Demos

by Grey Gordon

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A collection of all my home demos dating from January 2011 to Summer 2012.

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released January 23, 2011

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Track Name: A Coward's Letter
Dear You, you might remember me
I fell over you last week
I was the nervous wreck in black
Who tried to impress you with my speech
I was trying not to let on
That I'm just a stupid kid
But I think I was transparent
Can you tell me how I did

Was it obvious
Was it clear that I am lost at see
Or did I convince you
That the face you saw was really me

Sitting alone in a loud room
I didn't know anyone
I was smiling but trying
Not to come completely undone
Then you turned to me and asked me
What drove me to think this way
I wanted to run instead of answer
For fear that I'd give myself away

I won't lie to you
I don't have anything to offer anyone
So I won't ask much of you
Just sing to me as I stay up and wait for the sun

Sincerely,
Me
Track Name: A Few Useless Admissions
Despondency followed me to Indianapolis
I thought that I could shake it but it just got worse
Beautiful girls always wreck my nerves
And you're beautiful, for what it's worth
Maybe I should keep this to myself
Or write it in between the lines
But I don't have time for subtlety
Because tomorrow we could die

I've been caring less for longer than I can count
But for once I think that I have outdone myself
And now I'm eating all the words I said
I should've never gotten out of bed

Well maybe you're not wrong, maybe it's all chemical
But it's all relative so who cares anyway
I'm still subject to the same rush as you
So please don't blame me for a word I say
I'm sorry that every time we speak
It's like a bad version of a Saves the Day line
But I Can't Slow Down and I'm Through Being Cool
So just Stay What You Are and I'll be fine

I've been caring less for longer than I can count
But for once I think that I have outdone myself
And now I'm eating all the words I said
I should've never gotten out of bed
I should've hit the snooze and slept instead
I should've kept this shit inside my head
Track Name: Disappearing Act
I think that I'll disappear
For just a month in mid-July
In hopes that when I come back
Something singular will catch my eye
And show me all the hope
That I've been missing in this town
It brings me down

Maybe I can find a hidden
Place inside me on the road
To show me what these people mean
When they sing of missing home
Or maybe I'll just die
Up in Toronto on my own
I am alone

Is it North or is it South
Or is it somewhere in between
I don't think there's a place on Earth
Where I can feel at peace
It isn't you, it wasn't her
So I guess that it must be me
22 and still confused
Still pissing in the breeze

This guitar and shitty car
Will take me where I need to be
Where no one knows my faults or worse
Mistakenly admires me
Where I won't have to panic
If a stranger calls my name
And be ashamed

I guess I'll cross my fingers
And just hope that I can end up fine
And pray my jaded disposition
Can't survive across state lines
And if I never make it back
Don't worry, nothing's wrong
Forever isn't long

I don't know, I never will
My lover is uncertainty
Her affections are fickle but
I love her just the same
So breathe me in and hold me there
'Cause that's all you'll have left of me
Keep my wishes in your lungs
And don't forget my name
Track Name: Virtues
I promise, I promise you nothing
Especially today, especially this way
But I won't stop, I can't stop running
And risk you getting away, never wanting to stay

What do I expect from you?
What do I expect you to do?

I can't think, can't think of a reason
You should give me a thought, you should give me your name
I learned your voice before learning my virtues
But when you said my name, you made them one in the same

What do I expect from you?
What do I expect you to do?

I promise, I promise you nothing
But I hope you notice, that this song is for you