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released October 1, 2010

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Track Name: Once In
once in texas
i saw two suns setting in the same field
see me through this bring me home again
onward cross the bridge to memphis
lost in someone’s city
see me through this bring me home again
kansas play those songs again girls take the roses with me
see me through this bring me home again
Track Name: Open Season
open season on a broken heart
this is the year they take the summer apart
there is a magic to the carnival arts and i can hear the sound

is it the wind through the wonder wheel
is it the science of the way we feel
is it the silence of that old appeal will you be mine again?

my love, my love, are you on a winter beach tonight
waiting on a last chance rocket ride over the boardwalk
follow the noise no one but me and the neighborhood boys
will remember where we were when this went down

the ocean calls us like we’ve never been
one hundred games that we will never win
close your eyes and hear the teacups spin as it begins to snow

and if you’re careful that’s not all you’ll hear
the mermaids watch us steal a souvenir
and whisper moral warnings in our ears as we are heading home

my love, my love, are you on a winter beach tonight
waiting on a last chance rocket ride over the boardwalk
follow the noise no one but me and the neighborhood boys
will remember where we were when this went down

so take a deeper breath let’s hear you sing
and reach your hand out for an iron ring
you’ll get another chance oh that’s the thing we will be back again

cause summer comes around on any clock
a wash with bathing suits and polka dots
we’ll ride the subways to their final stops to see the sea again
Track Name: Early Train (featuring Girlyman, Loudon Wainwright)
do you even recall
i’m sure it started real small
and now the biggest of secrets is there isn’t a secret at all

all the plans you made are leaving on the early train
all the plans

you’ve got events to attend
thank you letters to send
but you stop in your tracks when you see that the summer will end

all the plans you made are leaving on the early train
all the plans

my love is stronger than the winter you are frightened of

all the plans you made are leaving on the early train
all the plans
Track Name: The Worst Part
honestly you were less than a prince
i could say that again
what we had was little more than a glimpse
of the things that we wanted back then

no one likes to find the one who
they thought was lovely was a flash in the pan
survey the scene well the break was clean
hell that may be true and yet the losses were grand

and the worst part is oh the worst part is
oh the very worst part is i will always love you anyway

left myself sitting pretty and dumb
sitting right on the rails
the service train came and set us apart
although now i’m still getting your mail

you seem to have found a way to bring me down
to make me see just how the problem is mine
if you would like to be a person making me
feel worse well you can get behind me in line

and the worst part is oh the worst part is
oh the very worst part is i will always love you anyway
Track Name: October (featuring The Indigo Girls)
why not put all the doubts behind us
now we’ve got brooklyn at it’s finest
full moon it doesn’t hurt and perfect fireworks
i hope we both remember this

cause we’re happy as we’re ever gonna be
open as we’re ever gonna be
honest as we’re ever gonna be
happy as we’re ever gonna be

one hundred years ago they built it
a bridge to see how the other side lives
we come along years have passed
walk over it to have a laugh
oh we’ve got the nerve of the very new

we’re happy as we’re ever gonna be
open as we’re ever gonna be
lovely as we’re ever gonna be
happy as we’re ever gonna be

right here right now the perfect night
the folks in charge know how to do it right
october comes once a year and we’ve got a winner here
i hope we both remember this

cause we’re happy as we’re ever gonna be
open as we’re ever gonna be
free as we’re ever gonna be
happy as we’re ever gonna be
Track Name: Statesville
i stopped in statesville for you when i could’ve driven straight though
but the call from the exit was loud and i gave in too proud to be scared by the boo
i stopped in statesville for you

where they tore down the high school last year and the line between fiction and fact isn’t clear
someone told me old dooley was hung on the hill you can’t always believe what you hear
they tore down the high school last year

i’ve always had reason to roam if we’d ever met then you would’ve known
but my plan for this trip was in three; stand up, smile and leave carolina alone
leave carolina alone
but i stopped in statesville for you when i should’ve driven straight through
but the call from the exit was loud and i gave in too proud to be scared by the boo
i stopped in statesville for you
Track Name: I-35
who are you anyway
or haven’t you looked
looked to the put away
open the book

over the radio
over the phone
fly over seven states
travel alone

given the final choice
which way to drive
follow the northern voice
I-35

come on come on we live for this
Track Name: Accident & Emergency
for s.j.c.

quarter to ten at the a+e where nobody thought they would need to be
saturday night in the old country and we come to you on our knees
take us in will you will you with the unlucky the drunken too
take us in will you will you

a blow to the head and a break to the foot and a party of revelers turned mean
a woman is red-eyed and reading a book with a child asleep at her feet
have you been here waiting long? with the others whose evening’s gone wrong
have you been here waiting long?

quarter to three and the NHS has given our worries a bed to rest
fluorescent lights and a handful of tests a quick smile from the nurse on her way
smile again can you can you after all of the things you’ve been through
smile again can you can you

phone call breaks through still night i’m sorry to wake you
we’re on floor two fulham palace avenue

quarter to eight i walk out on the street and hammersmith station’s alive
with sunday day shoppers who’ve risen from sleep
just sure that today will arrive

take good care my friend my friend if there’s ever a hand i can lend
take good care my friend my friend

quarter to ten at the a+e where nobody thought they would need to be
saturday night in the old country and we come to you on our knees
Track Name: Mercury News
you can have another but take me as a lover i will be a secret that you keep
someone to remind you and yes to leave behind you and someone to recall when you’re asleep
and though i’m hoping that you’ll hear the many things i say
just remember all of them are off the record anyway

meet me by the water someone’s wife and someone’s daughter none of these will be my name today

just under two million this city has it’s fill of people living deep within it’s walls
fueled by valley power pumping watts for every hour oh and you would be the brightest of them all
and if we say goodbye like we always will i will watch you in my memory on that distant hill

meet me by the water someone’s wife and someone’s daughter none of these will be my name today

take me to the ocean the ever changing motion the highway 17 express will do
living on a fault line we don’t have a lot of time i read it in the mercury news
i know there must have been a way to fight the better fight to shine like santa clara country on it’s clearest night

meet me by the water someone’s wife and someone’s daughter none of these will be my name today
Track Name: Starting Square
hello and from there where else can we go hello
a song i’m expected now to play along with a song
you crook just a boy sitting there with his book and a smile that the camera took
leaving you just the same as you always looked

as for me i’m as changed as a girl can be can’t you see
that i’ve flown to the edges of the earth and home i’ve flown
from your chair i can tell you can tell it from there that i may have been everywhere
but i’m back back to the starting square

in my nights i have bargained with the eastern lights
in my nights we’ve met and the trouble was no trouble at all to forget
dreaming we spoke chalked it up to a terrible joke and then we each took a hold of the rope
with one match and the problem went up in smoke

it’s just there / it’s not right or wrong or fair it’s just there
a big heart a rotten ending and a fumbling start a big heart
and isn’t it so that when i see you at the end of this show that we’ll start with the places we know
and walk long down the road that we always go