Too Long To Get Here EP

by Preston Perry

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this is a collection of songs.
i wrote them.
i want you to have them.

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released September 4, 2012

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Preston Perry Los Angeles, California

LA musician by way of NC.

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Track Name: Handsome Boy
clutch tighter to your drink
your stories and your thieves
they'll never know you again
with you wit and your charm
you'll keep them at bay
at least an arm's length away

cause they stole what you swore they'd never find
the core of your soul, the ember of your fire
and they put you underneath the blade
cut your dreams away, destroyed all your faith

so you drink it down
so you drink it down
so you drink it down
and let it wash your sins away

so you forget everybody's name
friends and foes the same
no you'll never know them again
and those cuts around your neck
you'll do it just yet
just keep that nine to five

cause they stole what you swore they'd never find
the song in your heart, the reason for your might
and they put you underneath the blade
cut your dreams away, destroying all your faith

so you drink it down
so you drink it down
so you drink it down
and let it wash your life away
Track Name: Untitled
you tore your dress just to cover your shoulders
you left and came back and all you looked was older
so what’s this testament you keep on preaching?
with all this running ‘round I know I shouldn't believe it

so your father hasn’t called in at least five weeks
and your mother turns away from all the signs she sees
and your sister couldn't care less, she knew you were reckless
and your brother doesn't know yet, cause he’s in the same mess

just sit back, just relax
let's talk it over
just remember that it takes time
just sit back, just relax
take it easy
someday you’ll love what you left behind

so you ask me what I think, what’s the best this can go
but you left us in the dark, without a reason or note
but I believe that you can rise above this fray
so before you run off, all I wanted to say
Track Name: Give Up The Ghost
wind strikes a field of the innocent
trouble’s never far behind
say it out loud is a misstep
you always keep that in mind

you were cold as a stone
with the emptiest stare in your eyes that I’ve ever known
it was always a rose
the charade we played couldn’t change the name of what it was

the fight went well after midnight
we never felt so old
touch becomes something useless
like suturing infected wounds

we were cold the stone
spent our youthful days refusing to give up the ghost
with so many oaths
we were sure to end up as alone as we were before

but we lie awake
touching our hands to the face
that we used to blame
now we can't look away

with our hearts on the wire
we both just lie
holding on to something
that wasn’t ours to own
and the wind blows on

when the fire’s gone
the wind urges on

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