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released July 4, 2017

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Track Name: Funeral on the Fourth
Verse 1:
Have we reached the point of no return?
Can we extinguish before the bridge is burned?
Have we reached the point of no return?

Looking back into your spangled eyes
The bright blue reflects a sunset sky
Looking back into your spangled eyes

Chorus:
And I can't say without a doubt that you're wrong
Although the evidence is strong
So I'll go before you're gone
Come on

*solo*

Verse 2:
Have we reached the point of no return?
Can we extinguish before the lesson's learned?
Have we reached the point of no return?

Looking back in disbelieving eyes
The bright blue reflects a sunset sky
Looking back in disbelieving eyes

Chorus:
And I can't say without a doubt that you're wrong
Although the evidence is strong
So I'll go before you're gone
Come on
Track Name: Violet Goodbye (Just To Know You)
Verse 1:
No stranger, happy just to know you
Hold on, but I'll have to outgrow you

Chorus:
You're speeding up
But it's not a race
Violet goodbye
In a bowlcut phase

Signs of a shudder
Before I say
I'm happy
Just to know you

Verse 2:
Cut wires and cut your inspiration
Solder on, a dead and dull creation

Chorus:
You're speeding up
But it's not a race
Violet goodbye
In a bowlcut phase

Signs of a shudder
Before I say
I'm happy
Just to know you

Used to look out
At the sparkling stars
Staying connected
From miles apart

And you'll get ahold
Of my aching heart
I'm happy
Just to know you

*breakdown/solo*

Verse 3:
New life, a second favorite person
Worst case, I'll still end up a new friend

Chorus:
You're speeding up
But it's not a race
Violet goodbye
In a bowlcut phase

Signs of a shudder
Before I say
I'm happy
Just to know you

Used to look out
At the sparkling stars
Staying connected
From miles apart

And you'll get ahold
Of my aching heart
I'm happy
Just to know you
Track Name: Rising Sunset
Verse 1:
I'm at the end of my rope
I think I'm better off alone
Five minutes turn to twenty
Why do you wanna love me?

I never wanted to see this
A miss with bliss

Chorus:
Why does the sunset always rise?
Why can't you look me in the eyes?
A bed of regrets
Makes me forget

All the things that we should know

Verse 2:
A nighttime sky in the afternoon
I really hope it's morning soon
The birds are chirping
Lack of confidence is lurking

I never wanted to see this
A near miss kiss

Chorus:
Why does the sunset always rise?
Why can't you look me in the eyes?
A bed of regrets
Makes me forget

All the things that we should know

Bridge:
I'm sorry
I'm sorry
I'm sorry
I'm sorry


Chorus:
Why does the sunset always rise?
Why can't you look me in the eyes?
A bed of regrets
Makes me forget

All the things that we should know
Track Name: Did You Feel It?
Verse 1:
Did you feel it just now?
Pin prick going deeper
Than expected
Into my pointer finger

It's halfway in
And it won't come out again
My fate is sealed
But at least I know how I make you feel

Chorus:
I hope someday to make amends
Someday go back to being friends
Or maybe something more, the future's hard to understand
And after all, I'm not the smartest man

Verse 2:
Did you feel it just now?
Blood on your fingertips
Taste the plasma
Pressed against your lips

You better keep them closed
Or she might wanna go
Try to be expressive
Instead of aggressive

Chorus:
I hope someday to make amends
Someday go back to being friends
Or maybe something more, the future's hard to understand
And after all, I'm not the smartest man

*solo*

Verse 3:
Did you feel it just now?
Needle in your bloodstream
Probably hate yourself now
With all the things you've seen

It's too far in
And it won't come out again
My fate is sealed
And I'll never know how I make you feel

Outro:
Did you feel it just now?
Did you feel it just now?
Did you feel it just now?
Did you feel it just now?
Track Name: Nothing To Gain
Verse 1:
Black frills
Cheap thrills
Need another way to waste my time

Steep hills
Vague chills
Need another way to lose my mind

Chorus:
Nothing to gain and everything to lose
You say it works, but do you have the proof?
Nothing to gain and everything to lose
I want both, so I don't have to choose

*Post-Chorus*

Verse 2:
Dull nerves
Sharp curves
Need another way to keep me sane

Big swerve
Deserved
Need another way to hide my shame

Chorus:
Nothing to gain and everything to lose
You say it works, but do you have the proof?
Nothing to gain and everything to lose
I want both, so I don't have to choose

*post-chorus, solo*

Chorus:
Nothing to gain and everything to lose
You say it works, but do you have the proof?
Nothing to gain and everything to lose
I want both, so I don't have to choose

Nothing to gain and everything to lose
You say it works, but do you have the proof?
Nothing to gain and everything to lose
I want both, so I don't have to choose

*post-chorus*
Track Name: Indecision
Sitting here waiting
For you to tell me what to do
Its just frustrating
When I’m not trusted to use.....my judgement

So I’m contemplating
My next big bright bold move
Just anticipating
What I’ll do when we’re through....might just vent

Chorus
Today it’s
Your indecision
Tunnel vision
Dereliction
Blurry vision

Just need
To own my power
As rules go sour
Smash the altar of
The dreams I’m after

Flourescents flicker
Sentenced to waiting in the hall
Argue and bicker
Till I’m ready to throw in the towel......just walk out

Repeat chorus twice
Track Name: Melting Clock
Verse 1:
Sun is dawning
Not responding
Think I'm losing ground

Tied up singer
Broken fingers
Think I'm losing sound

Chorus:
And when I wanna call you out
Will you give me one last doubt?

Verse 2:
Hands are aching
Body shaking
Lie awake at night

Loading wheels
Slow reveal
Excited, but not right

All this dreaming
Leaves me screaming
Think I'm on the edge

Keep my mouth shut
Exploding haircut
Leaping from the ledge

Chorus:
And when I wanna call you out
Will you give me one last doubt?
And when the clock melts on my floor
The heat just leaves me feeling sore

*solo*

Chorus:
And when I wanna call you out
Will you give me one last doubt?
And when the clock melts on my floor
The heat just leaves me feeling sore
Track Name: I Can't Touch You
Chorus:
I can't touch you
Although I want to
It's better if I stay away

Wanna reach you
Pretend not to
I'll stay out of your robot gaze

Verse 1:
You said you want what's best for me
So why are you still here?
Creeping down the halls
Like some fucking overseer

Distance tends to work the best
So learn to take a hint
And rid me of your
Poison flower scent

Chorus:
I can't touch you
Although I want to
It's better if I stay away

Wanna reach you
Pretend not to
I'll stay out of your robot gaze

Verse 2:
Time don't stand still for no one
This is known to me
You've still got a
Thing to learn, I see

Even when I hide from you
You're always on my trail
Hiding underneath
My fingernails

Bridge:
Is moving on so hard a concept?

Chorus:
I can't touch you
Although I want to
It's better if I stay away

Wanna reach you
Pretend not to
I'll stay out of your robot gaze

Bridge:
Is moving on so hard a concept?
Is moving on so hard a concept?

Chorus:
I can't touch you
Although I want to
It's better if I stay away

Wanna reach you
Pretend not to
I'll stay out of your robot gaze
Track Name: Lullaby
Verse 1:
You know I whisper to you nightly
Hold you tightly, love you brightly till the dawn
But my words can't wrap around you
Like a blanket in the cold

Chorus:
Don't let me go
I wanna stay with you tonight
And every night

Don't let me go
I wanna stay

Verse 2:
Tuck the dreams under your shoulder
Feel it smolder, never colder than before
But my light can't keep an eye
On your unsuspecting smile

Chorus:
Don't let me go
I wanna stay with you tonight
And every night

Don't let me go
I wanna stay

Don't let me go
I wanna stay with you tonight
And every night

Don't let me go
I wanna stay

Verse 3:
And so, my light will linger on, dear
But never fear, cause I'll be here before the dawn
But your words can't keep me glued
To a dream inside your head

Chorus:
Don't let me go
I wanna stay with you tonight
And every night

Don't let me go
I wanna stay

Don't let me go
I wanna stay with you tonight
And every night

Don't let me go
I wanna stay
Track Name: I'm Done
Verse 1:
Wait a week and a day or two
I'm not waiting anymore
Ain't got time to wait for you
Cause waiting's such a bore

Chorus:
I'm done
I'm done
I'm done
I'm done with you

Verse 2:
Body aches and focus breaks
And I have no words to say
Slip and slide onto the floor
To a painful everyday

Chorus:
I'm done
I'm done
I'm done
I'm done with you

*solo*

Chorus:
I'm done
I'm done
I'm done
I'm done with you
Track Name: Ancient Flame (In the Rain)
Verse 1:
8 months later
And the sea is changing tide
Telepathic favor
Sensed it even though I lied

An ancient flame
With tiger stripes across the night sky
You're still the same
I see it even from a drive by

Pre-Chorus:
The drought has ended
Not a flood, but just a rainfall
And that's all I'll ever ask for
So keep it coming

Verse 2:
8 months later
And you're out of hibernation
And you're identical
Even though I know I'm aging

An ancient flame
Orange, red, and black across the night sky
You haven't changed
Although our well is running dry

Pre-Chorus:
The drought has ended
Not a flood, but just a rainfall
And that's all I'll ever ask for
So keep it coming

Chorus:
So I travel deep in time
And hope to find you
Somewhere deep inside my mind
Between the tissue

Verse 3:
8 months later
And I'm out of things to say
And I might waiver
Turn from silver into gray

Red, black, and blue
It's true that you could always get me
And you just flew
I missed you deeply and completely

*solo*

Pre-Chorus:
The drought has ended
Not a flood, but just a rainfall
And that's all I'll ever ask for
So keep it coming

Chorus:
So I travel deep in time
And hope to find you
Somewhere deep inside my mind
Between the tissue
Track Name: She Sings Harmony
Verse 1:
Circumstances never plan
For small advances
Leaps and bounds ahead
With everything the rival said

And you can't fix
The faintest glimpse of things to come
And in your haze
You only run

Chorus:
And she sings harmony
Backing up for two
A cut to black
Before she knew

And so it goes
She never really had a chance to grow
And it's all
Because of you

Verse 2:
Grab a heater cause
Your life is getting cheaper
You can't get old
If you freeze to death out in the cold

And you can't fix
The faintest the glimpse of things to come
Consider it
Sixteen and done

Chorus:
And she sings harmony
Backing up for two
A cut to black
Before she knew

And so it goes
She never really had a chance to grow
And it's all
Because of you

Bridge:
Life is changing
DNA is rearranging
And it's never quite the same
As you imagined

Clock is laughing
All around, light bulbs are flashing
There's a spirit photographing
Your inaction

See her clothes
And drop your multicolored rose
I know it's hard to stay composed
But c'mon, try

*solo*

Chorus:
And she sings harmony
Backing up for two
A cut to black
Before she knew

And so it goes
She never really had a chance to grow
And it's all
Because of you

And she sings harmony
Backing up for two
A cut to black
Before she knew

And so it goes
She never really had a chance to grow
And it's all
Because of you
Track Name: 13 Hours at a Time
Verse 1:
Sit on a bench outside the station
And I never wanna go
To feel your brain wave inflammation
Is like a dream of vertigo

Pre-Chorus:
I never wanted you to say this
I never wanted you to leave
I never wanted you to
Say those things to me

Chorus:
For 13 hours at a time
Not near enough to make you mine
For 13 hours at a time
I wish you'd stay my valentine

Verse 2:
My memory fades in blacks and blues
My secrets drip onto the floor
I somehow still remember you
And I'd never lock that door

Chorus:
For 13 hours at a time
Not near enough to make you mine
For 13 hours at a time
I wish you'd stay my valentine

Bridge:
I look up at the sky
Familiar voices call
I see the satellite
Goodbye, I love you all
Track Name: Lost in Time
N/A
Track Name: Sand Burn
Verse 1:
Grains slip between my toes
To a burden no one knows
And I can't move at all
Or I'll fall down to crawl

Chorus:
But I don't wanna burn my hands
In the searing summer sand
Cause everyone understands
The sand burn

Verse 2:
My body's burning up
And I've had more than enough
I fell down at the beach
And my sense is out of reach

Chorus:
Cause I don't wanna burn my hands
In the searing summer sand
Cause everyone understands
The sand burn

*instrumental portion*

Chorus:
Cause I don't wanna burn my hands
In the searing summer sand
Cause everyone understands
The sand burn

Cause I don't wanna burn my hands
In the searing summer sand
Cause everyone understands
The sand burn
Track Name: Walk Behind You
Verse 1:
It's over with no drama
Communication's kind of
At a pause
But that's because

I let go what I had to say
Didn't matter anyway
But it's fine
Cause I'm out of time

Chorus:
I walk behind you, baby
And that's just fine
I'd like to know you better
But I'm alright

Verse 2:
You're swimming to the future
I'm feeling like a loser
But I'm fine
That you're not mine

Second life a mystery
Never will be known to me
But that's cool
You do you

Chorus:
I walk behind you, baby
And that's just fine
I'd like to know you better
But I'm alright

I walk behind you, baby
I've got your back
If it's better to ignore me
Then stay on track

Bridge:
Do you think it's a dream
Could it really be real?
Feels too perfect and faded for me
Do you know how I feel?

*solo*

Interlude (Verse):
Thank you (x4)

Chorus:
I walk behind you, baby
And that's just fine
I'd like to know you better
But I'm alright

I walk behind you, baby
I've got your back
If it's better to ignore me
Then stay on track

I think it's over, baby
But that's just fine
I'd like to know you better
But I'm alright
Track Name: Someone Different
Verse 1:
We're crossing streams
Exchange light beams
And wouldn't you know it

There's passion there
Polluted air
But I'll never show it

My DNA
Has grown astray
But it's not getting tangled

With your pink stare
And scary care
Mutated and mangled

Chorus:
And it used to work
But with a single jerk
I'm someone different

Found every puzzle piece
And now I feel complete
And you're not missing

Verse 2:
I'm sterilized
Look in my eyes
They just keep getting bluer

I jump around
I surf on sound
And I need somethhing newer


Chorus:
And it used to work
But with a single jerk
I'm someone different

Found every puzzle piece
And now I feel complete
And you're not missing

*solo*

Verse 3:
The cable snaps
Connection sapped
And I'm stuck on the broadband

The router dies
My circuit's fried
But I'm not holding your hand

I'll work it out
Head in the clouds
And you don't need to help me

Cause I'll be strong
And move along
So you don't need to tell me

Chorus:
And it used to work
But with a single jerk
I'm someone different

Found every puzzle piece
And now I feel complete
And you're not missing
Track Name: Control Freak
Chorus:
Democracy, not good for me
Control freak mentality
Democracy, not good for me
Control freak mentality

Verse 1:
I slave away
Day after day
But it's just a throwaway

My voice still cracks
I want it back
But the time's gone anyway

Chorus:
Democracy, not good for me
Control freak mentality
Democracy, not good for me
Control freak mentality

Verse 2:
I feel so wrong
My will is gone
And I'm just another pawn

I scream and shout
I let it out
I don't know what it's about

Chorus:
Democracy, not good for me
Control freak mentality
Democracy, not good for me
Control freak mentality
Track Name: New Year's Night
Verse 1:
Come home to an uninvited guest
Ignored, on the couch like all the rest
Sinking my own ship to perservere

It's new, something there inside her eyes
Fixed on photos I don't recognize
Would you like some doubt with all your fear?

Chorus:
She came just like she went
Embodiment of discontent
I don't know what she meant
When she said hope was heaven sent

Verse 2:
Nothing worse than a flame on New Year's Night
Mind skewed, so I can't remember right
Would you tell me just what happened here?

Chorus:
She came just like she went
Embodiment of discontent
I don't know what she meant
When she said hope was heaven sent

You wanna live alone
To own a house without the rent
Not hard to figure why
When common sense has all been spent

Post-Chorus:
You said you're happy
But your smile's wearing thin
You haven't slept
And you're deprived of medicine

*solo*

Chorus:
She came just like she went
Embodiment of discontent
I don't know what she meant
When she said hope was heaven sent

You wanna live alone
To own a house without the rent
Not hard to figure why
When common sense has all been spent

Post-Chorus:
You said you're happy
But your smile's wearing thin
You haven't slept
And you're deprived of medicine
Track Name: Sand in the Wind
Verse 1:
Off color white shines through the sky
There's something almost wrong
But no one cares under the light

Still holding onto your song
Though maybe I should find
Somebody else to pass it on

Chorus:
I'll keep holding onto your secret
I'll keep holding onto your song
Though time tends to pass me like sand in the wind
And lately, I'm fed up with everything

Verse 2:
Sapphire shores and ruby sky
Didn't stop to think
The roaring tide would pass me by

Still holding onto something
It carves weird words inside my brain
So I know what so sing

Chorus:
I'll keep holding onto your secret
I'll keep holding onto your song
Though time tends to pass me like sand in the wind
And lately, I'm fed up with everything

*solo*

Bridge:
I think I'm done with everything

Chorus:
I'll keep holding onto your secret
I'll keep holding onto your song
Though time tends to pass me like sand in the wind
And lately, I'm fed up with everything
Track Name: Don't Beat Yourself Up
Verse 1:
Spent months resisting
And I've spend a lifetime missing
Glad I didn't take the shot
Cause I don't know how much ammo I got

I don't think you should sit there
Acting sorry on the floor
But I understand
Cause I've been there before

Chorus:
Hey, don't beat yourself up
Been here before and now I'm tough
Hey, don't beat yourself
I've dealt with this more than enough

But don't feel bad

Verse 2:
The air is thicker than
The blood flow to my head again
We had a good thing going
Until yesterday was showing

I don't think you should sit there
Acting sorry on the floor
But I understand
Cause I've been there before

Chorus:
Hey, don't beat yourself up
Been here before and now I'm tough
Hey, don't beat yourself
I've dealt with this more than enough

But don't feel bad

*instrumental key change*

Chorus:
Hey, don't beat yourself up
Been here before and now I'm tough
Hey, don't beat yourself
I've dealt with this more than enough

Hey, don't beat yourself up
Been here before and now I'm tough
Hey, don't beat yourself
I've dealt with this more than enough

But don't feel bad
Track Name: Read My Lips
Verse 1:
Hey, take a hint
I've been where you've been
But I don't think we've met

Look over at me
I'm easy to read
But you're illiterate

Chorus:
Know I'm not a novelist
But I've got something to say
Read my lips, just once or twice
And think a different way

Verse 2:
Hey, take a look
And open a book
As language slips your mind

You're cross-eyed and gone
I'm moving along
And I'll leave you behind

Chorus:
Know I'm not a novelist
But I've got something to say
Read my lips, just once or twice
And think a different way

Look inside these paper eyes
And learn to take control
Read my lips, just once or twice
And play a different role
Track Name: Ice
Verse 1:
The foundation
Makes it look like her
The temptation
I wanna be a contender

They share some similarities
But not in life, in death
Creative process wearing thin
My mind's become a mess

Chorus:
Avoid the heatstroke
And bathe in a tub of ice
Being enabled
Would be nice

A ticking timebomb valentine
Could be your death and mine
If I don't make it
Then, that's fine

Verse 2:
A light panic
Like I'm drowning in
The atlantic
Where I've never been

It's not too late to fix my path
Destroy my demons and come back
I'll catch up soon
But I'll be way off track

Chorus:
Avoid the heatstroke
And bathe in a tub of ice
Being enabled
Would be nice

A ticking timebomb valentine
Could be your death and mine
If I don't make it
Then, that's fine
Track Name: Stop the Music
Verse 1:
Recursive history
Defective drum loop blaring
Please stop the music
And eventually stop caring

*chorus*

Verse 2:
Descending escalator
Kissed without a sound
A murky river flowing
Deep below the ground

*chorus*

Verse 3:
Dragon rage, a thunder storm
While rain erodes the rock
Drained slowly, ounce by ounce
But I won't ever stop
Track Name: I Love You More Than I Can Justify
Verse 1:
I love you more than I can justify
Head over heels and I don't know why
You've never done a single thing for me
So why do I have all this jealousy?

Chorus:
A certain someone
Who can only bring me down
A certain someone
I can never find around

Verse 2:
Toxic water tears apart the wall
Pink and red like before the fall
All my morals crumble in the sand
Gotta rebound, I don't think I can

Chorus:
A certain someone
Who can rearrange my life
A certain someone
Man, I wish that she was nice

Post-Chorus:
Cause I've been
Around a time or two
And I know
It can't be me and you

I've tried so hard
And learned the part
But I'll never
Know the art

*break*

Verse 3:
I love you more than I can justify
Head over heels and I don't know why
You've never done a single thing for me
So why do I have all this jealousy?

Chorus:
A certain someone
Who can rearrange my life
A certain someone
Man, I wish that she was nice

Post-Chorus:
Cause I've been
Around a time or two
And I know
It can't be me and you

I've tried so hard
And learned the part
But I'll never
Know the art
Track Name: Make a Move
Verse 1:
Suzuka was joking and the bridge collapsed
Track stars always finish last
Phone booth totalled by a car
Three years gone and you'll go far

Menma fell into a lake
Ignore it, please, just for his sake
Don't wait for your heart to beat
Cause that's a pointless, slow defeat

Verse 2:
One wrong move and then another
Confession's gone, I feel you, brother
Years in the making, an anti-climax
A childhood friend can't get her time back

Dead eyed, outside, Christmas Eve
With disappointment up her sleeve
And yet you act like nothing happened
You'll get kicked down, so better strap in

Chorus:
Don't wait for someone
To tell you the truth
Don't feel so guilty
And don't act aloof

You were born into this
You dealt with all of it
Least you can do
Is make a move

Verse 3:
Kill your friends to make it stop
And spin out like a spinning top
Emotionless, a clone at best
But somehow better than the rest

Isolated half by choice
A sword, a boyfriend, and a voice
Way too shy to let it go
But too prideful to let it show

Chorus:
Don't wait for someone
To tell you the truth
Don't feel so guilty
And don't act aloof

You were born into this
You dealt with all of it
Least you can do
Is make a move

Bridge:
I want you next to me
And I don't feel guilty
You shouldn't either
If that's how you wanna be

It should be easy
To let go of all my words
But when I do
It only hurts

Chorus:
Don't wait for someone
To tell you the truth
Don't feel so guilty
And don't act aloof

You were born into this
You dealt with all of it
Least you can do
Is make a move
Track Name: He's Doing Fine
This song was written in the wee hours of the morning, using challenge. I utilized the PlotSpline, structure (Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, outro), lyricloud (Lonesome and railroad stuck out especially), and the autochords for the verse (Bm-Em-F#m; used a different progression for the chorus). Ended up as kind of a countryish song and a lyrical departure for me, while still utilizing the same themes. I really like it.
Track Name: Redhead Blues
Verse 1:
When I see you in the moonlight
Know that we'll be making waves
Singing to yourself at midnight
Promise I won't misbehave

Chorus:
Drop the phone
Cause it's hard to own
I can't be
What you assume

Ten years gone
Tried to move along
I still have
Your redhead blues

*solo*

Verse 2:
When I see you in the forest
Camping out outside the town
Think we both just need a good rest
Really are the best around

Chorus:
Drop the phone
Cause it's hard to own
I can't be
What you assume

Ten years gone
Tried to move along
I still have
Your redhead blues

*solo*

Bridge:
Tenth anniversary, so act like nothing happened
But on my window pane, I hear somebody tapping
No need to ask me, cause I don't have what you're lacking
Tenth anniversary, so act like nothing happened

Chorus:
Drop the phone
Cause it's hard to own
I can't be
What you assume

Ten years gone
Tried to move along
I still have
Your redhead blues

*solo*
Track Name: Abandoned Beach
Verse 1:
It happens in a heartbeat
Yes, it happens one by one
Queues are forming in my brain
And I can't get the backlog done

I'll wade across the sea
Up to my knees in makeup
I broke my toys
From playing rough

Chorus:
My dreams flow out my ears
And soak into my sheet
They stain your dress
And now they're softening my feet

Try not to drown right now
Life jacket's out of reach
Left all alone on this
Abandoned beach

Verse 2:
It happens in a heartbeat
Yes, it happens way too fast
My brain invokes the present
Tries to substitute the past

Compensate for failure
With a trace of fake success
Unintentional replacement
Means I'm settling for less

Chorus:
My dreams flow out my ears
And soak into my sheet
They stain your dress
And now they're softening my feet

Try not to drown right now
Life jacket's out of reach
Left all alone on this
Abandoned beach

*solo*

Verse 3:
It happens in a heartbeat
Yes, it happens in an instant
Blink for a second
And I'm pretty sure I've missed ten

How shallow am I?
Ditching people like it's their fault
Thought that I was done
But that's not all

Bridge:
I used your plights for inspiration
Utilized your sadness for my gain
And if that's not enough, I used mine too
At least I'm compensated for my pain

Chorus:
My dreams flow out my ears
And soak into my sheet
They stain your dress
And now they're softening my feet

Try not to drown right now
Life jacket's out of reach
Left all alone on this
Abandoned beach
Track Name: Copycat
Verse 1:
Ten extra minutes come and go
And yet you think that I don't
Know what you're doing

You lock me out and lock me in
And I can tell the kind of
Traps you're pursuing

Bathe in the moonlight when it's full
Defying gravity
You float in the blue sky

And so you ask me once again
But I won't follow you
And I think you know just why

Chorus:
I'll shut your touch screen off
Cause I've had enough of that
Mimic your minimizing
With my Copycat

Verse 2:
You say you're normal once again
And though I know it
Think you look like a psychic

If I could land a single hit
Then maybe I could take you
Out with my low kick

I know I'm gonna have to switch
But I prolong it cause
I take every challenge

And though it might not be this life
I know that someday
I am gonna be the one to win

Chorus:
I'll shut your touch screen off
Cause I've had enough of that
Mimic your minimizing
With my Copycat

I know it might not be today
But someday soon
I'll take you out and I'll be
King of the afternoon
Track Name: Analog Love
Verse 1:
Like a faded t-shirt
Or a vinyl record
Completely trustworthy
You never let me down

When I hear you sing
It's like a White Stripes wet dream
Been searching far and wide
For someone with your sound

Chorus:
You're the original
I'm dreaming of
Please don't go digital
You're my analog love

Verse 2:
Climb into my creation
A world of noise
Trust me completely
And I'll write you your own song

8 track is rolling
And the drummer counts in
You can be number one
So please just go along

Chorus:
You're the original
I'm dreaming of
Please don't go digital
You're my analog love

And don't fade over time
Like so many before
Stay high fidelity
And last for many more

*solo*

Chorus:
You're the original
I'm dreaming of
Please don't go digital
You're my analog love

And don't fade over time
Like so many before
Stay high fidelity
And last for many more
Track Name: Winter Air
Verse 1:
I'm tired
Expired
Forgot my coat
Covered in snow

The thunder
I'm under
Electrically
Meets apathy

Cooling, I saw your words as fog
But heard a breeze
Siphoning ecstacy from air
My deity

Chorus:
So I waited endlessly
For someone, for someone
Burning in the winter air
Was no one, was no one

Verse 2:
I hear it
A spirit
With greyish eyes
A living lie

The sun melts
What I felt
Black ice
Means I've been cheated twice

Redhead with color cycling skin
A daydream girl
Halleucination in my eyes
Can stay unheard

Chorus:
So I waited endlessly
For someone, for someone
Burning in the winter air
Was no one, was no one

And though I thought
That it could be
A quiet life for you and me
I woke up from my fever dream

*solo*

Chorus:
So I waited endlessly
For someone, for someone
Burning in the winter air
Was no one, was no one

Dream sequence sparkled
In my eyes
And all my lies just multiply
Dissolving angel, say goodbye
Track Name: She Wears Me Down
Verse 1:
Fruits in eden, sent away
Got caught stealing there one day
Didn't do it, I was framed
But she don't care

Every time I open up
A storm cloud comes and rains bad luck
Seems like I'm a little stuck
But she don't care

Pre-Chorus:
She never really knew
The reason I withdrew

Chorus:
She wears me down, down, down, down, down
She wears me down, down, down, down, down
She wears me down, down, down, down, down
She wears me down

Verse 2:
Space train comes on faded blue
It picks me up but forgets you
Maybe that's what I should do
I shouldn't care

But every time I pack it up
And act like I don't give a fuck
You drag me back into a rut
Cause you're still there

Pre-Chorus:
I break down when I try
To give you my goodbye

Chorus:
She wears me down, down, down, down, down
She wears me down, down, down, down, down
She wears me down, down, down, down, down
She wears me down

Pre-Chorus:
I think she always knew
The reason I withdrew

Chorus:
She wears me down, down, down, down, down
She wears me down, down, down, down, down
She wears me down, down, down, down, down
She wears me down
Track Name: Naïve
Verse 1:
Waking from cryosleep
And I think I'm alone again
Steering wheel came clean off
We crashed

Cut off abruptly
Leave me in a blurry lucid dream
White noise
And I'll reject the facts

Chorus:
Drain me a little more
I love it when you leave
Hide all your sins
And I'll pretend that I'm naive

Verse 2:
Need something biblical
Can't look her in the eyes
So stable
I could trip and fall

Voice like an earthquake
And I feel like July
Present but I'm absent
From role call

Chorus:
Drain me completely
Be my false messiah, please
Hide all your sins
And I'll pretend that I'm naive

Don't tell me anything
Turn off the hallway light
Please leave me
In the dark all night

Bridge:
Can I reverse a magnet?
Light bulb's only half lit
Leave me in the dark

Back off the police line
Everything is half mine
Imaginary park

I don't need a nametag
Let me raise a white flag
Sinking in quick sand

Street is catching fire
Prove that I'm a liar
You can't, but I can
Track Name: Without My Clothes
Verse 1:
Jeans on the spinning chair
T-shirt is over there
Now my goal is gone
In the burning sun

Seems I'm not very smart
I broke my own glass heart
Spinning in the sheets
Puzzle incomplete

Chorus:
You make me wonder sometimes
If pleasure turns me blind
I wanna know the way you are
Without my clothes, I don't get far

Verse 2:
Thoughts in a maison jar
Words caught in my guitar
Go another round
Cause I'm homeward bound

Iris I'll never see
Someone I'll never be
Rainy afternoon
Fake the sunshine soon

Chorus:
You make me wonder sometimes
If pleasure turns me blind
I wanna know the way you are
Without my clothes, I don't get far

*solo*

Chorus:
You make me wonder sometimes
If pleasure turns me blind
I wanna know the way you are
Without my clothes, I don't get far
Track Name: Yesterday's Remains
Chorus: Bm-G-C#dim-F#m
Verse: D-KA-Em-A7
Pre-Chorus: Em-A7-D-G Em-A7

Chorus:
Yesterday remains
Dancing on my street
Saw my watch move in reverse
She thought it sounded sweet

Verse 1:
Back then, I thought that moving on
Came like a breeze
Missed oppourtunities
To have you next to me

Pre-Chorus:
A daily cost
I lived and lost
And it never quite
Gets easier to swallow

Are you still home?

Chorus:
Yesterday remains
Dancing on my street
Saw my watch move in reverse
She thought it sounded sweet

Flash before my eyes
Let the moment leave
Don't deny proximity
Living lucid dream

Verse 2:
Deny the time it mattered
People disappear
I'll take advantage
Talk to you while you're still here

Pre-Chorus:
But if I try
I just might die
I'm begging on my knees
To get some closure
Don't say it's over

Chorus:
*chorus solo*

Pre-Chorus:
When did we change?
Become estranged
Cause my heart is in my hands
And you're corroding
The road's exploding

Chorus:
Yesterday remains
Dancing on my street
Saw my watch move in reverse
She thought it sounded sweet
Track Name: Inconceivably
Verse 1:
If you paid for me
Then I'd go
Excused excuses
Cover blown

Chorus:
I never thought that it could get so easy
Inconceivably
So should I try to play the part?

Verse 2:
I'm shaking
Trying half my best
Three years
Sewn in a sequin dress

Chorus:
I never thought that it could get so easy
Inconceivably
So should I try to play the part?

You never told me it was pointless
Cause I didn't need to know
Got shot down by your poison dart

*solo*

Chorus:
I never thought that it could get so easy
Inconceivably
So should I try to play the part?

You never told me it was pointless
Cause I didn't need to know
Got shot down by your poison dart
Track Name: Fix It (Letting Go)
Verse 1:
Well, yesterday she told me
What I'd known the whole time
She said it's creepy
How I always seem one step behind

My eyes were wide
I knew the sweat was flowing freely
Cause every time I try
I fuck it up completely

Chorus:
Do I have a chance to fix it?
Did I already miss it?
Can't stand the thought
Of letting go

But I don't wanna be the
One who intimidates ya
So I just might
Leave you alone

Verse 2:
I don't know how
So I just sneak into the foreground
My awkward pause evolved
Into a lifetime letdown

I think she hates me
And I think, I think, I overthink
Position shifting
Maybe that's why I can't blink

Chorus:
Do I have a chance to fix it?
Did I already miss it?
Can't stand the thought
Of letting go

But I don't wanna be the
One who intimidates ya
So I just might
Leave you alone

Bridge:
It never works, it never works, it never works
Although I try, I get ripped off and end up hurt
It never works, it never works, it never works
It never works, it never works, it never works

Chorus:
Do I have a chance to fix it?
Did I already miss it?
Can't stand the thought
Of letting go

But I don't wanna be the
One who intimidates ya
So I just might
Leave you alone
Track Name: Stalker Girl
Verse: D-F#-G-A
Pre-Chorus: Bm-F#-G-A

Verse 1:
And I saw you in the shadows
Most obsessive girl that I know

Pre-Chorus:
You scare me deeply
Frankly think you're really creepy

Verse 2:
But it comes from dedication
That you steal my personal information

Pre-Chorus:
I never feel lonely
Because I'm never the only one around

Chorus:
You're my stalker girl
All dressed in blue
You're my stalker girl
Can't get away from you

You're my stalker girl
Put away the rope
You're my stalker girl
I don't have any hope

*solo*

Verse 3:
And I saw you in my bedroom
Even when you're gone, the cameras loom

Pre-Chorus:
Hope they don't have microphones
Or every word I say won't be my own

Verse 4:
Please believe that I'll be faithful
No need to follow me with that rifle

Pre-Chorus:
She fires one off in my direction
I made eye contact with another woman

Chorus:
You're my stalker girl
All dressed in blue
You're my stalker girl
Can't get away from you

You're my stalker girl
Put away the rope
You're my stalker girl
I don't have any hope

*solo*

Pre-Chorus:
And I just might go insane
Metaphorical and literal ball and chain

Chorus:
You're my stalker girl
All dressed in blue
You're my stalker girl
Can't get away from you

You're my stalker girl
Put away the rope
You're my stalker girl
I don't have any hope

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