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released July 28, 2012

All songs by Rob Shelton, except 6 & 9 by Rob Shelton & Emily Ritz

Rob Shelton - All piano and keyboards (except where noted), foot tapping, Moog bass (3,8), Korg bass (6), group vocals (4)
Emily Ritz - Lead vocals, quijada de burro, kazoo, snail shells, acoustic guitar (9), Casiotone (4)
Jesse Cafiero - Electric & acoustic bass, lap steel guitar, synthesizer chorus (3, 6), group vocals (4)
Mark Clifford - Vibraphone (9), funk machine (2, 8), moral support
Geneva Harrison - Vibraphone (2, 10), percussion (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), glockenspiel (3), group vocals (4)
Andrew Maguire - Vibraphone (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), percussion (2, 3, 8, 10), marimba (3, 7), group vocals (4), synthesizer chorus (3, 6)
Jake Nochimow - Drum set, group vocals (4)
Zach Rubin-Rattet - Electric guitars and effects loops, group vocals (4)

Also featuring: Nathan Blaz, cello (7, 10); Mike Deni, backing vocals (2); Thao Nguyen, backing vocals (6); Maesa Pullman, backing vocals (4); Jeremy Harris, miniature guitar (7) and charango (10); Jamie Riotto, synthesizer chorus (3, 6), additional bass (2) & backing vocals (4)

Produced by Rob Shelton & Jamie Riotto
Engineered & Mixed by Jamie Riotto
Assistant Engineered by Matthew Colecchi
Mastered by JJ Golden
Recorded & Mixed at Tiny Telephone

Special thanks to: Hilary Near, John Vanderslice for help, wisdom, and explanation of the matrix, Lyz Luke, Emma & Earl Shelton, Ian Jenkins, Adam Willumsen, Kacey Johansing, Juan Carlos, all the musicians that helped make this record possible, Mohsen Namjoo, Dan Strachota, Naomi, Josh Korr, Juliana Frick, and Elia Vargas.

Album Design & Photos, Roth Photographic
Illustrations by Scott Cooper

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All rights reserved, Rob Shelton, 2012, Oakland, CA

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Track Name: White Eyes
We threw our white eyes out to the sea
And made sense out of our minds
Who cast the moon into my dreams
Treading so lightly
Not to make a sound

Brighten the hues upon the moon
Burn once the candle ever dimming
Please let me be empty of the constant pull
If you could only ask me now

You don't have to hide your love from me
Track Name: Take Me
Early Morning
Even before the sun comes
You're on my mind

But I can't heed the warning
Something about the red hued
October Sky

Day is falling
Color is lost now
From above

And I can feel it coming
Even before the wind blows
Through my mind

Inside out now
Voices that make up a gentle hum
Inside out now
Breath in the dark light with me

Take me like a storm
Hold me in your eye
As long as I am warm
Hold me in your eye
Take me like a storm
Hold me in your eye
All my love without a home

Lighting Strikes
Cuts through the static tones
Of my Radio

Directions coming
Plans for leaving this place
Behind

Inside out now
Voices that make up a gentle hum
Inside out now
Breath in the dark light with me

Take me like a storm
Hold me in your eye
As long as I am warm
Hold me in your eye
Take me like a storm
Hold me in your eye
All my love without a home

Don't let me slow you down
Track Name: Never Been
You don't have to
Dry your eyes
But if you could
I could dry mine too
And you could take those thoughts of leaving
And put 'em in your shoe

And what follows
Must make a sound
All my tears
Falling down
You could take those thoughts of leaving
And lay me on the ground

Never been so sweet
Never been

All my tears just roll right down
To a sea where the waves crash without making a sound
All my tears just roll

Such a scene at the heart of the night
Fields open up as the stars take flight
Moon light shines on me

Your face too, the broken light
Wash your thoughts away
At last there's nothing to say
Nothing to say

Never been
Track Name: Lucy
Lucy let it lie where you are
Trying to trade your time for shooting stars
Lucy let it lie where you are

Sunlight and submarines
Will only carry you for a little while
Taxicabs and moonbeams
Don't you know I only see you when you smile

Let me let yourself inside your mind
Won't you let me break you one more time?

Lucy let it lie where you are
Trying to trade your time for shooting stars
Lucy let it lie where you are

Spoken dreams and woven words
She's come to see broken hearts on parade
Guarded eyes and butterflies
Her smile shines the light that she's made

Let me let yourself inside your mind
Won't you let me break you one more time?
Track Name: With You
White linen
Got her white heels
Got her soft skin
Love is those eyes red
From crying
Stopping
Crying Again

And if you can't take it
You stay longer
Always waiting
For more

The return of distance
Despite the distance
As if we are meeting at the ending
Just like we had done in the beginning
Entwined shifting
Entwined
With You

And if you can't take it
You stay longer
Always waiting
For more

Love is the white dress
Running through the subway hall
Looking for a way out
Falling for it

Trailing long hair in the light
Flickering electricity in the night
Entwined shifting
Entwined with you

Love is
All Red

And if you can't take it
You stay longer
Always waiting
For more

Give me
Give me
More
Track Name: Don't Want This To Die
There's a thought, which is racing through your mind
Like a line, that just won't bite the time
Fine thread following the needle through the thread
And like all the other songs I've written,
This one goes out to you now

I've seen this river rolling for some time
Things come in waves
Like the wake of a ship rolling out to sea
Just like the birds, I sing a crooked song

And I don't want this to die

Like a dog, wet from the rain
Things just as they are, I'll be coming back your way

I've seen this river rolling for some time
Things come in waves
Like the wake of a ship rolling out to sea
Just like the birds, I sing a crooked song

And I don't want this to die
Track Name: Welcome To Our World
We lead a good life
This world of dreams
Always Love
Surrounding Me
Yet still the blind
Not everybody learns how to sing a song
It doesn't matter when its dark

Welcome to our world
Universal Dream
In every moment known
And every single star you see at night

The moment of embrace
Will lead you to your knees
Arms reach out to you
With us you'll never have to be alone

And in the moonlight
Soft and sweet
Singing love
The world complete
Track Name: Torn Up In the Sun
Compared to an old oak tree
I'm soft bodied
And I'm scared of having only what I need
I've prepared a bath to see if I can breathe underwater
Underneath

And how light can creep and crawl
And how night can see it all
And how might a boat so small
Carry all my sorrow

Torn up in the sun

I'd like to say cheers to all those unwed
Who got some warm tears rolling in their heads
I got some cold fears turning my cheeks red
And I don't know why

Torn up in the sun
Track Name: Song For Ian Jenkins
Well the birds on the trees
Have been sitting there for a while
I know cause I've been watching them
Watching them for a while

Well the birds on the trees
Have been trying to learn to fly
I know cause I've been watching them
Watching them for a while

And if you wait hard enough
And if you look into their eyes
You'll find a light that's quite surprising
Like an octopus jelly mind

The moon is swelling
The birds are yelling
But I'm not telling

The moon
The birds
I'm not telling