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Sophomore record (2012)

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released April 17, 2012

Long Distance Runners are: Chris Picco/ Matt Hender/ Dicky Strickland/ Adam Cardwell.

Additional Musicians/ Darren 'Boobie' Browne: Mandolin on Knuckles.
John Duff: Trombone on Treading Water, Credits Roll, The Island. Terry Campbell: Trumpet on Treading Water, Credits Roll, The Island.
*Paula Gale, Melissa Lush and Jillian Slaney: Background vocals on Knuckles and A Short History Of America.

All songs written, arranged and performed by Long Distance Runners. Recorded by Krisjan Leslie at Lab Of Chaos. Additional Recording: Chris Picco at LDR Studios. Mixing and Mastering: Krisjan Leslie at Lab Of Chaos. Production: Long Distance Runners and Krisjan Leslie
Art Direction: Perfect Day. Photography: Dave Howells.

2012. Long Distance Runners (SOCAN). www.thelongdistancerunners.com

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Track Name: Election day
Did they really believe they could destroy you?
And bring you down without any proof
The biggest mistake, they thought they could turn me
Against you, against you

When you were someone they were nowhere
You spoke in rhymes, you gave them choices
You gave them absolutely everything
And left them with broken voices

Be thankful you’re still standing almost new
While all your disappointed regulars
Want underneath your skin
But they ain’t getting through

Did they really believe they could destroy you?
And bring you down without any proof
The biggest mistake, they thought they could turn me
Against you

Against you, against you
They’ll never turn me against you
Track Name: Knuckles
Back in school they’d make you feel so dumb
They’d crack your knuckles white
All the kids would scream and run
I’d want to stand and fight

So don’t accuse me of silver spoons
There’s plastic in my mouth
We’re not the only ones at the first new moon
Who packs up and flies south

Hey Ray, remember Dave?
And the night we had you on the run
I was there my Pa and I
I’m the middle son
Track Name: Treading Water
Oh heart of mine, why even bother?
Spending all my times on seas of idle riders
My brain says sink, you say swim
I guess we’re best to stay here treading water

I remember you at the drive-thru
“Pull up to the window Darlin’”, I think I love you
Then babies came one, two, three
Oh my, my better fetch me, I’m treading Water

Well we could sail through any kind of weather
But on that trip I flipped and when you said, “decide!” I blew it

Well we would sail through any kind of weather
But on that trip I slipped and when you said, “decide!” I jumped ship

So please don’t cut the line, I’m in the deep end
Don’t leave me here honey, can’t we still be friends?
Well waves roll by, salt stings my eyes
And all the while I’ll smile here Treading water

Just treading water, just treading water
I’m just treading water, Don’t cut the line honey
I’m treading Water
Track Name: Sally Ann
I thought I was strong, I was wrong, I was misguided
So I stuck around waiting for your sound darlin’ I won’t deny it
So I rang up a friend she said you’ve run off again to where you haven’t decided
Well Susie says it’s my fault, what an insult

At the Sally Ann I saw you holding hands playing follow the leader
I never seen him before, fill me in on the score I can’t stand this soft-seater
So let’s get on with the show, I didn’t want you to go I thought that you didn’t either
At the Sally Ann holding hands

Well sometimes you come across a certain girl that you find too hard to resist
And she wouldn’t make you think twice about smashing some stranger in the face with your fist
Well that’s how I felt staring up over that old collection of bad records at my local Sally Ann
But that’s when I heard a voice in my ear somewhere saying, “Son, sometimes you’ve gotta turn the other cheek”
So that’s what I did
So I made it over to the nearest check-out and laid my last three dollars down
And that check-out girl looked up at me so sweetly and I didn’t feel too bad
No, I didn’t feel too bad, no I didn’t feel too bad
In fact I felt pretty good

I thought I was strong, I was wrong, I was misguided
So I stuck around waiting for your sound darlin’ I won’t deny it
So I rang up a friend she said you’ve run off again to where you haven’t decided
At the Sally Ann don’t deny it. At the Sally Ann don’t deny it
Track Name: If I Forget To Say I Love You
If I forget to say I love you
If I think I’m too tall
Then darling don’t hesitate, punch me in the face
And throw me up against the wall

Slice me a piece of pork and pie
Sit me in your rocking chair
‘Till I die from the heat by your lovely fire
I’d love to stay the night

If I forget to say I love you
If I think I’m too tall
Then darling don’t hesitate, punch me in the face
And throw me up against the wall

If I begin to make you wonder
Going from up to down
Then darling shake me awake until the fever breaks
And brave the weather ‘till I come around

And If I forget to say I love you
If I think I’m too tall
Then darling don’t hesitate punch me in the face
And throw me up against the wall
Track Name: Credits Roll
If you can dish it out honey baby I thought that you could take it
I was mistaken I was naked I forgot the explanation
Well some folks say goodness comes to those who wait
But every time I get in line I’m told that I’m too late
I bought the ticket and I caught the show
But I never stuck around to watch the credits roll, the credits roll

And when I met you I was smiling, happy with my problems
You wouldn’t listen, you were talking, they never asked for solving
I catch your name, my heart starts to sink
Down that city skyline pour me another drink
Well everybody’s getting up to go
Before the bell’s been rung, before the credits roll, the credits roll
Roll

And when I left you, you were trying, trying to walk that high-wire
And if there was a reason, now it escapes me, anyways it’s not my problem
The knot is slipping and you hold your breath
I turn myself around for the first exit
Well everybody’s getting up to go
Before the curtain falls, before the credits roll
The credits roll
Track Name: You Don't Answer Anymore
They nailed you up against the wall
A thousand times before
The grass is cut the house is sold
You stay young they grow old

The bedroom on the left is vacant
Please go take a look
If you like it you can settle in
Sit back and write a book
I’ll be at the hospital
You’ll be with your pen
Be sure to send a photograph
Signed, ‘Sincerely, a friend’

Please don’t mind the mess
Or the writing on the wall
Just don’t think about it
There’s nothing here at all
There’s a rustle in the garden
And a letter on the door
I try and keep calling you
But you don’t answer anymore

You don’t answer anymore
Track Name: The Island
I took a trip across the island, February winter snows
The stars appeared and shone like diamonds on Suzuki stereo

Or am I just dreaming?

Over the bridge and up the mountain, winding wheel in both my hands
Where once they stood I saw it finally, buried ‘neath where now we stand

Oh the tenants keep leaving
The windows keep steaming
Or am I just dreaming?

Back home in town safely surrounded, all night cops and big bright stores
Tonight I’ll dream of their arrival, birch canoes on rocky shores
I took a trip across the island, February winter snows
The stars appeared and shone like diamonds on Suzuki stereo

Or am I just dreaming?
Track Name: He Doesn't Stare Into The Sun No More
Well he doesn’t stare into the sun no-more
The feelings gone so he shuts the door and takes a piss
Counting wishes on his fingers one, two, three who’s the person in the mirror looking back at me
How did life get so tedious?

Well his father loved him ‘till the age of seven
When momma ran into a tree and went to heaven, he woke up cold
On a dirt floor with a river running through
Papa said, “Son, it’s up to you. You’d better not let me down Boy”

But the world keeps spinning around
That’s one thing you can be sure of
Like the stars above
What goes up must surely come down

So he hit the city to see what he could see
Looking dapper as a king bee, he made a splash
With a charm and hustle that was hard to beat, working his way to the top of the heap
At night his wife would pour him up a bubble bath

But the world keeps spinning around
That’s one thing you can be sure of
Like the stars above
What goes up must surely come down
Well the kids they think he’s alright
He tries to be a good Dad
He wants to make them
He’d love to see them smile

But it don’t matter no what he does
You can’t buy loyalty and you can’t buy love, just do the math
Everybody wants to ride the gravy train, the sun is sinking and it looks like rain
You’d better let me off before we crash

No he doesn’t stare into the sun no more
The feelings gone so he shuts the door and takes a piss
That’s right

And he doesn’t stare into the sun no more
Track Name: A Short History Of America
Just when you think that you’ve had it all
They put more on your plate
You can say “No thanks”, to the wall
But you’re still hungry for a taste
Did they have to make us feel so small
Looking down from above
Sometimes I feel like a mountain tall
And other times it’s not enough

Don’t let them tell you that there’s something wrong
Just sing your song your own way
It’s in the rhythm of a rock n’ roll song, makes you move along
When you hear it play
Whatever happens we’ll still stand our ground
Live to fight another day
And when you’re faced with two different paths
Just remember only one will show the way

‘Cos if you don’t know where you come from
Then where are you supposed to go
But I know where I come from
I was born to rock n’ roll