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it's been a wonderful two years
these are all the misfits we've recorded that never found a home.
our gift to you.

thanks for giving us something worth singing about.
long live captain

credits

released September 13, 2013

nick johnston: vocals, guitar, piano, words
austin ponten: drums
sean burgess: drums
braeden small: vocals
lauren dana: cello, vocals, words
ryan tjelle: bass
spencer edgers: tenor sax
andrew lovett: trombone, trumpet
alec swihart: tenor sax
dorian letchague: cello
patrick blomgren: cello
caleb tjelle: guitar, vocals
justus yearous: guitar, vocals, beats, words

"one black eye" and "color my interpretation"
produced by CARSON HEFFNER

"early summer sketch" and "no moon"
produced by MIKE FLATHERS

"the lake", "where did it go", "my love is a building"
produced by JUSTUS YEAROUS and CALEB TJELLE


cover art by the masterful DAVID GIORDANO

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Track Name: One Black Eye
(recorded at KTUB studios in january 2013 as a single that was never released)

one black eye was all it took to realize
that the page that she held had the word “love” underlined
this is a girl who died inside her mind
where the gulls go to nest
and the wolves they love to dine

but I’m as lost as you’ll find
I’m as lost as you’ll find…

one by one it takes it’s toll,
it find itself when two halves become whole
I’m alone and I’m afraid
one by one the days slip by,
and one by one the lights will seep inside
and the dark will fade to light
burn it all away…

these days I’m coming down with something
and the way that you sway has got me wishing that I’d said nothing
one black eye and a heart that was covered in frost
and a trip to the coast that made me realize what I’d lost

I really thought we did the best we could…
(burn it all away)
Track Name: Early Summer Sketch
(recorded in RED X STUDIOS in the August 2013 as a part of the BUILDINGS EP project)

I found an old road
and I followed it down
to a riverbed
that was swallowed in sound

will you go there,
when the worst is through?
will you go there,
if I go there too?

we were unstoppable
we were callused and true
we shutter through evenings,
that keep bringing me back to you

will you go there,
when the worst is through?
will you go there,
if I go there too?

I took that old road
and I followed it down
to that riverbed
where our love lost and drowned

will you go there,
when the worst is through?
will you go there,
if I go there too?
Track Name: No Moon
(recorded in RED X STUDIOS in the August 2013 as a part of the BUILDINGS EP project)

we both know
where we're going tonight
all I know
is that I'm going to put up a fight
because you are
my constant

we both know
what you've been doing to me
your bold blue eyes
burst magnificently
it's a circle,
and we're still spinning

sun moon and stars
and the rain and the wind
collapse on themselves
as we lay here and we spin
take your time please

with a subtle ease
and a glint in your eye
we shoot to the moon
and you leave me wondering why
there's no movement

I stop to breathe it in,
and don't let go
I stop to breathe it in,
I won't let go

sweet is the spring
as your drifting away
shrill is the sound
that your lips make as you say
"let's both leave quickly"

I'll ride with my baby
we'll split through the dark
the loneliest songs
are a victory for your heart
let's keep building
and building
and building
and building
and go

I stop to breathe it in,
and don't let go
I stop to breathe it in,
I won't let go
Track Name: The Lake (acoustic)
(recorded during the thick heat of summer 2012 in a church for nick's lost solo album that never was)

we walked by the lake
your eyes, they struck me cold, I take
one step, you push, I stumble
to nowhere, to nothing, I tumble
oh dear

the waves they washed washed me clean
your heart, adrift like a dream
I sank deeper into the blue
trying to catch one fleeting glimpse of you
oh dear

heart, please don't cry
the bottom is where I lie
water take mercy on me
water take mercy on me, now

I know...
Track Name: Color My Interpretation
(recorded as a single in KTUB studios in one day, september 2012)

cut loose and run away with me
as the moon fades
and the colors bleed

winter left us frozen and cold
now the red sun
is calling me
back home

I'm bursting at the seams
will you color my interpretation
and show me what it means?
to run as if the streets are on fire,
yes the streets are on fire.
and to scream at the top of my lungs.

broken in beautiful kinda way
I'm a liar,
you're a thief
and we're complete

but your eyes were the center of my melody
now I'm running away
with the very mistake
that I love
so dearly

I'm bursting at the seams
will you color my interpretation
and show me what it means?
to run as if the streets are on fire,
yes the streets are on fire.
and to scream at the top of my lungs
Track Name: My Love is a Building (fantom power mix)
(originally a poem by nick johnston, recorded for caleb tjelle's senior project in the spring of 2013. demo's done at canyon hills community church by carson heffner, beats made in the yearous household, additional production by justus yearous and caleb tjelle)

my love is a building
I'm building around you
made of four walls of concrete
and windows of glass and clay

my fear is a tower that pierces the skyline
made of bronze and wax-paper,
it's gilded and painted black

my restlessness is blinking
pulling cars on the freeway
it's calling me softly
away from the one I love

my loneliness is scraping
the sky that surrounds you
I can't but help but wonder
if my building is crashing down

I'm building around you...
Track Name: Where Did It Go?
(recorded in a church for nick's lost solo project that never saw the light of day)

where did it go,
where did it all go?
could it be that there was none
or did we just run dry

where did it go,
the love and the music?
quiet hands and a broken jaw
have replaced my youthful frame

where did you go?
I thought that I had you
you let the days unravel quickly
you turned and walked away

where did she go?
across a river, the ocean
I'll take back those words
and I'll write you a song
and we'll fade into the spring

where did it go?
girl, where did you go?
could it be that there was none,
or did we just run dry?
Track Name: The Hunt
(recorded for caleb tjelle's senior project in the spring of 2013. demos done at canyon hills community church by carson heffner. additional recording done in nick's bedroom, mixed and mastered by justus yearous and caleb tjelle)


I could not ask for anything more than this
no I could not ask for anything more than you