In Circles

by Ryan Parker

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released 27 October 2011

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Track Name: Birds
When I awake in the morning
I hear the birds singing, "What a time
to look alive" as the sunlight
Shines inside my unopened eyes
When I rise up from my twin size
Dig through that closet for something nice
A little sigh then it's all alright
And when it's time I depart

Ahhhhh

But when I step into that old blue four door
I know, I know
I know tomorrow will be just the same as that which came before
Oh my lord!

When I head out on the highway
I make close calls but I claim my lane
And when it's right I go right on my way
I do some things and I bring home some pay
When I was making a living
A was just waiting for what a time
To look alive but I seem to've died
In the process of waiting for life

Ahhhhh

But as a lay down in my twin size graveside
I hope, I hope
I hope the morning will bring just the thing I couldn't see at night
Not just light!

Ahhhhh

It goes on and on
And the work it's never done
It's not like I forgot that, no
It goes on and on
It's on and on and on
It goes on and on and on
It's on and on and on
It goes on and on and on
It's on and on and on
And on and on and on
Track Name: When the Why Can't Be Had
I have seen that everything is good
And everything's evil as well
So how could you tell the living from dying
The wrong from the righting
How could you tell?

There was a man who was taking great steps
To evade every thought of such terrible shame
And there was a bird who flew every which way
Unaware of his thoughts but he lived just the same

Is it not near enough to be glad of the where
And the what, when the why can't be had?
(2x's)

Ladadaaaaa, Ladadaaaaa
Ladadaaaaa, Ladadaaaaa
(4x's)

I didn't know any words worth the saying
So I sat with both my arms crossed
I heard a sound and I think they were praying
Sending up well meaning up for the lost

Is it not near enough to be glad of the where
And the what, when the why can't be had?
It is not near enough to be glad of the where
And the what, when the why can't be had!
when the why can't be had
when the why can't be had
when the why can't be had

Mmmmmhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Track Name: True Be True
I try to be me
I try to be something
I tried to be something else
That was outside my own self

You try to act right
You try to act like you try
You try to act right on time
Just like there's need to be nice
Just like there's need to be nice

There is something good
There are words such as should
Something is for sure
What's that something for?
What's that something for?

We try to be good
We try to act like we should
We start to cry when it's wrong
That's why we sing any song
That's why we sing every song

I said it's worthless
I felt so certain of it too
I said it's nothingness
I used the truth to prove nothing's true
I used the truth & I was through
I used the truth to prove nothing's true
I used the truth & I was through
Track Name: Reasoning
The only good opinions
Are the ones I'd never say
For different indecisions
In friends and in my brain
All the best of reasons
Should make for ease of mind
But I could not rest I could not be
A person satisfied

There are, plenty reasons
To believe, it should be so
Picturesque just like someone
Wrote a script
And taught you to deliver it
Like a pro
And so, you did

I searched for some solutions
For the issues which I found
The reason runs in circles
And it runs right back around
To know is to observe
An observation not assumed
I presume that my beginning is
The opposite of proof

Ways with words, sound assertive
We have heard, and we have learned it
Who could say, it's sure and certain
That's the way, to get you hurting
In your head, and it goes
Down to your hands

Come down from that mountain
You built with your own hands
It is so beautiful
But you are still a man
And I am just a pile of dust
With speculation created for what
I wish, I knew, but I, do not
We had, it down, but I forgot
I forgot
I forgot, I messed it up

Ways with words sound assertive
We have heard, and we learned it
Who could say, it's sure and certain
That's the way, to get your hurting
In your head, and it goes
Down to your hands
But I did not care
And I do not understand

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh
Track Name: Just Because
Just because it's written doesn't mean it's in the book
Just because it's living doesn't mean it aint forsook
And just because it's humming from a string
It doesn't mean that it's a song
Just because it's hurting doesn't mean it's got no joy
Just because it's working doesn't mean it's still employed
And just because it's quiet
Doesn't mean that there are words we need to say

Just because I love you doesn't mean you'll follow suit
But if you'd be so inclined to do likewise, I'll give all my love to you

Just because it's drifting doesn't mean it's all at sea
Just because it's bending doesn't mean it's on its knees
And just because it's still as frozen ice upon the pond
Doesn't mean there's anything to stop its up and moving on
Just because it's lonely doesn't mean it's all alone
Just because it's roamin' doesn't mean it's got no home
And just because it's right next to the dirt
It doesn't mean it's not the sky
Oh and just because there's clouds above your head
Doesn't mean the sun don't shine

Just because I love you doesn't mean you'll follow suit
But if you'd be so inclined to do likewise, I'll give all my love to you

Just because it's waiting doesn't mean that it won't move
Just because it's rhythm doesn't mean it's got the blues
Oh and just because it's ending
Doesn't mean that something new won't soon commence
And just because it's just begun it doesn't mean I'm not convinced

All I want
Is something to hold closely
But if no you won't
Then we'll be satisfied

We'll be satisfied
Track Name: The Patient
They painted blue skies on the wall
To distract from what was going on
While administering anesthesia unto me
They waited patiently until
Both my blinking eyes were still
Then they did what they had gone to school for fifteen years to do

And I was grateful that they knew the things they know
But I've yet to understand
What puts this life into a soul

I left that room with one less appendix
Than I had when I entered in it
I was glad I didn't need it anyway
And when my friends came by to visit
They knew this was far from serious
But they also knew it's good to feel at home

And I was grateful that they knew the things they know
But I've yet to understand
What puts this life into a soul

All one could want is to be breathing in the air
To believe in how it's there
To be certain something's right
Am I right
Am I right
Am I right?

I was grateful that they knew the things they know
But I've yet to understand
What puts this life into a soul
I was sure grateful that they knew the things they know
But I have not yet discerned
What turned the light on in my soul
Track Name: Made Up Mind
Oh my dear
We started out so sincere
And eager to please with acts
of words of rhyme
Every look
Could fill up the thickest book
And all of the words mistook
The meanings they'd convey
Now it's like
The distance from dark to light
Your fingers are closed alright
You keep them all your own

Drown it out
Turn it down
The reason runs around in circles
Oh what good then could it be
Other than deceiving me?
Drown the doubt with the doubt
That any could be worth the trouble
No, is that what you want?

Circumvent
Callous and cold and content
Evading the laws that sent
Us all so far away
A made up mind
Is something that's hard to find
If ever I'm true and right
I'll claim one for my own, my own, my own
Which is worse
Ambivalence or a hearse
One is for certain and
The other runs away
away, away, away, away, away, away, away

Drown it out
Turn it down
The reason runs around in circles
Oh what good then could it be
Other than deceiving me?
Drown the doubt with the doubt
That any could be worth the trouble
No, is that what you want?

All this time
I keep on seeking a made up mind
Everybody tells you what's true and right
Decide choose sides it's not so hard
To make it up and try
ohhhhhhhh

All your life
You do it again and again and you try
You do it again then die
And everything good gets forgot
What's the use
Of saying it's sure and true
To only return to the dirt and the dust
And you're done
It's enough to get by?

Drown it out
Turn it down
The reason runs around in circles
Oh what good then could it be
Other than deceiving me
Drown the doubt with the doubt
That any could be worth the trouble
No, is that what you want?
No, that's not what you want.

Drown it out
Turn it down
The reason runs around in circles
Oh what good then could it be
Other than deceiving me
Drown the doubt with the doubt
That any could be worth the trouble
No, that's not what you want.
Track Name: What is Light
What is light
But lack of not knowing?
And I grew eyes
To describe what was showing
I dare not take it all in
For it could never be meant to be
Held in a hand
Not composed
Of particles which one could hold
But sure as day it shines
Sends interpretations to the eyes
And we bear witness beholden to presences
Never otherwise would be known

I can't help taking it in
It is without and within
I can't obtain can't explain it but I cannot hate it
It's everywhere all around
It was above and abounding
The brightness went right through our eyelids
(2x's)

Don't look away
Don't hide your face
It's chasing it's displacing dark
And if no longer could eyes observe
I'm certain it would begin to be heard
I'd hear it shine
I taste the bright upon my tongue
I hear it sung
No words or form
But radiant warm
I feel it how it pours
How it pours!

What is the light that I see
When I wake in morning?
Is it a physical thing?
You see it shoot right through me
I am a time and a space
I am earth and water
And when I'm gone from this place
It's shining that much farther

What is the light that I see
When I wake in morning?
It is a physical thing!
You see it shoot right through me
I am a time and a space
I am earth and water
And when I'm gone from this place
It's shining that much farther
Track Name: 4 Door
But when I step into that old blue four door
I know tomorrow will be just the same as that which came before
Ohhhhh

Ah-la-laaaaaa-laaaa-laaaaa
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