Circles Around the Sun

by Dispatch

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released August 7, 2012

Produced by Peter Katis and Dispatch
Additional production by Greg Giorgio and Adam Young
Engineered by Peter Katis and Greg Giorgio
Mixed by Adam Young

Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Additional engineering by John Mailloux, Craig Dreyer, Jeff Kanan, Nick Sullivan and John Macy

Recorded at The Clubhouse (Rhinebeck, NY), Water Music (Hoboken, NJ), Tarquin Studios (Bridgeport, CT), Mighty Toad (Brooklyn, NY), Silo Sound (Denver, CO), Bongo Beach Productions (Westport, MA)

Mixed at Sky Harbor Studios (Owatonna, MN)

DISPATCH is:

Brad Corrigan: vocals, drums, guitar, ukulele, charango, keyboards, harmonica, percussion

Pete Francis: vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, drums

Chadwick Stokes: vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion


Additional musicians:

Craig Dreyer: keyboards, sax, flute
Reinaldo DeJesus: percussion
Boo Reiners: banjo, mandolin
Kenny Shaw: drums
Background vocals on Feels So Good: Paul Maddison, Kenny Shaw, Rey DeJesus
Hand Claps on Circles Around The Sun: Jen Bruecker, Jeff Bruecker and Kirk Leftwich

Art Layout & Design: Rob Helmstetter for Foundations Design
Photography: Pete Francis

Management: Steve Bursky for Foundations Artist Management & Dalton Sim for Nettwerk Management

Legal: Joe Brenner for Grubman, Indursky & Shire, LP

Business Management: Jennifer Czin & Stephanie Keys for RZO

Booking (The Americas): Frank Riley for High Road Touring

Booking (Rest of World): Sean Goulding for The Agency Group

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P & © 2012 Bomber Records, LLC

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Track Name: Circles Around the Sun
When he was born
The doc said, “What's this?
He's much too small
It's like he's weightless”

When he turned 6
They ran some tests
They said it's for science
It's patriotic

Oh let's send him where no one else has gone
After all he cannot speak or walk
Let's send him at the moon
He'll do circles around the sun

When he was 12
The time had come then
And with his eyes
He said he loved them

In came the suits
In came the government
She stood and cried
She could not keep him

Oh let's send him where no one else has gone
After all he cannot speak or walk
Let's send him at the moon
Do circles around the sun

Well he came back, yeah he came back
He came back with a smile as big as the whole world
The doctors were shocked by his vital signs
She said, “Would you like to come home now?”

Oh let's send him where no one else has gone
After all he cannot speak or walk
Let's send him at the moon
Do circles around the sun
Track Name: Not Messin'
It's as if they fore fathers and they traded for peace
They can lick the wound slow like they from the Northeast
They resisting going easy, banking on the hearsay
But they all know the man with the co-pay
Hitched up in the mid they get the high to low rap, it's a tight rope 'til the rope go slack
It'll blow your mind but it don't get you around
I ain't messin’ around
I ain't messin’ around

So I got my gold parachute tell my Ma I left town
With my chloroform I'm in the Monet, phone it in
Take a long ride down a narrow drive and you can bed down here
Then come and jump me now
May I Esther will you reach for the money
So I don't sell the van, can't find rye, can't find mine, C.A.T.S. got nine times
So let the Boochie on the record and you got him on the
Messin’ around
He only messin’ around

So can we do a re-vote backed by a hard earned job
Those hard-to-get-to things abound
As if I don't think think thinkin’ I been sippin’ on the worm
We was lookin' from the town lookout
And say preach buy them treats and does God he pray
Father told ‘em pick 'em off the fallen tree
But Father pick 'em off the Tyvek
So we get caught up on the mountain, still no paycheck
To be found
I ain't messin’ around
Are you sorted
Are you sound, are you sound, are you sound
Are you sorted
Track Name: Get Ready Boy
Kind fall we’ve had enough
Don’t really wanna hold much longer
Silver sun I feel your love
Very soon we will ride

So get ready boy because here I go
I’ve been waiting my whole life just to let it roll
And I bank to the right and away I fly

Back to the ground we came from hey back to the ground we fall

Caught the rain with your all alone
The milkweed and the green below us
It’s early yet but wind is strong
And there’s a world on it’s way

So get ready boy because here I go
I’ve been waiting my whole life just to let it roll
And I bank to the right and away I fly

Hey back to the ground we came from hey back to the ground we fall
Aim back to the ground we came from and back to the ground we fall

So get ready boy because here I go
I been waiting my whole life just to let it go
And I bank to the right and away I fly

Back to the ground we came from hey back to the ground we fall
Back to the ground we came from aim back to the ground we fall
Track Name: Sign of the Times
Check me out before you go
Man you've got to really know
We've got this one to show
It's a sign of the times that you're here

All the love that you fear
Come right down and take you away

Soldier locket broken till
There’s a letter on the sill
Guess you have more boots to fill
A sign of the times that you’re here

All the love that you fear
Come right down and take you
Love that you fear
Come right down and take you away

Come down from where you are
Where you are
Come down from where you are
Where you are

Imagine that we’re free to stay
No one ever gave you away
Thanks for being here today
A sign of the times that you’re here

All the love that you fear
Come right down and take you
Love that you fear
Come right down and take you away
Track Name: Josaphine
Think I'll up and move to Canada
Think I'll begin my story there
And if the prime minister says he's had enough
I'll go back to St. Johnsbury to breathe the air

That's where I met a girl called Josaphine
They call her Josaphine The Fair
She had Manchvegas written across her back
She just cut off all her hair

We shared a blanket by the tracks in Lebanon, New Hampshire
I could not sleep for better dreams
Oh but I never felt so awake and alive
'Til I noticed my jacket was gone and so was Josaphine

Josaphine, Josaphine, Josaphine
How come you ain't nowhere to be seen?
Josaphine, Josaphine, Josaphine
How come, how come Josaphine

But soon after she must've had a change of heart
'Cause as the train caught up speed
Like seein' the moon in the middle of the day
I felt like my feet were just gonna float away
When I heard her yellin’ Chicoree

And she was taking off her jacket as she ran
I said forget the jacket just give me your hand
I'm gettin' off at the first stop up there in Canada
I can make you happy there

She said it could be awhile
I said I'll wait
She said it could be a while
I said I'll wait
Keep the jacket
Just bring it to me someday

Josaphine, Josaphine, Josaphine
How come you ain't nowhere to be seen?
Josaphine, Josaphine, Josaphine
How come, how come Josaphine

Did you get caught in a cloud with the rain so loud
That you couldn't hear your up and down heart speak out?
Did you go back to New Hampshire to stay?
Did they catch you at the border and send you back down?
Should I give up and stop looking around?
Cause I'm still waiting to this day Josaphine

Josaphine, Josaphine, Josaphine
How come you ain't nowhere to be seen?
Josaphine, Josaphine, Josaphine
How come, how come, how come, how come
Josaphine The Fair, Josaphine The Fair, Josaphine The Fair, Josaphine The Fair
Josaphine The Fair, Josaphine The Fair, Josaphine The Fair, Josaphine The Fair
Track Name: Flag
You warn me and keep me here
You call us close to dispel your fear
You painted the color of peace with your hands

As the water flows north by west they come moving
Raising up their hands, as the thunder calls
We'll come to the straightest tree

What flag are you flying?
(I have seen your kind for miles)

Great Father in the East says we'll need
Only wide like our wagon wheels
Only as long as the day holds a blessing will we pass
And not be back...
He offers to us our own hands
Painted lines upon our land
Dog Soldiers don't ignite the land

What flag are you flying?
(I have seen your kind for miles)
White flag are you flying?
(I have seen your kind for miles)

Oh we huddle to the tree
And hold it with both hands
At the center we will be together as one we will stand
Frozen tears, frozen tears may raven truth of frozen tears remain

What flag are you flying?
(I have seen your kind for miles)
White flag are you flying?
(I have seen your kind for miles)

I still stand
I hold them up
I still stand
I hold you up
I still stand
To hold you up
Track Name: Come to Me
Cast a spell on me
Don't shake my constellation
I've been riding out, holding time
Man, I got so lost
At such a cost
I let you down

See the love shining down on you
Tell me things only we can do

Come to me
Come to me
Before you need it
Come to me
Come to me
Before you need it
Before you need it

Underneath it all
I cashed in my chips to win
I thought I looked so steady
Baby, I was ready
What a fight, I lost it

See the love shining down on you
Tell me things only we can do

Come to me
Come to me
Before you need it
Come to me
Come to me
Before you need it
Before you need it

I'm always up in the clouds
I don't want to come down
I’m always up in the clouds
I don’t want to come down
I don’t want to come down
(Repeat)
Track Name: Never or Now
I really should be going now
Because if I stay
There's only so much left of the day
And if you ever want to reach back
Would you be so kind
To let the sunlight play with your mind

And if you ever want to walk out
Would you be set free?
Because there are so many places to see

And I could be the wild child
And you could be the sky
And we can go about gathering time

Yes and I'll stay awake if you keep on laughing
And it's all we can do for the world in passing
And it's all that we have and all that we need to find

I really should be going now
Before it gets too late
All the chances that I didn't take

I stand before the mirror
And I count to three
And then I become nothing like me

But I'll stay awake if you keep on laughing
It's all we can do for the world in passing
And it's all that we have and all that we need to find

Yes I'll stay awake if you keep on dreaming
And it's all we can do for the world we believe in
And it's all that we have and all that we need to find

'Til never or now, never or now
I'll take your place if you would like my place to stay

Never or now, never or now
I'll take your place if you would like my place to stay
Never or now, never or now
I’ll take your place if you would like my place to stay

I really should be gone now because if I stay
There's only so much left of the day
And if you ever want to reach back would you be so kind
To let the sunlight play with your mind
Track Name: We Hold a Gun
Invite them to fly as you cut their wings
Tell them to run as you tie their feet
Where they'll go...

Ask them to sing what they can't yet speak
Show them how to sow where they'll never reap
Where they'll go...

We hold a gun

Here comes the tune once again
Another great chief with another strong hand
Fences and walls
How can you sit where you cannot stand?
And we'll be needing more from the less in your hands
Fences and walls

We hold a gun
We hold it up

Fill up their rooms where there are no seats
Expect them to reach them and teach them to dream
Ask them to see as you shut out the lights
Expect a world of color where it's all black and white
And is it protection when it never bends
And all the growing and reaching suspends?
Ask them to come and to dance and to sing
In hallways and rooms where the silence stings
And are we raising them up just to hold out their hands
And enter into a world that they won't understand

We hold a gun
Track Name: Feels So Good
I've waited so long for the sun to rise
This afternoon I see it in your eyes
The sky is opening
The world is shining
On your day

It feels so good now
Feels so good now
Feels so good now
Feels so good now

Can you believe it?
He's in our lives
You make my heart fill with light
The sky is opening
The world is shining
On your day

It feels so good now
Feels so good now
Feels so good now
Feels so good now

The sky is opening
The world is shining
On your day
On your day

Feels so good now
Feels so good now
It feels so good now
It feels so good now