Greater Lakes

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1.
03:43
When I sleep in I end up feeling like there is more that I should do Eleven a.m. on the weekend, do I have anything to prove? A Saturday spent on the couch and only take a shower before bed Make a big list of things to be ticked, don’t accomplish anything Do you ever have trouble doing anything when you have lots to do? Do you prefer to push it off until tomorrow when you’ll add several more tasks to your list, too? The anecdotal evidence I’ve found suggests that if there’s something to look forward to I’ll try to tick the most important boxes from the list leaving me with nothing but free time Do you ever have trouble doing anything when you have lots to do? Do you prefer to push it off until tomorrow when you’ll add several more tasks to your list, too? Do you ever have trouble doing anything when you have lots to do? Do you prefer to push it off until tomorrow when you’ll add several more tasks to your list, too?
2.
02:34
I don’t want to feel this way, you’re always blowing my mind You just want to go today and leave our history behind I know that you’re gone I know that you’re going I cannot move on without ever knowing I don’t want to play your games ’cause they just bring people down Things just haven’t been the same since I got back into town I know that you’re gone I know that you’re going I cannot move on without ever knowing I found it once before but let it slip away I cannot change the past, just living for today I found it once before but let it slip away I cannot change the past, just living for today I just want to trust someone and never feel insecure I just want to have some fun and live a life that is pure I know that you’re gone I know that you’re going I cannot move on without ever knowing
3.
Would you want to know which kiss is the last? It’s so fast how things can really change from good to bad Would you want to have a little more time? ’cause I find that I keep wanting back the thing I had Maybe I should be glad I found out now not later Want to let her know how sad she’s made me but maybe she’s sad enough without me saying so Want to make her feel the way I do now it’s weird how she seems ok with it won’t let it show Maybe I should be glad I found out now not later Tell me how to be friends ’cause I don’t want to hate her
4.
Most people I meet like to be seen Doing everything I don’t need Weekday afternoons inducing cravings for evenings spent focusing on sating Why don’t I feel more left out when I go home instead of going out? It never bothered me before today and I have every intention of continuing that way I sincerely don’t give a shit about what anyone else has to say For what’s considered normal, that’s usually the case I’ve heard people are people I know most things never change This is simply one of many things that I find strange That even with desire to be individuals they end up just like everyone that they will ever know Why don’t I feel more left out when I go home instead of going out? It never bothered me before today and I have every intention of continuing that way I sincerely don’t give a shit about what anyone else has to say For what’s considered normal, that’s usually the case
5.
03:13
Don’t wait until it’s too late You’re making me hate the way I let myself fall for you once again Take time but please don’t waste mine ’cause I would be find if you’d just tell me what the hell is going on Just try to open your mind And I think you’ll find that there is really no one better for you now Last call I’m watching you fall And I’ve given all I’ve got; your move, your choice, your life to figure out
6.
We’re living in the city still Our new neighborhood has a different feel People seem more relaxed here I have never understood the need To get ahead at a different speed We’re all stopping every few blocks anyway What’s the hurry? You don’t look around How can you think when it’s up so loud? From the decals, we can see you’re proud to be what it is you think you are Now I ride my bike over to the train Nearly every day it’s almost the same There’s nothing wrong with a good routine If I need a ride, hasn’t happened yet I can call you up, the weather’s inclement We are just a few minutes away by car We tend to like things that are quieter Than what many people our age prefer Like staying home and doing our own work A night inside will always do us good
7.
And now I’m all alone And now I’m all alone But I am feeling fine I don’t have you on my mind And now the days are long And now that nights are long But I’m still feeling fine I don’t have you on my mind I don’t have you on my mind for the first time in a long long time Still I would like to find A way to change your mind And maybe things are better off this way And I’m sure it’s how they’ll stay And we’ll both be fine Still I would like to find A way to change your mind And maybe things are better off this way And I’m sure it’s how they’ll stay And now i’m all alone And now I’m all alone But I am feeling fine I don’t have you on my mind I don’t have you on my mind for the first time in a long long time For the first time in a long time
8.
02:55
I found the perfect girl Pretty as can be I guess just not perfect for me I want to change my ways Then maybe she’ll see That I can be just what she needs But I don’t know if I’ll succeed She’s got a style, got a smile that I love I just cannot get above these thoughts that linger in my mind I don’t know what it is I’ve liked girls before I guess I just like this one more I’m going crazy now It’s worse every day And there is nothing she can say that I won’t take in the wrong way It makes me sad when she’s out having fun And I’m stuck here with no one I can’t pretend like I’m all right She’s got a style, got a smile that I love I just cannot get above these thoughts that linger in my mind I found the perfect girl Pretty as can be I guess just not perfect for me
9.
Somebody has stolen your heart Make sure they’re not playing a part I’m serious I know from experience Time really does pass you by After a few months you would be wise To figure out what their motivations are Time heals many wounds What are you going to do? Don’t want to be around when everything crumbles down It’s time to wash my hands of all of this If you think you are smart, this is the hardest part Realization something’s going wrong What about the other shoe Some girls says she loves you What do you say if you’re not feeling it? Well, I just chickened out Affirmed despite my doubts Did not turn out too well for anyone Time heals many wounds What are you going to do? Don’t want to be around when everything crumbles down It’s time to wash my hands of all of this If you think you are smart, this is the hardest part Realization something’s going wrong
10.
I can’t make things right until I make it right inside But I’m not doing well Trying to forget what happened Trying to move on But I am still in hell I’m still in hell I don’t want to see you I don’t want to think about you but I have to go I wish I could just be happy I want to move on, but I can’t let you go Everyone So in love and they’re just out there having fun And I’ve tried It was too hard, so I guess for now I’m done I can’t make things right until I make it right inside But I’m not doing well Trying to forget what happened Trying to move on But I am still in hell I’m still in hell Everyone So in love and they’re just out there having fun And I’ve tried It was too hard, so I guess for now I’m done
11.
I can’t believe how hard I’m falling for you Girl, you’re my best friend When you’re around I just don’t care what we do I don’t want it to end I just love how we notice things that no one else sees Or how we almost died When people around us talk so seriously We know why Now that we’re talking, I feel so many things But mostly I feel great I’m so excited that you might come live here that I can hardly wait Even though I’ve waited ten years to hold you again and tell you how I feel I want to keep you for the rest of my life This is real So now I will hold on tightly I don’t want to lose you again I need you in my life Until we’re very old, until the very end I’ve tried before to find somebody like you They just don’t exist I never thought it could get better than this Until the night we kissed I just love how we notice things that no one else see Or how we almost died When people around us talk so seriously We know why So now I will hold on tightly I don’t want to lose you again I need you in my life Until we’re very old, until the very end

credits

released February 14, 2012

This album was written and recorded by Craig Ramsey and Charlie McArthur over the better part of three years in Cleveland, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.

Produced by Luke Moellman & Bears
Mixed by Luke Moellman
Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering NYC

Cover art by Kate Pugsley • katepugsley.com

Our live band currently consists of Rachel Hart, Jared McGrath, Nick Perry, Shannon Sullivan, Craig and Charlie.

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