Sundays

by Sewing Machines

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about

sundays was recorded over the course of many sleepless nights between october 2007 and may 2008 in the submarine at wesleyan university in middletown, ct.

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released 30 August 2008

the players:
jake gold: piano
ted feldman: cello
max horwich: guitar, mandolin, harmonica, synth, vox
max lavine: drums
jess jones: vox
sam moss: violin
brian papish: trombone
sylvia ryerson: violin
ben seretan: guitar, bass, banjo, piano, vox
eric sherman: trumpet
ian staub: trumpet
adam tinkle: guitar, saxophone

all songs written and produced by max horwich
mastering by dave mostoller
cover photo by charlie horwich

in addition to the aforementioned players, i extend my most heartfelt thanks to ron kuivila, anthony braxton, charles baraw, michael hurder, rod o'connor, my loving and supportive family, friends, teachers, and anyone with whom i've ever played or discussed music. this wouldn't have been possible without you, and i'm more grateful than i'll ever be able to express.

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Track Name: The Things We Do
i'm walking with my back to the wind
i'm walking with my back to the wind
and i don't think i'll be back this way again
i'm walking with my back to the wind

'cause chemicals control the thing we do
yeah chemicals control the thing we do
and you know that i'd do anything for you
but chemicals control the thing we do

and it'll be a month of sundays 'till i get to where i'm going
so i won't forget the places that i've been
and those endless miles of highway and the sky when it starts snowing
gonna pick me up and dust me off again

i don't listen to your records anymore
i don't listen to your records anymore
'cause they're broken and i've heard them all before
i don't listen to your records anymore

and chemicals control the things we do
yeah chemicals control the things we do
and heaven knows i wish it wasn't true
but chemicals control the things we do

and i'm sad to say i never saw the seeds that i've been sowing
put their roots down in the ground and start to grow
but i look up at the sky and know it's time that i get going
i just gotta find a way to let you know
gotta find a way to let you know

and i'll walk out in the snow
in the streetlight's soft white glow
steady as we go

i'm walking with my back to the wind
i'm walking with my back to the wind
and i don't think i'll be back this way again
i'm walking with my back to the wind
and i don't think i'll be back this way again
no i don't think i'll be back this way again
i'm walking with my back to the wind
Track Name: Sunglasses
i see my overcoat over your shoulder
and I don't want to put it on
'cause all the roads are frozen over
forget the highway when i'm gone

the warmest eyes are getting colder
they'll melt away out in the sun
you'll understand it when you're older
forget the highway when i'm done
forget the highway when i'm done

i hate to tell you but i saw it coming
don't bother choosing a side
'cause now my eyes are tired of all the running
and i've got nothing to hide

and it's so hard to find the words to say right
and i don't want to say wrong
but if your eyes are tired of all the daylight
just put your sunglasses on

so stop and tell me if i push it too hard
like i've got something to prove
or stop and tell me if i take it too far
the way i always do

'cause i remember you when you were lonely
so it won't be a surprise
when i can see through your sunglasses
and there are tears in your eyes

too weak to surrender, too tired to fight
not looking for answers, just to get through the night
you know i'm crazy for you, you're fucking crazy too
if there were something we could talk about it, 'cause you've got nothing else to do
it might be better for me but i doubt it, i've still got something to prove

so i'm not offering any favors
i expect to get back
and i'm not asking you to be my savior
just try and keep me on track

'cause i don't have any misconceptions
about the way it should be
but i can see through your sunglasses
and you're not looking at me
yeah i can see through your sunglasses
and you're not looking at me
Track Name: Celebrate
some people never change
some things are never the same
somebody told me that
that's just the shape of the game
protect the memories
that's all that's keeping you sane
forget your bellyaches
it makes it hard to complain

i took it all today
so much more than i could take
without your sleeping aid
i'm only staying awake
too many razor blades
and nights alive in our graves
let's hope we make it straight
if there's still something to save

so sound the snare drum
send off the flare gun
we've gotta celebrate our cynical days
every day gets easier
the breeze comes in and blows the blues away

you took it all tonight
looked like you wanted to die
it took too long to tell if it was real
but didn't hurt to try
you looked a little lost
what did i think i could find
i looked the other way
i must be out of my mind
Track Name: Strings
there are a lot of things that are wrong with me
there are a lot of things that are wrong with you
but if you pull some strings and you're strong for me
then i'll pull some strings and i'll sing for you

i got this car but it's more like an ashtray
every road comes and goes, all that trash stays
when all those mile-markers take their toll
try not to let that highway break your soul

i got this scar but it's more like a birthmark
little lights still ignite at the first spark
some burn so beautiful, fast and bright
you can't expect them to last the night

got this guitar but she's more like my girlfriend
hold her close in my arms till the world ends
i run my fingers down these strings
the blues still linger but they stands and sings
Track Name: Somebody That I Used To Know Has Been In My Dreams (Again)
there's somebody that i used to know who's been in my dreams again
and i haven't felt her sunshine since i can't remember when
but i still remember her smile shining painted on my skin
it reminds me of the people that i've been

so take it easy like the leaves grow on the trees
i'll take you everywhere i go
we'll sleep through summer days like we're floating on the breeze
you know nobody has to know

but i've got nowhere to go and i'm still too high to sleep
and i don't want to fight a night so lovely dark and deep
'till i wake up sunday morning, easy like the afternoon
ain't it strange the way it always comes so soon

'cause there's something in our blood that prevents us from keeping still
'till we both lay down together in that graveyard on the hill
and it ain't too hard to see all the trouble that i'm in
'cause somebody that i used to know has been in my dreams again

take off your skin for me, i'll take off mine for you
and take you where ever you want to go
we'll make for the interstate and we'll split this town in two
and if you care, nobody has to know

but that's just how it goes, and it goes away in the end
and it's painful for a while, but it's helpful to pretend
that you feel the same without her and you'll always be good friends
when she's just someone you used to know who's been your dreams again
yeah that's just how it goes, and it goes away in the end
like somebody that i used to know who's been in my dreams again
Track Name: I'd Like To Stay
our love is made of water and water always finds a way
but we both know that means nothing if we can't think of what to say
i should say that you mean more to me than you'll ever know
but i can't find the time to find the words before we go

so never stop and wonder if this is the best it gets
there are no second chances and there should be no regrets
and it took a little bit of getting lost along the way
but i think i finally made it and i think i'd like to stay

and it's different every time but i think this time might be better
'cause you fit me like a glove so i can wear you like a sweater
and you'll keep me warm and comfort me, protect me from the weather
and i'll let myself believe that it can be like this forever
Track Name: Another Song For Russell
another missed connection, another wasted night alone
another hour until the sunrise comes and turns us back to stone
so pour another round and make it stronger than the last
and maybe this time i won't finish mine so fast

i'd tell you that i love you like i've never done before
but it's harder now that nothing lasts forever anymore
and nothing i say matters cause not a word is true
but there's no one here to tell us what to do

another night to nullify the nothing that i find
another morning picking up the pieces in my mind
another cup of coffee before i start another day
and i know there's gotta be another way

'cause i don't need another night of names that i'll forget
don't need another number and another numb regret
until another winter sinks her teeth into my skin
then i'll find another new way to begin

so light another cigarette to slow my racing heart
'cause we can't burn down the world tonight, but it's someplace to start
and if i lit another candle everything might be alright
but i'd rather curse the dark than spark a light

cause there's another whispered secret that i didn't need to know
another day to get my shit together before i have to go
and then another month of sundays till i'm back this way again
but i always end up back here in the end

cause we always sing the same old bitter song when we rejoice
and i'd sing another verse but i've already lost my voice
but i'll be back again tomorrow night to sing another song
and maybe next time i'll try not to sing it wrong
yeah i'll be back again tomorrow night to sing another song
and maybe next time i'll try not to sing it wrong
Track Name: S.L.Y.
if i told you that i love you could i get you to cry?
so the light that hangs above you would reflect in your eye
and if i told you that i miss you could i see you tonight?
and if i came and tried to kiss you would that be alright?

yeah 'cause lately i've been feeling like i shouldn't let you down
and i might not feel so lonely if i still saw you around
and i want to make it better but i really don't know how
so if i regret this tomorrow at least i know i don't regret it now

well i missed you the party... might as well have stayed home
but i saw you at the movie... you looked happy alone
so i'm drinking too much coffee and i'm writing a song
and it sounds so familiar, but it still sounds all wrong

yeah and lately i've been thinking that i shouldn't let you go
and i don't know what you're thinking so you gotta let me know
and i want to make you love me but i really don't know how
so if i hate myself tomorrow at least i know i don't regret it now

well the winter's cold and lonely, but the summer never ends
and i wonder when it's over do you think we'll be friends?
'cause i told you that i need you, but i know you don't care
and it isn't what i wanted, but i'm still glad you're there
Track Name: Dry As A Bone
can't remember why i came
nothing worth the wait will ever stay the same
but i've got nowhere to go now
i guess i'll go and get high
i didn't mean to sleep so late
wouldn't want to wait for me to wake up dry
it would have been so easy
when our hearts would start to flutter and fly

haven't got a soul to blame
really hope that someday you can say the same
it wasn't what i wanted
but i finally had to sever the tie
i didn't mean to get so drunk
tried to rub the sleep out of my sunken eyes
i would have done things different
if i'd known that we'd be saying goodbye

now all of my friends are gone
i finally fell asleep here with the tv on
and fell in love with the sound
that makes me feel like i'm not sleeping alone
so play me that song again
the one about the way we were way back when
it left me dry as a bone
and finally carried me home
Track Name: A Little Rain
try not to worry about the weather
a little rain is not that bad
'cause we've been through so much together
and think of all the fun we've had

there's something that i meant to tell you
try not to think about the pain
and you don't need your new umbrella
you know it's just a little rain

and when you get to where you're going will you know just where you've been?
will you remember what you've seen?
i think there's something i could show you if you'd only let me in
it's just the way you dreamed

try not to worry about the weather
a little rain will do you good
i know you like the sunshine better
you know i'd change it if i could

but you still know just where to find me
there's no use holding back the tide
you won't need pictures to remind me
you never really left my mind

and when the party's finally over
we've been here for so long
i think it's time for us to go
and if you're crying on my shoulder
well i know there's something wrong
but there's something you should know

try not to worry about the weather
it's getting better every day
and since we're gonna live forever
there's no place that we have to stay

try not to think about the future
it's gonna happen anyway
and worrying just doesn't suit you
i guess there's nothing left to say
no i know there's nothing left
yeah i've got nothing left to say