Are You Listening? (live & unreleased)

by Ronnie Carrier

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Did my best to clear my bed Just couldn’t clear my head So I slept outside instead Don’t wanna sleep where you slept Where the other bodies crept And all knew what to expect Everyone except For me. Now I can hear you knocking at my door But I don’t like to answer anymore Already know what’s in store Know it’s best to ignore The Sound You’re leaving me too high up off the ground To let go. You always have so much to say You know, you always talk But are you listening? To the sound To the sound To the sound (2x)
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You and me in an open-eyed dream A little yellow duck wanders along You and me, well we follow his lead Singin’ a familiar song Singin’ out Oooo ooo ooo ooo I hope this dream won’t end You are my best friend My very best friend (2x) Train tracks, they lead two ways Now I’m starting to see the appeal Of heading down a different way Better end of a hard deal Singin’ out Oooo ooo ooo ooo I hope this dream won’t end You are my best friend My very best friend (2x) So let’s go Somewhere but far from here Anywhere but here, just to see the people Go and see them See them tonight Somewhere but far from here Anywhere but here, just to see the people Go and see them tonight. Now don’t look back when the world is ahead Oh home is where you go when there’s no place left So I hunt all night and I sleep through the afternoon And howl like a wolf at the next full moon Singin’ out Oooo ooo ooo ooo I hope this dream won’t end You are my best friend My very best friend (2x) So let’s go Somewhere but far from here Anywhere but here, just to see the people Go and see them See them tonight Somewhere but far from here Anywhere but here, just to see the people Go and see them tonight.
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Pleasure to watch my hands shake Pleasure to make the mistake Of always wanting more and more and more. And more and more and more. Pleasure to hear my voice quake. Limit to my intake Is always want to more and more and more. And more and more and more. I want more. I always love a challenge. Finding ways to balance The need of wanting more and more and more. And more and more and more. It’s a pleasure to take one more step Closer to the edge And then taking one more and more and more. And more and more and more. My best friends are in bottles and tiny screens. I do my best to follow so they don’t notice me. I always love a challenge. Finding ways to balance The need of wanting more and more and more. And more and more and more. Pleasure to not feel worthless When I find the purpose For always wanting more and more and more And more. It’s one to wake up bright Two for an appetite Three for the pressure Four for the pain Five to stand steady Six for my step And seven to get ready For eight pounding my head And it’s nine to stay alive When I close my eyes. Ten to give in to waking life again Oh how did I get us into this mess that we’re in? I need to learn to say “when”. Oh when My best friends are in bottles and tiny screens. I do my best to follow so they don’t notice me How many can I swallow before they find me? There’s no use running when machines are after me. (3x)
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With the curtains slightly drawn Sit back and watch the world go on Folds your hands behind your head and yawn ​ Inside you're takin' notes With something hide but nothin' to show Vicarious like a window That's fine but I can't sit still Always wish that I had a little more will Hard to breathe in this old town The yellow fog risin' up from the ground So maybe I'll pass by this time around There's a whole bigger world outside And now I see it through indifferent eyes And I coulda missed this all if I had lied. ​ That's okay, it's not your fault Leave it up to me and I will stall That's fine but I can't sit still It's okay if you've had your fill Of me. ​ So will you stay inside And watch someone else's life go by? What will you find when you open up your eyes? ​ That's okay, it's not your fault Leave it up to me and I will stall That's fine but I can't sit still Always wish that I had a little more Will That's fine but I can't sit still It's okay if you've had your fill Of me.
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The way I get tongue tied on your name My heart beats so hard, I’m sure that it might break There is something I would say if I were brave It’s that sometimes you take my breath away So should I have a courageous day Maybe then I’ll have the nerve and I’ll ask you to stay But till then, since I don’t have the words to say Well, I’ll just get on my horn and play.
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I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout the devil, Dressed in such distracting clothes. He never fails takin’ the wind from my sails And then grounding me on the shore. Ah ooos And it doesn’t take long When I summon him with my song. He can’t help but do favors for himself So this time I’ll string him along. If you’re feelin’ proud will you let it show? Will you only go as high as you go low? Throw it underground and you let it grow. Reap what you sow. Yes reap what you sow. It’s a tale told time and again: “You only get what you put in.” So if you’re only willing to pretend, Who are you, then, in the end? I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout the devil Shoulda known he would not level with me, no (2x) If you’re feelin’ proud will you let it show? Will you only go as high as you go low? Throw it underground and you let it grow. Reap what you sow. Yes reap what you sow.
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Did my best to clear my bed Just couldn’t clear my head So I slept outside instead Don’t wanna sleep where you slept Where the other bodies crept And all knew what to expect Everyone except For me. Now I can hear you knocking at my door But I don’t like to answer anymore Already know what’s in store Know it’s best to ignore The Sound You’re leaving me too high up off the ground To let go. You always have so much to say You know, you always talk But are you listening? To the sound To the sound To the sound (2x)
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You can you can fall asleep on my pillow Tell me ‘bout the places where we’ll both go You can sit and stare out my window But don’t you check the clock You can tell me ‘bout the weather where you live Tell me all the birthday gifts you wanna give But the secondhand dictates the plan The minutes don’t forgive So don’t you check the clock Please now don’t you check the clock I can take you down to my favorite bar We can make out in the back of your car Then I can play you songs on my guitar But don’t you check the clock And you can run your fingers through my hair And since we drank too much last night we could just sit and stare But time is never on our side, it just ain’t fair So don’t you check the clock Please now don’t you check the clock
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(Verse 1) This Always happens but I never learn (Getting) hung up on an earworm I cannot wait for my turn Patience Only makes me more anxious When I could come over And we could smooth it over (Verse 2) The bough breaks And for my own sake I need to sweat it out Yes I need to take a break Oh no Damn my Infant senses Itching for attention Intended to relieve some tension (Chorus 1) Cuz All good things are wild and free (4x) So if you want to be seen You can make a scene with me (Verse 3) Ain’t it Funny how gross These things can look up close When you’re sticking your nose In other people’s business Go on Tell yourself Whatever it takes You make up such a pretty face Come on now Show it to me And if you’re aware and near Why don’t you just come here (4x) If you want to be seen You can make a scene with me (2x) And sing: All good things are wild and free ​

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Live & Unreleased Tracks from 2018 - 2019

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released March 20, 2020

The Day Terrors are:
Aaron Diamond - Bass & Organ
Amy Håkansson - Violin & Backing Vocals
Ian Garner - Drums
Rob Cline - Percussion
Rob Larkin - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals

"Earworm" was produced by Slater Swan at Anjuna Recording

Thank yous:
The Day Terrors
Local Roots Music NW
CCTV
NW Folklife
E.S.
My Friends
My Family
My Listeners

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