Lies

by Glenn Case

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released April 1, 2015

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Glenn Case Spokane, Washington

I write music.

I listen to music.

I genuinely just love music.

I have a song available in "Rock Band" and that makes me smile.

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Track Name: Over the Ocean
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
Track Name: In the Path of Progress
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!
Track Name: On the Railroad Tracks
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
Track Name: Down For the Evening
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
Track Name: Underground
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
Track Name: Between the Moon and Stars
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
Track Name: Or Does He?
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]
Track Name: If the Need Should Arise
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
Track Name: More Often Than Not
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
Track Name: To Himself
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
Track Name: About Lying
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
Track Name: Frequently
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