"You're Not Gone" is our second full-length album (released on 7/14/17). 

Since trimming down to a duo as our old bandmates moved on to new projects, we've found our new sound in the lush textures of analog synths, including a Vermona drum synth, Moog Sub 37, Dave Smith Mopho, and Access Virus B (if you're being technical, the latter isn't a true analog synth, but who cares? it sounds good.).  We worked and reworked our sound over the course of 15 months, and this album is the result of that 15-month endeavor.

See below for lyrics to "You're Not Gone".

Tyler DeVos - guitars, vocals

Patia Maule - synths, vocals, programming, percussion

All songs by Forget, Forget

All lyrics by Tyler DeVos except "Seashells" by Patia Maule

Recorded by Patia Maule at home and at The Lab

Produced by Patia Maule & Tyler DeVos

Additional vocal recording by James Curwood at The Studio

 

Mixed by Nathan Sabatino at Loveland Studio, Joshua Tree, CA

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New Windsor, NY

Cover art: "Carré," by Don Voisine.  Courtesy of the artist and McKenzie Fine Art, NY, NY.

Album layout by Richard Fortin

1. City

Oh, I’m prepared for an interval of time

Oh, I’m prepared to believe in mankind

Oh, what a wondrous design

We all become birds the moment we die

I am lost in a city I do not know

Your hands, they are water and though

Your disappearance will break my bones

Still ripple just the same

Gone in the rain

I'll wait in this city I do not know

Oh, the pillow told me you’d been crying

Oh, your face told me you’re still trying

Oh, I’m prepared to save your life

Oh, I’m prepared for you to save mine

I am lost in a city I do not know

Your hands, they are water and though

Your disappearance will break my bones

Still ripple just the same

Gone in the rain

I'll wait in this city I do not know

 

2. Public Places

You keep leaving your keys in public places hoping someone will steal them

And you stare out at a sea of unknown faces hoping someday to meet one

And it’s just like when you lay in the grass and the day had come undone

You had forgot how you'd felt in the past and you knew it would not come

Back...

 

And it feels heavy in my hands

I couldn't breath a word to my friends

And I'm coming up with new ways

To view myself

 

Is it a curse, or is it a story without an end?

And when you wake and take your place in the morning, the day resets

The sun and light and all their embraces lay out a path

And you go out stealing your keys back from public places knowing no one can bring them

Back...

 

3. Back to Me

When you come back to me

You’re a little scared

You wonder if it’s still there

But those are crazy thoughts ‘cuz if I'm being honest

I spend every moment hoping one day you rejoin us

And tell me you need to kiss me

And tell me you’re ready to believe in things again

 

When you come back to me

 

When you live on an island

And one of your own moves away

Life thrown into disarray

And the night can’t kill my memory

Or erase the time you said to me

That sometimes you are all in

And sometimes you could even begin to

Come back to me

To come back to me

 

I stayed as late as I could that night until I had to go home

Prepared for another season chilled to the bone

Close my eyes and wait and see

Will you come back to me?

 

Broke another promise I made to myself

Threw it on the pile that's been building up

Now I'm saying something I don't mean

Funny how my teeth still gleam

 

Words could not describe this cold and it is not leaving

I have a dream I cannot keep and I am not sleeping

Close my eyes and wait and see

Will you come back to me?

Will you come back to me?

 

4. Parades

Don't look away that thought, away that thought you had

Is a new day that shot across the sea and land

Is a cascade that caught a ray of sun and sand

Is a parade that taught an empty street a dance

Now you and I are clapping feet and skipping hands

Don't you know, I breathe a different breath in when you laugh

 

There is no way to be sure of where we stand

But you can say, yes you can say where you can't

A three act play turns a boy into a man

And all the turns and all the twists have been planned

Now you and I are taking cars out for a crash

Don't you know...

 

Don’t you know / We're running away we're scraping our knees now

Don’t you know / We're staying up late we're stepping on bees now

Don’t you know / We're writing a note we're kissing a friend now

Don’t you know / We're digging a hole we're missing that friend now

 

I feel the lines, I feel the lines upon my face

I know what I want and what I don't want from this place

But I imagine most people feel the same

And I imagine most people can feel okay

Beautiful, and tired in the same day

Don’t you know...

 

5. Seashells

Remember when it seemed like the summer would never end

We followed a sun-baked path to the sand

We gathered together all the seashells that we could find

Under the vast blue sky, your fingers warm against mine

Remember when it seemed like June was just a state of mind

That we could conjure up anytime

The nights so warm, the days so long, the breeze so soft in our hair

We had nowhere to be, in no hurry to get there

Remember. Oh, do you remember?

The first snow came early and snuffed out the light in your eyes

You said you just weren’t ready to stay cold

We put on our long johns, you looked out at the sky

It’s out of our hands now you sighed

Remember. Oh, do you remember?

 

The weeks went by and I saw you smile again

But as the light waned I felt an icicle grow inside

On the day it froze my fingertips you held me in your arms

But inside your apartment

I buried myself in all of your blankets

Got used to the heat of a bourbon fire

The days went by, the night with no end

This constant dusk may never die

Remember when I asked you if there was anyplace else we could go

We make peanuts, we feel cut off, and then there’s the cold

I’ll make it I promise let’s get takeout and go see a show

And remember there are seashells and they are are buried underneath the snow

 

6. A Week or So

Going back a few years ago I lay in bed for a week or so

Microphones lined in the walls, only safe to talk in the shopping malls

 

They were calling up my phone then hanging up just to fuck with me

Clipboard hanging at my feet I lay in bed for a week or so

 

You knew every thought that was in my head

You knew every dream that was in my bed

 

When we we were young and our kids were born we baptized them for our parents

Water washed down their cheeks, we moved them across the country

 

Now I'm my father in a frozen house covered in blankets with the lights cut off

I don't have much use for god but I don't feel so bad that you are gone

 

You knew every thought that was in my head

You knew every dream that was in my bed

 

They came to my room when I lay in bed for a week or so

Clipboard hanging at my feet they read the pages as I lay asleep

 

7. Every Stone

I am turning over every stone

Sometimes I need to have people close

Cuz we observe everything in sight

We are lost and it's nearly night

 

Looked out the window, saw a black cloud rolling in

Felt the prison of my own skin

One of my friends moved out west (she told me)

They got clouds out there just like us

 

I am turning over every stone

Sometimes I need to be alone

Spent the whole day inside

Let's call our friends and go out tonight

 

Peered down the stairway, saw a black cloud rolling in

It's always good to see an old friend

One of my friends disappeared

Just when the skies looked so clear

 

8. Statues

What have I been telling you since day one?

It's natural, it's a burning sun

My favorite records have shaped my sound

And you have shaped it too

All my songs haunted by your eyes

Are statues

 

Statues

 

We have gazed at these buildings. we have walked by the lake

I watched your hair change color at daybreak

Now we sit in a restaurant and I know this mood

You look at me so nervously when they bring your food

All my dreams still haunted by your eyes are statues

 

I wanted to stand by my heroine fighting magazine covers every lonely waking night

I wanted to stand by my heroine fighting monsters eating her from deep inside

I wanted to stand by you until you saw yourself the way I do

 

9. Year of Transition

Every day the sun comes up

I stand under the falling water

Time gets to start again

Never where I would want it to

 

You ride your bike to the radio tower

During the calm between the storming

And send me secret messages

In the dimmest light of the morning

 

And you no you don't pick up

But you hope I never stop calling

 

You're not gone

You are standing beside me and you're singing along

 

You want to show me the dove you saved

The dove you saved with the broken wing

You want to show me, you want to say

"I saved him from the storming"

 

You ride your bike to the radio tower

During the calm between the storming

And leave a drawing that you made for me

Cuz you know it's a year of transition

And that, no that can't be easy

But you hope I never stop calling

 

You're not gone

You are standing beside me and you're singing along

 

10. Your Kid Sister

7am time to run

7am time to run

Last night was a scandalous one

 

Vicious cycle got your chewing gum

Vicious cycle got your chewing gum

Last night was a recurring one

Last night sure was a dangerous one

 

Sometimes, sometimes your body fails you

Sometimes, sometimes your heart fails you

Sometimes, sometimes a friend finds you

They pull you to the surface

For a moment you can breathe

And everyone you’ve ever known

Are the rolling waves on the sea

 

Your kid sister isn’t answering her phone

But she’s always out there, you know she’s always out there

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