When Waking

by Cold Weather

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about

When Waking is the debut full-length from Pittsburgh, PA trio Cold Weather.

credits

released 05 December 2014

Thanks to: All our friends & families, Dakota Bahney, Matthew Buchholz, Dylan Chieffalo, John Chriest, Chris Fazio, Dan Hagendorf, Rebecca Morris, Andy Mulkerin, Dave Romano, Rose Savage, Sara Savage, Sleep Experiments, Hugh Twyman, WRCT


Produced by Cold Weather & Jake Hanner
Engineered by Jake Hanner
Mastered by Joe Lambert

Additional performances by:
Jake Hanner: drums & percussion
Eddie Grystar: cello on "When You Start Over"

Cover painting: "Script" by Jon Han (jon-han.tumblr.com)
Album layout & design by Sarah Lacy

Songs written by Mark Ramsey
"Gallery 99" by Mark Ramsey & Sarah Lacy
2014 Firecake Music (ASCAP)

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Track Name: All is Night
All is night forever
Morning never comes

Alone with my brother
we’d ask one another,
"Remember the song that we sung?"
The hands at the table are clearly unable
to take back the things that were done
So cast off the lines and drift out ‘til there’s no stars above

All is night forever
Morning never comes

So drink the black waters
invoke your forefathers
and endlessly wait for the sun
The fallen before us will join in the chorus
and sing in the forgotten tongue
Or cast off the lines and drift out ‘til there’s no stars above
Track Name: The Bottom
6 months have passed since you said,
“I can’t do this anymore,”
but nothing appears to have changed
priorities got rearranged
when everything started to feel strange

“I think that’s the last of it,
I can’t do this anymore.”
and I’m trying not to assume
but you look like you’ve been marooned
on a one-woman hot air balloon
and you’re headed straight for the moon

Asleep in the grass,
you dream of the ocean floor
fast falls the eventide
there’s nothing that you haven’t tried
so why don’t you just come inside?
‘cause you’re never going to decide
Track Name: Opportunity Cost
When you woke up across from what you didn’t want
the things that you forgot, they hit you all at once
now you can’t shake the thought as you sit and watch the clock
but if you quantified your cost, I think you lost a lot

‘Cause you gave up what you loved for a few lousy bucks
you gave up what you loved until you had enough
and there’s no escaping it now

When you woke up across from what you didn’t want
your first and second thoughts were “where did this go wrong?”
but you can’t change the plot as you sit and watch the clock
‘cause you’re a broken lock, insecure and stuck

‘Cause you gave up what you loved for a few lousy bucks
you gave up what you loved until you had enough
and they’ll never get you ‘cause they won’t admit to themselves they got lost along the way
Track Name: See You in the Sun
You never believed in circumstance
You never believed in endings
The coded lines, unbalanced rhymes were never done

If only you knew just what it was
You could have had anything you wanted
Another time, a new skyline where you’d become

But now it’s "So long, see you in the sun"
We’re waiting here below
It’s “So long, I’ll see you in the sun”
The city knows you’re not at home

But maybe it seems like just a waste
All this talk of starting over
Just say goodbye to bloodshot eyes and damage done

And when the time comes to send them all away
You’ll find out what you really needed
A good disguise so you could hide from anyone

But now it’s “So long, see you in the sun”
We’re waiting here, below
It’s “So long, I’ll see you in the sun”
The city knows you’re not at home
Track Name: When You Start Over
You drive through the night ‘til it starts to feel right
and now you’re trading pavement for snow
They read what you write you can’t hide what you’re like
and that’s no one that they’d want to know

But you’re getting better
just under the weather
and waiting for the skies to clear
You know what’s the matter
it all fits a pattern
just hope that the past disappears
and gets lost like some old souvenir

I heard from a friend that you’re at it again
and i hope that you’re taking it slow
cause true to the end you will try to pretend that you’re
something that you could outgrow

But you’re getting better
just under the weather
and waiting for the skies to clear
and when you start over and over and over
I hope that you like who appears
cause you’re stuck for at least a few years

Allison, you wait up for him
the cameras are ready to roll
Now and then, it comes back again
but you’ve got it under control
You’ve got it under control
Track Name: When Waking
When waking
Don’t you lie still
When waking
Don’t you stay still
Don’t you still open
Don’t you still reach
Don’t you still lie

When waking
Don’t you lie still
When waking
Don’t you stay still
Your eyes are open
My eyes are still closed
My eyes are closed still

You’re everyone held up above the only one
You sat alone you sold it all you sound a lot like him

Is the night over
or is it still night
and is it night still?
Track Name: Gallery 99
There’s a fire on the near west side
The southbound traffic is paralyzed
And I’ve decided not to go outside for a month or more

An article in yesterday’s Sun-Times
described another meaningless suicide
but you put to fire what you held inside
and the light was strong

And I stand by tonight
with a picture that wasn’t right
Another sleepless night passing by

There’s a fire on the near west side
Southbound traffic is paralyzed
And I may never go outside again

Another endless occupation
another day spent in the fog
and after a final hesitation

There’s a fire on the near west side
Southbound traffic is paralyzed
And I may never go outside again
Track Name: 13,000 Satellites
She gathered up enough to start a fire
and used what she found to last the day
She brought enough that she could stay a while
Away from the town that scattered her thinking

She would watch the satellites
and think about their possible meaning
and remember all the times she tried

He locked the car and walked the last few miles
wondering out loud, “is this the way?”
He brought enough that he could stay a while
Apart from the crowds that scattered his thinking

He would watch the satellites
and sing until the words lost their meaning
and remember all the times he tried

Thirteen thousand satellites
Are filling up what’s left of the evening
Even after all the times she tried
Track Name: Cryptic Messages
Another night, another bullfight
with a mic a guitar a chair and a spotlight
Fumbling through chords and beautiful words
You forgot a few lines and some melodies blurred

But the feeling was still unforgettable
What you thought you’d killed it came back
You said that it was all metaphor
But you knew what you were
It couldn’t be more for real

Another night, another bullfight
just the face in the mirror and what’s left of your life
Nightmares and patterns disturbed
With the chemicals gone ancient memories returned

And the feelings were still unforgettable
What you thought you’d killed it came back
We only knew you as matador
But you knew what you were

You can laugh all you want
but when I see cryptic messages written on your arm
it seems like you’re about to move on or check out
Am I wrong?