An Elegant Exit

by WHITEWAITS

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released August 13, 2013

Written by Rob Rowe
Produced by Ryan Coseboom and Rob Rowe
Mixed by Ryan Coseboom
Mastered by Count Vertebrae Productions

Additional Vocals and Instrumentation by Dominic Campese, Darren Ebert, Reese Rowe, and Ryan Coseboom.

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WHITEWAITS Seattle, Washington

WHITEWAITS is a side project by Rob Rowe of the band Cause and Effect.

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Track Name: Island
The ground will open up
Walk inside it
The beauty filled me up
You can’t deny it
We drive the open road like we own it
Oh, we’re on the run
Oh, what we’ve become

Where the cold wind blows
There’s some thing in the light upon the snow
There’s beauty in the way that midnight glows
Another universe you’ve always known
I’m suddenly aware we’re all alone
So far away but it feels like home
Where the cold wind blows

We walk the narrow streets
In the half light
We sway to broken beats breaking midnight
We drive the open road
Hold the wheel tight
Oh, we’re on the run
Oh, what we’ve become

I can feel it in my soul
In the infancy of all
There is room to breathe in all this light
We can see the birth of time
As the continents collide
And it shakes the ground of the only life I’ve known
We’re on the run
What we’ve become
Track Name: Hope Is The Hardest
When you can’t reach the goal
And it buries your soul
Maybe it’s time to rethink this life once again
When you can’t see the light
And you’ve lost all your fight
Then maybe it’s time to get in that fight once again

Hope is the hardest to hold when everything’s cold dear
Hope is the hardest to hold, it fucks with your soul dea
When you feel so tired so old hope is the hardest to hold

When you’ve lost all you had
When the drink makes you sad
Maybe it’s time to subtitute whiskey for gin
When you see that she’s gone
When you know you’ve done wrong
Maybe it’s time to find a new love you can win

You’re not alone so hang on to hope my dear
Track Name: Always
Always
I'll be with you always
Even on those dark days
The world runs out of time
Always
Please be with me always
Even on those dark days
When I might lose my mind

And we'll fall in, jump in the fire
'Cause I'm all in for all that you desire
And even if the sun would never shine again
Even if we lose and never win
I'm always in

These days
My edges have become frayed
Like records in the sun's rays
Unplayable and unkind
So always
Please be with me always
Especially on dark days
When I might lose my mind
Track Name: Blackbird Spies
You can’t say a thing, they won’t let you speak
Only offer a smile or the curtain gets weak
And you can’t say a word to the family back home
Better pull back that stick because you’re coming in low

And oh, you’ll fly
Through a clear and endless sky
But all you’ll find is a cold and lonely life
The cold and lonely lives of blackbird spies

You can’t see a thing in the valley below
Not a soul on the ground, not a footprint in snow
There’s a radio call bring your baby back home
Give a wave with the wings as you’re coming in low

You’re so high there’s just sky to see
A thin blue line of fantasy
Down below we hold you in our dreams
You’re so high there’s no time to fear
In a thin blue line of atmosphere
Down below we hold you in our dreams
Though a vapor trail is all we’ll ever see

And oh, you’ll fly
Through a clear and endless sky
But all you’ll find is a cold and lonely life
The cold and lonely lives of blackbird spies
Track Name: The Way Back
Even when I’m loud you don’t hear my shout
Even one-way streets give you one way out
On the way back down
Give your old man a wave
When you get back down
Will we have something to save

Hope you find new love on the way back down
Hope you can rise above but keep your feet on the ground
The world is rushing up to meet you
On your way back down

When I’m not so loud when I’m full of doubt
I will shut this down I will shut you out
On the way back down
I hope your head will deflate
If you don’t back down
I’ll run, I won’t hesitate no no

Hope you find new love on the way back down
Hope you can rise above but keep your feet on the ground
The world is rushing up beneath you
On your way back down

Even one-way streets give you one way out
Track Name: Ventolin
I'm looking up at everything
How did I get so small
When did descent begin
I use to have it all
And where are you now
And where are you

How would it be if you were here
Ventolin
Would things have changed if you were here
Ventolin
I'm going back
Could you follow
I'm going back
'Cause I'm hollow

And I'm looking down on frozen ground
A thousand miles from here
The angels came and killed the sound
While crushing the top tier
And where are you now
And where are you

How would it be if you were here
Ventolin
Would things have changed if you were here
Ventolin
I'm going back
Could you follow
I'm going back
'Cause I'm hollow

Ventolin
You killed me too
Track Name: Down
Things change over and over again
Things change over and over again
I’ve been here right by your side ‘til the end
I’ve been here right by your side ‘til the end
Let’s break this down again
Let’s break it down

Let go, embrace the beginning again
You know something will work in the end
With all those years lost in the loss of a friend
Just dry those tears all young man’s games must end
Let’s break this again
Let’s break it down

You’re down on all the things you’ve got
You’re down on all the things you’re not
You’re down despite the love you’ve got, you’re down
You’re down, you’re up, you’re ‘round and ‘round
You’re down to leave this hollow town
You’re down despite the love you’ve found, you’re down
Track Name: Lost Boys
I have no use for the past
No use for this now
I once had the thought this would last
But I lost it somehow
You told me I’d always be king
But I misplaced the crown
I once had the thought that we would last
But I lost it somehow

The silence is deafening tonight
Here on my own
Desires you thought would take flight
Just sink like they’re stones
Did you think that you’d always be a king?
You sad bag of bones
When you find that you’ve lost all your fight
You sink like a stone
When you find that you can’t fight the tide
You sink like a stone

I have no use for the past
No use for this now
I once had the thought this would last
But I lost it somehow
You told me I’d always be a king
But don’t need a crown
I once had the thought I was lost
But I lost it somehow