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Keep It in the Dark

by Motes

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1.
See What Happens
2.
04:24
3.
04:39
4.
Fools
5.
Bleedin
6.
We Collide
7.
Dear Life
8.
Trees
9.
Should
10.
Parade

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Motes gratefully acknowledges: Jessie Norris and Barry Chapman, Hayan Kim, Otis Mitchell, Ruby Mitchell, Cohn family, Matt Talbott, and you.

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releases 23 May 2015

Recorded at Earth Analog, Tolono, IL.
Engineered and mixed by Colin Althaus.
Produced by Motes with Colin Althaus and Isaac Arms.
Mastered by Jonathan Pines at Private Studios, Urbana, IL.
Design by Isaac Arms.

All songs by Motes.

Matt Cohn: drums and percussion.
Elizabeth Majerus: bass, guitar, and vocals.
Matt Mitchell: guitar, bass, and vocals.

Colin Althaus played piano on “Great Lake.”

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Track Name: Great Lake
My great lake is not the same as your sea.
My thimbleful of absinthe's a half-sip.

Time now to climb down
it's time to come off the windy heights now
and climb down inside where it's cozy and 
bright, warm light you'll find inside.

My great lake is not the same as your sea.
My cymbal crash is all made of gimcrack.

Time now to climb down
it's time to come off the windy heights now
just climb down inside where it's cozy and 
bright, warm light you'll find inside.

A symbol, a thimbleful, a symbol, a thimbleful....
Track Name: Freeway
You're going out tonight
For the first time it feels like a lifeline, yeah
From the lazy lights on the freeway to the parking garage
It feels like the first time again

As though you can't let go of the steering wheel
Close your eyes and seal the deal
And all the way back home
You're singing it to yourself again
Over and over

You wanna keep it in the dark
You wanna feel it in your pulse
You oughta beat it in your heart
You wanna keep it in the dark
You wanna feel like someone else
But you don't want to come apart

In the morning and in the afternoon
And the next day too
And the next day too
Yeah, you're gonna have to sleep
Mmm late at night
And the next night too
And in the afternoon

You're turning out the light
It's the worst time to be online alone
But the lazy lights on the freeway and the parking garage
They won't leave you alone

You never could say no to another souvenir
Carry it away from here
And all the way back home
You're singing it to yourself again, over and over

You wanna
Keep it in the dark
You wanna listen to your pulse
You oughta beat it in your heart
You wanna
Keep it in the dark
You wanna feel like someone else
But you don't wanna live with it

In the morning and in the afternoon
And the next day, too
And the next day, too
Yeah, you're gonna have to sleep
Mmm, late at night
And the next night, too
And in the afternoon.