Closer Than The Words

by Dearest Raven

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Face first in a handful of glass You got me hardwired and looking into the past You want me to say something that will make this thing last I never said I'd live forever when we sat on the grass Last summer We're waiting for the world to turn (around) We're waiting for the world to burn (down) Turned tables and a record to catch It's not a half measure now I'm striking a match The world is on fire but we're feeling the cold I never said I'd fight the feeling if we start to get old Remind me I watched the sun in the sky I see the tears that you cry I never questioned the reason for our resistance I watched the desert reply With arms outstretched to the sky I never questioned the reason for our persistence I held you closer than skin Until you saw me again You never questioned the reason for my existence You shone like light from the sun Accepted where it came from You never questioned the reason for my persistence
William Tell 03:47
Just hold still you promise not to hurt me but I think you will Just hold still experience is learning, but some things can kill you I don't wanna be another story on the six fifteen Knew you would be trouble, but I didn't know what it could mean Just hold still an apple on my forehead and you might be crazy Just hold still my bind fold covered eyes, maybe I'm who's crazy I don't wanna have another hole for me to patch up When it comes to you it seems I'm always playing catch up Separate times with separate lives Smooth as silk, with dark edge lines Every time we don't succeed You always give me what I need Every time we close our eyes We wake up knowing we're alive
Take 04:41
Singing with a new voice Using someone's words Your quiet conversations Are always over heard Every time we leave here We leave a tiny piece And every time we come here We find a little peace Enemies closer than shirt they're gonna take from your back Speaking with an old voice Using no one's words Your quiet conversations Are always so rehearsed Every time we meet here We lose a little trust Every time we leave here We find out that we must Enemies closer than the mark they left from burning your skin Taking what you wanted You stealing from the poor You paint yourself the hero But you started the war Your words carry the secrets Seducing to the ears You drink up every poison We mixed in with our tears Enemies closer than the words you're gonna spit from your mouth Nobody's gonna take from me What I've got to give Whoa Nobody's gonna take from me This life I'm gonna live Whoa
Slip Away 04:36
I gotta say, gotta say, gotta say, gotta say, You love me in worst way, in the worst way I gotta say, gotta say, gotta say, gotta say, You come and then you go away And then you go away I gotta say, gotta say, gotta say, gotta say, You're sunshine and it won't rain It just won't rain I gotta say, gotta say, gotta say, gotta say, I need you in my dark days In my worst days Six feet under a car we're gonna die some day Don't let this slip away Don't let me slip away Six weeks on from now we're gonna find a way We're gonna be okay I'm gonna be okay Point me in the right direction Love is more than mere affection You gotta work, gotta work, gotta work, gotta work at it It's gotta hurt, gotta hurt, gotta hurt so you know that you want it
Safe in the sky The clouds, you and I No reason to land Just you and I The world spinning by No reason to care On and on we travel Getting close to one another But do we see the end approaching? On and on we travel Falling further into friendship But do we see the hands, closing? Safe in the sea The fish, you and me No reason to breath Deep under blue No sense of what's true No light here to see
Colours move Back and forth They sway so gently From the south to north The paint brush knows The canvas' soul And neither one Wants to be in control I could paint what you want to see But what you see isn't clear to me I could go if you want me to Investing more than we can afford to lose I've got shares in success you see Take a chance, put your faith in me Take a chance. I could leave if you want me to But bailing out is an awful thing to do I had shares in a future me Take a chance, invest yourself with me Take a chance, invest yourself with me Fingers move Up and down Depressing keys so they make that sound The hammers move In perfect sync But with no strings There's no music I could sing what you want to hear But the words that you're sayin' aren't clear Floor boards groan Under your feet You move so lightly But they will still squeak Your dancing days Are far from gone Will you find a partner For your favourite song I could dance if I wanted to You're moving faster than I could ever move Invest yourself with me Improve our equity Just put some faith in me
Everybody's looking for their sound Looking up when everybody looks down We get stuck on the little things We can't lie for truth We can't fight for peace Everybody's looking for their own Get it quick before up you get shown We get stuck on the simple things We can't die for life We ain't quiet to sing I cannot figure out these things you're trying to say But I just smile and nod, and sing along anyway
Small town friends with these big city blues Are we losing touch, or am I losing you? Got my blue collar torn in the chain link fence Got my hands all dirty with my best defense Is it burger and fries or is it coffee to go? Is it time to act now, or time to act slow? Worlds apart when sitting on the sofa Distance between us never gets any closer I got nothing say but you got nothing to LOSE So let's play role reversal, you be me, I'll be you Not so fast, did you think I would quit? I spent 8 years waiting, and then bam that's just it? I got my lottery ticket on the day we first met And I'm cashing it in, just to see what I get Is it jackpot tonight or will it raise up the stakes? Will you jump on the gas, or slam down hard on the breaks? If I knew the direction, I'd know how long it takes... Is it one of the real ones or hundreds of fakes? Small town friends with these big city blues Small decisions, but there's big things to choose In the end I know what you're going to do Put your faith in me like I did with you
Stranglehold 04:44
I set traps around my house To catch myself out My clothes are on my floor But I wear the self doubt I pitch plans in black tie up your hands I'm left feet if you had come to dance I'm all head and you have so much heart I stop dead when you warm up to start I take pictures of my hands I know them like them I set practice against plans Best 6 out of 10 I pitch tents in backyards of your friends I make means out of this street's dead ends I'm all head and you have so much heart I look blunt, but touch me, I feel sharp Dig a hole and fill it up Am I too close to you? With all the things you never took for you to see the truth? Find a cave and seal it up in everything I do You found the words but lack the guts I do it cause of you So tell me if you think we'll break the strangle hold These young hearts growing old So tell me if you think we'll ever really feel the cold If sold out is how we're sold
Shake, shake, shake this tree of opportunity Shake, shake, shake these hands of false humility Where did you go when we both call it a day? Is there a reason why you're staying away? Nobody told me that you'd be here today But if they did, then I'd have someone to blame It's good to see you After these years... I guess it's true, when it all hangs on you You get the weight of the world Late, late, late, late, late or never? These hands are far too cold, for sunny weather Some days you find yourself reliving the past Despite the distance is becoming so vast They always said that this could never have last But who'd have guess it would be over so fast? What is a shadow But absence of sun? What is the point Of everything I've become Undone I've undone what I've begun What is a liar But an absence of truth? What is the evidence But pulling the proof? Undone We've undone what we've begun I don't want any more excuses I've had enough of your clever ruses You're 16 and you're covered in bruises I'm out cause I'm borderline useless I don't want any more nostalgia You mistreat everybody around ya You're 16 and you're starting to flounder So thank God for the people around ya oh
Last night the anchor broke and set our little boat free And sent you sailing on the wind so far away from me I stood just like a statue with the other ships in dock And asked God for a favour, would he make the wind just stop That night I learnt a lesson that I never will forget God makes all the promises, and we're just making bets That night when all my hopes and dreams were running out to sea Our little boat sank and brought you home and back to me We sell ourselves these things But lose them in our sleep They say that we go out the same Way we came in They say that we take nothing but Our characters They say that we lie to ourselves How do they know? They say that we all steal something Our friends and foes Another night you packed your things and then you headed out I didn't even notice that your voice had faded now So now I am an island and you are a sinking ship I'd say I am your saviour, but I'm slowly losing grip We sell ourselves these clothes But never wear them out We buy up all the words But never make a sound We tell ourselves these things But never really hear We strive to go so far But end up oh so near


A songs for fans of acoustic rock written by two people who work together at a music shop.


released August 5, 2016

All songs written, recorded and produced by Brendan Horn & Dave Scotland.

Dave Scotland:
Guitars, Bass, Keyboards & Programming, Drum Programming, and Rough Mixing

Brendan Horn:
Vocals, Arrangement, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards & Programming, Drum Programming, Final Mix and Mastering


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