Road 44

by Sonora

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Concept album about young lust torn apart by time and space.

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released August 29, 2002

Dana Clow - guitars, noise
Jacob Earl - bass, sound samples, lyrics, mastering
Shaun Peppy - drums, sound samples, cover photo
Wil Richardson - vocals, guitars, additional lyrics, jacket design and photo editing

Brent Weatherall - additional guitars
Jen McLenaghan - additional vocals
Jason Jaknunas - production and engineering
James Law - production and engineering

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Jacob Earl Ottawa, Ontario

Independent DIY queer producer/songwriter/photog.

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Track Name: Road 44
Inside the eye of the storm
We wait
We wait
Nothing calms the tears in-between
You wept
I wept

Despite the road you'll always take the dirt
Despite the truth you'll always take the lie
Nothing is as it seems
You slipped
You slipped

Inside the tsunami
You're late
And I'm always early
You dreamt
You dreamt

And the others are just north of here
Just up the road a little more
If we can get past our fear
Just up the road a little more
Just up the road a little more

Tied down
I've had a lot of
Mental static
You could see it on the horizon
You could see the horizon
You could see the event
Track Name: Maybe It's Alright After All
I cannot imagine
This moment being more perfect than this
Standing on the street
On my way to meet you
The city's cold and quiet tonight
And I'm humming this softly in my head

My nerves are making me numb

This city's cold and quiet tonight
And I'm humming this softly in my head

My nerves are making me numb
Track Name: Fairytales
Did I trade in
My mess of memories for this myth?
Yeah you got soot on your smile
And a grin with no guile
That I liken to
Something I don't like one bit

Forget about the bullshit
Take me back to the trees
Away from the concrete
The cars and the keys

You left the engine running
Didn't you?
And you kept the tape rolling
Didn't you?

If we finally made it away
Would you stay with me?
Or would the trend train come back
And take you away from me?

You kept the tape rolling
Didn't you?

Did I trade in
My pens and pencils for this mouth?
Look at this smile
It's like a straight line on trial
It's always crookedly spewing out
Garbage and filth

You left the engine running
Didn't you?
And you kept the tape rolling
Didn't you?

If we finally made it away
Would you stay with me?
Or would the trend train come back
And take you away from me?

You left the engine running
Didn't you?

For this we got the wind knocked out of our sails
For this we gave up our fairytales
Our fairytales
Track Name: Transmit|Autoresponse
Send
The radio signals
My way
I've been waiting
For this moment
To escape

I've been waiting
To scream at the top of my lungs
Anticipating
What you never even intended to say...

So send
The videotapes
My way
I've been dying
Forever
To press play

I've been dying
To trash everything that works
Take it all apart
And put it back together backwards...

So send
The instruction manual
My way
I've been waiting
Forever
And a day.
Track Name: Sonora
Sonora in the dead of winter,
You wouldn't even know.
Never-changing, parch-dry day,
"It's the deepest thing you hide inside," she'd say.

Silence in the desert
You wouldn't take for granted,
It's a blatant lie when you say
You wouldn't want me back again...

Was it something about you
And the promises you made?
I wanted to believe in
every word you said...
I wanted to believe in
every word you said...

Sonora on a full moon;
Harvest-yellow in the blue...
It's a moment lost in time
That I once claimed as mine.

And she knew the freedom changed me
For better or for worse,
But it didn't change the cost;
It didn't stop me from getting lost to her...

Was it something about you
And the promises you made?
I wanted to believe in
every word you said...
I wanted to believe in
every word you said...

Sonora means nothing
But a cheap metaphor...
It was far too long ago now
To relate to what I know now...
Track Name: Moonbell
Inside we sat upon the couch
The rest of the party died down – faded away
We chainsmoked ‘til daybreak
And spoke wildly of myth and lore

You wanted to be a world-class actress
A hollywood whore to the core
And we laughed at your fondness for foolish idealism
And smoked too much ‘til we couldn’t anymore...

Where did this love turn into distance?
Why did I give up at your merest insistence?
Throw all we know out the window...

Well fuck you, ‘cause I wanted to
And there was a time when you wanted it too
After the last of the diehards
Were all passed out on the floor

In the silent din you finally confessed
What you wanted more or less
Out of life was to always be
Hardcore

Where did this love turn into distance?
Why did I give up at your merest insistence?
Throw all we know
Out the window...

Inside my head we had our dreams
Of what you really meant to me
And now I can’t remember
What those things are anymore

Or perhaps I’m more like you
Than I’d care to admit to
And one day I too will
Want to be a whore...

Where did this love turn into distance?
Why did I give up at your merest insistence?
Throw all we know
Out the window...