Three​-​Dimensionality

by Crystal City

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1.
If you’re never coming forward But you’re always looking back Trying to piss it all together Try to cut a little slack And you’ve never known nothing Like those moments in your dreams All the doors they slam together Three-dimensionality I ain’t got a dollar in the bank All I got is what you think I ain’t got a gallon in the tank No, I just stink So we left that summer Thinking that we’d grown up Yeah I’ve seen a few things And I had a little luck And we moved on outta town Far from our home Yeah we’re working really hard And we’re always so alone And there ain’t no plan on the books And there’s oh just time and silly looks Got new friends and I got no foes And here I am there’s just crooks
2.
Well hey there darkness I’m happy to see ya Ain’tcha feeling lucky On the other side I never felt like The moon was shining Hiding in the shadows Of what was there And don’t you see that it’s you That’s crawling after me Ah--- what would you do Well the circus came to town A little bit sooner Everybody’s acting strange and high Hangin’ upon their dreams Hey there darkness Well hey there sunshine We’re happy to feel ya No one’s feeling cloudy On the other side I never seem to Hear whatcha saying Yell a little louder then catch the train
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4.
How does it feel That it’s all gone south? Just ironic as that may sound How does it feel That it’s all gone south? You can’t hide the blood It’s all been let out Now what you’re telling me is We can’t rewrite the history books And we sure as hell can’t look at our past No matter how it looks And our souls move so slow Compared to consciousness So you defend a way of thinking And disregard the mess I’m hearing all that you say And seeing all that you do As you paint with your religion Like the broadest of fools And your smugness gets old Like sand with a line Because color means culture every single time
5.
Fairfield 03:13
I remember the night we met You were playing a basement bar People packed like sardines On a Monday how bizarre And we talked a little while Got your number and you made me smile So I drove on, down to Fairfield Where your heart was For me to steal and I don’t know how I’m feeling ‘bout you Don’t you know I fall in love Way too quick as you rise above And then you got me Tied up again You didn’t want me around Why’d I come round to your hometown So we decided that we Wouldn’t meet again You were moving on out west To the legal greener lands And I’ll think about you From time to time As you’re surfing and smushing grapes Under your toes So I drove on, out of Fairfield Where your heart was Not for me to steal and I don’t know how I’m feeling ‘bout you
6.
I can’t understand Why you’d fade on me Like cracks in the sidewalk Of who you used to be And you led me down A dirty one way block The city never sleeps My love doesn’t stop I’m searching for you In my heart My head is a mess While I stumble through the dark I’m searching for you In my dreams Stars in the sky While the harvest moon it screams Out for you You could follow me Down the path alone Without a prayer or plan Of ever coming home Nothing ever changes When I’m wide awake Like the promise of the future And what we’re gonna make
7.
I saw you hanging At the bar tonight You had a few stiff drinks But you look alright Then your eyes were sunk And words got blurred You got a big fat lip And nowhere to turn But we love you Yeah we do, yeah we do Oh, it’s true And we miss you Yeah we do, oh, it’s true And there’ll always be Another time I saw you stumbling Home last week You had a big jar of money Nowhere to keep it I can’t understand Why you are The best in the land And the worst by far But we hate you Yeah we do, yeah we do Oh, it’s true And we miss you Yeah we do, oh it’s true And there’ll always be Another time Well the party ain’t done Unless everyone is leaving And the truth ain’t told Unless everyone’s believing And your life gets over When no one is speaking I can’t seem to understand it Everything is sinking now
8.
I see you’re waking up The sun ain’t on your side Well it’s over your shoulder Bet you’re glad you’re alive You never knew the reason Why you close your eyes Well I found it life size That you’re never feeling fine Just shake it off don’t worry They want the world to burn Well they waited a lifetime Can’t you see that it’s their turn You can’t interrupt it Cause there’s poison in their veins Well they bought a ticket On a perverted one way train And then you blinked and missed The world as it goes by Well it don’t really matter Cause you never said goodnight You’re stranded when you’re thinking This is all for show But you keep on roaming Can’t you see that I don’t grow Well you deleted me from your life again And I ain’t gonna let this go to waste And everyone is down here waiting for you You know they just want a taste As you’re trying to find me out there honey I ain’t gonna let this come to life No one’s gonna come hang with you Don’t you love to waste my time
9.
Somedays I’m lonely, somedays I am not Sometimes you’re ice cold, sometimes you’re so hot Somedays I love you, somedays I get caught Sometimes it’s simple, sometimes it’s a knot But it’s you in the morning And it’s you after a long hard day Well it’s you that keeps me adoring All that you do, and all that you say Somedays it’s easy, somedays it’s a job Sometimes we’re awesome, sometimes we’re just slobs Somedays it’s sexy, somedays it falls flat Sometimes paradise, turns into a rat
10.
You’re hanging too much in the public square You’re talking ‘bout things and you don’t even care Well maybe the reason was meant to be Shattered in your mind out of necessity So you blindly hold on to so much you don’t share And you can’t take all that to hell with you It’ll burn out like all you do You’re bitchin’ so much that you can’t even smile As you’re sewing a stitch every quarter mile Well maybe the needle was meant to be Threaded through your mind inconsistently So you piss and moan all the time without any style You’re working so much and you feel let down So you buy everything in this one horse town Well maybe the money just ain’t enough So you purchase the power to be real tough And you bury yourself everyday Do you like what you found? And you can’t take all that to hell with you It’ll burn out like all you do And you can’t take all that to hell with you It’ll burn out like me and you And you can’t take all that to hell with you I’ll see you there and we’ll both be blue And you can’t take all that to hell with you It’ll burn out like all you do
11.
You & Me 03:33
It’s you and me and you and me And everybody else that we’re gonna be It’s you and me and you and me Fuck ‘em they’re talking shit On the other side of the street It’s you and me and you and me Can you call back later when we’ve self-destructed It’s you and me and you and me As the hopeful think that they’re maladjusted (x2) It’s something here, it’s something here With all the thoughts that we’re trained to fear It’s something here, It’s something here, Best of luck to you now in your world that’s too austere It’s something here, it’s something here Can you please just leave you’re too convoluted It’s something here, it’s something here As the world thinks respect should be disputed (x2) You thought of that, you thought of that And all the changes you make well they just fall flat You thought of that, you thought of that Overblown don’t you know that you’re just a copycat You thought of that, you thought of that Well it makes no sense that you’re so disgusted You thought of that, you thought of that As the hateful think that their hearts have rusted (x2) You’ll be alright, you’ll be alright Cause everyday you’re willing to put up a fight You’ll be alright, you’ll be alright They can’t take it from you cause it is you’re birthright You’ll be alright, you’ll be alright Well I know its bullshit that you’re persecuted You’ll be alright, you’ll be alright As the whole world watches it being looted (x2)
12.
See Thru 04:30
I don’t wanna see you move on If there’s something waiting there I ain’t worried ‘bout the timing I just wanna scratch the scar again You won’t find out Why I’m see through You won’t listen up and I I’m here with the blues I don’t wanna see you dancing If the music’s all died out I ain’t worried bout the back beat I just wanna hear that song again

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released April 19, 2019

Crystal City is Dave Helmer and Sam Drella
All songs written, arranged and produced by Dave Helmer

Songs 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 engineered by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios, Lone Tree, IA
Songs 2, 3, 9, 10, 11 engineered by Dave Helmer at home, Iowa City, IA

All songs mixed by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios, Lone Tree, IA
Mastered by Todd Rittmann at Shy Diamond, Chicago, IL

Players
Brian Cooper, Drums (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12)
Randall Davis, Guitar (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8); Baritone (3)
Max Lipnick, Mandolin (9)
Dan Padley, Guitar (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12)
Andy Parrott, Guitar (3, 9)
Dan Peterson, Drums (2, 3, 9, 10, 11)
Sean Seaton, Keys (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12)
Blake Shaw, Double Bass (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12)
Dave Zollo, Keys (9, 10, 11)

Album artwork by Drew Morton.

Thanks to all of our families, friends and fans. We couldn’t do this without your support.

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