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Separate Tongues

by Defining Times

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released November 13, 2012

All songs written by: Defining Times
Produced by: Defining Times and Michael Trepagnier except "Swan Dive" produced by Michael Trepagnier and Mitch Bell
Recorded at: Bell Labs, Analog Studios, and Cardinal Song
Mixed by: Michael Trepagnier
Mastered by: Kevin Lively
Album artwork by: Phillip Danner @ The Society


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Defining Times Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

We're from Oklahoma City, OK and love music of all kinds. We have come a long way in our short tenure of being a band, Our new EP "Separate Tongues" is out now! We cannot wait for you all to hear the next step. Thank you for listening.

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Track Name: Kind Words
I see your house and right through your front door
Standing outside, where I stood before
Who is this man that paces this room
Where we once made love to a sound that still looms
I stand outside, where I stood before
Track Name: Swan Dive
Come back from the dead
Sharpen your teeth and get in my bed
Make love with confusion, then you can feed off what’s left

Get under my skin
Dive from your steeple and try to get in
You’re through like a needle, your teeth break the ice like a sin

Come into my view
Tear up the picture I painted of you
Perfectly, imperfect is the image that is now torn in two

Current with the lines that cross my teeth
You still get my faith and sympathy

Fall into my eyes
Soak in the lashes you take on your sides
You are a swan that makes sure I stay in a dive

I’m wrapped in the truth
I’ll follow suit
A fool made for you
Track Name: Streets
Don’t let me catch you in my room
You should learn to walk in your own shoes
And the fire in your sole will burn you up

Time slips away when you’re like me
One year can then turn into three
So son can you grow and learn to run
Back into the streets
And throw it out for free

I know a place where we can hide
Nobody’s there when I’m inside
It’s a place where the time is sure to go
Back into the streets
Throw it out for free

No, I’m not ready yet
To forget your silhouette laying on my floor again
No, I’m not ready yet
To forget your silhouette standing in my door again
I’m not ready yet
I’m not ready to forget

So don’t let me catch you in my room
There is no telling what I’d do
I might pull the teeth out of your gums
Track Name: Outlaw
Father of the father don’t remember who his kids are at sight
Daughter becomes mother so mother begins sleeping at night
No one can wake from the twilight that takes in their mind
Man becomes child, child then goes backwards in time

Thoughts are just thinking when you can’t get the words from your mouth
And you find it more confusing when the sun finally slips through the ground
Nobody knows where I am or how the hell to get out
You see, I don’t know these people, I just want to go home to the South

You were waiting at the door before the morning woke the whole state around
And we sat inside a room of broken hammers and some paint on the ground
We lost our minds to the past as we figured it out
It was a place that I’d return from, but you made your bed to lay down
Track Name: Driving Into Smoke
Another lonely soul abides making sure his love is “ok”
I swear to God that you were right, this is how I’ll die someday
Another sad tune plays along to a song that’s been sung years before
As she’s reaching for the one, his ride is waiting at her door

When I finally see the light, maybe it will come with peace
A piece of land, some peace of mind, something I just receive
When I finally meet the God’s will they tell me I’m the “lucky son”
And against all of the odds, I’ve wasted every single one

No one, no melody can comfort you
I am, I’ll always be
I am watching you

I’m driving us into smoke
I’m driving back into smoke
Track Name: Odd Embraces
The night was old and obvious to you
Guard yourself with volumes of perfume
Take another breath, take another breath and hold
I can see what’s left, take another breath and hold

On the road to where you hide your past
The fire inside your heart could never last
So take another breath, take another breath, hold
I can see what’s left, take another breath, hold

Thinking, “I never paid, maybe because I wore that new dress
But I’ve already had enough to destroy it”

Now you can fall for free into the sheets of odd embraces at night

But I never paid for this
Track Name: Strangers I've Known
I’ve come to the light of a stranger
A blank canvas that stares at her like the sun
Through fields of forgiveness
All the memories existed, but now they’re gone
Our hands they were shaking
Now only one remains
And feels like trembling on
It feels what it has done wrong

I know only the faces of strangers in my life
That come and go
Everything has existed on a plain of information
That always shows
Who holds on and who lets go

Am I to understand there is nobody home
Keeping the lights and the fire turned on
Locking the door from the inside at night
Oh how beautiful, oh just one time
I’d breathe in the flames with you
Hold up the best of you
Right to the light to see the inside of you
Just one time I get the rest of you
To feed off of your mind
Through a whole in the chest of you

I’m done with the dreams of a dreamer
And the song that he sings to her while he runs
Away in a circle, all his efforts are eternally for you