Distractions​​/​​Goin' Home Double 7"

by Melissa & Paul

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1.
no more distractions, then the truth unfolds blood in my veins, then down into my toes i once felt a fire that burnt so bright then it dimmed down in the dark now i see the night once loved a boy and then i grew old forgot about creating and being risky, bold now i’m in love with the Earth and her pearly blue eyes she’s been around since birth but to me she’s still shy she doesn’t socialize with the stars of heaven with pluto and mars or her other brethren she stays put under the weeping son with a pillow under her head comfort in being alone who are you? how do you do? do you believe me? what i say is true? do you remember the time when things were fine in our heads and children laughed out loud in our dreams in our beds? and the morning grew, it grew up old like you and the day moved on – i saw you too i saw you carry on stare into the sky, the skyline makes me feel fine tonight i’m shaken up i don’t know why but don’t worry about it there’s a change coming around it’s all around town ain’t gunna be good babe till we figure ourselves out sleep are awake, the wake are asleep we need to explode our reality really money, she’s doin me harm yeah she hurts me, then spits on me then chews me up with her charm and it breaks my heart
2.
here you go, try something new yeah have a piece of my honeydew yeah you, my boy blue, i’m talking to you i see you walking in them shoes making them girls stare at you like you’re cool make my head spin like a spool like i’m drowning in a pool of my own drool oh yeah you, my boy blue, i’m talking to you
3.
let the fire burn, let it burn the house down i’m done with this place, yes i’m done with this town two tears are in my eyes, one for my bed one for my mother’s cries my home is now the sunrise, my only daily grind open the window, let the oxygen in let it burn to the ground baby, i don’t want anything nothing left to savor, to remember my past by two tears are in my eyes, all i have left is the sunrise i’ll stand and stare as my old life passes away i’ll stand in the grass where i used to play with the wind and the moon, my two best friends now just smoky and gloom, making it come to an end i feel your heartbeat, and you’re waiting for more but push it wide open, yeah just knock down that front door just save my spirit, that is all i need everything else can go, just let it burn down please i can go without food, i can go without a bed i just don’t want to lose my sweet soul’d spirit so let it burn baby, let my home burn down just let it burn baby, let my home burn down just let it burn baby, let my home burn down because i’m sick of this place and i’m sick of this town i’m gunna crawl to the trees, give my kisses goodbye i’m gunna go where I please, i’m not gunna compromise cause it’s all gone baby, yeah it’s burnt down to the ground got nowhere else to go, ‘cept outside this crazy town i’m gunna sleep with the sun i’m gunna eat with the moon i’m gunna talk with the stars i’m doing it soon you better forgive me, cause i may not say goodbye but don’t forget me now, it’ll be long ‘til i die cause i’m gunna breathe fresh air baby yeah breathe fresh air for the first time i’ll breathe fresh air for the very first time cause this house been burnin’ down long before you’ve been here this house been burnin’ down year after year let the fire burn, let it burn the house down cause i’m done with this place, yes i’m done with this town two tears are in my eyes, one for my bed one for my mother’s cries my home is now the sunrise, my only daily grind
4.
can’t take it all in, it’s overflowing the summer sunshine still shines somewhere just walking around, just hanging around town i worked all summer long to get this smile on my face i’m wasting my time, just wasting all my time but it feels just fine as long as i don’t waste my days away the months turn to years, then all my fears they recreate into the very next day when i sleep near the trees the sounds they scare me but i’m stronger the next day
5.
yeah it hurts, it hurts to forget that i’m young i’m 20 years young but i’m losing sleep like i’m losing my days can’t let these hours just slip away it’s either money or your day what a horrible trade i got to fight, yeah fight for what is right my eyes are glazed by this realization the time is now, not my next vacation it’s either money or your day but you know i, i just can’t wait to feel normal anymore you got to do what you love and love what you do and spend your sweet time doing things that better you so you don’t keep fighting time with your own bare hands with special cries we can win back your hands and grip them tight so the time don’t slip by yes grip your hands tight so while the days pass you don’t cry so hold that thought and hold your hands and prepare yourself to be a man you got to do what you love and love what you do it’s either money or your day what a horrible trade
6.
look i told you no more you want something else then there’s the door i told you please, please, please don’t bother me but you come everyday – i said no more it’s like you’re pickin’ at my bones ‘til they’re old and dry the worst part about it is you don’t even try yeah you devil man, get out of me i want to walk and I want to see i remember living used to be easy now the thought of it just makes me queasy this isn’t the way that i used to be this isn’t the way i used to be so get goin’, stop knockin’ at my door i ain’t like you, I don’t want to see you here no more so get out in the cold in the night yeah get out ‘til you’re old and die then maybe, oh then maybe you can pick my bones dry so butter it up, put it on a roll my poor old soul don’t see the glass half full i’ve been chewin’ on rubber for everyday meals my stomach gets full of dreams it feels i can sense your anger as i take a walk to free my mind but i hear you stalk and remind me of everything i said before how the door ain’t half open, its half closed but i’m gunna see through it this time yeah baby believe me, you’ll see me on the other side i’m gunna be free, cause i’m looking up yeah i’m gunna free from this evil flood cause i’m swimming, following the sun you devil man get out of me i want to walk and I want to see i remember living used to be easy now the thought of it just makes me queasy this isn’t the way that i used to be this isn’t the way i used to be you devil man get out of me
7.
miles of the ocean all around can’t believe that wave took me down spun me around upside down now my eyes, they are open i look around, i’m in the middle of the ocean miles below me, miles ahead miles behind me, miles over my head i’m in the horizon no i am the horizon i’m gunna tread this water ‘til i get back home no eat, no sleep my heart just skipped a beat my heart attacked i’m gunna make it if i carry on don’t even know which direction to go don’t even know if, if i’ll ever know i’ll just follow my heart ‘til i make it home and if i don’t, i’ll just make my home where i am i’m gunna tread this water till i get back home

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Recorded in one session on January 22nd, 2011 with Kevin Carafa @ Backroom Studios.

500 Pressed to Double 7"

A Bedside Manner/Kenny Wilson release.

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released May 19, 2011

All music and lyrics by Melissa and Paul.

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Melissa & Paul Oak Ridge, New Jersey

Garage/Punk/Blues duo from Northern NJ. Melissa sings and plays guitar and Paul plays drums.

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