New Skies

by Midland City

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recorded in Stroudsburg, PA July 2013
Album Art (Photography) by Niclas Bieser

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released September 20, 2013

Guitar - Justin Sinkbeil
Bass, Vocals - Daniel Chapman
Drums - Douglas Trochim
Horn - Andy Krohg
Additional Vocals - Alex Long, Aaron Brown

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Midland City New Jersey

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Track Name: Benches
my thoughts were with you, dear, my thoughts were with you
once they're strong enough to hold you up
then they're weak enough to miss you
I can pretend to be whatever you want me to be
I needed you to need me and to notice when I was sinking
along the way up north I found several souls of sorts
figured that I just struggled with your eyes
and the way they always locked with mine
they can think whatever they want
you said they can think whatever

I'm counting steps as you set your expectations
but this town was not a home until I had to let it go
'cause I've been thinking of where we've been
and where we choose to stay
sitting on benches
watching waves recede and sway, recede and sway
a less permanent nature, recede and sway, recede and sway

no doubt this will never feel like home
no doubt this will never feel like home
no doubt this will never feel like home
I know, I know, I know, I know

can you save it? can you save it?
I never could see through my apathy
never saw you could see straight through me
(can you save it? can you save it? can you? can you?)
Track Name: Set Fire to the East Coast
suddenly the framework beckons me
I didn't see what I didn't want to see
sleep comes so easy to you and my mind falters endlessly

but what was I supposed to do
when you were standing there across the room
and I was wishing I was closer to you just wishing I was closer

he says, "hey man I've been there, yeah, I know how you feel"
spill it out and suffer, suffer silently
the fire was gone I felt it all the summer months swept us all up
it shattered the coast and everything
took the shape of where we were
I cant recall the words you spoke to me

so burn it all away, burn it all away

there's still nothing I can say
the fire was gone I felt it all the summer months swept us all up
it shattered the coast and everything
took the shape of where we were
I cant recall the words you spoke to me

the summer months, they swept us up
I cant recall the words you spoke, the words you spoke to me

it's all coming back to me
you never cared, you never cared at all
I just didn't want to see

there's still nothing you can say
there's still nothing you can say
there's still nothing you can say
there's still nothing
(I just didn't want to see)
Track Name: Constants & Crossroads
sapphire, you held me up higher
than I could ever hold myself
than I could ever hold myself
please understand it's not your fight
I've a heavy heart I'm no steady light
constantly underestimating my static view of time

and I never know where I'm going anymore
'cause some days have their own plans
I can't ever get between them
I can never seem to reach them

this is me letting you know just where I stand
half way between where I was and where I am
I'll try my best not to be so distant
from myself and from everyone else
for once leave the books on your shelf
love well and you can save yourself

It's not the same for me I can't fix anything
It's not the same for me I can't fix anything
you sure as hell cant save the world
but you can still save yourself

this is me letting you know just where I stand
half way between where I was and where I am
I'll try my best not to be so distant
from myself and from everyone else
for once leave the books on your shelf
love well and you can save yourself

'cause some days have their own plans
some days you can never get back
but so it goes, so it goes on repeating itself
just like everyone else
save yourself, save yourself

we're breaking habits
constantly, breaking habits
(as our friendships fall apart we find a way to carry on)