Two

by Jay Kayle

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Recorded live July 2015

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released September 14, 2015

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Jay Kayle Portland, Oregon

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Track Name: Chasing Trains
This road goes on for days
Through north and southern states
It's seen the hills it's seen the shore
I wish that I could see
Michigan through Tennessee
From this old hole burnt in the floor

I'd given up protest
And that's when I felt West
Virginia throw me to the clouds
From there I turned to snow
Falling soft on Ohio
But these cold toes need southern ground

If I'm lost does that mean this is a game
Cause chasing trains and running 'round are just the same

The Carolinas swim
Their tide pulls me back in
Til I get swept away to sea
Florida's skipping stones
Digging holes and finding bones
And sending them to Kentucky

These hills are green with dust
From ideas conceived in rust
These mines were dug by rebel ghosts
As the walls start caving in
The wind picks up again
The sun shines fresh on the West Coast

If I'm lost does that mean this is a game
Cause chasing trains and running 'round are just the same
The stations blur and I get lost in the names
But chasing trains and losing sleep's why we came

These North Pacific rains
Are driving me insane
I ride the clouds and chase the sun
But here the earth is broke
And I crumble into smoke
And blow back north to Washington

St. Helens starts to
Quake and shake it's waking again
And I get swept up in its charm
It sputters and it blows
I am the ash I just let go
Right into England's open arms
Track Name: Guess I'm Leaving Again
I was inside out, again
Time got turned around, and I ran
Searching for a will, to stay
But all that sand had spilled, there's no way

I guess I'm leaving again

The asphalt stays the same, but the
Roads have different names, wonder
If shine can fade from gold, I guess
Paradise gets old, and depressed

I guess I'm leaving again

I guess I'm leaving again

Nostalgia makes me moan, for a
Time I've never known, now the
Love that held this base, is gone
I've been in one place, for too long

I guess I'm leaving again
I guess I'm leaving again
Track Name: Something New
I've lost days and years
To hate and fears
And worries that I would wake up alive
But after major quakes
And more mistakes
A miracle that anyone survived

Now I'm thinking nearly
Clearly
Life is more than dreams of somewhere else
And when going home
Just makes you moan
You might need something better for yourself

We'll be running 'round in circles til you stumble on the hope for something new
Cause the sun shines over Angel but there's always clouds set hanging over you

I can't fall asleep
From counting sheep
The farm is like a spark between my gears
And they grind and grate
The more I wait
I've been that way for all my 20 years

I rose applause
And chose a cause
But left my picket sign in my backyard
If we just think
To make a stink
Then we must not be thinking very hard

We'll be running 'round in circles til you stumble on the hope for something new
Cause the sun shines over Angel but there's always clouds set hanging over you

I've only seen the world through other people's eyes
Been looking up so much, this crick in my neck's really no surprise
I've added layers but they don't add up to me
And with all these voices in my head, I still don't know which one I wanna be

We'll be running 'round in circles til you stumble on the hope for something new
Cause the sun shines over Angel but there's always clouds set hanging over you
Track Name: The Good Old Days
Pacing circles in the square
I'd know that dust anywhere
I'm finding photos in the yard
But these actors never change
And the sets don't rearrange
This camera's never worked so hard

Let's confuse pain for passion
Being young is so old fashioned
Time keeps moving, and we hold on
I wish there was a way
To know that these are better days
I don't find nothing til it's gone

So as the days melt into gold
I've been sweating in the cold
I was a child for a week
My dreams just brought me to my knees
Singing three part harmonies
In sepia staining the streets

Let's confuse pain for passion
Being young is so old fashioned
Time keeps moving, and we hold on
I wish there was a way
To know that these are better days
I don't find nothing til it's gone

Let's find something wrong with home
So we can run away
Oh we can run so far away

Let's confuse pain for passion
Being young is so old fashioned
Time keeps moving, and we hold on
I wish there was a way
To know that these are better days
I don't find nothing til it's gone

I don't find nothing til it's gone
Track Name: Running Backwards
Lost my heart in the sea
But no one's swimming but me
It's rising, eyes in the deep
I've had enough mystery
I'd give a year for more time
And stand still over behind
My horizon's got me beat

Oh the tracks just make me wanna cry, cry, cry
Time stamped, sleeping in the mine
When the stage became a theatre
Got my feet caught in the meters
I've been running backwards every single time

Pull it tight, it's undone
It's colder now in the sun
I'm frozen, nose in the dirt
And roses grown on my gun
I'm choking now where
There used to be air
I laid a plague on everyone

Oh the tracks just make me wanna cry, cry, cry
Time stamped, sleeping in the mine
When the stage became a theatre
Got my feet caught in the meters
I've been running backwards every single time

Red buses movin' lightning fast
Vans mountain slow
These drivers have nowhere to go

I've been running backwards every single time