For A Day Or A Lifetime

by Mts. & Tunnels

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Mts. & Tunnels founded by Chris Poage is the band you already know but have never heard. With roots in americana songwriting, alt. country and folk music, their second album For a Day or a Lifetime is out now! The title was taken from the abandoned slogan of Poage’s hometown of Bothell. The only thing abandoned in their new music are the rocky times they tunneled through since their last release.

The new record features familiar band mates including Sarah Schmidt and a few special guests such as Mike Coykendall(M.ward, She & Him) Bill Patton(Fleet Foxes, Low Hums). Longing pedal steel and piano set the backdrop for 11 songs about love and loss.

Their live show contains vocal harmonies, horns, guitar, bass, drums piano and more. Northwest Music Scene blog calls Mts. & Tunnels “fun and up-beat” and an “energetic jamboree of instrumentation and talent.”

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released April 18, 2015

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Mts. & Tunnels Seattle, Washington

Mts. & Tunnels is Folk / Rock, Garage / Pop with horns. Led by NW native Chris Poage.

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Track Name: Chance
I went walking on a gravel road in your shoes
Singing the blues..

Which way did you go I really really want to know are you coming back?
I’m ready right now.

Ohh.. How I am so so done walking on the back of my knees
Ohh.. la la la la la la la la I’ve been waiting for some chances, chances like these.

Somebody once said that you just can’t wait
or your chance never comes…

I was missing all the good stuff
looking for the green grass
rolling in on empty
didn’t get enough gas
you might think I’m crazy
turning down the good life
my heart’s a dark jungle
you became the flashlight I used
oh oh like it or not…

Ohh.. How I am so so done walking on the back of my knees
Ohh.. la la la la la la la la I’ve been waiting for some chances, chances like these.

Somebody once said that you just can’t wait
or your chance never comes… chance never comes
chance never comes… chance never comes
or your chance never comes.
Track Name: Trouble
I’m tryin I’m tryin
but i'm not making a dent
i wanna ya i wanna back up
but my time's been spent

day in and day out
I been diggin a hole in the ground
wont you take away away my trouble
somebody..

Troubble. I feel like cryin’

Tryin’ I‘m tryin
but I aint getting anywhere
chippin away with my chisel
until my knuckles are bare.

Been chewin on doubt
resting uneasy and my soul wants out.
won’t you take away, away my trouble?, somebody.

I had a ring around my head
I thought it was a halo
but the devil came around instead
brought me so low
now I’m in…

Trouble. I feel like cryin’

I’m Tryin’ I’m tryin’
Please tell the judge that I ain’t no crook
I’m all ya I’m all locked up
Made a bad decision and that all it took.
Concrete and steel,
the way that i feel
the cold floor and low ceiling oh
wont you take away away my shackles? somebody.

I had a ring around my head
I thought it was a halo
but the devil came around instead
brought me so low
now I’m in..

Trouble. I feel like cryin’
Now I’m in trouble, I feel like cryin’
Track Name: Light Of The Moon
I can tell by the way you're walking
things are slow.
just tell me something i don’t know
I can tell by the way you’re movin, you don’t know
If you’re ready to go
you could bring that conversation
you could bring a boat
you could bring a personal lifeguard
but it's better if you learn to float

been under water twice in one day
cant seem to put these feelings away.
from the back corner of a dimly lit room
where you can't see the stars from the light of the moon

I know the stars they’re shining
but they don’t shine the way they used to do.

I can tell by the way you're walking
things are slow.
just tell me something i don’t know
I can tell by the way you’re movin, you don’t know
If you’re ready to go
you could bring that conversation
you could bring a boat
you could bring a personal lifeguard
but it's better if you learn to float

and you're better off doing it alone. . .

been under water twice in one day
cant seem to put these feelings away.
from the back corner of a dimly lit room
where you can't see the stars from the light of the moon

I know the stars they’re shining
but they don’t shine the way they used to do.

Been under water twice in one day
Been under water twice in one day
Been under water twice in one day
Been under water twice in one day
Now you can’t see the stars from the light of the moon
can’t see the stars from the light of the moon
Now you can’t see the stars from the light of the moon
can’t see the stars from the light of the moon. . .

I know the stars they’re shining
but they don’t shine the way they used to do.
Track Name: Ripple
A ripple of light
from the surface of the sea
shatters the spell of pain
it's like we're alive again

Skeleton, remember my name
I come with the moon and the wind and the rain
dont you, dont you haunt my soul
I thought that I lost you years ago
daydream of piccadilly
gotta get back some way somehow.

underwater, where i always am
underwater I made a friend
underwater where i learn to live
underwater I learn to give

A ripple of light
from the surface of the sea
shatters the spell of pain
it's like we're alive again

Can it be true that there ain't no more?
Surrounded by film on the cutting room floor.
The love that he tasted made him wild.
It turned him into a full blown child.
Satellites and radio towers too.
You know damn well what we're gonna do.

underwater, where i always am
underwater I made a friend
underwater where i learn to live
underwater I learn to give

A ripple of light
from the surface of the sea
shatters the spell of pain
it's like we're alive again
Track Name: Some People
I might like to visit you
but you’re living on an island in the sea
and i’ve got no…. way to make that happen

You might like to visit me
tell me bout how you’re doing
but it’s a long…. way
to St. Marguerite

Brought you my love
thought you would catch me
but I know now that I’ve got to quit
Because your a deep deep… bottomless pit

We can hang out
I heard that you like to hang out
we can work it out
I know some people like to work things out
but not you…

People always askin me
want to know, know how you been.
I just smile, shrug my shoulders
walk away to my chagrin..

Not going to hide anymore
my cover is already blown
I used to paint in color
you used to set the tone

Now holly rollers and bottom trawlers
can duke it out in the ring
but this here train is leaving
don’t know when I’m gonna see you again…

We can hang out
I heard that you like to hang out
we can work it out
I know some people like to work things out
but not you…

[Guitar solo}

We can hang out
I heard that you like to hang out
we can work it out
I know some people like to work things out
but not you…
Track Name: Pictures
There's a rusted old van parked on top of the hill
cold glass of water helps me swallow the pill
I walked on up just to see what I might find
a faded picture of a faded friend of mine

I’ll just keep on taking pictures
that disappear
sunlight through the tempered windows
I want you here
with me, right by my side
I want you here,
honey hope you realize..

There's a red tin box buried inside of the wall
no ones ever seen it there at all
if you opened it up heres what you might find
a faded picture of a faded friend of mine

I’ll just keep on taking pictures
that disappear
sunlight through the tempered windows
I want you here
with me, right by my side
I want you here,
honey hope you realize..

(Whistle solo)

I want you here
I want you here

I want you here
with me, right by my side
I want you here,
Honey hope you realize..

I want you here
with me, right by my side
I want you here,
Honey hope you realize..
Track Name: Peace Of Mind
I’m gonna live like this I’m gonna live like this
I’m gonna live like this I’m gonna live like this
for the rest of my life…. at least in my mind.

I’m gonna jump right in I’m gonna jump right in
I’m gonna jump right in I’m gonna jump right in
until the walls cave in… but maybe they won't.

I don’t want to die
lord but when I do
I want some peace of mind
like I want it for you too
like I want it for you too..

If you’re waiting around for somebody to let you out
waiting around for somebody to let you out then
your gonna wait… all of your life

I don’t want to die
lord but when I do
I want some peace of mind
like I want it for you too
like I want it for you too..


Walking really fast is the trouble with me
walking really fast is the trouble you see
I’ve got a wobbly knee . . . Still gotta see.

I don’t want to die
lord but when I do
I want some peace of mind
like I want it for you too
like I want it for you too..
Track Name: Farwell
Take me to the edge of the world where the sidewalk ends and the boats just sail right into the sky.
Tell me there’s some rebar holding it together when the earth starts shaking and the babies started to cry.
Step to the crumbling cliff, kick your flops right off let the magma seep between your toes.
If you start sinking just cut off your legs, come on come on, cannonball into the sky!

Then our memories fade and we’ll forget
how to talk. when we’re sick of it.
Then our bodies turn to birds
and all that's left are these parting words...

Take me to the edge of the world
where the sidewalk ends and the boats just sail right into the sky.
Tell me there’s some rebar holding it together
when the earth starts shaking and the babies started to cry.
Step to the crumbling cliff, kick your flops right off let the magma seep between your toes.
If you start sinking just cut off your legs, come on come on, cannonball into the sky!


Then our memories fade and we’ll forget
how to talk. when we’re sick of it.
Then our bodies turn to birds
and all that's left are these parting words...

How can this be wrong?
When it feels so natural to sing this song?
Where else do we belong?
I can take you anywhere, anywhere.

(Horn solo)

How can this be wrong?
When it feels so natural to sing this song?
Where else do we belong?
I can take you anywhere, anywhere.

Then our memories fade and we’ll forget
how to talk. when we’re sick of it.
Then our bodies turn to birds
and all that's left are these parting words...
Parting words...
parting words...
parting words.
Track Name: Next Time
One of theese days
I want to get to know you better
and in how many ways
do i have to say it
I just want to play it
On the guitar
right in the open
right where you are

Nobody ever is gonna care
nobody's gonna mind
its hard to pull yourself away
I'm only asking for some time
not too much, just a little bit

Maybe next time. .
you'll make some time. .

One of theese days
I want to get to know you better
in how many ways
do i have to say it
I just want to play it
On the guitar
right in the open
right where you are
Nobody ever is gonna care
nobody's gonna mind
its hard to pull yourself away
I'm only asking for some time
not too much, just a little bit. . .

Maybe next time
you'll make some time.
Track Name: When You're Out
Take all the words you heard in a day
Put em in a letter, send them away. . .
back and forth you know we talk too much and i don’t know
what else to say. Waterfall surprises, popping' up like geysers bringin’ it back
from the past…

well you might not like it…
If you don’t try how do you know?

Takin’ a gamble. . .
Where’d the money go?

When you’re out you're out.

Lighter than a dream fireflies that are not seen
I’m a saw blade for the mill. . .
Little specks of light have been appearing every night
If you can not see them that's too bad..

well you might not like it…
If you don’t try how do you know?
Takin’ a gamble. . .
Where’d the money go?

When you’re out you're out.

Lately i feel like I jumped out of a plane
Someone pulled the lever and I got my heart to blame . . .
pointing fingers, taking stands
no telling where you’ll land
my best guess is right back on the ground…

well you might not like it…
If you don’t try how do you know?
Takin’ a gamble. . .
Where’d the money go?

When you’re out you're out.
When you’re out you're out.
When you’re out. . .