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This album was recorded over the summer of 2009 and would not be possible without the kind contributions of our friends and family.

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released October 1, 2009

Recorded and Mastered at Castle Ultimate Studios in Emerville, CA

Engineered and Produced by Aaron Hellam

All music by Please Do Not Fight. All words by Zen Zenith.

Please Do Not Fight is ...
Zen Zenith - Vocals / Guitar
Erin Keely - Keys / Violin / Vocals
Geoff McCann - Lead Guitar / Melodica
Kubes - Drums / Vocals

Bass on tracks 2, 3, 4 and 5 by Matt Henson
Bass on tracks 1 and 6 by Scott Henson.

Artwork by Erin Keely.
Design by Zen Zenith.

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Please Do Not Fight was a San Francisco based indie rock band. Now defunct.

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Track Name: I Will Not Forget
No matter how time will change it I will not forget
No matter how time will change ...

My brain's upset
By all the things it can't remember
This little girls eyes blend
Into the soil around her
While I refrain from blinking my own
For fear the moment might end
I see sadness in all this beauty
I see beauty in everything
But I daren't take a single photo home

No matter how time will change it I will not forget
No matter how time will change ...

My lungs fill with smoke
As I attempt to savor every scene
Worlds away from the world I know
There's a little boy locked in a soccer game
And his mother is calling for him
And making me try on all of her clothes
I don't understand the words she says
But I can hear in her overtones
That she thinks there is nothing to be scared of here
But it's just a matter of years

Oh no matter how time will change it I will not forget
I will not forget
Track Name: Words Speak Louder
Forgive me, I know you think I'm at my worst
When I do as I've promised to
And who cares who gets burnt or hurt
Just so long as they have nice things to say to you
Well it's nothing that's said
It's nothing that's written
Just strongly implied
Words speak louder than actions

Are you feeling left out?

I keep throwing gifts away, souvenirs I've been keeping
Memories of friends and better days that I clutch
to my heart so tightly I think I might break them
Dispose of it before it's suffocating
Alright so yes, I have been feeling lonely
I've been ignoring your phone calls
I don't feel much like speaking
I don't feel much like being here at all

They're talkin about you
They're talkin about you
But you don't know

Are you feeling left out?

With painted expressions so intricate
I guess they wear their faces that way to hide
Whispered words on serpent tongues
Look closely you can see the tell-tale signs
Are you feeling left out?

They're talkin about you
They're talkin about you ...
Track Name: BAMF
They're throwing away everything you say
They're throwing away everything you say
And they choose to ignore all the things you fight for
Until they're not worth fighting for anymore

And did you tell all your friends, when you next expected to see them?
Last I looked, your calendar was full
Well maybe it's because all the talk never lead to anything more
And so you're damn well not gonna wait around for them

They're throwing away everything you say
They're throwing away everything you say

And by the time they finally listen to you
The last of our days will be through
And you will be gone

You badass mother fucker
Track Name: Don't Wipe That Smile Off Your Face
Your hands move so slow
I can almost predict where they mean to go
I strain to hear every note
So if you fall flat I can follow

And maybe no one will even know
The unspoken battle here's reduced to a joke
That I haven't been finding that funny as of late
Still, please don't wipe that smile off your face

Please don't wipe that smile off your face
Please don't wipe that smile off your face

You know those days were peculiar
Yet so well defined
I thought the chords I played could move ya
What the hell was going through my mind?

Well we sing to the same tunes
In my car on these hot California afternoons
It's not the song that makes me feel so strongly for you
I know I'm not who you're singing to ...

Please don't wipe that smile off your face
Please don't wipe that smile off ...

And just when I've convinced myself that I should leave
I see a smile of recognition and I forget everything

Please don't wipe that smile off your face

Back then those days seemed so special
Now those days just seem so sad
Y'know I think that I'd be happy
If they were the only days I had
Please don't wipe that smile off your face
Please don't ...
Track Name: Up Up Up
I believe they will build me up up up up
I believe they will build me up up up

I'm experiencing
A type of faith I think
But I'm unprepared
And scared
Afraid that they'll leave me here again
(Leave me here)
Oh I try, I do I do, I, I ...

I'm tired of the drive
Between San Antonio and Woodside
On the 101
I'm done
And if you think you understand me could you please
Raise your hand
(Raise your hand)
Raise your hand

It's never gonna get much better without them
It's never gonna get much better
Track Name: Hard To Tell
I think I'm drunk
But I'm behind the wheel again
I keep building up my tolerance
Until a lack of judgement's all you can detect
Oh I might miss a word or two
Yeah I might slur my vowels
"Did he seem alright to you?"
"I don't know, it's hard to tell ..."

I think I'm losing it
I keep buying from the Starbucks down the street
Making excuses for bad habits
And the good ones I can't keep
And the conversations that refuse to lead to anything
Of importance at all
But in-jokes and movie quotes
It's not worthwhile unless it's something recognizable
Does it seem alright to you?
I don't know it's hard to tell

We're all wrapped in our routines
Coffee cups litter the road
And the drinks we are buying just keep getting sweeter
Until we start to believe
All the things that we read
Even the politicians will start making sense to us
We are older, we are tired
But I've heard you speak with a fire
Every Wednesday at your favorite bar
Yelling "It's fucked up, can't you see?"
But now you're just part of the scene
Entertainment for a long night of drinking
Something we can ignore
You say, "Forget it all!"

We just need more time