Reverb & Suction

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credits

released July 29, 2014

Paul Johnson: drums, vocals, synth
Karl Michelbach: vocals, guitar
Joe Osborne: bass, vocals
Aubrey Scarbrough: Rhodes piano, synth, vocals

All songs by Johnson, Michelbach, Osborne, © 2014, BMI, except "Woman of the Year" by Michelbach, © 2014, BMI

Recorded by Chris Bigley in Walla Walla, Washington at Vicarious Rex and Guild House. Additional recording at Ruby’s Place.
Edited, mixed and suctioned by PJ
Produced by The ToC
Mastered at panicStudios, Seattle by John McCaig
Album cover painting by Joel Henriques
Layout by PJ

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Track Name: Falling Down
Falling Down

A boy tells his father
I wanna fly across the water
They fashioned together
The pinions of wax and feathers

An epic disaster
A painting by some old master
The ocean was calling
A corner from the sky is falling

Down
Into the brackish brown
Down
We’d barely left the ground
Down
A reckless boy is drowning
And the world turns ‘round to greet another day

A boy tells his father˙
I wanna fly across the water
There’s no use forestalling
The darkness when the night is falling

Down
Into the brackish brown
Down
I’d barely left the ground
Down
A reckless boy is drowning
And the world turns ‘round to greet another day
Track Name: Sorry
Sorry

Hey man, she threw you out again
Someone must have clued her in
I bet you’re feeling pretty rough
Let me help you get your stuff

I’ve got a friend from out of town
He’s cool I could drive you down
I can tell her where you’ve gone
When I see her later on

It doesn’t matter if you’re sorry
And It won’t matter when you’re gone
It doesn’t matter

Hey man she had to make you go
Can’t say I didn’t tell you so
Don’t you worry she’ll be fine
Someday we’ll see you down the line

It doesn’t matter if you’re sorry
And It won’t matter when you’re gone
It doesn’t matter
Track Name: Her Bed (And How She Made It)
Her Bed (And How She Made It)

She pulled the curtains
And settled in
Clutched the covers
To her chin

Her bed’s an ocean
She’s drowning in
She sinks toward morning
But until then

She dreams of someone
Who she used to know
And how he adored her
So long ago

She sees so clearly
In the dark
Then he disappears like
A watermark

She can’t remember
What he said
She woke that morning
She made her bed

She dreams of someone
Who she used to know
And how he adored her
So long ago
She dreams of someone
Who she used to know
And how he adored her
So long ago
Track Name: Penny
Penny

I was walking toward the capital
When you caught my eye
I felt lucky to have found you there
When others passed you by

There was something beyond currency
You wanted me to have
I felt lucky to have found you here
On Independence Ave

Penny, Penny, you don’t owe me anything
Copper turns to blue
Penny, Penny, I’m not the enemy
I always thought you knew

There’s a river of forgetfulness
That flows beneath our feet
Did it wash away the promises
Down the empty street?

Penny, Penny, you don’t owe me anything
Copper turns to blue
Penny, Penny, I’m not the enemy
I always thought you knew
Track Name: Already Won
Already Won

Punch the clock and kick the habit
Make your way on through
Grit your teeth or bite the bullet
It's all that you can do

Scratch the track and cut your losses
It’s for another day
Walk it off and run the numbers
Wipe your tears away

Looks like we’ve already won
This day is so very done
Looks like we’ve already won

Crack the case and break the story
Everybody knows
Right the wrong or read the future
Turn X’s into O’s

Spike the punch and tap the rhythm
Buy another round
Spill your guts and raise your glasses
Drink the poison down

Looks like we’ve already won
This day is so very done
Looks like we’ve already won

Sometimes you win (Looks like we’ve already won)
Sometimes you choose (Looks like we’ve already won)

Trip the lights and stab the darkness
Stumble through the rain
Steel yourself and take the beating
Have something for the pain

Stake your claim and drop the hammer
Drive the point on through
Break the bank and split the money
Divide it into two

Looks like we’ve already won
This day is so very done
Looks like we’ve already won
Looks like we’ve already won
Track Name: Love & Hate
Love & Hate

You’ve gotta be jokin’
Was rock-n-roll broken?
Thank God it was over (over)
In 1984

What a production
Reverb and suction
And it goes on and on (and on)

But the tables are turning
On the things we were spurning
It spins around, around (around)

Bash and bag to your heart's content
Just be careful where you take aim
Rant and rave can get all mixed up
Until love and hate are the same

The sea change was final
When I found it on vinyl
And lately the yacht’s been rockin’
On my stereo

What a production
A flawless construction
And it goes on and on (and on)

Piss and poke to your heart's content
Just be careful where you take aim
Rant and rave can get all mixed up
Until love and hate are the same
Track Name: Stolen Hearts
Stolen Hearts

Waking up on such a morning
It took me by surprise
Couldn’t put my finger on it
A look caught in your eyes

Swooped right in without a warning
I didn’t hear sound
Thought I saw a moving shadow
So I turned to look around

Like a missing child returned to mother
Or a sunken ship that’s been discovered
Stolen hearts can be recovered

Feels as if there’s something missing
Or the space it occupied
Is it something small and precious?
A look caught in your eyes

Thought I felt the earth stop spinning
It brought me to my knees
everyone is guilty sometimes
In a world that’s thick as thieves

Like a missing child returned to mother
Or a sunken ship that’s been discovered
Stolen hearts can be recovered
Track Name: Rise & Believe
Rise & Believe

Ed's so tired of being told, "You're
still so young. She's so much older."
All her friends just don't get
why she's so into this punk kid

Guys on campus smirk and grin
but she's more Maude than Robinson
She's the only one who gets it
He's not sullen, just a misfit

Rise up and believe it
Step up to receive it

They both played it cool and calm
the time he slipped and called her "Mom"
Doesn't matter if it's not magic
It sure as hell ain't Freudian tragic

They're so tired of being told
He’s too young, she's too old
She's the only one who gets it
He's not sullen, just a misfit

Rise up and believe it
Step up to receive it
Track Name: Better Walk
Better Walk

You’ve been so charming
Sweet and disarming
You say so much with a smile

So cool and breezy
You make it easy
You say so much with a smile
We hoped you’d stay for awhile
But now you’re leaving
I want to say

Better walk
Before you get what you deserve
Better walk
If you think you’ve got the nerve
Better walk
Before they find out what you’ve done
Better walk
But I think you’re going to run

Have you been reckless,
fickle and feckless?
You hide so much with a smile
You thought you’d stay for a while
So now you’re leaving
I have to say

Better walk
Before you get what you deserve
Better walk
If you think you’ve got the nerve
Better walk
Before they find out who you are
Better walk
But it won’t get you very far
Track Name: Atmosphere
Atmosphere

It’s better than ever love
Can you imagine that?
It’s better than ever love
And that’s alright for now

Try to imagine that
It’s better than ever love
Can you imagine that
It’s alright for now, well, that’s alright for now

It’s for all for a reason love
Can you believe in that?
It’s all for a reason love
And that’s alright for now

Try to believe in that
It’s all for a reason love
We’ll try to believe in that
It’s alright for now, yeah that’s alright for now

Turning from blue to gray
We’ll take it day by day
Watching it fade away into the Atmosphere
Track Name: Say Hello
Say Hello

He’s tangent
To her circles
A line that needs an angle

A senior
To his sophomore
A catch he can’t untangle

Hey kid, what’s your story?
Hang loose, don’t you worry
Just say hello, say hello

His network’s
Not social
But he’d like to hack her profile

Bookmarking
He’s so close now
But nowhere near her lifestyle

Hey kid, don’t get flustered
Takes balls, all you can muster
To say hello, say hello

I’ll walk right down to the flower shop
And I’ll slap my money on the countertop
Then I’ll march right up to the second floor
And I’ll knock, knock, knock on your front door
And I’ll say hello, say hello

Hey kid, don’t get nervous
Takes brass, all you can service
To say hello, say hello

I’ll walk right down to the record store
And buy 12 tracks of metaphor
Then I’ll march right up to the second floor
And I’ll knock, knock, knock on your bedroom door
And I’ll say hello, say hello
Track Name: Woman of the Year
Woman of the Year

I rattle my cocktail glass and I’m enraptured by the sound
Fortune nods to me and I buy another round

You catch me watching you in the mirror on the wall
Then you walk toward me through a mist of alcohol

It occurs to me as you whisper in my ear
You could be known as the woman of the year

A year of endless possibilities for me to use
You’ve done all that you’ll ever need to do
I’ll see it through

Then you disappear into the smoke and candlelight
But you’ll be dancing through the middle of the night

Accept this offering: a paper lavaliere
And you will be known as the woman of the year

A year of endless possibilities for me to use
You’ve done all that you’ll ever need to do
I’ll see it through