Keep An Eye

by Delmore Pilcrow

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released March 11, 2010

Luke Dawson - Pedal Steel
Chris Garver - Guitar, Voice
Kerm Rivas - Bass Guitar
Grady Sandlin - Drums
Taylor Sims - Rhodes, Organ, Guitar (10)
Aaron White - Guitar (1)
Justin Collins - Drums (4, 8)

Recorded / Mixed by Justin Collins @ Satisfactory Studios
Mastered by Dave Williamham @ Echo Lab

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Delmore Pilcrow is a post-authentic rock band from Denton, Texas. Delmore Pilcrow is a hobby horse in a garbage heap that's on fire.

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Track Name: Walking in an Arc
I'm not trying to be your Ranier Maria Rilke
But your insult only sews the slipper shut
I can prophecy and pretend all you need me to
I will leave it up for you to deem worthless

I'm not making like some imaginary sparrow
I'm not even dreaming in the world you're speaking of
Your heart begats its roots there's no straight and narrow
And I'm already walking in an arc and I'm not looking for a plank to jump

So don't come back at me with those tiny toenail slippers
My feet are too small and ladylike for those things
But if you let me wear your photograph inside my eyelids
Then you can have my great grandmother's diamond rings

Now I really am not trying to prove you funny
I'm not spinning any yarns my clothes were made
Just you keep forking at my yolk til I am runny
But my shell is still intact so I am okay
Track Name: Everything We Need
Turn out that light in the doorway
Turn out that papier-mache
Sit down across from me
Tune your guitar the same
Cause honey, we got everything we need

If you're going keep that window open
And if I leave you know I'll do the same
Just if you don't let my friends in
I won't let yours in
Cause honey, we've got everything we need

And it don't matter whether we're together
Or if we're out there stranded in the cold
I'm happy just to know
No matter where we go
Oh honey, we've got everything we're owed

So unroll that mattress from the closet
And uncoil that beartrap from the floor
No, you don't even have to call
And I don't know where your earrings are
Cause honey, we've got everything we own

And it don't matter whether we're together
Or if we're out there stranded in the dark
I'm happy just because
No matter where we was
Oh honey, we've got everything we are
Track Name: Keep An Eye For Me
Certainly I'm lonely
And certainly I'm sad
But certainty ain't a luxury
I believe I've ever had

Don't know how to took eight long years
To tell you exactly what you mean
Don't know how I spent eight long years
Running on empty

Well if you need to travel
Find somewhere to unravel, honey
I got things to do
Just as long as I can find ya
Honey, far away as China
I'll save a place for you

Don't know how it ever came down to us
Trying to work this out by hand
When all we needed was the warm embrace
Of one another's distant lands

But keep an eye for me
And I will keep an eye for you
Our comfortable continuings
Pent up underneath our moon

Well if you need some time
To sit and think about your mind, honey
I like thinking too
But if you need some other kind
To help you find what you must find, honey
Any girl will do
Track Name: Poor Richard
Outside the quails are squalling
And the sounds have all alarmed
But you can hear Poor Richard tugging
On his alabaster arm
Oh what kind witch have I stuck with?
Am I such a pull at straws?
Poor Richard thought with his two dots
But nothing set him off

Inside the room was standing
For the upper level seat
While the bailiff sat and fanned himself
Poor Richard felt the heat
I want two divorces drawn up now
I want one that I can keep
And underneath Poor Richard's head
That document did sleep

Out in the icy wilderness
Miss Nosy took a peek
Inside Poor Richard's briefcase
Quickly shut it and then shrieked
Then she punched him out the second floor
Threw his bed down in the street
But that night Poor Richard dreamed
Of endless possibilities

Now instead of making money
Poor Richard makes believe
And instead of feeling happy
Poor Richard feels relieved
Oh how many years can I endure
This penitentiary?
That I have built inside my mind
Yet scoffed with every beat
Track Name: Just Your Company
I may not eat all your macaroni
And my mind might drift while your talking to me
But I don't mean no harm, just tug me by the arm
And I'll come crashing back into your story

It ain't that I'm unsure how I'm feeling
And it's not that I don't know what we are doing
Oh I can be that man, but I hope you understand
If I wait until that weather passes over you

I may not have played the cards you delt me
When it was obvious that both our hands were empty
But if I kiss your cheek, we won't speak for weeks
And I'd rather have your voice than just your company

But I'll still walk you home when nighttime comes a callin'
And you know I'll keep that cold water comin'
Lord, it ain't that I'm scared, or worried people care
I just want to without feeling guilty
Track Name: Woeful Expectation
When I was yet a young man
Pulling cotton from the seed
I got punched up to a post
For matching every noble deed
I was side-armed in the stomach
I was weak-kneed in the teeth
I got no more empty pockets
It's salvation here I seek

And it's hour to hour
Grave honors to yield
Some woeful expectation
Brings that harvest cut to kill
And it's minute to minute
Every error overcome
Because every combination
Has got human in their thumbs

I have heard that men of few words
Scorn their breath with every prayer
Well so much should think a coward
Calling every breeze a scare
Put your faith against the glass
Put yourself out in the cold
Stop killing tongues with weapons
Start filling drought with soul

And it's hour to hour
Grave honors to yield
Some woeful expectation
Brings that harvest cut to kill
And it's minute to minute
Every error overcome
Because every combination
Has got human in their thumbs
Track Name: The Opposite Sign
I wrote you an old love letter
On a postcard with pigeons in chains
And I ran it by you for an hour or two
Before pouring it out with the rain

I explained how it was I could leave you
And how it was I could never complain
I signed it with loss and the usual discourse
As always, forever, I claimed

I sent it by mail in the morning
And I watched it drive off in a truck
You read it of course all except the last part
Which I assume you threw into a fuss

You called me the next morning after
You called for the very last time
I dialed you right back, love, but your end was dead
And there was nothing but ghosts on the line

But had you asked where it was I was going
I'd have told you nowhere you can find
And had you asked who it was I was seeing
I'd have told you the opposite sign

So I set off to trail on a Sunday
I drove through divisions and dust
Oh I'll try to write home but I'm lazy
And I only receive when I must

But take heed of these borrowed confections
No I ain't trying to cause you bad luck
I'm sorry I missed your connection
But sometimes I just don't give a fuck

But had you asked where it was I was going
I'd have told you nowhere you can find
And had you asked who it was I was seeing
I'd have told you the opposite sign
Track Name: Unsigned Letter
I don't wanna be no trouble
I don't want to peck and paw
I don't want to be your double
Always trying to catch you in a fall

Well sometimes he loves you
And sometimes he don't
Sometimes he forgives you
And sometimes he wont

I don't want to be no bother
I don't want to keep you crying
I don't want to be your lawyer
I don't want to bug you blind

But it was written in the cards
As it was written in the past
Some hearts just barely get by
And some hearts just barely last

All I need is that lowdown feeling
That doesn't go away without drugs
To sing for me cause I can't feel it
No I never been too good about love

I have opened myself
Like an unsigned letter
Not better or worse
But unhinged and unfettered
No worries, no doubts
I repeat to myself like it's true

Like the morning that rises
When nighttime's been severed
Not here nor there
But forever and ever
Unfound in the moment
Lost in this mess, dear, with you
Track Name: Love Song Indeed
I want to whisper in your ear, dear
In the middle of Sunday's service
Reverend can we cut this short my friend?
And you better tell me darling
If you are too tired or something
Cause once we pay our tithes
We're outta here

And I'm going to find you in the kitchen
Drag you onto the couch for sinnin'
Pull you into bed and kiss your eyes
And if you catch me moanin'
And I am not sleepin' or snorin'
You'll thank the Lord that we got to church on time

I want to whisper in your ear, doll
While the congregation settles
As you undo the top notch of your blouse
And I'm going to need another bible
To conceal my risin' rival
Besides we both know I sing best sitting down

And I'm going to find you in the kitchen
Drag you onto the couch for sinnin'
Pull you into bed and kiss your eyes
And if you catch me moanin'
And I am not sleepin' or snorin'
You'll thank the Lord that we got to church on time
Track Name: The Mouth of June
She puts on her lipstick
She lowers her eyes
She puts out her cigarette
Lets the ashes lie
She's so cruel and sassy
But she's so harmless and couth

Now wouldn't it be nice?
For an hour or two
Wouldn't it feel like summer
In the mouth of June?

He lights another cigarette
Flatters his eyes
He unfolds his napkin
Lets the years roll by
He's so impossible and distant
But he's so sad and so true

Now wouldn't it be nice?
For a lifetime or two
Wouldn't it feel like summmer
In the mouth of June?

We were so privileged and honest
But so far away from the truth

Now wouldn't it be nice?
Just me and you
Wouldn't it feel like summer
In the mouth of June?