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Live at Lums Pond

by Battleshy Youths

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Introduction 00:39
Dear Sarah 02:28
wrote you a letter a day for about two weeks then you let me know that my heart had already been broken what's it like to travel 900 miles each way to meet up in a place neither of us 've been to tell me what you like let me pay mind to you while we drive I talk and you make me feel superhuman while we drive you talk and I make you feel normal wrote you a letter a day for about two weeks then you let me know that my heart had already been broken what's it like to travel 40 miles each way to meet up in a place we both know so well with neither here and niether there what's it gonna be will you please describe it to me in greater detail, please
Well it's summer time and the goin's fine Gonna head on south down the red line Ridin' this train wherever it'll go Gonna see if we can get ourselves down to Mexico It’s been three long weeks hoppin’ trains Followed the Mississippi round to New Orleans Fishin’ for some dinner haven’t eaten all day Can’t buy a proper meal with nothin’ to pay Hey hey, throw off your fears, be rid of your tears Leave behind your pain as this train rolls on Texas heat; New Mexico sky Watching all them states as they fly by It’s been a wild ride, I wouldn’t change a thing Border’s comin’ up, c’mon let’s sing Why are we here? It’s that same old question everywhere we go Oh woah oh the only difference is we’re South of the Border You can change where you go but it doesn’t change who you are
Temporary 03:23
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 Trust me This life is only temporary
Battle 03:33
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 This is the hand I've been dealt this is the way I've always felt
Down 02:49
Went down the water late last night Got a 6-pack of nothing gonna fight this fight With you, Got nothin' to do Drove down the water late last night Got a free-ranging pickup truck and nothing to write About you, Got nothin' 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 whatcha 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, Whatcha gonna do? Walked on water late last night I was dreaming I was thinkin' everything just might Be true, Finally got you
Two Hands 04:42
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 Even though I threw them all away Those memories still haunt my dreams Sunsets bright and starlit nights Are gone for good
Call Me 04:46
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 gotta let your soul take wing Hunt and gather night and day Don't be afraid to lose your way
Lay down my dear brother, lay down and take your rest Won't you lay your head upon your savior's chest, I love you, oh but Jesus loves you the best And we bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight


Live recording from 8/2/11 at Lums Pond State Park -
Our last set with drummer Eric Wilkins ):


released September 6, 2011


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

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