Your True Desires For Beauty

by That Dream Was Our Life

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The final EP in my semi-monthly release series featuring four new songs (& a bonus track) including my first nautical-themed song & tales about the devil's beauty, driving across the Utah desert & looking back on a crazy year. Hope you enjoy the music & thank you so much for your support over the past 20 months.

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released September 17, 2015

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Track Name: All Is Lost
The world doesn't always make sense
Full of unintended pain & consequence
Do you roll the dice with chance & coincidence
Do you throw yourself at the mercy of providence

Raise the sails & man the oars
Lift the bridge & watch the doors
Unfold the map & chart a course
And say goodbye forever
Forever to the shore

Sometimes you feel that all is lost
That every tiny grain of joy comes with a cost
You're a lifeboat in a storm that's turned & tossed
Crying "I want to be forgiven by the ones I've loved & crossed"

Raise the sails & man the oars
Lift the bridge & watch the doors
Unfold the map & chart a course
And say goodbye forever
Forever to the shore

I was miserable when you left
But I'm happier than I was before we met
I've got no room in my heart for bitterness
For self-humiliation or regret

Raise your hope & man the oars
Lift your eyes & watch the doors
Forget the past & chart a course
And say goodbye forever
Forever to the shore
Track Name: The Truth Won't Set You Free But Yr Secret's Safe With Me
When the hair on the back of yr neck stands up at the click of a door
When you bristle at the mention of a name of a friend that you've never heard of before

The truth won't set you free (if you don't want it to)
But yr secret's safe with me (if my secret's safe with you)

When you shrink & you shrivel in the salt & you sink to the bottom on your knees
Evil is the beauty that surrenders your heart
Evil only smiles when you do as you please

The truth won't set you free (if you don't want it to)
But yr secret's safe with me (if my secret's safe with you)

The earthquake's just the start
It leads to aftershocks
Fault lines, not yr fault
The shaking never stops

Tell me I was wrong for holding on so long
For showing you my heart, for loving you so hard
Tell me I was wrong for holding on so long
My shame was just too strong to ask you to return
Track Name: Moons Of Mars
Cover me in bleached stone & dead sand
Leave my bones for the wolves in the desert
Bury me with your beautiful hands
The tears you cry will dry up in an instant

I need you like the river needs the ocean
More & more with every waking moment
I need you like the river needs the sea
To pour into your arms until I fall asleep

There are no more dreams for the sandman I've become
The years disappeared below my feet
I might be older but I'm still just as dumb
For the magic lamp of life's indignity

I need you like the river needs the ocean
More & more with every aching moment
I need you like the river needs the sea
To pour into your arms until I fall asleep

My sentence is a lifetime spent without you
Exiled to a distant moon of Mars
No matter what you say I'll always doubt you
I'm learning how to unhate my heart

I need you like the river needs the ocean
Even though I've failed you at every crucial moment
I'll give myself to you like the river feeds the sea
I'll pour into your arms until I fall asleep
Track Name: Rust's Flying Service
Dreams are only dreams
So get on your feet again
Stumbling up & down the 13th St inside your head
Does history repeat all the same mistakes
When you're finally alive
When you're finally awake

Chemistry & light & memories can change
Yellowed by the sun
Old photographs can fade
We're in Anchorage again
The sun stays out all night
You're sleepy-eyed & mean but you're so pretty in the light
& I didn't mean to make you cry

I've got a lighter load but I'm moving just as slow
I'm tired of being scared, I'm tired of getting old
You melt me with a look
I want to kiss you in the snow
It's been a lifetime since I've felt anything but cold