Other Songs And Demos

by Ardie Collins

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released 20 May 2012

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Track Name: Demure
Maybe if we had a second go
We would do things differently
But we both know that we’d be sat drunk by the same bit of road
I can see that you are waning
But you can’t give up the hope
That in twelve years we could be fighting over half of a home

I was in the kitchen cooking up a lie
That I near enough forgot about your bold, perplexing eyes
I could be so quiet now, I could be so demure

I was there when they found this nation, I was so surprised
I was there for the accusation that brought the gods down from the sky
I was there when they invented glory, I was just a child
What is this if not a story for the loved and the reviled?

Every other word was of joyful moments
They were cutting as they fell onto the floor
But we can’t leave them there, they’ve got no other place to go
We can’t wind up as old statistics
This is our chance and we almost missed it
And you never know, in twelve years we could be fighting over half of a home

I was in the attic reminiscing over
A box of stolen photographs and letters rife with war
They were someone else memories, they weren’t my own

I was there when they found this nation, I was so surprised
I was there for the accusation that brought the gods down from the sky
I was there when they invented glory, I was just a child
Stop these thoughts they are made of poison, swilling in a chemical vial

And they haven’t conquered us…
Track Name: Doorstep
I’ll bet that this doorstep will have to live on in my mind
A subtle, cold rebuttal hit me between the eyes
We are back in that old house with a torch and a gallon of pride
Spluttering through the spiderwebs on a floor that still subsides
As if heading to nowhere as if nowhere would suit just fine

I’ll bet at this sunset we’ll skip half a second in time
And end up smiling always smiling ‘cause we knew half of this the whole time
There was nothing more to give we had spent it all swiftly and now
I sit in the evening’s grip as it rasps through the bowels of this house
As if part of the problem was I had no problems for now

I’ll bet that this doorstep will have to live on in my mind
A subtle, cold rebuttal hit me between the eyes
We are back in that old house with a torch and a gallon of pride
Spluttering through the spiderwebs on a floor that still subsides
As if heading to nowhere as if nowhere would suit just fine
Track Name: Hovel
This isn’t right, I thought I was wrong
There was noone in the echo of the slowest, saddest song
But your cavernous smile is making this worse
I seem to watch for patterns now to force into a verse

And yours was a troubled heart
I didn’t know where to start
I was running blind into the dark
So I didn’t see it fall apart

Where will you be as I finally move into my hovel by the lake?
Where will you be as I sit smugly, proclaiming about how everything is fake?
I need you to be the one to smirk at me when I make my great mistake.
I need you to be the one to smirk at me when I make my great mistake.

You say that you’re fine, and that you would’ve said
If the slightest trepidation wormed its way into your head
But we’ve been here before, right before the last train
Shouting to be heard above the unrelenting rain

And yours was a troubled heart
I didn’t know where to start
I was running blind into the dark
So I didn’t see it fall apart

Where will you be as I finally move into my hovel by the lake?
Where will you be as I sit smugly, proclaiming about how everything is fake?
I need you to be the one to smirk at me when I make my great mistake.
I need you to be the one to smirk at me when I make my great mistake.

And we’ll make a lunge for our memories
And we’ll smash them all up to debris
And they will cover you up in the dark
And we will trace it right back to the start
Track Name: Conman
So it feels like the sun’s up let’s go find out if it’s a dream
I’ll plunge in the water you can let out your loudest scream
‘Cause there is no one for miles around
We might never be found

But what if it happens, what if it all happens again?
Soon I’ll be washed up and we won’t even be friends
And so I run while the odds mean I can’t lose
Stay out of my mind I could have you removed

Even if I try my best, and say what’s brewing in my head like…
I’m not here for you even if you’re here for me
I’m not here for you, I don’t know if you’re here for me
But I’m not here for you, and you won’t hear from me
‘cause I’m always pressing on so selfishly

We can claim it’s above us, that it doesn’t fuss us, that we are just harmless, subtle souls
That we don’t belong here, we’re just writing songs here, in a shoebox without holes
But it’s never like that, and you know that, as we lie here watching seconds fly by on our backs
There they go, there they go, there they go

I was a conman in a stolen three-piece suit
I was arriving just to see them all uproot
Here is a lesson from the ones who love us most
You can’t live in fear of yesterday’s ghost

Even if I try my best, and say what’s brewing in my head like…
I’m not here for you even if you’re here for me
I’m not here for you, I don’t know if you’re here for me
But I’m not here for you, and you won’t hear from me
‘cause I’m always pressing on so selfishly

We can claim it’s above us, that it doesn’t fuss us, that we are just harmless, subtle souls
That we don’t belong here, we’re just writing songs here, in a shoebox without holes
But it’s never like that, and you know that, as we lie here watching seconds fly by on our backs
There they go, there they go, there they go
Track Name: Bound
And I heard that there were options,
They say, "so is it love? Or is it love? Or is it love?"
And I can't help but settle on the same conclusion once again
that I am tired of meddling with something that was never meant
for me, and I can hardly stand to watch the others flounder in the sea
But this is not the place for me, no this is not the place for me

But I make these claims in stilted silence
I say I have nothing to hide
I make a claim of being above all of this
When I am drowning inside
I am drowning inside
I am drowning inside

And I heard that there were choices,
They say, “so has it gone? Or has it gone? Or has it gone?”
And I can’t help but compromise with every other thought of mine
And from each moment to the next I’ll disagree with what I said
And it is no coincidence that I should be the one who is stuck inside my head

I could amuse you with my sorrow
Like it's a toy to pass around
And as far as I'm concerned
It's just something that I found
That I accidentally I found
That I accidentally I found

They tell us there are options,
They say, "so is it love? Or is it love? Or is it love?"
And I can't help but settle on the same conclusion once again
that I am tired of meddling with something that was never meant
for me, and I can hardly stand to watch the others flounder in the sea
But this is not the place for me, no this is not the place for me

They said that we were bound for failure
And maybe they were right for once
They said that we were bound for failure
Oh, but wasn't it such fun?
Oh, wasn't it such fun?
Oh, wasn't it such fun?