Pointless Stories

by Hemlock Sun

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released September 23, 2016

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Track Name: Queen of Spades
Look at what a mess you've made
Out of me, you queen of spades
Drinking 'til the crack of dawn
Just strength enough to write a song
I don't know where I went wrong
I don't know where I belong

It's a mystery to me
The ghost of you for trapped inside
And I just can't set you free
No matter how hard I tried
I can't tell you who is wrong
I don't know where you belong

There was once a time
When I still had hope
When I could keep from crying
And smoking dope
Hard times are ahead

I was deaf and I was blind
And now I can hardly speak
Still I can't get you off my mind
Now my life has reached its peak
Don't listen to what I say
You wouldn't hear me anyway

There was once a time
When I still had hope
When I could keep from crying
And hanging from ropes
Hard times are ahead

You knew you were the one
But you weren't brave enough
To say you love someone
Maybe it wasn't love after all
Maybe it wasn't love after all
Maybe it wasn't love

My aching head is overflowing
With promises you wouldn't keep
And I'm afraid that I am going
To places you'll never be
I just want to fall asleep
I'm just looking for relief

There was once a time
When I still had hope
When I could keep from crying
And smoking dope
Hard times are ahead

There was once a time
When I still had hope
When I could keep from crying
Vanishing like smoke
Hard times are ahead
Track Name: Pointless Story
I got fish hooks on my face
So once I get 'em, they can't go
She's all tangled up in lace
Laying in the summer's glow
Sounds like a true love story
Sounds like a true love story

I got fingers on my cheeks
And they raise them way up high
See white pearlies underneath
Smile stretching to the sky
Sounds like a real horror story
Sounds like a real horror story

I know that you think I'm strange
But I haven't changed a bit
Baby since you quit
Since you quit me

I saw the future in my lap
Staring through a deck of cards
I was living off of scraps
Measuring my life in yards
Sounds like a real sad story
Sounds like a real sad story

I was working for the land
It was getting pretty far
Turning buildings into sand
And every grain into a star
Sounds like a real nonsense story
Sounds like a real pointless story
Sounds like a pointless story

I know that you think I'm lame
But you haven't spit the same old spit
Baby since you quit
Since you quit me

What a pointless story
Whistling through the trees
Such a pointless story
Is gonna drag me down to my knees

What a pointless story
Ringing through the eves
Such a pointless story
Is gonna pull me down to my knees
Track Name: Day Waster
Day waster
Won't you go outside?
Day waster
Why you gotta hide?

I'd crack you in two
If I only knew how

Day waster
Has locked me in this house
Day waster
Has kept me without a spouse

How did I forget?
Didn't go outside yet

Day waster
Slowly gaining weight
Day waster
You already ate

I'd rather be a still life moonbeam
A still life moon beam

Day waster
Still longing to taste her
Will you let her make your doom?
Will you let her in your room?
Will you know just what to do?
Before she leaves you

A still life moonbeam
A still life moonbeam
A still life moonbeam
Track Name: Beauty
Inside every beautiful thing I see
You're caught in between it and me
Still can't wash your scent away
Please save what I've spent on today

You are beauty
You are a flickering flame
You are the miracle of rain
But I dare not speak your name

I can only look back to what's passed
I didn't expect this feeling to last
I can feel a new day is turning
For you, endlessly, my soul is still burning

You are beauty
You are a flickering flame
You are the miracle of rain
But I dare not speak your name

You disappeared just as I feared, as I feared
Now I can't press my lips to your ears and draw you near
You know I never had no control, you're part of my whole
Oh come on baby, feed my soul, fill my bowl

You are beauty
You are a flickering flame
You are the miracle of rain
But I dare not speak your name
Track Name: Long As
Long as you have wondered
Long as I have known
Long as I first met you
Where these roots are still growing

Long as you are near me
Long as you still shine
Long as your eyes don't wander
From these eyes of mine

Long as long is long
Long as long is long

Long as you've been taken
Long as I have cried
Long as you were mistaken
Long as I have tried

Long as our paths are destined
Long as your spirit is free
Long as you've put the best in
In a man like me

Long as long is long
Long as long is long
Long as strong is strong
Long as this song is a song
Long as I'm thinking of you

Long as I first saw you
Long as I fell in love
Long as I've been praying
To the storm clouds above

Long as you follow your gut now
Long as you can decide
Long as I've been aching
To stand by your side

Long as long is long
Long as long is long
Long as strong is strong
Long as this song is a song
Long as I'm thinking of you
Track Name: Highest Degree of Love
Brother on your way back home
Wishing she was not so far away
Scattering like skipping stones
But currents meet again some other day

I know that grief may linger on
And the weight is heavy
But don't you let go of the hope of
The highest degree of love

Time will take you to the night
And wear you like an iron chain
And she may still be out of sight
But she will dress up in your pain

I know that time may linger on
And the wait won't be easy
But don't you let go of the hope of
The highest degree of love

I know that grief may linger on
And the weight is heavy
But don't you let go of the hope of
The highest degree of love
Track Name: Noah's New York
I am a seeker
Seeking out this solitude
And a speaker
Speaking to this mellow mood

You say you want to come inside
But these walls cannot be breached
Towns like this make you want to hide
Noah's New York is far from reach

I've been an actor
And I fooled you all with this lame disguise
I tried to distract her
But she stood still, she was far too wise

You might as well just stay at home
For these walls cannot be breached
I'd rather be left all alone
Noah's New York is far from reach

I've been milked dry
Squeezed tears from my eyes
Til I found myself in isles of white
Slowly seeping into the night

You say you want to stand by my side
But these walls cannot be breached
Friends like this make you want to hide
Noah's New York is far from reach

You say you want to come inside
But these walls cannot be breached
Towns like this make you want to hide
Noah's New York is far from reach
Track Name: Mother Moon
You wear the moon and stars
Raining from your eyes
Empty skies showed you nowhere
They brought you me
But the robbed you freedom

You'll travel very far
But here the answer lies
No surprises to share
Your eyes can see
But can your soul breathe?

Oh Mother Moon
I tried to do what you wanted me to
Oh Mother Moon
But no one can do it but you

Your shadow doesn't like
To be left behind
Clinging to your side in cold embrace
Yet love pours through
Is how I choose to feel

There's so much I don't know
So many stories in scars
But I don't need to know them to know I love you
You brought me here
So won't you please be here too?
Track Name: Day Waster pt. 2
Day Waster, you never did taste her
But when you leaned forward she did sway
Day Waster, remember how you faced her
But in the end she turned her face away

Day Waster, you no longer trace her
You cast all her tracks aside
And let the silence be your guide
Give up your fear, give up your pride
And let your feelings like the sea subside

You will find yourself again
You will find another friend
Maybe soon around around the bend
I only guess, I do not know

You will find yourself again
You will find another friend
These broken bones may start to mend
I only guess, I do not know

Day Waster, still longing to taste her
I would show you where to look
Day Waster, I know how long you've chased
But now these are pointless stories, read another book

I don't know why I speak in tongues
I know that you'll be fine
I know that you'll be fine

Day Waster, still longing to taste her
Can you let go of the past?
Day Waster, I know how long you've chased her
But honey, nothing in this world is ever meant to last

I don't know why I speak in tongues
I know that you'll be fine
Why do we act so old, when in fact we are so young
I know that you'll be fine
I know that she'll be fine
I know we'll all be fine