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released August 12, 2013

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Counterfeit Madison Columbus, Ohio

i'm so happy i could cry
i'm so thrilled i could die

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Track Name: riddle
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i've got a hint for a riddle
and it's little, but it's key
it's a two letter word: it begins with an m
and it ends with an e

it resembles an i, and it's certainly not you
what can you do?

ha, ha!

oh, good!
you're laughing!
i've been laughing for a while!

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Track Name: neighbor with no name
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i don’t see the purpose
the method to the madness
the rhyming or the reason
in this or any season
oh if i was an ordinary individual
i would be just (fine)

(find) me anybody
a candidate for surgery
i’d gladly give my heartbeats
my fingers and my feet

and nevermore the nights of all the
novels and the nuisance
and nobody would know my name
i wanna be your neighbor with no name

ha!
i’m only kidding
well, i’m only sort of kidding
it’s all imaginary
and really quite contrary

but oh the relief of all the ruckus and the ruses
the reluctance and the rub
and the greatest relief of all
is that nobody would know my name
i wanna be your neighbor with no name

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Track Name: don't cry wolf
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don't gotta be the canary in my coal mine
rather you be the dove for my flood
there are other stephens for the chosen
don't be so masochistic, child

we won't believe you if you keep crying wolf
and when it comes, i'll take it on, and so will you, i know it
i don't need another father
my skin, it isn't made of plastic, my son

no need for sirens, i saw the smoke
silence your trumpet, the wind has come and gone
everybody sees we aren't so necessary

don't gotta be my canary
i wish you'd be my dove

we won't believe you if you keep crying wolf
i'm not scared
i don't need another father
my skin, it isn't made of plastic, my son

if there's a hole in your bucket
i've got another one in the shed
forget about the stones and straw and axes and all

don't be my canary
i wish you'd be my dove

don't cry wolf
i've got two eyes of my own
and i can them coming and i'm not scared

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Track Name: cast
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whoever says they have no fault
can cast the first stone at their will
what miracle, if these same ones
cannot relate to sadness

my pillows, filled with discontent
my blankets, lined with grief
i rise, the sun seems to prepare
to cast heavy noon shadows

wise men have written many words
for purposes of comfort
i’m grateful merely for their efforts

to all who wish to cast your stones
may blessing fall upon your head
may sorrow vanish from your tread
may peace cling to the posts of your bed

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Track Name: caterpillar
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going through the motion
sipping the ninth potion
something fishy's cooking
i can feel it

like a caterpillar
turns into a butterfly
like a tadpole to a frog
like a vice to an advantage

social innovation
genetic mutation
in any situation
i can see it

like a caterpillar
turns into a butterfly
like a tadpole to a frog
like a vice to an advantage

loneliness and sorrow
hoping for a better tomorrow
comfort's in your arms, babe
i can feel it

like a caterpillar
turns into a butterfly
like a tadpole to a frog
like a vice to an advantage
like the morning turns to noontime
and the noontime turns to this
like a brother to a rival
like a lover to a fighter

like the morning turns to noontime
and the noontime turns to this
like a rival to a brother
like a fighter to a lover

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Track Name: the third partner
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you've got a sh*t-eating grin, and i know what it's all about
girl you're so bad at concealing

you've got a burden on your heart
wouldn't you rather put it down or let it out?
brother, 'cause i know the feeling

oh

practice makes perfect
and temperature changes with time
so let's take patience as our partner, babe
oh

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Track Name: it's like magic
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oh what a tragedy, certainly
if i left you in my world
how can i attempt to let it be
when you drag along this crazy little girl
and a fraction of your efforts
could relieve the both of us
for what it's worth, for what it's worth

some say i'm little, some look up to me
but most people pay no mind
but i bet you couldn't hear me scream
since you're almost deaf and completely blind
who would have known you'd be the one
to bring my sunset to the dark
and now the day is done, the day is done

but for you, i am grateful
yes, for you, my love, i am graciously thankful
who would have known you would be the one
to make a house into a home
and now i'm not alone, i'm not alone

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Track Name: impossible
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you sit on your throne so high and mighty
so high you can barely see the world down here
you can't hear my pleas, no you ignore them all
instead you state your case without compromise
my God i cannot take anymore of your agonizing presence every cursed day
Lord Jesus tell me what kind of penance is this horrible abominable swamp of hell

i swear you are so impossible
you are so impossible i swear

you can't empathize, you can't sympathize
you can't recognize, but you do traumatize
you point and abuse, you lure and accuse
you set me up to lose and you won't let me choose
oh God i cannot take anymore of your agonizing presence every cursed day
Lord Jesus tell me what kind of penance is this horrible abominable swamp of hell

i swear you are so impossible
you are so impossible i swear

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Track Name: light
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what would i do without (you)
(you) never ever fail to make my burden light
you make my burden light

why should i do without (you)
(you) never ever cease to sing my melody
we sing in harmony

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Track Name: leaving
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you keep all your promises
i break all of mine
all my greatest intentions leave me standing here
can you honor my attempts?

sometimes i should shut my mouth
and listen to your voice
temperance runs far away, leaving this regret
would to God my lesson stayed!

all my failures weigh me down
can you lift me up?
and as if to worsen it, no one ever leaves
may i have a second chance?

clouds hovering by day
fire blazing in the evening
rainbows to cover flood
rainbows and no more flooding

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Track Name: warm and old
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you're like a warm blanket
you're like an old sweater

when you're around i feel the warmth of springtime sun
and when not, i feel naked and chilly
i wish to stop the clock, lengthen our time together
your presence is so timeless

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