These Songs Don't Know Me

by derek

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01:49
2.
03:16
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5.
02:35
6.
05:02
7.
03:49
8.
02:58
9.
03:23

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released May 6, 2016

Produced by Derek himself.
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6 recorded at The Spa in Baton Rouge
Tracks 2, 7 recorded at The Alcove in Lafayette
Tracks 5, 8, 9 recorded at The Blue Room in Lafayette

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Track Name: Chairs 2
you lost your dog
he ran away
and just like him
you didn't stay
but that's okay
it's just a shame
I can't relate

and through your eyes
I'm just a joke
and you hung up
when I misspoke
I'm not surprised at all
you probably cried and all

I never meant to make you feel
like all your problems weren't real
now all those trips to abbeville
weren't worth the thrill

comparing to
your next of kin
as if you'd want
to hear that again
I'm just too cold
and take too long
to get to know
Track Name: Middle Shelf
I wanna know why you think they're well fed
don't you know that they're already dead
I wanna know what you see in your self
you belong on the middle shelf
I wanna know how you think you grew up
a real bad life with a lot of good stuff
I disagree with how you think it should be
I see you, but you are me

I don't align with how you play
I won't be fooled by your monet

you are fine after wine
she is thine for good times
you are living out their lie
nothing's yours so go and buy your
go buy your smiles
drink for a while
and complain

I wanna know why you think they're well fed
don't you know that they're already dead
I wanna know what you see in your self
you belong on the middle shelf
I wanna know how you think you grew up
a real bad life with a lot of good stuff
I disagree with how you think it should be
I see you, but you are me

I don't align with how you play
I won't be fooled by your monet
but you will never, ever know

you are fine after wine
she is thine for good times
you are living out their lie
nothing's yours so go and buy your
go buy your smiles
leave the aisle
and be sane
Track Name: These Songs Don't Know Me
all the lines that parallel me
won't sell on screens
all of the movies I see
don't mean a thing
all of my rhymes
can stay in my mind
drive around to feel free
but these songs don't know me.

and it's not right
with the guise
of glorified cries
applauding sighs
fooled for wise
can't justify why
your friends rely
sympathize
you can't deny
try

always wanting to ask
always wanting to know why you just don't care
maybe somethings wrong, or maybe you're not there
something's gotta change.

always wanting to ask...
Track Name: Deus Ex Machina
I've been reading up on more than just one book
finding all the truths so often overlooked
when all my life i'm told I'll never have enough
and living in the south can really fuck you up

tell my mom and dad I'm not afraid to die
let them know it's okay I'd rather be alive
when all my life i'm told I'll never have enough
and living in the south can really fuck you up
and you'll keep pushing me I'll never have enough
when all you ever did was really fuck me up
Track Name: Inner State
black tires will turn to grey
some inner state
a lullaby is played
from miles away
strings on guitar will break
my mind will fade
while every card that's played
is a mistake
Track Name: Align
it's not my fault
they moved away
to better real estate
it's hard to talk with someone else
who never can relate

I've been wasting all my time
on conversations undefined
never knew why I just
can't make all the stars align

one day
you'll say
look what i've become
don't shake
the mistakes
back when we were young

you won't relate
it's not the path
I wanna take
its hard enough
we're both adults
for goodness sake

across the board
I was bored for way too long
I'm convinced
I was never in the wrong
when all you want was a letter in return
to solve it all
but one day maybe I'll learn
Track Name: Mess
yes I am over you
can't you say the same for me
if you wanted too
I'm not who you thought I'd be
what was I to do
you never thought I'd leave
and abandon you
guess this all just falls on me

yes I am done with you
I never thought you'd leave
there's nothing left to prove
you and I could never be
I don't keep up with you
or your so called family
accept the fucking truth
this is how it's supposed to be

all these things you stop and talk about
I don't really care how it feels
what's the point in trying to figure out
what went wrong when the milk's already spilled
why expose yourself to anymore
pointless details better left concealed
it's been so real
you know I feel bad
Track Name: Truancy
I call you on the phone
asking if you're home again
you say that you're alone
say that you can use a friend
you act like I don't know
but ever since this all began
I've known how this goes
but I can't say how it will end

well I guess I shouldn't bite my tongue
and really tell you how I feel
but I won't say that I'm in love
I know that wasn't part of this deal
so I'll just settle for good enough
and live with what I know is real
I'll pour all I have into your cup
even if it overspills

real life
is right outside
your daydream
you find yourself there in
due time
don't occupy your
free mind
on trending thoughts...
Track Name: Emily
stuck in your bed
you've had enough of what she said
it's not her fault at all
the truth makes you upset
mishandled rage
was just the icing on the cake
I'm not the one to blame
for all of your mistakes

hang around your closest friends
and you start acting up again
familiar games
pass the blame we feel the same
victimize the ones you love
realize we've had enough
familiar games
pass the blame we feel the same

stuck in your bed
no one to talk to or relate
can't take advice without you getting so irate

you can't run
away from what you say
or depend on
next saturday
set it off
days before the break
no one's there
to cure your stomachache