Four Or Five Ways To Play These Chords


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released October 1, 2010

Recorded and Mixed by Nathan Richards and Jim Scarth

Mastered by Stuart McKillup



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Track Name: Four Or Five Ways To Play These Chords
meet us at pete's sometime around 3. if the door's locked, climb in through the open window.

i got a new song and you'll know the chords, the same four or five i showed you before but if we play them this way, it could be another song

--and maybe a better one than we wrote before.

i don't think that i'll ever get tired of these chords.

we're all grown up and so fucked up, let's stick to what we know.

these are four or five ways to play these chords.
Track Name: Futons Are The Worst Thing To Happen To Poor People
go and get some keys cut, i know they're not for me but it's nice to have an extra set when people come to stay. shitty pull-out couch, you're welcome to sleep on. anything that's mine is yours so make yourself at home.

i'll be gone when you wake up tomorrow, been spending my days working for something worth more than gold. i know you'll understand cause tonight we'll live like kings.

raise your glass to the lower middle class, we work these old souls to the bone. with callused hands, raise a bottle in the air to a day when we can lay our tools and rest.

we'll get up, we'll face the day. work to live, and get through the day.
Track Name: Mary Margaret Muise
when we ride together you make me feel like a kid again thank god for warmer weather, we'll spend more time togetherride on through the day.

we never needed anywhere to go. two wheels and an open road. you're stuck on all fours, i'll watch out for your doors. if you're envious, i know. if the coast is clear, just go.

so I fell off you the other day these carved-out streets are all the same. we’ll get back up and ride away. you gotta stomp down hard if you want if you want the ground to know you'll take a stand. the more we fall, the younger we get. if i fall down i'll get back on.
and i know that i will always ride away singin.

bring me back to simpler times.
Track Name: Me, You, And Apple Shampoo
got directions, packed the van. dummy check and now, it's time to go. and now, we're ready to go.

when i was young, it started out with what was given as a gift. and with this gift, look what we have done, ten long years and many more to come.

long drives, cold nights. scrape the ice off the windows from the inside. whiteout, one light. at this rate, we'll never make it home.

these long weekends last for ever. sometimes i wish that they would never end but i know someday that they will so for now, i'll do it as much as i can.

i have nothing to prove.
Track Name: Super Snack Night
i'm raging with my sweet tooth, hoping i can see you tonight. if you're not in my mouth, you'll be melting in the palm of my hand.

you know what they say, you are what you eat...i guess that's why we're awesome.
Track Name: Charmichael Drive
Up a great wooded lawn, along a stacked rock wall, past mounds of sand and rusted-out trucks,just beyond a glistening pool of water,lies a small hill through bush and branch. a great journey made in the blink of an eye and we're reuinted.

It's been a while now but the anticipation in those steps still rings lou and the broken flesh and sweaty browsstill hang around in this mind embittered by a world much greater than the one we have created.