The Tingles

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The Tingles

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released March 23, 2011

Producers: Nick & Dan Tingle
Recording Engineer: Robinson Eikenberry
Nick Tingle: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Dan Tingle: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Percussion
Brett Larsen: Accordion
David Humes: Cover Art
Sean McCue: Photography & Design
Mastering: Lurssen Mastering
"Heaven Bound" created by Dan Tingle, Kim Barney, Chris Cortez
All Other Songs: Nick Tingle Music (ASCAP)
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Track Name: Lighthouse of Love
Lighthouse of Love

When all of a sudden the bottom it falls out
And all your certainties turn into doubts
And all your expectations turn out to be a hoax
And all of the promises just dirty jokes

When there ain't no signal coming down from above
When all is lost in the raging flood
Keep a weather eye out
Keep a weather eye out
Keep a weather eye out
For the lighthouse of love

When there is no light to penetrate the dark
And only emptiness flows through your heart
And you reach out but there's nobody there
And you can find no resolution in the depths of your despair

When there ain't no signal coming down from above
When all is lost in the raging flood
Keep a weather eye out
Keep a weather eye out
Keep a weather eye out
For the lighthouse of love

When you've been stripped down to the naked skin
And the pain has started and you don't when it gonna end
And you're all busted up and about to blow your top
And you fall into begging Please make it stop

When there ain't no signal coming down from above
When all is lost in the raging flood
Keep a weather eye out
Keep a weather eye out
Keep a weather eye out
For the lighthouse of love
Track Name: The Curse
The Curse

Big old garden snake bout as thick as a peg
Crawled into the chicken coop, swallowed a wooden egg
And when he tried to get back out the way that he come in
He found out that old egg was twice as thick as him

Oh, oh. The Curse
Oh, oh. The Curse
Ain't no snake ever born could go in reverse
Oh. Oh. The Curse

All that snake could do was to crawl straight ahead
He found his-self a dangling down the side of that shed
And since that egg weren't coming out his nether end
He found his-self staring down at the end of him

Oh, oh. The Curse
Oh, oh. The Curse
Ain't no snake ever born could go in reverse
Oh. Oh. The Curse

Now what's this story? What is it about
Well the way you come in ain't the way that you go out
And be careful not to bite off more than you can chew
And never swallow anything that's bigger than you

Oh, oh. The Curse
Oh, oh. The Curse
Ain't no snake ever born could go in reverse
Oh. Oh. The Curse
(one more time)
Oh. Oh. The Curse
Track Name: Country Song
Country Song

Out a work, puttering round the yard
I guess I got into drinking a little bit too hard
She was a working, started staying out
Before I could bat an eye, the whole thing had gone south.

Heading down that long road
All I got is gone
Feels like I am stuck inside
A real bad country song

I come home one evening she had moved out
Oh, so sad and lonely inside that empty house
We'd lived too long on credit, up to our necks in debt
When everything had be sold, there wasn't nothing left

Heading down that long road
All I got is gone
Feels like I am stuck inside
A real bad country song

She up and left me for another man
Giving explanations I won't ever understand
It broke like a glass on the cold concrete floor
And I broke the key off in the lock when I bolted the last door

Heading down that long road
All I got is gone
Feels like I am stuck inside
A real bad country song

Good bye everybody! You won't be seeing me around
Nothing left for me in this town
No, there's nothing left for me here
And all I leave behind is just thirty years

Heading down that long road
All I got is gone
Feels like I am stuck inside
A real bad country song
Track Name: Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue

When the rain obscures the horizon
And the wheels hiss on the road
And the darkness is descending
And you've got miles and miles left to go.

Maybe then you will remember
When your mind's got nothing else to do
And the memories will start descending
Out of the blue
Out of the blue
Out of the blue

When the wind is just a whisper
And something in the shadows stirs
And you forget what you are doing
And your mind becomes a blur

Maybe then you will remember
When your mind's got nothing else to do
And the memories will start descending
Out of the blue
Out of the blue
Out of the blue

Now that autumn is upon you
And you're raking up the leaves
The smell of smoke is in the air
And it's finally time to grieve

Maybe then you will remember
When your mind's got nothing else to do
And the memories will start descending
Out of the blue
Out of the blue
Out of the blue
Track Name: He Is Not
He's Not

Somewhere in the world a man just dropped
Everything around him just stopped
He left the room without making a sound
Nobody noticed till the orderly made his rounds

But he's not.
Oh. Oh. He's not.
Ain't no X gonna mark the spot where he's not
Ain't no X gonna mark the spot where he's not

Somehow he just slipped outa time
Leaving only his remains behind
An odd assortment of odds and ends
Fingernails, toes, teeth and skin

Cause he's not.
Oh. Oh. He's not.
Ain't no X gonna mark the spot where he's not
Ain't no X gonna mark the spot where he's not

You can't say that he moved on
Cause there's no place for him to be gone
He didn't fly high, he didn't sink low
No, he didn't have nowhere to go

He's just not.
Oh. Oh. He's not.
Ain't no X gonna mark the spot where he's not
Ain't no X gonna mark the spot where he's not

Oh! Time is a mighty tide
It carries us far, it carries us wide
It is the beating heart of the stars
If you can still see'em you still are

But he's not.
Oh. Oh. He's not.
Ain't no X gonna mark the spot where he's not
Ain't no X gonna mark the spot where he's not
Track Name: 5150
5150
Call 911. It's a 51
Call 911. It's a 51
Call 911. It's a 51
5150

Call 911 get the medic and his van
They come and took away the old man
He was threatening to burn down the house
Figured it was time to get him out

Call 911. It's a 51
Call 911. It's a 51
Call 911. It's a 51
5150

So they come and they took him away
The locked him up for fourteen days
Trying to figure out where he might go
Fact was, don't nobody know

Call 911. It's a 51
Call 911. It's a 51
Call 911. It's a 51
5150

They took him off to an old persons home
He was sad and so all alone
I cry like a baby, that's what he said
Couple days later I heard he was dead

Call 911. It's a 51
Call 911. It's a 51
Call 911. It's a 51
5150

Call 911 get the medic and his van
They come and took away the old man
He was threatening to burn down the house
Figured it was time to get him out

Call 911. It's a 51
Call 911. It's a 51
Call 911. It's a 51
5150
Track Name: And So It Is
And So It Is

They put him in this big old place where very door is locked
They don't want no one getting out, they might go for a walk
He's feeling sad and lonely now so far away from home
Not a single person there that he's ever known

They take him to the window to get a little light
Blind as a bat he don't know if it's day or night
But his face like a flower, it turns to the sun
And so it is
And so it is
Until his day is done

All he's got now is the clothes upon his back
And the things he carries round in a little plastic sack
And all the fellas there, they are just like him
A bunch of crazy, dying, and demented old men

They take him to the window to get a little light
Blind as a bat he don't know if it's day or night
But his face like a flower, it turns to the sun
And so it is
And so it is
Until his day is done

God asks him questions nearly every night
Problem is he doesn't get any of the answers right
He's afraid he might fail God's final quiz
And if there's any mercy at all he don't know where he is

They take him to the window to get a little light
Blind as a bat he don't know if it's day or night
But his face like a flower, it turns to the sun
And so it is
And so it is
Until his day is done
Track Name: Around Once
Around Once

At first it looks like an endless road
Millions of places to see, millions of places to go
An optical illusion leads you astray
There's no such thing as endless days
Even old Methusala come to an end
The same that waits for you and me around the bend

You just get started and then it's done
Yea, it's over before it's begun
You don't got time to unpack your trunk
And you only get to go
And you only get to go
You only get to go
Around once

Before you know it, it's half through
What the hell have you done now, what the hell did you do
Where the hell did all that time go
And what the hell now do you have to show
Choices on choices they make a fate
The road once wide now's narrow and straight
You just get started and then it's done'\

Yea, it's over before it's begun
You don't got time to unpack your trunk
And you only get to go
And you only get to go
You only get to go
Around once

Hopes all gone, goals unattained
You struggled through the weather, the sleet, and the rain
And looking back on the ruins of all that was
You're lucky if you found someone to love
And as you wait for the pains of the last
You say to yourself, this too will pass

You just get started and then it's done
Yea, it's over before it's begun
You don't got time to unpack your trunk
And you only get to go
And you only get to go
You only get to go
Around once
Track Name: 3 AM
3 AM

The days are so long, the nights are so cold
I wake up frightened cause I'm getting old
It's hard to find your sleep again
When instead of counting sheep, you're counting days till the end

The Night
The Night
The Night is very still
I can feel the darkness pressing in
Stark, raving awake at 3 AM
Stark, raving awake at 3 AM

Feels like I'm resting on a bed of rocks
Amid the turmoil of unfinished thoughts
All the things I did, all I left undone
All the battles fought and lost, all the races run

The Night
The Night
The Night is very still
I can feel the darkness pressing in
Stark, raving awake at 3 AM
Stark, raving awake at 3 AM

The poet at his candle continues with this toil
Young lovers bring their passion to a boil
The lonely soldier waits for that sudden sound
And I can hear the world as it turns around

The Night
The Night
The Night is very still
I can feel the darkness pressing in
Stark, raving awake at 3 AM
Stark, raving awake at 3 AM
Track Name: Heaven Bound
Heaven Bound

When she fell
She fell like water
No one saw her hit the ground
Someone said she no ones daughter
Mind long gone heaven bound

Heaven Bound
Heaven Bound
When she fell she fell like water
Heaven Bound

To kiss the bright oblivion
And not let the darkness in
To find out just what happens
Is there love and is there sin

Is there sin
Is there sin
to kiss the bright oblivion
Is there sin

They buried her on Monday
In a pine box with no name
Seems the sorry that came with her
Was to much for one to claim

Claim her heart
Claim her
Claim her heart
Claim her
Claim her heart claim her heart

The said a small prayer 'or her
As they roped her to the ground
And they lay upon her gently
Some flowers they had found

They had found
They had found
When she fell
She fell like water heaven bound

Heaven Bound
Heaven
Heaven Bound
Heaven
Heaven Bound
Heaven

Bound
Bound
Bound
Track Name: Somebody's Body
Somebody's Body

Somebody's body bobbed up in the lake
Somebody's body made a grave mistake
Somebody's body got no credit card
Somebody's body we don't know who you are
Somebody's body were you happy, were you sad
Somebody's body be you good or be you bad
Somebody's body were you hated, be you loved
Somebody's body did you fall or were you shoved

Somebody's body
Somebody's body
Somebody's body
Somebody's body
Somebody's body
Somebody's body

Somebody's body bobbed up in the lake
Somebody's body made a grave mistake
Somebody's body got no picture ID
Somebody's body we don't know who you be
Somebody's body got a number not a name
Somebody's body break free from his chains
Somebody's body rise on angels wings
Somebody's body well he sing, sing, sing

Somebody's body
Somebody's body
Somebody's body
Somebody's body
Somebody's body
Somebody's body

Somebody's body bobbed up in the lake
Somebody's body made a grave mistake
Somebody's body got no picture ID
Somebody's body we don't know who you be
Somebody's body got a number not a name
Somebody's body break free from his chains
Somebody's body rise on angels wings
Somebody's body well he sing, sing, sing

Somebody's body..Somebody's body...Somebody's body...Somebody's body
Bob up...Bob up...Bob up...Bob up...Bob up...Bob up...Bob up...Bob up...Bob up
In the lake...In the lake...In the lake
Somebody's body...Somebody's body
Bob up...Bob up...Bob up...Bob up...Bob up...Bob up
In the lake...In the lake...In the lake
Bob up (various)
Track Name: Broken Hearted Melodies
Broken Hearted Melodies

Broken hearted melodies seem to fill the air
Sadness and sorrow I can feel it everywhere
All of our dreams just went up in smoke
We thought we was rich, turns out we was broke

Nothing now anyone can do
Just have to buckle down and try to see it through
You can lean on me if I can lean on you

The sum of my grief I cannot add it up
But at the moment it feels a bit too much
That's that now. The verdict has been sealed
I can only hope the wound is not too great to heal

Nothing now anyone can do
Just have to buckle down and try to see it through
You can lean on me if I can lean on you

We are just children huddled against the storm
Clinging together and trying to keep warm
Funny how the wind, the wind can blow so very cold
Hurting our bodies, numbing our souls

Nothing now anyone can do
Just have to buckle down and try to see it through
You can lean on me if I can lean on you