Vena Cava

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In loving memory of David Rodger Young and Paul Stephen Pellowski

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released August 2, 2002

Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Down and Above
Art Direction: Kathleen Manley
Photography: Eric Anderson, Alec Young
Graphic Design: Amy Winning

(c) 2002. All songs written by Down and Above (SESAC) except "Montana", lyrics by Down and Above and K. Manley; "Break My Heart", written and arranged by I. Allison; "Digging In The Dirt", written by Peter Gabriel and published by Pentagon Lipservices Realworld (BMI)

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Track Name: Dirge
Remember that night we compared our height we had a bit to drink & laughed &
smiled & said goodbye
We turned away not knowing that tomorrow would be the first day not to come

I close my eyes, awake to tears
I look away, knowing today I bury a memory

Could have been me out there in the street or it could have been you walking
home with me
Stop myself and stare a while into a dark hallway that once was light, blows
my mind
Everything change

I close my eyes, awake to tears
I look away, knowing today I bury a memory
Track Name: Killswitch
waiting for the rest of your words
as i stop breathing
i lie awake, my love surrounds the very thing we leave behind

lay me down
not so simple looking back, now i'm dealing with a body count
let me drown
in a dream this isn't real until she asks me if i'm happy now

nothing can take us back now
eight weeks and life's been turned around
it's too late to throw the killswitch now
but we've already swallowed

lay me down
not so simple looking back, now i'm dealing with a body count
let me drown
in a dream this isn't real until she asks me if i'm happy now
Track Name: Sound Of An Empty Room
clock glance six, up and at em
the girls have to work but the boys are up late
see if we can have em
quick flip through the list
gather useless leads, luggage and age-old beauty queens
you did this to me

i break when there's no one there to take your place
i fall away
when you come home hang it up if you can't say i'm sorry

don't come home, it's better this way
sound of an empty room
my song of need for you
don't you dare walk through that door again without an apology

i break when there's no one there to take your place
i fall away
when you come home hang it up if you can't say i'm sorry
Track Name: Lost
your voice calls, whispers to me
when words you choose, your words are words of peace
your presence soothes me, sets me free
i'm in you
inspire and release

oh i'm lost inside your mind

i feel you here as i silence my mind
your presence near as constant passing time
the sand that falls
falls on me, sets me free
to create recall a love reality

oh i'm lost inside your mind
with these words you choose a deeper truth i find

the walls disappear
the elusive made clear
in your eyes

oh lost
oh i'm lost inside your mind
with each thought you choose a deeper joy i find
Track Name: Candycane
barefeet in the grass
she watches as i pass
i turn around she looks away
twinkle in her eyes
the color of the skies
i want to wrap my arms around her
she's everything to me
i'll bet she's 23
i know that she's the one

i can't live without you dream about you all my life

dancing in the rain
i'm scared to tell her my name
i just can't walk away
comes to my show with a puppydog in tow
i think she's beautiful

i can't live without you dream about you all my life
Track Name: Struggle With The Daylight
just breathe
if the light turns green then tomorrow you won't see me
so here's your chance to say
and nothing looks back except for my pride
put the gun down and make some time
time you've pushed away

break down
what are you waiting for
get out of your way

rain brings the obvious
sings to my distress
not as easy as it was the first time
struggle with the daylight
and complicate our nights

break down
what are you waiting for
your light to change

what are you waiting for, your light to change
traded all this time a love i find to drive and live for
all you push away

break down
what are you waiting for
all you push away
Track Name: Completely
tell me something i don't want to hear
feel anything to clear the air

kiss me i'm leaving
don't stop grieving til i let you see you heaving
feed you lies about boys and flies and time on my mind

tell me something i already feel
the pain endured
you're so near

kiss me i'm leaving
don't stop grieving til i let you see you heaving
feed you lies about boys and flies and time on my mind

did you think i would leave you i could do nothing but love you
nothing is real, nothing's true
completely
Track Name: Montana
i want to be your lucky star
i want to know who you are
i want to take you so far away
i want to be with you today
i want to make her go away
i could love you that way

without a light to show the way
i can't believe that you would say
we're not gonna make it

test montana to see how far i could take her anyway
i know you've been crying

without a light to show the way
i can't believe that you would say
we're not gonna make it

sometimes walking in the snow is more you know
but know tonight it's just a walk home in the snow
goodnight lover goodnight friend
tonight is just midwinter and i'm walking home again
tonight hold her take her over
take a moment make forever
tonight hold her feel her tender
feel her slip away forever
some nights soft she shades her sorrow
smiles her sweet until tomorrow

without a light to show the way
i can't believe that you would say
we're not gonna make it
Track Name: Break My Heart
so how about now
write me a love song
a beautiful verse and this time i'll hum along
twelve weeks of anguish, maybe more
one that won't make me cry like all the others before
one that won't break my heart

and maybe this christmas you'll give it a go
time to think outside the cold midwestern blow
you know i deserve it, last summer was hell
tried with other boys, never worked out so well
fucked with other girls

at the end of it all i told you i'd change
turn it upside down, rearrange
and looking back i don't think you'd have a clue
how many nights i cried over you
how many nights you lied

so how about now
write me a love song
a beautiful verse and this time i'll hum along
one that won't break my heart
one that won't make me cry
one that won't break my heart

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