Exit

by The Halfways

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This album was recorded over the course of 9 months by Daniel F.
It consists of 11 short tunes with psychedelic pop and folk rock influences.

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released February 13, 2013

Music and Lyrics by Daniel F.
Recorded by Daniel F.
Mixing by Daniel F. except on tracks 2, 3, & 8
Mixing on tracks 2,3, & 8 by Eric U.

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Track Name: Gnarltrees
Gnarltrees:

I don't know where I have gone
I don't know where I have gone

Somewhere far away you'll find me
Alone, alone
Somewhere far away you'll find me
Alone, alone

I can hear my only friends
Calling me to come help them

My ship is caught in a swampy lake
And it won't move, it won't move
Yodelay, yodelay, where are you?
Where are you?

I'm not going home
I'm not going home and I will return
Track Name: Rope
Rope:

One day I stepped out on the street
Didn't really recognize the smell
Tried to breathe, I'm free

Oooohh, oooohh

Don't try to pull that rope
Leave it alone, it could be much worse now
Bide your time, you'll be fine

Oooohh, oooohh
Track Name: This Place Is Death
This Place Is Death:

No sunshine, it's sultry
Highlighters in the sky
The horses roam nearby

It's raining
And we're making big decisions
It's fine 'cause we're not faking

And when the sun comes up
This boy will be no more
'Cause when the tea is drunk
The life you will observer

Candle lights go out
Your beacon will remain

This place is death for big ideas
Be like me, let's be free

Da da da da da da da da
Track Name: The Carousel
The Carousel:

On the carousel they left me
And I knew it right away
I was only five years old, nothing but my name
Did I really cause them that much shame?

The year was 1925
And I stood there crying
But then the strange folk came around
And he took my hand, he said

"Have you lost your way North?"
"Or haven't you a North at all, son?"
And then he raised me as his own
And the sobbing stopped

I'm just glad (Why, why why?)
'Cause you're not coming home tonight
Tell your lies and stay at large
But you're not coming home tonight

I'm just glad (Why, why why?)
'Cause you're not coming home tonight
Stay at large and tell your lies
But you're not coming home tonight
Track Name: Seaglass
Seaglass:

As spring turned to summer
I packed out all my things
This year, I am bolder
At least that's what I think

On that Sunday we went out
The last before I left
And we picked out seaglass and things

Then when Monday came around
It was time for me to go
And little did they know

My siblings came running
As tears filled mother's eyes
The garden they mourned in
As I said all my goodbyes

And then they flew me away
Away from all my things
And then they flew me away
From all my sacred things

And then they flew me away
Away from all my things
And then they flew me away
From all my sacred things
Track Name: Jettison
Jettison:

There is a land across the cold winters
In Paris a lonely name
A special thing there is this whole world
It's the best story told
Paris in the spring

Oooohhhh, oooooohhhhh

All along the river Thames
I want the story
Fancy water, tea for break
They all look worried

Oooohhhh, ooooooohhhh

I've jettisoned
And I can't find my way home
I've been jettisoned by you

I've been jettisoned
And I can't find my way home
I've been jettisoned by you
Track Name: Burning House
Burning House:

Hello, stranger
Where you headed now?
Why don't you hop in?

Would you know what road we're on?
Or what state we're in tonight again?

Hello, stranger
Where you headed now?
Where should I begin?

This is not my car you're on
You don't know where I've been
Where I've been tonight again

Three into the morning
I lit the fuse at home
Didn't give no warnings
'Cause all the things must go tonight or else

I could see the burning house
As we rode away
It's a crazy story now
All I've got to say
Well I've come to stay

We've been followed for the past three days
Last I remember, I got tased
I woke up in a dirty cell
Stripes and I don't mix well

Aaaaahhhhh, aaaaaahhhhhh

Hello, stranger
Where you headed now?
Why don't you hop in?

Would you know what road we're on?
Or what state we're in tonight again?

Hello, stranger
Where you headed now?
Where should I begin?

This is not my car you're on
You don't know where I've been
Where I've been tonight again
Track Name: Down You Go/The Queen
Down You Go/The Queen:

Curiosity leads to trouble
Come on Snowdrop, come with me
I want to see
What's on the inside of that rabbit hole

A dodo in a forest
A cat that vanishes
A doormouse and a turtle
A bread and butterfly

I don't know why
I don't know why
I don't know

I don't know why
I don't know why
I want to learn

She sits in a castle
Pretends to be queen
She plays all her games
Idiosyncratic fun, I'm alone

If I were you, I would stay on her good side
If I were you, I would stay on her good side
Or she'll be off with your head

If I were you, I would stay on her good side
If I were you, I would stay on her good side
Or she'll be off with your head
Track Name: Exit
Exit:

My mind goes wild when those lights oscillate
And I don't know what, just what exit to take
My head, it hurts in the strangest of ways
"I know, I know. You'll be fine. You'll be great"

Takes a little bit to find your legs
Takes a little bit to find your head
Didn't think this through and now you're dead
Should've always looked what lies ahead
For you and him, for you and him, for you and him

I don't care
Lived a full life
It's time to die
So say good bye

I don't care
Lived a full life
It's time to die
So say good bye
Track Name: Man, DeLorean
Man DeLorean:

If I take that ride, will I rule those times?
If I take that ride, will I ruin their lives?

Man, DeLorean
Will it fly where I'm going?
1959

If I treat them right will I own their lives?

They won't find me
I won't be caught
Time is on my side
And I'll try them
And' I'll make them mine
They won't dare to fight
Track Name: Thank You, Come Again
Thank You, Come Again:

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