brother the lights don't work

by the rutabega

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contact: theseknottylines[at]gmail[dot]com

credits

released 20 June 2013

made by Joshua Hensley & Garth Mason
written by Joshua Hensley
recorded & mixed by Garth Mason
mastered by Carl Saff
lacquer cut by Lucky Lacquers
cover photography & design by Nathaniel F. Trimboli
additional design by Tim Yerrington
all songs © 2013 Joshua Wayne Hensley Music (ASCAP)

featuring Bella Voce (Edwardsburg High School 2011/12; directed by Megan Farison) - vocals on 1
Emily Trimboli-Hensley - vocals on 2 & 3; vocals & melodica on 7
Michael Doty - vocals on 4; claps on 7
Billie Howard & Brendan Finucane - strings on 5
Jared Myers - additional lyrics on 6

1 & 8 recorded at Patsy Presents Mobile
2, 5 & 6 recorded at The Golden Mallard
3, 4 & 7 recorded at Bender Ballroom
additional recording at Plinko Productions

for Ben / Matt / Ted

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Track Name: come back big brother
oh lord where is he?
big brother flew into an awful trap
and i am thinking that his head and heart are under attack

next day he waits till he awakes
he waits he vibrates he is scared
next door we wait till he awakes
we wait he vibrates he is scared

no radio can drown it out
distend the direction of your doubt
i'll wait for you to figure it out

i want to see him hold him make it better
come back big brother
i want to see him hold him make it better
come back big brother

no radio can drown it out
Track Name: the shaman
best friend little boy tell me what you want to be
crooked smile wicked grin no one else can be on our team

the shaman said
put your hands under the ground
it's only skin
don't let it bring you down
Track Name: turn on the summer
you paint in bold colors
composed and sober
your arms are strong now
turn on the summer

your heart's been broken
chewed up and mowed over
your eyes are clear now
turn on the summer

you build your own castle
you like to play dirty
your ears are free now
turn on the summer
Track Name: buried in the snow
you want to laugh but you can't forget about
the ones who sleep underneath
you want to cry but you can't get started now
you want to sleep underneath

did i do something wrong? did we?

you moved away and holed up underground
buried in the snow with the sheep
can you come out and play or talk with me?
or walk or sit or breathe?

did i do something wrong?

i'm sorry i didn't spell it out
but that would have only made you doubt
the message that was being sent
did i do something wrong?

i can feel it
so glad you're finally here
so relieving
can't believe that you are here
Track Name: through the holes in the floor
so many things you can when they're gone
hand me the rake while the coals are still warm
the things I've seen through the holes in the floor
will steal the soul from us all

now i wait for the heart of the storm
i'm not afraid just aware of this form
that i have shaped and disgraced and ignored
that will steal the soul from us all

i am sure
so be warned
they will steal the soul from us all
i am sure
so be warm

the vessel fails call me home let me know
if this dam erodes from the weight that it holds
i'm signing in because i know that the day is close
when they steal the soul from us all
Track Name: out of the woods and into the light
some half forgotten memory
some dream of disarray
it's a wonder we made it out alive

let's steal some golf carts
drink beer
smoke trees
spin out on the smooth wet grass

it stopped raining
i'm losing touch
i don't know where to begin
am i training?
am i enough?
i can't handle all this skin

let's sing some church songs
spill beer in the van
sneak out on the smooth wet grass

now it's time to leave your folks behind
they've got the telly to keep them warm
walk
no run
out of the woods and into the light

now it's time to leave your drugs behind
you've got the sun to keep you warm
walk
no run
out of the woods and into the light
Track Name: vessel
at one time i know little boys could fly
so where are you going?
i don't want you to die
come back and be my friend
be my brother
come back and hold my hand
in the summer