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Produced by Jay Alton and Dave Buker
Recorded by Jay Alton at various locations in Columbus, OH
Additional recording for “On Your Arm” by Pete Drivere at Ampreon Recorder (Youngstown, OH)

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released February 25, 2012

Performed by Dave Buker, Joe Spurlock, Paul Valdiviez, Brooklynn Brokaw, Peter Harris, Jason Bash, Kelly Jakubowski, Tyler Theofilos, Jared Buker, Julie Alton, and Jay Alton

"Dave Buker keeps stepping up his songwriting game. "Say Ave." is built on rich, well-structured electro-chamber pop, each track boasting rich arrangements and invigorated performances from Buker’s band."
- Columbus Alive

"...pop awareness and ear-catching lyrics"
- The Other Paper

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Dave Buker & the Historians Columbus, Ohio

Dave Buker & the Historians is a Columbus, OH-based musical outfit that formed in January 2010. After releasing the New World, Old Flame EP in May 2010, the band began to tour throughout the northeast. Dave Buker & the Historians released the Say Ave. EP in February 2012 and followed with their first LP, What Can Bring You Back To Me, in October 2013. ... more

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Track Name: Say It Will
We could choose to drown ourselves in the flood
We could take a bath in each other's blood
If time allowed, we'd be together forever
I just don't think we'll see it happen

All I want you to say
Is that this will get better for us
Just say that it will
All I need you to know
Is that this won't be easy for me
Until you say that it will

I'll tear down the walls that surround your heart
I'll keep you safe from the ghosts haunting your halls
Inside a house of night we could invent the morning
I just don't think we'll see it happen

All I want you to say
Is that this will get better for us
Just say that it will
All I need you to know
Is that this won't be easy for me
Until you say that it will

You remain a mystery
But I want you only
Sure you are free to disagree
But I want you
I want you

All I want you to say
Is that this will get better for us
Just say that it will
All I need you to know
Is that this won't be easy for me
Until you say that it will
Track Name: Say Ave.
Would you still want me
If I lost my voice and couldn't sing for you?
Or if we blew all of our money
On a pyramid scheme?
Or if we stayed up late one night
Locked in conversation
And you realized
I don't always say the right thing?

Because I know it's been hard
For the two of us
And I understand
You don't quite know ow you feel
But I just can't switch my eyes off
Even when you show those wounds
So I'm waiting for you to let me
Help them heal

Well let's buy the yellow house on Say Ave.
And we'll dream all day and pretend that it's real
And our friends will shake us hard to wake our sleep heads
But if you don't wake, I hope I never will

Well I've had days in a daze
That left me empty
I've spend weeks, made me weak
And want to give up
But I'll spend years
And despite all of my fears
I'll take the time, fix that door
Be the man I was before
And after it's done
And there's a "for sale" sign
We'll still be making time

Well let's buy the yellow house on Say Ave.
And we'll dream all day And pretend that it's real
And our friends will shake us hard to wake our sleep heads
But if you don't wake, I hope I never will
Even if you stop dreaming of us, I think I still will
Track Name: On Your Arm
You walk around like a thief in a tomb
Eyeing things to take back to your room
Oh don't you know what you're gonna do
Oh don't you know what you're gonna do

You feel as sweet as the keys to my heart
You open doors and lead me out to the car
Oh don't you see just how bad we are
Oh don't you see this won't get very far

Without your faith in love
With that pain on your arm

With all that flesh taking breath from your lungs
With all that sweat dripping sweet on your tongue
With that pain on your arm

Without your faith in love
With it breaking your heart
With that pain on your arm
Track Name: We'll Always Look Classic
I know a way to be bold and say
"I love you" and not be afraid
Of out-stretching hands and sweet-talking plans
Just say you won't go away
And I know a part in the pit of my heart
That could be a work of art
If you'd brush it up, I think that'd be enough
And I could tell you just where to start

Well you're Monet, you'll create our landscape
Such a beautiful sight to see
I'm a blank canvass
Pour your paint onto me

If you really believe in our little daydreams
We'll head to the Mediterranean Sea
Rent ourselves a house, pretend you're my spouse
In Morocco or Italy
Of course it's crazy but it's a possibility
And I think you know as well as me
Despite the advance that our friends and families lend
We'll say "fuck their honesty"

However it seems, we'll write all our own scenes
For a movie that we'll direct
The film is all packed, 35mm white and black
So we'll always look classic
And the critics can moan when they don't make the credits
Track Name: You'd Be Surprised
You're so thin I can see through
Your skin to the old you
And though you try to roll down your sleeves
You can't hide a thing from me

Because I see you as a child
Playing in the leaves
But as you've grown through winter cold
You're like a barren tree

(You won't even look)
I'll admit I am afraid
(Me in my eyes)
To call a spade a spade
(So how can you know)
But if I stay so cavalier
(What's inside)
My love for you might disappear

You spend your days
Thinking of what you complicate
And no matter what I say
You just try to run away
Oh but goddammit just open your eyes
I'm tired of hearing you want to die
Well I've been there before
And I know that disguise
But if you saw yourself as I do
You'd be surprised
Track Name: Won't Keep Me Up At Night
Sleep never comes easy
When you're dreaming of old love
So when you think I am completely wide-eyed
I'm dreaming free of
All those promises you made me
When we were lying in the dark
Back then I held them so tightly
Now I keep them far from my heart

So they won't keep on the light
And they won't eat at my insides
Thinking of the moments when we felt alive
Won't keep me up at night

Sleep never comes easy
Spooning ghosts in your bed
But all that's real are those new, white linens
And pillows just for one head

So they won't keep on the light
And they won't eat at your insides
Thinking of the moments when we felt alive
Won't keep you up at night
Thinking of the moments when we felt alive
Won't keep me up at night
Track Name: Say Ave. (ACRN radio/demo)
Would you still want me
If I lost my voice and couldn't sing for ?
Or if we blew all of our money
On a pyramid scheme?
Or if we stayed up late one night
Locked in conversation
And you realized
I don't always say the right thing?

Because I know it's been hard
For the two of us
And I understand
You don't quite know ow you feel
But I just can't switch my eyes off
Even when you show those wounds
So I'm waiting for you to let me
Help them heal

Well let's buy the yellow house on Say Ave.
And we'll dream all day and pretend that it's real
And our friends will shake us hard to wake our sleep heads
But if you don't wake, I hope I never will

Well I've had days in a daze
That left me empty
I've spend weeks, made me weak
And want to give up
But I'll spend years
And despite all of my fears
I'll take the time, fix that door
Be the man I was before
And after it's done
And there's a "for sale" sign
We'll still be making time

Well let's buy the yellow house on Say Ave.
And we'll dream all day And pretend that it's real
And our friends will shake us hard to wake our sleep heads
But if you don't wake, I hope I never will
Even if you stop dreaming of us, I think I still will
Track Name: We'll Always Look Classic (ACRN radio)
I know a way to be bold and say
"I love you" and not be afraid
Of out-stretching hands and sweet-talking plans
Just say you won't go away
And I know a part in the pit of my heart
That could be a work of art
If you'd brush it up, I think that'd be enough
And I could tell you just where to start

Well you're Monet, you'll create our landscape
Such a beautiful sight to see
I'm a blank canvass
Pour your paint onto me

If you really believe in our little daydreams
We'll head to the Mediterranean Sea
Rent ourselves a house, pretend you're my spouse
In Morocco or Italy
Of course it's crazy but it's a possibility
And I think you know as well as me
Despite the advance that our friends and families lend
We'll say "fuck their honesty"

However it seems, we'll write all our own scenes
For a movie that we'll direct
The film is all packed, 35mm white and black
So we'll always look classic
And the critics can moan when they don't make the credits
Track Name: Say It Will (ACRN radio)
We could choose to drown ourselves in the flood
We could take a bath in each other's blood
If time allowed, we'd be together forever
I just don't think we'll see it happen

All I want you to say
Is that this will get better for us
Just say that it will
All I need you to know
Is that this won't be easy for me
Until you say that it will

I'll tear down the walls that surround your heart
I'll keep you safe from the ghosts haunting your halls
Inside a house of night we could invent the morning
I just don't think we'll see it happen

All I want you to say
Is that this will get better for us
Just say that it will
All I need you to know
Is that this won't be easy for me
Until you say that it will

You remain a mystery
But I want you only
Sure you are free to disagree
But I want you
I want you

All I want you to say
Is that this will get better for us
Just say that it will
All I need you to know
Is that this won't be easy for me
Until you say that it will