Oh, to Know!

by VALENTIGER

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released March 5, 2011

Recorded @ STOCKING STUDIOS & ELEVEN TWELVE (Grand Rapids, MI) from July 21, 2010 - January 2, 2011.
Produced by VALENTIGER.
Mixed & mastered @ ELEVEN TWELVE & JJ STUDIOS (Grand Rapids, MI) by VALENTIGER & STEVE HOLSINGER.
All songs written by BRENT SHIREY, ABOVEBOARD MUSIC (ASCAP).
Published by ABOVEBOARD MUSIC (ASCAP).
Artwork by BRENT SHIREY.
Original cover photo by NICOLE LARAE.
Band photo by AMY CARROLL.
PR - THE MUSEBOX (Brooklyn, NY).
Horns arranged by BRENT SHIREY, except 7 BRENT SHIREY & Mark Lago.

Thanks - STEVE, JOANIE AND JACK HOLSINGER, MARK LAGO, CHRIS SCHAEFER, STEVE MILANOWSKI, NICOLE LARAE, AMY CARROLL, THE RIDERS, THE SHIREYS, CHRIS ZIEBARTH, PETER FOX, ALEX MOORE, H.G. THOMPSON

All rights reserved.
(c) (p) 2011 ABOVEBOARD MUSIC (ASCAP)
www.valentigermusic.com

88.1FM WYCE 2011 "Best Pop/Rock Album"

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VALENTIGER Grand Rapids

Valentiger plays charismatic pop rock that caters to a wide variety of sensibilities. Carefully crafted and effortlessly orchestrated, their collective confidence as a band is as deserved as it is tongue-in-cheek. Their infusion of wit and humor with an enlightened cultural outlook creates a product as reflective of their individual personalities as it is cloaked in surprising wisdom. ... more

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Track Name: Oh, to Know!
Well I would like to think that we can
That we can know the sorts
Know the worst of what hurts

And we could agree just to be sure
Of at least one thing
Baby, you and me

Oh, To Know!

Just like a bottle floating oversea
We’re floating to be free
Two escapees

We’re sailing along as a write-in
To an ocean of doubt
Out and on the prowl

Oh, to know is to know nothing at all
You would be a fool if you didn’t know that already

Oh, to know is to drown us both down to the bottom!

Oh, baby to know, baby to know
Is knowing nothing at all
Baby, to go all the way home
Is just a place to call
Who waits!? Who waits!?
Future brings endings
Baby to know, baby to know
Is knowing nothing at all!
Track Name: All I
I’m looking for all my friends
Who are looking at the dirty floor with no end
To slide through the wasted time
To own a good clean fight

Now I’m looking to all my friends
Looking down the dirty dead ends
But I’m floating off my chair
And into nowhere again

So glasses clink like shackles
We’re all bound to crack like plaster

Now I’m looking to end these strange
Things that I have made for you
But I’m floating off my chair
And into nowhere again

I’m looking at all I’ve been
Looking at the dirty floor with no end
But I’m floating off my chair
And back to where I began
Track Name: Another Cool Move
Another cool move
From head to toe
These thoughts could blow out an airbag
Another cool move
My aim is backlash
I can't remember the flashback
A burned-out contrast
Black in the bomb blast
To be skinned out

Another cool move
No move at all
I'm linking along that jingling song
And I sing this jingled song, too

No cunning, wispy hair
And no smiles cut to the cake pan
I want it kept simple
I want it as black as white can be
I want it to be caught
Put up on the spot
I shouldn't ever fit
In the slot that well

Another cool move
No thinking time
It's just a reach out to me and mine
And those eyes, it's hard to make them lay
Artsy pate, oh no!

No thinking at all
I'm just floating on the route of a changed man
No cunning, wispy hair
No Kyles cut to the cake pan
Track Name: Love to Forgive
Well, I don't forgive you
And I don't forgive me
'Cause it's places like these
It's pretty plain to see

Well, it's not easy
We're hard-earned in sin
Outright upset, outraged and taut
Mindless and burdened

Now, we might fall
But it's the brawl that won't live

Oh, 'cause it's love
It's love
It's love I forgive
Yeah, it's love
It's love
It's love I forgive

So, skyscrapers
They sway from side to side
And even lawmakers
Only do what they think is right

So, if you float like a green spade leaf
You're gonna land in the crick
You spin and turn all those turtles
Topple over 'til you sink like a brick

And if it's a hobby
You're just window shopping, love
Track Name: Sunshines Through
Sun shines through
All you do
Moon does, too
To get you through
Sun shines through
All you do

Constant white noise
And the rougher boys
Girls who dress up
You're restless with strange luck
But don't let the worry
Drown the light from your shining eyes

Wet and shiny streets
Endless hands to meet
Talk of fights and big lights
Good friends and bad ends await
But you know that you can stay
Young in those shining eyes

Constant white noise
And the rougher boys
Girls who dress up
You're confused with strange luck
You walk around, talk about
Fitting in to figure out
With all you know
You couldn't go
To find your way out
Of those shining eyes
Let the sun shine
Through all you do
Track Name: Frozen Dozing
Traffic is humming all down the street tonight
Shaking a feeling up and I'm alright
And I could be good
I think it's time I should
'Cause I've been frozen dozing
And I've been cooked!

I know that you are good
And I'm not about to overthink it like I could
Oh, we're bound to be down
But tonight I'm coming around
Yeah, I'm talking the past off
Kicking the town!
Track Name: Into the Sun
All over
I feel and pull for
The reason why
Planted roots
Never bound a leaf
From flying to its demise

I guess I'd want to feel it, too
Floating through a whole different view

But when it's over, hey, it's over
'Til the sun comes again

When tomorrow pulls your sleeve to go
To where you think you belong
Just set your eyes blind, east to the skyline
And you walk it into the sun

Of all the things
The things I've let go
The things I've slipped through
Well, I forgot a lot of pretty things
And some bad ones, too
Track Name: Why I'm Not Great
Nick's got his smoking sticks
He's driving miles a day
He's trying to hold on
To another last chance

He chastises drug addicts
He says the drinks are not strong
But he's almost smoked
20 filtered cigarettes

So, if you have to let me down
Don't be afraid
'Cause I know I will let you down
In some other way
"Why I'm not great"
C'mon and say it with me
When your ordinary day
Folds into a copy again

Your daddy's got a reputation
And your momma don't clean
And I used to know
What made you so mean

You set your sunset strip
And now you've got to swallow it
You were already 19
And you'll always be news to me

So, if you have to let me down
Do it today
'Cause Lord knows we may dare to say
Something great
"Why I'm not great"
Oh, 'cause risks are not fate
'Cause my bed ain't made
And I get laid
And my math ain't straight
Track Name: Good Day, Goodnight
Everybody get up
Everybody get out
It's time to
Wade the bodies in waves
Make the most of your day
And climb through
Those crowded stairwells
And vapor trails of
Ideas from the silver screen
You slide to angle
Through the tangle
Of the dayful, painful scene

So, run the power lines
To electric times
By no surprise we find
Flawed rules cruise cruel misaligns
It's fine alright
If there's no warning who we are now
We can only hope to say
That the tracks you make aren't the ones you hate
When you come back changed

Good day, goodnight
I want it, too!

Buckle down for the season
Hoping for good reason

Good day, goodnight
I want it, too!
Cruel misaligns
I'm coming through!
'Cause I want it, too!
I want it, too!
Track Name: Oh My God! This Weekend
Oh my God, this weekend
Well, I feel like I cheated again
'Cause the times I reel in
Are waiting to be repeated again
All my obligations
Are just now sneaking right in
'Cause the times I'm reeling
Are just waiting to be repeated again

Oh, I just can't shake her advice
She said, "You'd better be careful or it'll be your whole life."

Oh my God, this weekend
Well, these feelings you'll never forget
You just might dream
Or even be forced to relive
At times that just seem so unkind
That impossibility to rewind

Oh my God, this weekend
Well, I feel like I cheated again
Burning holes in my socks
And I'm changing my locks
Guilty pleasure, falsified treasures
I've either been sleeping
Or I've gone right off that deep end again

Could a trip to the store
Be any more of a bore?