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released July 16, 2016

Song Six and a a Half was recorded by Spencer Ferris
Mike Amato wrote that sick-nasty riff in Crash
thisamericanlife outro written by Mike
June Bug, Lawn Party and Petty Mountain recorded mixed and mastered by Spencer

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Track Name: Dead Reckoning
Now to clean the mess you started
twenty months ago
cluttered junk stuffed in the closet's
tough to let it go

When the past is a friend you know
When the past is a friend you know

Suddenly the party's ending
everybody's gone
you still stuck around pretending
you could still move on

But its hard to let it go
when the past is a friend you know

And its all mixed up in mixed emotion
upside down and right side up
all that time wasted on bullshit
all that nothings adding up

to not very much
to not very much
to not very much
to not very much

All mixed up in mixed emotion
(now to clean the mess you started twenty months ago )
upside down and right side up
(cluttered junk stuffed in the closet's tough to let it go)
all that time wasted on bullshit
(Suddenly the party ended everybody's gone )
all that nothings adding up
(you still stuck around pretended you could still move on)

you'll see, I'm all red
you'll see, I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red

you'll see, I'm all red
you'll see, I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
I'm all red
Track Name: Life on Mute
This is my favorite song
I played it for you on your lawn
I used the same three chords
I've used a hundred times before

And I wrote a melody
to show you what you mean to me
I wrote a silly verse
to tell you just how cute you were

And now I'm harking back
to words I know are tried and true
but I love you
I love you
I love you

This is my favorite tune
I wrote it for you late last June
We were just wide eyed kids
on the brink of nothing big

And I wrote a stupid line
I think about you all the time
My mediocrity
is showing through
from every seam

And now I'm harking back
to words I know are tried and true
but I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you
Track Name: Crash
Asleep on the floor
I was going nowhere fast
So show me the door
I'll become a thing of the past
Track Name: Mind over Matter
Can I do
Mind over matter
with this
it doesn't work like that with
Mind over matter
with this
it doesn't work like that with
Mind over matter
with this
it doesn't work like that with
Mind over matter
with this
it doesn't work like that with this

Cuz there's some things you can't fix
and there's some things you can't fix
no there's some things you can't fix
and there's some things you can't

Mind over matter
with this
it doesn't work like that with
Mind over matter
with this
it doesn't work like that with
Mind over matter
with this
it doesn't work like that with
Mind over matter
with this
it doesn't work like that with this

Cuz there's some things you can't fix
and there's some things you can't fix
there's just some things you can't fix
there's just some things you can't

Mind over matter
with this
it doesn't work like that with
Mind over matter
with this
it doesn't work like that
Mind over matter
with this
it doesn't work like that with
Mind over matter
with this
it doesn't work like that with this
Track Name: NYC
I came to the big city
with big aspirations
knowing well that reality
never matched my expectations
so why would it start now
why am I let down
get me off the ground
and get me home bound

cuz FYI
NYC isn't all it's cracked up to be
and now I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home

FYI
NYC isn't all it's cracked up to be
and now I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home

da na na na na na na na na na naa na (x2)

I came to the big city
in bad constellations
self fulfilling a prophesy
to match my expectations
And I brought it down
on my own account
get me off the ground
and get me home now

and FYI
NYC isn't all it's cracked up to be
and now I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home

FYI
NYC isn't all it's cracked up to be
and now I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home
I just wanna go home
Track Name: thisamericanlife
This American life
So comparably nice
When the sun comes up
Tomorrow I'll go
Riding on my motorcycle
Playing cards on
Your back porch
Through the yard the dogs
Go chasing squirrels
Like birds chase bees
And boys chase girls
And Christmas lights hang
In the middle of summer

And I feel surrounded by the world
Does the world feel surrounded by the water
And I feel surrounded by the world
Does the world feel surrounded by the water
I feel surrounded by the world
Does the world feel surrounded by

This American sky
So unbearably wide
When Columbus sailed the ocean blue
In fourteen hundred ninety two he
Didn't know what he discovered
He said
I feel surrounded by the world
Does the world feel surrounded by the water
And I feel surrounded by the world
does the world feel surrounded by the water
Said I feel surrounded by the world
Does the world feel surrounded by the water

I fell through the open sky
Never got to say goodbye
Breath in deep and dissapear
Out into the atmosphere
Exhale slow and satisfied
Floating like a satellite
Track Name: Song Six and a Half
Here's a song
For a girl
That I wrote behind a wheel
Let me tell you
All the things
That I don't really feel

Yeah I know
That I'm not
But I never said I am
And I know
What you want
So I'll say I understand

You're always there for me
You're always there

Here's a song
For a girl
That I'll never get to meet
Add yourself
To the list
Of things not meant to be

Here's a line
For the friends
That I'll never see again
And the notes
That I wrote
But was too afraid to send

You're always there for me
You're always there

Here's the slow interlude
that I felt obliged to do
Summarize the sentiments
of verses one and two

Now the drums come back in
With a sick distorted riff
Someone arpeggiate
Major sevenths thirds and fifths

You're always there for me
You're always there
Track Name: June Bug
This'll be your way when you're away from me
to hear me say I love you Hailey
This'll be your way when you're away from home
to hear me say you're so beautiful

This'll be my way when I'm away from you
to tell you I always loved you
This'll be my way when I'm away from home
to feel just a little less alone
Track Name: Lawn Party
Well now I'm in trouble
seeing double
and the colors blur
Head in the toilet
can't avoid it
and my stomach hurts
Your shoulders in my armpit
as I'm starting
to go upside down
Lines are forming circles
and the world is
going round and round
Track Name: Petty Mountain
Petty mountain
you know
there's a cliff
you can't climb
I'm still crawling
my way out from
under my lies
I'm still digging
myself out
this hole
that I dug
I'm so sorry
for hurting
the ones
that I love

I've made my mistakes
but I still never learn
I hope that I get
all the shit I deserve
I know when I come back
to visit these words
They'll bite
They'll sting
They'll hurt
They'll burn
Track Name: There
you call me on the phone when you're there
you do what you're told when you're there
and they gave you a shotgun for the bears
and its cold to the bone over there

you sleep on a boat when you're there
you're panning for gold over there
and they made you cut off all your hair
and I wish you were home and not there

and I wish you were home and not there
and I wish you were home and not there
and I wish you were home and not there
and I wish you were home but you're there

and I wish you were home and not there
and I wish you were home and not there
and I wish you were home and not there
and I wish you were home but you're there
Track Name: Solid Ground
And I wouldn't break a thing I made myself
I'm holding on to something else
And I wouldn't cut the strings that hold me up
Until I'm back on solid ground

Last night in Brooklyn
I went out to have a look for myself
and see the things I'm missing
with my life up on the shelf
But it always takes me all of Fall
And most of Spring
To see the thing I'm missing
isn't missing me
And through the winter I'm depressed
keep to myself
close to my chest
And then the summer rolls along
and it's overwhelmed
and falls apart

cuz It's so beautiful my heart feels
like it's working overtime
trying to fall in love and trying to break
at the same time
And it's so simple for a second then it's
gone again
and I feel like a stranger wondering where
the old me went

But I wouldn't break a thing I made myself
I'm holding on to something else
And I wouldn't cut the strings that hold me up
Until I'm back on solid ground
Track Name: The Song for D'Orsi
This is the song for D'orsi
some people call him Matt
some people call him D'Orsi (x2)

this is the song
for Tommy
his girlfriends names Irene
and she says sorry sore-E

this is the song
for Kallfelz
we fall off stuff for fun
cuz failure's such a rush

this is the song
for Joey
some people call him Joe
some people call him Joey


This is the song
for D'Orsi
and it's for all my friends
but it's for mostly D'Orsi
Track Name: Fuck it all to Hell
Well now I'm back where I started
Where I was a year ago
Slightly less broken hearted
More mature
self assured
much adult

But this is not what I pictured
when I sort of planned it out
So now I'll pack my belongings
Fuck it I'll
let it all
fall to hell

Fuck it all to hell now
Track Name: Miserable Company of the Sane
I'm holding on to you
like an uncashed check
I'm holding on to you
like the one last breath
Before I plunge into
the unknown depths of murky water
I've been wading up to my chest

But this time its a real goodbye I'm
making sure that all my ends get tied
So no ta-ta-for-nows see you aronds
I won't see you around

I'm holding on to you
like an an empty nest
I'm holding on to you
like the east holds west
I'm holding on to you
like the one last breath
in murky water
I've been wading up to my neck

But this time its a real goodbye I'm
making sure that all my ends get tied
So no ta-ta-for-nows see you aronds
I won't see you around
Track Name: College
I don't know if I miss you
or if I just miss college
I don't know if we're really friends
or just alcoholics
I don't know how to talk
without my hands
in my pockets
I don't know if I should
pick it up or just fucking drop it

Does it depend on the situation?
What do I do now
what do I do now

I don't know if I miss you
or if I just miss Tolland
I don't know if we'll ever be
the things that we wanted
It's the dirt and the dust
in summer air full of pollen
It's the room of the house
that I will always keep haunted

Am I the jist of a generation
what do I do now
I'm looking back on my graduation
what do I do now
what do I do now
what do I do now