1. Everything Disappears When You Come Around
2. Baby
3. I Can’t Stop Your Memory
4. When You’re Loved Like You Are
5. Don’t Ask Me to Explain
6. In Dreams I Dance with You
7. Sleeping in the Beetle Bug
8. Tim I Wish You Were Born a Girl
9. Montreal
10. This Feeling (Derek’s Theme)
11. I Was Watching Your Eyes
12. Springtime is the Season
13. At Night Trees Aren’t Sleeping
14. You’ve Got a Gift

15. Joseph and Alexander (Japan-only bonus track)

Originally released by Bar/None, 1997
Note that the 1999 reissue on Bar/None is remixed with additional musical contributions; subsequent reissues contain this mix.

Lineup:
Kevin Barnes
Derek Almstead
Bryan Poole

Album art by Tim Root and David Barnes

PURCHASE FROM POLYVINYL RECORDS

EVERYTHING DISAPPEARS WHEN YOU COME AROUND

When you come around, everything else disappears.
My ears disappear.
When you come around, everything else vanishes.

The crowds slowly fade when you come around.
Everything evaporates when you come around.

On the news at night,
they talk about the disappearances.
They interview the people who were witnesses.
Most are shocked, some don’t care.

When you come around, everything else disappears.
My mouth disappears.
When you come around, everything else vanishes.

The birds have no heads when you come around.
Everything loses its legs when you come around.

On the news at night,
they talk about the abnormalities.
They interview the people who are authorities.
Most are intrigued, some don’t care
When you come around.

When you are near,
I feel so far away from the person I am
Alone I feel like I’m jumping on a trampoline.

When you come around, everything else disappears.
My eyes disappear.
When you come around, everything else vanishes.

The sunlight swims away when you come around,
And even darkness won’t stay
when you come around.

BABY

I’m so glad I have you to think of,
To channel all my loving energy into.

Even though my feelings aren’t returned,
And in time I won’t think about you this way,
That still doesn’t stop me,
If just for now, wishing we were each other’s baby.

I feel these emotions for you still I know
There’s no way that you’re the person
I imagine you to be

I don’t know if it was chance,
or if this happened by fate.
I don’t expect you to feel the same,
But if you did, well that would be great.

Minutes can make memories that last a life time.
I distort my minutes of beauty
into something that they’re not.

These things don’t stop me,
If just for now, wishing we were each other’s baby.

I CAN’T STOP YOUR MEMORY

I can’t stop your memory from breaking my heart.
Devils were laughing so loud,
I couldn’t hear the radio.

In the dark bags become,
Sneaking devils waiting to pounce
And display impressive claws.
I might wink at them before they land.

I can hear my heart beat
across the room behind the closet door
When I’m laying in my bed in the dark.
I can’t gather all the love I need when I need it.
I’m not mad I understand that that’s the price,
And all is forgiven in the end
If your heart was in the right place.
If you lived an honest life, if you tried

I can’t stop your memory from breaking my heart
Devils were laughing so loud,
I couldn’t hear the radio.

WHEN YOU’RE LOVED LIKE YOU ARE

Larry when you’re loved like you are
you won’t ever feel alone.
You won’t be left alone,
When you’re loved like you are

Larry when you’re loved like you are
people think of you and smile.
They think of you and their glad so they smile
When you’re loved like you are.

We will be with you,
That means you will be with us too.

Larry when you’re loved like you are
everything falls into place.
Everything else falls into place
When you’re loved like you are.

We will be with you,
That means you will be with us, too.

Larry when you’re loved like you are
you won’t ever feel alone.
You won’t be left alone,
When you’re loved like you are

DON’T ASK ME TO EXPLAIN

How will I ever know you enough to love you
if you’re hiding who you are?
Don’t ask me to explain.
Who are you hiding you from,
across the table with a penny in each eye?
Don’t ask me to explain.

I’d like to marry all of my close friends,
And live in a big house together by an angry sea.
Am I the devil’s marbles don’t move on without me
Who will be watching my body when I sleep?
Who will I believe in?

How am I supposed to let it show when I don’t even know?
Don’t ask me to explain.
Besides, I don’t want to be the one whose coming out first,
I’d really like to but I’m just too shy.
Don’t ask me to explain.

I’d want to marry all of my close friends,
And live in a big house together by an angry sea.
Am I the devil’s marbles don’t move on without me
Who will be watching my body when I sleep?
Who will I believe in?

It’s so easy to lie to myself
and pretend that I could love you but I can’t


IN DREAMS I DANCE WITH YOU

You remind me of a snowflake
That falls while comets hit the earth,
Destroying buildings and trees.
But you are so light in the air,
You never disrupt a thing.

Orenda, if you were here
I could walk through you,
Orenda.

In my bed at night I dream you’re a ghost
That only cats can see.
Some nights you talk to me.
Some nights you sing me to sleep,
While moonlight showers the room.

Orenda, if you were here
I could walk through you,
Orenda.

In dreams I dance with you.
We dance the best in the kitchen.
While murderers and rapists surround the house.
We don’t care,
Because our house is made of feathers.
They wouldn’t dare.
In dreams I dance with you,
Though our bodies are made out of wood.

SLEEPING IN THE BEETLE BUG

Sleeping in the beetle bug
With a hundred pounds of air in my heart.
Don’t think that I’m able to sympathize,
I’m happier to see it gone.
Floating above your house like a penguin
Dropping cherries from my mouth.
Tapping the walnuts
and the shadows out of a dreaming
Pair of brown eyed ghosts.

In each of your eyes, I saw it’s spring,
Where every mouth wakes up to a smile and a yawn.
Grass is long and laughs
when the wind jumps through it.

It must have started with that stick in the mud.
That there’s where clouds are born.
Clouds can’t stay where they are born.
Winds push them so far from home.
The sound of your laughter
Tiptoeing across the floor
makes the deepest of red umbrellas
able to inflate my smile.

In each of your eyes, I saw it’s spring,
Where every mouth wakes up to a smile and a yawn.
Grass is long and laughs when the wind jumps through it.

TIM I WISH YOU WERE BORN A GIRL

Tim, wish you were born a girl,
So I could’ve been your boyfriend.
I know it’s not possible now.
I just never met a girl I like half as much as you.

And we could lay around in bed, stay there all day,
Or at least until the afternoon
And I could make you spaghetti with tomato sauce
With just a touch of oregano and a parsley stem.

And then when you got sick,
I could take the day off work.
I could’ve made you chicken soup,
And we could watch soap operas
- oh, those TV dramas!
I could catch your cold
and you could take care of me.

If I could’ve met you at school, or met you at work,
It would have changed everything.
Those years of losing, confusion and insecurity,
They would have been shared,
they would have been easier.

Tim, wish you were born a girl,
So I could’ve been your fiancé.
I’m not saying you can’t be all these things for me,
But it’s just not the same because you’re a man,
and so am I.

MONTREAL

Montreal is
Where I began to feel inside
the gray sadness of winter.
When you told me that this isn’t it,
And I drove away.

Walking to the statue in the park,
Through snow drifts up over our knees,
And every street sign written in French.
We sat by the statue.
You looked in my eyes,
Then said, “I’m so sorry.”

Later, laying on your bed,
Wondering what’s going wrong.
Every time I’d ask you’d start crying,
And whisper, “I don’t know why,
I only know what I feel,
what a voice says to me”

I may be here now
but I’ve never left Montreal

THIS FEELING (DEREK’S THEME)

I’m so excited, I just can’t wait for you to come.
I’ve been living alone and lonely far too long.
When I see your face
And the love that’s in your eyes,
You know I just can’t place this feeling.

I’m so excited,
All my sad days will soon be over.
I know you can do it, because you did it before,
And I’m happy when I’m with you.
I guess it’s a lot to ask of you
To change everything that’s bad.
You know I have to laugh at this feeling.

There’s one thing I hesitate to add -
What if it turns out bad?
We’ll be living together,
Will we be spending too much time together?

I’m gonna find out just how close we really are,
And if having you around is better than being alone.
If I had to bet whether this works or not I’m certain
That it will but still I can’t forget this feeling.

I WAS WATCHING YOUR EYES

I want to write something beautiful,
Something so beautiful
That I just can’t sing it
without getting that incredible feeling,
The one that just overwhelms my senses.
Because it’s the only thing I have,
It’s the only thing that makes my life worthwhile.

I know there aren’t too many people
Who allow themselves to say what they feel,
So I was watching your eyes,
In case they just might say something.

I want to think someone’s beautiful,
That they’re so beautiful it’s a thrill to be near them.
Fill my stomach with butterflies,
have me floating on air,
Bring something out of me I didn’t know was there.
But it’s such a torturous thing
That I am not excited by anyone.

I know there aren’t too many people
Who allow themselves to say what they feel,
So I was watching your eyes,
In case they just might say something.

SPRINGTIME IS THE SEASON

The summer’s good for tulips,
Though pansies disagree.
They find the heat most distasteful,
And humidity far too grim to stand up tall
And bargain with the bees.
They prefer to droop and mope
And wait for autumn’s breeze.

The autumn’s good for pumpkins,
Though apples don’t approve.
The trees that they’ve been living on
now forces them to move,
And rudely lets them to fall
and sends them quick to their demise
Without so much a bon voyage or even a goodbye.

The winter’s good for penguins,
Though brown bears must object.
When talk comes to the joys of winter,
They must interject,
“Hibernating in the snow just isn’t where it’s at,
because sleeping makes you skinny,
and we bears like to be fat.”

The springtime is the season,
Where everyone’s a friend.
Loneliness and desperation both come to an end.
No matter how you died through winter,
In spring you’re born again,
Your life might not be going good,
But spring helps you to pretend.

AT NIGHT TREES AREN’T SLEEPING

Everything is falling apart, yes I am
Watching me watch birds watch people.

I wear my bowtie to bed,
Because I’m waiting for the gorgeous young man
Hiding in the spaces.
That darkness hides gorgeous young men.

Everything is falling apart, yes I am
Watching me watch birds watch people.

If we are only waiting here to die.
At least let me put my arms around you.
Why try to keep it from myself,
When it feels so good to sing about love?

Everything is falling apart, yes I am

YOU’VE GOT A GIFT

I can see that you’re rubbing off
on everyone you know.
You’re rubbing off on me,
I can feel your incredible glow.
I can hear your happy voice in other people’s voices.
I can hear your beautiful voice sometimes when I speak.

You’ve got a special gift.
Do you see how you’re changing the world
just by hanging around?

I can see how you sweetened up
both of your grumpy roommates.
Now they even say hello
when we pass on the street.
I find joy in simple things ever since I met you.
I never get the chance just to tell you
how out of sight you are.

You’ve got a special gift.
Do you see how you’re changing the world
just by hanging around?