More Than a Friend, Less Than a Lover

by Summer Underground

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More Than a Friend, Less Than a Lover was recorded Summer 2015-Summer 2016. The piano and the drums were recorded at Valley View Studios in Ligonier, PA. Everything else was recorded in various bedrooms, basements, and apartments in Brooklyn, NY; Queens, NY; Sun Valley, ID and hotel rooms in Langlois, OR; San Francisco, CA; Tucson, AZ; Dallas, TX and Memphis, TN.

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released August 18, 2016

Credits:

All songs written by Summer Underground

Grant Carey - vocals, piano, electric & acoustic guitars, drums, bass, synths, programming

Chrissy Sandman - vocals, piano, synths

Aidan Boardman - Bass (1, 5, 6, 9)

Beck Vontver - trumpet (1, 3, 4, 5) bongos (11)

Alyssa Claffey - violin (3, 4)

Andrew Weir & Aidan Boardman - shouts (12)

Recorded and Produced by Summer Underground & Birdnose Audio

Mixed by Grant Carey & Summer Underground

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music


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Track Name: Into Your Heart
up there by the structure
lifting all your brains up
to the creamy orange
sky that made our hearts fall

you didn’t need to tell me then
you don’t need to tell me now
i don’t believe in anything
unless i can feel it

under the waves
under the stars
counting the ways
into your heart

down there in the water
where the pretty lights glow
touched you like a lover
glistening wet with blue hope

up there in the bedroom
where our nightly blood flowed
only just to wake us
for another love show

you didn’t need to tell me then
you don’t need to tell me now
i don’t believe in anything
unless i can feel it

under the waves
under the stars
counting the ways
into your heart

every day
playing my part
counting the ways
into your heart
Track Name: Lost in Your Love
out in the waves
where the water flows freely
vermillion haze
I can feel you beneath me
a million ways
to get lost
lost in your love

under the rays
of the setting sun
it's getting late
but there’s no need to run
another day
so lost
lost in your love

we’re at the apex of our days
worried our lives are halfway gone
but as the seasons flux and fade
oh my darlin’ we’re still having fun

at the end of the day
there’s a power between us
it’s hard to say
but this feeling is real love
come closer babe
let me get lost
lost in your love

you are the warm note in a chord
pink underbelly of a cloud
feel the vibrations of our sound
oh my darlin’ look at what we’ve found

we’re at the apex of our days
worried our lives are halfway gone
but as the seasons flux and fade
oh my darlin’ we’re still having fun
Track Name: Back in Chicago
we spent all day
looking at fish
in the aquarium
I was sick
and you took care of me

how you cried
at the water show
dolphins found a home

imagine me
imagine you
me on dry land
you in a pool

we were back in Chicago
great american novel
remember that first shower
hot water in the dark alone

always a friend
but never a lover

we stumbled cold
along the shores
of lake michigan
i almost fell
on the ice there

how you told me
to take it slow
my god
you’re my only home

imagine me
imagine you
me on dry land
you in a pool

we were back in Chicago
great american novel
remember that first shower
hot water in the dark alone

always a friend
but never a lover
always a friend
but never a lover

and now I’m wondering if all my life
i’ve been running from you
Track Name: Sands
last night out on the sands
at 1 am
you took me by the hand
remember what you said?

ooh
don’t you fall over
ooh
just think it over

of all the different ways to go
will we sink or float?
will you try to let me in
or will you build a moat?

ooh
don’t you fall over
ooh
just think it over

why do I question you?
Track Name: End of Days
and now the bets are off
just as the coin is tossed
you and I both crying wildly outside Central Park

I think you see my hand
the way a word can land
you’re a good bluff, baby but I know this stuff - this stuff is tough

where do you wanna go?
I wanna follow you
til the end of days

what do we have to lose?
I think I’ll ride with you
till the end of days

sometimes it's hard to see
just when to fold and leave
I have tried and tried a million times to be where I am

but now i hear the band
they’re playing “Promised Land”
I am smart enough to know that when it’s time to go you run

where do you wanna go?
I wanna follow you
til the end of days

what do we have to lose?
I think I’ll ride with you
till the end of days

I see a blip on the horizon
but your eyes and winds of change
are all I need
to steer me clean
from stormy seas

which would you rather be:
an anchor or a sea?
maybe a strong blue wave
for now we rest our doom
I see a pale green moon

another live-long day
another sweet charade
the thought of breaking out
of such an ugly place
yes, you and and I
end of days
Track Name: Alexander
you’ve got a poster of a lady in a champagne glass
she hangs on the wall by the piano like a party guest
I’ll come alive whenever she comes alive
I’ll come alive whenever she comes alive

we were outside doing squats on the porch at night
all of our friends were inside doing shots instead
I’ll breathe in deep when you tell me to sit
everything you say has some meaning under it

I’ve been in love with you for years
your hands on my shoulders
all of my knots melt away
I’ve been in love with you for years
I spend my time waiting instead of creating anything

I’ve been in love with you for years
you hands on my shoulders
all of my knots melt away
I’ve been in love with you for years
the crimson horizon I thought would enlighten couldn’t be seen behind the trees

will you sit in the middle of the room
as I stand here watching through the eyes of another
will you stay to play another tune
and I will listen to all of your colors
there are things I cannot tell you
more than a friend, less than a lover
what I try to hide my body lets through

thanks Alexander, I can relax now
Track Name: Warning
I’m all alone upstate and I’m fading
you’re with your friends in Brooklyn getting wasted
I’ll never know what you said in the stairwell by the exit
but I know who you’re spending your summer with
babe, I’ve seen it on the internet

how far do I have to go
I’m wondering how far do I have to go

I would drive by myself in the middle of the night babe
just to make you feel like you really need me
I’d walk into that room of your strange friends
embarrass you to death

I was covered in light
I was lit up by bright ideas
all alone in the dark someone ripped it apart
I was living in endless fear

take me one more time around the bend
I’ve got stuff to say I’ve never said

in the summer when we’ve lost our sense of one another
take me to your room
weave me through the loom
just warn me
before you leave me

how far do I have to go
I’m wondering how far do I have to go

if we trapped our hearts inside a glass
refrigerate them till the winter’s passed
in 7 years when we’re well and wise
maybe you and I could be revived

I was covered in light
I was lit up by bright ideas
all alone in the dark someone ripped it apart
I was living in endless fear

take me one more time around the bend
I’ve got stuff to say I’ve never said

in the summer when we’ve lost our sense of one another
take me to your room
weave me through the loom

then raise me up real high above us
waving vibes we were in love once
don’t be cruel
baby, I’m your fool
Track Name: Lover Where Are You
rain like tin foil in the street light
golden like your hair
the way you don’t treat me right
I don’t care

I lie down
with my face in the ground
and I stare

I’m just a man
I love where I can
I love where I am

but
lover, where are you?

so I lie down
with my face in the ground
and I stare

I’m just a man
I love where I can
I love where I am

lover, where are you?

are you covered in vines
drowning in wine
barley and sage
crumbs on the page

lover, where are you?
are you leather and sheets
unopened mouths that don’t speak
on rooftop in harlem spread eagle to the night
taking flight

lover, where are you?
Track Name: Fish
bring a net
cast a line
I almost caught you from behind
but the timing wasn’t right

oh my fish
you always swim
and invite me to jump in
to embrace my slippery skin

I wanna see
where the light you gave to me
could grow

in the air
taking flight
I couldn’t ease my dizzy mind
so I took comfort in your rhymes

is this place real
or a myth
among the evergreens and mist
do you remember that first kiss

how we’ll start to feel it now
I wanna see
where the light you gave to me
could grow
underneath all this spirling into me
and I’ll breathe

but it’s hard to let it show
we’re riding in the waves now
we’re overflowing love
Track Name: Our Hands
the fog lifts
the morning kiss
your body so far away
my body feels like today

and it’s cold in here
this small arena of the mind
but it’s fine
it’s mine

still I throw off the covers
and feel beautiful and bold
alright
‘bout time

I want you sneaking up behind me
wrapping everything around me
make me feel small and bright
young lust love fight
just spit no bites

the night time
the right time
holy bodies start dance
destiny or happenstance

it’s getting warmer now
and your skin is glowing bright
I’m on fire
you’re all mine

if we are just two passing
creatures in the night
in this life
all in time

come fly with me
we’ll dine at least
three or four times a week

and after long days
on the south face
we’ll heal each other's bodies
with our hands
our hands
our hands
our hands

time melts away
you’re here to stay

I want you sneaking up behind me
wrapping everything around me
make me feel small and bright
young lust love fight
just spit no bites

come fly with me
we’ll dine at least
three or four times a week

and after long days
on the south face
we’ll heal each other's bodies
with our hands
our hands
our hands
our hands
Track Name: Unsettled
I’ve been trying it out
but my heart is unsettled

wake me up when all is done
call me up to have some fun
win a silver medal

there’s new ways to go
can we move towards something cleaner?

it was sudden it was clear
unannounced and free of fear:
I don’t have to hold on

I was feeling tired
cooped up and uninspired
but now I’m feeling ready
now I’m feeling steady

so, where do you wanna go?

oh I don’t know,
someplace where we can grow
(never alone!)
or are we here already?
(finding a home!)
is this the only way we could be?

interlaced in
all your pages
like never before

we’re gonna make it
through the ages
so sudden and warm
something reborn