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by The Calculus Affair

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1.
The Bridge 03:56
I'm going over the bridge it's the long way home But the drive isn't half what it seems And the red brake lights look like rivers of electric blood flows in parallel streams But love gets you only so far Regret gets you only so far I'm going over the bridge and the water is rough And the spray bursts up on the windshield And glancing across, the lea side rests, the quietness there is concealed She's living miles and miles and more from me now And she'll only move further away. It gets so hard to explain when you're living alone and it was always already that way. I'm going over the bridge and I'm thinking of you And how strange everything seems to be I could go over the edge, I could dive right in, and the water I'd join easily. But love gets you only so far Regret gets you only so far
2.
Met a girl who works down the hall, Never seen her before, I don't know her at all. That makes this one thing hard to explain, Why the absence of her just makes me insane. Oh, I...just this once and then I'd never have to be alone again. London calls and I'm off with the shot, Only thinking of her and I like it a lot. She calls in the night so she can explain, Why the absence of me just makes her insane. Oh I...just this once and then I'd never have to be alone again, Never sigh again, never cry again Swear I'd never ask for anything again As long as I have you in my life and, oh, I... Met a girl with the time to spend, Think I'll be with her 'til the living end. I know she'll never cause me pain, Because the absence of her would just make me insane.
3.
Men of luggage, check your coats, Sit down and stay awhile, Loosen your ties. Enough rope to hang yourselves Is waiting on the nightstand When you're picking up the phone. I thought at least You would have figured out by now That same mistake That you'll make over and over again In your lives. You're burying the past, Then just digging up the graves. Don't feel bad, I know you'd fight it if you could. Making up the rivals Who are knocking down your door Don't hang around, They might be coming back for blood. That same mistake That you'll make over and over again, That same heartbreak That you'll make over and over again. So travel light. And you're wearing the coat That isn't keeping out the cold And you carry that torch for yourself. And I warn you the flame Might just burn you at the touch But you don't want to hear about it all that much. So travel light. Men of luggage turn around, Try to retrace your steps I do not think they will be coming back for you. Men of luggage it's okay, It's hard to live this life. In your shoes I don't know what I would do. That same mistake That you'll make over and over again. That same heartbreak That you'll make over and over again. So travel light.
4.
Sitting in a cold room, just dead air and I, Edging toward the chasm to jump off and fly. And the elephant in the room declined to even give his name. Filter through the circuits, each one in turn, Tearing out the records; none saved, all burned. I'm so arrogant, I'm the man who imaged he could change the world. And in my darker moments I imagine I am only here To pick up all the extra slack. I take it back, I take it all back. Wound up here unheaded, wasn't headed this way. It wasn't were I wanted, so unwanted I stayed. It's so elegant in it's own right. It'll be all right. It's the same. And on the twisted road I travel I think I might be the one Who's riding down the wrong track. I take it back, I take it all back. The thing of it is, I have doubt; I came and I saw; I fell out. Now I don't want to be here, I don't want to know, Why can't they just let me go? Does it drag you under and are you afraid? Don't it make you wonder, these men I have made? All this eloquence, you would think, would make the tragedy Easier to bear. And it my darker moments I can feel the walls around me closing in. I start to crack. I take it back, I take it all back.
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Men of luggage, check your coats, Sit down and stay awhile, Loosen your ties. Enough rope to hang yourselves Is waiting on the nightstand When you're picking up the phone. I thought at least You would have figured out by now That same mistake That you'll make over and over again In your lives. You're burying the past, Then just digging up the graves. Don't feel bad, I know you'd fight it if you could. Making up the rivals Who are knocking down your door Don't hang around, They might be coming back for blood. That same mistake That you'll make over and over again, That same heartbreak That you'll make over and over again. So travel light. And you're wearing the coat That isn't keeping out the cold And you carry that torch for yourself. And I warn you the flame Might just burn you at the touch But you don't want to hear about it all that much. So travel light. Men of luggage turn around, Try to retrace your steps I do not think they will be coming back for you. Men of luggage it's okay, It's hard to live this life. In your shoes I don't know what I would do. That same mistake That you'll make over and over again. That same heartbreak That you'll make over and over again. So travel light.

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A couple of years ago my wife wrote a book, and I hit upon the idea of writing an album for it. So I wrote ten songs. All but one of them sucked. I wrote ten more. All but one of those sucked, and that one 50% sucked. It went downhill from there, and then a bunch of time went by and so on and so forth. It's a boring story. Anyway, this e.p. is the salvage of that album: two new songs, two old songs redone.

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released November 26, 2013

Marz: everything except...
Gino Scarpino: additional recording for, and additional backing vocals on, "Men of Luggage"
Jason Hyatt: additional backing vocals on "Men of Luggage"

Mastering by Kevin Bressler at Whiney Cat Audio, Seattle WA

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The Calculus Affair is what happens when a Seattle-based singer songwriter learns folk guitar and then spends his formative years listening to XTC.

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