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For my 28th year i wrote, recorded, and posted one
song a week for one year, right here on bandcamp.

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released March 4, 2011

All songs written by Zach Fountain.

Album art / design by Amanda Hawkins! ahhh-design.com

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rushmore beekeepers Austin, Texas

rushmore beekeepers brings an original take on folk, Americana, and indie rock. Zach Fountain usually performs solo on guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, banjo, autoharp, ukulele, and other instruments. He has been writing, recording and performing since the late 1990s, and has released nine albums of original material. ... more

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Track Name: if i left the stove on (52-1)
trying not to be too paranoid these days
but that's harder than it seems
it's nothing anyone says
it's nothing anyone does
just the way i see things
and i could stay up all night
and listen to records
and i might not feel any worse
and i might not feel better
don't know why these words come out
don't know why some don't

trying not to wonder if i left the stove on
or if i locked the door
what will i say to the people i meet
will i turn off the lights 'fore i go to sleep
and did i lock the door
and i could stay up all night
but it would still slip away
the sun may not shine
but it's still another day
maybe that's what keeps me going
maybe that's what keeps me going
Track Name: the only light (52-2)
she says she'll take me home
but she knows i haven't been drinking
she says there's nothing wrong
but so much happens in the
time you spend blinking
and there's just one light that's on tonight
and i let it shine, but i pull the shades closed tight
there's just one light that's on tonight

she says "i've never been here before
it's the wrong side of town
and these bands all sound the same"
she says "there's nothing wrong
or at least no one left you can find to blame"
and she's the only light that shines tonight
and she may try to put it out, but she's burning bright
she's the only light that shines tonight

she says she hates the desert rain
but it looks just like she must feel this evening
she says there's nothing wrong
that won't be allright when i start leaving
there's just one light that's on tonight
and it may lead me home, or get me in a fight
there's just one light that's on tonight
Track Name: where our smiles belong (52-3)
i'll wait for you where the leaves are falling
the dogs are barking
and the band is playing what could be our song

i'll stay with you where the clouds are drifting
the trains are rolling
and the people walk by like they do in cities in movies

and when the sunlight comes across
it's blinding but beautiful
and these words confuse the meaning
and when it gets too dark to see
it's blinding but beautiful
and there's a little love in everything

i'll be with you when the bridges are burning
the buildings are shaking
and we are creating what would be our love

i'll stay with you when the time is coming
the streets are folding
and the people wonder why we smile
and where our smiles belong
Track Name: your hurt knees (52-4)
woke this morning, lost an hour, you were calling me
you'd fallen down in some rocks
you were ok, but you wanted to share the story
and see how i was

and i wish you weren't so far away from me right now
and i wish we could do whatever we wanted to
and i wish i was there to kiss your hurt knees

maybe you shouldn't try to race your sister
down the street
or maybe you could practice somewhere softer
we could run 'round in the grass, there'd be obstacles
kids and pets and picnics

and i wish we were at the park right now
even though it's dark, we could still have fun
and i would be there to kiss your hurt knees

went all 'round the house this morning
turning the clocks forward
i'm sure i missed one
maybe it's like it's one less hour we'll be apart
or maybe i'm just sentimental

and i wish you weren't so far away from me right now
and i wish we could do whatever we wanted to
and i wish i could be there to kiss your hurt knees
Track Name: nowhere left to go (52-5)
the lights have gone out before
we thought they would
and our friends have left us where we once stood
together, through dark nights and trials, it's true
we must face our fates alone

the summer it burns and the winter it freezes
in our hands we hold everything we believe in
we survive, we have everything we need
and there's nowhere left to go

the hope is the past, it's not ours to own
the ghosts of our past, in shackles they moan
forever, in darkness, broken-hearted, true
they must face their fates alone

scavengers pick the bones of the world
the righteous reduced to beggars and cursed
and never, in trial or verse, will they learn
we must face our fates alone
Track Name: one two three (52-6)
one two three 4/9/10

i stop for quail when they run across the street
even though they don't look both ways
they run across, one two three
they run across, one two three
one two three

i stop for coyotes when they stand in the street
and just say hey, leave those quail alone
don't eat that quail, no no no
don't eat that quail, no no no
no no no

i stop for dogs when they try to bite my car
i just let them bite it
they're little dogs, bark bark bark
they're little dogs, bark bark bark
bark bark bark

i stop for quail when they run across the street
and they always come in threes
they run across, one two three
they run across , one two three
one two three
Track Name: places on a map (52-7)
maybe next fall we'll see the colors changing
like the season it's meant to be
maybe we'll wear our scarves and coats a little longer
walking underneath leaves falling from the trees
they're falling down, in golds and reds and browns
they're falling down

so we pick out places on a map and try to
make it happen
these cities, these towns seem so far away
it's nice to feel at home, it's better to know you're there
i just want to be somewhere i know i want to stay

maybe this year we'll find our home
someplace we've never seen
maybe we'll wear our scarves and coats a little longer
walking underneath leaves falling from the trees
they're falling down, in golds and reds and browns
they're falling down
Track Name: things that refuse to change (52-8)
don't try to say we've been through this all before
nothing really changes except for the things
that refuse to change
and i will be standing, so i can see everything
and maybe believing, believing everything i see

we can hold our hands out waiting for someone to help
or take this knowledge and take care of ourselves
i will be looking, so i'm sure not to miss a thing
maybe believing some of the things they tell me

all of these faces, they look the same to me
suits, ties, or dresses, the script might change
but not the meaning
and i will be watching, and listening to everything
and maybe believing some of the things that i see
Track Name: upright to the wind (52-9)
i will dig this hole and someday maybe plant a tree
the dogs will try to get the birds and there'll be
plenty of shade for you and me

i will try to help this tree stand till it can stand
on its own
its branches will move and its leaves will shake
but it won't fall no matter how hard
the wind is blowin'

and the sun will rise on the other side of today
and the sun will set on this side of tomorrow
and the moon will glow with just enough light for you
and the stars will draw their heroes and monsters

you could dig this hole and someday maybe
plant a tree
their branches may meet in the middle and there'll be
plenty of room for a blanket and you and me

and your dreams will carry you through the storm
and your dreams will wake you before the morning
and your toes will hold you upright to the wind
and your fingers will draw the only map you'll need
Track Name: just passing by (52-10)
feels like these days are just passing me by
i try to drag them out, but they keep on going
oh i would write a letter, but i lost the address
the universe has no regard for our troubles or our happiness

seems like these people are just passing by
i try to stop and smile, but i just can't do it
i wonder if they don't see me, or if they exist
something about contact, i need to resist

i'm driving home, trying hard to focus on the road
the sun is shining behind the hills, i know it's bound to explode

feels like these fears are just passing by
it's too early to tell, but i may be allright
ink will fill these pages from dreams i don't remember
thoughts will sneak so quietly, and fade with the embers
Track Name: the place where i grew up (52-11)
oh new mexico, it's good to be back home again
we saw a lot of trash, raced a couple trains coming in
oh new mexico, it's good to be back home again
i missed these mountains and these places
i haven't been in awhile

and my hometown may be growing
but it never really changes much
and this will always be
the place where i grew up
and the place i fell in love
Track Name: what a way to make a living (52-12)
wish i could just sing a song
and have a roof over my head
put a roof over our heads
wish that you could sing along
and hear everything i said
you'd hear everything i said

wish i could just tap my toes
and we'd have a place to sleep
any place to sleep
wish that you could bang your drum
and we'd have everything we need
we'd have everything we need

what a way to make a living

wish i could just play my song
and have a roof over my head
put a roof over our heads
wish that you could sing along
and say everything i said
you'd say everything i said

i'd like to like what i do all day
feel like nothing has to change
feel like nothing should change
i'd like to love what i do all day
and words i'd rearrange
these words i'd rearrange
Track Name: their secret weapons (52-13)
they might chase us down an alley
they might use the heartbreak machine
they might tie us to a railroad bridge
but their secret weapons are no match for us

they might throw us in a river
but they don't know you can swim
you would help me stay afloat
and they would never see us
they would never see us

they might run us off the road
but they don't know how i can drive
the car wouldn't even roll
and they'd look for us
they'd only see our dust
Track Name: anything dangerous (52-14)
oh i could stand in the middle of a busy road
and let the cars go around me
i could close my eyes and drive through stop signs
let everyone else look out for me

oh i like to walk along the railroad tracks
if i tried i couldn't get lost
oh i like to watch the trains go rushing by
but i never have the nerve to get on

don't like to try anything dangerous
and i don't like to do anything stupid
but i don't like to try anything new
and i'm not sure i know the difference

oh i could sing and dance out on the sidewalk
the police they might arrest me
or i could sing really loud out the window
and hope that someone will hear me
Track Name: outsmart the undead (52-15)
in the event of an outbreak of the undead
the first thing i'd do is find a weapon
i'm not eager to smash anyone's head
but you have to be prepared

to do some things you don't want to do
like ride a bike or steal some shoes
you'll be a hero if you survive
if not, just hope you're not eaten alive

if i had a camera i would keep rolling
but i'd be sure to watch all sides
it'd be nice to document for future generations
but you shouldn't waste your energy

on getting the right shot instead of the head shot
on loading the film instead of the gun
you'll be a hero if you survive
if not, just hope you're not eaten alive

and i would hope none of my family would become zombies
and i know my friends would outsmart the undead
and simon pegg wouldn't get bitten
and jason bateman would be too tough for them
and nick frost would break their heads
and bob dylan would shoot 'em all down
it's not the time for peace, it's time to survive
and if not, just hope you're not eaten alive
Track Name: some random guy (52-16)
oh how i wish i could be the one you wanted to see
everyday, but I'm not, i'm just some random guy
you, you don't even know me

oh how i wish i could be everything you want out of me
everything, but i can't, i'm just some random guy
you, you don't even know me

i could pretend, but i know you're leaving
it's just a matter of, it doesn't matter

so i went to the movies, tried to pick the one you wanted to see
i was wrong, i was stuck with a bad romantic comedy
and you, you don't even know me

so i went to a show, tried to pick the band you wanted to see
i was wrong, ringing ears from a heavy metal band
and you, you don't even know me

i could pretend, but i know your tea cup is empty
it's just a matter of, it doesn't matter
Track Name: a brand new love song (52-17)
i tried and tried to write a brand new love song
but my pen said you're gonna scare this girl away
i tried and tried to hide it in some other lines
but it found its way out, and there's still a lot left to say

oh, i'd like to see you in the morning, and sometime in the evening
and maybe sometime in between

i thought and thought about everything we would do
and where we would end up if we got together
i thought and thought and studied these maps
and where all those lines go, this car could take us anywhere

and i might miss the sun in the morning, and you might in the evening
but we have all the time in between

i tried and tried to play a brand new love song
but i had to sing real quiet so i would learn it the right way
i tried and tried to save it for some other time
but it found its way out, and there's still a lot to say

that i think of you in the morning, think of you in the evening
and all the time in between
Track Name: the eclipsed moon (52-18)
darling won't you be my dream that becomes truth
i slept right through the eclipsed moon
because i was dreaming of you

i was snoring in my bed, i was drooling on my pillow
i dreamed that i woke up and wrote you a love note
i didn't have paper so i carved it in a tree
but it was home to a spotted owl and the government fined me

we were at the movies, i don't know what it was
but it must've been my favorite, i'm sure it was my favorite
it will be my favorite as soon as i remember it

we were going to the beach, driving in a car
we'd seen at a stop sign, it was blue and classic with fancy taillights
i should know the name, as a man i should know the name
but i don't understand cars or sports or anything tough
though i like to think i'm tough

i was snoring in my bed, i was drooling on my pillow
and i dreamed that i woke up and you were there
and you were there
Track Name: trace the constellations (52-19)
people seem worried when it looks like it might rain
but they're not from the desert, they don't know how great it is
you can't see the stars shine like diamonds in the sky
and i don't like diamonds, like to trace the constellations

and i think the other night i saw you and me
the stars faded in the bright lights and left me wondering

planes go their separate ways and drag the night across the sky
their little lights let us know that they're not ufos
never see the wings, just keep the faith that they're allright
and i wave a little wave to let them know we're still here

and i think the other night i saw you and me
we were waving, heading east, and it left me wondering

people seem nervous, guess i can't really blame them
but when there's nothing you can do, it's no use to worry
when you can't see the stars shine way up in the sky
take a little drive until they're the only lights you can see

and i'm pretty sure the other night i saw you and me
the stars shined through the bright lights, it was all we could see
Track Name: half-finished buildings (52-20)
the cracks in the road won’t follow you
the bumps go down and not back up again
everything goes by as fast as you want it
there’s nothing to see, half-finished buildings
(at least the birds have a place to nest)

some people will sit and wait for mistakes
then take them and use them as i-told-you-so’s
do what you want or do what you’re told
but don’t pretend it’s harder than that
(at least we all have a place to be ourselves)

the stories we'll tell have already happened
the people and places sometimes are different
you can fill your life with whatever you want
but don’t expect us all to do the same
Track Name: the first shot (52-21)
wake up every morning believing the world is going to end
though we all know damn well it already happened
long before we were born, this land reduced to dust
now we all live by our weapons, and we do what we must

my mother and my father, they raised me the best they could
there's nothing left to fight for but the right to travel on
i would hold my head high, but some marauder would chop it off
so i stay low and i take the first shot

i turn my ear from every desperate cry in the wastes
i would be a pirate's meal, and they'd be nothing more than bait
i was taught to read and write, these words make no sense to me
i take what i can use, the books i burn for heat

my mother and my father, they raised me the best they could
there's nothing left to die for but the fight to travel on
i would hold my head high, but some marauder would chop it off
so i stay low and i take the first shot

there's no salvation in a bottle of moonshine
there's not a man alive who wouldn't rob the blind
i would hold my head high, but that's a good way to get caught
so i stay low, and i take the first shot
Track Name: sharks in the swimming pool (52-22)
i never worry about deep sea monsters
though i used to be afraid of sharks in the swimming pool
if i’m ever lost at sea, i’d never make it down that far
but any big shadow sends me off in a panic

there’s nothing quite like irrational fear
to help you through an otherwise normal day

i never worry about airplanes crashing
though i do worry about them landing on my car
if that ever happens, i’d never remember my reaction plan
these planes fly so low and send me off in a panic

i never worry about the great apocalypse
but i do try to make a plan for afterward
if that ever happens i’ll try to keep my guitar
or something to keep me from going off in panic
Track Name: when i was ten years old (52-23)
if i had learned to play piano when i was ten years old
i’d be pretty good by now, i’d sit down and play you a song
i’d play you a song

if i had kept up with horseback riding lessons
i’d be pretty good by now, i’d saddle up and take you along
i’d take you along

and this road is long but you are by my side
and there's nothing that we need that we can't find together
this road is long but i am by your side
and sometimes things go wrong, but we come out ok

well, i have tried to write my thoughts since I can remember
should be pretty good by now, i sit down and hope the words come out
i hope the words come out
Track Name: stand still (52-24)
if i could do nothing i would, but that's not what this is about
i need to say something real, and i can only shout so loud

if i could measure my success, i'm sure there'd be some argument

all of these possibilities are screaming at me
i can stand still, if it's at the wrong place it will drive me crazy

if i can do something i should, maybe that's what this is about
i need something i can feel, something i can't do without
if i could measure my regrets, i'm sure there'd be some argument

if i hold these thoughts too long, i'm afraid of what they'll do
feel there's action to be taken, need to find out if it's true
if i could measure my success, i'm sure there'd be some argument
Track Name: anywhere you want (52-25)
if i had a paintbrush, i wouldn't know where to start
i could draw lines and curves, they would meet or maybe not
if i walk for miles, will i end up in the same place
will it be somewhere new, i'll raise my flag and stake my claim

if i had a trucker's atlas, i wouldn't know where to start
i could draw lines in pencil, to these places i'd like to see
if i walk for miles will i end up somewhere new
will i wake, lost and lonely, looking for the friends who knew me

we could be somewhere, we could go anywhere we want
we could go anywhere, we could go anywhere you want
Track Name: the road through the headlights (52-26)
we drove through the lighting storm on an old two-lane highway
it was quite a thing to see, and maybe kinda scary
but i know we’ll be alright because we can still see the road through the headlights

and the water won’t rise, though i’m sure it does sometimes

we drove through a desert snow, in the town where we had lived
it had been some time since we’d seen anything like it
but the ice it melts beneath our tires and the bigger cars they cut our path

and the snow won’t stay long, though i’m sure it does sometimes

when we held our hands out it was too dark to see
but i knew you were there, and i knew you would find me
and the lights they flicker sometimes, light up the sky and everything around it
Track Name: public domain happy birthday song (52-27)
may be a little late for a birthday song
but we can save it and sing it next year

may be a little late for a birthday song
but we can save it and sing it every year

(so here we go)
happy birthday, happy birthday
it's a great day, and everyday
should be so wonderful
Track Name: breathe easy (52-28)
walk with me a little while, we will feel the wind
blow our hair around
and our feet will push the ground
in the direction we want it to go

stay with me a little while, we will feel the air
at least it's fresh and new
it's not that clean but it will do
oh we'll breath easier, yes, you told me so

if there's an answer hidden here
then you will be searching for a long, long time
and there's a life that's waiting to be found
but you know i'd never leave you behind

i've been here a little while, and i have felt the wind
come from down the mountain
twist and turn and back again
in my direction as if it might know

stay with me a little while, we will watch the sky
fade from black to blue
the day is here, we are too
and we'll breathe easy, yes, you told me so

there's an answer hidden here
and we've been searching for a long, long time
and there's a life that's waiting to be found
but you know i'd never leave you behind
Track Name: comfortable (52-29)
i stretched my arms as high as they could reach
there were things on the top i wanted but couldn’t see
now i’m not so determined to build a ladder to climb
there is plenty left here on the surface for me to find

i’ll take a walk, leave my house one of these days
and i’ll learn to be comfortable just where i am
i’ll learn to be comfortable just where i am
Track Name: when i get home (52-30)
it's kinda sad to be leaving
but it will be nice to be gone
for a little while
it's kinda different to be the one
who is going somewhere new
for a little while

the harvest moon was full and bright
but not quite as it could've been
from somewhere else
the air it feels oh so much cleaner
this time of year, but i know
it's psychological

and what will change when i'm gone
and what will i do when i get home
will everything be the same
can i finally be the one who's changed

it's kinda nice to believe
and to be believed in
it’s something real
it's kinda nice to be leaving
and going somewhere new
for a little while
Track Name: down this road (52-31)
let's go on down this road
let's see these places we've never been
i'd like to share this adventure with you
i'd like to look up at this new world with you

let's drive this highway after dark
let's drive with the stars all around us
i'd like to share this adventure with you
i'd like to look up at this shining sky with you

let's go on down this road
let's see what we can find along the way
i'd like to share this adventure with you
i'd like to look around this new world with you
Track Name: the name of every building (52-33)
i don't mind being alone right now
it gives me time to think about what i might say
or what i should say, what i will say

i don't mind uncertainty right now
there are so many choices and they are all ours
they are ours, they are ours

and i could walk this street again, but with you
so many times
until we know every crack, and the name of every building
Track Name: no alarms (52-34)
let's not set our alarms
and we will get all the sleep we need
we won't get in trouble, we'll be so rested, so refreshed
we will cheer up everyone we see

even if our phones ring, or we can hear the
knock knock knocking
we will be dreaming, warm beneath our blanket
they'll just have to call again or come back later

let's keep our shades drawn
and we will let the sun in later
it will be okay without us, and we'll be so rested, so refreshed
we'll catch up with everything later
Track Name: really good friends (52-35)
well we would make really good friends
but that's all we'd ever be, and that's ok with me
i can always use a friend
we would make really good friends
and that's fine, that's what i'd like to be
you can always use a friend

and i can't be romantically here for you
but if you want some pizza i'll pick it up and deliver, too
and i can't let you stand this close to me
but if you'd like we can go out and i'll buy you some coffee

well we could be really good pals
we'd go uptown and pal around, if that's ok with you
i can always use a pal
we could make really good pals
and that's fine, as long as it's fine with you, too
you can always use a pal

and i can't be romantically here for you
but if you need me to babysit, that's something i might do
and i can't let you stay up all night texting me
but if you'd like we can go out and i will be your dd

well we would make really good friends
but that's all we'd ever be, if that's ok with you
i can always use a friend
we would make really good friends
and that's fine, if that's what you'd like to do
you can always use a friend

and i can be a really good friend to you
but if you call me crying, i can only bring the tissue
and you can be a really good friend of mine
you just have to understand that i have to draw the line
Track Name: thoughts on monuments (52-36)
i was waiting for you as the train came rolling by
and people were strolling by, like they had nothing else to do
i was waiting for you, the express train was screaming by
and people might scream and cry, but they still have to work for their food

should we have to say we're sorry or write apologies in our rhetoric
should we say winners lose and losers win and let that be the end of it

i've been traveling lately, wondering where i'd like to be
somewhere that's really green, and the seasons come and go in fours
i've been traveling lately, looking for something new to see
a home for you and me, a place we can call ours

should i get a government job and live out my days overpaid and lazy
would you say we all get what we're worth and laissez faire is crazy

i would write you, mr. or mrs. senator, but that would justify your intentions and false virtue
i'll pay your salary till you're in your grave and even then i'll buy your magnificent statue

oh these trains tracks were built to go straight to your house, into your pocket
and it's nice to ride the rails but i shouldn't have to pay so much for it, twice
Track Name: tickets to wherever (52-37)
i like to travel with you
driving or flying or riding the train
i like to wander with you
looking in bookshops, trying new lunch spots

there's nowhere i wouldn't go
as long as you wanted to go too

i like to be at home with you
talking or eating or watching movies
i like to do nothing with you
some people keep so busy
they miss all the beautiful things
Track Name: to get lost (52-38)
we rode the train across some states
and caught glimpses of the cities
big enough to spend our lives exploring
big enough to get lost in

in between the trees raced by
and the water shined and traced the sky
and we saw broken buildings and graffiti
and we saw falling leaves

these people build their homes
make them out of anything they can find
these people build their homes
make them anywhere they can find

we stood in places older than anyone
almost as old as our country
some enough to keep a family warm
some enough to get lost in

these people built their homes
made them out of anything they could find
these people built their homes
made them anywhere they could find
Track Name: maybe it will snow (52-39)
maybe it will snow, snow on us this year
i know there’s not much chance
i can’t help but hope, and it’s been pretty cold

there’s some ice in the backyard and we’re wearing our coats
this may be the desert but it's still gettin' cold
i can heat some water and make us a treat
one cup of hot chocolate for you and one for me

maybe it will snow, snow on us this year
i know we don't have plows
it would be nice, even if the city shuts down

maybe it will snow, snow on us this year
Track Name: your pretty black bow (52-40)
hey there darling, let's go for a walk tonight
we can wear caps or earmuffs
we can wear jackets and warm stuff
i wouldn't worry about it being too cold

hey there darling, let's go for a walk tonight
there is light and plenty of sidewalk
and a coffee shop, we can get something hot
i wouldn't worry about it being too cold

nice hair darling, i like your pretty black bow
in your blonde hair, your long bangs
the way you dress, the words you say
i wouldn't worry about us being too close

you can almost see the dark sky
if you're in the mood for a long drive
and the city noises maybe aren't so bad
maybe someone's on their way to see you right now
that's where all these cars they go
taking people to see people we don't know
and they go fast as we walk by
taking people to see people they might really miss

hey there darling, let's go for a drive tonight
we'll bring blankets, jackets and hats
if the car breaks down we'll take a nap
i wouldn't worry about it being too cold
Track Name: a giraffe for christmas (52-41)
well it's christmas eve, you're looking under the tree
for that something special from me
you're trying to be sneaky, but i am sneaky too
and that is how i snuck up on you
but you won't find your present here, and i just have to laugh
because on christmas morning, i'll take you out front
and show you your christmas giraffe

i got you a giraffe for christmas, just like you always wanted
i know what to feed it, we have a place to keep it
so i got you a giraffe for christmas

well it's christmas morn, you're looking pretty sad
i made you breakfast but i still feel bad
i tried to surprise you, but i made you cry
let's go out front, just cover up your eyes
'cause you won't find your present here and i just feel so bad
but it's not a car, and it's not a truck
why, look! it's your christmas giraffe

i got you a giraffe for christmas, just like you always wanted
i know what to feed it, we have a place to keep it
so i got you a giraffe for christmas
Track Name: when it rains (52-42)
every time it gets just a little bit cloudy
i wish for it to rain
long enough to make up for the sun
drying up everything

every time i feel just a little bit of sadness
i wish for it to go
send it miles away, get it out of my mind
and keep it out of my bones

we all have our interests, we all hold our thoughts
to be self-evident
and as the time goes by, and the years
we remember these things and decide what they meant

every time it rains it feels like things have changed just a little bit
Track Name: christmas in nan's garage (52-43)
we’re gonna have a lot of fun
christmas eve at nan’s
we’re gonna get a lot of visiting done
christmas eve at nan’s

we will see some family, we will have some treats
and it will be a long long drive but it will be sweet
to spend christmas eve at nan’s

we’re gonna have a lot of fun
christmas in nan’s garage
we’re gonna get a lot of visiting done
christmas in nan’s garage
Track Name: another year (52-44)
hey here we are, starting another year
and people try to decide what it will be like
but even if you say good riddance
even if you're glad to see it go
it's just another measurement

so hey, let's start again
you could say it's another chance
but we have those everyday
you get a million everyday

hey here we are, remembering another date
and we think of who has left and who we will meet
and even if you say farewell
or even if you say hello
it's another someone that you know

hey here we are, proving ourselves right
and looking with wonder at a world we thought
we knew so well
and even if you're in the same place
even if you're somewhere new
it's a great big world of possibilities
Track Name: sing anything (52-45)
i'll press down my fingers till i hit the right notes
i'll push these keys until it all sounds the way i feel
there's a name for everything, a word for every space

and i want you to sing this with me
you don't have to know the words
you can sing anything

i might not hit the tambourine in time
i'm not quite sure if this guitar's in tune
but i guess we define everything by everything else

and if you want you can sing this with me
i didn't really write the words
you can sing anything

i can put these noises all together
or let them each live separately
there's a home for everything, a spot for every space
Track Name: dust (52-46)
dust filled the sky and covered everything
it never really asked as it blew so black
dust filled the sky and covered up the sun
it never really asked, just ate up anything
in its path

the ground it shook like mad and tore up everything
it never really asked as it swelled and cracked
the ground it shook so bad and made some mountains
it never really asked, just tore down anything
in its path

who has seen these things and not believed
it was the end of the world

the rain it soaked deep down and flooded everything
it never really asked as it ran and it crashed
the rain it soaked deep down and made some oceans
it never really asked, just flooded everything
in its path
Track Name: drive with me (52-47)
won't you come out and drive with me
we can go somewhere we love
or somewhere we'd like to see

there's a city here and we've seen plenty of those
there's more country than we think
we can easily skip the tolls

this desert drive doesn't seem to be so long
when i know i'm headed in your direction
Track Name: who you are (52-48)
spent so long in this empty room
you know i always have space for you
sometimes my voice echoes off the walls
and i'm never saying anything

spend a lot of time thinking about nothing
spend our lives amounting to what we've been
is it who you are or what you are

spent some time watching the flashing lights
these kids they party and fight all night
their voices and cars echo down the street
but they're not saying anything

spend a lot of time talking about nothing
spend our lives amounting to what we've been
is it who you are or what you are
Track Name: don't touch anything (52-50)
we grew up in a town paved with dirt
sidewalks poured with cracks, houses made of mud
but it wasn't all that different, it wasn't all that bad

we grew up in a town full of people
who wanted it to change, wanted it to stay the same
but it wasn't all that big, it wasn't all that small

we have built these monuments and these castles
no one can touch anything, no one can say a word

we have designed ourselves into a corner
we have to lock our doors, we have to close the curtains
but it isn't all just fear, it isn't all privacy
we have written ourselves into a corner
we can't say any bad words, we can't say the wrong words
but it isn't all politeness, it isn't all manners
Track Name: this song won't sing itself (52-51)
this car won't drive itself
and i need you close to me
if you want to keep me company,
i'll clear off the passenger seat
and we have all the time we need
to see everything we want to see

we can just be ourselves
there's no one here but you and me
we can keep each other company
sometimes we're all we need
we don't have to do anything
and it's everything, it's everything

this song won't sing itself
i need you to be with me
if you want, you can sing soft
so softly, so softly
and we'll try, we'll try,
but we don't really have to try hard
Track Name: who knows (52-52)
who knows where we'll end up
if we'll end up where we think
who knows where we'll end up
if we'll end up on the road between
here and there

looked for the eclipsed moon
the clouds covered the sky
so dark they looked like smoke
with no sign of glowing fire i could see
i couldn't see

dreamt the end of the world
had come and gone, and come again
dreamt we lived out on a farm
and we had to grow our own vegetables
sing our own music and write brand new stories
and make our own clothes from what we had
and we built a fire every night
to let the world know we were alive
we were alive, we were alive