Songs of Little Consequence

by Driftinwoods

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written and recorded by Driftinwoods at Jamshackle Studios 2016

Having too much time to think, monotonous tasks at the day job underneath an open sky, jotting down things here and there, sitting down on a couch and reaching for a guitar. How does a song come together but through some exchange between intentional effort and thoughtless decisions. How many tunes did I hum? How many songs have we forgotten to finish? I told myself I was done with songwriting disgusted with the persona and the claptrap of tradition. Things got stranger and times were tough, you get dealt a one-two punch or you got wrecked and reckless wake up and face that shitty feeling of causing others pain. You lose touch with people and thoughts drift to some stale air of remembrance of who wronged who, daydreaming conversations you'll never have. That melody hit and this phrase came loaded with some simple form, the strings rang out and it felt like a thing and maybe my whole thing, or aforementioned songwriter beef, is that song forms can get weary and tired. Sick of the chorus and another refrain too many verses later what has been said? Filling form with content, or maybe it's content for the sake of form ..... I present these thoughts along with songs I tried not to think too much about. They aren't polished or perfect and decidedly so. They are of little consequence but that's ok.

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released October 27, 2016

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Track Name: so long
I was young
I had time
now I'm old
Jaded and hurting
On my tombstone
Write the word 'bitter'
Cause that's what I am

After so long
You're gonna tumble down
After so long, so long
Even the mountains tumble to the ground

I was bright
Early one morning
Now it's dark as night
And these bottles I'm drowning
On my tombstone
Write the word 'asshole'
Cause that's what I am

After so long
I'm gonna crumble down
After so long, so long
Even the mountains crumble to the ground
Even the best of us crumble to the ground
Even the worst of us crumble to the ground
Even the tallest building crumbles to the ground
Track Name: someone you knew
I look right behind me and what do I see
but a friend that I used to know
The years had been silently slipping away
but the feeling had never gone cold

You looked as good as I remembered you did
I can't help but think of about the times we had

You came up to me and said your hello
and then you went on your way
Ain't it funny how someone you know
can end up so strange

You looked as good as I remembered you did
I can't help but think of all the times we had

Well I look straight before me and what do I see
but the old cold gray downtown street
With all of these people just milling around
it's so funny that we accidentally meet

You looked as good as I remember you did
I can't help but think about the times we had
Track Name: heart cave
Darlin' you don't have to hide nothing
There's a side you keep from me
There are things that I don't see but I get a feelin'
And a feelin' usually means something

Everyone has a cave in their heart
Some place where things stay in the dark

You got those far away eyes what are you thinking?
Nothing what are you thinking? you ask
I say I asked you first

There ain't no use to go on blinking
If I'm just gonna waste my time
Honey you don't have to hide from me

Everyone has a cave in their heart
Some place where things stay in the dark
Everyone has a cave in their heart

If you venture in to that deep dark cavern
You may come to forget what you kept in there
And you'll know what you do or why you do it
Cause you only choose to see the light

Everyone has a cave in their heart
Some place where things stay in the dark
Everyone has a cave in their heart
Everyone has a cave in their heart
Track Name: born to roam
I was born to roam
but I just stay home
laughing with the people hanging round
this old town
hear the road fall asleep to the sound

Oh, do you wanna taste of hell?
or do you just wanna cop a smell?
live your whole life
just letting the time go by

I don't have a clue
but neither do you
what's the point just hit that join and frown
pass it around
don't ask me I'm just some empty clown

Oh, do you wanna taste my hell?
or do you just wanna cop a smell?
live your whole life
just letting the time go by
never take a chance
never even try
wait around to die

I was born to roam
but I just stay home
laughing with the people hanging round
Track Name: nail and screw
Said the nail to the screw
you ain't nothing without a tool
circles they make a fool of you
said the nail to the screw

All you do is get struck
seems a rather violent act
workers arm both strong and frail
I've often seen them swing and fail
said the screw to the nail

Said the hammer to the hand
your wish is my command
direct me where I am to land
said the hammer to the hand

How can I make this better?
pages soaked and bound in leather
everyday I wake up a different person
how can I carry on?
oh I don't know
oh I don't know
Track Name: empty street
Where are you now
I don't know how
It could be like it used to

You're off in some other town
Spinning head running round
It's no wonder we don't get much done

Distractions in your head
Distractions in your bed
It's like I'm talking to an empty street

You wanna know where I've been
Ah, well just ask me once again
Yeah we'll see if I even remember

Dead piano keys
and a dog with fleas
Now I'm just talking to an empty street

Well sometimes I can't seem
To speak my mind well
Such a silly thing can seem so tragic

Some things sound better
When you're alone
Just walking down an empty street

What good is a song
In every tone there's order
I guess that's all that I can say

Movement stirs the air
Then fades away
Leaving nothing but an empty street

an empty street