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by Ness Lake

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this album is about growth
click on song titles for lyrics/information on the songs

you'll notice that half of the album is covers of other artists. all of these songs were extremely influential in my development as a songwriter.
the original songs are primarily about the constant themes that i've wrestled with on other albums

"how to swallow vincible"

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released October 24, 2016

album cover by Matthew Johnson
Matthewryanjohnson.com

credit for all of the covers goes to their original artists

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Track Name: s.a.
you said the king is to the river
this place is not your home
the steadfast leaves and concrete
riposte desires to compose
you'd as soon burn the house down
to burn what it meant
generations of what's holy
your father what he said

and it's times like these to buckle down
hold onto what is dear
burn the money and the silver
for the sake of what is near

but you know
you do what you can

we stoke the fire keep us warm
the bellows underneath
seasons change, sinus swells
i've been breathing through my teeth
slow burn asphyxiation
autumn's noose is always there
for frigid frosts december waiting
just to kick out the chair

i've carried burdens
i've come prepared
for the onslaught of snowfall
fingers crossed, cherry coughdrops
blue spruces and chainsaws
cold fingers and slow thaws
a kurt cobain quickdraw
i'm silencing my thoughts

but you know. you do what you can.
Track Name: i'm not sad that i lost you
daydreams and memories
tv shows and movies
i loved you like they said to do in magazines
yours was the first song
that i ever learned to sing
too scared to let it end
so i just kept it on repeat

i try my best with other songs
tend closely to their rhymes
i do admit that six years later
yours gets stuck in my head sometimes

i can tell you what i thought romance was
i can tell you what i think love is

there's aspartame
it's chewing gum
you steep your pace and turn to run
as far away as you can from
the distances where you can hear my songs
the clenching of jaws unfurling of fists
the thoughts that you thought that you could resist
the way that you felt, the things that you said
when you wished that i was dead

i can tell you what i thought romance was
i can tell you what i think love is
Track Name: ghost song II
you get out the car
push your glasses back to the bridge of your nose
a piece of scotch tape comes off
as your hand goes
back to your sides half consciously
i think that you do harry potter flawlessly
showing off the scars that you want me to see

but before we walked through the door
before you walked through the door
you tell me
don't jump off the roof
no matter how sad you get
don't jump off the roof
no matter how sad you get

so we walked in
there's ghosts everywhere
skeletons emptied closets
you seem impartial about it

ghosts of who you loved
the ghosts of who i loved

looking more like the remnants of heartbreak
not like sheets i stole from my mom and then perforated holes in for tonight so that you couldn't see my face


but before we walked through the door
before you walked through the door
you tell me
don't jump off the roof
no matter how sad you get
you can talk about your band
you can talk about cigarettes
Track Name: mechanically @ times
i see the way that you walk
mechanically at times
moving with each step with each intent
toward me

i see the leaves and you change
from envy to anger green to red
let's talk reliable
let's talk about what's valid

you say that you're meek
you say that you're meager
you say that you're shy
you're squalid and eager
for things to change
for things to change

but you have these thoughts that you want to write down
you have these thoughts, a heavy heart
that you want to write down
you have these thoughts that you want to write down on the walls of your room but your parents say you can't because it will lower the value of your house so you wrote them on your arms because no one can tell you just what you're worth

no one can tell you just what you're worth