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1.
we could have a talk tonight and i could find out where we stand but it would never be so simple with you and i could hold your hand or i could shake it goodbye i wonder if it doesn’t matter to you i dream of a perfect love and i can’t convince myself i haven’t found her i dream of a perfect love, when i look in your eyes i think i’ve found her and i’m in love, and you’re playing along but i won’t pretend just to be your good friend the devil winks when an angel smiles because everything beautiful will end winter comes and we’re home again the cold will kill the thirst i was hoping i’d die tonight if i could call you first i’m feeling lonesome but i doubt there’s anything you can do i never would have said a thing if i hadn’t thought you felt something too
2.
03:30
we sat in your car and talked about nothing i wanted to tell you i still feel that something every once in a while it goes away but most of the time i think it’ll never change and i’m looking for a way out of my doubt about doubts and i’m seeing your face with or without you i swear i’m trying to stop but i can’t help but think you’re not we sat at other ends of the couch at the party you drank and i talked to everyone but you i wanted to walk you out, i wanted to know anything about myself and i’m looking for a way out of thoughts about you and i’m seein’ your face and i’m needin’ you and i don’t know how i made you the answer but things may never be the way they were when they were your name is always on the tip of my tongue and your picture is right behind my eyes and i’m thinkin’, i’m lyin’, i’m tryin’ to make it stop because everything, everything it’s not everything we think it is or everything i think you are or everything we’d never be
3.
wait till your car fades from my view and your face from my mind your words are a sea of unanswered questions and retired song lines if your life was nothing more than notes on a piano how far would your words go how far would your thoughts go leaves scatter as you leave a house that was never mine your dreams are not far from mine but your home is far from mine the night is cold but the moon is bright and your words they hold me like a baby they hold me like a priest they hold me like a lie they hold me like a siren’s wail there’s nothing else but your voice in song tied to your bumper and i’m strung along your home is far from mine your smile is a memory i refuse to erase your touch is a feeling i never will case streetlights blur as these thoughts stir and i’m glad i’m alone but it won’t be long till i’m home with my lights off sit in the dark and wait for you with my lights off your dreams are not far from mine
4.
traces of glitter on my jacket frost on my windows it’s two a.m. and i can’t sleep make a list of thoughts i can’t express knowing nothing’s meaningless and nothing is quite so deep so i hold on for you and i hold on to you the sky won’t pass its grace onto me and doors open with uncertainty the time that passes splits into pieces all the things you try to keep you’ll wish you’d let go and i will never believe this so i hold out, and you you’re thinking of words like love i hope because i am too you take me someplace i don’t know where but it feels like home when i am there and the feelings pour out while the words stay in if you hold my hand you’ll have my heart there’s nothing quite as beautiful as you this is someplace i’ve never been
5.
i could be the one who never lets you down i could be the one whenever you need anybody around it’s long-sleeve weather and we’re better off together i’m singing your song and hoping you will know i’m singing your song and this time you will know called me after work, i’m sure you had something more to say than sorry you missed a cancelled lunch date i’m waiting for you i’ll wait forever i’ll stay this way forever i’ll give you all the hope and faith i haven’t left behind i’ll be in your dreams if you will be in mine i’ll call your name, i’ll sing your name lost in the lack of a moment
6.
03:52
you say i’m never listening and i say you’re just talking and i wanna know where you go when you’re not alone and distances grow greater between friends and lovers and those sons and daughters aren’t waiting for mother to sober up and i don’t want you to feel alone, i just want you to come home you say i’m just waiting for something perfect that’ll never come and i’ll wait for you to phone and spend my days alone just to prove you right and the strings that hold us together aren’t that strong and the flings last just long enough to make you think you belong and i want you to know there’s something here for you i want you to know i’m sticking around for you
7.
03:10
i wanted to be something but i wasn’t sure just what, so i stuck with what i knew and i wanted to be someone, i wasn’t sure just what i wanted to be someone with nothing to do now i just wanna be someone to you so i will be me and you you, and we will be us one and one is one and two and we will hold each other as we stare at ufos up too late but never too late for you and i’d sing this at your window if you wanted me to when you let go of both my hands i hope you’re still holding me and thinking of some far away planet where neither you or i have been, even in our dreams but it’s right here, exactly where we want it and maybe nothing is really that far away
8.
03:46
i wish i had something to say at a loss for some careful phrase if i said i love you, would it be too much if i said i need you, would it be too much but you’re years away and miles away and i know everything for you will be ok, someday got your postcard yesterday and we talked too now i have something tangible, a little piece of you it’s beautiful, the town where you live it’s wonderful and just like you it’s something i never had to give up and i could draw a map, but i’d still have to get through nine states before i get to you and if i touched your heart, you’re still miles away and we’re years apart if you should ever hear these words, know my heart is stronger than the sadness you’ve heard i am true to you even though you’re far away i hear your voice and see your face everyday though you’re years away and miles away i hope everything for us will be ok
9.
03:03
this room was crowded, now it’s full of empty chairs this house was haunted but the memory is no longer there the eyes of those you love will look to others soon enough the people that you knew left because they got tired of you i’m alone again tonight, and for the first time in a long time i wish it was different i can’t make coffee right, and nothing anybody said makes me feel any better so i got home early and i talked to your answering machine should’ve left you alone, neither of us needs somebody like me your heart’s full of dreams and mine’s a mess saw a picture of you in a wedding dress but i wasn’t the groom maybe i’m not the man to stand next to you the world is a sea of careless love waiting for us to use it up
10.
painted pictures of you never looked like they were supposed to, but i guess you wanted it that way and all those blues and greens never seemed to match your feelings and you’re taking them down today and your photos lasted a long time but now you’re tired because the faces never smile like that anymore now it always seems like the wrong time to call, just to talk just because you’re bored and we’re all doing ok and it’s fine to find the time, if you want the signs you’ll see them and i’m believing everything i see, and i’m believing every word you say and i never became what you wanted me to be and i only stayed because you never asked me to leave and i only wanted you to stand next to me we held hands, i didn’t want you to die and you shook hands like you were waving goodbye i saved our name just in case and i put my heart in a safe place, in my chest and not my head
11.
feels like i’m in high school again, you never come when you said you would you never do what you know you should and the cliques are just the same, and the people are the same just in different clothes if i were really your friend i guess i could say this to your face but i don’t understand making these divisions within such a small space and you know you’ve got it good when you’re in with the cool kids maybe nothing i have to say is as important as what you do oh brother, friend shouldn’t have to question each other i’m spending my night alone because i can’t take it anymore this loneliness i feel around you is far too much for me to ignore feels like i’m in high school again everybody knows everybody everybody knows something bad about somebody else everybody has something bad to say about somebody else
12.
02:30
you’ve got a lot of nerve coming around this place after all that was said and done you could still keep a smile on your face you’re never interested unless the interest is in you you never think about it unless it’s about you well this girl is crying because of you you’re such an artist, you have your own studio space you cut your hair, found new friends and some style in the place of a sweetheart and left her standing in the rain you had a sweetheart, and you left her standing in the rain everything you say is interesting to you, and everything you do is interesting to you and anything that means anything is all about you well this girl is crying because of you
13.
03:34
every time i want to talk to you i just talk to myself and every time i want to be with you i’m just by myself but i know you’re a safe bet, i’m as sure as can be and i know, though sometimes i forget that you don’t hate me and i hope you are here to stay time goes by so slow when i’m waiting for it to go by writing these words but no there’s so much you don’t know these thoughts sound so funny in songs so much to get wrong only days since you’ve been gone but it’s only taken this long to know there’s nothing wrong
14.
grace stands and sniffles and wipes her nose, and straightens the wedding gown she borrowed in the dressing room backstage, opening night of the play but she can’t be taught how to care seven times tim tried to call, but maureen ignored them all, i’m not waiting for him to straighten out and she said this to herself, and repeated it to everyone else, but he never heard a word of it finding work and sobriety he found himself just as lonely, good things never come, lest we forget mary had a love she knew would last, but it went away just as fast there’s nothing you can find that you can’t lose she knew things would someday change, that didn’t mean she didn’t have to wait when there’s good there’s always some bad news harry did himself in, one pill for every time god didn’t answer him at one point i tried to understand, i didn’t need a friend, i needed someone to see me through this time couldn’t go any slower as they all waited for it to be over, just to hear the applause if only they could see, and reach into the hand of equality, we all get the short straws
15.
all i want is to see you like i’ve seen no one before, and not think about what’s not around anymore the past is not so nice, and that’s why it’s there the future is so bright and i see you there but i’m leaving your house and not feeling that great shouldn’t have been such a jerk but i guess i stayed out too late i’ll wait till tomorrow and apologize on the phone, sometimes it’s better to hear your thoughts when you’re all alone and i don’t want to know what’s not gonna happen and i should remember good things don’t always end and i don’t want to be everything that’s inside of me and i don’t want to see all the things hiding in me and i want to know you like nobody knows you i want to know you as only i could know you i want to see you there and know the world is beautiful
16.
03:41
if hope is wasted on the hopeless, here’s to hoping that’s not true because i’m hoping you’re thinking about me and you i rambled like an idiot and talked about nothing, trying to fill in the empty space but you smiled and talked to me, and didn’t seem to be thinking of some other place to be i want to hold you like they do in movies and tell you all those things you might find hard to believe but some clichés serve their purpose, though they sound funny they do though they seem funny they’re true and i want to take a walk to your house though i don’t know where you live, but if i left yesterday i might’ve found it by now time, and what we make of it, and words, and what we say with them i want to say goodnight and know there’s a hello i want to tell you how i feel and know you won’t say no but i’m waiting a couple of days i’ll give my anxiety a chance to go away

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released October 28, 2006

All songs written by Zach Fountain.

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rushmore beekeepers Tulsa, Oklahoma

Indie folk/electro folk duo RBK (Zach Fountain and Amanda Hawkins) layer guitar, autoharp, and mandolin with keyboards and electro beats while covering the pivotal themes in life: love, loss, adventure, and occasionally the apocalypse.

Based in OK and AZ, the solo/duo act plays shows brimming with emotion, banter, and forgotten lyrics at coffee shops, bars, and houses across the USA.
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