The Fall of the Economy

by Darcy

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For Darcy's second studio release, the Denton, Texas-based melodic-rock band incorporates a more guitar-driven sound with their signature Beach Boys-style harmonies in six songs filled with images of a broken but seemingly lovely America.

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released 01 December 2012
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Sean Jones at Off The Square Studios, Denton, TX. Produced by Sean Jones and Darcy.

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Track Name: The Fall of the Economy
When the floor fell out on the economy
People had to learn how to live on what the land could give
Everybody had to wake up early just to sweat and bleed
And people cried out to God again

And we all work together like a family should
When winter comes we’re happy just to make it through

After dinner, for the children’s sake,
We gather ‘round and sing about the way that it used to be
And how the men who used to stand on corners waiting for a job
Became the pillars of society

We don’t always have enough to eat
We burn our furniture for heat
We cry to God for what we have
And have to work for what we need

Together like a family should
When winter comes, we’re happy just to make it through
Track Name: Strong Man
This is the longest drought we’ve had in a hundred years
Friends, I have built a storehouse twice as tall as His

Bring me your plowshares beaten into swords
And I’ll make you wealthy men
There is a Thief who’s coming in the night
To take your things

But I’ll protect your homes
And I’ll protect your gold

You’ve had a meager year; your family is looking thin
I am a generous man; just take what you need to live

Maybe the Lord your God will send the rains
To help you get ahead
I am a generous man just pay me back
Whenever you can

I’ll protect your homes
I’ll protect your gold
I’ll protect your homes
I’ll collect your gold,
Collect your gold

Your storehouse is filling up,
You’ll need a strong man
A strong man
The Thief in the night will come,
You’ll need a strong man
A strong man like me
Track Name: Today on the Town Square (If Only You Knew)
Pieces in stalemate
The pawns move too slow
Today on the town square
We only make the moves we know

And oh, if only you knew what I want to say

I’ve been indecent
My cheeks full of wine
I tried to forget that
You’re the only thing that’s on my mind

Today on the town square I saw two lovers marry
A girl with lilies in her hair was brimming like a wine glass
I sang to the Lord, “My loins are filled with children!”
The sun and everyone were there and America seemed lovely
Track Name: The Parade
On July the 5th I made a raft of timber
And followed the Missouri down the map
And to my surprise it drifted to the ocean
And to my demise I’m never coming back

And I know I will live to be an old man
If I’m kept alive by pesticides
Oh, what a funny thing

On July the 4th I told her that I’d missed her
I explained, but I had wanted to explode
And now I celebrate my independence
Floating in the Gulf of Mexico

And when the bottle rockets burst inside my mind
I could see her face as bright as day
Oh, what a funny holiday

Now I know that I will die young
Oh, what a funny way to go
Track Name: If Your Heartache Evaporates
Bring your heart back to me
And I’ll hold it close like a book, yellowed and creased
I’ll fan through your pages so slowly and delicately
On cloudy days, windful and grey

If your heartache evaporates, I’ll let you be
But I need your love like a flood needs the sea
And if there’s no current that pulls you to me
Then I’ll drift around the world

I know what you’ve heard
But the Quietest Whisper says, “Dear, remember these words:
Love is a river whose current is stronger than death
And it runs its course ‘til nothing is left.”

If your heartache evaporates, I’ll let you be
But I need your love like a flood needs the sea
And if there’s no current that pulls you to me
Then I’ll drift around the world
I’ll drift from girl to girl
Track Name: Miracle Days (Darling, Don't You Cry)
Darling, don’t you cry you know there’s a
Sun about to rise, and you are so
Lovely when you try believing
In miracle days

Oh darling, won’t you find a sundress
And come back home to Texas
I just want to know how far we’ll go

Darling, don’t you cry you know there’s a
Sun about to rise, and you are so
Lovely when you try believing
In lovely, lovely days