Some Things Are Important

by Bryan Kwasnik

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released June 30, 2010

All songs written by Bryan Kwasnik.
Recorded, mixed and produced by Bryan Kwasnik at weird little wind event at various times during 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Bryan Kwasnik - guitars, vocals, bass, wurlitzer, keyboards, melodica, air organ, banjo, glockenspiel and percussion
John Fisher - drums on 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 10
Adam Kaniper - bass on 5 and 10

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Track Name: Souvenirs
i think i'll go on a trip
bring a camera and a cigar box
and fill it up with polaroids
and i'll look like such a tourist,
buying souvenirs for all my friends
i'll show you everything you'll miss,
i'll show you everything

because i know that you're going away
and i know that you're going to stay

i used to think it was enough to wish for something
but you've got to want it enough to take it
and you've got to need it enough to keep it safe away from harm

and if you say that it's okay
then i will steal you away
Track Name: Cast and Credits
we only take pictures of buildings falling down
there's comfort in failures that are not our own
and we try to change things and rearrange
but once in awhile we just stay the same
you didn't want to

and it all feels so small
like old movies that you saw
made you so scared when you were young
you were so scared when you were young
but now you're not

i try so hard to never throw anything away
so i'm stuck with these habits i never tried to make
i don't talk to strangers, i have nothing to say
and it makes me so nervous when they look my way
i don't want them to

and it all feels so small
like old movies that you saw
made you so scared when you were young
you were so scared when you were young
but now you're not
Track Name: Sideways
you notice i'm not making sense, you notice i'm just a little tense
today and all last week, you tried but i'm not speaking
so you flicker through a magazine, ignoring what you said to me
the goldfish died 'cause it was never fed, the flowers withered in their bed

i made a story in my head, wanted to know just what it meant
so i explained it all to you, the ending's trash i always knew
the tv's on way too loud and the protagonist will not back down
i wonder which plans will last, but the smoke alarm won't let me ask
he always said what we had to do, he always said what we have to lose

you want to know why, i just want to know how
Track Name: San Juan Part 2
i wish you'd move to new jersey
it's not as bad as they say
it's not as bad as you think

i wish i stayed in old san juan
see the sun set a few more times
feel your head leaning against mine
it's such a nightmare until then

i meant to tell you, had this weird dream about you
in someplace we've never been
running from someone or something
and i couldn't move my legs
and i couldn't read your lips
you disappearing from view
i couldn't catch up to you
it's such a nightmare until then
Track Name: Like a See Saw
can't help but want more, you love like a see saw
first you're down and then you're up
now you're here but then you're not
just make up your mind

straighten your heart and hang it in one place
our eyes are lying different ways
i told you, i told you, i told you
but you said you can't believe

we can't start from a blank page any more
new loves are scabs for old scars
there's no blank page anymore
should have thought of that before

straighten your heart and hang it in one place
our eyes are lieing different ways.
Track Name: Caught in Comets
i'd like to build a rocket ship to saturn
i'd like some company, would you come with me?

it will take a long time, so we'll bring some books to read
i've got this one mystery about diamonds and murder and who's guilty
i found out but i don't know if you know

we'll go far caught in comets.
Track Name: No Take Backs
the sun is in my eyes
i didn't pay attention to the last thing you said
it's not worth repeating
bet you can't guess how many fingers are behind my back

if any one of us has something to say say it now
'cause once it's over it's gone
and there's no take backs

how much farther do we have to go?
i think i get the point but it's lost the effect
bet you can't guess how many fingers are behind my back

nobody's saying it but everyone's thinking it
it always feels different out on the side lines
but it's not a secret i don't plan to keep it
we're so afraid of what everyone makes of it
what it all means, i don't care if you leave
just don't forget to wave goodbye.
Track Name: Saturday Mornings
saturday morning cartoons
i'd sit and watch them with you
pull the cushions off the couch
build a fort that lasts all morning

and when the afternoon comes, we're still in our pajamas

tie a blanket around our necks
did we really think we could fly?
but don't touch the ground it's made of lava
don't touch the ground or you'll die

goodnight, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite you either.
Track Name: Time Machine
it's just like a movie after the credits end
i have all these questions inside my head
like if i had a time machine, where would i land?
i'd drift through the centuries and end up in old japan
or maybe i could visit 1923, i'd dress in all the fashions so no one notices me
and if it gets boring, or i say something wrong
i'll go back a few decades and start from square one

it's so amazing how easy it is to run away
or just to imagine your life in different ways
but some things are important and that shouldn't change
there's no magic lamp when i don't get my way
Track Name: Without a Peep
the rain moved in waves on the window
which the lights turned into stained glass
you lean forward and peek through
keep an eye on dotted lines yellow and white
and you said, "the moon's half dead."
and i could not help but agree
as we passed all the exits we'd never take
those towns don't have a hold on me yet

where are those things from my dreams?
where are those things, please make them exist for me

we're so cliche in our own way
trying to be something great
and i tried to remember the thing i forgot to do
but you answered while it was still on the tip of my tongue
no i don't mind giving you credit this time
but you know i'd rather be right
as we laughed at things we shouldn't laugh at
trying not to fall asleep at night

where are those things from my dreams?
where are those things, please make them exist for me
'cause if i had the means, they couldn't stop me
and we could leave without a peep.