Songs I wish I wrote (Covers Album)

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Some songs i personally enjoy profusely that i didn't write (but wish i did)

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released October 8, 2016

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based out of West Valley City Utah. We like making sounds and would hope you get something out of it. "landlocked bottom", is composed of multi-instrumentalists Ethan Goldrup and Creighton Lowe. xx

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Track Name: Cross on my Mind
i used to take the bus to the ocean
to the spot you said to meet
i walked past everyone i didn't want to see
and with the sun at its departure
and your body close to me
every word was spoken nervously
i know you never really liked people
i didn't mean to make that worse
i'd give everything i am for who you were

i've got a cross buried in my mind
swaying with the morning breeze
crucify my baby as i sleep
and i know that time is against
but we really need to speak
because i'm so sick of waking
halfway through an apology
i'm sorry for the letter
i didn't expect you to respond
i guess that's what it's like when you're gone

now i'm dying for a friday
one where i actually leave
i still know the roads that take me to your street
Track Name: Life's for the Living
Well grey clouds wrapped round the town like elastic
Cars stood like toys made of Taiwanese plastic
The boy laughed at the spastic dancing around in the rain
While laundrettes cleaned clothes, high heals rub toes
Puddles splashed huddles of bus stop crows
Dressed in their suits and their boots
Well they all look the same
I took myself down to the cafe to find all
The boys lost in books and crackling vinyl
And carved out a poem above the urinal that read
Don't you cry for the lost
Smile for the living
Get what you need and give what you're given
Life's for the living so live it
Or you're better off dead
While the evening pulled the moon out of it's packet
Stars shone like buttons on an old man's jacket
We needed a nail but we tacked it 'til it fell of the wall
While pigeon's pecked trains, sparks flew like planes
The rain showed the rainbows in the oil stains
And we all had new iPhone's but no one had no one to call
And I stumbled down to the stomach of the town
Where the widow takes memories to slowly drown
With a hand to the sky and a mist in her eye she said
Don't you cry for the lost
Smile for the living
Get what you need and give what you're given
Life's for the living so live it
Or you're better off dead
Well I'm sick of this town, this blind man's forage
They take your dreams down and stick them in storage
You can have them back son when you've paid off
Your mortgage and loans
Oh hell with this place, I'll go it my own way
I'll stick out my thumb and I trudge down the highway
Someday someone must be going my way home
Till then I'll make my bed from a disused car
With a mattress of leaves and a blanket of stars
And I'll stitch the words into my heart with a needle and thread
Don't you cry for the lost
Smile for the living
Get what you need and give what you're given
You know life's for the living so live it
Or you're better off dead
Don't you cry for the lost
Smile for the living
Get what you need and give what you're given
Life's for the living so live it
Or you're better off dead
Track Name: The Cowardly Lion Doesn't Write Love Songs
it's turning on the tv when we were fourteen
you said, "my moms asleep, we won't get caught.
what do you want to watch?"
and i could hear the traffic that i know you're ignoring
but i let it into my life to thicken to air i breathe

it was at the bus stop that a woman cried
and i could tell she was different by the look in her eyes
i don't know what she said but i felt what she meant
in her honesty
and i went to your house that night and i told you about
the woman's eyes and the words in her mouth
and how i wouldn't mind taking her advice one day
but i'm the cowardly lion

i'll leave quietly if that means
another chance to commemorate what we had
when we were happy

this isn't a love song, no not in the least
i just miss you watching my tv
when i'm writing, so i can hear you laughing
i swear to god i still hear you when i close my eyes
and you'd tell me i'm not going to die
like you used to before i did this
you're the sunlight that i wished would leave
i'm the raincloud i don't wanna be
because the more you're gone
the more i grow pale
Track Name: Half of Something Else
On the night that we met
You said that you wanted
Something more from me
And it was all that I could do

I remember your face, like a child
The way that you blushed and
The way that you smiled

And now it's all that I can do
And I wake up feeling new
There's so much more I never knew

So I think of all the years spent alone
It's like you're searching for something
To make you feel whole

Like you're half of something else
Like you're half of something else
Just a fraction of yourself

Don't take it so hard;
We did what we could
There were no easy answers
To be understood

It was all that we could do
We're the only ones who knew
Now all I think about is you

The way that you screamed
The way that you cried
The way that you wipe your eyes
And fall against my side
The way that you told
Told me I was wrong
And the way that you'd sing
When you'd hear a song

And the way that you answered
When you knew I was gone

Now I know that I'm blind
And that you're all I see
And yeah I know it's not clever
But I just want you with me

I'm only half of something else
I'm only half of something else
I'm only half of something else
Track Name: Fake I.D
Tell me what more could she want to be
A super hot friend with a fake I.D
She takes off her clothes and hands them to me
And what she did next I could not believe

Don't be fooled
The first two hours ruled
But then she seduced
Herself out of her room
Singing, "What do you think about Kanye West?"
"I think that he's great, I think he's the best"
"Yeah, I think he's better than John Steinbeck
I think he's better than Phil Hartman"
"Don't you agree?"
"Can't you see you're just like me
The man can do things
The rest of us can only dream of, baby"