In The Rush To Build Boxes

by The Gutter Press

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released June 18, 2011

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Track Name: The Trees Are Turning Beautiful
So here we are again
You remember, the hell we raised back then
We haven’t changed at all
With new scenery
And the time goes away and these nights bleed into these days
Mirror mirror on the wall, do you like watching me fall down, fall down
All in all I go too fast, here I go watch me fall down, fall down

Look up
Breathe in
Slow down
Hold out

Look behind you, look around
Find persuasion, find self doubt

You say we don’t have time to remember
But now we’ve got all night
Let’s laugh at all the fights we got into
But you say that it’s over, so who’s gonna fight me now

Look up
Breathe in
Slow down
Hold out

Look behind you, look around
Find persuasion, find self doubt
Track Name: Alright
You stand by my side, I wish it were alright
You stand by my side, I wish it were alright
And you know I won’t and you think you will,
And altogether, it’s making me ill

Start out planning how it ends
And every day will die into eternity
And every time I run from home it’s you I’m running from

Stop it you know you’re going too fast to see this
Stop it you know you’re going too fast to see this

You stand by my side, I wish it were alright
You stand by my side, I wish it were alright
And you know I won’t and you think you will,
And altogether, it’s making me ill

I don’t know where I am
And it’s not my place to stick around and find it out
And every time I go back home it’s you I’m thinking of

Stop it you know you’re going too fast to see this
Stop it you know you’re going too fast to see this

And I’m the fool for playing these cards again

You stand by my side, I wish it were alright
You stand by my side, I wish it were alright
And you know I won’t and you think you will,
And altogether, it’s making me ill
Track Name: Bicycles
I’m taking out a table cloth
And staying in this parking lot
After all the time I slept
I burned a hole and I fell through

As I fall feet first, I forget which way is up
Double back, cross the floor, once again, I’ve lost my touch

But I’m not afraid to crawl
I’m not afraid to crawl
Again and again

I wanna grab my bicycle.
And ride it down to mexico
I’ll throw it on the railroad tracks.
And inch by inch I will drag it home.

As I fall feet first, I forget which way is up
Double back, cross the floor, once again, I’ve lost my touch

But I’m not afraid to crawl
I’m not afraid to crawl
Again and again
Track Name: 1975
Don’t be frightened
Don’t you worry
I’ve been here before, this is what I’ve gotten used to
Try to ignore it I’m trying to help you
Just hold it together, hold it in

Well if you think that things are better off here
Let me persuade you
Have I gotten into your head?
every passing word makes me more a liar
I know

Whisper softly
They won’t find me
When I’m alone in my head she is screaming
And I can’t stop thinking oh why don’t you need me
Oh look at yourself, you are the one to blame

As I’m making my escape, I hear you asking
“Please believe in something”
but I'm not the bad guy here
we can’t live in black and white
I’m gray, a dirty shade of gray

Well if you think that things are better off here
Let me persuade you
Have I gotten into your head?
every passing word makes me more a liar
I know
Track Name: It's Already Tomorrow in Australia
The sky is just too windy
For kites to fly today
So we’ll throw ourselves into it
Then run the other way

We’ll start heading eastward, under the railroad tracks
Only to find that lake is too cold
So we’ll draw on the sidewalks, all over, with colored chalk
The math that will guide us home

It’s so late, and I’m trying hard to stay awake
It’s so late, and I don’t want to face the day

The silver line is melting
On to this picture frame
And these shoes are tied together
But I can't throw them away

Conversations held together by fragments of wire,
they lament that the gap is too wide
and there are no arguments to muster, no statements of fact
That can convince the sun to stay in the sky

It’s so late, and I’m trying hard to stay awake
It’s so late, and I don’t want to face the day
Track Name: Building Boxes
Go get your coat, and we will get gone
I know you like to spend your time getting lost
And then realize there’s nowhere to go
there’s not much that’s here left to find
no one is waiting for you to arrive
for now

starting to surround you, you're going down
but it ain’t that hard, and it ain’t that bad
ain’t that bad at all for now

go for a drive to get out of your house
the wind’s only bitter when you’re downtown
and your friends, they remind you of what you know
why you left, and why you came home
and you can’t find a good reason to go
for now

starting to surround you, you're going down
but it ain’t that hard, and it ain’t that bad.
ain't that bad at all for now
Track Name: Red Brick Wall
I hit the pavement, running too fast,
I've got an hourglass glued to the palms of my broken hands
See these images that make me cry
they're the ones that i pay for, the ones that i take for a ride.
When i reach this house I built, I promise myself, I'll clean this thing as soon as I try, but time passes on and I fall asleep

It's space between all the sidewalks
feels like the sun is soaking up shade from the trees
still the concrete scrapes both my knees up
I just can’t catch my fall

It's the space between all the sidewalks
turns the dirt and gravel into beaches
still the concrete scrapes both my knees up
this brick wall battles me.

I hit my pillow, caught in a flash
as if nothing's wrong, but I lost my half of my head,
it's my better half, the one that I like,
It's the that one I pay for, the one that I take for a ride.
I take out all my lincoln logs and toss them together, promise myself it'll all stand tall.
But I always know the pieces that bruise.

It's space between all the sidewalks
feels like the sun is soaking up shade from the trees
still the concrete scrapes both my knees up
I just can’t catch my fall

It's the space between all the sidewalks
turns the dirt and gravel into beaches
still the concrete scrapes both my knees up
this brick wall battles me.
Track Name: From the Top
I’m self censored, self destructive, self aware
I, I know this, I am hopeless,
Off side and overdone

I, I want to, want to get you
When I see your living bravado
I’m starting over and
I start to think I’ll win this time
But I try to speak, my words don’t rhyme
Why can’t I be more like you?

I, hold on to, this collection, the remnants I lost
I’m designed to please you
I don’t need you
Ready to stand alone
I’m self censored, self destructive, self aware.
I, I notice, you need this, you feed on the crowd
And you start to think, I won’t hear this time,
So you try to speak, you try to lie
Why can’t I be more like you?
Track Name: Normandy
Let’s take a trip down to Normandy
We’ll walk along the coast, no one will follow
The ruins proclaim the beaches beautiful
The ruins, they prove our intentions here

To mind them, in silence
To bury the hunger
Where no one can find

And We’ll build an island
Leave the empires behind
And we’ll laugh as they fall, they crumble
Always together, we share the need to be alone
Building islands upon islands


Are you content with our demise, dear?
Is there anything left after all that we took?
But if we take a trip down to Normandy
I am content to look
Track Name: Sleep By the Sink
Hiding in the piles of leaves you taught me how
To see the trees as pins and needles sticking out
Go cut them down
Step on their bones
I can not keep the walking sleep from catching up
Staring down the linoleum and plastic cups

Follow through, I’ve been waiting here for you
Welcome home, if only for a while
Sink into all the things I never knew
Follow through, follow through

Bullet holes and goldfish bowls with teapot spouts
Take control and tell me what to live without
Take what you need
Sleep by the sink
Moving past and getting through is all I’ve known
Try to take the blinders off of me

Follow through, I’ve been waiting here for you
Welcome home, if only for a while
Sink into all the things I never knew
Follow through, follow through
Track Name: Smile
I wanted to
stand up, stand tall
I wanted you,
that’s it, that’s all

I’m out of words
I’m out of luck
I haven’t learned
I’m here, I’m stuck
Track Name: Humming/Ticking
I was always sure of my lines
secure in all of things I heard
But my ears stopped working a long time ago
And it bothers me more than it should
Cuz I like you more than I’d care to
It’s not the end of the world, but it’s not what I think I’d prefer
It’s not the end of the world, but it’s not how I thought it would be


Will you please just stay where I can see you
The doors always open and lights stay on
And it’s so hard to dance when my timing’s always off
And it bothers me more than it should
Cuz I like you more than I’d care to
It’s not the end of the world, but it’s not what I think I’d prefer
It’s not the end of the world, but it’s not how I thought it would be