Note from the Georgian Hotel

by Josh Carples

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released November 6, 2008

Copyright © 2008 Josh Carples / Max Cherry Darling (SESAC)

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Track Name: Apologies and Explanations
I set a fire to keep us from the overwhelming winter chill
And I see the end. Is this what we should anticipate when you get your fill?
As days go by, I’m still left at night wondering what it means
Apologies and explanations, they left me questioning

How much time does it take to heal and is this scene even real?
You make it look so easy… to walk away

I’m setting afire all those memories in letters and photographs
And I’m making a wish that the stars would help this fade away and come to pass
As days go by, I’m still left at night wondering what it means
Apologies and explanations, they left me questioning

How much time does it take to heal and is this scene even real?
You make it look so easy… to walk away

You say, “It’s safe to say this fire has all but burned out”
Track Name: No One
I know this is not the place where I should be
And steps to change it are too far out of reach
The things I’ve noticed, at least it seems to me,
That faking progress is hollow as it seems

Wasting time is wasting away
For no one ever stays

I’m changing channels when nothing else is on
The time is passing, but it’s been far too long
It’s so familiar, the taste of victory
If I am dreaming, then let me stay asleep

Wasting time is wasting away
For no one ever stays

I’m too tired to fight this anymore
Track Name: Wishes on Satellites
It looks so clear upon the horizon
And won’t we surely be surprised?
It all comes crashing down at once
With no one left to sympathize
I know it seems so far away
When no road is safe
And this time, it may not take us all the way

I don’t recognize just who I am
And I don’t recognize your voice
But in the distance lie all the signs
They’re telling us to change course

I know it seems so far away
When no road is safe
And this time, it may not take us all the way

You said everything was fine
I wasted wishes on satellites
Maybe one day I will find a way, some way, I can make it right
Track Name: Midnight Drives
The news is always darker close to midnight.
Three more hours for my mind to get right.
But it’s no use, I know the destination
As this voice conveys its desperation

Hold your head up
Please just open your eyes
Don’t let this be goodbye

Five more days until we say our goodbyes
One year later, it still doesn’t seem right
Midnight drives lead to our destination
And our voices show our desperation

Hold your head up
Please just open your eyes
Don’t let this be goodbye

Because I can’t keep holding back the tears
And there is just no closure here
In these cold, white hospital walls
Track Name: Familiarity
Mesmerized in a trance-like stare
Seeing reflections in the glass’s glare
And wanting to ignore the ringing phone
To pretend and act like no one’s home

And I’ve stopped searching for the answers today
And I’ll just flow with the mood of the music instead

And the strangest dreams chase sleep away
With news foretold of the coming day
The familiarity serves to permeate
The warming air of this awful place

And I’ve stopped searching for the answers today
And I’ll just flow with the mood of the music instead
Track Name: Sirens and Street Lights
To hear your words out loud
I’ve seen them written down
And you already know everything
Oh, so why am I still here

Would it be so much different right now if it were me to come around?
Would it ever change the way you feel?
Have we reached the end?

I’m driving for miles on end
The sirens and street lights
My song on the radio just won’t come in
And I’m driving back to you

We never found our way out of this place

Would it be so much different right now if it were me to come around?
Track Name: Wait for a Sign
Look around and tell me what you need to hear in here
You never were too clear
I wish I knew what to say but the words, they fail me now
Do you see through the sound?
Whispering so faint
Lost in this strange, strange state

So I’ll wait for a sign
I’ll wait for a sign

I’m hoping things would never change, but they always do for me
Clarity is such a dream
Finding what’s lost inside
Counting the breaks in time

So I’ll wait for a sign
I’ll wait for a sign

I’m here, but I remember the way that clouds formed on that day
To you, it’s all the same, but the rain won’t keep me away
Track Name: Hope was Everything
Can we start to mend if it’s clearly the end?
And you can stop the show because I’ve seen it before
The hope was everything
And for months, the days would find me wandering aimlessly
To find my way

Drifting in and out of sleep as time runs out
Envisioning words that I need to hear right now
Drifting in and out of sleep as time runs out
Envisioning words that I need

I know all the names of the players in this game
And in this afterthought, I see the ending you bought
This foolish reasoning
These written words reminding
I’ll cherish anything that makes a way

Drifting in and out of sleep as time runs out
Envisioning words that I need to hear right now
Drifting in and out of sleep as time runs out
Envisioning words that I need

Oh, it seems so far, but I’ve been waiting for this
Oh, it seems so far
Tell me what did I miss?
Oh, it seems so far, but I’ve been waiting for this
Oh, it seems so far, but I’ve been waiting for…

The hope was everything
And for months, the days would find me…
I’ll cherish anything that makes a way
Track Name: One More Day
Is this the best, or even second best, or further down the line?
Or is truth a bitter frequency I shouldn’t hear tonight?
Am I strong enough to make it through for fast enough to run?
I remember counting backwards, but never made it back to one

So you say to give it one more day
So you say, “Just give it one more day”

Are you the voice of soothing conversations that pull me from the line drawn in the sand
A final absolute I almost found that night
Writing it down provides no safety net and the air is getting thin
And your thoughts begin to worry me
I’ve seen where they can end

So you say to give it one more day
So you say, “Just give it one more day”
Track Name: Note from the Georgian Hotel
A sense of sadness flows through every word that you write
I raise my glass to drown out the world as I get through the night
It’s true, so true, that it is the little things we miss the most
I hope this letter somehow finds its way up to your ghost

How’s the view from where you stand?
Is it not for us to understand?
You showed me through these city streets
And now you’re so far out of reach

I found the bottom and this bottle will carry this note out to sea
Although I miss you, I’m glad that you’re no longer suffering
I can’t stop staring at this seemingly endless, starlit sky
How I still wonder how to go on when missing a piece of your life

This is where you should be
Laying here next to me

I’ll rush to the sea if you’re waiting for me
It’s all over now
It’s all over now

Oh, this is where you should be
Oh… laying here next to me

It’s all over now