Lies

by Glenn Case

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1.
Over the Ocean (Case-Baer) Within the waves I stood Was never very good at holding my breath for a long, long time Adrift, but far to go to fight the undertow It feels like I've struggled now for days and days submerged beneath the waves I'm coming up for air and I'm not sure if you're still there or that ship has sailed headed for lower tides I wouldn't be surprised I'm coming up for air and I'm not sure if you still care or that ship has sailed over the ocean As far as I can see, no change in scenery And I can't fathom where it goes from here Afloat, at least for now From port to starboard bow I open my eyes and then I feel so small, but getting through it all I'm coming up for air and I'm not sure if you're still there or that ship has sailed headed for lower tides I wouldn't be surprised I'm coming up for air and I'm not sure if you still care or that ship has sailed over the ocean
2.
In the Path of Progress (Case) Stumbling over the road blocks in my head Self-doubt accompanied by the crippling dread Stop. Don't second guess, it's a test you can't pass maybe it's trash it's all right. You won't lose your life, or any sleep in the night. Just do what you like. "No" is the unscalable wall in the path of progress. You can't climb, but in time you may break through it yet. Stop. Don't second guess, it's a test you can't pass maybe it's trash it's all right. You won't lose your life, or any sleep in the night. Just do what you like. Don't waste your time. Don't waste your breath. and please don't take another step. The only thing You're gonna get is more of pain and more regret. Don't show your hand, that's better kept. You should've looked before you leapt. Caution must be exercised in depth! Restraint, I have it but it's seemingly randomly deployed. Leaving the recipient surprised, and sometimes annoyed. Don't waste your time. Don't waste your breath. and please don't take another step. The only thing You're gonna get is more of pain and more regret. Don't show your hand, that's better kept. You should've looked before you leapt. Caution must be exercised in depth! Don't waste your time. Don't waste your breath. and please don't take another step. The only thing You're gonna get is more of pain and more regret. Don't show your hand, that's better kept. You should've looked before you leapt. Caution must be exercised in depth! Gotta keep yourself in check!
3.
On the Railroad Tracks (Case) On the Railroad tracks and I am not turning back There will be no change of heart Picked a map, and threw a dart Packed what little that I had and I burned the photographs The tears outweighed the laughs and so, it's better in the past Our memory's fading fast I can stretch my legs up in first class While I'm on the railroad tracks I like the view outside the train Peering through the window pane Rivers, sky and trees and hills Like a painting that's not still Like the water; I reflect On where I'm going, what I've left It was clear up to my neck But, there's no baggage left to check Our memory's fading fast I can stretch my legs up in first class While I'm on the railroad tracks And I'm on a different path I am counting on that Like a train that's left the track Our memory's fading fast I can stretch my legs up in first class While I'm on the railroad tracks Our memory's fading fast I can stretch my legs up in first class While I'm on the railroad tracks
4.
Down for the Evening (Case-Martin) Alone in a crowded room I don't wanna be here Thinking that I'll go soon when the coast is clear Hey, would you look at the time? Have a good night, but I'm leaving 'Cause I'm down for the evening I'm just not in the frame of mind It's nice to get to socialize Conversate and vocalize Hanging out with all my friends Living in present tense Hey, don't look at the time 'Cause the moment is fleeting And I'm down for the evening Just relax and unwind I don't know why I even try to leave my place This is the best Don't wanna rest I am awake Do you have to go now? Having you here made my night I guess I could stick around Because you I like I won't look at the time I will hold off on leaving 'Cause I'm down for the evening And whatever is fine I won't look at the time I will hold off on leaving 'Cause I'm down for the evening And whatever is fine
5.
04:03
Underground (Case) No home in the air No home in the water Dig deep in the ground and build a tunnel Life life in a cave Cold skin, cold shoulders And cover the entrance with a boulder On the surface I am nervous Heading underground Some conveniences I know I'll miss But, I've lived without them before Slowly, but surely Paint on the walls for stories And build a fire for warmth On the surface I am nervous Heading underground Doing what I want I'd have to learn to hunt With sharpened tips all made to stab Using stones and sticks in the place of bricks Making the most of what I have On the surface I am nervous Heading underground Gonna dig in the dirt I'm retreating Heading down get to work while I'm breathing Everything is berserk and it's seeming to get worse it's a curse and I'm leaving (Repeat once) (Solo) On the surface I am nervous Heading underground Gonna dig in the dirt I'm retreating Heading down get to work while I'm breathing Everything is berserk and it's seeming to get worse it's a curse and I'm leaving What you'll see or will need Never found out As for me I will be underground now
6.
Between the Moon and Stars (Case) Far away, far away How far will you go? I know you can't stay You headed up past the clouds, past the sky and waved goodbye But, who knows what's going on? How long, 'til we are gone, or just why we can survive when you were so full of life Gotta say, gotta say You live in my mind Rent free this time But the hardest thing to take Is no new memories that we can make But, who knows what's going on? How long, 'til we are gone, or just why we can survive when you were so full of life You go, but I'll stay I'll catch up with you one day Until then, my friend travel safe, because You're missed, and it gets impossible to deal with this in my heart, where you are Between the moon and stars (Solo) But, who knows what's going on? How long, 'til we are gone, or just why we can survive when you were so full of life You go, but I'll stay I'll catch up with you one day Until then, my friend travel safe, because You're missed, and it gets impossible to deal with this in my heart, where you are Between the moon and stars
7.
03:08
Or Does He? (Case) He doesn't get the chance to be linked up with you romantically He never will And he doesn't get to share your kiss No, he will not experience how it would feel 'Cause you are true It's something that you wouldn't do When you're alone The hours you're away from home Because he will never lie by your side, he'd be denied or you'd tell me so, or does he, and I just don't know? [Repeat once] He doesn't feel the warmth of your bare skin against his own and he won't be that close He doesn't have a shot with you, and if he ever offered to, he'd be exposed And he doesn't have a reason to believe that he could be with you, everyone knows. 'Cause you are true It's something that you wouldn't do When you're alone The hours you're away from home Because he will never lie by your side, he'd be denied or you'd tell me so, or does he, and I just don't know? [Repeat once]
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If the Need Should Arise (Case) It's fair to say I am set in my ways And I need time to concentrate It can't wait The fuse seems to shorten the more that I age and I spend a lot of time in a daze It's all the rage But, I would change my plans in a flash if you ask And there's no need to determine the task Be there in a dash Dates on a calendar filled up with all kinds of requests The kind of thing that happens when you reach some form of success and I'm stressed But, I would blow off any one of them if you need me there I suppose it's unprofessional, as well as unfair I don't care But, I would change my plans in a flash if you ask And there's no need to determine the task Be there in a dash I would be that guy to travel countless miles Have demons exorcised, and swallow my pride If the need should arise I would be that guy to travel countless miles Have demons exorcised, and swallow my pride If the need should arise No inconvenience at all, it's not like staging a coup It doesn't matter if it's something that I don't want to do 'cause it's you But, I would change my plans in a flash if you ask And there's no need to determine the task Be there in a dash I would be that guy to travel countless miles Have demons exorcised, and swallow my pride If the need should arise I would be that guy to travel countless miles Have demons exorcised, and swallow my pride If the need should arise If the need should arise If the need should arise
9.
More Often Than Not (Case) In the event of an attack Survive the ambush, drive them back I didn't think I'd take a stand but then, I never had a plan This is the genesis of something vicious Hold tight I don't really wanna fight I don't prefer the sword and shield They're heavy, and they're tough to wield My shoulders ache from staying poised But, still you leave me with no choice This is the genesis of something vicious Hold tight I don't really wanna fight Stop, look, listen and just hold your position 'til it's time to abandon your spot It's hard to manage 'cause they do more damage If you let 'em get close enough You can't start running if you don't see it coming but, you will more often than not [Solo] This is the genesis of something vicious Hold tight I don't really wanna fight Stop, look, listen and just hold your position 'til it's time to abandon your spot It's hard to manage 'cause they do more damage If you let 'em get close enough You can't start running if you don't see it coming but, you will more often than not Stop, look, listen and just hold your position 'til it's time to abandon your spot It's hard to manage 'cause they do more damage If you let 'em get close enough You can't start running if you don't see it coming but, you will more often than not
10.
02:37
To Himself (Case) He won't speak in haste because he knows his place It was kind of a waste A waste of his time, a waste of his words and a waste of space It was no surprise The truths he spoke would be mistook for lies And, he had to break ties Sure, there's compromise but if nobody tries then that path if unwise Had to dodge them just like traps Was never bothered much by that They were not good for his health So, he keeps to his plan and he keeps to his word and he keeps to himself Why's he always gone? They always thought that something must be wrong but, he knew all along If his focus was strong, then it wouldn't be long and they'd be moving on And after their dispatch That would be the perfect time to crash There were z's to go catch Take out the trash, put a hook to the latch, game, set and match Had to dodge them just like traps Was never bothered much by that They were not good for his health So, he keeps to his plan and he keeps to his word and he keeps to himself He keeps to himself He keeps to himself
11.
03:35
About Lying (Case) You have been around, both back then and now I'd say you know me well In fact, honestly, You have got to be the expert on myself If there's some dispute and you need the truth I am happy to help You know that my strong point's not stealth Should there be info that you need to know All you must do is ask My life's filled with nooks of my open books Verifiable facts Still I won't display things I will not say There is such thing as tact And words that you can not take back Some say I blind your eyes That I've been telling lies But, you have seen the truth in time Baby, I'm real and you know how I feel about lying When it comes to me, well I tend to be quite open with my thoughts I will speak my mind almost every time and sometimes to a fault Still, I'll hold my tongue when it should be done That's just how I was taught I don't throw around blind insults Because often if someone's rotten it seems truth is an excuse to be blatently filled with hate and the chance to be crass and rude It just isn't right, or the type of life that I want to produce, but that doesn't mean I'm not true Some say I blind your eyes That I've been telling lies But, you have seen the truth in time Baby, I'm real and you know how I feel about lying This isn't some disguise I am not telling lies And you'd see through falsehoods, besides Baby, I'm real and you know how I feel about lying
12.
03:48
Frequently (Case) Crossing my mind Waiting for the green-lit sign Not much traffic in sight Still, I'd rather wait for the light Walking across Wandering, just lost in my thoughts Forgot where I was but, like Shari said, "It's all in the cards" Easy for me To block it all out and I go that route Frequently Turn on some noise Better that than what could come from my brain It's just a ploy for distraction, just to be entertained Easy for me To block it all out and I go that route Frequently [SOLO] Easy for me To block it all out and I go that route... I can block out almost everything Frequently

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released April 1, 2015

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Glenn Case Spokane, Washington

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