This Love

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released February 28, 2018

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Track Name: Awake
Awake beats alive beats asleep beats dead
What I once heard somebody said

Maybe they were trying to con somebody out of something
Maybe they were trying to distract from chains and rings
and all those pretty things we use to keep track of time
from here to there and back

Awake beats alive beats asleep beats dead
What I once heard somebody said

It's a bit big for a bumper sticker, maybe not for a big bottle of liquor
A little big large for some pills you might take when you're not feeling well
Trying to get a little bit closer to heaven than hell
trying to get a little bit closer to heaven when you are in hell
Track Name: Blaze
I woke up and the horizon was on fire
Columns of smoke drifting into the blackness
I knew they were headed my way
I would need to take them down
There was no time to say the things I wanted

I woke up and the horizon was on fire
Columns of smoke drifting into the blackness
Pages turned to ash memories turned to ...
And what's left is the realization of being alone

I woke up and the horizon was on fire
Columns of smoke drifting into the blackness
Somedays I'd rather have a blaze than have more days ahead
Track Name: Each Moment
Life used to be so complex, then it got simple
All I really need to see at the end of the day is your dimple
And the look on your face lets me know there's still a place
If not beside you then somewhere in the room

Life used to be so hard, now it's got easier
I crack a dumb joke and you look at me
and say boy can you get any sleazier
I'm just trying to make us laugh, trying to find us a path
from one moment to the next

That's how I deal with this, how I fill each moment we don't kiss

Life used to be so strange, now it's orderly
I'm just trying to guard the border, you see,
between chaos and boredom
between foolishness and wisdom,
between the ocean and the land, there's sometimes sand
And I remember how you love the beach,
Sit on a towel with something cool to drink within reach
A little sunshine

Life used to be like this, now life is different
and it's still life, I'm enjoying you

That's how I deal with this, how I fill each moment we don't kiss
Track Name: Good Time
It's still light out but it's all going to fade
So let's make the most of the moment
And sit over here in the shade
I'm not here for a long time, I'm here for a good time

So if you want to make some bells chime, we can do that too
Let's count a rhythm, let's find a rhyme
Marry words and music together, make our own kind of weather
I'm not here for a long time, I'm here for a good time

Let's see what we can make, what kind of opportunities we can take
Behave ourselves? For goodness' sake
You know that's not required unless you're feeling tired
And want to take some time to recuperate

No long time, just good time
No long time, just good time

I'm not here for a long time, I'm here for a good time
and if you feel the way I do, let's find a way to make it through
Track Name: Intersection
It's a beautiful city we live in,
full of lights and building and sound
Sometimes the roads cross,
sometimes we're just fine till we cross that line

at the intersection where everything goes together
at the intersection we move so clever

We weren't born here but it's where we live
While we're here we've got to figure out what we have to give

at the intersection where everything goes together
at the intersection we move so clever

It's a beautiful city we live in,
full of lights and building and sound
Sometimes the roads cross,
sometimes we're just fine till we cross that line

at the intersection
at the intersection
Track Name: Love Once
I was in love once, I heard you were in love once too
Why don't you tell me if you remember how it worked out for you
Did you suffer any repercussions from the rhythm you struck
And if anybody asks, would you say that it was just your luck?

We were in love once

What I remember was an attitude, less an action and more a practice
You know you weren't going to get it right, at least you could keep it tight
A holding action for one night

We were in love once

If I ever get back there again, I'll let you know if it's overrated
Track Name: My All
It was always going to be hard before it got easy
I'm just kidding, it was never gon'be easy at all
But you know, I'm gonna be right here beside you
I was there for the rise, I'll be there for the fall

Barricades, gunbarrels and hand grenades pointed at our backs
but I'm going to be here sharing all my wisecracks
And all we're trying to find is some love and some peace of mind
It's on the other side somewhere but I'll be there when you call

When everything ends, I'll still call you my friend
Stand tall, I'll give it my all if you give it your all
Track Name: Part
This is the part where I tell you I love you
Boy, I sure hope I don't screw it up
One of these days, you'll hear it in real time
Maybe over a plate or a cup
And I will wish the background noise was softer
And I will wish we were more alone
And I will wish the lighting was better
But you go with what you got when what you're trying to do matters
When who you're with matters, when what you have to say matters
Oh, how it matters

This is the part where I say that it's stupid
How could someone like you possibly care about me
You don't know me, I mean we barely know each other
These things take time and a sense of possibility
And I will wish the background noise was softer
And I will wish we were more alone
And I will wish the lighting was better
But you go with what you got when what you're trying to do matters
When who you're with matters, when what you have to say matters
Oh, how it matters
Track Name: Proof
Hey, baby, I'll treat you like you're safe with me
until you believe it's true, until I've established the bonafides
Hey, baby, I'll treat you like you're safe with me
until you know that you are free
that you've got proof, solid walls and a roof

Till then, we can jam, nod our heads to the pretty beats,
clap at the people on the street,
sip a glass of something neat or not
We've got all the time in the world we choose

Here, hand me the paper, hey, pass me that cup
don't worry about it, it's time to clean up
Don't want to be late for the movie tonight
Not to mention dinner, gotta feed you right

Love is an impulse, love is the truth
but more than both of that, I say that love is proof
I'm going to show you each moment of every day
And when I'm asleep, well, even I deserve some time off
Track Name: Remind
I make our bed then I lie in it
Then I make it again just to pass the time
I go out for a walk just to be by myself with the general public
so as not to arouse suspicion, so as to put off my decision

You remind me of food that's why I cannot eat anymore
You remind me of water that's why I cannot drink anymore
You remind me of air that's why I cannot breathe anymore
You remind me of everything that's why I cannot be anymore
Track Name: Seal Yr Fate
Desire is a three-syllable word that you've probably heard
from the girls and the guys ever since they laid eyes on you
Why should you be surprised when you look around the room
everybody wants to seal yr fate taste yr doom

I'm not going to lie to you I've got designs on you
Rank plans for you, stans for you and other things
I've got new alphabets to write what you ought to know
I've got new numbers too, we'll count them fast and slow
Track Name: Strange Loop
It's a strange loop
it takes you round and round
Listen for footfalls
but you don't hear a sound
and it's creeping you out

It's a strange loop
Thought you'd mastered the ride
Once you'd paid your ticket and climbed inside
Then the track changed, gravity rearranged
and here you are, wondering you came this far
Track Name: This Love
This love
when it started
I knew nothing
and now I know even less

I thought we
would learn more about each other
but you're as foreign to me
as the day before we met

This love, this love
Our history's a choice
We live here in the present
try to give the future a voice
Track Name: Will
I still want what I want
Even as I know it won't satisfy me
I still want what I want
Tell me why it should be so surprising

It's why I stay longer than I should
You should be an example
I should know that it's no good

The moment arrives and I'm poised to leave
then I'm paralyzed because I still want to believe
The moment passes I'm standing still
It's like I can watch it drain away in real-time

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