The Benefit of Doubt

by We used to be Tourists

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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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Track Name: Dirty Laundry
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.
Track Name: I Cried The Whole Way Home
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
Track Name: Nashville, TN
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
Track Name: Haven't You Heard
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
Track Name: Anniversary
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
Track Name: Counting Sheep
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
Track Name: Barre, VT
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
Track Name: Signals
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
Track Name: Walls
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
Track Name: Muscle Memory
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
Track Name: V70
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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