Elements - EP

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released February 1, 2012

Recorded by Bob Curtin at RiseUp Recording Simi Valley, CA

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Track Name: Beneath Our Sleeves
Every kid has that place
The spot they go to make mistakes
We're young but we know what we're talking about
It's our choice to tune you out
Once and a while, we're not in complete denial
We'll let ourselves grow up
Our young hearts have had a bit of luck
Let's not mess this up

Mistakes were always made here
But we're to blame dear
Serendipity is cool with me
I'm nostalgic, you're daring
Let's tattoo this memory
It runs like blood beneath our sleeves
Another notch in your bed post at least

No, I won't stand for that
I'll make her mine in seconds flat
It's not like me to try but the sight of her gives me brand new eyes
Sharper, stronger they lay
My bed is for you to do the same
I'm not interested in games
My young heart is reaching out to claim you

Mistakes were always made here
But we're to blame dear
Serendipity is cool with me
I'm nostalgic, you're daring
Let's tattoo this memory
It runs like blood beneath our sleeves
Another notch in your bed post at least

Sea breeze, meet summer nights
The ocean is calling me
to get rid of everything, to get rid of everything
Everything alcohol has taught us
How over rated we knew school was
We'll turn light pollution into stardust
And draw the line where love meets lust
Track Name: Losing Sleep
I promised I would let you in
to my mind all the time
I know your patience is wearing thin
they say "there's beauty in the breakdown"
well there is beauty in my brainwaves
oh no well don't you know
that time with you is never wasted
the distance is close
I can taste it
Cause time is of the essence
I'll never let this stop

So just imagine what we'd do with time
Just imagine what we'd do if you were mine
If you were mine

So figure yourself out
before you bring me into the equation
time is only here to waste
so lets waste it
And oh no well don't you know
that in your case i'd never fake it
that's cause I only want to make it
So let's make it
Of all the things that i've imagined
I'd never let this stop

So just imagine what we'd do with time
Just imagine what we'd do if you were mine
If you were mine
And i've been dreaming of wasting time
but it was never wasting time when you were mine
when you were mine

And i'll pray the slightest move she makes is a move towards me
because the things you thought you could do without
are always what you miss when they're gone
I'll pray the slightest move she makes is a move towards me
But if it's me you thought you could do without
Rest assured you'll be losing sleep
you'll be losing sleep
you'll be losing sleep
And i've been dreaming of you way too long
and i've been trying to find the way to write this song
Because remembering you gives me melody
and the heartache gives me words
i'll never let this stop
i'll never let this stop

So just imagine what we'd do with time
Just imagine what we'd do if you were mine
If you were mine
And i've been dreaming of wasting time
but it was never wasting time when you were mine
when you were mine
Track Name: Elements
Your words they always hit me more
Each spoken line takes its own form
The reasons change like the seasons
and now there's nothing left to explore
Sometimes our oceans get the best of us
Tumbled tongues anchored beneath the waves

Elements are elementary
Who was I when I was young
Who will I grow to be
Your tidal wave words will turn to fire you'll see
Burning us to black
When we were perfectly green

Earth is for the place we joined to save
Wind is for the sharp words we'd take to our graves
Fire made you put us there
Without a single fucking care
Water is for the tears I'll never cry

Elements are elementary
Who was I when I was young
Who will I grow to be
Your tidal wave words will turn to fire you'll see
Burning us to black
When we were perfectly green

Why can't I write my feelings
Why must you be misleading
I'm sick of asking questions
You're lucky you've been mentioned

Elements are elementary
Who was I when I was young
Who will I grow to be
Your tidal wave words will turn to fire you'll see
Burning us to black
When we were perfectly green
Track Name: Breeze
Am I a familiar face
maybe not so, but don't you think that I know
when a story is a lie
I'll make it mine and change it to a new kind
One that's fit for taking risks
We are just kids discovering what we did
Yeah she stops and hesitates
in this state I'll assure her we'll become great

It was a breeze but I'm begging you please
let me be your sail

She looks up with her pretty face
Straight across bangs won't hide
the pain behind your eyes
I'll show her we're not so different
In fact we are a perfect fit
When it comes to blows and throwing fists
I'll hold her hands, this will be it
Simple you see, you belong with me

It was a breeze
and I'm begging you
Begging you please
Let me be your sail
I'm sure you're sure enough
She says I'm not so tough
I think she's stuck
and she doesn't have a clue about it
Been there done that not fair
How can we begin to repair
We can't, and that's her favorite part
Breeze let me be your sail

The forecast is unclear today
I've got my fingers crossed you'll say
Boy i'm headed this way
I was hoping that you'd come with me
But it's ok cause life's not fair
I grow stronger everyday with every breath of fresh air
Sink or swim I decided lying there
Engulfed by the waves we discard and set sail
Track Name: Last Year
It's getting late I'm so damn tired
Rubbing my eyes at crystal clear skies
Months of work brought to a day
I guess it's ok if we just throw it away
Then a melody comes into my head
While you're wishing I was dead
Oh don't you know that my voice used to heal you
and together we'd see through whats wrong for what is right

Your words are like a flood
Oh it's just because
I need you to…

Tell me if I had the words
That not even one note would be wrong
If i'd pull every lyric from the back of my lips
in the end it'd be your favorite song
Tell me that this time you will be listening
Then i'd finish the tune by your birthday in June
and we'd sing it loud
Like we're so damn proud
Yeah I've got her here
and I've loved her since last year

I know you're tired but you inspire
my lungs to breathe air
but no it's not fair
How I've never left you wanting more
So i'll use this metaphor to settle the score

Your words are like a flood
Oh it's just because
I need you to…

Tell me if I had the words
That not even one note would be wrong
If i'd pull every lyric from the back of my lips
in the end it'd be your favorite song
Tell me that this time you will be listening
Then i'd finish the tune by your birthday in June
and we'd sing it loud
Like we're so damn proud
Yeah I've got her here
and I've loved her since last year

Girl you don't have to tell me twice
If my love can't melt your ice
I don't know what will
Take advantage play the game
You'll be the only one to blame
and it makes me ill
so ill
but somehow this melody remains

Tell me if I had the words
That not even one note would be wrong
If i'd pull every lyric from the back of my lips
in the end it'd be your favorite song
Tell me that this time you will be listening
Then i'd finish the tune by your birthday in June
and we'd sing it loud
Like we're so damn proud
Yeah I've got her here
and I've loved her since last year