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Dreams of the Newly Awake

by Poppy Brothers

I Fear Death 01:29
I fear death When I look into the mirror See the white patches of winter and think of all the springs behind me I fear death Because I have so much to lose I can't stand losing you I won't know what to do How I miss the valleys of my youth How green my forest was How ripe the fruits of love Now those seeds are buried in the snow So I'll set these woods on fire and from the ashes, love will grow
I've got that Friday feeling, yeah Like nothing's gonna stop me Got you hooked and I'm reeling The sky is my ceiling Now you're salty like oceans Parting you The meek may inherit the bones of this place But the meat is for people who take Now you're playing a dangerous game Maybe you should practice before you play Now you're playing a dangerous game Crawl before you walk ‘Cause I'm flying away I've got that Friday feeling, yeah Like champagne in a trophy Checkered flag ‘cause I’m winning Got the cars and the women On my victory lap but my wheels are still spinning
Run to the top of the hill Look at the stars Who's gonna come down here and mend your broken heart Run to the end of the pier Rain on the sea Who's gonna wash ashore and fly with broken wings It's me I am here You are free Now fly like birds through the city Spread the word Young Hammers sing I gave you hope Now give me everything You can't die Loneliness, my favorite poison The love of people And the fear of being one I must confess I am not a leader not a holy man or a brilliant thinker But I'll fight for you like no one else I will sing for you with my dying breath
Human Beings 03:17
I know it's not healthy That's why I do it If life is too short Then who should care if I lose it She had a look on her face Like she was some kind of saint She tried to pin wings on me but it just wouldn't take If the other side is red,why do we have to be blue? If they need a martyr, why does it have to be you? I know that there are ways we could have this everyday If you wanted We don't have to be heroes, you and me We could just be human beings Let’s stop fighting, go into hiding and be human beings I'm just using my head, it's not that I'm scared to lose it If the man upstairs cares, I wish he'd come down and prove it She had a look on her face Like she was some kind of saint She tried to pin wings on me
Run 02:39
This is not a drill These people are for real And if you let them see you they won't hesitate to kill My father wasn’t scared My sister didn’t care I know I only made it out alive ‘cause I was smart enough to... Let this be a lesson If you value life You'll get more value from your sneakers than your knife My mother wasn’t scared My brother didn’t care I know I only made it out alive ’cause I was smart enough to... This is a toast to the people who run The cowards who live when the heroes are gone I'm really not bad as they make me out to be But you were right about one thing I won't hesitate to...
You should know I was fine Before I met you With that in your mind I wouldn't care if they kept you I was alone for a while But now I realize The only thing I've got in this world are my own two eyes Don't bother calling I won't be home for a little while I know what I'm doing When death is next there ain't much worth stressing about It won't be long You should know I was fine before I met you Did it cross your mind I didn't need to be rescued Some people are meant to fall in love Some people are meant to fall apart Darling you and I were born to run Two stray bullets from the same gun
I'm not battling my demons I'm just getting to know them Where I'm going I'll need all the help I can get I'm not asking for forgiveness I'm just setting the record straight What they told you and they didn't The parts they scarred and the parts they skipped I’m sorry I called you I just wanted to hear your voice Your way or the highway I guess I was always your second choice And when this is over They won't pin a medal on me But you'll get through this Over my dead body
Pillow Talk 03:42
What a terrible time to fall in love surrounded by death If I can’t keep you safe from harm Why should I risk my neck? This isn’t for them This is for you You were the only thing keeping me on the ground I was only king as long as You were my queen This isn’t my dream but I always loved our pillow talk what a terrible time to be alone on my side of the bed Close my eyes and I'm at home your arms around my neck you always pulled the blankets off of me I pulled the rug from under you now I'm drowning in these sheets I keep thinking I'll wake up and see you getting dressed I smell your perfume but it's gone so fast
You keep your head up and I’ll let you keep it I'm looking for love but I don't really need it I'm spotless, perfected, flawless, resurrected You can live on one knee or die on two feet Stand before your king Bow and kiss the ring I rule and you worship I'm having a party and you're not invited I'm the big cheese, brought the rats out of hiding I set all the traps and I wait for the snaps And then we'll see how smart you are
Blue Jay 04:03
Last night I felt my heart stop Our deep red love faded to gray Now I see so clearly in the light of day Blue skies, blue jays The birds are singing: Ooh, save your breath The sun's gonna rise if you're living or dead So much is out of your hands Just do the best that you can


released May 15, 2015

Written, produced and performed by: James Tillman, Matthew Taylor
Artwork: Protski www.protski.com


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American electro-pop duo Poppy Brothers features brothers James Tillman and Matthew Taylor.

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