• Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

    You own this



oh, nellie, why do you keep comin' by
when you know my locks are busted
i see your eyes, good proof that you're still gettin' high
all red and encrusted

with the coal that you stole from your mother's dresser drawer
in the night while she was sleeping
you're lookin' slim, but your eyes are growing dim
in the company you've been keeping

but all i can see is the teapot you threw at me
broken china, you never were
i once knew a sweet girl
but you ain't her

can that be right, lord he's finally seen the light
say hello to the life i've been livin'
some things change, but mostly all of them stay the same
all your answers have been given

with hands in the dirt and head full of hurt
waiting for life to come and find you
but it's only fear that keeps you here, drownin' in this broke down town
i'm just another tie that binds you

yes, all you can see is whatever comes easily
no goin' far for no far out limb
i want a real man, and you ain't him

well you just call it like you see it
goin' on 'til all the goodwill's gone
just hear truth as I say it

that our love is like the summer,
i can't think about us did and done
but fear may make me betray it

oh won't you tell me true
that you can stand me being me
i'll work on letting you be you
so we can stand as one 'til kingdom come

between you and me,
it don't always come easily
broken china on the kitchen floor
you are mine, oh won't you let me be yours


from Direction of Arrival EP, released August 12, 2011
Written by Zach Dunham & Erin O'Brien
Zach Dunham- vocals, guitar
Phoebe Spier- vocals
Adam Mack- percussion
Lee Howard- bass

Co-Produced by Lee Howard, Zach Dunham and Phoebe Spier

Recorded by Lee Howard, Chief Sound Engineer at Mystery Machine Studio

Mastered by Adam Gonsalves, Mastering Engineer at Telegraph Audio Mastering


all rights reserved



Northeast Northwest Portland, Oregon

Phoebe Spier
Zach Dunham

contact / help

Contact Northeast Northwest

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code