It's Not Too Late

by That Dream Was Our Life

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The penultimate EP in my semi-monthly release series featuring four new songs (& a bonus track) about watching ice break up & float down the Delaware River, eating meatballs & seeing Yumi Zouma in Brooklyn, Eastern State Penitentiary & the stupid things I used to think about when I'd run down the Delaware River Trail (I still run there but I think about slightly less stupid things). Hope you enjoy the music!

*This is the eleventh in a series of twelve EPs that I am releasing in 2014-15. Check out the SUBSCRIBE link up top for more info*

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released May 12, 2015

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Track Name: Frozen Soldier
The ice is breaking up around the rusted ships
Praises on your tongue that never leave your lips

I can give you what no one else can give you
I'm alive for the first time every time I'm near you
And if you love me, you don't have to say so
You just have to hold me
& never let go

Love's the frozen soldier with his hand still on his gun
Hasn't anybody told you the war's already won

When you give me what no one else can give me
I can see the future when you're asleep next to me
And if it's all right, you don't have to say so
And if it's OK, I'll already know
Track Name: Exit Through The Gift Shop
I had a dream we starred in Exit Through The Gift Shop
You were the distorted voice & I was Mr. Brainwash
Ben Franklin on the underpass, he's holding up a boombox
Your smile stayed with me like wheat paste on a paintbrush

L train to Bedford to see Yumi Zouma
DJ's playing The Smiths' "Girlfriend In A Coma"
When the bar lets out we spill into the streetlight
Bushwick's a litany of lullabies & streetfights

No one knows who you are until you show your heart
No one knows who you are when you're a work of art
You are, you are, you are

I watch the boats roll in before the opener begins
What are you gonna do this time to set the world on fire again
Track Name: We're All Doing Time
The prison yard on Valentine's Day
Walls too high for you to climb
If I've become everything that you hate then I guess we're all doing time

I'm better off when I don't know
Surrender never makes a sound
I think it's better if you go & take those chains you drag around

Do you rest your head against the bars
The recriminations never stop
How many secrets sleep inside your heart
Do you keep every single one of them locked

A blindfold held before your eyes
A hood that's pulled over your face
You can barely see the truth inside
It vanishes from sight like a love that fades

We're never given what we're promised
Where does a dream go when it dies
You asked me "Just this once, can you be honest?"
Ripples in the pools of your eyes

I'm better off when I don't know
Surrender never makes a sound
I think it's better if you go & take those chains you drag around
Track Name: Black Hondas
The sun is brighter than ever
And the air tastes even better when you've been underground
I looked for you driving down Columbus forever
Do you know how many black Hondas are in this town

You run until your heart gives out
You can spend years being asleep
You can black out all the pages on a map
Until they hold no memories

I tried to change
I said goodbye to all my shame for people who never love
It's 2015 & it's time to get free
I thought I already was