5 Songs about Death, EP

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released July 29, 2017

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Track Name: A Pair of Brown Eyes
One summer evening, drunk to hell
I sat there nearly lifeless.
An old man in the corner sang
"Where the Water Lilies Grow".
And on the jukebox, Johnny sang
About a thing called love.
And it's "How are ya, kid?"
And "What's your name?"
And "How'd ya bloody know?".

Then blood and death 'neath the screaming sky
I laid down on the ground.
The arms and legs of other men
Were scattered all around.
Some cursed then prayed, some prayed then cursed
Then prayed, then bled some more.
And the only thing that I could see
Was a pair of brown eyes that was looking at me
But when we all got back, labeled parts one to three,
There was no pair of brown eyes looking for me.

So a-roving, a-roving, a-roving I'll go
For a pair of brown eyes,
For a pair of brown eyes.

I looked at him, he looked at me.
All I could do was hate him,
As Ray and Philomena sang
Of my elusive dreams.
I saw the streams, the rolling fields
Where his brown eyes were wanting,
And I thought about a pair of brown eyes
That waited once for me.

So drunk to hell, I left the place
Sometimes crawling, sometimes walking.
A hungry sounds came across the breeze
So I gave the walls a talking.
And I heard the sounds of better days
From the old canal.
And the birds were whistling in the trees
And the wind was gently laughing.

So a-roving, a-roving, a-roving I'll go
For a pair of brown eyes,
For a pair of brown eyes.
Track Name: Samson
You are my sweetest downfall.
I loved you first.
I loved you first.
Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth:
That I have to go.
I have to go.
Your hair was long when we first met.

You are my sweetest downfall.
I loved you first.
I loved you first.
Beneath the stars are falling on our heads.
But they're just old light.
They're just old light.
Your hair was long when we first met.

Samson came to my bed,
Told me that my hair was red.
Told me I was beautiful,
Came into my bed.
I cut his hair myself one night,
A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light.
And he told me that I'd done alright,
And he kissed me till the morning light.

And then Samson went back to bed,
Not much hair left on his head.
He ate a slice of Wonderbread
And went right back to bed.
And he couldn't pull the columns down,
No he couldn't destroy a single one.
And the history books forgot about us,
And the Bible didn't mention us,
Not even once.

You are my sweetest downfall.
I loved you first.
Track Name: Masterpiece
Years, days,
Makes no difference to me, babe.
You look exactly the same
To me.

Ain't no time
Crossing your legs inside the diner,
Raising the coffee to your lips
Are stained.

Cuz you saw the masterpiece.
She looked a lot like you.
Wrapping her left around around your right,
Ready to walk you through
The night.

You whisper to her restless ear,
"Can you get me out of here?
This place smells like piss and beer.
Can you get me out?"

You were asking me
How to get you free.
I only know the recipe
To roam.

Cuz you saw the masterpiece.
She looked a lot like you.
Wrapping her left around around your right,
Ready to walk you through
The night.

Old stars
Filling up my throat.
You gave them to me when I was born.
Now they're coming out.

Laying there on the hospital bed,
Your eyes are narrow, blue and red.
Take a draw of breath and send it
To me.

You saw the masterpiece.
She looked a lot like me.
Wrapping her left arm around your right
Ready to walk you through
The night.

Old friends,
Old mothers, dogs, and brothers.
There's only so much letting go
You can ask someone to do.

So I'll keep you by my side.
I will not give you to the tide.
I'll even walk you in my stride,
Marie.

Cuz I saw the masterpiece.
She looks a lot like you.
Wrapping your left around around my right,
Ready to walk me through
The night.
Track Name: Meghan Beebe
Meghan Beebe
Twenty One
Worked at camp with me
One summer.

Then in January
Back at home
She got killed by a
Drunk Driver.

David Gioia
Lived alone,
An occasional
Drunk Driver.

He left the bar one night
And headed home.
Crashed his car into a
Telephone pole.

And at the hospital,
The damage done,
There was a hope that he
Would get better.

But there was evil lurking
In his skull.
It took him down,
And I saw him at his funeral.

Sweet Naomi
Had no home,
But she had Pete sleeping
Beside her.

And she had diabetes,
And they were drunks,
But when the snow came down
He'd guide her.

Till Pete went behind bars
And she got tired.
She checked herself into
The shelter.

A couple months ago
I heard the news.
The blood sugar
Wasn't what killed her.

Kathy Parziel
Stayed at home
And took care of her
Young daughter.

She had a family
That didn't know
About what was building up
Inside her.

She took her bottles and
She took her cans
And stuffed them into her
Back pocket.

And she left home
And everyone.
Now we're just hoping she
Gets better.
Track Name: Pull Me Through
Oh how he loved you, you know.
Yeah, I do.
Such a good man.
Only one that I knew.

Now that you're home,
Pull me through.
Now that you're home,
Pull me through.

You wore the hat that I brought
Home from school.
Always so proud of
Anything I could do.

Now that you're home,
Pull me through.
Now that you're home,
Pull me through.

And you wore the hat that I gave you.
You smiled whenever you saw me.
I'm sure that I will miss you.

And with a smile
You'd abide every wave.
"You learn from everything you do,"
You would say.

Now that you're home,
I will say
Now that you're home,
I will say
All of the things
That you said.
All of the things
That you meant.

And you wore the hat that I gave you.
You smiled whenever you saw me.
I'm sure that I will miss you,
The sound of your voice when you called me.
And I carry you in my face
And in the way that I stand
And in my steady gaze
And in my steady hands
I'm sure that I will hold you.