Soft Jolts

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1.
I had to let that one go she held on too tight I had to let that one go and now I'm with you tonight it's been a long, long time that the stone's been rollin' don't you know by now that everything is stolen there's more than one kind of smart there's the part that you borrow that's why there's nothing today that there won't be tomorrow so draw me a picture I'll write you a song take it out on the street bring your sculptures along we’ll paint up our faces and fracture our bones bring out the wolves and leave the bunnies at home it's been a long, long time that the stone's been rollin' don't you know by now that everything is stolen
2.
I see you out there when I sleep at night down by the ocean, the sun is white and your eyes are just as blue as the water I see you in your kitchen steeping tea I know this isn’t where you wanted to be when you were just a daydream believing daughter I see you out there when I sleep at night down by the ocean, the sun is white and your eyes are just as blue as the water I see you in your kitchen steeping tea I know this isn’t where you wanted to be when you were just a daydream believing daughter I see you running like your heart’s on fire I hear you weeping, I don’t know why but I know I don’t want to hear it anymore if you want me, baby, you should know I don’t have anything, I don’t want more and I don’t want to be here anymore I see you running like your heart’s on fire I hear you weeping, I don’t know why but I know I don’t want to hear it anymore if you want me, baby, you should know I don’t have anything, I don’t want more and I don’t and I don’t and I don’t and I don’t… broke down on a desert road I found my soul and I don’t know, no, I just do not know and I don’t know, no, I just do not know
3.
Running 03:14
country girl looking real pretty out for a hot time in the city at night old man running from his hist’ry in a well-lit diner trying to avoid a fight no one knows what they’re running from or if they’re running at all or just standing still chasing the sun Peggy jumps out of the window drops her business plans as she lands on a car Marcus steals the keys to a hotel room invites his friends into the hot tub, they kill the wet bar no one knows what they’re running from or if they’re running at all or just standing still chasing the sun and in the end, there is no you and me in the big let go there is only we James runs miles through his old hometown he beat the sickness now he’s winning at life Alex found her friends down in Mexico a one way ticket out of Brooklyn for $165 no one knows what they’re running from or if they’re running at all or just standing still chasing the sun and in the end, there is no you and me in the big let go there is only we
4.
the night was like a big black jewel and I was a thieving fool and the street looked like the sky on the night you said goodbye the tide washed over the sand and the cranes went lookin' for land and the clouds laid down and cried on the night you said goodbye there was a boat all full of the stars like the headlights of passing cars and the moon looked me right in the eye on the night you said goodbye your memory like a fanned flame grows in the soft dark, the smell of clothes like the powder from a matchlock gun it's gone with the rising sun a passing plane caught a moonbeam as its passengers awoke from their dreams and something inside of me died on the night you said goodbye and something inside of me died on the night you said goodbye
5.
as soon as the idea of drowning had passed we sought higher ground and said our prayers to the grass and all the precious stones they began to hide as the flowerbells swayed in the approaching night after the flood black palls and organs lightning and thunder rise and roll in the dirty main street they set up the stalls boats hauled to the sea past the water-stained walls a slaughterhouse circus as pale as your soul as beavers built damns and the blood and milk flowed after the flood black palls and organs lightning and thunder rise and roll soldiers drank coffee with Bailey’s in bars children in mourning looking up for the stars as in the village square a boy waved his arms like a wild weather vane on a wind-whipped barn after the flood black palls and organs lightning and thunder rise and roll a bartender played piano old women went to church as the moon heard jackals howling down in the dirt and out in the orchard the violent budding trees signaled it was spring and brought me down to my knees after the flood black palls and organs lightning and thunder rise and roll the beauty was unbearable the queen in her fancy robes the witch lights a fire in her pot but won't tell what she knows
6.
Temples 03:41
out there on the summer lawn there's the neighbor's son his name is Paul and he's come on by for dinner on the kitchen floor back behind the door the bird dog Bob ain't getting any thinner Carolyn wipes off some dishes says something about her wishes then her hands hold biscuits wrapped in cellophane and outside Jack joins Paul the roadside grass is tall out o'er the fields the sky, it looks like rain each body is a temple but y'know it's not that simple 'cause the door is known to open once the sun goes down a sad bulb shines out in the night on the porch, they watch the fight their bellies full of bacon their minds alive the sweet science of fist to face as the ghosts surround the place and their featherweight gets knocked out in round five eat some supper, boy better eat up your beans, boy people from all over town come on over to the sound of a party in the country a bottle and some dancing girls and death is everyone's last name but don't let your face hang don't let your arms fall you're alive in the modern world
7.
no one speaking floorboards creaking fan blades twirling wood grain swirling put on your jacket and step outside get on your bike, man, and go for a ride sunset, light rain red clouds, freeway the city behind you the horizon a soft moon everything open and everything free wheels over land like driftwood on the sea country, cornfields kitchens, hot meals farmers' headlights fighting the good fight she stands in a driveway, a leash in her hand a life in a moment, a flash in the pan get lost, white lines side roads 'til sunrise dead weight lifting sorrow drifting head for the night as it runs for the hills time is no object, it changes at will
8.
Ready to Go 04:13
I've got you on the phone, sitting all alone at home I've got you on the phone, sitting all alone at home I can hear the neighbor screaming, there's music on the stereo and I can tell by the way you say nothing that you're ready to go there's nothing going on in the streets of that little town there's nothing going on in the streets of that little town there are a few nice people, and a few that like to get around but most of them have already dug themselves a hole in the ground but you're the mayor and you’re the watch dog and you’re the big brother but it's not too late to be a dreamer the streets are only scary when you see 'em on the evening news the streets are only scary when you see 'em on the evening news it's a bill to New York City, we can meet on Bedford Avenue I've got a friend who just moved there, he tells me that there's plenty to do but you're the mayor and you’re the watch dog and you’re the big brother but it's not too late to be a dreamer the streets are really scary when you see 'em on the evening news the streets are really scary when you see 'em on the evening news it's a bill to California, we can meet on Melrose Avenue I’ve got a friend who just moved there, she tells me that it’s pretty cool or you can go to Paris or Mexico City or Tokyo or Madrid or Sri Lanka or Amsterdam or Buenos Aires or Santo Domingo or to the North Pole

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Recorded and Mixed by Jon San Paolo at Burn the Furniture in Chicago, Illinois.

Mastered by John Golden at Golden Mastering in Ventura, California.

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released April 21, 2016

Dan Duffy: Guitar/Vocals
Jim Duffy: Drums
Nick Meiers: Bass

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