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by The Ground Is Lava

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released August 10, 2010

Recorded and mixed by Chris Mack
Japanese release artwork by Andrew Wells (

Jon Rogers - guitar and vocals
Jordan Valentine - bass and vocals
Eric Sandt - drums



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The Ground Is Lava Brunswick, Ohio

Jon Rogers, Eric Sandt, and Jordan Valentine play music together in Brunswick, OH and sometimes other places, too!

2009-2015. Thank you. We love you.

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Track Name: Can You See the Star Next to the Moon From Where You Are?
Can you see the star next to the moon from where you are?
Well, I said, "Can you see the star next to the moon from where you are?"
Track Name: Well, That Settles It; I Guess We're in a Mutiny
Why would I want to hear about your night that you spent with some other guy, who you say means nothing to you? And you know how I feel about you, so logically, I must conclude I must mean less to you.
Track Name: Baby Steps, Baby

I drew a heart around my hometown on a map so I'd remember where I'm from and I could always find my way back.

I scribbled letters on the palms of both my hands
so you'd know just where to hold and I hope you know I mean that.


I'm trying, trying to forgive her but I can't because she broke my little heart and I can't let her get away with that! No!


Track Name: Answer The Question, Claire
Have you ever wondered if the people who look familiar to you think you look familiar, too?

And have you written a song for someone you know would never sing along?

Well, I can say that I have.

When you're watching planes fly by, can the passengers see you from the sky? No.
Track Name: Are We Hip Yet?
Me and my boys, we don't shave our faces because we heard the ladies love beards. And so we live like scruffy twenty-somethings among the other lumberjacks.

Me and my boys, we were our shirts and ties because we heard the ladies love it when we look nice. And so we try, we try to impress with our new style of dress.
Track Name: Cry In Your Breakfast
So this is how it has to be, the tragic end to you and me. I wonder when you're getting married. I wonder if the date's been set. And if I drank, that'd be the day I get totally drunk and unload my brain. But I'd have to be invited first. I'd have to be invited.

I wish you hadn't said in that tone of voice we'd still be friends. I wish I knew what to say when people ask me what you're up to these days. And I wish you weren't marrying the first unlucky fuck to cross your path. I know that we weren't right for each other, I just want my friend back.

You don't need me in your life anymore.
Do you know how much that hurts?!
Track Name: Most Pleasant Ohioans
You tell me I stay up too late, but I could sleep all day and it really wouldn't matter anyway 'cause I don't know what day it is when I'm awake.

You work to live, I work to play. Don't let it go to waste. I know it may sound a bit cliché, but time well-spent is time spent with friends.

Yeah! I wanna spend the day at the lake. I wish I could eat Melt every day and go swimming in our underwear.

I'm OK staying in this place. I know things never change. The weather's no less crazy state to state, so get comfortable. I call this my home.

Yeah! I wanna go camping with you guys. And I don't even like going outside. But I'll do anything to hang out with you!
Track Name: Katie's Truble
There are so many things I wish I would have said to make you stay after the rain. I'll be the first to admit I'm new at this, but at least I caught your name.

Katie, where did you go after the show?

I fall in love way too easily. The next love of my life is in each new city.

I'm spending the night here on Casey's couch and I wish you'd lie here with me. You're so cute and I'm nothing to write home about. I can't believe you're talking to me, Katie.

Katie, Katie, Katie, Katie...
Track Name: Good Talk, Russ
I couldn't wait for the snow to melt so I could stretch my legs. The hibernation had me feeling claustrophobic. I guess I'll live with the consequences of being predictable. That way, I'll never hurt the ones I love.

The new year doesn't erase old problems, it creates whole new problems. I've got my friends, the ones who count, who are sticking close and who are sticking it out.