Root Beer Floats

by Rotary Dial

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04:04
2.
04:36
3.
04:10
4.
04:38
5.
03:34
6.
03:25

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released September 10, 2014

PERFORMED BY:
Jenna Strautman - Bass guitar, lead vocals, some harmonies, some piano/organ, flute
Aaron Florendo - Rhythm guitar, backup vocals, some bass
Shane MacPherson - Lead guitar, backup vocals
Jonathan Hawkes - Drums, melotron, all the extras

Mixed, mastered, produced, and engineered by Jonathan Hawkes.

Album cover shot by Warren McGoey. Root beer float assembled, but not consumed by, Jenna Strautman.

ROTARY DIAL logo done by Jonathan Kociuba.

5" Sleeve printed and designed in part by Rad Dude.

Shout-out to Stewart Byfield for the track order.

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Track Name: The Wall
I've looked out my window eleven times today
I'm still stuck in February, wishing it were May
I feel a warm wind when you're with me,
Baby you blow me away

The wall that separates me from an icy touch and a loaded gun
I'll let you in, I want you here with me
The wall I put up stone by stone protects me and me alone
But I need you, I want you here with me

I can't get any colder, my mind is frozen shut
I promise that I'll sing for you, just please don't ask me what
I wish that you would come back to me
The sun and stars all went their own way

The wall that separates me from an icy touch and a loaded gun
I'll let you in, I want you here with me
The wall I put up stone by stone protects me and me alone
But I need you, I want you here with me
Track Name: To The Sea
We reach a point when we are no longer one
And I still fear what I can't see
Please don't be mad when all of this is done
And I find there's so much more I can be

So take it and try to be someone better
I assumed that you'd do it for me
But you took it and you thought that there'd be time later
Though one of us would have to go free

So throw a pebble to the sea, if you care for me
Face the other way if you're ready

Turn away from what, where, and who you know
The ones who matter will stand behind you
Do try and refrain from sinking too low
That's where what's wrong is what's true

So throw a pebble to the sea, if you care for me
Face the other way if you're ready
And I'll turn the other way because I'm ready
Track Name: Black Eye
Quit it, give up, you're throwing me around
I'm gonna break soon
But I won't go down, no, I won't go down without a fight

Stop it please, I still know what I want
I'm gonna cave soon
But I won't let you, no, I won't let you be the only one right

Paint on the wall chips before my forehead
Nobody take any before you're fed...
It won't last.

Just go away, I still do what you say
But I'm gonna leave soon
Cause I won't be the one, no, I won't be the one to stay here all night

Artificial simulation, cheap plastic, and imitation
Don't count on your supposed alliance
Artificial simulation, cheap plastic, and imitation
Your smile's tighter than your allowance

Paint on the wall chips before my forehead
Nobody take any before you're fed...
It won't last.
Track Name: 1147
Did you want to get inside my head?
Yes, I heard every word you said
No, I never asked you to leave
I don't think I know what you believe

They ask to see much past your eyes
Are you afraid that they'll see your lies?
They're made of steel, you can't break them
They've got nowhere, you still can't take them

One more of the same
You've asked for the blame
One more of the same
Numbers for names

Oh why did you get built this way?
I know you've asked, I just can't say
I get it, we were meant for this
But it won't be the routine I miss

So, what can I do?
Can you tell who's who?
Who'll stay true to you?
Who'll be true to you?

One more of the same
You've asked for the blame
One more of the same
Numbers for names
Track Name: Sing Softly
Remember... the day went by as we walked so long
It was early... I still knew, the thought so strong
Weeks past. Time flew, oh

It's cloudy... rays only shine now and then
Bright moon... she reminds me when
I'm drifting, the cycle anew

I can't sing softly anymore
But I'll settle the score
I have to

The night's long... before too long, the river ran dry
It hurts me... a yell can't always beat a sigh
The sound of a union no more

I'll move on... I'm racing, but I haven't left the gate
Meet me... no point in leaving it up to fate
Trust me. I'll be patient

I can't sing softly anymore
It won't be like before
It can't be
Track Name: Tonight
Fast cars, loud guitars, and terrible weather
We've had a few, yeah me and you, lucky in leather
I move this way, just for today, I think that's what I meant
Dance for the romance, all the signs were sent

I can feel the way you look at me
I can see what you want baby
I can feel the way you look at me
I can see what you want baby

Tonight, we'll come together
Tonight, won't be forever
Tonight, I won't ask you whether
You'll stay or you'll go

Miles away from our today, middle of nowhere
Stay with me, I'll make you I always cared
Bright lights, stupid fights, I can forget
Live and try to give like when we first met

I can feel the way you look at me
I can see what you want baby
I can feel the way you look at me
I can see what you want baby

Tonight, we'll come together
Tonight, won't be forever
Tonight, I won't ask you whether
You'll stay or you'll go