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Eleven

This song is by La Dispute and appears on the EP Here, Hear III. (2009).

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It was out on the highway, it was warmer than blood
It was spaces and basements, faces brimming with love
It was nightfall to daybreak; finding a new way
It was falling asleep at the wheel while awake

It was wasting away, delay the promise of heartache
It was tracing the chest to the arm to the hand
That's been wielding a knife and trying to
Cut our dreams in pieces but we feel fine

And I feel alright tonight
Yeah, I feel alright tonight

I feel (I feel alright)
I feel (I feel alright)
I feel (I feel alright)
I feel (I feel alright)

It was fear of foreclosure, stock in General Motors
It was boarded-up buildings, burnt; the tortured and war-torn
It was unpaid rent checks and all the hope left
The hearts that still beat through the bones in our chests

And I feel alright tonight
I guess I feel alright (Tonight)

I feel like letting go (I feel)
I feel like letting go (Alright)
I feel like letting go (Tonight)
I feel like letting go, yeah

I feel like giving in (I feel)
I feel like giving in (Alright)
I feel like giving in (Tonight)
I feel like giving in, yeah

There's a chorus of voices below you
There's a prayer of hope composed in song
In a basement with the lights turned low
And there's room to sing along, so sing along

And I feel alright tonight
Yeah, I feel alright tonight

I feel (I feel alright, alright)
I feel (I feel alright)
I feel (I feel alright, alright)
I feel (Alright...)

Credits

Music by:

Chad Sterenberg

Lyrics by:

Jordan Dreyer

Liner notes:

All music written and performed by Chad on the following instruments: an electric guitar strung with a used pack of strings, a bass guitar, a broken kick drum that was played with his fists, two boards with a tambourine taped to one side, and that same tambourine (with only one set of zils not broken off) played as it is intended to be, which is shaken with the hands.

Guitar and bass were both recorded through the same amplifier, a 10W solid state Peavey with a blown 8" speaker. The amp was recorded through a vintage spring reverb unit as well as an effects pedal Chad made that was used to push the 8" speaker into distortion. The guitar solo in the middle of the song was intended to be thoughtless and therefore only one take was attempted. Every instrument was recorded with the same microphone and no metronome was used to guide the tempo.

All lyrics written and performed by Jordan and dedicated to any current or former resident of the Great Lakes State, and to anyone throwing house shows or playing in a touring band.

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