Light Sleeper

by Cheap Blue Yonder

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released March 10, 2014

Produced by Doug Schadt and Cheap Blue Yonder
Mixed by Doug Schadt
Co-Mixed by Troy Chryssos
Mastered by Alan Silverman at Arf! Mastering

Recorded by Doug Schadt, Aaron Bastinelli, Bob Power, Tyler Laurence and Troy Chryssos at Coach Leigh's, Converse Rubber Tracks, and the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music respectively.

All songs written by Troy Chryssos & Cheap Blue Yonder EXCEPT

"A Different Way of Making Coffee" which was written by Jesse Bielenberg and Cheap Blue Yonder

and "Modern Artist" which was written by Troy Chryssos, Alec Donkin, Cole Miller, and Cheap Blue Yonder

Album art by Hunter Stone

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Cheap Blue Yonder is Troy Chryssos, Adam November, Jesse Bielenberg and John Shankman.

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Track Name: When You Woke Up to Just The Sun
Broke my glasses talking sweetly
Been hard to get you back since I can’t see
I’ll just hope you never get too far

If your makeup days are done
Will you mind if I call you ugly?
It’s not your beauty on the run
I just learned to trust your mask

Got no heartbreak
With no heart left, yeah
The love’s all in my hands

When you woke up to just the sun
Did you sleep just right or were you wishing
That the squeak of someone
Would make the morning break early

Got no heartbreak
With no heart left, yeah
The love’s all in my hands

Spread my ashes in your coffee
Milk and sugar for your bad dreams
Track Name: Haley Wants to Say Hello
In her better years
She held fiction dear
Like being followed
Now she prays to paper
Someone’s watching

She says she will change her clothes
But we’ve heard words like those,
Choked and crying
Will I break this heart once or twice
Once or twice

At least Haley wants to say hello to me
And I’ve got no one better waiting on their knees
I’m tired, but she, she wakes me up
She’s not violent just a lover that’s too rough

She’s got no picture frames
But she keeps her nicknames
Under her pillow

She never has the time
Her map reads crooked, missing lines
And she’s not careful
But I’m not just some hour
On her watch
No I’m worth a stop

Because Haley wants to say hello to me
And I’ve got no one better waiting on their knees
I’m tired, but she, she wakes me up
She’s not violent just a lover

At least Haley wants to say hello to me
And I’ve got no one better waiting on their knees
I’m tired, but she, she wakes me up
She’s not violent just a lover that’s too ohh

At least Haley wants to say hello to me
And I’ve got no one better waiting on their knees
Track Name: Listing
Here’s the thing about missing
You’ll never know if you’ll be missed
Our just questioned by postmen
It seems your house slipped off his list

Whoa-oh-oh

Here’s the thing about missing
You’ll never know if you’ll be missed
Our just questioned by postmen
It seems your house slipped off his list

Whoa-oh-oh

Did you say it was vengeance
In your phone call back home
Didn’t your mother teacher you
Only as dumb as you are alone

Whoa-oh-oh

Autumn’s long in its shadows
As you were light in your sleep
Blamed your comfort on mattresses
And the heat all upon me

Whoa-oh-oh
Whoa-oh-oh
Track Name: Modern Artist
Cut me down
I don’t want to feel this holding
The writing on the wall doesn’t
Read if you wrote it

What time in the evening is it?
Your door's open,
I’m not looking for a place to go
You painted the furniture
A shade of my favorite color

You’re a modern artist, baby
You do it for the thrill
And there’s a line between
Your heart and being skilled

Turn around
This town’s not as you left it
Your clothes are still cool
But how you walk in them is different

Old film in the camera makes everyone
Older than
You remember them
You were a dreamer
A time machiner

You’re a modern artist, baby
You do it for the thrill
And there’s a line between
Your heart and being skilled

Whoa-oh
Track Name: I'm Not Trying
From this perch
Tried to find
The tallest tree that my
Eyes could climb, but
Little did I know
That this tree
Was under me
The whole time

No more constellations
In night skies
I put them into books
And now all I can find
Are my lines

I’m not tryin’ if it’s hard

Late to work
Once again
Left my car at the
Other end of town
It would be easier to say than that I’m bored

Broke my heart
Waitin’ round
When the doctor called
I said
I’m not free right now
Now
Oh, right now

I’m not tryin’ if it’s
Track Name: Bones
Dressed in white I keep a look out
They’ll drop a fist upon my door
I keep a packed suitcase
And a crawlspace in the floor

To my maker I’ll go stomping
Extolling all my sins
Though I am not guilty
There is no honor in the innocent

Howlin’ men turn the tide
The lost don’t get closer, they hide
There’s proof in these bones, bones
My love’s in these bones

There’s a peace in the foundry
I will work ‘till the work gets done
Build my armor out of shrapnel
This thing that has survived the gun

Now no wars can leave us bloody
Because we’re bleedin’ all the time
Still I’ll give up all my plenty
To make things better down the line

Howlin’ men turn the tide
The lost don’t get closer, they hide
There’s proof in these bones, bones
My love’s in these bones
Track Name: Readyet
I’m a ton of stone
I can’t be moved but if you
Cry o’er me for a couple of years
Your tears might carve some grief
Into this body

I’m ten years old
I’ve got my fears but I put them off
Until I can’t sleep at night
And the dark is where I do
My best thinking

Ooh

Don’t rock the boat
But if you do you’ll find that the
Water’s
Just as warm
As the bed
That you last slept in

I’m not ready yet

Go get your coat
It’s summer, yes
But we should grab what we can carry
While we’re strong
While we’re stone

I’m not ready yet
Track Name: Missed Her by an Instant
You were right of course
‘bout those bruises on my neck
And shoulders

The punch was hard
The light went dark
I heard you scream
“Well I told you”

And who was she playing?
When I got kissed, Barry White
When I got hit, some other shit
Oh what does it matter?

Missed her by an instant
The gulf of kids next door
She’s driver’s side with the New York Plates
But they don’t suit her anymore

So was it the car I borrowed
Or the phone call days before
That got me to her bedroom
Her lipstick on our faces

I had debts to pay
Yeah, some of us owe more than others
Not in gold or silver

In fish we thought were caught
With the lines we thought pulled taught
Oh but who can remember
Now?

Cherry changed her name to
Chardonnay
I liked the label better anyway

I swear that she doesn’t matter
To me

Missed her by an instant
The gulf of kids next door
She’s driver’s side with the New York Plates
But they don’t suit her anymore

So was it the car I borrowed
Or the phone call days before
That got me to her bedroom

Missed her by an instant