Family Room

by This Old Ghost

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released 22 January 2013

Recorded with Eliot Geller at Geller Cellar Studios in Mahopac, NY
Mixed by Greg Dunn
Mastered by Mike Kalajian
Photo by Matt French
Design by Rob Pizzolato

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Track Name: Twenty Six
The birds they’re not singing like they used to
No one wake me from this dream
Fields of green endless in the summer
Run run as fast as you, you can

We’re out of our minds and happy as sin
We’re falling in love at the drop of a pin
There’s always a reason to stay and do nothing
You have to remember we’re not getting younger

Water's warm come and join the good times
Rest knowing I did everything, everything I could and more
Sweet humming comin' from the bottom
We’ve got so much time to kill

We’re out of our minds and happy as sin
We’re falling in love at the drop of a pin
There’s always a reason to stay and do nothin’
You have to remember we’re not getting younger

No we’re not getting younger
Are you starting to wonder
If I’ve become jaded
Or started losing my patience
Or lack of self-motivation
Because you can’t imagine
No can you even fathom

How I’d spend my life, living the fight
And fighting for what has been in my heart
How I could come back not waving a flag
Or singing a song how I can’t go on
Track Name: Foreign Language
I feel the waves breathing on my face can you can you
I hear the leaves blowing in the trees can you can you

They’re taking us for fools
Can’t see the truth
And I’ve been trying for way for way for way for way too long
And now it’s clear
So glad we’re here
And going strong

I hope that fire builds and gets much higher do you do you
I wish that we could fix the old machines do you do you

They’re taking us for fools
They can’t hear the truth
And I’ve been trying for way for way for way for way too long
And now it’s clear
So glad we’re here
And going strong

I know my friends will be there till the end, will you, will you
I know that I’ll make it out alive will you, will you

They’re taking us for fools
Can’t hear the truth
And I’ve been trying for way for way for way for way too long
And now it’s clear
So glad we’re here
And going strong
Track Name: Jumping Fences
Under my skin where you’ve been with no intent on leaving
Digging through flesh what a mess I’m having trouble breathing

You say I’m prone to a love inept and catastrophic
I know it’s true but I’m too proud n' strong to stop it
I have tried to make things easier for you
No one should have to go through the things you do alone

I give you everything you need a nice warm bed for you to sleep in
I give you everything you need an ice cold beer when you need it
You can’t say that’s true of every boy that you’ve dated
You can’t say that’s true

Under my skin where you’ve been with no intent on leaving
Digging through flesh what a mess I’m having trouble breathing
I have tried to make things easier for you
No one should have to go through the things you do alone

I give you everything you need a nice warm bed for you to sleep in
I give you everything you need an ice cold beer when you need it
You can’t say that’s true of every boy that you’ve dated
You can’t say that’s true

I must be in over my head
Wading in waves again and again
Never waiting to speak, glued to the seat
Darling what can I do when you know your only fence is you?
Track Name: Faster and Faster
Dive into the bottle for me one last time
And loosen up the strings that wind you up so tight
We’re moving faster and faster like there’s something we’re after
We go faster and faster and in the end it won’t matter

Deep enough to never see the light of day
Tell me is it always going to be this way
We’re moving faster and faster like there’s something we’re after
We go faster and faster and in the end it won’t matter

There’s always something in the way that stops you
Keeping you here, keeping you

You can’t expect me to fall
No I won’t fall for that
You can’t expect me to fall
Me to fall for that
Track Name: Hollowed Out
You know I’m sorry 'cause I say it so often
I know you’re tired I can tell by the look on your face
So tell me how you're gonna make a move
And not crawl inside yourself and play the recluse

This game’s gone on as long as I can remember
Those stupid pills made their way through your blood and react
And now your skin is whiter than a ghost
Dark eyes are suken in it pains me to see you so close

I spent a long time getting over you
I got carried away in someone’s hotel room
I made you look like a fool and you never knew

I took your hands / you put your hands, right on top of mine
I kept you warm / and I held you close, In winters coldest time
Gave you a song / my favorite chords they all sound the same,
Put you to bed / when I got drunk, oh it took away the pain
You can’t say you don’t want me to leave and then fall asleep
Like there’s nothing to do

I spend a long time getting over you
I got carried away in someone’s hotel room
I made you look like a fool
And you never knew

You can’t say you don’t want me to leave
And then fall asleep
For all things that I tried to make right that you buried deep alone

Alone
Track Name: Bury The Hatchet
It’s understood with every single year you get
A little closer to how they were
There ain’t no fighting though you’re welcome to try

And now you hear plenty of comparisons
You put yourself underneath the light
They say the pair falls never far from the tree

What did you to make her throw you out?
Well I know it's been a while
Innocent kids just trying to make some sense
But I think we're missing files

The pattern starts and never keeps you up
And you’re the heir to a crooked king
You’re next in line and need a far better suit

Then suddenly you had some luck
You found a way to break the chains
They wrapped around your legs
And tied em to the walls
It’s still a riddle that you’ll never solve

What did you to make her throw you out?
Well I know it's been a while
Innocent kids just trying to make some sense
But I think we're missing files

I’ll just assume you came home late one night
Reeking of perfume and cheap red wine
Did you just get lazy or is there a part of you
Hoping you get caught

What did you do, man?
Track Name: Shipwrecked
It seems like I’ve got the con and you're hired hands
When all my hours are spent steering us to land
And if and when we arrive, we’re greeted by men
Who are raising their glass and spilling compliments

Remember to breathe, 'cause sometimes I get lost up there
And don’t come down for days at a time
It’s hard to keep from going off the deep end
When It feels like I’m alone

Well my tongue isn’t tied and neither my wrists
So there ain’t no excuse not to move an inch
And it’s your word against mine and I trust your face
Say there’s a place and a time for everything we made

And I hope that you’re right 'cause sometimes I get lost up there
And don’t come down for days at a time
It’s hard to keep from going off the deep end
When It feels like I’m alone
Track Name: Black & White
You sat there on the porch and kept your head down and wept about your life
Like there was something you had left behind
You waited hours to hear the phone ring but the ringing never came
And you just kept on prayin’ that everything would change

You had a choice to make and when the time came you went against your heart
Thinking much too long was tearing you apart
They’re reaching in and stealing all the air you used to need to breathe
But you just closed your eyes as they buried you six feet

I only see in black and white
These colors don’t seem to appear to me
So I wonder what I’ll miss tonight
When I am the first to fall asleep

Your father found you in the freezing cold and invited you back in
But you refused to take his verbal medicine
Believing there was nothing he could say that could ever change your mind
You blocked out all the words and dreamt of better times

I only see in black and white
These colors don’t seem to appear to me
So I wonder what I’ll miss tonight
When I am the first to fall asleep
To fall asleep
Track Name: Dirt Road
All in all it plagues me still
How he can’t stop a senseless kill
And we just shed a thousand tears
For all that pain through all those years

And you can’t speak
In fear he’ll up and leave
When all I want is you here when I need

Mother knows she can’t control
The things we do when we leave home
So she stops staying up at night
With her hands always intertwined

I can feel
My heart beat out my chest
But nothing’s real so I put my mind to rest

Don’t you cry
I’ll patch you up in time
There’s an old dirt road
I think you might like
It’ll lead you down
To the quaintest town
Where you can rest and let your guard down

Skies open up for once
Show yourself
Look at the mess you've made
Fear only what you've heard
Where's our clues?
Hiding inside your room?

For everything there is a time
But still no word of compromise
And if this is our only chance
To make amends and sing and dance

Then I’ll be fine
And soon you’ll feel the same
It takes some time
Everything will change

So don’t you cry
I’ll patch you up in time
There’s an old dirt road
I think you might like
It’ll lead you down
To the quaintest town
Where you can rest and let your guard down
Track Name: Lasso The Moon
It’s a funny thing how I'd try to stay calm
Oh it’s a funny thing how I'd try to stay calm
And when you stared at me with those eyes and you'd start to speak
It’s a funny thing how I'd try to stay calm

If you want me to lasso the moon
Or just sing till your eyes close it’s cool

It’s a funny thing how my words they'd get lost
Oh it’s a funny thing how my words they'd get lost
When you stared at me with those eyes and you'd start speak
It’s a funny thing how my words they'd get lost

And if you want me to lasso the moon
Or just sing till your eyes close it’s cool
And if you’re longing for the easy life
Then it’s me you can give your time to

Whoa, Whoa
You say you’re ready now but I was ready then
I’m sorry I can’t seem to throw myself back in
Track Name: Emily Green
Lovers spend their days in bed wrapped in sheets and blankets
Laughing loud as they advance from their tired state of carelessness

And want I will like many do
To find someone as good as you

Set their sails for heavy winds, they never come they never did
Smiling wide as they progress from their worn out phase of selfishness

And want I will like many do
To find someone as good as you
If I could only make you stay
With me for just another day

You think you’ve got all the world under your spell
Yeah You think you’ve got all the world under your spell