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released August 14, 2015

all songs written by jacob lawter
jacob lawter sang the songs and played the guitar, bass and keyboard
brannon crumpton played the drums
joel burton played the bass and a tambourine
angela plake of bandit sang on pendulum
parker byrd played a different guitar on pendulum
jay arrington played an acoustic guitar, tambourine, shaker, and sleigh bells
clay white created the orchestral arrangements
violin: james masanotti | cello: jay arrington | trumpet: clay white | trombone: alex jenks

brannon crumpton, joel burton, joe crenshaw, jordan welker, and brett sims helped write various parts of the music for out of touch, pendulum, from this side of time, and lost at sea

design and layout by brent lakes and jacob lawter
illustration by evan davis

produced by jay arrington at greenbriar studio
mastered by tw walsh

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Track Name: Watching Life Go By
All the smoke signals
I send up to the sky
I keep flying lower
And I wonder why
I can never see
The warning signs
The smoke through the trees
Call the search party
And tell them that I died
Watching my life go by

I've spent the last year
Trying to sort it out
Maybe a few beers
Thought I could drown you out
I’m so sick of dodging landmines
And feeling half alive
I swear I’m done this time
I won't waste another night
Because I don't want to die
Watching my life go by

I don't know if I'll ever get it right
If I do, will it help me sleep tonight?
"Welcome to your twenties, you've got a long way to go."
Well, it doesn't help to know that everyone is miserable
Track Name: 35mm
I write this song every six months or so, I only change the tune.
I always knew that it would come crashing through, I never thought it would be so soon.

I've done things that I wish I could take back.
I've promised the world when nothing I had could ever amount to that.

So hell-bent on keeping my bridges unburned, I cried "love" so many times that I don't believe myself when I say "I found the wolf."
I let her rip the flesh from my bones.

I've done things that I wish I could take back.
I've promised the world when nothing I had could ever amount to that.
Where are you now that I'm alone in my room, screaming out loud; begging for some hint of the truth?

Nothing can be done to change the past.
All those nights I spent, I can't get back.
Dresser drawers full of photographs,
and all those times I used to try to make you laugh. While you were staring at your phone, making sure your bed stayed full every night when you turn out the light.

I've done things that I wish I could take back
I promised the world when nothing I had could ever amount to that

You rewrote the book so you could come out on top,
take it off of your shelf, and read it in your coffee shop.
I knew all along that you were lying to me. I held on so long, I just wanted to believe.
Where are you now that I'm alone in my room, screaming out loud; begging for some hint of the truth?
Track Name: Horizon
She said “You should get some rest
What else is there to be addressed?”
I saw her mouth move but no sound came through

Midnight drive on my own
I can’t hear the highway drone
drifting off, tuning out

I can’t focus anymore
Every move I make I’ve made before
Nothing is new under this sun
You said it yourself and I think I’m done

I thought by now I would be close
to figuring out a healthy dose
of reality without insanity

I felt old at twenty three
a sense of dread I couldn’t foresee
will the end justify the means?

I can’t focus anymore
Every move I make I’ve made before
Nothing is new under this sun
You said it yourself and I think I’m done
Track Name: Out Of Touch
Pack up the car and get on the road
1200 miles of highway to go
I made a choice and I’ll never know
How things might have been or if I’ll have anything to show

I don't know who I am anymore
Those thick black lines are fading now
Where does the time go when you're gone
Out of touch you left me behind

I never had your lamp to light my path
Never heard your voice or felt your wrath
Pick up the phone and make the call
Before I make up my mind that you’ve never been there at all

I don't know who I am anymore
Those thick black lines are fading now
Where does the time go when you're gone
Out of touch you left me behind

Way back before we got into this mess
Were you lonely or bored?
You say we look just the same but I hope that isn’t true
When I look in the mirror, I don’t want to see you

I don't know who I am anymore
Those thick black lines are fading now
Where does the time go when you're gone
Out of touch you left me behind

I don’t know who you are anymore
I don’t know if I ever really did
Looking back I think you were right
Everything that I've done I did out of spite
Track Name: Disinterested
I’m not interested in you
I'm not interested in this
I’m not interested in exposing myself just so I can be dismissed

I’m so tired of playing the fool
Seems like everyone knows but me
Wouldn't it be easier to just tell me

I'm not interested in you
I'm not interested in this
You should just forget my name and forget that I exist
Track Name: I've Never Left You
Keep your eyes facing forward and stay in your lane
don’t forget why you could not stay
You’ve come too far already to leave the way you came
If it all goes to hell, you’re the one to blame

What is it about the past that keeps us coming back
for more and more every time?
You can’t prevent it if its already happened
count it all as lost and drive away

I tripped and fell right off the wagon
Landed on my back and started to slide
then gravity, delivered me right back to her door

What is it about the past that keeps us coming back
for more and more every time?
You can’t prevent it if its already happened
count it all as lost and drive away

Lying here again looking out the window
I can’t see past the past enough to grasp the moment
You never leave my mind even though you’re always leaving
I’m ready to exist without dependence
Track Name: The Kind Of Warmth That Freezes You To Death
In like a breeze and out like always
You blew in and out of my life
When you were young you were so much wiser
You ended up just like your father

You’d show up drunk like a dog in the rain
Put your paws on the door and I’d welcome you in
Give you a warm meal and talk like you never left
Whiskey fresh on your breath I let you in my bed

You can't hold on to everyone
Keep us all inside your pocket
Take one out when you're lonesome
To see which best matches your dress

Each time you would leave it was your choice
Not even once did you let me know
That your whole heart was focused elsewhere
This time the choice is mine and I left you at home

You blew it all for some kind of adventure
Going out of your mind to forget what you’ve done
You say your spirit’s free, but can you afford it?
You push everyone away when they find you out

You can't hold on to everyone
Keep us all inside your pocket
Take one out when you're lonesome
To see which best matches your dress

I used to dream that you were with me
That what I had was enough for you
Now I sleep straight through the night
Knowing I’ll never have to hear from you
Track Name: Pendulum
I come back / to the same place / every single year
I reflect on / all my past faults / condescending as if I've progressed
As soon as / I think I've made it / And I'm in the clear
Some stranger / Familiar feeling / I regress again and again and again

All those pictures on your wall
of all the fun you had last fall
Were you happy in the spring
While you were doing the same things?

6 am on / a cold tuesday / 1993
Every day I wake up / and do it over / the same routine
If my legs kick / just to tread water / is it worth the energy?
And if I can’t be / A work in progress / Then just let me sink

My mother used to draw lines on the wall
To chart my growth, she’d say “you’ve become so tall”
and I believed her then, she was always right after all
But laying on my bed now I wonder, have I grown at all?



Have we lost sight of the forest
From the safety of the treetops
In time, will we find ourselves?
In time, will we belong?
Track Name: From This Side Of Time
Just a few more hours until we start again
We drink to forget what we took to the chin
A year seems like a lifetime until another passes by
I ended up where I began but I swear to god I tried

I was in my head though I was looking in your eyes
Every lie that I’d been told I cycled through my mind
I always felt alone even in good company
Never stopped to notice you were standing next to me.

You've been gone so long but I can still feel you there
Occupying space with your absence everywhere
I blamed you as if it were something that you took
You may have lit the match but I gave you the book
Track Name: Lost At Sea
“Don’t go out there we’ve got all we need right here,” she said.
“The grass may look greener through your young eyes, but that’s just the devil in your head.”
I set out to prove her right when I set sail on that one night
At dawn I threw the anchor port side, then I turned back and saw no light

I tried going home, but it wasn’t the same
Stranded in between the life that I knew and the man that I became

I did my best to stay the course, until the day I saw the shore
No sooner than I made port, The silence sunk in and I longed for more
When night fell on me, I sought solace in my sleep
Where I was captain of a vessel destined to sink

I venture to the coast from time to time, and call out your name.
and listen close as my voice gets pulled out to sea,
before the tide brings it right back to me

It’s easier for me to believe you’re lost at sea
than to believe you’re there, not listening to me