This Album Has 12 Songs On It

by Glenn Case

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released December 12, 2014

All songs written by Glenn Case.
All songs recorded, mixed down, and played by Glenn Case with the following exceptions:

Lead guitar on “Bad Attraction” and “Like a Villain” provided by Brandon Humphreys

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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: Cracks in the Sidewalk
There was a time when I walked everywhere.
I didn’t mind if the people would stare.
With my headphones on
There’s bliss in being unaware.

When you step in time with drums
You’ll be well on your way
and the cracks in the sidewalk roll by
just like they’re movie frames.
I remember this no matter how life changed.

Now that I drive
like the rest of the crowd,
my stereo sucks.
I can still play it loud
and I think back
when I was walking around.

When you step in time with drums
You’ll be well on your way
and the cracks in the sidewalk roll by
just like they’re movie frames.
I remember this no matter how life changed
for me, I’m getting by I guess I always have.
It’s not so bad most of the time.
I’m doing fine like when the sidewalks were my path
Track Name: Spineless
I can’t stand up straight, but I’m no slouch.
I just can’t get off of this couch to start a conversation with you.
In my imagination we’re through way before we start.
I’m made of tin and I don’t have the spine or heart
to bravely go where this man can’t go.
I heat up like a burning candle.

All my friends just laugh. They don’t understand,
they think that it’s an act. It happens all the time.
Ask me what it’s like to live without a spine.
It’s paralyzing fear that isn’t in my mind! Really!

What you think is a lack of confidence
is nothing like that. I’m being honest!
It’s the bones in my back. They disappear,
but only when you’re in the room
or at least that’s what I’ve come to assume.

Time goes by, I’d say about a week
and I’ve been fine to think and speak,
but then I see you at the door.
I feel my body hit the floor.
Stuck here once again with no support.
I try to move, but I fall short.
I’m lucky that this sofa held me,
‘cause all my limbs have turned to jelly.

All my friends just laugh. They don’t understand,
they think that it’s an act. It happens all the time.
Ask me what it’s like to live without a spine.
It’s paralyzing fear that isn’t in my mind! Really!

What you think is a lack of confidence
is nothing like that. I’m being honest!
It’s the bones in my back. They disappear,
but only when you’re in the room
or at least that’s what I’ve come to assume.

What you think is a lack of confidence
is nothing like that. I’m being honest!
It’s the bones in my back. They disappear,
but only when you’re in the room
or at least that’s what I’ve come to assume,
and the smell of your perfume.
It happens when you’re in the room.
Track Name: Animated
“Super energized.” That’s how I was described.
Compared to you it’s like I don’t have a pulse.
Now I’m boring and dull!
I thought you were unique, turns out it’s much more deep.
‘cause flesh and blood are something that we don’t share.
You don’t need to breathe air.

You’re turning me on, but I can’t blame it on you
it’s just how you were drawn.
You’re animated. Perfect shading and lines,
and I’m wasting my time
because you are so well designed!

I don’t have the proof, but still I know the truth.
I have seen past what you want me to think.
You are made up of ink, but still it’s some disguise.
Those captivating eyes.
Just level with me, I don’t want to assume.
You’re a human cartoon.

You’re turning me on, but I can’t blame it on you
it’s just how you were drawn.
You’re animated. Perfect shading and lines,
and I’m wasting my time
because you are so well designed!

Maybe when I was a child I made a wish
to have animated friends. I was not expecting this.
It’s quite a twist!

‘cause when you’re here with me
I freeze up, I can’t breathe.
I’m sure it’s entertaining people you know
on some Saturday show.

You’re turning me on, but I can’t blame it on you
it’s just how you were drawn.
You’re animated. Perfect shading and lines,
and I’m wasting my time
because you are so well designed.
So, why can’t I get you off my mind?
Track Name: My Personal Punching Bag
You can’t accuse me of being subtle.
I’m a freight train of emotions
that has never found the brakes.
I’m blazing fast through hills and tunnels,
but, I’m not fueled by coal.
I am powered by mistakes.

Barely staying on the track.
I’m beating myself up,
I am my personal punching bag.

Now, I don’t go out seeking trouble,
but you can bet that I will find it in myself.
I go for broke until I stumble.
I see where I’m going wrong,
but yet it never seems to help.

It’s almost funny, so I laugh.
I’m beating myself up,
I am my personal punching bag.

Feel so bruised, but all those punches I threw…
They were all aimed at me again.
So confused, but it is really nothing new.
Down for the count. This is the end, my friend.

Really, you don’t know the half.
I’m beating myself up,
and I can’t help but laugh.
I know that it’s sad.
I’m my personal punching bag.
Track Name: Bad Attraction
Guess that it would look the way it does
from where you sit.
Tried to wear the label that you gave,
it didn’t fit.
I appreciate that it’s unhealthy,
I can’t quit.

You got it wrong in case you haven’t guessed.
I’m not in love, I know I’m just obsessed.
I will back off, but I can’t go cold turkey.
I’ll do it in steps.

Maybe it’s construction that is narrowing your mind.
Slowing traffic down, it’s only one lane at a time.

You got it wrong in case you haven’t guessed.
I’m not in love, I know I’m just obsessed.
I will back off, but I can’t go cold turkey.
I’ll do it in steps.

Another die-hard, another ghost to haunt.
Believe what you want.

You got it wrong in case you haven’t guessed.
I’m not in love, I know I’m just obsessed.
I will back off, but I can’t go cold turkey.
I’ll do it in steps.

You got it wrong in case you haven’t guessed.
I’m not in love, I know I’m just obsessed.
I will back off, but I can’t go cold turkey.
I’ll do it in steps.
Track Name: Like a Villain
You act just like a villain.
Oh how things change and come undone.
You need some penicillin
to clear up your infected tongue.

I would have laughed if I heard someone say
that I could fall in love in just one day,
but I did, and now to my dismay…

You lie and cheat and steal
like it’s really no big deal,
and I don’t know how to feel.
You’re like a villain.

I act just like a villain.
Can’t stop myself from being cruel.
I’m too unwilling.
Once burned by life, twice would make you the fool.

I would’ve never thought you’d be replaced,
but I can’t stand to see your face.
I’ll leave you a bittersweet embrace.

I lie and cheat and steal
like it’s really no big deal,
and I don’t know how to feel.
I’m like a villain.

Things fell apart.
We stole each other’s hearts
and ripped them up,
and there’s no way to start again.

You lie and cheat and steal
like it’s really no big deal,
and I don’t know how to feel.
You’re like a villain

I lie and cheat and steal
like it’s really no big deal,
and I don’t know how to feel.
I’m like a villain.
Track Name: A Thousand Swords
You’re too good at making me bleed.
You can aim the other way
and you will still succeed.
Your blades are like magnets,
they pull to my heart,
and I know when it hits
it will always be sharp.

In case you haven’t guessed,
you stabbed the pin-cushion in my chest.
I felt a thousand swords before,
but they never hurt like yours.

If I could I’d invest in a shield.
I’m sure that it would do no good.
The lacerations won’t heal.
So, lower your weapons.
I’m not here to attack.
Can we call a truce?
I like the sound of that.

In case you haven’t guessed,
you stabbed the pin-cushion in my chest.
I felt a thousand swords before,
but they never hurt like yours.
I’ve been in pain, and I’ve been in grief.
I’ve been ashamed, I’ve felt disbelief.
I’m almost numb to it all, that’s what I swore.
You cut me like a sword.

In case you haven’t guessed.
I’ve got a pin-cushion in my chest.
Track Name: You Don't Have to Stay
You don’t have to stay tonight, but if you do…
I’ll be hoping that you’ll share my point of view.
It’s dark outside, and you live on the other end of town.
I’ll give you the remote control if you just stick around.

You don’t have to stay tonight, but even if you don’t…
You’ll be within my mind making yourself at home,
and I can’t go to sleep when you are all I see,
but I’d breathe easy with you curled up next to me.

You don’t have to stay, but you don’t have to go.
I would like it if you don’t go away. Just so you know.

And I can’t go to sleep when you are all I see,
but I’d breathe easy with you curled up next to me.

You don’t have to stay, but you don’t have to go.
I would like it if you don’t go away. Just so you know.
Track Name: You're Kind of a Big Deal
Creature of nervous habit,
that’s my excuse.
Can’t help it, there you have it.
You want the truth?

You’re kind of a big deal, it’s simple.
You’re kind of a big deal, so I’m told,
but you don’t know.

You are the diamond hiding
within plain sight.
Someone I can confide in
to share my life.

You’re kind of a big deal, it’s simple.
You’re kind of a big deal, so I’m told,
but you don’t know.

So, now that I have told you,
will you believe,
and are we brave enough to
see where this leads?

You’re kind of a big deal, it’s simple.
You’re kind of a big deal, so I’m told,
but you don’t know.
Track Name: Wedding Song
You told me that he finally bought your ring,
the one that you had waited for
and thought he’d never bring.
The moon was full, romance was all around.
Afraid that you might pass out
when you saw him kneeling down.

And I want you to be happy, that’s no lie,
and you will be a gorgeous bride.
Right now I want to die.
‘cause as great as he may be
You know I wish that it was me
who would’ve asked you to walk down that aisle.

I’d never seen you smile from deep inside
until the morning after you found out
you’d be his bride.
I gave congratulations and a hug,
but if you could’ve read my eyes,
You’d see I was in love.

And I want you to be happy, that’s no lie,
and you will be a gorgeous bride.
Right now I want to die.
‘cause as great as he may be
You know I wish that it was me
who would’ve asked you to walk down that aisle.

These are all the feelings that I hide,
‘cause if I stop the wedding, then I won’t get out alive.

And I want you to be happy, that’s no lie,
and you will be a gorgeous bride.
Right now I want to die.
‘cause as great as he may be
You know I wish that it was me
who would’ve asked you to walk down that aisle.
Track Name: Anxiety Attacks
I can’t sit still,
something’s always twitching.
Blame it on the nerves and the caffeine,
but I am learning to know better, myself.

Something isn’t right
Something’s making me feel out of place
Please turn on the light,
it’s dark enough to feel like outer space.
Anxiety attacks, and this time it’s holding nothing back.
I am paranoid.

Hot water burns the sadness.
Relax and unwind.
Keep the music soft and soothing.
Bandage insecurities with time.

Something isn’t right
Something’s making me feel out of place
Please turn on the light,
it’s dark enough to feel like outer space.
Anxiety attacks, and this time it’s holding nothing back.
I am paranoid.

And I don’t know why I act this out.
Off by myself, I’m consumed with doubt.

I can’t move now.
I need a better reason.
Drained, and nearly lifeless.
Awareness of my breathing,
my heart that’s beating.

Something isn’t right
Something’s making me feel out of place
Please turn on the light,
it’s dark enough to feel like outer space.
Anxiety attacks, and this time it’s holding nothing back.
I am paranoid.

Something isn’t right
Something’s making me feel out of place
Please turn on the light,
it’s dark enough to feel like outer space.
Anxiety attacks, and this time it’s holding nothing back.
I am paranoid.
Track Name: Oversleeping
Since you asked me how I’m doing: I confess.
I’m getting by, but I could do without
the sleeplessness and stress.
I’m only half-awake, and feel like I could take… a nap.

And it may be more than you intend to hear.
Anticipating an “I’m fine”
in a voice that’s insincere.
Normally shielded, I’ll reveal it,
but don’t laugh.

I’ve been thinking about time,
and I’m normally late, so if you have to wait
then I apologize in advance.
Don’t take the chance.
Don’t depend on me.
If my alarm breaks, I won’t wake.
So, don’t wait up for me.
Go ahead and leave, and I won’t be upset
that you have left. I’ll oversleep.

When he asked me if this was some sort of test.
He said “I’m not oversleeping, I’m just catching up on rest.
With all the pain I’ve felt, I think I’ve earned myself… A break.”
And I clearly couldn’t argue with the man.
After years of busting ass I would completely understand
that eventually, you would essentially need escape.

I’ve been thinking about time,
and I’m normally late, so if you have to wait
then I apologize in advance.
Don’t take the chance.
Don’t depend on me. If my alarm breaks, I won’t wake.
So, don’t wait up for me.
Go ahead and leave, and I won’t be upset
that you have left. I’ll oversleep.