Some Things Last A Long Time

by Moon & Sea

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Some Things Last a Long Time is a compilation of songs recorded between spring of 2007 and fall of 2010. If you've ever had the opportunity to visit our band room in Charleston, or see us perform at a coffee shop in Murrieta, these are the songs you heard us play.

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released August 7, 2011

Additional musicians:

Sarah Noyes - vocals on tracks 1 and 11, and piano on track 9.
Tyler Finochio- bass guitar on track 5.
Jaron Eldon - percussion on track 3.
Daniel Welch - vocals on track 11.
Luke Petrucci - electric guitar on track 10.
Jim Hubler - djembe on track 10.

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Track Name: When We Die
life
la-da-dada-dada
our castle made of sand
a fragile fortress over which we stand

like giants we guard the walls
against threats we do not see
with our heads in the clouds
and our backs to the sea

are we foolish to doubt it's strength?
does the blind man doubt the brightness
of the day?

well sometimes I get the feeling
it's more like a puzzle than a fight
and we'll keep on asking questions until
we run out of time
and will we have all the answers when we die?
will we have all the answers when we die?



written by DW
Track Name: A Brand New Shade
the summer sun will dry up
the spring from which we drink

the summer sun will dry up
our uncertainties

and if our voices get too dry
we can sing our songs at night
trace the lines of the hunter with our eyes
and we'll say anything to not have to say goodbye

the season will make a brand new shade
it will spread across the sky

the season will make a brand new shade
I can see it in your eyes

and if our voices get too dry
we can sing our songs at night
trace the lines of the hunter with our eyes
and we'll say anything to not have to say goodbye


written by DW
Track Name: We All Know
financial, social or temporal
our problems are regular but unpredictable
and yet however quick or gradual
they grow, and grow, and grow

like canyons cut into mountainsides
by rivers that fall but never climb
---that loss of potential is a fact of life
that we all must learn to know

and we all know how dark the night can seem
but when that morning sun comes up
we shield our eyes
cause the transition that it brings
isn't something that we always want to see
oh, what we'd give up to just get back
a little time

if love is structured like a pyramid
then we should keep our friends
up at the top of it
they make horrible foundations
yeah, they give way

but solitude breeds insecurities
that only friends can remedy
I guess the trick is finding company
a little easier to replace

we've all felt the cold the night can bring
but we take our biggest risks
under the stars
and it's those subtle signs of defeat
that make us so hesitant to sleep
oh, we're waking up
with clouded heads and weary hearts


written by DW
Track Name: Hot Chocolate
the sky was white
and it rested atop the horizon
like a blanket draped over the world

the cold air had frozen the ground
shrouded the windows of cars
winter carved it's name into every tree

we drank hot chocolate
on the drive to school
and sang along with our favorite songs

that drink made me smile
it warmed my heart and my hands
made me feel happy to just be alive

and you, you make me feel that way too


written by DW
Track Name: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
why even leave if it's just to return again?
like the jealous moon would say to the sun

but it's hard to stay content here
the grass is always greener
so let's keep moving
like the seasons and the tides

but when you grow tired and bored and homesick
you'll realize that everything you love
is everything that you used to know

absence makes the heart grow fonder

why fall in love if you're still so unsure of it
hide from your loneliness
beneath the sheets of her bed

but you'll just end up with an empty heart
to match your empty bottle
just one more pretty face to add
to your list of regrets

but if I, if I could learn from my mistakes
and not just stumble forward blindly
in the dark, arms outstretched

then I could tell you to your face
that I have learned my lesson
that I'm changing my ways

but I know, I know that I'll come crawling back
cause I've already begun to miss what I had

absence makes the heart grow fonder


written by DW
Track Name: Bound by String
I'm leaving my phone and my credit card
my bicycle, my old guitar
my goddamn friends and my worn out car

there's nothing left in this town for me
except you, my love, you're all I need
I'll never let you go
oh, no

because our hearts are bound by string
strung together like notes in a melody
and when you're away it pulls so unbearably
to lessen the distance between you and me

I'd give up everything I've ever owned
every luxury I've yet to know
to keep you here by my side
wherever I go

you're the sun, my dear
that opens my eyes
and warms me up after the coldest nights
and when I'm gone I trust
you'll help me find my way home

because our hearts are bound by sting
strung together like notes in a melody
and when you're away it pulls so unbearably
to lessen the distance between you and me

(if I could tie myself a noose
and place it round your throat
do you think I'd set you loose
or wait til your neck broke)

because our hearts are bound by sting
strung together like notes in a melody
and when you're away it pulls so unbearably
to lessen the distance between you and me


written by DW
except bridge taken from "In Death We Will Have Known You Died" by The Box Social
Track Name: Heart of Gold
girl, you look tired
are you still putting on that act?
you're shaking hands with your eyes closed
and kissing boys with your fingers crossed
behind your back

your heart's an open window
everyone can see right in
and the slightest breeze
can turn your feelings around,
create disorder within

you've got to wrap yourself up tight
to keep the world from getting to you

push every last breath out of your lungs,
but don't make a single sound
you've cried too much for him
you've cried too much for him
take all those old pictures from the wall
but keep your chin up
and don't let your loneliness
melt that heart of gold

girl you look frightened
are you still having those bad dreams?
you're painting clouds on your ceiling
but you can't sleep through their
storms of inconsistency

was he that light by your bedpost?
is it that soft glow that you miss?
it filled you with comfort,
then left you in the dark with
the flick of a switch

your eyes might take time to adjust
but it wouldn't hurt so bad
if you'd just open them up

push every last breath out of your lungs,
but don't make a single sound
you've cried too much for him
you've cried too much for him
take all those old pictures from the wall
but keep your chin up
and don't let your loneliness
melt that heart of gold


all of your painful memories
they will grow weak and distant with time
like lines drawn in the sand
erased by the sea, washed away by the tides


written by DW
Track Name: He Dreamt of Her
he dreamt of her
of the way she could move him with a whisper
or hold him with a touch
and take his breath with a kiss

he looked at her
in those eyes that still hold his soul
that for years he’d only seen
in a fading photograph

going home will be a godsend
he’s going to take her in his arms
and he’ll make up for lost time
and years in the dark
as the loneliness slips away


written by Keith Schumacher
Track Name: Like an Angel
when I look at the ground between us
I can hardly believe I've come this far
but still, friend, I'm glad
that I'm standing where you aren't

I don't look back that often
it makes it harder to see what ahead of me
and you don't have to ask which I prefer
no, that's too easy

the wind is in my favor
so I'm not running
I'm here under the covers
but I'm not hiding

well it's one way to forget your losses
getting into trouble, making brand new mistakes
is it easier to handle misfortune
when your eyes are glazed

well that sun really has risen
and it changed everyone's point of view
well me I swear I've never seen
the sky look so blue

the wind is in my favor
so I'm not running
I'm here under the covers
but I'm not

I've got to admit I've had some good times
on top of that hill that overlooks the city
but until the night that angel
called my name I was never happy

like an angel she called my name
like an angel


written by DW
Track Name: The Movies
hanging out at the movies
and what's become of my routine
is under neon lights, show times and palm trees

and there's no telling why I'm
standing here every night
I lack motivation to find somewhere else
and I'll keep coming back, it seems
for free popcorn and drinks
and to hang out with my friends

la-da dada-dada
dadada-dada-dada-dadada-dada

starbucks is closed
I think we should go to the movies


written by DW
Track Name: Never Be Alone
when you smile at me
the whole world slows down
and so my heartbeat tends to compensate

and when you sing with me
our love amplifies the sound
and it drowns out our sorrows
and it drowns out everything

will you walk with me
on the rocky shores of uncertainty?
will you trust in me?

and will you give your heart to me?
I'll carry it inside of my own
through the worst of times
you'll never be alone
you'll never be alone

when you look at me
and your eyes meet mine
and your hands hold mine
I've never felt so in love

and when you say to me
"you are all I need"
and you embrace me
I never want to let you go

forget everyone else
it's just you and me
it's just you and me


written by DW
Track Name: Passing Headlights
I saw what the greatest philosophers saw
when they turned their lenses toward the stars
to discover something so bright after years
of staring in the dark.

but I should have been looking over my shoulder
instead of dreaming of some intangible paradise
and now all the things that I thought were real
fall like leaves around my feet
and I would pick them up
but they never meant that much to me

my eyes focus light on the back of my mind
but they cannot see what's there
and I still can't see what's there

I once told a lover that I was
afraid to stay the same
but I realize now that I was wrong
and what I want tends to sway

so I never stop looking for a change of surroundings
because I'm never happy with where I am standing
I keep changing directions and now I feel lost
and I guess that now I'm afraid
that I'll never change

my eyes focus light on the back of my mind
and give me the sight on which I rely
but it's my brain that decides
on how the world should appear
preconditioned with a lifetime of experience
and it plays tricks on me

because I could have sworn that I saw
an easy way out
and I thought that I knew
which road I was heading down
but my impression of the world wasn't right
and what I thought was the sunrise
was just passing headlights


written by DW