Dark & Low

by The Person & The People

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released April 22, 2016

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The Person & The People Minneapolis, Minnesota

For nearly a decade The Person and The People have been a fixture in the Twin Cities’ “indie” scene and their experience is evident not only in their enchanting, nuanced live performances but also in their seemingly endless arsenal of catchy rock songs. Their new album Dark & Low will be released on April 23rd on Land Ski Records. ... more

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Track Name: Paranoid and Sleepy
I got sick
From getting ripped and ready
Slowly, I feel armageddon

Like I always gotta hold my head down
If it stays this way you won't hang around

I'm sick, paranoid, and sleepy
Haunted by guilt and watching TV

Like I always gotta hold my head down
If it stays this way you won't hang around

Because I know I bring you down
And I don't blame you
'Cause I'm such a bummer
Track Name: Ideal Situation
I want to move to the mountains,
Find some legal drugs,
Live in isolation,
Let my friends wonder where I was.
Deal with this season's depression
By laying on the floor,
Melting into the carpet,
And wondering what I'm here for.

That's my ideal situation.
How do you feel about this
As a way for our old life to finally begin?

I want a decent job, man.
One that pays me well.
One where the boss ain't an asshole
To anyone who isn't him.
I want to move to the city,
Have ourselves a couple of kids,
Wonder why you're not my wife yet,
And wonder if it's something I did.

That's my ideal situation.
How do you feel about this
As a way for our old life to finally begin?
Because that's my ideal situation
It never mattered how hard I tried,
I can't ever seem to get you off my mind.
Track Name: Hot Summer Nights
Call me up anytime you're lonely
We'll blow steam any way we can
You were out back, hunched over some good times
With thick lines keeping you in check

Hot summer nights, sometimes I don't mind
Because I'm reminded of the cold from time to time
It's fine

Call me up anytime you need me
And feed me all the lies you can
Any time you end up feeling lonely
Blow me
I'm getting out while I can

Hot summer nights, sometimes I don't mind
Because I'm reminded of the cold from time to time
It's fine

Hot summer nights, this terrible
Hot summer nights, I feel miserable
Hot summer nights, I hate feeling wet
So I'm stepping out for a pack of cigarettes
Because I hate myself
Track Name: Sleep All Day
At home
The cat's going crazy
And I'm getting drunk all by myself
Being alone is easier when you have something else

To keep you warm

The trees move with the wind
But now they're standing still again
And it's cold, it's 3 in the morning
And I'm not sad there's no one here

To keep me warm
Who has been keeping you warm?

You just sleep all day
Track Name: Leaving
Every day I wake up I see you there
And see the holes you left in the ceiling
Since the fuzz won't help with cleaning
It's a constant reminder that you were here
I switched rooms in our apartment
After all the shit you started

I wasn't prepared
No, I didn't know

I didn't know you were leaving
If I'd have known, I would never have let you go

My hair down to my toenails, I feel you grow
Like you're somewhere around me, dying to come out
Like a ghost from a movie
A frightened mouse
You are freaking out the neighbors
You always had a way with driving them mad

You drove them nuts

I didn't know you were leaving
If I'd have known, I would never have let you go

Every day I wake up I see you there
I see the stains you left on the carpet
You were always such a slob
Track Name: I've Seen This Place
I don't know, but I think I've seen this place before
The markings on the wall, the scratches at the door

It feels weird, but I feel like I bought something here
Years and years before

I get by
But hell, man, I sure have to try
I've been working every day and on into the night

For a little scratch
Because I've been living in the past
For a little bit too long
Track Name: Until the Morning
We could stick around or we could go outside
I smoked my last cigarette of the night
Now I'm coming down again
The world feels different

I lost my mind back there from all of the excitement
I was too busy wondering where my mind went
So now I'm going down to bed
Because I messed up yet again

I don't wanna wonder why I'm staying for the night
And I don't mean to bother you at all
So, if I could crash on your couch, would you turn out the lights?
If you want we will not speak a word
Until the morning comes

Now I'm coming down to bed
To rest my messed up head

I don't wanna wonder why I'm staying for the night
And I don't mean to bother you at all
So, if I could crash on your couch, would you turn out the lights?
If you want we will not speak a word
Until the morning comes
Track Name: Since You Loved Me
Again, tell me, have you found peace with him?
I could steal you away for a couple of days if you'd like
You know I won't mind
We could pretend that we both had better plans
The timing was right, and as exciting as it did seem
It was all a pipe dream

I don't want you to change your mind
You don't really want to change mine
I know at times I get so uptight, but that feeling has finally gone
Since you loved me for so long

You said we'd never have to love again
But I went away when I found out that you lied
You were always lying
And baby I tried and tried
To get you into my life
But your feeling wax and wane and then stay for a day or two
What is the use?

I don't want you to change your mind
You don't really want to change mine
I know at times I get so uptight, but that feeling has finally gone
Since you loved me for so long
Track Name: Tonight
I was looking for an easy place
So that I could find my way
I mean it in a spiritual sense, I guess
But I don't believe in anything

I was needing some peace of mind
Something I had found hard to find
All I needed was to up and leave
And forget everything behind

What luck
How fun
Feeling lonely in a decent way
Get dumb
Shut off
And away we go to celebrate

A little solitude sounds alright
If I want, I'll go out tonight
Or I could stay in and drink a bottle of gin
Although I hate the taste it's more my thing
Oh well, I guess you could make your way over
If you get bored we can find a bar
I'll end up staying out late, but I always do
And it really isn't all that far

Oh, what luck
How fun
Feeling loaded in a decent way
Get dumb
Shut off
And away we go to celebrate

I don't need to see you tonight
Track Name: Misbehaving
At separate times, I've known I was fine
But I keep on moving
Though every time, I never want to go
Because if you find a love like mine
You don't keep looking
And wandering eyes are the essence of a soul

I keep on the shoulder if I'm still walking
Trying to find any way to earn a dime
Because I told you I'd support you
And I keep my promises
I have kept you waiting all this time

Now I can't keep on running and misbehaving
There's people asking me for money that I haven't been saving
So, if you want to leave, understandably
I could understand why you don't want me

I can't try to understand your emotions
A person is gonna feel what they're gonna feel
I can't wrap my head around what you've been going through
All I know is my love for you is real

So what am I gonna say to you?
There's nothing else I could do
But keep you holding out for something that may never come

Now I can't keep on running and misbehaving
There's people asking me for money that I haven't been saving
So, if you want to leave, understandably
I could understand why you don't want me