Shipwrecked!

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released February 5, 2011

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Track Name: All The Wasted World
the bodies washed up on the shore
for weeks after the war
we walked down ninety-five
to the ruins of new york

and all the weight of worlds
fell heavy in the crash
the innocence we had
we'd never get it back

when the levees broke
all the people stayed at home
everyone said it would pass
everyone was wrong

and all the wasted world
seemed to crumble in our hands
the people lined the streets
to be there for the end
Track Name: Shipwreck
i was a sailor but i would not leave my home
i lost my mind and lost my soul, had no place left to go
after i met you in reno, my spanish debutante
i heard you came from new orleans on a magic carpet

i was a shipwreck, i was dated, i was old
going down in the water i had holes all through my hull
and i already know just how the story goes
just like all good sailors they do as they're told
so do as you're told

i wrote you a letter when i hit san jose
it was a sign you know i did my time
down old mexico way
then i met you in chino, my spanish debutante
i heard you came all the way from new orleans on a magic carpet

i was a shipwreck, i was dated, i was old
going down in the water i had holes all through my hull
and i already know just how this breakdown goes
just like all good bass players they do as they're told
so do as you're told

i was a shipwreck, i was dated, i was old
going down in the water i had holes all through my hull
and i already knew exactly what to do
just like all good poets they know when they're through

i was a shipwreck, i was dated, i was old
going down in the water i had holes all through my hull
and i already know just how this story goes
just like all country singers they do as they're told
so do as you're told
Track Name: The Mayor's Daughter
i got a picture in my bedroom drawer
and i take it out just once a year
to prove to you i was alive before
i've got a flask inside my pocket
and i'll drink it if i want to
i don't need a hand to make me feel secure

but it's all right, i'm not asking for no faith
just leave me alone, i'll try and do the same
yeah, it's all right, i just like the way you look at me
and god help me if i can't make that change

i've got this song i've sung like fifty times
but i keep slurring every other line
i say that's what keeps me honest when i write
i've got your number in my mobile phone
i don't call you up, i keep you close
for when i drink too much or sober up

but it's all right, i'm not asking for no faith
just leave me alone, i'll try and do the same
yeah, it's all right, i just like the way you keep me up
and god help me if i can't make that change

your lips are a tragedy
a genocide in a cacophony
of a sound that's not quite pure
played by a sad singer in an old hotel
at the piano bench of the ball room bar
it's the only tune he knows
now he awkwardly tries to hit the key
the scent of stale perfume and cheap whiskey
well the sound begins to blur
into a small mistake, it was a small mistake
just a small mistake, that turned a small mistake
into a large mistake, into a catastrophe

and it's all right, i'm not asking for no faith
just leave me alone, i'll try and do the same
yeah it's all right, i just hate the way you look at me
and sorry kid but that ain't ever gonna change
Track Name: Georgia
georgia was a friend of mine
spent her time down on my mind
took a plane to god knows where
now we ain't friends no more
california ripped my heart in two
what's a boy like me to do?
a foolish child first tastes defeat
a broke writer heads back east

girl, don't you want what you can't have
but you can defend those nights you spend
alone

dakota took me to her bed
i never spoke to her again
a whisper in the dead of night
a summer breeze taking flight
missouri wanted me to stay
i couldn't let her down that way
i didn't mean to lead you on
but come the morning i was gone

girl, don't you want what you can't have
but you can defend those nights you spend
alone

nebraska stole my first guitar
and carved her name into my arm
a carrot dangling on a stick
a good old fashion western flick
virginia was a wrecking ball
making way through city hall
i think of you from time to time
but never long enough to change my mind

boy, don't you want what you can't have
but you can defend those nights you spend
alone
Track Name: Mobile Phone
i know a little ghost town where we can hang out
in a rented room in a haunted house
there's a motel there with some vacancy
we can watch it end from the balcony
gotta get a head start to beat the crowd
i can call you up on my mobile phone
but when the grid goes down we'll be all alone
so i'll ask the stranger standing next to me
but he forgot how to speak without his big blue teeth
can you tell me brother, where's the dial tone?

and we'll send a message out
through the holy mushroom clouds
as the old man in the mountain comes down

the streets they rumble with the siren sound
and everybody's going underground
they're all lined up for the big descent
got a one way ticket to the main event
but if you say the word i'm gonna stick around
we can drive all night cross the city lines
where the juice ran out from their neon signs
i know a motel there with some vacancy
it's a pretty good place to start a colony
don't worry my love we're gonna be just fine

and we'll send a message out
to the top of babel's tower
from the peak of marathon, here we are

you can call me up on your mobile phone
but when the grid goes down we're gonna be alone
and the stranger that's standing next to me
says this wild wild world's got some vacancy
ice age coming better find your coat
i've come to grips with the fall of man
but it's a long long walk to promise land
so i've got my pack i've got my boots
got plenty of miles left in these shoes
i'll see you brother in the frying pan
where we'll send a message out

to the flying saucer scouts
from atop their silver chariots we'll take off
from the peak of olympia, we'll take off
Track Name: #9
i got this place where i go where i take out time on loan
and my health, well that's just collateral
and there's this girl that i see, i think she's smiling at me
but i'm not gonna go over and talk to her

i got no more problems, so i'm gonna stay
i love you, oh i love you in a cyclical way
i've done all this talking with nothing to say
besides i love you, yes i love you in a cyclical way

i got some friends i don't like, but i'm pretty sure they're all right guys
so i got no reason not to hang out with them
i've had some lines that i've crossed
i've had some days that i've just up and lost
i've done some stupid shit on false confidence
that i don't really want to talk about

i got no more problems, so i'm gonna stay
i love you, oh i love you in a cyclical way
i've done all this talking with nothing to say
besides i love you, yes i love you in a cyclical way
i love you, oh i love you in a cyclical way

take one down pass it around ninety nine bottles next to me on the ground

i've got a bar where i go where i drink mostly all alone
and i play my stuff to these stupid fucks who don't give a damn what i'm saying
Track Name: West Roxbury
when i was the rain i put the flowers in bloom
tapping on windows to get into your room
but i came too hard, started gathering clouds
i broke all the levees and wrecked the whole town

goddamn, not another restless sea
i can't wade the weathering waves left in my wake
feels like someone's after me
and i can't hold onto something that's long gone

then i was the song you played every day
tapping on shoestrings 'til my fingers were frayed
but soon i got old and way overplayed
i lost all my meaning, got tired and cliched

goddamn, not another restless sea
i can't wade the weathering waves left in my wake
feels like someone's after me
you can't hold onto something that you never really had at all
i think i'm going underneath
and i can't soothe this sinking fever in my soul
Track Name: The List of People I Never Want to See Again
i hope you like your new life in the city
with all the new friends that you have
but please excuse me if i don't return your letters
i just don't want to see you anymore
and it isn't that i'm all angry
holding on to some grudge from afar
it's just i've got a few things in my closet
that i don't want to let out anymore
and that's the reason i didn't let you into georgia
so i'm not back there every time i'm on stage
and even though i won't delete you from my phone book
i promise i won't call you anymore
i hope you like your new life in the city
with all those new friends that you have
but please excuse me, darling, if i don't return your letters
i don't want to see you anymore
Track Name: Foxholes
love, drink up your wine, play it safe, stay inside
scribbling out your poems, that no one reads 'cause no one knows
and it doesn't make it better, living life like your favorite authors
waiting for release to lift them up, set them free

but you can hide yourself away singing songs of the decay
and never peak your head out of your foxhole
you can live life like a stray, planning out your great escape
and never let nobody in your foxhole

love, it's all right, to waste away all of your time
dreaming up a life that no one lives, 'cause no one tries
quick to bow out, content to be a plane that wanders aimless on the ground
waiting for its pilot to lift it up, help it fly

but you can hide yourself away singing songs of the decay
and never peak your head out of your foxhole
you can live life like a stray, planning out your great escape
and never let nobody in your foxhole

when you've been waiting all your life, what's another night?

but you can hide yourself away singing songs of the decay
and never peak your head out of your foxhole
you can live life like a stray, planning out your great escape
and never let nobody in your foxhole
love, drink up your wine, play it safe, stay inside
Track Name: Radio
i'm going down down down to the firewater spring
it's been a long long day and well, i'm on the brink
i've been dragging round this ghost who says i owe him something
it's been a long long week and now he needs a drink
i've got a pretty good way for my weary bones to mend
and i've got a couple people on who i can depend
they all meet in a bar every wednesday at ten
and that's pretty good thing 'cause well, i need a friend

all we want is a song to sing along
i still hear nothing on the radio
just some bar room boys who know how to make some noise
i still hear nothing on the radio

the band's been on for hours there's no signs of slowing down
and chris is in the back shouting hey matt, play it loud
i've been running round for years trying to make it out of town
but hey man pour another one and yeah, i'll stick around

all we want is a song to sing along
i still hear nothing on the radio
just some bar room boys who know how to make some noise
i still hear nothing on the radio

everybody's coming round to see our downtown underground
the streets lined up to hear the sound and get a message in
it goes can you cure my maladies, i'm sure we got your remedies
the after party is down the street, i've got two tickets in
where it goes on and on like some old country song
i dare someone to say we're wrong
on and on like some old country song
or some place you've always belonged
it goes on and on like some old country song
you swore that you knew it all along
on and on like some old country song
i dare someone to say we're wrong

all we want is a song to sing along
i still hear nothing on the radio
just some bar room boys who know how to make some noise
i still hear nothing on the radio
all we want is a song to sing along
i still hear nothing on the radio
just some bar room boys so let's make some fucking noise
i still hear nothing on the radio
and that's fine
Track Name: n nyc
take my girl to new york city, tell her that she looks pretty
oh yeah, 'cause she's with me
even if it's cold outside i tell her everything will be just fine
'cause she's with me
it's been a long time since i've seen her
you've been a long time on my mind
you won't change and you know i won't change neither
it's not the end of the world

take my girl to new york city, i tell her her hair looks pretty
oh yeah, 'cause she's with me
even if it's wet inland, this shipwreck ain't that bad
oh no, 'cause she's with me
it's been a long time since you knew me last
it's been a long time starting over
you say i've changed like that's all that's left to say
it's not the end of the world

it's a waste of time staring at your bedroom mirror
hoping everything will turn out fine
i'll be on my way, on my way
it's not the end of, yeah it's not the end of
it's not the end of the world