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released June 4, 2013

Produced by Matthew Gerken
Mastered by Christian Kiefer at My Secret Dream, Newcastle, CA
Cover art and design by Tom Fillebrown
Cover photography by Jason Roberts
Header art by Jude Roberts

Music and lyrics by Jason Roberts, except "Someone New," music by Courtney Drant and Jason Roberts, lyrics by Jason Roberts, and "St. Jude," music by Jason Roberts, lyrics by Jude Roberts.

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Jason Roberts:
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Chad Wilson:
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Courtney Drant:
Drums

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Track Name: Monsters
I need to see you / I want to watch you fall apart
You only played this game / Just enough to start
Photographs stuck under glass / Forget and you take heart

If this is true then / Start at the end and build me a story

And now it's time / I'm on my way
Track Name: Fight My Wars
The sky has swallowed this great sun's burnt red eye
Time's a blow below the belt / The sweet by-and-by
Years draw back the casualties of my wars
My babies faces and the future that they store

I am the unspoken / The path has slipped from my hands
Never shown how to love or how to take a stand
I watch the water pull the sand from the shore
Cause I don't want my babies to fight my wars

So I love them...
Track Name: The Lesson
You set yourself up / To bring yourself down
It's about disruption / It's about the runaround
You can't do that / It's what you say
All the films and the bands / All the books that you can stand
Somebody take them away

You were only blind / To the signs before
Now you're digging in / And you know what's in store

You know better / Stand up to sit down
It's what you consider / Performing in a circus that's in need of a clown

This is the lesson of life / Don't let it pass
You'll only search for it again, alright

You let them stand in your way / Excuses that you make
Don't let it happen again / You let them get you before
Now you're the one who's gonna take

You were only blind / To the signs before
Now you're digging in / And you know what's in store

This is the lesson of life / Don't let it pass
You'll only search for it again, alright
Track Name: Their Sins I'd Trade
Their sins I'd trade / They'd heed my call
They'd heed my call / They'd heed my call

The oath I made / Before my fall
Before my fall / Before my fall

I'm deaf to my conscience / This world I'm ensconced in
And I just get high
My voice is so soothing / My problems elude me
And I just get high

My songs of praise / I fooled them all
I fooled them all / I fooled them all
Track Name: Someone New
You've got somebody / But you always want someone new
You count 'em one, two, three / It's never how you want it to be
You never think you're luck / Till the minute she's away from you
You count 'em four, five, six / You keep on, keep on playing tricks
You think you're understood / But you've never, ever had it so good
You count 'em one, two, three / It's never how you want it to be
You've got somebody / But you always want someone new
You count 'em one, two, three / It's never how you want it to be
Track Name: The Machine
You think I think I know what's going on
Just take a pill, your feelings will be gone
You won't have to worry, you won't have to think
You can sit back happy and watch the world sink

It all moves without you / They can live without you

Information begins to bring you down
Instead of words it only creates sound

It all moves without you / They can live without you

You won't have to worry, you won't have to think
You can sit back happy and watch the world sink
Track Name: The Haymarket Riot
So the movement comes to this / You know what it's for
The gallows stand in the shadows / You know what it's for
Chicago will remember / They know what it's for
Although I'll hang tomorrow / They know what it's for

Our silence will be more powerful
Than the voices you strangle today
Chicago will hear this martyr's call
When our choices establish the day

Haymarket will remember / I know what it's for
The noose around my neck / I know what it's for

Our silence will be more powerful
Than the voices you strangle today
Chicago will hear this martyr's call
When our choices establish the day
Track Name: St. Jude
Come jump on my trampoline
With hands in your pockets
It's Sunday for the trees
And blackbird rockets

Let's read this book just one more time
I'll turn the pages and you say the rhymes

Got a headache in my leg
And the cat tried to kiss me
It's Sunday everywhere
And I know you'll miss me

Let's read this book just one more time
I'll turn the pages and you say the rhymes
Track Name: Soft Red Flowers
The rain has fallen / Since we arrived
Along this lush hillside
That will burn tomorrow / Under napalm and sorrow

We saw a plant with / Soft red flowers
Among the sharp grass towers
That will burn and crackle / With the thorns and thistle

I thought of you back in Galveston
And I wondered should I face my fate or run

The plant was the only / Thornless kind
On this razored hillside
There's no answer from Christ
No deluge will suffice

I thought of you back in Galveston
And I wondered should I face my fate or run