1. Analiese

I just wanna watch your eyes get lit by a scene I could never see
On my face, there's a screen
Watch the world turn further from me now
What's on tonight?
I know you're saying, but show me a mirror so I could see the words that you watch in your mind

Is this one a secret memory
Does it make you cold, are you at a beach?
Was it really dark, moon tugging at the tide?
Did that make you think of someone or something that you forgot?
I know you're saying, but without a mirror it's just words and so I watch what you watch
I learn a lot from your eyes in the moon and wheel light and I want them on mine

I just wanna watch your eyes blink
Wake from a dream, come back to me - to my face, is it nice?
Lock eye'd smile could bring me to my knees
And even as you talk I wanna grab you, pull you over, kiss you hard even if it means I have to interrupt your thoughts

I just wanna kiss your cheeks then sink with my lips down to your neck
Feel how warm your stomach gets
I wanted to watch your eyes but now I want your legs pressed into mine
They know you’re leaving
I really like you but they've only the attention of a boy
I learn a lot from your eyes in the moon and wheel light and I want them on mine

2. From the Valley

Come out to the porch with me
What's on your mind?
Get out of LA with me
One night at a time

Every time I speak I think "I'm sick of goose chase"
But all that's ever uttered is "I hate the weather" and while I'm really thinking "all for nothing in the first place"
All I can muster is "I really don't have the time"

Now I'm happy forming frowns upon your face that say
"I'm kinda frightened. Could my record be a better kind
Of carving etched into another's nameplate?"
I wanna help but it's "I really don't have the time"

Are you out of your mind?

All the ones I wanted once are coming together
Never did the math but I assumed it would make for a fair
Share of my piece to reap of the pleasure
Never did I think my sunny palms could be so bare

Changing my mind is taking forever
Besides I wonder, do I really not want to care?
There's so much shit that's peddled as clever
Narratives, the narratives! The narratives could be so bare

Or am I just a sweating Grinch in the sunset
Post-crossed the country to insist there are no open minds
Tried prying with my immaculate concepts
Whoever doesn't trust me must be satisfied to be so blind

Indeed, my heart is locked in the gun chest
Here it's a weapon, but I'm looking for the old design my head slung in preferable contexts
There it was the catalyst that sang the rain into wine

I think it's the same but showered in a different light

What's on your mind?
Come out to the porch with me
Are you out of your mind?

Every time I speak I hear "I hate with a vengeance"
But all the eyes have spoken, saying "we do it in a different way!"
Hey, I know I can hardly defend it
I never asked to see you jaded in the great blank parade

But that's just the course of my logic
Every moment led me here and will lead me to another day
Afraid of an unavoidable conflict
Narratives, the narratives, the narratives are all a waste

And that's the whole problem now, isn't it?
As far as I can tell, this whole world ain't worth my fucking time
But I've got a whole slew of experience
Says "you make a statement then you'll find out you were ranting blind!"

Alright so I'll be wrong every instant
The thing is I could shut my mouth and never let you hear me sigh
Why bother even talking at all then?

Do you mind if I say what's on my mind?!
I'm sick of the goose chase
Now all you ever hear from me is "to Point Dume into the night!"
When I scream I'm sick of the goose chase
I can look out into the valley and see the light
Oh I'm sick of the goose chase
I wish it could be better but it's all I know to do what's right
All I wanna do is tell you all my thoughts
I like the things I hear almost every time we talk
You want to change my mind
But the change is a surprise
Keep that patience always, my friend, and watch me come alive!

3. Theory Body

All my love
Is in theory
But my theory lives in a body and it needs to be fed like a dog
Oh, good love
Come so easy
Just by being and to be is to need to be fed like a dog
But who's feeding me?
I'm feeding me, that's all I'm doing, and I'll never get to dance if I wait to be full

I take my time
My time takes me
All over the world as whatever I am to turn into whoever it's got
But now speeding
You can't catch me
Fists to the wind to fight whatever crazy ride it is that I'm on
And I'm winning
There's no winning
There is only living
And all that living time to be lost

All my dreams
Play so clearly
We're sharing all the lovely time that we've got
When you're smiling
It makes me smile and that is all I'm trying to do, if you smile when I smile then it's love

Begrow!

4. Should it Be

People starve
Keel in pain
Begging for a bite
But whose war is it to fight?
Sweetest thing
Stomach aches
Should it ache? Should it ache?
Should a war bear his name?
Oh no but it does
And the coward shirks away
Watch the mirror, that's his face

Swallows fly
Peckers peck
Should it be? Should it be?
All as an ocean laps
Oh no but it is
And the birds all sing and laugh
Watch it come to take your hand

I think I like thinking about you now
I think I'd like having you around right now
But like anything it has its ups and downs
And I wonder, are you gonna hurt me now?
I wonder, are you gonna hurt me now?
There's always a way to be hurt, somehow
Yeah, you always can be hurt, somehow
Hills in the distance
But how many are ahead?
If I knew what I was missing
Would I just stay inside instead?
That’s why I keep myself guessing
That's just about the only thing I can do
If I knew what I was missing
I'm afraid I would be frozen by the truth
That's why I'm always leaving
Leaving all them good things behind
'Cause for now I am climbing
But there's an end where I can rest for a while
Is it just trouble committing?
Or has there never been a one?
That's the trouble with living
There are two ways to live, I got one
There are too many ways to live I got one

5. Untitled 1

Come out to the porch with me
Oh, what's on your mind?
Moonrise over Landing Creek
Oh, and are there stars out in the sky?
Of course, even the kinds that keep on falling long, long after you've shut your eyes

Do you ever think of other things?
Oh, what's on your mind?
Like if owls hoo when they're asleep
Oh, and if they see by firefly light
Of course, even the owls must see but they have different moons lit every night

My mother cries herself to sleep
Oh, what's on your mind?
Moonrise over Landing Creek
Oh, and are there stars in the sky?
Of course, even the kinds that keep on falling long, long after you've shut your eyes

6. Lost My Voice

I think I lost my singing voice again
I sing to get it back

7. No Words

No words
No words to say
As I go on my way
No words

No words to say what it is
No words to say how it is
No words to say why...
I don't say why it is
No words

If I could only strum my guitar
But these days I seem to need more
I need to say what it is
Need to say how it is
So I say "no words, no words, no words"
No words

8. Out on the Porch

Out on the porch
Everything is quick and painless
Out on the porch
Nothing I love goes on nameless
Out on the porch
In the world I say “I know”
Out on the porch
I can say I don’t know

I would change the songs for you
I would let you go on nameless
It’s only ‘cause I trust you
I’d let you go on nameless
It’s only ‘cause I trust you
Want you to trust me too
I got to do it all for you
By doing nothing for you

I gotta be worthy
I know you go on nameless
I gotta do the right thing

9. Morning is a Desert

Morning is a desert
Where there is nothing to find except the echoes of yesterday
And would you walk on in spite of the echoes you once made?
I think you know but you really can't say

Morning is a desert
Every word a bastardized echo of truth's wicked games
So to a kick a flip I might need to find new words to say
Greg, stay over the board and tomorrow just skate or to hit a lip real hard
The spells come and then they fade
Every word a vacant room
All the places I have stayed
But to return is to the womb
Hear an echo, know it's late
I think you know that you really can't stay