:​^​D

by Westy Reflector

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1.
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
2.
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.
3.
05:07
(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”
4.
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
5.
03:29
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
6.
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
7.
"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."
8.
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
9.

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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