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Track Name: A SWIM
Lady what do you say why don't we go for a swim
It's hot out here deep in the south one hundred degrees blowing in
Forget all your worries jump in in a hurry don't let them sink in
The winter brings flurries the spring just brings fury
for the waiting to end...
So lady what do you say why don't we go for a swim.
Track Name: DARLING LET'S BREATHE
darling let's breathe
Carolina skies
glorious and high
they approach us

we fall to our knees
bow our heads and pray
so much love it aches
it's just great man

i want to thank the world
for giving away every breath i take
and i don't know a way in hell
i'm gonna reciprocate

with our heads in the breeze
i just close my eyes
how wonderful
life is to me

it's hard to believe
people can't realize
beauty inside
it's just great man

and i want to thank the world
for giving away every breath i take
and i don't know a way in hell
i'm gonna reciprocate

i want to thank the lord
for letting me live
each and every day
the only thing i know to do
is bow my head and give thanks

every thing i owe to this world i want to thank you...
Track Name: SILVER LAKE IN BLOOM
take me back sweet Virginia Will
you comfort me the way you used to
please take me back the Carolina's feel
the only way i ever want to
cause when i'm back i am so close to you

but for now Silver Lake's in bloom

on crowded paths
sidewalk breakfast with booze
i'm getting drunk
though i don't want to
cause it takes me back
back before i moved
to the only place
that i feel brand new
and i'm going back
i'm going back there real soon

but for now Silver Lake's in bloom

there's so much for me to do now
so what am i gonna do
i'm chasing the dreams of a child
that never will
that never will come true...
Track Name: NO HEARTS WERE SAVED
I heard she was a biter and likes many boys inside her
she likes laying down but i like laying too
so when i start a choir i'll invite every good sire
who's done laid her down
and we'll all sing the blues

LALALALALALALALALALALA

it broke my heart to hear them say
her love and her affection led to deep and dark depression
no hearts were saved

she claims to be a writer yet pronounces it bon iver
and she's back in town we must evacuate this room
but many boys get tired and succumb to her desires
then she lays them down but most all leave well bruised

LALALALALALALALALALALA

it broke my heart to hear them say
her love and her affection led to deep and dark depression
it choked me up for fourteen days
a suicide injection of farewells and bad rejections
no hearts were saved
Track Name: WITH THE LEAVES
life is wonderful when you've always got someone to meet
people blowing around in the breeze oh yeah
but my life is pitiful because i always have someone that leaves
what i should really fucking do is realize

that my life's impaired
and this seems so unfair
i'm low

and goodbyes are too literal it's not a place that i like to be
i tend to fall to the ground with the leaves oh yeah
so don't taunt don't ridicule man i know you're talking shit about me
all i really want to do is survive

but my heart you held
now i'll see you in hell
i'm sure
Track Name: AFTER ALL WE'RE PEOPLE
this coast always follows in the footsteps of a ghost
not all of us will drown but some say most
we're ready to be found and make a toast
see much has fallen down around the post

after all we're people
after all we're people now

you call this home?
it's just a tidal wave of basements made of foam
i guess your rock and roll's on fire check the ohms
evangelistic choirs of wax papered combs

after all we're people
after all we're people now
Track Name: WAITING FOR THE STORM
i never meant to make you sad
i made you sad i left you all alone
just waiting there at home
i know it hurt so bad
you sounded bad
when talked on the phone

now i'm just waiting for the storm
the storm
the storm

i never meant to make you mad
i know you're mad
just waiting there at home
i just had to be alone
you know i think you're rad
i suck so bad for hanging up the phone

now i'm just waiting for the storm
the storm
the storm

why should i even be with you
if i can't even make the truth
be known
when all i do is sit and lie
i can't ever be that guy

when i'm just waiting for the storm
the storm
the storm
Track Name: MY BAG
there's just one person that i have a need for
and she sure don't like that alcohol
she's totally convinced me it's bad
but i love to run wild down by the earth's core
man i sure do love that alcohol
but it totally ruins my rad

some drink top-shelf, some drink the middle
me i black out, drink till i'm crippled
i just wanna not be belittled no more
'cause nobody likes when i'm bored

there's just one circle that I have a need for
sort of like this record store
totally obscure it's my bag
now i'm just drunk loud strumming the same chord
reflecting on the years before
and wondering where it all went bad

some drink top-shelf, some drink the middle
me i black out, drink till i'm crippled
i just wanna not be belittled no more
'cause nobody likes when i'm bored
Track Name: SHIT STORM
i rode so many years on a shit storm for a steed
held my breath i threw some lefts an asshole yes indeed
i was angry i was arrogant i only thought of me
i was dying over here like Italians in the heat

i hid from fear beer after beer not once i did my best
i was stuck in ruts and fucking sluts refused to leave the nest
i was judging it was pitiful you should have seen the mess
if you did i'm fucking sorry you can stab me in the chest

oh yeah
Track Name: THE OLD COLISEUM
you can't wait long for people
some never come back
just a few of us can truly call this place home
and i never understood why they never came back
i guess they're craving something else on this stone

and i don't really mind
that i'll always see that big silver dome
but i ain't gonna lie 'cause i've tried
but i always found myself so alone
when i roam
so i'm staying home

so many groups of people
that i've met through the years
some they love me, some can't take me for long
but i've always liked the people that i've met living here
and i pray one day we'll all get along

and i ain't gonna lie
i ain't always been a man of this tone
but lord knows i'm tryin
to stay away from cuts to the bone
because it sucks being alone
especially at home

cause i've been feeling like loving and living
please start with forgiving at home
Track Name: SKATE OR DIE
since i ain't ever gonna relate
i might as well go out and skate
cause that's what i belong to

and even if i leave with some fines
at least i got to get in some grinds
if i'm lucky a line too

cause there aint nothing else even girls
that i'd rather do in this world
than roll around making turns

and there aint nowhere i'd rather be
than rolling down my street

cut me loose and set me free
cut me loose and set me free
cut me loose and set me free
Track Name: PARDON THE EARTHQUAKE
i'm so loud you will awake pardon the earthquake
it's just a modern dance for the middle aged
it brings me joy to make some noise
i'm a 30 year old boy hanging out with dudes in silver lake

i call it quits just to begin starting over with new friends
it's enough to make a pain reliever ache
i hold my breath four times a day just to see if i can swim away
i watch the clock i check my watch i kneel and pray

it's just the same old shit every day
no matter where i let my bullshit out to play
i'll write a song i'll sing along i'll pull my weight
with a fascist wrist that always strums it's way
yeah i have a fascist wrist that never strums my way

i could count a tear for every mile i could drink a beer for every smile
see my happiness is way to fucking fake
with every goal a story told and every ego's made of gold
is it worth all this for just a little fame

and for some change there was a must and since i'm always in a rush
there was no logic in this move out to L.A.
so in a van with a bike rack and a friend cooking up some crack
with left town the morning after christmas day

and now i'm stuck here on my own calling everyone back home
convincing all my boys that i will be o.k.
i left a lady there as well putting both of us through hell
so i guess we'll have to take it day by day

it's just the same old shit every day
no matter where i let my bullshit out to play
i'll write a song i'll sing along i'll pull my weight
no matter how much i think all this shit is fake
there's just no getting over floating here in space

it's just the same old shit every day
flaunting smarts breaking hearts making waves
writing down every word i say
throwing darts for a brand new start just to get away
there's just no getting over floating here in space
yes there's no getting over floating here in space
there's just no getting over floating here in space...