Regular Sounds at Regular Patterns

by Geoff Hayton

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I won't bullshit you. This is a sad album. Recurring themes include selective memory, death, and remembering the dead selectively.

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released January 1, 2011

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Track Name: Fire Frees Ghosts
When checking out be sure to tip the owner of the house
She cooked for you and cleaned a couch for them to find you on
All the trucks divided water on three points of ignition
Till the chief told them just forget it boys, she's gone
There's no point in carrying on
All the ghosts were freed by the fire
We won't have them hanging around
And there's no hurry tearing it down
It took us two weeks to get you back and polish up the past
Suits, ties, and shades the uniform to send you on your way
And the whole town smelled it burning when they went to check the mail
And they hadn't thought about that place in years
It's kinda like it's still here
All the ghosts were freed by the fire
Good of them to say goodbye
Now we'll go about our lives
There's an ongoing investigation
And we wonder what we should have done
But there's just so much that we don't need to know
It's honestly just for show
All the ghosts were freed by the fire
A history of no time
Now we'll go about our lives
Track Name: Choose Your Memories
Defend the mid-range and sepia light
Honey haze through window dust if I remember it right
Haircut Mechanic St. there's more but I won't let you in
I don't want you here, leave me alone
Choose your memories, choose your memories
I want the greenest greens, I want an all-star team
I've seen that place now from beginning to end
It was nothing but grass, cats, and sun for running in
I don't know where to start but I know where to stop
There was nothing wrong with it till somebody brought you up
Choose your memories, choose your memories
I want the greenest greens, I want an all-star team
I want it faded just so, I want to miss what I missed
I didn't need you before even if you were there
So you don't make the list, I'm gonna paint it like this
Hand-pick your memories, choose your memories
Track Name: Pretty Clever
We were wrong and she's moved on
I got snow and she got sun
And good advice from everyone but me
Led me West on major chords
Careful plans of simple words
Faded out along the boards of Venice Beach
And the way you put it was mean and cruel,
But that don't mean it was wrong
Oh, honey, you're pretty clever for a country song
Westwood is a hospital, grey and white, uncomfortable
And Hollywood's impossible to love
It ain't the place to spend my days
Got souvenirs for my suitcase
So let the students take the place that I'm so tired of
And the bridge that took us up to four, it went a little long
Oh, honey, you're pretty clever for a country song
Anyplace I think to go I know I'm gonna find you there
I wonder what they've told you, but god knows why I'd care
Let me be, it ain't up to me
Whatcha still doing here, why are you still here
Seen it before, leaning on my car door
Whatcha still doing here, why are you still here
If I stayed or if I left, either way you wished the best
And that's the part that I don't get at all
Cause you never took the bait, dropped it like your Winter weight
And so I hopped the interstate that Fall
But in my mind, in every bar the drunks are all singing along
Oh, honey, you're pretty clever for a country song,
Oh, honey, you weren't wrong
Track Name: Circle of Friends
Come around at nine or ten
I'll have time to see you then
Welcome to the circle of, welcome to the circle of friends
Keep you near at either coast,
Baby, I believe in ghosts
Haunt you till your time here ends, don't disturb the circle of friends
And when you're here we'll be gone
But when you're gone you'll take us too
Don't act so sad, it's what we want,
And it's what binds us to you
Careful when you plan ahead
Leave the time at open ends
Welcome to the circle of, welcome to the circle of friends
Welcome to the circle of, welcome to the circle of friends
Track Name: There Will Be No Services
It's not surprising when I get lost again
It's an old habit hard to correct
Bars for living rooms, clubs for kitchens
And there will be no services
She's got hers and he's got what's her name
Neither one comes out no more
Me included, and you included,
And there will be no services
Making peace with whoever did you wrong
You've gotta live here, might as well
Keep the noise down, no one's listening
There will be no services
Track Name: When It Happens Don't Wonder
They're gonna kill that old dog today
It sounds worse than it is, trust me
He's trying hard to piss where we say
But it's too much
When it happens don't wonder
There's no need to act surprised
All things come to an end dear, and every dog dies
When they feed you and see through the clouds in both your eyes
You'll see them crying like you do cause it's all pain to you
Oh, you're a link to a lot of things
My grandpa brought you up on his belly
The chairs get higher and higher
And it's harder
When it happens don't wonder
There's no need to act surprised
They did all that they could, dear, to keep you alive
And it's not just the history
You fucked up just like I did and they loved you despite it
Cause it's just what you do
Track Name: I Bring a Room Down
I bring a room down
Darling, ask around, ask around
Something about me just drives people out
From my job to the bar to wherever you are
I bring a room down, darling, ask around
I'm charming as hell in an interview, hon
It's a skill that I've always possessed
The bloom lasts a year on the rose then we shake hands
Agreeing that it's for the best
And I remember that party you threw in a costume
Attended by inventive friends
Nobody knew what I was supposed to be
And I couldn't wait for it to end
I bring a room down
Darling, ask around, ask around
Something about me just drives people out
From my job to the bar to wherever you are
I bring a room down, darling, ask around
Well, I've got a feeling that I've been discussed
You wanted to avoid me tonight
And it's called paranoia as long as you're wrong
But it's something else when you're right
So I'll sit with this book I'm pretending to read
I love and hate being alone
And I hear how the Summer just runs from your voice
The minute you realize it's me on the phone
I bring a room down
Darling, ask around, ask around
Something about me just drives people out
From my job to the bar to wherever you are
I bring a room down, darling, ask around
I bring a room down, darling, ask around
Track Name: Chrle
Oh, Charlie, you let this slide too long
Oh, Charlie, you let this slide too long
Every time I hear you call for me
I know that something's wrong
Oh, Charlie, you let this slide too long
Oh, Charlie, it isn't like we said
Oh, Charlie, it isn't like we said
Every one of us walked like he talked and half of us are dead
Oh, Charlie, it isn't like we said
Oh, Charlie, you came so close it's sad
Oh, Charlie, you came so close it's sad
I tried to console your mother but I didn't recognize your dad
Oh, Charlie, you came so close it's sad
Oh, Charlie, you laid it at our feet
Oh, Charlie, you laid it at our feet
But it was too tricky an exit for anybody to repeat
Oh, Charlie, you laid it at our feet
Oh, Charlie, I'll see you when I sleep
Oh, Charlie, I'll see you when I sleep
One of these days I'll get around to an honest apology
Oh, Charlie, I'll see you when I sleep