Handle With Care

by The Longshot

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    Thank you for downloading this album. These five songs encapsulate the year of writing and recording it took to make it. Between songs are bits of audio, little moments related to the creative aspects of making the songs. At one point you can hear cars under a bridge as a friend and I cross the street. Between two other songs is the sound of walking through leaves in September
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Thank you Spencer Tyminski, Glenn Cole, Wil McCarthy, Steven Melton, Chaz Stephens, Alex Clark, Sam Peter, Colin Batchelor, Cameron Schnur, Matt Amelung, Ben Biver, David Mullis, Jeff Dinter, Nathan Bossart, y'all are the Longshot family. Thank you Doug Marrs, Kristen DeSimone, Mrs. Boeckman, the Feuerhelms, Mike Judy, AJ Perdomo, The Dangerous Summer, the guys in The Great Outdoors (RIP), Patrick Cook and You’re Not Kablamo, Tigers Jaw, Lydia, The Rocketboys, Eddie Van Halen, John Cena, Fred Durst, James Britnell, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Cameron Schnur, Keith Hernandez, Jack Daniels, PBR, Budweiser and Stag.


released October 3, 2012

The Longshot is:
David Maness- guitar/vocals
Drew Kelly- bass/vocals
Brandon Boeckman- guitar
Will Irmler- drums

-All songs written and performed by The Longshot.
-Engineered and mixed by Matt Amelung.
-Produced by David Maness and Matt Amelung.
-Recorded and mixed at Encapsulated Studios in St. Louis, MO except “Lost Boy” and guitars, bass and vocals on “Older” which were recorded at Second Story Studios in St. Louis, MO.
-Additional backup vocals on “Older”, “Tomorrow” and “Lost Boy” recorded at Second Story Studios.
-Additional synths on “Older” recorded at Ben’s house.
-Additional mandolin on “Older” recorded at Jason’s house.
-Album art by David Maness.
-Promotional photography by David Mullis.



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Track Name: Risk Everything
You’re at my door
Cuz in my closed up cluttered mind
Was a light that you did find
I’m lost no more
Cuz I found my feet again
And the evening pulls us in
Say no more words
I wanna hear your voice again
Like no one else ever heard
Sing it back in my face
This is what I’ve wanted
Since I fell from grace
My shoes have seen worse days
Captain of my own seas
So I risk everything
There is no end
To the novels that we wrote
We keep adding extra notes
And your eyes are wide
Cuz I’m stepping out of the attic
For the first time
Track Name: My Biggest Fear
Sometimes you have things
You never want to leave or let go
What is life without memories to hold
I turn the lights out
And never leave this room
Until I’ve found a better way to breathe
I just wanna live
But that isn’t enough for life
We can’t make it through
Without a little bit of pain
So tuck yourself in
It’s gonna be a long night
There’s no more day for you to fight
And it’s hard to sleep when there’s still light
We sit alone and talk for hours
I wonder which of all the stars above
You’re closest to
If I cut the ropes and cut the bonds
Would I regret as much
Or would I write the perfect tune
These walls are splashed with
A perfect shade of you
In my empty bedroom
My biggest fear is for you to let go
But you don’t know
I watch your flowers bloom
But I will never forget you oh no
I won’t let go
But now you’re lost where I can’t seek
Between awake and half asleep
But now I see
All this golden soul below
We taught ourselves how to play this way
And shows
But I’m alive
And I’m coming back tonight
But give me time to find my mind
On the way home
Track Name: Older
This one’s for the words
All the answers left unheard
The things I didn’t say
It’s just hard to speak
When I’ve lost my peace of mind
Cutting off my tongue when I hear your name
And now you’re right next to me
But I’m on my own
Are you doing better now that we’ve grown
Another morning view
This is three years down the road
I’m not spending all these midwest nights with you
I’ll never say I never meant it
But I’ll never step into Missouri again
And all your letters in my bedroom
Are turning yellow as the dawn that’s creeping in
We only die once
And for such a long time
Well it’s not my time
Track Name: Tomorrow
Tonight this bed of mine
It brings my fears to life
Alive and on my mind
At least until I hit the lights
And say goodnight
Am I alone
Will I ever make it out
On my own
And will I ever make a sound tomorrow
I was there
I’ve got pictures on my phone
I swear
I won’t be leaving this place alone Tomorrow
Right here and right now
I swear this kid will make it through today
And when I’m older I’m sure
My kids will never know I felt this way
The best laid plans are the ones laid to rest
But I can’t deal with second best
And when tomorrow comes
When I die and then I’m
Replaced by the next one
This is all I have to show
What I am, what I was
So where will I go
Track Name: Lost Boy
It happened again
No sleep for the restless
My bed is a tomb
Riding these back roads
The back of my head
Is an office and I’m running out of room
Oh where is your heart
It isn’t at home with your mother
Your bed and your music
It’s so long till the start
Of your independence
So why do you continue to dream it away
The hospital room
That old age will bring
The song never ends
When the wind starts to blow
I am shown all the burning
And the colors all blend
I have been shown
What I need to be happy
And why the leaves change
I have been told
What I need to be happy
But I’m still finding my way
I lost myself on the way home
And I locked myself
Out of my own mind
Oh where is your heart
It isn’t at home with your mother
Your bed or your music
It’s so long till the start
Of your independence
So why do you continue to dream it away