The Distance In Between (LP​-​2011)

by The Rationales

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released May 10, 2011

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Lush, finely crafted American songwriting, swirling with hooks, harmonies, & raw emotion from a 5 piece band brimming with heart, excitement and guitars! For fans of Wilco, Nada Surf, & Radiohead.

"Textured melodic rock, fizzing with an energy difficult not to wholeheartedly sink into." (Americana U.K.)
"Pure, powerful rock beautifully interspersed with more rootsy tunes.” (Rootstime, Belgium)
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Track Name: Real Life
Say all you've wanted, wanted you
right here tonight?
Words in a letter or just a ruse,
"have we arrived."

And now the heart you kept from use
is realized.
Just off of Mission it came true,
its real life.

That breeze you wished for chilled you blue,
Fears come freely
That path you traveled rattled you
its not so easy

I must have come as a surprise
I realize
So let down easy here tonight,
and I'll lower my sights.

That breeze you wished for chilled you blue,
Fears come freely
That path you traveled rattled you
its not so easy

Everything you wanted
Everything you knew
You asked for NOTHING and got it.
Just a glimpse of truth.

That breeze you wished for chilled you blue,
Fears come freely
That path you traveled rattled you
its not so easy
Track Name: Braedon
Sittin on my front porch
Lookin at my dog
everyone is broke,
or everyone's a slob
I am so fortunate
to not know what you mean
when you say that
I hate navy beans.

HEYLITTLEBEE
DRESSEDUPINANARMYSUIT
WHEREYOUGOINGWITHMYPOPCORN?!?
and i'm falling.
yeah i'm falling.

I don't get out
so I don't stay in
I don't know
just where to begin
There's things i could think but i don't
there's thing i should say but you know i probably won't.

HEYLITTLEBEE
DRESSEDUPINANARMYSUIT
WHEREYOUGOINGWITHMYPOPCORN?!?
Track Name: Jaded
Everything you said you needed,
turned out to be true
and the time you go without,
is payment that was due

on and on it seems we're overrun
with waking dreams
and the distance in between
is slow to close for you

This time we waited
far too long we're jaded
and i'll never be alone again
she cried

say i know how long you've waited
for something that is real
what you get is torn and frayed
and you don't know how you feel

on and on it seems we're overrun
with waking dreams
and the distance in between
is slow to close for you

This time we waited
far too long we're jaded
and i'll never be alone again
she cried

it seems i've never been without you
its clear but still i ought to know....
Track Name: Burned Again
You say, I am not the problem
thats alright, i've got enough of my own.
these words littered on these faded pages,
they form a line that always leads back to your door.

i leave it all to chance
i leave it all to chance and i...

you say, i am not contaigous,
thats alright, i dream much more than i breath
these words littering these faded pages
i burn em all i leave the story to my memory

i leave it all to chance
i leave it all to chance and i get burned again

but what if i could see you
see you clearly
is it something that i'd already know
its not enough to be there
not even nearly
or else was it all just for show
could you let it go
Track Name: Another Moon
And you know it's all the same,
these visions that you claim,
are driving me away.

That the night should come to this
and bring me what it is
the smell of flowers and the rain.

Another moon is rising,
Sad Enough but silent,
All you want is here today.

And you know you're asking for
what I don't keep in store
but still its up to me
to trade the concrete for the stars
you catch your shade in bars
I'm underneath the trees.

Another moon is rising,
Sad Enough but silent,
All you want is here today.
Like a fire that burned out,
all your pain and all your doubt,
All i Know is it's Okay.
OK.
Track Name: Try to Tell Me
Seems so loud
turn it up again and then i will
yeah, i seem so proud
turn the other cheek and then i will

I'm not going to be buried
I'm not going to be too high, no too high...

and if i wanna push you back
would you try to tell me, try to tell me
and if i wanna paint it black
would ya try to stop me, try to stop me?

I'm lookin at the sidewalk
tryin to find some way to keep you around
yeah, I'm lookin at the sidewalk
tryin to find some way to keep you around

I'm not going to be buried
I'm not going to be too high, no too high...

and if i wanna push you back
would you try to tell me, try to tell me
and if i wanna paint it black
would ya try to stop me, try to stop me?
Track Name: Slower/Faster
So, you say you never mind
the minefields that you find
well dig a little deeper, won't you?

And your running out of space
within the milky way
it all seemed so important in the end.

You never needed much,
perhaps just a little shove.

Slow it down by going faster
Everything you touch is tragic
Just like you
but all brand new
Cut it live or multitrack it
either way its made of plastic
just like you
but all brand new

and you never had a way
of knowin what to say
but baby you're still talkin anyway
i never had knack
for graspin what you lack
so baby if you need me i'm out back.

I never needed much,
perhaps just a little shove.

Slow it down by going faster
Everything you touch is tragic
Just like you
but all brand new
Cut it live or multitrack it
either way its made of plastic
just like you
but all brand new

And its all your way
and you still got a lot to say
come to find its not okay
it comes out anyway.
Track Name: Tongue Tied
The sunshine knives
cut through the blinds
but barely speak of outside.
The shadow's square
crawling there
has boxed you into your life.

The summer's finally over.
The mirror's tongue is tied.
You probably Should Have Told Her.
Because now it sounds like LIES.

The Firefly light,
set you alight,
but you held your tongue one more time
The clouds that drift
they watched you sit,
like a tired drum keeping time.

The summer's finally over.
The mirror's tongue is tied.
You probably should Have told Her.
Because now it sounds like LIES.

The winter chill
brought nothing
but further reason to try
The part of life
the sacrifice
is back to swallow its pride.


The summer's finally over.
The mirror's tongue is tied.
You probably should Have told Her.
Because now it sounds like LIES.
Track Name: Still We Believe
It's all been done
It's all been done
It's all been done before.
You wear your heart out
On your sleeve
Like you could take some more.

Everything's a pattern
as we circle 'round the star
It all comes round,
It all comes back
just off from where you are.

Still We Believe
Still We Believe
You're holding on to something
that you never thought you'd need.
Still We Believe

turn around
turn away
what's written on your heart
all the years
stacking up while stumbling through the dark.

Everything's a pattern
as we circle 'round the star
It all comes round,
It all adds up
just off from where you are.

Still We Believe
Still We Believe
You're holding on to something
that you never thought you'd need.
Still We Believe
Track Name: The One You Wanted
So you hope this night might just define you
or justify you
and what you've seen?
But in truth these things are never certain
so draw the curtain upon that dream.

Like waves of the sea
that wash over me
you leave me drowning here without a reason.

I'll be the one you wanted.

So you want a road untouched to follow
a life to borrow
and call your own.
Driving on but seemingly unraveled
you never travel quite where you need.

Like waves of the sea
that wash over me
you leave me drowning here without a reason.

I'll be the one you wanted.