Original Song Lyrics

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TIME OUT SESSION #2

EASTERN STANDARD TIME

(Written by Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Peter Mulvey)

The deepest dark water and the rockiest shore

The tall white pine and the iron ore

Windfall apples with a coat of rime

Eastern Standard Time

 

Ironwood to Sault Ste. Marie

The great gitchi-gami, the Superior sea

The Copper Summit and the Dead River Climb

Eastern Standard Time

 

(Ooh)

 

Far below the reach of the cold daylight

Shipwrecks hold their secrets tight

And somewhere down there is that old pipeline

Eastern Standard Time

 

(Ooh)

 

Light of the stars and the falling snow

We shiver in the still of the sweet, dark cold

Three fires burn from the old bloodlines

And beneath the water as dark as wine

The past is sleeping, but still it shines…

Eastern Standard Time

 

(Ooh)

 

 

 

JUST A TOWN

(Written by Sav Buist, Katie Larson, Maia Sharp, and Michael Dause)

I’m going back to where I lost it all

To renovate and overhaul

Cause I can’t fix what I’m not looking at

So I’ve got my coffee and my tank of gas

 

I gotta stand in the middle of it

If I ever wanna rise above it

Gotta drive to the heart of it

 

Yes, yes, it’s gonna leave me a mess

But looking back just brings me down

I built it up when it was all just meaningless

Like it’s some kind of sacred ground

Sometimes a town is just a town

 

I can see the skyline is taking shape

There’s the place I wrapped in yellow tape

My old haunts still line the empty street

Cause leaving home just left me incomplete

 

For years I’ve been hearing the call of it

Now I’m waiting for a bomb to fall on it

Back here where I lost all of it

 

Yes, yes, it’s gonna leave me a mess

But looking back just brings me down

I built it up when it was all just meaningless

Like it’s some kind of sacred ground

Sometimes a town is just a town

 

Every time we ever left the light on, maybe we were just afraid of the dark

Maybe we were just afraid of each other and the cycle of a changing heart

Sometimes a light is just a light

Sometimes a fight is just a fight

 

Yes, yes, It’s gonna leave me a mess

But looking back just brings me down

I built it up when it was all just meaningless

Like it’s some kind of sacred ground

Sometimes a town is just a town

 

LEAVE IT IN THE DUST

(Written by Sav Buist, Katie Larson, Gary Burr, and Georgia Middleman)

 

If you ask me where I’m going

I’ll only tell you where I’ve been

Passing time and neon signs

And highways that know me like a friend

 

The burden gets so heavy

In a war with wanderlust

One day I’ll lay my sword down

And leave it in the dust

 

I’m in the kitchen, doing dishes

Picking out a record to play

But if you ask me what I’m thinking

I’ll tell you I’d give anything to stay

 

The burden gets so heavy

When the gold begins to rust

One day I’ll lay my sword down

And leave it in the dust

 

I got my armor, got my keys

I got everything I need

No lights left on, no long goodbyes

Just the road and a million broken lines

 

So there you have it, a new beginning

Is always one suitcase away

For me the leaving is just like breathing

Until the price is more than I can pay

 

The burden gets so heavy

With dreams that you can’t trust

One day I’ll lay my sword down

And leave it in the dust

One day I’ll lay my sword down, and leave it in the dust

 

 

 

REMAIN THE SAME

(Written by Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Tom Paxton)

 

We were close when we were younger, to me you were my brother

I would chase the sun for you, you’d do anything for me

Time was clever, peered through branches like a stranger from a distance

So we thought we’d live forever, how it hurts just to remember everything

 

The years crash down like rain

I grow old and you remain the same

Remain the same

 

We grew older, we were reckless, imagination endless

We made a masterpiece of nothing, hung it for the world to see

Though I faltered just behind you, I stayed there to remind you

How to outrun every shadow, but you never learned how to let go of anything

 

The years crash down like rain

I grow old and you remain the same

Remain the same

 

You went off on an adventure, and I stayed where it was safer

Time was constant, no longer stranger, but I was sure I’d see you later

 

You had an impulse and you fought it, but then one day you bought it

And it only took a moment, one I wish I could forgive

I can’t fill the hole you left with anything but my regret

Sometimes I wish we’d never met, but I’m a fool who wouldn’t change a single thing

 

The years crash down like rain

I grow old and you remain the same

Remain the same

 

 

CIRCLING ROUND AGAIN

(Written by Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Beth Nielsen Chapman)

 

Your oversized coat, I wear like a burden

Paper crane memories tucked in my sleeve

Delicate passengers, tossing and turning

All of our history tied up in grief

 

And when I unravel the thread

I can’t stop the landslide of what lies ahead

 

Now that I’ve got everything that I wanted

It feels like it’s not what I need

All I’ve become is a martyr of nothing

Broke us in two to make something complete and now

I’m circling round again, circling round again, circling round again

 

Order the coffee, let’s sever the silence

Back where we started, and isn’t it strange?

What could be sadder than saying you’re happy?

There’s not enough banter to cover the pain

 

I wish I could call you a friend
I wish we could give up the need to pretend

 

Now that I’ve got everything that I wanted

It feels like it’s not what I need

All I’ve become is a martyr of nothing

Broke us in two to make something complete and now

I’m circling round again, circling round again,

 

Circling round an endless, senseless wheel of torture

Get me off this carousel ride, baby I’ve tried

 

Now that I’ve got everything that I wanted

It feels like it’s not what I need

All I’ve become is a martyr of nothing

Broke us in two to make something complete and now

I’m circling round again…

 

 

 

WIDE OPEN

(Written by Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Gretchen Peters)

 

There’s the thing with feathers that I put away for four years

From its cage it comes and stretches out its wing

When I’m feeling beaten down, I wish I’d never let it out

Cause I can’t help but hear the song it sings

 

These things don’t come cheap

It’s easier to stay asleep

But I know I have to keep my heart wide open

Even when it’s broken

 

There’s the thing with feathers slowly waking after four years

It’s always good to see you, my old friend

Bleary-eyed and breathless as you pull me from the wreckage,

And you call me to the precipice again

 

These things don’t come cheap

It’s easier to stay asleep

But I know I have to keep my heart wide open

Even when it’s broken

 

Wide, wide

Wide open

 

There’s the thing with feathers, shaking off the dust of four years

It is restless like my mother, it is patient like my father,

And I am their dreaming daughter, I will always tread this water

And you can’t drown my sound beneath your fear

 

These things don’t come cheap

It’s easier to stay asleep

But I know I have to keep my heart wide open

Wide open