Lifts the Curse

by Souvenir Driver

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Written and performed by Souvenir Driver;
who are Ethan Homan, Bob Mild, Nate Wey and now
Travis Hendricks, who plays on tracks 6 & 8.
Paul Engler plays violin on the song "More."
Lyrics by Nate Wey.

Engineered & mixed by Tommy Dietrick at Skylab Studios (L.A.)
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic (Portland).

35mm front & back cover by N. Wey
Insert cover by Pei Ketron.

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released December 21, 2012

Produced by Tommy Dietrick & Nate Wey.

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Souvenir Driver Portland, Oregon

New album out Spring 2017 via High School Records.

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"Souvenir Driver inhabits a sonic world of dreamlike disconnect."
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"They have the ability to alternate between moments of shimmering beauty and hauntingly developmental post-rock."
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"Ahead of the curve."
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Track Name: Futures
Lift up yourself to find a road
Lift up yourself to find a road
You cast the gaze
You cast the line you're on

You make it made
You blink and now you're gone

You know you wanted to be
You know you wanted to see; to feel alive.
Takes little effort at all to feel alive.
And I felt the same way

Wake up, my love; wake up my love

Lift up yourself to find a road
Lift up yourself to find a road
You cast the gaze
You cast the line you've drawn
You might amaze
You blink and now you're gone

Wake up, my love.
Wake up my love.
Track Name: Philosophy
All you wanna do -- kiss kiss kiss
All you want for me to do -- diss diss diss
Your philosophy -- live live live
How you supposed to do that, now, when all you do is give give give

All I want from you -- take take take
All I want for you to do -- shake shake shake
My philosophy -- run run run
How we supposed to that now when we can't find the gun gun gun

All you want is FIRE

All you want to do -- destroy destroy destroy
All you want for me to do -- enjoy enjoy enjoy
Your philosophy -- burn burn burn
How you supposed to do that, girl, when we can't even yearn yearn yearn

All I want from you, I take take take
All I want for you to is grab this heart and break break break
Our philosophy -- shove shove shove
How we supposed to do that now when we paint black our love love love
Track Name: Trust
You're lucky to be here
so happy to go
you can't really fix it all
you pretend not to know
you live just to sit down
and you ignore the flow
your mind tries to lock it all down
you pretend not to show.

You're lucky to be here
So willing to go
you try hard to interfere
but pretend not to know
you beg not to fall down
but you refuse to grow
you lock up the fuses all down

preparations to go ...
Track Name: More
All you want what's on your mind
All you want what's on your mind
I just wanted to remind
All you want to speak too much
All you want to speak too much
I just want to know your touch
All you want what's all in place
All you want what's all in place
I just want to see your face
All you want what's always here
All you want what's always here for you

You're an easy love to give
You're an easy love to have
I just want to want you, love
You're an easy love to give
You're an easy love to have
I just want to want you, love

Don't you want to be in place?
Don't you want to be in place?
I just want to touch your face
Don't you want to take a while?
I just want to watch your eyelids smile

You're an easy love to have
You're an easy love to give
I just want to say hello
You're an easy love to have
You're an easy love to give
I just want to say hello

Don't you want what's all in place?
Don't you want what's all in place?
I just want to touch your face
Don't you want what's always here?
I just wanna watch your eyes fall, dear

( and i want to give you more. )
Track Name: No I Wouldn't F*ck You Over
I woud **** the world, but I wouldn't **** you over
I would start again, but I wouldn't hand you over
I would listen now and you wouldn't have to borrow
I would be here now and you wouldn't have to follow

And I promise to be true
And I will not turn around
Cause I don't want to leave you
While you're waiting to be found.
Cause if I just walk away, well then you might vanish, too

Every time someone figures it out I think that's impossible
Sometimes we can hold it about and it looks natural
You're shake never leaves my eyes as you turn toward the shore
You're shake has a wild surprise and I can't ask for more

And I wouldn't walk away
And I wouldn't turn around
Because I wonder if you'll stay
I am waiting to be found
And I will not pass you by
This is something I can't miss
And if I don't move right now you might vanish in the mist...

This is what life's all about,
this is what life's all about.
These small moments make us free.
This is what life's all about.
This is where I want to be ...
Track Name: Daylight is a Movie
Drinking a warm coffee
Feeling a worn sweater
Reading about science in the morning paper
Watch the daylight stream
through these forgotten curtains
The dust dances patiently
Your heart beat is uncertain.

I haven't been outside yet, I'm taking a warm shower
The water feels like secrets.
My thoughts begin to flower
Molecules rinse off me
Where is the ghost you saw?
Drinking a warm coffee, listening to these walls

***

(In the morning there is yearning,
in the nighttime there is nothing,
under stars we are transferring,
in the day we are transforming,
and your memories are the ghosts here,
as you watch the dust your thoughts clear open,
open, open ... )
Track Name: F is For Fake
You drove all night again
To see the view
A subtle vacation
The fault-lines grew
A broken paragraph
Against the wall
You maybe wanted that
The house got small

All we want to feel they want to take
All we want is real they make it fake
All we had to give, they won't return
We just want to live
We watch it burn

You drove all night and day
The hands will bloom
The vacant train delays
We shook too soon
I crossed in front of ya
And found a wall
Across America the roads got small

All we want to feel,
they want to take
What we want is real,
they make it fake
All we had to give,
they won't return
We just want to live
We watch it burn