Dives Like A Fool, Swims Like The Dead

by Former Friends of Young Americans

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Photography by Peter Brian Klein (www.kleinphotographic.com). Mastered by Carl Saff of Saff Mastering, Chicago, IL.

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released 01 October 2013

All songs written and recorded by Robert Tobias and Amanda Jane of Former Friends of Young Americans, 2013.

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Track Name: Sea & The Land
The Cheery Lynn Digest had a fake article
That read the state of the skate was in the backyard
Of a cookie cutter home nailed together with shards
Of particle board, that's where I tore my hip

I hardly ever arrive on time, but you don't mind

The trailer park where my best friends dad
Lived in secrecy all quiet and sad
Was home to the man as the story began
That made me sell dope to grade school kids

I hardly ever arrive on time, but you don't mind

The spinning rug
Washing my hands
The TV volume
Resting at ten
My heroine habit
Some girl I had
The spaces in between
The Sea and the land
Track Name: Before They Died
Before they died I never knew
One at a time it might be true
Before they died I never saw
One at a time it might be God
Track Name: Down
Take a look, I'm hip shit now
You can even say I'm DIY or underground
I can bleed green, spit blood, and hang upside down
I can be loud, prefer to be loud

I can be down

Are you impressed with my sound
I can be loud, prefer to be loud
I can be in Ian, Sleazy, Sid and Nancy's crowd
I can be down, prefer to be down

I can be down
Track Name: Comfort Food
Show me your heart
The one on display that I never knew
I'll tear it apart
And eat all the pieces like comfort food

And I knew that you would be fine

And I knew that you be their dog
I knew that we would be okay
Track Name: Whore
Things are rather quiet since you went away
But I think about you almost every other mother fucking day

I'm alive, here in my own mind
Once in awhile I'll be fine
Wait in line, I'll be your whore
Once in awhile I'll be much more

Looking quite peculiar buried in those leather pants
I'd be lying right beside you except I don't ever like to dance

I was walking right beside you but I obviously looked away.
Track Name: Moirae
All I'd ever want to be, all I'd ever want to see, all I'd ever want to dream, all I'd ever want to be, all I'd ever want and all I'd ever like, on the way down.

All I'd ever know
I'm still alive
All I'd ever see
I'm not dead
All I'd ever know
I'm still around
All I'd ever know
I'm not down

Want to live a lie
Want to say I'll die
Want to believe

All I'd ever know
I'm not down
All I'd ever see
I'm still around
All I'd ever know
I'm not dead
All I'd ever know
I'm not down

Want to believe
Want to say I'll breathe
Want to say I'll be right back and then I'll dream
Want to stay alive
Want to live a lie
Want to say I'll be right back and then I'll die

I gave it to you and now I want it back
I gave it to you, every word you ever said
Now I'm cutting the thread
Track Name: Great Divide
Honestly, tell me what is it that you believe
The smile on your face, the thoughts in your head that you never admit

They're all lost on me
Longing for love
Wanting for peace
Lost in the great divide

Honestly
Tell me
What do you believe

Control yourself
Take what you want, leave the rest for someone else
The thoughts that come too fast don't go away
Don't stay
Track Name: I Don't Mind
I tried to stay awake to say goodbye
Oh, but I, I don't mind
I tried to say I'd still be half alive
Oh, but I, I don't mind
Track Name: Faith-Based Fear
The old lost and found
In the heart of my home town is still around

The old photographs
That you and I had done away with

Still exist here
In my head
With you dear

The consequence is clear
You and I in our
Faith-based fear
Track Name: Love Hope Doubt
Love
Thank you for my dreams
Thank you for this
Thank you for everything
I'll blow you a kiss
And say my goodbyes

Tovar never knew anyone that could take his place
All the stupid things that he said were to save face

Hope
I'll pay my regards
I'll tell what I think
Of a brand new start
Why can't we just
Say "hey, let's be friends"

Doubt
You were my best friend
But so insecure
Why can't we just pretend
That these are just words
And you're not dead