Where All Dead Leaves Go

by the 'Mericans

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released July 4, 2007

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Track Name: Off The Trail
"Off The Trail" by the 'Mericans

you're a welcome sight
even though you burn our eyes
i'm a little crusty
and i think i'm losing it

i went off of the trail
bound to run into myself
bound to talk to myself

do i even have the strength
to make it to the gates of Graceland
i'm a little crusty
and i'm really hungry

i went off of the trail
bound to run into myself
bound to talk to myself

i went off of the trail
bound to talk to myself
bound to run into myself
Track Name: To Find Favor
"To Find Favor" by the 'Mericans

to find favor
enjoying sorrow
is like
like you're winning at everything
is like
like you might think
you've been born again

to find strength
often comes after
the longest
and hardest
like Sunday mornin'
often comes after
a hell of a Saturday night

to find my head
is working slower
but the words seem sharper
like you're winning at everything
like you might think
you've been born again
like you're winning at everything
born again
like you might think
you've been born again . . .
Track Name: Stonewalls
"Stonewalls" by the 'Mericans

it's time for the level-headed me
i've got a situation
where i'm forgetting to breathe

stonewalls, reservoirs and air
i hold my breath
and i'll never get there

you give me enough space
and i'll give you a good story
and i'll show you where
all the dead leaves go

stonewalls, reservoirs and air
i hold my breath
and i'll never get there

get real . . .

stonewalls, reservoirs and air
stacks of records, pictures and books
an almanack from 1802
and an old style can of beer

get real . . .
Track Name: Up A Creek
"Up A Creek" by the 'Mericans


can i keep my head
when you get brought up?
when i wanna' be off
in my little boat
i want to let it drift
on off a waterfall
and get me up a creek
with only my shoes

my hands feel the sting of rain
when i can't stand for everything
i see nothin' in the place of myself
a place . . . where i . . . don't
a place . . . where i . . .
don't have to show my soul

when i'm up a creek
with only my shoes
i ran off on a little boat
where i don't know a soul
when i'm up a creek
with only my shoes
off to where i
don't know a soul

my hands they feel the sting of rain
when i can't stand for anything
i see nothing in the place of myself
a place . . . where i . . . don't
a place . . . where i . . .
don't have to show my soul
Track Name: Unskilled
"Unskilled" by the 'Mericans


how can you not hold on
what were you thinking?
pretty soon
all you’ll be doin’ is drinkin’

you gotta hold on
hold on
hold on

how come
we don’t have the power
to change
what makes us happy
we've just gotta hold on

if you needed a skill
what would it be
unskilled
who’d know anyway
i’m not sure
if anyone knows
what they’re talking about
i don’t think
anyone knows
what they’re talking about

you gotta hold on
hold on
hold on
you gotta hold on
hold on
hold on
Track Name: What To Wear
"What To Wear" by the 'Mericans

for me to try harder
my shoes are too cold to think

for me to find
someone show me the way
if i only knew what to wear
it's hard to learn
lessons of the farmer
to pick up you're dirty clothes

you're at the sign
you wear a costume
you're at the parting of the soul

you don't tell them
what they wanna hear
cos it'll only lose you along the way

well, i remember
from the very beginning
you always held a special place
you still hold onto my heart
and i want for nothing more
for you to hold on

i hand it over to you and
i give it over to you and
i send it out to you and
i give it to . . .
Track Name: Hey, Driver
"Hey, Driver" by the 'Mericans

i could barely breathe at all
i wanna' find the heart
of everything you're for
in Little America
leaving this village
early one morning
hey, driver
here's our map
of gasoline flames

hey, driver
you're my brother

i've been to Paris
and then i've been
to Savannah

and i'm
still full of ivy

i'm still itchin
to do some drivin'
all the way to Savannah
on down through Urbana
always the belt of the Bible
and always the best places
Track Name: Charlotte
"Charlotte" - the 'Mericans

charlotte
she drinks up the table
and she has
she's pulled me aside

cos i'm a little worried
the best that i've know
yeah, i'm a little worried
we've all been
we've all been
really bad

and can we still be friends?
without all of this can we still feel loved?
but we're still hung up in the glass
with our feet on the floor
what's bringing us down
will set us straight

charlotte
she drinks up the table
she has
she's pulled me aside

cos i'm a little worried
the best that i've know
yeah, i'm a little worried
we've all been
we've all been
we've all been
really bad . . .


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charlotte

charlotte
she drinks up the table
and she has
she's pulled me aside

cos i'm a little worried
the best that i've know
yeah, i'm a little worried
we've all been
we've all been
really bad

and can we still be friends?
without all of this can we still feel loved?
but we're still hung up in the glass
with our feet on the floor
what's bringing us down
will set us straight

charlotte
she drinks up the table
she has
she's pulled me aside

cos i'm a little worried
the best that i've know
yeah, i'm a little worried
we've all been
we've all been
we've all been
really bad . . .
Track Name: Inventing Our Own Holidays
"Inventing Our Own Holidays"

well i've been thinking
it's not too often that i hear from you
and when i do i hit the floor
cos i don't know what America
is anymore

is no one really coming
am i surprised
is it a sin, or is it the economy
so long as i see you
in the colors i like best
i'll invent my own holidays

well i am all shapes
and i am all colors
my shoulders they wear no fashion
do i invent my own holidays
do i invent just about everything
so long as i see you
in the colors i like best
i'll invent my own holidays . . .
Track Name: Faded & Threadbare
"Faded & Threadbare"

there's enough of us
that'll hang on
for some time
a very long time
maybe
for the rest of our lives

cos it takes the tigers
the month of November
to settle who'll never get bored

what are you gonna do
when you hit the bend
what are you gonna wear
will you wear it out
til it's tattered, threadbare
it was yellow
it's faded now
it said something
i can't make it out

cos it takes the tigers
the month of November
to settle who'll never get bored
it takes the tigers
and the month of November
to settle who'll never get bored

you'll know it when it hits
but it won't be in a line of cars
you'll smell the honeysuckle
you'll swim where you came from
the honeysuckle where you came from
the honeysuckle where you came from

cos it takes the tigers
the month of November
to settle who'll never get bored
it takes the tigers
and the month of November
to settle who'll never get bored

you never get bored . . .
Track Name: See In The All-Stars
"See In The All-Stars" - the 'Mericans

while time talks through you
it's never there when i get there
in actual, i don't want to
find out why they always

i just wanna turn on time
while you tell no-way to go home
you tell me that went out there

stare straight ahead

right on, to be jump up to it
right on, you see in the all-stars
right on, to the middle where i was fished
right on, you see in the all-stars . . .

right on, to be jump up to it
right on, you see in the all-stars
right on, to the middle where i was fished
right on, you see in the all-stars . . .