Caught in a Summer Swell (Decades Records)

by the band in Heaven

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the band in Heaven
Caught in a Summer Swell
Debut album

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"It's a lovely collection of dreampop that should interest fans of late '80s Creation records, '90s-era Slumberland Records and jangly, effects-laden guitars in general." - Brooklyn Vegan

"Whether this “summer swell” ends after high school or after getting a degree at the university, you still end up with much the same ends: time to get a job, pick a career, grow up in a hurry and find out that life isn’t as great as you thought it’d be when you were only 15-16 and couldn’t wait to, at least, turn 21 so you could buy liquor, get into bars, etc. but when you turn 22 the novelty starts to wear off. These are the ideas The Band in Heaven are inculcating via their shoegazing, hypnogogic sweetness and light: a multicolored spectrum of bright pastels that push the pleasure centers in the brain" - Independent Review

"Each repetitive, glowing progression is another step deeper into a sun-soaked, psychedelic landscape. These summer anthems of Caught in a Summer Swell are decorated with fun synths glossed with dreamy effects and sweet harmonies on guitar and vocals alike." - Popstache

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released 17 September 2013

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Track Name: Dandelion Wine
The sights and sounds that fell all around your feet
(red white and blue, know everything true)
All turn to gold, line the sidewalks of your street
(people come and go, where to no one knows)
The summer sun will set, won’t stay too long
(don’t hide your eyes, greet the world outside)
So waste your breath and fill your lungs with songs
(songs you used to know, the ones your daddy showed you)

Kiss your wrist and ask no one the time
Stay up late getting drunk off that Dandelion Wine

Now your shoes all worn, your shirt all tucked in safe
(tucked down inside, still got nothing right)
Your hands all cracked, can’t help but show their age
(worn to the bone, spent polishing stones)
You showed up small but you grew too tall to walk
(bent and afraid, everything has changed)
Now you curse the kids that hang around your block
(all they do is talk, the ones that time forgot)

Check your wrist and ask someone the time
Can’t remember getting drunk off that Dandelion Wine
Track Name: Does It Show
Bright, morning light
The kind that eats you up inside
When you’re spun far out of control
Think it’s funny none of your friends know
(don’t it show?)

Ain’t nothing wrong with burning bright
Made it through another lousy night
All this boring days all blur together
Don’t really care I’ll be dumb forever

Slow, soft summer days
The kind that stretch and yawn won’t stay
But I found her, in a golden dream
Someone strange and just as fucked as me
(can’t you see?)

Ain’t nothing wrong with burning bright
Made it through another lousy night
All these boring days all blur together
Don’t really care we’ll be dumb forever
Track Name: Summer Swell
Caught in a summer swell
Shaped like time and cruel as hell
There ain’t no one left around
Just you and me in this hopeless town

Were they lying through their teeth?
When they said we could be anything
Well know we’re as good as ghosts
Endless roads nowhere to go

(Bless the ones / That got away)
(Because Heaven knows / We can’t stay)

You and I were doomed
Grew up way too soon
Curse and drunk all night
Be gone with morning light

Driving father’s truck around
Keep that engine roaring now
Faster than that siren sound
Breaking down, darling let me out

(Bless the ones / That got away)
(Because Heaven knows / We can’t stay)

You and I were doomed
Grew up way too soon
Curse and drunk all night
Be gone with morning light
Track Name: Fairweather Friends
White, bright burning light
Crowd tense, still holding tight
Chords keep ringing out
Sweat just keeps on pouring down

Babe, I’m so far gone
Think I know been here too long
The band keeps droning on
Saying last song last song last song

Put on a show
(put on a show)
Then you watch them go
Fairweather friends

(put on a show)

The sad, they greet the streets
Some got that look of pure defeat
We’re stoned and kicking stones
Guess I’ll let you take me home

Put on a show
(put on a show)
Then you watch them go
(then you watch them go)
Fairweather friends
Track Name: Tunnel Into Your Dreams
Tell me all the wonder that you’ve found
The lovers you’ve had since you’ve left this town
I’ll bury all my secrets in the ground
Let them grow before I stamp them out

Thought of all those nights I fell asleep
Counting teeth I listened to you breathe
Wonder if you ever think of me?
Think I found a tunnel into your dreams

You can’t escape me

I think I’m stuck in the photos of myself
Collecting dust just sitting on your shelf
Or maybe I’m stuck in the letters that I wrote
Burn them in winter if it helps to keep you warm

Thought of all those nights I fell asleep
Counting teeth I listened to you breathe
Wonder if you ever think of me?
Think I found a tunnel into your dreams

You can’t escape me
No you can’t escape me
Track Name: Music Television
I don’t know how you pull me back
All it takes is to hear one track
I heard your voice as if in a dream
All the walls they come tumbling

Well darling come on
They were playing our song
Will you get up and dance to the radio
Well darling come on
They were playing our song
Will you get up and dance
Or will you get up and go?

They built a world out of magazines
Filled our hearts with MTV
We spent our days in a neverage
Time at last, it caught up to me

Well darling come on
They were playing our song
Will you get up and dance to the radio
Well darling come on
They were playing our song
Will you get up and dance
Or will you get up and go?
Track Name: Breaths
The weather’s getting warmer
We’re dying in the sun
Before you get to Heaven
Did you have a little fun?
Well I don’t want to live forever
But I’m putting up a fight
Afraid there’s no one up there
Keeping on the light

Don’t you know?
There’s no hope

And oh how, it all goes south
Oh how, it all turns to dust in your mouth

The city is a graveyard
Filled with sacred stones
Every day is a procession
We’re dying to get home
And we pray on television
Pray that we get well
Yea Father’s always laughing
Because it’s going all to hell

Don’t you know?
There’s no hope

And oh how, it all goes south
Oh how, it all turns to dust in your mouth

(I can lay / behind your teeth / I am safe)
(In your ear / I can sleep)
(Watch the days / turn to weeks)

And oh how, it all goes south
Oh how, it all turns to dust in your mouth
Track Name: Young and Dumb
The old house looks strange
The windows in pain
Street signs all bent
Heavy with regret
Daddy can’t pay rent
All the love long spent
Kept like a secret
Growing in the shed

You were the sun / when I was young
You were the sun / back when I was dumb

(I know that you know / where you wanna go)
Yea I know that you know / where you wanna go

Fake it, we’re fine
Can’t fight, there’s no time
A house built of cards
Can’t crash too hard
Took me so long
To find out what was wrong
You were the one I was running from

You were the sun / when I was young
You were the sun / back when I was dumb

(I know that you know / where you wanna go)
Yea I know that you know / where you wanna go

You were the sun / when I was young
You were the sun / back when I was dumb
You were the sun / when I was young
You were the sun / back when I was dumb
Track Name: Disappear Here
We’re burning through these days and months and years
Building up our fears
Hanging on like Jesus on the cross
Sorry for your loss
God was late or called in sick
God was late or called it quits

Dizzy, spinning, hope it turns you around
Dizzy, spinning, hope it gets you down

If Heaven’s just a place that’s full of ghosts
All watching close
And the earth is just a place to watch the sky
And wonder why
Why’d we come here to die
Well here it comes, say goodbye

Dizzy, spinning, hope it turns you around
Dizzy, spinning, hope it gets you down
Track Name: Farewell Summer
Made myself a list of all your names
The ones that left the ones that couldn’t stay
I lit a match and brought them to a flame
Watch them burn from crimson down to gray

(all my friends have been)
(married, buried, or carried away)
(all my friends have forgotten)
(the promises we made)

So farewell summer
Those summer rays
Farewell to all those brighter days
There’s nothing left but sleep

Nothing left but sleep
Dug myself a pretty little grave
One I visit every single day
Don’t know why, I know we’re still alive
But it felt right to bury something that had died

(all my friends have been)
(married, buried, or carried away)
(all my friends have forgotten)
(the promises we made)

So farewell summer
Those summer rays
Farewell to all those brighter days
There’s nothing left but sleep

Nothing left but sleep