Hymns From Some Small Town

by Third Class

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1.
Do you remember? We used to hang at the old soda shop. Do you remember hanging at the old soda shop? I knew who you were. You knew who I was, at the old soda shop. Do you remember hanging at the old soda shop?
2.
I saw a film; it was of Mom when she was young. She was with Dad and it looked like they had a good amount of fun. They were in Portland and I don't remember why. I sat down on the couched and watched and I began to cry. Do you remember? We used to hang in the cold morning light. I knew who you were. You knew who I was, in the cold morning light. I saw the big kids, throwing tennis balls at you. You were a student at one of the schools I happened to go to. We played the keyboard, making demo beats, all night. And, every note that we played wrong was played so right. Do you remember? We used to hang in the cold morning light. I knew who you were. You know who I was, in the cold morning light. Do you remember? We used to hang in the cold morning light. I knew who you were. You knew who I was, in the cold morning light.
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On A Page 01:49
Now, you are somewhere, in some small town, up in the clouds, in some drawing where I drew things that looked like heaven, when I was seven. You're on a page. You're on a page. You're on a page. You're on a page. Now, you are somewhere, in some small town, up in the clouds, in some drawing where I drew things that looked like heaven, when I was seven. You're on a page. You're on a page. You're on a page. You're on a page.
4.
Hey There 02:20
Hey there, I love you. Don't you love me, too? I need you to love me, so I can be with you. Hey there, I need you to be there, by my side. And, hey there, I need you to be there when I cry. If you can be who I need you to be, then we can be you and me. Hey there, I need you to be there when I cry. And, hey there, I need you to be there when I die. If you can be who I need you to be, then we can be you and me.
5.
I wanna be 14, again, emerge from blank houses. I want the teenage scene, again. Let's purge the banks and meds. I walk the nowhere neighborhoods, stone alleys over creeks. I walk alone, across the woods, candy on liquor streets. We are young, collar-less dogs. We are factory-less cogs. We are nameless and we're fine. We are famous in our minds. I'm gonna dig my pennies out. Blue sharks, green worms, we scrape. I'm gonna echo-tunnel shout. Through dark railroads, escape. Vibrating bridges rot, above. Traffic just rattles by. Elated students knot with love, the perfect small-town sky. We are young, collar-less dogs. We are factory-less cogs. We are nameless and we're fine. We are famous in our minds.
6.
How To Win 03:29
You don't know anything. I've said so many things. You're just scared. Your parents messed you up. Your parents dressed you up. You're just scared. You love traditional things which are trivial. You're just scared. You are not fond of me. You can't respond to me. You're just scared. You knew that I loved you, then. Now, I know how to win (how to win). You knew that I loved you, then. Now, I know how to win (how to win). You knew that I loved you, then. Now, I know how to win (how to win). You knew that I loved you, then. Now, I know how to win (how to win). You don't know anything. I've said so many things. You're just scared. We all like having sex; don't say it's incorrect. You're just scared. We all need attention. Please, don't be pretending. You're just scared. We all are deviant. Please, start believing it. You're just scared. You knew that I loved you, then. Now, I know how to win (how to win). You knew that I loved you, then. Now, I know how to win (how to win).
7.
These Days 01:56
​These days, I feel like you agree with me. We're exactly where we should be, both abstractly and physically. These days, I've been feeling so wild and free. I feel like we are just two trees in a meadow with birds and bees. These days, I'm beginning to understand the invisible wires at hand and the way that they make us stand. These days, I've been staring at you, in snow. I've been feeling more in the know. I've been missing you, when you go.
8.
This won't break our family up. This will make us stronger. Please, don't leave me here. Wrap me up in fear. You will make it through. We can talk it through. Lucky to have you, here, lucky to have you, near, all your words stick to me (all your words, all your words). All your words stick to me (all your words). You've been sad for a while, now. You've been dodging bullets. Let's go, walk outside. Get ready for a ride. The atmosphere will be made by you and me. In the open woods, let yourself feel good. All your words stick to me (all your words, all your words). All your words stick to me (all your words).
9.
If I see you in Seattle, and I see you again, and I've overcome the battle that I'm having within, and it's looking like my shadow is going to wear thin, up the creek without a paddle, and it's time to begin, I will have you in a jiffy, teach you 2-string guitar, when you're old enough, with ID, take you out to the bar. With my brothers and wife with me, we can play in the yard, and we don't have to pay anything just to look at the stars. We are young, collar-less dogs. We are factory-less cogs. We are nameless and we're fine. We are famous in our minds. All your words stick to me.
10.
Hey there, I need you to open up the door with magic. I see you, at the grocery store. Land on the green light, wave me, go-ahead. With magic, the stars bright, it's time to go to bed. And, if you could see what our lives grew to be, I think you would be proud of me.
11.
Cold rain, inside my shoes, cold rain, inside my heart, there's nothing I could do that wouldn't give you a start. Old toys out on the lawn, old toys in memories, I feel old age come on. Young boys, they laugh at me. And, I can't change your mind. And, I can't change your mind. Old flowers, inside a vase, in places, I'll never know, old love, inside my face, old love from long ago, old machines, inside the garage, they sometimes hypnotize me. I look at the photos, lost, in times from way before me. And, I can't change your mind. And, I can't change your mind.

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Hymns From Some Small Town (2014) is Third Class' most heavily-themed album. Straddling a weird line between folk and classic rock, Hymns explores family nostalgia and travel while repetitious melodies appear and reappear.

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released November 1, 2014

Third Class: Music, Lyrics, Production, Album Art
Sam Goodwill: Additional Music
Bob Frost: Album Art
Historian Recording Co.: Engineering
Ampreon Recorder: Engineering
Cauliflower Audio: Mastering

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Third Class East Palestine, Ohio

Third Class makes Ohioan poetic pop music via abstract travelogues, small-town alienation, childhood nostalgia, and true love, since 1999.

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