vessels

by Guy Grogan

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released April 1, 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: nine me cloud
waiting on bluebirds to take flight
take you away from what you might
never have been until you theorized

a story untold for headline cries
a super-foreboding in the bright
a genesis flirting with what’s theorized

wheel me round
save me sound
nine me cloud

leaning your bags against the door
you're coming or going to from more
but leave enough time to kill idealized

a blink in the ardors burning for
a chink in the armor from before
nothing’s the most in what’s idealized

silvering thoughts in your dark lake
keeping your mind’s end up to make
choices are first dates with realized

the chance of a lifetime you can’t shake
sealing your heart so it won’t break
in pieces of love you finally realized

wheel me round
save me sound
nine me cloud
Track Name: no more chimera
it’s a day like many more
you won’t get back
so don’t go try and lock the door
with what we said once before
we kept the words wrapped
in sails we found on ocean floor

there’s nothing to wait for anymore
imagining’s through imagining wars
disowning time
forgetting scores
no more chimera to hunt for

no devil pursuit, no angels in swarm
just one thing to do, embrace what you scorn
reset your mind
override born
no more chimera to hunt for

it’s a day like many more
you won’t get back
so don’t go try and lock the door
with what we said once before
we kept the words wrapped
in sails we found on ocean floor
Track Name: into a white
lets make time
go up river
and look behind
a moment’s sliver
when you die
and show us mirrors
do you fly
or float into a white

i want to know right now
why can’t you tell me now

in the wake
of blood and honey
the vigils break
from all night humming
if you find
a wasteland shunning
a road divined
a bridge into a white

i want to know right now
why can’t you tell me now

it’s the same
no worse or better
you have no name
in forever
hold the flame
so you can measure
the cure for pain
and burn into a white

i want to know right now
why can’t you tell me now
Track Name: lighthousing
you live through the storm
you weather the norm
your lighthouse forlorn
you swallow the thorn

you keep up the fight
you give in to life
you hope that there’s more
you wait at closed doors

we want what we want
a secret to flaunt
a home fire to haunt
the cold eye of daunt

you keep up the fight
you give in to life
you hope that there’s more
you wait at closed doors
Track Name: a cheyenne groove
come and stay with me
put away your goodbyes
if you’ll play with me
i won’t game us with lies

a little better
is more than
heavy weather
in cheyenne
go wherever
your heart ran
ran into mine

what if i could say
what i think all the time
what if you could save
what had died on the vine

a little better
is more than
heavy weather
in cheyenne
go wherever
your heart ran
ran into mine

are there reasons for
arbitrary divine
were the seasons born
out of random designs

a little better
is more than
heavy weather
in cheyenne
go wherever
your heart ran
ran into mine
Track Name: iceberg shoes
sometimes it seems like there’s no glue
holding the time back til we’re through
clutching the moments as they bloom
into memories

sometimes it feels like there’s no way
a bridge of words that we can’t say
can be enough to cross the gray
trying waters

its not a long time
its not a long time to
walk on the fire line
walk on in iceberg shoes

sometimes what bleeds back into blue
sky building clouds up to the moon
and casting light down into our rooms
through the windows

sometimes a heartbreak can’t ease the pain
into a life boat you cast away
the wilting dynamite in the bouquet
of a new world

its not a long time
its not a long time to
walk on the fire line
walk on in iceberg shoes
Track Name: could i, could you*
could i, could you
vessels on the blue
destroyers’ rendezvous
could I, could you
divide, come to
alone at our debut
poisoned and taboo
divide, come to

and I can’t help but wait here for you
disguise the lies with something less true
besides what’s left when everything’s through
collide the world with what we can do

beside, between
an ordinary dream
see what’s always seen
beside, between
too late, too soon
a pendulum of room
for withers and for blooms
too late, too soon

and I can’t help but wait here for you
disguise the lies with something less true
besides what’s left when everything’s through
collide the world with what we can do

within, without
faith hides half of doubt
forever comes about
within, without
above, below
still real if no one knows
sebastian’s missed arrows
above, below

and I can’t help but wait here for you
disguise the lies with something less true
besides what’s left when everything’s through
collide the world with we can do
Track Name: turning the ship
everything is needing from inside
every turn is waiting to surprise
open doors are letting out room sighs
switches broken, get me off the ride

throw your lonely hearts into the wide
ocean swallows sunsets go to die
don't delay the thought of what you might
only be if you can learn not to try

you're getting to me know
my ship is turning round
you made it through some how
to where I can't get down
Track Name: the rest of me
where’s the remedy
for what we ought to be
dream uninvisibly
hold on unreluctantly

nothing to take from here
so don’t throw it away

do you know how long it took to see
I need to go wherever you will be
cos it sails by oh so suddenly
so stay here for the rest of me

time unrelentingly
goes irretrievably
god ventriloquy
naked ordinary

nothing to take from here
so don’t throw it away

do you know how long it took to see
I need to go wherever you will be
cos it sails by oh so suddenly
so stay here for the rest of me
Track Name: siren in the well
we know it’s always near
but forget to know it’s nearing
a coda we can’t hear
a whisper beyond hearing
will darkness replace fear
I just hope it’s not worth fearing
can’t take what you hold dear
is godlessness endearing

so what are we to do
since no one knows what’s true
we’ll try and see it through
since our dying can’t be moved

can’t wait til we’ve got time
but we know it’s about timing
if brightness makes us blind
then keep insides blinding

a siren in the well
a mute despair is welling
a secret none can tell
but the universe is telling

so what are we to do
since no one knows what’s true
we’ll try and see it through
since our dying can’t be moved