Straight Grenadine

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released February 1, 2012

All Songs/Lyrics/Recordings © 2012 Patrick Emswiler (BMI)
Written, Performed, Engineered, Produced and Edited by Patrick Emswiler
Mixed, Mastered by Tom Polce

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Track Name: Greetings My Glorious Graces
greetings my glorious graces
is there nowhere we can rest for awhile?
sick of living in style
with heavenly smiles
scrambling up your head
the more you open your mind
just warming up to
take off to beautiful spaces
like they told you ‘bout
when you were a child
and you never asked why
we never ask why

hey welcome to your only shot
how much you got?
hey welcome to your only shot

put on your scariest faces
because we're going on the town for awhile
take the given with style
take your heavenly smiles
the general mood is blue
with the chance of a fight
just breaking into
numbers too great for the stages
that they force you through
til the day that you die
we'll never know why
we never ask why

hey welcome to your only shot
how much you got?
hey welcome to your only shot

to stay at the top
don't move you won't drop
it's sooner than you thought
and i thought you stopped

soon, you'll run out of patience
and i'll take my leave and wave you goodbye
take the waiting in style
and never ask why
nobody seems to care
unless the answer's a lie
you're brave enough to take on
any temptation
if you don't
they might just eat you alive
then you'd never know why
and that would be a crime
Track Name: The Spy
& the spy who won me was um...
awarded a medal
in her honor for valiant effort
how good it is of you to be trying
what's a genius or madman to a
distinguishing gentleman?
it's a feeble attempt at kissing
a force beyond your simple flying
whatever you know it just won't do

it all goes sour in the end
if you wait too long
you gotta close on
to the case at hand
or before too long
you'll be off the trail
gaining on my tail
again

you were spying on me
i could tell you were standing there
it's so obviously a big set-up
how does it feel to be spying?
wherever you go can i come too?

it all goes sour in the end
if you wait too long
you gotta close on
to the case at hand
or before too long
you'll be off the trail
gaining on my tail
again

& the spy who left me left a
files of clues
now it's taking forever & ever
to piece together without dying
wherever you go can i come too?
Track Name: Know It All
don't move from that spot
you might not make it up
don't change the written plot
the ending's too abrupt
clues from the astronauts
may mean yes or maybe not
i'm not one to judge
but if it hurts a lot
runs too cold or so so hot
give a little nudge

there may be hell to pay
but how are we to know it all
if you don't stay?
you got me here o.k.
you're the biggest know it all
and i'm to blame

you're on my christmas list
appropriately dressed
warm welcomes, i insist
is it safe to second guess?
daydreams can drift amiss
make it stick or don't enlist
give the gods a rest
well, was it worth the kiss?
don't be cruel
i can't assist
a damsel in distress

there may be hell to pay
but how are we to know it all
if you don't stay?
you got me here o.k.
you're the biggest know it all
and i'm to blame
Track Name: Rocketing
takin' to skies
payin' to die
make every jump count
doesn't count
sun was in my eyes
i'm speedy like light
i'm all ripped up inside

you're rocketing to me less
as i'm spiraling down through this mess
you won't even heed
any calls of distress
are you finally killing your jets?
are your rocketing days over?

i'm over my head
takin' to bed
like a bird to flight
making right
all the damage done by
living undead
who says it's all in your head?

you're rocketing to me less
as i'm spiraling down through this mess
you won't even heed
any calls of distress
are you finally killing your jets?
are your rocketing days over yet?

you're rocketing to me less
and i'm saving the last for the best
and i can't do a thing from this depth
and i don't know how long
i can hold my breath
are your rocketing days over yet? (4x)
you'll be rocketing to me yet

it's all in the cards
c'mon, this science aint hard
Track Name: Shine Exclusively
someone told, someone knew
something borrowed wasn't blue
could it be you're wasting all this time?
baby's cold, baby blue
if you lose it, lose it soon
'cause i can't take much more of this night

when you showed
something flew
a star or dream i never knew
i want the stars, sun and moon
to shine exclusively for you

....and your blues
from tomorrow to your muse
god, i hope you gave them all away
something old, something new
in a daydream built for two
i still see reflections to this day
i still see reflections every day

when you showed
something flew
a star or dream i never knew
i want the stars, sun and moon
to shine exclusively for you

i can't stop, how could you?
it's amazing what we'd do
if you made one single muttered sigh
someone sold all we view
begged and borrowed, stole it too
someone came, saw, ran and left us high

when you showed
something flew
a star or dream i never knew
i want the stars, sun and moon
to shine exclusively for you
Track Name: Mr. Moon
mr.moon what are we gonna do?
running away is getting old
and i’m dying from the cold
and you, shimmering bright and blue
resting lazy in the sky
would you send some answers why
is everyone as heartless as they seem
as for now i’m just ripping at the seems
is there something we should know
as we’re basking in the glow
of you, mr.moon

mr.moon tell me it isn’t true
has she gone and left me on my own
with lost directions home
and whomever is glad to choose
makes the choice and then rejoices
one more way to lose
is everyone as hopeless as they seem?
as for now, i’m just jumping at the beams
is there something we should know
as we’re basking in the glow
of you, mr.moon

mr.moon send me the written proof
of the births and deaths
and names and threats
of all the crooks you knew
there’s too many to name a few
who take their years and disappear
so tell me, tell me why
is everyone just aching to be saved?
as for now, i’m just looking to escape
is there somewhere we can go
as we’re basking in the glow
we miss you awful so
and we’re bent on staying low
is there nothing left to know
in the basking, in the glow
of you, mr.moon
Track Name: The Doozy
i couldn't stop
we couldn't move it
the best was topped
the worst exhumed it

why would you not
want to be true to it?
it's only perfect

i'm happy to be
any movie
that you want to try
first you have to
let me by your side

wait to show
while waiting on
for you to know
what's right

come with me
you've gotta see
this thing arrive

you couldn't sleep
we could improve it
too in too deep
too scared to lose it

you want release
well here's a doozy
you should believe me

i'm happy to be
any movie
that you want to try
first you have to
let me by your side

wait to show
while waiting on
for you to know
what's right

come with me
you've gotta see
this thing arrive
Track Name: Skywriting
if you held on
would the spell be gone?
and if you gave wrong
advice to us
let it known i won't let on
to the best of us

and so your cause is
not our business, well
why leave us all dry
in flight
til the planes write
a new name in the sky

if you crave height
then evil can be right
and if you gave right
advice to us
let it know i won't deny
the high life or bust

and so your cause is
not our business, well
why leave us all dry
in flight
til the planes write
a new name in the sky
Track Name: Rational Need
do you have a fire in you?
do you write a diary too?
will you meet me under the full moon
to watch a flame bloom?
do you scare easily?
or bear yourself fearlessly?
have the ability
to see through lucidly? (2x)

i was wondering
how hard could it be
to get you into me?
when difficulty sees through any
rational need

do you aspire to lose?
are you content with the blues?
you inspired my muse
so does that justify a truce?
justifiably

i'm guilty of wondering
how hard could it be
to get you into me?
when difficulty sees through any
rational need

i was pondering
how wrong would it be
to get you into me?
is rationality the only
concept you believe?
Track Name: True to the Mark
on your own the world interferes
with emotion's electrical overload
what you find is a lone happy tear
giving way to a gusher of opposites
sitting by with your big watchful eye
sinking quick from the power of overnight
estimate on their own time to die
spit results when there's no more than meets the sigh

i was true to the mark
on time
but why remove when you could comply?

make it up in a kissing booth
finding all kinds of filler to mask the shrine
getting off on your one lonely truth
skipping town for the sake of the open fire
find a fault that might entertain
he's got a story for each bottle on the wall
getting stuck in the crutch of the rain
charging forth with a bounce worthy of a fall

all in all you're true to the mark
on call
and small in proving a worthy cause

you're just reverting backwards
when the fact remains
that you won't find out
until the truth gets loud
and the target's safe and sound
and you're true to the mark you found
Track Name: Dreamtime
smoking like it's going out of style
spoken like a truly broken record on high speed
driving blind
isn't half as hard as flying high

it's dreamtime again
can you hear the sirens on the wind?
one day you'll get used to them
but until then (would you)

please wake up
i think you've had enough
of sleep with no sign
of waking to find
it was all a dream
you don't mean it's done

either way your sticky situation gets more stuck
fate's too late
karma's paid
but i am out of luck so

dream on my friend
they're never gonna beam our song again
unless the satellite chimes in
but until then would you

please wake up
i think you've had enough
of sleep with no sign
of waking to find
it was all a dream
you don't mean it's done

it's dreamtime again
the sirens won't be beaming songs again
unless that satellite can swim
but that might never happen
knowing him

so here's where the story ends
and fear scares us into giving in
or are we just beginning again
every year?

help me i'm floating away into a deep sleep
kind of waking space
it's way out there, where, i can't say
but i'm near

come back at least pretend
you're not trapped
between the start and the end
of everywhere
just go where the air gets clear

soon you'll come to your senses
and you'll open up your beautiful eyes
i'll be waiting outside
with arms out wide
ready to take you home
to your brand new life

i'm asking you to rise up
and get to your station
we have to catch you up
and keep you alive
or we'll never know why
we never said goodbye