Take Them and Fail Them

by These Miles

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released 20 December 2012
Songs by These Miles
Artwork by Nicola Schwandner

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Track Name: Winter At the Seams
Here's your discontent
Don't pretend that all your ideas come through
Don't pretend that all your ideas come through

Welcome back to the fold
Here's to saving ourselves, lovely though it seems
Here's to saving ourselves, winter at the seams

Fragile, little fools
For all, leave these schools
Futile, drop their tools

Take them to the estuary
Take them to the estuary
Take them to the estuary
Take them to the estuary
And drown them

I loathe what you've done with this fool
Their life is shorter
I love what you've done with this fool
They could fail so much better

Fragile, little fools
For all, leave these schools
Futile, drop their tools

Take them to the estuary
Take them to the estuary
Take them to the estuary
Take them to the estuary
And drown them (Take them to the estuary)
And drown them (Take them to the estuary)
And drown them (Take them to the estuary)
And drown them (Take them to)
And drown
Track Name: Dear Hawarden
Crispy blazer, trouser creases
Careful, caring and clean shaven with a dash of aftershave

All the boardgames you could win
Before I got tall enough to shake your hand

Make me laugh, once again
Arguably we were always swimming against the tide

Tom and Jerry in the afternoon
Broke too soon and I'll never tell you
All I wanted was for you to better
Every illness they could throw at you

I can't remember what I wore

Miss your crosswords on my arrival,
Miss you picking berries in photos in my diary

Everything I missed when you weren't
Relive everything I dreamed and tell me I'm mad

To miss something I never saw

Saw you fall to the lounge room floor
If only I'd known to make you laugh
All I wanted was for you to better
Every illness they could throw at you

20 years too late and you'd say you missed something
But really, I missed the best part of you

Tell me I can't long for this
Tell me I've held onto this
It's all interwoven with your humble relief
The only section that never came around for me
To photosynethesise
And reproduce your swell
Track Name: Where This Goes Off
I drew fault lines of conflict in front of you
Where errors made it hard to choose
I drew failures of comms in spite of you
Where conversation made it hard to lose
I thought we forgot to heal

Slower we travel to this
Longer you wait, and I leave you cold

At a beat you'll waiver with a calming affliction
The further I'll hold on to make you feel my
Rushing through your hotel I've forced
An exit so bold I could almost feel air

I thought I'd answered questions
But errors came clear to me
I thought I'd left to lose
Failure was the largest fear
I knew we forgot to heal
I knew we forgot to heal

Harder I resist with this
The more we fail, and I draw fault lines

I'll illustrate where this goes off
I'll face my fears and forage
I'll wait for you to respond
I'll make peace with chemical courage

I'll make peace with chemical courage
I'll make peace with chemical courage

At a beat you'll waiver with a calming affliction
The further I'll hold on to make you feel my
Rushing through your hotel I've forced
An exit so bold I could almost feel air
Rushing through
Track Name: Draw This Closer
You
You draw this closer
Cigarette burns through the lips
Half past ten. It's half past ten.
You, you're afraid of failing to reach
It's never too long to wait

Leave this.
Leave this to them.
Dealing cards until the morning comes

You
You saw this folder
Forgetful gin and malleable heart
Half past 10. It's half past ten.
You, you're only eight waists short to this
It's never rejection to them

Your
Your records have failed
(Your) cigarette burns through the cheek
Leave this.
Leave this to them.
Dealing cards until the morning comes

Forgetful but not sure
Shy but any clarity
Begs to differ with me
Until you...

Faking it, they're faking it
Faking it, they're faking it
Faking it, they're faking it
Faking it, they're faking it

Now it's cost you some flaws to the back of the bar
Cigarette burns, when you're rejection

Dealing cards until the morning comes
Winning applause for spending funds
Shuffling through their plans they walk

Until you explode
Until you explode
Until you explode
Track Name: Faithful Collapses
Should it take the flow to fight frustration?
Collapsed and fooled by the frightening stations
Although there's trials for beliefs we're facing
I'll fail again to help push against the flow

Should it take to you like vignette to film?
Obscured and narrowed through dark I'll...

Confiscate anything that breaks

Come home
Come home, we'll fight this
Come home, I'll show you
Faithful collapses

Should it take a show (of) beliefs we're facing?
Followed and failed by the longing faces

Although there's trials for beliefs we're facing
I'll fail again to help push and I'll...

Confiscate anything that breaks

Come home
Come home, we'll fight this
Come home, I'll show you
Faithful collapses

Stay inside we'll write these miles punctuated with our plans
Stay inside I'll set alight these onerous and futile demands
Stay inside we'll write these miles punctuated with our plans
Stay inside I'll make what's theirs devastated in their hands

Come home
Come home, we'll fight this
Come home, I'll show you
Faithful, Faithful collapses

Stay inside we'll write these miles punctuated with our plans
Stay inside we'll write these miles punctuated with our plans
Stay inside we'll write these miles punctuated with our plans
Let breath your heart
Track Name: Words and Further
There's little left there for you to destroy
Drained of floods it's all been created
Crumbling cities are your vice, you make yours
What becomes of the doctors?

Healing, healing's the only fighting left now
For this, the only chance to resolve
With a heavy heart in this one, I say you've missed the point
With a heavy heart in this one, I say you're a ton of hate
With a heavy heart in this one, I say you've failed again
With a heavy heart
With a heavy heart

There's little left to love there
Drained of love it's all manipulated
Crumbling cities are your vice, you make yours
What becomes of the doctors?

Healing, healing's the only fighting left now
For this, the only chance to resolve
With a heavy heart in this one, I say you've missed the point
With a heavy heart in this one, I say you're a ton of hate
With a heavy heart in this one, I say you've failed again
With a heavy heart
With a heavy heart

With a heavy heart in this one, I say you've missed the point
With a heavy heart in this one, I say you've missed the point
With a heavy heart in this one, I say you've missed the point
With a heavy heart in this one, I say you've missed the point

With a heavy heart in this one, I say you're a ton of hate
With a heavy heart in this one, I say you've failed again

With a heavy heart in this one, I say you've missed the point
With a heavy heart in this one, I say you're a ton of hate
With a heavy heart in this one, I say you've failed again

With a heavy heart
With a heavy heart
With a heavy heart
With a heavy heart
With a heavy heart
With a heavy heart
With a heavy heart