Baker's Dozen Plus

by Sons Of Nothing

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Atmosphere 04:27
I can't remember when I've ever felt this cold winter time set me free turn my lead to gold atop the tower see my signal going through I try to forget all those things I thought I knew winter time set me free look at me looking back at you my head is lost in the atmosphere I can see your house from here I can't remember when I've ever felt this old I was a young man never thought I'd feel this old more to come where this came from let's get on with the show
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We used to meet on Thursdays Somehow it felt just right In the week but not of the week Anticipation running high We could escape the world then Our little time to steal But there was no middle ground An all or nothing deal We never got the hang of Thursdays Never got the timing right Leapt in without looking one too many times We hit the fundamentals Gathered thoughts instead of things Under the misapprehension We were special and unique I still recall that feeling The day I lost my faith Stood in vain upon your doorstep Stripped of any words to say We never got the hang of Thursdays Never got the balance right Played the tomorrow card one too many times These days I worry more About the way my time is spent Don.t feel much like myself now I wonder where I went And my flawless memory Stages an exclusive show Of every Thursday that we wasted Planting seeds that wouldn't grow
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Good Enough 03:44
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We Are One 05:14
11:46 by my watch my back breaks slowly from going it solo under the weight of the world when I'm out of the loop I can make more sense of things get us to a higher place and we'll understand we are the calm before the storm we are the answers loose ends tied before we were born we are the answers no matter what it takes we hold out till the weather breaks so ask me what I'm thinking cause I've got words to burn and I don't want to waste them talking to myself we've tamed the land, conquered our world but we stay up all night anyway peeling back the layers and counting the rings on our tree 11:46 by my watch revelation time and I'm trying to remember what I'm fighting for I don't know if I mean what I say when I say I don't know what I'm hearing anymore but those words sound so true when they come from you we are the calm before the storm we are the answers we are the sum of our parts and more through our mis-steps and mistakes we hold out till the weather breaks we are one
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maybe you should think about the people that you leave in your wake maybe you would realize what you've stolen maybe you should consider giving more than you take maybe you will learn from your misfortunes do you think that other people see you this way do you think that if they knew they wouldn't let you stay no, no, no, no, no it could have been so different but you'll never know you have nowhere else to go maybe you are too frightened to admit your mistakes maybe someone else should do your thinking for you maybe you should take back the promise that you intend to break maybe there is really no way through do you really think that people like you this way do you realize they can see through every word you say do you think that you know something I don't know if i gave you the answer you wanted, would you go now you'll never know it could have been so different, but you'll never know sold out by feelings you were too afraid to show wandering in circles and you'll never find a home there's nowhere to go
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I don't see you anymore long ago we lost the time you don't know me anymore I've been out of sight and out of your mind we were brothers way back when songs like these were just a dream a muse that was our staff of life day and night they could hear us sing this time will be remembered till the day that all are one join up and hold on to your piece of the song these things have higher callings no-name bands and mischief clubs join up and hold on to your piece of the song I don't live for yesterday time that's gone without a trace you could say I've seen the light it's all right, I've found my place still I wonder, still I dream I think about what might have been remember when you ever hear this song you're free to join in god bless the bigger brothers send my love to "bob & thus" join up and hold on to your piece of the song
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Sunny day Sweepin' the clouds away On my way to where the air is sweet Can you tell me how to get, How to get to Sesame Street? Come and play Everything's A-OK Friendly neighbors there That's where we meet Can you tell me how to get How to get to Sesame Street? It's a magic carpet ride Every door will open wide To happy people like you Happy people like What a beautiful Sunny Day Can you tell me how to get How to get to Sesame Street?
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o come, o come, emmanuel and ransom captive israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the son of god appears o come though key of david. come and open wide our heavenly home make safe the way that leads on high and close the path to misery rejoice, rejoice, emmanuel o come desire of nations bind in one the hearts of all mankind bid though our sad divisions cease and be thyself our king of peace rejoice, rejoice, emmanuel
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there's no way this could ever happen not after we've come so far suddenly there is more interest in crossing the line than raising the bar it's now okay to be the bully it's now okay to build our walls it's now okay to find more ways to separate us and have injustice for all it's a strange old world we're facing with the brave new one left behind those who are willing to open their eyes might be resistant to being led by the blind to say that "now's the time to come together and for everyone to heal" it feels like having the person who shot you ask you to pay the hospital bill it's hard to displace the fear with faith it's hard right now to believe in evolution it's hard to see a silver lining or take consolation in a silent minority solution don't want to be a part of this brave old world it's not okay to be the bully it's not okay to build these walls it's not okay to find more ways and say that now's the time to come together it's not okay to be the bully it's not okay to keep building these walls it's not okay to keep on finding more ways to separate us all there's no way this could ever happen not after we've come this far
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I know that right now it's far too late And you don't even know who I am anyway I don't know or care who you are I don't know why you did what you've done I just wish I could take us back to the point Before you hurt anyone The uncrossable line keeps sliding out into the dark You watched the line in the rear view and crossed into daylight Only a moment for the chaos to subside Into pieces reflective of your fractured mind Taking a glimpse at a row of random survivors Petrified and paralyzed One voice coming up from behind you One preying upon your mind One voice that is trying to play on your sympathy One solely to rationalize All we want is to discover the answer And you found a way to take it away Leaving behind you only the sound of a voice Being silenced by the sound of a... Only so many times we can rise from the ashes Before crossing the terminator back into midnight Only a moment, and the pluralism divides Into factions polarized on either side Taking a shot at the remains of a civilization Purified and cannibalized One voice coming up from behind you One preying upon your mind One voice that is trying to play on your synpathy One solely to rationalize All that's left is to discover the answer Well, you found a way to take that away Leaving behind you only the sound of a voice being silenced Silenced by the sound of a ricochet
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spent too long stumbling into the fall and blocking the doorway afraid to say come in and now i'm standing in front of it all to say what i should say and reconcile the things that i can't change because i traded them away for moments of madness i've lived so many days but sometimes i think i'm not even changing at all so i'll watch over you when you crawl and show you a different way to make your place in the world a generation may be what it takes to evolve and give you the seeds to grow and then you'll know the things that you can change because you learned from my mistakes and when the world turns the page on me having seen my broken legacy a snapshot of all i tried and failed to do i hope that they'll see the better me in you
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a cold dim flourescent morning in the 21st century an eyeblink in the slow demise of shared reality mr serious plants his flag and lets the trickle-down karma fly and all the way to the roof of the world you hear his mighty cry the truth is a virus every day is april fool's every night is halloween dancing on the fault lines heavy water runs through his veins always been of two minds always felt a little strange joyous and pathetic and he won't let go he's breaking out in hives he don't need the chemicals no more he's tripping on the truth of the times the truth is a virus every day is april fool's every night is halloween for mr serious a cold dim flourescent evening in the 21st century the heartbeat between how it is and how it used to be mr serious paints his flowers and waits for the moon to rise karaoke calls him out gonna spill his guts tonight the truth is a virus
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objects in space ripples and waves the fact of them speaks to me so far so deep look underneath a sea of tranquility don't be so quick to curse the darkness and the cold the early silence is a home sweet home all alone is all we've known solitary world no one's pride is justified solitary solitary world alien skies splinter the eyes louder the freedom rings lost in the blue from this point of view we can see everything if there's no grand design and nothing we do matters then the only thing that matters is what we do all alone is all we've known solitary world no one's tried to get inside solitary solitary world
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we stand on the roof we chase the big truth the storms in the sky, they just pass us by no regard for our youth the fools who can't see past the old used-to-be we swear and we trust, that'll never be us no not you and me we fight the good fight we hold back the night but that's not how it feels, just wheels within wheels through the flickering light a lateral move a spoke in the groove will the time ever come when the war has been won and there's nothing to prove a hero's lament a chance to repent to make a new deal, hold on to what's real and to say what we meant with fond memories and found families when all's said and done, we're still on square one and that's how it should be

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A compilation of singles, covers, demos, and live cuts, ranging from SoN's self-titled debut album in 2001 to a preview of their new album Almost Paradigm, coming in 2019.

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released December 24, 2018

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Singer-songwriters Thom Bowers & Matt Meldrum (along with a host of friends and collaborators) make music that bridges the gap between pop-rock punch and art-rock extravagance.

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