Guitars Forever

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released June 12, 2007

Andy Creighton
Aaron Ballard
Randy Guss

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Ted Schumacher - trumpet on 1 and 3
Will Courtney - gtr, vocals on 3

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Track Name: We're #1 (Check the Score)
Thank you for the invitation
We're sure your show will be very nice
Gonna see if we can make it but hey maybe
We can offer you some advice

No, we're not trying to talk down at you
It's from the goodness of the whole of our heart
But we can tell just by looking at you
That you better quit before you start

In the meantime I need some mean time
To wipe out any good will building up

Check the score, we're #1
Turn 'round now back where you're from
Wrote this tune, soon everyone's gonna
Check the score and see that we're #1

Yeah you make a decent stand-in
Typically boring of course
And anyone who asks yeah well we feel
We've got to give them our full report

In the meantime I need some mean time
To break down the defenses of our enemies

Check the score, we're #1
Turn 'round now back where you're from
Wrote this tune, soon everyone's gonna
Check the score and see that we're #1

One less person in dress rehearsal
One less hopeless dreamer

Check the score, we're #1
Turn 'round now back where you're from
Wrote this tune, soon everyone's gonna
Check the score and see that we're #1
Track Name: Gtrs4ever
All this sunny attitude walks the line
To foreign places that you can't find
Something else is calling, you're left behind

Lonely silhouettes stand on the pier
Only cardboard cutouts as you draw near
Something else is calling, I'll leave you here

Out on the sand there's someone waiting
Guitar in hand, won't stop complaining
Debating if there's anything in this world worth saving

It's getting kinda tough to get noticed here
Where the sideshows constantly interfere
Something else is calling, it's drawing near

So travel out beyond where the cement dissolves
Plant your feet and feel the world revolve
Something else is calling so take the call

We toiled up the ridge when we heard the chord
And the setting sun revealed a reward
A vast expanse of promise, pain, and perfect summers

We'll move inside when it gets hotter
My California sons and daughters
A lovely place with board games and the best bands playing
Guitars forever

Fall upon your knees and kiss the earth
Track Name: Serious
Low riding in a red el dorado
Just a kid under all the bravado
Top down with a half avocado
In headphones looking like mr roboto

Admiration was on full display wow
You were doing things in a new way now
Gathered 'round and we all heard you say how
Everybody's always wearing their stay out

Oh go tell your movers
We are the losers
As the horizon swallows you whole

Shook your fist at the sun, that's enough, stop
Sitting sizzling on the bench at the bus stop
That's about the time you knew that it must stop
Telegram said if you think this is tough stop

Don't matter who's here
See you at new year's
Don't matter who's here

Stop stop disappearing
No it's ok, do what you must now
I'm giving up on what hasn't been
And I feel a fade to serious now

It's gonna be a while before I can get free
I'm busy doing things that I don't care to be
It's gonna be a while before I can make it out
I'm stuck here doing things that I don't care about

Stop stop disappearing
No it's ok, do what you must now
I'm giving up on what hasn't been
And I feel a fade to serious now
It makes me sad...
It makes me fade, I feel a fade to serious now
Track Name: Get Up, Star
Get up star
It's time to find what you are
You're gonna knock 'em down
You're not messing around
But these are longer days
When all you want is to play

Get up star
I'm gonna find what you are
You're gonna tip your hand
Show me what you planned
But there's no way
When all you want is to play
Just bear down

Get up D
Come on, get up D
It's a mystery but it's easy

You just bear down, bear down
Bear down, sink down
Sink beneath, a slow decay
Pillow softly giving way
Making sure it's gonna be ok
No matter what they say
But they say bear down, bear down, bear down kid

And get up star
I finally found what you are
You just knocked 'em down
With the best sound around
Don't rely on me
'Cause you got all that you need
Track Name: See Saw Swell
The hands move 'round
The groundskeeper keeps the ground
My heart beats up and down but mostly down
I was sheltering a note containing everything
A missive that was intercepted by the referee

On a see saw swell
I'm not well
When she kicks so hard
I fall too far

The word gets 'round
Keep ear to playground
The letter grown to legend
With the author in detention
And there she stands
Impatient look, extended hand
I'll acquiesce to her demands because she can demand

On a see saw swell
I'm not well
When she kicks so hard
I fall too far

We're on the see saw
And I guess she likes to make me feel afraid
Have you ever seen
The way girls drag stuffed animals by the leg
Have you ever seen
A bulldog dressed in high heels and a bra
That's not the limit of humiliation
Here on the see saw

See saw swell, I'm not well

Well there she stands
Impatient look, extended hand
I'll acquiesce to her demands because she can demand

On a see saw swell
I'm not well
When she kicks so hard
I fall too far
On a see saw swell
I can't tell
It's a brand new life
On a see saw swell
Track Name: You Were There Too
I won't tell what you told
I won't share what I know
I will grow old and no one will know
No one will know

And the mice in the walls
Bating breath heard it all
And chased down the hall
But I caught them all
Yeah I stopped them all

Ha ha ha

Going down incomplete
Had a dream, fell asleep
My teeth came unglued
And you were there too
You were there too

So take your time take a breath
A fractured mind needs a rest
And you were the best, you were the best
You were the best

Take your time take a breath
A fractured mind needs a rest
And you were

You were pressed against the outside in the gloom
Looking through into a room
Reaching rays between the shutter gates
To catch you in that state of mind

Not a bid for sympathy
Driving out of the city
I've got your heart
I want on top
Tear you apart
Track Name: Runolf & Mary
So bored, the atmosphere could swallow me up
Made plans, contemplating not showing up
Think I can figure out what I'm gonna get
Perfect in all but one important aspect

Maybe you begin to mess around
I leave you crying like a lonesome hound
The candle wax will fill the tabletop
But just say it, say it, oh but just say it

It's not what it seems, we're compelled to move forward
In miserablese this is only the foreword
We've got 90 days so come on let's not dawdle
Let's run off and marry, let's bury our troubles

Went out for want of something better to do
Sucked in by the fact that you were sucked in too
Somehow my friends have got me calling you up
Say no, 'cause if you don't it won't ever stop

Maybe you begin to mess around
I leave you crying like a lonesome hound
The candle wax will fill the tabletop
But just say it, say it, oh but just say it

It's not what it seems, we're compelled to move forward
In miserablese this is only the foreword
We've got 90 days till the chemicals stop flowing
Let's run off and marry in spite of what we're both knowing

Maybe you begin to mess around
I'll leave you crying like a lonesome hound
The candle wax will fill the tabletop
And there'll be no one there to clean it up
We'll figure out that we have had enough
We'll figure out how to divide our stuff
We'll keep on talking too and never stop
But just say it, say it, come on and just say it

It's not what it seems, we're compelled to move forward
In miserablese this is only the foreword
We've got 90 days till the chemicals wear out
Let's run off and marry and then tear our hair out
Track Name: Watch Out For Love
You think you're ready
You think you've grown up
Watch out for love
You think you're prepared to accept
Another person's view of the world
Watch out for love

You're ready to open up
You're ready to change your ways
You're ready to stop seeing your friends

So you woke up with butterflies
You'd better take a few days
Watch out for love
It's no surprise, it's been a while
And you had your guard down anyway
Watch out for love

You're ready to start again
You're ready to get it right
You're ready to get it wrong in completely new ways

Yes, yes

You met someone special
You want to be sure
So get on the phone and ask...
Do you like movies
Do you like museums
Do you like dancing
Do you like video games
Do you like singing loud in the car
Do you like pets
Do you like music
Do you like seeing your friend's band play
Do you like driving nowhere
Do you like ice cream
You're still a beginner
You'll always be a beginner
But take a chance
Try not to hurt anybody
And watch out
Track Name: Cross Your Fingers
Oceans are small
And I want to see the lights fall
Strip away pretend
Wash away everything

I'm taking everybody down if I go down
You won't catch me thinking of no one
I want everybody here just to know that
You'd better cross your fingers for me

Stuck on the interstate
High up on stilts that break
Underneath a monoxide blanket
We seek relief but cannot take it

I'm taking everybody down if I go down
You won't catch me thinking of no one
I want everybody here just to know that
You'd better cross your fingers for me

We won't be here again, understand
As I take it further than I had planned
We'll stare into the burning sky

I'm taking everybody down if I go down
You won't catch me thinking of no one
I want everybody here just to know that
You'd better cross your fingers for me
Track Name: Cosmetic
I've taken all, all I can take
I'm ankle deep in you
Fallen into tiny pieces on the floor
It's such a bore
I'm sweeping up around your writing desk
The stapler sits in the middle of it all
It is a symbol of all my struggles

Every day you leave me here with nothing else
Solvent bottle and a rag that's supposed to help
And all that I can do is cosmetic
Tomorrow it will be the same

I thought we talked about your habit
Taking things out, never putting them away
Am I just a slave? Be careful now
In all these books, so much wisdom
And you caress every page but I'm ignored
To say that I'm bored is understatement

Every day you leave me here with nothing else
Solvent bottle and a rag that's supposed to help
And all that I can do is cosmetic
Tomorrow it will be the same

Mabel, you're taking too long
You've got three more offices to do on this floor
Mabel, keep your mind on your work
Sometimes I don't know what we're paying you for

I dug around, look what I found
Romantic note in another person's hand
Well isn't that grand
The truth is out
I've taken all, all I can take
And you could eat off every surface
I can do nothing more for you
I'm out the door

Every day you leave me here with nothing else
There are others in the world who could use my help
Oh all I ever do is cosmetic
Tomorrow I'll be back again
Track Name: Advance
One two three
Advance on the grave with me
Everybody
Track Name: Webster Letter
Bouncing down the steps
This far from a mess
Staying up on fumes, not depressed
Kid Siamachy
It's addressed to me
I see what you mean, but

You don't impress me
With the big words
In your webster letter
No, you don't impress me
With the big words
In your webster letter

High reality, come crashing in on me
And I don't really need reminders
You call me Mr Saturnine
What's that even mean
You don't impress me, no

You don't impress me
With the big words
In your webster letter
No, you don't impress me
With the big words
In your webster letter

It's a monition to a moke she says to me
That's on page 23
And I'm the one accused of apostasy
We might as well be speaking different tongues

You don't impress me
You don't impress me
With the big words
In your webster letter
No, you don't impress me
With the big words
In your webster letter
Oh, take it down from the shelf
Comb through the words
All by yourself, what I deserve
Take care in every line like it matters
It might matter in another world, not here
You don't impress me with your big words
Track Name: On March St
Fading light
Long shadows
On March Street
All around
The grownups
Play dress up
Traffic noise
And voices
Grow distant

Studying a menu in a restaurant window
Leaning in close to decide whether you'll go
And plenty of time on March Street
On March Street

Warm and snug inside
Eavesdrop on another booth
And laugh at the punchline
Avoid each other's eyes
Forks and knives
The check arrives

Holding hands saying wait for a minute
Breeze picks up and you find yourself in it
Caressed from all sides on March Street
Staying out walking on not sure where you're heading
Everything feels just like the beginning
With plenty of time on March Street
On March Street