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by Shape of the Sun

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Intro 01:21
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From a restless bed I sink too deep Into a place that’s far away from sleep And as I chase these ghosts, I plead the night Will bring the kind of dark that scares the light But don’t get so bent out of shape When I’m climbing down the fire escape ‘Cause it’s way too late You’ve been through every room inside my head Except the one I keep my secrets in And baby if I die before I wake It’s just another pill you’ll have to take But don’t get so bent out of shape When I’m climbing down the fire escape ‘Cause it’s way too late Every night, it comes and it goes This feeling inside like I’m gonna explode
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I’ve been waiting for the long goodnight All my days have been a waste of light I’ve got nothing to prove but everything It’s my fault that your ears ring I’ve been waiting for the long goodbye Guess you’ve always seen it in my eyes I’ve got nothing to lose but everything And now everybody sing Too much of this won’t help me out Too much of this won’t help me out
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Every smile is a whisper under their breath And every word is a lie While they're staring at you like you're out of your head But never look in your eyes You hold your breath 'til it's over but it never is When you're walking alone Down the street that you lived on for so many years But never called your home They say when it rains, it really pours But hell I wouldn’t know ‘Cause they’ve got a way to completely ignore The artist and the art, the artificial hearts It's hard to see you're a victim bound to the floor Left to wait in the wings Just like a marionette without anyone There to pull on the strings Well the seasons are changing as fast as they can Winter's coming around If you think that we're lost then maybe we are But we won't be found They say when it rains, it really pours But how was I to know? 'Cause they got a way to completely ignore The artist and his art, the artificial hearts I went off like a loaded gun I went off like a loaded, I’m the only one Like a loaded gun Like a loaded Hearts explode Am I the only one?
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Lonely Lungs 02:58
If you ever had a song inside your lonely lungs But you waited too long to decide and hold your tongue Well everybody knows it’s far far too late For you to hesitate, so strain out your voice You’ve got no choice Don’t let this go too far Getting lost in your mind You’re getting lost in your mind There are so many of them But you’re only one If you ever spent a night drinking your liver dry But you never get it right ‘cause time doesn’t stop it goes by And no one really knows you’ve so much to say Well take it to your grave and bury it deep It’s yours to keep Don’t let this go too far Getting lost in your mind You’re getting lost in your mind There are so many of them But you’re only one So don’t wait too long You’ll get lost
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Take your hands away from me I won’t let you fall in love I’m alive and you could be A vampire to the scent of blood It’s only her until I die It’s only her These four walls are closing in As the room begins to spin But I can only be myself Right here on the bottom shelf I never wanna be the one you love I never wanna see you again I never want a chance to make it right ‘Cause I’ve done nothing wrong I’m so (baby yeah) so loaded I can’t stand My night is over It’s over now It’s only her until I die It’s only her
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All the brown-eyed girls never want to be alone And the black hearted man with their future set in stone Words they fill my head like a manuscript And I don’t know what they mean when they leave my lips alright All the call less times (?) and I just don’t where to go (?) And the ones that you meet are the ones you cannot show Words they fill my head like a pile of bricks Don’t know what they mean when they leave my lips alright Do you remember the bad nights Yes I remember the bad nights But you knew we would be alright And you knew we would be alright because
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A time and a place of your own How will you make it all alone? Well somebody turned out your lights How will you make it through the night? You get high You’re a conversation piece of work You’re a liar just like me and it hurts Well how many days will you spend Thinking of ways to make it end? ‘Cause somebody filled up your mind With all of those thoughts there were unkind You’re a conversation piece of work You’re a liar just like me and it hurts Yeah it hurts
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17 03:12
When I was 17 years old I should have hit the road With only just the clothes on my back But I made a mistake That I have yet to shake It’s keeping me awake in the black ‘Cause I threw away my only chance When I turned my back on me Is it true they say that what you are now Is all that you’re meant to be? Meant to be without a cause Been working on my flaws And holding for applause way too long You see it in my eyes That this is my demise And I’ll apologize if I’m wrong ‘Cause I threw away my only chance When I turned my back on me Is it true they say that what you are now Is all that you’ll ever be? When I was 17 years old Oh I should have hit the road With only just the clothes on my back I made a mistake But you cannot take it away It’s keeping me awake at night
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Sunday morning on the wrong side of the bed I felt somewhere between the living and the dead An open window screaming out the night before I drag my legs off of the bed onto the floor Into the hall a sullen look into the mirror Is that anger on my face or is it fear? I can't remember what it was that tied my tongue But it doesn't work the way it did when I was young It won't tear my heart out Will I be alright? It won't tear my heart out anymore Well down the stairs I went and stumbled to the door It's all a game and I can't play it anymore With the television drowning out the radio There's got to be another place that I can go It won't tear my heart out Will I be alright? It won't tear my heart out anymore They're saying in the streets that rock and roll is dead I hope it's true then I can finally rest my head If it's all the same to you then I'll be moving on I doubt that anyone will notice when I'm gone
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Stepping out into the dark A fire caught be a spark It happened so fast The evidence I left behind It burned with the pines As it spread through the grass And then to the town below Feel the flames as they grow It’ll only get worse I tried to wait out the night When sober eyes hit the light They found me in chains The warden said with a smile They’ll be no need for a trial But you’ll feel no pain And so with a rope Hang me up with the hope That it won’t ever catch fire again

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released September 4, 2019

All songs written and performed by Nate Linek*
Recorded by Nate Linek
Mastered by Jon Tornblom - Transparent Mastering

*The Long Goodnight - Shane Sweeney (bass), Dustin Harigle (drums), Andrew Schell (organ)

*Tear My Heart Out (Live) - Jason Shough (guitar), Geoff Gatts (drums), Austin Glasser (bass)

Cover photo by Ron Linek
Cover layout by Nate Linek

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Shape of the Sun Columbus, Ohio

An obsessive-compulsive indie/alt rock musician. I write and record songs in a basement after the kids go to sleep.

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