How The Story Goes

by Letter Seventeen

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1.
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)
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
03:28
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
7.
03:18
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
8.
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
9.
06:10
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
10.
01:56
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

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released April 23, 2013

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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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