Some New Air

by Multiplexor

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released December 13, 2013

All songs written by Kyle Coleman - © Multiplexor 2013
Additional vocals on "Tenth", "Waste", and "Flare" by Patrick Elias Additional vocals on "Eighteen" by Jenny Robinson
Additional vocals on "South" by Morgan Bourland
Produced by Kyle Coleman and TJ Elias
Recorded by TJ Elias at The Quarry
Additional mixing by Taylor Cinnamon
Mastered by Alex Lowe at Red Tuxedo Mastering

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Multiplexor Nashville, Tennessee

Born the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Kyle Coleman in 2008, Multiplexor eventually enlisted close friends PJ Elias and Nathan Stone as its rhythm section upon the release of the 2011 debut album, If I Told You Everything.

The band's second LP, Some New Air, reads like a collection of undelivered letters to lovers in the strange places between lost and found.
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Track Name: Hurry
it's the words you hear but can't understand
it's the way my eyes just keep following your hands
as if they're expecting something
it's the way I can only write one verse
after a minute of this, I ask myself "what is it worth?"
oh what is it really worth to ask myself

have I ever been this way before?
have I ever sat this close to you?
do I really know what I'm doing here?
and if I got scared would you hold me too?

and then you called me to say
"I'm sorry that I left in such a hurry"
it's okay; I'm just glad you called
or else I might have started to worry

I'm not sure how I got through
those days when I couldn't find you

so now I'm lost somewhere in between
where my head is and my heart is supposed to be
have you ever sat this close to me?

and then you called me to say
"I'm sorry that I left in such a hurry"
it's okay; I'm so glad you called
because I had only started to worry
and today I was just starting to feel
my vision get a little blurry
from the way you run so fast
even though you say that you prefer me
Track Name: Tenth
it's been two years since I got out of your bed
yeah since I crawled out of regret so narrowly
and I can't pretend that it doesn't keep me up at night sometimes
to think of all the damage that I did

your heart was empty as the bottles we left on your balcony
set out to do worse to myself than she had ever done to me
my heart was broken like that God-forsaken stretch of tenth street
not even one block away when you convinced me to stay

now it's four a.m. and I am learning things about myself
that I'm not sure I ever wanted to know
someone's eager arms around me is what I thought I wanted
but I swear I've never felt so alone

remind me again just what I'm doing here
replace the hope that left my heart with alcohol
and watch my conscience disappear
please God forgive me for running from you then
and if that wasn't guilt enough
I went and lied to all my friends
please don't let it happen again
Track Name: Recession
I forgave you; I really did
then I missed you again
there in your backyard with a glass of red
and I'm scared to death

of being here with you and vulnerable like this
of the softest skin that begs me to reminisce
so when I got back in my car
there were no words left to say
Track Name: Waste
there's something different between
what you said and what you meant
but yes I want to see you alone tonight
there's some things you haven't faced
but still you'd never let them go to waste
on someone who's standing in your sight
when all I did was tell you that it's alright

so I've heard apologies and of your trouble overseas
but I was really hoping for just one thing
you would have me walk you to your car
and if your heart was still so far then it's patience I would bring

I will wait for that day when different states don't call our names
and you'll be certain that no one ever cared the same

over the year I've never nailed it down
but I'm opening up now so there's something I should say
we can pretend as if we have a choice
but I just needed to hear your voice for the second time today

I will wait for that day when different states don't call our names
and you'll be certain that no one ever cared the same

I wrote it down
I gave you space
I held my breath
didn't show my face
but now it's back
the nights are cold
your hands so small
no one's to hold

I wish you could describe what's in your heart that makes you so scared
and if it seems too much then act like you never cared
Track Name: Eighteen
of all the things I saw at eighteen
your good side and lies that make you clean
were what I wished for but soon found out did not exist

good intentions never stood a chance
when I saw yours in that youthful glance
you failed to mention that I was not going to be missed

what's the point in holding back now?
wanting more than your conscience will allow
we were best friends until I got you to stop thinking it through

no big deal; you didn't quite take everything
the truth that was never there is still making my ears ring

so I called you back just like I never knew
what my friends were begging me to do
it caught up to me that I was worse off for knowing you

no big deal; you didn't quite take everything
the truth that was never there is still making my ears ring
what a sight: stripped and inoculated
you were right: I became what I hated
no, I'll never learn

I should apologize for that season I lost control
the regret I built was just too much for my young soul
reinvented myself and every trusted system
warning signs were everywhere that I ignored
oh how could I have missed them?

and as I wrote this song it finally hit me
if you'd really killed yourself
how screwed up I'd be
Track Name: South
I slip and stumble through the words
that I want to get out of my mouth
side-stepping glances 'til we arrive
at the day you're to move out of the south

but I heard that you're staying
I took it as a sign

that was a year ago
and now I'm the one who is making plans to leave
if that day ever comes I would call to ask
"could I ever be what you need?"

even though we call this home
you and I agree we should get out while we can
knowing all this time that we still have a chance
to give our burdens some new air to breathe
in the places that we drive
so don't move on just yet; I'm not sure if I'd survive

tired of constantly having to pick myself up from decisions made for me
(to think that you could just disappear)
and every attempt to take back control
(we've come too far to not be near)
just leaves me with no guarantees
(there has to be another way)
I'll try anything

even though we call this home
you and I agree we should get out while we can
knowing all this time that we still have a chance
to give our burdens some new air to breathe
in the places that we drive
so don't move on just yet; I'm not sure if I'd survive

on my way home I screamed at God
as if meant for curses at every passing car
not out of anger, just spent my breath
begging to always be right where you are
Track Name: Flare
there's no reason to wake up
sleep is where I'm safe so don't interrupt
it keeps me from the bills and thoughts of you
reoccurring and always overdue

how do you do it to me
even when I haven't seen you in seven weeks?

I never claimed to make much sense
you've been a flare inside my lens for a while
and I can't seem to look away
"it will never happen" four words I took
back to my room and wrote you this book
on how I feel just for today

haven't heard a thing from work this week
if it's a stroke of bad luck, I'll turn the other cheek
I'm flipping pages trying to find a thought
and running from myself so I won't get caught

now you're twenty-six and living on your own
grace has seen fit to care for the seeds you've sown
and rain it comes for days as I watch you pour
your burdens on me as I leave twenty-four

no big deal; I was starting to heal
Track Name: Storming
I can't help feeling like this happens all the time
six weeks now since your smile invoked mine

help me out; I'm ready to leave here; my old life will not be missed
let's meet up for coffee and subtext, a phone call if you insist

give your voice and I would listen until morning
on second thought I think I'm better off that it was storming

does it feel like I'm giving up from where you are?
I'm running and not knowing how to get as far
as I tell myself I should be at this age
been stuck in this house for so long
let's write a new page
Track Name: Nowhere
since I let you out of my sight, I'm doing alright
and yeah I hope you get to see him
and that you get lost in the Seattle skyline

will you laugh just like the old days in your parents' driveways
and will you wonder where the time went, holed up in his apartment?
I'm just waiting for a sign

I will get to sleep tonight, but I don't know how
I'd love to ask "hey how was your flight?"
no use in calling now
I guess you're nowhere
and I'm barely there

this year has been so cruel to me
it took the people I loved most
and to top things off
this one last night you had to spend on another coast

so now I guess I'm here
three more hours until you see this year
feels the same just colder since you're gone
will you be with me as this one drags on?

echoes of fireworks; I'm trying to take it all in from the porch
a distant desire lurks just to become something my mind distorts

hey wait; where are you going?
Jesus I thought I was so well composed, now overflowing

I hope you think of me, still in my room
where your nervous smile lets me assume
that as the countdown starts, his focus slips
to the chaos waiting on your lips

I will get to sleep tonight, but I don't know how
I'd love to ask "hey how was your flight?"
no use in calling now
I guess you're nowhere
and I'm barely there
Track Name: Enough
I guess I should unplug and just shut down
'cause I know I will not see your face downtown
or "old town" as you like to call it
call it a change of pace to where I slip and stumble
through the words I wish were intelligent and humble enough

it's enough to rip the posters off the walls in my sleep
it's enough to fabricate a set of secrets you don't keep
so enough with all the caffeine and paranoia keeping me awake

I used to fall asleep
and feel the intention of my eyelids coming to a close
but now the last thing I remember every night is whispering your name
I guess God's the only one who knows

just how long it took me to get through
those days when I couldn't find you
and now it's like I just can't remember
anything before the twelfth of December