Secret Somethings

by Hightide Hotel

  • Streaming + Download

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

      name your price




released June 20, 2009

Christopher Thomas - Vocals
David Sampson - Guitar / Vocals / Instruments
Nathaniel Dionne - Guitar / Vocals

Brandon Setta - Vocals
Robin Delaney - Violin / Vocals
Thomas Reismeier - Vocals

Produced and Engineered by David Sampson in various bedrooms and basements in Philadelphia, PA from May to June 2009.



all rights reserved
Track Name: Wordsearch
I've prepared a list of words for the things I'll never be, one that includes "funny", "attractive", and "interesting".
I've also got a few choice words for the things you know are, like "careless with other people's hearts"
And let's not forget "stubborn"

All of the things we'll never be could fill a dictionary
And the lives we'll never lead, they feel so literary

If you search you won't find me inside your glossary, because I'm only a footnote lost inside a library.
Track Name: Apartment Buildings (Acoustic)
Wandering city streets, trying to keep from thinking about you moving in all your things just up the street from me, into an apartment building I can see from literally any seat in my apartment building.

The saying's true I find, that "Out of sight is out of mind"
But I can't keep preoccupied when you're in plain sight and on my mind.

When you're in plain sight I can't keep you off my mind.
Track Name: Secret Somethings
As spring set in it grew warmer finally, and you seemed to be warming up to me, to the possibility of something potentially developing.

Soon time will call you home again to the warmth of Floridian sands.
How many Frequent Flyer miles span between here and there?

We make the best use of our time, exchanging prints and exchanging smiles.

We make the best use of our time, trading tales and exchanging smiles.
Mine grew wider with time and was harder and harder for me to hide.
Spanning from ear to ear.
Track Name: Porch Luck (Acoustic)
I was sitting on the lawn with a wide-eye to the sun like a dead fish in a big pond.
And as I gasped for air, I wondered where you were through the water and the murky dirt.

It didn't help at all that I'm the one you called.
It doesn't help me like I know it helps you.
Just wait, someday soon we'll be buried in the same tomb, the earth will cover us like a bruise.

The bed quakes with my weight.
The bed doesn't know that you're gone.
The bed is lucky it doesn't know you the way that I do.

And I don't want you to answer my next call.
It would just upset you.

And I won't, I won't.
And I don't, I don't.

I'll stay up all night again, all night again.