don't be scared, don't be alarmed

by The Ericksons

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released September 25, 2010

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Track Name: Catching You (on the sidelines)
On the street outside of your house,
I’ve been dreaming of you
I’ve been meaning to ask you a favor
Could you walk so slowly up to me
Could you put your hands on your knees
Could you whisper in my ear something I’ve been waiting to hear
Could you look me deep right in the eyes and tell me that you think it’s gonna be alright
Could you tell me something new,
Oh could you tell me something true

You keep comin’ ‘round
Oh and you keep fallin down
And I keep catching you, catching you, catching you on the sidelines

I’ve been coming to you
I’ve been standing in the dark
throwing rocks up at your window
I’m waiting for your light to come on

You keep comin’ ‘round
Oh and you keep fallin down
And I keep catching you, catching you, catching you on the sidelines

Could you walk so slowly up to me
Could you put your hands on your knees
Could you whisper in my ear something I’ve been waiting to hear
Could you look me deep right in the eyes and tell me that you think it’s gonna be alright
Could you tell me something new,
Oh could you tell me something true
Track Name: Breakin' the Rules
Go put your socks on and I’ll turn out all the lights
Go tell the others that we’re staying out all night
And they’ll go to bed dreaming that what you want’s not far away
‘cause I can’t lose you no I can’t lose you no not today

‘Cause I’ve been drinking and I’ve been breaking all the rules
And you’ve been stirring in my belly like a big old tide pool
And it’s gonna take a little longer to write down all these old lines
And come up from the darkness with a little piece of light

So go tell my mama that I’ll be up before the dawn
Go tell my father he’s been with me all along
And I’ll tell your honey she’s alright with that other guy and you won’t cry

Maybe I’ll stop drinking and I’ll forget all of my lines
I’ll go out to the country and I’ll give up all my pride
Take all my money and count it down to fives and dimes
And I’ll tie up my old bed sheets and crawl out the window at night

So don’t you go on thinking that I didn’t treat you good
That I didn’t love you like you always thought I should
‘cause it’s your own problem that I left you in the end
and I’m not crying no I’m not crying this time my friend
Track Name: Box of Letters
You wake up tired and lonely and your head hurts just like it hurt last night
But you’re glad to be alive
You said all the things that you needed to say
You packed your bags and you went away
Oh you’re glad to be alive
But if you weren’t
what would you leave behind

A Box of Letters, some unused thread
Your old journals, your unmade bed
The door left open, the light left on
The music playing, your favorite song

You make yourself a sandwich
‘cause you’re feeling kinda hungry
You drink a glass of wine although it seems a little early
You’re glad to be alive
You walk down to the mailbox to mail your friend a letter
You lie down in the grass ‘cause you’re feeling all kinds of better
You’re glad to be alive
But if you weren’t, what would you leave behind?

A Box of Letters, some unused thread
Your old journals, your unmade bed
The door left open, the light left on
The music playing, your favorite song
Track Name: BRB
I hollered down your chimney late last night
Gave your darling little brother such a fright
But, I’d climbed up on your roof with the hopes of telling you I’d be right back
I came up here to tell you today
That I found another reason, I’d found a way
In the attic of my dreams colored all in purples and greens I’d found something…
And it’ll take me far away from you
Yeah it’ll make it seem like I’m untrue
Oh it’ll fill the vessels of your heart
And convince you that we’ve grown apart, unless you listen

‘cause I will be right back.
Track Name: Forever
If you look at me that way, I will love you forever
If you look at me that way, I will leave you… never

I will follow you, I will let you be
I will hold you up, I will lead

So please,
please my darling,
please

If you look at me that way, I will love you forever
If you look at me that way, I will leave you… never
Track Name: Screendoor
I built my house to keep out the rain
but your love filled up the gutter, oh it filled up all the drains
So don’t you, don’t you ever say you’re better off alone
‘cause while you’re out there honey I am building us a home
where it will rain sometimes and it will pour
and you’ve done wrong and you’ve been bad
and quite honestly I’m soar
but, if you want to knock down something, please knock down my door
‘cause I’m not running, no I’m not going away from this thing I’m sure

The screendoor don’t won’t close no more
and my eyes stay open, all the time
the hills don’t know how to roll up here and the train it just won’t go up here anymore
If you are the sun then boy oh how I shine
If you are the darkness then how you only cross my path from time to time
So won’t you come up here and be my prince of tides
‘cause I’m not running, no I’m not going away from this thing I’m sure…
Track Name: One Heart
Got these four walls to hold me in
Got this one heart that’s filled with sin
Got these two hands to set me free
I’ll be working lord I’ll be working
Don’t bother me

When you come around turn your head
Don’t look forward, look back instead
I’ll be running the other way
I’ll be working lord, I’ll be working both night and day

Just give me one heart so I can see
Just give me one breath, that’s all I need
Just give me one light, that is the sun
I’ll be working lord, I’ll be working, ‘til my day is done
Track Name: Lie For You
Love came out of a blue and white shirt you wore
To greet your fans in
It oozed out the cellar floor and filed up the space around my hands
I wore a green dress sometimes to smile at you
I was a kid and you asked me for truth
I said, “do you wanna know the truth?”

Then hold your hand up to my face and make me lie to you
Tell me all the world’s a mess, until I cry for you
Make me give away my faith so I can try for you
And baby keep on telling me lies and I will lie for you
Baby I would lie for you

Do you know who your friends are?
Do you know who you’re working for?
Do you know what you did when you did when you did what you did before?

Do you know who your mama is?
Do you know where your children are?
Do you know what you did when you did when you did what you did before?

Then hold your hand up to my face and make me lie to you
Tell me all the world’s a mess, until I cry for you
Make me give away my faith so I can try for you
And baby keep on telling me lies and I will lie for you
Honey I would lie for you
Track Name: Monster
I cannot find the words
What I’ll say you’ve probably heard
I see you lying there, see your blank stare

There’s something ‘round the corner
yeah, there’s something hiding under your bed
There’s a monster in the closet
just waiting to be fed
Don’t be scared, don’t be alarmed
Don’t be scared, don’t be alarmed

You will hear it like a symphony playing ‘round and ‘round in your mind
You will hear the bells ringing loud and free coming up from behind
Like a parade, like a rainstorm, like a light
Like a parade, like a rainstorm, like a light

It’s like the trees on the ground
that were made
to keep the sun from our eyes
and give us a little shade

Well, there’s something ‘round the corner
yeah, there’s something hiding under your bed
There’s a monster in the closet
just waiting to be fed
Don’t be scared, don’t be alarmed
Don’t be scared, don’t be alarmed

You will hear it like a symphony playing ‘round and ‘round in your mind
You will hear the bells ringing loud and free coming up from behind
Like a parade, like a rainstorm, like a light
Like a parade, like a rainstorm, like a light
Track Name: How i love you
How I love you I could never explain
It’s like the rolling water, it’s like the pouring rain
It’s when the clouds open up and let the sun shine in
I have never quite known where it ends or where it begins,
but it’s how I love you

I will sing to you for a minute or two
I will piece it together ‘til it’s beautiful and true
I will find in the center that little piece of light
Oh I will find what we need just to get us through the night
‘cause it’s how I love you
oh it’s how I love you

There’s nothing in the world as beautiful
as counting all the numbers on the wall
when I see in you exactly what I saw
How can I help it?
So when the sun sinks low into the blackness of the night
We will see all the colors, so beautiful and bright
And I will remind you, yeah I will remind you, that
How I love you I could never explain
It’s like the rolling water, it’s like the pouring rain
It’s when the clouds open up and let the sun shine in
I have never quite known where it ends or where it begins,
but it’s how I love you
Track Name: Shake
I’ve got nothing left to say
All my words have gotten up and gone away
And nothings standing in my way
As I crawl into bed at dawn and you

Shake baby, shake me,
Mold me and break me
‘cause I’ve already told you all the things I could
I’ve already shown you all the things that I am good at so
Shake baby, shake me
Mold me and break me

I know what I’m doing isn’t free
And I know what you’re thinking when you look at me
And I know what you’re thinking when you look at me
But, I’ll hold on to the rough stuff that makes up this song
And I won’t warn you when what you’re doing comes out all wrong
And I’ll go to the end with this and you’ll
Shake baby, shake me
Mold me and break me

And while the fires burn for you my love
know you were all l was dreaming of
and while you’re standing down stream from here
know I already gave you all my tears
so why don’t you come on, come on, come on…. come on in