Searchlights

by Dot Dash

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1.
Let's hear it for dumb entertainment Let's hear it for walking in the rain Let's hear it for dead men walking Don't worry, I'm just talking It's all this and nothing more Let's hear it for wasting time And straying from the straight line Don't worry, we'll be fine I'm ridiculous, you’re sublime It's all this and nothing more Under the light of the moon Any dream can come true But in the cold light of day They always fade away
2.
Don't rain on my parade Or make lemons out of lemonade Don't pray for sun When I'm digging shade Look what the cat dragged in Chasing fast women and sloe gin He's a rat But you can't poison him It's a lonely serenade An unmodified readymade A will o' the wisp, a leaf on the wind A pin dropping amidst the din It's a lonely serenade An unmodfied readymade A will o' the wisp... When does the end end and the start begin? All you protest kids, I’ve got a message for you, there's no 'i' in win You look like you’ve seen a ghost Traipsing in, singing 'Pillar to Post' Gunga Din and Donny Most
3.
Searchlights 02:26
Ended up in a vanished world last night Went back past the last twilight I was calling, calling your name But you were gone anyway Searchlights cut across the sky Way back, past the last twilight I was calling, calling your name But you were gone anyway
4.
Crumbs 03:42
Sooner or later every caped crusader Finds a villain he can't beat Leaping tall buildings must've been thrilling But you're back on the street Two trees standing at an angle One falls down One's still touching the sky The other's on the ground Don't follow the crowd just to end up alone There's plenty of moss on rolling stones Don't pay for the cost of what you already own And drop enough crumbs to find your way home
5.
10,000 Days 02:53
Do you remember the time? Two infinite lines It's growing grimmer, It's getting dimmer in my mind 10,000 days Fell into place The latest information's Out of date The faded away sometime They’re gone to stay
6.
Wishing Star 02:40
Daylight, keep shining bright 'Til the moon burns a hole in the night River flows, don't know where it goes Winds change direction, head out to the coast It won't matter where you are If you fall upon a wishing star No matter how near or far It won't mean that much to me, If it's Tell Her No, or Set Me Free, or My Own Face Inside The Trees
7.
The Infinite 03:15
Next Saturday morning Without warning Sound the alarm Tell everyone Push in to the infinite Sound like a symphony As far as the eye can see Saw everyone And wind into sail And hammer to nail You can imagine it And 10 down to one And none And none And none And none And none
8.
Summer Light 02:48
Wouldn't it be something if it turned out to be nothing? And the world was still your oyster Well, you wouldn't have a choice But to say this is the last day of the past of your life Wouldn't it be a wonder If the rolling clouds of thunder tore the darkest nights asunder While we were still in slumber, just to wake up once again At very nearly ten and then, outside, summer light… Wouldn't it be amazing if the telescopes kept gazing The lazy eyes were lazing, the appraisers stopped appraising They say there's not a word for it No ands, buts, ors or ifs
9.
Pick a card, any card You're an open book, I'm an open bar Dance on broken glass Stop this car, I'm getting out The roads are closed east, west, north, south Dance on broken glass A germination but not enough to bring the flowers out A levitation, not high enough to reach the clouds (A celebration, of what I never found out) I thought I had it all figured out, but I have my doubts
10.
Woke up Saturday night Had my breakfast in bed Sunday morning I’m gonna go to bed dead Sometimes you get so high You gotta lay low I saw a face in the mirror That I didn’t know Television laughs at me People stop and stare I bought some stationery Cause I'm going nowhere I’m gonna close my eyes So that I can see I saw a face in the mirror But it wasn’t me Television laughs at me People stop and stare I bought some stationary Cause I'm going nowhere
11.
From here to destiny and back to nowhere We’ve got no chemistry, e=MC squared Caught in the rain, hear the wind start to howl And the birds call her name, Holly Garland Tenderly with leading man’s eyes He passes her a tissue of lies Caught in the rain, hear the wind start to howl And the birds call her name, Holly Garland Feeling 10 feet tall, the sun will shine down on us all And cast shadows deep and wide and long It’s not if but when, it could be now or it could be then I’ll let you know as soon as I find out
12.
If a tree falls in the forest and there’s no there to hear it Does it make a sound? If you want to join The Flat Earth Society Can you know the earth is round? It’s not impossible but it may be illogical Chaotic or methodical or something in-between If a train leaves Station A And travels west for half a day, do you care? If it’s three yards and a cloud of dust Will precious metals turn to rust in the air? It’s not impossible but it may be illogical Chaotic or methodical or something in-between
13.
I saw Daddy Long Legs He’s creeping down the sidewalk He moves about an inch an hour Then he’s gone If you run into Daddy Long Legs Don’t let him get a hold of you He’s got about a hundred arms And you’ve got two Miserabella, Cinderella, Citronella What’s in a name? Send a letter to Loretta ‘bout her sweater She’s got herself to blame
14.
Fading Out 05:52
I’m not giving up, I’m not giving in, I got a feeling my ship’s coming in The night was fading out, the light was rolling in, Not sure where I was or where I'd been That’s when I remembered to forget Everything I forgot to regret It just occurred to me You can stay out late, ‘til the crack of dawn You can think you’re right and still be wrong A lock’s no good without a key You can’t drain the water from the sea That’s when I remembered to forget Everything I forgot to regret It just occurred to me
15.
In The End 02:29
Don’t wait until yesterday To wile your deepest blues away You’ll be here for a while You can sob or you can smile Don’t rush or hurry Don’t fret or worry It won’t matter In the end

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released June 14, 2016

Terry Banks - guitar, vocals
Steve Hansgen - lead guitar
Hunter Bennett - bass
Danny Ingram - drums

All songs published by Escalator In The Rain (ASCAP)
Administered by Rough Trade Publishing

Recorded March 5-6, 2016 at Fidelitorium, Kernersville NC
Produced by Missy Thangs
Mastered at Peerless/Boston
Released by The Beautiful Music (Beauty036)

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