Road 44

by Sonora

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1.
05:11
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
2.
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
3.
05:17
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
4.
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.
5.
07:09
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...
6.
06:24
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...

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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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