Spring, Sit Beside Me

by Hampshire

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Recorded March-October 2011.

Drums tracked at Drasik Studios by Mark Michalik.
Everything else tracked at the Richie Rich Recording Studio by Richard William Rich.
Mastered at Nada Recording Studio by John Naclerio.

© & ℗ 2011 Theodore Roberts.

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released March 1, 2012

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Track Name: Mitten
every dream conceived inside my brain
compared to my bank statement and my age
should leave a pit in an optimists stomach
and fade all their positives away
growing up in a 36 square mile grid
in the southeast corner of a mitten
a prize package of drama and rumors and arguments
i'm too old now to give a shit

this life shouldn't be defined by punching in and out of time
just breathe and race your heart
and don't rewire it from the start
only moving forward gets you far

this damned winter we all share it drags on too long
like the numbness and the rotten seeds found in top 40 songs
a summers breeze placed effectively can adjust its course and mold to your body
round your curves and your geometry
it's a thought like this that makes me sing

misguided by the glow of fireflies
the clockwork of their design and grace with which they fly
don't lose your sight of how you feel inside
soon summers grasp will hold you tight
and you will feel alive

this life shouldn't be defined by punching in and out of time
just breathe and ease your mind
as we watch this winters life slowly shorten breath and start to die
and I wont feel the slightest bit of sympathy far and wide
Track Name: Something Between You And Me
sneak out of windows and move on tip toes
and hold your breath inside your chest so no one knows
we're we always go...

this could be something infinitely small between you and me
so meet me by the waters side and we'll exchange the words we've kept inside

the promise of dark roads and mix cd's
and the lack of steering
the evenings agenda how it plays out so elegantly
like track by track
it builds and builds
until our tongues start to snap

this could be something infinitely small between you and me
so meet me by the waters side and we'll exchange the words we've kept inside
Track Name: I Want To Hear Those Words Again
and I'm sorry for being so close
the space in between us was just too ugly and not worth staring at
i would assume its not creepy to stare, but when a girl has my heart
and also the best of me
well what would you expect?

I missed you before I even knew who you were
to some we are young and naive
but to us we're just two kids who happen to be
in love
in love
in love
in love

and one day we'll all realize that gaslights aren't half as important
as the person riding along with you when your car breaks down
and as for now i'll be the cd that spins all of your favorite songs
my ears assist my eyes in watching you sing along
you get me to ask the dumbest questions like
is this real? are you really mine?
i know the answer, i just like hearing it again

I missed you before I even knew who you were
to some we are young and naive
but to us we're just two kids who happen to be
in love
in love
in love
in love
Track Name: Michigan Ave.
don't write songs about the absence of love
when the weather is contradicting to the statements above
when all you wanna hear is good news that you know wont show
just forget of all the people that you used to know
because this is the time and the age to go live your life and so

don't give up on your dreams
because bad news haunts me like a god damn disease
it's ugly when i cry over the slightest things that make me happy

this is the time to give up all your dreams and change who you'd like to be
because pessimistic thinking works the best obviously
i'd like to once sing about happy things
i'm so over rainy days and all depressing things
your eyes they're burdened falling down replacing both your cheeks
i'll blame the hours of countless heartbreak that your headphones leak
so press pause to your dose of whatever depressing indie rock record you chose

and don't give up on your dreams
because bad news haunts me like a god damn disease
it's ugly when i cry over the slightest things that make me happy