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released February 15, 2011

Recorded entirely to 1/2 inch tape and mixed by Ricky Valente

All instruments - Ricky Valente

Written by Ricky Valente

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Track Name: home
lions guard the gates to this town
I know where you are but you won't come around.
and high above the marble and the concrete wall
someone yells, "that's the end of us all."
did I hear you're coming down?

swear all this off to me with your right hand, lady
and I'll help you find your way back home

kiss me once for love and let me go
if it's to be the last one, better make it slow
I've paced this floor a thousand times
and know it's not the same
- I couldn't call your name

swear all this off to me with your right hand, lady
and I'll help you find your way back home

come back down, come back home.
Track Name: juliet
when morning came, it found me waiting there
beneath a summer sky.
I'm just another ring you wrap around your finger -
another fool who learned to shine.
Juliet,
when you let me in
we were standing on the edge of the world
we're lying here and barely sleeping
falling in and out of line
slowly turn to taste the air that you were breathing
come on baby - let me know that you're still mine
Juliet,
when you let me in
we were standing on the edge of the world
and it's me that you're dreaming of
forever asleep
like the angels above
and I'm calling out for you, crawling after you
Juliet,
when you let me in
we were standing on the edge of the world
Track Name: chelsea hotel
she said,
"you should keep the photographs - we're frozen in time."
while the ones that you keep in your heart melt away.
scattering the cigarette ashes that cling to the sheets
with the best day that chelsea hotel room had ever seen
and I hold you a space inside I never name
just to watch you recite the same lines
that I cannot change.
like the air hanging low in the night with a beautiful star.
and your ghost comes around
when I'm knocked down and begging for sleep.
apparitioness, cold like the ocean, and her blade is deep.
like some strange silhouette from the street light
laid down beside me.
lets just take away all of this bullshit -
and leave me with something that I wanna keep.
in your changing direction I'm caught in trap
that I set for myself and kept on a shelf.
I'm not anyone else and I own my mistakes
but your hurt doesn't show whenever you go
and I hope someday it will come back around.
maybe you won't.
like the air hanging low in the night for a beautiful star.
Track Name: december beach
she talks in her sleep
laughing out loud with faces that I don't ever meet.
we waited so long
all through this life, and lives that are gone
for a feeling I never knew.

rivers flow into the sea, let's be what they'll be -
a december beach will wait there for me.
Scarlett just sleep -
come back to meet me in a dream
I know you will see what you mean to me
Scarlett just sleep, it's only a dream.
come back to me.

what I said was wrong
it hit too close to home and sounded like she
just to reach out and hurt you like me.
how long will you run from the only one
that's being torn up by this New York summer sun?

rivers flowing to the sea, let's be what they'll be -
a december beach will wait there for me.
Scarlett just sleep -
come back to meet me in a dream
I promise you will see what you mean to me
Scarlett just sleep, it's only a dream.
come back to me.
Track Name: outerspace
I sit and stare above me to outerspace and wonder
how long it will take before you are receiving
you say when it comes together you leave this place
lead me up to your room - get me tangled up with you

say it out loud now, turn me inside out
say it out loud now, where have you been my love
I'm too tired to pretend and lost it saving face
well no one ever wins
we're just left to fill the empty space

take me up all of the way.

I love you like the moon that holds the sea,
the waves that fold and hold you deep
in the night, in the night
you see me now.
I see you then.

take me up al of the way.
Track Name: jezebel
yeah, your tongue does sting.
such a fragile thing that buries the best part of me.
with your crimson hair and your green eyed stare
we come together and come apart - just take me there
and let me love you.

now you're never named, throwing off my shame
throwing all your love away
like it's just another page, that you toss away
throwing all your love away
it's just another lost soul that falls for you.

word games and hide and seek.
and you catch and release me -
but your nails remember my skin.
so you kick me around to feel better about yourself.
well cut off my head now, Jezebel.
Track Name: powderkeg
I walk in circles like I'm caught in a wheel
no sense of purpose other than my need
to feel your skin on my skin
under the weight I'm caving in.
powderkeg and a burning flame
I'm chasing the wind in a hurricane
waiting for you to light an end
making the same mistakes again
my head is spinning all of these thoughts into a web
of reconsidered passion feeding a flame that should be dead
powderkeg and a burning flame
I'm chasing the wind in a hurricane
waiting for you to light an end
making the same mistakes again
I don't want you coming here when you feel like your missing it
you walked away from the best thing you had
and I hope that you're feeling it when I burn you
in her bed
powderkeg and a burning flame
I'm chasing the wind in a hurricane
waiting for you to light an end
making the same mistakes again
Track Name: a grand finale
we walked along an autumn river green
pausing once before a golden tree
I couldn't separate the real and dream
and lost you there among the falling leaves
there I was alone, my mind was overthrown
and made to rest upon a silver stone

you're the feel in the night
make it real and we'll burn out right
you're the feel in the night
make it real and we'll burn out bright
you're the ghost and I'm the scream -
you'll be puppet, I'll be string
we're ashes on the air - sunlight on an ever changing sea

I climbed upon the hill to feel the breeze
and thought to try a hand at make believe
the fire in the field will meet the sea,
erasing all the space that's in between

you're the feel in the night
make it real and we'll burn out bright
you're the feel in the night
make it real and we'll burn out right

make it real.