Eight Tracks

by Button Willow Locomotive

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released July 4, 2011

Songs by:
Alex Heflin
Amanda Carson

Performers:
Alex Heflin
Amanda Carson
Albert Law

Engineered, Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by:
Alex Heflin

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Track Name: The One With The Moon
What’s this problem I keep having?
Can’t look up without smiling
Maybe it’s not a problem at all
Or maybe I’ve just caught something
It’s how I always am

I’ve gotta stand up straight
No more distractions
And breathing in has got to be purely mechanical
Otherwise I’m going nowhere
Going nowhere
And I’m walking real slow


Mooning over the moon
and getting caught in low sun
Mooning over the moon
and getting caught in low sun


So who am I to make assumptions ‘bout myself?
I’ll let you be the judge
I’ll let you get it all out
Into the open air I’m standing in


Mooning over the moon
and getting caught in low sun
Mooning over the moon
and getting caught in low sun


I’ll try to fill myself up
Fill myself up and fly away
I’ve got to breath in without it feeling melancholy
Take a walk with a purpose


Mooning over the moon
and getting caught in low sun
Mooning over the moon
and getting caught in low sun
Track Name: Passenger Song
Ribbons and grace
Down the way under traffic tides
While my cheap city coats
Sit quiet at home
They’re lost in a way
I just spend my nights
Sifting through the atmosphere

We watch the dust fall down
As that timepiece lingers like
Some suitcase, it pulls at the door

I hear those dreams
How they’re spat out’a that Casio
How those driving machines
Just swoon between sidewalks
They turn at the hands
And they tremble as
The subway smoke stains the skyline
Trace the telephone wires

We watch the dust fall down
As that timepiece lingers like
Some suitcase, it pulls at the door
Track Name: Say It
I was up all night
And you were not around
I’m here, but I’m not quite listening
Our clothes smelled like smoke
You were too drunk to care
The ashes in the air were glistening

Say it by the sea
And I know I could be
Say it by the sea
And I know I could be anyone

You were not quite right
The ocean’s got no song
You’re moving it along silently

Say it by the sea
And I know I could be
Say it by the sea
And I know I could be anyone

And on the sidewalk, there is tenderness
‘cause even those without a home
have got a hand to hold
And on the sidewalk, there is tenderness
‘cause even those without a home
have got a hand to hold

They will walk on by and we will walk on slow
Time is ours to own openly

Say it by the sea
And I know we could be
Say it by the sea
And I know we could be
Say it by the sea
And I know I could be anyone
Track Name: Polka Dot Balloon
I looked past that picture show
Tryin’a hear that phonograph
Couldn’t tell a word they spoke
I just listened to the sound track
On the way out

I was just a suburb kid
Tryin’a get my bearings straight
Polka dot balloon in hand
Watched the moon wane with that cameo
Heard the radio

August hid in the airwaves
Singin’ her storm-cloud songs
She’s wonderin’ how to turn
That midnight water blue

There’s that handsome engine sound
Rolling softly through the backwoods
I saw that whippoorwill last night
He’s been resting on the streetlight
Despite

All these tin can planes race by
Over Chinese garden gates
A discordant coupled view
It’s alright it’s just a toothache
It dissipates

The ice cream man’s been closing shop
Those nursery tunes don’t suit the day
But that vinyl cartridge heeds the tracks
That freight, she’s heart bound

I looked past that picture show
Tryin’a hear that phonograph
Couldn’t tell a word they spoke
I just listened to the sound track
On the way out
Track Name: Oh Dear
Sidewalks, they swing
Tell them don’t mind
Been bracing myself
Been ready to waltz
And jive, and be afraid

Oh dear
That’s how the silence goes
Oh dear
That’s how the silence goes

Been holding the wheel
While you’re asleep
You’re turned to the door
And lost in a field
Oh honey you’re dancing now

Oh dear
That’s how the silence goes
Oh dear
That’s how the silence goes
Track Name: Don't You Worry
She said,
"It’s pouring outside won’t you come in?
I’ve got a blanket and a bottle of gin.
Don’t worry about where you have to go,
You’re safe here."

"Tell me the things you run away from,
You can trust me.
I’ve got this blanket here and the bottle of gin.
Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing now,
Won’t you come in?”

You are trouble, I see it in your eyes.
I’ve got that crimson shiver right through my spine.
But what does it matter,
I’ve got time to kill.
He said “You’re right here.”

She said
“I’m sorry you think your cup has run dry.
You can fill it up with tears from your eyes.
You don’t have to give in, I’m right by your side."

"Tell me stories and I’ll write them all down.
Who knows when you’ll be back in town?
I’ll send you a note on the 15th of May that says
‘As long as you want me, I’m here to stay.’ ”

You are trouble, I see it in your eyes.
I’ve got that crimson shiver right through my spine.
I’m not much for games, but you’ve got a way.
And I can’t find a reason for me not to stay

Hush love
Hush love
Hush love
There’s crimson in your eyes.

You are trouble, I see it in your eyes.
I’ve got that crimson shiver right through my spine.
But what does it matter,
I’ve got time to kill.
He said

You are trouble, trouble, trouble.
I see it in your eyes.
But what does it matter?
You’re right here.
Track Name: Wave It Off
I can’t get this tie straight
It always turns; I still need a few minutes
My shoes keep coming loose
And I stand like a train just blew me by

I try to calculate the words
As I stumble on the deck
Try to make it neat
But I just laugh, and wave it off again

Blame it on the time
On the chase for those last stray nickels
This house keeps wearing down
But we live on with those bricks and stones and hail

Saw those wheels roll down Molly Street
Taillight’s out, ‘n she burns away
She holds the fire as she says,
These hills just seem light themselves

I try to calculate the words
As I stumble on the deck
Try to make it neat
But I just laugh, and wave it off again

I’ve been standing by the porch swing
To watch the world and how it’s drunk on all that moonlight
It can’t recall the day
Track Name: Ghost In The Graveyard
Made it past you
And that flashlight
By the willow, call it safe
Turns out
When I turn in
Well my heart beats
Like it did then
Like it did then

Those leaves, they are a’shakin’
As we’re flying off the handle
Now it feels like wine’s all right
I can see a storm but the
Lightning’s in the living room
And the coastline looks like glass tonight

Well you’d row on
Till the oars bend
Till the hull bleeds, and you’d just laugh
And I’m right there
Reading maps wrong
On the nightstand
While you try to talk
You try to talk

Don’t say those words
But don’t you dare
Keep quiet either
Don’t say those words
But don’t you dare
Keep quiet either

Those leaves, they are a’shakin’
As we’re flying off the handle
Now it feels like wine’s all right
I can see a storm but the
Lightning’s in the living room
And the coastline looks like glass tonight