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Track Name: Tough Luck
My time assigned, the fears I have are on hold
Crystals aligned the scattering is controlled
Beams so strong are destined to come down

A written word and then a broken pencil
I thought I’d learn, I thought I had potential
I don’t need to be the one to try

When the going gets tough
The tough get going
Guess that requires knowing
You're tough

A second third is just a minute portion
Can’t come to terms, not with the full distortion
One can only grow to bend so far

They always say geniuses are all tortured
But I’m ok, blame it on my good fortune
Just don’t think about the other way

When the going gets tough
The tough get going
Guess that requires knowing
You're tough
Track Name: Securities
We can settle down
In our own little place
Just outside of town
At least a bit aways

And, at least I'm safe
From the wind and rain
Let's hope that's enough
To keep us here in love

Symbiotic
or parasatic
Similar til
I get too sick

Friends I thought I'd keep
Sliding out of touch
Maybe I do sleep
Just a bit too much

But, at least I'm safe
From the wind and rain
Let's hope that's enough
To keep us here in love

Time heals all wounds
I'm unwinding
If I love you
What good timing

So I've given up
On my foolish plans
Things best left undone
Already had my chance

Well, at least I'm safe
From the wind and rain
Let's hope that's enough
To keep us here in love

Symbiotic
or parasatic
Similar til
I get too sick

Time heals all wounds
I'm unwinding
If I love you
What good timing
Track Name: Gold
Yeah you glimmer
Sure you shine
I feel you swimming
Round my mind

But your anything but gold
Anything but gold

There’s a rumor
Pond picks size
I thought you grew more
Lensed lies

And your anything but gold
Anything but gold

Who'd remember
After all this time
Is that an ember
Or a trick of the light?
Track Name: Tamed
I said I could be tamed
But why would you believe a line
I know I can change
But where would I find the time

At it far too long
You think I'd be done by now
Should be staring at the sun
If only I could make it out

I said I could be tamed
But why would you believe a lion
I know I can change
But where would I find the time
Track Name: Leave
Take a break to fix yourself
Focus on your mental health
It’s a chance to stop and breathe
Can’t you tell it’s time to leave

It’s time to leave

Remember it’s no-one’s fault
We’re all sure you’re worth your salt
It’s okay to need relief
We won’t tell it’s time to leave

It’s time to leave

Let us know when you discern
The time frame for your return
Until then keep your receipts
Best of luck it’s time to leave

It’s time to leave
Track Name: One Thing
I could not find no devil in the details
Nor playing in my idle hands
And though I might have dirt beneath all of my nails
At least I’ve got some peace of mind

There is just one thing
Left to do

Try to divine to the source of all my failures
God knows you’ll only come up blank
But still I think they’re not as bad as all yours
Even without one thing to thank

There is just one thing
Left to do

There is merit in trying to keep things simple
Even when at the cost of truth
The subtleties will end up stuck in limbo
An Occam's cut ignoring proof

There is just one thing
Wrong with you
Track Name: Punch
Get on up, you can't survive
By thinking it through or taking time
I said get on up, you can't subsist
By putting it on your todo list
I said let on up you can't succeed
By measuring triumph by degrees
I said get on up, you can't surprise
By doing the same thing your whole life

Oh, if I haven't figured it out by now
Maybe it's not meant be
Frankly it wouldn't surprise me
Though I sure gave my best try
You can't deny
Something just aint right
So what's the point in lying

Get on up, you can't survive
By thinking it through or taking time
I said get on up, you can't subsist
By putting it on your todo list
I said let on up you can't succeed
By measuring triumph by degrees
I said get on up, you can't surprise
By doing the same thing your whole life

So, I gotta find something else
but how do you share yourself
when there's feeling like nothing to tell
Sure some thoughts you cannot shake
But why not make
The most of your mistakes
For just another night
Track Name: The Night
You have to go out of your way to get by
The detour is further than we all had in mind
But by the time we finally decide
That turning back is better we all are so tired

But then there is the night
And afterwards the night
But finally there's night
There's only ever night


And is it worth it to walk a mile
In someone elses shoes if they aren't the right style
The experience is less justifable
When you can see the footsteps've been there all the while

But then there is the night
And afterwards the night
But finally there's night
There's only ever night


They talk about one day at a time
But anyone can tell you that the day is just fine
Daydream about untenable highs
It's easy to believe when surrounded in light

But then there is the night
And afterwards the night
But finally there's night
There's only ever night

But after all that night
Eventually there's night
And in the end there's night
And in the end it's night

The night the night the night
Track Name: Helicopter
Helicopter
Parents want the
Best for daughters
And sons
There is only
A very lonely
Decade oh since
I had one

It’s gonna take some work
so I gotta be sure
I'm pretty sure I'm up for it
I just need to take charge
After my time at large
I'm pretty sure I'm up for it

Helicopter
Parents want the
Best for daughters
And sons
There is only
A very lonely
Decade oh since
I had one

The data does suggest
I've been to long at rest
I'm pretty sure I'm up for it
And everyone supports
Me following this course
I'm pretty sure I'm up for it

Helicopter
Parents want the
Best for daughters
And sons
There is only
A very lonely
Decade oh since
I had one

The peaks of the mountains
So clear at this distance
I'm pretty sure I'm up for it
The worst is the approach
The daunting visage grows
I'm pretty sure I'm up for it
Track Name: Leverage
They all say
That if you love
Something you
Must let it go
If it comes back
Well, then you know
I think that's why
We've stayed so close

You and I
Have come so far
The smallest wedge
Can tear us apart
It's who I was
And who you are
Let's put the horse
Before the cart

Can history
Really be just
The time we spent
Being an us
Start out with
A lack of trust
Now a lack
Of interest
Track Name: Closer
It's good for exposure
It's better for a laugh
It's best to find closure
In the aftermath
Another photograph

It's hard to find relief
It's harder to forget
It's hardest to believe
It's mostly for the best
Cause what about the rest

It's weird to be alive
Weirder yet to find a friend
But weirdest is the feeling
That even in the end
I'd do it all again
Track Name: Another Ghost
Found another ghost
She doesn't need me for a host
It's more than I can say for you
I know you said I'd be better off dead
But when's the last time you told the truth?

And after all that life
Who wouldn't want to be the wife
Of such a perfect catch as me
The question is whether I'll stand
Being caught again
Track Name: Be Long
Feels like quite a while
since I set foot in the hall
Linoleum grey tiles,
and the posters on the wall
feature prominently
in my anxiety dreams
and after all this time I am left thinking

I won’t be long now.

The paperwork is filed
And about to be approved
I've come and sat and smiled
And wrestled with the truth
So I believe
That I am ready
so I guess right now there's no debating

I won't belong now
Track Name: It Is Time to Get in Gear
I'm afraid what if I'm not the same
Wait ain't that why I took that break?


There're still days I don't feel like being awake
But hey there're also ways to remind myself why I first came
Track Name: The Sound
You're always feeling cold
Especially at sundown
Another heart to hold
Another thing to find out

I never felt such joy
The way I do when you're around
Confident, cool, and coy
A second half finally found

Already made my choice
I almost say it out loud
Then I hear your voice
"Amazing Grace how sweet the sound"

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