Leave Tonight - Mixtape Side 2

by Neurotic Wreck

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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

It's all by me.

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Neurotic Wreck is the project of Dan Shea with guests.

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Track Name: January
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?
Track Name: Leave Tonight
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
Track Name: Bind
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
Track Name: Backward
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
Track Name: Runaway
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
Track Name: Destroy (She Said)
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
Track Name: Madman's Dream
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
Track Name: Keep This Together
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
Track Name: The Failing Light
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
Track Name: Father Fire, Mother Earth
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
Track Name: The Lovers That Never Were
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