Live 2012​-​2013

by The Travel Guide

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released 06 August 2013

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The Travel Guide Wichita, Kansas

Indie band based out of Wichita, Kansas. We write songs about places and feelings and ideas.

"The Travel Guide, in a few words, is the center of the crossroads where potential and execution meet. Being a band that has found their primary sound at an early point in their career, they have a certain edge and breath of maturity that’s necessary when attempting to climb the musician’s ladder."
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Track Name: Long Year
It's been a long year fighting for control of the fickle earth
it's been a long year stitching up bones into your skirts
it's been a long year staring through the dark at a screen
at villains spilling blood all over the t.v.
it's been long year so much has fallen asleep in the dirt
It's been a long year swallowing the pills of your promises
in the promised land digging up wells till your veins collapse
if you need me I'll be sleeping in the shadow of tree
punching at the sky with my hands
it's been a long year wondering if we're gonna make plans again

this is the morning when the edifices fell
this is the morning when the country ate itself
I followed you out in the air
like the world was starting new again somewhere
I went to see the sea make its violent retreat
to catch the crashing sun casting violet through the trees
oh the sun burned the heart out of us all
so we shot it down and stumbled into fall
and we were all on our own

It's been a long year fighting for control of the fickle earth
it's been a long year stitching up bones into your skirts
it's been a long year staring through the dark at a screen
at villains spilling blood all over the t.v.
it's been long year so much has fallen asleep in the dirt
It's been a long year swallowing the pills of your promises
in the promised land digging up wells till your veins collapse
if you need me I'll be sleeping in the shadow of tree
punching at the sky with my hands
it's been a long year wondering if we're gonna make plans again
Track Name: Hubris
For twenty years and then some more
I've been building hills outside my door
for weeks until my feet got sore
I was kicking sand across my floor
then I dug through soil in a dream
I saw you beaming, charmed and free
with concrete where you should have teeth
and blurry eyes not made to see

and I've been counting the hours, counting the hours,
till the future begins
and I've been trading a dream, trading a dream
for the next thing that's happening

should I clothe myself in magazines
trade my bed for benzadrine
seek the city, seek the sea
swim through salt to burn me clean

and I've been counting the hours, counting the hours,
till the future begins
and I've been trading a dream, trading a dream
for the next thing that's happening

but it's a lie, it's a lie, it's a bold-faced lie
it's a lie though we keep telling it
but it's a lie, it's a lie, it's a god-damned lie
it's a lie, don't you ever forget
that it's a lie, it's a lie, it's a bold-faced lie
it's a lie though we keep telling it
but it's a lie, it's a lie, it's a god-damned lie
it's a lie, don't you ever forget

Your head's got clouds hanging over the windows
and ceilings as high as the sky
you're the chamber where I rest when my flesh grows weary
a hospital I can use any time
but you know, you know when we were acting like lovers
I was seeking asylum in your mind
we fell asleep to what looked like New England
and we woke up and it was the end of time

tell your friends that I'm coming back home again
oh I'm coming home to pick a fight
I'll be spitting at their religions I'll be throwing down with all my mind
I'll be bringing down a new word from heaven
in a language from a long dead time
I'll be drying up the sea to make islands
I'll be building up a mountain with my life

and I've been counting the hours, counting the hours,
till the future begins
and I've been trading a dream, trading a dream
for the next thing that's happening

but it's a lie, it's a lie, it's a bold-faced lie
it's a lie though we keep telling it
but it's a lie, it's a lie, it's a god-damned lie
it's a lie, don't you ever forget
that it's a lie, it's a lie, it's a bold-faced lie
it's a lie though we keep telling it
but it's a lie, it's a lie, it's a god-damned lie
it's a lie, don't you ever forget
Track Name: January Bones
Your heart pumps cold blood in the winter
anxious for a blizzard
and January Bones
The whole world's trapped up in their livings rooms
napping through the afternoon
beneath the ice and snow

I know you'll leave when the morning comes, I know you will
so tonight I'm stuck searching through the street for time to kill

there's a different kind of quiet
frozen in these bright and lonely parking lots at night
the lamps all tower up above you
the cameras keep their eyes glued
to the kinds of people like you

I know you'll leave when the morning comes, I know you will
so tonight I'm stuck searching through the street for time to kil
I know you'll leave when the morning comes, I know you will
so tonight I'm stuck searching through the street for time to kil

let the kids get the summer I'll take the freezing chill
when the drought claims our water, we'll beg for the ice we will
Track Name: Hockey Night
Sometimes when I'm dreamin
sometimes when I dream we are a colony of cars
corralled to separate bars
sometimes when I'm sleepin
sometimes when I sleep
I can feel this city's teeth
chattering beneath

but they keep stuttering on
they keep stuttering on
they keep stuttering on
they keep stuttering on

Sometimes when I wake up
sometimes when I wake
the whole thing doesn't take
the whole thing doesn't take
I never hear you singin
words people are speakin
antennae come between
our tongues hide from our cheeks

but they keep stuttering on
they keep stuttering on
they keep stuttering on
they keep stuttering on
they keep stuttering on
they keep stuttering on
they keep stuttering on
they keep stuttering on
Track Name: Lives Like Climates
On the walls around and in the buildings downtown
men are hammering their hard hearts down
in the restaurants where we earned a place to sleep
I dreamt a sea that could swallow this town
in the wreckage underwater
she was trapped and left for dead
on the bridges stretching over
I was hanging by the head

I'm gonna change my name give my things away
and we'll escape from the basement at night
I'm gonna stow away on a red eye plane
chasing a trail to the morning light
we'll build our new house landlocked
before we lose it to the sea
we'll live our lives like climates
before we lose them to the heat

I want to fall backward into the good earth
I want to fall back underground
I want to fall backward into the good earth
I want to fall back underground

America is draining all her aquifers and lakes
and storing all the buckets in the cargo holds of plains
gotta get the sunsets singing
gotta paint their heads with rain
gotta build new sets of symbols got to give ourselves new names