Bear Town

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Tack Ben! Favorite track: In Blue // Interlude.
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(high school album #1)

a soundtrack to awkward teenage summers.

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released May 24, 2014

by Ben Caraway

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Track Name: Academy Hill
Do you remember where you came from?
There's a point at the end of the line
Where you could throw your future to chance
And you'd step away satisfied

Well it doesn't really matter now
Oh the colors oh all the lights
Hell, one day you'll grow up
And you'll do whatever you like, oh

We are the best
There is no contest
We are the cannon that shoots you at the castle of life
We are the finger on the trigger of the gun that fires and blows your mind
And blows your mind

Get Chopin on the phone
Tell him that music is dead
For we're marching down alone
And I can't tell what is ahead

For the roses at our feet
I could go a week without sleep
If it meant something to me like you

We are the best
There is no contest
We are the cannon that shoots you at the castle of life
We are the finger on the trigger of the gun that fires and blows your mind
We are the best
There is no contest
We are the cannon that shoots you at the castle of life
We are the finger on the trigger of the gun that fires and blows your-

Mind the gap if you need to
It doesn't make a difference now
Its a necessary thing we do
The only way to go now is down
Take your time, God knows you've taken mine

And if you think you can take us
It must take all you've got to believe
Accept this, don't create a fuss
Just breathe
Track Name: Brokn Triangle
Stand up, take a hit, breathe a bit, and sit down
It's not hard to believe you're not from this side of town
We go back in time when you're around
Walking through the hallways
Please try not to zone out
Try not to zone out
Try not to zone out
Try not to zone out

Put your boots on it's about to rain
Burn a house down throw around the blame

Sit down, look around, make sure nobody's near
Put your face down and cover both of your ears
Don't come close and don't exist
It's not there It's not there It's not there
And you can't take a hit
You can't take a hint
Have I given in?
Ignorance is bliss

Put your boots on it's about to rain
Burn a house down throw around the blame
Face your fears with bibles and champagne
It's about time we start playing games

Stand up, Take a hit, breathe a bit, and sit down
Take your thumb off it and pass your secrets around
Can you feel the time slow down?
Walking through his hallway
Please try not to zone out
Try not to zone out
Try not to zone out
Try not to zone out
Track Name: Goner
Sing us a melody for the family, sing us a song for the road
Give it all you've got, I know you've got a lot
You can't disappoint us I know
It's time to do something that you'll never forget
It's time to do something you might one day regret
It won't make a difference then
Just think of it as experience
My friend

And everything's illuminated when you walk in
And disappointed family on the left when you walk out
And people, they converse about it without talking
Well they don't understand it like we do
And they don't know you can't spell us without you
And they don't understand it like we do
And-

Don't look behind you, they just might find you running away from the town
Tie your shoes up tight, we're leaving here tonight
Or are you getting emotional now?
They say you can't function without a degree
Well we can be happy without forced complexities
The economy runs on faith
You don't exactly have that in spades
Are you feeling okay?

And everything's illuminated when you walk in
And disappointed family on the left when you walk out
And people, they converse about it without talking
Well they don't understand it like we do
And they don't know you can't spell us without you
And they don't understand it like we do
And they don't understand it like we do
They don't understand

And everything's illuminated when you walk in
And disappointed family on the left when you walk out

And everything's illuminated when you walk in
Dissatisfied

Just to know the feeling that he used to know
He'd break through the wall
The world outside is giant and confusing
We'll find some way to
To cope with it all

Now he's silent, oh my
We think he's finally realized there's nothing to hide behind
And he's running out of time
He's not moving, his eyes aren't open
Is he dying? Is he sleeping?
Then why is there wire across the ground?
Maybe we don't understand it
Maybe we don't understand him

Just to know the feeling that he used to know
He'd break through the wall
The world outside is giant and confusing
We'll find some way to
To cope with it all
He'd break through the wall

I don't want to grow old
If it means running away
Track Name: Earlybird
Hey, it's okay
It seems the world's a bit off today
Can you imagine that?
Hey, remember the day that we met?
It was cold outside
Do you remember that?

You know you need to get away from the not so loving
The not so original
I've broken away from this cage and it feels so good

Run and never look back
And never look back
Be a stone in motion
Now we're only alive for moments in time
Don't forget the good ones now

Hey, I wonder if you could still get saved
Rain and thunder gone
A wonderful absence of pain
And sunlight, I'm not afraid

Free, I'm flying
I'm ascending the lines of this world
So blaring and so damn blurred
You, you know what they say about the early bird
No excuses and no words

You know you need to get away from the not so loving
The not so original
I've broken away from this cage and it feels like heaven baby

Run and never look back
And never look back
Be a stone in motion
Now we're only alive for moments in time
Don't forget the good ones now

Do you feel regret?
Is there any spark of doubt in your mind?
Do you miss it yet?
All the things you live without
That you left behind

And you'll be a prophecy unfulfilled, a role never filled
The hills untilled
Until you show us that you've still got the skill
That you still fit the bill like you used to
What do you think it means to be a man?
No thank you sir, I think I'll do what I can

Run and never look back
And never look back
Be a stone in motion
Now we're only alive for moments in time
This time
Track Name: In Blue // Interlude
Just accept the future
You will die alone
Everyone you know
Separated by bone and oxygen
And space and time
Perceptions and introspections
There is no such thing
As being together, its just sharing loneliness
We're cut off from the world by a needle and a thread

For the love of god
Fit inside the box
Life is just a road
These limits exist for a reason, son
But where are you now?
You know you don't know what is best for you
Such a waste of time
My dreams, the dreams of a nation gone
Broken into bits under the weight of sin
Oh what you might have been

You are not the same as you were
You are not to blame for the earth
Please would you sober up for me now?
Time is running out

So wherever you are now
You're practically dead in any event
So just do what you want
Its over you must carry on
What do you think love is?
Some kind of unconditional privilege
You think its alright to give in
Running away is no way out

You are not the same as you were
You were always to blame for the earth
You will burn in hell for what you've done
Time is running out for you now, for you now

Be a normal person please
Put out any fires you see
Be me, put on a suit and feel free
Freedom is a contradiction
Freedom, freedom, freedom
Track Name: Unjustified
I'm sorry that I brought you to a battlefield over the sea
Over the sea
And even in my wrath at the king of kings you sat here with me
Here with me
I built you in my image in my armor in my ego
My ego
You just had to win it, had to break it had to push the envelope
I told you not to go

Lightning strikes the Achaean fleets
Reaping all save you and me
Hand in hand we'll tear apart the lovely golden streets

And what would it take to bring you back
Back how it used to be?
If I won the war would you change your mind
Could you come home to me?

And I'll chase Satan twelve times around this pathetic town
Around this town
I'll bring him to his knees, chop off his wings, and feed him to the hounds
Put him underground

Lightning strikes the Achaean fleets
Reaping all save you and me
Hand in hand we'll tear apart the lovely golden-
Forget the gods, the holy trinity
We're paragons of divinity
Beacons cut through infinity to make way for you and me

Take what you need
We've got everything here
Take all you need
We've got all you need here
Take what you need

Take all you need
We've got everything here
Take what you need
We've got what you need here
Take what you need
Track Name: Morning Music
In the middle of the ocean
In the middle of this place
In this beautiful place
In the midst of the moment
To be secure
To have something to say
The weight of the world on a paper route
It's funny how the sun shines brighter in our memories, no
Big brother is ahead of me all the time and I'm trapped in line for academy
I'm on my way

No one said it'd be perfect
That things would be perfect
It's Monday morning and you have
You have to wake up
Wake up and get to work again

Crowded in the living room around the fire
Heard it on the radio
We're gonna win the war
Yeah
Martin got a hold of the wire
There's a note in red pinned against his bedroom door
And he'll be gone a while
Martin always looked at the wrong type of person the wrong type of way he was walking with a limp to the football game with the look on his face like he was gonna take it all away that day singing

No one said it'd be perfect
That things would be perfect
It's Monday morning and you have
You have to wake up
Wake up and get to work again

I know what you are thinking you're not strong enough
That you don't belong enough
Well don't give me that
Hey you were born to be alive
And I know what you are thinking that you aren't strong enough
Well it's not so bad
Do you still believe in God?

If everything you know is a lie
It's no big surprise
I don't know the difference
Between you and I
Between ground and sky

Life it seems is such a stupid thing
Such a pointless drag into the cold arms of death
You must convince yourself you are free
You will be brave
This isn't what you want to hear
But waking up this morning was the bravest thing I've ever done
I need you to believe that in the end
You'll wake up to a cold life
From dreams of warmth and color
Of human love, the sun
Track Name: Compose Yourself
This is the boundary and this is the skin
In a world of movement keep stillness within
Don't panic
The blade always stings more with adrenaline
Backing it up, pushing it in
Everything is fine

I'll be asleep for a while
I'll be asleep for a while
Compose yourself

And they'll try to break you
They'll hang you out to dry
They'll leave you crucified
They'll laugh as they walk by
But you know they're broken inside
They're broken inside
We live on a ticking bomb and we're all gonna die
Humanity flashes in the blink of an eye
The universe doesn't mind

I'll be asleep for a while
You're obviously in denial
Compose yourself
Compose yourself

But do you really mind?

You might not belong here and neither do I
There might be no reason
There might no rhyme
I don't know

Well fuck it don't restrain yourself anymore
You are a lighthouse in a sea of bores
You, you don't need this place
And you don't need this war
This town has got you in its shackles and you know
The feeling that they got that fateful day in Stockholm
We've got to get out of here

Well fuck it don't restrain yourself anymore
You are a lighthouse in a sea of bores
You, you don't need this place

I'll be asleep for a while
I'll be asleep for a while

This is the boundary and this is the skin
This is the boundary and this is the skin
In a world of movement keep stillness within
In a world of movement
In a world of movement
In a world of movement
In a world of movement
In a world of movement
In a world of movement
Track Name: Bear Town
In the spirit of the fourth of July
The people's freedom ignited the sky
For a moment I asked myself why
I was so aware

Someone told me once that love is just a chemical
He said what a sobering thought
But I know the stars created everything
I said no it's not

Oh love of mine
Don't fade away

One two, anything will do
Driving back and forth through avenues
No source of cash but the holidays will last us
Until we all move away

Do what you want, this is your life to live
You get a house, you get a wife and kids
It's what you want, you don't know what you want
This is all you want

Oh love of mine
Don't fade away
Oh love of mine
Don't fade away

Lying alone in the dark
I told him I sure wish this room had a lock
The house across from mine burnt down the other day
What is wrong with me?

We live in a box in the woods
In a world at peace
Where everything we do is a masterpiece

Dig yourself a hole in the top
Reach towards your goal
Don't stop to talk
Dig yourself a hole in the top
Climb towards your goal
Don't stop to talk
Don't stop to talk
Don't stop to talk
Don't stop to talk

It's awkward, confusing, and strange
But what beauty is not forged in pain?
To equal zero, to equal the same
It's too much, too great

Oh love of mine
Don't fade away
Oh love of mine
Don't fade away

In the spirit of the fourth of July
I am not afraid
I am not afraid
Track Name: Thanks
Holidays
They pass me by
And as I age
Turning round and round
It's a cycle like a hurricane
Things change
A little time never hurt anyone
Or so they say
Yesterday I had motivation but it's gone away

It's arctic outside
But it's summer in her mind
Sweet sweet suburbian streets
They take me as I look back

The trees are watching us
Their silhouettes against the sky
The atmosphere is ablaze with crimson
I'm feeling alive
Some day the universe will be born again and it will be the same
The reaper gives back what he takes
And oh how he takes

It's arctic outside
But it's summer in her mind
Sweet sweet suburbian streets
They take me as I look back
They take me as I look back

I don't remember the distance, oh
We faded into existence
We faded into existence
It takes me as I look back
It takes me as I head back
What day is it now I've lost track
You leave this place, you don't come back

It's a beautiful day for a walk, wouldn't you say?
And if I get lost in the dark, don't look for me
Don't find me please