VAYA

by Vaya

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released March 22, 2014

VAYA is
Jeff Kelley - vocals, guitar, keys
Kevin Claxton - baritone guitar
Eric Ridder - drums, sleigh bells

Recorded and mixed by Jeff Kelley at CSC studios
Digital master by Carl Saff
Vinyl pressed at Pirates Press

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Track Name: I'm Not Listening
I'm not listening to any other moment besides my own
Mired in a flood
Fire in my blood
OK?

You can't try to live (come on, let's be new again)
In any other moment but (come on, let's be new again)

Memories stamped on backs of hands
Wash away our mundane plans
Turn it off, turn me up
Deconstruct to reconstruct 'cause
I'm not listening
Track Name: Four A.M.
When love is standing in the room, everybody's aching
The needle's spinning in an empty groove
And nobody's body is their own

When love is standing in the room, everybody's faded
It's four AM and nobody's going home
'Cause nobody's body is their own
Track Name: Neon Skull
All the wasted days that I want from you
'Til all my aches decay and make it hard to feel
I could wait for no one
I could wait for no one to come and take my place
And walk into the sea

Yesterday came on like a neon skull
And I couldn't stay awake

Yesterday came on like a neon skull
And I wouldn't make you stay

It's like they told us about, we all would never listen
In the warmth of the space we all thought we could find
Track Name: Passed Up
I wanna live like a whirlwind
I wanna die when I'm young
I wanna break all the promises I've made
And own up to all the messes in summer dresses to date
I wanna be the sound you hear

I don't know where I went wrong
Feeling like I'm passed up
Track Name: Sprawl
Pretend we're already where streetlights know our face
And all our friends came to stare at their memories misplaced
Why would I be cynical?
When I could be so physical?

Fake our roots
Embrace the hours
All we are is urban sprawl
Track Name: Disappear
I don't need to be loved
I don't want to be feared
All I want is to not disappear

I don't need to belong
I don't need any peers
As long as I just don't disappear

Our hands have nowhere left to wander
My heart is yours to squander

I don't need to get off
I don't mind if we get weird
As long as you help me not disappear

I could do it alone
But I want you near
Help me out I just don't want to disappear
Track Name: The Evolution
Arrivals, that day
Off-rhythm she calls my name
Never the same

Teeth with port wine stains
Invention, she knows no shame
Oh she's so tame

Come on, do the evolution
It's happening out all over town
Come on, let's do the evolution
It's happening out all over town

Departures, mistakes
Intentions
Don't be so fey, it's so cliche

Come on do the evolution tonight
Track Name: What I Mean
I was born in the echo of a storm in the spring
I'll get old before I'll ever know what that means

What I can recall is a somersault of the earth

I was a stranger, wore my otherness with pride
Dirty as my place and my time to which I will always be aligned

I was born in the echo of a war we never won
And I will die without ever knowing what I could've done
Track Name: (If Our Tongues Are Tied) We'll Sing Together
If our tongues are tied, we'll sing together
We'll get by just fine
If we lose our voice, we'll speak through gestures
We'll get by just fine

You know I don't mind
How we're defined

If the sun implodes we'll wait out the weather
We'll get by just fine
If time unfolds we'll tie it together
We'll get by just fine

You know I don't mind
How we're defined

Find ourselves a point of view
That everyone can misconstrue
Takes some time to break into
A change of pace is overdue
Track Name: Like New
When I've made my own history where I've done no wrong
And I turn it around, I can see written on my eyelids

"If you sleep alone you'll feel like new"
It's true, that's what they say
"If you come alone you'll feel like new"
It's true that's what they say

Your apathy is your weapon and your apathy is your weakness
Track Name: My Girl's a Tetrachromat
I remember when I was twenty-two and all my cool was borrowed
And I would get anxious when I tried to explain

I remember when I was twenty-five and every nobody knew me
And I fell in love with a girl who got off on colors

Do you think she sees just like we see?

I met her walking up to a party where we were both looking bored
As the people around us tried to define their reasons

She said, "I remember when you were twenty-five and every nobody knew you"
So I fell in love with a girl who got off on colors

My girl's a tetrachromat
My girl's a tetrachromat
My girl's a tetrachromat
My girl's a tetrachromat