Into The Thinny

by The Elizabeth Dane

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released September 1, 2014

all songs written & performed by the elizabeth dane
dan caffrey - bass & vocals
jon patrick penick - guitar & vocals
mac gerber - guitar & vocals
maxwell j shults - drums & miscellaneous

recorded & mixed by maxwell j shults
produced by maxwell j shults & the elizabeth dane

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A four-piece outfit from Chicago with a penchant for simple, yet haunting songs.

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Track Name: Eastland
looking around, i wonder where i go
looking around, i wonder where i go
without you
without you

searching around, i wonder where i go
searching around, i wonder where i go
without you
without you

never thought i'd come up
screaming and bleeding from my lungs
we were drowning in the city, looking for the sky
we found the fire before we found the light

floating down
floating around
won't someone lend a hand?
we're the people of the eastland

a simple little chicago summer day
we shipped out, the kids were dying just to play
we made them wait
we made them wait

now dried roses from valentine's day
are white roses that lay down on their graves
we should have stayed
we should have stayed

never thought i'd come up
screaming and bleeding from my lungs
we were drowning in the city, looking for the sky
we found the fire before we found the light

floating down
floating around
would someone lend a hand?
we're the people of the eastland
Track Name: Nantucket Sleighride
we chase the wave
until it breaks
into a dorsal fin

a killer whale
from beyond the pale
who can tow us in

our shaky hides
our faces flecked by foam
wives on the docks
but we're not coming home

we're not coming home

there were some nasty little thoughts
about a nail pick
Track Name: Strange Disease
when i was 16 or somewhere in my sophomore year
i started smoking cigarettes, baby i was drinking beer
i had my life plan sussed, knew what i was gonna do
bought a gun and decided to end it over you

well my pa, he loved me so much, he bailed me out of jail
so i could lift 100 dollars off of him, had a plan that couldn’t fail
drove down from carolina to georgia for the night
felt more out of place there, I’ll never get it right

the places where you offered me your hand

father, I should have taken it then

26 years old and abusive to my wife
i remember high school, yeah I think that I turned out alright
got a tattoo on my bed in memory of my mother
'cause living a better life was too much of a bother

the places where you offered me your hand

mother, I should have taken it then

36 years old and dying of some strange disease
i wrote to my brothers, hoping they would come and visit me
nobody ever came except for when they put me in the ground
i died an old ugly man, alone and sad without a friend around

the places where you offered me your hand

brothers, I should have taken it then

the places where you offered me your hand

are the only places I’ll regret
Track Name: Skeletal Sounds
don’t rattle that cage now, don’t rattles those bones
don’t make those skeletal sounds, they’ll know you’re home
you better learn your lessons, you better pay some heed
you were never the one that we wanted, but you might be the one we need

shake off those fears doll, shake off that blood
but never shake the feeling that the minute you’re alone
they’re gonna get you, they’re gonna win
if you let your guard down, you’re gonna let them in

never look behind, never look ahead
all these friends around you, they're already dead
gotta use your cunning, use your thoughts
you better keep running, you better not stop

can’t think of your family or think of the past
they’re clawing at your heels, they’re starting to mass
they're breaking through the wood, they're looking at me
if i ever had a chance, if i ever want to leave

they're tearing through the bikers, tearing through the mall
we’re killing each other, killing them all!
gotta take to the ceiling, take all of the guns
the elevator’s taken; am i the only one?

they’ve made it to the hallway, made it to the door
put a gun to your head, couldn’t do that before
now they're chomping at the bits, and I’m starting to bleed
i try to pull the trigger, try to do what i...

you done rattled that cage now, you been rattling bones
you keep making those skeletal sounds, now you feel at home
Track Name: Secrets
lay low
feel, show your love
lay back
relax, baby don't go

your secret starts to show

breathe me
skin so deep in the water
lips lock
clothes fall off, it's then we know

your secret starts to show

and i don't wanna know
but i wanna know
'cause i, 'cause i
'cause i got secrets i don't wanna show
Track Name: The Thinny
gather 'round this fire now
gather 'round, i wot he’ll return
don’t ask your questions
don’t be troubled, don’t be concerned

push it down, hold back, don’t tease a smile
she whispers a word, and you will stay a while
keep your patience, keep your tongue
the old cat winks, and the rose, it starts to bud

but if you wanna stay with me
you better not close your eyes
wade out into the thinny
where there ain't no reason or rhyme

sounds like it’s coming alive
sounds like it’s trying to sing a song
ears stuffed with shells, we’ll cross the town
drown it out, our world will be along

but if you wanna stay with me
you better not close your eyes
wade out into the thinny
where there ain't no reason or rhyme
Track Name: LotF
capsule crashing through the atmosphere
what do we do now?
tumbles through pink scar of jungle
what do we do now?

before his face starts greening
before the trees start screaming
1, 2, 3, 4
green sticks on the forest floor

the captain needs a funeral pyre
before the moon goes out
can anybody build a fire?
someone show me how

before his face starts greening
before the kids start screaming
1, 2, 3, 4
green sticks on the forest floor

capsule crashing through the atmosphere
what do we do now?
capsule crashing through the atmosphere
what do we do now?

capsule crashing through the atmosphere
what do we do now?
tumbles through pink scar of jungle
what do we do now?

before his face starts greening
before the kids start screaming
1, 2, 3, 4
green sticks on the forest floor
Track Name: You Are Safe Now
he sits on the edge of the bed, holding her hand
whispers everything is gonna be alright
she sighs deep, hangs up the phone, composes herself, the kids are home
guess she’ll have to speak to them tonight

and it was hard enough
to hear those words
have them heard
take them in...

disowned and thrown to the side of the road, where he’s most comfortable
even here he’s never really alone
he goes clubbing every night, she’s singing his song, but she’s not singing to him
you have become what you fear the most

and it was hard enough
to hear those words
have them heard
take them in

take his hand, hold on, you know you are alone in this room
and you are safe now
you are safe now with me
take his hand, hold on, you know it’s only us in this room
you are safe now, you are safe now with me

strange we never thought of what we really had
sad now that it’s lost we can’t ever feel that pain

someone said if you can never let it go
know it wasn’t something that you ever really loved

when’s it ever done?

he’s got a plan to end his life, but something stays his hand every night
could it be the fear now of her ghost?
'cause it was hard enough
to hear those words
have them heard
take them in

take his hand, hold on, you know
it’s only us in this room now, and you are safe now
you are safe now with me
take his hand, hold on, it’s only us, doll, in this room and
you are safe now
you are safe now with me
Track Name: To The Death
we believed that we could love
almost anyone, our hearts an open book
our lives so complicated
from the lies and all the secrets they had overlooked
considered destinations that we'd travel to
when we got up the nerve to leave
the promise of the simplest touch
our hearts raced to the death
we wore them on our sleeves

why are you still coming?
why are you still here?
i try, but fail to stop it
your love i'll always fear

i know your love's for anyone
but darling, you're the only one i want to read
throwing caution to the wind
we held each other's hearts each in a time of need
prayed for peace of mind on your behalf
although i knew it then that you'd conceive
a life beyond our borders
growing stronger on the shoulders of an old belief

i try, but fail to stop it
your love i'll always fear
i know your love's for anyone
but darling, you're the only one i want to read
Track Name: Blood Waltz
i've seen the violence in your eyes
i've touched the fire that you breathe at night
i feel you deep within my bones
ooh, unsafe in the marrow

i know there are pieces of me
left under your fingernails
i still have the scars out on display
i've dreamt every nightmare of you
i have found my center
i can feel the blood course through my veins

you saw the wretchedness in me
you brought it to the surface, made me bleed
you've purged me from your weary bones
but you can't wash your hands of my poor soul

i know there are pieces of me
left under your fingernails
i still have the scars out on display
i've dreamt every nightmare of you
i have found my center
i can feel the blood course through my veins

stay in time now
(i have seen the violence)
keep it steady
(i have touched the fire)
this waltz will never end
(i feel you deep within)
close your eyes
(i have seen the violence)
tell yourself it feels
(i have touched the fire)
so good to pretend
(i feel you deep within)