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This album is a compilation of songs I have made, not without the help of many.

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released January 1, 2014

Please see each song for specific credits. As for the album, I owe it to my (and all those involved)'s passionate love for music creation, just as I owe my talents to my Creator.

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*This album Includes "Sweet Caroline," a cover of an original song under the same title by Neil Diamond. I do not own the publishing to this song but I do own the recording, arrangement, and performance rights of the COVER.

By purchasing this album you are agreeing that Sweet Caroline is a FREE bonus track, not an original work*

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Track Name: Mountaineer
The teal plaid coat of the mountaineer
With his steel-tip toes and sun-burnt ears
Filling wheelbarrows with the growing fear
That he'll never leave the mountainside,

ANd the axe swings down one final time
but the tree unbounds from its timber lines
it leaves no sound or trace behind
He was lonely on the way he died, yeah.

Back at home in the fireplace,
there's too much wood and no more space
for daddy's good on mommy's face
if there ever really was at all,

and now they've grown to miss him less,
and on her own she raised the best
that she knew how, as for the rest,
she prayed he'd stay this fall, or be all...

All Alone

Know this fire, feel it burn
while you were still too young to learn
I chose to live outside and earn
the wood to keep you warm.
and if you hate me understand,
you'll always be that baby in my hands,
but nothing's wilder than the heart of man
so I promised you from harm, far from home

All Alone

I drop the love outside your door
to stop would only hurt me more
I've gotta tear my soul in four,
the seasons call me home...
until then I've got to be...

Alone.
Track Name: Lucky Underwear
In my lucky underwear,
I can fight all the bad guys
I can punch dance and cartwheel
I can’t fly but I jump I high(er)

When I wear my special cape,
I win bug-eating contests
And I lose my fear of snakes,
and of lunch time and recess

and with all my magic on, I could drive a firetruck

With my Xray Goggles on,
I can see through the fixtures
where my mommy hides the gun,
where my dad hides the pictures

With my super ninja socks,
I can climb up the eaves-trough
By the time the bad guy stops,
I’m asleep on the rooftop

but with all my magic on, I’m still never strong enough

With my flaky entourage,
I can sneak out the backdoor
While they’re busy betting odds,
on and off of the dance floor

With my mother’s favorite tie,
I can hang from a prom stall
Not until I learn to fly,
Or at least how to slow the fall

When the ambulances come,
and the screaming firetrucks
tell them all my magic’s gone,
I was never strong enough.
Track Name: The Giant of Easter Island
Five times my glory's size,
We weren't seeing eye to eye
I fled talking over her head,
To pick forgiveness from a flowerbed.

And the island held its breath,
As the weeping willow wept to death
After pulling it roots an all,
Someone called "that's the last tree left!"

I carved her out a thousand clones,
So she would never feel alone,
With my monolith colonnade raised,
Someone brayed "that's the last of stone!"

But what was I supposed to weed,
with these knuckles the width of knees,
She climbed to my ear in tears,
whispered "this isn't what we need."

(They blame me for the faith I robbed;
Being a giant doesn't make me God.)

Starving village at the Sandy rise,
Shrunken visages with angry eyes,
At sundown, she stands my side,
Banned to paddle out until we die.

I started swelling from the salty sea,
Until the water was a part of me.
We washed aground on a foreign shore,
Casting shadows on the navy corps!
She hiked to my eyes in fear,
yelling "That was an act of War!"

Momma called me special,
Daddy called me strong
Island called me monster,
That's what I've become.
the Giant of Easter Island

At the siren of the final wave,
Lying on the bullets where my body gave,
She climbed to my monster's cage, claiming that "it didn't have to end this way."

And just as I was going home,
The dust settled on a marigold.
She said: "I never asked for roses, only a safe place to plant my soul."

Momma called me special,
Daddy called me strong
Island called me monster,
Look what you've become,
the Giant of Easter Island!
(Clarineeeeeeeeeets)
Track Name: Let Me Go
The crest and troughs, the ons and offs in a constant oscillation
The ripples in the wavelengths of our breathless arbitrations
Can't we reach a flatline, paving over past frustrations
I can't help but guard your heart far more now that it's vacant

Still I doubt a time machine is something I'll be making, cuz
I'd scribble out the cloudy nights with silver lines for training
And I haven't found a thing out there that slows my signs of aging
so I'll learn to laugh my hair away and love my handle gaining

Let me know, when the time has come
Pain is only temporary, it should never last this long
Let me know, after biting off our tongues
Rain is only secondary once the storm is gone

If I'm truly such a chauvinist then saying so won't matter,
It would only make me madder, make my food and set the table.
But if the doors I held for you and the jackets that you puddled through
Had all this time been misconstrued to meaning you're unable
Then yes I'd be entitled to a little grace and some honest truth
From here on in, instead of you accepting my romantics,
As anytime I treat you well, my princess plants a passive shell
And a prison bar in mortar cell and claims that I had planned it all along.

So Let me go, Let me be alone
I'm trying to take it easy, but we keep on holding on
Let me go, we both know it's wrong
I still love your family, and I wish you heard my song

So let me go, 'till the time has come
Someday you'll believe me, it was worth it all along
And let this grow, once the pain is gone,
I can be the driftwood that you are floating on
Track Name: Flightless Bird
Oh to wear these shoes
'Till I'm baring my toes
I leave the tongue loose
Past the tears in my sole

My tongue is dried out,
crying out for a spring,
You call me to
Leave my shoes and my wings

For every father regretting to fight
And every orphan yelling "Daddy" at night,
For every blind man who claims they saw the light.

For every heathen who keeps me expelled,
And promises heaven if I make it through hell,
The soles of these feet kiss the coals in these streets
I'm too old to be taking this heat,
But I might as well...

I'm a flightless bird, but I'm still at ease
Now I'm never looking down at my enemies
With a righteous word and a pair of knees
I am the weak, as the least of these
Track Name: Sunsets On My Anger
God, Don't forgive this sinner yet
I haven't learned enough from my regrets
And I sit and wait upon this stone
That I carry alone

I carry alone

And I feel the knife turn,
And I feel the coals burn.
Oh God, don't forgive this sinner yet.
Cuz I haven't learned enough from my regrets
And I carried that burden on my own
Yeah I buried that stone

And I felt the knife turn
I felt the coals burn

You are love but I still feel so loveless,
and I'm longing for complete forgiveness

Is my quarter good enough for your payphone?
I called to say that my sorrows paved the rough way home.
Track Name: Sisyphus
Push all the buttons in the elevator
Reminds me of the city lights
Besides, I like the wait I like the wait

I put my heart in the refrigerator
To see if I’m alive
Besides, I like the pace I like the pace

Put the world in a kaleidoscope
to add some symmetry,
Besides, it breaks the light it breaks the light

Only loyal to the Midas Vote
I’m on a winning spree
Besides, nobody’s right nobody’s right.

Chorus
Watching me watching me fall asleep
Talking me talking me to the floor
Walking me walking me on a leash
I don’t need anymore

Feeding the bullets of a revolution
Reminds me of a tv show
Besides, I have a dream, I have a dream.

Let’s end the Sisyphean retribution
Someone get a telephone
Besides, my hands are clean, my hands are clean.

I add verbatim when it’s ad verbatim
And nobody minds
Besides, I like my voice I like my voice

Pulling the trigger on another nation
Hush now you’ll be fine
Besides, I like the noise I like the noise

(bridge)

Chorus
Watching me watching me fall asleep
Talking me talking me to the floor
Walking me walking me on a leash
I don’t need anymore

Putting your hands over your children’s ears
So they don’t hear us coming
Besides it makes them strong it makes them strong

Put on some music from your better years
Back when you were young
Besides, it won’t take long it won’t take long
Track Name: Tokyo Speirs & Alix Thorne - Pretty Big Fan
be my marco solo
i'll be polo with a blindfold,
Then play red rover, call you over,
and make you hold my hand
when we’re playing FREEZE!....
even time slows down,
duck duck goose, no matter who I
choose, you’re still around

in sardines, the spot, it seems,
you always pick the worst
I take a peek in hide and seek
so i can find you first
work my way in Twister,
hope we meet at blue or green,
if we’re both losing together,
we’re still on the winning team

I'm pretty big fan of you,
I'm a pretty big fan of you
Let's do the wave So i can see you
wave back at me too

They’re throwing you a curve ball
when it’s your turn up to bat
I’m cheering in the bleachers
and throwing up my hat

3,2,1 the ball is thrown,
i’m trying to steal first base
I’m always trying to catch you,
but you keep me on the chase
rumble clouds start pouring,
we keep singing in the rain,
Fill the pit with mudpies,
and I’ll throw some at your face :)

I'm pretty big fan of you,
I'm a pretty big fan of you
Let's do the wave So i can see you
wave back at me too,
Carve this tree for when we’re ready
after years of Alphaghetti,
in a treasure box of lego blocks
Let’s save the I’s and U’s

Outro
if your playdoh heart is harder
than the tree in which you carved it in,
and you just keep on bartering
and toying with yourself,

and if I’m to be as callous
as our feet when we were Alice
if we’ve fallen down the rabbit hole,
and lost most of our health,

We can lie beneath our carving,
and release our straining breath,
‘Till U and I are buried in our
Lego treasure chest

Sarah: “throw a rock for hopscotch then run and take a leap
If our numbers don’t add up, I can land on my two feet...”
Tokyo:“Well, I’ve hit my head in football, tackled dizzy in the street,
but you knocked me right out cold when you said you fell for me.”
Track Name: Tokyo Speirs & Joel Wheeler - Sweet Caroline (Cover)
Where it began, I can't begin to know when
But then I know it's growing strong
Oh, wasn't the spring, whooo
And spring became the summer
Who'd believe you'd come along

Hands, touching hands, reaching out
Touching me, touching you
Oh, sweet Caroline
Good times never seem so good
I've been inclined to believe it never would

And now I, I look at the night, whooo
And it don't seem so lonely
We fill it up with only two, oh
And when I hurt
Hurting runs off my shoulder
How can I hurt when holding you

Oh, one, touching one, reaching out
Touching me, touching you
Oh, sweet Caroline
Good times never seem so good
Oh I've been inclined to believe it never would

Ohhh, sweet Caroline, good times never seem so good
Track Name: In Christ Alone (Cover)
In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.