The Past

by Ian Fisher & The Past

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released March 29, 2012

Ian Fisher – Vocals and Guitar

Max Andrzejewski - Drums
Simon Bauer - Bass
Ryan Carpenter - Wurlitzer, Backing Vocals, & 2nd Acoustic Guitar
Andreas Laudwein - Electric Guitar
Ollie Samland - Pedal Steel
Rike Scheffler - Backing Vocals

Engineering - Roy Knauf (Deichkind, Peter Fox, Miss Platinum)
Mixing - Hannes Bieger (Mai., Junior)
Mastering - CALYX (Calexico, Jose Gonzalez, David Bowie, etc...)

Photographer - Andreas Jakwerth
Painter - Anna Kohlweis

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Track Name: The Way To Go
I’ve been dreaming about a different life that fills my days more than my nights
And I’ve been cooking up a magic spell that makes a man rhyme words like heaven
With words like hell
I’ve been thinking about you a lot it makes me aware of what I’ve got to lose
And what I’m not ready to be

Chorus -
Take me for a ride like I’ve been taking you
Challenge me to love you
Make me change my mind about
What I’d planned to do
Push yourself away from me
So I can reach out and grab you

I’ve been dreaming in my head while I’ve been sleeping in your bed
If you could see those dreams I know you’d rhyme words like stay
With words like go
I’ve been stepping on your feet while you’ve been following me
Down empty streets that I do not know

I do not know the way to go
I do not know the way to go
I do not know the way to go
I don’t know the way to go
so
Track Name: Hail Mary
Hail Mary full of grace
how I long to be with you, but I don't know how to be
Holy Mary mother of noone
how I long to be someone leave me be

Hail Mary I'm chained to you
waiting on you, praying on you
Holy Mary become my lover
lets forget the others and I'll marry you

Another virgin dream
Based on everything
Except reality
So come on let us see
If I can love anybody

Hail Mary now that I've won you
now that I don't want you leave me be
Holy Eyes holy lips
only lies I gave for this
Track Name: Probably Empty Now
What a memory that passed
Which of those promises lasted
Longer than the wicks in the wax
In glasses of plastic

What a dream it's become
I was young now I'm numb
To the feel past my fingers
On chords we were playing

That lighter with James Dean on the plate
It's probably empty now
The words that held us in place
It's probably empty now
The way the blood rushed to your face
It's probably empty now
And I'm wondering how I just let it all empty out

How I long for that youth
When I longed for you
Mixed naivety with truth
And innocence with darkness

Then one day it changed
I just pushed you away
Left you speak less and alone
Slowly forgot you

All those promises we made
They are empty now
That bed where we laid
It's empty now
Thinking about how it changed
Makes me feel empty
I'm wondering how I just let it all empty out
Track Name: A Pause
There was a pause
Then I spit them out
Some stranger's teeth
That had grown in my mouth
And could I call it truth
Of was it just doubt
Was it sweet or sour?
I can't figure it out

Though my feet did run
Parts of me held on
And I don't know why
No I, don't know why

There was a page
In a book I found
Lying on its face
I read it too myself
There were words
That didn't make much sense
All depending on
Chapters I had skipped

Though I was half way done
I still read on
And I don't know why
No I, don't know why

Reading backwards
Looking for questions to my answers

There were marks
You put in your own arm
Fresh red prints of teeth
Where you hid my harm