Live at LuValley

by The Offshore Accounts

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New songs from The Offshore Accounts, recorded live one cold January night at the LuValley Lounge.

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released April 8, 2011

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The Offshore Accounts Seaford, Delaware

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Track Name: Fixing Screens
Sitting in my own cafe
I heard the tunes and I was miles away
Up the stairs repairing window screens
In the maintenance bay with my buddy Chris Levin

There was a hand-sawn box with a speaker lead
To Jazz88 it was a somewhat static feed
But when we tweaked it right and got the tuning fine
We were fixing screens way back in 1939

It was an honest day's work, just a-passing time
A brush drum solo, and a simple bass line
A smooth clarinet, the melody unwinds
Putting in the hours, with this friend of mine

On the other side of the world with a cool cup of jazz
But a finger-tapping shuffle I found is all it ever has
Thinking bout when we were fixing screens
With that radio there, me and Chris Levin
Track Name: Moving Out of Carcassonne
He said he's moving out of Carcasonne, taking his wheat and his sheep to settle down in Catan
And with a brick and a wood he can build him a road
But he's circled the island and he's still so alone

The walls were going up in the South of France
They played a tune for you but you didn't want to dance
The farms were fenced in, and the cities fortified
The cathedral relocated outside of town, but the spring was running dry

A perfect hexagon and a roll of the dice
You came to tame the tiger, but he wouldn't play nice
A storm is coming in, and the sea is gonna rise
If there's pieces, there's a puzzle, there's a Builder you see, but you can't see Him with your eyes

Who is putting down the pieces, who is putting them down?
If it wasn't the chief, then why's he wearing the crown?
Swine and sea turtles, there are traders and thieves
Peasants pull the ploughs, princes eat as they please
It's the order and perspective, each is taking his turn
With the cards he was dealt, still he can't help but yearn
To take something out of here that he didn't bring in
But nothing comes from nothing, it's about origin
Of the species, all the pieces
If he warned you from beyond the grave, I still think that you wouldn't believe
In the chasm, or even fathom
The intense loneliness that's so far off the board
It was written on your heart by the hand of the Lord
So if you're looking at the world in only 3-D
You've left out the dimension that's impossible to see
Cuz if there's pieces there's a puzzle, there's a Builder you see
But the limit's no longer the sky
So he said he's moving out of Carcassonne
Track Name: Roll with the Punches
I've got a hunch this is one of those times I've got to roll with the punches
I think it's time I realized not everything needs to be analyzed

They say success is in attention to detail
But when's the last time you had a breathtaking view
I've heard that wisdom's making fine distinctions
But when's the last time you let a melody wash over you

I've got a hunch this is one of those times I've got to roll with the punches
I think it's time I realized not everything needs to be analyzed

They say success is in attention to detail
But when's the last time you had a breathtaking view
I know that wisdom's making fine distinctions
But when's the last time you let humility wash over you
Track Name: Goodbye, Barista
I guess you've grown out of your apron and it's time to move on
I see your capuccino can no longer be improved on

I've got nothing left to offer
There's no contract I'd let you sign anyway

I got this nagging feeling that I haven't done enough
And so my drive home from work tonight was a little rough

Cuz I've got nothing left to offer
But I can't stand to see you go away

I've got nothing left to offer
There's no contract I'd let you sign
But you've got so much left to offer
So get out there girl and let it shine

I've got nothing left to offer
But I can't stand to see you go away
Track Name: Emo Calling
When they heard we were leaving for college
They turned Jammin’ Java into a real estate office
When they heard we had played our last show
They shut the doors at Caffe Sarajevo

When they heard we stopped cruising around in my car
Singing wherever we went
They took the price of gas up a full 80%

Back then we could make no mistakes
When we knew all the words to every song on the tape
And the days of ska have all but passed away
And now emo is calling out our names

We should have know they couldn’t go on without us
And when we came back nothing would be quite like we left it
But who was there to stand in the way of all our dreams
We’ve gone and we’ve learned and we’ve grown but we’ve yearned
For everything that those things mean

And God forbid that day should come when even Friendly’s would go under
But you know if that happened I’d still always be your brother
Track Name: Long Division
I had to co-sign on a tangent and you should've seen the fine print
It was the square root of all kinds of evil in this world
A social contract is like a terrible hex if it's a function of y with respect to x
With a radius of a pi in the sky

And no matter how you figure, I think it's gonna be a long division

He didn't come to bring peace but a sword
This wicked world will never change, O Lord
Teach us how to number out our days
That we can gain a heart of wisdom to stand up and be counted among the faithful

Have you begun to calculate the point at which harmony boils to hate
It about the vector speed of a hit and run
The area under the curve of a bridge is only integral to the way we live
If in the end the value of i equals the sum