Don't Fade

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released August 12, 2016

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Track Name: Don't Fade (full album single track)
Caroline
----------
O Caroline
My heart is breaking but it’s mighty fine
And in due time
I know that our stars will align
I still wonder how you wake up
This little heart of mine just won’t let go
I can’t even forget your number
How can I forget all the precious times we had?
O Caroline

And Caroline
You will forever have that part of me
And I don’t mind
No I won’t struggle for my sanity
Is it careless to love like this,
With a heart that’s so open and free?
Oh I know it’ll hurt again but
My darling Caroline

I just don’t care anymore


Slugs
----------
Two thousand slugs outside
Wrestling in the green twilight
They don’t know ‘bout my hidden slime

I’ll check myself for this
Get my heartrate/right off my wrist
Strip down and check my vital signs

Snapshots are slowing
Makes me think of some wild sin
To make up for this place I’m in
Crack the walk with new green

Watch the thoughts that are swirling
They become the words you put in
Actions follow so closely

Becoming habits with ease


Stalled
----------
She’s beautiful in the morning
Can’t have her though
Ooo she’s stalling
‘Til I get up and go
Walk out that door
She’ll think about the things we did the night before

She knows what she’s about
And she doesn’t waver
From the path she’s found
Ooo she’s a lifesaver

She works so hard
When the day is through
In the evening hour
I tell her exactly what to do

You
You came just at the right time
‘Cause I wasn’t taking care
You + I


Waking Up
----------
Dreams are fading away into yesterday
Sunlight slips through my eyelids
And waking up is hard to do
Waking up is sometimes hard to do
You look within but your spirit is thin
It’s a shade of you

Waking up is sometimes hard to do
So find the strength and the door
Walk right through to talk to you

I’m getting out of myself for a while
In your arms, in your hips, in your style, in your lips
But this frenzy is a show
Let me go
I see myself in your body, your movement,
The way you give off all this frantic energy
Feel the rhythms decoding emotions,
breaking into our primal tendencies
What if I can’t escape it or hold it?
Do I need to fight it or just give in?
What if this night is all we get?
Is this even real?
Are our fates intertwined?
Like a moth to the flame oh I call for your name
Hold me close but don’t burn me lover
Like the wind and the rain
Oh you’re never the same,,
But I’ll find you before it’s over

You need to unwind
(Hold me close but don’t burn me lover)
Soon you will be mine
(Oh I’ll find you before it’s over)
Tight as you can now
(Hold me close but don’t burn me lover)
Slow like a sea cow
(Oh I’ll find you before it’s over)
And waking up was sometimes hard to do
But now that I’m here with you
I don’t feel blue
Let me go


Souvenir
----------
Go and question what you’ve learned
All these answers are absurd
So scratch it watch it burn
We learn to start again

You’ve been right here before
Before you knew what you know now
It’s up to you to push right through
We learn to start again

Souvenir d'un temps où la beauté règne
et les jours s'écoulaient, heureux, reviennent à moi

Walla walla walla woah
I’m downtown
I’m ready
Come find me


Chemicals
----------
A laugh, a stare, a kiss, a smile
It isn’t there, you don’t wanna talk
And each small moment you breathe is fine
And each wrong smell from the wind
is in my hair
I wish you weren’t lying here
So I could only tell you the truth

You don’t know me at all
Say it isn’t true

You recall it’s name now
Breathe me in, I’ll let you know how
‘Cause you simply gotta manage
‘til the odds come
Run and tell me baby
what you doin to me?
This wilderness will set me free

These chemicals have made me sick
Rinse and now you have to spit

These chemicals have made me free

And each road I take
With each small mistake
And each little pill
It’s all much too late


Incense
----------
Holy incense burns my mouth
From the edges to the ground
All the light and all the sound
I can’t seem to let it out
Oh my god, what did we trade?
Did we give ourselves away?
All the things you think you trust
Jealousy, envy and lust
‘Cause all my answers come to me in dreams

How many times I’ve tried
Living without these lies
Only to find that I
Need ‘em just to survive
Girasol, mirame a los ojos
Canta si quieres cantar
Llévame hasta tu rio perdido Me quiero lavar en tu mar

Te quiero cantar en la luna
Te quiero llevar hasta el sol
No puedo vivir sin tus manos
No puedo cantar sin mi voz

Llora
Silhouettes of love, love, love
Pirouettes of light and sound

Don’t Fade
----------
Promise me that you won’t fade
Stick to your words, they’re all I’ve got
I know with time these feelings can change
And I won’t pretend to be something I’m not


Who knows what is coming?
What are we becoming?

So I’m counting the minutes, the seconds the hours
It’s a matter of time before you are near
And if I wait there, then it might be forever
And I just don’t wanna live with that fear

Now my days, my days are so much grayer
I try to remember the best that I can
How you made your charming way into the back of my head
You come up when I go down for bed
Track Name: Caroline
O Caroline
My heart is breaking but it’s mighty fine
And in due time
I know that our stars will align
I still wonder how you wake up
This little heart of mine just won’t let go
I can’t even forget your number
How can I forget all the precious times we had?
O Caroline

And Caroline
You will forever have that part of me
And I don’t mind
No I won’t struggle for my sanity
Is it careless to love like this,
With a heart that’s so open and free?
Oh I know it’ll hurt again but
My darling Caroline

I just don’t care anymore
Track Name: Slugs
Two thousand slugs outside
Wrestling in the green twilight
They don’t know ‘bout my hidden slime

I’ll check myself for this
Get my heartrate/right off my wrist
Strip down and check my vital signs

Snapshots are slowing
Makes me think of some wild sin
To make up for this place I’m in
Crack the walk with new green

Watch the thoughts that are swirling
They become the words you put in
Actions follow so closely

Becoming habits with ease
Track Name: Stalled
She’s beautiful in the morning
Can’t have her though
Ooo she’s stalling
‘Til I get up and go
Walk out that door
She’ll think about the things we did the night before

She knows what she’s about
And she doesn’t waver
From the path she’s found
Ooo she’s a lifesaver

She works so hard
When the day is through
In the evening hour
I tell her exactly what to do

You
You came just at the right time
‘Cause I wasn’t taking care
You + I
Track Name: Waking Up
Dreams are fading away into yesterday
Sunlight slips through my eyelids
And waking up is hard to do
Waking up is sometimes hard to do
You look within but your spirit is thin
It’s a shade of you

Waking up is sometimes hard to do
So find the strength and the door
Walk right through to talk to you

I’m getting out of myself for a while
In your arms, in your hips, in your style, in your lips
But this frenzy is a show
Let me go
I see myself in your body, your movement,
The way you give off all this frantic energy
Feel the rhythms decoding emotions,
breaking into our primal tendencies
What if I can’t escape it or hold it?
Do I need to fight it or just give in?
What if this night is all we get?
Is this even real?
Are our fates intertwined?
Like a moth to the flame oh I call for your name
Hold me close but don’t burn me lover
Like the wind and the rain
Oh you’re never the same,,
But I’ll find you before it’s over

You need to unwind
(Hold me close but don’t burn me lover)
Soon you will be mine
(Oh I’ll find you before it’s over)
Tight as you can now
(Hold me close but don’t burn me lover)
Slow like a sea cow
(Oh I’ll find you before it’s over)
And waking up was sometimes hard to do
But now that I’m here with you
I don’t feel blue
Let me go
Track Name: Souvenir
Go and question what you’ve learned
All these answers are absurd
So scratch it watch it burn
We learn to start again

You’ve been right here before
Before you knew what you know now
It’s up to you to push right through
We learn to start again

Souvenir d'un temps où la beauté règne
et les jours s'écoulaient, heureux, reviennent à moi

Walla walla walla woah
I’m downtown
I’m ready
Come find me
Track Name: Chemicals
A laugh, a stare, a kiss, a smile
It isn’t there, you don’t wanna talk
And each small moment you breathe is fine
And each wrong smell from the wind
is in my hair
I wish you weren’t lying here
So I could only tell you the truth

You don’t know me at all
Say it isn’t true

You recall it’s name now
Breathe me in, I’ll let you know how
‘Cause you simply gotta manage
‘til the odds come
Run and tell me baby
what you doin to me?
This wilderness will set me free

These chemicals have made me sick
Rinse and now you have to spit

These chemicals have made me free

And each road I take
With each small mistake
And each little pill
It’s all much too late
Track Name: Incense
Holy incense burns my mouth
From the edges to the ground
All the light and all the sound
I can’t seem to let it out
Oh my god, what did we trade?
Did we give ourselves away?
All the things you think you trust
Jealousy, envy and lust
‘Cause all my answers come to me in dreams

How many times I’ve tried
Living without these lies
Only to find that I
Need ‘em just to survive
Girasol, mirame a los ojos
Canta si quieres cantar
Llévame hasta tu rio perdido Me quiero lavar en tu mar

Te quiero cantar en la luna
Te quiero llevar hasta el sol
No puedo vivir sin tus manos
No puedo cantar sin mi voz

Llora
Silhouettes of love, love, love
Pirouettes of light and sound
Track Name: Don't Fade (w/ Sabar Bonus track)
Promise me that you won’t fade
Stick to your words, they’re all I’ve got
I know with time these feelings can change
And I won’t pretend to be something I’m not


Who knows what is coming?
What are we becoming?

So I’m counting the seconds, the minutes the hours
It’s a matter of time before you are near
And if I wait there, then it might be forever
And I just don’t wanna live with that fear

Now my days, my days are so much grayer
I try to remember the best that I can
How you made your charming way into the back of my head
You come up when I go down for bed