no spring

by Future Ghosts

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BlackCity Records 2009

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released September 15, 2009

Produced by FG and Tom VX

Band on album:
Sean Whittaker - guitar/vox/programming
Jacob Mazer - guitar/vox
Jeremy Mills - guitar
Nathan Warrick - bass
Michael T. Hodges - drums

recorded @
Peach Palace, Bloomington, IN
Machine Age Recording, Chicago, IL
Small Hands Studios, Chicago, IL

Drums recorded by Erik Rasmussen at his house in Bloomington.

Mixed and Mastered by Tom VX at Machine Age Recording

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Future Ghosts Chicago

Future Ghosts are an art/rock/dream/pop band from Chicago. Since 2005, they've been telling stories about love, ghosts, and the trickiness of time. Hooks and melodies leap out from heavily textured sonic landscapes.

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Track Name: i'm going to heaven
the sun won't shine forever
but as long as i like, i can believe i'm flying
flying into your light
into your light

(the sun won't shine forever)
i don't know where i'll go, what it looks like
i don't know, but i will when i get there

all these dreams begin to end
nothing looks like it did then

these eyes won't see forever
but as long as i like, i'll keep them shut and dream it's true
this endless blue
endless blue

(the sun won't shine forever)
i don't know where i'll go, what it looks like
i don't know, but i will when i get there

(i'm so afraid to die)
i'm going, i'm going to heaven
Track Name: lifeline
you've got a second to wonder
you've got a second to react
then all the canvas has gone black
and in a flash of her wonder
you've got a second to think back
you've got a second to regret

candles ever burning
dust to dust to dust we're turning
porcelain is cracked and worn out

you've got a second for silence
you've got a second to reflect
no second chance for a reflex
and in a moment of silence
collapse has taken the tower
into the quiet hours
Track Name: warm
the wires and the winterglow
and the winterglow, oh
our hearts in the bitter snow
in the bitter snow, oh
the moon is a soft halo
is a soft halo, oh
a beam in the bitter cold
in the bitter cold, oh

eyes were put in front of me
the sweetest curve of lip and cheek
and i believe in everything
the warmth of all the things between
eyes were put in front of me
to know the light of dark and deep
and i believe in everything
the warmth of snow that falls between

the stars of your nightly skin
of your nightly skin, oh
all part of the mess i'm in
of the mess i'm in, oh
the taste of your tongue and skin
of your tongue and skin, oh
the ways of the mess i'm in, oh
Track Name: no spring
100 years of feeling old, 20 seconds left to hold anything
in gentle sleep, i'll hold a breath
a gentle dream is all i'm left with, anyway

i feel it passing like a summer's eve
change and falling with the autumn leaves
winter's kiss is cold, it starts to sting
and there's no spring
there's no spring

100 years, 100 ways to die, be paralyzed, and age
in gentle sleep i'll hold a breath
death is waiting where i'll wake up, anyway
Track Name: mended ends
mended ends, ancient friends
reduced to wounds cut clean
a subtle blade that penetrates
moves inside of me
a grand exit from my eyes and throat
a plagal cadence cut to a quarter note
return the words, return the years
remove the last of me
an empty vile, apiece of tape
recordings lost at sea
a slip of paper and something written down
last words buried in a wall of sound
tossed and torn, wreckage born
from promises at sea
you look away you make the change
and change away from me
a small motion cuts the cable thin
once suspended, now i'm caving in
sweet and low a voice you know
cut silent at your ear
refuse the sounds, refuse the words
transmissions lost to years
a dead phone line carries an empty pulse
a dead receiver knows nothing left of us
Track Name: holy eye
you held it all against your will
water moves from tongue to gills
calculate what you can feel before the holy eye
the clumsy hands of clumsy boys
keep them a secular joy
keep all your charm and all your poise while you destroy them

and you hang it on your will, pretending that you will
and i can't help but take the blame
for broken flowers, broken names
you opened up and held your shame
you held your tears until i came

you held it all against the sky
parts that move and never die
be still and soothe but never try to understand them
we talk and talk, but never learn
mouth to mouth to ear to word
the holy eye and the absurd, i want to destroy them
Track Name: suzie and the nightmare king
suzie is the queen of all our dreams
locked in a sky of gold and green
she bides her time to kill the king
and cast our nightmares into the sea

his royal gaze, it holds us down
her holy arms would move to strike him down

she's our mother
she's our lover and queen

suzie's on the wind and in the breeze
she's an open ear tuned to our screams
she can hear the terror that he brings
all the fears brought by the nightmare king

his royal gaze, it holds us down
her holy arms would move to break his crown

she's our mother
she's our lover and queen
Track Name: here comes the summer
winter is a vampire, i hope that it don't drain me
the body is just a coffin for the mind to decay
bloomington is a ghost town and i hope i can escape it
we can walk to california, we don't have to come back here
the hurt's a little helpful, got to push 'til you can feel it
i can almost see it, the ice is like a mirror
friends all think i'm crazy and i don't know how to face them
when i've torn myself to ribbons just to show that i'm still loving

so ladies, keep on singing goodnight songs
to keep the rain from falling down and coming in
and all the thoughts i'm thinking ain't enough to keep the boat from sinking
it's hard to do, getting through

all the counts against me don't account for what i'm missing
it's easy to stay sinful, simple is a blessing
i'd suffer with the sickness but i've got to make a mission
the water in the river, the fire in the kitchen
the future and the past are only part of the same feeling
it's hard on the women even harder on the children
the features in the mask won't match i've got to rearrange them
before the horror stranger in me empties the atmosphere

so ladies keep on singing goodnight songs
to keep the rain from falling down and coming in
and all the thoughts i'm thinking ain't enough to keep the rope from swinging
it's hard to do, getting through

we're burning up
summer's coming
Track Name: lily don't leave
darlin, you know that silly sound
i make it every time you come around
but don't go now, please don't leave
moanin', you know it's got me down
draggin' it hard all across the town
but don't go now, please don't leave
they sent you here to play with me
them dirty skies, angels is thieves
if this is peace, then give me grief
you walk away to save me the pain
but all i think about is seein' you again
i want you here, don't want release
darlin, you know that silly sound
i make it every time you come around
but don't go now, please don't leave