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The Resolution EP (2010)
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1. Little Lifeboats
2. Robot Hearts
3. One Wish
4. Underworld
5. Toe That Line
6. Row It Home

1. Little Lifeboats

I know what it's like to implode
I watched it in my brother from my little lifeboat
As I floated in the dark
Breakfast for a hungry beast
But you are not the sea
No, you're not the sea

And you are not the moon
And I am no lost bug
Headed for something carnal
Distracted by what's false

Yeah, we're just two unhip hipsters
Who really couldn't care less
We met when it was simple
Now we'll have to figure out the rest
Yeah, we'll figure out the rest

'Cause when you look at me
Sun in your eyes, you can hardly see
It's the most beautiful thing
The way you believe

All laid out like a fish
I smell like brine and shit
No bones left, just the tender bits
And I hold so tight
To that slightest thread
And then the thread snaps
I think I lost myself

But when you look at me
The sun in your eyes, you can hardly see
It's the most beautiful thing
The way you believe

From Canyonlands to Florida's sand
All of my life the back of your hands

It'll get so cold but it just won't snow
We'll go for slippery walks down the icy roads
And we were loaded like two guns
Biting rubber bullets between our teeth
But we were free
Yeah, we thought that we were free

And you hold so tight
To that slightest thread
And then the thread snaps
You think you lost yourself

We're just two grown-up children
Who really could care less
We thought we'd live forever
Now we'll have to figure out the rest
And yeah, we'll figure out the rest

'Cause when you look at me
Sun in your eyes, you can hardly see
It's the most beautiful thing
The way you believe
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2. Robot Hearts

I come to you, my hands filled with words
Tongue like a rock, and my heart the proverbial bird

Can you hear her singing now?

The heart's a strange thing, just the size of your fist
And lately it seems that the love inside is so limitless

And oh, I know I'm not the one
And oh, be still my singing bird

The pen's out of ink, all the stars lost their shine
And that little ship of fear on the calm blue ocean is mine

Can you hear her singing now?

She wonders how you work that machine in your chest
And I wanna know how you weren't what I thought I knew best

You take the same song and you write different words
You tie your ribbons and you send it on to a different girl

And oh, I know I'm not the one
And oh, be still my singing bird
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3. One Wish

I guess you wouldn't know about my new song
You couldn't have read it on the internet
And you would've had to call or maybe just send an email
A stupid mass text message we know you love

I only have one wish
I wanna make that list
Of things you regret
Things you did or didn't do, well I'm not sure yet

The things we do for love and something we can't even call love
We sing around the things we wish we'd say
So I sent out a dove, bright white wings in that night sky
She's been gone eight days and I don't know

But I only have one wish
It's I wanna make that list
Of things you regret
Things you did or didn't do, well I'm not sure yet

There's a thin white line
Ties your beating red heart to mine
And there's no such thing as time
When you're on my mind
When you're on my mind

So I only have one wish
It's I wanna make that list
Of things you regret
Things you did or didn't do, well I'm not sure yet
Well I'm not sure yet
Well I'm not sure yet
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4. Underworld
dedicated to the victims of the Upper Big Branch Mine collapse of April 5, 2010

Everyday as you go down
Two thousand feet into God's ground
You think of twenty-nine lost, twenty-five found
But you can't dwell

'Cause your daddy did it and his dad before
Everyday knocking on God's door
And it's not like you got any choice anymore
That you can tell

Well the money's good and the hours are long
No rain, no snow, no heat, no fog
And your lungs are sore but your arms are strong

And everybody's face looks the same in the underworld
There ain't no race in the underworld
He's just another brother with a different last name
And you're the same, and you're the same
You're the same, and you're the same

Stretching your back in the glory hole
You imagine the rush, you imagine the moan
Of the Earth coming down to take what she's owed

And now when you look in that big black eye
You cross your chest and you lower your light
You left your wife above but your family down here's tight as hell

'Cause everybody's face looks the same in the underworld
There ain't no race in the underworld
He's just another brother with a different last name
And you're the same, and you're the same
You're the same, and you're the same

The blue eyes across staring back at yours
God's people down here working on all fours
Feeding the country's need for more, the need for war
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5. Toe That Line

You pick me up in your grey car
We drive out past the railroad tracks
In the flood of your headlights
I just might
I just might

Toe that line
Toe that line
They might only think we were blind

I took you out to my favorite bar
The bluegrass band played the songs we sang
On the floor at your friend's house
I just might
I just might

Toe that line
Toe that line
They might only think we were blind

Just like a kid, I'm begging your attention
And just like a kid, I'm begging your attention
I push it
I push it
I push it
A little bit farther

I drove home in a hard rain
Nothing looked the same, bent by the wind of a hurricane
So we chalk it up to nature
And I just fight
I just fight

To toe that line
Toe that line
They might only believe we were blind
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6. Row It Home

You woke up in the middle of the sea, five leagues down and sharks underneath
You thought you might get away with pinning that one on me

But you brought the boat out, and you raised the sail
Yeah, you lifted your anchor and now you gotta get home yourself

Gotta row it home
You gotta row it home
You gotta row, row, you row, you row it home

Somehow I always bend it 'til it breaks, I take it far too far and that's all it takes
But I never said I was the kind of girl who plays it safe

'Cause I brought the boat out and I raised the sail
Yeah, I lifted my anchor and now I gotta get home myself

I gotta row it home
I gotta row it home
I gotta row, row, row, row it home

Row, row it home, row it home, row it home

Well in the night so dark and deep well I, I know you're suffering
When the water swirls and you can't see land
Weighed down by the truth you keep, you can't see that it sets you free
Reach into the heart of this and try to understand
Try to understand

'Cause the front page says it's a desperate time - a world at war, we glorify crime
They never mention the choice we made and they act like we were blind

But we brought the boat out and we raised the sail
Yeah, we lifted our anchor and now we gotta get home ourselves

Gotta row it home
We gotta row it home
We gotta row, row, row, row it home

Row it home, row it home, row it home, row it home
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