Carousel

by Save The Clocktower

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released February 26, 2011

Artwork by Justin Santora
Written, composed, and produced by Save The Clocktower
Engineered and mixed by Greg Newton
Mastered by Rollin Weary at IV Lab Studios, Chicago, IL

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Save The Clocktower Chicago, Illinois

Greg Newton - drums, vocals
Sean Paras - guitar, vocals
Jimmy Shenk - keyboards
Adam Nixon - bass

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Track Name: Drip
We’re going down to New Orleans
We’re going down to replay, replay
How we got put in this ball and chain
Then hatch a plan to escape, escape

We’re gonna have to plead our case
We’ll have to clean up all the traces
Before a jury of our peers
A jury of familiar faces . . .

We’re gonna cross the bridge again
We’re gonna cross the bridge that’s crumbling
We’re gonna step upon the ledge
We’re gonna step, and then we’ll jump in

We’re gonna spin the carousel
We’re gonna watch it rotate, rotate
We’re gonna feel it resonate
Across the years, across the landscape . . .

How many minutes do I have left?
How many minutes – the notion, notion
How many minutes do I have left?
How many minutes to go through the motions?

We’re going down the stream again
We’re going down to find our old friends
And we will build a shrine to them
A legacy that won’t end, won’t end
Track Name: You Got Me
A certain chemistry
Dragging your feet
Knocked the wind out of me
It’s vaguely familiar

We stumbled over this
Autopilot
Feeling that there’s
Something pulling

It’s just an inkling
We’re pooling together
The tricks up your sleeve
That slipped between the cracks

‘Cause we’ve awakened
A sleeping giant
Who’s waiting for
The right moment to strike

You got me going
You got me going
You got me going
You got me

Tuning the dial
To just the right frequency
Opens the floodgates
To hidden treasure

Where colors pop like
Carbonation
In technicolor
Pixilation

This urban legend
A striking resemblance
You’re twitching, shaking
Turning into this

‘Cause floating in your
Peripheral vision
Is picturesque
You can hardly catch your breath

You got me going
You got me going
You got me going
You got me
Track Name: Far Apart
If I’d say we’re far apart, I wouldn’t be this way
Track Name: They
They got me thinking ‘bout money
They got me thinking I’m funny
But I know I’m holding onto a dream
And, I know I’m holding onto a dream

Did you find your way back home today?
Did you find your way back home today?
Did you lie, in a way, to find your own way?
Did you find your way back home today?
They’ll understand
They’ll understand

They got me thinking I’m useless
They got me thinking I’m ruthless
But I know I’m holding onto a dream
And, I know I’m holding onto a dream

Did you find your way back home today?
Did you find your way back home today?
Did you lie, in a way, to find your own way?
Did you find your way back home today?
They’ll understand
They’ll understand
They’ll understand
They’ll understand
Track Name: The One Thing
In a shiver of doubt, would you care for me?
You say you want me out, what’d you expect from me?

I can be you low end
I can be on top of all of your conditions
I can be so faithful
I can be the one thing
Track Name: Sinking Ship
Questions always on my mind
You can’t answer there’s no time
We live a complicated life
Let’s find a way to get this right

I’m in the middle of a sinking ship
Trying to find my way out
So you can wait for me

I said I would face my fears
Combined over all these years
Now that my head’s all clear
I can get back to being here

We cannot fess up to who we are

They have the guns to let them play
We have the bombs to make them pay
A massacre without a face
Decimation in the wake
Track Name: Taped Noise
Trying to keep a head above water
Nearly drowned, but “hey, I can’t complain”
You keep saying

Can’t quite put my finger on it
Time moves in the price of gasoline
Ya know what I mean?

Every town has a story
Word of mouth is practically a plea
Through clenched teeth

Keep in mind my prized collection
Hold that thought, it’s carrying me away
That highway

I don’t know why
I’m getting old like
You
So soon

Silhouettes we fight the winter
Cinematic, wrestling with the cold
How long can you go?

Even though you’re stealing from us
That’s okay; we’re stealing from you too
Gotta stay new

Alleviating all your symptoms
All the gems you found along the way
Slide into place

Still I’ve got this nagging suspicion
That’s been banging on the door for years
Through the old fears

I tried my
I tried my whole life
To get away
I paid the
I paid the price for
My escape

Seems so obvious, yet no one’s
Ever done it quite like this, my friend
Out of this dead end

Time to tender resignation
Looks as though your ship has just arrived
The nick of time

Rile them up, and keep them distracted
All the voices that had been drowned out
Stirring about

Remnants of a previous mind frame
You look like you might have seen a ghost
So let’s toast

I don’t know why
I’m getting old like
You
So soon
Track Name: Take Me There
And now that we have met
It seems the end is creeping in
Through long-forgotten bliss
They try to keep beneath the skin

And in the final act
I guarantee a twist at the end
‘Cause I’d give anything
If I could feel that way again

And we have started to realize the lessons learned
And we have won the battle for least absurd
And people talk, and they become what they despise
And lose their thoughts ‘cause violence is on the rise

Do you remember where
You were when you heard the news?
Public opinion polls
Making an offer you couldn’t refuse

It must have slipped my mind
Because I’m not myself today
But this acquired taste
Awakens ancient history

Once in a while
It’s gonna take me there
Once in a while
It’s gonna take me there

And we have started to realize the lessons learned
And we have won the battle for least absurd
And people talk, and they become what they despise
And lose their thoughts ‘cause violence is on the rise

Once in a while
It’s gonna take me there
Once in a while
It’s gonna take me there
Track Name: Your Pain
I feel, I know your pain
You run, I’ll hide away
I’ll call your name and wait

I don’t wanna be here
I don’t wanna stay with you anymore
I wanna be alone

I just wanna let go
I don’t wanna be with you anymore
I think I’m gonna go

I feel, I know your pain
I know your fate and place
You run, you’d run away
Track Name: Headphones
I really shouldn’t wait so long for you
This really shouldn’t take so long
Maybe I should wait with headphones
I really shouldn’t stay so close to you
We really couldn’t make this work
Until I defeat my demons

Slow down through your crown
No sound through the ground

I’m really gonna waste my time with you
I really hate to waste my time
You have to know how slow you are
I really didn’t see myself with you
I really didn’t see myself
But here we are today with headphones

Ohm, is this worth fighting for?