The Grasping Straws

by The Grasping Straws

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Recorded and mixed by Alex P. @ Basement Floods Records

Mastered by Jon Hildenstein

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released June 30, 2015

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psychedelic art rock

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Track Name: state of affairs
cant escape the rain
drowning.
trees go down
and lights go out

so much pent up pain
washed out by the rain
it's a strange state

strange state of affairs
everything is everywhere

can't escape the wind
biting.
trees are strewing
leaves about

so much I have seen
scattered by the wine.
it's a strange scene

strange scene on the street
not much light and not much heat

strange state of affairs
everything this everywhere
Track Name: home
so I leave
a house memories
so I leave home
I'll find another place to go

a place to be on my own
a place where my name isn't known
when i'm far away
sometimes I feel so alone

all my childhood dreams
fit in cardboard boxes
my old favorite things
go out with the garbage

so I see
how empty this old house can be
as I look around
I'll miss all the familiar sounds

the sound of keys in the door
the sound of your footsteps on the floor
when i'm far away
I don't hear those sounds anymore

all my childhood dreams
fit in cardboard boxes
my old favorite things
go out with the garbage

my old house
has been torn down
and I watched
as the roof hit the ground
I used to sit on the stairs
but now, they're not there

my memories
are fading away
to make room for the new
I'll make a house with you.
Track Name: just a memory
when the night rolls over me
and my eyes roll closed,
I can feel you next to me
only I choose where we go

if the earth reversed itself
I could turn back time
I wouldn't have to be asleep
for you to be alive

in my dreams, you're a memory
just a shell of who you used to be
all of your complexity
I can't recreate

when the sun awakens me
and your hand leaves mine
the air of you is everywhere,
but it's only in my mind

in my dreams, you're a memory
just a shell of your former self
all of your complexity
I can't recreate
oh I can hear your voice
calling out
I can hear your voice

in my dreams, you're a memory
just a shell of who you used to be
all of your complexity
I can't recreate
Track Name: how will I grow
oh baby I'm fast asleep
don't wake me up from this dream
the sun is painting all the walls
and maybe they're blue
you only think of you

no thoughts, nothing said
blue walls painted in my head
keeping my eyes closed
and blocking all the windows
how will I grow?

oh baby you're always late
I try so hard to stay awake
my music keeps me up at night
and you work all day
you have no time to play

no thoughts, nothing said
blue walls painted in my head
keeping my eyes closed
and blocking all the windows
how will I grow?

no thoughts, nothing said
blue walls turn to red
shutting my eyes tight
and blocking all the sunlight
how will I grow?
Track Name: say it ain't so
the sirens sounding off inside your head
I'm just saying please come back to bed.
should have realized then

and in your eyes, it felt like something changed
didn't know I watched you slip away
didn't know

oh no
say it ain't so

I wish you didn't have to be so tense
nothing that you say seems to make sense
oh where is your head?

oh no
say it ain't so
Track Name: your face
and I know how I can remember your face
so you can't hide in that same old place

I can't believe the things I've seen
and I want to run away and hide

and I know how I can remember your face
so you can't hide in that same old place

I can't believe the things I've seen
and I need to find a place to hide

you can try to deny the hurtful things that you said
but I'll never forget, your words repeat in my head
you can try to deny, but I will testify
wanna see your eyes fill with fear and regret

I can't believe the things I've seen
and I know how I can remember your face
Track Name: don't hold your breath
like rhymes, you are always caught on my mind
and stuck in my head, some words that you said
how can I ever forget?

don't hold your breath
I'm not there yet
our feet walk away time

my mind runs like a storm
your hands on my face feel so nice and warm
seeing your smile in every window
so much you'll never know

don't hold your breath
I'm not there yet
not yet
I say don't wait
but our feet walk away time

in the late afternoon, you have no clue
I'm running out of space in my head
it's always filled with you

don't hold your breath
I'm not there yet
not yet
but sometime
I'll look into your eyes
and say please stay
I like spending my time with you