apart.
And we're swapping little pieces of our broken little hearts.

And Jackie's jumping into quicksand
but it isn't what you think
She's safe cause she knows
the more you fight the more you sink.

And John's following the black cloud
to keep him from the sun.
Something's over now
but something's finally begun.
And we're all in it together now as we all fall apart.
And we're swapping little pieces of our broken little hearts.

And we've been hurting so long
that our pleasure is our pain.
Are we madly in love,
are we madly insane?

When yesterday's love defines you
but today that love is gone
Tomorrow keeps you guessing
the rollercoaster's rolling on.

And we're all in it together now as we all fall apart.
And we're swapping little pieces of our broken little hearts.
Track Name: Shame, Shame
(shame, shame)
I was a loner unloved
I really didn't need any help at all
(shame, shame)
I really thought I was fine
I was living it up just despite myself
(shame, shame)
I used to wander the streets at midnight
Avoiding any signs of life

(shame, shame)
I used to suffer alone
I really did think it would make me strong
(shame, shame)
I used to write it all down
hoping someone would read it years from now
(shame, shame)
I used to act like I was in a movie,
so mysterious and misunderstood.

(shame, shame)
You started hanging around
I really didn't think I could live it down
(shame, shame)
I tried to play it cool
but every single part of me felt so good
(shame, shame)
You took me someplace I'd never been before
I was a foreigner in your hands

I just couldn't let it go 'til now.

A letter unopened just like a knock on the door.
Do you think you're so special that no one knows what you're for?
Well you can mutter on sweet nothings like you're on the other side of town.

Do you fear the attachment to things that you want?
Do you want to cut off things for fear of their love?
Well you can roll on to the graveyard and let them take you whole.
Or, you can live it up and leave nothing but your bones.

(shame, shame)
I didn't know what to do
I was losing myself turning into you.
(shame, shame)
I was really undone
the life that I lived seemed so useless now.
(shame, shame)
You know you made me do it,
and no I don't regret a thing.