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The first release by Years Around the Sun

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released January 30, 2005

Dudek/Raasch

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The new YATS Album, Incarnation, will be available January 1, 2012

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Track Name: Align
today i use sticks and twine to align bricks and mortar
to build four walls to hold my dreams and lover
and if the rain keeps falling i will be the shelter that keeps
all our harem warm and dry

i cannot lie and try to paint a plastic portrait to hang my hat on
and if this came down to sink or swim, i will perish at the bottom

today i use barbiturates and wine and slip into my subconscious
and try to dream up some scheme i can live for
'cause as the rain keeps falling inside my head as i lay drowning
with nothing left to live for, there's no ideal

the sediment begins to settle in an hour glass as i begin to count down
until i shed my skin
Track Name: Dead Mans Sea
feel like old boat on a dead man's sea,
with no rest before me
if the sun don't stop its burning rays,
it will surely leave its mark
it's always here,
the fortunes are still at our ease
so don't be long,
just 'cause your heartaches are gone

so you lost all the things that were close to your heart
like the name that was sewn on your sleeve
it's all gone away, but it's my cut feet on the ground
and i've seen it all, the one step sound
it's a battered soul crown
and now it's your cut feet on the ground
you try to look up but still fall down

and i sail on with the fish is under my skin
and the words are thrown to the wind
it's all too real, so i sail on

on to the race again,
as we learn to replace the men that we know
it wasn't supposed to be so defeating and demeaning
as our hearts are held over our heads
pushed along the rail

now my heart belongs to the sea, but my hands are tied to the wheel
and all i know is my bondservant soul must soon be freed
and as the flood tore into this haul,
i looked in and saw my shell fall away
'cause this world is make believe
an open eye is a window seat on a long ride back home

on to the race again,
as we learn to replace the men that we know
it wasn't supposed to be so defeating and demeaning
as our hearts are held over our heads
pushed along the rail
Track Name: Dry Lake Bed
i swore that the stars were fading,
you blamed it on the lights of the city
either way, the sky looks dim tonight and we are so elated
my swollen eyes, bruised and half open
today i lost sight of importance
we made time slow like our senses, robbed ourselves of life's essentials
lit a fire on a dry lake bed and died, and now we are recreated
i crawled through, i crouch to fit, flatten my body to slide
the way down, euphoria sets in, our souls set free tonight
so make no effort to return the feeling of stung eyes
it's cold and the wind waves and whines and though it may fade into your insides,
it still collides with the stars that fade tonight

collapse and go blind, we set our standards too high
collapse and go blind, your heart is the soil that feeds life
collapse and go blind, you set our standards too high
collapse and go blind, your heart is the soil that feeds life

it's enough to know we have been slipping away and the feeling is so inspired
come out, come out, don't hide yourself away
we can be feeling so inspired
cold and lifeless, your body clings to mine
and i promised i would hold you when you passed
collide with the stars, with the stars
i crawled through, i crouch to fit, flatten my body to slide
the way down, euphoria sets in, our souls set free tonight

collapse and go blind, you set our standards too high
collapse and go blind, your heart is the soil that feeds life
collapse and go blind, you set our standards too high
collapse and go blind, your heart is the soil that feeds life
Track Name: Sinclair
We trailed power lines, their silent silhouettes came before
The night had dawned it's awkwardness upon our drive
When I grabbed my bags I put your heart into my hand
When I grabbed my bags I put your heart into my hand

We float on broke roads that mend our laden souls
Into this land untried as I drive ahead of eyes,
Ahead of the lights on the road
Ahead of the signs, ahead of the end that is near
Sinclair

Your head in my hand and the sign that you swore you had seen before
We played in the sand and you crawled upon a green dinosaur

The photos of rest stops the maps that we chopped up
The long ways the back drops our lonely hearts in demand

We float on broke roads that mend our laden souls
Into this land untried as I drive ahead of eyes,
Ahead of the lights on the road
Ahead of the signs, ahead of the end that is near

We shuttered and sent our hearts to framed boxes
We catalog those misplaced memories

We shuttered and sent our hearts to framed boxes
We briefly forgot our troubled histories
Your head in my hand and the sign that you swore you had seen before
We played in the sand and you crawled upon a green dinosaur
Your head in my hand and the sign that you swore you had seen before
We played in the sand and you crawled upon a green dinosaur
Track Name: Soft Soul
you looked around and said to me that you've done well
well, you don't know how hard it's been, so alone
you said it's all just a ploy to burn you down
well, i know the game and i think it's changed
it's gone away

see you around, maybe tomorrow
i will see you around, maybe tomorrow
and this is the only way to get back home
and these are the only way to get back home
and these are the things we need to save

a soft soul can serenade a bad back with bad bones
and make them unfeel, and make them heel
but a weak heart better rest, it's not one to break
a slow race to get home as passion cooks on the stove
and puts her heart to the flame
it makes deceiving alright
it makes deceiving alright
it makes this evening alright

and this is the only way to get back home
and these are the things we need to save

sunshine, i will see you down the road
we play games of show and tell
awkward in each other's skin on trial

it makes deceiving alright
it makes deceiving alright

and this is the only way to get back home
and these are the things we need to save,
sunshine
Track Name: Northfork
Have you seen the lights glow,
they'll pave the way, the way back
We know that we can change or slip south from the weight of vices

Equal lost, equal loved, try to find equal light
We lost our lives today

We'll wake when this bell rings
They prayed on, hearts to the ocean
They prayed on, hands to the airwaves
They prayed on, eyes to horizon
They prayed on

We will wait for the rain
We will tame all the wait
We'll burn that door, trace the footsteps to the north
I relinquish all, all for you, it's all for you

Have you seen the lights glow,
they'll pave the way back, the way back home
We know that we can change or slip south from the weight of vices

Equal lost, equal loved, try to find equal light
We lost our lives today
We'll wake when this bell rings

They prayed on, hearts to the ocean
They prayed on, hands to the airwaves
They prayed on, eyes to horizon
They prayed on

We will wait for the rain
We will tame all the wait
Burn the rest, we don't need air
It's so delayed and low
We were laughing, but this will change
Track Name: Warm Jets
all of the gauges point to hope but slowly fade away
even the most elaborate plan couldn't save us now
on this the day we dance to find repair
it's out last bright sign
we blind the flame but still the fire burns as we dive to earth
heart slow, heads in hand
i never knew we'd have to fall so far
it's the means that makes the end
burn down, build it up
i never want to make the fire start
curse the hand that hurts
burn down, my warm jets
this is my plane, this is my role
have to go, pass it on
i know my fate lies in this machine
and there is no time for crying
the lines are traces on sky in smoke alone as they fade away
in time you hear the cheers on the parade
they know you're gone