The Lincoln Squares! - EP

by The Lincoln Squares

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1.
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
2.
03:29
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
3.
04:52
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
4.
06:32
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
5.
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.

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released January 2, 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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