The Family Fortune

by Things Behind The Sun

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After releasing their EP "The Beards of Kings" in 2010, and a full-length album "Nuclear Years" in 2011, Things Behind the Sun swapped some members and started writing in a bolder direction. "The Family Fortune", a five-track EP, was recorded in a staggering three days, and was released in early August of 2012. The album starts off with "Over It", which captures the sound of TBTS that most fans are accustomed to. From there, however, the album moves toward an edgier, anything-goes sound, which was an absolute blast to record in the studio.

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released August 4, 2012

Things Behind the Sun would like to sincerely thank Grant McFarland and Carson Slovak at Atrium Audio for their incessant labor, incredible patience, and invaluable insight in creating this album. We'd also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Jason Kim, Neil Spencer, Stephen Lavender, Alex Anstett, Alex Goodman, Ryan Feister, Nate Burchill, John Tabor, John Moses, and of course our family, friends and fans. Nothing we do would be possible without all of your support and encouragement. Thank you.

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Track Name: Over It
Carry me, I’m no stronger than before
My heart weighs me down
And every time I find an open door
It makes me turn around

Longing and remembrance
Have pierced my hands and feet
But oh, my God
Take off this bloody crown

I’m gonna be so over it
I’m gonna let it go

Carry me though I’m nothing but a chore
Lying on the ground
Swallowing pain, I can’t drink this anymore
Nor eat this death to which I’m bound

I will dwell in confidence
Not in self-defeat
But I’m taking off this bloody crown
Longing and remembrance
Have pierced my hands and feet
But oh, my God
Take off this bloody crown

I’m gonna be so over it
I’m gonna let it go

Over it
I’m gonna be so over it
I’m gonna be so over it
I’m gonna be so over it…
Track Name: Dancin'
You dropped half your things
As you walked out the door
You’re straight out of luck
If you want them back

Don’t waste your time
Trying to settle the score
It’s more than a shame
If you’re keeping track

Oh, how it feels so good to be all alone
Oh, and if you summon up the gall
To come home

Your eyes were a pen
And your heart was a check
You wrote me a blank one
Then you took it back

You jumped out the ship
When you thought it would wreck
You start to drown
And you’re swimming back

Oh, how it feels so good to be all alone
Oh, and if you summon up the gall
To come home

You’ll see me dancing
See me dancing
Around the room

You tore out my heart
Like the draw of a gun
You shot me to pieces
But you stayed intact

You told me three words
But you meant not a one
You’ll never know love
But you’ll feel the lack
Track Name: Bolshevik Breakdown
Enigmatic sulking in her eyes
Expecting me to sympathize
Like something so unhinging deep inside
Is waiting to be recognized

But I’m inclined towards apathy
Her pressing problem is plain to see

And now she won’t let it, won’t let it go
No she won’t let it, won’t let it go

Nothing was intended to be done
But simply I, the careless one
Who let the better of me get the night
And in the morning, so contrite

But now she’s clearly into me
Despite my growing antipathy
Track Name: St. Peter
You know it ain’t me to blame
When St. Peter don't call your name

My baby don’t cry, my baby don’t pray
Share what’s inside or care what I say
She knows that I can’t get away

Give me something to feel
Like I have got control
If you’ve got some semblance of a soul

Gotta do what she say, do what she say
Cause she could give it, give it
Oh, she could give it all away

Spreading her lies and
Running her games
She don’t disguise the half of her shame
But I am chained by what she knows
Track Name: The Family Fortune
Bidding farewell to all the
Things we took for granted
Oh, my soul

What I wouldn’t trade for the
Misfortune we’ve been handed
Oh, my soul

You and I will never let it go
It’s hard to break a heart
That’s turned to stone

Oh, where do we start
Now that it’s over, the war is won
The roots of our family tree
Have come undone

Oh, tell me my love
Tell me we’ll never drift apart
We’ll bury the family fortune
In our hearts

They trampled and burned the fields
Our fathers once had planted
Oh, my soul

And left us to tend an empty
House that's barely standing
Oh, my soul

You and I can never let it go
It’s hard to break a heart
That’s turned to stone