nearly irrelevant

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all songs written by ben caulfield, except for "going insane" (mike steffen), "beautiful" (mike caulfield), and "boycott" (co-written with jaime grady).

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released October 20, 2005

mixed by ryan power at stu stu studio, burlington vt

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Track Name: sunday morning
sunday morning, if only it could last forever
open the drapes wide and put some coffee on
listening to c2c, grilling up some tvp
sunday morning makes it all worthwhile

i'm flying high and i don't care
if you need me around i'll be right here
catching up on some rest and relaxation

i can't explain the liberation,
or the force shielding my frustrations
i can't explain and that's fine by me

cause i'm not afraid of a second pot of coffee
and i'm not afraid of wasting away my day
and it don't take much to please me
cause i'm on fire with taking it easy

still i wish i could tether
your sunday morning and mine together
cause i'd like to share the day with you

i only hope you could see
a passing glimpse of sunday me
the me that will uncomplicate your like

cause i'm not afraid of a second pot of coffee
and i'm not afraid of wasting away my day
and it don't take much to please me
cause i'm on fire with taking it easy

but in the meantime
there's never the right line
never a break to get through
but so long as it's okay to be all set
i think i'll set my mind on you
Track Name: zero
i need a government program
that's gonna make you mine
the world grows sour by the hour
i don't got that kind of time

and my mind's exhausted
thinking about you
searching for the words
words that will get through

my mind's gonna divide by zero
thinking about what you said
i'm gonna hang up the receiver
the seventh digit left unpressed

for all my good intentions
i'm a nervous wreck
i can be your quagmire
you can ease my stress

but although i'm good with puzzles
you know it's a crying shame
i can't crack you baby
your every word another layer

my mind's gonna divide by zero
thinking about what you said
i'm gonna hang up the receiver
the seventh digit left unpressed
Track Name: off your list
i'm sick and tired
i can't find the will
to argue with you anymore

and for the while
if you don't mind
i'd like to just stand here alone

take me off your list
cause i don't need the bullshit
i don't care for your antics
and i don't need this

it's not that your wrong
it's not that i'm special
it's just that you rake my piece of mind

my mind can't absorb
any more poison
don't turn that spotlight on

take me off your list
cause i don't need the bullshit
i don't care for your politics
and i don't want your free gift
Track Name: boycott
here comes val with his paperback prince
and oh what a dandy he is
crunching the demographics
feeling so fantastic
just keep walking val
consider yourself boycott

on top of the world
feeding the squirrels
branding new recruits
selling prime-time satisfaction
corporate compassion
just keep walking val
consider yourself boycott
Track Name: let's be friends
i don't like you
and you know that's true
please get away from me
cause you're the last person i ever want to see

let's be friends
friends that never talk again

i don't like you anymore
though i may have before
but back then i was whipped around
only can i see that now

let's be friends
friends that never talk again
Track Name: back to sleep
in my sleep i wake
it's just as it seems
i'm lame
i can't move at all

but if i close my eyes
for just a little while
and rest my weary head
i can dream again

and my heart i'm late
it seems a miracle
that i feel at all

but if i close my eyes
for just a little while
and rest my weary head
i can dream again
Track Name: the escape
he said i must break this routine
and unexpectedly she agreed
the universe had squeezed their dreams
the daily grind had leeched their souls

a case of beer, a change of clothes
was all they took on the road
their small town frowns turned upside down
into a future bright and bold

the trees sped by layered in the mountainside
as they rode into the moonrise along the great divide
and if just for the moment life was moving forward
in lock-step they ran

the wind was whisping renee's hair
jack's cigarette never tasted so sweet
but the tire blew out all the same
and for the long hitch back in the bed of pickup truck

the trees sped by layered in the mountainside
as they rode into the moonset along the great divide
and if just for the moment life was moving forward
in lock-step they ran
Track Name: hold the door
i'm in through the past
and out through a different dimension
but what's it all for
if not for you

i'm finding my way
looking towards the next direction
if it's not the right day for you
these efforts yield nothing, nothing at all

hold the door open
spare me a moment
let your eyes wander
and lock on me
find a place in your mind
a nice quiet place for me
before i lose spirit
before i walk away

i'm in from the cold
my bones they are warming
and if you don't call
these feeling might be gone

i'm back from the stars
in front of your love radiation
you gotta open your arms
or i must be moving on

hold the door open
spare me a moment
let your eyes wander
and lock on me
find a place in your heart
a warm fuzzy place for me
before i lose spirit
before i walk away
Track Name: going insane
how quickly a day goes by
but a lonely hour will calm the time
a broken pot on a window pane
and i'm feeling insane, feeling insane

feeling pretty about myself
i think i'll go out and raise some hell
ain't got no woman to pick my brain
but i'm feeling insane, feeling insane

i think i'll go out and get me a gun
don't you worry, i won't shoot no one
tell the cops that it's just a game
that i'm going insane, going insane

and i'm so happy could kill myself
and i'm as sound of mind as a shit-house rat
it's just that every time i hear your name
feeling insane, feeling insane

it seems like every time i offer my love
i always pull back a bloody stump
but i do it again because i need the pain
and i'm going insane, going insane
Track Name: beautiful
i would rip my heart in two
to put the heart back into you
the way you smiled that afternoon
the photograph they took too soon

or even as we drove out west
we fit everything we had with us
on that sudden, snowy day
the city stopped and we laughed it away

it's so beautiful, it's so beautiful to me
it's so beautiful, it's still beautiful to me

let's leave this all behind us now
the life we thought too much about
we still have everything we had
in that snapshot photograph

it's so beautiful, it's so beautiful to me
it's so beautiful, it's still beautiful to me
Track Name: someday
take your time and let it ride
if you went insane, i'd take you as my bride
don't sell your soul and you'll be fine forever

i wish you didn't have to go
but c'est la vie, and ain't that so
out of sight ain't out of mind today

so i hope we hook up someday
if nothing becomes of it, that's okay
but thinking about what could or should's a drag
Track Name: seasonally affected
the snow is on the roads
the world is washed in white
the sunlight coming down, it hits the ground
and is immediately reflected
i'm thinking i may be seasonally affected

the new year's just begun
thoughts of things not done
and i admit, i'm not above the guilt of things neglected
i'm thinking i may be seasonally affected

the dark ages move in
the liquor's coming out
but in your face i see a place that's just a little bit warmer
i think that you might agree that we are seasonally affected

so let's go out
until the bars close down
and walk home past the plows and bombardiers feeling not so disaffected
and come to find that we are seasonally connected

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