The Woods
  Produced.Recorded.Mixed by David Fridmann @ Tarbox Road Studios.
Dates Recorded:
November-December 2004
Relase Date: May 24, 2005
Label: SubPop
Extras: Live DVD
Reviews: Pitchfork [9.0/10]


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1. The Fox
2. The Wilderness
3. What's Mine Is Yours
4. Jumpers
5. Modern Girl
6. Entertain
7. Rollercoaster
8. Steep Air
9. Let's Call It Love
10. Night Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fox

One the day the duck was born
The fox was watching all along
He said, "Land Ho!" (when he saw the duck)
"Land Ho!" (and the duck saw him too)

'Shiny Pretty Fox' thought the duck

The duck came up onto the land
The fox saw her and he just laughed

"I could show you some shiny tricks." he said
"Come along we'll get our kicks," he said
"Land Ho!" (for shiny tricks)
"Land Ho!" (for me)

"Oh Fox! is this love? can you tell me? What is love?"

That good looking fox only knew one trick
He could break hearts just lickety-split
The duck knew this game she had to quit
And her own pond she was headed to quick
"I'll go I'll go and there's no looking back"

Goodbye little fox
Goodbye my fox
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Wilderness

Kenny and Linda on the way to Chelan
Transmission's shot, no back up plan
Will they hitch a ride?
Or get into a fight?

Moved to the West Coast
Packed up their things
The winters are gray
Now so are the dreams
They tried, to make it all right

All our little wishes have gone dry
Made it to the water, waded in the lies
When we felt the heat
Couldn't turn it into fire
Too caught up in our own desires

Said "I Do" in the month of May
said "I Don't" just the very next day
Will they try again?
Or is it doom for them?

Moved to a city
Where hippies run wild
Everything's white
Now so are the smiles
They tried, to fight the good fight

We're spilt right in half
It's making me crazy
A two-headed brat
Tied to the other for life

It's a family feud
The Red and the Blue now
It's Truth against Truth
I'll see you in hell, I don't mind
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What's Mine Is Yours

Sit down, honey, let's kill some time.
Rest your head on this heart of mine.
Tell me, honey, cause you look so blue...
Just how did they get to you?
Cause Iíve been sold a
Waste of time

I'm gonna spend it
Yours and mine.

Someone's in the kitchen
Cooking herats over the stove
Don't lie to me, never say goodbye to me
I don't want to be here alone
Someone's at the front door
Selling Band-Aids for our sores
You can bleed it, as long as they don't see it
I'm not going to be ignored

Come on darling, let's hang around.
Let's wreck their precious, their perfect town.
If it's all a dirty shame,
I'm gonna do it night and day.

Did you ever get the feeling
That you don't belong
Said the teacher in the classroom
I thing there's something wrong
But your desks are too heavy
And your walls are too white
Your rules are all wrong
And it's either run of fight
But I'm still running
I'm still running

Sit down, honey, let's kill some time.
Rest your head on this heart of mine.
Come on darling, let's hang around.
Let's wreck their precious, their perfect town.
If it's all a waste of time
I'm gonna spend it
What's yours and mine.
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Jumpers

I spend the afternoon in cars
I sit in traffic jams for hours
Don't push me
I am not OK

The sky is blue most every day
The lemons grow like tumors they
Are tiny suns infused with sour

Lonely as a cloud
In the Golden State
"The coldest winter that I ever saw
Was the summer that I spent..."

The only substance is the fog
And it hides all that has gone wrong
Can't see a thing
Inside the maze

There is a bridge adored and famed
The Golden spine of engineering
Who's back is heavy
With my weight

Be still this old heart
Be still this old skin
Drink your last drink
Sin your last sin
Sing your last song
About the beginning
Sing your song loud
So the people can hear
Let's Go
Be still this sad day
Be still this sad year
Hope your last hope
Fear you last fear
Your not the only one
Let's Go (x3)

My falling shape will draw a line
Between the blue of sea and sky
I'm not a bird
I'm not a plane

I took the taxi to the gate
I will not go to school again
Four seconds was
The longest wait (x4)
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Modern Girl

My baby love me
I'm so happy
Happy makes me a modern girl
Took my money
And bought a TV
TV brings me
Closer to the world

My whole life
was like a picture
of a sunny day.

My baby loves me
I'm so hungry
Hunger makes me
A modern girl
Took my money
And bought a donut
The hole's the size of
The entire world

My whole life
looked like a picture
of a sunny day.

My baby loves me
I'm so angry
Anger makes me a modern girl
Took my money
I couldn't buy nothin'
I'm sick of this
Brave new world
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Entertain

So you want to be en- entertained
Please look away, donít look away
Weíre not here cause we want to entertain
You can go away, donít go away
Reality is the new fiction, they say
True is truer these days, truth is man-made
If youíre here cause you want to be entertained
You can go away, please go away!

Wa-oh-oh!
If your heart is done
Wa-oh-oh!
Johnny get your gun!
Wa-oh-oh!
Join the rank and file!
Wa-oh-oh!
On your TV dial.

You come around looking 1984
Youíre such a bore, 1984!
You star child, well youíre using it like a whore!
Itís better than before, oh itís better than before!

You come around sounding 1972
You did nothing new, 1972!
Where the smile are you?
Whereís the black and blue? (X3)

Hey!
You look around they are lying to you!
They are lying, ha, they are lying!
Canít you see it is just a silly ruse?
They are lying, I am lying too!

And all you want is entertainment,
Rip me open, itís so freeing, yeah!

Donít drag me down, Iím not falling down (X2)
1-2-3, if you wanna take a shot at me, well get in line, line
1-2-3, baby I heard all the shots and Iím fine
1-2-3, If you havenít had enough of me, well get in line, line
1-2-3, yeah you deserve it now, itís all right

1-2-3, you can drown in mediocrity, it feels so nice, sublime
1-2-3, yeah it sounds like someone pushed the rewind
1-2-3, yeah, give it to me easily, fill your mind, this time
1-2-3, yeah, make it sweet and syrupy with wine

Donít drag me down, Iím not falling down (Repeat)


Wa-oh-oh!
The hypocrite (not sure of this line)
Wa-oh-oh!
Is already here
Wa-oh-oh!
The lines are drawn
Wa-oh-oh!
Whose side are you on?
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Rollercoaster

Sweet like my tomato
Red cherry tomato
Down at the market pick out the ripe one
Tempting me sorely I want to bite one
Wait, save it for later

We had a good time at the beginning
It tasted just like all the things I was missing
I'll go at full boil 'til you
stop stop stop stop me
Later

Stay and I will make you dinner
Taste, each dish will be better
After the first bite say it's delicious
But then appetite isn't what we'd predicted
Would you want to heat it up later?

Rollercoaster, want to go back
to the way things were
I'm on the rollercoaster, want
to get back on the Tilt-A-Whirl

I'll be your monkey, a puppy, your circus freak
Fell the first day, it took a whole week
Rollercoaster, can't we go back
to the way things were?

Vertigo is the only clue
You're sick on me, I'm sick on you
Rollercoaster, want
to back to the Tilt-A-Whirl

I'm dizzy and faithless, where is the ground?
You said this thing would not go upside down
Rollercoaster, want to get back
to the way things were.
All right...

Sweet you're my tomato
Red cherry tomato
I know that some of our days are bitter
Stay with me honey
and things could be better
Wait, wait until later
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Steep Air

Iím tired of waiting on a ship that wonít leave shore (x2)
The waterís bloody with the one who came before (x2)

Hey she made you say it
Yeah theyíll make you say it
Hey you know you said it a lot
Hey you never stayed for
Now youíve gotta pray for
Something better than what youíve got

Iím tired of waiting on a plane that donít have wings (x2)
The runwayís rotten with the dirt and weeds (x2)

Hey he made me say it
Yeah theyíll make you say it
Hey you know youíve said it aloud
Hey you never stayed for
Now you gotta pray for
Something better than what youíve got

I booked my ticket
Packed my bag
Stride is leaving, Iím turning back
Iím tired of knocking on a door
That just wonít budge

I looked out at the engine
Itís a wheel that you have spun

But whoís to say I donít have wings? (x2)
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Let's Call It Love

My dear, look at my face, I've been waiting for you in the same old place.
I've got a long time for love.
Jewels could spill from my cup.
But it's all locked down, and I'm all locked up.
I've got a long time for love.
A woman is not a girl.
I could show you a thing or two.
I've got a long time for love.
Come on let's go to the mat.
Hit the floor honey, let's battle it out.
I've got a long time for love.

Slow moves and dirty tricks
Want it like you never have
Timing and tiger strength
Strategy will put you past
Show me your darkest side
And you better be my bloody match

C'mon let's play a game.
It won't hurt just say my name
I've got a long time for love.
Roll the dice, take your card.
Let's see if your number's up.
I got a long time for love.
Pony up and try and guess my hand, what have I learned from
experience?
I've got a long time for love.
Let's call it my royal flush, I can show you what to do with it.
I've got along time for love.

Slow moves and dirty tricks
Want it like you never have
Timing and tiger strength
Strategy will put you past
Show me your darkest side
And you better be my bloody match
Let's call it love.

It's such a long time
I've wasted such a long time
Been such a long time
I've wasted all my smiling time

All. My. Life. I've. Wait-ted. For. A.

Let's call it love

My dear, look at my face, I've been waiting for you in the same old place.
I've got a long time for love.
My body is all shook up, like a bottle of pop and I wanna go off.
I've got a long time for love
Lock the door, lock it on up.
I wont let you go until I've had enough.
I've got a long time for love.
One thing, one more thing more before you go.
I've got a long time for love
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Night Light

Oh little light
That shines for me in the dark of night
Oh little sigh
Sometimes I follow you all the way home
I would almost have to ask you
I hate to be led
So give me a spark I can look for instead

How do you do it
This bitter and bloody world
Keep it together and shine for your family
How do you do it
With visions of worst to come
Live in the present
And spin off the rays of sun

Oh little beam
Splitting the fog and the dirt in between
Oh simplify
Like a problem you try to work out in your mind
I would almost have to ask you
It's clumsy when said
So give me a spark I can look for instead
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