Old, Old, Old

by Toehider

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#3 of the 12 EPs in 12 months.

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released July 12, 2009

Mike - most things
Pete Marin - drums
Rich Allison - keyboard solo on Lay Down Mara, To See You Again

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Toehider Melbourne, Australia

The work of musician Micheal Mills and artist Andrew Saltmarsh.

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Track Name: I Get the Picture
(Instrumental)
Track Name: The Sun Can't Hold a Candle to the Moon
You want a chance to make things better?
Or do you think that things will always be the same?
You think you can keep it together?
You'll re-invent yourself when nothing's left to gain.
Well here's your chance it's now or never....

You think you're competant and clever?
You'll re-assess yourself when no-one's left to blame
I could go on like this forever....

And it's all enough to get you on,
You'll find out in the morning sun,
that daybreak comes an hour or so too soon

So it's all in all, and in between
A starting gun, a lucid dream
coz the sun can't hold a candle to the moon.


And everything sounds like the Beatles.
And maybe you just feel like rolling like a stone...
WIth playlist queues and record needles
Regress and re-interpret, claim it as your own
and justification seems feeble

You're stuck exactly in the middle
When you're inside it's hard to see how much you've grown...
And now I'll stop speaking in riddles...

And it's all enough to get you on,
You'll find out in the morning sun,
that daybreak comes an hour or so too soon

So it's all in all, and in between
A starting gun, a lucid dream
coz the sun can't hold a candle to the moon.

Submerse yourself in isolation
DO you really think that you are better off alone?
Is it less of a frustration?
Did you envisage this, is it what you've always known?
Is it hard to pin the location
And are you sick of this narration?


Do you respond to this coercion?
Can you adapt to which way this lonely wind has blown?
Did you know you're singing in 3rd person?

And it's all enough to get you on,
You'll find out in the morning sun,
that daybreak comes an hour or so too soon

So it's all in all, and in between
A starting gun, a lucid dream
coz the sun can't hold a candle to the moon.

AND ALL IS EXACTLY HOW IT SEEMS
AND I KNOW YOU KNOW WHAT THIS BULLSHIT MEANS
WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE DEATH AND YOU'RE BURSTING YOUR OWN BALLOON

WHEN BLACKNESS IS YOUR BRIGHTEST SPARK
AND YOU'LL UNDERSTAND WHAT LIGHTS YOUR DARK
WHEN YOUR SUN CAN'T HOLD A CANDLE TO THE MOON.
Track Name: Old, Old, Old
Tryin' to lead me up on that mountain, something's
Telling me I shouldn't go up there.
Calling like a siren song, sweet and soothing
but cautioning me to beware....

Why would I be thinking that something's up there?
Really wish I knew what I'd conquer
Try to put it off with some form of distraction
But it leads me to further despair.
Pacing up the hallways, mumbling under my breath
Wishing I could tear it from myself
Last time I was up on that mountain, all I hoped was on the other side, wasn't.
And feeling dirty and ashamed, scratched up like the awful thing had conquered me
I wish that I could even stop thinking bout it
Or even have a spell from its calling
I start to see a side that ain't worth exploring
Start to see that side in me...

Staring in the mirror, wish I saw something else
Reflecting something greater than myself...

Kinda wished that I was more brave and focused..
Kinda hoped it wasn't so easy
Kinda start to thinkin' I'll climb that mountain, if only just to see what I could see...

Sitting at the table with my hands in my face
Wishing I could tear it all away

YOU CAN'T TELL ME, ITS ALL BEEN TOLD
SUCH A SACRED GIFT TO HOLD
COZ THE WHOLE THING IS GETTING OLD,OLD,OLD
Track Name: Lay Down Mara
I heard all about you, and Girl I understand
Because lord you're just a woman and hell, I'm just a man
So you thought you'd say your vows in an attempt to make it right
But it's just making things that much worse girl, when you hit it every night


IF ITS ALL THE SAME TO YOU
I JUST NEED TO KNOW IF WHAT THEY SAY IS TRUE
YOU KNOW WHAT WE COULD DO?
LAY DOWN MARA, I COULD CHANGE YOUR Tune

I know that there's a history, and I know your duly bound
And I know of your frustration, and girl so does the rest of town
But OH! can we not live our lives with no reservations or haste?
You need attention it feels so intense
And we can't let it go to waste



AND ITS ALL THE SAME TO YOU
I JUST NEED TO KNOW IF WHAT THEY SAY IS TRUE
YOU KNOW WHAT WE COULD DO?
LAY DOWN MARA MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW
Track Name: To See You Again
Well it seems like forever
Since the time before the last
And our moments together
Were all over much too fast

Well I tried to remember, what my heart was like before
Turns out I got nothing, and I wish I had more...

I cannot begin to imagine, the way that you're feeling tonight
It's hard to go on in the dark winter's morn, tell me why ain't I getting it right?

SO TELL ME IS THIS REAL? AND IS THIS HOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BOTH FEEL?
HOW CAN I BE SURE? COZ I CAN'T TAKE NO MORE
OR IS IT SOMETHING I JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE?
SO TELL ME IS THIS THE END, AND HOW MUCH LONGER DO WE HAVE TO PRETEND

AND HOW WILL I KNOW, IF I DON'T GO TO SEE YOU AGAIN?

SO I WAKE UP AND SHIVER, POUR SOME COMFORT IN A GLASS
I WATCH THE RAIN DRIP THROUGH MY FINGERS, I WATCH THE WHOLE MORNING PASS
LORD I KNOW THAT YOU'RE OUT THERE, JUST WAITING TO BE FOUND
BUT THE RAIN GETS SO HEAVY, AND LORD I HOPE I DON'T DROWN

SOMETIMES I GET ANGRY AT NOTHING, I FEEL LIKE I'M LOSING MY MIND
I'VE HAD IT SO WRONG IN THE PAST FOR SO LONG, IT'S JUST GOT TO BE RIGHT THIS TIME...
Track Name: Take Your Pick Of The Stars
Far too long and far too sore, from taking less and giving more
'Twas all too cold, as cold as frost, the signs were small, then signs were lost.
Stamped the fire out and took, one last breath, and one last look
Silence does as silence will, the sky is thick, and silent still...

Believing isn't any good
Believing isn't as it should
Wasn't here, or must have been
Or maybe just inside that dream
And madness is another word
For taking all you've seen and heard
And cramming it in your minds cleft
So what to do when nothings left?



you TAKE YOUR PICK OF STARS, CAREFUL WHICH YOU CHOOSE
THEY MAY REVEAL YOUR ANSWERS, STILL IT DOESN'T MEAN THEY'LL SOOTHE
TAKE YOUR PICK OF STARS, BUT ONLY ONE OR TWO
I CAN POINT THE SKY'S DIRECTION, BUT THE REST IS UP TO YOU

hold the skin to open breast, tiny heart with zero rest
hard to end, and to begin, worse to spare, or let it in
the blood will ease, but never stop, and fragments of the time will drop
and everything is different, sure, but less is less, nor any more.


TAKE YOUR PICK OF STARS, ANY ONES WILL DO
THEY FIGHT THE MOON FOR LIGHT A LOT, AND RARELY THEY ENDUE
TAKE YOUR PICK OF STARS, no matter big or small
Some stay up forever, yes, but some will have to fall.