bloom expires the grind

by Guy Grogan

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released August 31, 2014

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Guy Grogan Santa Fe, New Mexico

Guy Grogan is a critically acclaimed, prolific, award-winning songwriter and one-man-band basedin Santa Fe, NM. He creates pop sensible, singular material that ranges from hushful midnight jazz to anthem-bashing rock. Lyrically, he explores the heart space between hopeful yearning and bitter loss, expressing a voice that he hopes is not just his own. ... more

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Track Name: so many lives
a long way down
from the dead in you
any day now
just decide to lose

and so a long goodbye is what your life is
waiting for your turn to count up all you missed

so many lives
yet so few living
I guess that means I
better get used to giving in

how many tries
at forgiving
I guess that means I
better be more than willing

to be something less
is what you can do
it’s the world’s blade
stuck inside of you

and so a long goodbye is what your life is
waiting for your turn to count up all you missed

so many lives
yet so few living
I guess that means I
better get used to giving in

how many tries
at forgiving
I guess that means I
better be more than willing
Track Name: gemini
if gemini
falls from above
no warning cry
but speaking of
if you and I
don’t fall
in love
again

don’t tell me why
the mountains shrugged
you realized
the sound of blood
just advertised
the cure
might fail
again

one at a time
you cut the threads
you had in mind
something instead
than what you find
your life
can’t be
again

the golden rhyme
will not be yours
so nevermind
imagined doors
outside the lines
you’ve stepped
over
again

so terrify
me with a dove
that’s in disguise
a murder’s glove
but still alive
to play
the game
again

what you decide
can’t get rid of
but might define
it means sort of
what’s in the sky
over
your head
again
Track Name: a love somewhere
bear with me now
cos I don’t know what i'm doing
only all the time
wanna feel a love somewhere
stay with me now
cos I don’t know if i'm going
to a paradise
or if its even there

don’t wait it out
for the right time
don’t hold the shout
back for words to find

so hear me out
cos i've got nothing worth saying
it's not enough
but I don’t really care
what i think about
always leads away from knowing
if it matters
I bet it wouldn't dare

don’t wait it out
for the right time
don’t hold the shout
back for words to find

cos i'm way far out this time
into insignificance
cos i'm way far out this time

so in the end
if everyone’s delaying
waiting for life
you’re already half dead
lets not pretend
any more than we have to
we’re incomplete
i guess that’s only fair

don’t wait it out
for the right time
don’t hold the shout
back for words to find

take a second look next time
your losing inexperience
take a second look next time
Track Name: guillotines in the air
find a heaven if you dare
inside out the thoughts you wear
shyly the overtones might blare
when mirrors forget to compare

how long
guillotines in the air
hold on
trapeze still not there
all wrong
ways to get anywhere
long gone
once you decide to care

love is the poison of repair
time heals but doesn’t want to share
white seconds spark on thoroughfares
charmed lightning randomly declares

how long
guillotines in the air
hold on
trapeze still not there
all wrong
ways to get anywhere
long gone
once you decide to care

constellations in despair
dead space is far too much to bear
within was born a love affair
sometimes a riddle answers prayer

how long
guillotines in the air
hold on
trapeze still not there
all wrong
ways to get anywhere
long gone
once you decide to care
Track Name: night of your time
goodbye, goodbye
there’s only one way to fold in slowly
so fly, so fly
a solo flight pattern to the wholly
survive, survive
hold your breath and repeat it boldly
surprise, surprise
an opened gift for a ghost whose lonely

where the sun won’t rise
on a dark paradise
as the night of your time
goes on

no eyes, no eyes
in the nothing that holds you coldly
devise, devise
a way to get back a wiped out memory
capsize, capsize
falling over and sinking endlessly
surmise, surmise
there’s no real use in knowing totally

where the sun won’t rise
on a dark paradise
as the night of your time
goes on
Track Name: shark inside
i’m getting it now
it’s coming to me straight from the clouds
don’t ask me how
i think I’ve got this figured out

withering doubt
sits in a glass at your bedside
can’t get it out
so overcome the shark inside

answers take time
but when they arrive

what’s this about
every now and then things cry
open your mouth
if your shouting butterflies

answers take time
but when they arrive

no lives allowed
on this roundabout
don’t make a sound
when you hit the ground

it's coming your way
what you looked for far and wide
it's only a day
that lives forever in lifetimes

how do I say
all the humanness inside
is there a play
that gets the cosmos on our side

answers take time
but when they arrive
Track Name: waits for no one
it's fine take all you want from me
what’s mine is yours to steal from me
don’t mind your killing me easily
not kind but there’s no other way you’ll be

time waits for no one

i’m blind with you out in front of me
hands tied with you at the back of me
can’t try and outrun the dividing
can’t drive away from what has been

time waits for no one

it isn't in the skies
it’s not some grand design
can't throw away your mind
can’t live if you don’t die

your chimes are slowly deafening
your rhymes murmuring in the din
survive when there’s no way out or in
alive and swimming with concrete wings

time waits for no one
Track Name: low tide skeletons
trade on your love
if you know you’re nearing the end
you’re taking the sun
cos you might not be here again
the low tide is done
revealing your skeletons
your minds out of guns
your heartbeat pretends

blame all you’ve done
on someone that you never became
you died on the run
cos you couldn’t live on where you stayed
your days are among
the houses that go up in flames
your prayer’s never won
your thoughts leave a stain

don’t have to break anymore
don’t have to fake anymore
don’t have to save anymore
don’t have to brave anymore
Track Name: tailspin
so how is it I
know what knocked me
right back down again
but it isn’t goodbye
cos I know this time around
its not the end

you can try to cage the wonder
you can try to fool the grave
you can try and keep it all from going under
but if you fail there’s no more blame

i’m used to it now
so i'll ride this tailspin out
in my head
I’m letting it drown
burn the life boats for my doubt
cut the threads

you can try to cage the wonder
you can try to fool the grave
you can try and keep it all from going under
but if you fail there’s no more blame

i forget what I know
but I remember old difference
is no better than same
i forget what I’m told
so all I hear is shining voices
between the rain

you can try to cage the wonder
you can try to fool the grave
you can try and keep it all from going under
but if you fail there’s no more blame