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Care (lyrics)

Postby ansible » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:04 am

I still find this a very interesting and interactive part of listening to Dave's music, so for anyone else who is interested (I almost said "cares"), lyrics and arguments go here.

Care

01. Care
02. Up All Night
03. Disappearing Ink
04. Sparkling Water
05. Permanent Record
06. Make Music
07. Lazerbeams
08. Inner Lives
09. Keep Trying
10. The Ballad of Pedro y Blanco
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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby ansible » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:05 am

Care

she almost can't spit out the question
can men and women not be friends?
with you I feel an old connection
like having brother back again

later on we went out walking
without ruining our lives
we know the difference between talking
and going just outside the lines

it's not like we're immune to it
it's not like we don't burn
we're just surrounded by carelessness
we know how much it hurts

but come on
you'll take my breath away
come on
we'll never forget
come on
mistakes that haunt us all our days
and yet
come on

stop romanticizing cheating
we are cowards, every one
all of us need major healing
come and get yours in the sun

it's not like you're immune to it
it's not like you don't burn
you're just surrounded by carelessness
you know how much it hurts

Up All Night

school's out forever
it's time to blow off some steam
I want to lay on the desert floor
and have a vivid dream

I pace around the basement
with a hurricane in my head
when I should be in bed

summertime ain't just for teachers
summertime, trying to sleep till noon
summertime, up all night howling at the moon

I hear the distant thunder
and restlessly I agree
to go out wandering the neighborhood
while my people sleep

I don't know what we're here for
but the air on this summer night
makes my head feel alright

summertime ain't just for teachers
summertime, trying to sleep till noon
summertime, up all night howling at the moon

summertime ain't just for teachers
summertime, trying to sleep till noon
summertime, up all night howling at the moon

up all night howling at the moon
up all night howling at the moon
up all night howling at the moon
man, these kids are doomed

Disappearing Ink

I recreate in the usual way
shut some breakers off but not the whole box
next day I wait till the fog finally abates
again at risk of being bored by clear thought

am I asleep? am I awake?
and why am I asking you?
do I enjoy the drugs I take?
my Lord
I hope I do
I hope I do

a false binary when it's probably something in between
pierce the yolk and watch it bleed together
heavy things we think written in disappearing ink
I might be down right now but nothing's forever

am I asleep? am I awake?
and why am I asking you?
do I enjoy the drugs I take?
my Lord
I hope I do
I hope I do

Sparkling Water

sparkling water
nowhere to run
her father's daughter
his mother's son

food on the table
feet on the floor
bites on the ankle
blood on the door

you know
I don't
you know
I don't
you know
I don't, but you do
I don't, but you do
don't you?

hard like a woman
soft like a man
one of us wants to
the other can

heads on our pillows
hand over heart
I dream together
you dream apart

you know
I don't
you know
I don't
you know
I don't, but you do
I don't, but you do
don't you?

I don't keep secrets
I don't want to be alone
no, I don't keep secrets
I don't want to be alone

Permanent Record

I was trembling with gooseflesh
first time I prayed to speak in tongues
I saw it coming and man, I tried to run
but now I make it up as I go along

do I drive around with my high beams on?
do I ever watch the road?
I store my thoughts in other people's heads
then I question what they know

rain falls on the animals
the wind blows up the dirt
climb the rock
make a home in the cleft
keep a record of the earth

on a crowded city sidewalk
or in the wilderness alone
the cloud of witnesses hovers above you
like a pillar of smoke
singing stories
whispering jokes

rain falls on the animals
the wind blows up the dirt
I climb the rock
still make my home in the cleft
I keep a record of the earth

we keep a record of the earth
we write it down for what it's worth
for what it's worth

Make Music

didn't the disappointment press
in the middle of your chest
disbelief turned to bargaining
heartbreak turned to stress

though the words had not been said yet
it was all you were gonna get
you don't know what will happen now
and it's caving in your head

didn't we make music?
didn't we make music?
didn't we always risk our hearts to do this?

didn't I always interrupt
that the sun was coming up
you believed it for a little while
but you might have given up

I'd consider getting sober
I don't want to be left over
but I would need a little more of you
to try and fill the void

couldn't we make music?
couldn't we make music?
didn't we always risk our hearts to do this?

it started in the aquifer
and seeped into the well
we had 'em down in the valley
but they just marched up the hill
if you really want to do this
it's impossible to tell

didn't we always vote for love
when our friends were breaking up
and they'd go and see a counselor
to find it's not enough

didn't we hope it wouldn't come for us
when adulthood called our bluff
we tried to turn the volume down
and muddled through the hush

didn't we make music?
didn't we make music?
didn't we always risk our hearts to do this?

Lazerbeams

you saw a photo of your younger self
looking better than the feeling you recall
in your old paint scrubs in the doorway
of the bedroom at the end of the hall

I helped you find the perfect color
and we painted over all
the writing on the walls

when we were lazerbeams
when we were lazerbeams
when we were lazerbeams

I woke up thinking I should stay
awake, whatever's coming next
tears in someone's office
unpacking our regret

now it's time to repaint
or it could be time to sell
all the plans we made together
an old lyric misremembered well

and though we couldn't see the future
or comprehend the past
we knew that it would last

when we were lazerbeams
when we were lazerbeams
when we were lazerbeams

I woke up faced the other way
and knew for everything we lack
no matter what might happen
I'd never take it back

Inner Lives

in the morning I awoke to find you home
having gotten used to the idea of being alone
the way we have of never quite meeting eyes
or else we both might betray our inner lives

come on

without a word you made coffee for us both
without thinking I sat down and made a joke
the way you laughed at me threw off a little spark
in an instant, I remembered who we are

come on

Keep Trying

both kids are sleeping
leaving just you and me
foreign perspectives
we don't know how to see
a different language
than we know how to speak

sometimes love isn't all
that it's cracked up to be
completely

sometimes love isn't all
that it's cracked up to be
keep trying

I think you're funny
you think I'm funny, too
isn't there something
that we both love to do?
that's not what I was thinking
but yes, as long as it's with you

sometimes love isn't all
that it's cracked up to be
completely

sometimes love isn't all
that it's cracked up to be
keep trying

The Ballad of Pedro y Blanco

trying to find a place in this mess
pair off with the one that you like the best
right away you’re out looking for food
wondering if you both made the wrong move

look out, here come two little ones
and peace in the valley a few days a month
trembling a little, I wait to be found
by a fisherman’s daughter with her overalls down

singing they don’t make ‘em like this anymore
they don’t make ‘em like this anymore
anymore

kids are grown and we’re hittin’ our stride
both in love and the money’s alright
lucky and careful, we dodged our worst fears
but not much of the pain we heaped on each other for all those years

singing they don’t make ‘em like this anymore
singing they don’t make ‘em like this anymore
because they don’t make ‘em like this anymore
anymore

dreaming on in a hospital bed
I’m holding her hand and kissing her head
kids and grandkids in unison howl
put down your guitar, go enjoy her right now
when I was a boy
everything was right

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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby ansible » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:13 am

[reserved]
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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby ansible » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:02 pm

steely gets rights of first correction! "burn" replaces "know" in the chorus.
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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby dave » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:28 am

"and yet
come on"

: )
shiver me timbers.

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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby ansible » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:15 am

Thanks Dave. Time to get out that red pen again... :wink:
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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby ansible » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:03 am

Added Disappearing Ink. steely and I worked on it, just a couple changes from the Monthly version I think.
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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby steelopus » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:42 am

SO GOOD YOU GUYS

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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby ansible » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:06 am

steelopus wrote:SO GOOD YOU GUYS


This. Every song is so top notch here, and the lyrics are no exception, and rather, may be the rule.

steel-o-pus and I worked on these together, but Dave already went over these right steely? Pretty sure I included the few changes. Does it bother you that I call you steely?
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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby steelopus » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:26 am

Yes, Dave verified these yesterday and suggested a couple changes which we have reflected in this final result, though I still think he's wrong about Lazerbeams and I don't care that he's the author.

"I woke up thinking I should stay awake, whatever's coming next"
should be
"I woke up thinking I should stay - await whatever's coming next"

(You may call me whatever you'd like, antsy.)

The wiki page is also up-to-date, for those who get wikified.
http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/David_Bazan:Care_(2017)
Last edited by steelopus on Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:55 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby ansible » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:13 am

steelopus wrote:Yes, Dave verified these yesterday and suggested a couple changes which we have reflected in this final result, though I still think he's wrong about Lazerbeams and I don't care that he's the author.

"I woke up thinking I should stay awake, whatever's coming next"
should be
"I woke up thinking I should stay - await whatever's coming next"

(You may call me whatever you'd like, antsy.)

The wiki page is also up-to-date, for those who get wikified.
http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/David_Bazan:Care_(2017)


You're just mad cause I was (half) right about that line even though you totally convinced me. :)

Also, some dude went in on the wiki and messed with the tracks. Like he linked Disappearing Ink/Sparkling Water with the monthly tracks, making one page for the song regardless of which record it was released on, but this is wrong, because the lyrics are different.

So the wiki is actually wrong for certain songs, and it frustrates me too much to fight over it and fix it when I'm sure it will just get edited back by these people who obviously don't care (except you :().
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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby steelopus » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:54 am

ansible wrote:Also, some dude went in on the wiki and messed with the tracks. Like he linked Disappearing Ink/Sparkling Water with the monthly tracks, making one page for the song regardless of which record it was released on, but this is wrong, because the lyrics are different.

So the wiki is actually wrong for certain songs, and it frustrates me too much to fight over it and fix it when I'm sure it will just get edited back by these people who obviously don't care (except you :().


Nope! I changed it back a few hours ago and left an explanation on my edit. I will fight any mofo who tries to argue with me.

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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby ansible » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:42 am

steelopus wrote:
ansible wrote:Also, some dude went in on the wiki and messed with the tracks. Like he linked Disappearing Ink/Sparkling Water with the monthly tracks, making one page for the song regardless of which record it was released on, but this is wrong, because the lyrics are different.

So the wiki is actually wrong for certain songs, and it frustrates me too much to fight over it and fix it when I'm sure it will just get edited back by these people who obviously don't care (except you :().


Nope! I changed it back a few hours ago and left an explanation on my edit. I will fight any mofo who tries to argue with me.


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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby Mattmon » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:18 pm

Help me understand the second half of permanent record. Are these references I'm not getting?
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Re: Care (lyrics)

Postby FatalWound » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:28 am

Mattmon wrote:Help me understand the second half of permanent record. Are these references I'm not getting?


Somebody on Genius has a couple of thoughts on this. "Cloud of witnesses" is Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” "Pillar of smoke" is Exodus, “By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.”

Somebody with more biblical knowledge than me can try to interpret whatever that means in context and/or if those are actually the correct references.

I love this song, in whatever form. Probably have a slight preference for the Monthly version, but both are great in their own ways, and it's also excellent solo live.
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