Home As In Houston

by The Get Togethers

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This is our debut.

Home As In Houston is the story of the year 2007. The album takes place in Houston, was conceived in Austin, written in Seattle, recorded in Nashville.

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released 24 September 2013
Bethany Frazier
Daniel Frazier
Kayce Grossman
Andrew Frazier

Additional Musicians:
Jim Jones - Trombone
Michael Frazier - Trumpet & Arranging
Charlie Lewis - Additional Guitars & Banjo

Produced by Taylor Bray and The Get Togethers
Engineered by Taylor Bray at Maple Studios
Mixed and Mastered by Taylor Bray at 4115
Digital editing and drum consulting by Jeff Braun
Additional engineering on "January" and "December" by Charlie Lewis at Skinned Knees

Artwork by Shelby Hornbuckle
Design by Steven Fiore and Kyle McCormick

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The Get Togethers Nashville, Tennessee

The year of 2007 with all of its tragic happenings launched a broken-hearted Bethany Gray on a quest to document its doings. Later emerging as The Get Togethers, this group of close-knit friends is ready to share the story that brought them together- Home as in Houston. The Get Togethers unite the epic and the intimate, the foreign and familiar. These are memoir enthusiasts making home made music. ... more

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Track Name: January
Woke up so early January at our heals
Forget about our sun storms
Unfolding each other like cards at Christmas time
I am not yours you are not mine

Nowhere, nowhere January

41,000 tongues humming holy hymns
Above the children’s heads that is where I read
Your body and your hands as they graced someone else’s heart
I was weak young naïve back then now I’m not

Nowhere, nowhere January

I gave you every piece of me I need them back
How could I put my life together you had everything I lacked
But God has patched me up real good put flesh upon my bones
I was broke I was beat I was all alone

Nowhere, nowhere January

Home as in Houston where the grass rolls to the street
Still resembles all the people growing inside of me
I am no one just a fragment colored evenly
To match the souls sewn together that have made me

Nowhere, nowhere January
Track Name: February
The twigs and the rocks they filled my socks
Like the dictating numbers on the dictating clocks
So I cut our story out of paper you taped it on the wall
I was sure you said I love you when you said nothing at all

Why did I have to be so naïve?
To think that people like you could love people like me
In the hidden hollows how could I forget
The way your eyes looked like two lit cigarettes

Our typewriter teeth ticked in the February air
When you turned your head and tried not to care
I think you should’ve told me that we were no good
Just make believe that I believed we somehow could
In all your lofty letters I was prone to believe
When you said I changed you what else could it mean

Hold your breath walk backwards
Try to take it all back
You were never in my stomach
Or the stitches in my head
Track Name: March
Your arsenal of excuses bruises me
I can’t quite make out what you mean
What you did to me
Sitting and waiting sitting and waiting

For hours to see you for seconds
I shuddered to think how reckless
We were reckless
Sitting and waiting

Your creative clamor hammered me
You were twenty-seven I was seventeen
School bells ringing
Sitting and waiting sitting and waiting

For hours to see you for seconds
I shuddered to think how reckless
We were reckless
Sitting and waiting

Your supposed sincerity stammered me
I could not keep up the inconsistency
One day you want me then you hate me
How is it lately?
Sitting and waiting sitting and waiting

For hours to see you for seconds
I shuddered to think how reckless
We were reckless
Sitting and waiting
Track Name: April
The glow stick ocean yeah carried us on our backs
We were so young we were so young
The water looked just like a million glow sticks blew up inside
And laid to rest

We drove down south through the city streets
Windows down highways to the beach
And the sand swept across like us to the coast
Bodies buried off that neon lit road

Bowls of light and the moon too
Hung real high and we knew that soon
It would be over it would be over
We took our clothes off and ran right in
The waves were so cold then
April and her glow stick ocean

Laid in the gulf like a brave dream
Noticed the way the night painted the water green
Laid in the gulf like a brave dream
Noticed the way the night painted the water green

Our castle was small a tent and some hope
Believing we were far, far from our home

Don’t slow down, turn up the music
Track Name: May
I saw your frame like a house barely built
I tried to tell you everything
Nothing would come out
Then I held your face beneath my own
Mosquitoes ate through our clothes
I wept and I wept I could not stop it
We slept like matches in our cardboard boxes
This is the way the world ends
I’ve said it over and over again

May was milked dry
All I could do was cry

I told you how it all could change
In the twenty-four hours of every single day
But that my sandpaper words
Could never ever wear away

May was milked dry
All I could do was cry

Jumped out of the car onto the highway
Picked you a wishing flower for your birthday
June bugs dancing with the middle of May
My organs a solar system on display

May was milked dry
All I could do was cry
Track Name: June
The frozen grapes from the freezer melted in my mouth
Just like the long June hours I couldn’t figure out
I peeled their thin glossy skin between my white and brittle teeth
Just enough to feel their baby veins rolling from cheek to cheek

I wont sweep this under the rug
I will sweep it under your blood
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Oh my God oh my God
How beautiful

I stared at that stupid photograph much longer than I should have
Read the letters over and over they were all I had
Sometimes those silky summer days they seem too stained to be real
I start crumbling like the sidewalk chalk pressed to the cement ground

I wont sweep this under the rug
I will sweep it under your blood
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Oh my God oh my God
How beautiful

The heat from the cars with the windows rolled up
And the rooms in the buildings stacked like plastic cups
Swallowed me whole while I poured my heart out
And gave away the secrets I swore I would never talk about

I wont sweep this under the rug
I will sweep it under your blood
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Oh my God oh my God
How beautiful
Track Name: July
All the kings’ horses all the kings’ men
Couldn’t put me back together again
So I rounded up the strangest friends
Stayed out late meandering shameless
Lost all my convictions making
Lemonade from the stars and sadness
You were full of seeds I was full of ashes
Old as mountains but young and reckless

Rain exploded on top of my head
Volcanoes crying
That July was not for rejoicing
But to celebrate the unfair in every, everything

I climbed down to the bottom
Made my choices salt like Sodom
Flirting with the devil in the heat of our youth
The tar sticking hard to our souls and not our shoes

Rain exploded all under our feet
Glass soda bottles hitting concrete
That July was not for wishing
But for nighttime, nighttime, nighttime driving

Now the sky is on fire
And you crucify all that matters
All the time all the time all the time all the time all the time

Rain exploded in the speckled streets
Fireworks over the crystallized sea
That July was not for joking
But for making the most of everything
Track Name: August
All through the day I congruently played
A game where blocks fell in and out of place
My life was Tetris pieces when you came
My arm was outstretched and so was yours
Ten fingertips touching
Encircling the whole of the world between our palms

If we had ever actually been
More than part time believers of anything
We would’ve slipped and our palms would’ve touched
The whole world tumbling down and poetically crushed
So you held your end while I held mine
Ten fingertips touching we divided our lives
We held the world up with our sweating palms
While we held no one

So in August I paced myself recollecting
All the things we were and we would never be
I became just like water so stunningly weak
I was the rubber baby you were the glue
Trying to get over this always stuck back to you
But you, you were stuck too

If we had ever actually been
More than part time believers of anything
We would’ve slipped and our palms would’ve touched
The whole world tumbling down and poetically crushed
So you held your end while I held mine
Ten fingertips touching we divided our lives
We held the world up with our sweating palms
While we held no one

You were stuck too
Track Name: September
There was a Holy Ghost party
In the woods we sat so quietly sinking
The bumblebees spread out their wings
Landed lightly on you and me

We walked across the wooden steps
Like seeing our lives on frozen frets
Surrounded were we by the morning glories
Of podium shaped September stories

Our balance beam broke at the seams
Altars for truths you wouldn’t believe
Had to tell yourself we were nothing to figure out
And we were nothing

I halfway forgot who we were
When I went back there last September
Everything was perfect but nothing was right
I could not translate your transient eyes
Track Name: October
October I was at war
I didn’t know it yet but death was mowing down my door
We weathered with so much speed
I really tried to make a believer out of me
I could not get over it
Everybody told me that in time I would forget
I’ll burn every bridge
I will burn every bridge

No longer will October be a bridge for me

Oh the sun was falling down
I kept losing and finding myself in the same town
Every provision I made for my flesh
I turned my broken heart into a heart-breaking quest
And I’m so sorry I’m so sorry
I didn’t know I was hurting you because they first hurt me
I’ll burn every bridge
I will burn every bridge

No longer will October be a bridge for me

Laminate those years
Bind them up real tight with all the lies and fears
I’m not going back you can’t make me
I’ll never be that person again
I’ll never be it again
I’ll burn every bridge
I will burn every bridge
I will burn every bridge
I will burn every bridge

No longer will October be a bridge for me
Track Name: November
We met in your car a cave of secrets
We were not who we thought we would be
When we kissed under splitting trees
You tortured me with my own naivety
The way our bodies dissolved into the wind
Imitated our swollen hearts that came apart again
You ripped me apart

Golden November changed my life forever

You followed me to the field
Where we could both come to life
We were an island of beauty
Separated by fractions and time
The leaves under our feet
Crunched like ice between your teeth
Because it was crisp and cold
And so were the feelings saturating our bones

Golden November changed my life forever

God saw the look upon your face
And he knew what was in your heart
You say it’s all my fault
But one day you’ll stand before God
Track Name: December
Pecans falling like leaves like me
Assurance I was not what I needed to be
Our knees fell in the flood
Of each other’s cancerous love

You knew what you were doing you wanted to feel alive
You had a quiver full of quiet lies
You wore a marriage mask to cover up your sin
You knew what you were doing every time back then

Bloom and grow all we had we stole
Thieves and liars down we go, we go
You published peace all day
When peace was nowhere in our way, the way

You knew what you were doing you wanted to feel alive
You had a quiver full of quiet lies
You wore a marriage mask to cover up your sin
You knew what you were doing every time back then

December will dance one day
And we’ll be absolved from those days, those days
Eyes like saucers at the sight of you
When you said goodbye, goodbye

You knew what you were doing you wanted to feel alive
You had a quiver full of quiet lies
You wore a marriage mask to cover up your sin
You knew what you were doing every time back then

I’ll keep walking
I know you’ll run
I’ll keep walking
I know you’ll run away