Distractions​​/​​Goin' Home Double 7"

by Melissa & Paul

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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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Track Name: Distractions (Distractions EP)
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
Track Name: Honeydew (Distractions EP)
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
Track Name: Fire Burn (Distractions EP)
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
Track Name: Goin' Home (Goin' Home EP)
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
Track Name: Money or Your Day (Goin' Home EP)
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
Track Name: No More (Goin' Home EP)
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
Track Name: Ocean (Goin' Home EP)
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