It's Fine, It Happens

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Dedicated to Angela.

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released August 23, 2011

- Most everything: Jay Lancaster
- Addt'l claps on "Shut Me In:" Chris Jordan, Will Jensen
- Photo credit: Robert Mantegani
- Vocal samples used with permission from the Center for Applied Linguistics Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

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Track Name: Shut Me In
[- ...My sister and I used to play a lot of different games we made up... a lot of magic things or whatever...]

i wanna see the sun!
but these dark curtains are blocking my view
of the outside/continuous world
where people smile and thrive in that extended sun.

dead autumn, let me out

i'll try next time...
but these still legs are killing those odds,
so i'll congeal and liquefy
a thousand times again in this covered sun.

dead autumn, let me out

too tired to get out of bed.
too tired to get out of bed.
too awake to bother.

forgotten your sweet face
as these warm feathers drown me out for good:
don't matter if i emerge again...
don't matter if it never feels right...

watchful eyes, shut me in

because you're my friends,
but these balls and chains are creeping me out.
you disappear when the lights are on.
it's never fun when the ghosts are gone.

watchful eyes, shut me in

too tired to get out of bed.
too tired to get out of bed.
too awake to bother.

alright.
Track Name: A Personal Armageddon In Three Parts
I've shut off
your lights

and I've left you all
shiny and
spotless

there's a stone
in my heart
and it's stuck
there

until I forget this.

---
(I see a ghost.)

---
I HEAR ORGANS
THEY'RE SOUNDING AND SCREAMING "DON'T LET GO OF IT"
ICY WINDOWS
THEY'RE CRAWLING AND SCREAMING "SNOW HAS BUILT IN THE BASEMENT"
SO GOODNIGHT HOUSE TAKE CARE OF MY GHOST
SO GOODNIGHT HOUSE TAKE CARE OF MY GHOST
Track Name: Losses
the page has lost its lines
the words have lost their meaning

[- ...The country mouse whose name was Brownie, was proud to live on a farm. But one day, a cow accidentally stepped on the mound of hay where he lived. "Get out of here!" Brownie shouted, but it was too late, the cow had wrecked it completely... Now he didn't know what to do...]
Track Name: Everybody Out
I left the house dripping in sweat. Smoke came too fast and swept me in. Light red crumbled walls, so everybody out. And don't come back next time or else.
Track Name: Edmonton
[- ...Just sort of a natural reaction, rather than something terribly thought out.]

[- Yeah, but one complaint has been, nobody's ever known what being Canadian meant. We were, we were so British before, and now we're becoming American...]

[- We define ourselves as being Canadians if we're not American, that's about it, I guess.]

[- Yeah. But then when I lived in Edmonton, I got my first glimpse ever of what it meant to be Canadian. Because they just aren't as aware of the states as we are here. Especially where I grew up, which was total Buffalo from here...]

[- What sort of differences?]

[- It just... People just weren't aware- people weren't as affected by American news as I had been all my life. All my life it had been more important who was elected president than who was elected Prime Minister until I went to Edmonton...]