The Young and the Bright

by These Knees

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released 03 September 2013

Stephanie Trivison: Lead and Backing Vocals, Guitars, Piano and Keys, Ukelele, Percussion
Rob Hassing: Drums, Percussion
Eric Piontkowski: Bass, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Bobby Vaughn: Backing Vocals

Chris Foster, Ben Chadwell, Trish DiFranco, Elyse Perruchon, Jim Stewart: Gang Vocals, Hand Claps, Finger Snaps, Stomps
Shanna Swaringen: Violin
Tara Hanish: Cello

Music and Lyrics by Stephanie Trivison
Produced by Jim Stewart and Stephanie Trivison
Engineered and Mixed by Jim Stewart
Drums recorded at Whiteout Audio
Assisted by Chris 'Boomer' Brickman and Ben Chadwell
Mastered by Chris Keffer at Magnetic North Studios
Album Photography and Design by Trish DiFranco

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These Knees Cleveland, Ohio

Influenced by acts like Butch Walker, The Beatles, and Paramore, the These Knees sound has hooked the attention of publications and promoters across the country. Including The New York City Songwriter’s Circle, Cleveland Scene, HRC Emerging Artists, and various commercial opportunities.

The Young and the Bright, is an upbeat collection of songs inspired by youth, nostalgia, and adventures.
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Track Name: Erie (Promise Me)
I see a hint of you in my eyes, in me
The wonder, the color, the way you discovered that you were born free
So maybe you are an old soul
But I swear to be younger is where you should be
So promise me you'll make sand castles out on Erie

And when the wind blows and takes all your work away
You may get down but know you're gonna be ok

Promise me

I see your worries love, it's ok to cry
The fighting, the causing a scene
The tension you just can't make right
So maybe you are an old soul
But you're too young to be desperate for meaning in life
So promise me you'll make it home safely at the end of the night

And when the wind blows and takes all your hope away
Hold on and know you room for love will never fade

Promise me
There are hills that you will climb
Through weak knees and worn eyes
'Cause the canyons made you brave as hell
Promise me
Track Name: Pacifica
Whoa!
Get up and go
Catching a plane
Catching a wave
Catching young love
Gotta be honest
Gotta be real
Life's a thrill
Soak up the sun

Oh how it melts my cares away
Pacific sun, can I stay
If you wanna be cooler
Learn to swim
Let the water
Flood your skin

Did you know that what you're holding is a half of my heart
We're young and hopeless and you know this isn't splitting apart
Take it easy, take another piece of my sunny heart
This is perfect, oh so worth it, tell me we'll never part
Track Name: Addicted
So maybe I'm addicted to the sun, the birds, and you
So what if I can't see at night, 'cause dark is a lack of light
I suppose I have a bad case of everything tastes so great
And this could be the catalyst for years of my happiness

La la la

Oh baby, oh darlin'
You hurt me so
I thought I'd never ever mend
Oh baby, oh darlin'
I thought you should know
I'm doing fine without you

And I clutch the pages of a printed place
To save my own fate
And I know where the secrets hide
Under the beds of what we call time
And I follow like some kind of junkie with too much on their hands
But what if the universe has unseen plans for me

La la la

Oh baby, oh darlin'
You hurt me so
I thought I'd never ever mend
Oh baby, oh darlin'
I thought you should know
I'm doing fine without you
Track Name: Break Science, Make Art
If I told you "you're the bestest"
A heart above the rest
Would you tell me the same?
If I told you I'm a fighter
Would you think I'm a fool?
Someone who needs a shortcut now and then
If I told you that you're sunshine
On a February night
Would you tell me the same?
If I told you I'm a writer
Would you think I'm a wreck?
Or would you think that I'm no good at all?

If you are immune to my drug
Then don't breathe so hard
If you want to track down love
You've gotta break science, make art

Slow it down
Where you going at that pace?
Gravity implies to me
This is a journey, not a race

If you are immune to my drug
Then don't breathe so hard
If you want to track down love
You've gotta break science, make art
Track Name: Eventually
Everyone's expecting you to wander
And I suppose they're expecting me to stay
Two birds can't be sure where they're headed in the wind
But they take off for their treasure anyway

You told me you'd thought of leavin'
You wanted to set me free
But I'd rather work hard alongside you
Than work easy alongside me

So let's take turns carrying the load
Down an unfamiliar road
Eventually we'll land upon our dreams
Eventually
Track Name: The New Year
I thought of the new year
And how I traded places with a younger me
I'd much prefer the longer nights
Knees that work and brighter eyes
I felt my age sink in
It takes time to feel invincible again
Except when I'm with you

We can stay here under the covers
Wasting into the night
I'll forget the moon ever rises
The sun ever gives off light

I thought of your past lives
And if anything had ever felt so right
Swing-set rhythms and sugar-tongues
Twisting my insides out at the sun
I was nervous, I was shaking
Now I'm lonely and breaking lighter moods
Except when I'm with you

We can stay here under the covers
Wasting into the night
I'll forget the moon ever rises
The sun ever gives off light
Track Name: Wait
In your apartment the air is still
I've been waiting alone in your room
The city soundtrack of birds and train stops renews
Surrounding me and waiting for you

I'll just have to wait

Everything will change

I could make 500 days
I could make a life
Reaching for something more than just staying alive
Who am I to be here now

I'll just have to wait

Everything will change
Track Name: Ohio
Got out on a wire
Tightrope walkin', dreams start talkin' fire
See your eyes in the light
Moves away my blues most every night

Please believe me when I tell you I am not afraid of living lonely

Green is a dangerous crutch
But you say you don't care for 'things' that much
So I'm burning all my shoes
Except the ones that led my feet to you

Please believe me when I tell you I am not afraid of living lonely
But I need you 'cause I breath you
I'm at ease with calling you my only

Oh I can't tell you all about how you stole my heart
Kept it beating
Oh please babe you know all my rhythms
You can show, my left feet need leading

Do you believe in souls like me?
Hearing what you can't hear
Seeing what you can't see
Tell me you need me there until the end
I'm coming back to you again

Please believe me when I tell you I am not afraid of living lonely
But I need you 'cause I breath you
I'm at ease with calling you my only

Oh I can't tell you all about how you stole my heart
Kept it beating
Oh please babe you know all my rhythms
You can show, my left feet need leading

Oh I can barely stand up straight
Woosy and loosing my feet under me
You come along, keep me steady

Oh I can't tell you all about how you stole my heart
Kept it beating
Oh please babe you know all my rhythms
You can show, my left feet need leading

Ohio you rendered my eyes and gave me reason to roam
But Ohio you made me someone who wants this somewhere to call home
Track Name: We Are Infinite
One more knock, one look, one touch
One more emotion, my life in slow motion
Oh light love, love light
Sun burns so bright
We made our beds, we'll rest our heads tonight

One more tug, one pull, stay close
And feel this beat, can you feel my beat for you
Don't let the night go quietly
It's you and me, it's me and you

We are infinite now
But when my heart is weak and cutting out
I swear to seek good and true
I will think of you

Fall back to 33, the day we lost our heads
Unlaced our threads for life
Instinct told me the land would set us free
We tamed the sea that night

We are infinite now
But when my heart is weak and cutting out
I swear to seek good and true
I will think of you

I woke up today and found myself in slow motion
With nothing more than the notion that this life is meant to flow free
The waves crashing like the days of the summer
The current blurring each one it ever swept out to sea

We are infinite now
But when my heart is weak and cutting out
I swear to seek good and true
I will think of you
Track Name: Oh No!
I once knew you as you wanted me to
Engaged in every way
I matched your footsteps in vain
You twice took my youthful heart with you in stride
Sliding, twisting, tumbling down the mountainside

I am but a human
Luminous and bright

Oh no!
I thought you really really liked me
The way you said I really wanna see you
Kicking up our dust again

And oh sure, you did nice things
Threw parties where I could sing
But every note confirmed what I had known all along
That you and me, we were never meant to be
And all I was in love with now was your song

I am but a human
Luminous and bright
Setting off on a journey
Holding close to get it right

Oh no

Oh no!
I thought you really really liked me
The way you said I really wanna see you
Kicking up our dust again

I tried so hard for you to see me