Slumberland (EP)

by Paul Melancon

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1.
Slumberland 03:49
You fall again, see you cry Wait for relief in the daylight and go up from the ground all the stars are too high and all your fears of the world are now streamlined in the desolate glow of the streetlights outside Don’t fall asleep alone in this You shouldn’t have to awaken inside You know you’re still a dream, don’t you, sunshine? In this wind pushed aside you lose the smile that you swear by and now you count again on me to be there in time Put all your trust in the weather I’m sure that you can do better But if you awaken scared and shaken undressed before the witchhunt roll call when McCarthy brings his gavel down with “Are you now or have you ever?” bend but don’t fall for that ‘some things are sacred’ talk It’s all to do with ability and I was born to commit that heresy And though your fears of the world might be realized you can bet that they don’t know that you are mine, so try Don’t fall asleep alone in this You shouldn’t have to awaken inside You know you’re still a dream, don’t you, sunshine? (©2000 UbikMusik, BMI)
2.
Can you feel us drifting? It’s the lack of light and the camera’s sleepy eye slowly tracking off line But while the feeds are changing the satellite dreams on and no one’s looking but someone might That bad moon’s been sleeping around just to forget the forget She says, “I’m this time but no more.” And she’ll smile that same smile just to let me know But to keep the moment going I turn around again I’m a string of hopeful words tied off too tight with a knot I invited in Your intent is in your eyes and it throws my shadow on the wall Satellite information coming in makes your real defenses hard to detect While the tension mounts on you run maneuvers in the desert sun as I push past the line and pass resolutions and hope for more time But our missiles have flown… Wake up Wake up Wake up Wake up and forget the forget forget the forget (©2000 UbikMusik, BMI)
3.
Guy Fawkes Day (free) 03:17
I could sit and stare at you for hours plotting desperately for some way to bring you around acting actively seditious if I were found A little like a bomber inside Parliament planting wishes in the basement underground lost and dated in a top hat and trenchcoat, now always fated to be there when the gate comes down That fire is me That effigy It shows you take what you can get and hope the suckers take the blame and I can see that you would agree by the size of the crowd that’s gathered for me here on Guy Fawkes Day I know every inch of you, it’s tragic I’ve walked the distance from your lips to that uncrossed line mapping out all of the reasons you should be mine A little like a rifleman behind the fence no one knowing it’s my bullet that takes you down a quick re-program as they’re rushing me out of town no way to prove that it was me when the hit comes down That fire is me That effigy It shows you take what you can get and hope the suckers take the blame and I can see that you would agree by the size of the crowd that’s gathered for me here on Guy Fawkes Day Do you remember November? Gunpowder, treason and plot? I know of no reason why I should ever be forgot I am just a bomber inside Parliament laying gunpowder and throwing the matches high I know it’s treason but I’ll never apologize plotting one more time to bring your breached walls down That fire is me That effigy See the size of the crowd that’s gathered for me here on Guy Fawkes Day See the size of the crowd that’s gathered for me here on Guy Fawkes Day I’m all alone so blame it only on me Guy Fawkes Day (©2000 UbikMusik, BMI)
4.
She sends the quotes out to the papers She makes herself up for the shows Not for the first time she refuses to give there's just some things she’d rather keep for her own He takes a call and tells his story again He shrugs and rises to go It’s so important the illusion be kept that it was something worth troubling out to know Some things are good when they’re left alone Some things you shouldn’t bring back home But it’s too late now Like thirty years inside a pinhole their perfect hands kept perfect time and all of those who were witness to love would’ve said that the feeling seemed real enough But time moves slower in the real world and things get stranger once the cameras shut off and though they struggle it’s apparent they’re wrong It turns out it was nothing after all He tried his best to infuse it with heart She tried hard not to confuse it with love But in the end after all it's just good bye, so long He calls tonight to say he’s sorry She reassures that it’s okay They’d both agree that it was something and at least for those five months they had something in common Some things are good when they’re left alone Some things you shouldn’t bring back home And in the end after all, it’s just good bye, so long and it's good bye, so long and it's good bye, so long (©2000 UbikMusik, BMI)
5.
I never thought I would meet up with someone who thinks like you do But there was something in your eyes, I admit it got a hold of me too and now I’ll fall from the mountain like something you’ve forgotten just to let you know you’re alive And if we ever get together I know it will be better in 1985 While we’re living underwater we'll see them building homes on the sun and we’ll think back to all the times we could keep if we had only begun back when I gave you one more time to see you should be mine instead of waiting 20 years to decide And while they’re changing the weather you've got to know I’ll be there in 1985 in 1985 When you see me don’t ask why I couldn’t act more dignified way back when in ’65 Believe me I will let you know better than I did before And I will fall from the mountain like someone you’ve forgotten just to let you know you’re alive And I can promise that forever you’d better know I’ll be there in 1985 in 1985 (©2000 UbikMusik, BMI)
6.
Did I hear you say that you knew me well? Well, that scrap of me you found hardly recommends itself Say you’re not that kind, say you’ve got no time for thinking charity But I’ll keep the lights up high to hide any fault you see in me Come and wish upon my star They’re so impressionable where you are But I’m not about to let you fall asleep alone No Hey, we’ll be so strong Hey, when we get home So go ahead and say that you know me well (©2000 UbikMusik, BMI)

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released March 28, 2000

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