A Castle for Howie

by E.A. Parker

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Humans are unable to distinguish color when either light or darkness predominate. In the absence of light, perception is achromatic and ultimately, black.

attic recordings, 2013

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released June 20, 2013

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Track Name: A Castle for Howie
i am living in a dream
i dont think that its wise to follow me in
so high in these trees
i built a castle for howie
so high in these dreams

you can close your eyes ill clap my hands
for the shiny happy people spinning down again
falling from the sky like glitter eyes
the light will bring them back again

im in trouble again

i am living in the sea
i dont think that its safe to be here with me
so low in the deep
i built a submarine for howie
so low in the deep

you can close your eyes ill clap my hands
for all the shiny happy people falling down again

you can raise your arms i will raise my voice
we can run into a purple setting sun again

i will play guitar beneath the clouds
and watch the birds come back again

we will watch the cars as they leave town
bare-naked as we were found

im in trouble again
Track Name: The End
all i ever wanted was a shiny blue car
to take me away far from where we are
all i ever needed was a hole in the heart
a place to refill from a place to restart
all i ever hoped for was a bird that could sing
and speak to me about unspeakable things
and all i ever want is to hold your smile in my hands
because in the end we all leave alone
we all leave a lonely life behind

all i ever wanted was a horse with no name
to take me to places that ive never been
and all i ever hoped for was a house in the shade of the hills
all i ever needed was a grave in the ground
rose quartz stone with my named carved on it
a sign to remind me of what comes in the end
a sign to remind me that when we leave we all leave alone
we all leave a lonely life behind
Track Name: Leave it Plain
I would just like to lay my head in the sun
let the rays run around - let the rays run around
i would just like to hear the birds in the trees
singing to me - singing to me

if your ring doesnt love your hand
just leave it plain - just leave it plain
and if all of your hair is turning grey
just leave it plain - just leave it plain

ohh dear i do fear that the rain here it only moves south
i did not call but i left you a note on the wall
did you read what it said

theres no fog your mind it just doesnt want to see at all
to see at all
theres no rain but the heart is a puddle and your brain has become the drain

i would just like to soak my head in the lake
let the fish swim around - let the fish swim around
i would just like to rest for a while on this hill
let the days dance around - let the days dance around

if your ring doesnt love your hand
just leave it plain - just leave it plain
and if all of your hair is turning grey
just leave it plain - just leave it plain

i would run with you into the mountains
and watch the clouds run away
and id hide my eyes under the blankets of snow
reflecting so bright
i didnt call but i left you a note on the wall
did you read what it said

theres no fog your mind it just doesnt want to see at all
to see at all
theres no rain but the heart is a puddle
and your brain has become the drain
Track Name: Only a Child
i am just a child with nowhere to go
i am just a child on the side of the road

please leave the lights off but wake me up before you go
i cant feed the horse in your house all alone
i cant keep this castle from falling alone

paste the face on the kittens in the kitchen
and lap their milk with your tongue
dear its already coming undone

paste the tail on the rabbit in the attic
and comb their tail with your tongue
dear its already coming undone

i am just a child with a rose
i am just a child nobody knows

please leave the lights off but wake me up before you go
i cant feed the horse in your house all alone
i cant hold this sun up all alone

give your heart to the hare by the stairs
waiting to take your coat
its already coming undone

give your heart to the woodchuck in the foyer
waiting to say goodbye
its already coming undone
Track Name: Wrong World
im dreaming of static and roses on the ground
i fallen like this before into a darkness
put my love into the wrong place
i wish that i could see an end to the madness
that lives inside of me
im manic but cannot feel
im convinced that none of this is real
im in the wrong world
im in the wrong world
i am a dreamer that cannot sleep
i am a believer in disbelief
i am an addict that does not use
i am used to the abuse

im dreaming of static and roses on the floor
ive felt like this before i am losing to a darkness
inside of me
im manic but cannot feel
im convinced my depression isnt real
theres just a monster
theres just a monster inside of me
theres just a monster in me
i am a drinker that does not drink
i am a smoker that does not smoke
i am an addict that does not use
i am used to the abuse
i am used to the abuse
im in the wrong world