Sixteen Ounce World

by Green Line Operator

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1.
05:29
4,3,2,1 Moving forward Is three words to you And maybe one day I’ll say I love you Every holiday is time I spend away from you And home is just a concrete structure when you’re not there too Plastic cups aren’t deep enough to drown the music out The sad, sad song of realizing who I am without Moving forward Is three words to you And maybe one day I’ll say I love you Orange juice and a nice warm soup can’t wash this cold away I hack and cough but can’t get out the words I want to say Sleeping in my self esteem, a cozy little place I think tonight I’ll ask if you might meet me face to face Moving forward Is three words to you And maybe one day I’ll say I love you Moving forward Is three words to you And maybe today I’ll say I love you
2.
04:08
Stitches Under and over and under and over and under and over you I am sowing my goodbye Under and over and under and over and under and over you I am sowing my goodbye Dealing with the stitches is better than just bitching about it all And please doc, no painkillers. I’d like to feel the faint chill in my spine Oh what lovely providence, more injuries, more money spent, good God The bleeding, it’s just getting worse and I am convinced that my nurse is blind Under and over and under and over and under and over you I am sowing my goodbye Under and over and under and over and under and over you I am sowing my goodbye I’m feeling the most unpleasant draft, this gown I’m wearing presents my ass to all But I’m am so very glad to be here, just hang on tight and give it a tear and we’re through Give me a needle and give me a thread, a room with a view, an adjustable bed and I’m good They say that very soon I’ll be healed, they’re giving me a chair and it has some wheels and they’ll roll. And they’ll roll…and they’ll roll… and they’ll roll… and they’ll roll Under and over and under and over and under and over And under and over and under and over and under and over And under and over and under and over and under and over And under and over and under and over and under and over And back… to… you
3.
04:30
Not Afraid I was a bit reluctant to say anything more To say what I should’ve said before I am done holding my tongue and I am not afraid anymore No, I am not afraid anymore Tonight, tonight I am ready to end this fight I don’t really know what I’m fighting for But I’m ready to close this door Tonight, tonight I am ready to end this fight I don’t really know what I’m fighting for But I’m ready to close this door tonight The seasons reasoning never quite hit home When you and I were alone I was scared and unprepared, but I’m not afraid anymore No, I am not afraid anymore Tonight, tonight I am ready to end this fight I don’t really know what I’m fighting for But I’m ready to close this door Tonight, tonight I am ready to end this fight I don’t really know what I’m fighting for But I’m ready to close this door Tonight, tonight, tonight I am not, afraid. No, I am not afraid. No, I am not afraid anymore.
4.
03:56
Gasoline I go to bed, not because I’m tired I go to bed because it’s time to sleep And when I die I hope it’s not the same way There’s so much of this world I haven’t seen Gasoline, get me going. Gasoline, get me gone Gasoline, get me going. Everything is wrong Gasoline, get me going. Gasoline, get me gone Gasoline, get me going. Everything is wrong Everything is wrong. Everything is wrong I know the world is cruel, jaded and dirty It makes it really hard to stay clean I wish you all the best, but you’re fucking idiots I’m hoping you won’t miss me if I’m mean Gasoline, get me going. Gasoline, get me gone Gasoline, get me going. Everything is wrong Gasoline, get me going. Gasoline, get me gone Gasoline, get me going. Everything is wrong Everything is wrong. Everything is wrong I go to bed, not because I’m tired I go to bed because it’s time to sleep And when I die I hope it’s not the same way There’s so much of this world I haven’t seen
5.
02:08
Grand You moved on the minute that you met me and I never let you go You moved on the minute that you met me, oh I should have let you go We could have built a future. Oh, wouldn’t that have been grand Instead we built a castle and watched it wash back into the sand You moved on the minute that you met me and I never let you go You moved on the minute that you met me, oh I should have let you go
6.
04:24
I could use a concussion. I don’t want to think anymore. I could use a concussion. Someone please slam my head in the door. I could use a concussion. I don’t want to think anymore. I could use a concussion. I think I’ll just slam my head on the floor. It all gets so complicated. She fucked him and he fucked them And I get so very inundated. The bullshit flow is so incessant. Were we dating? I’m not quite sure. How can we end if we never begin? Maybe we’re not all that mature. Hey, when we’re 40, let’s try this again. I could use a concussion. I don’t want to think anymore. I could use a concussion. Someone please slam my head in the door. I could use a concussion. I don’t want to think anymore. I could use a concussion. I think I’ll just slam my head on the floor. I’m so sorry little brain. I know you’re tired of whores and liars I flushed my patience down the drain. I’m tired of fighting these social fires I could use an ice cold beer, maybe a steak or just a little break But all I get is your glass of tears with a side of cold shoulder and a fat headache I could use a concussion. I don’t want to think anymore. I could use a concussion. Someone please slam my head in the door. I could use a concussion. I don’t want to think anymore. I could use a concussion. I think I’ll just slam my head on the floor.
7.
Drinking Water Drinking water ‘cause if I don’t, I will die Arguing with you because I like to be right Drinking water ‘cause if I don’t, I will die Being brave ‘cause I’d like a better life. The one I’ve got is all worn away. All full of listlessness and disarray. Drinking water ‘cause if I don’t, I will die Waking up to unwanted sunlight Drinking water ‘cause if I don’t, I will die If I could hold you, I would hold you tight. Some things I never wanted to have to say. Some days I never wanted to go away.
8.
The Spirits and the Spirits Watching the decay of the atmosphere around me Smoke and liquor stains, incredibly they’ve somehow found me We are not alone, no in fact they walk and talk about us Perceived to be unknown, the shackled souls of greed and mistrust Floating in our rooms, above our eyes, above our beds These places are their tombs, these places where our years are shed The spirits in your glass and the spirits in these weathered walls They twist and twine at last, the barrier, it falls and falls on down. The spirits and the spirits spin tonight The spirits and the spirits spinning round and round my eyes The spirits and the spirits spin tonight The spirits and the spirits spinning round and round my eyes The bottles in our grip, siphoning these stories on out Though our tongues will slip, the ghostly chains will hold us throughout All our lonely days. They haunt us not for hapless horrors Just a simple way to kill the catastrophic chorus Singing in our ears songs of hell and your own sojourn But there’s no need to fear, for no noosed man complains of rope burn Just a chest of chains, that we must speak to break the locks on The smoke and liquor fades. The barrier, it falls and falls on down. The spirits and the spirits spin tonight The spirits and the spirits spinning round and round my eyes The spirits and the spirits spin tonight The spirits and the spirits spinning round and round my eyes
9.
Concentration I’ve got concentration like you wouldn’t believe But it shatters like a bad bullfighter when I’m facing things like these I keep all my sorrow in an old mason jar It weighs a ton and I’d like it gone but I can’t throw it very far Speak a little louder, I would like to hear what you have to say Reach in just a little further, I’m not far away I’ve got veins that bring used blood back into my heart I need veins for used up courage so I can finish the things that I start I’ve got skin like lightning and the world’s a lightning rod Don’t get to close to me, I might strike you as odd Speak a little louder, I would like to hear what you have to say Reach in just a little further, I’m not far away
10.
Picking Up the Pieces Bitter and broken, fed up and focused I need a big gust of wind to come blow me away The sorry score that I cannot ignore You are a shadow on every word I say Picking up the pieces, I am moving on I have been waiting for far too long You are not worth me and I am not worth you I’ve finally convinced myself that that is the truth Cold and sincere, full of want and fear With a thousand circles in my head I am done thinking things through I’m ready for stitches, just a couple inches I’ve got better things to do Picking up the pieces, I am moving on I have been waiting for far too long You are not worth me and I am not worth you I’ve finally convinced myself that that is the truth
11.
05:07
Concrete This city, it covers the earth which we walk And it sets our selves in concrete It covers our eyes, our lips and our minds Like mother tucks us into our sheets But sleep is for the weary, I am not about to fall Into your carbon copy dreams And the sunset on Sunday brings a sigh to my eyes As the wind brings an age so serene Mistakes go viral and hit the wires, the pictures we’ve seen And this girl is buried in the wreck But the wires that have put her there, she’s using once again Pulling herself out by her neck And the concrete quiets all of this, the sweet achieved indifference It sets us into the earthen stone Well the water is drying, quick, dive in. Just know that concrete makes no friends When you are there, you will be all alone And the saddest part of all of this is that it would’ve made no difference In a society so flooded with these things The past is pulled out from our fists and time is key in all of this We can’t change what it gave but what it brings And all the things that we still have, the air inside our lungs We can dig until we sprout into the trees And concrete can hold a thought, a whim a Sunday wind But it cracks under the will of memories And past is for the backwards man, the practices of waste He is swinging for the wheat already reaped And as we walk along the Earth, we talk of escape But first, we must change the way we sleep
12.
03:19
Waltz The moon in the sky, I could grab it and shine its light right on you And all of the things that you said would come beaming through This waltz of conversation, twisting about this home I don’t care to dance but if that is your stance then I’ll dance ‘til the morning has come All of the walls around us, hiding the strangers inside And all of the cars that we’re driving drive us into their lives The morning comes dear and serene while the night was so overdrawn And the choices you make come about when you wake and the headache blanks out the dawn All the things that you have and all the things that you own Couldn’t match up to the people that you welcome into your home All of the things taught in schools and all the signs on the road Couldn’t match up to the lessons that you’ve learned on your own Out of your lungs comes water. I should’ve known that that’s not right. But it’s hard to walk away when you’re smile, it shines so bright And the courage that I once had is now just a cascade You’re a person I met and a dreamer I bet, but a monster that I made And your home, your trash, your castle. Your rolled up dollar bills. To you it’s just a cocoon. I see a coffin already filled. The locks on your door for protection. The tongue in your mouth for deceit. I’ll walk out the door and see you no more except in the people I meet. All the things that you have and all the things that you own Couldn’t match up to the people that you welcome into your home All of the things taught in schools and all the signs on the road Couldn’t match up to the lessons that you’ve learned on your own
13.
06:36
20 Years Steal me out from under these covers And steal me out from under this rain cloud 88 keys and not a door to be seen Am I steering or just staring out the window? Tonight seems as good a night as ever To throw everything I own into the trash And live on the street in squalor and defeat With nothing to say or to ask In 20 years all you’ve done is wait for something more to come In 20 more, you’ll just do the same. Will you ever be someone? In 20 years all you’ve done is wait for something more to come In 20 more, you’ll just do the same. Will you ever be someone? I’ve been wishing for thunder But all I get is the quiet sunrise With skin and bones all paper and plastic I’ve got matches and I’ve got alcohol The steady hands of time spin round Sucking you right into the floor You can make a hundred (w)holes empty or full But what will they say when you fill the ground? In 20 years all you’ve done is wait for something more to come In 20 more, you’ll just do the same. Will you ever be someone? In 20 years all you’ve done is wait for something more to come In 20 more, you’ll just do the same. Will you ever be someone?

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Sixteen Ounce World is the debut album from Green Line Operator, a Phoenix-based indie/alternative trio that likes tacos and old video games.

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released January 12, 2013

We were a duo in the studio
Desert Muserelli - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Piano
Tim Hoag - Drums

Additional support:
Clinton Switzer - Backing Vocals

Recording Info:
Recorded by jalipaz at audioconfusion in Mesa, AZ
Mastered by Carl Saff at Carl Saff Mastering in Chicago, IL
Album artwork and design by Steve Patton
Produced by Desert Muserelli, Tim Hoag and Andrew Goody

All songs written by Desert Muserelli
2013 - Copyright Green Line Operator. All rights reserved.

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