Monument

by Say True

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released June 4, 2013

All lyrics written and performed by Donavan Foy
Music written and produced by Donavan Foy and Dave Trautz
All instruments by Dave Trautz except drums performed by Mike Jimenez
Engineered, mixed and mastered at The Wire by Dave Trautz - thewire247.com
© 2013 Say True

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Track Name: Glossolalia
We'll meet up at ten
Hit the streets and then
This town's not gonna know what hit them
By five, it's a ghost town
Nobody around
We'll go till they wake up and shut us down

Waiting for our time to come
Shooting stars, speaking in tongues
Sparks of hope like lightning bugs
One thundercloud turns drought to flood

We know the Good Book
A thing or two about right hooks
We've never been shy about our looks
Don't try to make us see
We know everything
That you're gonna say, believe you me

Waiting for our time to come
Shooting stars, speaking in tongues
Sparks of hope like lightning bugs
One thundercloud turns drought to flood

A vacuum emptying my lungs
This town's a song that can't be sung
At least not yet, but someday soon
We will figure out the tune

Waiting for our time to come
Shooting stars, speaking in tongues
Sparks of hope like lightning bugs
One thundercloud turns drought to flood
Track Name: Ellipsis
And the light from your window always shines into mine
We're always awake at the same time
Well, I guess that's just the way we are
So close but always too far

We were watching the fireworks on your roof
Both of us pretending not to know the truth
So we will keep the words unsaid
And we'll just lie here like this instead

Just across the street, but it feels too far
From who we were and where we are
We always promised to save the last dance
But it passed before we knew we missed our chance

Sorry about your boyfriend
I never liked that guy
But when I blacked his eye, everybody knew
You were the reason why

Everyone saw the fireworks except you
We could never seem to ever light that fuse
No finale leading up to the end
Just silence on our street instead

We were watching the fireworks on your roof
Both of us pretending not to know the truth
So we keep the words unsaid
And just lie here like this. Just lie instead.
Track Name: Lorem Ipsum
Forty nights and forty days
n the wilderness trying to find my way
I'm not proud of everything I've done
Just trying not to hate who I'd become

I wasn't trying to break your heart
I never wanted to, I never wanted to
I should have told you from the start
I never wanted to, I never wanted to

Syllables like isotopes
Breaking apart the late night waiting room hopes
I could see my thoughtlessness had stung
Before the words had fully left my lungs

And I know the tongue is a rudder
But this ship has lost its course
I am trying to recover
Before I lose sight of the shore
I wasn't trying to break your heart

I never wanted to, I never wanted to
I should have told you from the start
I never wanted to, I never wanted to
(I didn't mean to)
Track Name: Reprieve
I hate to say I told you so
But I knew how this was gonna go
From the beginning, saw the end
And it wasn't if, so much, as when

I think I'm just gonna leave
(I’m done just thinking about it)
We can call it a reprieve

If I come round again some day
I don't think I'd know what to say
It wouldn't be like it was before
We're not the same, not anymore

I think I'm just gonna leave
(I'm done just thinking about it)
We can call it a reprieve
(I'll be fine without it)
Nothing will ever be
Like it was when we were seventeen
Track Name: Sieves
Slow it down, our time was running out
But we didn't notice then
Entropy will not catch up with me
These nights will never end

Hold our love in these hands like sieves
But we'll scream till our voices give

And it seems that even now in dreams
I always end up here
Like a ghost haunting the West Coast
I'm gone but still stay near

Hold our love in these hands like sieves
But we'll scream till our voices give
Still can't see that the choice is this
To let go or to break our wrists
(Stay young. So let's stay young)

And it seems that even now in dreams
I always end up here
Like a ghost haunting the West Coast
I'm gone but still stay near
Track Name: Sharp Teeth Squared
Instead of counting down the days
Should have made the days count
Yeah, I set every fire
That I ever put out
We couldn't see our hands in front of our faces
The darkness that rendered us fumbling and graceless
Also hid every flaw

So wrapped up in the future tense
Let it overtake my common sense
Should have kissed the Bookcliffs
But I kissed your lips

Instead of holding my breath
Should have been filling my lungs up
Yeah, life can knock the wind out of you
As you grow up
At Cold Shivers Point, the snow blocks out the stars
As it covers the windshield of my parent's car
And so we buried youth

So wrapped up in the future tense
Let it overtake my common sense
Should have kissed the Bookcliffs
But I kissed your lips