The Preservation

One Album

The Preservation officially formed in November of 2009 and have proven to be an ambitious and accomplished group in the short time since. They recorded and released a demo that Winter and went on tour for 12 straight weeks in the Summer of 2010. In the Fall, they launched a fundraiser on Kickstarter.com in hopes of recording their first full length album at a level of quality they felt it deserved. In two short months they surpassed their goal of $6,000 raising over $10,000 to put toward recording costs. In February of 2011, they recorded at Public Hi-Fi in Austin, a studio built by Spoon drummer/producer Jim Eno. The album was co-produced and engineered by Brad Bell, a recent Grammy winner for his work on Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. The story of The Preservation is much like the story of Austin music itself: a melting pot of influences from different parts of the country creating something musically unique and genuine.

Music

13 songs
Song
Length
Actions
1
02:17

Lyrics:

Pictures to fixtures I want to kiss your sisters I'm hung up again I'll take my chances she caught making passes I'm coming up my driveway bend I'm careless and tired shoelaces on the wire You only so many things behind Don't tell my mother I've taken on a lover But things will be different this time I can't sleep over I must be getting older So why can't I just write it down I've learned my lesson you can't make confessions You can't even muster a sound
1
First Story (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:17
2
First Story (Instrumental)(:30)
:30 Cutdown
00:30
2
03:10

Lyrics:

Every day I'm alive Feel the light Sattelite I'm alright You're alright Feel the night Take the life Out of mind Out of sight I'm alright You're alright By my side Always night Keep you close Won't let you die Love is real to me Actuallity Future's bright Feel the light Take your time Blow my mind Here we lie Let's have a try Waiting on some other time Mommy's right Daddy's right Hear them out But shut your eyes Always smile Never lie Live your life But question why Love is real to me Actuallity Out of mind Out of sight Out of mind Out of sight Out of mind Out of sight Out of mind Out of sight Love is real to me Actuallity Love is real to me There's just you and me
1
Outtasight (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:10
2
Outtasight (Instrumental)(:30)
:30 Cutdown
00:32
3
Backstreets Two Sisters
04:48

Lyrics:

Well I went back To where I'm from When the streets were clean And all the lights were green And I hit the road Cuz you know That it only goes to show That you can't really go home So if it splits Why don't you go out after it And hold it up to get a better grip And if it's all the same Don't you leave it out in the rain Like a bad, back page of a card to keep your place It'll be there waiting So put out the light in the street light Look out for things in the plain sight Read all the books in the basement Step on the cracks in the pavement Say it three times if you want to Nothing is coming to get you Pass by the cats on the back streets Fasten your belt in the backseat ... Your fingers if it's hard to admit But for God's sake, get on with it And when they find us in our apartments Far from the gaze of our mother's Will they see us for our empty pockets and our Empty cubbards I can't see how It's so far from us now Let's put cards in the spokes of our bikes Cuz it makes a sound If you can't go home Then you can't go home If you can't go home Then you can't go home If you can't go home Then you can't go home If you can't go home Then you can't
1
Backstreets (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:48
4
Fantasmogoria Two Sisters
03:26

Lyrics:

Tears fall down Like drops of rain Dreams cascade The lady waits At the break of day You fade away Birds of prey Please you'll stay Black heart on the wire Cheshire moon Glass wings and mysteries Breaking into Change in the seasons What does this mean? Mountains and reasons La la la la Black heart on the wire Cheshire moon Glass wings and mysteries Breaking into Change in the seasons What does this mean? Mountains and reasons La la la la Please live through Trapped in my mind own room Lips of grey shed color shades
1
Fantasmogoria (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:26
5
03:35

Lyrics:

Say there's no love In long distance See there's no point In ever missing anyone Said you'd stay with me If you could you think that happiness Is feelin' good But you never want to feel bad It's like an old song That you keep goin' back to Like some fargone past You're attached to And you hate yourself For no reason You said that I can't help The way you're feelin' anymore So I'm letting go So don't let me down Lend me your hand Show me around And I'm giving up Well you know I tried But every change they got They knocked me down a size Get out of my way I want it in the worst way But I don't wanna die here I don't wanna say Juts drop me off the Empire State Pick up the pieces When I break It's not the kind of feeling You can shake So I'm letting go So don't let me down Lend me your hand Show me around And I'm giving up Well you know I tried But every change they got They knocked me down a size
1
Happiness (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:35
6
Just Wanna Be Loved Two Sisters
04:48

Lyrics:

Living with pain Makes life seem more real Trying not to complain Try not to feel There's one thousand knives Pierce through your eyes If we live one thousand lives We might finally get wise I just want to be loved But only by you I just want to be loved But only by you Your lies make me week But the truth hurts much more I tremble to speak As I cried on before I just want to be loved But only by you I just want to be loved But only by you You sure get what you ask And a thousand times more Well I soon won't be asking For much anymore I just want to be loved But only by you I just want to be loved But only by you I just want to be loved But only by you I just want to be loved But only by you I just want to be loved But only by you I just want to be loved But only by you I just want to be loved But only by you I just want to be loved But only by you
1
Just Wanna Be Loved (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:48
7
How I Learned To Stop Worrying (And Love Doug Sahm) Two Sisters
03:11

Lyrics:

On a Sunday Drive On a smokin' side On a clever word for every situation I wanna write a book My friends can take a look That's to say if I ever get it together I know before I die I'm gonna make it in my prime I wanna welcome party waiting at the station If it's lonely at the end with Theives and fairweather friends I'll be happy just to talk about the weather When they put me in the ground I want all my friends around They can sit and tell their stories about the old days And if one is overlooked Take my records and my books Make him fill the empty space between The things they cannot say So don't use the same old words Or say something I've never heard Or talk to me just because Use the sleeves of our sweaters To mop up our faces Send cards to our bothers and distant relations My blood is in names that've barely seen places and I don't think they're gonna make it through
1
How I Learned To Stop Worrying (And Love Doug Sahm)(Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:11
8
Blackbird No. 3 Two Sisters
More: Lyrics
02:54

Lyrics:

Blackbird on the highway Lead the cards in sync Between the streets Blackbird on the highway The questions are still a question When your answers don't mean a thing I don't want to know I'd rather be nieve The blackbird on the highway He won't tell me anything Blackbird on the highway With all the songs he sings He leaves me in the dark To find a way without light The rings around the moon Are rusty, black and white Blackbird on the highway How can I hold you for always flying high Blackbird on the highway Descened from the sky La la la
9
03:27

Lyrics:

Comisera-Comiserate Don't bother us Don't worry me Take my money Go sell my farm Run to daddy Who'll tell my mom Case of rot wine Will be will be Don't bother us Don't worry me Long way we've come Let's not have our dreams crushed Long way we've come Let's not have our dreams crushed now And in the future As you will see All the heavens Will bury me And lift me up Into the sky To be with them
1
Comisery (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:27
10
Modern Dance Two Sisters
03:18

Lyrics:

Hate to say I told you so but I did I told ya, I told ya He's gonan leave you high and dry in the end I told ya, I told ya And it's hard in the middle, hard in the middle of the day Why can't you make it easy and leave it alone You'd better get it together Better better, get it together Are you gonna lose him forever? Better better, get it together This heart break was not yours only He doesn't know but your kiss leaves him lonely The cheatin' other gonna tell on you Gonna tell on, tell on you He doesn't know that you've been untrue Gonna tell on, tell on you Look at what you've done Made a fool of everyone And when he's gone I don't wanna see you crying And it's hard in the middle, hard in the middle of the day Why can't you make it easy and leave it alone Gotta chance to right your wrong I told ya, I told her Go back where you belong I told ya, I told her Look at what you've done Made a fool of everyone And when he's gone I don't wanna see you crying Sha la la la
1
Modern Dance (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:18
11
No Rhythm Two Sisters
More: Lyrics
02:33

Lyrics:

It's moving but it's all too slow Spinnin' round, watch it go I can't help if I'm not in controll Still moving, but it's all too slow Things are changing but it's all too fast All the good times didn't seem to last My future beckons me from my past Still changing but it's all too fast There's no living in my life There's no rhythm to my rhyme But it's all right, it's all right You will learn to love me in time Steady leaves on a shakey tree When the wind blows won't you think of me All those stars at night you think you see Steady leaves on a shakey tree There's no living in my life There's no rhythm to my rhyme But it's all right, it's all right You will learn to love me in time You will learn to love me in time
12
West Texas Never Ends Two Sisters
03:06

Lyrics:

We were lost without a cause We were running all around Never lose, do what you choose Never up against a wall Making nothing Smoke and mirrors Never stopped to Pay the cost Always driving Always driving Never had a chance to fall Wouldn't I Wouldn't I Wouldn't I be a fool to leave it? Wouldn't I Wouldn't I Wouldn't I be a fool to leave it? It's the best way to see the country It's a hard way to have some fun Skip town for the summer We gotta get some drinking done Wouldn't I Wouldn't I Wouldn't I be a fool to leave it? Wouldn't I Wouldn't I Wouldn't I be a fool to leave it? Lose your friends, leave your family Don't stop to look behind But tomorrow's full of sorrow You'll be lucky if you lose your mind Wouldn't I Wouldn't I Wouldn't I be a fool to leave it? Wouldn't I Wouldn't I Wouldn't I be a fool to stay? Wouldn't I Wouldn't I Wouldn't I be a fool to leave it? Wouldn't I Wouldn't I Wouldn't I be a fool to leave it? Wouldn't I Wouldn't I Wouldn't I be a fool to leave it? Wouldn't I Wouldn't I Wouldn't I be a fool to stay?
1
West Texas Never Ends (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:06
13
03:39

Lyrics:

When I put you to bed You sleep until the morning comes When our ship comes in We'll be on easy street When I put you on a plane You'll fly back home again If it stays the same You can say that you knew me when We can count our change And try to fill our pockets up We can change our names So nobody can find us We can sleep all day And we'll put this town behind us When it falls apart ... our hearts to say goodbye to it Ahhhh Ah Ahhhh
1
Third Story (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:39
2
Third Story (Instrumental)(:30)
:30 Cutdown
00:32