Straight Grenadine

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1.
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
2.
The Spy 02:22
& 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?
3.
Know It All 04:20
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
4.
Rocketing 02:15
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
5.
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
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Mr. Moon 02:22
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
7.
The Doozy 02:06
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
8.
Skywriting 02:47
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
9.
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?
10.
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
11.
Dreamtime 04:40
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

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released February 1, 2012

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

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