Not Even Dust

by Sleep Out

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NOT EVEN DUST
“one of the strongest indie-pop
discs to emerge from the underground
music scene in the new
millennium” —Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times
"the album is catchy as they come,
there’s a bittersweet feeling lurking underneath"
- Popmatters
"The album bursts with bright guitar hooks and
delicate doubled vocals"
- Emusic Editor's Daily Download 9.17.08
“Chicago’s indie heroes”
—TimeOut Chicago
“Immensely catchy
stellar indie rock”
—Metromix / Chicago Red Eye
“A thunderstorm
of moody indie rock”
—Chicago Tribune
Graceland Cemetery
— KEXP Song of the Day, 7.9.08

Not Even Dust was written and performed by Sleep Out. All lyrics by Quinn Goodwillie. All songs are © 2008 Echoic (ASCAP)
Recorded in 2007 & 2008 at the Type Foundry (Portland, OR) / Electrical Audio (Chicago, IL) / Moth Owl Mobile Studio (Batavia, IL) / Blam Recording (Chicago, IL) & Inspector Studios (Chicago, IL)
Produced & Recorded by Dylan Magierek w/ Quinn Goodwillie & Sleep Out.
Sleep Out is Quinn Goodwillie, Ben Geier, Eddie Lo, Nate Bartley and Sam Grant.
Dylan Magierek, Katy Myer, Ryker Jones and Mike Sprague are also featured on "Not Even Dust".
"Not Even Dust" is a collection of songs inspired by Chicago's Graceland Cemetery.
Sleep Out extends warm and sincere thanks to our friends and family.

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released January 1, 2008

Quinn Goodwillie, Ben Geier, Eddie Lo, Nate Bartley, Sam Grant.

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Track Name: Not Even Dust
I want to disintegrate
Flesh to air with nothing left
A wind that is true
To bring me to you

I cannot reciprocate
Touch your hair or touch your face
What can I do?
I'm moving right through you

(chorus)
There will be times I'm not around
Flesh to the air, bones in the ground
and you will say that I'm lost
Who can dissuade you from this thought?

I will be released from shame
From all my foolish thoughts
and then I will return
To settle and burn

If only you weren't so scared
Self absorbed and unaware
You would see too
I'm moving right through you

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Graceland Cemetery
Lorado Taft directs a steely gaze
Down upon the plot of one Dexter Graves
There are no jumping spiders here
Ashtabula is long gone
Are you without a destination?
Have you finally found a home?

Center Ave leads further into the dark
Where Lawson's crusader stands
Although Lawson lies unmarked
You stand draped and hooded here
but I know who you are
Past the point of trepidation
Past the point of we are

(chorus)
Is this really happening?
Or is this just nothing at all?
I'm sorry I let you down
If I let you down before
'cause I feel nothing
and that's just what I felt before
I'm sorry I let you down
If I let you down before

I know I'll make it if I just keeping running
I know that daylight is fast approaching
There are girls and werewolves hot on my trail
There are willows and widows in funeral veils...

(repeat chorus X2)
Track Name: I'll Take Care of It
Step inside your house again
Pull the shade and dust fills up the room again

It feels strange to be alone
Standing in the garden wild and overgrown
It seems impossible

(chorus)
I'll take care of it
Even if you change your mind
Someone who'll kneel down to you
Someone who will care for you

I know I've been here before
Step inside and be sure to lock the door
It seems impossible

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Three Towns
I spoke your name at least three times today
You turned my way and seemed to softly say....

I drove today at least three towns away
And as the radio played each singer said your name

(chorus)
It was a horrifying feeling that I could've down without
and now my finger tips are tingling and my mouth is drying out

I woke today at least three hour late
Awake, dismayed, couldn't think of my own name

(chorus variation)
I miss that horrifying feeling
I miss that horrifying feeling
Always a horrifying feeling
I miss that horrifying feeling
Track Name: You Look Pale
I can see the moon drift through the shadows
I can see the pale light in your eyes
and as the night air fills my lungs with sorrow
I can feel the pale lights hypnotize

I can see the cats out in the cornfield
I can see their eyes reflect the light
and as I conjure your house in the darkness
I can feel the pale lights hypnotize

(chorus)
Sleep is still yet to come
I can only last so long
Sleep you cut my life in two
Sleep you cut my life in two

I can see the moon drift through the shadows
I can see the pale lights in your eyes

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Ross Sea Party
Used to think about you a lot
Didn't even know you were alive until you died
Now we're weathered and doomed to fall apart
and so this is the hour when we part

Graceful as you were
You're long gone now
I can see your slender fingers in the dirt
Your hands are folded silent and what's worse...

(chorus)
The colors just don't change like they used to
Hands in my coat watching Clark for you
The sky will darken and snow will start to fall
In front of Graceland I'll stand waiting for it all

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: We Keep the Same Hours
Used to hang at Hawley
Down near Fabyan Gate
Walking under sycamores
On darkened streets
Past the griffin ruins
In their majesty
Used to hang at Hawley
Down near Fabyan Gate
Those were the days
I didn't feel bad
But I didn't know…
(chorus)
These days
Whenever I talk
It seems that I'm talking
I'm talking to you
The things we could do
In cemetery walls
We keep the same hours
Whenever I want
I reach for your hand
I reach for your hand
All my waking hours
All my living days
All my seasons lost
All my time misplaced
When it came to you
There was no separate
All my waking hours
All my living days
Those were the days
I didn't feel bad
But I didn't know…
(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Halloween Parade
I rode my bike
All over this town
Looking for something
To bring me further down
Like I need a parade
One just for me
On Halloween, on Halloween...

(chorus)
I never said I could undo all the stupid things that I've done
Or could tell you just exactly what I've become
Just another ghost that I have to outrun

When they heard the leaves
Beneath my wheels, baby
They left their cauldrons
All full up with eels, baby
Left all their fires burning so bright
Into the night, Into the night...

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Lake on Draft
Sorry, the words just fail me
I'm only half afraid of what I might say
'cause there is a landfill in my mouth
That I will swallow today, it's under my tongue

(chorus)
I poured myself more than I'm owed
More than they'd made
and fillings float, like Michigan buoys sway
Under the pier and onto the promenade

Finally, my mouth so empty
A dozen shorebirds lay eggs in my teeth
Worried, I won't get worried
We're only giving away what we can't save

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: You Wouldn't Lie to Me
You will wait 'til Fall
To harvest all the grain you've sewn
You wouldn't lie to me
But don't tell me everything
I watched a hawk eat the last seed
And I felt the wind tear a hole in me
You wouldn't lie to me
But you don't tell me everything