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The Way Things Were

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released June 1, 2008

Vocals, keyboards, and bass by Christopher Gilbert.
Vocals, drums, and additional keyboards by Sara Kay.
Guitars by Patrick Conway.

All tracks recorded and produced by Jason DeCamillis.

Album artwork by Patrick Conway.

Photograph by Henry Griffin.

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Track Name: The Way Things Were
I told you so. I'm so tired of waiting for you.
And that's not what I said; No, no, that ain't what I meant.

Saw you wasted.
Well I'm wasted too.

That's not what I said, no, no, no, no, no.
Hey hey this is my song.

Saw you wasted.
Well I'm wasted too.

Things are never gonna' be the same.
Things are never gonna' be that way.
Track Name: Yes No Maybe
When it rains, oh baby does it pour.
You just say the words and I'll be yours.

Have you heard me knockin' on your door?
You just let me in and I'll be yours.

Well I heard it's me that you adore.
You just say the words and I'll be yours.
Track Name: You Don't Even Know
Cold as winter out on Division street, waiting for your friends to call.
Maybe later I'll catch you in the hall where you'll say, "You know I'm right."

And I try to find out and I'm right here waiting.
You don't even know what you're doing.

The quiet killer out on the table, waiting to come put me down.
So I'll tell you, so don't you make a sound, that this time I won't be back.

And I try to find out but I'm right here waiting.
You don't even know what you're doing.
Track Name: Why Don't We Leave?
We're all centered around noise and sound, but I've found:
that when my pockets are dry you're by my side, all the time.

You're on time,
you're all mine,
it's alright,
I'm happy if you just try.

We hit the road without cause, in search for new and raw, forgot got to pause.
She said it would have been nice if I thought twice, instead I took my own advice and I like it like that.

You're on time,
you're all mine,
it's alright,
I'm happy if you just try.
Track Name: Sleeping Pills
Lying awake when I should be asleep and all this foolin' in bed but you're so easy to please.
Did you say what you mean?

I've been up with the shit in my head that's been following me 'round when I'm going to bed.
Were you looking for me?

Really I'll go where nobody knows and the scent of the smell left in your clothes.
I had you looking for me.

I've been down and I've been around - all the things in my head; all that you said.
You got me on my knees.
Track Name: The Easy Way Back
Down on my luck driving 'round the old hospital lot.
She said, "You're going my way, you gonna give me a life there or what?"

And I said, "Oh no, you got me in your trap, if that's not enough you'll be taking the easy way back!"

Oh she's so sweet and I'm thinking that I like her a lot.
She said, "We can go out, you can pick me up around six o' clock."

And I said, "Oh no, well this is where it's at, if that's not enough you'll be taking the easy way back!"

Patrick walks up he says he thinks I ought to give it some thought.
He says "Man don't you know, you're gonna get yourself a mighty shock."

And I said, "Oh no, well I'm alright for that, 'cause lord only knows I'll be taking the easy way back!"
Track Name: Holly
Someone told me that I'd have to wait around.
No one told me that you'd go and bring me down.

And I don't know what's going on. I just told you I'd write it down.

About those things I don't recall - well it's alright,
'cause I assure you I just don't care at all, and I'll say goodnight now.

And I don't know what's going on. I just told you I'd write it down.

Days and nights go flying by but I don't know why.
I can't seem to stop them even though I try.
Track Name: Allison
You think you're something else with your little evil eye.
I've got an inch of doubt now that you'll be stretching out 'till five.

She's the girl who's gonna burn the building down.

When each and every time,
you seem to push on by.

Please darling, won't you let me be the one?
Please darling, well you know we'll have much more fun.

Now it's three o' clock and you're eating by yourself,
'cause you can't stand to be 'round nobody else.

She's the girl who's gonna burn the building down.

When each and every time,
you seem to push on by.

Please darling, won't you let me be the one?
Please darling, well you know we'll have much more fun.
Track Name: Home
Late night, it's so cold but it's appealing.
Snow fall, but I don't think I can hear it.
Outside over on the building adjacent to mine.

Outside all the cars are leaving.
Doors close - no one's out too late.
They're leaving this world behind.
They're leaving me, but I don't mind.
They're leaving me, but I'm just fine.

Now I'm strung out with problems I made for myself,
while you were standing at the door.
It seems that you were expecting something more.
Well I'm just a bore.
I'm so bored.