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by Stephen Masi

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Most of these jams were recorded on a shitty dell laptop at a frantic pace,
in the midst of some sort of existential despair.

All songs were recorded sometime in the 21st century.

credits

released February 18, 2016

Much Love to Bryan Baxter, Bret Larson and Don Barnes.

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Track Name: How It Goes
I can hear the howl of the midday calling
The mornings making an escape
The sun it waits for nighttime but it's always running late

I can see you running from the life you're leading
You hitched a ride and took a train
With every wheel crying you arrive in the same place

One foot in the body of a sinking feeling
One on the happiest of ways
A simple complication
Or a fine you never pay

If I ever wondered what the taste was missing
It was a season I can't shake
Another subtle leaking
Of an obvious mistake

(Chorus)
And if a voice of reason never shows
You can follow feelings down and see how it goes

Effort has a funny way of fitting meaning
Into a feeding I can take
A simple complication
Or an obvious mistake
Track Name: Your Island
Shifting by a couple of degrees
and none too pleased with you, my darling
We've got the ambition to succeed
but its too fun to watch it falling

a million voices
sending planes to your island
a million reasons to stay hiding

i'll end up an addict to disdain
I haven't wiped the slate clean lately
balance is the hardest to attain
and freedom blurs the lines that chain me

a million voices sending planes to your island
a million answers to attempt to explain
to every wanderer expecting some guidance
theres a million reasons to stay hiding

a million voices sending planes to your island
with a million reasons to stay hiding.

sister wont you talk me down again
logic leads me to an open end
brother were you happy to pretend
swallowing your one and only friend.

a million voices sending planes to your island
a million answers to attempt to explain
to every wanderer expecting some guidance
theres a million reasons to stay hiding
Track Name: The First To Go
don't need directions to tell me i'm lost
either im there or im not
these are the ties that just wont quit
this is the cause and you know you're a slave to it.
I think im ready to go
used to return now I've learned not to shout from below
no I don't know what you know
no I don't know anything at all

this is a struggle for control
trying to upright a barrel roll
gained a fortune,
but you lost your soul
the first one to come is the first to go

i know that tragedy follows you down
i know that trouble will hide where it wants to be found
you're free to dance about
then you're gone without a sound
led by a life ive tried leaving behind
stuck in the same state of mind
only wrong can make it right
outta mind and outta sight

this is a struggle for control
trying to upright a barrel roll
gained a fortune
but you lost your soul
the first one to come is the first to go.

(chorus
Track Name: Calm (live at Stargazer Theater)
A calm
I cannot convey
as If you want to know
I've fallen from the worst way
if i'd anywhere to go
the morning comes
you don't have to call
i'm finally awaking
breaking down the wall
(It will follow you where you go)

I trace
and you cut me out
like letters on a cake
im grounded in rock steady
my hands the only shake
you understand
and you take a lift
sometimes you just need someone
to get high with

under skies
of an uprising
and surprisingly
logic eyes the lead
deceit and undermining
to heights we let them in.

a calm
I cannot convey
as if you want to know
I've fallen from the worst way
if I'd anywhere to go