Messed Up

by Melborne Moon

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released June 17, 2011

All songs written by Melborne Moon
Produced, recorded and mixed by Melborne Moon
All vocals and instruments by Melborne Moon except:
Live midi drums for tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 11 and 12 played by James R. Sutton.

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“a stunning collection of introspective songs... the dude can sing up a storm”
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Track Name: Stepping Away from the Light
best stand aside
best let the pros clean this one up
best guess is this will take some time

boy this is bad
yes, yes, there were warning signs
but, I didn't think you would burst into flames

so, I'm stepping away
from the light
stepping away from the light
stepping away from the light

so, I had the sole
the sole responsibility
to block the door from whence you came
you through a fit
you read your will, I knew you would
but, I didn't think you would burst into flames

so, I'm stepping away
stepping away from
stepping away from
stepping away from the light

stepping away from
stepping away from
stepping away from the light
stepping away
Track Name: Dust Storm
so out of love now
dove in a dust storm
can barely remember my name
been fighting for so long
trying to break through
but, nothing seems to change

it burns when I breathe in
so, I’m keeping my head down
but, I want to know

that this fight is a good fight
is it worth believing
that it’s gonna be alright
is it worth believing
‘cause I don’t know if it is
tell me why if it is
tell me why if it is

I’ve kept this close
to my heart here
all this time
but, it’s turned my heart hollow
swallowed all light
and it’s working its way to my mind

it burns when I breathe in
so, I’m keeping my head down
but, I want to know

that this fight is a good fight
is it worth believing
that it’s gonna be alright
is it worth believing
‘cause I don’t know if it is
tell me why if it is

better yet, why don’t you show me
better yet, why don’t you show me
better yet, why don’t you show me
better yet, why don’t you show me
is it worth believing

that this fight is a good fight
is it worth believing
that it’s gonna be alright
is it worth believing
it burns when I breathe in
so, I’m keeping my head down
Track Name: Please Just Go Away
first the faith fades
joints begin to rust
rust
it's just in the beginning
you say you'll adjust
trust me...

when this fascination
you feel with the fallen falls away
and it will one day
you won't want to stay here
here in this godforsaken place

please just go away
keep the lines tangled
please just go away
sweep them under the rug
please just go away
don't let the message get mangled
please just go away
sleep snug as a bug

yes, I'd like my faith back
this is not what we discussed
discussed
it's just a plan planted
in a field of dust
dust
I can hear your voice now
as if you're about to bust
bust
it's just as I had feared friend
and now you'll never trust
trust me...

when this fascination
you feel with the fallen falls away
and it will one day
you won't want to stay here
here in this godforsaken place

please just go away
keep the lines tangled
please just go away
sweep them under the rug
please just go away
don't let the message get mangled
please just go away
sleep snug as a bug
Track Name: The Price
the morning moans and complains
the vultures feed upon our hope's remains
clouds move in as we disperse
wounded or worse

is this the price we pay
for trying to find our own way
is this the price we pay

we shuffle back in our shame
careful not to stray too far from the mainframe
at this point it's best to stay calm
that's what we've been trying to do
to rise above, get along

is this the price we pay
for trying to find our own way
is this the price we pay
is this the price we pay
for sleeping in on Sunday
is this the price we pay
isn't it nice we pay

we shuffle back
we shuffle back in our shame
careful not to stray too far from the mainframe

we shuffle back
we shuffle back in our shame
careful not to stray too far from the mainframe

is this the price we pay
is this the price we pay
is this the price we pay
is this the price we pay

for trying to find our own way
for sleeping in on Sunday
is this the price that we pay
Track Name: Process
it was 3am
in a restless room
when you came to life
and the look that you gave me
blew me away

there's so much I can't seem to process
there's so much I can't seem to process
there's so much to this dream
there's so much to this dream

I don't know how you breathe
I don't know how you feel
I don't know how you came to us
but, the more words fail
the more I feel free

there's so much I can't seem to process
there's so much I can't seem to process
there's so much to this dream
there's so much
so much
so much

there's so much I can't seem to process
and it's okay with me
Track Name: Center of the Middle
they keep beating up one another
they keep beating up one another

everything’s hard
and way too easy
everything you find simple
may just be tough
for someone other than you yourself
but, then again
this line for instance
can be understood completely
unless you want it to mean something else

and there I am
sitting in the center of the middle
stirring in the gray paint
in with the colors that collide
watching the extremes
they keep beating up one another
seems everybody’s always
pushing you to pick a side

everything’s clear
‘til you have a look around
nothing is clean
if you search
deep inside the fabric
but, here again
your thoughts
for example
if your mother knew
I believe she’d think you a lunatic

everything’s right
everything’s wrong
this is one of my opinions
but, that don’t mean
I’ll always agree
and here again
my logic
is a perfect sample
for although strange
it makes pretty good sense to me

they keep beating up one another
they keep beating up one another
Track Name: Follow
teacher
come in my house
I was on my way out
but, I'm so glad you're here now
it's here
what I wanted to show you
this couldn't be your name
tell me this isn't your name
teacher

I'm holding up my hand
will you call on me
'cause I've got a question
I do not understand
how you can follow

you of all people
you of all people
I never thought I'd see
you brought to your knees
you were so strong
you were so strong
so much stronger than me
what does this mean for me
teacher

I'm holding up my hand
will you call on me
'cause I've got a question
I do not understand
how you can follow
I'm holding up my hand
will you call on me
'cause I've got a question
I do not understand
how you can follow
how you can follow the lies

how can you follow
how can you follow
follow the lies
Track Name: Fortune
a better wasteland
a better place
a better place than
my dark disgrace

it's better here with you
I know it's better
but, it's way past curfew
and they’ve seen us together

lighthouse
show me my fortune
show me my fortune
show me my fortune
show me

a better wasteland
best invest in stealing
a better brand of quicksand
sink without the sinking feeling

it's better here with you
I know it's better
but, it's way past curfew
and they’ve seen us together

lighthouse
show me my fortune
show me my fortune
show me my fortune
show me
Track Name: Fear in the Headlights
trying to see
where you’re driving me
trying to see
what’s your deal

stop turning 'em off
turn on the headlights
stop turning 'em off
there's fear in the headlights
fear in the headlights

trying to see
what you’re doing to me
trying to see
are you for real
trying to see
all my liberty
what does it mean

stop turning 'em off
turn on the headlights
stop turning 'em off
there's fear in the headlights
fear in the headlights
fear in the headlights
Track Name: Nobody With You
It's fall
fall on the ground
it's been dying to meet you
you know, but you've made up your mind

where will you go
you say you'll survive
but, how will you feel
knowing there's nobody with you

knowing there's nobody with you
will you hesitate
read the writing on the wall
knowing there's nobody with you
will it be too late
with no one to hear your call

careful, don't look down, falter, breakdown, alter course at all
careful, don't look down, falter, breakdown, alter or you'll fall

where will you go
you say you'll survive
but, how will you feel
knowing there's nobody with you

knowing there's nobody with you
will you hesitate
read the writing on the wall
knowing there's nobody with you
will it be too late
with no one to hear your call
knowing there's nobody with you
will you hesitate
will it bother you at all
knowing there's nobody with you
knowing there's nobody with you
knowing there's nobody with you
will it be too late
with no one to hear your call
knowing there's nobody with you
Track Name: Oh, It's Over
you woke up today to play
you woke up today

took a look around you
and you did not like what you saw
no

washed your hands and walked outside
and watched me as I cried
said one day I'd understand
it's all part of the master plan

oh, it's over
I thought I heard you say
you're so glad it's over
woo hoo
oh, it's over
you never really cared
you're so glad it's over
yeah, it never really mattered to you

oh, it's over
I thought I heard you say
you're so glad it's over
woo hoo
oh, it's over
you never really cared
you're so glad it's over
yeah, it never really mattered to you

oh, it's over
oh, it's over
(it's no more fun)
oh, it's over
(it's no more fun)
oh, it's over
(it's no more fun)
oh, it's over
(it's no more fun)
oh, it's over
Track Name: Messed Up
caught by anger round
gets me every time
every time I try to compromise

when did it get so messed up
take a look at us today
when did it get so messed up
is there nothing left
is there nothing left to say
take me to a sunny day

cost of overtone
cost of living in our time
can't find anything to rest our hope on
and the cost of giving in
of you giving up on me
are really the only things that keep me from running

when did it get so messed up
take a look at us today
when did it get so messed up
is there nothing left to say
when did it get so messed up
take a look at us today
when did it get so messed up
take me to a sunny day
sunny day
sunny day
sunny day
when did it get so messed up

after all we have said and done
tell me who, who has won

take me to a sunny day

nobody's listening
too busy shoring up the walls we've built to break them down

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