Academia

by Lucas Brown

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1.
03:18
2.
03:59
3.
03:21
4.
04:28

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released April 4, 2014

all music & lyrics by Lucas Brown
tracks 1 & 2 mixed by Cory Teitelbaum
tracks 3 & 4 mixed by Phil Joly
artwork by Liz Hirsch

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Track Name: Club Soda
Well it's been some time
Since we went our separate ways
Won't see me smile
Since we went our separate ways

It don't mean much to me anymore
I won't try
To fool your love back home with me
I won't lie

Words they don't come easy to me anymore
Since you left darling
No name conversations carry on down to the floor
That's not me

Well he goes ego every night
I can't dance like that
Reciting lines like it's the first time
That takes time
And promises he won't wait to break with the digits on the barroom napkin
Once a prince but he'll be backing out
On the street
Change at her feet
She's cold

Words they don't come easy to me anymore
Since you left darling
No name conversations carry on down to the floor
That's not me
That's for people on TV
Track Name: Rewrite
Was a well-dressed girl at center stage
In dress
The marquee lights had more than once seen her name
Juliette

Each night's receipt
Flowers at her feet
Different shades of red
Crowd out its seat
He drops to his knees
"Please, please Juliette"

and she says

"With the curtain drawn I play the part we're supposed to know
But I don't wanna be here right now"
With the lights in his eyes
Clenched in hand the ring that shines
"Give me some idea"

He reads the bound pages of the poetry lines
She's at the mirror, script in hand, to recite
To no one

With the curtain drawn she plays the part we're supposed to know
"But I don't wanna be here right now"
With the lights in his eyes
Clenched in hand the ring that shines
"Give me some idea"
Track Name: Bottle
She said she don't wanna be here anymore
State the facts, state the case: “Take a look at my face
My hands, my head, they're bleedin' and they're red”
I know, I know, I don't care

He said he don't wanna wake up in the sun,
Make a statement: “Are we having fun?
I'm lost, she's lost”
They both got washed up in a bottle by the shore

I don't wanna act my age
So I'm told
Lessons to be learned aren't sold
It's the school of old

Secrets don't make no difference
Until they're bottled up and sent away from home

Took a wave to turn a push into a shove
Story short it's been a while since love
I'm rough, she's rough, they both called bluff and shot the shit to dance some more

She won't read from a script and she's not on stage
He won't sleep in the sun and wake up dazed
Okay?

I don't wanna act my age
So I'm told
Lessons to be learned aren't sold
It's the school of old
Track Name: Outro Space
I've got some places to hide in this world and you're one of them
We can't seem to stay in just one place
Please don't go
Please don't go

Still frame poses brighten up your city
Steal away the light from your best friend
Please don't show
Please don't show

And I'm better off a seeker
Than I am fucking around
I'm better off a seeker
Than I just settling down, out of town, in the sprawl
I'm leaving here first thing in the morning

We've got plans made up for us
Please take them a little slower now
Please go slow
Oh so slow

I've got some places to find in this world and you're one of them
We'll get along okay
Please don't go
Please don't go

And I miss my girl from long ago
We took a vacay in the snow
But I know
The apartment wasn't ours
But it was home
It was home