LAYMEN TERMS : DRIVE TO NOWHERE ; VERITY'S NOVEL

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THIS WAS LAYMEN TERMS LAST RECORDING. IT IS A LEAP IN SOUND FROM OUR PREVIOUS ALBUMS. WE WERE GIVEN WHAT SEEMED AMPLE TIME IN THE STUDIO, 3 WEEKS, FROM OUR LABEL AT THE TIME SUBURBAN HOME RECORDS RAN BY VIRGIL DICKERSON. OUR OTHER RELEASES WERE EITHER RECORDED IN A WEEKEND OR UNDER A WEEK. WE APPRECIATE ALL THE EFFORT AND MONEY PUT INTO THIS BY THE SUBURBAN HOME GUYS AND GIRLS, JOHN ORR FOR THE BEAUTIFULLY BUSTED SCRATCH BOARD ART AND MARC PERALTA FOR THE HARDWORK MANAGING. ALSO MATT, CHRIS AND JEFF FOR PUTTING A HELL OF A LOT MORE HARWORK INTO THE RECORDING THAN MOST ENGINEERS WOULD EVER CONSIDER, AND TO ALL THE PEOPLES LIKE JEANETTE HOHNMAN AND KIM OWENS WHO ARE THE TRUE WRITERS OF MUSIC. I WOULD PERSONALLY LIKE TO THANK THE GUYS IN THE BAND AND AMANDA THOMPSON FOR STICKING WITH ME FOR THAT YEAR OF OBSESSION I HAD TRYING TO SEQUENCE THE ALBUM, AT LEAST I CAN SAY I FINALLY PICKED ONE THAT WORKED. LOVE YOU ALL. ANDY AND LAYMEN TERMS

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released February 1, 2004

SONGS BY LAYMEN TERMS
ENGINEERS, PRODUCERS, MASTERING FRIENDS - MATT VAN LUVEN, CHRIS FOGAL, JEFF MERKEL
RECORDED, ENGINEERED AND MASTERED AT EIGHT HOUSES DOWN
LYRICS - ANDY
COMPOSITONS - LAYMEN TERMS
BACKUPS ON TRACK 10 BY SCOOTER JAMES

ANDY TANNER - VOCALS, GUITAR, PIANO
JUSTIN BLAIR - BASS AND VOCALS
SETH THOMPSON - GUITAR
JAMESON BECKER - DRUMS AND PERCUSSION

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Track Name: DESERT SKIES
DESERT SKIES, OPEN LIES AND US. LET'S DRIVE FOR A WHILE, BREAK OPEN OUR MINDS BETWEEN US. SUMMERS COME AND GONE AGAIN. NEW HOME, NEW SONGS I HATE LIKE FRIENDS. I THINK I JUST NEED TO GET AWAY FROM YOU FOR A MONTH. WRITE THESE SONGS THAT I HATE CAUSE' NOTHINGS EVER GOOD ENOUGH. STILL, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE WORLD WILL STOP FOR BETTER DAYS. ON THIS DESERT DRIVE TO NOWHERE. THE CANYONS EYES LOOK BLOODSHOT LIKE MINE, LIKE THE CRAYONS LOST CONTROL, AND I THINK I JUST NEED TO GET AWAY FROM YOU FOR A MONTH. WRITE THESE WORDS THAT I HATE CAUSE' NOTHING EVER SOUNDS RIGHT. STILL, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE WORLD WILL STOP FOR BETTER DAYS, ON THIS DESERT DRIVE TO NOWHERE. I'VE GOT A LOT TO SAY TO YOU HOW THIS PAST YEAR HAS GONE TO SOON. THE PAVEMENT CRACKS LIKE CONVERSATIONS DO FROM ALL THE NOISE IN THE BACKROOM. WHEN THE WORLD STOPS I WONT FORGET YOU. DESERT SKIES, OPEN LIES AND TRUST. LET'S DRIVE FOR AWHILE, BREAK OPEN OUR MINDS BETWEEN US.LET'S DRIVE FOR AWHILE, HOW THIS MIXTAPE KEEPS PLAYING FOREVER.
Track Name: VERITY
I LOVE YOUR EYES WHEN THEY SMILE, BUT I HATE YOUR MOUTH WHEN IT CRIES FOR ME ON THE NATIONAL TRUST. THE BEST MISTAKE I EVER MADE WAS HAVING YOU AS A SON. I'LL READ MY BOOKS LIKE THEY'RE FRIENDS CAUSE' THESE DRUGS DON'T START KICKING IN TILL' TEN, AND WHILE THE MEANIST BOY IN VERITY SMOKE LIGHTS IN RED, THIS 50'S DINER TAUGHT ME TONITE I'M ALMOST DEAD. I MISS YOU AS A FRIEND, I MISS MY FAVORITE KID. DON'T YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE TOOK THAT TRIP TO THE WHITE SANDS? ALL THE THINGS YOU DID FOR US? EVEN IF YOU DON'T I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU'RE MY BEST MISTAKE. WHILE THE MEANEST BOY IN VERITY SMOKES LIGHTS IN THE RED, IT'S ALL UP TO VERITY.
Track Name: NOTHING WILL CHANGE
THIS ISN'T HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE, RAZORBLADES THAT MAKE WRISTS BLEED. EYELINERS AND CIGARETTES, LIPSTICK THE COLOR OF DEATH. DON'T SAY A WORD, SIT DARK AND CRY, IT'S ALRIGHT. JUST HOLD YOUR BREATH, HOPE THIRTEEN'S NOT FOREVER FOR THIS BABY GIRL. CAUSE' NOTHING WILL CHANGE THIS, NOTHING CAN SAVE HER FROM THE END. BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO BELIEVE IN SOMETHING TO SAVE YOURSELF, DON'T TRY HARD TO FIND HER, SHE'S ALREADY GONE TONITE. SO CRY HARD, LIFE'S TOO HARD TO LET IT PASS. EYES FOR LINES ON THE DOOR KEEP TALKING TO ME, SCREAMING. I FEEL KNIVES STABBING THE INSIDE. I CAN'T BREATHE ANYMORE. NOTHING WILL CHANGE THIS, NOTHING WILL SAVE HER FROM THE END, BUT YOU'VE GOTTA BELIEVE.
Track Name: MRS. ALLYSON
DON'T BE SO SCARED MRS. ALLYSON JUST LIKE YOU ALWAYS WERE. I'M SO DAMN NEAR YOU, I CAN ALMOST TASTE THE SPIT ON YOUR LIPS. DON'T BE SO AFRAID MRS. ALLYSON JUST LIKE YOU ALWAYS WERE. WE STILL CAN PRETEND I HAD TO STAY LATE FOR YOU BREAKING MY HEART / TWENTY YEARS APART, BABE THAT AINT' THAT BAD. SINCE I'VE BEEN AWAY FROM YOU, NOW I'M A REAL MAN. 3RD GRADE WASN'T LONG ENOUGH TO WATCH YOUR BEAUTIFUL HAIR. THE OTHER GIRLS JUST HAD PIG PONYTAILS, I LIKE YOURS. WHEN YOU HELD MY HAND THROUGH THE SCHOOL YARD, I TOLD MY BOYSCOUT FRIENDS. NOW RUMOR HAS IT THAT I'M FUCKED IN THE HEAD. I'M FAILING GYM, SCHOOL FOODS NOT COMFORTING, SO I EAT ALONE AND CRY. PLEASE CALL ON ME, GIVE ME THAT LOOK AGAIN. I NEED MORE THAN A FRIEND. DON'T BE SO SCARED.
Track Name: BLUE CARS
BLUE CARS LOOK BETTER LEFT BLUE, TAKES THE DIRT OFF OF YOU, SCOLDS THE PAINT WITH SCRATCHES OF GOLD. STICKERS ALL FADE IN 12 MONTHS, LETTERS MELT FROM THE SUN, BUT I STILL CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU TWO. LIVING TWO LIVES IN ONE, I'LL LOSE MY MIND TO THE GUN. THE BRAKES GO OUT WHILE THE RAIN KEEPS POURING ON THE WINDSHIELD THAT'S DIRTY FROM YOU, TASTE THE TOXIC FUMES, BUT I STILL CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU TWO. I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY TO YOU. LAKE TAHOE SURE SOUNDS GOOD, BREAK ALL THE WINDOWS LEAVE ALL OF YOU. SING ALL MY SONGS TO THE WORLD, WHILE THE PAVEMENT SCRATCHES MY VOICE UNTIL IT'S GOOD, I KNOW I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU TWO.
Track Name: GHOST PARTY
INSTRUMENTAL
Track Name: CABIN FEVER
INSTRUMENTAL
Track Name: TEMPLE
SAY WHAT YOU WILL MAY IS GIVING YOU UP. HATE ALL THE SONGS THAT BROUGHT YOU CLOSE TO US. YOUR BLACK HEARTS LISP MAKES YOUR BLOOD RUN THIN. FOR YOUR IGNORANCE HERE'S THIS SONG. SAY WHAT YOU WILL TEMPLE IS THROWING YOU OUT. TELL ALL MY FRIENDS HOW I'M BEGINNING TO HATE YOU. CAUSE' I'M ALWAYS RIGHT AND NEVER WRONG. FOR YOUR IGNORANCE HERE'S THIS SONG.

(MIXTAPE) WALKING IN CIRCLES ON A SUNNY DAY THROUGH UNFINISHED MIXTAPES AND PARKING LOTS. IF ONLY A STUNNING SMILE I'D BE MAKING FRIENDS. INSTEAD I'M A DULL STAR SEARCHING TO FIND BETTER. BUT WHEN YOUR CHAUFFEURS A VICE AND TOO STUBBORN FOR ADVICE, YOU HAVE TO GO TO HELL JUST TO GET TO HELL.
Track Name: 3 WEEKS IN
HEY YOU, WHAT YOU DOING AWAKE? DON'T YOU KNOW OF THE BEDTIME STORIES? IT'S ALL ABOUT A BOY LIKE ME, LONESOME AND DIM, WHO LOST IT ALL BY LOSING SOMEONE LIKE YOU. SINCE HE CAN'T TOUCH YOUR FACE, HE SOAKS THE BOTTLE, MELTS YELLOW PILLS, AND THE HORROR PREVAILS. DEATH CREEPED UP TO SAY HEAR WORDS LONESOME AND DIM. CAUSE THAT'S ALL MY LIFE WITHOUT MY GEM. YOU'RE ALL I BLEED, YOU'RE ALL I NEED.
Track Name: SATELLITE
FOR SEVENTEEN MONTHS YOU'VE LEFT THIS PLACE WITHOUT YOUR FACE AND I'VE BEEN TELLING IT, TELLING IT NOT TO GO OVER THE PHONE. CAUSE' YOUR WORDS DON'T COME ACROSS THE SAME AND SICK OF LIVING LIFE OVER A STUPID MACHINE, OVER SATELLITE IT'S A SADDER LIFE. IF DOESN'T WORK OUT WE'LL NEVER SPEAK AGAIN. I'M JUST SICK OF LIVING OUR LIVES OVER A STUPID MACHINE, OVER SATELLITE IT'S A SADDER LIFE. JUST THREE MORE HOURS TO GO. I FINALLY THINK I'M NOT SCARED ANYMORE. WE'VE GOT A LOT TO CHANGE BEFORE IT'S OURS, OURS, OURS, OURS. A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER , OH-OH... A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER.
Track Name: UNTIL YOU WALK AWAY
UNTIL YOU WALK AWAY, I'LL BE ON THE PHONE BY MYSELF. I'LL TAKE EVERYTHING AND LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND AGAIN, I'M SO DONE WITH THAT. MY HOUSE TURNED RED AND GREY, I THINK I DRANK ALL DAY, UNTIL YOU SCREAM IT'S OVER. IF THE CONSTELLATIONS CHANGE AND THIS BOURBON LOSES IT'S TASTE YOU'D STILL SCREAM IT'S OVER. CHARIOTEER SHINES ON WHILE TWILIGHT SINGS ANOTHER SONG JUST FOR ME. I'M LOSING ALL MY HAIR, STARTING TO FEEL INSANE AGAIN, IT'S TIME FOR BED. I HAD A MIND THAT SCREAMED, NOW IT JUST BLEEDS ALL OVER MY BEST KEPT SHOES. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT I MEAN THE WORDS I BREATHE, THAN THIS BOURBON SMELLS BETTER ON ME.
I PAINTED YOU TODAY AND HUNG IT ON MY MIND AGAIN, NO ONE EVER KNOWS. IT'S NAILED TO EVERY LAST PIECE OF EVERY LAST MEMORY, THEN RIPPED THROUGH YOU. IF THE CONSTELLATIONS CHANGED AND THE BOUBON LOST IT'S TASTE, YOU STILL SCREAM IT'S OVER. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT I NEVER MEAN THESE WORDS I BREATHE, THAN THIS BOURBON SMELLS BETTER ON ME.
Track Name: TONITE
HERE YOU SAY WERE ALL GROWN UP WITH INTELLIGENT MINDS, SO STAND UP STRAIGHT. WELL CLEAN YOUR MOUTH WITH YOUR DIRTY HANDS, WIPE YOUR FILTHY MIND AND LISTEN IN : THE REVERB ON HER VOICE MADE ME SHED A TEAR, SO THICK I ALMOST DIED. SO THICK STONE WALLS COULD BREAK FROM THE INSIDE. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WORDS ARE SUNG BY TWILIGHT. BUT ALL I HEAR IS HURT AND PAIN, ALL I FEEL IS NOTHING.
IF A HEARTS SHUDDER MOVED THIS EARTH LIKE A CASUALTY WOULD ANYONE STOP TO LISTEN? YOU SAY YOU'RE HONEST, YOU SAY YOU CARE. IN THIS WORLD I CAN'T SEEM TO BREATHE. IT WEARS HIM OUT, HE SAID, SO LET IT GO. YOU'RE STARTING TO HELP KILL THE INSIDES. DON'T YOU HEAR IT? CAN'T YOU FEEL IT? I CAN'T STOP SHUDDERING TILL' IT'S OVER. CAUSE IT'S JUST LIKE ME, HE'S JUST LIKE ME. YOU SAY YOUR
JUST FOR TONIGHT WITH TWILIGHT GIVE MYSELF ONE MORE CHANCE. CAUSE' ALL I HEAR IS BEAUTY TONIGHT, ALL I NEED IS THE BEAUTIFUL TWILIGHT. WE'LL CHANGE ALL OF THAT THIS NIGHT.