We Lost Our Way

by Truxton

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Truxton's posthumously final full length album:

Since recording these songs their meaning has evolved from a mix of personal experiences and total fantasy to a deep appreciation for the friends that have given their time and love to the music Truxton has made over these long years.
The chorus of voices heard on 'the mission' represents, to us a sort of vocal expression of love and deep appreciation for our true friends near and far. Living and at rest. It truely makes us proud to have your voices lift our humble songs and hearts to a place of beauty that we will never be able to describe. At least not in these liner notes. In the immortal words of AC/DC 'We Salute You.'

We can't thank you enough with our words, so this album is our thanks to you. We love you forever and miss you in the mean time.

credits

released December 16, 2014

The players on this album:
Hansi Armentrout - Lead vocals, Rhythm Guitars
Jeremy Hainline - Lead Guitars, Feedback
Ian Miller - Bass
Ben Adrian - Drums
Christopher Lautz - Drums on 'What you gonna do'
Ryan Manley - Keys and Piano

Truxton was:
Hansi Armentrout - Lead vox/guitars
Lucas White - Bass
Francis Choung - Drums/vox
Christopher Lautz - Drums/Vox
Ben Adrian - Drums
Jeremy Hainline - Guitars
Ian Miller - Bass/Vox
Bill Mowrey - Drums
Aaron Rubin - Bass
Ryan Manley - Keys/Piano

All songs written and performed by Hansi and Truxton except 'Novocaine' written and performed by Ryan Manley and Hansi Armentrout

Backup vocals on 'The Mission' by:
Yaa Armentrout, Erin Hanson, Rob Hanson, Tim McHugh, Sean Sullivan, Kate Sullivan, Christopher Lautz, Ted Neranchi, Tiffany Amundson, Jennifer Pasarow, Jeremy Hainline, Stephen Pride, Ron Guensche, Tod Reagan, Hansi Armentrout(if we forgot you please let us know and we'll add you)

Recoded March 2012 in Oakland CA by Ron Guensche
Produced by Truxton
Mixed by Greg Thompson
Mastered by Ben Adrian

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Track Name: ER Lights
And it hurts me to see you this way
Going on and on for days
It feels like its taking forever
I wish I could make it better
Keep holding on
ER Lights as the dawn
And I swear
I won't walk away
Track Name: What You Gonna Do
They said things'll get worse before they get better
By this they mean 'things'll get worse for you'
At best I was weak from all the blood letters
and all they said sadly came true

Its like my head against the writing on the wall
My face is so close I can't read anything at all

It was a retreat from an army of bedwetters
I've felt this before but it still stung
will things get worse?
ask me when the checks run out
But I was finally able to breathe with my neck under the bottom rung

just like my head against it

Grabbed by the hair dragged to the killing floor
My punishment for not following your war
But what you gonna do
When we find you
You tired empty suit
What you gonna do

They said things'll get worse before they get better
Yeah we've heard it all before
Nothing changed when the checks ran out
and all my blood was on the floor

just like my head against it

Grabbed by the hair dragged to the killing floor
My punishment for not following your war
But what you gonna do
when we find you
You tired empty suit
What you gonna do

When we find you
Track Name: Stand Up
Stand up baby

Bootblack boiling blood
pumps through my heart
and swayback baby I was dreaming of you

It all started with the captain when
he gave the order for the 9 tailed whip
and swayback baby I was dreaming of you

Stand up baby

Storm clouds gathered
when we chose our battle
and swayback baby I was dreaming of you

At first light the cabin doors were kicked in
and all the officers were put off the ship
and swayback baby I was dreaming of you

(We won't fall in line)
Don't fall in line again just to live under their thumb

Keelhaul the captain
while I turn all the maps to ash
and swayback baby I was dreaming of you

Now getting lost is a full time job
and my search goes on around the clock
and swayback baby I was dreaming of you

(We won't fall in line)
Don't fall in line again just to live under their thumb
Track Name: The Mission
Awake
The sound of mission bells through the waves
Stone Grave
The storm has passed I guess I'm saved
(Sing love, sing and I'll find you again)

High and dry
and the ocean swims in your eyes
am I justified now I've made your song my life

Slip beneath the waves and all you had to say was 'wait'
and I'd stay there
All you have to say with my life slipping away is 'wait'
and I'd stay there
Track Name: Long Time No See
Long time no see
was the last thing that you said to me
Long time no see
now close your eyes and go to sleep

Let the morphine (Let dilaudid) do her work
Let it numb you while we hurt
And if you don't open your eyes my life will change
but long may you reign
Track Name: Notes From the Road
It's not waiting if you don't come back
It's not lost if you get the bends

Wake up tired in the middle of the road
how I got here is anyone's guess
A week is gone and no one's bothered me yet
about what I know, but that's another mess

Over and over her voice it bled
and it rolled like thunder around in my head
Over and over her faith fading slow
with this wheel in my hand I refuse to let go

I know I said I know what I'm doing
but then again I say a lot of things
Just enough time to deny what I said
but just enough time to believe it

Made up a day we lost stuck in the snow
yeah it's warm in the van and we got places to go
I don't get paid to have anything be fiar
as I'm living this backhanded dream of theirs

Over and over I remember you said
would you stop calling please cause my hope is near dead
over and over with her faith fading slow
with this wheel in my hands I refuse to let go

I know I said I know what I'm doing
but then again I say a lot of things
Just enough time to deny what I said
but just enough time to believe it

It's not waiting if you don't come home
Track Name: We Lost Our Way
We were docked at some lost end of the earth
when death's door I had opened
Anchors away and a drink to the departed
In my mind your face was frozen

We won't be back home
We'll sleep with Davie Jones
we'll never again see the shore
Your song drags me below

It was suicide but around the Horn we go
Is that where your heart was fused with mine
before I was ripped from your arms and dragged ashore
oh but I guarantee we're lost this time

We won't be back home
We'll sleep with Davie Jones
we'll never again see the shore
Your song drags me below

The sea became angry
Woah oh
we lost our way
that blessed day
The wind it was screaming
Woah oh
it was you my love
My search is done

With bodys broken on these jagged rocks
I lay silently bleeding
and my eyes fading to my final reward
It's just your voice I am hearing
SLEEP MY LOVE

The sea became angry
Woah oh
we lost our way
that blessed day
The wind it was screaming
Woah oh
it was you my love
My search is done
Track Name: Pharmaceutical Fire
I can't sleep and I hurt when I'm awake
teeth rattle in my head
lines keep crossing in time to the sound
of the sun comming up and going down
Coming all the way down

Can't see my hands infront of me
can't recall what you said
time is bought and sold, laid to waste
and chopped up fine on the kitchenette

Sun coming all the way down

We fall so far behind these thin white lies
We're chasing vapor trails on mirror skies

Can't feel my eyes in my head
Glue them to the tv then
is the sun coming up or is it just about to set

I can't sleep and I hurt when I'm awake
teeth rattle in my head
lines keep crossing in time to the sound
of the sun comming up and going down
Coming all the way down

We fall so far behind these thin white lies
We're chasing vapor trails on mirror skies
Recall our time spent out of sight out of mind
like dragons breathing Pharmaceutical fire
Out of sight out of mind

Sun coming all the way down
Track Name: Quake City Crawl
Save me you big time spender
I'm in way over my head
Under this freeway and
these bloody broken hands
This walk was never planned
so let's have a drink and misunderstand

All I can remember was police
doing the quake city crawl
Blue lights and all
I had on my mind was 'rocks or neat'
Until I hit the wall
I could stand to bleed

When the world stopped spinning
I was set free
Face down on a red curb
and torn from head to feet
Things have a way of not working out how we planned
So lets all have a drink and misunderstand

All I can remember was police
doing the quake city crawl
Blue lights and all
I had on my mind was 'rocks or neat'
Until I hit the wall
I could stand to bleed

In a fight with my fist and the wall
the whiskey won

The whiskey won
Or so they said
The whiskey won
And so I bled

the whiskey won
Track Name: Novocaine
Dust in the sun
Floating like snow
The skin of a thousand years ago
It's not who we are
It's who we know
The skin of a thousand years ago

You settle like Novocaine
around any fear that I've known
You settle like novocaine
around any hurt that I've known

The universe around us epands and explodes
They say it's all dust but who really knows
Where does it come from
where do we go
The skin of a billion years ago

You settle like Novocaine
around any fear that I've known
You settle like novocaine
around any hurt that I've known