Settle Down

by Julia Nunes

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released October 7, 2012

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Track Name: Stay Awake
It's like I don't have the patience, or the will power to separate myself
from this inundating era I've been dealt
All across the nation pixelated screens light up the night
of insomniacs and night owls alike

But we can turn off the lights the sun's coming up no dreams tonight to interrupt.
Turn off the alarm before it sounds and get out of bed without putting your head down

I've been closing my eyes real tight but the space between my lids betrays the light
so I'm up again, I lost the will to fight.
The scrolling information pulls me in and holds me in a trance.
link to link, no I don't stand a chance

And we can turn off the lights the sun's coming up no dreams tonight to interrupt
Turn off the alarm before it sounds and get out of bed without putting your head down

Stay awake with me in the darkness you will see what I've known all along

Baby when you're sleeping I wonder if you see me in your dreams
do you know exactly what it means
Maybe we are falling and when I hit the ground I disappear
but you open up your eyes and I'm still here

And we can turn off the lights the sun's coming up no dreams tonight to interrupt
Turn off the alarm before it sounds and get out of bed without putting your head down
Track Name: Odd
My foot’s asleep and so is my brain
If I’m in pain then I can’t feel it, my face should reveal it
I am grinning as they’re cutting me in half, and all I can do is laugh

I am cold unfeeling and odd, you should thank god that we are on separate sides of the state. Hope you’re okay. At least I gave you something to hate

And I am frantically flailing, woozy, inhaling these fumes that wont put me to sleep
Taking drugs that wont cure me, so I’ll just stay pure
Please relinquish those secrets you keep

I am cold unfeeling and odd, you should thank god that we are on separate sides of the state. Hope you’re okay. At least I gave you something to hate’

Doo doo doo doo bum bum bum

I am cold unfeeling and odd, you should thank god that we are on separate sides of the state. Hope you’re okay. At least I gave you something to hate

Da da da da
Track Name: Lullaby
Baby, sing me to sleep, painful memories. When you say that you need me, you save me from leaving things that I might need but the missing piece is out of my reach

But I don’t mind if you cant be with me all of the time
So be on your way, no that is not what I wanted to say
I just want you, no I need you to stay

Baby, sing me to sleep, drunken melodies, when you say that you love me. Well maybe I need a guarantee cause the way you speak, you’re scaring me.

But I don’t mind if you cant be with me all of the time
So be on your way, no that is not what I wanted to say
I just want you, no I need you to stay

I know I know that it wont be long till you come running righting the wrongs
Ignoring the lights and swallow the fright to make it in time to keep me safe tonight

Baby, sing me to sleep. No apologies when you say that you’re lonely

But I don’t mind if you cant be with me all of the time
So be on your way, no that is not what I wanted to say
I just want you, no I need you to stay
Track Name: Look Out For Yourself
Thinking about all the stuff that I gotta make up to make you believe
Lying and covering up anything that might make anyone want to leave
You try to sweeten the deal just go for mass appeal
Because you’re not gonna stand in the rain unless you’ve got something to gain

Somebody told me that none of it’s worth all the trouble you have to go through
Trying so hard to make everyone happy don’t work no matter what you do
So look out for yourself, you’re fending for yourself, every man for himself but then you end up by yourself

Thinking about all the stuff that I gotta make up to make you believe
I always knew I’m detached more than you but that doesn’t mean that I wanna leave
But nobody wants to hear that, nobody wants all the facts
But if I don’t speak the truth I’ll walk away with out saying a word to you
Track Name: Nothing's That Great
Have you ever gone back to the things you used to love
Old shoes, old friends, old bands, old trends
It hurts when you discover that

Nothing’s that great, you had bad taste, and it’s much too late
To get back the time you wasted

Teenage boys out having fun, trying to pass for twenty one
I sit back and wonder what it’s like
Cause everyone I know’s broken or broke or both
And I’m sick of seeing things not turn out right

Because Nothing’s that great, you had bad taste, and it’s much too late
To get back the time you wasted

Yeah yeah yeah

And the who’s who of the fuck-yous that I said when I was young
I thought I had grown, become more mature, but now I am sure
That I’m as dumb as I ever was, and I know this because

Nothing’s that great, you had bad taste, and it’s much too late
To get back the time you wasted

Yeah yeah yeah
Track Name: He Is Mad
He is mad, she is also mad
He has had it up to here with her sarcasm
Oh listen dear
If I told you once then I told you twice
You knew what you were doing
No I’ve never been that nice
If you’re surprised it your own fault

She walks away
He is calling her name
Oh baby I have come to learn you’ll never take the blame
Cause I am always wrong and you’re always right
I apologize, does that end the fight
And she stares at him like the world’s come to a halt
Track Name: To The Damsels, RUN
No they’re not making up tall tales just to scare you into saying your prayers
Cause they roam the land in search of golden strands, so keep your sword at hand

I can’t be saved I’m not so frail
Fighting my battles tooth and nail
Searching for truth to no avail

When you ask for help, make sure that you need it, cause the knight on the horse guarantees he can beat it
But the fire it breathes might take him and leave you burned. Just be glad that it wasn’t your turn

I can’t be saved I’m not so frail
Fighting my battles tooth and nail
Searching for truth to no avail

I better see you run as far, as fast, as you can. Watch you fall, pick yourself back up again
And turn around to face the path that put you there, and thank God that it wasn’t fair

I can’t be saved I’m not so frail
Fighting my battles tooth and nail
Searching for truth to no avail
Track Name: Fair Weather
We are friends when you want to be. Other times we are enemies
And the weeks that go by when you’re not on my mind I feel free

But I miss the nights we spent in your car outside my house never went too far
Until someone got mad and we chased him around in the dark

**I’m not asking for a fight, cause there’s nothing to talk about
It’s been a year since we hashed it out and nothing changed
I’m not saying I’m right, I’m just saying it’s hard to think about
All the times that we laughed aloud, and now we’re strange

We are friends when you want to be which is not when we disagree
But I don’t know that’s the case till I hear it around from some body

And they say, Julia just settle down there’s room for the new girl in town
But everyone just walks away
I’m used to it, no need to say good bye

**
Oh I can go for a week or two without thinking at all about you, but the second I do I am lost as the memories pass through

**
And they say, Julia just settle down there’s room for the new girl in town
But everyone just walks away
I’m used to it, no need to say good bye
Track Name: Comatose
COMATOSE
Baby I don't really know if I'm lying to you
Or hiding the truth from myself
And I'm sorry I'm numb
But you deserve to feel dumb
If you thought I was somebody else
I down cups of sludge
And stay up forever
Cause I'm too afraid of what happens
When I fall asleep

Can't drift away
If you keep on holding tight
Trust me, it's not worth the fight

Baby I swear that
I don't really know if I'm lying to you
Or hiding the truth from myself
And I'm sorry I'm numb
But you deserve to feel dumb
If you thought I was somebody else

I know that you checked my pulse
To see if I was freaking out
Cause you were freaking out
But I remain comatose
From coast to coast

Cause everyone I care about
Is miles away
Can't figure out the words to say
That I made a mistake

It's not my fault
If I can't see
How you could fall so easily
And I am never going to be
What you saw inside of me

I'm thinking of
Reasons not to love you
Ways I can push you away
And it's safe to assume
When you step in this room
You should thank your stars for everyday

I don't really know if I'm lying to you
Or hiding the truth from myself
And I'm sorry I'm numb
But you deserve to feel dumb
If you thought I was somebody else
Track Name: Pizza
PIZZA
I burnt the roof of my mouth on some pizza that was not even good
I know that I should have waited for the cheese to cool down
But I was really really hungry because I forgot to eat breakfast
Track Name: Maybe I Will
This bed is so hot, I cannot get the covers off.
They stick to me like leather seats in cars at eighty thousand degrees.

Did you leave something behind?
It looked like nothing at the time.
Now you fear that it’s too late.

They just can’t believe that there is nothing between you and me.
I’d rather plead the fifth and talk about the girl you’re still in love with.

Did you leave something behind?
It looked like nothing at the time.
Now you fear that it’s too late.

But I don’t know what I was expecting to find. Am I losing my mind,
or just biding my time?

Maybe I wont, Maybe I will ( x8 )


Did you leave something behind?
It looked like nothing at the time.
Now you fear that it’s too late.

But I don’t know what I was expecting to find. Am I losing my mind,
or just biding my time?

Maybe I will
Track Name: I Will Go Anywhere With You
I awoke to trees passing by at the speed of 65
It took a while to realize where I had spent the night
Through sunlight squint my eyes, so see you by my side
Just sit back and enjoy the ride

I don’t need a bed, no I’m not tired yet, so go full speed ahead. We’ll end up where we get, and as we bid adieu to the towns that we’re passing through, I don’t care where we’re headed to, I will go anywhere with you.

Looking down as we fly through the night over the Rochester skyline
It all looks different from this height, a city simplified
Every home a tiny light with a family inside
So we wave goodbye to mine

I don’t need a bed, no I’m not tired yet, so go full speed ahead. We’ll end up where we get, and as we bid adieu to the towns that we’re passing through, I don’t care where we’re headed to, I will go anywhere with you.

And the bags stay packed for weeks at a time even though I been back
I leave them cause I don’t know when I’ll be taking off again

I don’t need a bed, no I’m not tired yet, so go full speed ahead. We’ll end up where we get, and as we bid adieu to the towns that we’re passing through, I don’t care where we’re headed to, I will go anywhere with you.
Track Name: This Is What I Used To Know
I lived in a house with my height on the wall right next to my sister’s who lived down the hall
And at night we would knock on the wall that we shared and sleep head to head, I miss being there

this is what I used to know

My piano teacher, she lived next door. We tried and failed to make her fudge when she got sick.
I quit taking lessons cause I got bored. I used to like her son but he turned out to be a dick

this is what I used to know

I snuck out once, but it wasn’t worth the worry
Went down the street to meet a boy who wasn’t good enough for me

My dad had a mustache that he let me shave
He thought he could help us, he just wanted to save us from each other
Cause we had gone mad, forgotten the good things, forgot what we had

this is what I used to know
Track Name: I Wasn't Worried
I guess I wasn’t worried about the consequences
But I should’ve been
Track Name: Balloons
Years went by and
we go older remember the days, when gas was sold
for $1.50 a gallon oh how things have changed, like those stylish fads
and the look on your face

when you see me for the first time in years
we swore we'd never end up here

well I won't be alone, if its gone, I'll move on

its time to leave, while my eyes are still dry
its time to leave while my head is held high

time to bolt, time to bail, time to go, where to?
well I really don't know

I'm gone so long, see you soon
Up up and away like a rising balloon
I'm just stupid enough to leave you behind,
though you're nothing like I have found or will find

hug me now because you might loose your chance
‘cause I am crouched in my sprinting stance

time to bolt, time to bail, time to go
'cause I'll let you get way too close

I'm gone, so long, see you soon,
Up up and away like a rising balloon
I'm just crazy enough to pack up and leave,
taking all that you have trusted and confided in me

years went by and
we go older remember the days, when gas was sold for $1.50 a gallon
oh how things have changed, like those stylish fads
and the look on your face
when you see me for the first time in years
we swore we'd never end up here

but I won't be alone.
Track Name: First Impressions
I've gotten used,
To being introduced
Hello, what’s your name, how are you?
They see my smile, my laugh and the hurt behind my eyes
Loss is not so easily disguised.

I've tried my best to keep on with my sunny disposition
But I close my eyes and end up reminiscing.

So save me from waking up tonight
Save me from waking up tonight
Cause I toss, and I turn and it doesn't feel right
Please save me from waking up tonight.

Left to my own devices
I'd stay up till 3 am
Spend the whole day barely awake
And then do it all again
Cause my dreams are filled with pleasantries
That make me think that you’re here with me
They won't let my poor heart mend

I have tried my darnedest to continue smiling wide
But I miss you and that’s something I can't hide.

So save me from waking up tonight
Please save me from waking up tonight
I thought I was fine
But it looks as if I might not make it through the night
So save me from waking up tonight
Please save me from waking up tonight
Cause I toss and I turn and it doesn't feel right
Please save me from waking up tonight.
Track Name: Into The Sunshine
Well the way you pull the fuzzies from my sweater
doesn't make up for the times you let me sink into the floor
and the lies you told to make me feel all better
they didn't work so please don't tell me anymore

I'm waking up to see the sun
it's a light that lets me know a new days begun
I can leave behind, the terrors of my unconscious mind, into the sunshine

tell me this, why do you run away
just when I decided to say something true for once
you should try it, and say what you mean
cause I can't read the lines let alone in between

I'm waking up to see the sun
it's a light that lets me know a new days begun
I can leave behind, the terrors of my unconscious mind, into the sunshine

ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

and I know my mellow tone can be misleading
but I've just put my anger to good use
you see I've given up on begging and pleading
every scratch on this guitar is because of you

I'm waking up to see the sun
it's a light that lets me know a new days begun
I can leave behind, the terrors of my unconscious mind, into the sunshine
Track Name: Waiting
I never told you
Cause there wasn’t time and we were so young then
Excuses that I’ve been repeating to justify the lies I’ve been feeding myself to get by

But I’m alone tonight

Tonight I will wonder till I fall asleep
If I can’t hear you, can you still hear me
If there is an answer to where we all go I hope it’s together
Cause then I would know that

Someone is waiting for me
I’m alone tonight

I laugh and I lie cause I’m hurt on the inside and that’s where I want it to stay
But luck tipped the scales so I lead fairy tales
But nothing’s worth feeling this way

No one can hear me for all I know
Someone is waiting for me
I’m alone tonight