Deja Entendu

01. Tautou 1:42
02. Sic Transit Gloria… Glory Fades 3:06
03. I Will Play My Game Beneath The Spin Light 3:57
04. Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don’t 5:35
05. The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows 4:01
06. The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot 4:39
07. Jaws Theme Swimming 4:34
08. Me Vs. Maradona Vs. Elvis 5:19
09. Guernica 3:23
10. Good To Know That If I Ever Need Attention All I Have To Do Is Die 7:00
11. Play Crack The Sky 5:27

Produced and Mixed by Steven Haigler Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music Engineered by Tracey Schroeder
Recorded at Reflection Sound Studios in Charlotte, NC
“Play Crack The Sky” Recorded and Mixed by Mike Sapone, Sapone Productions

Written by Published by All Night Chemist Music/Gut Bloodfoot Music/Nah Brah Music/Phatty Hooz Music (SESAC) Management: Ari Martin and Tom Gates for Nettwerk Management Booking: Andrew Ellis/Ellis Industries Art Direction and Design: Asterik Studio, Seattle [asterikstudio.com]

Tautou

I'm sinking like a stone in the sea.
I'm burning like a bridge for your body.

I'm sinking like a stone in the sea
I'm burning like a bridge for your body.

I'm sinking like a stone in the sea.
I'm burning like a bridge for your body.

Sic Transit Gloria… Glory Fades

Keep the noise low,
She doesn't wanna blow it,
Shaking head to toe
while your left hand does the "show me around"
Quickens your heartbeat,
It beats me straight into the ground.

You don't recover from a night like this.
A victim, still lying in bed, completely motionless.
A hand moves in the dark to a zipper.
Hear a boy bracing tight against sheets
barely whisper, "This is so messed up."

Upon arrival the guests had all stared.
Dripping wet and clearly depressed,
he'd headed straight for the stairs.
No longer cool, but a boy in a stitch,
unprepared for a life full of lies and failing relationships.

He keeps his hands low.
He doesn't wanna blow it.
He's wet from head to toe and
his eyes give her the up and the down.
His stomach turns and he thinks of throwing up.
But the body on the bed beckons forward,
and he starts growing up.

The fever, the focus.
The reasons that I had to believe you weren't too hard to sell.
Die young and save yourself.
The tickle. The taste of.
It used to be the reason I breathed, but now it's choking me up.
Die young and save yourself.

She hits the lights.
This doesn't seem quite fair.
Despite everything he learned from his friends,
he doesn't feel so prepared.
She's breathing quiet and smooth.
He's gasping for air.
"This is the first and last time," he says.
She fakes a smile and presses her hips into his.
He keeps his hands pinned down at his sides.
He's holding back from telling her
exactly what it really feels like.

He is the lamb, she is the slaughter.
She's moving way too fast and all he wanted was to hold her.
Nothing that he tells her's really having an effect.
He whispers that he loves her,
but she's probably only looking for se...

So much more than he could ever give.
A life free of lies and a meaningful relationship.
He keeps his hands pinned down at his sides.
He waits for it to end,
and for the aching in his gut to subside.

Up the stairs: the station where
the act becomes the art of growing up.


I Will Play My Game Beneath The Spin Light

The time has come for colds and overcoats,
We're quiet on the ride we're all just waiting to get home.
Another week away, my greatest fear.
I need the smell of summer, I need it's noises in my ear.
If looks could really kill, then my profession would be staring.
Know we do this 'cause we care and not for the thrill.
Collect calls to home, to tell 'em that I realize that everyone who lives will someday die and die alone.

And we won't let you in.
Though we're down and out.
We won't let you in.

Wrote more postcards than hooks.
I read more maps than books.
Feel like every chance to leave is another chance I should have took.
Every minute is a mile, I've never felt so hollow.
I'm an old abandoned church with broken pews and empty aisles.
My secrets for a buck.
Watch me as I cut myself wide open on this stage.
Yes, I am paid to spill my guts.
I won't see home 'till spring.
Oh, I would kill for the Atlantic, but I am paid to make girls panic while I sing.

And we won't let you in.
Though we're down and out.
And we won't let you in.
We don't want what isn't ours.
We won't let you in.
You win.

And the coastline is quiet.
While we're quietly losing control.
And we're silent but sure we invented the cure that will wash out my memories of her.

The harpoon's loaded. The cage is lowered. The water is red... like you.


Okay I Believe You But My Tommy Gun Don’t

I'm heaven sent.
Don't you dare forget.
I am all you've ever wanted.
What all the other boys all promised.
Sorry I told.
I just needed you to know.
I think in decimals and dollars.
I am the cause to all your problems.
Shelter from cold.
We are never alone.
Coordinate brain and mouth.
Then ask me what it's like to have myself so figured out.
I wish I knew.

I hope this song starts a craze.
The kind of song that ignites the airwaves.
The kind of song that makes people glad to be where they are
With whoever they're there with.
This is war.
Every line is about who I don't wanna write about anymore.
Hope you come down with something they can't diagnose,
Don't have the cure for.
Holding on to your grudge.
Oh, it's so hard to have someone to love.
And keeping quiet is hard.
`Cause you can't keep a secret if it never was a secret to start.
At least pretend you didn't wanna get caught.

We're concentrating on falling apart.
We were contenders, now throwing the fight.
I just wanna believe (x3)
...in us.

We are (I am) entirely smooth.
Yes, We admit to the truth.
We are (I am) the best at what we do.
And these are the words you wish you wrote down.
This is the way you wish your voice sounds,
Handsome and smart.
Oh, my tongue's the only muscle on my body that works harder than my heart.
And it's all from watching TV.
And from speedin' up my breathing.
Wouldn't stop if I could.
Oh, it hurts to be this good.
You're holding on to your grudge.
Oh, it hurts to always have to be
Honest with the one that you love.
Oh, so let it go.

This is the grace only we can bestow.
This is the price you pay for loss of control.
This is the break in the bend.
This is the closest of calls.
This is the reason you're alone.
This is the rise and the fall.

The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows

We saw the western coast
I saw the hospital
Nurse the shoreline like a wound
Reports of lovers tryst
Were neither clear nor discript
We kept it safe and slow
The quiet things that no one ever knows

So keep the blood in your head
And keep your feet on the ground
If today's the day it gets tired
Then today's the day we dropped out
Give up my body in bed
All for an empty hotel
Wasting words on lowercases and capitals

I contemplate the day we wed
Your friends are boring me to death
Your veil is ruined in the rain
By then I knew I could do without
There's nothing new to talk about
And though our kids are blessed, the parents let them shoulder all the blame

I lie for only you
And I lie well… Hallelujah


The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot

If it makes you less sad, I will die by your hand.
I hope you find out what you want.
I already know what I am.
And if it makes you less sad, we'll start talking again.
And you can tell me how vile I already know that I am.

I'll grow old and start acting my age.
I'll be a brand new day in a life that you hate.
A crown of gold.
A heart that's harder than stone.
And it hurts a whole lot, but it's missed when it's gone.

Call me a safe bet. I'm betting I'm not.
I'm glad that you can forgive.
Only hoping as time goes, you can forget.

If it makes you less sad, I'll move out of the state.
You can keep to yourself.
I'll keep out of your way.
And if it makes you less sad, I'll take your pictures all down.
Every picture you paint, I will paint myself out.

It's cold as a tomb, and it's dark in your room, when I sneak to your bed to pour salt in your wounds.
So call it quits or get a grip.
Say you wanted a solution.
You just wanted to be missed.

Call me a safe bet.
I'm betting I'm not.
I'm glad that you can forgive.
I'm only hoping as time goes, you can forget...

You are calm and reposed.
Let your beauty unfold
Pale white, like the skin stretched over your bones.
Spring keeps you ever close.
You are second hand smoke.
You are so fragile and thin.
Standing trial for your sins.
Holding onto yourself the best you can.
You are the smell before rain.
You are the blood in my veins.

Jaws Theme Swimming

In a car outside, we stalk the idle kind
If you're leaving just let me know

Tobacco and peppermint
Dusting for fingerprints
A film in her eyes from the glow

Some rules are made with all intentions to break
And she defends it with a warped rationale
And I've seen what happens to the wicked and proud
When they decide to try to take on the throne for the crown

And we learn as we age
We've learned nothing
And my body still aches

And you take cause they give
Though I love you
And my body it leaks like a sieve

When it got cold outside
Smoke beneath the playground lights
If you're coming home, just let me know

Sucking on your breath mint
Dissected and stuck with pins
A film in her eyes from the glow

Concrete and water
She's looking for her daughter
At midnight in torrential downpour

And everything I said
About how messed your head is
Were cut up and left in bits and pieces on the cutting room floor

And you take cause they give
Cut your finger on the edge cause
It's sharper than they told you

Though I love you
Take a leap from out the window
Cause it's way too far to go through the door.

Me Vs. Maradona Vs. Elvis

With one or two I get used to the room
We go slow when we first make our moves
'Bout five or six bring you out to the car
Number nine with my head on the bar
And its sad, but true
Out of cash and I owe you.

I got desperate desires and unadmirable plans
My tongue will taste of gin and malicious intent
Bring you back to the bar, get you out of the cold
My sober straight face, gets you out of your clothes
And they're scared, that we know
All the crimes they'll commit
Who they'll kiss before they get home.

I will lie awake
Lie for fun and fake the way I hold you
Let you fall for every empty word I say.

Barely conscious in the door where you stand
Your eyes are fighting sleep while
Your mouth makes your demands
You laugh at every word
Trying hard to be cute
I almost feel sorry for what I'm gonna do
And your hair smells of smoke
Who will cast the first stone?
You can sin or spend the night all alone.

Brass buttons on your coat hold the cold,
In the shape of a heart that they cut out of stone
You're using all your looks that you've thrown from the start
If you let me have my way, I swear I'll tear you apart
Cause its all you can be
You're a drunk
And your scared
Its ladies night, all the girls drink for free.

Guernica

Ever since I was young
Your word is the word that always won
Worry and wake the ones you love
A phone call I'd rather not receive
Please use my body while I sleep
My lungs are fresh and yours to keep
Kept clean and they will let you breathe

Is this the way a toy feels when its batteries run dry?
I am the watch you always wear but you forget to wind
Nobody plans to be half a world away at times like these
So I sat alone and waited out the night
The best part of what has happened was the part I must have missed
So I'm asking you to shine it on and stick around
I'm not writing my goodbyes

I submit no excuse
If this is what I have to do I owe you every day I wake
If I could I would shrink myself
Sink through your skin to your blood cells
Remove whatever makes you hurt
But I am too weak to be your cure

Is this the way a toy feels when its batteries run dry?
I am the watch you always wear but you forget to wind
Nobody plans to be half a world away at times like these
So I sat alone and waited out the night
The best part of what has happened was the part I must have missed
So I'm asking you to shine it on and stick around
I'm not writing my goodbyes

I'm not letting you check out
You will beat this starting now
And you will always be around
I'm there to monitor your breathing
I will watch you while you're sleeping
I will keep you safe and sound

Does anybody remember back when you were very young?
Did you ever think that you would be this blessed?

Good To Know That If I Ever Need Attention All I Have To Do Is Die

Am I correct to defend the fist that hold this pen?
It's ink that lies
The pen, the page, the paper
I live; I learn
You will always take what I have earned
So aid my end
While I believe I'm winning

Our friends speak out in our defense
I pay ten deaf ears for two months' rent
We burn the gallows they erect
And cut the nooses they tie for our necks

You constantly make it impossible
To make conversation
Keep us comatose; but audible
And I like it the farther I get out
We passed it off but it's all on us
For common conversation, it took everything I got
And I like it the farther I get out

Once said, always said
I will hold the past over your head
I'll speak my mind whenever I feel slighted
I am hellbent
I'm extracting all of my revenge
So take heart, sweetheart
Or I will take it from you

I slip, concealed, back to the keep
Concede to do the work for free
We prey as wolves among the sheep
And slit the necks of soldiers while they sleep


Play Crack The Sky

Sent out the s.o.s. Call.
It was a quarter past four in the morning
When the storm broke our second anchor line.
Four months at sea, four months of calm seas to be pounded
In the shallows off the tip of Montauk Point.
They call them rogues; they travel fast and alone--
one-hundred-foot faces of God's good ocean gone wrong.
What they call love is a risk, to always get hit out of nowhere
By some wave and end up on your own.

A hole in the hull defied the crew's attempts, to bail us out.
It flooded the engine and radio, half-buried bow.

Your tongue is a rudder.
It steers the whole ship, sends your words past your lips,
Or keeps them safe behind your teeth.
But the wrong words will strand you, come off-course while you sleep,
Sweep your boat out to sea or dashed to bits on the reef.

The vessel groans; the ocean pressures its frame.
To the port I see the lighthouse through the sleet and the rain.
And I wish for one more day to give my love and repay debts,
But the morning finds our bodies washed up thirty miles west.

They say that the captain stays fast with the ship through still and storm.
But this ain't the Dakota; the water's cold. (So cold.)
Won’t have to fight for long.

This is the end.
This story's old, but it goes on and on until we disappear.
Calm me and let me taste the salt you breathed while you were underneath.
I am the one who haunts your dreams of mountains sunk below the sea.
I spoke the words but never gave a thought to what they all could mean.
I know that this (rest in the deep) is what you want.
A funeral keeps both of us apart.
You know that you are not alone.
I need you like water in my lungs.

This is the end.