What You'd Give Up Tomorrow You'll Pay For Today

by The North Decade

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released May 20, 2011

Joshua Jenkins: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Brad Cantrell: Guitar, Keys, Bass, Vocals
Ryan Spilken: Guitar, Bass, Vocals

Chris Chernesky: Guitar solo Track 10

Jonathan James: Engineering, Mixing, Auxiliary Instruments, Bass on 11

Recorded at Dark Egg Studio, Springfield MO

Carl Saff: Mastering

Nathan N. Cook: Art & Design

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The North Decade Springfield, Missouri

The North Decade is a rock band combining folk and blues elements with shrewd pop craftsmanship. Gleaning inspiration from a diverse range of sources like The National and Neil Young, the arrangements and lyrical content display a remarkably dense palate of emotion spanning love, political satire, and cultural commentary. Hailing from Springfield, Missouri, The North Decade is seeking nationwide ... more

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Track Name: Atheist's Guide To God
Imagine a color that no one has seen
It's blue-er than blue
It's green-er than green
It's glorious fingers stretch down
From above
The name of the color is...

You could sit around all day
For the answer to fall in your lap
Shaken fists abound at the sky above
But not the people around you
And that's not really where it's at

So imagine a color that no one has seen
It's blue-er than blue
It's green-er than green
It's glorious fingers stretch down
From above
The name of the color is...

We could sit around all day
Or we could just go take a nap
After a winter's pause
Where the sky has fallen
And the leaves surround you
Nowhere even on a map
How about that?

And we'll imagine a color that no one has seen
It's blue-er than blue
It's green-er than green
It's glorious fingers stretch down
From above
The name of the color is love.
Track Name: Give Up The Company
After all of the time
You'd been hiding out in a well
We thought it would be kind
To bring you up for show and tell

Because you can't get by on the sound
That you've been carrying around
No you can't get by on the town
That's always carrying you around

But after all of the time
After every time you fail
Keep it in mind

You could just give up the company
The revolving blue society
with a cultural anxiety
That you're always carrying around and around and around

When we said what we meant
We meant what we said
When we said what we meant
We meant what we said

Because you can't get by on the sound
That you've been carrying around
No you can't get by on the town
That's always carrying you around

But after all of the time
After every time you fail
Keep it in mind

Why don't you give up the company
The revolving blue society
with a cultural anxiety
That you're always carrying around
No it's never going to let you down
Yeah you'll always carry it around and around and around.
Track Name: Wreck
I carry it on my shoulders for dramatic affect
I catch wreck
I catch wreck

Your high falutin' standard of living
Can go straight to hell
For a kiss and tell
Oh you ne'er do well

But we could have fun fun fun
It's fundamental
If we could come come come
Come together
We'll be at sit sit
Situations critical
But it'll be fun fun fun

After awhile
The pain expires
And after awhile
We'll start new fires

But if everything is alright
Would you mind keeping me down
By your side
Whatever you decide
Tow the party line

And we could have fun fun fun
It's fundamental
If we could come come come
Come together
We'll be at sit sit
Situations critical
But it'll be fun fun fun if you're fundamental

I'll carry it on my own
I'll carry it alone
I'll carry everything that I own
I'll carry it alone
Track Name: Rains All Day
Forget you, forget me
Forget the scenery and forget the scene
Forget about the minutes fallen by
Forget about the landscape
As we drive away

Lost myself
Lost my way
Lost all meaning
I was lost in space
Lost are the hours of our lives
Lost is the water from my eyes

As they rain all day
It rains all day
All day
It rains all day
It rains all day
It rains all day

Make a space
Make a spot
Sit right by me
Not so far off
Kiss me once
Kiss me twice
Kiss me madly
Oh so nice
To be out

In the rain
And it could rain all day
All day
It rains all day
It rains all day
Why don't it go away

But I would not want you to call it a waste of time.
Track Name: Sound On Sound
Is there ever the right time
Is there ever a good sign
Do we live through the fault lines
Is there ever a good time?

'Cause I'm worried for my friends
Will they make it to the end

Are your bones as strong as mine
Do our hearts heed the same rhyme
Do we live through the fault lines
Is there ever a good time?

'Cause I'm worried for my friend
Will he make it to the end
Walking down that crooked street
To the siren's song so sweet

It's all sound on sound on sound on sound

'Cause I'm worried for my friend
Will she make it to the end
Living on my crooked street
Where the siren's sound so sweet

They're all sound on sound on sound on sound
Track Name: Middle Man
I don't know what to call it
When you walk around the living room
On fire
I rely on the middle man
'Cause he draws a clean thin line
Through the town
That neither of us live in

To get that first blush
I've gotta put myself out of touch

There's no blood on the table
There's no ring on the line.

I don't know what to say to you
When the clouds block out the sun
At just the wrong time
And all you needed was a little light
So I confide in the middle man
'Cause he draws a clean thin line
Through the hours
When we never even sleep tight

But to get that first blush
I've gotta put myself out of touch

There's no blood on the table
There's no ring on the line.
Track Name: Ornithology For Dummies
This could be the one
This could be the one two
This could be the one two punch to my heart

She gives you what you need
She gives you what she wants to

And she'll take you through the fear
That you have the right idea
And after a thousand years
I just don't regret it

Because the owl hunts the sparrow
When the yellow moon is high
If we stay here any longer
We'll have wasted half of our lives

But it's not enough to say you will

This could be the one
This could be the one two
This could be the one two three four five

When I'm getting what I need
I'm giving all I want to

And I made it through the fear
Yeah I had the wrong idea
But even after a thousand years
I still don't regret it

Because the owl hunts the sparrow
When the yellow moon is high
If we stay here any longer
We'll have wasted half of our lives

But it's not enough to say you will
Track Name: I'm So Sick Of The Fall
It doesn't matter what you do or say
It is only what you know
And once the notion is planted
It will soon sprout roots and grow
And reach up through the snow

It doesn't matter what you sing or play
It is only who you know
And if you're hurt
It'll be o.k.
It's alright for that blood to flow
And seep out towards the snow
And everything you know
It's so subjective

So strip the sunlight
From my hands
Never to bring me down
Wash me away, yeah
'Cause I'm so tired of it all

I'm so sick of the fall
But I can't wait for your call

If anyone is anything
Well than I'll be something too
If everyone is everything
Why can't I be someone to you?
It could be something different to do
And all that you misconstrue
It's so subjective

So strip the sunlight
From my hands
Never to bring me down
Wash me away, yeah
'Cause I'm so tired of it all

And I'm so sick of the fall
But I can't wait for your call
Track Name: Cliff
I'll keep looking for a cliff
To drive off in this old wreck
Because we can't avoid the seasons
We no longer see the reason
To object
To blowing up in this old wreck
The time is not for sorrow
Please look forward to tomorrow

But it's a shame we don't have nicer weather
The sun is gone I'll need a sweater
A shame we don't have all forever
To share this great love together

It's so sad that I'm gonna miss
Out on our very first kiss
I just can't pick up your signals
And I've given every reason to resist
Why does it always come to this?
A touch turns into loving
And pretty soon we're left with nothing

But it's a shame we don't have nicer weather
The sun is gone I'll need a sweater
A shame we don't have all forever
To share this great love together
Track Name: Call Time
Can't you wait
Why can't you wait
Can't you wait to call time

Can't you wait
Why can't you wait
Can't you wait to fall in line

Why you need it so badly
Well I just can't say
What you'd give up tomorrow
You'll pay for today
When the long distance call
Isn't from the same team
Do you reject it's meaning
Or is that just me?

Yes it is.

Can't you wait
Why can't you wait
Can't you wait to call time

Can't you wait
Why can't you wait
Can't you wait to fall behind

Why I want you so bad
Well I'm just not sure
But I can't take my eyes
From your listless allure
Would you hold on so tight
To the end of a dream
That you'd give up tomorrow
Or is that just me?

Yes it is.

The Rain split the town at the national line
Division so slowly began to unwind
Track Name: Sometimes
I feel
Sometimes
That one day
My crimes
Will pay

I feel
Sometimes
And it won't
Go away

Try to make good
Try the break down
Keep your mind behind your eyes

Try to make good
Try the break down
Take your time just to take your time

But I'll forget
How to compromise
With you
Because the only thing that you'll ask me for
Is the truth

I feel
Sometimes
That one day
My crimes
Will pay

I feel
Sometimes
And it won't
Go away

But I'll forget
How to compromise
With you
Because the only thing that you'll ask me for
Is the truth