There Is No Vacancy

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released April 15, 2015

Mickey Ethridge
Jason Manley
Brian Pitts
Greg Williams

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Track Name: Reserved Sunshine
Well, you can’t un-spill it if you never really tried
This miserable business it's an empty mine
Go ahead and kill it don't just let it die
The floor is the ceiling and no one ever cries

It’s barely alive
That’s hardly a lie
I’m reserving my sunshine
For some other yard

Cut your losses cut out the lights
Nothing grows around here anymore
Except for random little paper lies
You'd fight your own shadow if it didn't carry a knife

It’s barely alive
That’s hardly a lie
I’m reserving my sunshine
For some other yard
Sometimes it’s hard
To read between your lines
So i'm reserving my sunshine
For some other time

I’ve gotta find a way to cheapen the day
I’ve gotta find a way to cheapen the day
I’ve gotta find a way to blow your cloud away
i've gotta find a way to make you go away

It’s barely alive
That’s hardly a lie
I’m reserving my sunshine
For some other yard
Sometimes it’s hard
To read between your lines
So i'm reserving my sunshine
for some other time
I ‘ve got to find
How to make my time fly again
I ‘ve got to find
A way to make my time mine again
So i'm reserving my sunshine
For some other time
i'm reserving my sunshine
For some other time
Track Name: I Know They're Blue
I Know They're Blue

Come on over and wake me up
What’s in store for me today?
Grey, green, brown and blue
Come on in and make me wanna stay

Go on try to shut me up
It feels right to say what I wanna say
I don’t need the dress rehearsal
Only want a part in your play

I don’t know what it is but it looks good from every angle
Something different with every turn and you know I want to learn
I don’t know how it works but it’s shining from every angle
All alone in a crowded room and this one’s gonna burn

Come on over and prop me up
Give me your warm place to lay
Grey, green, brown and blue
Let me make you wanna stay

Go on try to fuck it up
It’ll feel good some other day
Leave the mess I can use it all
Just hang with me for today

I don’t know what it is but it looks good from every angle
Something different with every turn and you know I wanna learn
I don’t know how it works but it’s shining from every angle
All alone in a crowded room and I hope this one doesn’t burn

I know what I’d choose
I know what you’ve gotta do
Either way I know they’re blue

I don’t know what it is but it looks good from every angle
Something different with every turn and you know I want to learn
I don’t know how it works but it’s shining from every angle
All alone in a crowded room and I'll bet this one’s going to burn
Track Name: Not Sold In Stores
Who boxed you up and trapped you in
Or did you climb in and shut the lid
Did you set a trap & pull the string
To shield yourself from what you’ve seen

Our love will come from down under
Bright like lightning born from thunder
Piece by piece to be revealed
These hands we’ve only dealt ourselves
Oh Halo moon, the sun will sing
But do not ask Mary before day-bring

If your house comes down without a fight
It can’t hurt you because cards are light
Risked a kiss stayed up all night
Come glow again for me tonight

Our love will come from down under
Bright like lightning born from thunder
Piece by piece to be rebuilt
These hands we’ve only dealt ourselves
Oh Halo moon, the sun will sing
But do not ask Mary before day-bring

The moon you painted looks like i sang to you
I believe in the truth I imagine as you
I won’t leave you alone to water the grass
These afternoons are proof of that
This time it won’t be like that I promise you I promise that
Never again will it be like that I promise you I promise that

You’re not alone anymore
We’re not alone anymore
You’re not alone anymore
We’re not alone anymore
You’re not alone
We’re not alone
Track Name: Titanium White
Let down your hair
So I can climb up
Fast or slow?
I’ll take you in reverse

If you’re not there
The way I never was
I’m gonna wait you out
And still find you fair

I'll paint you a picture
Frame it in the sky
Hang it by the sun
But I can’t find the words
Tell you a story
That won’t make you cry
Too much of not enough
But I can’t find my brush

The barroom cheers
They can't even compare
Why don’t you slide
Your chair over here

I'm Glad you came back
But where did you go?
You’ve still got your colors
Though your white is now black

I’d paint you a picture
Frame it in the sky
Hang it by the sun
But I can’t find the words
I’d tell you a story
That won’t make you cry
Too much of not enough
But I can’t find my brush

I like the way your concentrations crinkle
You search for a phrase and your lip trembles
It’s much more than a maybe
it’s much closer to where
I’d meet you
Anywhere

I’d paint you a picture
Frame it in the sky
Hang it by the sun
But I can’t find the words
tell you a story
That won’t make you cry
Too much of not enough
But I can’t find my brush
paint you a picture
tell you a story
Though we’ve both been
We’ve both, we've both been spliced
Too much of much too little
For much too long
Will never suffice.
Track Name: No, You Don't (Try)
If you were going to
You didn’t cross that bridge
you would have by now
but you ran it off the ridge

sometimes the space
it takes a little time
it’s just room to waste
it’s not yours it’s mine

Don’t try to tell me
I’ve let you down
whatever we had
Isn’t there anymore
You don’t get to tell me
I’ve done you wrong
There’s empty space
Where I held you before

I can’t remember your face
I'll bet it’s not as fine
dropped off the pace
it’s time I drew a line

no more demands
no more complaints
I reserve the right
to deserve to be right

Don’t try to tell me
I’ve let you down
whatever we had
Isn’t there anymore
You don’t get to tell me
I’ve done you wrong
There’s empty space
Where I felt you before
Don’t try to tell me
I’ve let you down
whatever we had
Isn’t there anymore
You don’t get to tell me
I’ve done you wrong
There’s empty space
Where I held you before

Don’t try to tell me
I’ve let you down
whatever we had
Isn’t there anymore
You don’t get to tell me
I’ve done you wrong
There’s empty space
Where I felt you before
Don’t try to tell me
I’ve done you wrong
whatever we had
Isn’t there anymore
You don’t get to tell me
I’ve done you wrong
There’s empty space
Where I held you before
it's sad to see how far
a once good thing can fall
don't try to tell me i've let you down
don't try to tell me i've let you down
don't try to tell me i've done you wrong
don't try to tell me i've done you wrong
don't try to tell me
don't try to tell me
Track Name: It's Brighter Over Here...
It shouldn’t be long you know it should be soon
Make me a man I’ll make a woman out of you
I've got reams of paper and tubes of blue
They convalesced into something true

On the first day of fall I’ll call
yeah I’ll come for you
Why
Didn’t I

It’s a funeral celebration of a birthday death
A make-believe party of let’s play pretend
Can you sit in the corner and barely take a breath
When night turns grey who are your midnight friends?

On the first day of fall I’ll call
Yeah, I’ll come for you
Oh Why
Didn’t I?


Half the night in a barn you know I’m tattered and torn
Hide the knives 'cause soon they’ll be home
Make a light come on don’t shatter without warn
Roll down your window 'cause you know I want more


On the first day of fall I’ll call
Yeah, I’ll come for you
Oh Why
Didn’t I?
Oh Why
Didn’t I?
Oh why
Didn't I

It’s brighter over here
It’s a brand new year
Track Name: Vertical Hold
say you’ll stay awhile
give me an easy smile
this air is very charged
from the sound you left behind
spin me off a little
web of your gold
make everything new
that used to be old

I found an escape hatch from the attic
where 2 red stars can collide
no binders no blinders
you'll like what you might find
scrape my eye with fabric
kiss me with your rhyme
i've nothing left to offer
but i'll give you all my time.

I’ve got sweeping proclamations
Written in bold
Let’s do it in the morning
When it’s
time to unfold
Something like this
can never be controlled
nothing like this
can be ever be controlled

let me be your satellite
so in your orbit i can fly
this time is not a try
so make your planet mine
though we come in pieces
we fit together tight
I prefer the view from above you
Shine on with your little light.

I found an escape hatch from the attic
where 2 red stars can intertwine
no binders no blinders
you'll like what you might find
scrape my eye with fabric
speak to me in your rhyme
i've nothing left to offer
but forever is a long time.

I’ve got sweeping proclamations
Written in bold
Let’s do it in the morning
When it's time to unfold
Something like this
can never be controlled
nothing like this
should ever be put on hold
something like this
can ever be controlled
nothing like this
should ever be put on hold.

Something like this
Something like this
Something like this
There’s nothing like this.
Track Name: Hotel O.K.
There’s a new battery of tests underway
it's ok-if the boards fall beneath your feet
as long as this new dead-end street
leads you quickly home to me
with all my flattery directed your way
as the rain fills your lap
don't make me set your yard on fire
to wake you from a 17 year nap

is there anything that i've missed
other than you my only dear
the lights in the sign they are all fixed
well there is no vacancy here.

I ran to nothing while you dreamt awake
Beneath your transient maple tree
they could not catch what could not be received
merely hoped to lull the grave to sleep
though many mistakes lay in the wake
but the lesson learned is more what we had
these last gasps of the past must be retired
to open the present we've always had.

is there anything that i've missed
other than you my only dear
the lights in the sign are all fixed
well there is no vacancy here
is there anything that i've missed
other than you my only dear
the lights in the sign they are all fixed
there is no vacancy in here.

what we've wanted for so long
has made us do so many things wrong
what we've wanted for so long
has made us do so many things wrong
is there anything that i've missed
other than you my only dear
the lights in the sign they are all fixed
there is no vacancy in here.
what we wanted for so long
has made us do so many things wrong
what we wanted for so long
can still make us...it can still make us
Strong
Track Name: Cloud Cover
your breath is like a dull razor
and your claws are sharp as winter
should've burned down the altar
on the 1st of november

thanks for all the nothing
and the things i won't remember
i still wear my ring
but it's on my middle finger

get out of my ear
get out of my house
slipped up on the slipstream
don't ever take a spouse
don't forget your black cloud
on your way out
on your way out
don't forget your black cloud

hope not to see ya later
that's a promise not a threat
that paper certificate?
i burned it in triplicate

do me one more favor
because you know it's time to go
stop trying on people
you know you're gonna outgrow

get out of my ear
get out of my house
slipped on the slipstream
don't ever take a spouse
don't forget your black cloud
on your way out
on your way out
don't forget your black cloud
on your way out
just shut your mouth