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about

We've got a lot to be sorry for, but we’ve forgotten the specifics.
We live by the mountains, but we’re adrift in the Pacific
They say you’ve gotta swim with the sharks to get back to the shore
But we’ve been swimming so long we don’t think of land anymore
We’re accustomed to these dark shapes writhing underneath
And we’re learning how to sharpen our own sets of teeth

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released 23 July 2011
All words by Tyler Taylor & Drew Weikart
All music by The Amends

Produced by Evan Reeves & The Amends
Recorded at UI Sound in Boulder, CO
Recorded by Evan Reeves
Assistant Engineer: Ben Romsdahl
Mixed by Ben Romsdahl
Album Photos: John Childress

The Amends would like to thank our families, friends, and everyone who's helped spread the word about us.

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The Amends Boulder, Colorado

"Holy shit, who are these guys?" -Gas Lantern Media

"A powerful debut (from) a band that promises great things... they've done their homework and honed their chops to the point where they can passionately and convincingly master nearly any permutation of good ol' rock n roll" -Reverb

"Flat out catchy fun... cool music to the max" -I Sing In The Kitchen

"Really fantastic" -Cheap Plastic Tunes
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Track Name: Depraved
Sorry I don't see more with my eyes than open
Sorry I wasn't as charming as you were hoping
Oh but I've been coping
I've been coping
In my own way

No I really don't really wanna talk about it
No I really don't really wanna talk about it
No I really don't really wanna talk about it

I don't know how to behave
I crave your touch but I ain't gonna cave
Everything I say
Comes out depraved

Ignore what I said before
And the promises I swore
Rethink what you came here for
Because love is just a metaphor

Love is just a metaphor
Love is just a metaphor
Love is just a metaphor

No I really don't really wanna talk about it...
Track Name: Dance
Verse 1:
Breathe breathe in and out
Dance Dance twirl about
You gotta move move
Move to prove you’ve got nothing to lose

You gotta shake shake shake the past
Make make make it last
Get lit up twist and shout
Snort shit up then sort it out

Chorus:
In the mean time, I’ve gotta know
Who’s that silicone stranger, dressed for the show
And at the same time I wanna stay
I know you feel my pain, but I ain’t got all night
And your bad glance tells me I still ain’t right
Dance

Verse 2:
Breathe breathe dance and dance
You’ve gotta chalk your luck on up to chance
You’ve gotta move move
Keep on moving till you hit the wall

You gotta shake shake shake the past
Make make this time last
The world’s too big or it’s way too small
Everything is everything or nothing at all

Chorus:
In the mean time, I’ve gotta know
Who’s that silicone stranger, dressed for the show
And at the same time I wanna stay
(I know) you feel my pain, but I ain’t got all night
And your bad glance tells me I still ain’t right
Dance

Woo-hoo-hoo…
Track Name: Hey Regina
This ain't no fairy tale or fable, as she climbs across the table
And she whispers what she's able to do.
I'm no knight in shining armor, and I already warned her
About my limitations
Her soul twists around my skin but I won't let her in
I don't want no complications

Hey Regina, I didn't mean to come see you tonight
But your door was open and my heart was broken and I didn't think you'd mind
Hey Regina, I didn't mean to come see you tonight
But your door was open and my heart was broken and your body felt just right

She don't want me for my body, I don't want her for her mind
I'm just a little game to help her pass the time
We've got flesh and lust and mutual distrust and hours and hours to unwind
We've got flesh and lust and mutual distrust and hours and hours to unwind
We've got flesh and lust and mutual distrust and hours and hours to unwind

If I let you use me, can I use you too?
I'm in a lewd kind of mood but my view is skewed
By the swoons you induce in the other dudes you seduce
I'll have to make do with the sighs you produce
Your bottles of booze, your pills from Peru
High-heeled shoes, that blouse I see through
Your long trail of clues that lead to nothing new
I'm not as shrewd as you, you can see through my ruse

But I'll subdue your tattoo if it's the last thing I do
If you be my muse for a few, then I'll stop singing the blues

This ain't no fairy tale or fable, as she climbs across the table
And she whispers what she's able to do.
I'm no knight in shining armor, and I already warned her
About my limitations
Her soul twists around my skin but I won't let her in
I don't want no complications

Hey Regina, I didn't mean to come see you tonight
But your door was open and my heart was broken and I didn't think you'd mind
Hey Regina, I didn't mean to come see you tonight
But your door was open and my heart was broken and your body felt just right
Track Name: Bored & Mean
I'm not as nice as you first dreamed
You're not as steady as you first seemed
We both needed something on which to cling
But you got bored and I got mean

You only wanted love from me
I only wanted your mystery
Sweet you go, and sweet got to me
Cause your goddamn lovin, it's locked onto me

Come to me
Then I'll see
Where we will be

You said you wanted the simple things
I said I wanted a summer fling
It wasn't a very pretty scene
You got bored and I got mean

You only wanted love from me
I only wanted your mystery
Sweet you go, and sweet got to me
Cause your goddamn lovin, it's locked onto me

Come to me
Then I'll see
Where we will be

I'm not as nice as you first dreamed
You're not as steady as you first seemed
We needed something on which to cling
You got bored and I got mean
Track Name: Real Life
Verse 1:
I want a real life, I wanna go
I don’t feel fine with takin it slow
Don’t wanna take time to learn how to grow
I need a straight line right through the door

But if you’re comin down I want to see
The kind of new life that this one would be
If it’s a real life you’re offering me
Or is the cure worse than the disease

Chorus:
I got away
Got born anew
I got away
Got born anew
(Oh God I knew)

Verse 2:
I want a real life, I wanna go
I don’t have time to learn how to grow
I didn’t realize till I’m on the floor
I need a real life, not a new show

If you’re comin down I want to see
The kind of new life that this one would be
If it’s a real life you’re offering me
Or is the cure worse than the disease


Chorus:
I got away
Got born anew
I got away
Got born anew
(Oh God I knew)

Bridge:
Love me leave me drive crazy, do it all that shit don’t phase me
Talk about it as you will, I don’t need to take the kill
If you say you wanna stay, maybe I will walk away
If you wanna walk away, maybe then I’ll wanna stay
Hit it high, hit it low, walkin in and out your door
I don’t ever wanna see it comin back to what I know
If you asked me yesterday, I wouldn’t know what I should say
But since it’s comin through today, well I’ve got this real life way

Coda:
I need a real life
I need a real life…
Track Name: Down in the Water
Well I first saw ya
Down in the water
Bodies tight into the dark of night until we nearly froze

He was the devil
Sent on the level
And in his fire eyes you got lost in reprise for so long

These don’t let you go, when I fold
And would you break down when I’m gone, would you hold
And now I’m left outside out here, buried deep in the cold
Why don't your love let go?

My pre-conception
Was your rejection
So I guess I’ll take a look around until I hold my own

My one exception
With introspection
Is when you, you take a look at me you make me cumbersome

These don’t let you go, when I fold
And would you break down when I’m gone, would you hold
And now I’m left outside out here, sinking deep in the cold
Why don't your love let go?

They got you baby, baby, leave me alone
They got you baby, baby, leave me alone
They got you baby, baby, leave me alone
They got you baby, baby, leave me alone
They got you baby, baby, leave me alone
They got you baby, baby, leave me alone
They got you baby, baby, leave me alone
All alone…

Why don't your love let go?

They got you baby, baby, leave me alone
They got you baby, baby, leave me alone
They got you baby, baby, leave me alone
All alone..

Why don't your love let go?
Track Name: Don't Tell Him
I'm not your cover
Your beggin lover
Don't let fate twist, what I do with you, a kiss, we'll rediscover

I kinda like this
Don't wanna fight this
So much waitin, girl you gotta let me come and try this

But don't tell him
Don't tell him

I'll be your facelift
Simple and tasteless
The things you're sayin got me pretty sure I won't mistake this

I sense a breakdown
Some kind of takedown
You got me waitin
Till I can't take it

Well don't tell him
Don't tell him

Follow me...

Don't tell him
Track Name: Fall My Way
Calls of faith, made by my divine
Feelings faded, scarred by hands of time
New beginning, same end goal
I will take them in to let them go

Break it, take it, I won’t, fall
Break it, take it, I won’t, fall…. Away

I don’t know what I thought I’d find
Lies uncovered, changed my state of mind
Don’t remember what I stole
I will fake a win to feel more whole

Break it, take it, I won’t, fall
Break it, take it, I won’t, fall…. Away… Today… Why don’t you fall my way

I will be what I used to be
I wanna see, what I used to see
I’m gonna do what I do
I will save the day I promise you

Break it, take it, I won’t, fall
Break it, take it, I won’t, fall…. Away… Today… Why don’t you fall my way
Today... Why don’t you fall my way… To Stay

Ohh she’s got the rhythm
Ohh she’s got the rhyme,
Ohh she’s got her sweet little taste on my mind
Because break it, take it, I won’t fall
Comin back to feel me
Why don’t you fall my way… Today
Ohhh fall my way… To

Why don’t you fall my way
Why don’t you fall my way
Why don’t you fall my way
Why don’t you fall my way
Track Name: Dandelion Man
There's a ghost that sits across from me
A ghost that's already forgotten me
One still taking shots for me, one still double-crossing me
I wonder how much this will end up costing me

They float around exhausting me
They toast to how they got lost with me
They boast about who they ought to be
If they hadn't been caught dead with me

But the most they ever got from me
Was a dose of sad philosophy
In a note I wrote so thoughtlessly
I'm getting close to pulling their weights off of me

Whoever thought that air could weigh so much?

But I'm not half as sad as your dainty dandelion man
I've learned to toughen up my skin
I've got it twice as bad as your dainty dandelion man
And I ain't blowing away in the wind

Oh I've been haunted
Unwanted and taunted
But I remain undaunted
I still smile bright in the darkest night

When your own ghosts appear, gnashing their teeth
Shadows creeping up, reaching up from underneath
Sneaking under your sheets for something sweet to eat
Well there's a time to hide and a time fight

And now I'm light enough that they won't hear me coming

But I'm not half as sad as your dainty dandelion man
I've learned to toughen up my skin
I've got it twice as bad as your dainty dandelion man
And I ain't blowing away in the wind
Track Name: Hotel Lobby
The first thing that you said the last time were in bed, well its stuck… in my head
The new skins that we grow can’t replace all the ones that we shed
I know it’s not quite the truth, but that its not quite the same as a lie.
I guess I’ll stick around, See what else that you found, and get high… Alright

You got the hotel lobby, holding off the weight of the world
I’ll be your best friend lover or find out maybe which you prefer
Now if you go down easy, love me like you wanted to
You know you’re god damn right when ya call me baby, I come through… Right through

And if you, needed me but then you couldn’t see where I’ve gone
Just wait around for awhile, I’m sure you’ll break a smile, at dawn
The shadows, cast aside, the things we never try in the light
And then you’re showin me the things we only see at night

I’m in the hotel lobby, holding off the weight of the world
I’ll be your best friend lover or find out maybe which you prefer
Now if you go down easy, love me like you wanted to
You know you’re god damn right when ya call me baby, I come through… Right through

You say you’ve, come to stay but in another way, you’ll go.
Leave your, faith behind let’s do it, one more time, too slow
One day I’ll, think of you, and play a note or two with soul
I need you up and down, I want you all around, Well I know, well I know well I know God

We’re in the hotel lobby, holding off the weight of the world
I’ll be your best friend lover or find out maybe which you prefer
Now if you go down easy, love me like you wanted to
You know you’re god damn right when ya call me baby, I come through, well I knew, well I knew, God I knew.