Actual Magic

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released September 1, 2012

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Track Name: All It Took Was Actual Magic
Well, the Earth was
Alive at the start
So, fine
I see nothing extraordinary
In these times
The focus was on this,
A distraction at the time
We stacked up
To see the heavens,
But the gods, they were
So hard to find
In the starry shine

We felt it coming,
And the Earth
Starts to give up
The Earth is falling,
And the kids push
For the last look
We make a fortune from it
We make a fortune from it

Fortune lost her smile, as
The Earth fell flat
Vibrations ringing out did call
A billion others, that
Survive upon the
Ashes of the world
We loved, like we owned
We gave up on the garden
As a fantasy for thought
The master plan
It's a paradise
You're breathing in

We felt it coming,
And the Earth
Starts to give up
The Earth is falling,
And the kids push
For the last look
We make a fortune from it
We make a fortune from it
But when the fall is coming,
We leave the fortunate behind

Can't decide for yourself,
You're holding back
Does the giant of the ocean
Waste a breath on that?
Spins on, like the friend
You look down at
Face to fate, heart to mine,
And the fortune's coming back
Track Name: Reverse, Divide
Day after day,
I felt my blood adapt to this
This divide, a frozen over rift
And when it's reversed,
I'm lost in it

I let go, my heart,
I didn't need it I suppose, but
To keep me in line,
I wasn't going to care this time

I say we start this fire,
But keep in mind
We've been fighting it the whole time
I felt so occupied
By a fashion fit for the
Big eyes on both sides
Yeah, yeah
We're deprived alright

And I waited for a hand to hold me back
And I left it up to the gods, then
Born and forgotten
In a billion other faces
As forgettable as mine
I'll take the stairs, and press on
I cannot see where

But we've gone beyond
Testing the water,
And I lost my grip on the
Stone riverside
To face the thing
We are depending on,
But what if the river turns
Into a cloud?
And we're kicking at the dirt again

Least I believed in what I
Said from within the dark,
But the earth spins on like it knows not,
And I've got to let myself
Spin on some time

I let go, my heart,
I didn't need it I suppose, but
To keep me in line,
I wasn't going to care this time

I say we start this fire,
But keep in mind
We've been fighting it the whole time
I felt so occupied
By a fashion fit for the
Big eyes, on both sides
Yeah, yeah

We've gone beyond
Testing the water,
And I lost my grip on the
Stone riverside
To face the thing
We are depending on,
But what if the river turns
Into a cloud?
And we're kicking at the dirt again
We're deprived, alright
Track Name: Headpop
I don't accept
The coming of the end,
Just as soon as I've set out
I hardly expect
To see it in the stars,
But I'd like to hear from you
That I will get through,
That I could use a chapter or two
Just before I

I'm caught up in all these
Dotted lines
I can trace to something
Cold, right through
I don't mind the English army
Are we the pride of all
Your big ideas?
Cut off by years?
Then, I will shift and shake myself loose

Take this from me,
The line between the act and the lie
Isn't what you read
Apart from the truth,
We stop at the roses
In the graveyard
Darkening, too
I will shift and shake myself loose

So, I serve my time
To get caught up
But I'm caught up

I'm caught up in all these
Dotted lines
I can trace to something
Cold, right through
I don't mind the English army
Are we the pride of all
Your big ideas?
Cut off by years?
Dead, like you
Then I will shift and shake myself
Forget the lines and just
Get through
Track Name: Arrangement
Yesterday, I heard about
An interesting arrangement
It's funny how these circumstances
Turn us both to strangers
And yeah, I know it's best
For everyone entangled
To leave it locked away
For when you're ready,
And you're feeble

I'll try to make you think it's bright
Out here, in this dead and broken night
This side of the olden, worn, and
Sun-kissed golden song
It's gone
It's gone

But when everyone gets too much for you to handle
(I don't know what's left)
And everything gets too much for you to buy
(I can't see, myself)
We'll drop dead thinking that we all just want the same thing
(I could just get by)
Living in a house, with some people you want nearby

And don't you understand
That I am getting older?
And you're not any different,
I suggest you think this over
And just forget the lie
Which is beating at your center
Follow it and you'll be free,
But would that be so much better, now?

I'll try to make you think it's bright
Out here, in this dead and broken night
This side of the olden, worn and
Sun-kissed, golden song
It's lost in time, now
But you've been lost awhile,
You're gone

But when everyone gets too much for you to handle
(I don't know what's left)
And everything gets too much for you to buy
(I can't see, myself)
We'll drop dead thinking that we all just want the same thing
(I could just get by)
Living in a house, with some people you want nearby

I must stop living in this mind
That I'm not supposed to be satisfied
But, god damn, I'm alive
And I'm just hiding
Track Name: White Light Calls
When, some day, the stars align
I'll rise and shine complete
Will not sigh
And I won't think obscenities
I won't start the morning crawl,
This morning I'm outside
I drive and there's a
Direction calling me

Don't justify your past,
It's a dressed up and shut dead letter
My dreams have burned into my eyes,
I can sleep much better

All that you were given
All that you spend killing the day
All that we were given
Dares to waste away

I strain my eyes,
Press into the sun and let my heart drive
It flushes in, overexposing
The visible and grounding
The white light calls,
Day becomes the dark when you see
Nothing at all
And in darkness, we
Take the drops and rises
When they come, and die

All that you were given
All that you spend killing the day
All that you were given
Dares to waste away

Don't justify your past
It's a dressed up and shut dead letter
My dreams have burned into my eyes,
I can sleep much better
Track Name: Gypsy Vanner
It’s hard to keep your attention,
You seem to live in a single dimension
Taking the tallest
The highest of orders seem to work out naturally
That doesn’t happen to me
I wouldn't know where to start,
Taking shots in the dark,
It’s getting harder to see
Oh, and it’s unfortunate
That nothing really ever seems to happen to me

Oh boy, you never tried to go out of your way
You want to make believe you’re something strange
Hold that position, don’t let it all go
Pretend that you didn’t know
That all you’ve ever wanted is to be alone
Oh, all you’ve ever wanted is to be alone

An interesting interruption
Woke me from the edge of a silent dream
Somebody snuck through my door
Disappointed, disappeared from the scene
Cut short my life,
Because anything is better than this
Living in a perspective where I’m easy to miss
I wouldn't know where to start,
Taking shots in the dark,
It’s getting harder to see
Oh, and it’s unfortunate
That nothing really ever seems to happen to me

Silent, safe in the dark
A light without a spark in a room
Silent, safe in the dark
Alive and I don’t know what to do
I’m afraid, I’m afraid in the dark
And I don’t know what to do

Oh boy, you never tried to go out of your way
You want to make believe you’re something strange
Hold that position, don’t let all go
Oh boy, you never tried to go out of your way
You want to make believe you’re something strange
Hold that position, like you didn’t know
All you’ve ever wanted is to be alone
Track Name: I Saw You Dancing
I was only playing a part
Wish that we could
Pick it up again,
We could pick it up again
From the start

I won't let myself get
Caught up, like I do
I've had one too many,
I believe I'll be going soon

I thought I saw you
Dancing with another
Dancing with another man
And all along, I was
Dancing like I did not
Dancing like I did not care
I thought I saw you
Dancing with another
Dancing with another man
I thought I saw you go
Dancing with another
Dancing with another man

I won't let myself get
Caught up, like I do
I've had one too many,
I believe I'll be going soon

You know, I was only playing a part,
As I tried to make you out in the dark
You turned away,
As the lights hit the floor
And they made you out
Just like I was looking for


I thought I saw you
Dancing with another
Dancing with another man
And all along, I was
Dancing like I did not
Dancing like I did not care
I thought I saw you
Dancing with another
Dancing with another man
I thought I saw you go
Dancing with another
Dancing with another man

I won't let myself get
Caught up, like I do
Track Name: If You Say
Are you feeling it today?
Is something running through your blood?
There’s something riding on your back,
You don't want to get caught tripping over
Your own way of tracing an escape
In the middle of the motion
Yeah, I've been feeling it for some time
Yeah, I've been feeling it for some time

Leave me here a few more years,
You'll see more clearly
Maybe you're the one who never cared
If you say it, why don't you mean it?

Well, maybe you’re just under the weather
Maybe I could write you a letter
It's wrapped around your hands and tethered to your throat
Lately, it's been on my mind
I don't want you let you go,
But how come you want to be
The one who always has to say no ?

Here it comes
Here it comes, here it goes
Here it comes, I don't want to know
How did it get this hard,
Knowing right from the start?
You've never had a problem
With making up that mind of yours

Slowly letting go of my regret
Yeah, I've been doing it for some time
I feel so much better now
I drove my car into a crowded town
Cut my lights for a minute,
As I blindly crossed the street

Leave me here a few more years,
You'll see more clearly
Maybe you're the one who never cared
If you say it, why don't you mean it?
Why don’t you mean it?
Let me know

Here it comes, here it goes
Here it comes, I don't want to know
How did it get this hard,
Knowing it from the start?
You've never had a problem
With making up that mind of yours

If you say it, why don't you mean it?
If you want it, let me know
Why don't you mean it?
Track Name: An Aside
I was thinking,
And I'd like to go back
On everything I've ever said
I'd like to take this time
And figure a few things out,
But I'm afraid that I'll
Look back on these times,
And see myself blind

I'm above this shallow
Trail behind me,
The wreckage of my entitlement
I joked around, convinced myself
This was all a bullshit operation
I could sidestep easy,
But stepping aside won't save me

This is the start of something obvious,
This is the day-old payload, was promised
This is the moment I look back on
With an empty sense of yearning
I can't keep from returning
And just like that, I'm burning
Track Name: Never Meant To Fall In Love
Now that I’m living on my own,
I’m better off, and you should know
That I wasn’t afraid
Afraid of leaving you behind
Afraid of starting a new life,
Away from all your dirty tricks

It’s easy, now
Less complicated than before

But I didn’t think it’d be so hard
To hear you try to change my mind
You knew that my mind was made up long ago,
You did it just for show

It’s easy, now
Less complicated than before
Either way you look at it
You’re black and white, so easy to offend

I never meant for us to fall in love, in love, in love
I never meant for us to fall in love, in love, in love

You did your best to make it right
Your best wasn’t good enough
A terrible fight
Worse than you’ve ever done before
It’s a funny thing how we connect,
It’s a funny thing I entertained your best attempt
Either way you look at it
You’re black and white, so easy to offend

I never meant for us to fall in love, in love, in love
I never meant for us to fall in love, in love, in love
I never meant for us to fall in love, in love, in love
I never meant for us to fall in love, in love, in love
Track Name: Withdraw
I woke up to the ocean
Tapping my head
Opened my eyes, there was no
White noise
The old voice was dead

So I felt around for something
Earthly and real,
But I found no comfort in
The insects, the leaflets
Which sold me nothing

Patience, this time,
It's all used up,
I'm old enough to die

I walked in circles, I was
Wide eyed, bored
This can't be hell, I thought,
I'd paid my taxes and
and I paid my time

But the roots beneath me
Lift like eyes to the stage
And it's the heavens
They all reach for
They don't know
How short they'll fall

Patience, this time,
It's all used up,
I'm old enough to die
My head's a twisted mess of
Broken images
Oh, for the life of me,
I can't say if I'm alive

We stop by the open sky and
We fall to pieces, wishing
For plastic passion, some distraction
Until the rising action
And I'm divided, undecided
We sit face to face hoping to hide

Broken models, empty bottles
Over the eyes, appealing
And we don't mind them synthesizing
Each of the old warm feelings
But I'm divided, undecided
We sit face to face
Hoping to hide
Just outdated, overstated
Bits of the good life passing,
The system crashing

Patience, this time,
It's all used up,
I'm old enough to die
My head's a twisted mess of
Broken images
Oh, for the life of me,
I can't say if I'm
A puppet trying to
Forget my heart's a hand,
Or if I'm alive