Liberation & The House In Blue

by The Flats

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released November 12, 2014

Recorded, mixed and mastered By Mat Kerekes at our home studio.
Album artwork by Tyler Hooven

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Track Name: Navy Blue
Navy blue, I've become so lost without you.
Navy blue, I've become so tired I almost feel new.

I heard the wind crying out, "I will never come to save you."
Saw the sky just tumbling down and the darkness shining through.
We opened up on the hillside and all the mountains became new.
And everything was burning red.
But you were still just navy blue.

Navy blue, when you come around I won't even know.
And I'll say it's true to all the colors in my head.
And the man that I once knew, will lay down to rest.

I heard the wind crying out, "I will never come to save you."
Saw the sky just tumbling down and the darkness shining through.
We opened up on the hillside and all the mountains became new.
And everything was burning red.
But you were still just navy blue.

Navy blue, you had everything I love.
Now I don't look the same.
And I know it's true, I see the colors in my head.
And the man that you once knew is now behind the mask.

I heard the wind crying out, "I will never come to save you."
Saw the sky just tumbling down and the darkness shining through.
We opened up on the hillside and all the mountains became new.
And everything was burning red.
But you were still just navy blue.
Track Name: Fight and Flight
I just found my way, in tragedy.
To fill a void but I can't stay and you can't leave.
I am only here, to sleep through.
And what I need now, no it don't need you.

In my solemn descent, I feel you all around me.
And I have lived to die alone.
I have lived to die alone, in the fog.
In my endless escape, I fear the void of orphans.
And I have lived to die alone.
I have lived to die alone, in the fog.

I went out today.
And what I know, is i'll dig down where they will not go.
Everyone was near, in the rush of air.
To move the cold beneath, from the last time I went there.

In my solemn descent, I feel you all around me.
And I have lived to die alone.
I have lived to die alone, in the fog.
In my endless escape, I fear the void of orphans.
And I have lived to die alone.
I have lived to die alone, in the fog.

We all are lonesome at heart, but become wholesome when we fly.
I am not poisoning the road.
I will not be poisoning the flight.
We all are lonesome at heart, but become wholesome when we fly.
I am not poisoning the road.
I will not be poisoning the flight.
Until I die.

In my solemn descent, I feel you all around me.
And I have lived to die alone.
I have lived to die alone, in the fog.
In my endless escape, I fear the void of orphans.
And I have lived to die alone.
I have lived to die alone, in the fog.
Track Name: Fireproof
I am drawn to the waves.
To sweep the glass away.
Into the islands of the lost.
I am out drinking away.
Let the holy asylum be saved.
In the memory of my love.

I drown in these city lights, maybe they won't drown you.
I laid my head in the open fire.
I'm burning all around you.
But you're fireproof.

Doubled down, in a haze.
In the spiraling shades of grey.
From a night of fun with the boys.
And I hear the voice and the sputtering sounds.
And the echo of my soul all around.
We can run or melt into the ground.
Or house "the hollows" in doubt.

I drown in these city lights, maybe they won't drown you.
I laid my head in the open fire.
I'm burning all around you.
But you're fireproof.

And I felt the silence here from all my boys dying out.
And I felt the silence here from all my boys dying out.
And I felt the silence here from all my boys dying out.
And I felt the silence here from all my boys dying out.

Oh time, why you gotta punish me?
Oh time, why you gotta punish me?
Oh time, why you gotta punish me?
Oh time, why you gotta punish me?

I drown in these city lights, maybe they won't drown you.
Track Name: Giver
I was not made to lie down or to wither in your womb.
I am holding out my knife and I just carved a hole.
And we all live somewhere else.
When you are living in your cell.
I was not made to lie down.
I was made to love.

You want the radio?
You want the fortune?
So there you go

Send me off in a sea of red and he will carry me again.
I will rest when I am dead.
In your shallow beaten end.
When we all make skin and bones, you are the vacancy I hold.
But I am holding out the most and now I know.

Don't chew me up then ask me why, I don't come around no more.
I won't cover all your crimes, to be swallowed whole.
And there is not much more to you then the skin you're living in.
I was not made to lie down.
I was made to love.

You want the radio?
You want the fortune?
So there you go

Send me off in a sea of red and he will carry me again.
I will rest when I am dead.
In your shallow beaten end.
When we all make skin and bones, you are the vacancy I hold.
But I am holding out the most and now I know.

Said you had all the reasons why, my head was waivering and my hands were full of led.
Said you had all the reasons why, my head was waivering and my hands were full of led.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Track Name: Midnight Keeper
I want you to write it out.
I was the writing on the wall when you were laying down.
Oh what a joy, standing on the side.
I keep coming back here, keep living the lie.
Kept hope in a fire, until it died.

If I can't fight for the one I love, I'll be leaving.
If I can't fight for the one I love, I'll be leaving.
And when you're feeling down and out, I want you to see me.

I'm not strong.
You're never coming back.
And you would never love someone so hopeless.
Now I'm a silhouette, floating in the mist.
I'm hanging by your door, in the halls again.
Kept hope in a fire, until it died.

If I can't fight for the one I love, I'll be leaving.
If I can't fight for the one I love, I'll be leaving.
And when you're feeling down and out, I want you to see me.

And I will swallow my doubt again.
(I want you to see me)
And I will swallow my doubt again.
(I want you to see me)
And I will swallow my doubt again.
(I want you to see me)
I want you to see me.

If I can't fight for the one I love, I'll be leaving.
If I can't fight for the one I love, I'll be leaving.
And when you're feeling down and out, I want you to see me.
Track Name: Don't Want To Leave
Wiped the dust from my shelf, couldn't even keep it clean.
Cleaned the drops from my sink and the dirt from my feet.
Took a shot in the dark, never knew which way you'd go.

Would you like to forget, that you would ever ask of me?
Didn't know I could wear a smile, or I was free.
The lights die out and all memory is gone.

Bet you think I should've known.
Bet you think I should've known.

And the silence is here and it don't want to leave.
The silence is here, it's haunting me.
And the silence is here and it don't want to leave.
The silence is here, it's haunting me.

Can't seem to find a cure, for some hollow bones.
Can't seem to get enough, since you've been done.
Never knew how black you were, till' I was standing in the dark,

Bet you think I should've known.
Bet you think I should've known.

And the silence is here and it don't want to leave.
The silence is here, it's haunting me.
And the silence is here and it don't want to leave.
The silence is here, it's haunting me.

And the silence is here and it don't want to leave.
(You would count out all the times when I'd sink below)
The silence is here, it's haunting me.
(I remember every night that I flew above)
And the silence is here and it don't want to leave.
(You would see if you'd took enough or I bled anymore)
The silence is here, it's haunting me.
(Or if you could see it in my eyes, that I was still alone)

The silence is here and it don't want to leave.
Track Name: Grace
Still got the blood on your teeth,
Had a shine in your smile, but you don't shine for me.
I don't ask and you don't speak.
You're looking cool in your head, but me I'm feeling free.
Track Name: Death Of The Fight
Everything I love is slowly lost.
I should live in a coffin or be burned alive.
You know I never meant to hurt anyone, or start a fire.

And we will all just blow into the air.
And we will all just blow into the air.

And if I lay it out you'll run from the thought.
I gave up the cause and brought the death of the fight.
And lately all the fumes have turned to smoke and burned a hole.

And we will all just blow into the air.
And we will all just blow into the air.

Maybe when I'm alone, your hair will turn the whitest snow.
And maybe when I am gone, we will pass in the heavenly fog.

And we will all just blow into the air.
Track Name: Luna
Just jam
Track Name: White Cement
Never thought I'd be ashamed, like I am today.
The morning has come and the wind and the sun show me I'm to blame.
Never knew you to be good.
Always believed in love.
In my hand was a cup and your blood filled it up, so I drank it all.

In the words you would say, "I'm so afraid of being lonely some day, so you are my escape."

I believe in these sad songs, on my quiet nights.
I'm singing them all and your air in my lungs is just breathing time.

And I used to say, "you look so lovely today."
My dear you were safe, then I ran away.

And you would stand there like I'm a murderer.
Meaningless as I stared in your eyes and saw no light.
And you would call me like I was over her.
Thoughts free like wind in the atmosphere, but I'm as cold as ice.

In the words you would say, "you look so lonely today."
My head on your grave when I went away.
Now I lay awake.
Track Name: The Beginning
Where'd you go?
Is it around?
Do you know?
Do you want in, or out?
Said you don't.

I see you're poised when you walk in and walk out.
You've got the boys all down on their luck, standing around.
If I walked in that same way, I'd wear your smile.