Yes Means No

by I Am Not Lefthanded

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about

We smile through the dark times, we get quiet when we're mad. Our greatest triumphs are when we're proving someone wrong. We lie, but never when it matters, we keep to ourselves, but only until you say hello.

We're contrary, confusing and perhaps a little self-destructive. But despite all this, we can be really rather sweet, once you get to know us.

And we never, ever give a straight answer.

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released January 1, 2009

Kathryn - Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Lyrics
Daniel - Bass, Viola, Vocals, Production
Benji - Drums

Mastered by John McCaig

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We're a female-fronted, mostly-Irish, alternative rock three-piece. We play sparse but uplifting cinematic indie music; something like Natalie Merchant fronting Death Cab for Cutie. How are you?

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Track Name: Long Goodbyes
The streets outside are glistening
I find I'm barely listening
As you try to smile
I sigh
Another word would floor me,
You loathe me and adore me
And I've changed your life
I hate long goodbyes


My feet trip on your dances
Of all the great romances I wish
You'd passed me by
I check your eyes
For any sign they've misted
My stomach's cold and twisted
As the stony skies
I hate long goodbyes

Long grass will hide
My last reply
Where long grass grows
Is where I'll let go

And I might forget the meanings and the mistakes
And I might regret cause the devil's in your details
But I can't accept that you might want it this way
So I'll go confess and tell it to the north east wind...

Long grass will hide
My last reply -
I'll bury deep
The thoughts I keep
This city's found
On solid ground
Where long grass grows
Is where I'll let go
Track Name: Endline (choose nothing)
There are lessons I can't learn
The touch of cold things burn
You've taught me well.

I wish you'd left my head
Before the words had fled
And left the swell

I always think I know you're kind
It's a trick of hopeful minds
That says you want to stay

But if you want nothing more
I'll trip across your floor
And walk the other way

Cause I'll choose nothing
And I know that I'll lose nothing
Cause in the, the blink and flow of time
I'll know that I threw nothing.


Before the sky was blue
There was someone else who knew
Your song too well.

But I, I never saw more trace
Than the shadow across your face
And would you burn my picture as well

I always think I know you're kind
It's a trick of hopeful minds
That says you want to stay

But if you want nothing more
I'll trip across your floor
And walk the other way...


Cause I'll choose nothing
And I know that I'll lose nothing
Cause in the, the blink and flow of time
I'll know, that I threw nothing

Nothing, no
Nothing, no
Nothing, nothing, no
Nothing, nothing, no
Track Name: Persuade Yourself
You were writing in uncertain lines when you met me
Drinking whiskey in the hope you'd overflow
You talked of nights that you spent alone
and how morning smelt of winter
And said people shouldn't be judged by their clothes

I was quiet as a ticking clock when you met me
Giving hours when the minutes felt so slow.
I spent the night in your one-bed house
on a sofa made of splinters
til your bed was the only place to go.

Now it's a day to stop and persuade yourself
And it's a day to overflow
Look up, turn down. The bitter hands of winter stop here.
It's a day to overflow
Get up or go back home.
Get up or go back home...

I'll be walking past the place we met come Sunday
You'll be sleeping off the words stuck in your throat.
I might stop to hear how the traffic flows
Through the Rumbles in my headphones
but I won't hear my phone ring on this road.

Now it's a day to stop and persuade yourself
And it's a day to overflow
Look up, turn down. The bitter hands of winter stop here.
It's a day to overflow
Get up or go back home.

Get up or go back home
Get up, get up...

Slow, don't go, you're so low
Slow, don't go, you're so low

It's a day to stop and persuade yourself
And it's a day to overflow
Yeah it's a day to stop and persuade yourself
And it's a day...

Slow, don't go, you're so low
Slow, don't go, you're so low
Track Name: Dedicated
When there are those puppets on the candlelight
And the southern wind blows cold
When I trace your footsteps leaving my bedside
Well then I think I know, I'll sleep no more

A thousand houses in my head
Allow a similar confession to excuse the things I said

When I speak to darkened halls, it echoes of the morning
Faces that I dedicate to turn, into the night

When there are those cups left on my table side
And the southern wind won't flow
When I trace your footsteps leaving my bedside
Well then I think I know
Well then I know it's all about surprises

A thousand houses in my head
Allow a similar confession to excuse the things I said

When I speak to darkened halls, it echoes of the morning
Faces that I dedicate to turn
When I speak to darkened halls, it echoes of the warning
Faces that I dedicate to turn, into the night

A thousand houses in my head
Allow a similar confession to excuse the things I said

Cause when I speak to darkened halls, it echoes of the morning
Faces that I dedicate to turn
When I speak to darkened halls, it echoes of the warning
Faces that I dedicate to turn, into the night
Track Name: Falling
A crowd of a few
I think it's the best tonight
I'm dressed in deep blue
Cause someone once said it brought colours to my eyes

Drink down, don't look back
My feet will dance to any smile
And if I fall it's not goodbye
I know it's chance, I'll dance to pounding beat where morning meets the sky

Look north, look east, look south
I think we'll head west tonight
The crowds have soaked through
But we'll keep dancing until the first sign of light

Drink down, don't look back
My feet will dance to any smile
And if I fall it's not goodbye
I know it's chance, I'll dance to pounding beat where morning meets the sky

If you should let go
If you should let go

Drink down don't look back
Back in bed that night
Dance to any smile
Smiles will lead you right
Falling's not goodbye
By the time I'm back
I think I'll dance I'll sing
Sing that last song to a velvet sky
Track Name: boatsbutnottheocean
Make a wish on distant stars
For a faster, redder car
And wait, see if it comes true

For a house on distant streets
Dream of nights in softer sheets
This beach, will wait

So I know you're tired,
So leave it to the tide,
I'm on your side,
When weather's right,
Come sailing home

Let the dark subside,
Just leave it to one side,
I'm on your side,
When weather's right,
Come sailing home again

Walk the land and see the shore
Think of less and want for more
And wait, to keep the grey from blue

In a house on distant streets
Someone dreams a distant beach
And waits, they wait

So I know you're tired,
So leave it to the tide,
I'm on your side,
When weather's right,
Come sailing home

Let the dark subside,
Just leave it to one side,
I'm on your side,
When weather's right,
You'll see it swept away
You'll see it swept away
Track Name: Clumsy
Well she breaks everything,
She's clumsy from the start
I better not get too close to her
In case she breaks my heart.

Well she breaks everything,
She better not break my heart