The Local Strangers

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released June 10, 2011

at the Columbia City Theater!

The Local Strangers are Aubrey Zoli & Matt Hart

Album Credits:
Josh Lava: Drums, Organ, Keys
Bradley Carter: Banjo
Andrew Joslyn: String Arrangements, Violin, Viola
Yevgeniy Frid: Bass, Percussion
Samantha Boshnack: Trumpet

Produced by Yevgeniy Frid and The Local Strangers
Recorded at Heavy Genius Recording Studio
Engineering by Yevgeniy Frid
Additional Engineering by Josh Lava
Mixing by Brandon Busch, Sound Media Productions
Mastering by Kory Kruckenberg
Photography by Valeria Zaiat
Art design by The Local Strangers and Kelly Stevens

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Track Name: Hunted by Ghosts
I live the life of a drifter
I never let anyone get close
Passing through town to town
Throwing my heart around
Scared of the world I used to know

I’m good at faking happiness
You’d never know my fear by my smile
Laughing with the crowd again
Speaking of my dearest friends
I really haven’t seen in a while

I am hunted by ghosts
They follow wherever I go
I try to run as fast as I can
They always seem to find me
They always know where I am

My world is built on betrayal
My lies have become my best friends
Think you adore me
Think that you know me
But I’ll only disappoint you in the end

I am hunted by ghosts
They follow wherever I go
I try to run as fast as I can
They always seem to find me
They always seem to find me
Yes, I am hunted by ghosts
Their presence is all that I know
I try to run as fast as I can
They always seem to hurt me
They always find me in the end
Track Name: For Fear of Losing
Everything I’ve ever done for you is lost and gone
and it won’t come back
It won’t come back
Affections come and roll right off your shoulders turn away
it’s like you’re sleeping
But you’re not sleeping

So I cling onto this tightness in my gut
And I find it strangely saccharine
Like tasting just a little bit of blood
Why so sweet to play the victim in this crooked mind
Distracted by another kind of villain

So take it back, just take it back now
Let’s take it back to where we both belong
Cuz we can’t win, no we can’t win, no
We can’t win for fear of losing
So take it back, just take it back now
Now, now, now, now

Words we always echoed from our mouths and from our hearts
have been revolting
revolting
They hang up in the sticky air between us, ostentatious
in their meaning
and demeaning

This battle may have only just begun
So is this all that I can muster?
But staring with you straight into the sun
All this time has made me weary of another one
Praying I won’t soon become your villain

Remember what you know
Remember all the happy homes we built
Remember why we’re here
It’s nothing like a rolling stone gone still
And maybe you’re right
Maybe there aint nothin’ that happens for a reason
A reason
But I got plenty right here
We both got plenty right here

So take it back, just take it back now
Please, take it back to where we both belong
Take it back, just take it back now
Take it back to where we both belong
Cuz we can’t win, no we can’t win, no
We can’t win for fear of losing
Track Name: All Along
There’s nothing left to leave here but you
so I’ll take the scent of your shampoo
the way that nostalgic people do

There’s nothing that’s left here but me
in the paint on the walls and the debris
I’m faded beyond what you can see

So where do we go from here?
Tomorrow is a terrible frontier
where do we go from here?
Will your name linger on my lips like a song?
cuz I’ve known you all along

There’s nothing left to heal but the scars
so I can just add you to my repertoire
cuz I’ve got the pen and the guitar

There’s nothing left to say but goodbye
Appreciate the days and nights that we tried
And decorate the hope with some lies

So where do we go from here?
Tomorrow is a terrible frontier
where do we go from here?
Will your name linger on my lips like a song?
cuz I’ve known you all along
Track Name: Partner in Crime
Tell me all the bars you’ve closed down
And all the stunts you’ve pulled now
All of what you’ve been through
And all the things you came to find
In your mind
In your mind

Tell me
All the things you can’t do
And all the times you had to
All the love you can’t see
And all the mess you left behind
In your mind
In your mind

Cuz if I can find a partner in crime
Then I won’t have to sleepwalk through this town anymore
Anymore

Tell me
All the rules you live by
and all the things you won’t try
All the lives you set free
From prisons of your own design
In your mind
In your mind

Tell me
All the hopes you’ll hold back
Or keep up in the abstract
The trouble we’ll get into
And all the things we’ve left to do
Don’t you want to?

Cuz if I can find a partner in crime
Then I won’t have to peacock through this town anymore
Anymore

Cuz if I can find a partner in crime
Then I won’t have to sleepwalk through this town anymore
And if I can find my partner in crime
Then I won’t have to do this all alone
And wouldn’t that be fine?