Caretakers

Produced by Jackson Phillips and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed at Jackson’s house in Echo Park, CA in 2018 and 2019
Mastered by Shawn Everett
Cover Photo: Beth Yorn
Art Direction and Layout: Allen Alcantara
Shelly Music 2019

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“Calm Down”
Written by Pete Yorn, Jackson Phillips and Soko
Produced by Jackson Phillips and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed by Jackson Phillips
Pete Yorn: vocals, bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Jackson Phillips: electric guitar, synth, synth bass, percussion, drums/rhythm programming, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Hazel English: backing vocals

All is well in my hometown
People sleeping in the streetlight
If there’s a memory at all
I wish I knew then what I know now
Calm down
U know I'm telling the truth
And when I look at you
You know I’m telling the truth
Calm down
I never had to choose
Cos when I look at you
I know there’s nothing to lose
All is well in your world now
People dreaming thru the daylight
All the melodies come back
I wish I knew then what I know now
Calm down
U know I'm telling the truth
And when I look at you
You know I’m telling the truth
Calm down
I never had to choose
Cos when I look at you
I know there’s nothing to lose
All the tears I cried
But I wouldn’t change a thing
No I wouldn’t change a thing
All the times we tried
But I wouldn’t change a thing
No I wouldn’t change a thing
Calm down

“I Wanna Be The One”
Written by Pete Yorn
Produced by Jackson Phillips and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed by Jackson Phillips
Pete Yorn: vocals, 12 string acoustic, 6 string acoustic, electric guitar, synth bass, electric bass
Jackson Phillips: electric guitar, baritone guitar, drums/rhythm programming, juno synth, background vocals

Holding on to innocence embalmed
We’ll be leaving here before too long
Never really know where you’re coming from
I will leave you there
I wanna be the one to watch you
I wanna be the one who talks you through
Can’t think of an “anything else” I ever wanted to do
I wanna be the one
I can see the lights fading out
If we get to that place, we’ll know how
Tell me where you’re going I’ll be there now
Was always up to you
I wanna be the one to watch you
I wanna be the one who talks you through
Can’t think of an “anything else” I ever wanted to do
I wanna be the one, I wanna be the one
Different labels on the bottles
Different ways to pass the time
I’ll tell you in my dreams we made it
A picture that was only faded
Can’t think of an “anything else” I ever wanted to do
I wanna be the one, I wanna be the one

“Can’t Stop You”
Written by Pete Yorn and Jackson Phillips
Produced by Jackson Phillips and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed by Jackson Phillips
Pete Yorn: vocals, acoustic guitars
Jackson Phillips: backing vocals, ebow, electric guitar, juno synth bass, juno synth, acoustic guitar

Will you ever
Imagine it
Could u let us in
Imagine it
Imagine it
Can’t stop u
From hurting yourself
It’s not u who’s driving us all away
Can’t stop u from losing it all
Can’t stop you
(Try again)
Can’t stop you
Will u ever grow out of it
Will u ever lose control
(Imagine it)
Can’t stop u
From hurting yourself
It’s not u who’s driving us all away
Can’t stop u from losing it all
Can’t stop you
(Try again)
Can’t stop you
Oh I was wrong (always something off)
Knowing things won’t change (always something off)
Imagine it
Can’t stop u
From hurting yourself
It’s not u who’s driving us all away
Can’t stop u from losing it all
Can’t stop you
(Try again)
Can’t stop you

“Idols” (We Don’t Ever Have To Say Goodbye)
Written by Pete Yorn and Jackson Phillips
Produced by Jackson Phillips and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed by Jackson Phillips
Pete Yorn: vocals, bass, electric guitar, backing vocals
Jackson Phillips: hi bass, piano, electric guitar, drums/rhythm programming, juno bass, backing vocals, percussion

Understudy of a main attraction
Kicking everything to the side
Ever wonder ‘bout your sleeping habits?
We won’t ever have to say goodbye
We won’t ever have to say goodbye
Over study of a main attraction
Kicking everything to survive
Never mind  about your sleeping habits
We don't ever have to say goodbye
We don't ever to have to say goodbye
We won't ever have to say goodbye
Over study of the main attraction
Leaving slowly in the dead of night
Always  wondered ‘bout your sleeping habits
We don't ever have to say goodbye

“Do You Want To Love Again?”
Written by Pete Yorn
Produced by Jackson Phillips and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed by Jackson Phillips
Pete Yorn: vocals, acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, electric guitar, bass, backing vocals
Jackson Phillips: synth, synth bass, rhythm programming/drums, electric guitar, backing vocals, percussion

Do you wanna love again?
Do you wanna starve again?
If you get another chance
Are you gonna nourish it?
Do you wanna love again?
Seen u walkin’ around this town
Your condition is fallen down
Do u know if you’re lost or found
Do u know what u really want?
It can never be what u like
It can never be what u want
Seen u walkin’ around this town
Seen u walkin’ back to front
Do you wanna love again?
Do you wanna starve again?
If you get another chance
Are you gonna nourish it?
Do you wanna love again?
Do you wanna starve again?
If you get another chance
Are you gonna nourish it?
Looking back
All the time that u lost just feels the same
There's a part of your heart that wants to insulate
You can have what you really want, honesty
I don't want your love
I don't want your love
Do you wanna love again?
Do you wanna starve again?
If you get another chance
Are you gonna nourish it?
Do you wanna love again?
Do you wanna starve again?
If you get another chance
Are you gonna nourish it?
(I don't want your love)

"Caretakers”
Written by Pete Yorn and Jackson Phillips
Produced by Jackson Phillips and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed by Jackson Phillips
Pete Yorn: vocals, electric guitar
Jackson Phillips: drums/rhythm programming, backing vocals, piano, synth, juno synth bass

Blasting off again
Into my bed
Didn’t want to tell you
What was said
I won’t talk about it if it makes u sad
We were always on the same page with that
Differences of core
When we’re out of reason
Always starts at the same time
Always starts with you
And if we’re never out alone
How can anything go wrong?
Lashing out again
Against the night
You always swore to me
You’d make it right
Differences of core
When we’re out of reason
Always starts at the same time
Always starts with you
And if we’re never out alone
How can anything go wrong?

"Friends"
Written by Pete Yorn
Produced by Jackson Phillips and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed by Jackson Phillips
Pete Yorn: vocals, acoustic guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar, banjo, percussion
Jackson Phillips: synth, rhythm programming/drums, synth bass, ebow, backing vocals

Wait for a sign my little one
Don't let your heart turn black
There's a patience that we must learn
Oh don't ya know I'm coming back?
And I don't care what your friends are saying
And I don't care what they're told
And I know there's more to this separation
But it's cold
I can see where this is going
No one tells u how to live
U have your world, I'm drowning in mine
Same time next week
And I don't care what your friends are doing
And I don't care what they need
I will be there one day... that we know
But it's all coming up now
And I don't think they care
Are they thinking of u?
Are they thinking of u?
And I don't care what your friends are saying
And I don't care what they're told
And I know there's more to this separation
But it's cold

“ECT” 
Written by Pete Yorn and Jackson Phillips
Produced by Jackson Phillips and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed by Jackson Phillips
Pete Yorn: vocals, electric guitar, electric bass
Jackson Phillips: drums/rhythm programming, backing vocals, synth, juno synth bass

You're going away
Not feeling again
Get high on yourself
Then cry for a friend
As long as it takes, will it never end?
U hide from yourself
I lost u again
Lost u again
I Lost u again
So much for the life
You’ll never know
Is it a mistake?
Is it a mistake?
Don't tell me no
Inevitably
It comes crashing down
Start feeling the same
U sink thru the ground
Lost u again
I lost u again
So much for the life
You’ll never know
Is it a mistake?
Is it a mistake?
Don't tell me no
So much for the words
They told u not to go
Are we out of time?
Are we out of time?
Don't tell me no

“POV”
Written by Pete Yorn and Jackson Phillips
Produced by Jackson Phillips and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed by Jackson Phillps
Pete Yorn: vocals, electric guitar, electric bass
Jackson Phillips: drums/rhythm programming, backing vocals, juno bass, synth

I will get you away from here
In good time
U took it too far my dear
I'm waiting for it
I'm waiting for u when u come back again
I'm taking you home
Taking u home for the last time
And I'm going away from here
U can talk and tell me what I've done wrong
I don't think I'll ever change my mind
And I don't think you will ever see my point of view
I will get you away from here
In good time
U took it too far my dear

"Opal"
Written by Pete Yorn
Produced by Jackson Philips and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed by Jackson Phillips
Pete Yorn: vocals, electric guitar, 12 string acoustic, electric bass, banjo, percussion
Jackson Phillips: synth bass, juno synth, drums/rhythm programming, backing vocals

There's no turning back
U go out into the desert
And see an old friend
U like when you're together
Breaking the hearts of everyone
Took it away from another love
Leaving ‘em all in a state of awe
There’s nowhere to run
U keep walking on and on
I don't stand a chance
To get away into the daylight
Breaking the hearts of everyone
Took it away from another love
Leaving ‘em all in a state of awe
Been breaking the hearts of everyone
Took it away from another love
Where do u go when u know they don't care?
And where will u go when you've fallen in love?
And you're scared of everything?
Where will u go when you're walking alone?
And you're overthinking things?
The color of your hair... you can change it
(Make a change)
You can go anywhere your heart dreams

“A Fire In The Sun”
Written Pete Yorn and Jackson Phillips
Produced by Jackson Phillps and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed by Jackson Phillips
Pete Yorn: vocals, electric guitar
Jackson Phillips: drums/rhythm programming, bass, synth bass, synth

It’s alright if u can’t stay
I'll be fine
You’ll get your way
U must’ve been angry to say all those things
When we were running out of dreams
A fire in the sun
Is burning everyone
A fire in the sun
They’re blaming everyone
And we can never be
The way u wanted to be
And I’m just empty
But if you reach back I’ll be right behind u
If u reach out, I’m not far behind u
It’s burning everyone
A fire in the sun
They’re blaming everyone
And we can never be the way u wanted to be
And I’m just empty
There’s nothing to see here
And for one thing, we know
That things are changing
We can’t go back to where we were

"Try"
Written by Pete Yorn and Jackson Phillips
Produced by Jackson Phillips and Pete Yorn
Recorded and Mixed by Jackson Phillips
Pete Yorn: vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars
Jackson Phillips: drums/rhythm programming, background vocals, synth, keyboards, juno bass, percussion

If there's bad men telling u what to do
In the times when you're not worthless
If you're trying to break me down
And you're doing your best
Make it all go away
Baby don't just sympathize
Won't u try
If there's times when you're not listening
Just because you're overwhelmed
When the world has let you down
And u give it a rest
Make it up to yourself
Maybe take your own advice
Won't you try?
Won't you try?
When the world has let you down
And u give it a rest
make it up to yourself
Baby don't just sympathize
And now's the time
Wait and it may never sell
Make it all go away
Maybe take your own advice
Won't you try?