How The Story Goes

by Letter Seventeen

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released April 23, 2013

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Letter Seventeen Norcross

Whimsical indie pop from a one-man band. Except when other people help. Which is quite often. So it's not like a one-man band at all.
Oh. And there are songs about donkeys.

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Track Name: My Mind Is Blank
Back for The Challenge
Time to step up the game
Make the people sing along
Live a life of pseudo-fame
Push through the struggle
Get back on track
Come up with a turn of phrase
That will bring the good times back


My mind is blank (There's nothing left to see)
My mind is blank (There's no one here but me)
My mind is blank (It's all an empty space)
My mind is blank (I'm feeling so disgraced)

Search for the words
But none will come to mind
Hope for an answer
From a source divine
Beg for inspiration
No words come through
Scream in desperation
It's all that I can do

(bridge)
You'd think after all this time
This would be a piece of cake
But if the words
Won't come to mind
I think I just might
Start to break

(solo)

My mind is blank (There's nothing left to see)
My mind is blank (There's no one here but me)
My mind is blank (It's all an empty space)
My mind is blank (I'm feeling so disgraced)
Track Name: Back From The Edge
Sometimes the sounds get loud
And the dreams are too real
I can't always control
The things that I feel
I try to hear your voice
Calling out to me
As you throw me a line
And try tell me I'm fine


You can try to talk me
Back from the edge
And hope that I can hear you
Not the voices instead
Sometimes they seem so real
And I need you right here
To help me stare down
This thing that I fear


A mind's a scary thing
So many places to hide
And it doesn't always seem clear
That I'll survive the night
That's when I need you there for me
To call me back home
A voice to remind me
That I'm not alone


Then you're there to talk me
Back from the edge
I'll try to hear you
Not the voices instead
Sometimes they seem so real
And I'm glad you're right here
To help me stare down
The things that I fear
Track Name: Music Is Math
Words are like numbers
And numbers like words
There are these patterns
In the sounds that you heard
You must complete it
Finish the phrase
Close out the cycle
You'll find a way

And it seems for me
That music is math

It feels compulsive
A tugging need
To resolve the phrase
You can't leave it be
Blur the distinction
Between numbers and art
It can keep you up at night
It makes you who you are
Track Name: Keep On Drinking
When I should have been thinking
Instead I was drinking
And now I'm left here all alone
Wondering if there's a way
I could make things all right
And you'd come home to me tonight
But instead I'm left drinking
With too much time for thinking
About where you're gonna sleep tonight
But I'll get past the squabble
And reach for the bottle
Cause the bottle's my baby my baby tonight


And I keep on drinking
I keep on drinking
I keep on drinking
Instead of thinking about you tonight


I asked the bartender
To start another bender
And serve em up three in a row
Chase it with a beer
And keep em coming here
Until I really start to glow
If I think about you
And what we're going through
I might just break down and cry
So instead I'll have another
And embrace my new lover
Cause the bottle's my baby tonight


CHORUS
(instr - Verse)

CHORUS

And I'll try to find a way
To make you stay
But if I can't find a way
I guess I'll have another drink today


If I have a whiskey sour
About three times an hour
Will it make me forget your name?
If I wake up on the floor
From one too many pour
Do you think I should feel ashamed?
Well you know that it's true
That I'm drinking 'cause of you
But it doesn't have to be that way
It could be like before
If you walk through that door
I'll get back on the wagon again
Track Name: How The Story Goes
You'd best keep a close watch on your heart
And one eye on the door
I know I read this story once
And I've seen this place before

You should keep your wits about
Something lurks around the bend
And if you don't watch yourself
No telling how this ends

This is how the story goes
This is how you find your first time
This is how the story goes
The one where you find that you're in love

Believe what you will
But I'm telling you, it's true
When you least suspect
It sneaks right up on you

It calls you in the dark
Awakes you from your sleep
Whispers in your ear
Of a constant, pressing need

CHORUS

And your eyes seem to call out
And your voice wants to shout out
And you just want to find out
What it's like to be in love


CHORUS
Track Name: Ready
Are you ready for / A brand new deal / A home cooked meal / A brand new view on life
Are you ready for / The city lights / And endless nights / A visit from the man of steel
Are you ready for / Some new success / A fancy dress / A brand new kind of beer
Are you ready for / a new time zone / a brand new home /and nothing left to fear?

CHORUS

'Cause if you're not ready
We can just hold steady
And when you're ready
We can go

Are you ready to / Fight the man / A one-night stand / Some stories you won't believe
Are you ready for / A brand new scene / A sentient being / A call you can't turn down
Are you ready for / A piece of the pie / To never die / More hours in a day
Are you ready for / A six of beers/ A pretty girl's tears/ A love that never dies

chorus

because I'm ready for anything tonight
yes I'm ready for everything that's wrong to turn out right
and if you're ready let's turn on all the lights
and we'll be ready to sing a song and see what's going on

Are you ready for / A piece of the pie / To never die / More hours in a day
Are you ready for / a crystal vase / leather n lace / a memory for the book
Are you ready to / wink your eye / reach the sky / to lead a normal life
Are you ready to / connect with friends / to make amends / find an inner peace
Track Name: Happy
I'm sorry baby, I can't help it if I'm drawn in
It's gravity, pulling on me
Keep close and you'll find that I'm infectious
Stay with me and you'll never want to leave

I can be the one who makes you happy
I can be your one true friend
I can be your special secret agent
I'll stay with you until the end

Stand right here, you'll find that it's fantastic
Stay with me, it'll be just great
Right here beside me, you'll find just what you wanted
It starts today, no need to wait

I want a snow globe
Just so I can shake it up
My special snow globe
Just so I can shake it up
You in my snow globe
You and I will shake it up
Shake it, shake it, shake it baby
Give it a shake

CHORUS

If the world's not as sparkly as you want it
Carry some glitter and add a some along the way
If you find you're not as happy as you wanted
You can change that yourself today
Track Name: Spider Monkey
There's a brown spider monkey
And he's on my back
A brown spider monkey
And he's ready to attack

This problem should have stayed with you
Now it belongs to me, not sure what to do
Deep thoughts and deep analysis
Found at the end of a monkey fist

There's a brown spider monkey
And he's on my back
A brown spider monkey
And he's ready to attack

Monkeys don't like to sing
But there's something they like to fling
He's winding up a fist of poo
And he's targeting you

Monkey, monkey, monkey
On the attack
Monkey, monkey, monkey
On my back

There's a brown spider monkey
And he's on my back
A brown spider monkey
And he's ready to attack

You can run, but you can't hide
A monkey attack from the other side
You can try to get away
But the monkey attack will find it's prey

There's a brown spider monkey
And he's on my back
A brown spider monkey
And he's ready to attack
Track Name: Who Will Pay
You told what to expect
But I couldn't quite believe
You told me that I shouldn't look
But I had to see

This place, it changes every time
Sometimes for the worse
Between the winds and palette shift
Seems as if it's cursed

I wonder who
Who will pay
I wonder who
Will have the final say

The colors all seem wrong to me
There's been some kind of shift
It isn't how it used to be
Leaves me feeling I'm adrift

I wonder who
Who will pay
I wonder who
Has the final say

What I see, I can't dream away
What I see, I can't dream away
All I know
Is someone needs to pay

This feeling's not quite right to me
I've been conditioned not to care
But what I see in front of me
Doesn't seem quite fair
Track Name: Promise
Take me at my word
And get me to the church on time
I always do what I promise
I'll be there to say "I do"
And spend the rest of my life with you
I always do what I promise

And I do
It all for you
And if you ask
I'll do it again