legend

by kevin schlereth

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released 13 January 2015

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post-folk nomad. doing life with everyone mostly in their homes.

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Track Name: most quiet places
there's a time and there's a place
at least that's what the people say
but i'm not sure, i'm not sure
that there's a time and place for this

when is the time to just slow down?

if it feels like, if it feels like, if it feels like nothing is the way it should be

i heard about my regrets
i heard that they were bordering on infinite
i heard about my mistakes
i heard that they were greater than the price you paid

i heard lies
disguising themselves as the light of life
if it feels like nothing is the way it should be
take heart; that feeling is meant for comforting
Track Name: dementia
that night i stood out in the rain, that night i stood out in a daze, but i wasn't always there
that night my jaw dropped, that night my ears betrayed my heart. that night my jaw dropped and i, wished i never heard
how could he do that to his friend, how could he spoil the greatest gift, and i, had to tell someone
that night i spoke out, that night i told you what he'd done, that night i spoke out, but you, did not seem convinced.

how could you say you didn't know

that night i heard all in the rain, that night i heard it plain as day, but where was i when i heard
that night she told me, but i cannot make out her face, where were we standing, i can't recall the place
how can i carry all this grief, how can you just not believe me, i'm sure, i heard it with my ears
the way you stare back, the way your smile condescends, that doubting glare back, before a pitying embrace.

how could you say you didn't know

is it a legend in my mind
cause it was clear and true to life
is it a legend in my mind
and what clues illuminate the lies
is it a legend in my mind
cause these things happen all the time
is it a legend in my mind
is it a legend

so now i stand out in the rain, to feel the water on my face, to know, the way the water feels
and then my jaw drops, at how my mind betrays my soul, rain marries tear drops, and i, don't want to be here

how could you say you didn't know
Track Name: all in my head
they used to say it was all in my head
they used to say it was all in my, all in my head
they used to say it was all in my head, well i guess,
that i'm better now

what's the point of this, if there was never a point
if what you're saying is it's all in my all in my head
if what you're saying is it's all in my head, well i guess,
that i'm better now

I used to think that you were there for me

they used to say i only spoke to myself
they used to say i only spoke to my, spoke to myself
they used to say i only spoke to myself, well i guess
that i'm better now

what's the point of this, if i am making it up
if what i'm doing is speaking to something made up
if what i'm doing is speaking to myself, well i guess
that i'm better now

I used to think that you were there for me

Did you ever stop and think
Did you ever stop and think
Did you ever stop and think that you were made for God and not the other way
Did you ever stop and think that He wasn't made for you because He wasn't made
Did you ever stop and think
Did you ever stop and think
And if our God is for Us,
what could stand against
did you ever stop and think that this explains a lot.
Track Name: hammer
i am tired of working with my mind, i want to use my hands.
would you teach me to swing a hammer so i can build what you command

i have heard it said, that your word is like a hammer, please let it be so.

i am tired of thinking, i want to just reach back and let it go. i want to drive some nails like i did when i was an enemy to you, i want to be zealous now too.

i have heard it said that your word is a hammer, please let it be so
i have heard it said that your word is a fire, please come back and burn us down
Track Name: melancholia
something new up in the sky
what's it called, i'm dying to know.
cause there's a hole down in my heart
it's hungry for names of things?

and there is nothing we can do
they say our hopes died with you
i ask, what makes them so sure
you're different than the 1000 things before.

something dark above my head
is it a cloud or is it death
cause lately i've been under it
and i can't tell if i'm dry or wet

and there is nothing we can do
they say our hopes died with you
i ask, what makes them so sure
you're different than the 1000 things before.

maybe you've come here to save me,
but maybe you've come here to slay me.

it's not worth holding on.
if it's the end, i am ready for it.
Track Name: clockwork
in my life, it seems there are innumerable times i try and i fail, i guess that's part of it but i think about it all the time.
Track Name: so, anyway
so hard to say what's going on. at the end of the day, it's safe to say, it's safer just not to say

hey hey hey
hey hey hey

build up a wall. let the list of right ones in. but what happens when times get hard and the list starts to thin?

hey hey hey
hey hey hey

sometimes we're scared, so afraid of crying wolf. when we're reaching out to you it takes it all, all we have just to say. ..

hey hey hey
hey hey hey

so anyway

hey hey hey
hey hey hey
Track Name: sungazer
stare headlong at the painted sun
and its brown and green like it's covered in mud
it might hurt your eyes, but it can't phase mine
cause with scales like these i couldn't be more blind

and it's creeping up in my throat
so close it could make me choke
all the words i might say
when i feel your rays on my face

its twelve wavy hands reach out to grasp
my wired beard and my forehead ashed
it might burn your skin but i feel just fine
it'll take more than that to melt this block of ice

and it's creeping up in my throat
so close it could make me choke
all the words i might say
when i feel your rays on my face

it's impossible for a man to be saved
you are not bound by possibilities
Track Name: with expectancy
everywhere you go, there is a stench which follows you
oh, no
and it's true what they say, everyone is watching you, and they're waiting for you to fail like they know you will, like we know you will, like everyone seems so certain you will
everywhere you've been, there, a stone commemorates.
oh, no
and it's true what they say, everyone is watching you, and they're waiting for you to fail like they know you will, like we know you will, like everyone seems certain you will
and we're waiting on you, but you never, ever fail
lord we're waiting on you, so bad at waiting on you
you never fail.
Track Name: qvc
and i've been running away from the crippled and meek because they're ugly to me, and i can't help but think i could sell this new song to all of my rich white friends.
and they will think i am more righteous than them because suburban christian culture teaches that confessions of sins is righteousness. tell me what atrocities did Jesus confess to become out righteous king?

hosanna, i am the stain upon your shirt, the one who made you hurt, the one who left your sheep for the faith that they sold to me on tv, a faith that is just for me.

and i've been running away from the crippled and meek because they're better than me, and i know i don't seek the healing of God the way that i ought to do. and i will sink deeper down in my sin because the only place i'm comfortable are places that i know i've already been. tell me who has ever been healed like this, refusing to leave their mat.

hosanna, i am the stain upon your shirt, the one who made you hurt, the one who left your sheep for the faith that they sold to me on tv, a faith that is just for me.
you died, it seems, just for me. you died just so i could be whatever i want to be. you died just to set me free from responsibility. the light for the world to see, i'm hording it all for me. i'm keeping you all to me. the light for the world to see.