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by Andy Glover

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this is a small collection of my newest songs, recorded in my bedroom.

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released 16 May 2013

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Track Name: Tanya Lynn Drive
i’ve got your picture in a frame
we share memories and a middle name
and i remember how you’d say
one little word and it would cut away

everything
are you looking down at us now
your family, that empty house on tanya lynn drive

at the table you would sit
or you basement desk with a lamp lit
filling the margins of your bible
notes of how his holy fire would burn away
Track Name: Young Love
I wrote your name on the back of my mind, so you’d stay around.
But when this tree falls, I won’t be outside. I cant stand the sound.
This mess i’ve made is too much to bear sometimes.
And the trust i break... well, it leaves me scared when I’m fine.

I’ll just keep my head up like you told me to.
There’s no such thing as getting old. Not yet, no.
Young love, the spirit inside of me... keep my garden green.

I call you mad from the shadows, too dark to see
the chance i have to let go, to be set free
Across my back pile my days, and it shows.
As they stack, I feel the pain, but you don’t.

You said, “Keep your head up like I told you to.
There’s no such thing as getting old. Not yet, no.
Young love, the spirit inside of you... keep your garden green.”

Maybe abstract, but what’s a setback? Let it pour all over you.
We hold the reigns. It’s true, we do.
Track Name: My Heart Beat
i can’t quite form the words
to say what’s on my mind
things were so clear yesterday
when my thoughts were a different kind

and its hard to forgive my self
when i can’t follow through
it feels like i’m all tied up
and i can barely move

i just want to feel something different from this pain
could you cut me down, i’m tangled up in my brain
tell me something good, sing me some cheerful melody
wake me up, shake me up, make my heart beat

i know myself a little better than anybody else
but some times when i start to slide
i need a little help

so could you remind me, please
how to get back to that place
where the sun is shining
and there's a smile on my face

you know i’ll be there for you when times get tough
i’ll help you get back on your feet
right now i really need a pick-me-up
something to make my heart beat

and now i’m feeling something different from that pain
you cut me down, out of the tangles in my brain
told me something good, sang me that cheerful melody
woke me up, shook me up, made my heart beat
Track Name: Hollow Fantasies
well sometimes you cross my mind
i can’t get you out of my head
i can’t think straight anymore
these hollow fantasies
echoes of some deep desire
have all washed up on my shore

and it’s hopeless to fight it, ive tried
too easy to keep this dream alive
i’m ready to run away from you

when my heart’s been emptied out
and i have wasted it all
i won’t have you to blame
i got caught up again
in lovesick fairytales
but real life isn’t the same

and it’s fruitless to live this way
i remember better days
i’m ready to turn and run away from you

i saw this coming, i’ve been here before
i’ve made the same mistake twice
but wouldn’t it be nice
if my dream came true with you

there i go again
playing games i’ll never win
i’ve really gotta run away from you
Track Name: Abbreviations
too weak
blue days
can’t speak
a thick haze

then a shout
a reaction
to the doubt
the subtraction
to alleviate the pain
we’ll become abbreviations

quick spin
tough grit
pulled in
hard hit

a shout
a reaction
to the doubt
the infraction
we’ll annihilate the rain
and become abbreviations

taking the cheap shot
too small a game
swim to the deep end, forget our names

then a shout
a reaction
to the doubt
the subtraction
to alleviate the pain
to become abbreviations

a shout
a reaction
to the doubt
the infraction
we’ll annihilate the rain
and become abbreviations
Track Name: One Kiss Away
good morning, it’s cold outside, how did you sleep
late for the bus, i see your breath, wait up for me

i’ve been trying to lose you, one kiss away
too tired to fool you, i bend and break
i bend and break

my homework is left undone, no dog to blame
distractions... I wish you were one to take my name

illusions, delusions
my freedom is coming soon
seduction, confusion
i bend and i break for you