Antarctica In Color

by Tigers On Trains

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1.
03:40
sauntered on into sevilla like a creaking dawn your love is here but you won't stay too long the architecture makes your stomach turn so she petitioned you to just keep dulling down your point of view in the cathedral where they ran you through you said the right thing but you spoke too soon had a real rough start you hit the target with a broken dart that's impressive but it leaves no mark and you can't argue with a consequence so i got my prize nothing to do now but apologize 'cause guilt and gratitude are just two sides of a quarter that I can't flip right did you call it a truce because you knew you'd lose? you'd rather be a choice than ever have to choose if you're gracious now what will you be when all of your graces go down? wandered on to your neighbor's lawn just to feel the grass you could never have so i petitioned you don't get yourself into a lonely feud to see you moving to a brand new start that's all i want with all my anxious heart did you call off the charge because the day got dark? or was it honestly a sudden change of heart well if you're righteous now what will you be when everything goes wrong and you're pressing on
2.
i wanna make a distraction that doesn't go dark that'll keep me ecstatically searching the backyard for remnants of what we resembled before i lit up the spark but we're all making bargains against the dawn in colonial houses with all of the shades drawn that shiver and quake with the sound of a ghost we'd agreed upon don't you want all the motion to stop? it's the only emotion i've got but just when i thought it was gone i got kicked out of the chain gang for doing my job we're close but we're covered and walled all neighboring rooms in a hall blocked up so you couldn't recall how to get through at all i wanna get past the future and find dry land 'cause i stumbled out of every opportunity i ever had but i've still got the feeling there's some way of fixing my broken plans 'cause forty days of fasting couldn't save my soul all i got was a hunger my sins couldn't uphold and i'm tired of trial and error in service of growing old don't you want the forgiveness to stop? it's the only excuse that i've got but before i could give up the cross i got kicked out of the parish for swearing to god we're close but we're centuries apart dealt out like an old deck of cards and though i could see where you'd fall couldn't touch you at all did you ever get tired of the storm? it's the only expression i've worn since the day that it started to pour don't you want the surrender to start? it's the only desire in my heart just thought i was playing the part 'til i got kicked out of the foot race for running too far
3.
02:48
should've seen you in that sickly sprawl broken english all across your bedroom wall you're like a ship that only sinks when i'm watching but i'm watching all the time but i got issues yeah i know i still do crowding out my hallways pointing me the wrong ways bet it doesn't help to see that all you went through could've been avoided from the start don't you feel in charge? they had to take you off your medicine 'cause you were raving all about some starving kid who had hollowed out a different opinion to pack the old ones in but i got issues more than i admit to sawing at my fenced in tethered up attention scanning channels in a hospital till your skepticism's happy, fed and full you were a film, i didn't care for the ending and you're ending all the time but i got issues yeah i guess we all do wasn't that assumption something you've been hunting? looking for definitions of your fate through every province, every parish, every state while the dictionary's right there beside you but you couldn't turn a page
4.
03:15
we were in a conscious state trying not to concentrate pulling at a grave mistake you're telling me to recreate i don't wanna stake my claim not without a shred to gain something that i can't contain is pulling me away anything that we could be nothing but a tendency nothing i can guarantee baby don't rely on me i've been in a sorry state trying to communicate now you're going out of range guess i was a bit too late i don't wanna see you sweat i don't wanna take a step i don't wanna know what's next i just wanna get you dressed i just wanna move you west i just wanna place my bets i don't want an open mind don't know what'll get inside yeah even if it turns me right is it ever really worth a fight? i don't wanna pose a threat i don't wanna make a mess i just wanna pay your debts i wanted you to see my best i wanted you to be impressed but i don't want your love just yet
5.
from my black eyes to my black mind i'm a lost cause so why have i been dressing all in white? when i first fell to that cold hell i was fourteen and never told a lie in my life so it's bullshit it's a coin flip that's a fair game but can't i beat the odds just once? should you hide or should i hide from the harpoon in my side? well i want to want you but it's hard to all the frictions the resistance it's a sure thing but how am i alone in my doubt? 'cause you still pray for your mistakes he's a good man but he never got you out of that cage did you hide or did i hide from the arrows that you let fly? well i want to want you but it's hard to 'cause i'm something else besides myself and it won't go down 'til i go down it's a good plan but i just can't be what you need from my black eyes to my black mind i'm a lost cause so why are you still dressing me white? did you find or did i find the cold truth in my aching eyes? that i want to want you but it's hard to so i fell through what i once knew and i came to without you
6.
said i whispered catastrophe into your lips but you feel imprecise like you're something i missed don't get tired of me 'cause you did pretty well but you did me no good when you shouldered that weight just to prove that you could don't get confident yet but you talk so much to walls that you could imitate them all you've got 22 stars on the jacket you wear and a girl in your thoughts who don't want to be there don't hold onto the past 'cause i pursued what i want till it's all that i got and i saw everything else sold off in a lot there's a sequence to things i think but you wear so many names that they all start to sound the same stumbling and sweating and stalking my pulse no surprise i don't get much done swearing and stealing and stripping my ranks no surprise i don't give much thanks and it bothered up your stone smile when i fathered something worthwhile but you saw my love retire and you stoked it like a fire were you sorry for my loss? all the good you carted off and feeling from afar don't it get hard? were you capable of seeing this through of paying your due of meeting halfway?
7.
03:08
when theodora's in the ground what am i to wrap my bones around? at least 'til the hangman cuts me down from my home i didn't mean to wear you thin yeah i swear santiago lured me in and i saw you get caught up in the spin a circular pilgrimage don't cross off what you lost though she was flawed, i know maybe there's something else there i saw you lose another bet don't turn reactionary yet what does a reign of terror get but a real bad rap? so i just gave you a reprieve took all your laughing misery guess it was all apostrophe directed against my ghost that pose reddened our clothes but we wouldn't show our skin so we kept it all on never knew why you arranged to keep me at bay for half my age but if you ever did open up the cage i wouldn't leave and when you're hanging by a thread don't you belong to what you've said? isn't it waiting in your bed every night applaud, yeah we were wrong and life is too long
8.
03:16
built a divided house carefully fractioned out keeping a tired peace wasn't it easy? you were a perfect throw i was a skipping stone giving away a dream wasn't it easy? if you want i can talk 'til my words come loose and get through to you rearrange, paraphrase what i meant to you 'cause it's not getting through craving to complicate something i thought was fate shifting away from me wasn't that easy? you were a marble floor i was advancing toward feeling you break my fall wasn't so easy trepidation stole my mind lamentations up my spine indiana healed my eyes 'til they opened wide i fell into a pit and fell in love in it that was the first idea i had that got me high and that's why i never got it right after that look you gave i never even looked your way i never was that brave love is a coward's grave and we were both to blame for giving it a noble name but i cursed my heart 'cause it brought us so far
9.
you shot me a glare through the low-hanging fruit remind me again, which offense did i choose? i'm doing the best that i can with my hands but i needed you and i'm bribing the judge 'cause i don't have a case but i'm judging myself so i'm taking the bait but i'm not satisfied 'til i know that you know that i know the truth if i could i'd break your back with all my straw if i could i'd break you out of all those thoughts and you'll never get bored or get swept off the front porch i muttered that verse about water and wine and i'm tempted to try if the devil don't mind 'cause i've had some luck in corrupting what's clean whatever the means you might faint while you wait for the water to boil and the tile may turn south american soil i guess everything good must end, sink, or spoil but that's only once if i could i'd break the truth between your jaws know i should but that's just not the war i fought so i'll never get bored or get stuck at the front door i'm seeing this through 'cause i can't see through it i'm paying my due for the lanterns i lit i'm meeting halfway between seeing and being a part of that light
10.
03:58
a mother's mercy against your neck it sprawled you out on the kitchen steps when you spoke fondly i had no choice there's something godly about your voice well do you ever see yourself getting out from under all of those petals that you tore from every love you ever wore? and i can't stand to be there but i can't seem to run i just wanted you to know i was no one your wandering eyes they made you look and it bent you up like a shepherd's crook what got you into that iron vault could not get you out was that your fault? well do you ever see yourself running out of anger? well if you don't i guess you don't but you won't even let it show and i can't see the future but i can't seem to run i just wanted you to know i was no one and i can't bear to see you all lit up in the sun i just wanted to believe i was no one
11.
04:55
i volunteer everything i have to your lonely sapphire eyes but when the weight of morning comes i'm still just a volunteer and i compliment you for your faith every time you turn away thought it might just change your mind but it's only a compliment so i taught myself all of those words but i guess i forgot my date of birth it's a shame i showed myself but you only showed yourself out saw the centuries bound to your face sorry i wouldn't break the pace but since you bet against yourself who were you rooting for? i'm clearing a path through all of that tangled math that made us divide into something less true ivy, did you grow on me? did you get lonely or did you get on? well eventually doesn't mean much but mine is surrounded by your love so if you grow toward someone else that would eventually break my heart

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released September 30, 2014

Tigers On Trains are Mason Maggio and Christian Van Deurs

Recorded Mixed Mastered and Produced By Mason Maggio

Album Art by Stu Pope
Design and Layout By Billy Duprey

All Songs Written and Performed by Mason Maggio and Christian Van Deurs

Supporting Musicians:
Violin: Brianne Mavis
Drums: Chris Wall

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