Moon King

by Patrick Joseph

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released October 7, 2014

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Track Name: Bound To Break
The cards seem to deal me much too hard these days
Folded hands get shuffled back to play
No I'm not one to make excuses for my current state
All I'm askin' is for an empty slate, oh

It's the same old day
Nothing new, nothing's changed
You keep digging for heaven, but there's only hell to pay
And I'm holding my breath like the whole world's at stake
And I don't know how much more I'm down to take
Something's bound to break

The pressure builds and fills your fragile figure to the bone
How many days can you command alone?
I have no plans to jump this ship or turn around mid-flight
No I'm not going down without a fight, no

It's the same old day
Nothing new, nothing's changed
You keep digging for heaven, but there's only hell to pay
And I'm holding my breath like the whole world's at stake
And I don't know how much more I'm down to take
Something's bound to break

Oh, I'm not sure how anyone survives
But you've got to realize
That you can't give in until the miracle arrives

It's the same old day
Nothing new, nothing's changed
You keep digging for heaven, but there's only hell to pay
And I'm holding my breath like the whole world's at stake
And I don't know how much more I'm down to take
Track Name: Piece Of Your Love
When I woke up smiling, had to check my pulse and feel my face
A feeling entered that I can't erase
Chemicals compiling, doubt and fears of falling far from grace
Oh I'd disappear in you without a trace

I kept my distance for as long as I could
And I hope that you understood
I'm here confessing when the pushing comes to shove
That I want a piece of your love

In these foggy hours you appear obscure and strongly sweet
The ground is shrinking underneath my feet
And I wanna cut the anchor, watch the world sink slowly down
And breathe the empty air until we drown
And breathe the empty air until we drown

I was only searching for a little peace of mind
And I left you so far behind
But I had a feeling that I couldn't rise above
That I want a piece of your love
Oh I want a piece of your love

I kept my distance for as long as I could
And I hope that you understood
I'm here confessing when the pushing comes to shove
That I want a piece of your love
Oh I want a piece of your love
Track Name: Foot In The Door
Alone in this city
That's kept me down and out of range
I think the air I'm breathin's made me kind of strange
This peculiar point of view
Has got my mind all tangled in you
I guess perhaps it's just some desperate need of change

I don't even mind where you're going,
Or where you been before
I'm comin' at you blind and unknowing,
Oblivious, obscure
No I don't expect no miracles and I'm not stuck keeping score
I'm just hoping I got a foot in the door

And you move like a mystery,
A faint and fleeting masquerade,
Whatever blue you're feelin's surely bound to fade
Yes I'd call of all of my plans,
And gladly cave to all your demands,
Oh you could be my silver moonlight through the shade

I don't even mind where you going,
Or where you been before
I'm coming at you blind, and unknowing,
Oblivious, obscure.
No I don't expect no miracles and I'm not stuck keeping score,
I'm just hoping I got a foot in the door

So much time is ticking away
And I don't know how to stop and make it stay
Oh, won't you help me live it for today?
Oh, won't you help me live it for today?

I don't even mind where you're going,
Or where you been before
I'm comin' at you blind, and unknowing,
Oblivious obscure
No I don't expect no miracles and I'm not stuck keeping score
I'm just hoping I got a foot in the door
I'm just hoping I got a foot in the door
Track Name: Setting Sun
You bite the hands that are holding you
Sink your teeth down to the bone
Leading actor, skilled distractor from a broken world
As the inside goes unshown

When it's all said and done
And your terracotta army's on the run
No I won't get caught revolving 'round your setting sun

You hold a weight that's consuming you
Shoulders pushed down to the floor
Conscience rattles, winning battles with a painted smile
While you're doomed to lose the war

When it's all said and done
And your terracotta army's on the run
No I won't get caught revolving 'round your setting sun
Track Name: Better Off Alone
I've been searching, I've been searching a long time
Oh I've tried to feel a home down under my shoes
We've been drifting, we've been driving a long time
Freedom only finds you when there's nothing to lose

Skies are clear, they're dry as a bone
As the road becomes my home
I don't fear the great unknown
Oh, I'm used to being on my own
The ship has sailed, the bird has flown
No more future set in stone
And as the record's always shown
Oh, I'm probably better off alone

I’ve been pushing, I’ve been pushing a long time
Trying to keep these empty days from dragging me down
We’ve been breaking, we’ve been breaking a long time
Oh, this wishing well has kept me under the ground

Skies are clear, they're dry as a bone
As the road becomes my home
I don't fear the great unknown
Oh, I'm used to being on my own
The ship has sailed, the bird has flown
No more future set in stone
And as the record's always shown
Oh, I'm probably better off alone

Don’t come here crying when it all comes falling down
No use for flying when you’re tongue-tied to the ground
Sweet hesitation, sweet emancipation
No, you won’t see me crawling backwards

Skies are clear, they're dry as a bone
As the road becomes my home
I don't fear the great unknown
Oh, I'm used to being on my own
The ship has sailed, the bird has flown
No more future set in stone
And as the record's always shown
Oh, I'm probably better off alone
Track Name: Such A Long Time Ago
The dust has long been settled since I buried all my charms
And I have seldom meddle in your affairs
I've long since excavated all the memories we've created
And I'm far removed from the art of splitting hairs

A footprint in the snow, a lover that I used to know
But that was such a long time ago

Sometimes my eyes hang heavy and my thoughts they drift astray
Your name can still monopolize my day
The stinging sound of silence it moves like thunder through my brain
The echoes of a world that's worn away

A footprint in the snow, a lover that I used to know
But that was such a long time ago
Track Name: Pale Skin
I hear the sound, marble pillars falling down
All the worlds we tried to keep
Too many times I've been walking down straight lines
Need to feel some curves below my feet

Pale skin becomes its own disguise
You disappeared before my eyes
It caught me by surprise, it caught me by surprise
It caught me by surprise this time

Still hanging around, trying to salvage fallen ground
But it only drags me down
Someday you'll find scattered fragments intertwined
Underneath the memories left behind

Pale skin becomes its own disguise
You disappeared before my eyes
It caught me by surprise, it caught me by surprise
It caught me by surprise this time
Track Name: The Last Laugh
So now that I'm fading from your picture
Don't you ever pay attention twice
And now that I'm old as ancient scripture
I know nothing in this world would suffice

Don't you ever go away,
You heard me say in the language of a troubadour
A lullaby of yesterday would surely delay
Any remanence of an unsettled score

I'll be waiting for you
With my life stuck in a standstill like an old photograph
And I'm going to follow it through
From the top of the story to the last paragraph
And I'm going to see to it that I have the last laugh

So now that your walls are slowly fading
I found freedom from your paradise
And now that my cards are finally folding
I would much prefer the roll of the dice

And don't you ever come my way,
I heard you say from the silence of your slow demeanor
A lullaby of yesterday would surely decay
Any remanence of an unsettled score

I'll be waiting for you
With my life stuck in a standstill like an old photograph
And I'm going to follow it through
From the top of the story to the last paragraph
And I'm going to see to it that I have the last laugh
Oh I'm going to see to it that I have the last laugh
Track Name: The Sidelines
Drinking from the wishing well is dragging me down
Standing still so long my leaves are turning from green to brown
Seasons keep on burning and I struggle to make a sound
Drinking from the wishing well is dragging me down

I'm on the sidelines looking for something new
I'm on the sidelines searching for a clearer view
I'm on the sidelines looking for something new
Waiting for you to come through

Stealing from the giving tree is wearing me out
Compass keeps on turning, spinning backwards from north to south
Signal for a rescue but it's traveling by word of mouth
Stealing from the giving tree is wearing me out

I'm on the sidelines looking for something new
I'm on the sidelines searching for a clearer view
I'm on the sidelines looking for something new
Waiting for you to come through
Track Name: I'll Believe Every Word
Help me I can't find a way to win
Dragon skin draped on bones of porcelain
Darling by now you would think I'd learn better than framing all I've heard
Waiting on you with no change in the weather is not what I preferred
All of these promises we'll never keep are all sounding so absurd
Oh but I'll still believe every word

Help me I have no place left to go
It's calm above but a tempest storms below
Space fades the pages and time erodes memories like waters undeterred
Waiting on you between daydreams and cities is not what I preferred
All of these promises we'll never keep are all sounding so absurd
Oh but I'll still believe every word
Oh but I'll still believe every word
Oh but I'll still believe every word