The Surface We Divide

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Featuring Joseph Arthur, Cat Martino, Mark Gardener (Ride) & Patrick Cooper.

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released September 23, 2010

Produced by Will Thomas
Mastered by Chris Athens at Sterling Sound
Designed by Timothy O’Donnell
Cover image by Jason Munn

Recorded in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago,
Oxford, The Secret Garden Brooklyn and the fitting room of a shop in
Islington, London
Landed in Neutral
Thanks to everyone involved in the
making of this sound recording

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Track Name: Cut (feat Joseph Arthur)
Tell me if you wanna make your way out of line
I'll let you cut me or swallow my time
I'll let you heal me both my eyes are blind
Step now in front and I'll stay here behind

If it feels like they want you
See how they hold you
Forever walls falling down

I made up my mind
I'm waiting for you
In some other line
Track Name: Burn Their Bodies (feat Cat Martino)
02 Burn Their Bodies

We were so close to the edge
Clouds hang, white blankets 
Suspended in our eyes

We were so far from our minds
Stealing still this moment, this picture
All the stars, all the stars
Burn their bodies
Just for you, just for me

So much to remember
So far to forget
Deep is the water in the river
With what hasn't happened yet

We see from just underneath
Bright city floating above our eyes
Soaking our skins in the streets
Write my name on the water
Just to see what it looks like
This picture
All the lights, all the lights
Burn their bodies
Just for you, just for me

And the rain comes down
Just where will we go
And the rain comes down
And the streets overflow
Track Name: Agatha (feat Patrick Cooper)
03 Agatha

When Edgar said he'd shaved his head,
She cried
They danced a dance like broken fireflies

Cars and houses
Cars and houses
In flames
There really is no substitute
For friends

And I see you,
I see you:
An animal with antlers

When Edgar said he'd shaved his head,
She cried

We were waiting for a bomb to fall

When Edgar said he'd shaved his head,
She cried
They danced a dance like broken fireflies

We were waiting for a bomb to fall

And I see you
I see you
An animal with antlers

We were waiting for a bomb to fall
Track Name: Love Like Ghosts (feat Mark Gardener)
04 Love Like Ghosts

A night on the edge of life
Is calling me over here
Now you know
Just how the story goes
As the night owls are stumbling home

The years teach you something
The days never knew
Your eyes tell me something
That's best not to know

We're lost between do's and dont's
Another one for the road?
Now you know
We talk about love like ghosts
As the night owls are stumbling home

The years teach you something
The days never knew
Your eyes tell me something
That I'd love to know 

I'm holding on
I'm holding on
Track Name: Blind & Closed (feat Cat Martino & Joseph Arthur
05 Blind and Closed
(You go)
I won’t go
(In vain)
Let me stay
(I can't stop)
Before your trust
(Thinking)
Will calm me down
(I give)
I need it still
(Belong)
Inside your world
(To call)
They can see
(Your eyes)
Are blind and closed
 

(Here we are)
We are young
(Can't hold on)
Let’s turn around
Far too young
(Falling off the edge)
To turn around
Maybe I
(Who's letting go)
Could turn around
(These arms are breaking and the sky is red)
The northern lights
Disappear in you
 
(you come)
I will return
(undone)
My favorite room
(I was dead)
Take another pill
(before you)
And let the dream descend
(I have slept)
You blame your past
(at your feet)
By the river’s edge
(just to dig)
Our bones and gold
(the disaster)
Swallowing our souls
 
We are always falling off the edge

We are young
(Can't hold on)
Let’s turn around
Far too young
(Falling off the edge)
To turn around
Maybe I
(Who's letting go)
Could turn around
(These arms are breaking and the sky is red)
The northern lights
Disappear in you
 
We are always falling off the edge

(I don't wanna go
I don't wanna go this time
I don't wanna die, get lost
I don't wanna get lost this time)

We are always falling off the edge
Who's letting go?
 
Track Name: Blink (feat Patrick Cooper)
06 Blink

You come to me
You come to me
I don't feel like walking
You've got me in a corner
You've got me in a corner

You speak in tongues
You speak in dutch
You've got me in a corner
You've got me in a corner

Beseech the tones
Beseech the maps
Imprisoned in a nervous system
You've got me in a corner
You've got me in a corner

You come to me
The future is a landslide
The future is already old
You've got me in a corner
You've got me in a corner

And I don't want to leave
Did she offer you a handshake?
It's never just a handshake
Did she offer you a handshake?
You've got me in a corner
You've got me in a corner

You speak to me
You speak to me
I don't feel like talking
These days
You come to me
These days
You come to me
These days
I don't feel like talking
These days
Track Name: Finally Out (feat Cat Martino)
07 Finally Out

Repeat, I choke
Awake now
I've gotta get out
I see, a way
Escape
I've gotta get out
I've gotta get out of here

Hold me down
This spinning, spinning around
Prescribe me a medicine
I will take, take, take it
Swallow, smooth down
Maybe it's all in my head
But it's all come over me

I'm finally out

Just a sheep in your wool
Hiding in the pull
Just a sheep in your wool
Hiding from the force of pull
Never enough
It's never enough
Do I have to sleep at night
When all the other people
Shut their eyes

I'm finally out
Wanna be alive
Open my eyes all night
Every sound, all night
Keeps me breathing
Every creak
Keeps me sleeping
Track Name: Framed & Frozen (feat S. Shaw)
08 Framed & Frozen
 
Think of things to entertain
And change something
But don't change the coloring
We could set ourselves alight
Just to brighten up the day
Oh yeah, we made that mistake
It was in the paper

Framed and frozen
You and my reflection

Rings don't bind in this way
I can't take the time to follow fables anyway
I don't mind being buried
If you're buried next to me
When we shake
Then we break monotony

Framed and frozen
You and my reflection
Together finally
Forgetting gravity
Track Name: Puppet Spinning (feat Cat Martino)
09 Puppet Spinning

Somewhere you are circling
I'm all tied up in the air
Puppet spinning through the storm

Blown from the safe
Hold, rotate

Aimless as I fall
I'm calling through the rain
We were wanting
To keep the weight from wandering
Strings were pulling
I was afraid, afraid you were the fade
The only way, the only way
Shoot the holes, shoot the holes

Blown from the safe
Only hold, rotate down

I walk so long
Down that road gone
I feel nothing
From above my feet
I wonder do you 
Have some faith
Left in you

Only if we drift
Only hold, rotate down
Where I do not know
I feel, nothing
Track Name: Answers (feat Joseph Arthur)
10 Answers

Gonna give it
Gonna limit you
Gonna soldier
Gonna turn myself in

In prison
Climb the red walls blue
In dreams now
I sleep here with you

No limit
If I'd just find my keys
I’d go walking
Under burning trees

Maybe if you had the answers 
I'd listen to you give me answers

Surrender
Put my hands down
Walk over
And give me a gun

I'm running
And working it through
I'm moving
In and out of you

Forgive  me
If this dream ain't true
I'd wake up
Here without you

Maybe if you had the answers 
I'd listen to you give me answers

I'm an artist
Paint a picture of you
It's all wrong
Your brown eyes are blue

Light a candle
Burn the picture too
Your spirit
Is smoke in my eyes
You haunt me
Without true goodbyes

Forgive me
For what did I do
No mercy
No mercy for you

Maybe if you had the answers
I'd listen to you give me answers 
Track Name: Life on the Wire (feat Mark Gardener & Cat Martino)
11 Life On the Wire

You come in through
The things we made
(under the moon)
Can't hold this
(don't look down)
Fallin through
(my hands)

Laid bodies down
Weight one unwound

The aerial receiver
Breathes blue a little deeper  *
And you'll wrap yourself around
The wires from falling down
For this time what's yours is mine

You couldn't stay away from
You couldn't stay away from this
It's happening
Can't turn away from
Can't turn away from
This is the night

Signals crossed
Lines not lost

When danger's near *
I stare through fear
One wrong step
I fall into the sky
But I wouldn't have it
Any other way, my dear
Dancing on the wire

Couldn't pull away from this
You couldn't break away from this
Couldn't turn away from this
Fears fall, we fall into the night     *
You couldn't turn away from this   *

It's the beauty of perfection
Life on the wire
In the starry studded night
Life on the wire
It's the beauty of perfection
Can't hold this
What's yours is mine
This is the night

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