The Final Scene

by Josh Carples

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See the official music video for "Ocean" here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ3NnRzUWb8

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released October 7, 2010

Copyright © 2010 Josh Carples / Max Cherry Darling (SESAC)

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Track Name: The Last Time
I fear what I fail to remember.
And I know that you're not the same.
This air, it only gets thicker.
And me? Well I'm still to blame.

If I wait, will you stay?
And promise this time will be the last time?

The past, it seems to follow me closely.
And regrets add up over time.
To run makes you one with the lonely,
And to stay puts you over the line.

If I wait, will you stay?
And promise this time will be the last time?

This city will tear you apart at the seam.
And I swear that I saw you, but it was only a dream.

If I wait, will you stay?
And promise this time will be the last time?
Track Name: Forget the Daylight
The moonlight gives away the truth of my present state.
So I'll stay on the outside and fight what I cannot hide.
And I know it's hard to see, as my words remain incomplete.
So we'll save our promises tonight, because nothing feels all right.

This is the place where love knows at least a few bounds.
No matter the sight.
No matter how it sounds.

This feeble heart won't know a side that I cannot show.
And the darkness of which it sings finds itself lost at sea.
As the waves come crashing down, panic is felt all around.
So we'll save our promises tonight, because nothing feels all right.

This is the place where love knows at least a few bounds.
No matter the sight.
No matter how it sounds.

I don't know when the curtain falls on the final scene.
Things are seldom what they appear, what they mean.
Night falls, and we wish that we could close our eyes and dream.
To forget the daylight, it just seems so unreal to me.

We tried, and we tried, and we tried, and we tried...
Track Name: Cold Case
The wind brings a season change,
From sunny days to hurricanes.
And our thoughts bring up a history,
While all the voices turn to whispering.
And what they say, I don't always know.
Will it be OK just like long ago?
Well I'll buy some time if you know the place,
Or we can signal the sky and begin to erase.

I don't know what you could tell me that I haven't heard before, or never noticed.
We don't mind waiting in the silence of time.

We wound so easily,
And sometimes the words strike fatally.
And we don't know where to run.
At every turn, we see a setting sun,
On another day now laid to waste,
On another clue in our cold case.
It's just one more scar to have to hide
And a few more steps closer to the line.

I don't know what you could tell me that I haven't heard before, or never noticed.
We don't mind waiting in the silence of time.
Track Name: Rumor Has It
Well I guess I'll keep riding this low all the way home
Through the rain and through the snow,
With the news I've just been told.
As the bridge draws near, I weigh the fear, I weigh the fear.
But is my thinking really clear, as I wait for the new year?

I know for sure that I was the one in the wrong, but now I hear that I wasn't the only one.

Out of nowhere I'm told of situations that have come and gone.
Is this the writing on the wall that is telling me to wait for a new dawn?
And I just can't take this anymore. Anymore.
Because this is what it feels like - this is what it feels like to be alone.

I know for sure that I was the one in the wrong, but now I hear that I wasn't the only one.

And this song won't bring the peace I need tonight.
Track Name: Ocean
There are so many things I can't explain, so I'll keep on hiding.
And there are so many things I wish I could change, but I tire from trying.
And it's been far too long, I must say, since I've felt the ocean.
And how quickly the timing slips away when we lack devotion.

And you don't know me.
And you don't see me.
And you can't understand when those days "just happen."

Another month has almost passed me by, and the words stop flowing.
I'm sad to say that it's no big surprise, as time has shown me.
All the ups and downs that find themselves at home change ever slowly,
And we convince ourselves that we are not alone, when that's all we can see.

And you don't know me.
And you don't see me.
And you can't understand when those days "just happen."
Track Name: Postmark
I have never loved like this before.
I think back to the days when we both swore,
like only young love could ever think,
that the glimmer in our eyes would never shrink.

I befriended the bottle these last few weeks,
And fell into the valleys most wouldn't seek.
And the songs that inspire can also bring you down,
To notice the microscopic aspect of this town.

This is the letter I could never send.
I would not expect you to understand,
Especially when I can't explain it myself.

Familiar names all have familiar faces,
And I've been lost in these familiar places,
So pour me another drink, another taste,
So I'll forget what I remember that we once embraced.

This is the letter I could never send.
I would not expect you to understand,
Especially when I can't explain it myself.

Especially when I can't explain it myself.