Everything At Once

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released April 15, 2016

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Track Name: Songs In Rewind
SHAKING KNEES COMBAT TIRED EYES
IN THE LOSING BATTLE OF STAYING UP ALL NIGHT
IN THE RAIN AND THE HEAT AND THE TUNGSTEN LIGHT
WE’RE TRYIN’ HARD BUT CAN’T VOCALIZE
THE TENSION IN THE AIR OR THE REASONS WHY
BUT HERE WE ARE ANYWAY.

A STOLEN HOUR DOESN’T SEEM SO LONG
WHEN IT’S BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE WE SANG THIS SONG
BUT THE RHYTHM’S BEEN PRESENT ALMOST ALL ALONG
FROM THE TOPS OF BUILDINGS AND THROUGH HAZY FOG
AFTER YEARS AND YEARS ITS GROWN SO STRONG
BUT WE COME FULL CIRCLE IN THE REVERSAL OF A SONG

SO WHEN I COME BACK INTO TOWN
IN LIKE, FIVE YEARS FROM NOW
I’LL WRITE ANOTHER SONG ABOUT CHICAGO
WE MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING THAT WE’VE ALWAYS KNOWN
BY THEN WE’LL BE OVER THIRTY YEARS OLD
GOD DAMN THAT SEEMS SO FUCKING OLD

BUT MAYBE THAT’S THE REASON WHY
WE’RE PUSHING THROUGH THESE DROOPING EYES
THINKING UP LITTLE WHITE LIES
AND SINGING OLD SONGS BUT IN REWIND
Track Name: Towel Dried
I WAS BAPTIZED IN A BATHTUB
TOWEL DRIED UNDER THE SUN
FIVE HUNDRED THREADS I COUNTED
BEFORE IT CAME UNDONE
OVER TIME AND UNDERWHELMED
THE HEAVY GAZE I’D LEARNED
WATCHED ME FROM AFAR WAS LOST
IN FOG OR SOMETHING WORSE

TO BREAK A PIECE OF TOURMALINE
TO FIND OUT WHAT THIS ALL COULD MEAN
ONE SLENDER PIECE, A COLORED PRISM
WITHIN THREE POINTS THERE’S A PRISON

ONE DAY I’LL FIND SOME OPAL
CUT IN HALF, EXPOSED
EXPRESSING EVERY COLOR
NOT AN ANSWER, GOOD TO KNOW
THE VEINS OF COLOR THIN BUT PLAYFUL
LEAD ME TO THE PLACE
OF WAVELENGTHS THAT CANNOT PASS THROUGH
THIS BIG WIDE OPEN SPACE

WELL I WOULD BE A LIAR IF I EVER HEARD MYSELF SAY
I KNEW THAT IT WOULD ALL TURN OUT, IT WOULD TURN OUT THIS WAY
SO I MIGHT DIG IT UP, DIG DIG DIG DIG DIG IT UP TODAY
THEN FLASH A SMILE WITH TWO HANDFULS OF SOIL: “IT MEANS”

MY BIRTHMARK IS AN HOURGLASS
AND SPILLS UPON MY KNEE
IRREGULAR AND ANYWHERE
BUT HERE ATTACHED TO ME
THE GRAINS OF SAND DELIBERATE
FALL INTO THEIR PLACE
BUT LEAVE THE OTHER HALF ALONE
A BIG WIDE OPEN SPACE
Track Name: Pop Songs
EVEN THOUGH THE AVERAGE POP SONG IS
ONLY ABOUT THREE OR FOUR MINUTES LONG
I KNOW THEY’LL OUTLAST YOU AND ME, YOU KNOW
HEY YA AND HEY JUDE ARE AS FRESH AS THEY’VE EVER BEEN

AND IT SEEMS TO ME, WE OWE IT ALL
TO LEADBELLY AND THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA
THOSE CHORDS STILL RING TODAY
WE’VE GOT THE BLUES AND THAT’S WHY WE PLAY

CERTAIN SONGS THAT GOT SCRATCHED INTO OUR SOULS SO DEEP
THAT IF YOU DROPPED A NEEDLE THEY’D PLAY OUR HEARTS IN HIGH FIDELITY
AND IF YOU THINK THAT VINYL’S WARM, THEN WAIT ‘TIL YOU HEAR THE SOUND
OF HEARTSTRINGS PLUCKING MELODIES BY JAMES BROWN

AND YOU KNOW THE FEELING WHEN THE BEAT DROPS
LIKE WE ALL MIGHT NOT BE SO LOST
WE’LL JUST TETHER OUR HEARTS TO THE BASS DRUM
AND WE’LL MOVE LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE MOVED ALL ALONG
SO JUST SING ME A SONG

SO SING TO ME - ITS ALL I’LL EVER NEED
IT DON’T MATTER IF YOU’RE A BIT OFF KEY
ITS ALWAYS GONNA SOUND PERFECT TO ME

AS I DRIVE WITH AN OPEN WINDOW
MY HEART KEEPS PREDICTIN’ THE RADIO
AND THE TIMES THAT I BELIEVED THE LIE
WHAT SONG COMES ON BUT AMERICAN FUCKIN’ PIE

AND I HEARD THE LIGHT
Track Name: Global Warming
SPRINGTIME CAME IN A BIT TOO SOON
I STILL WEAR MY COAT, BUT I’M IN THE MOOD
TO LISTEN TO CAKE AND MAKE A FOOL
OUT OF MYSELF, AND PROBABLY YOU TOO

THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE AIR THAT CAME IN WITHOUT WARNING
MAYBE WE COULD BLAME IT ON GLOBAL WARMING

IF I’M STEPPIN’ IN PUDDLES THIS EARLY -
THIS EARLY INTO JUST JANUARY
THE SUMMER’S SUN WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY
MELT A PUDDLE RIGHT OUT OF ME

THEN I COULD BE A LIQUID, I COULD FILL A CUP
LIKE A SHOT OF WHISKEY, YOU COULD DRINK ME UP

WELL I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO EVAPORATE
AND BE PART OF THE STORMS
IN THIS PREMATURE WARMTH
IN A CALMING GASEOUS STATE

AND ALL THE WEIGHT IN MY VEINS
COHERES AND FALLS AS RAIN
AND I’LL PARTICIPATE AND PERCIPITATE
KNOCKIN’ ON YOUR WINDOW PANES

OR I MIGHT LAND IN THE OCEAN
AND TAKE A MUCH NEEDED SWIM
GO ON TOUR TO ALL THE FAR OFF SHORES
AND CATCH A CLOUD TO KEEP GOING

WHERE? I LIKE NEVER KNOWIN‘
JUST GO WHERE THE WIND’S BLOWIN’
OR WHERE GRAVITY PULLS
Track Name: Danger!
WE EAT DINNER BY THE TV EVERY NIGHT
WATCH THE EVENING NEWS, TERMINATOR 2
THE WORLD FLASHES BY, AND IN MY YOUNG EYES
I SEE HOW THINGS MIGHT BE, I SEE HOW THINGS

THE TENNESSEAN SUN HAS QUIETLY BEGUN
ITS DESCENT TO FORGET EVERYTHING IT SAW TODAY

AND IN THE ALLEY I FOUND A BIRD THAT’D DIED
I TOUCHED IT WITH MY HAND JUST WHERE IT HAD LANDED
IT’D NEVER FLY AGAIN, I KNEW IT THERE & THEN
I COVERED IT WITH STONES & LET IT REST ALONE

AS A BOY IN TENNESSEE, BAREFOOT THROUGH THE YARD
CAREFUL OF STICKERS & RED ANTS, I NEVER WENT VERY FAR
WENT ONE DAY TO THE FIREWOOD TO SEE WHAT I COULD FIND:
THE TANGLED WEB OF SOME BLACK WIDOW, REFLECTING IN MY EYES

AS A BOY IN IOWA, BAREFOOT IN THE STREET
BUILDING UP MY CALLUSES TO HONE MY SUMMER FEET
THEN ONE DAY A SHARD OF GLASS DUG INTO MY HEEL
BURIED ITS WAY DEEP UNTIL I COULD NO LONGER FEEL
Track Name: Fuck Time
FUCK TIME!
YEAH FUCK HIS LITTLE NONSTOP HANDS
FUCK THE THINGS HE TALKS ABOUT
FUCK THE THINGS HE TICKS ABOUT
JUST GIVE IT A REST OLD MAN

BUT THEN HIS HANDS TURN TO FISTS
AND I’M CLOCKED OUT IN A DAZE
I’M WEAK FOR WEEKS
AS THE YEARS CARVE THROUGH OUR FACE

FUCK TIME!
BUT IF YOU COULD JUST GIVE ME
A SIXTIETH SECOND CHANCE
JUST HOLD ON FOR A MINUTE,
JUST ANOTHER MINUTE MINUTE
IF YOU CAN

FUCK TIME!
AND FUCK THE TIME IT TAKES JUST TO SAY THE WORDS

I COULD HAVE STAYED UP ALL NIGHT
BUT SUNDAY HAD OTHER PLANS FOR YOU AND I
BUT AT LEAST I LEARNED WHEN TO HIT THE SWITCH
AND JUST GO TO BED AND STOP FORCING IT

NOW I’M TEN MINUTES AWAY FROM YOU
DISTANCE EQUALS TIME, AND THAT’S NOTHING NEW
TEN MINUTES AGO, THAT SOON
SEEMS LIKE MILES AND MILES FROM VIEW

AND I’M REALLY NOT SURE IF I BELIEVE
IN JUST TEN MINUTES AGO
IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYTHING HERE IS HAPPENING
AT THE SAME TIME - THE SUMMER SNOWS
THE PAST IS WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT,
THE PRESENT’S WHAT YOU FEEL
AND THE FUTURE’S JUST SOMETHING
THAT HAS YET TO BE REVEALED
I CAN’T REVEAL IT

SO RAGE, RAGE, RAGE AGAINST THE TIMING OF THESE NIGHTS
AND TURN THE PAGE, AND JUST WALK AWAY.

I’D RATHER BE RIGHT TWICE A DAY
THAN A MINUTE AHEAD OR BEHIND

FUCK TIME!
JUST AS SOON AS I THINK THAT I MIGHT HAVE ENOUGH
HE STRETCHES OUT HIS ARMS UNTIL THERE’S JUST
WAY WAY WAY TO MUCH

BUT HIS HANDS TURN TO FISTS
AND I’M CLOCKED OUT IN A DAZE
I’M WEAK FOR WEEKS
AS THE YEARS CARVE THROUGH OUR FACE
AND FUCK THE TIME IT TAKES TO SAY
FUCK THE TIME IT TAKES JUST TO SAY THE WORDS
Track Name: Groundhog Day
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN I THINK ABOUT
WHICH WAY YOUR FOOTSTEPS GO, IF YOU'RE IN OR OUT
BUT YOU'RE ALWAYS OUT
YOU'RE ALWAYS OUT

BUT IF YOU'RE IN THEN JUST STAY INSIDE
THE FIRST STEP'S A DOOZY YOU KNOW YOU BETTER HIDE
DON'T GO OUTSIDE
DON'T GO OUTSIDE

BUT WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WAIT TOO LONG FOR THE SNOW TO MELT
IT CAME IN LATE THIS YEAR AND NOVEMBER FELT LIKE
WE'D BORROWED ALL THIS TIME WITHOUT INTEREST RATES
BUT WE'LL FACE THE RECKONING WHEN PHIL AWAKES

EVERYTHING'S FAMILIAR LIKE I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE
BOB DYLAN ON THE RADIO AND THE HOTEL FLOORS
I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE
I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE

AND ALL THE PUNKS THAT TAUGHT ME TO EMBRACE THE NIGHT
TO TURN MY BACK ON DARKNESS AND FACE THE LIGHT
YOU GET IT, RIGHT?
YOU'LL GET IT RIGHT.

BUT IF YOU COULD ONLY COME OUT AT NOON
ALL YOU'D HAVE TO DO IS NOT LOOK
UNDERNEATH YOUR SHOES
BUT I GUESS YOU'VE GOT THOSE WINTER BLUES
SOMETIMES I STARE AT MY FEET TOO