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Born A Shadow

by Blaze McKenzie

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Sophie Searcy Such a solid album to cry to right from the very start. Favorite track: Born A Shadow.
Mike Rea
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Mike Rea Such a beautiful release from one of The Can't Tells' frontmen... Incredible dynamics and emotions. And great indie rock. Favorite track: Never Faking.
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1.
You wake me up I know it's late But please don't ask why I sleep so much these days I've grown sick of explaining to you The how's and the whys It doesn't matter My empty cup gets filled with days The truth is I feel less alive this way I've spent my whole life looking for light in here But it seems I was born and bred a shadow I'll be near you When there's sunshine Right beneath you Never look down Wait til night falls Now you're more or less like me What you need isn't what I turned out to be You grew me up Set me straight Still I miss the mark most days I spent a few years stuck in a bad routine But I always had the best of intentions I'll be near you when there's sunlight Right beneath yo Never look down Wait til night falls Now you're more or less like me What you need isn't what I turned out to be Stuck on What you need isn't what I turned out to be It keeps you up at night I don't know why The dreams don't play as bright I don't know why The season in your mind I don't know why Gets colder all the time I'll be near you when there's no sunshine Right beneath you, you never look down Wait til night falls Now you see me Right beneath you, you never look down
2.
I wanna think a new thing up But Who has time for shit like that When all you do is scream and shout Yeah you got me laid up on my back Maybe I'll find some more good luck But I wouldn't hold your breath now honey I know you always liked the kind of high Where everything I say sounds funny When you place your feelings on my back Friends say my smile looks ugly You expect me to linger on your page Like I'm your little ink drawn bunny But I'm alive now Am I alive now? I think in alive now Yeah I'm alive now It took awhile but I slipped up 300 days give or take I ain't a safe bet for much Except maybe making big mistakes I'm always making big mistakes Slipping up and making old mistakes You're my best friend Got a good heart Could you love me til the end
3.
Never Faking 05:46
Is it a little soon to say Whether these feelings are overrated I got a rock inside my chest That holds all my frustration So take a look around this place Make sure you know just what you're leaving Not a single smile today We're all liars Kicking and screaming And that's the way it goes But the Back door here is never closed Hold me up to light and you'll see much better The flaws I try to hide Take note and measure Where once there was a soul A scarlet letter will unfold Shame or grace I just don't know Why it makes you happy To watch me run away? Does it make you happy to watch me run away? We need to shock the nerves today Jumpstart this separation If there's a love inside your heart It looks like it has faded But that's the way it goes Cause the Back door here is always closed Hold me up to light and you'll see much better The flaws I try to hide Take note and measure Where once there was a soul A scarlet letter will unfold Shame or grace I just don't know Why it makes you happy To watch me run away Does it make you happy to watch me run away Does it make you happy to watch me run away You tore your eyes out right in front of me (You seize the every chance to keep me coming back again) Removed those feelings one by one And now you can see (You seize the every chance to keep me coming back again) Never fakin', this ain't love it's greed (You seize the every chance to keep me coming back again) Sacrifice your life, end misery (You seize the every chance to keep me coming back again) Speak to me more plainly, Let's get real (You seize the every chance to keep me coming back again). This tragedy lacks humor, but that's the appeal. (You seize the every chance to keep me coming back again). Never fakin', this ain't love it's greed. (You seize the every chance to keep me coming back again)
4.
Heaven 02:53
Where do we go when this is all over Just a sack of bones, no rattling Why'd you go so high never found a way to feel alive did you get it wrong can you send a message It seems these days I only remember all the precious things we'd talk about staying out past four the world was doomed but we were sure that we felt alive, though we knew we were dying stuck in a lie there's no use in denying That all you wanted was something to believe in to lighten up your grief you've fed on your tears too long in the night your song is with me your ghost is just as pretty visits from time to time yeah you got it wrong you don't get second chances no you cut the line you don't get to regret this you're sick of feeling sad now you don't want to go to heaven you want to come back now I'm sick of feeling sad now and i don't want to go to heaven i wanna come back now I'm sick of feeling sad now and I don't want to go to heaven no more I want to come back now I'm sick of feeling sad and I don't want to go to heaven No i want to come back now I'm just sick of feeling sad now and I don't want to go to Heaven
5.
Spirits 02:33
Spirits, they don't believe in interfering with the fear that saddens you Spirits, they don't believe in interfering with the fear that saddens you
6.
Apocalyptic 04:40
I've got me a box With a desk and a bed A job that I hate/a long list of sorrys And a shittier head/and a feeling of dread But it's not all bad No it's not even unfair Don't listen if you're just pretending to care When I get Cause I get I'm dirty with sad And the feeling won't wash away You watched me clean up And You watched me fade If I don't go blind Well I'll surely go deaf I'd trade the fading light for this ring in my head Then I'll get apocalyptic Apocalyptic, apocalyptic, apocalyptic I'm making new friends just about everyday I forget most their names but they're friends all the same When life gets bad, can I call out your name?you're only ever $20 away Can we get apocalyptic? Apocalyptic, apocalyptic, apocalyptic Apocalyptic, apocalyptic, apocalyptic The ghost was in your eyes It made a scene I can't erase The feeling of that night I try to leave but can't escape The ghost that's in my eyes It made a scene you can't erase The feeling of that night You try to leave but can't escape
7.
Down 03:04
Life declines you Ignores your want or need to go on Your mind Once fine tuned Now Forgets to fear Its final dawn Because your body's slowing down And my heart is sinking down But still our love ain't broken down Sleep with the lights on And tell me bout those bad dreams too If death is really final Then why I still talk to you Because my body's slowing down And your heart is sinking down But still our love ain't broken down Our love ain't broken down Our bodies start to slow down And our hearts have sunken down Our love is deep underground, down down down Here's to breaking down
8.
Reason 04:20
The dogs at your door Hear your blood rush Through your feet on the floor They've come to take you with them And man that's a drag If you're scared don't retreat If you're haunted don't admit defeat She made her way into you, it's true Every time I say that I'm sorry I'm a real good liar, yeah you know it's true Every time I say that I'm sorry I'm a real good liar, yeah you know it's true I've been living as dust for a real long time Found some love But this love ain't right If I can fake it for just one more night She'll have a reason to live It's the way the sun hits the trees In your pictures, a strange conceit No mystery is in you And your words can't convey Finer feelings They just overstate They're clumsy when they're near you Clumsy when they're near you And every time I say that I'm sorry I'm a real good liar, yeah you know it's true Every time I say that I'm sorry. I'm a real good liar, yeah you know it's true I've been living as dust for a real long time Found some love But this love it just ain't right If I can fake it maybe just one more night Well, She'll have a reason to live I've been in this dust for a real long time Got a lover but this love man it just don't feel right If I could only fake it for one more night She'll have a reason to live Reason to live.
9.
The ghost lives in the back of your mind Paying visits from time to time It brought bad weather Turned day into night It says you're wrong but you swear you're right You close both your eyes And cry "Why won't it go away?" Trapped in this feeling once again You can't take another on the chin So you don't look back You won't look back You can't look back there Stop leading my spirt astray I'm breaking down every other day Slipping away With each passing hour Please don't do what you say you will I'm trapped in this feeling once again I can't take another on the chin I'm stuck inside the deep within So I don't look back I won't look back I can't look back there No, no, no, no I was searching for a good time But I felt just like a fault line Sick of being called a bad guy Then you helped me to realize That I can't help but deceive you You really need to get away now Cause I've been bartering in bad times For my whole life and then some Just let me sink into the background In disappearing I'm at home I'm feelin less and less alone now You helped me to realize Just let me sink into the background In disappearing I'm at home I'm feelin less and less alone now You helped me to realize
10.
Old Sad Me 03:32
I'm always acting crazy I have a way with the obscene Would you like to come over and get vulgar with me We can take some time to find out what that means your sins don't lie to old sad me, Old sad me Every day I'm looking older slouched shoulders crooked teeth And if you think you can do better Why'd you settle for a mess like me It won't take too long to find another queen For old sad me, old sad me I don't want to change She don't want to change We don't want to change We don't need to change She's looking uptight but she keeps on smiling Too many rough nights there's no denying She likes to feel her pain inside me She seems to see things I don't see She's just a love blind easy rider She likes to come when I'm inside her She likes to tear the leaves right off our tree She wants to see the things that most don't see She's just a love blind easy rider She likes to come when I'm inside her She's just a love blind easy rider

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released February 5, 2018

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