Swallowed By The New

by Glen Phillips

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released October 7, 2016

Produced and Engineered by Paul Bryan
Mixed by Pete Min
Mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering

Vocals and Acoustic Guitar - Glen Phillips
Drums - Jay Bellerose
Bass - Paul Bryan
Guitar - Chris Bruce
Keyboards - Jebin Bruni
Vocals on (2, 6, 7, 10) - Ruby Amanfu
Vocals on (9) - Amber Rubarth
Vocals on (5) - Freya Phillips
Violin and Concert Master - Eric Gorfain
Violin - Daphne Chen
Viola - Leah Katz
Cello - Richard Dodd
Strings by The Section Quartet
Arranged by Paul Bryan

Design by Sean McCue
Photographs by Glen Phillips

Management by Steve Smith for Smith HQ Management &
Josh Terry for Workshop Management, assisted by Jenn Stookey
Booking by Adam Bauer for Fleming Artists
Business Management by Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, LLP
Publicity by Monica Hopman at Think Press

Thank you to my four families - blood, chosen, music and medicine.
It’s your voices that bring me back to the path when I am lost.

All songs by Glen Phillips / Baptistina (ASCAP) except:
Go: Glen Phillips / Baptistina (ASCAP) & Kris Orlowski (BMI) / Songs Of SMP (ASCAP)
Amnesty: Glen Phillips / Baptistina (ASCAP) & Ben Glover / Carpe Vita Creative (PRS)
There’s Always More: Glen Phillips / Baptistina (ASCAP), Neilson Hubbard/ Plastic Bird Music (BMI),
& Amber Rubarth/ Inspired Music (ASCAP). (cc) 2016 Umami Music. Some Rights Reserved.

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Track Name: Go
Lover your head is down your eyes are on the floor
No matter what we give it leaves us wanting more
But you, you know which way to go
For all the restless hours and empty afternoons
For all the faded flowers of dreams we spoke too soon
Well you, you know which way to go

But there's no harbor here
There's only danger near
Cliffs above and rocks below
And though I want you close
This light can only glow
To warn you far away from shore
Saying “I love you, now go”

I’m sounding the foghorn, lowly echoes ‘cross the bay
And the beacon of the tower lights the way
So you, you know which way to go
Well I won't have another wreck upon my watch
But I can’t tell you what to do, I know this much
And you, you know which way to go

But there's no harbor here
There's only danger near
Cliffs above and rocks below
I don’t want to waste your time
But this light can only shine
To warn you far away from shore
Saying “I love you, now go”
I love you, now go
Go

I’m still dreaming of your eyes, your mouth, your touch
But I won't have another wreck upon my watch
And you, you know which way to go
Track Name: Baptistina
A change of plans
One chapter opens as another ends
So we begin
One lucky hand
Switch out the sequence till it makes a man
No blind watchmaker winding up the strand

Baptistina
Come crashing, come crashing

No god but change
No church but ashes and remains
No prayer but waking up to face the day
So face the day, face the day

Baptistina
Come crashing, come crashing down

Come bright white light
Come wipe the slate clean
Come burning sky
Red rain and roiling sea
Let the small self go
Set these atoms free
To be swallowed by the new
Whatever it may be

Hello, goodbye
Quick as the shutter of an eye

Baptistina
Come crashing, come crashing
Track Name: Criminal Career
I’ve been harboring fugitives
I’ve been wondering how to live
In a station so opposite
To the world I though I was in

All the time that i’ve been away
Weary wanderer sleepless stray
It’s no wonder we’re wanting more
Miracle we that we came this far

All this love is still here
But how could we not feel
The gravity of years
And my criminal career

I still see your shade everywhere
From Olympia to Jaisalmer
I will carry you in my heart
As i did from the very start

All this love is still here
But how could we not feel
The gravity of years
And my criminal career

I just want to see you open
Unafraid and golden
Like i’ve always known you to be
Believe me

All this love is still here
But how could we not feel
The gravity of years
And my criminal career
Track Name: Leaving Oldtown
I'm leaving Oldtown
With no direction, learning how to be alone
Learning how to stand on my own two feet
I’m getting good now
A recollection, hollow as a sparrow bone
Mythic as the stories our parents told

It’s getting colder
The days are shorter
It’s not the season for the road
Blow out the candle
Pack up your bedroll
I think it’s time to go

I’m leaving old town
I’m bags and boxes, hand me downs and borrowed rooms
Still hoping to be loved anew
I need a new town
Where no-one knows me, no-one heeds a thing i do
And no-one’s ever heard of you

It’s getting colder
The days are shorter
It’s not the season for the road
Blow out the candle
Pack up your bedroll
I think it’s time to go

I need a new town
I need a new town

It’s getting colder
The days are shorter
It’s not the season for the road
Blow out the candle
Pack up your bedroll
She says it’s time to go

I'm leaving Oldtown
I'm leaving Oldtown
Track Name: The Easy Ones
You can't just love the easy ones
You can't just love the easy ones
You’ve got to let them in when you'd rather just run
You can't just love the easy ones

You can't just play the simple songs
You can't just play the simple songs
You gotta knuckle down ’til your fingers are raw
You can't just play the simple songs

When I can face the ones I fear
It’ll all become clear
Oh when I embrace the ones I fear
It’ll all become clear

You can't just take the shortest road
You can't just take the shortest road
You’ve got to straighten your back ‘neath the heaviest load
You can't just take the shortest road

When I can face the ones I fear
It’ll all become clear
Oh when I embrace the ones I fear
It’ll all become clear

For all the suffering souls beside me
I pray love will guide me
I pray love will guide me home

You can't just love the easy ones
You can't just love the easy ones
You’ve got to let them in deep when you'd rather just run
You can't just love the easy ones
Track Name: Amnesty
Kisses at the door, gather round the table
Papers lay in wait, envelopes to mail
Barking at my heels, I’m trying to be stable
Just leave me in the bag I’m going soon again
Dreaming of unpacking, some day i can stay
I’ll call you when i can, it’s just another day

Home feels a million miles tonight
Hope feels a little hard to find
I’m here to catch some kind of spark
In every face I see
And offer amnesty, offer amnesty

Points along the path, moments strung together
Give up on arrival, trying to remember
Everything should matter, nothing lasts forever
Oh how could I have known it’s braver to surrender
Cast off your coat and shiver in the weather
All the time I wasted chasing buried treasure

Home feels a million miles tonight
Hope feels a little hard to find
I’m trying to get some glimpse of grace
From across this endless sea
Would you offer amnesty?
Would you offer amnesty?

And I can’t go home now
No I can’t go home, I can’t go
I can’t go

Home feels a million miles tonight
Hope feels a little hard to find
We're all stumbling towards the light
And we beg to be released
Would you offer amnesty?
Would you offer amnesty?
Track Name: Grief and Praise
Oh you sisters encircled, you children of mine
You humble my heart and sharpen my mind
Though we're scattered and wearied and change is upon us
We are bound 'til the end, still a family I promise

Though all that you love will be taken some day
By the angel of death or the servants of change
In a floodwater tide without rancor or rage
Sing loud while you're able in grief and in praise

For so many years we swam into the tide
And we would not abandon, heroic and kind
Shared our sweat and our shelter, our bodies and blood
Godspeed and good fortune, I will miss you my love

For all you hold dear will be taken some day
By the angel of death or the servants of change
In a floodwater tide without rancor or rage
So sing loud while you're able in grief and in praise

Now we meet at well of sorrow
Dug down to the heart of the earth
Where it's joined at its source to the spring of hope
Drink deep while you can and give thanks for your thirst

For all that you love will be taken some day
By the angel of death or the servants of change
In a floodwater tide without rancor or rage
So sing loud while you're able in grief and in praise
Sing loud while you're able
In grief and in praise
Track Name: Unwritten
No fail no learning
No risk no earning
No loss no returning
No bitter no sweetness
No rain no harvest
No hope no solace

Unwritten songs are not sung
Unspoken love will fade
Unlock the door to your heart
Enter the dawning day
Unlock the door

No pain no pleasure
No work no leisure
No quest no treasure
No cry no laughter
No pulse no dancer
No end no hereafter

Unwritten songs are not sung
Unspoken love will fade
Untie the knots of your fear
Enter the dawning day
Unlock the door
Unlock the door
Track Name: There's Always More
Hold on, no I don't need to talk
Far gone and the words are too small

There’s always more

Roots bare, fragile and free
So scared of the part I can't see

There's always more
A trace between what will be
And what came before

There's always something more
Track Name: Held Up
I’ve been dreaming of the day of judgment
Wondering what I’ll say
For the seasons I lost to sorrow
The sin of my wasted days
For the beauty I should have noticed
The kindness I did not give
The bounty I took for granted
The life that I could have lived

Held up at the gates of heaven
Held up before the light
Stretched out ‘til i was transparent
There was nowhere i could hide

The preacher he talks of glory
Of streets to be paved in gold
He’s got a book and he’s got a story
And we all have heard it told
Well I wonder how he came to thinking
That he’s speaking for the one above
‘Cause the only rule I know is true
There’s no limit to the reach of love
No Limit to the reach of love

Held up at the gates of heaven
Held up before the light
Stretched out ‘til i was transparent
There was nowhere i could hide
Sent back to the living world
I’ve got so much more to learn
Everybody makes the same mistakes
Everybody takes their turn

How can you sit in judgment
How do you cast that stone
When everybody here’s a sinner
And everybody feels alone
Brother you aren’t so broken
Sister you ain’t so small
Everybody leaves together
Or nobody goes at all

Held up at the gates of heaven
Held up before the light
Stretched out till i was transparent
There was nothing i could hide
Sent back to the living world
I’ve got so much more to learn
Everybody makes the same mistakes
Everybody takes their turn
Everybody makes the same mistakes
And everybody takes their turn
Track Name: Reconstructing the Diary
We won’t split the friends
We won’t make the story sad
We’ll find love again
But think of all times we had

We’ll rearrange the memories
And reconstruct the diary
So every detail will agree
We’re perfect blameless friends
If it’s such a happy story
Then why should it end?

I met you as a boy
You held me in your warm embrace
I still feel young at heart
So how’d I get this aging face?

We’ll rearrange the memories
And reconstruct the diary
So every detail will agree
We’re perfect blameless friends
If it’s such a happy story
Then why should it end?
If it’s such a happy story
Why should it end?