Bricks and Mortar

by Twenty Five Hour Day

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released February 10, 2011

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Track Name: Wit's End
I stare at the yellow brick road walls
So sure there’s no place like home
She says, “I’m leaving here my friend.
I’m off, off to see Wit’s End.”

I’ll go there with you my dear
I’ll go there with you
I’ll go there with you my dear
I’ll go there with you

Throws back her Dorothy pig tail mane
Come now scarecrow it’s our train
Stands up and cackles with sick glee
Last call for Wit’s End 9:03

I’ll go there with you my dear
I’ll go there with you
I’ll go there with you my dear
I’ll go there with you
Track Name: Comes And Goes
Bye bye, bye bye September
My my, how we remember
Why why, why are you leaving now?

Hi hi, hi hi October
My my, hand on your shoulder
Why why, what was I thinking then?

Running out fast
A pocket full of laughs
A joke we only knew
It comes and goes

Bye bye, bye bye forgiveness
My my, you’re such an illness
Why why, what were you doing here?

Hi hi, hi hi resentment
My my, you’re such a treatment
One more, it’s my treat this time

Wheels spinning slow
Shells to outgrow
I should have known
It comes and goes
Track Name: Trivial Pursuit
The morning sun is rising out
In here the bricks and mortar keep it dark

This room is playing tricks on me
Creaking walls play our their symphony

Give an inch take a mile
Trading blows with my restless mind
The TV screen is flashing mute
Keeping pulse with the trivial pursuit

I pour a glass of night cap smile
For a moment I live in denial

Taste the sting and I shut my eyes
The sheets feel heavier this time

Give an inch take a mile
Trading blows with my restless mind
The TV screen is flashing mute
Keeping pulse with the trivial pursuit
Track Name: The Broken Record
I’m holding steady you’re out on the ledge
I wasn’t ready for bets that are hedged
Come on down

You were an echo I was a thief
A broken record gave no relief
Come on down

Smoke screen eyes are looking in
Cat’s got my tongue I hope he wins
Old man Moore he’s having a grin
Rewind backwards start again

Running up tabs but this wasn’t a bet
Dealt a hand that I just didn’t get
Fold ‘em down

Come on smile 'cause I’m having a blast
Now I know that your memories last
Ooh-ooh-ooh

Smoke screen eyes are looking in
Cat’s got my tongue I hope he wins
Old man Moore he’s having a grin
Rewind backwards start again
Track Name: Billy Cart
She says sit very still, sit very still my darling
The wheel fell off the old Billy Cart
Gutter hit hard, tore it apart

I ran, ran to the backyard, sweat dripping down my bloody arm

Sauce drips down through my hands
Finish it quick I’ve other plans
Grabbed a stick now I’ve got a sword
You’re no match for me with that brandy ball

Throw, throw me your best shot, is that all you’ve got? I will destroy you now
Track Name: Cavalcade
I’ve got a bone to pick
Words were flung, now they stick
Like last row seats at pantomime
Left behind, you’re left behind

All aboard the cavalcade we’ve come here to die

So here we go out of town to the place with the ocean
Here we go out of town to the place where the bodies are buried down
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

All aboard the cavalcade
Where broken dreams are easy made
Where eyes are peeled and voices chained
We’ve come here to live
Track Name: The Carousel
I grit my teeth as I wait in line
The bartender takes her time

With legs as long as a country mile
Her saving grace is a dirty smile

This room’s a blinking carousel
Lit to serve the clientele
With cogs that spin me round and round
My feet are lost back on the ground

Pours my drink and turns around
She grins at me like a fucking clown

Opens her mouth to give me advice
I tap my glass on the table twice

This room’s a blinking carousel
Lit to serve the clientele
Walls spin round and round
Heads bob up and down and down
Round and round and round
Up and down and down and down
Track Name: Under The Weather
A sea of pain
I’m swimming again
Memories out to sea

Help me out
Talk of the town
Take the pain away

A hostel crowd
Laughing out loud
Echoes through the hall

Cowboy shirt
Hung on the floor
A sight for sore eyes

I know
I know
I know now

I know
I know
I know now
Track Name: Stand Tall
I told a lie
You gave a piece of your mind, stand tall
You were right
I’m a deer stuck in lights
Stand tall

Now looking back
With your knife in my back I fell
In a heap
Through the cracks, you’re discreet
Stand tall
Track Name: Bought And Sold
Round here time passes slow
Destiny you’re on your own
The voice inside my head he’s coming round
Tapping keys fill all the sound

Treadmill’s under my feet
I sink into my seat
Weekdays stay old
Bought and sold

I flick through the stack of notebooks on my desk
Try to find a note to jolt my memory back
Page after page I’m trawling cyan lines
Trying to find my way to a scribbled sign

Rub my eyes act discreet
Pinned down on my seat
Weekdays stay old
Bought and sold

Treadmill’s under my feet
I sink into my seat
Weekdays stay old
Bought and sold

Bought and sold
Bought and sold
Bought and sold
Bought and sold
Track Name: White Collar Smile
Coming around again
Numbers crunched through your fragile plan

How can I ever begin?
A while collar smile has sucked you in

My assistant has you summed up in charts
A complicated mind with few working parts
Couldn’t write down a three letter word
Without making four mistakes

I measured the time in spades
It takes a cliché to turn a phrase

One that I won’t forget
One that won’t hang in your regrets

My assistant has you summed up in charts
A complicated mind with few working parts
Couldn’t write down a three letter word
Without making four mistakes