Clouds

by Piedmont

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1.
Can't sleep 03:40
Woke up with a start and songs in my head I’d much rather sleep but guess I’ll sleep when I’m dead I had a dream that everything burned But it was alright cause that helped me learn That what you acquire doesn’t make you feel good And things that you make beat those that you earn The feeling you get when You see the light The things that you think when it all feels right Don’t fear it. Please don’t quit. Just be who you are - a star. All my life I felt like I can’t - now I’ll be what I want Stare at my phone till my eyes turn red Sometimes I try to read the whole internet The facts of life that keep me awake The book that won’t end page after page Everyone slows to stare at the crash But then they move on it’s gone in a flash I’m taking stock of what I’ve become Better that than to just stay numb Don’t fear it. Please don’t quit. Just be who you are - a star. All my life I felt like I can’t - now I’ll be what I want.
2.
Well I’ve been drinking too much And I’ve been thinking too much ‘Bout all the time I wasted worried ‘bout what’s to come. Well I’ve been young And I’ve been older And nothing changed about my soul or where I’m from I could take a page Out of your book But that won’t change the story much You can make it fast And try to be tough Or you can live the life you want Yes you can live the life you want We’ll all be gone someday You know it’s coming too soon People been dying for millions of years seems we’d get it by now Looked out across The western ocean And at the edge of the earth I learned not to worry too much I could take a page Out of your book But that won’t change the story much You can make it fast And try to be tough Or you can live the life you want Yes you can live the life you want
3.
Accident 04:31
Life is just another word to describe the path you take and all the change What's a life? Just a tale that we tell ourselves to explain The accident of where you're born, the accident of who you are is just that; an accident — not what you did Everything that results from that, don’t pretend that it was you. Everyone makes a story to tell — if you try it might come true The accident of where you're born, the accident of who you are is just that; an accident — not what you did All I know is you are free Take your time, take more than you need. Believe in yourself if anything Take your time, take anything you need. The accident of where you're born, the accident of who you are is just that; an accident — not what you did
4.
Not the same 04:13
At last I forgot those strange dreams I used to have a lot Stopped to think — here I am just a man So far from anywhere I thought I’d land When I think about what I want I’m still hearing that old Piedmont Calling my name But it’s probably not the same as it was The daily routine - has a way of getting in between What you know and the places you could go Once you move on you can’t go home When I think about what I want I’m still hearing that old Piedmont Calling my name But I’m probably not the same as I was When I think about what I want Still hearing that old Piedmont Calling my name But it’s probably not the same as it was
5.
Feeling like I don't ever think Stare ahead never even blink Running it down, Running it down You can be anything you want Chameleon-like but tired so I just don't Running it down, Running it down Think I'll take the long way home Ride around the streets till dawn When there’s nowhere left to go That's when I will know It’s time to let it go It’s time to take it slow
6.
It feels good when I leave it all behind When the world just falls away And I’m living in my mind Nothing hurts me when my heart is in control Working hard to to make the sound That I feel inside my soul But I miss you all the time It runs away and all it leaves behind Is a lonely man who spent it all And thought that it’d be fine To miss the things that matter now Don’t miss the things that matter now It feels good to create a thing that stays Something I can leave behind After I have gone away Feel the flow and the sound of letting go Once you pluck it from the air It gets hard to let it go But I miss you all the time It runs away and all it leaves behind Is a lonely man who spent it all And thought that it’d be fine To miss the things that matter now Don’t miss the things that matter now
7.
Baby it was a wild ride Thinkin’ everything’s wrong The days seemed long but the years are short, and the past is dead and gone Get so rundown that I forget who I am It feels so strange to walk around as a different man Always acting, never a thought It’s strange to play the part of a man who’s out of time, and lost the fight, cause he never fought But that’s not me, it’s just a part I played When I was down and out but now I’m back to stay Jumped in the fire, filled with desire Never a thought if I’ll see the other side Memories are all around me Wonder when they’ll be gone Memories fade but the feelings linger on And I don’t want to go
8.
I’ve got strongly held convictions That I can’t quite explain I try to put them into practice And I practice every day Try to find the least restrictive Way to minimize the pain And if turns out I’m not able Then I’ll find a way to change Yes I’ll find a way to change Simply let it go - Don’t hold on Life is much too short Don’t hold on to too much There are times when it all goes so wrong And you just wanna yell and curse Even then when the shine has worn off You can still write one more verse You absorb all my darkness and I try my best to take yours That’s the way we get through hardship There are times when you’ve gotta take more There are times when you’ve gotta take more Simply let it go - Don’t hold on Life is much too short Don’t hold on to too much

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Recorded by Jim Brantley

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released February 1, 2018

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