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by Danny Offer

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released March 16, 2014

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Track Name: The Sound of
Is this this sound
of settling down?
Not sticking out, just sticking 'round

Can't you wait for your ceremony in the sky?
When everyone will get up and say, "He was a pretty nice guy
but he was afraid to live, he was afraid to die."
It's only empty tears that fall from their eyes

This is not the script that I wrote
Mine had wit, mine had hope

"Why'd you let it die?
You knew it needed light."

I thought that I did the very best that I could
"How come you only say that when you know it's no good?"

Some days belong in picture frames but most of them just fade
Do you regret the mistakes you made half as much as the chances you don't take?

Is this the sound of the world without
the perfect excuse?
You can stop searching now.
Track Name: Any Old Danny
You smile at any old Danny
and I wonder what you sound like laughing at something that's actually funny

I think I might have lost my mind crawling out in this desert
but didn't I see my type crawling my way in my favorite sweatshirt?

Anything but the weather and I'll do as you say
I'll keep out of trouble and you can have a nice day

Come sit at the lonely table and I'll teach you a lesson
Now that I know how many sisters you have, what more is there to ask?
Now that you know how I pay my bills, what else is there to tell?

Anything but the team, and I'm at the edge of my seat
The two of us acting like humans, I guess it wasn't meant to be

You take the elevator, I'll take the stairs
and I will catch you later, or maybe we could just pretend I was there

You smile at any old Danny
and I wonder what you sound like laughing at something that's actually funny

I will always be watching out for me
Track Name: Desire
How long are you gonna move from place to misplace
letting him have his way?
You're so pretty when you're doing what he wants
Your willingness is all he's ever willing to flaunt

Do you desire to be more than desired?
When it's been this cold this long, who cares about the fire?

"Some nights, I'd just love to kiss you goodnight
and other nights, I'd be just as happy to say goodbye"

People who don't know better say, "Don't be so naive"
But you can't build an honest house from birds and leaves

But still I'd work and try, and sweat and try and hurt and try
until we got it right
I already know what will
I fantasize about what might
And I can only be happy after the strain and the pain
The lies we tell ourselves as the future fades away

Do you desire to be more than desired?
When it's been this cold this long, who cares about the fire?
Track Name: Don't Go Home Tonight
Look at you sitting there, little loser
shifting around in your chair, trying to look a little bit cooler
Ain't it a drag and a surprise to find the world was at your thighs?

And all the romance fades away from your posters and your sad compilation tapes
But whatever you do, don't go home tonight

Do you ever think it might end while doing the routine?
And are you only interesting when you dream?
Does it wear you out to hold it in?
Just one more drink, and then life begins

Don't do it for them
Don't do it for me
Don't do it for the ones who fall asleep in front of the TV
Don't do it for your girlfriend
Don't do it for your boyfriend
or the ones you look up to

Whatever you do, do it for you
and don't go home tonight

Count a thousand streetlights
Don't go home tonight
Track Name: Firing Line
Here I stand once again at the firing line
Live or die it's already happened on the inside
I make mistakes and try to pretend I was right
There's so much more I've got to say to you but instead, I'll say goodnight

It's all inside out, I know
The ones who were supposed to love you don't
And I hate to disappoint you, so I'll go

I can feel it pulling down on me
Time and again, weaknesses traded for needs
What do you do when you've been overgrown by weeds?
You've got to cut the whole garden down

It's all inside out, I know
The ones who were supposed to love you don't
And I hate to disappoint you, so I'll go
Track Name: You're Nobody Really
You're nobody really
You're just bones and blood
You're just a hand that I held through the decade of the flood
You're just a source of warmth
You're just an empty chair
I got so tired of them saying that I looked like you so I cut my hair
You're nobody really

You're nobody really
Just some former part of me
I look at the pictures but there's something I don't see
They're always asking about you
I'm always making things up
I used to wonder how could they be so cold
Now I can show them how it's done
You're nobody really
Track Name: I Think I'm Free
Somebody robbed you of a life
It's even sadder than circumstance
Cuz when you could've done it right
you just didn't want to take that chance
But your bed is so cold now
It wasn't supposed to be like this
For every time you chicken out
Your plans will only be a wish

She was so bad to you
but you know what they say about shame
You're just as useless as when you were new
only now you've more people to blame
Yeah, you were done to, you never did
But that's nobody else's fault
No one to push you to put up with it
So what makes you think there will be someone to catch your fall?

Somebody robbed you of a life
You've no idea where to get it back
You say it's nowhere in sight
Man, it's right there under your hat
And of all the things you can't control
this is one thing you can
So forget all that you've been told
Cuz so far it's only kept you out of your own command

I think I'm free
Track Name: Satellites
I like you because I don't like satellites
but you're just like all the rest, you won't make up your mind
And I'm just like all the rest, probably couldn't treat you right
Do you like me cuz I know better than to waste your time?

All the girls who tapped on my window are now engaged
And I sleep at night in an open cage
Every time I think I'm ready for the next embrace
I slip through their arms, leave a mark on their face

I used to want someone I could admire
Now I'll just take anyone who can sleep when she's tired
And I used to want someone who'd make me kiss her feet
Now I'll take anyone who when she's hungry, she eats

I like you because you're better than me
People tend to worship things that they'll never be
You put me in my place and cut my head in half
Now nothing I could say could ever make you laugh

All the girls who tapped on my window are now engaged
And I can't say that I am the least bit amazed
Life can be lived in so many other ways
But I'm done with yesterday
Track Name: Two Pictures
Some people
All they can do is love
And then some don't
And getting it's always too much

I put pictures up
of the ones who bring me up
Some say I don't love enough
Well I got two pictures on my wall

Some people love just a little bit

I love my brother just like I was a little kid

Some people
All they can do is love
And some people
All they can do is talk about
some people
Track Name: Bad Times
I hate the way all these faces look the same
Why can't they be you?

Every simple moment used to be so cheap
Wouldn't you pay good money to keep?

And I hate to think how many summers
we're gonna waste wishing we were younger

Hey, don't it seem sad
those bad time weren't so bad?