Pieces of a Story

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released June 15, 2014

Written & Produced by Nicholas Cowley
Mixed by Alex Gerst & Derek Taylor
Mastered By Derek Taylor

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Track Name: Introduction
If I could get your attention for just a second or a minute or two
I'd promise not to take too long, baby, but there's some things I've got to show you
If you could take a look inside of yourself, then imagine everything you can be
When you realize the truth, baby, you're gonna see exactly what I see

And if you want to get ahead in this life, you'd better think about yourself, baby
Yes, if you want to see yourself in this light, you'd better think about yourself, baby

And when they call you selfish, just turn around and say thank you
Don't let it get you down, baby, because there's nothing that you can do
You see I have tried to push them all away
But I need them to see what I have seen

Think about yourself, baby

You see I have tried to see this way
But I need them to hear me say
If I could get your attention
If I could have my way
I'd think about myself, baby
and you should do the same

And if you want to get ahead in this life, you'd better think about yourself, baby
Yes, if you want to see yourself in this light, you'd better think about yourself, baby
Track Name: Backstory
I have a story to tell
but I don't tell it that well

If I could paint a picture for you, so you could see this
Don't you know I would?

I've tried to tell you
But I've wanted to warn you

If I could say these words loud enough for you to hear them
Don't you know I would?

I have a story but it's no different than most
it's the same dynamic that all these stories host

If I could somehow change the world, so they could understand this
Don't you know I would

If I could, I would
Track Name: Character Development
There's something you should know about us
It's no mistake that we are this way
a million voices with no body
searching for some thing to say

do you remember all the pictures on the television?
the sex the violence the drugs the fear the love the hate?
these images and words have altered more than our decisions
they have become the only way we can communicate

What they want you to see is intended only to deceive you
What they want me to say, by the way, is that things don't always go my way

Do you remember all the pictures from the television?

do you remember all the pictures on the television?
the sex the violence the drugs the fear the love the hate?
these images and words have altered more than our decisions
they have become the only way we can communicate

They need you to believe then bleed, bleed, bleed
What they want me to say, by the way, is that things don't always go my way

Do you remember all the pictures from the television?
Track Name: Plot Initiation
oh - I don't know
but you don't seem to care now do ya?

couldn't help to save you from your fate
good enough for anyone but me

but me - I never gave up
but somehow that wasn't enough
make no mistakes - perfect but fake
how much more should I take?

shouldn't stop, recess or hesitate
I will carve out the dirt and I'll pave my way

this time - I'm stepping with my right foot forward
this time - I'm putting myself down in it
this time - Gonna put my heart before my head
work my fingers to the bone until I'm dead

til I'm dead

no more wasting time - gotta make a plan
gotta make a better way - gotta take a stand
gotta take what's coming to me - gotta take what's coming

now I can see where I'm going
even with my eyes closed
my light is glimmering glowing
my light is guiding me

a single spark, sets fire then illuminates
it carves through the dark to light my way

this time - I'm stepping with my right foot forward
this time - I'm putting myself down in it
this time - Gonna put my heart before my head
work my fingers to the bone until I'm dead

swear to heaven that I did the best I can
i'd go to hell just to prove that I did
swear to heaven that I did the best I can
i'd go to hell just to prove that I did

this time - I'm stepping with my right foot forward
this time - I'm putting myself down in it
this time - Gonna put my heart before my head
work my fingers to the bone until I'm dead
Track Name: Confrontation
I'm tearing away
I'm tearing away from the center that's distracted and prevented me from letting go of all the things that hold me down and keep me from
accomplishing my goals and dreams

look what it's taken from me
look what I've given, look what I've received
look what it's doing to me
look what it's doing to me now

all I can see - is your ungratefulness and what you've taken from me

if I could give it away - it wouldn't make you happy
if I could give it away - it wouldn't help you understand

I'm tearing away
I'm tearing away from something that used to be better, now it doesn't
really matter, cuz I can't tell the difference from the pot nor the kettle now

look what it's taken from me
look what I've given, look what I've received
look what it's doing to me
look what it's doing to me now

all I can see - is your insulting stare and what you've taken from me

if I could give it away - it wouldn't make you happy
if I could give it away - it wouldn't help you, it wouldn't help you

if I could give it away - would it make you happy?
if I could give it away - would it help you understand?
if I could give it away - wouldn't make no difference
if I could give it away - it wouldn't help you, it wouldn't help you
Track Name: False Victory / Defeat
we've beat the ones with our guns
it's so much fun now that we've won
we can pretend that we are friends
but in the end, what's broken will never mend

we're never gonna be the same
we're never gonna go back there ever again
and we're never gonna share the shame
we're never gonna bear the burden and the blame

we've heard the news, so pick and choose
don't be confused, both ways you lose
we understand, with these demands
you and your clan must leave your land

so you say you think you might
take a stand or pick a fight
get away if you think you can
take a stand if you want to see the end

we're never gonna be the same
we're never gonna go back there ever again
and we're never gonna share the shame
we're never gonna bear the burden and the blame

so we suppose, now that you know
that you'll assume, that's the way it goes
just sing along, and join our song
you'll find your place, were you belong

we're never gonna be the same
Track Name: Rebirth (featuring Paco Estrada)
It's too late to say sorry about this
Wouldn't matter anyway

There has to be a way to start this over
A way to hit the reset button and begin again
There has to be a way to reinvent this
There has to be... There has to be

Try and hold on when you sleep
and remember what you dream
Just and hold on when you sleep
and remember what you dream

There has to be a way to start this over
A way to hit the reset button and begin again
There has to be a way to reinvent this
There has to be... There has to be

now and then i think about how it could have been

I remember all the little things
Manipulate the pieces in my dreams
Every time I am imagining there's something more that I was meant to see

There has to be a way to start this over
A way to hit the reset button and begin again
There has to be a way to reinvent this
There has to be... There has to be
Track Name: Innovation
I had a dream last night
I told myself what to make
It was a record player
It was a record player

I'm gonna build me a new record player
One that plays the songs that I dream about
In the morning when I wake up next you you
I'm gonna know what you were dreaming about
Because it tells me what you're dreaming about

My record player has an interface
Travels through light, and sound, and time, and space
Drop the needle, spin, and let it go
It plays the dreams we have in stereo

I'm gonna build me a new record player
One that plays the songs that I dream about
In the morning when I wake up next you you
I'm gonna know what you were dreaming about
Because it tells me what you're dreaming about

My record player copies everything
Produces gold inside these vinyl rings
Musical discs of perfect symmetry
My low tech dreams are high fidelity to me

I'm gonna build me a new record player
One that plays the songs that I dream about
In the morning when I wake up next you you
I'm gonna know what you were dreaming about
Because it tells me what you're dreaming about

If dreams can show us what to make
Why don't we dream while we're wide awake

I'm wide awake

I'm gonna build me a new record player
One that plays the songs that I dream about
In the morning when I wake up next you you
I'm gonna know what you were dreaming about
Because it tells me what you're dreaming about
Track Name: Revolution
One thing I know from all my days is how to take a blue sky and make it gray
With a flick of my fingers and twitch of my eye, I'll do anything I want and say oh my my
I don't believe we've had the opportunity t discuss the effects and what it's doing to me
I can't stand it any more and I can't complain, but this insanity is growing all through my brain

I'm gonna show this world a thing or two with my AK-47
I'm gonna show them all what I can do when I blast them into heaven

Everybody knows but no one says - if you shake it too much it means you're playing with it
It's a singalong, baby, count 'em one-two-three - we're gonna light 'em up, shoot 'em down, make them see
Who's the toughest kitty scratcher in the wild wild west - by the beat of my drum and the beat of my chest
You can bet your bottom dollar by the end of the day you're gonna mark my words when you hear me say

I'm gonna show this world a thing or two with my AK-47
I'm gonna show them all what I can do when I blast them into heaven
Tell your family, friends and all your crew about my brand new weapon
I'm gonna terrorize your neighborhood; gonna teach you all a lesson
Track Name: Relevant Plot Twist
It might take some time to show you what's inside their hearts
It's irrelevant and irresponsible and unthinkable not to mention their love

it's all they know

it might be a while, so stay right here until it starts
as formidable and frightening as it seems, it's fundamentally associated with love - their love

oh no, they know

it might be a while, so stay right here until it stops
Track Name: Resolution
Now is the time
It's come to this
Nothing can be done
To stop this course
Of action from happening
It's almost time to go...
You know the show is over, oh my god what have we done?
When I rewind, I take my time to find my piece of mind then I can remind myself

All we are is what we do, and say, and think, and act out
We're nothing more than history and memories

I don't know why
I can't explain
It's of no consequence
Is this a game?
that we are playing?
are we insane?
Or did we just forget???
And let the rest of it, the best of it somehow get away?
It's no wonder why...
We try and try all of our lives, and still we lie to ourselves each day

All we are is what we do, and say, and think, and act out
We're nothing more than history and memories

How long can this go on?

Goodbye, goodbye
we'll join you soon
just one small step behind
no need to wait
remember we'll
remember you
we'll meet again someday...
someway, somewhere, somehow, someone might have to show us the way
Let's hope there's more out there than what we smell and taste and feel and see and hear

All we are is what we do, and say, and think, and act out
We're nothing more than history and memories
We're insignificant in the greater scheme of things
Track Name: Finale
Your eyes and ears
Your eyes and ears connect right to your heart and soul
Your heart and soul connects right to your hands and feet
So clap your hands and stomp your feet
Just feel the beat

Everybody dance, now!!!
Track Name: Credit Where Credit is Due
some people - some people
some people thank the heavens and skies
some people - some people
some people think that they're wasting time

I'd like to take the time to thank myself for being me
I'd like to take the time to thank me for being me

big time players - on the tv
and in the pictures of the magazines
those drop dead beauty - all the toys
look at me - I'm making so much noise

I'd like to take the time to thank myself for being me
I'd like to take the time to thank me for being me

I don't want to - regret what could have been
I don't want to - fake this or pretend
I made it all just to let you in (my world)

All these people - all the people
All the people that lent their hands
You're my brother - my sister
You're family and my friends

I'd like to take the time to thank myself for being me
I'd like to take the time to thank me for being me