When the Sea Became a Giant

When the Sea Became a Giant

Format: CD
Release Date: 1/16/07
Label: Self-Released

our love has made us pariahs

keith latinen – vocals / guitar / bass / drums

oh, the city burns!
nero would be proud
my mouth fills up
a eulogy comes out
what a waste of breath!
spoke, but nothing else
my heart pours out
slow down
put your head in clouds
oh no! (i am alone)

you have to believe that life is more than the sum of its parts, kiddo

keith latinen – vocals / guitar / bass / drums
cathy latinen – vocals

oh sure, you can look for reasons
and try to be them, for a while
but you know you can’t be her answer
she was never after truth
will your mother still blame you
if she knew all the words that she said
drove you here
a half a world away
destroying your body
to get back for every word she said
but it won’t change the way she is
and it won’t change a thing she did
so calm down
sleep now
forget all the things that she said

lilly, i have something important to tell you

keith latinen – vocals / guitar / bass / drums
found out how scared you were
to ask how i knew
everything
but not how i ever blamed you.
i know you were never aware,
so how could you say
“sorry, how could i take and take
and never think of you?
i’m not sorry i don’t care about you.”
found out how little i felt
when i stepped back and heard you say,”it’s not my fault- i was raised 
this way.”
and i’ll be damned if i pity you
like i used to do
when i still loved you.

they will throw us to the wolves

keith latinen – vocals / guitar / bass / drums
your hands were broken
but you wouldn’t cry out
as we tore your heart apart
should i thought of you with sadness?
or a small, small, price to pay…
but you should have known better
oh, i admit to no wrong!
you should have understood
i had no choice, no choice
all winter
you told me, “it’s never enough to stay still”
i thought you’d be proud of me
should i spell it out, spell it out now?
you’ll never be good enough
so i’m getting out, getting out now

k.o. k.o. (the most of my worries are the least of your concerns)

keith latinen – vocals / guitar / bass / drums
cathy latinen – vocals
you were a secret kept
far from my heart
i know i should have wept
but no tears found their way out
you were an avalanche
a sharp decent with fast words, deliverance
(i will not be ashamed, i will move perfectly now)
and i, the minuet
kept time by sorrow spent
spoke soft, stood down
(step away, step away, i will hold in my place)
and i have been losing sleep
so i can’t be trusted to know
every time you cry out
you say, “not enough, dear”
should i change pace?
move air through empty lungs?
oh, compose yourself
and know that all you’ll be
is a secret kept upon my lips for now