Sacks Of Phones

by The Tisburys

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Sacks Of Phones/Strings & Whistles/Jesus/The CD
Recorded in 4 days in The Loft/The Sunroom/The Garage

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released May 15, 2015

Fingers Tisbury- Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Bass
Treebeard Tisbury- Guitar, Vocals, Keys, Bass
Marbles Tisbury- Drums, Percussion, Field Recordings

all songs written, recorded, mixed, and mastered by the tisburys

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Track Name: Master Disaster (The Last Words of Old Willy)
The sky cried out on the little town when Old Willy lost his groove
He put the moves on a Lazy Mary with his pants long gone
Clean it up, Willy, watch where you're going
You've shaken many trees
So get out while you can, take a trip and stay a while

I saw water in the woods while driving westward bound
Old Willy set up camp far off the woodland sound
Keep it up, Willy, watch where you're landing
It's permanently pressed
The rocky strip is gently hammered, it's falling out of time

Oh Willy, you're climbing a lost mountain
Can't you tell? It's all you got
Oh Willy, you're insulating your wildest dreams
Speak slowly, you're off the tracks
And when it starts, tears will shed
Disaster rears its pretty head

Old Willy would tell midnight tales of far-off getaways
He put the moves on a way of life to stay away
Keep in mind, Willy, the punks walk in order
They listen to your creed
The women love you, the nightlife owns you, where's your karma now?

Oh Willy, you're climbing a lost mountain
Can't you tell? It's all you got
Oh Willy, you're insulating your wildest dreams
Speak slowly, you're off the tracks
And when it starts, tears will shed
Disaster rears its pretty head

Old Willy was scalped last night
His heart of gold cost next to none
The war was never over, the war was never won
He's a colonel bastard, master disaster
With a criminal smile
Old Willy picked his chin up, and out came his last words:
I never left another mother

I'm sorry Willy, they never really understood
They took your head, they took your soul
I'm sorry Mama, Willy never really got the point
When he loves, he loves a lot
But in the end, what was it worth?
Disaster lifts up its skirt
Track Name: Between The Lines
She steps on my back
He's a closed book not intact
It's not that cool to be old
When you feel that arid wrath

He wakes up the sun
She's no good on her own now, baby
Split right down the seems
I can't take out another loan

I can't stop so I read between the lines
Can't keep up so I fall behind
I can't stop so I read between the lines
They go on on their own time

It's all in her head
He's got his sword drawn instead
Down and dirty on the floor
Wearing blue when they're wearing red

I can't stop so I read between the lines
Can't keep up so I fall behind
I can't stop so I read between the lines
They go on on their own time

I'm an angry young man, put my head back in the sand
Walls made out of stone can never be atoned
Not black or white, only brown, you can see them on the ground
I'm on the losing team, things are exactly as they seem

I can't stop so I read between the lines
Can't keep up so I fall behind
I can't stop so I read between the lines
They go on on their own time
Track Name: Water's Edge
You fell asleep by the water's edge
You can close your eyes but you can't play dead
There's something in the words you wrote that tells me
You're really listening

You feel uptight when the winter's gone
The spring arrived but it won't stay long
It's like a dove from up above
When it's you I'm missing

Darling, you can count on me
And I know it's hard to believe
Cause you're cold and you're tired and the house was lit on fire
But there's nothing in this town you wanna leave

You can have your pie, you can eat it too
But America put a spell on you
The plurality of morality
It hides inside your suitcase

You can take your check, you can take your pills
I always promise to pay your bills
I left tonight to climb the heights
And to smell your toothpaste

Darling, you can count on me
And I know it's hard to believe
Cause you're cold and you're tired and the house was lit on fire
But there's nothing in this town you wanna leave

I went down to the county store
I see the birds, I see the bees, you spilled the honey on the floor
And no, I can't hardly wait
Until I see you in the sun it will be one year to the day
One year to the day
And I can't hardly wait

You fell asleep by the water's edge
You can close your eyes but you can't play dead
There's something in the words you wrote that tells me
You're really listening

You feel uptight when the winter's gone
The spring arrived but it won't stay long
It's like a dove from up above
When it's you I'm missing

Darling, you can count on me
And I know it's hard to believe
It's been weeks, it's been months
I saw you waiting for the bus
But after all we both will end up in the sea
Track Name: (Bus Rider Intro)
Looking out the window at a precious little girl
Black and white her parents, as she wondered at the world
As the engine started, his heart did turn to stone
And this begins the story of the bus rider, alone...
Track Name: Bus Rider
All the broken cities pile in his dreams
His time is running out, it's falling with the leaves
I wonder if he ever waited for the day
The little girl would come to him and this is what she'd say

Please, bus rider, please
Take one last look at the picture and run away with me
Please, bus rider, please
Take one last look at the picture and run away with me
But the day never came

Non-stop, no destination, circling round the drain
In the sky a silver lining better unexplained
I can't explain the dream I had last night
The bus tumbled off the tracks and I awoke with a fright

Please, bus rider, please
Take one last look at the picture and run away with me
Please, bus rider, please
Take one last look at the picture and run away with me
But the day never came

The police observed the wreckage, and Deputy Roxanne
Stepped outside the cop car and gave the man her hand
I could never imagine those giant steps he took
Cause you have all the time in the world to read the rest of my book

Please, bus rider, please
Take one last look at the picture and run away with me
Please, bus rider, please
Take one last look at the picture and run away with me
But the day never came
Track Name: Queen of Corolla/Pumpkin Patch
The Queen of Corolla lost her way, oh no
The Queen of Corolla lost her way
She took a wrong turn, now she's here to stay, oh no

The Queen of Corolla's really high, oh no
The Queen of Corolla's really high
I fell down the steps but I don't know why, oh no

The Queen of Corolla's really high, oh no
I took her picture and she disappeared, oh no
She gives me chills, her plastic skin is cold
I keep saying yes when I should be saying no

The Queen of Corolla broke the mold, oh no
The Queen of Corolla broke the mold
She's getting younger while I'm getting old, oh no

The Queen of Corolla broke my heart, oh no
The Queen of Corolla broke my heart
She took my money and she took my car, oh no

The Queen of Corolla's really high, oh no
I took her picture and she disappeared, oh no
She gives me chills, her plastic skin is cold
I keep saying yes when I should be saying no

(Take Me Down)
Track Name: Bedford Tower
Your skin's so tough but your brain's an apple
Keep your helmet on or the air will get in
Carving in the backyard
Rolling in the front
Walk on down to the store and don't care about stupid

Something in the air is filling up the room
How much can we take?
Call to action, make an argument
How much is more than enough?

Climb up so high and go back to the tower
I heard you had a conversation on a turtle's back
Stumble on your words
Break your father's legs
Make up your mind or it will make it up for you

Something in the air is filling up the room
How much can we take?
Call to action, make an argument
How much is more than enough?

Do you love me, Seamus? (Time to wake)
Do you love me, twenty inches? (Time to make)
Do you love me, Moo-moo? (Time to bake)
Track Name: All I Can Say
You packed your bags, you packed your car
Your mind's been packed for weeks
You're going out into the world
Out into the streets

You feel as though you're all alone
And you just wanna shout
I know it's rough, I feel it too
We both have our doubts

So all i can say is
You don't need to be nothing by yourself
You don't need to be lonely on your own
I'm scared that you might take it all apart
But I'll still be here for when you come home

There's not much left that I can tell you
For now I've said it all
You have to go, it's for yourself
That's where you belong

So all i can say is
You don't need to be nothing by yourself
You don't need to be lonely on your own
I'm scared that you might take it all apart
But I'll still be here for when you come home

And while you're gone I'll think of more to say
I'll write it all down for you to read when you come back
I'm holding up the fort, so don't give me that look
Cause you have all the time in the world to read the rest of my book

So all i can say is
You don't need to be nothing by yourself
You don't need to be lonely on your own
I'm scared that you might take it all apart
But I'll still be here for when you come home