I Don't Mean to Dwell

by Dear Blanca

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Recorded in Durham, NC by Scott Solter.

Dylan Dickerson - Vocals, Guitar, Organ, Piano
Cam Powell - Bass
Marc Coty - Drums

Dayne Lee - Vocals
Tyler Morris - Guitar


released March 4, 2016



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Track Name: Joint Effort
Look at me now
I'm demanding your attention, your shame
I have found my direction and your lives were caught in the way

After my last meal we'll get to the point
The sensation starts to spread down my arms and through my joints
After I am dead will you consider what I've said or dwell on what i've done?

Mama kept me on the prayer list
by having me sip on things that would make me sick
but Mama, I'm trying my best to make you proud
They will know that you chose the name everyone's saying now

Now they lay me down
To sleep and be secure
and my breathing will slow down
until my heart beats no more
After I am dead will you remember what I said?

Goodnight, Goodnight
I love you, I love you
I'll see you tomorrow
Track Name: Thoughtless
Is your head on straight now?
Can we talk about how
the crisis has been avoided?
Would that give a sense of relief?

Have I been wrong?
I'd find that comforting
I wish that I could keep from thinking anything

Turn this feeling down
It's so loud that I can't think
Clinging to a couch
trying my best not to sink

Passed the point I'm missing
just before I started listening
Park the car, I'd rather walk
I'm fine I just need some fresh air

Have I been wrong?
I'd find that comforting
I wish that I could keep from thinking anything
Track Name: Temporary Solution
Watched a dog almost get hit
He crossed the road and didn't flinch
Faced his impermanence and moved on

Given the opportunity
I might break the old routine
Just let me know when so I can ask off

To talk myself into a corner
was never my intention
The circles that I used to talk in
won't pay me any attention

What kind of asshole would I be
to show concern for only me?
I'm sorry for how long it took to tell

Now I am learning to accept
avoidance as as a solution
You'd like to leave and I don't mean to dwell

In keeping with my own tradition
I'm making light of my mistakes
I should not have pointed them out
to begin with, but what can I say?
Track Name: Do You Believe Me Now?
As she took a ride
in her boyfriend's SUV
she looked at him sincerely
and said "let's drive to the bottom of the river"

And while his first thought
was "how long can I hold my breath?"
he said he wasn't sure
She laughed and said "I never thought you would believe me"

Do you believe me now?

We can find new homes
and ditch the names that never chose
No one would call
and we'd have a good excuse for feeling lonely

Don't you love the way
the lights look from way down here?
It feels good to say
my head is not alone in feeling swimmy

Now the bridge is closed
They're stretching tape across both ends
I can't say for sure
But I've got a feeling that they'll never find us

Do you believe me now?