Walls

by Drew Keenan

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released June 30, 2016

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Track Name: Daniel Boone Park After Dark
They spend their time on the riverbank in their cars
Watching the people walk through the park
As they smoke on their cigarettes
Making the eyes to the ones that they wanna get
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From behind cheap shades and a smile
They watch your every move
It's safer in the daylight when more people are around
But the sun went down and now the stars are coming out
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So watch your back there might be someone right behind you
The moon shines bright it's casting shadows on the ground
And just remember that there's no way they will find you
If someone calls you out make sure that you don't turn around
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From behind cheap shades and a smile
They watch your every move
It's safer in the daylight when more people are around
But the sun went down and now the stars are coming out
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So watch your back there might be someone right behind you
The moon shines bright it's casting shadows on the ground
And just remember that there's no way they will find you
If someone calls you out make sure that you don't turn around
Track Name: Walls
I'm lying in my bed and I hear it all cause the walls are paper thin
I'm lying in my bed and the door is closed but it's always open
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I think about you all the time
But I don't know why, want you off my mind
You're haunting all my dreams
And it seems like I can't replace, will this ever end?
I'm looking for your face
It's more than I can take
I think of what you said and it's in my head
Playing over and over again
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I'm lying on my couch try to figure out if I'd give what I wanna take
I'm lying on my couch and I'm fast asleep but my mind is wide awake
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I think about you all the time
But I don't know why, want you off my mind
You're haunting all my dreams
And it seems like I can't replace, will this ever end?
I'm looking for your face, it's more than I can take
I think of what you said and it's in my head
Playing over and over again
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I'm looking for your face in a crowd but I can't seem to pick it out
You've changed a lot these days and that's sad to say
But I hope that's working out
Track Name: Back to the Future
Wake me up at half-past three
Just to see what I'm dreaming about
But it's next to me
Giving me reasons to under-sleep
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That's okay, waste my time, we can go see a movie
I don't know where we're going, but we'll find out
I can break down your walls if you want me to
And show you how love is supposed to be
You've just gotta get close to me
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I was blinded by your face
And I fought it for a while
But now that's over
And that's okay
Track Name: Merchant of Venus
Send some lightning through my veins
I am standing in the rain
Yeah it hurts, but I need pain
To know I'm still alive
Flip the switch and watch me change
Just electrocute my brain
Light me up like Christmas Day
I need to know I'm still alive
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Channel watts into my blood
Switched engaged cause I'm in love
Know a spark precedes great flux
And matrimony by the circuit judge
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Fiber optics in my teeth
I'm on ground that's all I need
Waves of lightning crash on me
I'm a thousand leagues beneath the sea
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Send some lightning through my veins
I am standing in the rain
Yeah it hurts, but I need pain
To know I'm still alive
Flip the switch and watch me change
Just electrocute my brain
Light me up like Christmas Day
I need to know I'm still alive
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I feel the world spin beneath us
I feel the lightning between us
I want to leave Planet Earth
And put some light years between us
I could start over on Venus
Become a Merchant of Venus
-Send some lightning through my veins
I am standing in the rain
Yeah it hurts, but I need pain
To know I'm still alive
Flip the switch and watch me change
Just electrocute my brain
Light me up like Christmas Day
I need to know I'm still alive
Track Name: Young Hannah, Queen of the Vampires
I’m having trouble trying to fall asleep at night
I swim through quicksand in my dreams
I’m drowning now, but I can’t wake if I won’t fight
I pray to God 'cause I can’t scream
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At once a child, but now I swear I can’t remember
That time when earth seemed calm and free
Count the days, drag by the wait for late December
It scares me now, I’d rather sleep
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And tell me why my house is haunted through the night
Tell me why I still can’t sleep
And tell me why she walks the halls while there’s no light
I close my eyes and hear her scream
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I’ve watched my clock spin at the rate of dripping honey
With time its gears picked up in speed
I want more time, I want more sleep, I want more money
Nothing can buy these things I seek
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I pull the covers close, the nights are getting colder
My house plays music through its stairs
Its harmony mocks my heart’s beat from when I’d hold her
She sings to me that she’s still there
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And tell me why my house is haunted through the night
Tell me why I still can’t sleep
And tell me why she walks the halls while there’s no light
I close my eyes and hear her scream
Track Name: Suicidal Pigs
Little pig, little pig, won't you let me in?
Little pig, little pig, won't you let me in?
I wanna take your blood and give you medicine
I wanna take your blood and give you medicine
Not by the hairs of my chinny-chin-chin
Not by the hairs of my chinny-chin-chin
I guess I'll have to break in then
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The first pig was a schizophrenic
When he was younger he was beaten in the attic
So sometimes he would randomly, violently panic
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They gave him a shot
And it calmed him down
It took four men
To hold him to the ground
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The second pig was all alone
He thought he was hated when he left his home
No one ever called his telephone
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I watched the first pig cry
I thought that I might die
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The third pig was always in love
And she loved the good Lord above
But she repeatedly cut herself in the bathtub
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And then she cried when we left
And then she stabbed herself to death
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Little pig, little pig, won't you let me in?
Little pig, little pig, won't you let me in?
I wanna take your blood and give you medicine
I wanna take your blood and give you medicine
Why is your blood pressure high again?
Why is your blood pressure high again?
Track Name: Garden Salad
I had a daughter once
Her name was not important
She never had a mother
Her father used to beat her
Took her in as my own
My step-daughter twice removed
My step-daughter twice removed
My step-daughter twice removed
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I made her a salad
A garden salad
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Took her through Chernobyl
Gross radiation skin
Now I fear she's dying
And I wont see her again
Maybe nuclear power isn't as bad as we previously had thought
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I made her a salad
A garden salad
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This song reminds me of a dream I had
A couple nights ago
Madonna was in it
I made a salad, a garden salad
And Madonna was there, she had some salad
She turned to me and she said,
"Ya know, after the accident at Chernobyl, scientists have discovered that we can withstand a lot more radiation than we previously had thought. So maybe, nuclear power isn't such a bad idea after all."
Track Name: Christmas Cards
Just stay strong, don't break
Although I'm hardly around, you know I'm thinking about ya
I know the times have changed, but my love's the same
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And if you're ever sad and your times get hard
Just think of when we were kids down in your front yard
When you'd swing on your porch and you'd tell us to stay on the sidewalk
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I keep your Christmas cards from every year
I always think of your stories I used to hear
Like the time that I told you the dishes were making me sick
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Just stay strong, don't break
Although I'm hardly around, you know I'm thinking about ya
I know the times have changed but my love's the same
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And my expression in person may not be strong
I'll say I love you again, put it into a song
The values you've passed me have made up who I have become
Thanks to you I exist, yeah I know why this heart pumps blood
And if you think of me, I hope you're proud of the man I've become
Track Name: The Gilded Age
It's getting hard to make the time to come and see you
I'd love to lead you down my hall
I'm learning now I can't define your thoughts or read you
Don't have much sympathy at all
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This gilded age has come to stay
Reset the clock, too much has changed
And if you ever make some time to come and see me
Make sure you've found the words to say
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I could stay civil, bite my tongue, and not degrade you
I'll save that for another time
Write us up as rivals, take your pride and keep it
My arrogance will never die
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And when it's said and done we'll know who missed their chances
You think you've won but so do I
In a couple of years we'll look and see who has that trophy
You can burn your cake, but I'll have mine
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This gilded age has come to stay
Don't touch the clock, I like this change
And if you ever make some time to come and see me
Just keep your words, too fuckin' late
Track Name: Now I Live in Texas
Now I live in Texas
It's a thousand miles away
Cause the left-wing voted bastards
And those bastards voted change
I'd work in West Virginia if the economy were safe
But Barack Hussein Obama is the enemy of that state
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Now I live in Texas
I live in Texas
Now I live one-thousand miles away
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The left-wing hates O'Reilly
And the left-wing hates pro-life
If the lefties keep aborting
Soon the house will be all right
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Now I live in Texas
I live in Texas
Now I live one-thousand miles away
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So if you've been a bad kid
You better hope and you'd better pray
That a Clinton takes the White House
And there's no coal on Christmas Day
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Don't forget to thank the EPA
Track Name: Repeat the Moves
My mind is a ticking time bomb
My thoughts are painted but never displayed
An art museum full of pretty pictures
My colors are vivid, yet dreary and gray
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I walk straight through daily repetition
My strengths are stronger than competition
A sky so dark, no land in sight
My ship sails on throughout the night
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I question life and what to do
One thing I've learned, all quitters lose
One thing that's lost means there's something new
One mind that's changed means that someone grew
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But I've just been waiting for someone like me
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I’m looking for something better
The wait is getting harder
The days are growing longer
My time is getting shorter
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Repeat the moves, conform, exploit
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My ghosts of yesterday
They haunt my dreams, they try to find me
My heart says yes, my head says no
My subtlety defines me
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If I would break from who I am
Destroy my pillars, deplete to sand
Repeat the moves, conform exploit
If I’m not me, then what’s the point?
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Repeat the moves, conform, exploit
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I’m looking for something better
The wait is getting harder
The days are growing longer
My time is getting shorter
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My time is getting shorter
Track Name: Nineteen Candles
Ivy League sweatshirt, sorority letters
Wine colored lips, silver earrings and bracelets
The Merriam-Webster's a bit overdone
Library hours, the weekend's begun
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Nineteen candles are drawn, all the lights are turned off
Through the dark and the fire, my eyes are fixated on you
And the expression on your face
And happy birthday again, I wish we could be friends
And I hate to admit that I miss you but this is the end
It can't happen any other way
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Lovely girl in a cardigan sleeps in her garden
Dreaming of ways to get out of this state
Begonias are sour, but lemons are too
Just pick your poison and carry on through
Although you may not regret all the times that we've spent
I'll come to my senses, break it off, and blame it on you
It can't happen any other way
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Nineteen candles are drawn, all the lights are turned off
Through the dark and the fire, my eyes are fixated on you
And the expression on your face
And happy birthday again, I wish we could be friends
And I hate to admit that I miss you but this is the end
It can't happen any other way
Track Name: Closure
All my feelings laid to waste
Eighteen years to think it over
Now that's over
Try and change what can't be changed
I won't wait for you to make your mind up now
Think that over
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It's getting late for you
Another day for you
The moon will shade for you
The clouds will rain for you
But I have changed
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All the seasons that you waste
All the years that you've looked over
Are now over
When your pride begins to break
I won't be around to catch you as you fall
I've found closure
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It's getting late for you
Another day for you
The moon will shade for you
The clouds will rain for you
But I have changed