Keepers

by The Susan Constant

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1.
These are trying times Underneath all my charm Is a questioning An alarm Ringing in my ears Echoing through these walls Telling me that there's Something wrong I’m not the one I’m just taking a part of you I’m not the one I’m just taking a part of you I’m not the one you think that you want Oh I’m just the only thing that you’ve got And i’m not the one I’m just taking a part of you I’m a flashing spark Arching up and across This pitch black sky Burning up There are nights when this Seems to stop making sense And the world breaks down Our defense I’m not the one I’m just taking a part of you I’m not the one I’m just taking a part of you I’m not the one you think that you want Oh I’m just the only thing that you’ve got And I’m not the one I’m just taking a part of you Oh I, I know that you’re leaving here tomorrow But I can’t seem to make myself care I’m not the one I’m just taking a part of you I’m not the one I’m just taking a part of you I’m not the one you think that you want Oh I’m just the only thing that you’ve got And I’m not the one I’m just taking a part of you
2.
02:43
Eliza drips her light brown hair on headstones and patiently walks all the way back home. I wake up with hair all on my pillow and horrible thoughts running through my head. So you told me, that I’m just waiting for her to decide this isn’t what she wants. But it’s not that simple, I feel responsible for having let it get this far. [Eliza, I wanted, to tell you the truth; Eliza, I meant to, come back to you] I can feel the lull of getting older, oftentimes confusing it for calm. Maybe that is just another way of convincing us to defer what we want. So you told me, that I’m just waiting for her to decide this isn’t what she wants. But it’s not that simple, I feel responsible for having let it get this far. [Eliza, I wanted, to tell you the truth; Eliza, I meant to, come back to you] Oh you wave your banner and you pull the silence out of me And you wish for better, but you can't convince yourself to leave So you told me, that I’m just waiting for her to decide this isn’t what she wants. But it’s not that simple, I feel responsible for having let it get this far. [Eliza, I wanted, to tell you the truth; Eliza, I meant to, come back to you] I can’t control the point I can’t control the point I can’t control the point of no return the point I can’t control the point I can’t control it
3.
03:30
I’m not making any of this up, I swear to you. We came so close to creating something that could create us. I know I’m down to my last chance to turn this around. I can’t fool any of you into feeling anything at all. My friends might reflect everything I’ve been, but not who I am. I know I’m down to my last chance to turn this around. And I’m not tired I’m just getting bored. Oh I’m not tired just here wanting more. Wake me up when we get past this part. I don’t need to see everyone believes in me
4.
I’m over feeling like anything that comes out of my mouth is gonna make you stop and wonder why we aren’t pursuing something else: Why we can’t resist These are the final resting places of our dreams; The only spot where we feel how we used to be. Oh I would scream if I wasn’t scared of waking everyone. These idle hands can feel just what they could have done. I’m over thinking that I’m ever gonna change the way I try to carry everyone with me. I’m not quite what, I wish you thought of me; I wish you thought of me. These are the final resting places of our dreams; The only spot where we feel how we used to be. Oh I would scream if I wasn’t scared of waking everyone. These idle hands can feel just what they could have done. This train ride won't clear my head like it used to when I first got here. I’m not aching for the way that things used to be, I’m just waiting for an opportunity. These are the final resting places of our dreams; The only spot where we feel how we used to be. Oh I would scream if I wasn’t scared of waking everyone. These idle hands can feel just what they could have done I'm done.
5.
03:49
I, I am the only Ghost that is haunting All of these floors above your head And I, I am correcting All of your grammar All of the mistakes you have made I am yours but I’m not free Never scream or get up to leave These are the last remains, the things we say The end of you and me I, I hate to say it But I’m at my breaking Point and I think its about time That we saw each other As just former lovers And got on with both our lives I am yours but I’m not free Never scream or get up to leave These are the last remains, the things we say The end of you and me I know, his idle hands they move slow- -ly over your body, I know That this is the place you wanna be I know it’s everything you need
6.
04:42
I'm coming out of the sun 'cause it's dried me and I'm tired and I don't know what I've done This, it can't be the scene that I'm destined to reside in paint it over never leave I know what I need: it's you and mystery. Collapsing in my arms; reflections of what we want. And I know what I need: it's you and mystery. And I know its all right here I'm stranded out on a line balanced between these arrangements of mine I know what I need: it's you and mystery. Collapsing in my arms; reflections of what we want. And I know what I need: it's you and mystery. And I know its all right here Lies, lies, lies I know what I need: It's only the borders that seem incomplete here. And I know you can't see but it helps me to go, it helps me to sleep.

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"...lyrically reminiscent of Death Cab...: big drums, big hooks, big fun" - Stephen Carradini, Independent Clauses //

Tracks 1, 6: Record December 2014 @ Studio 52 Allston MA.
Recorded and Mixed by Jim Theodore. Mastered by Mark Veligor
Produced by The Susan Constant and Jim Theodore

Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5: Recorded January-May 2015 @ VRoom Framingham, MA. Recorded by The Susan Constant. Mixed and Mastered by Mark Veligor. Produced by TSC and Mark Veligor

All songs written by The Susan Constant
(c) 2014, 2015 Tour de Stade Records

Album Photography by Sarah Oppelt @214simon

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released June 12, 2015

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Straight ahead Boston indie rock with enough dancey-dance thrown in to keep things interesting.

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