The Great Salt Creek

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Recorded in October 2003 at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ
Produced by John Agnello
Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound

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released January 1, 2005

All songs by Dave Lysien
Arranged by Textbook

Dave Lysien: voice / guitar
Rick Uncapher: bass
Tommy Przybylinski: lead guitar / electric piano on track 7
Ian Lee: drums / backing vocals / percussion

Additional vocals on track 11 by Karyn Kuhl

Lyrics by Dave Lysien
(c) & (p) 2005 Textbook

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Track Name: Better Late Than Never
we could watch the sunrise / and then fall asleep to ALL RISE / i never thought i'd hold you / i only thought the time had
past to fall in love instead / loves me / loves me not / it's better late than never / to find a place in your heart / this summer
gives more than it takes / so we could drink too much for old time sake / i'm thankful for the chance / a second one to
change history and fall in love instead / loves me / loves me not / it's better late than never / to find a place in your heart
Track Name: Dear You, Dear
crowded bars and broken dreams / loneliness and nicotine / dull a harsh reality / of unrequited love and loss / and drinkin'
to forget it all / i'm drinkin' until i forget your name / with this heart of mine you've broken / with this heart of mine you've
broken / and every word you've softly spoken / is broken / an empty bed that is this song / of misery and what went wrong /
so pour another / til' i can't think about you now / it doesn't matter anyhow / i'm drinkin' until i forget your name / with this
heart of mine you've broken / with this heart of mine you've broken / and every word you've softly spoken / is broken / dear
you, dear / like it was those years ago / i guess we'll see / if this is how it's meant to be / if i held you now / i know it
wouldn't change a thing / so dear you, dear / do you miss me / like i miss you
Track Name: Take What You've Been Given
take what you've been given / all lies unforgiven / all my memories and you know you're all i think about / i remember the
first time / "written in the stars tonight" / now all i do is / sit alone and drink / and wish that i could hold you now / but
you're so far away / and wish that i could hold you now / wait lets start tomorrow / celebrated sorrow / a kiss put on your
lips when you know you're all i think about / i remember the first time / "written in the stars tonight" / now all i do is / sit
alone and drink / and wish that i could hold you now / but you're so far away / i wish that i could hold you now
Track Name: Find My Way Back Home
walking along the rails / under the rain and my feet are wet and cold / running under the clouds shaking trees shadows /
cover the ground / find my way back home / underneath the trestle bridge your smile between / the ties to me / find my
way back home / never miss you / never kiss you / and never fall in love again / find my way back home
Track Name: Moonlight Glows
i can't let go but i have to / the moonlight glows all around you / once forlorn then divided / as i bled then decided / i say
that you knew / a lie that is so true / and raise so low / a heart that needs to know / a pleasant view and it suits you / the
sunlight shows what it wants to / the rain comes down mill to parkside / the tree tops reach shaded my eyes / i say that you
knew / a lie that is so true / and raise so low / a heart that needs to know / i say to you now / that that's the way and how /
and raise so low / a heart that needs to know / i fell for you for the last time
Track Name: Railroad Ties
refused to wear disloyalty / instead a noose / forget about the accolades / i've paid my dues / and as i remember you get
wet in the rain / then around september / here comes the pain / railroad ties / sun filled skies / i love you still / the
beautiful sadness / the first and the last kiss goodbye / for better or worse times the best ones won't fade from my mind /
as fate could tell or providence / the joys get few / as love is lost and love regained / we start anew / and as i remember
you get wet in the rain / then around december / here comes the pain / railroad ties / sun filled skies / i love you still
Track Name: The Great Salt Creek
spin my tires never fall in love / love someone that never loves you back / then forever starting over again / drive right by
and i'm over you / all those things that we used to do / should have been forgotten long ago / all fucked up and i'm not done
drinkin' / temper change maybe stop my bleeding / right as i get pale unafraid / as we cross the great salt creek / the days
that i wouldn't miss you now are gone / the years pass by and we're less good lookin' / i found your name when i found your
book / in a corner of this mess that that is my head / the hurt goes on when you love someone / love someone who never loves
you back / then forever starting over again / as we cross the great salt creek / the days that i wouldn't miss you now are gone
Track Name: You Were Beautiful
you say you don't want me / you say you don't need me / cause i fucked it up again this time / i only wished that you were
mine / i recall you fond of ALL / i recall you were beautiful / today i'm gonna kiss you / tonight i'm gonna miss you / cause
i fucked it up again this time / i only wished that you were mine / i recall you fond of ALL / i recall you were beautiful
Track Name: It Sucks Sometimes
it sucks sometimes / to know that you're near me / when you're eyes are my sunshine / but you can't see me / if i called you /
would you see me / i know you won't believe me / it takes time to make time / i'll call you up to waste my time / when you're
lonely too / in luck sometimes / to know that you'll need me / why should i come by / when I know that you'll leave me / if
i called you / would you see me / i know you won't believe me / it takes time to make time / i'll call you up to waste my time /
when you're lonely too
Track Name: When It All Went Wrong
now we're losing daylight faster / and the colors have turned again / yeah well i know / what could have been / did you notice
when it all went wrong / was when you were getting older / never mind the days that have passed us / while unacquainted /
oh ya well i know / oh what could have been / did you notice when it all went wrong / was when you were getting older
Track Name: I Swear I'll Be On Time
in the days since I found you / the snow outside my window falling / knows that for so long / i've waited here for you / waited
for all my life / this time i finally find / this time and i swear i'll be on time / this time / send myself alone to you / are you
breathing / every hour passes / dragged out for so long / i've waited here for you / waited for all my life / this time i finally
find / this time and i swear i'll be on time / this time