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released March 13, 2014

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Track Name: The Rise
THE RISE

In the silence
In my morning
I welcome
The numbness
That carries
My weight

Towards self-conviction
I hope that she will wait
She’ll wait
She’ll wait
She’ll wait

And I rise
And I rise
And I forget
To fall
Back to silhouette

Even when I’m
Crushed, closed
Mouth sewn
Hush my breath in the air
All things
Burn bright
When the dark is the sharpest
The skin can be bare

I’ll burn
A constellation
I hope that you will wait
Just wait
Just wait
Please wait

And I rise
And I rise
And I forget
To fall
Track Name: Say It's True
SAY IT’S TRUE

Must we be just actors hitting marks?
Must just spotlights know us in the dark?
Must we live our lives out in the pages?
Must we play at lovers and friends
Before they haul us off the stage?

Oh say it’s true
That you are improvising.
Oh say it’s true
That you
Are free and afraid like me.
Oh say it’s true
That you are improvising.
Oh say it’s true
That you aren’t getting prompts
And haven’t read ahead.

We were not given a reading list
So it’s not shocking that we have missed
Some things that should have be clearer
But I swear they’re references
They won’t happen again

Oh say it’s true
That you are improvising.
Oh say it’s true
That you
Are free and afraid like me.
Oh say it’s true
That you are improvising.
Oh say it’s true
That you aren’t getting prompts
And haven’t read ahead

Don’t read the end
Don’t even try to guess

Oh say it’s true
That you are improvising.
Oh say it’s true
That you
Are free and afraid like me.
Oh say it’s true
That you are improvising.
Oh say it’s true
That you aren’t getting prompts
And haven’t read ahead.
Track Name: How Not To Be Surprised When You're A Ghost
HOW NOT TO BE SURPRISED WHEN YOU’RE A GHOST

Nothing will be as it seems.
Those rivers, houses and trees
Are not the same ones that you knew
But they still tug at your heart;
The memory of your heart.
You mustn’t let it get you down
You mustn’t let it get you down
You mustn’t let it get you down

This is how not to be surprised when you’re a ghost.

Your love from years before
Who got here before you
Will love you like she did back then.
Your love who knelt by your side
Will soon be here with you;
It’s up to you to sort it out
We hope that you can sort it out
You mustn’t let it get you down.

This is how not to be surprised when you’re a ghost
This is how not to be surprised when you’re a ghost

Just think what you can get done.
There’s no time here;
You can put to bed every one,
Each thing that you’ve left untied.
If you’re of a mind to do it
If you’re of a mind to do it right
If you love them you should do it
If you love them you should do it right
See the way she hides behind her hair
If you love her you should set it right
If you ever said life isn’t fair
This could be your chance to get it right

This is how not to be surprised when you’re a ghost
This is how not to be surprised when you’re a ghost.
Track Name: Beautiful Wreck
BEAUTIFUL WRECK

With all respect
I have to tell you you’re incorrect
What you won’t buy you wouldn’t get
Anyway
So set your sails
In doldrum waters
You’ll never fail
To sell your brine to
Everyone
Everyone

I’ll run aground on a shore
And I’ll stay there forever
Like a beautiful wreck

On the waves
You’ll see my bottled messages
Does the writing still exist
Or did
It fade away?
Well grab your guns
And anesthetics
And dance along
To the sounds of the ever changing
Superman
And close your heart

Stand by yourself on the shore
And you’ll hear I’m a siren
I’m a beautiful wreck
A beautiful wreck
A beautiful wreck

Stand with me
Amid immensements
Confide in the sea
Make no defense
There’s a trembling
The waters part
As we tumble in
The wake of the surfacing leviathan

Down in the depths of the ocean
Forever resounding
I’m a beautiful wreck