Three Years

by Deadwood Floats

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midnight oil Picking a favorite song on this album is like picking a favorite child. One of a handful of albums I can call an absolute masterpiece. Favorite track: Line in the Sheets.
Evan Boylan
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Evan Boylan I bot this albem because I remembr three years ago I got drnk and ate taco beel and sleped on my bed thanks 4 memries Favorite track: Three Years.
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Game Love this entire album; fantastic stuff. Favorite track: Three Years.
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wonderdog Yes! Yes!! Yes!!
Great stuff - beautiful folk!

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1.
Three Years 04:53
It took us all of three years just to see how ugly we are It took us all of five years just to see we were never really in love It took us all of three years just to see we never had hope It took us all of five years just to see we're fucked So we huddled 'round the kitchen Tried to keep the winter out But the snow that hits the window Seems to creep inside the house Our friends were here three weeks ago Three weeks seems like a life Three weeks weighs on your mind On your mind It took us all of three years just to see how ugly we are It took us all of five years just to see we were never really in love So we huddled 'round the kitchen Tried to keep the winter out But the snow that hits the window Seems to creep inside the house Our friends were here three weeks ago Three weeks seems like a life Three weeks weighs on your mind On your mind So we huddled 'round the kitchen Tried to keep the winter out But the snow that hits the window Seems to creep inside the house Our friends were here three weeks ago Three weeks seems like a life Three weeks weighs on your mind On your mind And I won't let you down No I won't let you down And I won't let you down, no I won't let you down No I won't let you down, no I won't let you down No I won't let you down, no I won't let you down No I won't let you down, no I won't let you down
2.
You lost it all that night With the streets all lit up, there was beauty in your eyes You said, "let me come back alive" Could the soles of your shoes not spare for a lie? We stuck around for the snow 'Me and You and Everyone We Know' You said, "what have we got to show?" Ground's still wet and our lungs are full of smoke I see the colours I earned Beyond these walls is the city that I yearn You've been doing just fine I heard We waited 'round for it all We stumbled through the streets with no idea of what we saw You said, "let's pick ourselves up before we fall" Threw our ashes to the ground, walked away, and that was all You lost it all that night With the streets all lit up, there was beauty in your eyes You screamed, "let me come back with my life!" I see the colours I earned Beyond these walls is the city that I yearn You've been doing just fine I heard You gave yourself that night We were sitting out back at 3 a.m. and we were fine You said, "let's give our whole selves to this life" I see the colours I earned Beyond these walls is the city that I yearn You've been doing just fine I heard The colours I earned
3.
The corner of the bed you sit/ across the line in the sheets Naked, drunk, and shivering/ the world between your knees I do not love you/ every look just begs for leave An evening chasing girls around the trees Looks like a perfect night for this Oh, I can't help anymore and here you are Here we are I guess that's all it is When every look just begs for leave And wanders off in the afternoon You will understand why I'm the moon Who chases the wind through the trees Looks like a perfect night for this Oh, I can't help anymore and here you are Here we are I can't help anymore It was a perfect night for this/ until you threw it to the sea It was a perfect night for this/ until you threw it to the sea Looks like a perfect night for this Oh, I can't help anymore/ I'm a little bit gone right now Here we are I can't help anymore (It was a perfect night for this...) Back to back I feel you move in Across the line in the sheets
4.
Lately, there's been fire in those eyes We'll try to ignore it for a while If you love me then don't ever speak those words In the past three years, there's been water flowing under With no direction, at least not that we've discovered And if it matters oh so much then why won't we show it? Lately, there's been fire in those eyes We'll try to ignore it for a while If you love me then don't ever speak those words A sentimental stain Oh, what a shame we had to leave ourselves this way Our greatest days forever tainted with disdain An awful past which I would never wish to change
5.
Mars Oversea 04:00
I hate wires, bug, I learned to use them You've broken my bones next to the kitchen Mars is over the sea Two years ago, bug, I sat in space Rocking chair in Hughes, a lonesome blue egg Mars is over the sea The sea is not mine Mars is not mine This song would be 'Fellow Hollow' again But it won't be me, won't be me, won't that not be me again? Mars is over the sea (The sea is not mine) Too many miles, bug, and itches from the kitchen sink Half grand a month for two fonds in one piece Mars is over the sea (The sea is not mine... and Mars is not!) The sea is mine Mars is not mine But fitting with you is fine
6.
Hey Boy 04:07
It's a new year/ it's a really new year Will I stay here?/ will I stay here? It gets dark here/ it gets really dark here I want to stay here/ I don't want to stay here Oh my god What'll it be then? You say it's been quite fine I say it's been quite fine We are out here/ we are really out here My life's here/ my whole life's not here It gets dark here/ it gets dark (It's been a little bit more than three years now...) It gets dark here/ it gets dark (It's been a little bit more than three years now...) Oh my god What'll it be then? You say it's been quite fine I say it's been quite fine Maybe we're giving it all away I don't know What'll it do then? (Everybody's drunk here...) You say it's been quite fine (It gets dark here) I say it's been quite fine (It gets dark here) It gets -- oh, oh Hey boy
7.
1923 05:41
The chair where your mother's mother used to lie Seems to fill this room with life Seems to leave our bones dry The room where you once knew everything Is now filled with nothing Won't even jog your memory The tree that preserved their memory For jars in the pantry No longer tastes like anything The street, a part of something Waterford, nothing That once meant everything The day when he lost his dear life You only wished that you'd cry Well, your heart burst out that night The coin that once brought you peace Lies in a box, resting Circa 1923
8.
A rocking chair in Hughes I'm above my head in space And from way, way up here I guess I don't know What if I could really see at myself from way up here? Well, it won't be me, won't be me, won't that not be me? Two years from now the sea and Mars are not mine (Would you kindly go with me?)
9.
We always thought we'd end up here someday, but not like this The rain it fell upon the grass, upon the streets, upon your face We'll try to share the lives we've lived but hide what can't be glorified We'll find we stumble back to when you said, "bye, bye, bye" It's funny how the city sleeps tonight Take a look around us, here we are Of all nights, through all our lives It's funny how you and I...
10.
I still feel mistakenly placed Trapped at the corners of kitchen sinks and mopping up What years of lonely Well, we're fucked up and stuck to this place The cupboards and drawers cannot hold me like my lover can Well, I think that I begin to exist with a new face Forks and knives, and mugs of wine, and mugs of wine, and mugs of wine Trapped at the corners of kitchen sinks and mopping up What years of lonely I still feel mistakenly placed I still feel that it gets dark here It gets dark here It gets dark here
11.
It took us all of three years just to see how ugly we are It took us all of five years just to see we were never really in love, oh
12.
Ten Pins 05:38
What would you do? The sun's falling down/ on your lovely face If you'd stick around/ not catch this plane But in space, what would you do? Dance on ten 'til you can't Mars is falling down/ in an ocean world Your hair's falling out/ with your bones uncurled My Oakland home was a magic home It was a toxic home, my Oakland home Wyandotte my home, you are not my home Why are you not my home? What would you do? Dance on, 'til you can't no more My Oakland home was a magic home It was a toxic home, my Oakland home My Oakland home was a magic home It was a toxic home, my Oakland home Wyandotte my home, you are not my home Why are you not my home? Dance on ten pins in an ocean world There's a goldenrain tree on the second floor I still feel, I still feel I still feel, I still feel You've no idea how many times I wore that shirt and was sad I still feel, I still feel I still feel, I still feel Dance on ten pins, dance on ten pins Dance on ten pins, dance on ten pins Dance on, and I won't let you down Dance on

about

We started tracking these songs one night in our dim, second-floor living room on Oakland Avenue in December of 2011. This album is for the places we lived, the people who also shared those spaces, and everything that happened during the three years it took to make it.

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released June 4, 2014

|| All songs by Deadwood Floats ||

Cello & bass on tracks 2, 7, 10, 11, 12 by Colin Matsumoto
Trumpet on tracks 4, 7 by Phil Liddell
Lyrics on track 3 by Colin Matsumoto
Lyrics on track 10 based on "Fond", a poem by Julia Kindall

Artwork imagined and created by Emma Kindall
Artwork post-production by Katie Kramer & Emily Schutz

Recorded and mixed by Andrew Gavin Williams
Mastered by Carl Saff

These songs were recorded between Dec 2011 & March 2014 in eight locations, mostly in Columbus

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