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Caught in a Summer Swell (Decades Records)

by the band in Heaven

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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
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Does It Show 03:53
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
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Summer Swell 04:30
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
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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
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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
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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?
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Breaths 03:31
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
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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
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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
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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
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Dandelion Wine (REMIX) (free) 06:06
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the band in Heaven - Caught in a Summer Swell

"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 September 17, 2013

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