Simple Machinery

by Bears

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released August 13, 2008

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Track Name: Please Don't
I’m not checking out / I’m just trying not to think about / Things that I’m going through / Things that have nothing to do with you / So please don’t worry, I’ll be fine / Please don’t worry ’cause I’m glad that you are here, and you’re mine / With some time alone / I’ll quit acting like I’m made of stone / And I think you’ll see / You’ll be happier when you’re with me / So please don’t worry, I’ll be fine / Please don’t worry ’cause I’m glad that you are here, and you’re mine / I’m not checking out / I’m just trying not to think about / Things that I’m going through / Things that have nothing to do with you
Track Name: Another Tiger Romance
There’s a little panda nesting doll sitting on my desk / I bought it blank and wrapped in string before we knew each other well / It’s the first think I can think of that really made it clear / I’m inspired by you every day, and now it’s been four years / Take the good and the bad / Slowly recognize it’s all we have / And I am turning my faith sideways, around and around / And my head’s not quite straight, but I’ll take a small change to something nice / I swear to god I have been trying to make myself so clear / Golden bean wrapped in the middle, a few layers every year / Don’t think as if time were wasted / There’s no sense in holding on to what we could have long forgotten / I know that we are strong / Take the good and the bad / Slowly recognize it’s all we have / And I am turning my faith sideways, around and around / And my head’s not quite straight, but I’ll take a small change to something nice
Track Name: Dolphins
Eight forty five / Flight takes off, asleep at nine / Awoke in California / Spent the weekend on the coast / We saw our favorite band / Stepped in tar out in the sand / Saw dolphins in the ocean / God, our pants were nearly soaking / Wishing we could stay away from home for just another day / We had to go back home / We drove down along the coast / Listened to Sublime songs / And still knew all the words from when we were young / Wishing we could stay away from home for just another day
Track Name: Wait and See
I can’t take it, I give up / I knew that we were doomed right from the start / And I just know I’ve had enough / Of putting effort in, it’s time to stop / Have you ever tried to see the good in me / Is there something else that I should be / ‘Cause I’m trying every day / And all I get is wait and see / You keep thinking we’re okay / I’m thinking something else, it’s time to face it / I just realized today / If something isn’t good, I should replace it / Have you ever tried to see the good in me / Is there something else that I should be / ‘Cause I’m trying every day / And all I get is wait and see / I can’t take it, I give up / I knew that we were doomed right from the start / And I just know I’ve had enough / of putting effort in, it’s time to stop
Track Name: So Go
You’re moving on, and I get it / Yet you’re always letting me know / And how could I just forget it / I feel weak when I let it show / So go for three weeks in a row / I tried to talk to you to tell you not to go / You never call, then I see you / And you tell me not to be weird / How could I / It was me who tried to call and then saw you here / So go for three weeks in a row / I tried to talk to you to tell you not to go / I should be glad I’ve got someone / But I’m always thinking of you / And when you’re sad, I feel awful / There is nothing that I can do / So go for three weeks in a row / I tried to talk to you to tell you not to go
Track Name: What Makes Me Happy
Not always sure what makes me happy / You’re telling me I’ve got to try / Think it over, think at all / And try to see outside one day in time / I know there’s a certain magic / In letting everything run its course / I’ve turned back the clocks an hour / But I know that time is sometimes short / Help me to reach beyond the surface and be / Something better than I could have believed / Back when I sat on the bus as a kid / And said I knew something more than I did / Growing up is a long-term process / Every day just a little more / Right now when I look back on it / Sometimes I am not so sure / Help me to reach beyond the surface and be / Something better than I could have believed / Back when I sat on the bus as a kid / And said I knew something more than I did
Track Name: Letting It Go
It’s happened before / I tell myself it won’t anymore / Then you prove me wrong / You’re taking a drink when I see you / I’m starting to think that I should have known / I’m letting it go / I’m letting it go and moving on / I’m letting it go
Track Name: Since I Met You
I’m not giving up on it yet / Can you do anything / To keep from making me mad / ‘Cause it’s bad / I’ve got another girl that I’ve been talking to / And she’s been listening to me / Do you see where I’m going / Pretending that nothing is wrong / Won’t fix anything / Or keep it from falling apart / And my heart has been breaking / And my mind is not faking / And my life has been different since I met you / Pretending that nothing is wrong / Won’t fix anything / Or keep it from falling apart / And my heart has been breaking / And my mind is not faking / And my life has been different since I met you / And my life has been different since I met you
Track Name: Subtle Way
A simple, subtle way of saying my name / We don’t have too much to complain about these days / Let’s hold hands, and we’ll go for a stroll / Turtle in the sandbox, and maybe we’ll talk about petting a dog / Next weekend, how about we take a drive / Somewhere we have never been but might be worth the time / We could find an antique store or eat some Amish cheese / Find that little cabin where we used to eat maple candy / There are so many things to try / And we have got such a long time / The years go fast, but that’s alright with me / ‘Cause you’re the one thing that I definitely need / Oh, Katie, please tell me it’s going to be alright / I’ll give you no reason for disbelief in me / And I hope that we can find a place that we would want to try / I just want you to know that I would like to see you happy all the time
Track Name: Never Again
Never again / I’m putting an end to this ’cause it’s long overdue / All it will take is one perfect girl to stay / And I’ll be over you / I know that sounds hard to find / Impossible, okay, nevermind / I don’t have anywhere to go / And there is no one else I know / But still I feel you know it’s time for goodbye / ‘Cause you never try to keep this thing from going dead / So I look around for that perfect girl / Who’s never messing with my head / I know that sounds hard to find / Impossible, okay, nevermind / I don’t have anywhere to go / And there is no one else I know / But still I feel you know it’s time for goodbye / I know that sounds hard to find / Impossible, okay, nevermind / I don’t have anywhere to go / There is no one else I know / But still I feel you know it’s never again / I’m putting an end to this ’cause it’s long overdue
Track Name: Your Help
You always tell me what books to read / I take little interest by myself / I enjoy cooking food and not cleaning up with you / There are so many better things to do / The last year turned out to be not as good as we had hoped / And it is mostly my fault / Taking seriously unimportant, trivial things / And then I let you go / I guess that I’ve just always done it like this / Now I need your help more than anything / It came to me just like a dream when I was fast asleep / Still trying to find out what it all means / I promise to be better / Next time I have the chance / I want this more than ever / And I can look inside myself / I guess that I’ve just always done it like this / Now I need your help more than anything / It came to me just like a dream when I was fast asleep / Still trying to find out what it all means
Track Name: Everything I Need
All I want, everthing I need / Has always been in front of me / Should I try to live without all you have to give / Or should I begin to let you in my life
Track Name: Our Time
Come on, tonight, let’s leave and never change / Tell me, girl, what is it that you need / We’ll take a ride to far away, forgetting about everything / Wind in hair and daylight on our face / Now that we are twenty five years old / Let’s take some time to be out on our own / Find a place where we can be free of almost anything / Do you believe that we are all we need / Finally found our time / To be honest with our lives / Truthfully, do you believe this is our chance to be set free / We’ve got a little time before we leave / I know I broke your heart a couple times / Crying nights for stupid little lies / Forgive me for the things I’ve done / You know you are the only one / Believe me when I tell you that I’ll try / Finally found our time / To be honest with our lives / Tell me have you noticed we still discuss the same old things / The comfort that we find reminiscing / Finally found our time / To be honest with our lives / Truthfully, do you believe this is our chance to be set free / We’ve got a little time before we leave