Culled From The Link

by the Young Sinclairs

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about

"At the studio me and my friends use, The Mystic Fortress, we have this rackmount audio-storage device called the Masterlink, made by Alesis. We dump all our finished mixes onto this Masterlink, edit them a bit, then write CD’s off of it using its built-in burner. It’s like our motherboard, where we store all our music. We had a bunch of unissued Young Sinclairs recordings kind of languishing on the Masterlink, some newer ones from the 2009-2010 period, and some much older ones spanning as far back as 2006. At the suggestion of our friends and associates who were starting up a new music label, Sewn Together Records, we decided to go through the archives and compile whatever Young Sinclairs songs were lying around that hadn’t ever been put out on any album. The band was on somewhat of a hiatus during 2011 and the next step, if any, was unsure. We didn’t like the idea of all these killer Sinclairs tunes just sitting on the Masterlink not being heard, so John Thompson and I went through and handpicked all the songs that make up this collection, “Culled From The Link”. In a way, it was like a cleaning-out process, a way to start over from a clean slate. Though, believe it or not, there are even more unheard Young Sinclairs recordings deep within the archives that have yet to see the light of day. Those will eventually be available on future releases – we plan on doing further installments of these collections." -Samuel Jones Lunsford

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released January 19, 2012

compiled & produced by John Thompson and Samuel Jones Lunsford
all material recorded at The Mystic Fortress, Roanoke, VA, 2006-2010

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Track Name: You Know Where To Find Me
if you don't want to love me I think that's fine
I know you're thinkin' of me so we got time
you can seek me out when you're in need
you know where to find me
last night you walked beside me, then I took you home
hopin' that you might try me, but you left me alone
can't you see what I want and what it could be
you know where to find me
you got me in a spin, my patience is wearing thin
waiting to see you again and again
you can seek me out when you're in need
can't you see what I want and what it could be
girl don't be afraid, just take the lead
you know where to find me
Track Name: Far Away From Near (demo)
I want to love her all of the time
and I could be with her like she was mine
though she is walking 'cross the bridge before me
the sky seems now to darken, why didn't someone warn me
no, that's not the way that it should be
go, go far away from near to me
I can be the valiant one, I can protect you
but don't ask if I'm stayin', babe I don't expect to
your heart may grow lonely, I'll be gone tomorrow
just like you did with me you'll find new love to borrow
no, that's not the way that it should be
go, go far away from near to me
Track Name: The Show
the ash falls crumbling masterfully down from your stimulant crafted so perfect
but your nervousness and your deserted nest will cut you a break you deserve it
the appraisal committee is bundled up tight for the paste and its taped up edge
all the castaways reach for an uncharted spot where they pretend to stand on the ledge
the rhyme schemes repeat to the horror of judges who swore with one hand on their mouse
and inches from where those expressionless eyelids won't look there's the shadow of doubt
bear in mind those that trampled the floor didn't leave you no prints for to follow across
it's just this way and that way on two seperate paths in the space where your teeth can't be flossed
Arthur's cup is in reach I can see it up top on my cabinet immense
all my shoved-over food escaped where it's kept and the Saxons are climbing my fence
but his sword that he said he had pulled from the stone looked like one I had crafted for you
obligated to clap in your chair where you're strapped it's not long before the show is through
it's not long before the show is through
Track Name: Too Young
they say that you're too young for me but that's not how it seems
get tied up so easily though you're only in my dreams
I'm gettin' tired of wanderin' though we don't know where to go
but you're so much older than all those other girls you know
they say you're not the one for me but I don't think that's true
look at what you've done for me though I'm not the one for you
I wonder why I'm stumblin' though my shoes are standin' still
I know you'd love to love me girl but I wonder if you will
I think I need someone's help
by the way I'm acting now I am much too young myself
I'm gettin' tired of wanderin' though we don't know where to go
but you're so much older than all those other girls you know
Track Name: New Day (demo)
hollow fortress now be stone
with the forces of your tone
ringing true
take your time now, rush around now
it's a new day
move along now, look around now
it's a new day
it's a new day
may the white whale take you home
though you might sail on your own
that's O.K.
move along now, look around now
it's a new day
it's a new day
move along now, look around now
it's a new day
it's a new day
Track Name: Up Against The Wall (alternate mix)
wake me up this morning, softly face the day
we can live together, float and drift away
thinking much too hard again, sing your mind to sleep
keep your head held high you know, Earth beneath your feet
and you'll find that you are real
and you'll know you have it all
and you'll see that I am here
we are up against the wall
Track Name: Ear To The Ground
can you tell me
what's the matter
will the things you speak be heard above the chatter
can you see me
hear me whistlin'
your eyes they just play tricks when you're not listenin'

keep your ears to the ground you'll find somethin' to say
we just lay here and drown in the light of the day
with your ears to the ground you can see how she comes
when you stay in this town you can forget how to run

are your thighs still
are you standin'
will you win the Earthly games you play a hand in
sit beside me
feel me near you
I'm an empty window you can peer through
Track Name: It's Gonna Rain
it's gonna rain now child
you got no place to hide
all the trouble you did
how many hearts have you hit
you're gettin' tired on your feet
but your mind won't let you sleep
somethin' won't let you breathe
you're not what you used to be

and nobody loves you
nobody needs you, no no
everything is over
I think you better go right now

I used to love you more than life itself
for me there just was no one else
then came the day, the day you lied
now somethin' inside my soul has died
now you're down and out and you want me by your side
but little girl I just won't sympathize
my love for you is over now
so little girl you better go right now
Track Name: Satisfy You
someone's gonna get hurt before you're through
and don't be surprised if that someone is you
how many hearts must break
how many men will it take to satisfy you
just to satisfy you
another love, another fool to play the game
another love, another fool we're all the same
someone's gonna get hurt before you're through
don't be surprised if that someone is you
you're gonna find when it's too late
a heart that just won't break to satisfy you
just to satisfy you
how many tears were cried
how many dreams have died
to satisfy you
just to satisfy you
Track Name: Dreamworld (old, bad, drunk rehearsal mix)
I saw you in my dream world, and I could touch you
and when I held your hand girl, I knew I loved you
it would be hard to tell you, just what I think of
but when you're here with me girl, nothing to speak of

and I heard what you said
and I feel all right

I saw you in my dream world, you held me so close
and when I tried to break free, I kicked my bedpost
when I awoke from this dream, I still could see us
I thought you talked about me, and you were Jesus
Track Name: Hurt my Pride (2011)
you run your mouth all day long
I can't get you to say a word
seems like the truth is somethin' you don't think I deserve
you better tell me everything about your other guy
or little girl you know that one of us is gonna cry

you tried to hurt my pride
you tried to hurt my pride
yeah but you don't know
you say that you don't know now girl

you say that you don't know
just what's goin' on
I know that you just can't admit
how you done me wrong
you're doin' evil
'cause you can't understand my happiness girl
yeah you don't know

tried to hurt my pride
you tried to hurt my pride
Track Name: I Make My Own Laws
I don't want your money, I don't want you life
I don't want your car or your beautiful wife
how can I grow when you're cuttin' me down
I'm spendin' my time gettin' run in the ground
this town is a drag, I said that's for sure
but I'm splittin' the box and I'm goin' on tour
goin' to hell, that's what you say
but don't you understand that I'm there every day
I wear my hair long I ain't no G.I. Joe
got a new way of life now, I'm lettin you know
talk about your problems, and you say I'm the cause
but this is my life and I make my own laws