2007 - 2012 All the Songs

by Jon Creeden

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This Album is a collection of songs from 2007 to 2012.
Tracks 1-11 are from the original demo release of Beards!
Tracks 12-18 are from the Cory Levesque Jon Creeden split
Tracks 19-23 are from the Captain EP
Tracks 24-28 are from the Between Stoplights and Bars EP
Tracks 29-35 are from the Goodbye Sandy Hill EP
Tracks 36&41 are previously unreleased
Tracks 37-40 are from the Far From Home EP
Tracks 42-50 are from the album Where We Used To Sit

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released July 2, 2014

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Track Name: ONE COAST TO ANOTHER
The lyrics in quotations are by:

1. Smoke or Fire
2. Latterman

One coast to another, hearts on the line
of every state, and every city skyline
and I wish, on every crack of lightning
that you'll miss, me a little more with everyday

And I hope these postcards find you well
These roads all look the same, how are you
Did you get the letters that I sent
I wrote them on some truck stop placemats

Smoke or Fire, have become the anthem of this trip
and their words, they make so much sense you see
because every redwood and every canyon
they don't mean shit to me "cause I didn't see them with you"

And I hope these postcards find you well
These roads all look the same, how are you
Did you get the letters that I sent
I wrote them on some truck stop placemats

"We built these homes in each other's hearts so no matter where we go we're always coming home"

And I hope these postcards find you well
These roads all look the same, how are you
Did you get the letters that I sent
I wrote them on some truck stop placemats
Track Name: SWEPT AWAY
See the clouds on the eastern horizon
keep searching for a clearer route
but there's none to be found, so on I go
and the crews abandoned this ship
life boats all headed for home if I
had a wife and Kids I'm sure that I'd be missed
but this journey I've fallen into is all my own

I've got nowhere to go, when the storm comes in I'll hide below
with the rats and the rations, I'll be swept away

I think back on past regrets but I find none
I close my eyes and think of her, as the water fills my lungs

I've got nowhere to go, when the storm comes in I'll hide below
with the rats and the rations, I'll be swept away

And the Waves, washed me ashore
Track Name: SOMETHING STABLE
I wake up every morning, check my statements online
rarely a new deposit this gets harder all the time
maybe I need something stable, maybe I need a career
my life needs more routine but I'm going to give this one more year

I know, everything will work out in the end, or so they say
and whoa I know, everything will work out in the end,
and that's what keeps me sane

I've been living out of this bag, for the better part of a year
it holds everything that I need, but everyday I wish you were here
and these highways far from our home, I know like the country roads
I used to walk on warm nights when I was 12 years old

I know, everything will work out in the end, or so they say
and whoa I know, everything will work out in the end,
and that's what keeps me sane

and I just keep driving, just keep driving all night long
and I hope to hear that song

I know, everything will work out in the end, or so they say
and whoa I know, everything will work out in the end,
and that's what keeps me sane
Track Name: DOMINOES
You sing the sweetest songs, desperately seeking love and affection
You're such a sweetheart, you get the desired reaction
so let's be honest, 'cause it never seemed to fit in your plans
and it's never required when everyone but me's your biggest fan

and dominoes were never my thing, they take too long to set up
just to fall back down again, and we may never get up

so now you're no where to be found, but the aftermath will long be around
in every not and every song, a reminder of what went so wrong

and dominoes were never my thing, they take too long to set up
just to fall back down again, and we may never get up

honesty or sweetness is the choice that hard to make,
honesty or sweetness her heart was yours to break

and dominoes were never my thing, they take too long to set up
just to fall back down again, and we may never get up
Track Name: TIRED
I used to feel like I was walking on eggshells
now I'm crawling on a hatchery floor
Uses to see some potential in this,
now I'm always searching for the door
and It isn't worth the effort, but I don't know how to get out

So many repercussions, and I'm cautious to a fault
If I saw a good way to get out this would be an easy task
but It's like a game of Jenga,
one wrong move, and it all comes crashing down

So tell me, what am I supposed to say,
Every time I open my mouth your opinions in the way
and I'm tired of living this way

I haven't felt this small, since I was a little child
sent to my room solving puzzles on the floor
and I with this was as easy as that Patrick Roy jigsaw was

I know that we could fix this with some communication
but I just feel like giving up
either way I know, we'll be back here again

So tell me, what am I supposed to say,
Every time I open my mouth your opinions in the way
and I'm tired of living this way

So tell me, what am I supposed to say,
Every time I open my mouth your opinions in the way
and I'm tired of living this way
Track Name: 72 HOURS
My knees are cramping, I haven't moved in the last 8 hours
my head is aching from the lack of water breaks
I bunch my hoodie up into a ball,
stick it between the window and my head, I let the pages fall
and I pass out again

But I, I don't want to go back home,
I don't want to go back home no not tonight

the foothills gave way, to the mighty rockies
and we broke free of the storm into the great plains
the roof is leaking, and these seats are never spaced evenly apart
the screams and smells from the back almost broke my heart

But I, I don't want to go back home,
I don't want to go back home no not tonight
But I, I don't want to go back home,
I don't want to go back home no not tonight

In the 64th hour in the windy city morning, with ankles the size of tree-trunks I began to question these motives,
and one can argue sanity is relative but every thing faded to memory
as I awoke to that New York Skyline

But I, I don't want to go back home,
I don't want to go back home no not tonight
But I, I don't want to go back home,
I don't want to go back home no not tonight

No I don't want to go back home tonight
Track Name: BORED GAMES
I've got it again, no there's no light bulb going off above my head
it's that old, familiar feeling, that I'm useless
just part of living the day to day, that living this life lends

and I don't know, just what I can do to shake this now
I'm throwing fists at the wall
and I don't know, just how I can shake this now
I'm sorry if I take it out on you

I've got it again, little fits of motivation, try to hang on and pull myself up
but it's too hard, life's just a big game of chutes and latter's
always starting over, always starting over


and I don't know, just what I can do to shake this now
I'm throwing fists at the wall
and I don't know, just how I can shake this now
I'm sorry if I take it out on you
Track Name: MILES BETWEEN US
Thanks to Luke for adding the where the highway ends line :)
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Well I don't know how long it will be until I'm back here again
but I promise you, I'll do my best, to keep in touch till then,
and the miles between never seem so far, until I'm settled back at home
The days turn to weeks, turn to months and sometimes years
some days I'm so alone

But I, just put on a record, and think to all the times we had

This one is for all of my friend from the Atlantic to the Pacific,
where the highway ends, and this one, is for all of my friends
no matter where you are tonight I'll keep you here with me

We've braved these buses, and slept out in the van,
watched fireworks kick off july
from baseball games, to late night shows,
stealing signs on the long drives home
campfires all through the night,
making the best of work and skipping out on school
fising on the lake, or jamming in your parents basement
watching tv hungover all day

and sometimes, I put on a record, and think to all the times we've had

This one is for all of my friend from the Atlantic to the Pacific,
where the highway ends, and this one, is for all of my friends
no matter where you are tonight I'll keep you here with me
Track Name: ALMOST ANYWHERE
How did you do it, what did you use to rationalize
such a fucked up situation, if you knew this would happen
would you maybe have tried
to make your life, turn out a little different
would you trade it all, if you knew you never, had to say good bye

How did you pull it together so fast
two young kids looking up to you with eyes that ask
what the hell do we do now?
and in those eyes, did you see the same thing that you always had
or did they just remind you of what was gone
what you'd never ever have again

I hope you know how great you did
keeping it together and raising your kids
and no matter what you believe
no one can ever take away those memories

On a cold november day, with one phone call it was all taken away
and we're sorry but, you'll never have an explanation
you convinced us all you were so strong,
all you wanted was to fall apart
picked up the pieces and moved right into a new start

I hope you know how great you did
keeping it together and raising your kids
and no matter what you believe
no one can ever take away those memories

always remembered by an etching in stone
never forgotten by those that you had known
and loved the most, by the one who stood by you
and would follow you to almost anywhere

I hope you know how great you did
keeping it together and raising your kids
and no matter what you believe
no one can ever take away those memories
Track Name: TAKE THAT STEVE PERRY
***I love Steve Perry, as anyone that's seen bad Karaoke, that guy has Crazy vocal range! WOOO JOURNEY! the title is just from an inside joke from a kitchen job I had.***


I can't get dry no matter how hard I try,
in this damp and humid town
Living in a valley anywhere but southern California,
ain't all that it's cracked up to be

But here tonight, beneath these coloured lights everything's alright
but here tonight, beneath these coloured lights, everything's alright

All these city streets now littered with soaked cigarette butts
are starting to miss my feet
and all that I can think is how I loathe this transit system
as I take a sombre seat

But here tonight, beneath these coloured lights everything's alright
but here tonight, beneath these coloured lights, everything's alright

And we all just sing along
Track Name: EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO
Looking back, I can still remember
you coming down the stairs, in your brand new summer dress
you were trying, you were trying to impress
but there was no need, I was already falling, head over heals for you

I'll wait for you, I'll wait for you, It's everything that you do to me honey
you keep me holding on

Now here we are, down by the river
sitting in our car, we used to walk but now it's just, just too far

I'll wait for you, I'll wait for you
It's everything that you do to me honey, you keep me holding on

It was on a Tuesday, I don't remember details, but I could hear you
singing your song, and there were people, lining out the doorway
they all sang along

I'll wait for you, I'll wait for you, It's everything that you do to me honey
You keep me holding on...
Track Name: WHO WE ARE (with Cory Levesque)
take those cds out your closets my friends
dust them off and put them on remember that old sound
a real product for real people not living in lies
words that mattered and filled us with purpose and pride

we never left our seats, the show was just too great

and we're still hear just doing what we believe
living for the music it's the air that we breathe
though friends have come and gone, and bands have fallen through
this is who we are, this is what we do

It wasn't about being seen but being part of it all
we all ran around that beam screaming away our lungs
you may think that these ticket stubs are a souvenir
but they mean much more to me, they were my education

we never left our seats, the show was just too great

and we're still hear just doing what we believe
living for the music it's the air that we breathe
though friends have come and gone, and bands have fallen through
this is who we are, this is what we do
Track Name: TAKE THAT STEVE PERRY
I can't get dry no matter how hard I try, in this damp and humid town. Living in a valley anywhere outside of California, ain't all that it's cracked up to be.

But here tonight, beneath these coloured lights,everything's alright. Here tonight, beneath these coloured lights, everything's alright.

All these city streets now littered with soaked cigarette butts are starting to miss my feet. All that I can think is how I loathe this transit system, as I take a somber seat.

But here tonight, beneath these coloured lights, everything's alright. Here tonight, beneath these coloured lights, everything's alright.

And we all just sing along.
Track Name: LLOYD DOBLER AIN'T GOT SHIT ON ME
If I throw rocks at your window, and sing to you in your sleep
if I gave you a cereal box ring, would you think that I was cheap?
If I bought you flowers, would you invite me past your door?
If I made you dinner would you fall for me more and more?

If I did all these things would I, make it obvious that I, really like you.
and although I never think of the words to say,
can you tell from the things that I do?

If I played Peter Gabriel on your front lawn
would i even play the right song
and would you just laugh in your room, when shock the monkey came on
if I asked you to come over and watch movies all day
when I told you that maggie and rachel were hot would
you just smile and say ya okay

if I did all these things would I, make it obvious that I, really like you.
and although I never think of the words to say,
can you tell from the things that I do?

I think I like you, no you don't understand,
not the kind where we are friends,
but where I get to see you naked

**** Watch the Movie Glory Daze, it's great****
Track Name: WASTED NIGHTS
Come on in, have a seat at the bar, I'll be there in just a second
let me grab something from the car
this place ain't much to look at, but the beer and shots are cheap
and when your wallets empty that takes priority

These wasted nights are filling up my days
and we never fight, we just drink it all away
so lets keep this going, til the sun comes up
and there's nothing left inside our plastic cups.

Crack out the cards, another exciting tuesday night
maybe we'll watch the game and drink at every goal and every fight
or throw on some old movies we once thought were great
remember how much the Mighty Ducks ruled when we were eight?

These wasted nights are filling up my days
and we never fight, we just drink it all away
so lets keep this going, til the sun comes up
and there's nothing left inside our plastic cups.

It'll be over far too soon and no one will know what to do.
as we scramble towards the future screaming we're screwed
so lets take a moment and enjoy where we are right now
with no real cares at all.

These wasted nights are filling up my days
and we never fight, we just drink it all away
so lets keep this going, til the sun comes up
and there's nothing left inside our plastic cups.
Track Name: BACK TO SUBURBIA
so you left at the end of may
and you said that you would be back someday
but september is here,and I've got the beer
and it just won't be the same

since you went back to suburbia
now you're stuck in suburbia
and I hope you come back soon

so your sister is finally here, but unfortunately you are not
and it just won't be the same this year when I
tell everyone that she's so hot

since you went back to suburbia
now you're stuck in suburbia
and I hope you come back soon
Track Name: FARSIDE
everyday, keeps piling up on top of the rest
and I never seem, to throw these calendars off my desk
getting up each morning is the hardest part of my day
if only I could, be explained in an easy and simplistic way

this overwhelming, stress of doing nothing's what i dread
no rest for me as I lay wide eyed in my bed
making sense of nothing is the greatest reason to live
as my mind shuts down, this pen cuts out and I feel

I have nothing left to give
Track Name: 1988
do you remember the last time that you felt like this
thought it was over, I guess that that was just a wish
that will never come true,
because the truth my friend is that nothing's ever over
not even when it ends

if I could gather all the stars in the sky, put together 100 reasons why
sometimes this all just seems to fall apart
maybe then at least we would have a decent start.

Do you remember what I once said, it'll all get better
or did that just go right through your head
and if your feet are floating just above the ground
you should find your footing before you land face down

if I could gather all the stars in the sky, put together 100 reasons why
sometimes this all just seems to fall apart
maybe then at least we would have a decent start.

The walls are closing in all around
when they finally stop, will I ever be found
or just forgotten like the story on the second page
of an out of print news paper. from 1988
Track Name: CAPITAL CITY
Have I taken this town for Granted, It’s been pretty good to me
Been my home now for the last five years,
but it can’t soothe my itching feet
It’s almost time for me to move on, I’ve come to recognize the pull
And although I don’t know just where I’ll go,
I’ve got a few ideas up my sleeve

Let’s lay the maps out on the floor and fill the gas tank to its threads
Lets just forget that we’re still poor, and focus on the road ahead

Arizona’s got the desert, sunny skies and no more humidity
Portland lays beneath a mountain, we could roam the city streets
The west coast red woods stand like beacons,
yeah they’re calling out to me
They whisper please come home, to your cabin by the sea

Let’s lay the maps out on the floor and fill the gas tank to its threads
Lets just forget that we’re still poor, and focus on the road ahead

Have I taken this town for granted, it’s been pretty good to me
Been my home now for the last five years,
it’s time to get back on my feet

I want to wander around the Ozarks,
hitchhike all around Newfoundland
Set up camp somewhere in western P.A.
spend my winters in Carolina’s sand

Let’s lay the maps out on the floor and fill the gas tank to its threads
Lets just forget that we’re still poor, and focus on the road ahead
Track Name: SENSIBLE UNDERPANTS
So no means no except when, you don’t even ask the questions
And you can’t fail if you don’t ever try, but then you’ll definitely lose.
And I am still learning at 25 it gets hard sometimes
When you find your confidence shaken,
advice ignored that you’d wished you’d taken

So what can you do when, your four year plan is almost up
It was only ever made in the first place, to keep off making plans
When everyone around you, seems to have it all figured out
It’s best for you to disregard them,
why do you worry about everyone else

I know I know I know, it’s all in my head,
I know I know I know, it’s all in my head

If I can keep my head above water, I’m sure my ship will come in
Overuse of clichés won’t result in A’s but I won’t miss the boat again
One thing I know for certain, this much I could promise you.
I will weather still and storm
but need a lighthouse to guide me through

I know I know I know, it’s all in my head,
I know I know I know, it’s all in my head

I am oh so perceptive, but I seem to lose my vision,
always over thinking I miss what’s in front of me
so I’ll take this prescription, for two brand new glasses
the doctor says if I use them daily I’ll be able to see again
and all these lines that I write, seem to allude to the same thing
but that’s alright, that’s alright with me
I’ll keep living this life, the best that I know how,
That’s all any of us can do at least for now.

I know I know I know, it’s all in my head,
I know I know I know, it’s all in my head
Track Name: HOME MOVIES
We try so desperately to capture all our memories
On celluloid and stone, so we can look back when we’re all alone
When we inevitably become old and grey, our memories wiped away
All we have to do is hit play,
And watch them like a movie, our lives just like a movie

Will I remember the colour of the dress you wore,
to the wedding we attended
Or the people I’ve befriended, between Boston and DC
Will I remember the time I swore to you, how I would never leave,
How many years has it been
since we passed each other on the street

We cling so desperately, to a hope there’s something more,
Maybe life’s a revolving door, or a crystal cathedral in the sky
But I would rather, build my own heaven,
right here where I know I can attend
It just makes more sense to me,
our lives are just like movies live life just like the movies

Will I remember the way you styled your hair,
to the funeral we attended
Where everyone pretended,
they remembered when I was three feet tall
Will you remember laying under stars thinking this is all that matters
But now it seems impossible to even pick up a phone and call

Maybe, our heavens are in our fondest memories
Maybe our whole afterlife, happens in ten minutes of sleep
And maybe if we just live our lives, getting by each day
We’ll make enough of an impression,
so in the hearts and minds we’ll stay

Will I remember the colour of the dress you wore,
to the wedding we attended
Or the people I’ve befriended over the miles and years I’ve seen
Will I remember the open prairie skies
or those rocky mountain peeks
The freedom of no destination
as the world flies by from this window seat
And I close my eyes fall fast asleep
Track Name: FESTIVAL CITY
I took you to the Erie street drive in when we, we were just sixteen
In a small Ontario town, you ordered onion rings and I got ice cream
At the time I thought, this must be love, I felt I’d waited for so long
But new turns to old, and routine sets in
Now everything seems wrong

But time has a way, of making everything past
What you have today, could never ever last

Now high school is over you went to college and I found a job
But we’re still together, in our newly famous little town
But these fights are never ending, each one an extension of the last
I heard you fell in love with the derby, I see you’re headed for a crash

But time has a way, of making everything past
What you have today, could never ever last
Yeah time has a way, of making everything past
What you have today, could never ever last

So I won’t write you anymore
Track Name: THE CAPTAIN
So we gave it a shot, shot down in flames,
and we’re bailing out now, avoiding the pain

Before this wave breaks, better learn how to swim,
or our bodies wind up on the shore when the tide comes in

Loose lips sink ships,
my lips are loose enough to sink this whole fucking fleet
So let the captain go down with the ship
and we’ll bury the past at sea.

So we gave it a shot, yeah right through the eyes,
and there was no pain, yeah nobody cried

But before this wave breaks, better learn how to swim
Or our bodies wind up on the shore when the tide comes in

Loose lips sink ships,
my lips are loose enough to sink this whole fucking fleet
So let the captain go down with the ship
and we’ll bury the past at sea.

Don’t say we never tried.
Track Name: ACTUALLY, I TRY REALLY HARD
I'll be your michael cera if you'll be my ellen page
cuz you've been on my mind at least nine tenths of yesterday
We'll leave the drama in the hills and lead the holly golightly life
let the future versions of ourselves deal with any stupid fights

I'll be your Jon Dorian if you'll be my giftshop girl
we can be like chris mcandless and run around the world
no one could ever stop us, we're like the mighty ducks
you're the only girl I know who'd go on a date to see the stanley cup

I'm no high school football hero, I'll never be a hollywood star
but i'll be your ever after, kiss you in between the bars
i'll never play in the nhl or save lives like dr. grey
but I'll be all you ever wanted, every single day

I'll be your ben stone if you'll be my allison scott
we'll stay up late watching movies and smoking lots of pot
if I was any better looking I'd say I'd be your ben affleck
but he always ends up single in any roll that isn't crap

I'm no high school football hero, I'll never be a hollywood star
but i'll be your ever after, kiss you in between the bars
i'll never play in the nhl or save lives like dr. grey
but I'll be all you ever wanted, every single day

if i were barney stinson you'd be the one girl I'd call back
and i swear that it's not just because you've got a real sweet "smile"
and I'm so glad I didn't break tradition and spoke my mind that night
even if it was in cliche movie style beneath a dim streetlight.

I'm no high school football hero, I'll never be a hollywood star
but i'll be your ever after, kiss you in between the bars
i'll never play in the nhl or save lives like dr. grey
but I'll be all you ever wanted, every single day
Track Name: BETWEEN STOPLIGHTS AND BARS
Spend warm summer nights round the fire, lay out on the fresh cut grass
sit out on the rocky shore, never worrying about the past
when we get the itch in our shoes, we'll drive off somewhere new
or just go until the fuel light goes out

and i fell in love with you, under those autumn stars
come dance with me darling between stoplights and bars
and we'll swing the night away down in the park
and jump off into the dark

skate out on the frozen canal, to keep warm on those cold winter nights
drink a cup of holiday cheer, in the glow of the christmas tree lights
singing auld lang syne at the top of our lungs
remember how we got up at five am xmas day when we were young

and i fell in love with you, under those autumn stars
come dance with me darling between stoplights and bars
and we'll swing the night away down in the park
and jump off into the dark

why don't we give this all a chance,
it's not asking a lot
why don't we give this all a chance
it's worth a shot

and i fell in love with you, under those autumn stars
come dance with me darling between stoplights and bars
and we'll swing the night away down in the park
and jump off into the dark
Track Name: HOODS OF CARS
When they finally call my name, and cross me off their list
I know it's going to be, the best day of my life
Standing at the gates, I'll turn to them and say
you know I never argue unless I'm right

It'll be bright lights cool nights spent out beneath the stars
drink the best beer keep my friends near, lying on the hoods of cars
and the nights will never end, til the sun comes up again
and everything will be as it was

when they finally call my name, and cross me off their list
I don't want to see the warning signs or know ahead of time
it'll be the best surprise, the only one I never guess
I'll know that this was all for the best

It'll be bright lights cool nights spent out beneath the stars
drink the best beer keep my friends near, lying on the hoods of cars
and the nights will never end, til the sun comes up again
and everything will be as it was

I don't look forward to the day, my travels they come to an end
but i will hold my head up high, and toast to all my friends
I don't look forward to the day, my travels they come to an end
but I will hold my head up, one day we'll do it again

It'll be bright lights cool nights spent out beneath the stars
drink the best beer keep my friends near, lying on the hoods of cars
and the nights will never end, til the sun comes up again
and everything will be as it was
Track Name: BURNING BRIDGES
I'm burning bridges, i'm making up for lost time
kept in tact for so long now, tact's just so hard to find.
won't beat myself up, even though i'm the one to blame
I realize my appologies sound like bullshit all the same

If i could I would try to take this all back
but i'm afraid it wouldn't change the fact
this was bound to happen ya we saw it all along
I never wanted this to be, the subject of another song

and I'm beginning to realize I'm the cause of your cloudy days
I wish I wasn't, I wish there was something I could say
maybe I don't matter ya, maybe I'm just full of myself
maybe I mean nothing more, than a faded photo on your bedside shelf

If i could I would try to take this all back
but i'm afraid it wouldn't change the fact
this was bound to happen ya we saw it all along
I never wanted this to be, the subject of another song

and I'm so sorry, that I couldn't be the one,
while I'm off seeing the world, I'm sure you'll find someone,
and I hope you hate me,
whatever helps you sleep at night my dear.
I realize if I'd a left you alone, we never would have gotten here
Track Name: YOU LIVE IN A FANTASY WORLD
Do you wish you could turn off the thoughts in your head
I'm living the movies and books I just read
I'm lost in the middle the plots been laid out
I wish for happy endings but I'm full of dobut
Darling don't think that all this will end
I need some time, ya I can't pretend
those feelings never felt, and those words never said
ask for a re write but I'd do it all again

when your ship is 2/3 under, do you jump off and swim
or gracefully go below
are you capable of shutting out the negative
and going with the flow?

If I could go back and erase every page
that had a memory of you or a mention of your name
there'd be nothing left but a small children's book
whittled down from a novel with pictures I took,
to illustrate the way that this all fell apart
and all that we wants to go back to the start
close the book and begin one more time
but I only re read the first line

when your ship is 2/3 under, do you jump off and swim
or gracefully go below
are you capable of shutting out the negative
and going with the flow?

So learn from these mistakes, be happy with the results
it's better to speak up than lay around and sulk
at least you tried, so it didn't work out as you planned
it all seems to work out in the end

so say what's on your mind
please don't let me fuck this one up again
Track Name: NINJA KICK THE DAMN RABBIT
I think I need some perspective, find myself getting lost in my head
I know it's not productive I try to flush it out instead

and I'm still trying to accept, what I know I cannot change
it's so hard to move on, when there's no one you can blame

Think I need some perspective, because this shits all over my head
I heard you heard about it, each night I smoke myself to bed

and I'm still trying to accept, what I know I cannot change
it's so hard to move on, when there's no one you can blame

Don't let this effect you, don't let it drag you down again
tell myself that this will all be just fine, but it's no good to pretend

Think I need a vacation, from the poisons in my veins.
they're no longer working, ya it's time to start again

and I'm still trying to accept, what I know I cannot change
it's so hard to move on, when there's no one you can blame

Don't let this effect you, don't let it drag you down again
tell myself that this will all be just fine, but it's no good to pretend
Don't let this effect you, don't let it drag you down, again
Tell yourself that this will all be just fine
because it always seems to work out in the end.
Track Name: THE ROARING TWENTIES
We want to lay in the streets, stare up at the starts
we're going to spend all our best years, at the edge of a bar
we are the student generation, revolt and drink it all away
create these memories none of us will remember anyway

and the world could end tomorrow but we will never die
raise your glasses together and just live for tonight

Great romances of the new age, occur in the back seats of cars
we let the brands and labels define us, define who we are
we are the new lush generation modeled after
Humphrey Bogaart and Monroe
get through life with fake plastic smiles and an alcoholic glow

and the world could end tomorrow but we will never die
raise your glasses together and just live for tonight
and if I die tomorrow, don't shed a tear
just wash away the bitter sorrow with another bottle of beer.
Track Name: HUCK FINN
Please don't put me on an ice flow, when I'm senile and old
even with global warming the Arctic's still just too damn cold
just put me on a raft, with a box of beer and some food
and send me down the river towards the tropics warm and blue

If I'm ever kept alive by plastic tubes and a plug
please pull them after a few days sweep the controversy under the rug
I'm too damn loud and outspoken to be silenced in a hospital bed
just pour a round pull the curtains down, put the covers over my head

When I finally leave this world, please don't put me underground
burn my broken body and scatter the ashes all around
a handful in my favourite places, and the ones I never made it to
to all my friends and family, this is what I ask of you

And to you my dear Id leave my favourite stereo
please play our favourite records from the roof top as loud as it will go
make a mix tape of my top ten songs and gather our good friends
we'll share one last drink together and cheers until the end

When I finally leave this world, please don't put me underground
burn my broken body and scatter the ashes all around
a handful in my favourite places, and the ones I never made it to
to all my friends and family, this is what I ask of you
Track Name: MIDWESTERN HANGOVER
Welcome to Milwaukee, I don't want to leave
I'm stuck outside another bus station, I just want to get some sleep
I can't believe the last five days have come and gone so fast,
it's all so surreal, should we try to make it last

I'll miss the open skies of Madison to Ames
so many great people although I can't remember names
maybe that's because we drank almost every day
cheap burritos and beers you gotta love the USA

Welcome to Milwaukee, but it's time to say good bye
the sign reads above the gate and I wonder why
I'm even going home because you won't be there
alone in the night, I just sit and stare

Hugs and handshakes, and shots and earth quakes,
no that's just me, dancing in the back seat
and I'm starting to see, how anywhere could be my home
i'm headed back there now, oh God I'll miss the Spotted cow

Welcome to Milwaukee, but it's time to say good bye
the sign reads above the gate and I wonder why
I'm even going home because you won't be there
alone in the night, I just sit and stare

It's kind of awesome, I'm in Wisconsin on a wall
and in the last week learned how to play Wiffle Ball
crossed the mississippi four times in 48 hours
passed out on drity floors and in a mansion we got to shower
they got us pretty drunk, on hamms and makers mark
and in the morning, we got back in the great green shark
headed to minneapolis where we ate at the Tripple Rock
played Bear Claw Mountain. to my new friends lets take a shot

So long milwaukee, it's time to say good bye, as I board the 4am bus
I wonder why, I'm even going home ,because you won't be there
as I close my eyes, I really don't care.
Track Name: TREE FORTS AND HOCKEY STICKS
I don't want to be one of those people who goes
looking for attention and starts to cry
won't pretend that I even knew you the last time we spoke
was when I said good bye to everyone who belonged in my past
at only twelve years of age all the same i just want you to know
how sorry I am that it ended this way.

and It's 5am I've been up all night drinking just thinking
about when my time will come
don't want to wait until it's all over before I see the world

I remember carving our initials in a tree, for a time i really liked you
even though it was young and naive it seemed like the right thing to do
there was a tree fort in your neighbours back yard,
we all had a great war, pine cones as ammo we were under attack
you and i both hit the floor

and It's 5am I've been up all night drinking just thinking
about when my time will come
don't want to wait until it's all over before I see the world

It's so hard to believe I remember these things,
hidden in the back of my mind
the truth about memories is they're never lost
they just get harder to find

and It's 5am I've been up all night drinking just thinking
about when my time will come
don't want to wait until it's all over before I see the world
Track Name: THE MARINA DINER
I thought that I could be your Pauly Bleaker and you'd be my Juno McGuff
and even though I try really hard it turns out I was never enough
and I thought that you you'd be my Audrey Hepburn
and I'd be your Fred Astaire,
and i thought that I stole your heart like Drew Baylor
and you'd be my flight attendant Claire.

ya but we, we don't live in these movies
and as much as I wish I could see the whole film
now I see you were only a frame
and we we don't live in these movies
and as much as I wish we could see the whole film
I guess that I'm still glad that I came and saw what I did.

I always knew that you were my Robyn and I guess I was your Ted
I made you out to be all that I wanted, I got in over my head
we were just like Coach Bombay and Charlie's mom,
we were doomed when that Bus pulled away
and I wish we could be just like Zach and Miri
but I don't see it ending that way

ya but we, we don't live in these movies
and as much as I wish I could see the whole film
now I see you were only a frame
and we we don't live in these movies
and as much as I wish we could see the whole film
I guess that I'm still glad that I came and saw what I did.

So now I sit just like Holden McNeil with a somber look and pen in hand
while he's writing comics I'm writing songs trying to make sense of just what went wrong
and you will always be my Chasing Amy
Track Name: SAILBOATS
Picturesque, sailboats in the bay, mountains in the distance as we lay
as the clouds paint out our dreams, on a backdrop of blue
can this day just never end, can we just pretend,
we're the first to ever be here, it's just me and you

nothing's ever felt as right as this, there's no one to impress
it's all so effortless
I don't want to lose this state of mind, perfectly content
all the time

Wading in the water, try not to fall
standing on the sand bar you look so tall
and i wonder, will we always feel this way?
perfectly perfect every day
when the sun goes behind the moon and the stars go behind the clouds
we'll walk beneath this beautiful black and blue,
reflections of the street lights in the river guide you

nothing's ever felt as right as this, there's no one to impress
it's all so effortless
I don't want to lose this state of mind, perfectly content
all the time

take my hand, and we will walk along these cobble stone streets
in our bare feet
touching the grass, growing wet as the sun goes down
lets roll down this hill, we'll float out to sea
just you and me

nothing's ever felt as right as this, there's no one to impress
it's all so effortless
I don't want to lose this state of mind, perfectly content
all the time
Track Name: NOT ON THE THREE
Time stands still, the dart hits the clock
as I try to hold on, the hands they stop
don't want to move forward,
just stay in the past
where will we go from here
these days our last

I wonder, what the future holds,
we can never really know
desperately I cover my eyes
and wait for all of this, to pass me by

Lets meet at the beach, Atlantic and Seabright ave
you bring the beer, the water's just right
for a couple of crazy canuck's
born with frozen hearts and fake irish luck
the whiskey will always keep us warm

I wonder, what the future holds,
we can never really know
desperately I cover my eyes
and wait for all of this, to pass me by

as i drive off, into the uncertain sun set
I remember the day that we first met
at the time, today seemed so god damned far away
but now, as I leave it's a second in time.

I wonder, what the future holds,
we can never really know
desperately I cover my eyes
and wait for all of this, to pass me by
Track Name: SASKATOON BERRIES
So you think the Praries ain't much fun, not a hill or valley
as far as you can see but laying out in the summer sun
after northern ontario and all those trees
the endless sky and all those stars
beats the city life and passing out in bars
maybe it's time we made a change

so put on your warmest bunny hug we'll get in the van
we'll live off of PJ&J made from saskatoon berry jam
we won't even need a map because there's only one highway
and the road is flat, and we'll play eye spy as we race
across this beige land.

I could settle down in Dog River and marry Lacy Burrows
beats the hell outta me why she's still single
in a town with so few girls.
if corner gas is any indication I think I'd have a real shot
I know how to cook, I'm sarcastic as hell and the ladies think
that playing guitar's pretty hot.

so put on your warmest bunny hug we'll get in the van
we'll live off of PJ&J made from saskatoon berry jam
we won't even need a map because there's only one highway
and the road is flat, and we'll play eye spy as we race
across this beige land.

We'll buy up all the land we can and cash it in when
they dig into the oil sands
when the TSX finally goes down in flames
we'll be so happy we are in Saskatchewan
even if they call hoodies by stupid names

so put on your warmest bunny hug we'll get in the van
we'll live off of PJ&J made from saskatoon berry jam
we won't even need a map because there's only one highway
and the road is flat, and we'll play eye spy as we race
across this beige land.
Track Name: FOR BARBARA
She's on her way back home, across the USA
unknown to her why she ever left in the first place
you see it seemed like a great Idea at the start
a new adventure she followed her heart

one thousand miles from coast to coast
her friends and family said good bye and made a toast
to a new life persuaded by lies,
a place where dreams don't come true she realized

Jacksonville is not the place to find yourself
face down in the mud just do what you're told to do
and four years is a long time away from the California sun

as painful as this long ride home turned out to be
she turned to me and said she'd never felt so free

San Bernadino, I'm coming home to you
Track Name: FAR FROM HOME
Hey Dave, where the fuck are we
these people are lacking teeth, everybody smells like feet
what the hell are we doing here
but i gotta tell you, this is the most fun I think I have ever had
solely fueled by Burritos and Beer I wonder if I'll live to see another year

The Highway signs and countless State lines are blurring all together
It hasn't rained in 13 days you gotta love that desert weather
if I make it home again there is one thing that I'll know
life's going to be so boring til we get back on the road

I figured it all out one night, between the mountains and the coast
how great it is to live your life and not just kind of float
the scratching of my seat mate kept me up all fucking night
but the percosets he took seemed to make everything alright

The Highway signs and countless State lines are blurring all together
It hasn't rained in 13 days you gotta love that desert weather
if I make it home again there is one thing that I'll know
life's going to be so boring til we get back on the road

to all my friends the new and the old
see you all in another year, til then stay gold
Track Name: ZOO SONG
Let's go to the Zoo today we'll pack a lunch be on our way
see lions tigers bears and goats, snakes and birds and antelopes
lets go to the zoo today put on your shoes we're on our way
see elephant's and polar bears and lazy sloth's who have no cares
and spider monkeys who hang around in trees.

Lets go to the zoo today we can play with sting rays
every year there's something new, it's all going down here at the zoo
lets go to the zoo today, you're well connected we don't have to pay
I'm going to ride a grizzly bear because when we played truth or dare
I said I would and I won't back out now

Lets go to the zoo today we'll pack a lunch be on our way
see lions tigers bears and goats, snakes and birds and antelope
lets go to the zoo today with the Meercats we will play
they'll stare at us we'll stare right back and hope like heck they don't attack then we'll run it could be so much fun.
Track Name: AUTUMN SONG
The Leaves turn to Red, as my head turns to the ground
the time has come for us to say see you around
the days grow short and the air is so cold
the time has come for us to take this hand and fold

and the fall it will destroy us all
and the fall it will destroy us all

6 hours away feels like an eternity
and I may not see you for another three weeks.
christmas will come and i wonder will you be
underneath my tree waiting there for me

and the fall it will destroy us all
and the fall it will destroy us all

All I ever wanted was a second of your time
all I ever wanted was for you to be mine
Track Name: ALMOST ANYWHERE
How did you do it, what did you use to rationalize, such a fucked up situation if you knew it would happen would you maybe have tried, to make your life, turn out a little different. Would you trade it all, if you knew you never had to say goodbye?
How did you pull it together so fast, two young kids looking up to you with eyes that ask, what the hell do we do now? In those eyes, did you see the same thing that you always had, or did they just remind you of what was gone, what you'd never ever have again?

I hope you know how great you did, keeping it together and raising your kids, and no matter what you believe no one can ever take away those memories.

On a cold November day, with one phone call it was all taken away, and we're sorry but we'll never have an explanation. You convinced
us all you were so strong, all you wanted was to fall apart, picked up the pieces and moved right into a new start.

I hope you know how great you did, keeping it together and raising your kids, and no matter what you believe no one can ever take away those memories.

Always remembered by an etching in stone, never forgotten by those that you had known. Loved the most by the one who stood by you, and would follow you to almost anywhere.

I hope you know how great you did, keeping it together and raising your kids and no matter what you believe no one can ever take away those memories.
Track Name: IN HINDSIGHT
I was hanging by a thread, never dreamt that you would be the one
who'd come along and kick that chair from under me
and now I can't even sleep and when I do all I ever dream is you

How do you sleep at night? this weight on your shoulder
turned my life upside down and I've never felt colder

The future is always so uncertain and it seems
to always be the death of me and if we don't
start living day to day then I'm afraid it may never come at all

How do you sleep at night? this weight on your shoulder
turned my life upside down and I've never felt colder
is it time to let this go, kill the life that still remains
is it time to say good bye? things will never be the same

I still hear your voice laying awake
I still feel your body in my arms as you shake
I still taste your lips soft breath on my cheek
but you can't have my heart, it was never yours to keep

How do you sleep at night? this weight on your shoulder
turned my life upside down and I've never felt colder
is it time to let this go, kill the life that still remains
is it time to say good bye? things will never be the same
Track Name: WHY I DON'T LIKE BOWLING
You fell off your wall and I wasn't there to watch you fall
but ever since then I've been trying, to pick you back up
and put you together again

you hung on to me like a life raft
and i in turn became dependent on you
but time brings about these changes and I don't think
I want to watch them unfold

you've learned nothing at all
set yourself up and I'm going to watch you fall
promise you this with poison on my lips
one last kiss and unanswered calls.

it hurts more than you can imagine
but not for the reasons you might think
it kills me to know that in all this time you learned nothing from me

you've learned nothing at all
set yourself up and I'm going to watch you fall
promise you this with poison on my lips
one last kiss and unanswered calls.

out of spite and out of time out of love and out of mind
out of you and out of me
out of spite and out of time out of love and out of mind
out of patience and empathy for you

you've learned nothing at all
set yourself up and I'm going to watch you fall
promise you this with poison on my lips
one last kiss and unanswered calls.
Track Name: DOMINOES
You sing the sweetest songs, desperately seeking love and affection, and you're such a sweetheart you get the desired reaction. So lets be honest, because it never seemed to fit in your plans, and it's never
required when everyone but me is your biggest fan.

Dominoes were never my thing, they take too long to set up, just to fall back down again and we may never get up.

So now you're nowhere to be found, but the aftermath will long be around. In every note and every song, a reminder of what went so wrong.

Dominoes were never my thing, they take too long to set up, just to fall back down again and we may never get up.

Honesty or sweetness, is the choice that hard to make, honesty or sweetness, her heart was yours to break.

Dominoes were never my thing, they take too long to set up, just to fall back down again and we may never get up.
Track Name: WHERE WE USED TO SIT
looking back I remember the day,
your cloudy eyes turned a yellowish shade
and we couldn't sit beneath that old tree anymore
but instead we were confined to the hospitals first floor

they crawled out from the woodwork like roaches from my sink
to tell me that they knew you when and they think
I should visit you more often, oh they sure do like to
come out when they know you're going to die

and that's the place where we used to sit
all summer long in the breeze
and in the autumn when the Chestnuts fall
I imagine that you're still beneath that tree

now I'm standing in the middle of condolence lines
hearing its all for the best and it must be his time
all these solemn faces did they know you that well?
and of which version would they all choose to tell

as for me I knew you as much as anyone
and you could be a real prick sometimes
but more often I found that you were looking out for me
the wind on my face, I never felt so free.

and that's the place where we used to sit
all summer long in the breeze
and in the autumn when the Chestnuts fall
I imagine that you're still beneath that tree

And wherever you might be now,
hope you know what I'm saying somehow
as much as some want to believe that you're a saint
a much different picture I would choose to paint
of you as you were and always will be
someone, who was always there for me
and always will be
Track Name: ALYSSA JONES
sitting across from me in a diner seaside pictures hung on the wall
my guts are turning inside out and this is all your fault
you're so beautiful why'd I ever let myself fall for you
it was a set up from the start and now I can't even recall

It's been so long since I felt this way for anyone
and i've got something to say, to you my dear
and i hope that i don't offend, but I know this can't go on as I pretend

is this just fleeting do I just want what I can't have
am i filling a void now, is this all going to end as bad
I don't know, if I even want the answers now
because this is all I've ever wanted

It's been so long since I felt this way for anyone
and i've got something to say, to you my dear
and i hope that i don't offend, but I know this can't go on as I pretend

and if these two worlds come between us
at least I gave it a shot
and if you can't forgive me for this
know I'll love you til my bones rot

It's been so long since I felt this way for anyone
and i've got something to say, to you my dear
and i hope that i don't offend, but I know this can't go on as I pretend
Track Name: DRUNKEN POETRY
and I only want to lie right here, beside you each night my dear
the last few weeks have been the best in such a long time
if only I could find a way to make you mine

long walks home in the rain,
only make me want to see you more and more again
and this late night drunken poetry it means so much more
than I ever make it seem

and all these songs I wrote
so secretly, they're all about you too
and every time that you said what and I said nothing
it meant that I want you

long walks home in the rain,
only make me want to see you more and more again
and this late night drunken poetry it means so much more
than I ever make it seem

and I won't disappear
you said you won't disappear

long walks home in the rain,
only make me want to see you more and more again
and this late night drunken poetry it means so much more
than I ever make it seem
Track Name: HARD TO SEE
crochet my heart, with this barbed wire
and hang it on your door
so everyone can see, just what you did to me
and watch the blood as it dries in the sun

you mean nothing to me
buried my memory
you mean nothing to me
forgotten memories

burn out my eyes with these photographs of you
this world of lies that i could never see
when I had the chance, and now I wish, now I see

you mean nothing to me
buried my memory
you mean nothing to me
forgotten memories