Volte​-​Face

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released April 14, 2017

Trebuchet is:
Paul Haile
Lauren Haile
Navid Manoochehri
Eliott Whitehurst

All Songs by Trebuchet.

Lyrics By Eliott Whitehurst

Recorded and Mixed by Paul Haile at Greenhouse Recording.
www.greenhouserecording.com

Mastered by Michael York

Produced by Trebuchet.

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Trebuchet Petaluma, California

Many years of studying and working on various other musical projects together have afforded its members a strong musical chemistry: one that has helped them achieve a level of honesty on their second album, Volte-Face, which reflects the two years of drastic change in the life of lyricist Eliott Whitehurst that inspired it. ... more

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Track Name: A Confession
Forgive me father for I have sinned
I watched the apple over-ripen
I thought with time it'd only get sweeter
And now it's turned to something rotten.

Why - am I
Expecting something better - to chance by?

With each and every passing day
I go a little more gray
Now I'm nearly 2 years older
Than my brother was when he passed away

Why - am I
Expecting something better - to chance by?

Why - am I
Expecting something better - to chance by?
Why - would I
Expect that I could ever - be satisfied?
Track Name: Godsend
We've guests in the side yard
Whispering our names
As you've made an exit
God, what a shame

Crossing over old adobe
Near the hallway’s end
Father I hate to wake you
I need a Godsend

Out back, near the wood stack
She made it clear
What I'd known in my heart
Over a year

Oh, it's unnerving
Don't pretend
Tell me I'm deserving
I need a Godsend

Crossing over old adobe
Near the hallway’s end
Father I hate to wake you
I need a Godsend

Oh, it's unnerving
Don't pretend
Tell me I'm deserving
Be my Godsend
Track Name: Impressing a Ghost
Giving up or giving in
Either way, I'm feeling thin
After all, where's the sin?
In the end, we're carrion

God, I’ve tried
And I’ve tried
Curse my pride

Though it wasn't - ever my goal
I wouldn't say I was opposed
To dedicating - my better years
To impressing a ghost

God, I’ve tried
And I’ve tried
Curse my pride
Track Name: Gold
Why - happiness eludes us
Turns - everything around

The chase - changes and confuses
Even the head - carrying the crown

Maybe - hitting the bottle will show
How bright the gold glows

No - finally I'm over
Letting my body - run the show

Take care - don't let your heart grow cold
Hitting the bottom will show
How bright the gold glows
Track Name: Overgrown
Your back against the wall
Are the words comforting?
"Dear, I adore you, but I won't sing"

You're shining, you shine too bright
You're the only light
You're shining, you shine too bright
The only light
I'm drowning - I don't know why

It's something overgrown
Togetherness feels alone
I feel away now, when I'm at home
Oh, don't act surprised
I only wanted a love
Now I - I'm all on my own

I'm shining, I shine too bright
I'm the only light
I'm burning, I burn too bright
The only light
I'm drowning - and I don't know that I
I can fight
Don't know that I, wanna fight

Oh, I know
It's all for show
Oh, I know
I'm in tow
Oh, I swear I know

Your back against the wall
Are the words comforting?
"Dear, I implore you; don't say a thing"
Track Name: Life on the Shelf
Seems there isn't much that one can gain
From staring into the back of a mirror
Introspection never was your game
And good advice was not what you wanted to hear

But ask yourself:
Who have I to blame?
For putting my life on the shelf?
Who have I to blame?
Should I be blaming myself?

So the wool was pulled over my eyes
And I lost my penchant for trusting
God I know how bad it hurts, my love
What I got up front, you're getting all on the ---back end

So ask yourself:
Who have I to blame
For putting my life on the shelf?
Can I give you care
If I don't care for myself?
When I don't care for myself
Track Name: A Page from Someone Else's Book
I had a dream once of doing something big
I wasn't always a man without ambition
Oh, I was swallowed whole

I was handed a page from someone else's book
and then another, before I could even look
Oh, It was all filled in

When I have a daughter, I should never want
That I had taught her how to be alone
No, she'll have confidence in being her own.
Track Name: The Climb/The Fall
I can honestly say
There didn't pass a day
That I did not try

Though the mountain, oh I swear
Wouldn't have me breathe its air
And the best laid plans go awry

Could I believe? Should I try?
Was relief a lie?
Bury it deep. Push it aside
No reprieve, just climb

As a labyrinth with no walls
Every obstacle: vitriol
The ascent could be the fall

Could I believe? Should I try?
Was relief a lie?
Bury it deep. Push it aside.
No reprieve, just climb

Could I believe? Should I try?
Was relief a lie?
Bury it deep. Push it aside.
No reprieve, just climb
Every day, every night
Never once in sight
The summit false at any height
Fuck the climb
Track Name: In Pursuit
Bold and brazen lamb
Never lacks confidence
Do take care
Be aware

Don't you, don't you stray
Far away from the flock
Lest you should
Be the prey

Wait ‘til you get him alone
Stay close, my dear
Wait ‘til he's all alone
And you can smell the fear
That's when you'll have him undone
And draw him near
Far off from everyone
Go on

Young and careless child
Lacking all common sense
Do take care
Be aware

Don't judge all the world
By what you know - please go slow
Make it known
Be your own

Wait ‘til you get him alone
Stay close, my dear
Wait ‘til he's all alone
And you can smell the fear
That's when you'll have him undone
And draw him near
Far off from everyone
Go on
Track Name: She'll Be Fine
She’d asked more - than I had cared
I'd write her a song
But I was a child being told
That I had done something wrong

And though she cried
I never tried

My beauty laid on the floor
Much more than I could ask for
My pillar, my full support
Through tragedy and more

She has her life
I have my fear
And so I wrote her a song
That she'll never hear

She'll be fine