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Critical Mistakes – 888

Let me rewind to the times where we never felt ill
We fill our minds with those dreams and we never miss a beat
Just pass the time staying up, feeling restless at night
Come wake me up before I die and I never get to live

I want a house on the hill by the ocean
I’d let the tide wash away all my critical mistakes
I want a house on the hill by the ocean
I’d let the tide wash away all my critical mistakes

Let’s spend the days, empty space, watch the waves in our mind
We count the stars, write our names in the sand beneath our feet
It feels so right blowing smoke clouds polluting the sky
You take a drag before the moment escapes you, feel the light

I want a house on the hill by the ocean
I’d let the tide wash away all my critical mistakes
I want a house on the hill by the ocean
I’d let the tide wash away all my critical mistakes

Let me rewind
We fill our minds
We fill our minds with smoke

I want a house on the hill by the ocean
I’d let the tide wash away all my critical mistakes
I want a house on the hill by the ocean
I’d let the tide wash away all my critical mistakes

 

Outlaws – Joe Purdy

One more drink ‘fore he split town,
Pulled up in a rose pink cadillac
He was singin’ with the top down girl from the north,
Dylan and Johnny Cash
He won the car on a card game listenin’ to The Boss,
He keeps his clothes in a gunney sack
She said, “Tell you what sailor, if you take me outta here,
I’ll do anything that you ask,
‘Cause I don’t wanna die like the people down here
But I feel that I’m fading fast.”

He looked over to her chestnut hair,
He said “I don’t believe in love.”
But he knew good and well she was the only girl there,
So he figured it was close enough

And they hopped in the car, rolled the windows down far,
And they headed through the desert plains
And she didn’t even mind when they crossed the state line
And the sky opened up with rain
And they went three states ‘fore they even spoke a word,
He leaned over just to ask her name
She said, “Take me to the 61 highway, sailor,
And you can call me Queen Jane,
‘Cause the only thing I stole from the town
Was a crown that I took from a beauty queen.”

And he looked over to her deep green eyes,
Knew that she was just as cold as him
So he went to the trunk, grabbed the pistol from inside,
And told Janey of his plan

And they went to the store she put the gas in the car,
He came out running with a case of beer
And he jumped in the back with the money in the sack
And Janey she took the wheel
And they ran off in a blaze in a sweet summer haze,
To the bullets of the cashier
“You keep your head down sailor
’cause I might need ya’ later, just holler if you can hear,
‘Cause I’m gonna need a man,
Not a farmer girl tan and a cadillac souvenir.”

And they camped out by the railroad bridge,
And they made love all night,
Watched the sun come up over Mercury Ridge,
From a hilltop outta sight.

They hit five more banks and their small-town safes
And they knew that they could get out fast
Had the time of their life but they had to have a talk,
’cause they knew that it couldn’t last
They made friends with the man at the Mexico border,
And they left him with a bag of cash
She said, “I tell you what, sailor,
I don’t care about that paper
But I’m happy that we passed,
‘Cause I’m feeling pretty tired
And I’m carrying a child and we both need a rest.”

And they settled down to a house near the water,
Where they would live to be old and gray
And many years later and the kids are all older,
And they tell ’em ’bout the good ole’ days.

Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan

Your love is better than ice cream
better than anything else that I’ve tried
and your love is better than ice cream
Everyone here knows how to fight

and it’s a long way down
it’s a long way down
it’s a long way down to the place
where we started from
Your love is better than chocolate
better than anything else that I’ve tried
oh love is better than chocolate
everyone here knows how to cry
it’s a long way down
it’s a long way down
it’s a long way down to the place
where we started from…

 

Your love is better than ice cream
better than anything else that I’ve tried
and your love is better than ice cream
Everyone here knows how to fight

and it’s a long way down
it’s a long way down
it’s a long way down to the place
where we started from
Your love is better than chocolate
better than anything else that I’ve tried
oh love is better than chocolate
everyone here knows how to cry
it’s a long way down
it’s a long way down
it’s a long way down to the place
where we started from…

Tessellate – Alt J

Bite chunks out of me
You’re a shark and I’m swimming
My heart still thumps as I bleed
And all your friends come sniffing

Triangles are my favorite shape
Three points where two lines meet
Toe to toe, back to back, let’s go, my love; it’s very late
‘Til morning comes, let’s tessellate

Go alone my flower
And keep my whole lovely you
Wild green stones alone my lover
And keep us on my heart

Three guns and one goes off
One’s empty, one’s not quick enough
One burn, one red, one grin
Search the graves while the camera spins

Chunks of you will sink down to seals
Blubber rich in mourning, they’ll nosh you up
Yes, they’ll nosh the love away but it’s fair to say
You will still haunt me

Triangles are my favorite shape
Three points where two lines meet
Toe to toe, back to back, let’s go my love; it’s very late
‘Til morning comes, let’s tessellate

 

The Lost Boy – Greg Holden

I left my home still as a child
I walked a thousand soary miles
To wait for my father, to gather up his truth

He said my boy you’ve got to run
Don’t wait for me, don’t wait for mum
We’ll come get you, when it’s safe for us to move

So I waited many years,
held back the pain behind my tears
For my father, to come find me like he said

And in that time I was alone,
so many years without my home
I made brothers of a different kind instead

[Instrumental break]

And in the time I didn’t know,
just how hard the wind could blow
Towards disaster, and the things that I would see

I never found my father,
I never found my mother
Even would I know in my lifetime I will be

A hero into the masses,
to those born without chances
There’s a freedom that everyone deserves

I know there’s greed and there’s corruption
I’ve seen death and mass destruction
But I’m telling you, and I hope that I’m heard

And I will not be commanded,
And I will not be controlled
And I will not let my future go on,
without the help of my soul

And I will not be commanded,
And I will not be controlled
And I will not let my future go on,
without the help of my soul

And I will not be commanded,
And I will not be controlled
And I will not let my future go on,
without the help of my soul

I will not be commanded,
I will not be controlled
And I will not let my future go on,
without the help of my soul

 

 

Lowlife – X Ambassadors featuring Jaime Commons

 

[Chorus – X Ambassadors:]
I’m nothing but a low life
Thinking ’bout my own life
I can’t help myself from falling
Can’t help myself from falling
I’m nothing but a low life
Thinking ’bout my own life
I’m trying to fight the good old fight
But after it all, I’m still just a low life

[Verse 1 – Jamie N Commons:]
Wanna be a better man, but it’s a hard life
Without that love inside you, it’s a cold bind
I started to reflect on all that’s been before
Started to wonder, but, but you can’t be sure

[Pre-Chorus – Jamie N Commons:]
Now please tell me I’m broke
It’s much easier that way cause I just let you down
It’s much easier that way

[Chorus – X Ambassadors:]
I’m nothing but a low life
Thinking ’bout my own life
I can’t help myself from falling
Can’t help myself from falling
I’m nothing but a low life
Thinking ’bout my own life
I’m trying to fight the good old fight
But after it all, I’m still just a low life

[Verse 2 – Jamie N Commons:]
There are words in my mind in the candlelight
Cold hands on my heart keeping slow time
And I started to reflect on all that’s been before
Started to wonder, but you, you can’t be sure

[Pre-Chorus – Jamie N Commons:]
Now please tell me I’m broke
It’s much easier that way cause I just let you down
It’s much easier that way

[Chorus – X Ambassadors:]
I’m nothing but a low life
Thinking ’bout my own life
I can’t help myself from falling
Can’t help myself from falling
I’m nothing but a low life
Thinking ’bout my own life
I’m trying to fight the good old fight
But after it all, I’m still just a low life

[Chorus – X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons:]
I’m still just a low life
Nothing but a low life
I can’t help myself from falling
I can’t help myself from falling
Still just a low life
I’m nothing but a low life
I’m trying to fight the good old fight
But after it all, I’m still just a low life

[Chorus – X Ambassadors (Jamie N Commons):]
I’m nothing but a low life (nothing but a low life)
Thinking ’bout my own life (thinking ’bout my own life)
I can’t help myself from falling (can’t help myself)
Can’t help myself from falling (can’t help myself)
I’m nothing but a low life (nothing but a low life)
Oh, I’m thinking ’bout my own life (thinking ’bout my own life)
I’m trying to fight the good old fight
But after it all, I’m still just a low life

Unsteady – X Ambassadors

 

Hold, hold on, hold onto me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold, hold on, hold onto me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady

Mama, come here
Approach, appear
Daddy, I’m alone
‘Cause this house don’t feel like home

If you love me, don’t let go
If you love me, don’t let go

Hold, hold on, hold onto me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold, hold on, hold onto me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady

Mother, I know
That you’re tired of being alone
Dad, I know you’re trying
To fight when you feel like flying

But if you love me, don’t let go
If you love me, don’t let go

Hold, hold on, hold onto me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady
Hold, hold on, hold onto me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady

Hold, hold on, hold onto me
‘Cause I’m a little unsteady
A little unsteady

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Nemesis – David Gray





‘Neath an avalanche – soft as moss
I’m a creeping and intangible sense of loss
I’m the memory you can’t get out your head
If I leave you now
You’ll wish you were somewhere else instead

I’m the manta ray – I’m the louse
I am a photograph they found in your burned out house
I’m the sound of money washing down the drain
I am the pack of lies baby that keeps you sane

Gates of Heaven are open wide
God help me baby I’m trapped inside
Feel like I’m buried alive

I’m the bottom line – of the joke
I am ecstasy – spilling like bright egg yolk
I’m the thoughts you’re too ashamed to ever share
And I am the smell of it – you’re trying to wash out of you hair

Gates of Heaven are open wide
God help me baby I’m lost inside
Feel like I’m buried alive

Possibilities limitless
Just give me something that’s more than this
One shot and I’ll never miss
yes

I’m the babe that sleeps through the blitz
I am a sudden and quite unexpected twist
I am your one true love who sleeps with someone else
I am your nemesis
Baby I’m life sweet life itself
yeah

Just Let Go – Sturgill Simpson

Just Let Go – Sturgill Simpson

Woke up today and decided to kill my ego
It aint ever done me no good no how
Gonna break through and blast off to the Bardo
In them flowers of light far away from the here and now

Taking a 49 divine day vacation
From reality and all else in between
Gonna transmigrate to my destination
Far beyond time in an eternal dream

But am I dreaming or am I dying
Either way I don’t mind at all
It feels so good you just can’t help but crying
You have to let go so the soul can fall

Oh my God it’s so beautiful
Everything is a part of me
It’s so hard looking through all the lies made of wool
But if you close your eyes it becomes so easy to see

 

 

Flaws – Vancouver Sleep Clinic

 

The weight, I’m gone
In my skin, I’m lost
Tangled in the bones of this love
Melding to the flow of your blood

Grace bestowed
But I was shaped with snow
Seasons don’t change
Ignorance remains

I need this alone

The burdens on this chest
The vessel of these words
Sinking under tension
Drew afterthoughts and hurt