In The Impossible Tension

by Good Night, States

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released 11 September 2009

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Good Night, States Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Guitars erupt over vintage synths as Good Night, States fuses familial indie quirks with steady rock and roll sensibility. Four part harmony, homemade guitar pedal white noise, and warbly vintage synths augment stand-alone songwriting to craft a memorable, melodic live show. ... more

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Track Name: Arsonist's Blues
Was a box in the bedroom
Silence-sided and capped with a fuse
All the edges read "rescue"
And the bottom was glued to love

That fight and fire! Oh, the arsonist’s blues
Just up one night and he burns down the school
Well if you hire the night, boy you’re bound to eventually lose your cool

Man come tumbling westward
Knew a bit about sixes and thirds
After a while all the hard words
They got to him inside

So in the cold and the dark night
In the silence, when no one was nigh
He could just make out that hard lie
Yeah, "hate will protect you"
Oh, hate will protect you, boy

That fight and fire! Oh, the arsonist’s blues
Just up one night and he burns down the school
Well if you hire the night, boy you’re bound to eventually lose your cool
Track Name: Good Times, So Wearily Desired!
Used to bike to the lake most days if it wasn't raining too hard
Didn't have much else out to do after school
Later on in junior high we carved our crushes' names out
With pocketknives and skipped a stone or two, like you do

Can't help just trying to forget
Those days so easily passed by
Good times, so wearily desired!
I can't remember

Back then I was looking hard for the quick and impartation
For everything to feel as real as you
For months then in the summertime when it rained to consolation
And nothing was wrong at all

Can't help just trying to forget
Those days so easily passed by
Good times, so wearily desired!
I don't remember

Good times, so wearily desired!
I can't remember

I don't remember
Track Name: River In The Dry
Young girl came
Tracks in her diary
And walked the island town
She spoke my name
Flushed with desiring
And plied with tearful eye
But I’d long drowned
River in the dry

Divorcée
Old and remembering
Struck my dreaming down
She said, "Mind what may–
"Boy, start your trembling"
But neither can she buy
What I’ve long found
River in the dry

With shores on the empty expanse of sand
Lay down, you weary, lay down
Fill all your emptiness

Once I came
Heavy and wandering
Laid my struggling down
Changed my name
Changed my desiring
One day you will lie
Where I long drowned
River in the dry
Track Name: Moonlight
Hey
If your summer coat is turning grey
Know
My subtle touch is ne’er mislaid

(and) Think no more about it

Though
You haven’t now the strength you had
Still
You needn’t let your heart grow sad

Think no more about it

When
The moments weigh on you like sand
And
There’s nothing seems to go as planned
And
You cannot notice all the moonlight
Moonlight
Son
You’re growing closer to the end

But think no more about it