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The Clear Album

by The Sea Captains

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You got a lot to learn about the way Everyone's so concerned how it should be And no one ever leaves on time You can either ease my mind or get out of my brain Break all the rules they wrote for yesterday Go with the flow and roll with all the change They break your back and steal your spine The end is over before life ever gets in the way You're always hanging on you're hanging on for dear life The end is over At the end of the road there's a light And it's warm with a glow that's inviting and bright And it says everything will be all right But as quick as it came, it winks out of sight And I know and I know and I know and I know and I know it's over And I know and I know and I know and I know and I know it's over now At the end of the line there's a bus And it's got enough seats to hold each one of us But the wheels have all dug into ruts And we're stuck I've never been one to complain If you keep walking slow you'll stay under the rain But each day is becoming the same And I'm so terrified that I'll never escape And I know and I know and I know and I know and I know it's over And I know and I know and I know and I know and I know it's over now Head over heels for pictures in the sun Overthinking something underdone They shake their hips and roll their eyes You've seen it done a million times The end is over before life ever gets any fun You're always hanging on you're hanging on for dear life
Where did you go I wanna know Where'd you go I wanna know We met at Easter brunch, I asked you out to lunch But you said you'd had a bunch of canteloupe and Captain Crunch I made a huge mistake, I wish that I could take Back every stupid word and maybe then I'd try to say I love you, kiss me Where did you go I need to know Where did you go I need to know We held each other's hands, initials in the sand You would take me to the Gap when it was time to buy new pants I'd sing about your face and other dumb cliches When all it ever took to make you happy was the phrase I love you, kiss me I can't read your mind So won't you just tell me I can't seem to find A reason for you leaving I know it's not the time But lemme say something That might just make your life I love you, kiss me
Baby Shampoo 04:08
She's an anomaly Of fingertipography When she moves over me Like the sea on the sand It's a sweet mystery How she can cut me so deep When she is virtually Edge-free in my hands Well I guess it's harder now Worse than ever before Can't stand the thought of watching you Walking out that door Without asking you How'd you get so smooth Like baby shampoo You're tougher than nails, it's true But you can tell that I know what you're going through She's got a dark and secret past A look that tells me not to ask Mess with her she'll kill you faster Than your ass can say oh no This isn't strictly physical
Meant to Be 03:10
He's everything she never wanted She is the one he settled for There's not a thing they have in common They're making out on the kitchen floor Gee, it's easy to see These two people were meant to be She stays up late, he gets up early He's got a job, she has a lot of debt He hates the way she doesn't like his mother Some Saturdays they don't get out of bed Gee, it's easy to see These two people were meant to be And he'll take her out Chili's if she can take out the trash this week And she'll make him lunch if he won't make her clean And she says she'll watch a silent movie but only if he agrees To sit through the Transformers trilogy Not happily quite ever after The fairy tale they thought it would be When times are hard he puts an arm around her Looks in her eyes and she can't help laughing Gee, it's easy to see These two people were meant to be
Sink or Swim 02:28
I'll be right here all the time baby When you need me you know right where to look I'll be right here rain or shine baby When you're reeling I can give a push Sink or swim yeah thick and thin yeah you can make it on your own I'll be right here making sure baby You don't leave me all alone I'll be waiting by the door baby So you'll see me while you're waving goodbye I'll be holding back my tears baby All my feelings buried deep inside Sink or swim yeah thick and thin yeah you can make it on your own But I'm selfish and I need you baby Not to leave me all alone You got potential and you could go far but come on Let's not get carried away Sooner or later you can break my heart But I don't want to hold you back I want you back holding me I'll be right here in the cold baby When you're freezing you know right where to go You're a bright kid and a good person Ain't no shame in coming back home Sink or swim yeah thick and thin yeah you can make it on your own I will always be right here baby You won't ever be alone
We were playing a gig back a year or so At some run down bar where nobody goes And we were rockin and a-rolling and making all kinds of noise There was a young man in the back with a girl at his side And she was looking at him with her big brown eyes And getting across a message without using her voice (it's crazy but they can do it) So he comes to the stage when we was inbetween numbers And he gets my attention and turns red and he mumbles Mister I could sure use some help Y'see that gal over there with the beautiful smile Well she's leavin for a job and I won't see her for a while And where this is going I'm sure you can probably tell But if you boys could bring it down to a three-over-four I could go take her hand and pull her out on the floor And sweep her off her feet, just like the night we met So I heard his plea and I turned to the band And they all agreed with a wave of a hand So I grabbed the mic and this is what I said Well I got bad bad news to break It's such a shame you brought your date Oh sonny we don't play no slow songs So you're gonna have to sit and wait Well just a few weeks later us five were back together Playing outside in the bright sunny weather And they was lined up to see us like lambs to the slaughter It was a swanky little shindig, they were pouring champagne I was having a good time until someone complained Excuse me, I've just been married and I'd like a dance with my father So I said dance with him now and she shook her head no I want you to play something nice and slow And sweet that'll bring a tear to my eye So I took her by the hand real kindly and gentle Cuz I could tell the poor thing was a bit temperamental And I told her something that made her feathers fly Well I got bad bad news to break You don't need on your wedding day Oh honey we don't play no slow songs So you might as well go cut your cake Just the other night about quarter past three We was lying on the couch my old lady and me And she gets this look in her eye made me think I done something wrong She was asking me a question prodding at me with her feet And I could barely pay attention cuz I was half asleep Until I realized she wanted me to play her a song I'd hardly sat up she put the guitar in my hand Said lover I'm your woman and you're my man And it's high time you put your heart to words So I played the first thing that came to mind And in four short bars she was already cryin' Cuz booooy lemme tell you folks the truth hurts! Said I got bad bad news to break You shouldn't have stayed up so late Oh darlin I don't play no slow songs So you might've made a big mistake And I got bad bad news to break To the entire U S of A We never play no gall darn slow songs So get on your feet and start to shake
In a moment of lucidity You lost all your credibility And you sent our whole world crashing to the ground Now it's only fair that you and me Give it one more night of bona fide debauchery Really tie one on and see what we find out Cuz people lie when they think better Well I have a mind to try and prevent you So hey bartender let's all have another round Let's make a vow right here and now We'll never mention the real world when we're out on the town Our daily lives are taking five We must not carry over what we say when we're sober In our beautiful stupidity Every word is pure validity Our silver tongues are hanging out our mouths If the truth can truly set you free Then consider High Life my skeleton key We might have regrets but never any doubt Your clarity of vision Brought the unwelcome addition Of your old familiar inhibitions Well let me field this one
There's something in the air that makes me fear for all the innocent children Of the world A million different ways that you can waste the stupid talent you're given It's absurd Yeah On the radio They play it all day long Everybody knows I fucking hate that If everybody here would drink a beer we'd feel a little bit better Than before And I don't know about you but I think I'm running out to go get her Off the floor Yeah It's overdone I need it gone gone gone Don't make me hold my tongue I fucking hate that song And she's the only other one Who knows that something's wrong Man it goes on and on and on We fucking hate that song The anthem of the summer it's no wonder all the ladies know How it goes There's only so much pain a man can take before his head explodes Oh oh oh Yeah It ain't no fun Don't wanna sing along I'd give my first born son To never hear that song And I've got nowhere left to run I'll never be that strong Cause everywhere I go it's always on I fucking hate that You fucking hate that We fucking hate that song
Lonely summer day pounding at my window pane Cool conditioned air, comfy couch and lime-like beer I don't get it, how anyone could even think of stepping foot outside You're always saying wish you were here Cry me an island One I can die in The tides wash away what happens each day So cry me an island Swing for sunny fence, catch a breeze and hold your breath Read a shitty book, close your eyes and take a look At what you're doing, you're making life much harder than it ever has to be While you're out dancing, I'll be right here
Give up give in no more alibis The bad guys win for the hundredth time Shit eating grin try it on for size Wake up watch out you're in hell again A million miles from your only friends The lights go down let the show begin Well I think I've had it up to here with this routine It's time we got mad enough to blow this fucking scene Even at the bottom it's a long way down In a wrong way town This old place smells like a nursing home Desensitization overdose Let's all go hear the latest inside joke The grass is greener on the other side Compared to here it's electrified Let's not waste time on long goodbyes
Well isn't that the way it always goes Everybody's mad over a harmless little joke I'd take it back if I could but I can't so I won't Have you heard the one about the stereotypes Who walk into a bar and then we get into a fight I never meant to be rude but I guess you were right I've worn out my welcome so this is goodbye I've worn out my welcome goodnight I've worn out my welcome so this is goodnight I've worn out my welcome goodbye Well isn't this the way it always is Try to get a laugh and all you get is wicked pissed Who calls the life of the party a son of a bitch?
The rats are leaving the ship All hands on deck, this isn't a drill The old sinking feeling won't quit So batten those hatches and fire at will Transmit a call of distress A final attempt, a desperate cry With any luck, some of our friends Are nearby It may be too late We could all be lost at sea So gentlemen make your peace Hold it steady We're dead in the water and out of control We're at the mercy of the tide but it passed us by so long ago And great crashing waves are tossing us to and fro We've still got each other but nowhere to go It's possible we could survive The tempest will finish, the sun will appear And everyone we left behind Will see the whole time they had nothing to fear If there's any way out of this fix Jettison anything you may not need And pray to whatever in which You believe This may be our fate We could all be casualties So hold your breath and prepare For catastrophe


released December 1, 2013

Recorded by Tom Ash
Mixed & Mastered by Patrick Keane


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