Stories You Can't Tell - Album

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released January 1, 2012

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Track Name: Two Cities
Too much in my head to sleep it out
I try to forget, but it's singled out
My heart beats fast, but there is no one
Only anxiety I can't overcome
I've been driving back and forth, back and forth
spreading myself too thin, distracting myself
I've been stacking more, more and more
all onto my shelf



Yes, I would love to take it easier
But right now, I cannot settle on quite how
And maybe one day, I'll say it was worth it
But today, I'm between two cities
on how to figure it out

Too much in my head to just let it out
Can't even keep track of what I'm worrying about
So I've been making lots of lists lately
When I cross one thing off, another's added on
I've been making lots of friends lately
Most of them came as quickly as they were gone

Yes, I would love to take it easier
But right now, I cannot settle on quite how
And maybe one day, I'll say it was worth it
But today, I'm between two cities
on how to figure it out

Yes, I would love to take it easier
But right now, I cannot settle on quite how
And maybe one day, I'll say it was worth it
But today, I'm between two cities
on how to figure it out
Track Name: Finding
I ran into you with no expectancy
that I would find you right next to me
Six months was time to learn too much

I played the getting to know you game
Turns out we're not much alike, not much the same
Our daily events became late night bedtime stories, we would tell

Thank you for finding me
I guess I was hiding
When I looked out, well, you were right there
And you gave me things for realizing
Well I know, the credit's for dividing
I think you needed me to find you, too

This is the moment we've been waiting for all week
Now you see the expression on my face as we speak
An hour and a half's distance kept us apart, roughly

Well I had the weekend to spend with you in your natural state
What a difference it made when bedtime came
I couldn't care 'bout all the second hand cigarette breaks, I would take

Thank you for finding me
I guess I was hiding
When I looked out, well, you were right there
And you gave me things for realizing
Well I know, the credit's for dividing
I think you needed me to find you, too

If it is true that you've found love of me
Do not conclude that I could never be
It kills me to think, the weight I've pushed down on you
With no power to take it off, when I try to

Thank you for finding me
I guess I was hiding
When I looked out, well, you were right there
And you gave me things for realizing
Well I know, the credit's for dividing
I think you needed me to find you, too
Track Name: One Week
This week, it went by faster than I
could have hoped for, could have denied
I worked at my job, the day it was rough
But when I got home, I thought about stuff



Like all of the things I have learned about you
After one week
All of the things I have wondered about you
After one week

All of this is quite exciting for now
But I've only had one week to try the thought of you out

I finally hung up the clothes on the floor
And folded the rest, and put them in drawers
I played some songs for part of the day
I drove in my car, always too far
for all the friends who keep me entertained

Then there were all of the things I have learned about you
After one week
All of the things I have wondered about you
After one week

All of this is quite exciting for now
But I've only had one week to try the thought of you out

All of the things I don't know about you
All of the things I could know about you
All of the things I could know about you
After one week
Track Name: For Unraveling
I knew you were trouble, well I was having fun
I thought I could bring out your best
Maybe I'm not worth the change in you
But I don't think I'm worth much less
And so you've seen it's very hard for me to admit certain things
As if I'll never have to confirm anything I am thinking

It's okay, I think
We make a bigger deal with the way we speak
The way we talk about things
But you know too much, so I know it will be such
a difficult thing for unraveling
Oh no

So you've proved you care
And it's so much different this time around

And now I've brought myself all this worry
over this new thing I've found
I never really wanted anyone to know
they were that important to my history
But I'm afraid you've already figured out
all that mystery there was about me

It's okay, I think
We make a bigger deal with the way we speak
The way we talk about things
But you know too much, so I know it will be such
a difficult thing for unraveling
Oh no

Hang a certificate on the wall for all to see
What you have done and to wonder what got into me

It's okay, I think
We make a bigger deal with the way we speak
The way we talk about things
But you know too much, so I know it will be such
a difficult thing for unraveling
Oh no
Track Name: Sentimentality
You want reassurance, you want my sentimentality
And boy, if you can earn it, I'll surely set it free
I just hate sitting, trying to convince myself
This is really, really good for me

I'm sorry if I've made it hard for you
To avoid any sort of doubt
Well, I wouldn't wanna mislead you too far
I'm still trying to figure it out

Maybe if I stick around long enough
you'll be able to finish that song one night
You can't seem to keep your thoughts away from me
but it's nothing you would try and fight
I want you to know I think of you
and I like when I have you around

But when I didn't say anything back to you
you must have wondered what that was all about
Well, I didn't know what to say
So I didn't try to figure it out

Don't have much spare time
But you get a lot
No expressions big enough
to calm any of your thoughts

You know I'll be working on my,
you know I'll be working on my sentimentality
Track Name: Change Like That
I'm not responsible
for what has happened here
Hard to be logical
Your motives aren't clear
Though I know that all of this must only be a stage
Let's skip to the next scene
You've got lots to say, but lots of stories you can't tell
without exaggerating

Why did you change like that,
Change like that?

You have transformed yourself
as far as we can see
A gradual process that
better blended you into some scene
Well you were always welcome there, as far as I'm aware
What makes it better now?
You act as though you lead the way
But you've fallen in line with what surrounds you

Why did you change like that,
Change like that?
Track Name: You'll Be Fine
You were a flower, sitting in a vase in a space in my room

The water ran out, I had no more to give
And so it dried, and then it died

You are a painting, sitting on a page in a frame in my room
You'll never dry out, I'll never let you
I'll always keep you around if I'm allowed to

You don't need reassurance
To know that you'll be fine
Wish I could tell you that hurt is
much harder to come by
I'll be hurtin', too 

With your resent I cannot undo

You were a pattern, I got so used to running to
Wish I could have warned you, I could have sworn
I'd never be at this point
Then when it came, it was much easier to avoid
'Cause you found a comfort
And I did too, I guess
And so we got comfortable with making each other upset
Then we'd wake up, and somehow, reset

You don't need reassurance
To know that you'll be fine
Wish I could tell you that hurt is
much harder to come by
I'll be hurtin', too 

With your resent I cannot undo

Now I hold all responsibility
For the way you are feeling
You can try, try to drink a little more, tune me out a little more
I will try, try to fix what I can fix
Well, maybe you won't even notice

You don't need reassurance
To know that you'll be fine
Wish I could tell you that hurt is
much harder to come by
I'll be hurtin', too 

With your resent I cannot undo
Track Name: Something to Show
I'm killing myself slowly
Just like most everybody else I know
'Cause stressing less and eating best
is so unachievable right now, you know
I found distractions with all of the friends
that I think I can say that I've got
But at the end of the day, I'm alone
with quite a collection of thoughts

Are you waking up now?
Well, I can't sleep
I've been spending the night
with my worries
If I'm out of luck now
Well, I won't speak
of what I was intending

I made the biggest fool of myself
I'm used to it by now, you see
I've put myself in front of so many people
I know they roll their eyes all for me
They're just good at being nice
So much truth I will never hear them say
If it made any sense, any sense at all
I'd run far away

Are you waking up now?
Well, I can't sleep
I've been spending the night
with my worries
If I'm out of luck now
Well, I won't speak
of what I was intending

What a shame, what a shame it could be
If it's not, if it's not already

Are you waking up now?
Well, I can't sleep
I've been spending the night
with my worries
If I'm out of luck now
Well, I won't speak
of what I was intending
Track Name: Apartment Downtown
Well I live in a stupid apartment downtown
What I wanted to find, sure have not found
Thought I'd move and I'd be better in the city

Now I wish I could turn back around

The kitchen sink's made for washing hands
And I get to my room through another man's

Though there's lots of space, you might assume
I wouldn't pay the same rent as the kid with his own bathroom

Oh what a place to be
When I'm gone, I'm sure I'll see
All the things that I liked all about
This stupid apartment downtown

Thank goodness that smell finally went away
But the toilet, it is still broken
What I went through just to put electric in my name
You must have been jokin'

When I went into the small, dirty, so-called kitchen
I found a stove to be nonexistent
Can't cook anything, no I can't even hang
At this stupid apartment downtown

Oh what a place to be
When I'm gone, I'm sure I'll see
All the things that I liked all about
This stupid apartment downtown

The sirens from the firetruck
They come by just in time to wake me up
And the cats in the alley
They're not even friendly

Oh what a place to be
When I'm gone, I'm sure I'll see
All the things that I liked all about
This stupid apartment downtown
Track Name: Controversy
Isn't amazing how we could both be right about the same thing?
Pick and chose from the ways we could point the blame
Look, now we're just saying things
For the sake of saying them

Just to say something back
keep our characters intact

It's a controversy
I say what I say, but you think it's me
Well, it's not enough to make you feel loved enough
But plenty to push me away
And you say we ought to find a compromise

You're so irresponsible, but I'm so damn uptight
Go drink some more, we'll end up in a fight
Then you can hang up the phone
Just to prove a point

But I know you'll call back any second now
You couldn't go to bed like that

It's a controversy
I say what I say, but you think it's me
Well, it's not enough to make you feel loved enough
But plenty to push me away
And you say we ought to find a compromise

I know that I am stubborn
You know you are, too, you just admit it easier
But you know that you are smarter than most
So what you have to say, I should really listen to it

It's a controversy
I say what I say, but you think it's me
Well, it's not enough to make you feel loved enough
But plenty to push me away
I don't think we can find a compromise