The songs themselves, extracted from the drama of the moment and what people wanted to write about then, are more applicable to Real Life than I thought they would be. Without the embarrassing angst of the 25-year-old, they are just songs about transitions, holding grudges or trying not to, letting go of things that aren't healthy, moving through difficult situations and relationships and trying to be ''normal'' in the course of all that, even though there's no such thing. We are lucky to have Allison Crutchfield, Matt Douglas, Peter Holsapple, Owen Pallett, and Jenn Wasner lend their great talents to the record and also lucky that Jon has an arsenal of small bells and a vibraslap.
1. Like a Fool 2. The First Part 3. Water Wings 4. Driveway to Driveway 5. Saving My Ticket 6. Kicked In 7. Why Do You Have to Put a Date on Everything 8. Without Blinking 9. Keeping Track 10. Revelations 11. Stretched Out 12. In a Stage Whisper