DIVIDES

by The Sky We Scrape

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released 19 February 2013

Recorded / Engineered / Produced by Chuck Macak at Electrowerk Music Production.

Mastered by Stephen Egerton at Armstrong Studios

Guest vocals on "Albatross" by Garrett Dale (Red City Radio)

Vinyl available for purchase via Paper + Plastick Records:
paperandplastick dot com

www.facebook.com/theskywescrape

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Track Name: Sing Your Way Home
You’re the wrong way
On a one way street
Is this your way?

Will you let go?
Just drop those keys
We’re begging please

We’ll ask but you don’t know
They’ll beg but you won’t show
You’re only… you’re only

We’ll make our own way home
You’ll get what you deserve
We’ll make our own way home

Just shut it down
And let me out

I give you one more shot
You buy three more rounds

We’ll make our own way home
You’ll get what you deserve
We’ll make our own way home
Track Name: Nocturnal Americans
It's hard to talk / tongues between teeth
I lost my way so I'll be brief
I've begun to disagree with this breed of violent peace
dialogue and the debate / Good things will come along - just wait
System coats you like a shell / What you need nobody sells

Our love for this goes so far back / I missed the train in seconds flat
And the lights of passing cars are still rolling thru the park
portrait hangs in empty hearts / From the places where they start
In no harmony no matter where we go

Why do your dreams come from the magazine
And you're not to blame / the wasted man
Ripple in a water can
Night birds scatter, last call pleading
Can we make a late night house call?
We don't look so good tonight

We're the kings of midnight runs
Cell phones, guns, and rolled up ones
Desperate but don't despair - make the call and Merv is there
Bloody Mary's on the phone - she never wants to be along
We're gonna bring you back to life again
One by one they always call / High they stand and down the fall
You don't look so bad to me tonight
We will save the night again / Plastic bags for plastic friends
I've got your medicine tonight

Why do your dreams come from this magazine
And you're not to blame / the wasted man
Ripple in a water can
Night birds scatter, last call pleading
Can we make a late night house call?
We don't look so good tonight
Track Name: Continental Divide
In spite of all you haven’t done / you want it all
(which one is us and one is you)
No tact, no form, no social norms / I take the fall
Breathe in, breathe deep - this web you weave / won’t catch us all
(which one is you and one is me)
Time catches up, fills my cup / this tale’s too tall

I try to turn and let it go
We’re singing…

You did it all on your own
You did it all on your own

Just take the wheel / plug your ears / can do no wrong
(this time you can’t just walk away)
Turning blind eyes, the biggest lie / you cannot hide
Your dying hope – killing joke / won’t come along
(never know to let it go)
Each time we try to let it show - You’ll never know

It’s time to reap the seed you sow
We’re singing…

You did it all on your own
You did it all on your own
You did it all on your own
You did it all on your own
Track Name: Invisible Hands
A daughter awakes and her mother knows
When the monsters come out at night
You can only fake because her father won’t show
To shine a little light

I can feel the air
I can’t see the ground from where we stand
I can feel the air
I can’t see the ground from where we stand

For all we’ve ever known
The worst is yet to come
From that which cannot be shown
The worst is yet to come

You cannot believe
That which cannot be seen

I can feel the air
I can feel the air

The lullaby her dad used to sing
Feels tainted by her mom’s missing ring

I can feel the air
I can’t see the ground from where we stand
I can feel the air
I can’t see the ground from where we stand

For all we’ve ever known
The worst is yet to come
From that which cannot be shown
The worst is yet to come

You cannot believe
That which cannot be seen

She doesn’t want the lies of where her daddy’s been.
For all she even knows
Does she share his name or the blood in her veins
For all she’ll ever know
Track Name: Sweet Vermouth
Scar tissue fades with age
Let’s get this settled right this time around
We’ll walk if we can, walk on these city streets again
We’d get lost if we could, but we can’t, so we’re never found

Breathe deep and don’t let out
We sleep without a sound

Blood vessels light our way home
Seemed like a good idea that time around
Only advice that’s given:
“Keep calm and carry on”

Keep calm / Keep calm / Carry on

Breathe deep and don’t let out
We sleep without a sound

Breathe deep and don’t let out
We sleep without a sound
Breathe deep and don’t let out
We sleep without a sound
Track Name: The Shortest Distance
Your blinding light only shines so far
The shadows you've been casting are breaking down my door
And this time I won't be forgiving you
And I sure as hell won't forget what was said

The tears you shed, streaking down your face
apologies arrive too late
And this time I won't be forgiving you
And I sure as hell won't forget what was said

Our foundation - (the) distance from me to you
My complacence - our roots are rotting through

Your blinding light only shines so far
The shadows you've been casting are breaking down my door
And this time I won't be forgiving you
And I sure as hell won't forget what was said

Our foundation - (the) distance from me to you
My complacence - our roots are rotting through
Track Name: Albatross
I feel this repeating, Regression is fleeting.
An ocean of doubt is raging - And we just aren't worth saving.
We come back, swim onward, The beasts beneath and forward.
Taking back what we have, Leaving what we can't save.

Giving in / Giving up

WHAT WE HAVE is not enough for all of us
LOOKING BACK, taking in what was left for us

Swim on, swim on,
Let the current take us on.
Sink down, sink down,
Let the current take us down.

Giving in / Giving up

WHAT WE HAVE is not enough for all of us
LOOKING BACK, taking in what was left for us
WHAT WE HAVE is not enough for all of us
LOOKING BACK, taking in what was left for us
Track Name: Guilty Parties
Every time we make it out of this labyrinth we’re pulled back in
Try to take control of this life
But its not so easy / as parasites burrow inside
Barricade the door but its not enough
Seeping up thru the floorboards
And it’s not enough
Battling incursions leave us too spent

Forever locked in combat
With forces we cant dispel
Trying to ignore signs we’re set
Its time to abandon all this hell
Acquiesce to the call back
This uphill march is just as well

Eternal return
Predestination
This topography can’t be unlearned
Only time
Is on our side
With all the bridges we burn

Forever locked in combat
With forces we cant dispel
Trying to ignore signs we’re set
Its time to abandon all this hell
Acquiesce to the call back
This uphill march is just as well

Nothing / Never / Meant a thing to me
Track Name: Fatima
This open field is my home
I can't go back, I'm on my own
There must be more that we're not searching for
Part with my flock and hold this stone

No reservations / follow the omens / no reservations

I will find my home
I will find my home

The desert teaches us to wait
We all chose to live this burden
Faithful women of the sands - rejoice!
We will return to you

This alchemy won't save your life
You can't go back you're on your own this time
This is the path that we've been searching for
Return home and find my spoils

I will find my home
I am coming home

The desert teaches us to wait
We all chose to live this burden
Faithful women of the sands - rejoice!
We have returned to you
Track Name: Southern Hospitality
You want to save my soul but don't want to talk about it
You make your bed - you get to sleep in it
You want to save my soul, you won't look in my eyes
It's about time that you realize

All my life I've let this go
Now I'm seeing this one through

Casting stones - the very first one
With blinders on through the straight and narrow
Lift up your eyes to see the world around you
Before you stretch that rope and hang me out to dry

All my life I've let this go
Now I'm seeing this one through
All my life I've let this go
Now I'm seeing this one through

I'm breathing on my own now
And I think I'll be all right
Track Name: Rising Tides
Is your heart still beating?
Will these drums, this season, last?
Are your wounds still healing?
Discharge of catalysts from the past
Is your flag still waving?
Proving for once you stand a chance
Is your resistance fading?
Apathy like a flame beside a fan

You’re on your own
With all the lives they stole and all your broken homes
You’re on your own
With all the lives they stole

Is your heart still beating?
Will these drums, this season, last?
Is your flag still waving?
Proving for once you stand a chance

You’re on your own
With all the lives they stole and all your broken homes
You’re on your own
With all the lives they stole
Track Name: How We Begin
We drink straight from the bottle and so we begin
Lay our lives on the table as we're stumbling in
And we’re humming a flame that’s burning within
The light will catch us…

Buy the drum, bang a run
Buy the smoke by the gallon
Grab the rope by the throat
Buy the tale, sell the hope

Grinding my teeth
This is not how we end - this is how we begin
My hands are weak
This is not how we end - this is how we begin

It's cold in this water - does it hurt to live?
Was it worth getting wet? We all learn to swim
Taking turns as your savior as we swallow our sin
We're just treading water...

Buy the drum, bang a run
Buy the smoke by the gallon
Grab the rope by the throat
Buy the tale, sell the hope

Grinding my teeth
This is not how we end - this is how we begin
My hands are weak
This is not how we end - this is how we begin

Grinding My Teeth / My Hands Are Weak