A Cafeteria Of Voices

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Written and recorded 2016, 2017 & 2018. All songs by Nick Curran.

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released March 9, 2018

All Music and Lyrics by Nick Curran.
All instruments by Nick Curran except drums
Rob hart played drums on tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 10 & 13
Josh Wood played drums on tracks 4, 9 & 12
Caleb Lewis played drums on tracks 3 &11
shane graybill sings back-up on track 4

material support: Matthew Lubeski, Jaclyn Curran

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Track Name: To Lose A Friend
i wouldn't know
but hell if i'm gonna tell you so
I wouldn't cry
but hell if i'm gonna tell you why
it might be a shame
it might be a therapeutic way
to calm my skin
to calm the shell i'm living in
i beat on my breast
i'm laughing at every single cut
and all i've got left
are bruises that aren't supposed to heal

just take it slow
just take some time
these days i've been thinking the strangest things
somedays i don't even know why
i don't even know why

i wouldn't dream of telling you what you're doing wrong
but that doesn't mean
that i don't think of it all the time
i'm losing my breath
it's baited and waiting on a friend
i had a dream
yeah i had a terrifying dream

just take it slow
just take some time
these days i've been thinking the strangest things
somedays i don't even know why
i don't even know why

it's hard to lose a friend
it is
it is
it's hard to start again
it is
it is
Track Name: Another Day, Another War
the western front was beaten down
the only line we drew was fallen
the asset's cover has been blown
i left my only God forsaken home

send the kids my love
send the folks my best
i love you

another day another war
and really who could ask for more?
another day another score
and really who could ask for more?

the surface here is so cold
and i feel so far from home
a million stars
a million miles
the distant sun tries to force a smile

send the kids my love
send the folks my best
i love you

another day another shell
and who would ever call this hell?
another day oh well oh well
and who would ever call this hell?
another day another war
and really who could ask for more?
Track Name: Everybody Knows (Let's Start A War)
i can't read the news today
it's enough to make you crack
God knows I - God knows
I've had my share of that
Everybody knows what everybody knows
but no one's saying it

Everyone's starting a war
It's enough to make you lose your shit
Everybody knows what everybody knows
but no one's saying it
Everybody knows what everybody knows
say it again
let me hear you say it again

In dreams i can't speak
cause the words won't come
in dreams i can't move
i try to throw a punch
everybody hears what everybody fears
you're gonna lose your shit
everybody hears what everybody fears
let's fucking start a war

Everyone's starting a war
It's enough to make you lose your shit
Everybody knows what everybody knows
but no one's saying it
Everybody knows what everybody knows
say it again
let me hear you say it again
Track Name: I Was A Sculptor
I was a sculptor of ribbon and veil
I live in the old world and savor the air
still play the old soul
drunk on the ale
no time for protest
my head full of noises i can't bear
i was a sculptor
of women and wine
i lived in the new age
and then i stopped trying
encountered the ghosts
of old affairs
sealed up in the tomb
of every meaning i can't share
now i'm a believer
with a thousand yard stare
and my friends the angels
are holding my hand
i was a sculptor
of monolith bones
bought myself a fortress
bought myself a home
it took me a century
collapsed in a year
you live in the new age
you live with the myths
you live with the fear
i was a sculptor
of ribbon and veil
i live in the new age
and savor the air
still play the old soul
drunk on the ale
no time for protest
my head full of noises i can't bear
my head full of noises i can't bear
Track Name: Dark Star
It's been a long time coming
Dark star
I've been alone and hiding
Dark star

She's a soul in flame
Consumed by the night
Eclipsed by the light
Can't find my dark star

She does a dance in the rain
My dark star
She devours the pain
My dark star

It's been a long time coming
Dark star
Track Name: If I Knew Who I Was
Here is a grave of a mystical notion
where even silence betrays
the living wind is the house of the orphan
unchained and free to stray
she bore a title to become an empress
her figure suffers the tongue
but all the subjects are here defined schisms
pilgrims hungry for love
when she opens her mouth
captured by the moon
every passenger married to the motion
outside the bachelors loom

here is a bed of unconscionable odor
unto the birds of prey
they stalk their master in a mirror like fashion
waiting for a mistake
she counts her footsteps as
she corners the ocean
the sea does not obey
hey hey
all of the concubines swoon in formation
a practical well staged play
for yeas the only words we've spoken
have garnered no such praise
but with the advent of a new religion
we have nothing to say
nothing to say
Track Name: Hey Lover
sometimes i see so clearly
but money - money never moves me
sometimes i feel so strongly
but pleasure - pleasure never moves me

heartbreak is a friend
a friend i choose to love

do what you want
do what you want
do what you want to do

something better happen something soon
i've got a bad feeling shaking in my bones because of you
something better give and something soon
i looked around town nothing's going down
town news

i don't want cash money
i don't want cars
i don't care for fame or bright light movie stars
and women don't impress me
with their desperate little games
trying to win over the boy
they so desperately want to change
Track Name: This House
if i could only get out of my house
i'll be doing just fine

and i'm afraid of everything
the lights go out the sirens scream
i made a home a silver ring
where i am safe and functioning

if i could only get out of my house
i'd be doing just fine

i die a death most everyday
i hear your voice and walk away
my quivering lips and ocean eyes
can't see can't touch the ghost for which i pine

if i could only get out of my house
i'll be doing just fine

and i'm afraid of everything
of every place and every name
of every sound and every game
reminds me you don't feel the same

if i could on;y get out of this house
i'll be doing just fine

i could make you mine
i could make you mine
i could make you mine all mine
Track Name: Words Are Easy
words are easy
you just have to say them when it's time
it might not be the thought you had in mind
words are easy
dreams come slowly
i can't shake the feeling that you lied
i might not be the face you had in mind
now we're clearing up the record
let it show
that the people are blood thirsty

my my it's a crime
oh me oh my
so sue me
i changed my mind
oh me oh my

words are easy
it's apologies that take some time
sorting out the truth well from the lie
bringing all that's dark into the light
feels something like surgery
scalpel cuts so deeply
some sutures for the bleeding

my my it's a crime
oh me oh my
so sue me
i changed my mind
oh me oh my
Track Name: Trying To Reach You
I've been trying to reach you
heaven knows i have
i've been trying to reach you
wish you'd understand
we've been here before now
and we'll be here again
i've been trying to see you
hope you let me in

it's been a long time
it's been too long
i'm lying to myself now
trying to pull you along

i've been trying to tell you
that you're not alone
seems the more i say it
the less you feel at home
i've been trying to reach you
heaven knows i have
i've been trying to reach you
wish you'd understand

it's been a long time
it's been too long
i'm lying to myself now
trying to pull you along
Track Name: Everybody But You
now mama don't you worry
you got no one to answer to
you just got you
and now everyone comes around
with their questions and their antidotes
and with solutions too
but they ain't you

is everybody living your life for you?
everybody else but you?
i'm only sitting idly by
i can't tell you what to do
that's for you

no mama don't you worry
don't you worry now you know just what to do
don't you
now everyone's selling cures
coming door to door
asking about you
who is who?
now mama don't you listen to criticisms or their petty talk
there's a voice that's speaking just to you
i hear it too. i hear it too
don't you?

is everybody living your life for you?
everybody else but you?
i'm only sitting idly by
i can't tell you what to do
that's for you
Track Name: Goes To Show (What A Heartbreak Can Do)
you're dreaming if you think there's a heaven on earth
ain't nothing round here but ghosts and dirt
it goes to show
it goes to show
what a heartbreak can do

leaves a lot of room
leaves a lot of room
try to fill it up
try to offer a truce
you must be high if you think that we're singing to you
you can beat your drum you can fall apart
make a lot of noise and pull it off as art
goes to show
goes to show
what a heartbreak can do
Track Name: ZUMA ZUMA
zuma zuma
montezuma carelessly
april is waiting
is waxing to the sea
goodbye lola
goodbye maitre 'd
zuma zuma
montezuma faithlessly

still surf's up makes me cry

tied to a requiem
this open door is closing
cloak me and cover me
hideaway. comfort me

still surf's up makes me cry