The Horse That Carries The Wheel

by Eternal Fair

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Andrew Vait - vocals, guitars, wurlitzer, mellotrons
Chris Jones - bass, vocals
Daniel Nash - drums, vocals, percussion

Brian Kinsella - keyboards/synths
Steven Scalfati - keyboards/synths
Meagan Grandall - backing vocals on Brightest Star
Brent Rusinow - backing vocals on Brightest Star
Shenandoah Davis - backing vocals on Donny's Impossible Dream
Chris Cunningham - backing vocals on Donny's Impossible Dream
Brantley Duke - backing vocals on Donny's Impossible Dream

credits

released 16 April 2013

Produced by Chris Mathews, Jr. and Eternal Fair
Engineered by Chris Mathews, Jr. and Kyle Davis
Recorded at Joonior Studios and Big Sound Productions in Seattle, WA
Mixed by Chris Mathews, Jr. and Kyle Davis at Noise Cellar Studios in Seattle, WA
Mastered by Rick Fisher at RFI Mastering in Seattle, WA
Album design by Brie Elam
Photography by Scott Dickerson
© 2013 all rights reserved

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Track Name: The Horse That Carries The Wheel, Pt. I
Revelry in the town square today
It might be coming our way

Do you know how to loosen all the
Knots that tie you down?
Do you know how to forgive
The ones you love?

That chariot; that flaming golden ride
The horse that carries the wheel
Carries the wheel

What heaven; what hell have we here?
Track Name: Static Youth
Tonight I’ll paint the streets
The colors of my unborn dreams with you
While we listen to the songs
That no one may take time to write
On endless sheets of paper white
And on and on and on and on and on

And you with your laser light
Bursting all the stars
Into a million tiny galaxies
That form and drift until they’re far from sight
Fading boundlessly into the night

Tonight we’ll tear down
All the misconceptions of the static youth
And with the pieces
Build a cityscape that held together
By some old electric tape
And never will we stray from what is true

And you with your laser light
Burning tiny holes into the sun
To let the morning, dusk
And afternoon and dawn
Turn into one
To live to burn until the day they’re done

Tonight I’ll paint the streets
The colors of my unborn dreams with you
While we gather all the things
Forgotten in our memories
As carefully as you may please
We’ll hang them one by one
For us to view

And you with your laser light
Turning all the skyline into
Fractured puzzle pieces
Meeting just above the rooftops where we lie
Connecting all the stars across the sky
Fading boundlessly into the night
Track Name: Time For Sleep
Time for sleep
In time you’ll show me how
I can wait
I don’t need to know now

Silence beats
Like rain on metal roofs
And through the rain
I hear my mother call
“It’s time to go soon”

Come with me
You mistress of the night
Tell me all of your secrets
As we fade into the light

And I will be
On my way by and by
And through the rain
I hear my mother call
To come in from the quiet
Restless, sleepless, endless night
Track Name: Michael John
Come in from the rain
Michael John
Only son
Only son

Your dinner’s getting cold
On the stove
Your mother’s hands
Are getting old

The winter’s coming on
Don’t you know?
The winter show
Michael John?

Hear the kettle blow
The weary dawn
It won’t be long
It won’t be long

He’ll be watching you
From the hill
Smiles for you
You know he will

He’ll be watching you
The whole way through
You know he will
You know he will
Track Name: Dead Dog Hero
I remember what you told me
You were talking like the Dead Dog Hero
Maybe it’s just like they all say
First day on the job and we go
So pick yourself up and get on it
There ain’t no other way to get to the middle

All the lines
Come back to us
They come a-run right back

Like a care in the night
A slide to the left
We go run into space
For a reason to live

And what of all the time spent?
Chasing clocks
Counting backwards to zero
How will we know which way we went?
With all the arrows pointing right at the middle

All the lines come back to us
They come a-running right back

Like a care in the night
A slide to the left
We go run into space
For a reason to live
Track Name: Tommy Moore
Hello
My name is Tommy Moore
I live in basement number four
I never asked for fortune or fame
But nobody seems to remember my name

When I sit her quietly
I think of open skies you see
Though I never really climb the stairs
It’s been so long
Since anybody cared about me
Can’t you see?
Up on the streets

The people passing my window
They’re unaware I’m right below
They boogie by to the same old city beat
At night I fall asleep
To the sweeping of the streets
And fly

In the morning I get out of bed
I brush my teeth and comb my head
I press my suit and straighten out my tie
(Tommy why?)
Cus I like to pretend that I’m just like the boys and girls outside

My afternoons are quite the same
These questions in my little brain
Crawl out my ears and spill across the floor
Like anybody else
I wonder to myself
What am I doing here?
Am I insane?
Track Name: Donny's Impossible Dream
Donny
Don’t be afraid
Someone’s gonna save this place

There were countrymen lining the streets
Their mothers gathered to weep
The infantry crested the hill
Their daughters sweeping up memories

Ah-ah into the night
We’ll be alright

Donny
What do you think?
About these impossible dreams

You can’t wash them down with a drink
You can’t buy them off with a gold coin / silver dollar
You can’t wish them away with a blink
How does it feel when you sink them?

Donny don’t wait
For time won’t slow down
Not for no one
Donny reach for the sun

Ah-ah into the night
We’ll be alright
Track Name: Brightest Star
I went walking today
All this color
See I fear I am fading away
So I painted pictures

Now my face is all over town
In every window
So no one will ever forget
These are the outlines of a man

I went walking today
All this color
Funny how time falls away
What will we remember?

Now I will follow
My brightest star
Into this darkness
I won’t go too far

What will we remember?
Track Name: The Horse That Carries The Wheel, Pt. II
Revelry in the town square today
It might be coming our way

Now the bell’s gone missing from the Calvary
Twelve o’clock never sounded so alone
And Mama Carr’s in the kitchen
Watching the Jackons on tv
Her cat named Elvis looks away

That cat; that cradle
That flaming golden ride
The horse that carries the wheel
Carrie the wheel

What heaven; what hell have we here?

Out with the things that we never said
And on with the things that we never did
And when we arrive maybe time will tell
What heaven; what hell have we here?