Paperweights

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released May 20, 2011

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You Me & Us Palm Springs, California

You Me & Us is a three-piece band out of sun-soaked Palm Springs that play fuzzy tunes soaked in sweet sounding relatable remarks.

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Track Name: Off Pudding
these things weren't made for shift or shake
the way the light hits strangely and
it's hard to keep yourself awake
when everything is changing on you

you said, "the hardest thing about nineteen
was waking up and realizing
anything you love will leave
but these things don't dispose of easy"
Track Name: Steve Holt!
well nothing's what it was last week
still our limbs work just the same
but all our holes burn much too deep
with the reasons we can't fall asleep

and i don't know why

when all that was left were daydreams
and sweaters it's too warm to wear
you decided you'd be sorry
frankly, i don't think it's fair

and i don't know why i even try most times

so that's the problem with kids like you and me
we make one-thousand-foot-tall mountains from
the speedbumps on our street
and stand still
Track Name: Bright Red Marker
so they took a bright red marker
and wrote it loud
you're gonna run until your legs break
and call me for a ride into the next town
but i won't be around

the things in our suitcases
stay locked hidden away
and they're never half as scary as the things
we wake up with every day

so put a sweater on
if you're hearts grown that much colder
slept straight through september, october
bleach the floors
hide the remains
and chalk it up to yesterday

cause as of late, we're not living
we're just wasting away
Track Name: Planetary Differences
so we're pulled threads on sweaters
that used to be my favorite
we're a great big mess of the grandest kind

cause lately i'm convinced
that we just live on separate planets
that both come down at entirely the wrong times

it's a lot like that cold summer
when your father went away
now your eyes are void of wonder

we've run out of things to talk about
Track Name: California Street
well i won't fall asleep if you don't
it's a long drive back to california street

and i'm not glad the gas tank's empty
but i'm glad you spent tonight with me

"and i don't know what town this is, but i think i kinda like it"
Track Name: Paperweights
your crooked smile
& my worn-in shoes
it was such a shame we had to lose so soon

the way you'd run so fast
and i would just stand still
your feet were made to move, but mine never will

cause i can't carry what won't fit
inside my little coat pocket
and you just haven't got the space
for grown up feelings

and paperweights

& these things go right through you,
but they hit me like a heart attack
and now all our friends are moving on

i just want last summer back again