Things You Should Know

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released April 16, 2013

Scott Macdonald: Guitar, Piano, Wurlitzer, Mellotron, Lead Vocals
Jake Smith: Guitar, BG Vocals
Sam Adams: Bass, BG Vocals
Jordan Warmack: Drums, BG Vocals
Dan Rosen: Percussion

All songs written by Scott Macdonald ©2015 Enormous Jellyfish Music (ASCAP) except On & On written by Scott Macdonald and Jake Smith and 14 Joys written by Scott Macdonald and Bob Welch, Palan Music Publishing Ltd, BMG Chrysalis (BMI)
Produced by Scott Macdonald & Shay Scott
Recorded at Colorfield Studios and Klickitat Band Camp in Portland, OR
Mixed at Klickitat Band camp in Portland, OR
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago, IL
Front cover design by Stefan Wolf

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Track Name: Polly Nearly
Polly nearly took the words right
Out of my mouth
Was it merely auditory hallucinations out loud?

Polly nearly said
When it came to the top of her head
I think she thought it instead

Polly nearly complicated all my life
Wasn’t nearly understated
Just set to a victimless crime

Polly nearly said
As it came to the top of her head
She couldn’t easily let it go now can’t we talk it over

He said, She said
That’s the way the story
He said talkin’ ‘bout what she said
I guess that’s the way the story

Would it come to your surprise to let you know
All the brilliant things you have you just
If you just let it go…

It should come to no surprise to let you know
All the brilliant things you have you just
If you just let it go…

He said, She said
That’s the way the story
He said talkin’ ‘bout what she said
That’s the way the story ends
Track Name: One-Track Mind
Morning every morning coffee talk
Settle for a moment that can never be bought
You’ll never know what something costs
Till you can’t live without it

Morning in the morning poppycock
Wonderin’ what you wanted let me see what you got
You’ll only find the things you’ve lost
Just think about it

You believe what you wanna believe, what you said
You only see what you want to be seen
But you’ll never get your money back

You’ve got a one-track mind
In the sky with your hair down
You’re just a one-track mind
One-track mind

Morning every morning say hello
Trying to find an answer but you’ll never say no
They’ll cuddle with your mortal soul
Don’t leave home without it

You believe what you wanna believe, what you said
You only see what you want to be seen
But you’ll never get your money back

You’re just a one-track mind
Up in the sky with your hair down
You’re just a one-track mind
One-track mind

First she’ll maybe give you a stroke (I’d like to meet you)
A little later you’re a part of the joke
You wanna take her away but you better beware

You gotta one-track mind
In the sky with your hair down
You’re just a one-track mind
One-track mind

Here’s a question you should take home to bed
Take a lesson send a letter instead
Track Name: Made For This World
No I can’t leave the bottle behind
Though it seems it’s all run dry
If I could only find a place in this skin
See the one I’m holding’s wearing thin

It’s just wasting time to break the decay
Ever since Eden saw grey
As it opened up a place in the sky
And set us up to believe the lie

And it’s all right when you rise above
When you’re searching for a thing
That you know you’ll never see in this world
There’s more inside his disguise gone before the blink of an eye
We were never made for this world

We can try and leave the body and mind
And leave this world behind
If I could only find a place in this skin
And hold you in my arms again

Now it’s all right when you rise above
You keep hoping to believe
What you know you’ll never be in this world
You know it’s the saddest of skies blinded by the wink of an eye
We were never made for this world

Now it’s all right when you rise above
You keep hoping to believe
What you know you’ll never be in this world
You know it’s the saddest disguise blinded by the wink of an eye
We were never made for this world
Track Name: Breakdown
Breakdown I’m doing alright
Used to take sides now you’re heading for a satellite breakdown
Breakdown you better be right
All the smooth talk doesn’t matter in the speed of light breakdown

Breathing is fine just as long as you make it in time

Breakdown you doin’ alright?
Used to be shy you were taken for another ride breakdown
Breakdown Do you see me alright?
Take a good look cuz I’m just about to throw the fight breakdown

Breathing is fine just as long as you can keep it in line
Breathing is fine but it really doesn’t matter this time

All we see is we’re going together
Up and down times end the changes in the weather
Awful late to avoid the surgeon
Better change hands so I guess I’ll be the virgin
Take you to the world sometime Breakdown

Yeah breathing is fine but it really doesn’t matter this time

Paper’s say that we’re going together
Opportune times but I’ll wait for something better
Awful late to avoid the surgeon
Offer still stands so I guess I’ll be the virgin

Really thought we were going to make
Giving you my all and pretending not to fake it
Awful late to avoid the surgeon
Better change hands I guess I’ll be the virgin
Gonna take you to the world sometime
I wanna to take you to the world sometime

I’m gonna to take you to the world
Must’ve been a beautiful song La te da
Must’ve been a beautiful song La te da
Track Name: Things You Do
Don’t try and hide it
You’re not gonna fool anyone this time
Don’t try to fight it
It’s only gonna turn out twice as nice

You wanna be my fantasy and thrill me like you do
Every time I want you
There you go and do those things you do

Just time to light it
Wonder if we’ll learn how to make this last
Requested quiet
It’s only gonna burn out twice as fast

You wanna be my fantasy and thrill me like you do
Every time I want you
There you go and do those things you do

You wanna make it together
You know it’s all up to you, yeah
You see we don’t got forever
When you do those crazy things that you do

You wanna be my fantasy and thrill me like you do
Every time I want you
There you go and do those things you do
Track Name: Magic Sticks
There lived a girl with magic sticks
A portion of her plan to go away
She keeps them on the bedroom floor
The door unlocks, then she begins to play

They're going to take her far away
To come on back another day
She didn't know what the love was for
She didn't know that there's something more

But the magic went away...

She met a boy just out of school
White horses and a plan to get away
Had yet to drown the golden rule
And he let her ride his horses for a day

They're going to take her far away
To come on back another day
She didn't know what the love was for
She didn’t know that there's something more

But the horses ran away...

She loves him now and then
She loves him now and again
She loves him now and then

I met a girl with magic sticks
A portion of her plan to go away
Track Name: On and On
Wakin’ up getting lost takes a toll on your heart
Don’t wanna trust yeah you know that’s where they wanted you to start
All this time, next in line, put your mark on the wall
Give it up those fallin’ leaves, they’ll keep tearing you apart

In the blink of an eye you know it’s hard to take a stand
Maybe wait another day
Take another life
And hope that no one can see your hand

On and on we’ll never be found
On and on pick yourself off the ground
All you do to survive
Better take some time to heal

Layin’ down, losin’ sleep, over what you can’t get
All those thoughts, they just give you even more to second guess
No more time, no more lines, you should let go of it all
Turn around those budding leaves
Yeah there’s life in them yet

In the blink of an eye you know it’s hard to make a stand
Maybe wait another day
Take another life
And hope that no one can see your hand

On and on we’ll never be found
On and on pick yourself off the ground
All you do to survive
Better take some time to heal

On and on we’ll never be found
On and on pick yourself off the ground
All you do to survive
Better take some time to feel

All the dreams you wanted to grow
(All of your dreams going on and on)
And all the things you wanted to know
(All of the things going on and on)
All the things I wanted to show

In the blink of an eye you know it’s hard to take a stand
Maybe wait another day
Take another life
And hope that no one can see your hand

On and on we’ll never be found
On and on pick yourself off the ground
All you do to survive
Better take some time to heal

On and on we’ll never be found
On and on pick yourself off the ground
All you do to survive
Better take some time to feel
Track Name: Lucy in a Cup
All caught up in the reverie
Your skin moves like a symphony
And all that’s left is the beating of my heart

You needed more than I was willing to give
All a part of a confidence lift
You see I wanted more to say
But then I guess I better leave you alone

Did you get a look inside of me?
Guess it must have helped to see yourself
How else you’re gonna make up your mind?

All broke up
Lucy in a cup
Wish you more and wish you time

All broke up
Lucy in a cup
Just wishing I could make you mine
It happens every time

All grownup in spite of me
You never could but you wanna be
And all that’s left is the bleeding of my heart

Is it too late to give it one more try
Instead of running away like it’s all a lie
Wish I could hold you in my arms
But you said I better go it alone

Did you get a look inside of me?
Guess it must have helped to see yourself
How else you gonna made up your mind
All broke up
Lucy in a cup
Wish you more and wish you time

All broke up
Lucy in a cup
Oh how I want to make you mine
It happens everytime

Did you get that look inside of me?
Guess it must have helped to see yourself
How else you’re gonna make up your mind?

All broke up
Lucy in a cup
Wish you more and wish you time

All broke up
Lucy in a cup
Wishing I could make you mine
It happens every time
It happens every time
Track Name: 14 Joys
I think I heard it on the radio
That I was not your God and I never was
A thought to discuss

You wanted ever after
You couldn’t wait very long
Another well-torn chapter
Wrote down in a song

I really thought that you need to know that I was not your God and I never was

A thought to discuss Now I’m needed

All of the things that I said that I wanted
Come rushing by in my head when I’m with you
14 Joys and a will to be merry
All of the things that I said that are very
Things you should know

You got all you need you’re askin’ for more
You turn and walk right out the door
It’s funny you keep drawing the line when you’ve been there before

I think I heard it on the radio
That you were not my God and I never was
A thought to discuss Now I’m kneelin’

All of the things that I said that I wanted
Come rushing by in my head when I’m with you
14 Joys and a will to be merry
All of the things that I said that are very

All of the things that I said that I wanted
Come rushing by in my head when I’m with you
14 Joys and a will to be merry
All of the things that I said that are very
Things you should know
Track Name: Let You Down
I don’t get it I see you but you’re not around
I just let it even when you make that sound
Can’t forget it talk about your hand me downs
I don’t get it I don’t want to let you down

I don’t want to let you down
I don’t want to let you down
I can’t take this run around
Still I don’t want to let you down

I just bet it I’m winning but I’m underground
I don’t regret it see you in the lost and found
I just let it even when you make that sound
I don’t get it I don’t want to let you down

I don’t want to let you down
I don’t want to let you down
I can’t take this fool around
Still I don’t want to let you down

I don’t want to let you down
I don’t want to let you down
I can’t take this run around
Still I don’t want to let you down

I can’t take this run around
Still I don’t want to let you down
Track Name: Breathe
I Don’t’ wanna learn, I don’t wanna learn to breathe
Cause I feel like I might just run out of air
I Don’t wanna learn, I don’t wanna learn to see
Cause I might begin to see what isn’t there

Break out the palace It’ll carry you through
Wipe off the sun in your eyes before you’re through

I Don’t’ wanna learn, I don’t wanna learn to feel
Cause I might begin to feel like someone else
I Don’t wanna learn, I don’t wanna learn bleed
Cause I’m feeling like I’m just about to tear

Break out the palace It’ll carry you through
Wipe off the sun in your eyes before you’re through

You fall over yourself with your head in your hands
You hold onto reason the best that you can
Then you reach out for something you don’t understand
But you’re already under

Climb away on a bridge far away with your head in the clouds
Stryofoam constables drift past the rubble in spite of the crowds
Look to the man with the gun in his hand and he’ll lead you on back to the shores where your flowers can grow

You fall over yourself with your head in your hands
You hold onto reason the best that you can
Then you reach out for something you don’t understand
But you’re already under