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Blisters

by Adam Barnes

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1.
Old Shoes 03:32
Its a tale of old shoes And soles of your feet I've got blisters from running On beaches and streets I've been knocked down and out I've got eyes black and blue I'm hit in the face when I'm talking to you Oh, don't lie down As soon as I sleep, you'll be leaving this town Oh, don't lie down 'Cause I'm lost And I'm young Got my mind in the clouds And if I fall asleep You'll be leaving this town It's a tale of tied hands And holiday scenes I've got romance in places that I've never been But I've said a hundred times That I'm all that you need But you swear you're just stubborn and I'm just naïve Oh, don't lie down As soon as I sleep you'll be leaving this town And oh, don't lie down 'Cause I'm lost And I'm young Got my mind in the clouds And if I fall asleep You'll be leaving this town Its a tale of old shoes And soles of your feet I've got blisters from running On beaches and streets In the absense of sound Will you sing back to me? Or just whisper the thoughts, and tell me to dream? Just don't lie down As soon as I sleep you'll be leaving this town And oh, don't lie down 'Cause I'm lost And I'm young Got my mind in the clouds And if I fall asleep You'll be leaving this town
2.
Come Undone (free) 04:00
All of the stars are singing notes I've never heard Let them ring, because in time we'll play the chords that I prefer Let 'em to dance like young birds Give me more time, I will replace these things With diamonds or pearls, that shine and sing, like wedding rings Will i have the time to say goodbye? I am the darkness in the sky The sweeping wind that haunts the night The burning fire from deep inside Will come undone Just give me another time to fight Another chance to say goodbye I wasn't prepared to let the lie Come undone, come undone Another painful day, my hands are red and torn From crawling across the floor my knees are cracked and worn I sat outside 'til the morning broke the sky Singing painful melodies in the storm 'Cause I am the darkness in the sky The sweeping wind that haunts the night The burning fire from deep inside Will come undone, come undone And give me another time to fight Another chance to say goodbye I wasnt prepared to let the lie Come undone, come undone 'Cause I am the darkness in the sky The sweeping wind that haunts the night The burning fire from deep inside Will come undone, come undone And give me another time to fight Another chance to say goodbye I wasnt prepared to let the lie Come undone, come undone All of the stars are singing notes I've never heard The swallow and finch will leave the nest and emerge Just let them dance like young birds
3.
If I'm a lonely man, would I give the wrong insight; That I'm struggling within my life? If I'm a begging man, would you hold you hands back? You're afraid that you have what I lack And I need it back again Don't cry I have been watching you since The day that I've gone And I know that Everyone's waiting until I'm left on my own Again A man will walk up to you and ask if you will need a hand Don't push it back, just tell him that you will need more to stand I know this is cowardice, but I'm proud of it I'm sure If this is heaven, then I will need a hell lot more A hell lot more of it So don't cry 'Cause I have been watching you since The day that I've gone Everyone's waiting until I'm left on my own A man will walk up to you and ask if you will need a hand Don't push it back, just tell him that you will need more to stand I know this is cowardice, but I'm proud of it I'm sure If this is heaven, then I will need a hell lot more A hell lot more So don't cry 'Cause I have been watching you since The day that I've gone Everyone's waiting until I'm left on my own
4.
There is a place I've been before A withered beach behind the shore Eroded rocks will fall no more Because there is a place and I've been before This is a town I've seen in dreams Of rusted homes that pass by streams And everyone will leave it seems This is a town I've seen in dream And I will walk Right to the sky To find the place that haunts the night So when its cold You know I might Turn the stars and moon to light There is a house with broken bricks A place I grew with dust and stick A battered shell no one could fix There is a house of broken bricks So this is the night it all began A hopeless man left on the sand Remember when i gave that man The hope that one day he can And he will walk Right to the sky To find a place that haunts the night So when its cold You know i might Turn the stars and moon to light A bitter heart, A lonely drum The kind of love that makes your heart go numb And oh rainy days You'll know that ill find those words you say The warmth a marching band can play Those symphony of better days And when my falling heart wont break You know ill find those words to say There was a girl beneath the moon My heart was hers far to soon And something about her, well it didnt move I know she'll stay beneath the moon She was the girl I loved before My hungered heart will last no more I hope she always knew what I saw She was the girl that I loved before
5.
Sunlight leaks through an open window Tries to wake me up Tries to hold me down 'Cause I've failed at things too simple It's had the best of me It's left me on the ground. So I'll just stay sleeping, until the evening howls. So this storm will break the night, Wakes me up to raging tides Crashing down like heartless rocks The ropes will pull me off Just like a compass in the snow Its needle struggles to and fro 'Cause if it's lost, it tries to keep The courage lost beneath the sea Woken up to northern lights Hollowed shells and freezing nights I'll bite my lip to keep the feeling in my face This is just a simple fact Of how I felt just holding flowers in the snow All dying in the cold. So I'll leave them by your side, every night. So this storm will break the night, Wakes me up to raging tides Crashing down like heartless rocks The ropes will lock to pull me off Just like a compass in the snow Its needle struggles to and fro 'Cause if it's lost, it tries to keep The courage lost beneath the sea I will walk away to hide inside a home, Just leaving footprints, that follow like a storm 'Cause we have been lost We have been lost So this storm will break the night, Wakes me up to raging tides Crashing down like heartless rocks The ropes will lock to pull me off Just like a compass in the snow Its needle struggles to and fro 'Cause if it's lost, it tries to keep The courage lost beneath the sea I am always lost I am always lost.
6.
Procession 04:07
You tied me to a chair Sailed me out to sea Left me sinking in the ocean As the sharks circled me Distant shadows 'neath my feet Faded images a dreams I woke up to a cooling sweat The beads ran down my face Painting pictures in the pillow As I turned so many ways I wonder if I'd stop If I finally saw the face I know Lust has got me falling Uncontrollable diesease My head is fully satisfied My heart is never pleased I'm fed up with the girls Who just keep falling to their knees 'Cause envy is too curious Its boldness always wins Leaving murders in the corridors And bodies in the bins I'm not sure this jail Will keep these feelings in. I hear death is very distant Its agony's despair And the several homeless tissues Can never really cure The tears from the eyes From my funeral procession So I'm fighting with a wooden leg A chair still floats beneath Keeping hope inside its cradle As it's swaying in the wind Distant lullabies are heard As my mother slowly sing me back to sleep I'm sorry but pandora dear You'll see what you have done An example of self sacrifice And I guess you finally won If you close the box for good You'll never get back, I'm gone So she sits beside my chair tonight Tries desperately to dream That her hands can only stop My sinking memory I bet she never knew this box could ever stop to dream I bet she never knew that it would kill me in my sleep I bet she never knew that these are nightmares and they're finally hers to keep. I hear death is very instant When the bodies in despair And my family will follow As I'm lowered in the air The tears from the eyes of my funeral procession.
7.
Mannequins 03:44
Yesterday I took the city with my friends We were walking down the highest road that I'd ever been With the sun applying tan across our faces We were worn down to ground, but we'd seen so many places And as the weather left to bring a new horizon We saw buildings in the sky, we'd thought we never find them Bodies leaving light behind us We were the only ones left to find this And we will go Where nobody can find us I'll leave you in the morning light Holding lighters to the sky, We'll escape into the night And as the city soon approaches we'll get older But none the wiser to the fact it's getting colder And the lights begin to dim we'll go missing Casting mannequins of people to descend within the city So hold me like wind, it's the company I've missed and thats the only thing. And we will go Where nobody can find us I'll leave you in the morning light Holding lighters to the sky, We'll escape into the night And we will go Setting sail for city 'Cause we die for ourselves But we'll die for the chance To be left with the girl that made it worth living. (ba ba da oh) It falls into place, Like a satellite falls from grace The city falls back to me, won't you fall back to me? Yesterday I took the city with my friends We were walking down the highest road that I'd ever been With the sun applying tan across our faces We were worn down to ground, but we'd seen so many places.
8.
Lighthouse 04:50
'I know, I know', as I dove in overboard. 'Don't fall, don't fall', with the rocks against my skull All the waves came crashing down against the hull And seeped in through the cracks of the corners of your boat, I know And all through cover, The rain will sweep and swallow you alive Without a trace, or a tear across the sky And oh, my lover Not the grace or the elegance can hide But give you enough time to say goodbye Save my soul, save my life. 'I know, I know', as I dove in overboard. 'Don't fall, don't fall', with the rocks against my skull All the waves came crashing down against the hull And seeped in through the cracks of the corners of your boat, I know And good God, good God If you see me, hear me suffering tonight Would you hold my hand or strike it down with light? This ship won't hold Or break against the bracken in the night The ice beneath the freezing sea in sight Save my soul, save my life Save my soul, save my life. 'I know, I know', as I dove in overboard. 'Don't fall, don't fall', with the rocks against my skull All the waves came crashing down against the hull And seeped in through the cracks of the corners of your boat, We heard them yell 'Save me, save me.' 'Save me, save me.' 'I know, I know', as I dove in overboard. You screamed 'don't fall!' But the rocks they crushed my skull And the waves came crashing down against the hull And seeped in through the cracks, of the corners of your boat As the storm begins to lift, and we're sinking to the floor The lighthouse sees a wreck upon the nearest shore 'Save me, save me.' 'Save me, save me.'

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released October 7, 2011

Artwork and Photography by Alexa Gibbens
All Written and composed by Adam Barnes

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