Tree Trunk Airplanes

by SoundRabbit

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SoundRabbit recorded Tree Trunk Airplanes in their home studio outside of Boulder, Colorado. It is the band's second release, a follow up to "This Room Becomes A Crowd" (2007).

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released January 27, 2009

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SoundRabbit Boulder, Colorado

SoundRabbit is a genre-smashing indie artist from Boulder, Colorado. He seamlessly spans folk, world music, pop, indie, jam, and rock to create a repertoire called "the non-formulaic sound of a true songwriter" by Colorado Music Buzz magazine. Sometimes solo, sometimes with a band, and sometimes playing all instruments himself, SoundRabbit is working hard to make your "most played" list. ... more

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Track Name: Diminished Returns
august 13, 1979
tree trunk airplanes falling out of the sky
the warning signs, the words on the wall
ashes, ashes the king of diamonds will fall

the king of diamonds will fall

so long, so long
so long, so long

3:15, inflation's growing the grain
field to table, truckbeds, transports and trains
at 10 past 4, the meeting adjourns
the years roll on, diminished returns

the ceo
with hat in his hand
we'll drill to meet
the oil demand

we'll do it the same
we'll do it the same
we'll do it the same

the same
Track Name: Years Ago
years ago
i was 20-something years alive and dreaming

years ago
i was everything you wanted me to be

years ago
time was all we had to spend and it was

years ago
everything you want to have and it was yours

years ago
sunny days were all we knew and it was

years ago
love was all we had to give and it was

years ago
we were
everything they wanted us to be and

years ago
we were
everything a simple life would let us be

well now you know who i am
and if you want to go
make your plans

i don't want to be forgotten
i don't want to be forgiven
Track Name: From The World I Have Known
there's a house
a hill
there's a room familiar voices fill
and the words they say
will keep me as i make my way

far from the world i have known

don't go, just stay
let me leave you in this perfect way
and the night is yours
to breathe

was heaven here with you
was heaven here with you
was heaven here with you, it's over now

far from the world i have known

in my head
i'm on my own
and there's nothing more than this

in my head
i'm on my own
and there's nothing i will miss

in my head
i'm on my own
Track Name: Eoghan, Late Saturday
eoghan says 'hello' on sunday
puts himself to bed
hardly sleeps alone, lights flicker off
his book lies read
and thinks

maybe he's not dead
it's all here in my head
a game played out by foes unknown
i'll lose myself to bed
and she thinks

shattered glass lies here and there
with wax formed 'round a pen
thoughts drift through his mind,
she wanders back to bed and then she says

i would not kill again, love
i would
Track Name: Lift
daddy taught her
bring a gun to a knife fight
the world is cold and god won't help
if you don't ask right
everybody's got a reason for pretending they're nice
and if you're starting to trust, y'oughtta look twice

but in the middle of the city in the light of the day
she saw the goodness of the people and the kids as they play
something told her to run
nothing told her to stay
she packed a bag, hopped a train
and she was well on her way

7:30 and the highway's spilling over the lines
the tank is empty and his wallet shows a sign of the times
forty-three, 2 degrees, and the mercedes benz
high roller coaster, always host, he plays the show for his friends
but in the middle of a meeting on the thirtieth floor
he starts to think that maybe life has something better in store
bids adieu to the suit
takes the globe for a spin
sets his course for the south
to start all over again

and he'll win
Track Name: Blame
another day with our words in the way
of a perfect afternoon
you could've walked
but you turned and you talked
and you said the one thing that you knew
would stay, would play on my mind

you know i will always be the one
to stop and take the blame

you know i will always be the one
to stop and take the blame

and so you won with a twist of your tongue
but your smile betrays your heart
the morning sun will forget what we've done
and for the moment we'll be happy ever after

you know i will always be the one
to stop and take the blame

you know i will always be the one
to stop and take the blame
Track Name: Machine
clinging to the earth at 95
simulated lungs and hearts and eyes
seeing where the neighbors change their clothes
watch the actor's child as she grows
any question asked an answer found
static world where pixel friends abound
from his desk the voyeur goes unseen
millionaires created from the screen
all we know is living by machines
living years beyond the system's means
the talking heads are in my living room
arctic fronts and savings coming soon
life is a dream
in the machine