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by Jay Pinto

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released 01 May 2012
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Jay Pinto
Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering, Seattle, WA

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Track Name: blink
I don't want to close my eyes
Might miss something nice
Wouldn't be surprised
The world is changing faster than you'd think
Every time you blink

We keep on making vows
To beat the odds somehow
Hold on to the now
Troubles look so big then they shrink
Every time you blink

Sun sets--in the west
At least it looks that way
From another point of view
It never goes away

We keep on making vows
To beat the odds somehow
Hold on to the now
The universe expands and then it shrinks
Every time you blink
The world is changing faster than you'd think
Every time you blink
Every time you blink
Every time you blink.
Track Name: can't take that away
Take away these pictures I don't need them anymore
Everything that's new today was new before
All in all it's plain to see that nothing ever lasts
But there's grace in fleeting moments as they pass

You can't take that away
You can't take that away
You can't take that away from me
There's nothing you can do
No matter what you say
You can't take that away

On the other side of losing you I swear I love you more
Throw your anger out the window and peace walks through the door
Funny, when your still you find your who you've always been
Oh you have to let it go to let it in

You can't take that away
You can't take that away
You can't take that away from me
There's nothing you can do
No matter what you say
You can't take that away

I remember everything
The pleasure and the pain
If I could do it all again
I'd do it all the same
I'd do it all again
Oh – oh, you can't take that away

You can't take that away
You can't take that away
You can't take that away from me
There's nothing you can do
No matter what you say
You can't take that away
Track Name: only the truth is funny
Oh weave your spell on me Marie
By sleight of hand the slate is clean
Back to zero, laughing in the face of darkness
She says all good things to those who wait
I have never been that patient
But I'm easy, though I'm restless
Just a leashed dog in a field of rabbits running free

Oh you can't go back
Make up your mind right now to move ahead
So I laughed – only the truth is funny, only the truth is funny

Kisses from the valley and sun raining down
In drops that twirl and sparkle on the ground
Tickling the Buddha and I'm dancing on the bones of poets and fallen heroes
She cries all good things to those who wait
But there's a fire in her eyes and I can't hesitate
I just take her in my arms at the risk of crowding fate
And we fly – steady on the wings of the night

Oh you can't go back
Make up your mind right now to move ahead
So I laughed – only the truth is funny, only the truth is funny

So I tilt my head, I shift the view, 'til all good things flow out of you
And every movement, every sound, to the next generation handed down
Only the truth....

She cries all good things to those who wait
But there's a fire in her eyes and I can't hesitate
I just take her in my arms at the risk of crowding fate
And we fly – steady on the wings of the night

Oh you can't go back
Make up your mind right now to move ahead
So I laughed – only the truth is funny
Only the truth is funny
Only the truth is funny.
Track Name: i was made for loving you
One look was all it took
You spied me, cast a line
Reeled me in and I was hooked
I shook and wriggled on your shore
But I don't have the will to
Fight you anymore

I love you in the morning
I love you in the night
I need you like Picasso needed blue
It's hard to admit it
I can't seem to quit it
I was made for loving you
I was made for loving you

Some men are born to lead
Poets, politicians, philosophers and priests
Some of 'em fly like Apollo in the sky
Others only follow
Happy to comply

I love you in the morning
I love you in the night
I need you like a detective needs a clue
It's hard to admit it
I can't seem to quit it
I was made for loving you
I was made for loving you

Oh - I; I don't need a reason why
Oh - I; I'm just a simple guy

I love you in the morning
I love you in the night
I need you like a shortstop needs a chew
It's hard to admit it
I can't seem to quit it
I was made for loving you
I was made for loving you
Track Name: even in dreams
I can't relax I'm all twitchy
A nervous wreck on the ocean floor
Under the black cold, cold water
Nothing to breathe no sign of shore
Up on the street singin' all she wrote
Love's lost listing like a leaky boat

Even in dreams
I go to extremes
Even in dreams
Even in dreams

Maybe tomorrow maybe next week
I come-a-knocking on a rusty door
It squeaking open on a deep, dark chasm
I falling fast asleep no more
Down she tumble to the end no doubt
Last look longing then the fire's out

Even in dreams
I go to extremes
Even in dreams

Mad scenes
Liquid looking glass machines
Like in children's magazines
Variations on a theme

Down and down to the end no doubt
One last look then the fire's out

Even in dreams
I go to extremes
Even in dreams
Even in dreams....
Track Name: like mercy
Every now and then I get the feeling
I should have left here long ago
I've asked myself a million times
Why I never headed out that door
There's nothing up my sleeve
No magic here for me
And leaving would be like mercy
Like mercy

Charity demands a certain melody
As yet I'm unprepared to sing
It's not that I don't care you know girl
In my heart I swear I'd give you anything
But when it comes to you and me
There's no tapestry to weave
And leaving would be like mercy
Like mercy

Sharp tongues split the night like it's butter
Words collide in air and they scatter
Oh - we never get to the heart of the matter
One quick fix is like every other
In this tug-of-war
I'm tired of keeping score

Tomorrow's not so clear
It's easier to stay here
But leaving would be like mercy
Like mercy...
Track Name: if i could fly
If I could fly, I'd fly away
Say goodbye – - - -would it be okay?
To drift across an open sky
See forever with the naked eye
So beautiful, it almost makes me cry

If I could disappear somehow
Into the blue, I'd do it now
Just drift across an open sky
See forever with the naked eye
So beautiful, it almost makes me cry

Here am I so high
Satellites drift by
Way up here it's so clear
Nowhere to hide, nothing to fear

If I could fly, I swear I would
Up and away, wouldn't it be good?
To drift across an open sky
See forever with the naked eye
So beautiful, it almost makes me cry
Track Name: it's not where you are but who
Can't say I remember much about the place where I was born
Seems I've spent a lifetime looking for somewhere to call home
After all my restless wandering
I believe this to be true
It's not where you are, but who

I've had my share of lovers up and down the line
Some I left with broken hearts, some they left with mine
Hearts and souls I never thought about
I think about 'em now
It's not who you love, but how

So many days I wasted
And looking back I don't know what I'd change
A friend of mine once told me, "we're only doing time"
Now I find - that's just a state of mine

So I sit alone here strumming my guitar
Time is just a circle, I've been here many times before
After all my restless wandering
I believe this to be true
It's not where you are, but who
It's not where you are, but who
It's not where you are, but who
Track Name: change your mind
Last night I heard you talking
In a dream
Couldn't tell if it was you or me asleep
Was hauntingly familiar
Make believe
Didn't mean a thing to me

Change your mind
About the state of the world, the fate of you and I
Change your mind
Stars would align if you could only change your mind

I get caught up in thinking
Frequently
About the plans I've hidden up my sleeve
So bold in technicolor
Symmetry
Yet vague like you and me

Change your mind
About the state of the world, the fate of you and I
Change your mind
Stars would align if you could only change your mind

Sometimes the truth of you is obvious and bright
Tonight I only stumble blindly looking for that light
You lead me effortlessly to celestial heights
I'm left abandoned here while you drift out of sight

Change your mind
About the state of the world, the fate of you and I
Change your mind
Stars would align if you could only change your mind...
Track Name: alone together
We live this life as if it's real
I can't say for sure but sometimes I feel
It's all pretend it's just a dream
A moving picture show, a collective imagining
Where I'm tangled up in yours and you're tangled up in mine
The boundary's always blurry, undefined
Where sometimes I'm like a castaway
Adrift on my own sea
But at least we're all alone together

And if that's true – ah, what then
Well I could change my mind then change it back again
How would it feel to be the king
Of everything – would it be like remembering
But I'm tangled up in yours and you're tangled up in mine
With no distinction between what's hideous or divine
Today I feel like Sisyphus
The struggle is absurd
But at least we're all alone together

Alone, alone
At least we're all alone together

I'm so tangled up in yours and you're tangled up in mine
I swear it's just like chaos by design
And if it's all a grand illusion
I guess I shouldn't mind
'Cause at least we're all alone together
At least we're all alone together
At least we're all alone together.
Track Name: undone
I went to the river and braved the tide
Made my way to the other side
Crawled to the shore and looked around
I expected something better

Abruptly and to my surprise
All the things I thought were mine
Vanished like so many ghosts
It was as if they never mattered

The moon was full
The hour was none
There was nothing to do
So I came undone
I came undone

I went to the river and braved the tide
I expected something better