Timing and Consequence

by Tracing Figures

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Tracing Figures is:
Thad Baker - Guitars and Keys
Eric Bateman - Drumset, vocals and all synth / percussion sequences. Piano on Sun Spear
Brianne Sherman - Vocals and Keys. Piano on Kiss me Goodbye
James Spadaro - Guitar


Thank You: annemieke, lukas, arden, carrie, mom, dad, grandma stella! and steve, Patrick O’Brien, Nanette McDowell, Lauren Sherman, Danielle Sherman, Elisabeth Kelson, Scott Bergstrom, Kara Fleisher, Plum, Annette DeJulio, the Bateman clan, Chelsea Faith, Travis Hough, Dakota and Chris, Matthew Zipkin, Mike Wells, Aaron Tressel, Alex MacLean, Jaimieson Durr, Dean Faustman, Ed Lipton,
Dave Gatlin, Adrian Giovenco, Chris Paxton, All the kids in the Family Flaw, Astral, In Letter Form, Foxtail Somersault, Big Paradise, and of course...

Special thank you to all of our pledgemusic supporters, including John Martinez, Erika Bakse,
Sally Nikolajevich, Michael York, Erik Smith, Ellen Lafferty, Gayle Carver and Jeff LaBarge.

Bonus tracks, merch, back catalogue and contact information available at www.TRACINGFIGURES.com

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released November 10, 2015

All Songs composed and performed by Tracing Figures except:
Kiss Me Goodbye and Sun Spear composed by Thad Baker and Tracing Figures
Every Day and The Warmth Beside You composed by Eric Bateman and Tracing Figures

All Lyrics written by Brianne Sherman except Every Day written by Eric Bateman

Recorded on June 12-14, 2015 by Jaimeson Durr at Hyde St Studios in San Francisco
Vocals recorded July through Sept 2015 at Timeline85 in Berkeley
Mixed by Matthew Zipkin and Eric Bateman
Mastered by Mike Wells

Artwork: Motorcycle Racing on Black Ice, by Alex S. MacLean / www.alexmaclean.com
© 2015 Alex S. MacLean / Landslides Aerial Photography.
All rights reserved. Reproduction strictly prohibited

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Tracing Figures San Francisco, California

Since 2008, Tracing Figures has rocked the San Francisco music scene with their fierce musical chops and high production values, tempered by soulful female vocals, guitar and synth wall-of-sound textures, and a rhythm section that grooves like clockwork.

Tracing Figures is:

Thad Baker - Guitar
Brianne Sherman - Vocals, keys
Eric Bateman - Drums, vocals
James Spadaro - Guitar
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Track Name: Sideways
Sideways
Lyrics by Brianne Sherman
Music composed by Tracing Figures

Artists of the year
Together you and I were never clear
Faces and shoulders bare
Together you and I were never there
Looking back five years
I pull you down with me in the dark
I could not wait anymore

Timing and consequence
Together you and I don’t stand a chance
As daylight filters in
I pull you down with me again and again
I could not wait anymore

Sideways I fall
Naked I crawl to you
Silently, a secret part of me knows
You’ll never sleep alone
But will you stay with me tonight

Artists of the year
We’ll push it down and never let them hear
Focusing on air
Together you and I are nearly there
The silence ushers in
A rush of minor chords and cannon sparks

Sideways I fall
Naked I crawl to you
Silently, a secret part of me knows
You’ll never sleep alone
But will you stay with me tonight

In flames as martyrs
Bewildered and bothered
Envisioning your fall
Won’t be the one you call
Please remember our artist life

Clearing and counting
The evidence mounting
You’re better without me
Please don’t think to doubt me
Please remember
I won’t wait anymore
Track Name: Wait There
Wait There
Lyrics by Brianne Sherman
Music composed by Tracing Figures

I’ve been around
A little numb, little down
So I wait there
For someone to call

Since they brought me down
Don’t hear words
Not a sound
Still I wait there
For a thought of my own

I’m not asking a lot
I’ve been asking around
But no one’s home (I’ll break your bones, then I will break you down)
And I will follow you down
But I won’t remember the sound

The voices are gone
They were mine
For so long
And I still wait there
For one to come home

It’s nothing profound
I sit still
Make no sound
I just wait there
For a thought of my own

I’m not asking a lot
I’ve been asking around
But no one’s home (I’ll break your bones, then I will break you down)
And I will follow you down (I saw teeth and I heard a whisper)
But I won’t remember the sound

Started a war
Inside my head
Couldn’t move on
It’s all just wasted time

I’m not asking a lot
I’ve been asking around
But no one’s home (I’ll break your bones, then I will break you down)
And I will follow you down (I saw teeth and I heard a whisper)
But I won’t remember the sound
Track Name: The Warmth Beside You
The Warmth Beside You
Lyrics by Brianne Sherman
Music composed by Eric Bateman and Tracing Figures

You don’t feel the warmth beside you
I see it in your eyes
I wait for the warmth to come home
It never does, it never will

You loved my hows, my whys, my wisdom
Loved my lows, my highs
Now I feel the warmth has gone out
Just because I hope you will

Someday feel the warmth beside you
See it in my eyes
I wait for the warmth to come home
Oh but now

You’re so cold

I don’t feel the warmth within you
You don’t meet my eyes
I wait for the warmth to come home
All because I hope you will

Someday feel the warmth beside you
Still behind my eyes
I wait for the thaw between us
Oh but now

You’re so cold

You don’t feel the warmth beside you
I see it in your eyes
You cannot feel the warmth beside you
I see it in your eyes
Track Name: I Walked Before
I Walked Before
Lyrics by Brianne Sherman
Music composed by Tracing Figures

Yesterday I thought back to the road where
We walked before
We walked before
Now there’s just hot smoke and coals

You were there when
I said my head felt hazy
I walked before
I walked before
Before you tried to change my mind

I thought I saw my name crossed out
I swore I wouldn’t talk about
How I can rearrange
What you think of me
I want to rearrange
Déranger toute ma vie

Je t’ai dit que
Tu me rendrais folle
Je parle avant
Je parle avant
Avant que je puisses penser

Je te dit que
Je veux être silente
Je parle avant
Toujours avant

I thought I saw my name crossed out
I swore I wouldn’t talk about

How I can rearrange
What you think of me
I want to rearrange
Déranger toute ma vie

How can I rearrange
What you think of me
I want to rearrange (je veux être silente, j’essaie d’être silente)
Déranger toute ma vie
Track Name: Fragile
Fragile
Lyrics by Brianne Sherman
Music composed by Tracing Figures

Fragile
I’m like a child in your eyes
You know more
Than I know of my mind
Too fragile
To think or speak or write

I run my hands along the wall
I hear you outside in the hall
You think I’m fragile

Too fragile
Like the child I can’t see
You know more
About what’s best for me
You think I’m fragile
Like this paper on the wall

I hear you outside in the hall
I see the woman in the wall
And she looks fragile

I think I’ve gone too far

Fragile
I see her eyes in the wall
A vicious yellow
Up and down they crawl
But she looks fragile
As she creeps along the wall

I think I’ve gone too far
Track Name: Sun Spear
Sunspear
Lyrics by Brianne Sherman
Music composed by Thad Baker and Tracing Figures

I counted seven scars on your back
By sunspears of light through the cracks
I could be honest
I could be still and quiet
I tell you there’s a thorn in my head

And look, I have to say
There’s nothing to be done
If you honestly think there’s nothing to go on

I counted seven scars on your skin
By sunspears of light streaming in
Counted on one hand the ones that I could count on
I trace the lines of your spine and say nothing

And look, I have to say
There’s nothing to be done
If you honestly think there’s nothing to go on
If you asked me I’d say
It’s nothing to be honest
If you told me to stay
I’d say it’s nothing to be young

You did nothing wrong
I just want more time
You want nothing more
I want one more time
Track Name: Fame and Fortune
Fame and Fortune
Lyrics by Brianne Sherman
Music composed by Tracing Figures

Forgotten name
Forlorn and strange

You won’t find me begging
For a glance of recognition
When you see my face
You will feel my rage
And then you’ll feel my cold derision
When you get a taste

Stop cold
It’s gotten old

WOOOOO

Stop cold

Forget my name
Wasted and strange

You won’t find me begging for a scrap of condescension
Just to get a say
I have felt my age
And all the weight of my decisions
You won’t hear me say

Stop cold
It’s gotten old

Oooooooh

Climbed into the cage
And now I feel the pain and torture
(Fame and fortune)
Track Name: Kiss Me Goodbye
Kiss Me Goodbye
Lyrics by Brianne Sherman
Music composed by Thad Baker and Tracing Figures

Kiss me goodbye for the last time
If you want to
Just tell me and I’ll know it’s true

We sat in the light, sat in the light
Of your front room
I wanted to be in your arms, too

Remember the time we drove through the night?
Like you wanted to
No one could clear my head like you
Lying sometimes
Denying sometimes
How much I wanted you
I wanted to be in your arms, too

You kissed me goodbye for the last time
Like I told you to
Then we watched the man on the news
You turned to the side
Said, “Do you believe this guy?
But just in case he’s right
I think that I should say I love you”

Remember the time we drove through the night?
You said you needed to
No one could cloud my head like you
Lying sometimes
Denying sometimes
How much I wanted you
I wanted to be in your arms, too
Track Name: Every Day
Every Day
Lyrics by Eric Bateman
Music composed by Eric Bateman and Tracing Figures

Back in the day
We were friends
I try to forget but I can’t
Promises made, they are gone
Here we are
We can’t talk about it

Every day we are apart
Every day a little easier to drift away
But harder to see the shore