Safe For Now

by The American Scene

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1.
Just Say It 03:17
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
2.
Blood Orange 02:58
[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…
3.
Hungry Hands 03:15
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
4.
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
5.
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]
6.
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]
7.
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
8.
Untitled 02:51
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
9.
Used To You 03:43
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
10.
Safe For Now 03:15
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?..

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released August 7, 2012

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