Marianne

by Tyler Burkhart

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released September 22, 2016

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Track Name: Somehow you arrive
"It's like living with your eyes half open",
you said as you looked out across the waves
Sunset in your gaze

I'm sleepwalking with a fevered forehead
but your ghost keeps echoing inside
somehow you arrive

Walking down these streets so vacant
Give me one good dream to make it

We were laughing as we drank the tonic
Come and whisper your secret in my ear,
"We can disappear"

I am small and my clock is ticking
You watch the colors fade in leaves
Life’s no guarantee

Walking down these streets so vacant
Stretch out your hand, bet I’ll take it

Walking down these streets
Sing me one new song
Tell me what you want
I won't be too long
Track Name: I remember your name
That day I was gently glowing
and your example proves to show
that for all the blows you’re throwing
None of them have sunk this low

And I like the way you’re spinning
And your hair when you’re looking down

I remember your name

Autumn came upon us quickly
like a train out of the black
and while walking I heard sirens
Nothing but blue skies looking back

And I like my cheek on your cheek
Watch the sun as it's going down
Couldn’t look you in the eye
When you smiled and passed me by

But I remember your name
Track Name: Cranberries
silently
stay with me
narrowly
vanishing

cranberries
are buried
in your cheeks
as you sleep

in the air
anywhere
little bear
take good care
Track Name: Fingers on my heart
I wrote your name upon a paper
And then I taped on the wall above my bed
So while I sleep you might just sink down in my head

It seems like every song I'm writing
Is your voice across the strings of my guitar
You made the chords by pressing fingers on my heart

And in a dream I found myself
flying at dawn
Finding worries that I'd had
were already gone

I wrote you letters but I kept them
Would’ve sent them if I knew where you lived now
So I just keep them in my backpack thinking how

We’ll walk together with our hair down
Someday when everything works out just like I planned
So can we laugh about the past and start again?
Track Name: Marianne
And when it comes to mind
You just sink there alone inside, on the stairs
Your heavy-footed gate, coming down
I still hear it

Though it's all you have
You want better than the things you left behind
It makes you sad, I bet
You want better than the things you left behind

Five long years resigned
Staring into the void of life
Marianne, I love the silent fight
In your eyes and I still see it

Though it's all you have
You want better than the things you left behind
It makes you sad, I bet
You want better than the things you left behind
Track Name: Just how I love you
When you’re packing up I miss you
Will you write me when you’re gone?
Well I wonder what the beach looks like in this snow
Well I’m stalling, yea I know

How to say just how I’ll miss you?
Does it have to be that bad?
Oh that bad

I’ll be there when you’re crying
I’ll give you both my hands
And I’ll listen when you feel that your heart
has seen more than it can stand

Couldn't say just how I love you
Doesn’t have to be so sad
Oh so sad
Track Name: Polite distractions
I felt so quiet and so small there
Beneath the leaves of locust trees
When I was tired, a dream submersed me
Like a boat upon the sea

And all the friends I meet
Polite distractions
From where I long to be

Though I wish I could not remember
I don't want to forget your name
Your silhouette across the curtains
Your flowers in the vase

And all the friends I meet
Polite distractions
From where I long to be

No I don't want to live forever
The world exists but not to me
I seem to reach for what's beyond me
For something I have never seen
Track Name: Helter skelter
It's not a matter of what I want
I guess it's part of dealing with growing up
I've got this heart of a child and mind of a man
It seems like a long day that never ends it's alright

I got a roadblock somewhere in my brain
I make it twenty days and then I fall on my face
I feel like such a fool, yea I feel so naive
But i know some day soon I'm gonna find some relief

Ain't that right?

Sometimes I'm blue when the day finally ends
I watch the sun go down and i think of my friends
And I know I'm still broken in a number of ways
But I think there's something special in embracing your pain

It's alright
Ain't that right?
Track Name: Rowan's holiday
Fall asleep
Drove through the lines
Now you're here
Watching me
Combing my hair
In your chair

Going down
We make a good pair

Through the glass
I watch your hands
Skin and bone
Oh so soft
I'll hold them close
And you know

Going down
We make a good pair
I'm the crown
On top of your head
Track Name: Someone else
I knew of love like a song
but I forgot to sing it
I had a dream of you
but sleep could never bring it

I walk out late with my friends
We carry bottles with us
Laughing like bees, as we buzz
We take the night upon us

I've been wishing I could change myself
Cause you say you're in love with someone else

Give me your hand and we'll run
Along the rows of houses
Passing the flowering trees
We'll count them by the thousands

Burnt off my wings by the sun
Because i flew around it
Trying to learn your name
I had it writ upon me

You seem a lot like me
My spirit wanes and waxes
I’m the American son
who votes and pays his taxes

Nowhere to call my home
I watch the birds of morning
Cold are my hands, I know
But it's your love that warms me

I've been wishing I could change myself
Cause you say you're in love with someone else