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by Oh Grandpa

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released 04 March 2014

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Track Name: Train
I know deep down in the darkest pit of my soul, this train's comin' down to pick me up and put me right back down
call my name soon, i've spent enough time in your waiting room. There's pride but no glory living in a romantic purgatory
I can't show you, not even a peak, what's really underneath this damn outershell dragin me down so deep
Now this drought I'm dwelling on, wondering' where the waterfalls have gone, so long after sunset and so far from dawn

So I end at the start
and start at the finish
trying to protect my heart
from every bruise, bump, or blemish
that could sink in my skin
and let rock bottom strike again

I know deep down in the places i try to ignore, this train common' down to pick me up beside the beggar rattlin' his cup
I'm streched from end to end, don't need your molding nor your mend, cause even though i didn't break i wasn't terribly fond of the bend
Track Name: Paper Castles
All I got is paper castles made of paper cards
they don't stand a chance don't don't stand a chance
cause the winds blown hard right through my door and I do not know what for

I've got no problem layin my head upon the bed in which I have made. I've got no problem laying my head upon the bed in which I have made.

Sitting in the sandbox countin the grains, but I have not the time don't have that time to be wastin' away gettin salt in my shoes. I've lost the will to lose. The breeze can't blow down debree when it's lungs are lined with scars because this city's filled with vegetables as far as I can see with harvest awfully scarce.

I keep these feet pointed forward almost all of the time
and even when I backtrack I know it all will be fine
cause i've learned to walk side by side with myself
and I'm afraid there's no one else
Track Name: Stubborn Gatekeeper
I don't understand what you're speaking' at me right now
my love's not a flame you can ignite and then put right out
i don't like thinkin about the road not taken
I think I'm comin down with a bad case of the what-could-have-beens

Like a stubborn gatekeeper you withhold the key
to unlock the faith locked inside so these demons will leave me be
oh I've looked high and low, up and down the shelves
and with darkness knocking at my door now these shadows got shadows themselves

My skin's getting rough from all the work that's never enough I guess shed coat after coat until I'm dead, until I'm gone, until I'm through, I'm telling you

It doesn't take much perception to see i don't suffer from the tragedy of perfection. When the blind leads the blind only some of the time, it's hard to visualize a victimless crime

Lookin for a little bita somethin not seen something not seen
Lookin for a little bitty lady not so mean you know what I mean?
Track Name: Plastic Gold
The world is too small for an outlaw
That's why my back's glued against the wall in a room filled with bravado and brawl
When I was growing up I was told to keep a clear head and keep pushin the road
But the breeze in your mind is cold when you're banking on that plastic gold

What ya want is what ya need
got a hole in the heart but I still won't bleed
Stumbled down the rabbit hole
looking for a way to soothe this beaten and broken soul

The world is a string round my finger
Sometimes I try to tell you and sometimes you try to listen yet I linger
Your ears don't hear what they're told, some people just like to tear the band-aid slow, that's why a lonely spirit roams the road, pockets filled with plastic gold

Going the wrong way on a one way street
Hopin to find truth just followin' my feet
Silly boy never taking a dive
Don't you know that dancing close to death's when you feel most alive
I said dancin' close to death's when you feel most alive (repeat)

Because the loudest lady in the room is never the one makin the most noise

To me the loudest lady in the room is never the one makin the most noise
Track Name: Shakey
Those sticks and stones, they'll break your bones
Don't you know they'll caress your soul
Oh Ebenezer oh Ebenezer Scrooge
Caught him pointin his nose to that rosy burgundy rouge

Even if the only thing left were to treat her right, wouldn't it be wrong?
So seamstress string me along. Sew together the threads i thought would never belong, as I'm left to right the wrong.

So here's to thinkin this cold, dark floor won't be sinkin anymore
But that's how it goes, treating people like X's and O's
Tell me what I want to hear or make wanna hear what you will say
As i patch up the holes where the wind gets in everyday.

Even if the only thing left were to treat her right, wouldn't it be wrong?
So seamstress string me along. Sew together the threads i thought would never belong, as I'm left to right the wrong.