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by Westy Reflector

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credits

released June 1, 2011

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all tracks performed by Westy Reflector
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1-4, 6-8: (c)2010-2011 Westy Reflector
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5: (c)1989, 2011 Dave Westreich and Jason Perkel
published by Sock Drawer Songs
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9: (c)2002 Benjamin Gibbard (Ben Gibbard) and James Scott Tamborello
published by Dying Songs.

photo: ":^D", Guana Key, Bahamas (2010) by Dave Westreich

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in stereophonic splendor."
- disquiet

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Track Name: Always In The Sky
just a dj on a downtown A
sleepin it off to get up 1/2 awake for a dead-end gig in the Rockaways
he sees this girl transfer from the D
dreams in her head, kid asleep on the seat
she’s always on his train
and always in the sky

she can’t know the sky
she can’t see the sky
she can’t have the sky
because she’s always in the sky

he pictures her as Grace
spinning records into the empty space over the ocean
off the Rockaways
her beauty is her pain
the moon’s behind clouds; the sun don’t play
she just loses days
always in the sky

she can’t know the sky
she can’t see the sky
'cos she’s always in the sky
she can’t dream the sky
she can’t live the sky
she’s always in the sky

we’ve been (radiated)^2
and now we radiate
always in the sky

always in the sky
always in the sky
so perfect it makes you high
always in the sky
always in the sky
so perfect you never want to say good-bye
Track Name: What Friends Were
The past slides down a bottomless wall
Over miles upon miles of one-way calls
Man, it’s been years
Since that open-arm town.

if you knew who your friends were
you wouldn’t go back.
there’s just no way
you would ever say that
friends like those would ever take you back.

in ninety four you swore you wrote the code
and you and me we chose to give up all control.
now we can never be invisible
or keep floodlights off our fears.

if you knew who
your friends were
you wouldn't go back.
Track Name: Eff It Up
(he said)
“I’ve given half my life
For the common good
And I’ve given away the rest
the best of me

everybody owns me
but nobody runs me
So now I get to be
the bitch of your worst dreams”

(she said)
“I gave all my life
Just to be with you
Here’s everything you need
And what do you do?

You effed it up
Like you always do
You effed it up
Don’t worry it’s no use
You just eff it up
Like you always do”

(all together now)
“You eff it up
Like you always do
Eff it up
Don’t worry it’s no use
You just eff it up
Like you always do”
Track Name: Everything Blue
All the Greens are gone
And Red’s on the run
All the Yellow’s are gone
And Violet’s done

We're in a blue dream
A blue blue blue blue scene
That turns everything blue

All our Indigo’s gone
Orange took the sun
And her Red moved on
So Violet’s done

It's my favorite thing about you
You always know what color is true 'cos you can
turn everything blue

All the Greens are gone
Since Orange took the sun
All the Yellows are gone
Violet's done

We're in a blue dream
A blue blue blue blue scene
That turns everything blue
Track Name: Idle Words
Sittin down with my friend
Strumming those same three chords
Don’t it make no words sound like so much more?
There’s just nothing new to say when everything is
Falling apart

Idle words float on by

There’s too many times I can’t begin to say
I’m on the verge of something big it just blows away
Into idle words

Ideas cloud my head
I can’t sort through
Here comes one more song written about you
‘cause every time I turn around these chords
They turn into…

Idle words floating by they bring me down down down

There’s too many times I can’t begin to say
I’m on the verge of something big it just blows away
Into idle words
Track Name: Just Like Midnight
It’s always midnight
Somewhere else in the world
It’s always midnight
In a place that only lives for today

I know it ain’t right
The way our world ends tonight
But there’s nowhere to go
When you never ever never...never ever know
More than midnight

It’s always midnight
To someone without shelter
It’s always midnight
To a man with no sense of tomorrow

When you only know daylight of a lover’s life
You never get the day break, never see the heartache,
never sleep off the fights
You never get more than midnight

Well, if you believe in fate then you cannot live in fear
Because nothing then is unknown
All your choices lead to here

So let’s make a toast to love
But also to the conflicted life
Because struggle makes love deeper
And brings real friends to light
Just like midnight
Just like midnight
Track Name: Dream #3: Austin
"Tonight I’m leaving this big city and all its bullsh*t,
Where my friends have to clear their names
And the snow has to clear itself.
I want to drive all night with some music loud,
Fly away on a song,
Hold you in my arms and get to a place
Where nothing goes wrong.

There's magic in this crazy world that's sometimes hard to see
And there's times I drift away in an Austin dream."

"I got resolutions to get myself out of this dirty town
B/c the snow is all turnin’ black while all the trains melt down.
I don’t want you wondering just how long it’s been
Since it’s been you
Taking that lakefront road, taking every risk
Just to feel something new

There’s magic in this mad mad mad world you see
Drifting away in an Austin dream."

"I think they like us there because we’re from far away."
"That’s why we’re always welcome back
And why we really shouldn’t stay."
"We got a three-day drive through desert nights
And a couple thousand songs,
But we’re gonna write one more and get one more night
Where nothing goes wrong."

"There’s magic in this crazy world you just need to believe
That you can live and breathe and die inside a dream.

You see I found myself in Austin that new years eve,
And now I find myself in Austin almost every time I dream."
Track Name: Beautiful Blur
Hello from the road
I got a thousand miles to go
Last night, we made a beautiful blur
You set me free

You and I never get enough
Time to make
More than a beautiful blur

Last night under the stars
Your words whippin’ like wind around a car
We had nothing to lose
Except time

Hello from the road
It’s a favorite song
Hey Savannah, yeah play it one more time
Set me free

You and I never get enough
Time to make
More than a beautiful blur