Moon And The Earth

by cars & trains

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    Beautiful limited clear vinyl with a unique mate finish jacket designed by Michael Crigler (Fake Four Inc, Prank Design). Includes silkscreened t-shirt designed by Gregory Pepper on American Apparel, plus The Roots, The Leaves and We Are All Fire on vinyl. Also includes original Rusty String CD and 2AM.

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    Beautiful limited clear vinyl with a unique mate finish jacket designed by Michael Crigler (Fake Four Inc, Prank Design). Includes silkscreened t-shirt designed by Gregory Pepper on American Apparel, plus a free Rusty String Deluxe CD.

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Three new and unreleased songs from Cars & Trains, recorded in Portland, Oregon between January 2014 and June 2014.

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released June 24, 2014

Cymbals by Matt Harmon. ARP synth usage, thanks to Adam Bartell. Mastered by Freddy Knop, lstnrs.de

Artwork cropped from an original by Adam O'Day adamjoday.com

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cars & trains Portland, Oregon

electronic-folk toy-instrument live-looping craziness a la the microphones, tunng, psapp, múm. proprietor of
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Track Name: The Colors And Shapes
simply because you can dream, doesn’t mean that your ideas are more than fleeting
the stars overhead while i sleep, flicker messages that we try to read
we’re simply trying to hear, all the advice that they pour down through our ears
and to our brains

meet me where the sky meets the trees
where the plans that we’ve laid we hope will succeed
like movements in the wake of a ship
we’ll leave behind a glimpse of what we fought and won for

cut up the hills with black veins
that will burst and wash away the world and it’s names
simple geometry, flawed economics of the bad decisions we’ve made
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one day i’ll be so small
i will fit in the silence
between the letters of our names
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the colors and shapes and the weight of the shipwrecks that harbor in the ocean waves
painting pictures of ourselves we should acknowledge with all of their somber hues
grasshoppers lie heavy in wait to hear of the outcomes the choices we've made and force upon their heads

crashing into windowpanes clearing all of the images conjured in vain
like a rowboat making way in storms we find our way in a deluge of right and of wrong

uncovered narratives wrapped in their spider-webs despite all their steady use
the ever shrinking universe shows us reflections of where we're from, and head to
Track Name: Moon And The Earth
the moon and the earth
circle around the sun
but what do i know
but what do i know

a tree reaches up, as the wind, passes by
beyond two storms
beyond two storms
— —
a solitary bird flies back and forth
between two coasts
between two coasts

a black sailed ship sets it’s sights on it’s home
to stumble and fall
stumble and fall
— —
amidst exploding confusion we forget our names
and every night familiar stars slip farther away
— —
the moon and the earth
circle around the sun
but what do i know
but what do i know

a tree reaches up, as the wind, passes by
beyond two storms
beyond two storms

a solitary bird flies back and forth
between two coasts
between two coasts

a black sailed ship sets it’s sights on it’s home
following clues in the sky
the planets and the stars and the

the moon and the earth
circle around the sun
but what do i know
but what do i know
Track Name: I Was A Ghost Ship
i was a ghost ship / with it's sails fully raised
throughout my wandering / i could see no land
the world was quiet / held up by two hands
on the back of a serpent / slowly swallowing it's tail
the ocean that i crossed / the waves like rolling hills
slid between my fingers / like handfuls of sand

i’ve seen locusts retreating / across my moonlit bow
crashing into clouds / with plans all their own
and my syntax stutters / like an albatross in a storm
high up on my masts / flags flutter like their own ghosts
the lights they flicker / imitations of themselves
trying to spell something / in some obscure code

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