Everyone You Know is Here Right Now

by Take One Car

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Serena Hands down one of the absolute best albums of the genre I've heard in years. Favorite track: When You See Me Again It Won't Be Me.
June DM
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June DM This album blows me away. Someone shared it on the non-denominational emo fb page, entitled: "One of the best releases this year. Bar none." Of course, I think: yea right...

I listened to the first song and thought, ok... I NEED HEADPHONES. So I strapped that shit on and braced myself. I had a feeling I was in for something huge. This is a disease (I mean that in the best way possible). On a profoundly personal level: this hit home, hard. I have tears in my eyes; cheers that this exists. Favorite track: Travel Agency.
Steve F
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Steve F This album tells a story that gives you goose bumps from start to finish. At some points it can bring a tear to your eye. One of those rare gems that the world needs to hear. Favorite track: Like Pulling Teeth.
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‘EVERYONE YOU KNOW IS HERE RIGHT NOW’
IS DEDICATED TO OUR
PRODUCER, BAND MATE, & DEAR FRIEND:
JACQUES COHEN
1968 - 2012

EYKIHRN WAS WRITTEN, IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT TIME FRAMES AND IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT FORMATIONS OF OUR BAND, FROM THE SPRING OF 2012 TO THE WINTER OF 2013. THAT SPAN OF NEARLY TWO YEARS WAS SOME OF THE BEST AND WORST TIMES WE’VE EXPERIENCED AS A BAND. THESE SONGS ARE THE CULMINATION OF THOSE TWO YEARS. EVERY HIGH, EVERY LOW, EVERY VICTORY, & EVERY FAILURE.

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released March 31, 2015

ADDITIONAL VOCALS ON ‘IN THE WIND’ BY:
JOHN NACLERIO & TONY PITKIN

ENGINEERED & PRODUCED BY:
JOHN NACLERIO & TONY PITKIN AT NADA RECORDING
STUDIOS IN NEW WINDSOR, NY

ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING BY:
ERIC CASTILLO

MIXED AND MASTERED BY:
JOHN NACLERIO AT NADA RECORDING STUDIOS
IN NEW WINDSOR, NY

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Track Name: White Flag
WHITE FLAG, IT WAS A GOOD RUN WHILE IT LASTED.

THE SOFT EARTH THAT CAUGHT ME SO MANY TIMES BEFORE, HIT ME LIKE A CEMENT WALL, BROKE EVERY BONE OF HOPE IN MY BODY, THE TRUTH REVEALED ITSELF TO ME LIKE THE CAPTAIN OF A SINKING SHIP.

THOUGH VULTURES CIRCLE OVER ME, THOUGH WOLVES NIPPED AT MY FEET, I WAS TOO BLIND TO SEE, TOO DEAF TO HEAR THE FUNERAL HORNS RINGING IN MY EARS, FOR YEARS, I REFUSED TO SEE THE PROCESSION TRAILING ON MY FEET.

IT TAKES A STRONG MAN TO KEEP ON FIGHTING, & A SMARTER ONE TO ADMIT HIS DEFEATS, BUT I WAS NEITHER OF THESE. TOO STUBBORN TO FOLD, KNEW NOT OF A RETREAT, WHEN I LED MY HORSES TO WATER, I DROWNED EVERYONE THAT WOULDN’T DRINK.

WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT WAS GOLD TURNED TO BRONZE BENEATH YOUR FEET? MY EVERY FOUNDATION BUILT ON CRUMBLING SAND. TURNS OUT EDEN WAS A DRY AND DESERTED LAND, AND THAT BEAUTY IN THE DISTANCE, A PLUNDERING HARLOT WHO ROBBED ME BLIND WHEN I REACHED HER THIEVING HANDS.

SO, GO ON AND TELL ME THAT YOU TOLD ME SO. WHO NEEDS ANOTHER’S WISDOM WHEN YOU’VE GOT SO MUCH OF YOUR OWN. IT’S LIKE COMPARING A BEE STING TO A KNIFE IN YOUR CHEST. JUST KEEP A SMILE ON THE OUTSIDE WHILE I’M BURING UP WITHIN.

AND I’LL JUST CARRY ON LIKE THE OBLIVIOUS DO.
IN THE BLISS OF SWEET IGNORANCE, I’LL CARRY ON
Track Name: In The Wind
LIKE A STRAY CAT IN THE ALLEYWAY WAITING FOR THE SCRAPS YOU’LL CAST AWAY.
LIKE THE GRASS LEANS TOWARD THE SUN. THE MOON COMES OUT AND PULLS THE TIDES AWAY.
SO CLOSE TO UNDERSTANDING THAT THE WORDS DANCED ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE,
BUT WHEN I WENT TO SPEAK THEM FELL JUST OUT OF REACH. WHAT LESSON TO THE WANTING DID THE NEEDING HAVE TO TEACH.

I FOUND COMFORT ON THE BOTTOM, HAVING NOWHERE LEFT TO FALL. MASKED LIKE A FLOWER IN THE TALL GRASS, OR A ROBIN’S NEST INSIDE A LOG. I AM NOT WHAT YOU HAD HOPED FOR. I WON’T AMOUNT TO MUCH OF ANYTHING. I AM NOT WHAT YOU HAD HOPED FOR.
I’M NOT REALLY ANYTHING.

SO WHY BOTHER? DON’T BUILD YOURSELF A LIFE.
DON’T BUILD YOURSELF A WEALTH. DON’T BOTHER.
WHY BOTHER? EVERYTHING YOU BUILD WILL BURN,
EVERYTHING YOU LOVE WILL TURN TO DUST.

WHAT GREAT LESSON WERE YOU TRYING TO TEACH? WHAT HEAVY VEIL HAD LAID OVER MY EYES?
WHAT EPIPHANY LIED JUST OUTSIDE OF MY REACH? WHAT GREAT FOOL I HAD TO BECOME BEFORE I COULD SEE.

I LINED MY NEST LIKE A BOWER BIRD WITH EVERY SPARKLING THING I’D FOUND.
MADE A BURNT OFFERING OF ALL THAT I VALUED AND HOPED THE SCENT MIGHT LURE YOU OUT. BUT YOU WERE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND. JUST THE ECHOES OF MY VOICE RESOUND.
YOU WON’T BE PURE UNTIL YOU’VE SURRENDERED EVERYTHING YOU LOVE,
BUT I COULDN’T SURRENDER MYSELF.

COULD A CENTURY OF SELF-LOATHING UNDO THE YEARS OF PRAISE YOU GAVE TO ME. IF I RAN OUT INTO THE OCEAN WOULD YOUR WAVES WASH ALL THE SINS FROM MY BODY?
THE LINE BETWEEN MY FEAR AND FAITH TOO BLURRED TO DEFINE, SO I’LL JUST CLOSE MY EYES AND PRAY FOR REPRISE, SO I MIGHT REPEAT MYSELF AGAIN AND MAKE ALL THE SAME MISTAKES, OVER AND OVER, FOR ALL ETERNITY.

HAVING NOTHING LEFT ONLY MEANT I HAD NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE, LIKE A PLANT IN THE GROUND, JUST THE DIRT BENEATH MY SHOES. LIKE A PEN WITHOUT INK, I’M A WELL WITHOUT WATER. DON’T CAST YOUR COINS TO ME. THE ONLY LIFE WORTH LIVING WAS A LIFE WORTH NOTHING AT ALL, SO DON’T HAND ME A LADDER TO CLIMB OUT OF THIS HOLE. WOE IS ME, BUT IN THIS WOE I’M FREE, IN THE SWEET COMFORT OF THE BOTTOM, HAVING NOWHERE LEFT TO FALL
Track Name: I Never Knew The Sound
THIS IS NOT TOGETHER LIVING. MY BENEFIT AT YOUR EXPENSE. I WAS JUST SOME FAIR WEATHER
FRIEND WHO FLED FOR SHELTER AS THE STORM SET IN.
MY MEMORY OF HOW IT WENT, WAS A MEMORY SKEWED TO MY DEFENSE. I TOOK MORE AND MORE FROM YOU UNTIL I BEGGED AND BORROWED ALL THAT I COULD GET.
DAMN MY INSATIABLE HUNGER. I ATE MYSELF SICK BEFORE I WAS FED. IT SEEMS I HAD NO CLUE OF ALL
I’D HAD TAKEN UNTIL IT CAME TIME FOR ME TO PAY MY DEBT.

AS THE BLOOD OF EVERY MINUTE POURS THROUGH THE
ARTERIES OF YEARS. I COULD BARELY HEAR YOU HERE THROUGH A LIFE NOW REPRODUCED.
LIKE THE BURNT LEAVES OF AUTUMN, A WORLD FADES AWAY. I COULDN’T KEEP YOU HERE
EVEN THOUGH I BEGGED YOU TO STAY. SO, WHY NOT LEAVE IT FOR WHAT IT IS,
WHY DIG PAST THE QUILLS FOR THE RODENT WITHIN.
WHY NOT LEAVE EVERYTHING THAT HURTS YOU TOO MUCH
ALONE TO DIE IN SOME HOSPITAL BED.

THIS STILL DESERVES A WHISPER, A PROCLAMATION FROM THE ROOFS, WON’T GOD DIVIDE THE
WATER, OR SPEAK ANOTHER TRUTH. MY WORDS ARE SLIPPING FROM ME, I CANNOT MAKE A SOUND,
AS THAT EVER MUFFLED DRUMMING MEETS THE QUIET OF THE GROUND.

MARCH 31ST OR WAS IT APRIL 04TH, I GUESS THE DATE IS
INCONSEQUENTIAL, BUT I KNOW NOW FOR SURE, THAT I’D TAKEN YOU FOR GRANTED FOR FAR TOO
LONG, AND EVERYONE TAKES EVERYTHING FOR GRANTED UNTIL IT’S GONE

AND I CONCEDE THAT SOME ARE FAR WORSE OFF THAN ME,
AS I SIT HERE WITH MY BOUNTY AND HEALTHY FAMILY,
IGNORING PHONE CALLS FROM GOOD FRIENDS I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THESE DAYS,
AND I LOCK THE DOORS, AND PULL THE SHUTTERS, AND DRAW THE SHADES.

AND I BEG AND BORROW AND NEVER RETURN, AND I FEED AND SIPHON AND I’M NEVER GOING TO
LEARN, THAT YOU WERE NONE OF MY CONCERN. BEG AND BORROW AND NEVER RETURN, AND I
FEED AND SIPHON AND I’M NEVER GOING TO LEARN, THAT I’M THE ONLY ONE WHO IS OF ANY OF MY
CONCERN, AND I’LL WEAR MY GUILT LIKE AN ALBATROSS AROUND MY NECK.
Track Name: Killing Floor
I’M SO HAPPY I’M GLOWING.
HAPPY JUST KNOWING I’M GOING SOMEWHERE GRAND.
HAPPY JUST GOING HOME.
Track Name: When You See Me Again It Won't Be Me
IF YOU CAN’T ESCAPE, SEPARATE THE ARMS WE BRAID WITH SHARPER THINGS. KEEPING SCORE OF
OLDER WARS AND WHO’S TO BLAME. WE’RE ALL THE SAME.

BONES THAT BREAK WILL ONE DAY MEND AND BEAR OUR WEIGHT AGAIN. BONDS THAT BREAK WILL
GLOW WITH FIRE AND SET OUR WORDS ABLAZE. ALL THAT IS SEVERED WILL ENTWINE AND SEVER
AGAIN.

I USED TO THINK THAT WE WERE MOVING TOWARDS SYMMETRY.
A SIMPLE HARMONY, AN OMNISCIENT MELODY.
OUR HEARTS ALIGNED IN A CAGE OF OUR ACHING BONES,
FOR NOW TOGETHER, BUT ONE DAY WE’LL ALL BURN OUT ALONE.
Track Name: Travel Agency
TELL ME THERE’S A POINT TO ALL THIS PAIN, A SILVER LINING IN OUR SUFFERING. AS I CLIMB DOWN
THESE STAIRS, AS I CARRY THIS WEIGHT, AS I FALL UNDER THE WEIGHT OF MY OWN DOUBT. IT’S BEEN
SIX LONG YEARS AND I THINK I’VE WATCHED THE SHIMMER FADE.

I FOUND A LIGHT IN THIS BASEMENT, IT WON’T BURN OUT. I HELD THIS LIGHT AS A BEACON FOR ALL TO
SEE, AND I CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER WHAT I’LL HOLD ON TO, IF THIS LIGHT SHOULD BURN OUT.

I FOUND A LIGHT TO CARRY ME THROUGH, IT ILLUMINATES EVERYTHING THAT I DO.

CHASING A BEACON THAT GLOWS IN THE DISTANCE.
DEFENDING A FIRE THAT’S BURNING INSIDE ME.
DARKNESS SWALLOWS DEEPER HOLLOW.

NO MATTER HOW DARK THE STORMS THAT MAY COME,
REMEMBER THE BONDS WE MADE IN THE SUN.

I WAS A DITCH ALREADY DUG, BOTH FEET IN THE GRAVE, MY HEART SPILLING BLOOD. YOU WERE THE
SILENCE OF OUR SUN EXPLODING IN SPACE, NOT A WORD IN YOUR MOUTH, BUT A LOOK ON YOUR
FACE. I DON’T KNOW HOW WE GOT HERE, HOW THIS GREW SO FAR OUT OF OUR CONTROL, THAT THE
NIGHT CONSUMED OUR FAMILIES, GATHERED THEM UP, AND SWALLOWED THEM WHOLE. SOMETIMES
ALL YOU CAN DO IS STAND IN AWE OF THE DARKNESS YOU HAVE MADE, AND WONDER WHY THE LIGHT
EVADES YOU, IS IT EVER COMING BACK, CAN ANY OF THIS BE SAVED. WE SAT THAT NIGHT, OUR EYES
FIXED ON THE HORIZON, AS I TRIED FAITHFULLY TO EXPLAIN,
THAT OUT OF EVERY DARKNESS A NEW DAY IS BORN.

I FOUND A LIGHT TO CARRY ME THROUGH, IT ILLUMINATES EVERYTHING THAT I DO.
Track Name: Aqua Seafoam Shame
BEEN OUT HERE 27 YEARS WITH NO SIGN OF RELIEF, SO WIPE THAT SALTY TEAR FROM YOUR CHEEK. I
PACKED MY BAGS AND HEADED OUT WEST, A LONG TIME AGO, AT LEAST MENTALLY.

AND, I PUT THE WORDS OF MY FATHER BACK ON A SHELF, WITH MY FAVORITE WORKS OF FICTION.
GOOD FAITH AND AN HONEST BELIEF IN THE MAKE-BELIEVE NEVER HELPED ANYONE OUT.

OUTSIDE THE TREES WERE CLAWING THE CLOUDS AS THE RAIN CAME DOWN. I THINK I REMEMBER IT
NOW. I BIT EACH WORD AS IT LEFT MY FAILING MOUTH, “YOU WERE HAPPIER WHEN YOU WEREN’T
HAPPY.” AND THE WORLD WAS STILL YOURS TO FIGURE OUT, FROM BEHIND A STEERING WHEEL, NOT
GLUED TO A COUCH, LATE AT NIGHT, AS ALL YOUR FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOWS WOULD TURN TO ADS
FOR SELF HELP.

BUT THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I WAS STILL SINGING YOUR SONGS, AS YOUR WORLD FELL TO PIECES,
QUIETLY HUMMING ALONG. THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I STILL WANTED IT ALL, EVEN YOUR PAIN. EVEN
YOUR PAIN.

BUT WHEN A SHIP’S GOING DOWN, YOU’VE GOT TO GRAB WHAT YOU CAN. WHEN YOUR HOME IS ON
FIRE, YOU’VE ONLY GOT TWO HANDS. IT’S EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF. I’M SURE YOU’LL SOON
UNDERSTAND THE DARKNESS.

BUT WITH A REASON FOR EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING IS EASY TO TAKE AND WITH A REASON FOR
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING IS EASY TO BREAK. THERE’S A REASON FOR EVERYTHING, OH SOME PEOPLE
SAY, THERE’S A REASON FOR EVERYTHING, IT’LL ALL BE OKAY, I DON’T THINK THERE IS A REASON FOR
ANYHING.
Track Name: Like Pulling Teeth
SIGN OFF, OPEN ROADS, CLOSING MOUTHS. I THOUGHT, THAT WE FIGURED THIS OUT. RETURN, MY
MIND FILLED WITH DOUBT, AND IT’S ALWAYS DOUBT.

I THOUGHT I WAS SAFER FURTHER AWAY FROM MY PAIN.

CHERISH ME, LIKE I CHERISH THINGS, THOUGH YEARS
BETWEEN US, ENDLESS OCEANS, JAGGED MOUNTAINS, DECADES APART, MY HEART.
AND, I BURIED YOU IN A SHOEBOX COFFIN, BENEATH MY BED WHERE I COULD VISIT YOU OFTEN.
I’M BEGINING TO THINK THAT SOME OF THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE
ARE THE DAYS BEST LEFT FORGOTTEN.

SOMEWHERE AROUND INDIANA, I LOST SIGHT OF MY DESTINATION,
TOO CAUGHT UP WITH A VISION IN MY REARVIEW MIRROR. A STINGING HIVE OF BEES INSIDE OF ME
BEGAN POURING OUT EVERY TIME I BREATHED. I WAS TOO LOST IN ALL I’D LEFT BEHIND.
THE PAIN OF ALL THAT ONCE WAS STILL RESIDES LIKE A THORN STUCK SO DEEP IN MY SIDE,
AND THE FURTHER I GO I CAN’T RELATE, THE FURTHER I GO I CAN’T SEPARATE.

I WAS CHASING PAIN DOWN 65 AND APPARITIONS OF YOUR FACE IN THE CARS THAT DROVE BY.
WALKING BACKWARDS WITH AN EYE ON ALL I’D LEFT BEHIND NEVER GOT ME NOWHERE, OR ANY
PEACE OF MIND. AND, WHEN I FINALLY CAST YOUR MEMORY OUT, WITH MY BURNING CIGARETTE,
GO LIGHTLY AS YOU FADE INTO THE NIGHT.