Tomorrow I Will Take a Knife to Your Confidence

by Anna Flyaway

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    Anna Flyaway was a band that featured Keith and Cathy Latinen of Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) from 2005-2006 right before Empire! Empire! took off. They recorded an LP called 'Tomorrow I Will Take a Knife to Your Confidence' and promptly broke up and the album was abandoned. Years later, Keith retrieved the files from his ancient laptop and got them mixed by Mat Halliday (Empire! Empire!, Fireworks) and mastered by Dave Downham (Beach Slang, Into It! Over It!) to give the album a proper release.

    Anna Flyaway fills a missing gap for Empire! Empire! listeners but will also find a home with a new audience as the songs still feel fresh, 14 years later. For fans of early Death Cab for Cutie, Mineral, and Minus the Bear.

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You gave birth to the air (A swimming mess) A swimming mess of hands revived you and I thought, "All is well, all is well! For they revived you! For they revived you!"
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How we all armed our words like bullets but we never said a thing And we wore our hearts like bearings, a direction we all know we wouldn't go All the wrong words still collide and now the absence is the only step of a dance we never tire of or tire out How we all forgot the reason we broke down when we never said a thing And we wore our pride like lions Stand fast and party lines that we would hold All the wrong words still collide and now the absence is the only step of a dance we never tired of or tired out
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I understand what brought you here A false conclusion staged in your favor Oh, here we go! Your ears burn bright Your lies have such an appetite and all the words climbed out your mouth I am ashamed you would say aloud anything to make yourself look like a perfect saint Oh, you're not to blame! You made damn sure everyone knew everything about your innocence Every word- Every single word you said, you believed Every word- Every single word you said, "I don't care if the whole world thinks I'm wrong" So what will you do- Bar all the truth from your lips? And evidence is evidence only if you are the bearer of it I was ashamed to be part of it To hold dirty hands over it So who will remain innocent? There is no love here, just emptiness Every word- Every single word you said, you believed Every word- Every single word you said, "I don't care if the whole world thinks I'm wrong" And all the words climbed out your mouth
4.
I waited all night for you hands taut like tightropes, feet anchored to the floor and afraid to look away as though a moments rest would lose you Student by student marched by like a parade of ghosts, as they let cold air slip in with every opened door It was as if their spirits were whisked away into an afterlife or a secret place I couldn't go I played it out in my head (what I would say to you if you came) as old, florescent lights flickered above me and a TV played without sound Hours passed hours as the stream of traffic went dry I did not know now who was the ghost A couple staggered in drunk and unaware that I was there, still bathing under dying florescent lights
5.
I will write you back, always It's the same mistake, I know You are a beginning without an end- A love I can't let go Fall swept in like a fever or a birthright Proud, and heavy with change I watched the leaves turn from green to red (as though the skyline had caught on fire) All at once, I felt you were not coming back as I watched the world I knew burn I bowed my head in silence, waiting for a great and terrible loss to overcome me like all of the air in the world had been sucked up and left us for dead But it did not come It was the absence of absence It was the harshness of truth Then, I knew that I no longer loved you I zipped up my jacket, and turned to walk home
6.
Don't starve a second chance, here in the ambulance (oh no, oh no!) So tell them what you did and how everything must end (oh no, oh no!) Set me like a seal, always Wear me everywhere you go Don't give up the ghost, don't even hold your breath (oh no, oh no!) 'Cause this is all you get and for such a small regret, let go, let go! This is what everyone knows- everything, everything goes! (how fragile, how fragile!) I am not scared away, scared away I will live, I will die, I will go, I will go This is how everything works- everyone, everyone knows (how fragile, how fragile!) And we're trying hard to forget everything, everything and we're trying hard to forget everything, everything
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Swear it won’t come to this- it dies, or I die Wrapped my fingers in pirouettes (undid promises I could not keep) And I gathered my confidence, lifted words that I could not spend and forced them through crooked speech and willed all the words out I will tear you down! I will tear you down! Are you alright? Get up and fight back, temper your tongue like a saint You are still young, you will still learn to love me (When will you love me?) When I spoke, you did not hear, turned your ears up to tune me out and laughed when I cried out! You said everything has a price Spoke with weight I did not feel When you were young, were you this sad- or did age bear the sharper half? I will tear you down! I will tear you down! Are you alright? Get up and fight back, temper your tongue like a saint You are still young, you will still learn to love me
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released November 22, 2019

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