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released September 28, 2013



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Santee Seattle, Washington

Santee has crafted a unique take on NW Indie Rock, blending their affections for Modest Mouse with the sad country heart of Patsy Cline, while preserving a holy reverence for the Beatles. Heather’s deeply personal lyrics backed up by the band’s skillful harmonies deliver an emotional experience--- and look into her nostalgic world of dreams and stories that convey a stunning piece of Americana. ... more

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Track Name: Yes Enemy
Yes, Enemy

Just laying on the ground,
waiting for …
but the park is dark and it’s
raining, everyone is hiding

Just got a message that I
don’t wanna read
cuz I already know
it’s nothin’ but no.

The rain says “no” and the park says “no”
and you’re the master of no.

Yes Enemy
Yes Enemy

I know we’re not supposed to
but let’s hang out
everyone else is really boring

we could sit on the ground and talk about how
they made the TV
but you’ll just say no
cuz you always say
you’ll just say no
cuz you always say

cuz you’re the master.

Yes Enemy
Yes Enemy.
Track Name: Nothing Ever Works
Nothing Ever Works

Nothing ever works around here
you gotta use a paper and pen
cuz I gotta talk about you,
now and then.

Cause actually you’re stuck in me
lika a prong
actually you’re cooked in me
like your coffee pot I left on all day long.

I tried to cool it, cool it down
but it shattered into crystal
and I tried to call you, to aim at you
like my cell phone was a pistol.

Oh, when, when?
Will I ever stop my calling?
Oh, when, when?
Will you ever stop responding?

Nothing ever moves around here
you gotta turn it on, and then see
that I communicate with letter and then sounds
from my records and my TV

Track Name: Voice By Hand
Voice By Hand

I'd away with you if I could
if you would give me a wooden ring,
I'd sing

but the future is where we live
and I give
the present away, the present away
(you know that I give)

Well I recorded your voice by hand
I illustrated the things you said
in my head

but the future is where we live
and I give
the present away
Track Name: Anything On Me
Anything On Me

If you're alone,
do you wanna meet up with me?
I'm in a city
I don't know the name of the street
I got a view
of a brick wall

In this country, somehow a dollar makes three
I'm always game
for stupid shopping sprees
but now I found out
I'm nearly in the bread line

dogs barking, give me a sign

If you'll be late
or not show up at all
there's no way
to even give me a call
I'll just hide inside, I'm too scared to walk around

dogs howlin', show me the town

It's like a New York
without any attitude
it’s the indifference that seems to hurt my mood
I'm gonna dress in black
so no one ever tries to try

Anything on me.
Track Name: Landline

I used to be a starchild
Howlin’ on the moon phone
but since then I been younger
ever since I left my home.

For seven years I wondered
where it was a dug my bone
once a while I dial
the number to my telephone

Oh, the landline is gone.

(repeat verses)

I love to find you downstairs,
the TV glowin’ like a halo

You ever seem to grow old,
you just been old forever.
Track Name: Strange

If there's a way to go then I will go it
if there's a reason to stay I don't show it
hitch a ride on a plane
where it's certain that nothins the same

where will you be when I'm comin?
Cuz I'm guaranteed to be comin
back, back
to the same that I made strange

No matter how old I grow,
it's hard to be true from my head to my toes
well I'm sorry if I was mean, I'm sorry if I was mean
Cuz I try to protect,
well I cover my neck from your fangs with my hand
and I know you can't understand

that I'm the same that I made strange
Track Name: Control

It could be easy
to please, to please me
just open up
your straight mouth
draw the bridge
let someone out
and walk back to
the old house
blanket canopy
I will never want out
but if I could
leave you
I'd leave
a trail of songs
so you could figure me out

if you wanted, but don't tread
too lightly, too lightly

if I could
change you
I'd change everything
so you would never want out
you'd answer to
your bird call
it's strange,
the beauty we find when taking control

It makes no difference
that she won't compare
it gives me
a terrible scare

it could be easy
to please, to please me
Track Name: Woolf

(walk into the water)
I think I need to break a bone
It’s something that I never done
It’s crazy but it sound like fun

But then you’d have to see
Me bent up on the ground
And it’d break your heart
So I don’t wanna play around anymore

(walk into the water)
I think I need to leave this town
Sorry to the Puget Sound
I’m old enough to settle down now

But I’m too young
To buy a house
And it breaks my heart
Cuz I don’t wanna wait around anymore

(walk into the water)
Virginia Woolf could stay alone
She did away with telephone
Its crazy but I think I could, too

Then I’d disappear,
Think I could disappear
But it’d break my heart
and I don’t wanna hang around anymore

for many years I wait.
Track Name: History

Somethins changing, something is unclear
though I shoulda seen it coming
we been breaking up for years
its such a cliche, what you reap is what you sew
but I really didn't think you'd leave when I let you go

OH, somethin'
Is getting to me, I won't let it go, it won't let me be.

How was I the last to see,
that you've gotten over me?

I was under the impression
when we were younger we could tell
like the scene from a movie,
when we kiss the strings swell
well that's old news now,
a distant memory

everyone's got a story
well this our
History, yeah
Track Name: Numbers Don't Care
Numbers Don't Care

Even spiders have names and are friend with one another
well I made ‘em all marry and bury each other.
Well it’s only fair,
that it seems like I am the only one who cares.

Tornadoes play games and they pick on the house which
they wanna take for a ride
well it’s only fair
that nature is not the one
to care

I spent two years in school doin’ mathematics
and I’ve forgotten it all,
despite all the practice.
Well it’s only fair
you can care about numbers
but numbers don’t care.