Trains & Aeroplanes

by Modern Inventors

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released 15 January 2013

Modern Inventors are:

Josh Benus (Mountain Bed Music BMI) - Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar

Matt Kass (My Boy Bear Music) - Background Vocals, Electric, Acoustic & Slide Guitar, Bass, Synth, Organ, Percussion

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Zach Djanikian - Bass (4,8,9,10), Percussion (6)
Will Wright - Bass (2,3)
Tom Spiker - Bass (1)
Mike Riddleberger - Drums (4,6,7,8,10)
Matt Scarano - Drums, Percussion (1,2,3)
Spence Cohen - Percussion (4,7,8)
Jon Anderson - Wurlitzer, Organ, Synth (4,7,8,9,10,11)
Adam Flicker - Organ, Rhodes (3,7,10)
Dave Streim - Organ, Rhodes (5)
Ali Wadsworth - Background Vocals (2,5)
Andrew Lipke - Background Vocals (4)
Derek Feinberg - Background Vocals (6)
Michael Baker - Background Vocals (11)
Dave Dawda - Banjo (7)

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Produced by Matt Kass

Engineered by Matt Kass & Adam Winokur
Additional Engineering by Ryan Moys & Matt Muir

Mixed by Tim Sonnefeld (4,6,7,8,9,10,11) and Matt Kass (1,2,3,5)

Recorded at:
Undercarriage Studios - Philadelphia, PA
Kawari Sound - Wyncote PA
Clover's House of Love - Brooklyn, NY
The Studio - Philadelphia, PA

Mixed at:
Undercarriage Studios - Philadelphia, PA

Mastered by Chris Muth at Taloowa Mastering - Yonkers, NY

Executive Producer - Tom Spiker

Artwork by Benjamin Benus & Josh Benus
Layout Design by Modern Inventors

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Managed by Mike Polans at Red Light Management | mike@redlightmanagement.com

Legal by Marcy Rauer Wagman at Wagman Dickman, LLC

Modern Inventors: moderninventorsmusic@gmail.com

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Track Name: Hello
Darling darling,
So brokenhearted,
You’re falling falling,
Down like the leaves

Starry angel,
Crooked eyes,
Grieving raindrops,
Under clear nights skies

Moon blasts through stained glass,
Dodging prayers in a vacant church,
Left to go stale, where there were thoughts,
There clearly were,
Clearly were

Weeping willow,
Stagger and sway,
Tattered postcards,
Sunken in the bay

Contrasting red doors against white picket fenced homes,
Left to go stale, all alone you’re on your own,
On your own

You were alone under the starlight,
Was walking home and I opened my eyes,
I was alone until I saw you,
We were alone and then we said...Hello!
Track Name: Puncture All the Wheels
I moved into empty home,
Needed to learn to live alone,
And then I found strength to move on,
Perspective is a funny thing,
Oh how I’ve grown

Have no anxieties or fear,
Often the trivial prevail,
For some contentment means living in despair,
If you come to terms with who you are,
Your skies will be clear

For the sake of your own,
Won’t you just leave it alone,
We come and go just like a smoke signals,
Here one minute, then we’re gone

Familiar emotions flood these halls,
I’d rather feel than not feel them at all,
Certain trees bloom but shed leaves come the fall,
When I reflect on places I have been,
It’s been a long haul

For the sake of your own,
Won’t you just leave it alone,
We come and go just like a smoke signals,
Here one minute, then we’re gone,

But no ones like that,
And sadness is real,
We just can’t wait for the chance to puncture all of the wheels,

Never shudder when you’ve got nothing to lose,
You may become filled with black and blues,
Nobody else is going to fill your shoes,
The world is just a puzzle and it’s easy to get confused.

For the sake of your own,
Won’t you just leave it alone,
We come and go just like a smoke signals,
Here one minute, then we’re gone,
Here one minute, then we’re gone,

Here one minute, then we’re gone.
Track Name: Penny for Your Thoughts
Here’s a penny a for your thoughts,
Tell me what I’ve got to know,
Throw it over your shoulder with the salt shaker baby,
You’ve got to live how you know

Ever since you learned to walk,
People tell you gotta run,
There ain’t no time for them finer things baby,
Yeah you can rest when you’re done

If it’s the only road you’re willing to ride,
You can kiss your dreams goodbye,
Kiss your dreams goodbye

You’ve got to build your buildings tall,
To do battle with the wind,
And if your tower comes crashing to the ground,
You may never rebuild again

If it’s the only road you’re willing to ride,
You can kiss your dreams goodbye,
Kiss your dreams goodbye.

If your soul is slowly slipping down the rabbit hole,
Crying but you’re barely there,
And the room seems like it’s spinning,
And you’ve lost control of it all.

Here’s a penny for your thoughts,
You’ve heard all you need to know,
Here’s a penny for your thoughts,
A penny for your thoughts,

If it’s the only road you’re willing to ride,
You can kiss your dreams goodbye,
Kiss your dreams goodbye.

If it’s the only road you’re willing to ride,
You can kiss your dreams goodbye,
Kiss your dreams goodbye,
Kiss your dreams goodbye,
Kiss your dreams goodbye
Track Name: Goodbye Northbrook Drive
Round and round and round I go,
Feels as if I’ve been falling down,
For sometime,
And I just don’t know what to say to make things go away anymore

Thorn in my skin, the pebble in my shoes,
You’re wearing the face of the ugly truth,
Recall the good times,
And I just don’t know what to say to make things go away anymore

Asleep in the sheets you can peel off the heat,
Souvenirs and memories,
Reminds me of who I used to be,
Used to be,
Can’t you see?
That I’m tired, I’m tired,
And oh this aching heart,
Provide me with a brand new start

Feels as if the moods gone cold,
Wipe your tears, this gig’s been getting old
I’m sorry to say that,
And I just don’t know what to say to make things go away anymore

I’ve been conned once, conned by a friend,
Now you stand in my doorway, trying to make amends,
You always had good time,
And I just don’t know what to say to make things go away anymore

Open the shades you haven’t seen the sunlight in days,
Sick to the bone, next to the phone,
I hope that your forecast changes from the rain,
To ease the pain, it’s very plain,
If you sigh, croon or cry,
Say oh why can’t I?

What’s in your mind’s a great blue sky

Find a new love,
Find a new, find a new, find a new, find a new love

Find a new love,
Find a new, find a new, find a new, find a new love

And I just don’t know what to say to make things go away anymore.
Track Name: Anna
Anna, come down and lay your head,
You’ve been weathered from the rain and howling winds,
And you tell me that your walls are closing in

I wish that pain in your throat would dissipate,
A wound don’t heal if you’re picking at the scrape,
But you can’t find a way to dissociate

Going nowhere,
Going nowhere,
Going nowhere,
No one seems to care,
Where do you go from here?

I submerged myself while you shout all your demands,
The tables is chalky from your snow-white hands,
There’s only so much turmoil that one can stand

Is it wrong to think you may never turn around?
Some seeds never grow if you plant them in the ground,
And like a house of cards sometimes they just fall down

Going nowhere,
Going nowhere,
Going nowhere,
No one seems to care,
Where do we go from here?

But, I can surely see it in your eyes,
I see it in the rain clouds in the unforgiving skies,
Trying to help your-self is like the blind leading the blind

So Anna, come down and lay your head,
You’ve been weathered from the rain and howling winds,
And you tell me that your walls are closing in
You're walls are closing in
Track Name: Marcelia
Marcelia, come back soon,
Oh, that old yellow moon is on the rise
Don’t be afraid, with the life you’ve made,
Forever I will be by your side,

You were on the plateau where we all wanted to be,
Stargazing at the possibilities,
You’d throw it all away for another man,
Well we’re all in search of love,
But just what is your plan?
Your plan

When I jumped off we bit the bark,
Eyes lit up like stars,
And little did I know your face would stay like scars,
Roadways and rivers, oh the toll it takes,
I’ll construct a bridge to where you are just to avoid delays.

Well you know it could’ve been another way,
And though it may seem trite,
To the lady that I’ve come to love,
If it’s not me treat her right,
Treat her right,
Treat her right.

Lately I’ve lost the taste for trying,
And in the corner of my mind,
There’s a light that keeps on shining,
Through my blinds

Half asleep and awake, Saturday had finally come,
The only thing aside from you, the beating of a drum.
The only thing aside from you, the beating of a drum
I said, the only thing aside from you,
The beating of a drum.
Track Name: Trains & Aeroplanes
I will be your helping hand,
I will be your only friend,
Stretched out in the park,
Staring at the dark and your eyes

I will be fast and aware,
I will be your saving prayer,
Drifting off to sleep,
We’ll swim into the deep sea of night

Trains and Aeroplanes,
Tell me what’s the quickest way to,
The switch ignites the flame,
But my love arrives the fastest to you

I will be the your first notion,
I will be your locomotion,
Wheels they churn inside,
Vast walls of your mind,
Day and night

Trains and Aeroplanes,
Tell me what’s the quickest way to,
The switch ignites the flame,
But my love arrives the fastest to you.

Darling don’t give up,
Baby don’t you frown,
You know I’ll pick you up when you’re down,

Because you’re the only one,
You’re the only one
Yes, you’re the only one
Track Name: My oh My
My oh my, did you think that you were right?
Twisted and fine, hiding from the light,
Rebel beneath a ceiling full of stars,
Stale air that you breathe, no more hum from this guitar

You couldn’t change if you wanted to,
Living your life, locked inside your room,
It’s easier think about what might have been,
Spending your days, inside your head

My oh my, did you think that you were right?
Was it you couldn’t make the time?
Or were you scared of what you’d find?
Weary of the night, restless and alone,
Smoking to get by, afraid of getting old.

You couldn’t change if you wanted to,
Living your life, locked inside your room,
It’s easier think about what might have been,
Spending your days, inside your head.

Someone asked you,
Why keep running?
From things that cause you pain,
Keep on drifting, doing what you please,
Running from this strange disease,
Running from this strange disease,
Running from this strange disease,
Track Name: City Lights
Six in the A.M and I’m still awake,
Driving home on the Garden State,
Hair in the breeze alone in my bones,
Tonight I didn’t need to get stoned

Strung out on your eyes,
Beneath those city lights,
Oh those lights

We were breathing so heavy, the taste of your lips,
Kissing on NYU city bench,
Swimming like fish in the ocean,
It swallowed us whole, yeah but we were still floating

Great black brush stroke sky,
You stole all of my daylight,
I don’t mind,
No, I don’t mind

The night we spent alone,
In the cities golden glow,
Didn’t want the night to come to a close,
You took my hand,
To take you home
Track Name: Losing Touch
Desolate lots, department stores,
Used to be green where there are shopping malls,
Frenzied people walking to and fro,
If you want to leave there’s no place to go

There’s no place to go.
There’s no place to go.

Fallible youth that can’t be taught,
When the books we read are no longer sought,
For the greater good turn your TV off,
There’s no place to hide there’s no room for thought

There’s no room for thought.
There’s no room for thought.

Went out today to walk the street,
Billboards visible to you and me,
Advertisements, more like mental slavery,
I’d like to get away but there’s no place to flee

There’s no place for me,
There’s no place for me.

Since the days of my youth,
I feel much further from the truth,
I think we’re losing touch,
I think we’re losing touch,
I think we’re losing touch