Room Enough for the Sun

by Abandoned Satellites

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1.
03:41
And I’m told up there It gets cold up there It gets old up there by the spring And the city lights Are a touch too bright And they stare at you When you sing CHORUS But it’s not when we know And never when we’re certain Not where we stand, it's Where we go and what we do when We’re only human Go be human Bet it’s changed since then Yeah they'll change it then They pretend it’s Just the same Do you know what you Are prepared to do When the new ones Don’t know your name? CHORUS Slam the door and Jump the fence and Slide across the hood Like you’ve always Practiced in your head Flip that coin and Heads you go and Tails you know you should Put the coin away Drive on straight ahead There are new mistakes Waiting to be made Leave the old ones Under there Break your whole new heart Every story starts As a fading scar Somewhere CHORUS
2.
You cut your hair, you moved out west You're changing everything And I wonder if you're trading me in, too You're feeling stronger and you show it By not picking up the phone You don't come over Don't invite me over there with you You like to sleep at home, I hate to sleep alone CHORUS Just last week I walked on water Just last week I hung the moon Just this week you just don't know You just don't know You just don't know The things that make a hunger Make things such a mess When one side's higher than the other It tilts, it spills, it taints us I though you were my lover You thought I was fun I should have run for cover It's pouring down it paints us black and blue Well, maybe not you CHORUS I just don't know what's pressure, and what's motivation Or how we got from talking to interrogation So afraid, you say That you need some time away Level-headed, won't regret it Hope that's what you want That other song was wrong, this changes everything I could walk or I could run away Or sit and wait you out Now you're leaving now you're not You could choose anything I could choose to sit outside your gate And slowly sweat you out Or leave it to you That's the hardest thing to do CHORUS
3.
You never left me when you should have When you couldn't trust a word I'd say Now I finally got it all together Naturally it's now you walk away I found some old shopping list you wrote me For milk and bread and what's the use Saw you addressed it "my darling" No, I'm OK, I can stop shivering Any time I choose CHORUS And it just takes one thought to send me reeling One word to knock me on my back One memory and I can't shake the feeling I may never get myself back on track It's been seven hundred years since you walked away That's a month or a year or something in real time I've heard all those soothing cliches But the whole that you left You left for a lifetime CHORUS It's the simple things that do you in Like making a bed that's half-untouched Letting you go would be so easy But what do I do with the pictures? And why are they playing our song? All these things bring you back In one unbearable rush
4.
You know they’re out there You know they’re waiting You’ve never seen them But they echo through the room They tell you secrets They tell you stories Of all the sad things That might just come true soon Once you were small and Once you dreamed bigger You could imagine A mountain of your own Some asshole told you And you believed him It’s scary out there Better stay at home CHORUS Wind outside makes the Trees wave hi, how are you? Air inside is cold and still and deep The moon’s a distant nightlight Hung just for you As you brace yourself And face yourself to sleep You’ve had the feeling Seems like forever There’s something so wrong And everyone can see But no one tells you They say they love you Won’t you come out So everyone can see Day into day Night into a lifetime Long as you stay And never know the right time Never not the right time You wake up early Toss for hours Almost sleep then Sit upright Was that something, or Just your own breathing? Lay back down and Listen… and wonder… imagine… until the first faint sign of the calm cool hand of night
5.
I have landed It's 2am and I'm past the tollbooth I'm on my way You said to call when I was in motion I've had three coffees and a Coke I'll be OK Looks like it rained here All dark and shiny I've got new tires and Old Husker Du I sing along and Drum on the dashboard And make up new words for the ones I never knew I curse the clock, I count the signs Name the trees and watch the lines CHORUS Please don't lie awake I'll be just fine Wake up in the morning I'll be right there Drive right by the exits They never cross my mind Now I'm nearly half way home Twice as tired, but not so lonely Happy to be half way home to you I know you're sleepy It's been a long one We'll talk tomorrow And anyway My favorite stories Are all about you I'd hate to keep you up When you know what I'll say I rub my eyes and crack my hands And now I finally understand (CHORUS) I'm fading fast, but hanging on The noisy nagging fears are gone Another mile, another town I won't slow down Almost there now I'll turn the corner Climb the stairs and Hang up the phone And I will lay down And I will kiss your fingertips And sleep the peaceful sleep Of one who's truly home
6.
I'm not sure how to take you Or if you're mine to take Today I thought somebody called your name And I can't say I adore you So I won't say I adore you But I'll go on adoring just the same. CHORUS And I tried Saying Goodbye And I lied Saying Goodbye I will bite my tongue until it bleeds And never tell you why Goodbye, go on Goodbye Don't start that conversation With your hand over the phone I'll only talk in daylight from now on And I can't say I don't miss you So I won't say I don't miss you Almost hope you never hear this song CHORUS MIDDLE I am no backup plan Hiding out backstage and Hoping the leading man Turns his back Waiting with empty hands Failing to understand Where you will land when all the Make-believe Fades to black I never saw you coming But I knew that you would go Still, I'm glad I knew you for a while And I can't see where you're going And I won't ask where you're going We both know I'd miss it by a mile

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released April 30, 2016

Glenn Hess - Keyboards
Pete Hillmann - Drums
Paul Roub - Guitar, Bass, Vocals

Medusa Singer and Bonnie Staples - Backing vocals on "The Simple Things" and "Half Way Home"

Maggie Roub and Miranda Roub - Backing vocals on "Face Yourself to Sleep"

Recorded and mixed by Mark Brasel at The Zone Productions, Melbourne, FL

Assistant Engineer - Billy Gibson

Analog Summing Guru - Bobby Day

Mastered by Jason at Wrong Planet Studios

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