Sparks

by Sam Foreman

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I mixed this using apple earpods so that's my excuse for anything that sounds bad

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released August 24, 2016

Written/Recorded/Produced/Etc. by Sam Foreman July-August 2016 in my basement

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Sam Foreman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I make music.

main influences:
radiohead, animal collective, sufjan stevens, vampire weekend, grizzly bear, and "fuck tha police"

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Track Name: Nightlife
Oh my god what a delicate mess not to bring up a topic so prying
Hold my hands throw a nail at the clock and I'll never go home, how exciting!
Bright flash, what was that? I lost my disguise can we start it again without lighting
Last call hit the wall and throw up your ride now it's time to go home, oh how frightening!

Back up, how did I get into this mess? If I say I don't know I'd be lying
Hold that door get me out in the night and I'll never go home, how exciting!

Wellll put on your face
go out in the night
what you get is what you find in the show

The nightlife glow
That's how it goes
in the nightlife show

Wake up almost time to open the blinds can you tell me if you see a fire?
Caught out back blank look in your eyes with your face staring up at the lighter
Oh my god what a delicate mess not to bring up a topic so prying
Hold that door get me out in the night and i'll never go home, oh how frightening!

Well put on your best suit
Go out in the night
what you seek is what you'll find in the show

The nightlife glow
That's how it goes
in the nightlife show

Go outside and make your call
You never have to be afraid
Just have someone that you can call
You'll never have to be afraid

That's how it goes
The nightlife glow
That's how it goes
in the nightlife show
That's how it goes
The nightlife glow
That's how it goes
Track Name: I See You Walking
So you're free from the night
With cracked eyes and poison strains
Big sky unmoving trains
Offline and stuck in place
Before you get too far...I see you walking

OH
Where do you walk when you're walking on a straight line?
How do you talk when you're talking on your own time?
What do you see when you're seeing what you saw last night
look down but stand upright

And you never ask why
But good god we shouldn't try
Too much to kill that light
Offhand and out of sight
Before I reach the door...I see you walking

OH
Who do you hear when you're hearing someone out there?
What do you take when you know it's just a short fare?
What do you see when you're seeing what you saw last night
Look down but stand upright

OH
Where do you walk when you're walking on a straight line?
How do you talk when you're talking on your own time?
Who do you hear when you're hearing someone out there?
What do you take when you know it's just a short fare?
Where do you walk when you're walking on a straight line?
How do you talk when you're talking on your own time?
Why do you turn when you turn?
well maybe you don't know it's all just in my head
Track Name: Out of Wit
Here it goes...
We never wanted to know
What becomes of the dying cold
But now we want to break the mold

Now it's gone...
I only wanted to see
What you make of a flying leaf
How it twists unnaturally

I ran out of wit cause I ran out of time
How can you say that it wasn't aligned?
Faced with the endless choices
We push ourselves just enough to climb

Here it goes...
The fire's burning the fields
And of the trees that didn't yield
None agreed to stay concealed

Now it's gone...
I only wanted to see
What you make of a flying leaf
How it twists unnaturally

I ran out of wit cause I ran out of time
How can you say that it wasn't aligned?
Faced with the endless choices
We push ourselves just enough to climb

I know that I left without saying a word
How could I stay there? I knew that it worked
How do you make these choices?
We push ourselves just enough to climb
Track Name: The Poison Lake
The poison lake
Way after its healthy days
It sits and turns
Each day
Covered in a greenish haze
It's always awake

Wide-eyed and brittle
Come on share the sunlight
Make up a riddle
Just to watch the hours
Pass and go
watching the poison lake

It never shakes
So content to sit with grace
But it's never missed
All day
Can we just sit and stay
And watch the lake?

Come back to meet me
Me meet in the meadow
We'll walk together
Stop at every riddle
Never go
watching the poison lake

We don't have to go in We can watch the moonlight
Though it's not exciting
I'm here because I like it
Stay don't go
watching the poison lake
Track Name: Into the Rat's Nest
The ice age is thawing out for good, I'm saying
The trees are coming in and the roses are singing
I'm the loudest one, the only son,
I'll make amends with everyone

The lights dim, fade in, the room starts shaking
The cobwebs trip me up and I start singing
I'm the loudest one, the only son
In the rat's nest I am everyone

No clue, lost a shoe, I know I'm paying
The cobwebs, broken up, and now I'm singing
I'm the loudest one, the only son
I'm so forgetful of that one

The ice age is thawing out for good, I'm saying
The trees are coming in and the roses are singing
I'm the loudest one, the only son,
In the rat's nest I am everyone

Honestly, my hands aren't free but it's nothing to do with me
Running around, we're running around, I've got no time to be
The rat's nest would never know
If you're coming up short
The rat's nest would never know
If you want to abort
Track Name: The Twisted Path
Take a walk on Twisted Path
No intentions just relax
See the stars jump in the night
Feel the warmth of the nightlife

Leave the cars to crash and fight
Write a song to fill the time
Remember when remember why?
It felt so weird just to be alive

Enjoy the feeling, while it's strong
Enjoy the feeling, while we're young

Twisted Path you right my wrongs
(just) Don't convince me when I'm gone
(I) Can't create when I'm inspired
So I say So Long Goodbye

Enjoy the feeling, while it's strong
Enjoy the feeling, while we're young
Track Name: 10,000 Hours
We used to ride like hoses in a fire
Cornering an evergreen i missed that you had lied
lying about this or that i can't even recall
So now i think that maybe I shouldn't be making laws

But by the time I caught my breath
I noticed you had gone

I can't control it
I wish I had new rules
Then I'd control it
Then I would make new rules
But you provoke it
And I need something new

Label after label you impress
Or at least that's how I picture dealing with the press
'Cause I always knew that one day you would have some worth
Even though in time we couldn't make it work

And everytime i take a drive i
think of where you'd gone

I can't control it
I wish I had new rules
Then I'd control it
Then I would make new rules
But you provoke it
And I need something new

Oh what an unrelenting mess I've come across
Dragging every pile in its wake
Should I even bother cleaning up all of the sewage
Cake my feet with dirt and foul mistakes

Even if it takes 10,000 hours
I will throw my hat into the ring

I can't control it
I wish I had new rules
Then I'd control it
Then I would make new rules
But you provoke it
And I need something new
Track Name: Bad Days
I hear the words so loud
They're spilling out
Too fast I missed a line
It's gone, goodbye, farewell
I hope it didn't mean that much to you

You talk and talk and talk
(but) you've got nothing to say
So say away I don't want to cross a line
But I said bye
I hope that is alright

But who am I to blame?
I never ever let you have your way
I wish that we could all just sit and stay
And talk about our bad days
Track Name: Sparks
I feel fine
But something's in the air
A restless find
That you never really know
If it's there

But I know...It's there...

But I know it's far
Far enough to ignore
I see it go. I see it coming out

And I see
what it does to you
And what it will
Do to me...

But I feel fine
And that's how I'm gonna be
Restless find...
It's coming for me

Through the forest, through the fields, through the cities, to me
Track Name: Closing Song
Remember how we used to run across the poison lake?
Wait till it's frozen then be quick about it
And then you took a step too far -
We thought that we lost your leg

After that day we didn't run anymore
Take little steps and keep your eye on the door
But maybe that's not how it's supposed to be
Do what we want as long as we don't freeze

And everybody tellls me these are my golden years
That it only goes downhill from here

I don't ever want to wake up with a wasted life


We want to live
With no mistakes
No more doubt
Impossible stakes
But once you run
There's no coming back
So stick around
And just relax