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released January 12, 2012

The Ultrasounds are Patrick Conway, Christopher Gilbert, and Sara Kay.

All tracks written and performed by The Ultrasounds. "Tampico" written by Casimir Klim and The Ultrasounds, with lyrics by Casimir Klim and Christopher Gilbert.

Recorded and mixed by Darren Vermaas and Josiah Kosier at The Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis, MN.

Mastered by Christopher Gilbert.

Album artwork by Patrick Conway.

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Track Name: Knowing You
No one could be more wrong; That's right
'cause we all gotta' die alone

You want it to be
just like it was before I know
but nothing can bring that back

I guess it would be a shame if we lived like that
oh so sad

You take every chance you get to say
that we don't need no sunny days baby

Maybe something this time will show
'cause I'm on my way, baby now
This time I just know

You're running out of promises; So long
'cause now I won't wait around anymore

'Cause I wanna' be someone
who don't got to be alone

But nobody really cares if you don't go home
Did you think so?

You take every chance you get to say
that we don't need no sunny days baby

Maybe something this time will show
'cause I'm on my way, baby now

Yeah knowing you, I don't think so
Track Name: February
February came around again
It had me falling on the ground again
I got a bullet in my chest again
I just did what I thought was best again

But you know me
In time slowly
You won't believe

My inconsistencies with you
ring true in your head
My inconsistencies with you
ring true

You know me

But you don't know what love is
and you go anywhere you want to

February came around again
It had me falling on the ground again
Track Name: All The Things We Did Today
I got something to tell you
but I don't know how to start
The things you did to keep me here
are driving us further apart

But what do I care?

I just don't believe all the things you say now
I just won't know what's keeping me falling in

Sometimes I feel like going out
Sometimes I feel like nothing at all
All the things we did today
tomorrow will show they're all mistakes

But what do I know?

I just don't believe all the things you say now
I just don't know what keeps me from falling in
Track Name: Phases Mvt. 1 "Stray"
In some dark corner you can stay love
but they'll use you all up
But I'm just some little stray waiting
to follow you home and get you all alone

I gotta' do it again before I get scared

Well it's no wonder you ever thought that
could fix up your past
I just don't care to ask another
"Is your heart mine?"
The city will decide

I gotta' do it again before I get scared

But don't you know
that there's a star tonight
and it looks alright
Track Name: Phases Mvt. 2 "Lights"
First the lights, it won't be long
'till I'll be gone
Because the thing we're dreaming of
it won't be love

I know
We don't really get too long

Next your lock, that little key
but not for me
'Cause in the darkness of that night
you weren't alright

I know
We don't really get too long

When we don't come back this time
well I can't say I'll be surprised
'Cause though you're good book says it so
well I don't know that's right
Track Name: Tampico
I don't claim to know what's right
I guess I'm just wasting time

Staring at your photograph
Talking 'bout your New York plans

I guess it's fine 'cause you don't wanna' talk right away
I don't even mind 'cause I won't see you anyway
No no

Running errands for your friends
You're going out when I come in

All those things that you could have
You're talking about it every day

I guess it's fine 'cause you don't wanna' talk right away
I don't even mind 'cause I won't see you anyway
I don't mind

I don't claim to know what's right
But I guess I'm just wasting time

Staring at your photograph
I wonder what it's like out there

I guess it's fine 'cause you don't wanna' talk right away
I don't even mind 'cause I won't see you anyway
I don't mind
Track Name: You Started A War
For the first time in a while
I was thinking I was fine

Big block letters chased away
Lonely wagers for today

But I don't care what you say
don't care no
I don't care at all

I warned you

You started a war by coming down my way
with a sweet face and a hand grenade
behind your back waiting if I'd flinched
when you told me that I was lovely

But now your dug out
is crumbling down
I could have saved you
I could have tried
I tried

Now I don't care what you say
don't care no
I don't care at all
Track Name: Watching Yourself Disappear
Another day alone and I won't be alright
but that's what I do
Standing all alone on the bus at home
well it makes me nervous

Oh well I could change all the things that I like to do
I could change anything if you asked me to, it's true
but I don't know what to do

And I don't know why I try

I never really thought that I could be so cold
but I'm trying to make it better
Staring back at her the whole ride home
and she thinks it's creepy

Oh well if I step in your direction do I lose my place?
It's just the fear of never knowing couldn't be erased, it's true
I'm in love with you

But I don't know why i try

It's like watching yourself disappear
(I'm wide awake, and I'm almost ready; I'm already gone)