Set Sail

by The Commanderrs

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released July 26, 2014

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The Commanderrs Durham, North Carolina

Their first album, Set Sail, recorded at the Rubber Room Studio in Chapel Hill, NC, was released in September, 2014. Since mid 2013 performed 62 shows in Central NC, Coastal NC, and the foothills of VA. Recently finished the recording process on a 2nd CD featuring songs written by Isaac. Isaac is a Freshman at Loyola of New Orleans,, and Sally graduated with a degree in psychology in 2013. ... more

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Track Name: Corner Where I Live
Don’t know why I keep on tryin’
‘Cause I don’t want you
And you couldn’t have me if you told the truth.
But I love to watch you lyin’
No, I can’t look away,
And when you walk me out it makes me wanna stay.

You say, “go on”
But your smile says, “stay”
You say, “I’d walk you home,
But I don’t know the way.”
And I say:

I live in the world between
What you say and what you mean
So drop by when you’ve got your fences mended.
I’m at the corner of lovers and friendship.

Don’t know why I just can’t see it
‘Cause I know it’s true,
But I go myopic for those baby blues.
Sometimes I wish you’d just decree it:
That you were never mine
Even when you were and we were lost in time.

You say, “let’s go
Across the sea
And I’ll build a home
For you and me”
And I say:

I live in the world between
What you say and what you mean
Don’t offer a vacation if we’re just gonna spend it
At the corner of lovers and friendship.

And I’m starin’ at a box that reads, “in emergency break the glass”
And I’m feelin’ urgency as the days keep blowin’ past, and if you’d say
You don’t need me, you don’t need me, you don’t need me at all
Then you could break the glass surrounding my porcelain heart.
But you can’t expound
On what you feel
You need to write it down
To make it real
And I say,

Well, I live in the world between
What you say and what you mean
So write a letter and find the guts to send it
To the corner where I…
I live in the world between
What you say and what you mean
So if your letter comes back, that’s cause I’m not there to get it
At the corner of lovers and friendship
Track Name: Crow Hill
The wind blows in and out of the harbor,
The tide sweeps away yesterday’s sand
And you and I sit here together,
And I look down at the back of your hand

CHORUS:
Veins speak of history
Read them to me if you can
I’ll commit them to memory
Trace them onto the back of my hand
I’ve tried to retrace my steps,
But they were gone like footprints in the sand

We talk about childhood memories,
Some are ours and some are theirs.
It’s not wasting time, it’s love in simplicity:
We find it tucked away in chairs. Your…

CHORUS
Some people say they want to be grounded where they stand, but
I’d rather have an anchor so I can pack up and move again
and there will come a time when I have to let go of your hand, but you
drew me a map, and I’ll take it around the bend.

CHORUS
Track Name: Violets are Blue
I don't have words for how you make me feel
You don't love me but somehow I love you Still
Only I can see the bruises on my ribs
Left there by the gentlest man that ever lived.

Oh, you know violets are blue.
My soul, my heart, my lips are too
Cause it's cold cold cold cold inside this room
and there's nothing that you could do.

Now silence ain't the best friend a girl could have
but he's always been there on this wandering path
I've pushed him away time and time again
but here you go pushin' me back to him

Oh, you know violets are blue.
My soul, my heart, my lips are too
Cause it's cold cold cold cold inside this room
and there's nothing that either of us could do.

Well here we are my friend, it's time for us to part
Cause I can't keep hopin' waitin', I'm far too tired
I wish you all the luck with your new friends
I hope they treat you better in the end
I've never been so low but I'll still smile today
Cause that means that, from here, up is the only way

Oh, you know violets are blue.
My soul, my heart, my lips are too
Cause it's cold cold cold cold inside this room
And there's nothing that I could do.
Cause it's cold cold cold cold inside this room
Track Name: All I Need Is A Ladder
All I need is a ladder
So I can see above the sky
Past these broken dreams
And the roughed-up knees
Of the soldiers and their wives.
Oh all I need is a ladder
So I can speak eye-to-eye
With the Man Upstairs
We quote, unaware,
On the great by and by

All I need is the courage
of a thousand lonely men
Who will tilt at mills
And clean up spills
Time and time again
Oh all I need is the courage
Of a thousand lonely men.
And I’d give my all
Until I fall
Just to make amends

All I need is someone
I can give my lovin’ to
Not just for a while
Or the length of a smile
But until forever’s through.
Oh all I need is someone,
And I wish it could be you.
I would be your girl
And we’d rule the world,
And I know you know it’s true.

We’d have the courage of men
Who found love again,
And we’d have a ladder, too.

We’d have the courage of men
Who found love again,
And we’d have a ladder, too.
Track Name: Watching the Sunset
I went to work this Sunday mornin’
With the preacher in my head
And his words kept ringing:
“You’re gonna work until you’re dead.”
But the Lord he cannot save me
From all this trouble I have caused
For everything there is a season,
And for every wrong there is a law.

So I’m sittin’ in Colorado,
Watchin’ the sunset,
And waiting for my latest check to bounce

I came home this Friday evening
With your smoke still on my coat
And though it’s been 8 months and counting,
That smell will never get old.
And all those times you said you’d quit it,
I’d no idea that meant you’d run
But you’ll always be my cowboy
With a dime-store badge and a plastic gun.

So I’m sittin’ in Carolina,
Watchin’ the sunset,
And waiting for my latest check to bounce

I hope someday we’ll sit together
In our rockers on our porch
But I’d prob’ly bet against it:
Lady Luck never rode our horse.
But it makes a pretty picture
In water paints and colored lines,
Silver hair and faded windows,
If our love could stand the time,

We’d be sittin’ somewhere quiet
Watchin’ our sun set
And knowing that our checks would never bounce
Track Name: Young Boy
When I was a young boy, I fought my demons through
When I was a young boy, I tried to speak the truth
When I was a young boy, I fell in love with you

And it would ease my pain
If I had done the right thing
When I was a young boy

When I was a young man, I found myself a job
When I was a young man, I worked just like a dog
When I was a young man, I thought I could write my own song

But I knew these things
Wouldn’t rule my mind
If you were by my side
When I was a young man

When I was a grown man, I had a family
When I was a grown man, I loved them patiently
When I was a grown man, I grew up like a tree

I tried to be Big and strong and
Shield them from my silent wrongs
When I was a grown man

Now I am an old man, and all I loved is gone,
Now I am an old man, keep sole company with my wrongs
Now I am an old man, who still dreams of you in my arms,

And I will spend out my days thinking of ways
To get back to you,
I won’t rest ‘til I find that peace in my mind
That only comes from a piece of you,
And I would be absolved of all my careless thoughts
And the wisdom I did not possess
If you would come and say goodbye to this old man.
Track Name: I Can't Help It
I can’t help it if I like you like you like me
I can’t help it if I make you wanna make me see

All the pretty things in this world
Flying free and unfettered,
Time spent with you feels like time being bettered,
So I can’t help it if I like you.

I can’t help it
That your face makes me face my own pride
I can’t help it
That squeezing me squeezes you inside,

Cause the weight and the strength
And the depth of your hugs
(is) Gonna scatter my essence
Like a thousand lightning bugs
So I can’t help but face my own pride.

I can’t help it if I look for that look you do,
I can’t help it that your smile makes me smile too,

Cause your smile speaks to something
Most people can’t see:
The pearl of elation
At the bottom of life’s sea.
So I can’t help but look for you.

I can’t help it if I give in to your givin’ arms,
I can’t help it if I’m won by your one-line charms

But most of all…

I don’t care if I’m not right,
I don’t care cause you feel nice
I don’t care if I care about you.
No, I don’t care that I care about you.
Track Name: Quick Draw
Well, It’s not ‘cause my daddy beat me,
Although he beat me well
And it’s not cause my momma screams at night
At her demons sent from hell
And it’s not cause I don’t love you,
Or that I just don’t care,
I think it might be because I care too much,
And cause I’m easily scared.

CHORUS:
The only things that keep me safe
Are the fastest hands in town
That I cried & cried & cried into
The night I shot you down.

I’m scared cause I want you to love me
The way that I love you
And because I know that can’t happen,
Even if you wanted it to.
My instincts told me, “shoot him,
He’ll be too close soon.”
And before I could admit what I had done,
I went and shot the moon.

CHORUS

Bouncing checks and empty promises
Seem to be who I’ve become.
And I don’t know who to blame for this,
So maybe I’ll just run.
I found myself needing you last night,
So I reached down for my gun.
Didn’t know my finger was on the trigger
Until the deed was done

CHORUS
Track Name: The Green Room
In the nighttime I tell my stories to
An audience of knighted men.
They have lives and most have secrets, but
We’re all here just to find a friend.

CHORUS:
And the night holds her promises
Her hands cupped gently as I drink.
Child, drink deeply of my cool, cool waters
And let me pull you from the brink.

It’s not the games and It’s not the shows but
It’s the exchange that heals us all
They are strong and Life is tough, but
A gentle touch can soothe the soul

CHORUS

When I am beaten down,
When Life feels cheap and heavy,
And when my home is filled with ghosts,
I can come and sit and
Laugh and play and listen to
All life’s stories sweet and cruel.

CHORUS

CHORUS
Track Name: Because
I like you cause you treat me right
Kiss me soft and hold me tight
I like you cause you treat me right
Every once in a while.

CHORUS:
I like you cause you treat me
Like I’d treat you if I could

I like you cause you say nice things
And for the joy your visage brings.
I like you cause you say nice things
Some of the time.

CHORUS

I like you cause you treat me well,
Come and sit with me a spell
I like you cause you treat me well,
Most of the time

CHORUS

I like you cause your soul is kind
And cause you clarify my mind
I like you cause your soul is kind
All of the time

CHORUS

I like you cause you treat me good
When you’re in the neighborhood
I like you cause you treat me good
Every once in a while.

CHORUS

I like you cause you treat me nice
Tuck me in most every night
I like you cause you treat me nice
Almost all of the time.

CHORUS X2
Track Name: Southern Sun
They say all that glitters is not gold,
But the devil pays cash for your soul
And you can see that green right in my eyes,
So it really shouldn’t come as a surprise.
I’ve got more power than self-control
Those are pretty heavy dice you’re trying to roll.
I guess nobody told you….

CHORUS:
You’re flirting with disaster
Courting danger
Playing with fire
Can’t quench that desire
Intoxication’s gonna make you its slave
When you know what you should do, but you can’t behave
Cause boy…..
You’re flirting with disaster.

Now I could be soft polite and tame,
But buddy, South’s my middle name.
I like it hot all the time,
And when you’re with me, you’re gonna find
Hot wild and fast can be fun,
But it’s hard to keep pace in the Southern Sun.
So if you didn’t know,

CHORUS

It’s not that I mean you any harm,
It’s just that I can’t turn off this charm.
So if a clean escape is what you’re lookin’ for,
You better turn around and walk back out that door I’m
A beautiful catastrophe and that’s a fact:
Nobody walks away from this impact.
So who do you think you are?

CHORUS