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The second Ether Family release, but the first with the current line-up. The album follows the development and decline of a relationship. 26 tracks comprising over 50 minutes of pop-rock storytelling.

"an appealing, upbeat song cycle" - Jeff Clark, Stomp and Stammer

"an impessive collection of scrappy and melodic songs" - Lee Smith, Creative Loafing

"pretty infectious and fun" - Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover

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released September 19, 2000

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Track Name: Bleeding Hearts Love To Let Go
get up
get dressed
get ready to go
to a brand new place that you already know
is gonna be a part of
everything your bleeding heart loves to let go
let go of need for self-revealing
let go
let go of that old falling feeling

to stay home tonight
all alone would feel so good
no contending with insinuation
crass persuasion

get out
get back up on your feet
have faith in fate
who you maybe could meet
and take another shot of
everything your bleeding heart loves to let go
let go of those you find appealing
let go
let go of that old falling feeling

to stay home tonight
all alone would feel so good
just to wallow in those
great endorphins
that you feel when
you cut passion
into pain again
Track Name: Nothing Ever Happens
scout the assortment
of polished young gems
my interest always stirs
but nothing ever happens
I never need to call back them
my desire has been crushed again
by naked young sirens
I feel I should pursue
but nothing ever happens
I get no satisfaction from
empty promises of skin

curse my advisors
who tell me stop trying
and passion will appear
but nothing ever happens
eventually perhaps I'll win
guess I'll try it once again
Track Name: Set Us Up
I acquaint with the cast
congregating your home
but the flow's moving slow
and I still feel alone
but the pace is replaced
as a girl breezes in
what grace
what a face
she's incredible
set us up...

who's that guy over there
with the sly latent stare?
I can feel his appeal
through the imminent air
send your spies through the crowd
to inquire if he's
at all involved or available
set us up...

after hours of coward coquettish exchange
I reserve up the nerve
to seek ambient change
let's go out
find locale
without all the discord
"What a night.
Well, we're going and we're grateful that you
set us up..."
Track Name: Collision
homebound continued chat
fantasizing while staring at
the points that we want to pass
everything is moving so fast

Oooooooo... I think we're gonna crash
Oooooooo... I think I'm gonna smash into you
Oooo... I hope that this is good enough to last
Ooooo... I can envision our collision right now

inside we're going to go
having nightcaps by stereo
strategically showing skin
nearing midnight we're closing in
again

Oooooooo... I think we're gonna crash
Oooooooo... I think I'm gonna smash into you
Oooo... I hope that this is good enough to last
Ooooo... I can envision our collision right now

follow with a fade-out
with preoccupation I grin about
the details I won't disclose
when seen the next day
in the same clothes

Oooooooo... I think we're gonna crash
Oooooooo... I think I'm gonna smash into you
Oooo... I hope that this is good enough to last
Ooooo... I can envision our collision right now
Track Name: Another With You
ninety days have passed away
a trail period delay
of affinity foreplay
I was hanging out with a friend
when we noticed you with him
I can't pretend to forget it

I don't want to be a jealous guy and
I didn't even want to fall in love but
I don't ever want to see another with you
I don't want to make you feel you're tied up
I didn't even want to fall in love but
I don't ever want to see another with you

are you casting this charade
by the questions you evade
and content to let it fade?
am I scaring you away?
are my feelings on display?
am I that transparent?

I don't want to be a jealous guy and
I didn't even want to fall in love but
I don't ever want to see another with you
I don't want to make you feel you're tied up
I didn't even want to fall in love but
I don't ever want to see another with you
Track Name: Foolish Me
oh foolish me
why did I let go?
when I know that I want Julia
and I know
I love Julia
Track Name: Chemical Reaction
sit right down
down in front of me and
let me tell you all about
all of the things
that I want to do
where I want to go
and what I want to be when I grow up

a brilliant hero
compassionately cool
instead I'm selfish, impatient and a fool

she started a crazy chemical reaction in my head
I am numb from how so childish and dumb
I still can be
and I want to grow up to be a man

yeah, I know
what you're thinking though
I may be pushing something that she will regret
but if she's upset
she hasn't shown it yet
and I'm willing now to bet that she'd say yes

I'm her new venture
indentured with finesse
she's there to slap me around
if I regress

she started a crazy chemical reaction in my head
I am numb from how so childish and dumb
I still can be
and I want to grow up to be a man
Track Name: Something Said
faking that I was awake
waking slowly from the dread
I missed something that you said
if memory is dead
and nothing is ahead
then I'm a ghost who tries
to hard to be alive
dives right in without his head
'cause I missed something that you said
if memory is dead
and nothing is ahead
then I'm a ghost again

after waiting overnight
sight restoring in the bed
I missed something that you said
if memory is dead
and nothing is ahead
then I'm a ghost again

what would you say
if maybe today
we make it out
and go a new way?
follow the fade on the freeway
what would you say?
Track Name: I Can't Help It
they're coming over tonight
everything must be just right
or else we'll start on the wrong foot
and be destined for long
uncomfortable parlay
in which I become the prey

this first impression just might
be all they need to ignite
a blind animosity
for progeny piracy
when they are looking at me
I know that's all they will see
maybe I'm paranoid but
I can't help it
change is such a stressful thing

you know that we have lately
done nothing but disagree
about such miniscule thing
we must be feeling the sting
that our decision applied
this hesitation's implied
I brought the concept to you
though I think you had it too
and just were waiting for me
to ask if you'd like to be
forever attached and known
as better-half of a clone
of everybody
but I can't help it
change is such a stressful thing

at at the end of the night
we had a terrible fight
a cavalier cavalcade
I guess assumptions were made
about how good it could be
but I'm beginning to see
how bad I am at this

I can't help it
change is such a stressful thing
Track Name: Tandem Dreams
separated by a disagreement
she and I
both have our reasons why
we can agree to compromise
tandem dreams, tandem dreams
get me every time
when we disagree
I long to see what is to be
and I've got to place you into my plans now

she showed me pictures of the future,
but the color white
was saturated so I could not see the colors right
tandem dreams, tandem dreams
get me every time
so it seems to keep our dreams alive
while in our prime that
I've got to place you into my plans
Track Name: Destiny
man, it's driving me crazy
I don't know what to do
I think I may have outgrown
the things I so long pursued
I come home ready to fight
almost every night
though I know that it's wrong
I always have to be right

'cause man, it's driving me crazy
I don't know what to do
we linger long for concession
which is long overdue
dig the caving away
effect it has on our day
the quiet Doppler distress
of slow motion display

'cause destiny ooooooo
has done it's best to run from me
again I know
destiny ooooooo
has done it's best to run from me
again I know

I think perhaps in a lapse
I missed the time of my life
I won't let it bring me down
it's just a small oversight

'cause destiny ooooooo
has done it's best to run from me
again I know
destiny ooooooo
has done it's best to run from me
again I know

man, it's driving me crazy
I don't know what to do
Track Name: I Believe
I need some kind of vacation
I'm just so tired of hanging out
not knowing where I'm going
I need to get away for a while
roll out of bed and
clear my head
find my motivation
I'll get around
to settling down
someday soon

I believe
I believe this situation's
not what you think it's all about
so it's out
I'm in love with another woman
with your same face
your eyes
and your pout
I believe
I believe you're robbing destiny blind
of its forward ambition
I believe
I believe my dedication
is destined to be under question

things changed so fast
that my head has spun
right off the path
which is overrun
with tempting fruits
in power-suits
but that's not what's been on my mind
I just need just a little more time
for adaptation
I'll get around
to settling down
someday soon
Track Name: Happy
If you decided to leave
I would understand
I'm such a big pain in the ass
yeah, I know it
and I can't really blame you
for being fed up with me
hung up on what I want
and what I want to be

always complaining
the world's lost its honesty,
but it would be nice
trusting someone to some degree
often depressed
and impressed with so little
you can't understand
why my life's such a riddle but

I'll come around and be happy.

I realize I create these concoctions
that have driven me now to be stressed
yeah, I know it
but if you could invest in one more opportunity
to find out if I can be half what I want to be
maybe we;ll have a relational breakthrough
having be put through the hell that I put you through
that's just the price for paradise
won't it be nice?
maybe then finally

I'll come around and be happy
Track Name: I'm Tired
I'm tired
I'm tired waiting for your healing sores
I'm tired
I don't know you any more
A neurotic psychotic
isn't who I fell in love with
I'm tied of this propagating pain
I'm tied waiting for you to attain
some balance of talents
when no one else can recognize them

'cause I'm so sick of this
wasting of my time
waking up your mind
'cause I'm so sick of this
feeling of neglect
and lack of self respect


I'm tired
I'm tired do you love me anymore?
I'm tired of being expected to endure
the worst
I'll leave first
if you can't vow to treat me better
don't tell me once again
that things will change
or tell me once again you will arrange
to commit
your habits
only after thinking of me

'cause I'm so sick of this
wasting of my time
waking up your mind
'cause I'm so sick of this
feeling of neglect
and lack of self respect
Track Name: Out For My Blood
sometimes I think you're out for my blood
maybe it's my fault
because I hand you the gun
a mistake
I know
it's just sometimes it seems
you saw everything I see
so please level with me
'cause you cut me so low

what did I ever do
what did I ever do to you?
what did I ever do
to you?

sometimes I think you're out for my blood
I try to cauterize the situation
and shun imminence
I know
it's just sometimes it seems
that I speed you through a dream
though I have done nothing
but stop moving slow

what did I ever do
what did I ever do to you?
what did I ever do
to you?
Track Name: Holiday
I look over
as you look out
at all the things your life
could be about
does it seem like something
you could find?
with no direction
affection is blind

don't blow your kiss
away from this
fragmented vow
compared to right now
hell is a holiday
and I am prepared to go down

I'd be fine to cross that line
to new things if you're so inclined
but stranger it is still to be
still strangers salvaging the debris

don't blow your kiss
away from this
fragmented vow
compared to right now
hell is a holiday
and I am prepared to go down
Track Name: I Am Gone
say what you will
I have lost capacity to feel
and I don't know what to say
but I don't care what you do
I am through playing nice
with your icy attitude

stay away from me
time just seems to run on endlessly
when I try to walk away
and I don't know what to do
we are through
and belong in a dream that can't come true
so I am gone
Track Name: Cinescope Dream
she left me in a cinescope dream
vivid colors collide
in a soft tidal motion
and everyone's paying to see
pointing out that her scene
was her greatest performance

but I don't need to know where you have gone
I'll ignore it
I can wake up anytime I like
and endure it

she left me in a cinescope dream
with a story I can't for the life of me follow
and everyone's yelling at me
that I went to extremes
and I gambled our chances

but I don't need to know where you have gone
I'll ignore it
I can wake up anytime I like
and endure it
Track Name: Foolish Me (reprise)
how could foolish me be so sad now
when I know there's no Julia
I know
there's no Julia
Track Name: Credits
maybe inspiration
will come kick me in the ass
someday soon
but until that moment
I'm just stuck here
figuring out what to do
I should give you credit
for all of the time
you never let me go
I never before realized
that you had taught me everything I know
about love

maybe inspiration
will come kick me in the ass
someday soon
but until that moment
I'll just sleep it off
and dream I'm still with you
I should give you credit
there, I said it
hope it makes you happy now
too bad you're not here to hear me say it
irony had always made
you smile

maybe inspiration
will come kick me in the ass
someday soon
maybe inspiration
will come kick me in the ass

until then I don't know what to do (without you)