A Dive Right

by Carbon Handshake

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credits

released 08 March 2013

Carbon Handshake:

Joe McNeill
Mack Scott
Andy Dean
Eric Cafferty

Additional Personnel:
Jamie Delaplain - Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer
Chris Cote - Trumpet and Horn Arrangements
Alex Wright - Vocals

All songs written, produced, and arranged by Carbon Handshake
Recorded at the cabin in Deerwood, MN, as well as various locations of convenience

Technical:
Jefferson Fee - Mastering
Joe McNeill and Mack Scott - Mixing
Eva Skellie - Artwork

Special Thanks to...

Jefferson Fee for mastering the album at a more than reasonable rate and his passion for the work

Andrew Hanna for helping us book studios and for coming to the rescue in a pinch

Adam Froehling, Henry Ingber, and Ezra Bartch for additional vocals (Track 5)

Eliot Wachs and Sam Silva for horns (Track 12)

And most of all, our family and friends for support, resources, and great patience.

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Mack Scott
Andy Dean
Eric Cafferty
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Track Name: (Play)
(no lyrics)
Track Name: Synapse
Give up all of my meanin'
At the expense of being
But I’m not a ghost
I’m not a ghost

Give up all my meanin'
At the expense of being
You fall alone
But I’m not a ghost
I’m not a ghost

Give up all of my meanin'
(All these pages I keep turnin’)
At the expense of being
You fall alone
But I’m not a ghost
I’m not a ghost

All these pages keep burnin'
Through disconnected states
Through collective raids
I was afraid

Could you tear the lanes out
From these cables

And give it up
And you give it all away
And you go around in a circle
You go around in a circle
And you give it up

All these fades

And you fall alone
But I’m not a ghost
I’m not a ghost
Track Name: Technicolor (Waste Our Days)
I could always count on you to run away
The gap is closed
And stitches sewn

I swim along the fog
Precipitated in the dark
It has destroyed my vision
And I can’t see where I stand

In the comforts of our own
We’re damned if we do
And sick if we don’t

In the comforts of our homes
A whimpered sigh that is never outgrown
And we can waste the days
We can waste our days away

You can try to fight it
When all your precious dreams have gone away
But pity never suited your aching heart

I will abuse and distance myself
And I will wash my eyes and restore my sight

In the comforts of our own
We’re damned if we do
And sick if we don’t
And we can waste the days
We can waste the days again

We can waste the days again...
Track Name: Kids Are on Their Own
In my dream I’m taken by surprise
I feel boxed in by the fog line

All this pretendin’
Not to know
The kids need a wet nurse
For their bones

In my dream they say it’s all in vain
They say it’s all in my head
A story no one can tell

It’s a tale that overwhelms
My body bruises and my muscles swell

In my dream…
I’m blinded by the car lights

To the edge of the water
By the light of the stream
See a lone voice
Sewing golden seams

You’ve got the shakes
And you can’t make a living
You’ve got the shakes
Are you living?
I’m not living
I’m not kidding

You pretend not to know where to go
The kids are on their own

On their own
Track Name: Circumstance
I was euthanized
When everyone around me had come to realize
That you were all trapped up in yourself
And let it out
Let it out

We forgive all your faults
And we forgive all your faults

Tired and dumb
A snowy television going off in the background
Forever numb
And let it out
Let it out

We forgive all your faults
And we forgive all your faults

Picture yourself adrift as you like
Picture yourself off in the distance
You couldn’t remember ‘cause you never listen

Go on as we forget ourselves
What we did and how we felt
Kids born into likely class
Without a crease upon their hands


As long as we forget ourselves
What we did and how we felt
When none profit by her
Save for the liars

Go on as we forget ourselves
What we did and how we felt
Kids born into likely class
Without a crease upon their hands
Track Name: At Swim
Don’t go fillin’
Fillin’ your eyes
When I’m at home
I lose my mind

I am yours
Please take my name
I am yours
Please take my name
I am yours
At swim again

Swim in lies
Track Name: (Shuffle)
Oh the sirens
Ask me how I’ve been
And you might be the one
Who knows better

Put me in a vice
You're one to give me your advice
No turnin’ back

Oh the siren
Ask me when to start
And you might be the one

Oh the blind ones
It’s too late for them
But you might be the one
Who knows better
Track Name: The Horseman
Tired and under prescribed
She walks up the stairs at night
Goin'...

Bleached by sun
And here I lay
In my homemade coffin
Pay your respects
I’ll be here all day

And there’s a gun to my head
There’s a gun to my head

And there’s a gun to my head
When your methods and your manners don’t apply
With your passions spin around and around and around

Tell me ‘bout the sparks in my head
And tell me how this nightmare ends

You keep pushin’ me around
Slow the blood ‘till it clots in my mouth

(I’m taut
I’m tired
Present
Unclear)

And we plant like trees
With our passions rooted in the city

Oh the red-blue dread
Why is there a gun to my head?

I was a founder of your thoughts
And I had them in my grasp

And there’s a gun to my head
Let it out of your pumpkin head
Cause it doesn’t make a difference
And it doesn’t make sense
Track Name: (Pause)
(no lyrics)
Track Name: Dear Mister Ether
And all our labors
To this end

So we sit on our hands
And pray in our heads

Cause breakers never come to see again

Let's go
I’m here
And I’m out the door

Let’s go
I’m here, I know I’m on my own
And I’m out the door

Let’s go
I’m here, I'm on my own
You know I know
About the load

You’re icicles in my soul
And you’re icicles in my soul
Track Name: The Resistance
You can will it to stop
But you’ll keep on breathin’
Skin and bones know what they do

You can will it stop
But we’ll keep on meetin’
And the blood will know where to flow


And I don't even think to ask
(Oh my God)
I don't even think to ascertain


In the night
Crime after crime
Oh we once stood for glories
There’s holes in our stories
We’re all complicit this time

The more that you pity us
We keep ourselves in line
And Anna find yourself all right
You’re not weak and you’re not deprived
And you can’t stand up right

The microphone is an ear
An extension of myself
Oh but the tape wasn’t clear

And I don’t even think to ask
I don’t even think to ask

Push away arrays and leaves apart from me
Keep on your toes
Stay off your feet

And you pack it all up
But you keep it concise
'Cause it’s not meant to lead your life

The more that you pity us
We keep ourselves in line
And Anna find yourself all right
You’re not weak and you’re not deprived
You're not deprived

And you can’t stand up right

Are you all right?
Track Name: Eye for an Eye
Catch me sleepin’ off your scent
You're one to say it’s innocence
When it’s an eye, for an eye, for an eye

Your narcissistic heavy lens
And it’s I only I only I
Your unrelenting sigh of sighs
Burst apart and you break my heart

In a manner of moths
Yes, please, remain
And it’s not a stand that I can make
And these feelings I can’t fake

If you can’t figure out the rest
Just rest

Hold your head up high
'Cause It’s eyes on ice
Fake amends, let’s try
'Cause it’s eyes on ice
And hold your head up high

You can break what they give ya
And you can fall on your vital hands
You can make each other better
No matter what anyone says

Your hands fold your eyes on ice