Painting Words Into Lines

by Koyo

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released March 14, 2020

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris Rini at Shellshock audio in West Babylon, NY. Album art and layout by Harold Griffin. Thank you to all our friends who support us and LIHC.

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Track Name: Hanging From Grace
And this
Is where
I paint words into lines I could not find from the punishment that stays and upholds my mind
I’m hanging
From grace
Like the world moves slow at quicksand’s pace
Can the long chair fix what’s led astray


All of my adult life there were things I should’ve known
But troubled time in my mind has me fucked up and alone
Hanging from my wayside yea I think that you should go
Even if that means you take the:
Last
Train
Home
Andiwatchyougo


There are pieces to this puzzle that I can’t seem to collect or scour from highest towers
Or darkest crooked corners of my mind
I should’ve asked you if you’d like to spend the night
But it’d be wrong of me to pawn you off to places in my heart I couldn’t find


All of my adult life there were things I should’ve known
But troubled time in my mind has fucked up and alone
Hanging from my wayside yea I think that you should go
Even if that means you take the:
Last
Train
Home
Andiwatchyougo
Track Name: Song For Anthony
They’ll find a reason
always found a reason just to get up and leave
They find their reasons
Eyes glued to what’s given to see
Thinking “this is what I NEED”


No continuity to the person you are and the person you wanted to be
Radical changes in life to rest your manic head at night
Grown into your own self deceit


Constant rotation
Of all the strangers you surround yourself with
It’s imitation
Worship rare examples that lead
You don’t know who you want to be


No continuity to the person you are and the person you wanted to be
Radical changes in life to rest your manic head at night
Grown into your own self deceit


Grown into your self deceit
It breaks me
Breaks me to watch you leave
Track Name: Heaven So Heavy
Love intrudes is now what I conclude
It’s funny how it takes and shakes from your appointed hands
But when it’s all you see; and it’s so never ending
Grieving is believing and with retrospect we face the end


And it all comes crashing
Violently around my hands
And in the end I didn’t get
To watch you change

And do all things lovely
Have to meet their end
And reveal they were wrong
From the start


How many times
Have I rode this straight north
obsession spawns depression, hard learned lessons never seem to end; but

I see that gas light’s dim glow
I can’t breakdown in Bristol
Miles are the trials, I’d do anything to follow you


And it all comes crashing
Violently around my hands
And in the end I didn’t get
To watch you change

And do all things lovely
Have to meet their end
And reveal they were wrong
From the start


I still check up from time to time
And like a dog you trained me to keep you on my mind
It’s like all the stars in the short beach sky
I couldn’t reach you in a lifetime


And it all comes crashing
Violently around my hands
And in the end I didn’t get
To watch you change

And do all things lovely
Have to meet their end
And reveal they were wrong
From the start


(From the start) our first goodbye was flawed
(From the start) the curse of time that’s lost
Track Name: Dreaming In A Wasteland
Self love, and self harm
A duality so damning yea we knew it from the start
Cause’ I was born here, so I must die here
Or maybe I should leave so I don’t waste away my life

A state of fleeting a state of leaving
Carolina beach homes so alluring and deceiving
It’s suicidal because this is vital
So please just let me stay and get my shit straight for awhile


New loves, new jobs, new world
But we can’t get ahead
We’re taking life by the throat til it chokes
Living at our parents’ places

Same bed, same friends same car
It keeps my head on straight


I cant be the one that has shut the light off


Enter a comfortable culture where you’re encouraged to dream
As long as life’s in order by the time that you’re 18
Downplay, all the pressures that be
And bury every horrible thought you conceive

What
I’d Give
To never
Feel
All these expectations that seem to interfere
Crushing
My chest
And now I can’t catch my breath
to protest


New loves, new jobs, new world
But we can’t get ahead
We’re taking life by the throat til it chokes
Living at our parents’ places

Same bed, same friends, same car
It keeps my head on straight


I cant be the one to shut the light off


What about this makes you think you know
that all your needed answers will soon start to show
If you reset your life, you just pick up and leave
That’s a fictional prospect to me, don't you see?

I’m at the throat of existence with the world in my hands
I’m living thousands of lives dreaming in a wasteland
my door opens I see your rope end
Forever frozen in time watching sands fall
Track Name: Translucent
In situations where
I've been walking the fence
I've been trying to find the dialect for weeks on end
With my words in a twist
and an expression that fits
All transparency is lost amongst the lions of men


Talkin to myself at your apartment
I wish that you’d call out to me
And tell me all this heartache from who
I am
Will pass and pass and

That it'd fulfill you to know
That I’ve been misleading I've been so deceiving
I’ve been Sitting back watching it fade for a little while


In situations where
my hearts divided in 10s
Hardly finding reasons just to rise from my bed
Like my tongue is wrapped in cellophane
Subbing words displacing pain
Cause when is fate decided by the honest of man?


Talkin to myself at your apartment
I wish that you’d call out to me
And tell me all this heartache from who I am
will pass and pass and

That it'd fulfill you to know
That I’ve been misleading I've been so deceiving
I’ve been sitting back watching it fade for a little while

Oh it’d fulfill you to know
The words seem to leave me
When I tell you how I’m feeling
If it gets me through this conversation then it’s fine


Fractures in code
Excuses, lies and tropes
Verdict says I am now what I’d once remand


Would it fulfill you to know
That I have been chasing, appalled Ive been embracing
If I ended up with all but everything, is it fine?

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