Safe For Now

by The American Scene

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released August 7, 2012

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Track Name: Just Say It
I was a stone, you were a landslide
I was afraid you'd drag me down
You were alone; at least that's how I found you
Hurt enough to hope that I knew
Something about being overused, and I do
Are you afraid of the end?
Are you afraid of the end of everything?
I'm not afraid of the end. No not afraid of the ending of anything
And I won't take part in this
I could take you apart but it takes so long for me to get you there
I should have known, should have seen you running
Pedal to the floor, eyes set to some new lover's door
You just couldn't feel so idle anymore
If this is what you want then say it is
We're all detachable, nothing's permanent, you learn to live with it
Are you afraid of the end?
Are you afraid of the end of everything?
I'm not afraid of the end. No not afraid of the ending of anything
And I won't take part in this
I could take you apart but it takes so long for me to get you there
Well nothing's wrong till you say it is and
I've been off before but not about this
If you've been looking for a reason to keep moving here I am
Here it is
Are you afraid of the end?
Are you afraid of the end of everything?
I'm not afraid of the end. No not afraid of the ending of anything
And I won't take part in this
I could take you apart but it takes so long for me to get you there
Track Name: Blood Orange
[Verse 1]
You spend so much time thinking over the past
But I’d never blame you
I’ve been known to move on just a little too fast
We’re so good at faking
I’ve been sneaking glances through car windows on the freeway
One of these days I won’t be so afraid of the faces all doing the same

[Hook]
If this is what you call love, well then I’ve had enough
The space between you and me weighs more than your company

[Verse 2]
He’s been gone so long; I just can’t understand
Your reasons for leaving
I always tried so hard just to be that man
Who could make you forget him
There’s a joke on both of us that’s buried somewhere near here
One of these days while you’re digging up graves
You’ll run across it at think of my name

[Hook x2]

Weighs more than your company…
Track Name: Hungry Hands
You're calm and cutting
I'm speaking softly in your passenger seat
On the finger points of deceiving, withholding, and the difference between
You crack a window, clear the air, meet quiet words with empty stares
I ask a god I don't know to get us home before this car explodes

We smoked and burned black
Dripped like wax from the devil's hands that pooled into something I'm told resembled dishonesty
And with each word I stacked on top of the last I could feel you pulling so slow and so steady away from me

Don't put me away with your crossed out days and filled up spiral notebooks
Carefully placed on shelves in case you should care to take a new look
Your hungry hands held a home over my head, ripped at my clothes, pushed into bed
We made so many ways to help ourselves forget

We smoked and burned black
Dripped like wax from the devil's hands that pooled into something I'm told resembled dishonesty
And with each word I stacked on top of the last I could feel you pulling so slow and so steady away from me

Don't be so sure that I'm overlooking details
Don't be so sure I've got nothing left to say
Track Name: When You're Undone
You didn't have to say it, I knew what you meant
We both left a few things underground
And I've been fucked for fourteen days
Now while you still swear that you're fine
But that empty bottle I saw in your bedroom suggested otherwise
I guess I'll call when I've got something new to say
And all these reasons not to say your name start slipping away
You didn't have to act like everything
Once wrapped up but now unraveling
Was what was keeping you out of my bed
Out of my head like I'm just over this
Tell me what you really want
Is it me right now or an easy way out?
A calm before some storm? We love to keep you warm
I guess I'll call when I've got something new to say
And all these reasons not to say your name start slipping away
It starts at one, till we come undone and I'm on your floor again
And you're whispering something close enough
To truth to make me want you again
Make me want you again
Make me want you again
Make me want you again
I guess I'll call when I've got something new to say
And all these reasons not to say your name start slipping away
I'll call when I've got something new to say
And all these reasons not to say your name start slipping away
Track Name: Fifth and Natoma
A dryer winter than we’re used to
Provided ample things to lose
Cold air, cloudy eyes, burning lungs, midnight sky
Alone but unsure why
I tried so hard not to hurt you
But the best laid plans are still just that
And it doesn’t matter where I left you
This empty place is still where we’re at

And I hope you hear me now
I never said I’d never let you down
And I hope you come around
But if you don’t then I won’t make a sound

If I stayed trapped inside your
Makeshift jail cell eyes well
I might have made a little mess of myself
I might have made it out alive but in poorer health
You still walk these streets with me
To the liquor store to erase everything

And I hope you hear me now
I never said I’d never let you down
And I hope you come around
But if you don’t then I won’t make a sound

And I know that I’ll want you back
But I won’t get away with that
And I know that I’ll want you back
But you don’t know where we fell off at

And I hope you hear me now
I never said I’d never let you down
And I hope you come around
But if you don’t then I won’t make a sound
[x2]
Track Name: Shape Shifter
I heard you don't believe in god anymore
I heard you fell out of love
I heard you don't call back home anymore
Heard you replaced all of us
But my hands still shake just the same
I've got no one to blame just the same
I'm still lying on the floor the same place as before we wandered separate ways

And I never had anything more than this, just take it

[Chorus]
I thought I told you
I'd only break your heart if I had to
Is that what friends do?
I thought you swore you knew, I could've sworn you knew
With every shifting shape
And every shade of gray we made
I wasn't sure that I could wait
I thought you swore you wouldn't wait

Tell me how much you've changed tell I'm still to blame
Tell me how much you missed me last month
Tell me all about what keeps you up at night
Tell me you're too tired, you're too tired to fight
But don't say that you're only interested in going all the way back to what this was
All the way back to a different us

And I never had anything more than this, just take it

[Chorus x2]
Track Name: The View From Here
I wanted you to know that your impression still holds my heart in place
As I step outside an ever watchful sense of pride
I wanted you to find some secret you had pressed behind your eyes
Night after night as we undressed under a blackout blanket sky
I pulled this all apart for you
To spin it back into something time and better judgment couldn't undo
I've been down to the bottom of everything
And I'll be around when your grip slips and you do the same
I wanted you to say not to worry, there was nothing to explain
But every batting lash and borrowed passion wouldn't last
I poured out my pride for you, over this bed where we prayed but nothing ever grew
I've been down to the bottom of everything
And I'll be around when your grip slips and you do the same
Talk until you turn back into a different version of your disassembled person and
I've heard enough. I've heard enough
Track Name: Untitled
I was up in a panic
I was fleeing the scene
I was blurring the boundaries between you and me
I was focusing on distant things;
I was blaming someone else for a life that I took off its course all by myself
It gets hard not to think that I've wasted everything
And every person that I meet sees exactly what you say you see
So go and tell your friends that you're not sure what went wrong
Yeah I know that happens when I'm gone
I've sorted this all out; I'll take most the blame for now
Until your pride will let you pause, replace short sight with what once was
It got hard not to notice that every word I spoke
When our love lost its focus just stayed suspended, stuck between my lips
Like you stay suspended, stuck between my lips
Track Name: Used To You
I know which way you're going, you're not hanging around just to watch me drown
I've gotten used to you now
I told you that I'd learn something about holding on to nothing
I thought I knew what you'd say; I thought I could make you stay

But I swear I still can see through the differences in you
In you and me

But if you tried I think you might find something here that's worth the fight
I still could be anything, anything you ever thought you'd need
You make falling out of love sound so easy
You make falling out of love sound so easy

I don't want this escaping, but I wasn't waiting around just to hear you say
We went about this the wrong way
I thought we'd save the trouble we made for some distant undiscovered day
I couldn't hold you to your word, no that's never how this works

But I swear it wasn't me who set everything to flame just to be free

But if you tried I think you might find something here that's worth the fight
I still could be anything, anything you ever thought you'd need
You make falling out of love sound so easy
You make falling out of love sound so easy

God knows that you don't make everything
Make everything out the way it should be
When you're a little drunk and a little bored with what you see
And I know that I don't make everything
Make everything out the way it should be
I'm the holy ghost of unfailing uncertainty

But if you tried I think you might find something here that's worth the fight
I still could be anything, anything you ever thought you'd need
You make falling out of love sound so easy
You make falling out of love sound so easy
Track Name: Safe For Now
We turned rest into home
And sank into the things that we didn’t know
We took off our clothes
To keep away from what seemed to be so impossibly unavoidable
And we might need to come back down;
We might not lose the love we found

I’m not leaving this room till you can tell me the truth
Did you really think I’d just watch you leave?
Like that’s just how it is? Yea that sounds like me
But I knew better than to think that you’d be done with this so soon

And I could feel the cold creeping out of your skin
Calmer by the second we let silence settle in
And left the things we couldn’t say buried with those bedroom days
That blurred into an image of the simplest parts of us

I’m not leaving this room till you can tell me the truth
Did you really think I’d just watch you leave?
Like that’s just how it is? Yea that sounds like me
But I knew better than to think that you’d be done with this so soon

Did you get it all out?
Are we safe for now?
Did this brittle boned bending of mine
Make you feel, make you feel
A little more alive?..