Home As In Houston

by The Get Togethers

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD  or more

     

1.
January 05:01
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
2.
February 03:52
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
3.
March 04:44
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
4.
April 04:04
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
5.
May 05:46
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
6.
June 04:47
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 - 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 - 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 - Oh my God oh my God How beautiful
7.
July 04:46
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
8.
August 04:58
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
9.
September 05:18
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
10.
October 04:44
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
11.
November 06:31
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
12.
December 04:49
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

about

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.

credits

released September 24, 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

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

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

contact / help

Contact The Get Togethers

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

The Get Togethers recommends:

If you like The Get Togethers, you may also like: