Early songs (vol. 1)

by Tyler Burkhart

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A collection of songs written and recorded between 2012 and 2015

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released July 9, 2017

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Track Name: Your sushi is colorful
With one hand on the telephone
and the other in your pocket
I can say that we're all alone
and you tell me to stop it

But in a perfect world
there are children dancing
But for now we live
in a broken world

In the back of a shopping mall
we can sit at the table
And your sushi is colorful
even though you hate it

But on a crisp, cool morning
we can stop our yearning
Cause for now we live
in a broken world

And for now we live
in a perfect world

And in the warm winter light
I am whole in my deeper heart
And I am overjoyed
for you are in my heart of hearts
Track Name: Driving fast
No reminders this time
yea, I'm back at the wheel
Leave your bubble gum rhymes
at the entrance

No thoughts, forget-me-nots,
or lovers left to swoon
I'm taking a minute
to lick the asphalt

And feel my tongue burn
with acid rain
I grin and bear it
the lucid pain
Too thick to bear
the mantle anymore

No reminders this time
say it out loud
Your hair is perfect, perfect
and I have my guitar

So let's walk outside
and leave our prior lives behind
With the ancient hums
of oak trees, run home

Under smoky clouds where I
used to play football with my
Cousins under coolest sunlight
under God's provision

But is it different now?
My hands aren't like they
used to be
Yea, I'm always wondering out
Track Name: Swan dive
Like a leaky faucet that eventually dies
the cataclysmic, irreversible tide
Just as soon as it swallowed, I felt it again
the creeping suspicion; you're a means to an end

And the hands that reach so near
from a mind that hardly can think clear
And the sheep that graze outside
the static pull from a hazy tide

But if you had an urge to leave
if you were a wolf, like me
If the future would cough up its roots and die
I hope you'd feel like you had tried

But I'm not perfect, you understand
you have a better conception of a realistic plan
And this is far too sensitive for your eyes
and your guitar gently weeps there by your side

In a world where I am free
I can sing and chase after what suits me
But in this murky, stagnant pond
I can't help but think of the times you've gone

And the sheep that graze outside
the static pull from a hazy tide
Some nights I can hear the call
And I brace myself against the wall

I'm not perfect, I understand
you have a better conception of a realistic plan
And this is far too sensitive for your eyes
and your guitar gently weeps there by your side

In a world where I am free
I can sing and dance and do what suits me
But in this murky, stagnant pond
I can't help but think of the times I've won
Track Name: Flying charlie brown
Open up the boxes
let your eyes adjust to see it
If your mind is weary
step outside and get some fresh air

I can tell you something
you'd believe it but you couldn't understand
Like a thought that taxes
all the coins in your open hand

But he don't mind
you probably know
He's got a better world coming
than the one you know

And if I try to hide
I'm guilty so
I'll stay in the light
til he takes me home

Open up the boxes
let your mind adjust to perceive it
If your eyes are blinded
step outside into the cold air

Now they've seen the people
the parking lot is empty and it's 2 am
Just like winter mornings
when you made it on the presence of a friend

He's pulled crimes
the pond has froze
and if you stay in the warm
it might let you go

But there are times
when the blackness is stronger, so
You've gotta find the light
and teach it how to grow
Track Name: I hate the snow I hate the snow I hate the rain and I hate the sleet but man I sure do hate the snow
I hate the snow I hate the snow I hate the rain and I hate the sleet but man I sure do hate the snow