They Stole My Crayon

by They Stole My Crayon

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1.
Got Guilt 03:46
Gather guilt from 'round the world and put it in a box Lock it up to keep it safe and keep adding more locks Feel it deep, don't let it go, you feed it like a pet Wear it like a precious fur, how guilty can you get? Guilt makes the world go ‘round Guilt brings a building down Guilt makes the fishes drown Guilt makes the world go 'round Guilt makes the world go ‘round Guilt brings a building down Guilt makes the fishes drown Guilt makes the world go 'round Gather guilt from 'round the world and put it in a box Lock it up to keep it safe and keep adding more locks When another brand of guilt comes tumbling your way Meet him with your hand on hilt and show him his last day What do you mean You don't believe me You won't believe me What do I mean When I say I was Only deceiving What do you mean You don't believe me You won't believe me What do I mean When I say I was Only believing Guilt makes the world go ‘round Guilt brings a building down Guilt makes the fishes drown Guilt makes the world go 'round Guilt makes the world go ‘round Guilt brings a building down Guilt makes the fishes drown Guilt makes the world go 'round Got guilt, got guilt, got guilt (Do ya?) (We all!)... What do you mean You don't believe me You won't believe me What do I mean When I say I was Only deceiving What do you mean You don't believe me You won't believe me What do I mean When I say I was Only believing
2.
You are extreme, you are incredible You are divine, you are indelible You can't imagine what you mean to me A thousand shards of light between the seams A million memories of what it means But I'm not worthy of your company Bag of nothing (I'm a) Bag of nothing (Just a) Bag of nothing (I'm a) Bag of nothing You thought you had it in the bag with me Turns out the bag you had was empty I can't imagine life without you near How can the world revolve if you're not here? Why would I linger on this empty sphere? But am I worthy of your company? Bag of nothing (nothing (I'm a) Bag of nothing (nothing) (Just a) Bag of nothing (nothing) (I'm a) Bag of nothing No gambler feels the kind of luck I feel Cashed in my chips to see what's really real I don't have much in terms of owning things But I am rich in friends and family Concerning love, I won the lottery I hope I'm worthy of your company Bag of nothing (nothing) (I'm a) Bag of nothing (nothing) (Just a) Bag of nothing
3.
Longing On 03:49
Pushing buttons full of longing Pushing buttons full of longing Fingers push but they can't touch, no Pulling curtains certain calling   You can scroll by never meeting eyes You can stop and stare, no one is aware You can be alone, and no one cares We confine time, leave the world behind We can meet here, in the ethersphere We can be one, we're longing on   Making faces with my fingers Making faces with my fingers Text expressing love and anger Taking places where we linger You can scroll by never meeting eyes You can stop and stare, no one is aware You can be alone, and no one cares We confine time, leave the world behind We can meet here, in the ethersphere We can be one, we're longing on You can scroll by never meeting eyes You can stop and stare, no one is aware You can be alone, and no one cares We confine time, leave the world behind We can meet here, in the ethersphere We can be one, we're longing on You can scroll by never meeting eyes You can stop and stare, no one is aware You can be alone, and no one cares We confine time, leave the world behind We can meet here, in the ethersphere We can be one, we're longing on
4.
Things between walls With the distance of halls For the echo of calls Things within light That make looking alright And keep you up all night   Pencil in your days Learn to slip away Everything will change Everything changes Things under trees In the shadows of leaves With the papery breeze Things below ground And the absence of sound Where the sky can't be found Pencil in your days Learn to slip away Everything will change Everything changes Things within air That must travel aware While they tangle your hair Things on your mind Where the words grow unkind With the passing of time With the passing of time Pencil in your days Learn to slip away Everything will change Everything changes  Pencil in your days Learn to slip away Everything will change Everything changes
5.
Disarmed 03:15
Everybody gets there sometime Every time I feel disheartened Every day it leads to something Then in time it feeds our hunger But I'm in disarray (Every dime we bleed) For what you've given me (Everybody needs somebody) What we need and what we're given What we want is how we're driven What in time we thought was hidden Surfacing in subtle rhythms (Everybody needs) But I'm in disarray (Every dime we bleed) For what you've given me (Everybody needs somebody) You're disarmed and lonely I'm diseased and only Long for time when we can mend Everybody lingers sometime Staying since we've long been pardoned Everybody feeds dysfunction Get in line and feed your function (Everybody needs) But I'm in disarray (Every dime we bleed) For what you've given me (Everybody needs somebody) But I'm in disarray (Every dime we bleed) For what you've given me (Everybody needs somebody then)
6.
Rest that violent smile Below those angry eyes Search for the vital words To make the world change size Still roadblocks in the way That couldn't keep you in Racing reckless until There's nothing left to win Looking for your favorite things Shaking off your dusty wings Flying time is running dry Goodbye Same music, different lines Your tune is such a chore Everything every time No difference anymore Broken thoughts, broken schemes It all comes with a cost Laughter tears apart seams Lose what you don't want lost Looking for your favorite things Shaking off your dusty wings Set them down and say goodbye
7.
I'll come stumbling down that row with you Promise not to leave your side Never knowing what the road will do Never know whether to hide All this time Never mind Lost my head I forget Stumbled half a million miles with you Stumble half a million more Can't appreciate the path we choose Still we reach for ever more Forevermore All this time I thought you said you Never wanted to play dead but Then you went and lost your head and I forgot to say All this time you lost my mind you Never meant to drive me blind we Went ahead and tried to fly you Blew the dust away
8.
Vendetta 02:49
I never liked you
 You never once deserved my smile 
I wished you were dead 
I had to let it go instead 

'Cause this vendetta's going off the track
 And all this weight is gonna break my back
 When my veneer is wearing down to clay
 Better make a break and get away 

I can't forget you
 You always undermined my mind
 And, crushing your head 
I had to let it go instead 

'Cause this vendetta's going off the track
 And all this weight is gonna break my back
 When my veneer is wearing down to clay
 Better make a break and get away 'Cause this vendetta's going off the track And all this weight is gonna break my back When my veneer is wearing down to clay Better make a break and get away
9.
I need a hand A lesser man I can't believe it's true Without my friends Time for the end I'm drowning without you I was picked up off the floor Couldn’t stand up on my own I was picked up off the floor I couldn’t stand alone Wouldn't you wonder What could go wrong with Everything out of the blue Where do you land when There's no one to catch you What can you possibly do? I was picked up off the floor Couldn’t stand up on my own I was picked up off the floor I couldn’t stand alone And I believed I'd met defeat I thought my days were through But in the end Saved by my friends My chance of hope renewed I was picked up off the floor Couldn’t stand up on my own I was picked up off the floor I couldn’t stand alone I was picked up off the floor Couldn’t stand up on my own I was picked up off the floor I couldn’t stand alone
10.
Underwater, underground Owe more on my life than it's worth Underwater underground I might as well be in the Earth Underwater, underground I thought this was some kind of joke Underwater, underground I heard, but I thought you misspoke Underwater, underground Owe more on my life than it's worth Underwater underground I might as well be in the Earth Underwater, underground Underwater, underground
11.
Cold hope and stone, main stream lie low Ground left in ruin, the river shallows Nothing below When the dim light steals the sight from my eyes Oh the dim light steals the sight from my eyes From my eyes Better preserved in a dry place Remove the mist and decay from your face What a waste When the dim light steals the sight from my eyes When the dim light steals the sight from my eyes Oh when the dim light steals the sight from my eyes From my eyes From my eyes The ice will cut you down to size When the dim light steals from my eyes From my eyes When the dim light steals the sight from my eyes When the dim light steals the sight from my eyes Oh the dim light steals the sight from my eyes When the dim light steals the sight from my eyes From my eyes From my eyes From my eyes From my eyes
12.
Again 03:30
And when you laugh And when you cry You can see what you are And when you learn And when you lie Trying to claim life Realize What you were and are When life gives us pleasure, we make pleasure pain Realize that we’re living, and learn from the rain When I’m laughing with you, we cry just the same When life gives us pleasure, we make pleasure pain Again and again and again And when you laugh And when you cry You can see what you are And when you learn And when you lie Trying to claim life Realize What you were and are

credits

released August 19, 2016

They Stole My Crayon:
Bunny Knutson, Christina Lee, Zak Claxton

All songs written and performed by They Stole My Crayon

Produced and engineered by They Stole My Crayon

Recorded at Frothy Studios (Redondo Beach, CA) and The Rabbit Hutch (Tarzana, CA)

Vocal recording engineered by Phil O’Keefe at Sound Sanctuary Recording (Hesperia, CA)

Mixed by Spencer Crewe (St. John’s, NL)

Mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios (London, UK)

String arrangement (track 1): Spencer Crewe
Additional backing vocals (track 4): Phil O’Keefe
Flute (track 12): Alice Lockett (recorded by Martin Lockett)

Album art and photography by They Stole My Crayon.

thanks:
Abbey Road Studios, Al Yniguez, Allen Cheng, Anna Knutson, Barbie Horsley, Camille Zahajko, Casa Rosita Records, Cate Siguenza, Carrie Yeager, Chase Keating Knutson, Christopher Zerbe, David Touloumian, Delores Stevens, Derek Snyder, Donna Florio, Elizabeth Price, Emily Rhee, Eric Knutson, Frances Steiner, George Petersen, Greg Slusser, Gus Lozada, Howard Londner, The Immersion Composition Society, Jared Doderer, Jasper Keating Knutson, Jay Sosnicki, JD Hoye, Jess Smith, Jim Mendola, Jon Levy, Joshua Tree National Park, Judy Wilson, Keith Manners, Ken Lee, Kirsten Max, Kristine Schomaker, Lee Flier, Marc Nathan, Matt Masciandaro, Matt Serletic, Melinda Breeze, Mike Burns, Nanci Burk, Nicholas Klopmeyer, Olivia Rhee, Paulette Ooton, Rachael Emborg, Reed Williams, Rich Devine, Rick Plushner, Sal Orlando, Sam Rhee, Sandy O’Keefe, Scott Boettcher, Scott Watson, Shannon Keating, Sharon Wilson, Steve Klopmeyer, Tom Menrath, Tova Woodruff, Vanessa Watson.

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