We Create (5​-​song EP)

by The Jinxes (indie folk pop)

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released April 2, 2014

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Indie folk pop duo from Monterey Bay, California.

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Track Name: My Butterfly
VERSE
She wakes, scrambles eggs and smoothes the bed
She laughs, as I yawn and scratch my head
and she slides a brand-new princess comb through the knots in my hair
She holds my hand as we walk there

First day, screams and spit balls fill the air
and I cling, but she nods and I climb the stairs
She waves, til the school bus pulls away, disappears
then sings a song to quiet her fears:

CHORUS
Spread your wings and fly
outstretched to the sky
Spread your wings and fly
My butterfly

VERSE
Ten years, and then another ten go by
and I move, find a job and find a guy
and I call, with a spring in my step, tear in my eye
"Mom, we set the date for July."

She brings, somethin' old and somethin' blue,
and we talk, with an hour left and nothing left to do,
and I've got ... a stomach full of big butterflies,
but she takes my hand and looks in my eyes:

CHORUS

BRIDGE

VERSE
She takes her grandkids' pictures from the wall
on her last day, she cleans her desk and walks down the hall
Looks both ways and, wonders what to do now, what happens next...
When she asks, I know what to suggest:

CHORUS
Track Name: The Situation
VERSE
This situation's takin' us the other way
Takin' us down to places that we've never been before
The glass is flying here, the words are cutting deeper now
As we keep slipping sliding into our own holy war, hoping for more

CHORUS
Do you remember me?
Cause baby I'm still standing
If this how it has to be...
Take the ride and see it through,
Find something old and something new

VERSE
The laundry's crying' and the laughing bills are stacking up
The jealous Mondays with their empty paycheck promises
The quiet worries whisper things aren't going fast enough
So we keep running racing to the phantom finish line, hoping for time

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Inside the fire
Inside the wheel
It's hard to see
It's hard to feel
But don't forget
How hard we've tried
And don't you dare forget
I'm on your side

VERSE
This situation's takin' us the other way
Takin' us down to places that we've never been before
My heart is pounding but you're standing here beside me
So come on baby maybe this is what we bargained 4, hopin’ 4 more

CHORUS/VAMP OUT
Track Name: Can You Hear It Ring?
VERSE
Across the fields and through the woods
In industry and in the hoods

From the top of the highest mountain
to the bottom of my street
From the pages in the towers
to the hungry hills of wheat

From the huddled masses yearning
before a golden door
To the homeless and the tempest-tossed
on the flooded shore

From the purple robes of prominence
to the eagle pose of dominance
the prisoners stand a-starin’
while the bugle horn’s a-blarin’

CHORUS
Can you hear it ring?

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE

VERSE
Through the years and through the days
Through all your means and all your ways

Let the band play for you
As you rise, as you fall
In the silence of the struggle
with your back against the wall

With all the muster you can wrangle
from that star-spangled jangle
that clash, boom, drum cry
And try, and try, and try, and try

CHORUS
Track Name: We Create
VERSE
Throw your hands in the air
stomp your feet on the ground
throw your body around
you can dance, you can dance, you can dance

Start with a scream
just hum along
tra-la-la la-la
you can sing, you can sing, you can sing

Put some paint on the page
rattle the cage
open a book now
you can dream, you can dream, we create...

CHORUS
we create

VERSE
When no one believes
and the fear comes to stay
but you can’t walk away
from the empty page, empty page, empty page

AIt starts with a seed
a happy mistake
which direction to take
all the open doors, open doors, open doors

watch it flying away
bound for distant shores
it’s not yours anymore
on paper wings, paper wings, paper wings

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE

REPEAT VERSE 1

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Track Name: Which Way Do We Go Now?
VERSE:
Hey, are you going my way?
The stars are alignin’ and the sun is shinin’,
Are you game for a day?

One step is it all it takes
If we were 21, headstrong,
We wouldn’t think right/wrong,
Free to make our mistakes

CHORUS
We thought we’d be there by now
Somewhere we got turned around
Which way do we go now?

VERSE
Hey, it’s a lemonadin’ day
Holding hands on the pier eating cotton candy, laughing
While the tall ships sail away

One kiss and here we go
Catch a cab on the corner, tell the man California,
Heading West on the open road

CHORUS

BRIDGE

VERSE
Throw all the maps away
They didn’t get us any closer
to the things we wanted most
they just take all the fun away

So where’d the hours go?
I lost track of all the miles
While I was countin’ all your smiles
and we’re humming every tune we know

CHORUS