mastiff ballet

by Guy Grogan

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released October 31, 2013

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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: heartbreak cameo
if you can’t do
what you have to
don’t believe in your mind
if there’s no way to
fly your way through
all the clouds in your skies

and what you don’t say
will be heard in your eyes
and what you try to hide
will be seen in your eyes

love crescendo
heartbreak cameo
and all the spaces in between
soul in calico
god innuendo
what it was and might have been

if you wanted to
burn the book of you
forge your final words in flames
if your heart is two
divided by blue
wait for the sunshine in the rain

and what you don’t say
will be heard in your eyes
and what you try to hide
will be seen in your eyes

love crescendo
heartbreak cameo
and all the spaces in between
soul in calico
god innuendo
what it was and might have been
Track Name: high wire
don't you there’s no proving
what you wrote in the sand
tides always taking away
despite your demands
keeping time with fraying
clockwork strands
is there no redoing
a chance overran

are you deadly
keep it steady now
it’s too heady
but don’t want take it dumbed down

beginning or ending
is about all I can do tonight
teeter and kneeling
on the high wire battle lines
fending and beating
back the dogs and the shadow bites
beaming and streaming
out the sound of you heart design

feeling your way across
dark rooms without hands
building a bridge between
the edge of yourself
and no man’s land
under the wing of begin
headstones for what you had planned
taking the plunge into something
you don’t wanna understand

are you deadly
keep it steady now
it’s too heady
but don’t want take it dumbed down

beginning or ending
is the only way through tonight
teeter and kneeling
on the high wire battle lines
fending and beating
back the dogs and the shadow bites
beaming and streaming
out the sound of you heart design
Track Name: don't give up falling down
hold out for never
waste doubt on heaven
burning your feathers
sun king endeavor

don’t wanna fly
don’t wanna stay here on the ground
don’t wanna try
don’t wanna give up falling down

zodiac tremors
to oceans tethered
a moment is tendered
a lifetime is weathered

don’t wanna fly
don’t wanna stay here on the ground
don’t wanna try
don’t wanna give up falling down
Track Name: here horizons
waiting-wait it’s not worth waiting for
fading-fade to what you were before
saving-save what you gave up for more
nailing-nail yourself to horizon’s door

now or never
isn’t better
than waiting for just the right kind of right
shred the letters
cut the tethers
the only way to un-lose is always fight
pain or pleasure
the only measure
for what part of you turns from dark to light
save your treasure
in what you sever
give away what you use to get through the night

needing—need to turn the page you tore
breathing—breath in all you can afford
leaving—leave your soul spill on the floor
bleeding—bleed from what you have adorned

now or never
isn’t better
than waiting for just the right kind of right
shred the letters
cut the tethers
the only way to un-lose is always fight
pain or pleasure
the only measure
for what part of you turns from dark to light
save your treasure
in what you sever
give away what you use to get through the night

can you see it
can you hear it
can you keep it
can you lose it

now or never
isn’t better
than waiting for just the right kind of right
shred the letters
cut the tethers
the only way to un-lose is always fight
pain or pleasure
the only measure
for what part of you turns from dark to light
save your treasure
in what you sever
give away what you use to get through the night
Track Name: keep on needing
so how'd it get so hard
its not like it was easy believing
so whys it upside down
is gravity releasing, gave up keeping
and was the timing right
or did luck crash into dreaming, maybe-ing
and can you turn it round
say it like you mean it, I mean it

and if there’s no way out
we’ll just keep on needing, needing
the clocks have all been drowned
the seconds left there bleeding, barely breathing

can’t keep it underground
a heart seed always reaching and reaching
the water in the cloud
a god floats in the meaning the meaning

and if there’s no way out
we’ll just keep on needing, needing
the circuits are blown out
the signals are misleading, misleading

your intersecting ways
you’re staying and you’re leaving, inbetweening
you’re burning off the days
the years behind you screaming, receding

and if there’s no way out
we’ll just keep on needing, needing
the answers are in doubt
the questions are beseeching, beseeching
Track Name: somethingology
feel it out if logic leaves you
counting sands and keeping score
leave behind what helped you make it through
black hole land mines on the shore

don’t go in expecting miracles
leave your dreams outside the door
but in this room we are invincible
emptied armor on the floor

stick the landing kamikaze
crash your love at oceans feet
earn your wings in somethingology
raise the white flag of belief

don’t go in expecting miracles
leave your dreams outside the door
but in this room we are invincible
emptied armor on the floor

silken edge beneath barbed wire
set us free in a cage of air
hold it back with hands of fire
how many heartbeats can you spare

don’t go in expecting miracles
leave your dreams outside the door
but in this room we are invincible
emptied armor on the floor