Three

by Jay Kayle

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Recorded September 2015

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released October 9, 2015

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Track Name: Old Shoes
Find myself a silhouette
These pages are too thin
Digital, invisible
Is all I've ever been
These strings weren't built for thunder
Give me something I can use
Like red bandana, old shoes

Miles stretch between them
Years run deep within the soles
My feet are full of gasoline
And all my socks have holes
If this road were but a blanket
I would never have to choose
Red bandana, old shoes

Old shoes and dirty clothes
These trees don't catch the water
Like the puddles on my nose
I shook the apples from my eyes
But I can't shake the blues
Red bandana, old shoes

The vinyl spins so effortless
The dust just clouds the air
Cabin wood don't look so good
Up close as over there
The birds may taste the sunshine
But they'll never drink its booze
Red bandana, old shoes

Old shoes and dirty clothes
These trees don't catch the water
Like the puddles on my nose
I shook the apples from my eyes
But I can't shake the blues
Red bandana, old shoes

Fool me to take a bite
I never found a snake that I liked
I've got the medicine
But man I've seen so many scenes like this
It's miserable bliss
I studied how the game is played
But never learned to lose
Red bandana, old shoes

Old shoes and dirty clothes
These trees don't catch the water
Like the puddles on my nose
I shook the apples from my eyes
But I can't shake the blues
Red bandana, old shoes

Old shoes and rusty chains
These hooks can't pull a station
But they're shaking just the same
These pickin hands are calloused
But they'll never make the news
Like red bandana, old shoes
Track Name: Slow News Day
Oh my god my devil isn't home
If I keep preaching life and love, I'll surely die alone
I can hold back if you can

I swear we both left home at the same time
But I've been chasing brakelights and you've been on my mind
I don't mind you driving slow

You can reach for a richer game
Soaked in bleach with a different name
Every week wear a picture frame
Bleed unique but we melt the same

I dreamed a dream but it was not my own
I tried to clear my mind but I saw David in your stone
Chip away your rocky flesh

These shadows could play wiser men for fools
Light that hits your eyes hides, you were never one for rules
Darkness ain't the look for you

Live in suitcases in my home
Expiration dates on all I own
Life's a waste but it's all we know
Ain't no state gonna hold my bones

Went from one to many beds
But now one is too many yet
I hear voices, no level heads
If no one cares, I'm already dead
Track Name: Heartbreaker
I remember you in your shining white
I was burning hot, you were ice
And I got high, breaking up the night
Until I felt alright

They've been practicing the slots
Gamblers killed this town
Everyone's been chasing green
Since the blues came around
We were up and down
We got lost and found

And we're unique like everyone we drowned
Spilling ocean from our crowns

They say I'll find my place
That I'll fit right in
But gloves never did
My hands are black as sin
Wrapped under your chin
Pulling change out from the bin

Ain't it funny how we're serious again
I lose my footing in the wind

I swear I've had dreams
I know I've had doubts
Breaking hearts like they
Were tearing to get out
Pull your foot out of my ground
Put it right back in your mouth

And I don't try to divvy up the crowds
When they're holding up my clouds

This place is unaware, I'm mad I swear
I'd leave it if I fucking cared
Track Name: Worst Kind Of Rain
Broken stones won't fill this cave
Yeah I can see the light growing at the end
What story starts with "I behaved"?
What eyes would say it's better to pretend?

One mile o'er's the place for me
Flame-outs rarely get the crowd's respect
Defeated oaks and hickories
Their tattered leaves are blown across my neck

It's the worst kind of rain

Frost don't melt for honesty
And Heaven's just another word for Hell
I'll get what was promised me
A bed of summer storms that froze and fell

It's the worst kind of rain
Track Name: Goodbye Kingfisher
The sun may set by evening
But we've no need for sleep
The fire's roaring up a storm
But not as warm
As we make with our company
A Jimmy Buffett melody
Can melt away the snow
Somehow our senses take a bite
And taste it twice
The sunshine makes the water glow

We stood still for too long
And now it's time to fly
So goodbye old Kingfisher
Goodbye

I miss the sunny days
I miss the stormy nights
I miss the summer breeze
The winter freeze
Autumn, spring and Christmas lights
The doors are but a mem'ry
The walls are just a dream
The carpet stands a testament
A medicine
For all we've buried underneath

We stood still for too long
And now it's time to fly
So goodbye old Kingfisher
Goodbye

The clock still chimes at midnight
The bells still sound their tune
The whistle yells across the street
While people sleep
The tracks run through their living room
Now it don't sound so quiet
Long as we've still got a view
Of birthday parties, wedding rings
Thanksgiving
Picture frames and "I love you"s

We stood still for too long
And now it's time to fly
So goodbye old Kingfisher
Goodbye