Big People

by Max Gowan

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This is really old and corny, still feels like a part of me though, hope you find some kind of enjoyment in it.

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released April 25, 2015

All album artwork done by Colin Keesee

Additional Mixing on "Rare Thing" and "Window" by Chris Bodall at Overtone Music.
www.overtonemusicNC.com
@OverToneMusicNC

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Track Name: Rare Thing
I'm not a stranger, this is just a cameo
Highlights on a paper written for me
Feeling like an actor moving through a crowded room
Read between the lines there's nothing to see

I thought I saw a tragic streak of luck and ingenuity
It flashed across your filtered screen, it's gone again cuz it's a rare thing

It's been too long since I last saw you all
And I don't feel the same
You stand so close but you're a million miles away

I'm not a stranger, this is just a cameo
Highlights on a paper written for me
Feeling like an actor moving through a crowded room
Read between the lines there's nothing

It's been too long since I last saw you all
And I don't feel the same
You stand so close but you're a million miles away
Track Name: Window
I've been watching you stare out that window for so long
I know what you do and what you say, they're not the same
I don't know where you're going to, is there something I can find for you
Looking into outer space to see what put you in this place

What are you looking for
What are you seeing
What are you searching for
What am I missing
Track Name: Face
Get me dressed and ready to go, cuz I don't care about the show
Give me something, give me a word, tell me something I haven't already heard
I was falling into myself, didn't want to ask for help
Everybody wants something to save and someone else to one day sing their praise

It's windy on the shore and you brought all the color to my face
I'm speaking from my mind, and it's empty
And I'm vacant like I've been erased

I've got just a minute to stay and I hate to leave, it was worth the wait
But you'll just keep me tied to the ground, my ego tripped, my conscience drowned
You'll just keep me pacing the floor, head in my hands and eyes on the door
And I'll just keep it bundled inside, if somebody asks: I always take my side

It's windy on the shore and you brought all the color to my face
I'm speaking from my mind and it brought all the color to my face
It's windy on the shore and you brought all the color to my face
I'm speaking from my mind, and it's empty
And I'm vacant like I've been erased
Track Name: Another Lucy
Wait up now, you're just another Lucy
How could you confuse me for something that I am
You woke up late and spent the day in heaven
At least it's your perception, now it's just your fate

Dreams kept looking bitter, but I found something better
You've always been a quitter, but I found something better

Look outside, the world's a different color
Not the shade I'm used to; gets me every year
You'll do fine just get to where you're going
Cuz now it's started snowing, you're running out of time

Dreams kept looking bitter, but I found something better
You've always been a quitter, but I found something better
Track Name: Bend
I'm so frightened, I'm so excited cuz it's coming up
The things we waited for are so depleting, they keep repeating til we close our eyes
And join the others who were

First to know, that this is all a one act show
You get to choose your company and keep them close

Outside of the lines they drew for us, do we bend/will we break

I was riding inside a bi-plane, it felt so strange
Cuz it would only take a little problem to let us spiral down and make a scene
And I remember thinking

Outside of the lines they drew for us, do we bend/will we break
Track Name: Big People
Everybody sees it, nobody believes it
Everybody knows it, wish that I could show it

Lost boy is happy navigating aimlessly
Drifting and missing and looking on so shamelessly
Climb to the peak and fall back so painlessly
The place is just dragging you down

Cuz everybody knows what's best for you
And everybody knows just what to do
And everybody's got big plans for you
And everybody's understanding you

Everybody sees it, nobody believes it
Everybody knows it, wish that I could show it
Track Name: Here (Part 1)
Keep my thinking to myself cuz it's borderline
I'm dreaming to myself when I have the time
I'm writing to myself and they don't know why
But it's not gonna hurt me all that bad, it's not gonna hurt

Cuz I'm way up here, and I'll stay up here

I'm looking up the cure for my energy
I'm keeping all my tabs on my enemies
It's bringing me to life and it's killing me
But it's not gonna hurt me all that bad, it's not gonna hurt

Cuz I'm way up here, and I'll stay up here

I wanna be the good guy, but I'm so fixed in place
Track Name: Snow
You were waiting out the snow
And the cold just wrapped itself around your toes
And you would save a little bit for me, and you would say it felt like gold

The sign says everything must go
And I get the funny feeling that you know
But I won't talk, I won't say a word, I noticed something different down below

Now you're walking through my room
And you're saying everything as if I knew
It doesn't stick, it never hits the mark, but I can't really see things how they are

I saw your trail inside the snow and pretty soon it's gonna fade
I'll be laughing on the inside, take it with me to the grave
Track Name: Open Letter to Heaven
What's the bigger picture of all these pretty people
They're heading for the steeple and speaking words of peace
And something out of reach
And I don't get the joke

We ask so much of you it's not fair
We don't know anything I'm not scared

Now she's with the people they're taking her for granted
The frenzy and the panic can start to feel like home
But I think I found my own
And I still don't get the joke

We ask so much of you it's not fair
We don't know anything I'm not scared
We ask so much of you it's not fair
And I don't know anything
Track Name: Here(Part 2)
Morning, when it hits you, and every issue is coming back to fight
Pouring into the bedroom, do what the best do, keep it out of sight
Get up and get a move on, just turn the news on, watch the bullets fly
It's good, it's good to know you, but I will throw you away to the side

Nobody can do what you do, loving everything that I fear
Wish that I could see what you do, but I'm way up here

I'm way up here, and I'll stay up here

Everything's a moment in the sun til it goes
Looking for a moment in the sun then I'll go
Track Name: Everything is Cool
We were cleaning out your closet
And the sun was streaming through the open door
I just wanted more
I was walking through the winter
And I can't believe my luck, I'm still around
And still making sound

Don't check the message, I had it wrong
It doesn't matter I knew it all along
Everything I was is gone and that's ok

I was thinking of the reason
The reason I can't feel it anymore
And I'm still not sure
Now the house is far away
And everybody's grown so big and tall
Just too big to fall

Don't check the message, I had it wrong
It doesn't matter I knew it all along
Everything I was is gone and that's ok

Don't try to fix it, there's nothing wrong
It's better broken, I knew it all along
Everything I was is gone and that's ok