Released 2008 

Amelia Ray - vocals, guitars, drum and synth programming, bass ("Heavy"), Irish whistle ("Heavy")
Mari-José Estivariz - Bass, E-bow bass ("To Be the Thing You Forgot")
Jorge Pérez - Drums
Alejandro Nieva - Saxaphone ("To Be the Thing You Forgot")
David Starlight - Vocals ("Cigarettes and Coffee", "Heavy," "Blackberry")
Yoshi - Rap ("Blackberry") 

Recorded and mixed by Amelia Ray at Out of 3 Sigma Studios, Madrid. Mastered by Steve Turnidge at Ultra Violet Studios, Seattle  

LYRICS

The Arsonist 

Come right in and take a seat  
Let down your hair, put up your feet  
Get ready to be entertained  
Take part in a familiar game  

Don’t try to resist  
For I am The Arsonist  

Just one shot, and you’ll be sold  
Just two more, my name is gold  
Count to three, embrace the stage  
I think that we could make the front page  

Don’t wonder what it all is  
For I am The Arsonist  

Now you’ve had a little taste  
Sweat’s just running down your face  
The whole world gonna see the light  
I’d put you out, but the frame’s just right  

Don’t try to resist  
For I am The Arsonist  

Heavy   

You don’t know how heavy it is   
To be your everything all of the time   
You seem to think we’re just fine   

First thing when I wake up in the morning   
And the last thing at night   
You’ve got to have your arms around me   
Just wish you wouldn’t squeeze so tight   
You talk a great deal of independence   
But you sure don’t do it right   

There’s something hanging over my shoulder   
There’s someone running ‘round my dome   
You’ll find when you are older   
You’ve got to learn to be alone   

I know how much better it is   
To be unfettered and detached, free to roam   
But you needed a home   

Can’t get through a book or rent a movie   
Can’t read the paper undisturbed   
Every move I make you do it for me   
Before I say a word   
I would consider suicide   
But my thoughts might be overheard   

There’s something hanging over my shoulder   
There’s someone running ‘round my dome   
You’ll find when you are older   
You’ve got to learn to be alone   

There’s something hanging over my shoulder   
There’s someone running ‘round my dome   
You’ll find when you are older   
You like to be alone  

Another Corny Love Song   

This is gonna be another corny love song   
But don’t you turn away   
It doesn’t really last long   
Just long enough to say   
That you have saved my day from a bore   
With your smile   

Here we are, now, see? The second verse of the love song   
And so far, it’s OK   
You can even hum along   
Or just listen while I play   
Hey, now, that’s the way!   

Soon we will be floating on a cloud of bright uncertainty   
Succumbing to our bitter insecurities   
Accusing each other of several different kinds of sure insanity   
But for now, we’ll call it love   

Now we’ve reached the end of this corny love song   
Did you enjoy your stay?   
I told you it wouldn’t last long   
Just long enough to fray   
Until she goes away   
Like before  

To Be the Thing You Forgot   

As far as rivers go, this is a dirty one   
As far as people go, you’re a nerdy one   
Dirty and nerdy, I’d swim in your river tonight   

As far as cities go, this is an old one   
As far as bedrooms go, this here’s a cold one   
Old and cold, I’d swim in your river tonight   

When the rain falls down on these silent streets   
And you can’t be found to rock me off to sleep   
Lonely, I’m crying, I’d drown in your river tonight   
If only you’d come back and make everything alright  

Eldoret   

Don’t burn this building down   
Don’t burn this building down   
Don’t burn this building down   
There are children inside   
This has the trappings of another genocide   

This side has gone to war   
This side has gone to war, too   
This side has gone to war   
Tell me, how many people died?   
This has the trappings of another genocide   

This valley blazing red   
This valley blazing red   
This valley blazing red   
Tell me, how many mommas cried?   
This has the trappings of another genocide   

Don’t burn this building down   
Don’t burn this building down   
Don’t burn this building down   
There are children inside   
This has the trappings of another genocide

This House   

This house, this room   
This bed where we both sacrificed too soon   
One kiss sparked up the past   
Turned a hot night into something that might last   
And you said, “It’s alright”   
You said, “It’s alright”   
Still, I put up a fight   

We ran just like the wind   
Chasing lightning, and back again   
It seemed so evident   
That we never, ever had a chance to win   
And you said, “It’s alright”   
You said, “It’s alright”   
Still, I put up a fight   

We gave more than our share   
Expecting nothing but what was fair   
I came so close to tears   
Not even you, alone, could suffer all your fears   
And I said, “It’s alright”   
I said, “It’s alright”   
Still, you put up a fight   

This house, this room   
This bed that’s now all dressed up like a tomb   
No kiss could make it last   
So we resign the pain to just part of the past   
And we say, “It’s alright”   
We say, “It’s alright”   
No one puts up a fight