Floating Islands E​.​P.

by The Way We Were in 1989

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released 24 April 2012

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The Way We Were in 1989 Seattle, Washington

"... the sort of music that might be best appreciated in a Parisian coffeehouse for American ex-pats...stream-of- consciousness, observational fare. Existential, from both a musical and lyrical standpoint….The sort of twisty, understated album that probably would drive most folks mad. Find some patience, however, and you ought to find something wonderful..." www.aidabet.com ... more

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Track Name: Rock & Roll
rock & roll is a false messiah.
celebrity, is soul on fire.
the drugs are a last resort,
an unseen force is closing the door.
rock & roll is a false messiah.

struggle is a lost art form.
we’ve let out the slack now here comes The Storm.
if you’re seeking, when you fail,
then you’ll know you’re on to something worth while.
struggle is a lost art form.

greed is a motivator
and truth, yeah, we’ll see you later
action! action! spectator, spectator.
freedom is a wasted favor.
innocence has lost her flavor.
we’ve all lost a wager...

saints and sinners bound up together.
actors and peasants and fairer weather.
parents and children in prefab houses,
letting go and swapping spouses.
the aftermath is becoming clearer.
this solemn ship has sailed up river.
we offer what we can’t deliver.
Track Name: Cliffs of DubLand
Will you still love me the day that I die?
That day of loneliness, I’ll pay for all my crimes
 
Naïve and innocent the essence of pure
I stole it all from you and yet you still endure.
 
Why did you marry me so many years ago?
Did’you think you’d change my ways and free this broken soul
 
It breaks my heart to see the sadness in your eyes.
An empty shell remains your whole life’s passed you by.
 
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...fade away
...fade away