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Voted Nashville's 2nd Best Album of 2010 by the Nashville Scene

All songs written and performed by ACTION
Recorded by Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes Recording, early 2010.
Mixed by Jeremy Ferguson and ACTION
Mastered by Jeremy Ferguson and Johannes Gerstengarbe
Package Design by Emily Keafer
Field and Woods Photos by Adam Kriese
Fan-funded via Kickstarter
Additional band photos by Jim Reed

ACTION is Dan and Robyn Burns.

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released June 1, 2010



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Track Name: This Is Your Summer
The scratch on your arm serves as a reminder
My insides, your insides, they are so frail

A fish-head on the shore, a jelly’s stinging sore
A ladder climbing high, an aging bruised backside

This is your summer, last year was mine
I’ll paint you a picture, but you’ll pay no mind
And when it’s said and done,
You can borrow every brush and bristle,
Palettes piled with mounds of oils and riches
Trace the shapes and feel the varied textures
Mix the colors up and you will see
The very hue that once I used to be

A fish-head on the shore, a jelly’s stinging sore
A ladder climbing high, an aging bruised backside
A scar atop my toe from climbing rocky shores
A wrist that creaks and cracks
When the weight has reached its max

But when do we know to stop?
Track Name: Remember This One
I must, I must remember this one
Praise or cuss, thank I must
Remember this one

When the hair has hit the floor,
My heart’s the same as before

I must, I must take part in this one
I’ll trust, I’ll trust the Man

When the hand is laid palm down,
Underneath is my head’s crown
Resting, breathing, eyes so still
Like a ghost my mind’s still filled
Track Name: Colorfield
I don’t want you in the way
You will look right past my face
Colorfield is all you need

You won’t tell it to me straight
Can your mama or your papa
With me on this relate
Out of pocket, out of pocket

It’s constant on my mind today
A mouthing of my brain will pay
I’d give you both my hands if you’d
You want me to report to you
Track Name: An Oar
An oar, a paddle, it turns and guides us
Toward shores and waters and creatures unknown
In trees they spot us, they swim amongst us
But in our vessel we’re untouchable
We hear them call us, no fear but cautious
Under this hot sun we’re smiling
No fin could stop us, no man with purpose
In these still waters
Track Name: Sandpiper
Eyes in the ground, eyes in the sand
Eyes in the ground, hold out your hand
Hold out your hand, hold out your hand
I run from the shore, I run from the land,
Must keep my claws dry to feed my belly full
Feed my belly full, feed my belly full

Out in the barn, you hoot
Out in the yard, you swoon

If I could have it all, I’d not move very far
To feast on what I love, a sandpiper at heart
Sandpiper at heart, sandpiper at heart, sandpiper at heart
Track Name: Gone Away
Gone, gone away, gone away in the night
In the night, in the night, in the night is the light
Is the light you won't ever see

Hand, in your hand, in your hand, in your hand
Is the sound, is the sound, is the sound, is the sound
Is the sound that leaves all of us

Are you or are you not my friend
Can you understand me
Without some kind of magic hearing aid
From across the sea of Japan?

Down, down, down you go
In the way, in the way, in the way that you flow
That you flow, and I won't say "I"

You won't listen when I'm talking to your face
And you won't pretend
Taking care of yourself can be a chore
For all your friends' weekends

Gone, gone away, gone away in the night
In the night, in the night, in the night is the light
Is it all you hoped it would be
You will not see me
Track Name: In The Basement Corner
Healthy for the heart
Healthy for the heart
Healthy for the heart

Run inside, all inside in the basement corner
Slim it down, make it last you longer, longer
When you walk, when you run you will earn it, earn it
o e o o e o o e o o e o

Under me, under sea in the middle, middle
Patient mind, you can’t hide if it’s painted, painted
Give me some time to think if you want it, want it
o e o o e o o e o o e o
Track Name: My Plenty
If I don't know you, why should I
I've filled my time already
I've got mountains piled on my plate
I've had my share, my plenty

Friend or foe, I don't wanna know
When I'm asking simple questions to the folks I think I know
Throw me a bone, settle in one place now
Free myself of this cloud, I don't need to know you

I face familiar choices everyday but never stay the same
I could sit still for forty days, the rain would still come and wash me

Friend or foe, I wanna know
I'll start asking simple questions to the folks I think I know
I need a bone in the bottom of my leg now
Help me stand with head proud, so I can know you...

Track Name: Stare Straight Ahead
Stare straight ahead, that’s the way it goes
After years of absence, familiar faces turn to passing faces
Don’t catch an eye or make a sound
They will snatch you, grab you by the hand
and shake it ‘til you...

Tell them ‘bout the world that you’re living in
My eyes don’t close when the others talk to Him
I’m still learning, I’m still learning

Don’t forget to clue the ladies in
A change of address slip, a letter filled with peppermint
Weekly reminders rarely draw me back
But the life of professor wisdom
Yeah, it’s the life of professor wisdom
Track Name: Be Forewarned
Come on and say “a-oo-lalala,” come on and say
I like the way you move from afar, a perfect day
Come on and lay down on the floor, I’m on the floor
It’s only when you break down the door, I’m gonna stay

Instead of breaking down the wall, you come along
You see the writing on the wall, it’s on the wall
Instead of seeking what is before, you call yourself
I like to hold onto your arm, mylossophy
mylossophy, mylossophy, mylossophy

Be forewarned
Track Name: Over The Ocean
She’s over the ocean, how did she get so far from home
I didn’t notice that I needed her ‘til she was too far gone
Come home, come home

She’s playing her instruments for faces we have never seen
I’m tapping my toes and shuffling my feet with friends that she only sees
In picture frames and dreams

Come home my friend, tell stories that have no end
Come home my friend, when will this waiting end?

Two weeks to go she’ll be on a plane
Watching waves that usher her home
Back to me, safe and sound as if she never left
But she’ll never forget

Come home my friend, tell stories that have no end
Stay home my friend, this waiting will never end