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by Lewis Beard

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released January 21, 2011

All songs, music, mixing and production by Lewis Beard

Mastered by Colin Leonard at Glenn Schick Studios

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I make musak, but not for elevators. Sometimes by myself, sometimes with my band, Zero Beach. Check out the band's pages through the links below.

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Track Name: Redhead
I'm not a dead man walking
If you're not a ticking bomb
But I pick you up with both hands
You're gonna go off on me before too long

You feel like a furnace burning
And I'm on the edge
The shell of a star exploding
The risk of a redhead

I wasn't even watching
Held down to suffocate
If this is an all-or-nothing
I want it all I want nothing to change

Chorus

I think I understand what's happening
I'm looking through your blue eyes tonight
And through the blue their is a deeper red
Lit from within just like a pilot light

You could have called or something
Wait just a minute more
I know it's an all-or-nothing
But maybe I know something that you don't know

You feel like a furnace burning
And I'm on the edge
The shell of a star exploding
The risk of a redhead
So why don't you call my number
Walk straight to the bed
Don't wait for an invitation
The risk of a redhead
Track Name: Daylight Savings Time
Left with a question on my lips
How does anybody ever get over anybody else
In a wreckage of a love
The sand in the hourglass
Slips through the throat so fast

I've seen you waste your light
But I'm not wasting mine
In daylight savings time

Love, I know we lose along the way
Even more than I miss you
I need you to miss me too
And try to wave along before
You know that I think about you
I need you think about me more

Always

I've seen you waste your light
But I'm not wasting mine
In daylight savings time

Someday
String me along
But tell me that someday
We'll both be gone

How do you read somebody's mind
What's locked away within your brain
Stays out of reach for me to find
Try to approach an end again
It's unfair to think you care
I'm spun around and dragged back in

I've seen you waste your light
But I'm not wasting mine
In daylight savings time
Track Name: Chop Down That Tree
Emily-Anne and I in over our heads
Stacking the brush up twenty feet high
Dirt on her nose and a rip in her shirt
And in a field we're starting a fire

She swears the summer sings
And I'm not listening for the refrain
But I'm done with choruses
And I'm looking for a note to sustain

Chop down that tree and turn it into lumber
And then burn those leaves and close your eyes
I'm in between, it's coming
But the summer isn't over yet
There's still some time

Rumble of thunder in the mid-afternoon
And it starts to rain round quarter to five
Emily-Anne is holding onto my hand
She doesn't see the smoke in the sky

Under the evergreen
The sky from underneath is greener than blue
Sunbeam between her knees
And I didn't know if she was telling the truth
But now I do

Emily-Anne and I in spite of the time
Creeping up on our strawberry fields
Almost explain away the missteps we made
In an attempt to make it seem real
Emily-Anne I know it was real

She swears the summer sings
And I'm not listening for the refrain
But I'm done with choruses
And I tell her she's my note to sustain
And I can stay

Chop down that tree and turn it into lumber
And then burn those leaves and close your eyes
I'm in between, it's coming
But the summer isn't over yet
There's still some time
Track Name: Stupid
Until the ocean ends in waterfalls
Into a deeper blue I slip so far
I've been stupid

Look to the open wound and sew it up
I sink and I don't think that you're in love
But I've been stupid

Too late, the friction fades
Brace for the second wave
I'm not sure the tide'll fall that far
This time we don't exist
Don't blink or you might miss it
I knew we'd never last that long

Until the floodlights spill the stars on us
We're bound unto the ground and still chained up
Redefine before we fade and the constellations change
I still don't know why I was stupid

Too late, the friction fades
Brace for the second wave
I'm not sure the tide'll fall that far
This time we don't exist
Don't blink or you might miss it
I knew we'd never last that long

If you don't hold on how can I hold on
Track Name: Santa Fe
Race like a stray lightning bolt for the door
A white horse, a time warp, I might call this home

A picture perfect exit
And leaving no trace to be found
Vanish from the thin existence of
A ghost inside a ghost town

I've been playing along so secretively
But some secrets are just so easy to keep
And I know where to go, it's so easy to leave
So I'm going away

Make for the bank with a gun in my hand
A landslide, a gold mine, a loud Spanish band

Coincidences aside
And animate myself to life
Forward motion forcing only a
Kinetic end to the flight

I've been playing along so secretively
But some secrets are just so easy to keep
And I know where to go, it's so easy to leave
So I'm going away
And I'm going to Santa Fe

Everything's been bleached white
All these bandits' bones
Buried under black skies
For what was stolen
I'm not going home

Chorus
Track Name: Rules
I felt lost before you left
I second-guessed myself
A boat alone adrift

But maybe if the rules could change
Maybe there'd be more time to take
Our time with this and we'd both end up okay
If the rules could change
Maybe it would end up the same
And we'd write off wasted time and be on our way

I made time to take away
A couple years too late
To bend it back again

But then if the rules could change
Maybe there'd be more time to take
Our time with this and we'd both end up okay
If the rules could change
Maybe it would end up the same
And we'd write off wasted time and be on our way

I tried to hold you in my mind
A focus far too wide
To capture in its lens

The two of us if the rules could change
Maybe there'd be more time to take
Our time with this and we'd both end up okay
If the rules could change
Maybe it would end up the same
And we'd write off wasted time and be on our way
Track Name: Stuck Out To Sea
Write me a song
And sing me a lie
It's too late to stay
And we laugh at the way
We say our goodnights

Your saltwater eyes
Could sing me to sleep
Repeat what you said
I didn't get it
I'm stuck out to sea

Been out here before and you're the rope around my feet
I come up for air and there is nothing left to breathe
And I know it's a problem
You can't save what you can't see
But you should be with me out here
Stuck out to sea

Blue up above
And blue underneath
The water is clear
But I'm dying out here
I need a release
Sparkle like foam
And passing like time
Pulled off of the shore
I can't swim anymore
Dragged out by the tide

Been out here before and you're the rope around my feet
I come up for air and there is nothing left to breathe
And I know it's a problem
You can't save what makes you sink
But I wish you were with me out here
Stuck out to sea

A lie without love
And a song incomplete
Explain what you meant
I didn't get it
I'm stuck out to sea
Track Name: D.F.
Static sting
Electric me
And I am conducting
Electricity

Elevator falling

Power the breakers down
Break up the power grid
I don't like how quick this is
I need something to fix this with

Static
Don't panic
Explosive, automatic
And when we talk
I fall like an

Elevator falling

Life doesn't flash before my eyes
It falls away outside
Hold onto my hand and don't look down
And we could be alright
Track Name: Fulcrum
Nightfall
Started scratching at your door
You started looking for a fulcrum
But it didn't work so
Your slight of hand
Tricked me then

If we could overtake this funeral march
If we could get the keys to a getaway car
If we could tear a page out and quit trying so hard
Maybe then
I'd fix this and
Maybe then
I'd fix this

Rainfall
Overflow and drink up
Lay low
Water under your bed
Sleep through the worst of the storm
And keep your windows shut
And bolted up

If we could overtake this funeral march
If we could get the keys to a getaway car
If we could find the fusebox and scatter this dark
Maybe then
I'd fix this and
Maybe then
We'd fix this

Stop falling back so fast
You know better than that
Track Name: Almost Fall
Away to where you've gone
I was there all along
Just a little lost
I'm only here another year
You won't be here that long

I tried I tried to see
What was left of the leaves
After you ran off
You said you'd leave me in the Spring
But now it's almost Fall

So what's the use of this always running
You said it yourself
You said easy does it
And whether or not she's leaving again
I'll make it out alright

September 1st
Another month to fall in love
Go to sleep my baby dreams of never waking up

Away to where you've gone
I was there all along
Just a little lost
You said you'd leave me in the Spring
And now it's almost Fall