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The Benefit of Doubt

by We used to be Tourists

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1.
Piles of empty promises Like dirty laundry on my bed I would like to sleep but there’s No space up there to rest my head Covered up in spider webs I haven’t cleaned here since you left You made it clear you won’t come back So I don’t think you could care less Are you happy yet You’re busy every time I check When you cash those checks Do you think you’re happy that you left Are you happy that you left? Are you happy that you left? Are you happy that you left? I bet you think you’re happy that you left. Empty glasses, empty sex And in the morning empty beds And instead of empty heads They’re filled with nothing but regrets But sure I’ll call and sure you’ll text Let’s put our patience to the test Always faking interest When we want some one else instead Hello, have we met? I think my lovers love for me is dead I’m almost over her I guess u think i Could be loving you instead? Could I be loving you instead? Could I be loving you instead? Could I be loving you instead? I think I could be loving you instead.
2.
All I need is something to do I need something to dance to I don’t want to fall asleep With a drink in my hands And spill it on the carpet Like I did the last time Honey I learnt my lesson I quit the red whine I’m not putting on a show I wouldn’t say it if it weren’t so I just called to let you know I cried the whole way home All I need is somewhere to be I need somewhere to be me Lately I’ve been wandering around Like I don’t live in these streets I fumble in my pockets And I struggle to find my keys Won’t you come back home Please please please I’m not putting on a show I wouldn’t say it if it weren’t so I just called to let you know I cried the whole way home All I need is somewhere to go Somewhere to go through Or a story I could tell That would make you blush and yell oh you Because everyone’s got something All I want is something, too But if it’s too much to ask for I will fold my cards and go I’m not putting on a show I wouldn’t say it if it weren’t so I just called to let you know I cried the whole way home
3.
As we turn onto I40 east I turn on the A/C And I wonder if you ever freeze In your house in Tennessee Cause I froze half to death On that first night on that blow up bed And I wondered if you couldn’t sleep as well Just a couple feet away Oh Nashville Tennessee Won’t you come back home with me Nashville Tennessee Won’t you come back home Build a coffin in the living room And wonder „What would Dolly Parton Do?“ Would she try and make a move on you Would she try and play it cool Cause I’ve tried none of these I find it hard to believe That you would have a thing for me And now you’re out of reach Oh Nashville Tennessee Won’t you come back home with me Nashville Tennessee Won’t you come back
4.
I fell asleep with a hand on my back Now I got a weird lookin’ sunburn and a plane to catch And if you see me sitting there just leave me alone I got a terrible headache and netflix on my phone Honey how I missed your face, I missed your lips on mine But did you know that in the states the markets in decline We should buy things we don’t need, yeah we should buy it all Just in case the plane breaks down we’re ready for the fall Oh my love haven’t you heard Oh my love you’re not the end of the world You’re just a four letter word Haven’t you heard My friends used to go out, yeah we used to get high But now they just leave early cause they all got a child And I just sit and wonder what my life would be like If instead of always giving in I’d put up a fight Oh my love haven’t you heard Oh my love you’re not the end of the world You’re just a four letter word Haven’t you heard Baby I came running all the way from hell for you And on the way I lost my shoes It’s true But all the while I never thought I’d make it here in time Should we make it worth our while Alright
5.
Anniversary 01:28
Some days they go by so fast Others they go by so slow Happy Anniversary It’s been a year since I let you go What have you been up to lately I’ll pretend that I don’t care Have you thought about me maybe Don’t you tell me I don’t care
6.
What’s the use in counting sheep If this city never sleeps We lie awake and watch the stars We wish for quiet but all we get Are passing cars And if by chance we need supplies We break into construction sites And let the rings under our eyes Tell the story of another Sleepless Night But every daybreak is a start So let the day break us apart And in the morning sweet sunshine Dressing houses up in warm Morning Light
7.
Barre, VT 04:34
I thought I fought But I was down the second you got in That grin, that grin It gave me all I needed to give in So what are you Gonna do When they start Counting me out Will you cheer? Will you hide your tears? But if you’re the one that’s counting me out Count me in They pulled me out of the ring And the crowd in the first row they started to sing But their words they went unheard My ears were ringing, my vision was blurred So what are we Gonna be When they start Counting us out Will we cheer? Will we hide our tears? But if you’re by my side when they start counting Count me in
8.
Signals 03:31
Should I try and change the channel once again? I’ve been up all night trying to make some sense But my eyelids hang like curtains in an empty house Passing by you look in, but no one is looking out Change the frequency Have you been sending signals out to me? Send my letters back If you read while running it might break your neck Where there ever any hints of doubt in your voice It was blissful, now it’s blissful white noise My friends are advertising someone new I’m still trying to set my receiver back to you Change the frequency Have you been sending signals out to me? Send my letters back If you read while running it might break your neck You are always on the run But you can’t hide from the person you’ve become You are so much like your mum The place your running to is the same you’re running from Change the frequency Have you been sending signals out to me? Send my letters back If you read while running it might break your neck
9.
Walls 01:15
The walls are coming in again The walls are coming in Oh what a new year This one's getting old And no one really likes to be alone Spare me your tears I don't believe in ghosts How come you are still around? The walls are coming in again The walls are coming in
10.
Are we cool now? Are they still asking about us Are you sitting at home? There’s no doubt about it This could have been good This could have been fine Now every time we meet I still know how it feels It’s a kind of muscle memory Just a few more years To wear off Are we cool now? Are we laughing about it? Because I’m sitting at home With my smile stuck in the hallway Is it too late to be good Is it too late to try Now every time we meet I still know how it feels It’s a kind of muscle memory Just a few more years To wear off Now every time we meet do you know how I feel It’s a kind of muscle memory just a few more weeks
11.
V70 04:59
A Throwback To the back seat Of that black V70 My neighbors car Matthew Caws on the stereo I’m driving way too fast Let’s see how far this baby can go Until someone notices we’re gone Hard to believe We’re not the ones that move Power Lines and Trees They build a frame around me and you Listen now I can be quiet too Although ten years have gone by whatever there was is gone I still see you when I close my eyes Every time I put that record on Pull me closer to you I’m the needle and you are the groove

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released September 21, 2018

Written, recorded, and produced by We used to be Tourists. Violins by Laila Nysten. Mixed by Jeff Stuart Saltzman. Mastered by Adam Gonsalves.

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