Love You Mean It

by Family And Friends

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To our family and friends, and everyone who ever dared to believe in us, you are our constant inspiration, and our gratitude for you is infinite. Love You Always, Mean it.

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released 09 January 2014
Tuna Fortuna: Electric/Upright Bass
Casey Harper: Vocals
Ryan Houchens: Percussion, Vocals
Maria Kindt: Violin/Viola
Mike MacDonald: Acoustic guitar, Vocals
JP McKenzie: Electric Guitar
Jamie Rios: Percussion
Ben Wills: Vocals

Gang Vocals: Sam Blount, Will Cobb, Sommer Daniel, Jacob Harkey, Jon Harkey, Debbie Houchens, Ryan Houchens, Maria Kindt, Mike McDonald, Ashton Moss, JP McKenzie, Mike McKenzie, Ryan Riley, Ben Wills, Kat Wills,

All songs written by Mike MacDonald and arranged and performed by Family And Friends. Art by Mike MacDonald. Recorded and Mixed by Ben Wills, Mastered at Glow In The Dark Studios in Atlanta, GA. Released January 9th, 2014.

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Track Name: My Life, My Love
Well I’ve been staring a hole in the sky,
I keep wasting my time wondering,
Of all the places I could be,
I am not,

Who I was, in the dreams,
We dare to dream when we are young,
One day, we wake up and we become,
Something different.

We are the sums of our decisions,
The fruit of our ambitions,
A grain of sand a drop in the ocean,
Oh, what a trying notion.

Lately these days I cant help but get this feeling I am sinking,
And the ground beneath my feet, I think, is starting to believe me,
I try to run but I don’t know how,
All my thoughts are made of doubt,
And the silence steals the words from my mouth,
I guess I have not been myself for some while now.

Oh my life, my love, can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
My heart is strong, but my will is wearing weary,
I’m leaving, come morning,
I said I’m leaving, come morning,
I’ll be gone.
It wont be long, till I belong.

Well I’ve been pacing this tile for a while now,
I keep wasting my time wondering,
Why some hearts beat harder,
And two can love in so many different ways,
Or you can love just one your whole life long,
When they don’t feel the same,
Love, I’m only asking,
If it’s funny then why aren't you laughing?
Love, I’m only asking,

Oh my life, my love, I am sorry,
I am sorry,
For the things I have said and I have done,
See, all my life I’ve hurt the ones,
See, all my life I’ve hurt the ones I love,
But it was not my intention.

And the wolves keep showing their teeth at me,
And the Holy Ghost is keeping close,
He says the love will come, but it won’t come easy.

And I can't help but think,
There must be something I am missing,
See when I lay my head to sleep, a voice inside keeps whispering,
He says, are you where you want to be?
Are you where you want to be?
Are you where you’re wanting now to go?
No?

Oh this heavy heart is missing you around,
It’s missing you around.
But I won't let it weigh me down.

Oh this heavy heart is missing you around,
It’s missing you around.
But I won't let it weigh me down.

And oh, this time is taking its time on me,
Its time on me.

See, when I lay my head to sleep, a voice inside keeps whispering,
He says are you where you want to be?
Are you where you want to be?
You see, the love will come, but it won’t come easy.
Track Name: Rust And Bone
Leave me where you found me
With the arms of the darkness surrounding, around me
Throw dirt in my eyes and try convincing me
My love is blind

I lost you in the rubble like a diamond to the rough
Or a face beneath the stubble when the times are tending tough
I’m giving up, on giving up

Here we lay to rest a younger man than the one I now am
I now am half the one he was when I smothered him beneath my skin

Curse my fickle heart, my stubborn ways, my foolish pride
Wondering if ever there a better way to live or least some better way to die
Today is the first day of the rest of my life
Today is the first day of the rest of my life
I’m learning how to die

I set my sails for safer waters, I left my love for higher ground, don’t look down
I am watching from above, you sinking like a stone
I let you drown, I let you drown

Down on luck like a sinner feeling sorry for myself
Preacher man says if I’ll be damned you're going straight to hell
Your god don't love you anymore
My god, don’t you love me anymore

I am feeling I’m not where I am going
I am feeling I’m not where I am going
I am feeling I’m not where I am going
Or what I am going to become

The air is static in the attic where the ghosts of our past live, they are rust and bone, rust and bone
I still think of you out of habit like some kind of madness, but I am letting go, I’m letting go
Of all my reasons for fear of failure, my demons beneath me screaming let me out, let me out
But I’m buried beneath the covers with the ghosts of my lovers thinking never or now, never or now

I’m losing sleep, I lost you once, I wont lose you now again
I’ll scream and shout till my lungs give out, till the blood runs cold beneath the skin

Forever my love
Forever my love
Forever my love
Forever my friend
Track Name: Of Lovers And Liars
My father my mother if this is the last you hear of me
It’s not for lack of covering my tracks I am leaving
For where sky meets sea
Please, do not fear for me

Like a furnace fueled by flame the feeling was festering
A sense of shame and my wanting ways got the best of me
So bloody my lips, blacken my eyes
Show me your fists, teach me to fight

There is nothing that I would not do
There is nothing that I would not do
To prove myself
To prove my love for you

Searching for answers in the bottom of a glass to questions I'm too scared to ask
In the pocket of my coat I carry my flask to inspire the courage I lack

I want to tell you I love you, but I don't know how
I want to love you, but I don't know how

When,
All my love is a lie
All my love is a lie
And silence the truth’s disguise

Even the sunset will someday rise
You will know love
You will know patience with time

Feel it in my bones
Voices from below
Saying if you love her, let her go
Feel it in my bones
Voices from below
Saying if you love her, let her go
But I was born a stubborn soul
My vices are my own

My brother my sister if this is the last that you hear of me
It’s not for lack of love or the feeling wearing weary
Please, do not fear for me
See I have been patient most my life
See I have been patient most my life
And today may be the day I die
Today may be the day I die
Track Name: Love, And Other Drugs
Well I woke with the moon, see I rose with the sun,
Fell in love with this feeling of feeling in love,
But the notion itself was a troublesome spell,
I need devotion to another other than myself.

I’ve been running from myself now most my whole life,
See this one I am becoming seems the cynical kind,
So I stick to my guns, and keep my aim still,
Now when I shoot, I shoot to kill, and I don’t stop til I’ve got my fill.

All my feelings are failing me,
All my feelings are failing me,
All my feelings are failing me.

I’ve been waiting my whole life patient,
Time keeps changing,
These times, they are changing me.

I’ve been feeling like a stranger inside my own skin,
And I’ve been choking on these doses of my own medicine,
Threw my weight to the wind, to escape these chains I am in,
It takes a leap of faith to fall from grace to begin again.

I’ve been swallowing spirits like it’s good for the soul,
The search for solace seems a slippery slope,
I’m losing control, I’ve been giving up hope,
My love won’t let me go.

I am a collection of the places I’ve been,
The people I’ve known, my relationships,
My family,
My friends.

Oh, no, you’re love is not lost on me,
Oh, no, you’re love is not lost on me,
Oh, no, you’re love is not lost on me,

I awoke from a spell like you would not believe,
To the sight of my love and life’s better things,
I’ve been living a lie, this American dream,
I escaped by the skin of my teeth.

I’ve been waiting my whole life patient,
Time keeps changing,
These times, they are changing me.
Track Name: Family And Friends
All my life I’ve waited for the better days,
Now I find I’ve, wasted most my life away,
Waiting, wanting, more.

Time keeps moving,
Away from here, away from me
I keep losing, sight of the better things,
My friends, my family,
Your love the light, my heart the seed,

My love, it grows,
My love grows.
My love, it grows,
My love grows.

Oh my father, oh my mother,
Oh my sister, oh my brother,
Oh my family, oh my everything,

Oh my friends and, oh my lovers,
Oh my sisters and, oh my brothers,
Oh my family, you are my everything.

You’ll never know just what you mean to me.

Be still the voices in my head,
That reason me to sin,
Lord lay my demons all to rest.

See, my love it grows,
You ask me how I know,
See, there’s a voice inside my heart,
Oh my love, it tells me so.
There’s a voice inside my heart,
Oh my love, it tells me so.

And my love, it grows,
My love grows.
My love, it grows,
My love grows.

Can you hear it?
Oh, the Love is on the way,
Oh the Love is on the way,
Oh the Love is on the way!

And there’s a song in my heart,
When it sings, oh, it sings for today.

When it comes,
We’re gonna call it by it’s name,
We’re gonna call it by it’s name,
We’re gonna call it by it’s name!

When we die,
We will leave just as we came.

See, for you, my love, I’d wait,
For all my days.
For you, my love, I’d wait,
For all my days.

Be still the voices in my head,
That reason me to sin,
Lord lay my demons all to rest.

See, my love it grows,
You ask me how I know,
See, tere’s a voice inside my heart,
Oh my love, it tells me so.
There’s a voice inside my heart,
Oh my love, it tells me so.

My love, it grows,
My love grows.
My love, it grows,
My love grows.

We all want the same thing,
A picket fence, a diamond ring,
A life worth living,
A love worth giving away.

See, we all want the same thing,
A picket fence, a diamond ring,
A life worth living,
A love worth giving away.

A heart that sings for today.