Leave Tonight - Mixtape Side 2

by Neurotic Wreck

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1.
January 02:30
January comes and brings with it new hope Another year coming around Promises made and dismissed as a joke Snow softly covers the ground A time for laughter, a time for tears No time to worry, January's here This time around will it all be the same? Will you remember my name? January comes and brings with it new hope Bonnie and Clyde turned to Barbie and Ken Promises made at the end of your rope You swore to yourself you won't do it again Some drink to forget and you drink to remember How good you felt, you stare at the embers This time around will we all have a choice? Will you remember my voice?
2.
And if I ever leave this town will you forget my face? Will I be another one who vanished without trace? If I ever leave this town will you forget my name Will I be another one who vanished all the same? So what'd you say we leave tonight Take the back roads out of town I'll never beat The Boss I know But it beats being beaten down So what'd you say we leave tonight The future's blank but it's still bright And this just feels so wrong That knowing me it's right The likes of us who leave this town They never come back Until their dreams are dragged down And they have to backtrack The likes who leave this town Well they're not you and me So before we are dragged down Tonight's the time to flee So what'd you say we leave tonight Take the back roads out of town I'll never beat The Boss I know But it beats being beaten down So what'd you say we leave tonight The future's blank but it's still bright And this just feels so wrong That knowing me it's right Is right! Fear of failure will get you nowhere, you have to be a little mad to succeed. You have to take a chance, and I'm the only chance you've got, so take me. So what'd you say we leave tonight Take the back roads out of town I'll never beat The Boss I know But it beats being beaten down Forget all you were ever told There's no such thing as Thunder Road And this just feels so wrong That knowing me it's right It's right
3.
Bind 04:23
Paint him as a dead soul When it dries nowhere to go Sit and watch the colours run As your feet swing to and fro The voice in your headphones Is the one that made you cry The voice in your headphones Is the one that saved your life Without that voice in my head I'd be in a bind I'd lose my mind
4.
Backward 03:51
And you've got a smile on your face For the first time in a while It's been eternity Since I last saw you smile No one may remember us, Our works may be forgotten No one may remember us All we had written Patterns in the raindrops Form escape routes Slow motion fade in: Cold platform beauty Windowgazer, Our photo's fading And no one may remember us But it doesn't matter It's been forever since I last saw you smile
5.
Runaway 04:11
Will you stay bound by childhood fears into the winter of our years? All my pleas fall on deaf ears and it has brought me close to tears This great expanse just never ends, a second's glance swallows your friends Sub-bass rumbles, the edifice crumbles Humbly I tried to stay out of trouble Oh my little runaway So sad to let you go Oh my little runaway I had to let you go (x2) Broken heart on my shirt sleeve, coffee stain on my chest As much as this hurts me, I've been beat by the best If there's a God or masterplan, why use a vehicle flawed as man And we all try as hard as we can, but we fail hard Here I stand Oh my little runaway So sad to let you go Oh my little runaway I had to let you go (x2) So sad about us
6.
Razor sharp intake of breath England's rose has drowned to death She wept into her lovers dress Shrill laughs bereft there's nothing left but to destroy, Destroy it all She said destroy, destroy it all Do as your broken heart desires She cast icons into the fire Spat bile at the self serving liars Who make the likes of us pariahs Now we destroy Destroy it all She said destroy, destroy it all Rob these symbols of their power Lest this new flesh approach full flower She looked at her escape and laughed Now smiles from faded photographs We must destroy Destroy it all She said destroy, destroy it all
7.
A slam a scry a muffled scream This fool's wish a madman's dream All we are was on the screen Someone had to intervene Splintered tones coalesce a murderous murmur She repeats it again to make sure you heard her The words unclear but the meaning stands boldly Completely opposed to all they'd ever told me Smoke pours out encloaks and chokes The night's quiet storm of truths unspoken Let me know when you're letting go Silence on the other side of the phone Let me know when you're letting go Will you confess I'm guessing no Lights are flicking on and off Slow sweep down a rusted staircase The wind lows through broken glass Euphoria and sadness intertwine Let me know when you're letting go Forgetting all we did before Smoke pours out encloaks and chokes The night's quiet storm of truths unspoken Let me know when you're letting go Silence on the other side of the phone
8.
I am the fool who once stood at your door Never sure what he stood for Instant nostalgia, our generation's flaw Yet I too yearn for just months before When with eyes half closed I stepped into the cold My body young my mind too old to fall into the fold With eyes half shut no ifs and no buts The second we touch I'll crumble to dust Why can't I keep it together? Why's it so hard to stay on the rails? Why can't we keep it forever? Ardently I refuse to fail You look blankly back at me scared to give away They look down on us and you're scared of what they say The way that we live, the way that we breathe The way that we love - that can give too much away With eyes half closed I turn into smoke The punchline to the harshest joke With eyes tight closed I know this surreal But all that happens now, this is all too real Why can't I keep it together? Why's it so hard to stay on the rails? Why can't we keep this forever? We can't afford to fail Why can't we keep it together? Why's it so hard to stay on the rails? Why can't we keep it forever? Ardently I refuse to fail again
9.
Lights are flickering Something beckoning me through New avenue Lights are fading Lights are swathing us in blue I never knew Disappoint you Is something that I'll never do I'd never hurt you I'd never let you see it through New avenues You can't face it (I fall) You can't face it You can't wake You can't face it You can't fake it You can't wake Never wake Lights are flickering, Somethings beckoning me through New avenues Bad news a pretty mouth This is all going south I knew just what you'd do Lights are fading Lights are bathing us in blue Lights are fading Lights are bathing us in blue
10.
Here I stand, yeah I'm your fan Through my life your right hand man Down here hyperbole is rife But your songs they saved my life Two thousand years now since my birth Old before my time, for what it's worth Two thousand years before my birth Father fire, mother earth Down here everything is wrong All night I listened to these songs Maybe if you sing along You can be heard above the throng Two thousand years now since my birth Old before my time, sublime, for what it's worth Two thousand years before my birth Father fire, mother earth In the greater scheme of things My heart here on my sleeve it sings In the greater scheme My primal whisper drowns your scream
11.
He can't even hold her, she can all but dream Remember all he told her, the way she made him scream Then they meet again by pure coincidence He missed her black hole eyes, her broken angel countenance Do they dream the same dream every time As they slip in and out of line And fall apart the way young lovers do The lovers that never knew A second take that's all I'll need I know we've got our own afflictions, addictions to feed But I swear to you your prayers I'll always heed Love I swear to you I'll give you what you need And do we dream the same dream every time? As we fall in and out of line And fall apart the way young lovers do The lovers that never knew The lovers that never were

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Side two of this tape I made you. Hotly anticipated by no one.
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This is my love letter to pop music, the songs that saved our lives: if you're reading this, tracking down unknown artists, we're probably a lot alike. Regardless of genre it all comes from the same place, the same feelings. Trends come and go but the things that get you square in the heart will always be the same, always be valuable.

I hope this and Side One combined feel like a mix-tape from someone you love or like or just tolerate, and some kind of consolation if and when you need it.

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released December 12, 2012

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Neurotic Wreck (2011 - 2019)

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