The News Today

by Carry Hatchet

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'The News Today' was written and recorded by Christopher Larkin.
© Lazy Tongue Productions (BMI)
www.christopherlarkin.com/music

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released September 29, 2015

All instruments arranged and performed by Christopher Larkin.
Produced and engineered by Christopher Larkin
on GarageBand (Versions 6.0.4 & 10.0.3).

Vocals on 'The Only One To Blame' / 'Things I Never Said' / 'Gunshot' by Julia Best.

Recorded from January - August 2015 in
Los Angeles, CA
New York City, NY
Pittsburgh, PA

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Track Name: Mother / Mother
no, i never had a conversation
of how life is supposed to be
its all trials and tribulations
and i let it get the best of me
mother / mother, i take your wisdom
set out upon an open sea
no matter how long i stay and listen
will it be enough to set me free?
will it be enough to set me free?

no, i never had a conversation
of what makes up the great unknown
its all fear and speculation
lets leave that thought alone
mother / mother, i take your wisdom
set out upon an open sea
this time ill stay and listen
let it be enough to set me free
let it be enough to set me free
Track Name: On the Mend
lay upon me all your fears / twenty-seven years
yesterday you had a choice / today you lost your voice
now you find yourself alone and waiting with an unlit cigarette
you light the paper but you cant stand inhaling / another young regret
you dont feel better yet

shadows dancing on the wall / you thought theres no one left at all
but im right here by your side / youll make it out alive

lay upon me all your fears / forty-seven years
yesterday was on the mend / today will never end
now you find yourself alone and waiting with an unlit cigarette
you light the paper but you cant stand exhaling / another old regret
and you dont feel better yet
Track Name: The Only One to Blame
how many times do i have to repeat
what id do for you and you say youd do for me?
well i dont know / i dont know

how many times do i have to leave town
before you pick me up just to say i let you down
well i down know / i dont know

if i dont stay / we both will be fine
its better off this way / just dont hit rewind
we found each other once / can we leave it all behind?
how many times do i...?

how many times will i walk out that door
to say ive had enough and i dont need you anymore?
well i dont know / i dont know

how many times will i play your game
before you disappear and im the only one to blame?
well i dont know / i dont know
Track Name: Make Friends With the Ghost
you call me over on the phone / and then you lock the door
theres no getting in tonight / ive been here once before
separation is a drug / it leaves you feeling new
but im going through withdrawal / i dont know what to do

the bedroom light / the one i need the most
ill stay outside and / make friends with the ghost

self-delusion never fails / i use it all the time
i didnt come to patch things up / i just came for the drive
the dawn comes with the day / waiting for a sign
i get back on the road / and leave it all behind

the bedroom light / the one youll need the most
you come outside and / make friends with the ghost
Track Name: Things I Never Said
i wonder what youre looking for up in the sky
the light is fading / the day is passing by
strike (thunder) / to you its all the same
i take you inside before it starts to rain

i think all about the day ill disappear
the earth will move on like i was never here (and im)
disillusioned but its all up in my head
you get confused by the things i never said

i wonder why im finding you outside again
thought you were sleeping but that was just pretend
strike (thunder) / now youre soaked to the bone
you dont have to tell me that you want to be alone

got no reply / i guess im gonna stay
but these thoughts will never go away (and im)
disillusioned but its all up in my head
you get confused by the things i never said
Track Name: Eternal Night
say your last goodbye / the rest have gone away
i wont be surprised / if you miss that train
cause you were the first one to settle down
buried deep in the heart of the underground
keeping watch for the morning light
your mother tells you itll be alright
eternal night

you wonder how it went wrong and how this came to be
how did you stay blind when the rest could plainly see
that the evidence was all around
but you chose to remain underground
keeping watch for the morning light
your father tells you itll be alright
eternal night

theres still time to change / you heard that once in school
but you cut class the day when they said thats not a universal rule
so you settled down
i guess theres no escape from the underground
keeping watch for the morning light
you tell yourself itll be alright
eternal night
Track Name: Gunshot
i heard the gunshot through the bathroom wall
ran next door to see the change
i couldnt find no one / a row of empty stalls
i tell you now its all the same
its all the same

i got my fortune before the meal was done
the gift came wrapped in cellophane
it said "youre never gonna make it far past twenty-one"
i tell you now its all the same
its all the same

come lay you head beside and disappear
how i long to waste the day
the gunshot through the wall reminds me youre not here
i tell you now its all the same
its all the same
Track Name: No Words
no. words.
Track Name: To Start
mom came in the morning / helped you pack your bags
she came without a warning / jet lagged
she hardly made it up the stairs / her knees are on the go
dont need to see to believe / she told me so

if not now, when?
is how its always been
its on you
to start anew again

dad came in the evening / helped you load the car
looks can be deceiving / he couldnt walk that far
so you walk those stairs alone for the last time
mom was nowhere to be found / she didnt say goodbye

roll your window down / see the night sky
youll wake up with pneumonia / but you wont die
look over to your dad / sitting at the wheel
you dont have to say a word / he knows how you feel
Track Name: The News Today
i cant believe how all the lines get drawn
i cant believe how everyone moves on
i cant believe in all the news today
i cant believe we let it stay that way
but i cant make believe all the time
no, i cant make believe all the time

i cant believe the citys all closed down
(oh, what a pity) we can all sleep now
i cant believe in all the news today
i cant believe we let it stay that way
but i cant make believe all the time
no, i cant make believe all the time

i cant believe how fast im getting old
i cant believe i still do everything im told
i cant believe in all the news today
i cant believe i let it stay that way