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Reattachment

by Dan Jacob Wallace

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1.
Reattachment 05:05
300 years have gone since then – since i lost my head i had to learn it all again – since reattachment i never thought it’d be like this – yeah, i believed you i thought there’d be a bit more bliss well that’s just one more myth 3000 years, oh just let it end last week while looking for some space – just walking around i saw your car in a strange place – so i looked closer the fin still hummed from gliding low – that made me wonder i sent a signal with your code – it said that you were home 3000 years have led us to this i was born in this land long before the electropathic clan i will go when i’m done being the world’s youngest son i turned my indicators off – they could not help me i braced my senses then took off – you couldn’t be far off in the middle of a static rainbow arch – i smelled your person i flipped my eyes around and watched though my view was half blocked things became clear, i know what you did i was born in your hands, part of some sort of master plan i will go when i’m done exposing the minds you’ve undone
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What I Know 03:25
robin hood stole from everybody that he could even from the poor ones when he could that’s what i know let them say what they want to it’s ok, they’ll always love you it’s nothing but a fancy form of hope that their lives won’t always be sad elizabeth all she ever did was hold her breath waiting for that man to take her hand that’s what i know let them thank who they need to it’s ok: they’ll always need you it’s just another fancy way to dream that one day they all will be free when it all comes down to you you don’t know what to do with all these things that they have given you brother that’s the way this game’s always been played though no one ever ever ever wins, no… anyday, almost anytime or anyplace you can find someone who’s got no face it’s always been that way let them be who they need to it’s ok: they’ll always need you it’s just a flight of fancy they still dream that one day you all will believe when it all comes down to you you don’t know what to do with all these things that they have given you brother that’s the way this game’s all overplayed though no one ever ever ever wins, no…
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there is a line invisible and when it merges with a curve it makes a world inside a word i never thought about your world till my own’s demise then i saw what it is worth to keep open lines though I still think it’s a curse they don’t intertwine i’m not speaking of a cross i hate those symbols when i talk i want to swallow every thought well, i guess you had to be there to know what it was like being people trying hard to find a shining beacon buried within them digging through each other cloning one another doing things that half-way rhyme with loving oh, i know that it’s a stretch for you try imagining the world that i once knew there is a line we never touch you stay behind I stay in front we’ll cut it when we’ve had enough i never saw the wall of glass until it cracked in half i never thought about the past till it came crashing back then i missed what i once had, i missed what made me sad though i really must confess that even though it was a mess i never have any regrets well, i guess you had to be there to know what it was like being someone trying hard to find a little needle buried in people running from each other chasing one another doing things that half-way rhyme with loving oh, i know that it’s a stretch for you i’ll try imaging the worlds that you’ve known too there is a line invisible it wraps around my neck and yours we pull a constellation bull
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Faded Map 01:17
have you found a faded map? i think i left one here i’m ready to be home again back where i first began sometimes i feel no one cares if i ever get back home i never had that many friends so don’t look so surprised i’m begging to be home again back to my old boring life
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Odd Man Out 03:18
hey you over there I know who you are you’ve run all day long, but not very far you can’t go home, you’re on the run you’re losing blood fast, and where’s your gun? you’ll follow me i know all your friends, they all know me so come on inside, i’ll pour you a drink and it’s a shame you can’t stay longer but your friends, they’re not as strong as your enemies you know they’re not i know of a place where you can hide you’ll see father tom there before you die and your kathleen, you’ll see her too there if you can make it – but i can’t carry you all the way you know i can’t the snowfall’s begun but the heat is on police have caught onto your trail of blood wait over there, behind those shrubs don’t make a sound I’ll go get father tom and kathleen the guns have gone off and we pray for your souls your hearts were both good though perhaps not of gold and childish things that you had put away are not forgotten and we’ve learned what faith can really bring
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Spellbound 05:54
spellbound, in a trance, how long will all this last? and though i’m feeling safe today, i have to be on my way train tracks in a snow white field take me a way though that’s not the only way that i know how to escape thank you for trusting me, i couldn’t do this all alone no… razor in the right hand, drugs in the milk these surreal amnesia dreams, slinking through guilt labyrinthine burn scars on the left hand, and walls painted still beneath flapping shadow wings, i’m spying a faceless fiend thank you for loving me, i couldn’t make this on my own no… i’d open my eyes, but i’m blinded by the light and i’m not so sure your right and i’m fall… i’m falling…i am fall… i’m falling i’d open my eyes, but i’m blinded by the light though i’m not too scared to try and i’m fall… i’m falling… i am fall… i’m falling small things from the past have escaped my memory though they’ve plague me secretly, now they’re coming back to me my hands, they are free of this blood after all now that i’m not on the wall, let’s take up where we left off thank you for saving me, i’d not have done this for myself no…
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Messiah 03:34
what am i but an innocent messiah who’s been tempted by the wrong kind of fire? what am i but a desperate messiah full of passion, yes, but not so wise? it’s not easy being chosen for things you’ll never be what am i but an ignorant messiah who’s been guided by the wrong kind of light? what am i? just a lonely old messiah who’s been tempted by the wrong kind of lies? it’s not easy being chosen for things you’ll never see circles squares and triangles trace thin shadows across the hordes of lost lords’ jigsaw puzzle faces
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thanks for the people you have been here today there’s the teacher, there is the leader there is the evil preacher there was a sound without words, what did that mean? there was a sound with some words without meaning this is a sound that is heard near the ending, thank you for listening all we believe in comes from one simple place then it slivers, turns into symbols separates all the people there was a sound without words, what did that mean? there was a sound with some words without meaning this is a sound that is heard near the ending thank you for hearing if i am nothing, what does that make you? if you are nothing, what does that make me? thank you for tearing me apart here today you don’t have to, i don’t ask you you do it anyway there was a sound without words, what did that mean? there was a sound with some words without meaning this is a sound that occurs near the ending thank you for hearing
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Elegy 04:17
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27 02:42
have i lost you forever? will that warm glow shine again? give me peace, give me hope now just don’t leave me all alone here clean the chrome plated demon keep on smiling while you nurse him he’s the last ray of sunshine give me hope or give me freedom i don’t wanna’ cramp your style again i just wanna’ be your special friend so don’t take it personal just don’t leave me here all alone have i lost you forever to the spiral shadow-chain? to the breech in the ceiling? to this small town poison rain? i don’t wanna’ cramp your style again i just wanna’ be your special friend so don’t take it personal just don’t leave me here all alone
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Go Ahead 03:14
go ahead, take it away we will all end up the same way i don’t mind, these are hard times hurry up, i might change my mind if you see me there, in my broken air waiting for the world to pay for my repairs please don’t stare turn yourself around, get out of there go ahead, take it away we will all end in the same place i will say to you: “hope you had fun” hurry up, the damage is done if you see me there, through my broken stare waiting for the world to give me back the air it won’t share turn around and get away from there go ahead, make your escape dig a hole as deep as it takes i won’t laugh when it collapses hurry up, there’s nothing to save i’ll be watching you, through my broken view waiting for the world to split itself in two just like you there is nothing left for us to use … use
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we once flew through the air riding moonlight and prayers you were to be my everything no one could know how much i loved you back then, but i know it’s over easy come, easy go at east that’s what we’re told we can sing our tears away and there’s always a new day if all these things are really true then why do i think of you when there’s a moon rolling by reminding me of old times? we once thought we would sing a complete symphony you were to be my harmony no one could know how much i needed you then, but i know it’s over easy come, easy go at least that’s what we’re told we can cry our dreams away and there’s always a new day if all they say is really true then why do i still love you? there’s such a long way to go before my heart turns to stone romance comes in two parts: first it’s found then it’s lost then there’s the rub: no one to love no one could know how much you’re missing it then, but you know it’s over easy come, easy go at least that’s what we’re told we can drink our tears away and there’s always a new day we know these things are never true but what else is there to do before the sunlight is strong and all the moonshine is gone? if we must say goodbye let’s remember tonight by the song the winds have blown and by the moon’s pearly glow and if I have only one breath left for a dying lament it’s just for you, only you

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“Reattachment reveals Wallace’s brilliance as a rock composer and instrumentalist as well as his gift for writing and delivering obscure but intriguing lyrics.” –The Phantom Tollbooth

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released June 30, 2008

Dan Wallace: vocals, guitars, various other instruments, songwriting; George Lawler: drums; Ambria Taylor and Vesna Jovanovic: backing vocals.

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Dan Jacob Wallace Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dan Jacob Wallace is a composer, songwriter, and guitarist currently based in Milwaukee.

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