The Lincoln Squares! - EP

by The Lincoln Squares

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released 02 January 2013

produced by the Lincoln Squares
engineered by Karson Glass at Strobe Recording, Chicago, IL
mixed by Robert Gilmartin and the Lincoln Squares
mastered by Keith Harrison at Frog + Moose Studios, Los Angeles, CA

promotional photography © Brandon Dahlquist Photography

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Track Name: At Least We'll Have Tonight
This movie kinda sucks
Blink twice if you agree
We paid our thirty bucks
We saw what we could see

The choice is ours to make
We wait until it's done
Or else we make a break
And run

Tonight
The world is ours
To do with as we please
The moon and stars
And possibilities

So damn this cold
And damn the morning light
And when we're old
At least we'll have tonight

Let's raise a little hell
Make angels in the snow
Let's take the closest L
As far as it can go

I know a little place
It's just around the block
Where we'll sit face to face
And talk

Tonight
The world is ours
To do with as we please
The moon and stars
And possibilities

So damn this cold
And damn the morning light
And when we're old
At least we'll have tonight

It's not enough to escape your life
There's nowhere else to be
But if you want to reshape your life
Then just come with me
Just come with me
Yeah

How often do we laud
The path already laid
Afraid of being a fraud
Afraid of being afraid

This film we both can't stand
Is coming to a close
But if you take my hand
Who knows

Tonight
The world is ours
To do with as we please
The moon and stars
And possibilities

So damn this cold
And damn the morning light
And when we're old
At least we'll have

Tonight
The world is ours
To do with as we please
The moon and stars
And possibilities

So damn this cold
And damn the morning light
And when we're old
At least we'll have tonight

At least we'll have tonight
At least we'll have tonight
At least we'll have tonight
Track Name: Once
You told me to write a song, I'll write a song
If it comes out wrong, it comes out wrong, it comes out wrong
I'll try it once, once, once
I'll try it once, once, once

You said, see, you make the words a windowsill
And the melody's a wild bird who eats its fill
You said that once, once, once
Or I said that once, once, once

And we argued every infernal rhyme
Synecdoche and trope
I never liked internal rhyme,
You said, as you went looking for some rope
Am I beautiful, am I beautiful, am I beautiful, you asked
And I said nope

You told me to work the craft and I worked the craft
From somewhere deep inside your keep I heard you laughed
You fooled me once, once, once

(instrumental break)

Now it seems, except in dreams, we've blown apart
We couldn't wed a selfish head with a simple heart
But we tried it once, once, once
We tried it once, once, once
We tried it once, once, once
I knew you once
Track Name: It's a Lie
I would like to sleep
With your hair as a shade on my face
But I got plans to keep
Other time, other folks, other place

I feel so unmoored
Though my feet have been nailed to the ground
Don't be reassured
When I say that I'll see you around

With one hand I will push you away
And with the other I will beg you to stay
When I say I don't want you to cry
It's a lie, it's a lie, it's a lie

Promises were made
When the sun was a ball on a string
Do you feel betrayed
Now you know what the morning can bring

Were we so naive
Did we think that the summer would last
I still can't believe
Autumn leaves started falling so fast

With one hand I will push you away
And with the other I will beg you to stay
When I say I don't want you to cry
It's a lie, it's a lie, it's a lie

(insrumental break)

If I should return
I will run to your arms like a kid
What's it take to learn
It will always turn out like it did

With one hand I will push you away
And with the other I will beg you to stay
When I say I don't want you to cry
It's a lie, it's a lie, it's a lie
Track Name: Watch You Go
Was I the person you expected to be with you today
Did you expect that I'd be standing here not going away
Well here I am. I'm standing up tall
Refusing to believe the writing on the wall
And every time I mention it, you tell me there's a lot I don't know
All that I know is I know I'm gonna watch you go

Gonna watch, gonna watch, gonna watch you go

If plans were money, we'd be rolling in a fortune in dimes
But bless my calendar, we're coming to the end of times
The clouds roll in. The sky's getting dark
Mamas take their babies home from the park
And maybe it's a hurricane, maybe it's just a dusting of snow
I don't know
Oh, all that I know is I know I'm gonna watch you go

Gonna watch, gonna watch, gonna watch you go
Gonna watch, gonna watch, gonna watch you go
Go, go, go, go

And if you're looking for answers
I got nothing to show
I try hard to make sense
Of my own present tense
But then a wind starts to blow
You would think that I'd learn
You would think that I'd grow

You keep the money. I'll be sure to write you once in a while
And forty years from now, I won't remember your smile
I don't care. Neither do you
Disaffected twentysomethings, what can we do?
And every time I mention it, you tell me that I'm lower than low
Well, maybe it's so
All that I know is I know I'm gonna watch you go

Gonna watch, gonna watch, gonna watch you go
Gonna watch, gonna watch, gonna watch you go

So go
Go if you're going, go
Go if you're going, go
Go if you're going, go
Go if you're going, go
Go if you're going, go
Go if you're going, go go go
Go if you're going, go
Go go go go
Track Name: Brighter Days (home demo)
She is just a girl in dire straits
She just sits there, wondering what awaits her
I am just a boy she doesn't know
If I had the power, I would show her
People go, but something always stays
I'd show her brighter days

She goes round with rainclouds in her hair
She can't see how life is fine and fair yet
I've got lots of words I shouldn't say
Candle close and ocean far away, yet
Maybe there's a glimmer in the haze
Maybe there's brighter days

Brighter days
Brighter days
Brighter days
Brighter days
etc.

You're beat up and battered
You want it the way it was
It wouldn't have mattered
'Cept now it does

There's no one to follow
And nothing to light your ways
When hoping is hollow,
Put it behind you
We're gonna find you

Brighter days
Brighter days
Brighter days
Brighter days

Oh
etc.