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I Break Chairs

Heading off in yet another new direction with his 4th full-length, Damien Jurado has assembled a full band for I Break Chairs. And, the results here are twelve new songs, full and alive, with jangling guitars and rolling drums carrying Damien’s inimitable sense of narrative and powerful vocal delivery. Thematically, Damien visits ground fans will be familiar with: friends disappointed, abandoned whores and mermaids, boys ditching their girls, a modern-day love story rife with juvenile delinquency. Produced by David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), this shows Damien still capable of breaking more than chairs, so watch out for your heart.

Lyrics

Paper Wings

Go put on your brand new paper wings
I don't mind, well as long as I can fly

Here's a noose for your head
Here's some tape for that broken wing it's sewn

Go put on your brand new dancing shoes
I don't mind, well as long as I'm with you

Here's a noose for your head
Here's some tape for that broken wing it's sewn


Dancing

Smoke that cigarette and down another drink
Call your other in-crowd friends instead of calling me

And it's who's got what and what can I take
Take what you got just try to make a fast break
It's who's got what and what can I take
Well I'll take what you got just try to make a fast break

Just sit down and go dancing
Just sit down

Smoke that cigarette and down another drink on me
Well you've got better things to be done
Than to be seen with me

Well it's who's got what and what can I take
Take what you got just try to make a fast break
It's who's got what and what can I take
Well I'll take what you got just try to make a fast break

Just sit down, there's no dancing

Well it's who's got what and what can I take
Take what you got just try to make a fast break
It's who's got what and what can I take
Well I'll take what you got just try to make a fast break

Just sit down, there's no dancing
Just sit down

Birdcage

Now the sun is coming out
It's better than the rain
I finally wipe away the clouds
Leave me here and

Maybe I'll be fine
As long as I have you on the right

So much easier to get out
I'm breaking from my cage
Kill the lights and burn it down
Leave the keys and

Maybe I'll be fine
As long as I have you on the right

Inevitable

Open your eyes here comes a bigger part
And seek and define the answers are easy to read

Face that inevitable
Face that inevitable

Open your eyes here comes a bigger part
You seek and define the answers are easy to read

Face that inevitable
Face that inevitable
Face that inevitable
Face that inevitable

Air Show Disaster

Listen here, see
I know how to make you famous
Listen to me, I know
They listen to me
'Cause I'm the one who makes them famous
Listen to me, they know

It's another nice day for an air show disaster

Listen here, see
Something that will make you nervous
Listen to me, then go
They listen to me
And I'm the one who makes them famous
Someday you'll see and know

It's another nice day for an air show disaster
Just another nice day for an air show disaster
Just another nice day at an air show disaster

So come on
So come on
So come on

Never Ending Tide

I am standing on her shore
With the anchor and the oars
She's gonna move you like the never ending tide

And I'm standing on her shore
With the mermaids and the whores
She's gonna move you like the never ending tide

She's gonna move you like the never ending tide
She's gonna move you like the never ending tide
She's gonna move you like the never ending tide
She's gonna move you like the never ending tide
She's gonna move you like the never ending tide
She's gonna move

Big Deal

It's like I told you
You'll never be as good
And there's someone always better
To take your place

Once you were the first in line
Now you're in the back
Receiving cards and thank you letters
PS please don't come back

It's like I told you
You'll never be as fast
And there's someone always faster
To take your place

Once I told you things look brighter
And now they're turning black
In this world without a compass
And you can't find your way back

It's like I told you
It's like I told you
It's like I told you
It's like I told you

Once I told you that things look brighter
And now they're turning black
In this world without a compass
And you can't find your way back

It's like I told you
It's like I told you
It's like I told you
It's like I told you

The Way You Look

From the ceiling to the floor
I find I'm wanting more
It's so much a part of it

When I drop down from the sky
So much I could find
In a happy house so high above the clouds

It's not the way that you look, no
It all depends how you feel
It's just the way that it is
I wanna be you
I wanna be you

Breaking hearts, they make no sound
In this I have found an excuse for jealousy
Kill the sun and make them blind
So much they will find
In a happy house so high above the clouds

It's not the way that you look, no
It all depends how you feel
It's just the way that it is
I wanna be you
I wanna be you

It's not the way that you look, no
It all depends how you feel
It's just the way that it is
I wanna be you
I wanna be you
I wanna be you
I wanna be you

Castles

Castles that you're building
Eventually come falling down
Castles that you're building
Eventually come falling down

I will try to erase it all
From my mind, it's easy
It's easy

People who you talk about
Eventually will find you out
People who you talk about
Eventually will hunt you down

I will try to erase it all
From my mind, it's easy
It's easy

Like Titanic

There's a place where Jean and I go
To escape this dull existence
We go dancing and we set fires and
We tell secrets and tell them lies

I have many questions
Places I keep going
I don't know the meaning of "no trespassing"

Me and Jeanie, we get drunk and we
Take her dad's car for a ride and
Pockets empty, we have no money
For tobacco or the movies

I have many problems
Fears I can't ignore
I don't know the meaning of "self destruction"
I have many questions
Places I keep going
I don't know the meaning of "no trespassing"

Some say Jeanie, she's my downfall
With the pills and alcohol
She can sink me like Titanic, and
Make my blood spill to her shores

I have many questions
Places I keep going
I don't know the meaning of "no trespassing"
I have many problems
Fears I can't ignore
I don't know the meaning of "self destruction"

Some say boredom, it's a killer, you
End up breaking hearts like chairs

I have many questions
Places I keep going
I don't know the meaning of "no trespassing"
I have many problems
Fears I can't ignore
I don't know the meaning of "self destruction"

Parade

I'm coming to town, get ready to leave
Pack up the things, roll up the sleeves

So different

Can't tell the things your money saved
Get in the car for the parade

So different

So different

Lose My Head

I won't pretend not to see you looking
I smile and walk the other way

Kept alive in pictures
Still shots of you sleeping
And I play the movies in my mind

If I ever lose my head
Don't ever let me lose my head

High above me far from all who see you
You play the hero in my song

This is my blue one
That one makes me happy
Call in another round of cheer

If I ever lose my head
Don't ever let me lose my head

If I ever lose my head
Don't ever let me lose my head

I won't pretend not to see you looking
I smile and walk the other way

Kept alive in pictures
Still shots of you sleeping
And I play the movies in my mind

If I ever lose my head
Don't ever let me lose my head

If I ever lose my head
Don't ever let me lose my head