Half Alive in Pencil City

by Marshall Bomar

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released July 8, 2016

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Track Name: Get Happy (Rock On [Everything is Alright])
writing happy songs never felt so fucking good
with my happy song I wanna wake up the nieghborhood
even though I know most all of them are insufferable pricks
but part of me doesn't really even give a shit

rock on in america
rock on tuesday night
rock on in America
everything is gonna be alright

gotta a bad idea coming down the interstate
and even when I get off I'm still three highways away
all this golden bullshit left a bad taste in my mouth
I fell in love with them and I never thought that I'd get out
so rock on music city
rock on saturday night
rock in america
everything is gonna be alright
everything is gonna be alright
everything is gonna be alright
Track Name: My Little Country Coal Burning Pop Star
we drink Sweet Tea from fast food restraunts
and we die fast like dogs and cats in cars
well if I could keep you where you are
my little country coal burning pop star

this is my final start
i wanna be true about the way you are
well if I could keep you honest
yeah I would
but you lie and you know sometimes
I think you should
yeah I would keep you honest if I could
but you lie and you know sometimes
I think that's good

Sunrise wherever you are
down hillsides from nights all full of stars
well if I could have one more memory
without losing something that I need
well then I would come and find you in the dark
my little country coal burning pop
Track Name: I Feel Sick
out in the sun suckin' on a sugarcane
mumblin' songs that I keep stuck in my head
but somebody said somethin' sometime before we came
and nobody cared but still now nothin' was the same
anyway
anyway

then flowers and coma come fallin' from the sky
its not what you think and you don't have to know why
cause nobody cares and nothin' ever works out
but I wouldn't mind just leaving you with nothing
but doubt
that we'll work it out
we'll work it out
we'll work it out
we'll work

everytime I turn to leave
you run and tell
then I drop like a fallen leaf
to a burning hell
yo the times that we have shared
you know were swell
lapping up all that broken glass
they said, "Help yourself!"

out in the sun suckin' on a sugarcane
hummin' songs that I keep stuck in my head
but somebody said somethin' sometime before we came
and nobody cared but still now nothin' is the same
anyway
anyway
Track Name: Is It Ever Going to End
well you work at your job
and you sweat
and you run and you hide
but you can't forget
all the lies in disguise
and the proof
fuck it all
give em hell
and abuse

get up
move aside
gotta let em slide
for the roles
and the kings
and the ends
I give up
I get lost
I get terrified
I could run
I could lose
I could kill

and this is all my fault
I never let it go
it's everything I am
it's everything I know

is it ever gonna end
is it ever gonna end
you can run
you can hide
cause you're terrified
but it's never gonna end
Track Name: The Good Life
well soon you'll be all dead
and you'll be alright
so think of all the fun you've had
think it while you can
cause that sun's crashing down
in that big gold bend
I wanna get fucked up
all fucking weekend
and then again
until the end

and then monday morning you gotta get up
you gotta get your ass in the shower
and think of all the shit you gotta do
and then you'll do it and it'll be done
and like lightning strikes
you're gonna punch the clock
and it's time to boogie
and have all the fun you can
you can

cause this life is short
then it's over
so enjoy it
while you still can
stormy blues
crashing soft
into clover
then it's gone
and it's not coming back again
then it's gone
little show in the back of your head
Track Name: Disappear
I got nothing to do but just lay around
waiting on you to make a sound
call me into the room throw me down on the ground
and wrap your things into my crown

you say you feel the same
well it ain't my fault
you call it all a game
but you know I lost
push me into the room
throw me down on the bed
wrap everything around my neck

and I can feel you running
through my mind
all the time
well you always thought it
but never said it
lies sweet lies
while he was standing
next to you
with time sweet time
now you tell me
that you want to
disappear

I got nothing to lose
but it all falls out
call it the end of a bruise
from your auburn town
push me into the room
lay me down on the bed
black everything inside my head

and I can feel you running
through my mind
all the time
well you always thought it
but never said it
lies sweet lies
while he was standing there
with stretched out
time sweet time
will you tell me
that you
want to
disappear
Track Name: Rime of the Ancient Music City Waste
so come on down
all you players
and take a bow
for all these games
yeah, I've been around
and I bent down
so take a bow
fall on your face
alone
alone
far from home
on your own
with me

so try it out
whatever suits you
you can sing the blues
yeah whatever suits you
so try it out
in some new clothes now
go on sing it loud
they can always fix you
alone
on your own
far from home
on and on
with me

thrown away
when they've nixxed you
and by the way
nobody missed you
see the grave
with no name
alone
alone
on your own
far from home
on your own
on your own
on and on
on and on
Track Name: Forever and Always
so you never thought we wasted
that there was time
and you were wronger than wrong
when you said
you still cross my mind
like the summer and the winter
when you said you were mine
I could never say anything
so nevermind

and you know you're right
you still cross my mind
you still cross my mind
you still cross my mind
and you smash through
all my thoughts
never learned to find a way
to keep you
on your side of the wall
whenever I get scared
I see your eyes rolling
in the back of my head
forever
forever
at everything
forever
at everything
forever
and always
Track Name: Impostor Syndrome
well you try
your best
everytime
and you never rest
then it's time
to move on
get ahead
mow the lawn
and be alright
and be ok
hey kid I'm talking to you
(you got nothing
to lose)

hey turn it on
sing em all those songs
and if you get it wrong
if they could do it better
let them fall
for anything at all
anything at all
anything at all
if they could do
anything at all
Track Name: Sacred Geometry
well you already know
how it all goes down
yeah you've already know
how it all comes round
around and round
around in round

when I am waking up
I can't hear the sound
am I already me
and was I the clown
last night
again
well I'm sorry
again and again
well if you already know
and that future you can't hold
you better let it go
better let it go

cause you already know
how it all goes down
yeah you know and you've been told
and you've told yourself
till there's nothing left
you got nothing left
there's nothing left
you got nothing left