Family Room

by This Old Ghost

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1.
Twenty Six 03:55
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
2.
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
3.
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?
4.
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
5.
Hollowed Out 05:58
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
6.
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?
7.
Shipwrecked 04:09
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
8.
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
9.
Dirt Road 05:19
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
10.
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
11.
Emily Green 04:34
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

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released January 22, 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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