America, Location 12

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America, Location 12 is the first new Dispatch album in five years.

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released June 2, 2017

Produced by John Dragonetti (The Submarines) with additional production by Mike Sawitzke (The Eels) and recorded at Panoramic House, an isolated studio set in the hills of Stinson Beach, CA,

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Track Name: Be Gone
Come down low
To the ground
Let the mother breathe you down

All the spirits swirling away
Hard to tell the form that they

Take up your arms
Find your heart
Does it know what you’ll do

Come and stand
Side by side
Woman, man and the battles at night

Boil that bark
Braid my hair
See that smoke hell if I care

To write all my lost brothers
Only to burn the letters
So they reach you somewhere

Be gone be gone be gone
Said the little one to the bad ways
Be gone be gone be gone
Let the fight be for another day

Dare to write all my lost brothers
Only to burn the letters
So they reach you somewhere

Be gone be gone be gone
Said the little one to the bad ways
Be gone be gone be gone
Let the fight be for another day

And i though that my mind was folding in
And I hoped that it wasn’t the rain

And he spoke of holy rollers, how they glide across the hall
And he pictured them in carousels when they were two feet tall
And he wakes up in the eye of the watchmakers dirty glass
And he swims for all the decoys and the lives that they pass

Be gone be gone be gone
Said the little one to the bad ways
Be gone be gone be gone
Let the fight be for another day

Be gone be gone be gone
Said the little one to the bad ways
Be gone be gone be gone
Let the fight be for another day
Track Name: Only the Wild Ones
long hair and longer stride
and your cut off painter pants
chargin down the craggy mountains with our thrift store friends
who you find so... so in love with the falling earth
oh you wake in the middle of the falling night with summer playing coy
in the attics of the city night
we talked corso and the MC5
you could dance like
we were all ALL right
only the wild ones, give you something and never want it back
oh the riot and the rush of the warm night air
only the wild ones, are the ones you can never catch
stars are up now no place to go... but everywhere
one i met in the green mountain state
i dropped out, and he moved away
heard he got some land down south
changed his name to a name the birds could pronounce
only the wild ones, give you something and never want it back
oh the riot and the rush of the warm night air
only the wild ones, are the ones you can never catch
stars are up now no place to go but everywhere... no place to go but everywhere
and in the city the mayor said
those who dance are all mislead
so you packed your things and moved to the other coast
said you gonna be like charlie rose
only the wild ones, give you something and never want it back
oh the riot and rush of the warm night air
only the wild ones, are the ones you can never catch
stars are up now no place to go... but everywhere
only the wild ones, give you something and never want it back
oh the riot and rush of the warm night air
only the wild ones, are the ones you can never catch
Track Name: Curse + Crush
We try to understand
The right to life like fire to the arson
You got it right at last, but then the world
Had a different plan and it took it all away

Years and years you fought
To try to light your darkness with a reason
Maybe a woman someday, maybe even a child
To hold and help and start over again

And we run and we gun and we die young
And we curse and we crush and we hide
And we fight and we fuck and we make up
And we love and we shove it aside

Years and years you fought
To try to light your darkness with a reason
Maybe a woman someday, maybe even a child
To hold and help and start over again

And we run and we gun and we die young
And we curse and we crush and we hide
And we fight and we fuck and we make up
And we love and we shove it aside

Your eyes they shine, they shine from somewhere else
I’m going in and out, I gotta lie down
Never seen a light like that myself

And we run and we gun and we die young
And we curse and we crush and we hide
And we fight and we fuck and we make up
And we love and we shove it aside

Your eyes they shine, they shine from somewhere else
I’m going in and out, I got to lie down
Never seen a light like that myself

Your eyes they shine, they shine from somewhere else
Track Name: Painted Yellow Lines
Aw it's dark outside
I’ve been trying to get a ride
(While) my body waits, my body waits

America warm my face
I've been trying to turn the page

Once i was a little boy, staring at my shoes
You came along and found me in the chicken coop

But time takes over, i can't say when
Time takes over, may we do it again

Take me to the beachhead let’s go over
All of those rocks at the end of the road
Take me down to main street with no clothes on with our bare feet on the

Painted yellow lines with our shadows far behind us
Broke into that summer school and fooled around on the infirmary cot
And we can be like all those fairies making their rain angels in the eddies
And I have no expectation just an adolescent heart

Take me to the beachhead let’s go over
All of those rocks at the end of the road
Help me down the seawall let's find Marci
See if she got that

Invitation to the movie, the one where the kids break out of juvie
And then by their own admission they go and turn themselves all in
Just as they get there to the station,
The young one wheels and begs the pavement
For brother speed to make arrangements with the spirits of the night

Take me to the race track let's go bet on
Aw the one that no one expects to win and
Let's bet on the skinny horse he will surely try the hardest to come in first

I bet you for the winner they put on some kind of fancy dinner
Let’s be like those Philadelphia sisters
That have prayed straight for a hundred years
I have no expectation, just to be here in the present
And behold you for a second before it all goes away
Track Name: Midnight Lorry
I walk down the road looking for my tribunal
Like tom and huck stumbling down the aisle of their own funeral
Please goddess of the road, get me on my way

You see my love just left me so I’m on my own
And my heart’s banged up looking for a foster home
The highway moon is getting me dizzy

I see a mirage of medusa,
A top of an Appaloosa, what I wouldn’t do to be with you and your caboosa
Whispering to Mr. beck now who’s the real loser

Here come again the midnight Lorry,
I think I might be moving along
There’s a lot of places I got to get to,
I know you’re out there but I never even met you
Take me to the land of no worry and then I‘ll just keep playing this song
Mr. Driver I hear the music playin’ and I see the lights,
Will you throw me a ride

A PYT ushers me back to the rear
I haven’t been many places and i definitely haven’t been here
To think i was just a lonely soul in the cold with my thumb out
Now I’m rolling a smoke and being told to stick my tongue out

We bounced and blared and so did the Lorry
She teased my hair and held me close with a story
Of rag tag visions as the moonlight poured in
Second star to the right and straight on til’ morning

Here come again the midnight Lorry,
I think I might be moving along
There’s a lot of places I got to get to,
I know you’re out there but I never even met you
Take me to the land of no worry and then
I‘ll just keep playing this song
Mr. Driver I hear the music playin’ and I see the lights,
Will you throw me a ride

Looking at her face was like looking at the sun
She said you can’t ask of everybody what you don’t ask of one
Either way, we got today and that’s all we may be allowed
I know that if we hold it together,
There’s real love we can bring about

Here come again the midnight Lorry,
I think I might be moving along
There’s a lot of places I got to get to,
I know you’re out there but I never even met you
Take me to the land of no worry and then I’ll just keep playing this song
Mr. Driver I hear the music playin and I see the lights,
Will you throw me a ride
Track Name: Rice Water
It’s time to wake up
We’re already underway
See the moon in the river, she chases the train so close
To where we want to be

Keep it tight
Hold your head in
There are eyes on the road that’ll do us in
(and I can’t go back again)

We don’t even need rice, like we don’t need water,
We don’t even need eyes, we don’t even need God
We don’t even need peace, like we don’t need laughter,
We don’t even need guns, we don’t even need war

Are you ok?
That was a rough one you had the other day
Do you care for a cup of tea
It’ll get you high
And where you want to be

Keep it tight
Hold your head in
There are eyes on the road that’ll do us in

Keep it tight
Hold your head in
There are eyes on the road that’ll do us in
(and I can’t go back again)

We don’t even need rice, like we don’t need water,
We don’t even need eyes, we don’t even need God
We don’t even need peace, like we don’t need laughter,
We don’t even need guns but they love their war

Pull me up hard like, like I was your last friend in the world
Let me down easy, hurt my arm trying to save that girl
You think that she’s alright, you think someone grabbed her knees
You think she can make it, 2 days to go ‘til the river please

Keep it tight Hold your head in
There are eyes on the road that’ll do us in
Keep it tight
Hold your head in
There are eyes on the road that’ll do us in
(and I can’t go back again)

We don’t even need rice, like we don’t need water,
We don’t even need eyes, we don’t even need God
We don’t even need peace, like we don’t need laughter,
We don’t even need guns but they love their war

We don’t even need flags, like we don’t need color,
We don’t even need lies, but the lie’s alright
We don’t even need roads,
I’ll see you there after,
Faster than the highest wall they’ll build
Track Name: WindyLike
You’ll never believe what I heard just now
Carried by the rain
It was the wind from where all the willows grow
She was yelling your name

Like a bird caught in a curtain
This temporary entanglement may lead to an open sky
Oh you’re looking for the perfect pardon,
But there ain't gonna be any man anymore

Cuz if it’s windy like in the morning and we are all just lost at sea
We're gonna fight
For in the end our only right
Is to live and love and work and be

Tell me once again
Said the wind to the fleeing boy
She told him a tale of a man gone wrong
Said keep on running child
Keep on running boy

Like a bird caught in a curtain
Like a bird caught in a curtain
She was always more than certain
That this temporary entanglement may lead to an open sky
Oh you’re looking for the perfect pardon,
but there ain't gonna be any man anymore

Cuz if it’s windy like in the morning and we are all just lost at sea
We're gonna fight
For in the end our only right
Is to live and love and work and be

But if it’s all the same
I’d Like to go on
And leave the missing mountains to themselves
All the cards that you opened up, will only tell you which way to not go
Oh you’re looking for the perfect pardon,
That man that told you that, the man he done died, and there ain’t gonna be any man anymore

Cuz if it’s windy like in the morning and we are all just lost at sea
We're gonna fight
For in the end our only right
Is to live and love and work and be.
Track Name: Ghost Town
Hard times, wages, gone with the ages
See factory walls are crumbling, now all the coins missing from the fountain
Old brick, old pine, hewed from trees from another time
Used to hang out at the depot when they came in,
Freight trains full of lumber from the mountain

Now we’re living in a ghost town
Now we’re living in a ghost town, see
Now we’re living in a ghost town
Now we’re living in a ghost town, see

My dad, since 18, steel plant, near main street
Savin’ money so he can ask the young waitress, the one with the red hair who's always anxious
Clocked in, 4 kids, piled up on the horse hair mattress
30 years at the forgery working, got a notice that the factory was closing

Now we’re living in a ghost town
Now we’re living in a ghost town, see
Now we’re living in a ghost town, see the money all but left now
Now we’re living in a ghost town, see see see see…

But i’m still here, most of us are
There's no happiness here, except for the kind you can score
Now folks my age dropping like flies
Can’t stop once they get a hit of the good life

Now we’re living in a ghost town
Now we’re living in a ghost town, see
Now we’re living in a ghost town, see the money all but left now
Now we’re living in a ghost town, see

Now we’re living in a ghost town, now we’re living in a ghost town, see
Now we’re living in a ghost town, see
Now we’re living in a ghost town, see the money all but left now
Now we’re living in a ghost town, see see see see…
Track Name: Atticus Cobain
I never been to London
You never been to Spain
I never been to war, you never been to prison
But we never been the same

After all is said and done
There was so much more to relate
Now the world will never know just what it lost that day

Give me some hotdamn, give me some birdman, give me some Proud Mary
The one with Claudia Lennear
Give me that mix tape, give me those school days,
Give me some hard cider the one we did not mean to make

I was never beaten down like you were
I got to grow up in your wake
Momma always protected you, and dad was my ticket away

And after all that was said and done
There was so much more to relate
Now the world will never know just what it lost that day

Give me some hotdamn, give me some birdman, give me some Proud Mary
The one with Claudia Lennear
Give me that mix tape, give me those school days,
Give me some hard cider the one we did not mean to make

In prison there was more drugs than i ever seen
And they let me stay out all night and trip the starlight til my soul was clean
And when i got out, I began my journey to the east
As they were filling you up with pills

Give me some hotdamn, give me some birdman, give me some Proud Mary
The one with Claudia Lennear
Give me that mix tape, give me those school days,
Give me some hard cider the one we did not mean to make

Give me that long skate, give me that heartache
Give me some Proud Mary the one with Claudia Lennear
Give me that penalty kill, give me some big chill
You be Dignan Redding, i’ll be Atticus Cobain