The Weather Is Better

by The Redwoods

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released April 26, 2011



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Track Name: Kid Room
when I was a kid lived in a room couldn't fit into
now that I'm home living like a grown man in two rooms

you are one kid room

you were wide awake in the daytime
you were wide awake in the nighttime
Track Name: The Weather Is Better
take back the land and the sea
it's just a matter of time
I don't mind what you do to me
out of control on the tv show

forget this and forgive me
build a farmhouse on the hill and wait
wherever we go we're together
and now that we're here

the weather is better

we were out on the open plain
the windblown wheat and grain
the light down to the dust bowl settling
Grapes of Wrath and
you are the coming rain we need
and all the decades gone
you are the lonely one
like birds of a feather

the weather is better

everyone dance with you
everyone dance with me
I'm an old soul lost in the 21st century
pushing up trees
by my count I've got a lot
of ups and downs and shout abouts
you were on my mind a lot
and now forever

the weather is better
Track Name: National Park
big bear you've got your paws on the keyboard
take us to the Blue Ridge Mountaintops
hemlock trees around us
your world is electrical national park

national park

we were concrete builders and destroyers
big bears and eagles lived before us
strobe light moonlight gonna catch us
up at night with the wild wild animals

summer trip my feet if I can meet you
over by that mountain with the scenic view
been too long since I have seen you
now my eyes are on the wonderful national park
Track Name: Slow Motion
sunlight screaming through the greenhouse wall
growing tall the family trees of no one
hardly believe all the words you've written
say them to me twice and I'll forget them

..the world in 80 days of summer
passports of paper mache and water
mostly I miss the way you were
mostly I miss the way you were

best times we had
every day wasn't so bad
it was almost the way to go
it was almost it was almost in slow motion

Paradise Lost on a generation of
Hemingway quotes on the bathroom wall
you were always like a crowded room
your heart weighed down and your lungs are balloons

fighting the hand of an analog clock
time will betray your every thought
beaches were made to bandage me up
with oceans of sand and a cold pop top
Track Name: Standing O
we were dead
playing with my heart playing with my head
all the money was spent
standing oh is what we get
hearts break over lunch
take em to the garage throw em in the trunk
we can see you next week

i can see the details of your mouth
closing down fixing me up
shutting me down make me smile
striking me out
everyone take apart my heavy heart
fix it up drive it off a cliff

you told me that we would see the sun
you told me that we would have some fun

can't believe you're on a string
pulling back letting go
i'm going home
call a taxi take the back seat
heads gonna roll
you never know i'm headed for the shore
can't sink or float
wrap me up it's time to go
and i'll see the sun

from the balcony we're throwing things
super polite telephone rings
looking for pills looking for dreams
over the hills and into the stream
i'll drop a hat you drop a glove
the closer we get the colder is love
i'm making sure the sun'll come up.
Track Name: When The War Is Over
when the war is over / I won't know where to go
I'm a lover without love / I'm a gun without a gun