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Produced, engineered and mixed by J. Robbins at the Magpie Cage, Baltimore, 2011

Steve Barton's tracks recorded in Los Angeles by Robbie Rist, 2011

Cello arranged and recorded by Gordon Withers

Mastered by Dan Coutant of Sun Room Audio, Cornwall, New York

Photo and design by Robert Darlington

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released March 7, 2012

Robert Darlington: All songs, electric and acoustic guitars, lead vocals and piano

J. Robbins: Bass, backing vocals, organ, hand percussion, electric guitar

Darren Zentek: Drums

Steve Barton: Electric guitar

John O'Hara: Backing vocals, and acoustic guitar on "China"

Janet Morgan: Backing vocals

Gordon Withers: Cello

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Track Name: Heaven
HEAVEN


All the Great Kings of Sadness
Follow you to the ends of the world
Where all of your amphetamines and Bibles
Won't do you any good

All you were is stranded and forgotten
Your wings are torn to feathers in the mud
Opiates the needle and the doctor
sink into the silence of your blood

Tell me tired angel you are through

You thought you were the Queen of Looks
With hearts you steal from children's books

Tell me tired angel you are through

So angel be my pillow
By the moonlight I will take you where I sleep
When the moon climbs high for Heaven
we'll be drifting
To the place where the dreams are long and deep

Tell me tired angel you are through
Track Name: I Need A Miracle
I NEED A MIRACLE


I'm reading from the Book of Emotion
But the hands of the clock say never
You're throwing the winning kisses
But you tremble with a fever
O sing me a song of plenty
O tell me that your heart is open
I've heard your tongue speak wonders
It's a knife that you always sharpen

The wind we chase will lose us
The road we walk will narrow
I saw you in a passing window
You were playing with Cupid's arrow

I need a miracle to turn these pages
I need a miracle to make these changes
I need a miracle it's all this sameness

I'm reading from the Book of Devotion
But the holes in my knees say never
You're holding the winning ticket
But you stumble with a shiver
O sing me a song of plenty
O tell me that your heart is full
I've heard your tongue speak wonders
It's a knife that you always dull

I need a miracle
Track Name: Love
LOVE


O everyone's screaming and bells they are ringing
It's hard to believe that our hair is on fire
So run to the mountain
To suffering's fountain
But hold your heart tightly it might disappear

Love love love love love

So quiet when day came all moments are the same
Falling like snowflakes crying like tears
A kiss and they're gone
Let the world move on
You're standing so tightly and counting the years

Love love love love love

I came to a river that I couldn't cross over
When I asked for a ride all the man said was "Never"
I waited in line all I caught was a fever
Darkness was falling I heard the Gods calling
Singing love love love love love

So give me a halo and show me where to go
It's hard to believe that I've made it this far
Now who needs tomorrow
And living with sorrow
There's nothing to borrow come swing on my star

Love love love love love
Track Name: Swept Away
SWEPT AWAY


I always remember
Your house has no number
Your windows aren't broken
Your door is always open

We feel the waves still crashing
I know I've fallen over you

You're breathing in silience
Your face holds no violence
You're leaving me dreaming
My words lose all meaning

And then I'm swept away
My head is swimming faster
And then I'm swept away
My heart is pounding louder
And then I'm swept away
And then I'm swept away

The winter is over
The leaves are returning
A heart never broken
Now your future is always open

And then I'm swept away
Track Name: China
CHINA


I called your name the other day
But you were somewhere far away
I wander as the days go by
I try to sing but I only cry
I'll never see your face again
I let it vanish in the rain

China

The music of my heart is gone
The shadows fall but no one's home
The city lights begin to say
You came to sleep but could not stay
Today I rolled away the stone
But everything was dust and bone

China

Now there's nowhere left to go
I just plant seeds that never grow
The world goes by but I stand still
You've dug a hole I just can't fill

China
Track Name: Different Time
DIFFERENT TIME


I was a different time staring from her window
Looking backward as the cars passed below
I stood waiting thinking that her voice was mine

What once was in memory so fleeting
Words were flying hearts were beating
Now she is silent where no one can break her skin

Enigmas of doubt the soft pulse of blood in our veins
The shape of our thoughts that never can be the same

Swords of flame broken at the handle
Frozen winds blow through empty tunnels
Confusion stutters wasted like a falling star

Winter dreams sentences and values
Fallen angels choking on their haloes
Snow and blindness bury us without a tear

We were a different crime shoved in a revolver
Shot with feathers blown all over
We were still breathing victims of a different time