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released June 16, 2008

produced by Jason Ball
mixed by Andrew Watt
mastered by Chris Mitchell

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Track Name: Uncivilized
In this disguise it's no surprise
you can't find me
I'm a smoking gun but there's noone
creeping up behind me

If all of these thoughts were trees
we'd be surrounded
Think twice and there's no two ways around it
We'll leave it like we found it
Uncivilized

The king is gone, the rebel pawn
wins the battle
But snakes won't fail to chase their tails
and choke on the rattle

If all of these thoughts were trees
we'd be surrounded
Think twice and there's no two ways around it
We'll leave it like we found it
Unpopular, unbounded and
Uncivilized

I got a pay vacation and I'm headed for the sun
Until the dust has settled
A life of recreation and a time for everyone
We'll break the bank and sink the tank

If all of these thoughts were trees
we'd be surrounded
Think twice and there's no two ways around it
We'll leave it like we found it
Uncivilized

I got a pay vacation and I'm headed for the sun
Until the dust has settled
A solar inclination and a time that's just begun
It's gonna get better

I got a pay vacation and I'm headed for the sun
Until the dust has settled
A life of recreation and a time for everyone
Let's make it better
Track Name: Dream Car
When all of your dreams come true
I wanna be the guy who rides beside you down the avenue
All that you need me for
To give you the kind of love you never had before

It gets so hard, no one ever listens
Seems so far, we’ll never go the distance
Can’t hold on forever, signs of failure everywhere

But don’t despair!

If all of our hopes die hard
I’ll be the guy who’s rolling right beside you down the boulevard
All that I want to do
Is give you the kind of love you need to get you through

The time has come to step into our vision
We’re not too young to make our own decision
Even if it kills us? The Voice Of Reason fills the air

But I don’t care!

In our dream car, every road’s familiar
But is it real?
Open highway like money in the bank
I don’t know if I’m in the trunk or in the tank
Or at the wheel

When all of your dreams come true
I wanna be the one who’s always right there riding next to you
All that we have is NOW
And we’re gonna make it through somehow, somehow
Track Name: Humpty Dumpty By The Bag
So buried in winter I lost my memory
So I pulled the splinter and spent the dowry

If I could trade my bow in for an arrow
I'd bring you all my love in a wheelbarrow

Inside the plastic I
Found a hidden flyer
I won the contest
But let the claim expire

It's a grain of sand in a field of cotton
No, it's not gone, it's just forgotten

But when I take my crown, my trophies in the sun
It'll come around, you'll all get some

Inside the plastic I
Found a hidden flyer
I won the contest
But let the claim expire

What begins in lore will end in laughter
While we learn the moral we live the chapters

A periodic species loves a hero
For leaving tracks and feces at ground zero

Inside the plastic I
Found a hidden flyer
I won the contest
But let the claim expire
Track Name: Air Highway
My baby’s asleep, I kiss her cheek and stroke her hair
Wake up darling, winter comes as no surprise
Air is the only highway that takes us there
Come on darling, open up your eyes

I want to lie awake beside you, make up and try to
Cool down Kitty, must you go
When there’s no reason for you to be leaving?

The lady awakes, evaporates and I inhale
Tastes like summer, feels like I’ve been numb for years
Over and over I ask myself: can this be real?
Gracious lady, I will love you always dear

I want to lie awake beside you, make up and try to
Cool down Kitty, must you go
When there’s no reason for you to be leaving?
Track Name: Rocky Holler Canon
If ever I doubt you, I'm lost without you
I miss you always, all through these long days
Don't ever leave me—I need you, believe me!

(Midnight, I wake to moonlight on slumbering skin)
(Midnight, moonlight on her slumbering skin)

I never asked for riches,
But I’d be a fool not to hold out my hat
Now all I’ve got is wishes,
& wishes won’t bring your love back

If ever I doubt you, I'm lost without you
I miss you always, all through these long days
Don't ever leave me—I need you, believe me!

I never asked for roses,
But I was the fool when I took off my glove
Now all I want to know is—
Is it too late to bring the love back?
Our love should’ve been above that!
Track Name: Alpha Disco
Got a hornet buzzing up my sky
There's a whispering wind beneath my lazy wings
Sun beating down on my tears
Got something like fire in my ears, making them ring

Time will make it true
I've nothing left to do —
But love you

Come on baby give me one more kiss
Does it really have to end like this, on Saturday night?
Quit talking when we get tongue-tied
Get a little out, keep a little inside, we'll be alright

Time will make it true
I've nothing left to do —
But love you

It's for free, it's right now, come to me
(Let's just be together)
In a moment we'll touch and you'll know
(Now if not forever)
Can't keep the birds out of the trees

Oh, what am I to do?
A little grace is all I need
An open window to a candle I can see

No shelter in this backyard
Nothing calling me not so far up into the clouds
Thought a mirror was a window pane
Ran out the door, arms out in vain, there was no one around
Just that sound

You—shining for the blind
Now I've nothing on my mind
But loving you

It's for free, it's right now, come to me
(Let's just be together)
In a moment we'll touch and you'll know
(Now if not forever)
Can't keep the birds out of the sky

Oh, what am I to do?
A little grace is all that I
Need, and I'll come to
And fly toward the light
Track Name: Landwarning
If you hear the landwarning song
You better start shaking
Drop everything and run along
I hope you make it

Cuz she's been waiting for a rain day with you
So bring on the typhoon
Let the earth start shaking

If you don't hear the good morning bell
You might as well ring it
Clap your partner's hand, you might as well
Go on and ring it

Cuz she's been waiting for a rain day with you
So bring on the typhoon
You know the song now sing it

This is a landwarning
This is a landwarning
This is a landwarning
So get inside

Baby when I'm shaken to the ground
I get uplifted
I'm out waving arms and legs around
And walking the gifted

Cuz I've been waiting for a rain day with you

This is a landwarning
This is a landwarning
This is a landwarning
So stay inside

When it rains lend an ear to the warning
Cuz on the other side's a brighter morning

When it starts to come down like it should
We're all gonna feel it
Get washed away, it feels so good
You gotta believe it

Cuz we're been waiting for a day that's coming soon
So bring on the typhoon
Let the bells start pealing
Track Name: Landslide
I got the guns I can stick to
Got a vision of what I gotta do
All I need is you

Not that I'll never doubt you
There's just something I love about you though
And this one thing I know

I've got to keep you by my side
It could've been some other guy
But I won by a landslide
I won by a landslide

I've got to feel it deep inside
It could've been some other guy
But I won by a landslide
I won by a landslide
For once in my lifetime
I won by a landslide

I've gotta give you a warning
Try and remember it in the morning too
Cuz this will bury you

I know it wasn't your first time
But if it has to be my last time around
Then let it all come down

It's always been some other guy
But for one moment it was I
Who won by a landslide
I won by a landslide
For once in my lifetime
I won by a landslide
Track Name: Follow Me Down
Follow me down & down we’ll go
I’ll lead you laughing on the way below
Follow me down & down we’ll go
I’ll lead you laughing on the way below
I’ll lead you laughing on the way below

I’m down, I think I’m gonna stay that way
All around, seems like people just don’t know what to say

I’ve tried to get my heart into this game
But this time, like it or not, I’m giving a lot up in its name

I found out everything that I had feared
Was coming true & I don’t know what to do,
So take my hand, just

Follow me down & down we’ll go
I’ll lead you laughing on the way below
Follow me down & down we’ll go
I’ll lead you laughing on the way below

I’m through—out of time with nothing to do
I’m through—out of line with nowhere to go

I found out everything that I had feared
Was coming true & I don’t know what to do,
So tag along and

Follow me down cuz down we’ll go
I’ll lead you laughing on the way below
Follow me down & down we’ll go
I’ll lead you laughing on the way below
I’ll lead you laughing on the way below
Track Name: Pay The Rent
I got a head of fire pacing 'round alone
I got no humble pie, got no comfort zone
Just a bed that's burning

I thought I knew it all
I found out I'm still learning
When my plans hit the wall

All of my hope is lost, I'm a hollow shell
Can't get to sleep at night, I can't break the spell
Keep my heart from yearning

I thought I knew it all
I found out I'm still learning
When my plans hit the wall
Crashed and burned, took a fall

You know I'll pay the rent, pass the buck
Only live for awhile so I'll live it up
Cuz I would rather set myself on fire
Than give up

I'll never understand what the red eye knows
Chasing the shadows down where the daylight goes
As the world keeps turning

I thought I knew it all
I found out I'm still learning
When my plans hit the wall
Crashed and burned, took a fall

Pay the rent, pass the buck
Only live for awhile so I'll live it up
Cuz I would rather set myself on fire
Than give up

Ooh la la la oooh
Ooh la la la oooh
Yeah I would rather set myself on fire
Than give up
Track Name: Perfect Riddle
Stones know it, insects in amber know it
But they're not telling
Here's a nibble, impossible pie inside invisible bellies

For awhile our love will perfectly come true
Darling its in you, I'm starting to believe it's in me too

It comes in circles, a wheel that turns itself around
Without squeaking
A perfect riddle, the ends justify the middle
Silently speaking

In awhile our love will perfectly come true
Darling its in you, I'm starting to believe it's in me too

We're complete there, lines that never meet will meet there
Ad infinitum
It's no secret but Darling you and I can keep it safe inside
And move outside

For awhile our love will perfectly come true
Darling its in you, I'm starting to believe it's in me too