Collaborations

by I Built The Sky & boyonastring

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Some things pull us together Some things pull us apart And sound that you're hearing is of our beating hearts I won't always save you cause I don't have the heart And bravery ain't my strong suit I'm one of several parts You won't always need me cause you'll outgrow these wings You'll fly so far away from me and my deadly sins
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VERSE 1: Tonight my hearts will pound like tiny drums This vast expanse to where they always come With torch in hand she swears she'll bring you back Your fate designed the lives of Captain Jack VERSE 2: Tonight my bones feel like they're held with glue We'll go, so far, further than what we do "You are alone" is what I've always thought You're not alone the ageless face reports CHORUS: I've seen the stars (I gained it all) I've seen them burn (I lost it too) I've watched them blaze (My closest of friends) I've seen them turn An ancient man (I stopped the war) No man at all (I saw them fall) Empires rise (Just one survived) Empires fall BRIDGE: And all I want is to be normal again And all I want is to see you again... (Something old, something borrowed Something new, and something blue) OUTRO: When you see that small blue box You know that all is not quite lost That mad man has come back for you In something old, borrowed & blue Something old, something borrowed Something new, and something blue
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VERSE 1: We're living separate times What's yours was never mine A lifetime lived in search of getting out alive I need you close to me I think that'd you agree I'd travel 'cross the stars in search of what you need CHORUS: [Please don't let me go] Now all you need to know is that I will remember you (Despite these...) [Empty days I lead] Because time won't heal a thing/Because time will grow a seed And I always remember you [And what you did] VERSE 3: I can live with this It's how I've got to live She gave up everything to save the human race BRIDGE: Take me as you find me Time won't be a friend This hole you left inside me Feels like all my darkest days have come at once, decide to stay This blackness came so suddenly and took you far away from me... Cortona, I need ya. Cortona, I need you here
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Luke's Song 03:31
VERSE 1: In a small town, in small house, in world of your own Knowing all things, doing mad things Reaping seeds you have sown and did you ever really figure out What you had from the start? Maybe you will decipher codes and it'll break your heart CHORUS: You and I, we never had a chance at all You built the highest building But you were always gonna fall CHORUS 2: Lorelai, did you see me as a friend? You drank a million coffee's But it was me until the end CHORUS: In a small town, in a small house in a world of your own Words are using, words abusing, every sentence not your own And did you ever really figure out How far you could go? Maybe you will discover more within Than anyone could really know BRIDGE: And I will wait outside almost every night Yeah I would wait outside in pouring rain Just say my name (just say my name) Well every day's the same Until you say my name (Lorelai did you see me as a friend)
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VERSE 1: You remind me of a song I used to sing when I was young And though the words are dead and gone I find the melody lives on And in the simplest of ways And in the darkest of these days Lost inside a changing maze One of time and one of space PRE 1: And you're nowhere to be seen And I'm fighting in this dream If I could work out what it means I'd have it all worked out CHORUS: Takes you by the hand and gives you second life Almost like a miracle (Almost like a miracle) VERSE 2: You remind me of a song One that never should be sung I've been biting on my tongue Forever doesn't seem that long And in the darkness of the rain A face that never stays the same And he'll be coming here again Though no one here can know his name PRE 2: But you're nowhere to be seen I'm still fighting in this dream If I could work out what it means I'd still go. In all of time and all of space In every line across his face The last of one forgotten race BRIDGE SCREAM: Blue box. Mad man. Time & space he defies. Blue box. Sad man in his place he dies. CHANT: We could save the future We could save the past We could live forever
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Carbon Souls 03:42
VERSE 1: We've got some big plans but live in tiny houses And this tiny town holds me down We use some big words and lofty information But this tiny town brings us down CHORUS: Break these molds and after all We're just all carbon souls in water's world Shake these walls and after all We're just burning coals and carbon ghosts I would help you if you asked Given the nature of our past together VERSE 2: We dance around in circles counter clockwise Our beating hearts plead their parts It's typical of, typical of everyone and every thing to go like this TAG I recognise the end can justify the means But ask yourself what end would keep your conscience clean?
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Yeah, sugar c'mon, sugar c'mon VERSE 1: I snap my fingers to the beat and they dance to make their retreat To escape from the coming heat Yeah I shake these hall ways when walk Hear the voice of the splicers talk See the marks of my daughter's chalk Yeah PRE 1: I'll walk the oceans still alive I'll never falter, never die But I may never see But I may breathe again CHORUS: I don't remember who I used to be I don't remember what I used to do All I remember is protecting you And maybe that is what I'm meant to do I don't remember where I used to live I don't remember who I called a friend But maybe if I hold you close to me We can fight it out and see the end VERSE 2: I feel my lungs mechanically breathe Feel the hits as my body heaves And my will to go on may leave Yeah PRE 2: I'll drag myself 'cross broken glass To find my purpose here at last PRE 3: I'll dig myself an early grave If innocence might just be saved OUTRO: Burn! Burn their ships! Sink this city Save the sisters, oh! Sink this city Yeah! Sink this city
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VERSE 1: Save the girl, clear the debt Something I have, have to forget Every time, we get close Feel my hands shake, and bloody nose CHORUS: I won't always save you cause I don't have the heart And bravery ain't my strong suit, I'm one of several parts VERSE 2: Something strange, familiar too And it all stems, stems out from you CHORUS 2: You won't always need me cause you'll outgrow these wings You'll fly so far away from Me and my deadly sins BRIDGE: Songbird carry me away Someone carry me away
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Stand your ground and prove your worth Or return like dust unto the earth Are you looking for secret here? Treading on the ground where angels tread in fear Hoping for another easy way Let me tell you there's no easy way to save Drain the oceans and the seas There's no easy way for me Walk the deserts and the sands No safety for common man Do you want to say something? You better make it worthwhile Use you actions not your words Use your character not your style We're got ourselves to blame for this mess We're got ourselves to blame for this CHORUS: I believe that truth is always One step away if you're walking in the right direction and asking questions I believe that the truth can find you It's one day away if you're looking for the right direction Keep asking questions Do you wanna be a better man? Raise your hand up if you think you can, 'cmon Do you wanna make a difference now? Well don't stop moving and I'll show you how, c'mon You dug down deep to find someone But returned without a soul You dug down deep to find yourself But in the end you only found the hole Oh just you listen to me The truth will set you free And when you're free, you're free indeed But tell me what freedom means When you have no hope or dreams Search yourself but there's no one there You can't save yourself You need someone else You won't swim the sea To find your belief
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VERSE 1: When I was young I stooped down to the dirt And drew a line that I would never cross When I got old and my borders worn and torn I still remained on my old familiar side PRE 1: Why do we do it? Why do we do what we know we can't? Why do we do it? Why do we do what we know we ain't? CHORUS: Dancing for rain we circle, our blood in our cheeks turns purple Day after day, wave after wave (Yeah!) Show me the way I'll stumble I'll say what you say but mumble it Wave after wave, day after day, stay where you stay, say what you say COUNTER CHORUS: I can feel this burning in my soul, can feel this burning in my soul I sold my soul, I sold my soul I feel like a mountain to a mole, a spinning car with no control I sold my soul, I sold my soul VERSE 2: And then one day a friend pulled me aside And dusted off this life I'd grown into "You're not the lawn" "You are a tree that needs to grow in the sun" "And bear some fruit someday" PRE 2: I'm spreading out my arms like branches reaching out for the sun I'm reaching out my palms like flowers turn their heads to the sun
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Someone call me by my real name I can't feel the sun, the sun, the sun Everybody runs, they run, they run What is it I've done, I've done, I've done? What have I become, become, become? VERSE 1: I am just a monster, a remnant of the man A memory that's fading, a poorly made up plan I am just the monster, what's left of what remains A guardian of Rapture, my life entwined by chains Breathe a breath of this dead end town NEW CHORUS: Drag me, from bottom of the ocean And just let me see, let me see the sun Take me from this God forsaken city Please let me out, and tell me that it's done VERSE 2: I was never ready My heart gave way to weight My hands were so unsteady They took me to the place You were so ungrateful For everything they did They strung you up, and sewed you in and left you with a kid BRIDGE: I'm dead with a brain, with a brain I live in a grave, in this grave 2ND CHORUS: Drag me, from bottom of the ocean And just let me see, let me see the stars Take me from this God forsaken city Please just let me out, let me breath at last

about

A special collaboration between the riffing genius of I Built The Sky and the raving lunatic lyricist "boyonastring" aka Brendan Horn.

One Of Several based on Duplicatus
Something Borrowed, Something Blue based on Perlucidus
Cortana (I Need You) based on Mammatus
Luke's Song based on Noctilucent
Almost Like A Miracle based on Spissatus
Carbon Souls based on Arcus
Sink This City based on Lacunosus
Truth & Questions based on Cumulonimbus and Vertebratus

Find the original versions HERE:
ibuiltthesky.bandcamp.com

credits

released June 7, 2015

All instruments performed by I Built The Sky and boyonastring (as per further information in song description)
All songs written by I Built The Sky and boyonastring.
All vocals by Brendan Horn
All lyrics by Brendan Horn
Album artwork by Brendan Horn

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