The Hazard Circular

by Immediate Family

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released July 1, 2010

Album artwork. Stephanie Senn. www.behance.net/stephaniesenn

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Immediate Family Portland, Oregon

Immediate Family is what happens when I (Brett) work on something for so long that I learn to stop worrying and love the process again and again and again and

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Track Name: Beginning Again
1. Beginning Again

Beginning again isn't the end.
When its worth the words, wait. Speak to me slow.

All will be lost in the fade. Settle down, something weird.
Aren't we uncertain here? How could you ask me to stay?
You're afraid? I'd be afraid.
Fear is useful. Love is futile. Either or except.

Beginning again isn't the end.
When its worth the wait, stop. Let me find you.

Music and noise, blue and red. Sober up, listen well.
..Seems you suspect the sound. Why would you play deaf instead?
You're ashamed? I'd be ashamed.
Fear is shameful. Shame is simple. Neither or accept.

Beginning again isn't the end.
When its worth the words, wait. Tell me slow.
Worth the wait, stop. I'll find you,
Worth the worst, good. Lets see this through.
Track Name: Side by Side
2. Side by Side

Side by side we float together but drown.
Still we are separate, standing on desperate ground.
I didn't mean to make you cry.
You didn't mean to make seriously, why should I?

Could you flood to make me strong?
Rain it is hopeless. Weather it's honest.
Pull me out, I must be wrong.
I guess you're right.

Side by side we sink together but float.
Patience could end this, being pathetic won't.
I didn't mean to make you mine.
You didn't mean to fake it, curiously fine.

I could drain and have you grow.
Rain is important. Weather is constant.
Clearly common so you know:
We are not perfect after all and all I could be wrong.
I guess you're right.
Track Name: Rise and Shine
3. Rise and Shine

Let go and fall for the floor isn't yours.
(I will be so happy you won't know what to do.)
So float, dancing 'round circles is forward.
(I will be so happy you won't know..)

Sunshine beyond us, twilight behind us.
Harness the space between and time stops.

Darkness falls same time, same place, same stars.
Just rest assured that every night the earth will turn.

Hold on, think conflict is comforting for us?
(I will be so happy you won't know what to do.)
Wake up, the hazy are treated not cured.
(I will be so happy you won't know what to do.)

Black rests within me, but blue is my instinct.
Dissociate both and dwell between each.

Morning comes same time, same place, same sun.
Just shine like dawn. And every day the earth will turn.
Working time after time.

Darkness falls same time, same place, same curse.
Just rest assured. (..And when you see the stars..)
Just shine like dawn. (Are you blinded by the sun?)
Someday you'll learn that every night the earth will turn.
Track Name: Brain Detail
5. Brain Detail

Mother, father: My destination is your door.. Time is what distance is for.
Brother, sister: The differences never so clear.. Glimpses of them disappear.
Lover: Immediate family is learned.. Into the body we're born.
Come on, finish the song.

Nearly free I can preach with the confidence and conviction of a dead man.

Your delusions are a symptom, simply of a sentimental, selfish whore.
Under influence of skeleton key, well, of course it could get worse when..
All you want is what you aren't.

Mother, father: My instrument isn't you voice when you speak nothing but noise.
Lover: Immediate family is strong as this progression is long.
Come on, finish the song.

Your convictions are a product, simply, of a loyalty that is unrest.
I guess my friends would all be faceless, but all of my friends are dead.

Revolution is a tired tradition of a generation far removed..
From those of us who have been conditioned to swallow what we have to prove.
Your delusions are a symptom, simply of a sentimental, selfish whore.
Under influence of skeleton key, well, of course it could get worse when..
All you want is what you aren't, is never what you are.
Track Name: Even Angels
6. Even Angels

Driving home, three streets away, still drunk.
Five A.M. and wondering why you won't disregard the dawn.
Holidays in June.

Even as you turn around I remember faces first.
Goodbye forever.

..First of many episodes you've lost.
What amazes me is that they're worth so much.
All these guilty thoughts costing many months.

Even after there is odd don't shoot the singer.
For even angels fuck their gods and just let it linger.
Even as you turn around I remember faces first.
Goodbye forever.
Track Name: Katmandu
7. Katmandu

My island is a place of consequence where empty is essence.
I've got this rope but there's no tree to hang my confidence by the neck.
Suicide's reserved for faggots, poetry too.
I write into my self-pity after you.

My island is a place of consequence where all of you exist.
I will accept your faults as meaningless, just follow me into sense.
Where to most important exchange is attitude.
I was on my worst behavior before I met you.

Her eyes are evidence, his skin is proof..
That right and wrong are three dimensions simplified into.

I am not ending everything, not without you.
I am not going anywhere, not without you.

His teeth are innocence, her smile is proof..
That here and there are distances divided by the truth.

I am not ending everything, not without you.
I am not going anywhere, not without you.
Track Name: Victory Square
8. Victory Square

Twenty-one surprises met me there.
You stayed excited while I stayed behind to prepare.
Calculated steps for the affair..
Strings snapping violently, implode and quietly share.

Help me completely avoid her contact, it's happening now.

At the shortest distance, with the longest open mouth.
If you can't speak, don't speak.
Write it down.

Accokeek is laughing with the kids..
That drink they're own piss just to spit such ridiculous shit.
Excusing them their forced embarrassment.
It's Waldorf philosophy, absent apology, dirty hands mix.

Help me complete the circle and accept it's nature as true
Help me complete the concept and understand why it's renewed.
Help me completely destroy and restore my patience with truth.

At the shortest distance, with the longest open mouth.
She's become persistent shouting broken orders out.
I complete her sentence and correct contracted doubt.
If you can't die, then live.
..Just do it well.
Track Name: Become Something Better
10. Become Something Better

You've become sick and contagious. You've become distant and dazed.
You've become my shadow, I your fever dream.
In the image of each other we became.

Lets become better acquainted. Lets change the colors we paint.
Recreate the subject, let the background stay.
When perspective is to blame and the details all seem strange..
When the pieces aren't perfect and the pictures great.

So what if you've resigned to try, to bring to light those moonless nights.
That destiny is also mine because white and black are exactly the same.

We'll be becoming forever. We'll stitch the circle together.
Disregard the dissonance the beauty's within..
A class melody, too ugly to be sweet.
The music says nothing singing in your sleep.

So what if you've resigned to try, to bring to light those moonless nights.
That destiny is also mine because both of us have made our own mistakes.
You and I are exactly the same.
It's okay girl, come outside, breathe deeply and sing:

Become the clouds, enable them to rain.
Become the sun to spite the stars each day.
Become the moon to lead the tide, reflect the light, repeat and wash away.
Track Name: The Owls Are Not What They Seem
11. The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Beautiful, I traded my energy for new clothes.
Then waited while endless intermission made for hope.
Destiny, I traded my fate for your guarantee.
Spending my days hardly suffering, only extending dreaming.

Insofar, everyone's worked but not made their mark.
Misunderstanding actions, man, we speak the same language.
Not that there is anything of relevance to say.

Listen first, remember this: the answer already exists.
Behind your open eyes there is no company.
There's too much space, there's too much room.
We're losing light pushing it through.
A phase resolves the shadow of the moon.
Isn't that the way it is? The ancient circle does exist.
Despite your eager fists the future will forgive.
There's always skin, there's always fur.
The fluffy bear weathers the storm.
The animals notice the clouds first.
Table wine, it takes too long. Nine percent just ain't enough.
Twelve and up is just what I'm accustomed to.
Learn to sing, I'll learn to cook. Kiss the hand that teaches trust.
Allergic to the rain that wants to rust.
Instigate, I'll take the lead. We'll end up coming plentifully.
We've seen the front, we've seen the back, but listening wins.

Don't let the owls speak falsely of your grievances.
They mean the best but represent the worst of it.
Track Name: Sober Down
12. Sober Down

Born of an earnest man devoted to..
Women and children, they heard the good news:
I am not to be them. I am not to be rubbed out or dulled down.
If not now, then when will our crowd applaud themselves?

Don't let the dogs keep you up past what you've learned.
Sleeping pills, noise complaints, none of them work.
If I don't call, will she wonder?

Always, haven't lost her yet.

Born of a broken home, confuse the new..
Mothers and fathers, they missed the good news:
I do not give a fuck. I will not give up.
Wisdom is warranted only when one's seen enough.
..Haven't seen much.

If I don't call, will he wonder?

Always moving forward.
Never smile to forget.
..Haven't lost her yet.
Track Name: Dream Pillow
13. Dream Pillow

Bury the pending scandal lower, moving right along.
Paint patience several shades of purple.
Rain until the color's all gone.

And in the wake of tired tradition odd requests are carried across the bridge.
And had you gotten any farther..
I wouldn't know what to do with the difference in distance,
I'm interested strictly in keeping the contact a gift.
Dreaming of consequence is common sense.
A thousand gazes fixed upon me, yours the one I feel.

It is accomplished, as my witness you are worthy.
It's your responsibility to believe.
But what if it's all fixed so you feel guilty?

It is accomplished, as my witness you are worthy.
It's your responsibility to believe.
Even when it's fixed we don't feel guilty.
Track Name: Take Chances, Drive Fast
15. Take Chances, Drive Fast

If I shy away I'll only stay afraid.
If I stop to think will you wait patiently?
Will you give me one more day?
I guess we'll see.

When I need to rise be my mountain to climb.
When I need to shine be my reflected light.
Be my daytime, keep it bright.
We could be perfect, or at least inspired.
Focus, nobody's feeling sorry, listen closely: I'm trying.

Celebrate, the almost is enough.
For now lets look towards anything up.
Celebrate the open sky above.
It's clear, the air is anything.

Breathe in.
All along we're singing the same song,
Living in a world so small.

Should I play to please keep me from being weak.
Should doubt challenge belief, confidence sets us free.
We alone defeat defeat.
We've seen friction burning from desire.
The third forcing out passion spoken mutely. I'm still trying.

Celebrate, the almost is enough.
For now lets look towards anything up.
Celebrate the open sky above.
It's clear, the air is anything.

What will work when still wind won't?
Breathing in will.
All along we're singing the same song,
Living with a world so small.
Track Name: Remembering/Merge with the Infinite
16. Remembering/Merge with the Infinite

I was at home, desperately bored. Charm is a pastime for the birds.
Fail or succeed, I'll take to the streets. Sever all ties with parting seas.
Trying too hard? Man, the truth is a timeless affair.
Let it take all night. What is time?

Well, it's a friend of forward motion, infinite.
..Remembering.

After the show, a funeral for everything that I once was.
Defy default, discover before. Remember we are not perfect after..
All in all right is a blinding device when you're wrong.
Tooth is worth my time. What is time?

Well, it's a friend of forward motion's mystery.
You wrapped your head around me anyway.
And from the day that I was born, until the day I finally fell in love.
..Remembering.

Maybe I've been wasting all my time reflecting rays of violent light.
The infinite may not be real no more than I.
The myth exists to keep us honest because we lie.
So it goes.
Track Name: Revealing More Each Time
17. Revealing More Each Time

Beginning again longs for perspective.
When distance breeds the still water's the end.
I won't pretend I understand why, but I'm willing to forgive.

Meeting in the middle has been fine.
But have you noticed we're revealing more each time?
I won't pretend that I know better, but I' may resign to try.
So I'll wait, but I won't sit stationary long.

The spiral will continue through the page.
The words we write, we write to keep us sane.
We can't pretend that this all matters until we accept we're all the same.
So shake hands, and lets go because I'm sure that we will meet again.
The circle's something I invent.
You are not the opposite.
We are perfect, we exist.