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Two Hands 04:00
Even though I threw them all away Those memories still haunt me today Sunsets bright and starlit nights Will never be regained It's been a slow train coming towards my home I'm stretched thinner every day Two hands can only do so much But you do have to do that much Sail around the bend my friend We’re worn in but not worn out yet Wearing so many hats for far too long Confused about your own identity Two hands can only hold so much But you do have to carry that much Even though I threw them all away Those memories still haunt my dreams Sunsets bright and starlit nights Are gone for good Two hands can only do so much But you do have to do that much
Call Me 03:42
It’s a catch-22 Involving just me and you And everyone else in our lives Stop this verbal abuse Who knows what I’ll choose To stay or to go Run fast or run slow If you need anything Need me at all Don’t be afraid No don’t be afraid to call Call me It’s that time of year Throw off your fears And do something new Forget what you thought you knew You gotta have heart to sing You gonna let your soul take wing Chorus Hunt and gather night and day Don’t be afraid to lose your way
Down 03:00
Went down the water late last night Got a 6-pack of nothing gonna fight this fight With you Got nothing to do Drove down the water late last night Got a free-ranging pickup truck and nothing to write About you Got nothing to do Every time we sing the blues Gotta keep it tight gotta make it you Each time I see your shoes You got two left feet watcha gonna do Biked down the water late last night Got a heart full of sorrow wanna fly a kite Please do Got nothin but you Sailed down the water late last night Got high hopes and my hopes let’s make it right Love you Watcha gonna do Walked on water late last night I was dreaming I was thinkin everything just might Be true Finally got you
Temporary 02:46
Loved his girl more than anything Got him in some trouble when He shipped off to school (he shipped off to school) Writing got harder and fighting got louder Happiness is like a whiff of a flower Snow fell, opinions changed Caught her off guard took her breath away She said let’s try this one more time One more beats no more which is what I’ve got Green turns to gold turns to gray turns to dust If all we have to show For all this hard work Is a bunch of electrons and binary bits Then what are we really useful for? Take control of your machine Chorus Trust me This life is only temporary
Battle 02:43
It was a long, hard battle Fought across two seas And the sweet disarray, it suffers me to say Brought me to my knees The borders were crossed too Many skirmishes lost Oh we can’t turn back now When we were young We’d never make mistakes like this Paper castles made of thoughtless hearts and endless tomorrows Youths shy of battle with their cardboard swords and slippery shadows Chorus This is the hand I've been dealt this is the way I've always felt Chorus
Don't 04:00
I don't want your coffee I don't want you to change me Go through the pains of watching everyone walk by You just want to be happy Don't Say what you mean to me please It's the last chance you'll have I don't want your crappy cooking I don't want anything but you Be with someone you can't be without Be without someone you can't be with Chorus I don't want anything except you


All songs written and performed by Battleshy Youths and Friends in the U.S.A.

Copyright © 2011


released February 22, 2011

Battleshy Youths is Michael Natrin, J. Danny Hill, Mitchell Ebbott, M. Andrew Johnston, and Eric Wilkins.


Produced by Mitchell Ebbott, M. Andrew Johnston, and Michael Natrin

Recorded Fall 2010 at Blind Sea Studios in Newark, Delaware by M. Andrew Johnston and Mitchell Ebbott, recording engineers.


Art design by Justin Weber cargocollective.com/justinweber


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Battleshy Youths Newark, Delaware

A mellow blend of folk, Americana, and alt-rock from Newark, DE.

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