To Far Away Friends

by Port Manteau

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credits

released 07 July 2014

Recorded/mixed/mastered at
House of Fish Production
Orleans, Ontario
Produced by Mike Poisson

All tracks by
Blair/Grekul/Rankin/Robertson

Warmest thanks to
Will L., Ray R., Bill G., Collette P., Anthony R., Adam G., Rob B., Tim V., Alexis B., Spencer W., Greg D., She-Yang L-C., and everyone else who's seen us through.

Best heard at full volume.


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2014

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Track Name: Away From Here
So now, I'm spent, I'm longing for rent
And now, the swing goes backwards to start

I know you are going anywhere
I was afraid of everything
We brave the stairs a little out of time
I searched the floors for what we shouldn't find
I could not do you a favour, I'd be the last by far
I was backwards, you will never forget that scar

I am going away somewhere
I am going away somewhere

You can trust me not to tell this
I was late so I could digress
I am just a work in progress
Take me back so I can confess

If days were lost I wouldn't care
I'm a laugh trust me I swear
I have nothing to declare
Were all the moments even there?

It's so good that it cannot last
We always go to hard and burn out so fast
Take a drink, take a dozen more
When the sun comes up it's not over
It's fun the first day, try three of four
It's always the last time but
Whose counting anymore?
Track Name: Nickels and Dimes
We're on vacation, scraping what's left of our frustration
Counting our nickels and dimes, we'll always take our time
There's nothing else to do
Nothing feels new

Lost at sea you came to me to find a plan
We could go a million miles not hitting land

We're taking out time
Broken pipes are laying the line
We don't know what to do but we always have a clue
that keeps us trying
We'll always take our time

Lost at sea you came to me to find a plan
We could go a million miles not hitting land

I was told that big things were gonna come
They're gonna be better than
All that we have went through this whole year
I'd thought I'd be different now
My debts are still laying around
And I've just been waiting for it all to click
But it never does

What does it take to get it right?
Why can't I relate to make it right?
What does it take to get it right?
Why can't I relate to make it right?
Track Name: Moon Boy
Just leave it to me, what we call a good person
When you just want pride from somebody else
And I'll run the damn red lights
Blind doesn't mean you can't hear

The doctor wrote me up they stood behind the curtain
So I wait for the voice that I know

I am changing you know
I am changing you know
What you wanted to fall
I am leaving it all

The day is never done
When you know the sun comes up
We should know we haven't slept in years

Race the long way home
Three days is too soon to recall the failing of my whole ability

I am changing you know
I am changing you know
What you wanted to fall
I am leaving it all

Crack a smile for me
I know, I know
The plan has walked away
I know, I know
The past is all I see
I know, I know
We let it all decay
I know, I know

I am changing you know
I am changing you know
What you wanted to fall
I am leaving it all

Let's all go to the overpass
See where it could have taken us

So slow we are going around our heads
So slow we are going around our heads
Track Name: Burden
Oh my god I can't explain my God
I can't just name my God
I can't explain

What's going on with you?
What's going on with you?

I was never the one to trust what I was told
So what you were trying to save when you knew it all along?

You know that I was not where I always belong
But you've gotta admit sometimes that you're wrong

On my God I have waited so long to see if you were gonna let me know
that you weren't coming for me now I have waited so long to see if
you were gonna let me know that you weren't coming

Oh my God I can't explain my God I can't just name my God
I can't explain

Oh my God I can't explain my God I can't just name my God
I can't explain
Track Name: Pioneer
So where were you?
I never thought I could break down
But if I'm broke you know that
Money is the glue
Drunk on the street in daylight
A woman walks her dog
I can't compete with flowers
Six months without a job

And I can forget what I wanted
But I can't know that, that which was never there
The pathways were lined with a sick sense of hopefulness
But I can know that we were some pioneers

Go to the bar to find the girl you love
Or to the church, a saviour
Tithes are not enough
I give up, I've been down for so long
You stole my stuff
I let you in, in the morning you were gone

And I can forget what I wanted
But I can't know that, that which was never there
The pathways were lined with a sick sense of hopefulness
But I can know that we were some pioneers

Let it all, let it all, let it all out
Let it all, let it all, let it all out
Track Name: I'll Be Damned
And I'll be damned, we couldn't see
the forest through the trees
It's all for show, I've seen before
Wiser words won't get me out that door

And I'll be damned
Who could've known the plan had failed before I threw
that first stone
and like I'd try, if you could help me
You'd think I'd know just where I want to go

You'll never see everyone that you need to know
You're gonna be just a thought that I need to let it go
Right at the sea where we hope it is sunny
You'll always be just a thought that I need to leave

And I'll be damned, ignore the breeze
These voices starting to obscure what I need to believe
I'll say I tried, I wish you'd won
You say you've started but you claim that you're done

You'll never see everyone that you need to know
You're gonna be just a thought that I need to let it go
Right at the sea where we hope it is sunny
You'll always be just a thought that I need to leave

You say you've lost control
But you've never been
One to keep it anyways, you just gave it all away
I could call it luck, we could all give in
But you know this anyways, you just gave it all away

What I said I never did, but I let it all go
It's so easy to hide, when nothings going your way
What I said I never did, I just let it all go
I just let it all go

You'll never see everyone that you need to know
You're gonna be just a thought that I need to let it go
Right at the sea where we hope it is sunny
You'll always be just a thought that I need to leave
Track Name: Stay Loud
I took a chance I went right through the door
I had a drink but trust me I needed more
My knees were weak, I couldn't stand tall
I took a seat and then you came by my side

Go out and go back there
Get out, get out, get out, get out
Go out and go back there
Get out, get out, get out, get out

What's this, you call
It doesn't mean anything at all
What's this you call

I took a chance I even turned my head around
It seemed so fast I couldn't stop looking down
You'll never know just when you'll lose your chance
So take a breath head into the expanse

We're turning our heads
We're closing our eyes
We can't be bothered anymore
We can't be bothered anymore


Go out and go back there
Get out, get out, get out, get out
Go out and go back there
Get out, get out, get out, get out

What's this, you call
It doesn't mean anything at all
What's this you call

Wake up to see the trend
Wake up and find your friends
I never saw the truth
That we are stuck in youth
These stories go away
Before we all decay
And this could always be my last mistake

Go out and go back there
Get out, get out, get out, get out
Go out and go back there
Get out, get out, get out, get out

What's this, you call
It doesn't mean anything at all
What's this you call
Track Name: The Lookout
So your weight's on my last leg
Oh, it's gonna be there when you get back
It's gonna be there when you get back
It's gonna be there when you get back
It's gonna be fair when you get back

Waiting in doubt to see if it will change
The sky is blacked out just waiting for the rain
I'm the lookout so I can turn around
The wedding was done but I still heard the sound

So I know that I'm not the biggest deal
But we all look up to fools around here
But we all look up to fools around here
But we all look up to fools around here
So put on some dirt and go somewhere

Waiting in doubt to see if it will change
The sky is blacked out just waiting for the rain
I'm the lookout so I can turn around
The wedding was done but I still heard the sound

Come down, walk out we're so cliche
Step out of the light let them see your face
Cause there's nothing wrong now with what you've done
It's a better haul than what never happened

Waiting in doubt to see if it will change
The sky is blacked out just waiting for the rain
I'm the lookout so I can turn around
The wedding was done but I still heard the sound

You're too liked to be a vagrant
You're too edgy to be kind
The tracing got all the praise
A new shortcut was made
Another genius was born
Without his own god damn name
You're too liked to be a vagrant
You're too edgy to be kind
Track Name: After Hours
I was alone at the tavern all this time
She said she loves me
So I had to clean my place

When the feelings were gone she was annoyed by everything
I felt differently
But I had to give her some space

So it goes

I will grow to learn that you're not what I wanted
Forget what you thought and get back to your logic
Track Name: All the Others
Your advice is always about what you did wrong
I'm trying but I cannot see it
I'm trying but I cannot see it
How will know to get the other things right?
I'm trying but I cannot see it
I'm trying but I cannot see it

You said don't become like me
I happen to agree
You said don't become like all the others

You said don't become like me
I happen to agree
You said don't become like all the others

Think I'll shut my eyes, shut my mouth
No ones around to hear
Think I'll shut my eyes, shut my mouth
No ones around to hear
Think I'll shut my eyes, shut my mouth
No ones around to hear
Think I'll shut my eyes, shut my mouth
No ones around to hear

We were trying to end up right
We couldn't even fight
We weren't trying to be like all the others
We were trying to end up right
We couldn't even fight