Ready, Aim

by Joshua Fletcher

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released May 26, 2015

Produced by Alex Dezen
Track 7 Produced by Damon Moon

All instruments by Joshua Fletcher and Alex Dezen

Bass on most tracks by Whynot Jansveld
Additional vocals on track 1 by Madi Diaz
Bass, Keys on track 7 by Stuart Roane
Additional Guitar on track 7 by Jake Bubacz
Additional percussion on track 7 by Damon Moon

Mixed by Alex HeMe Toval

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Track Name: A Little Out of Tune
I think I only miss you in the fall
When the leaves all change their spots
Everything sings a little blue
Like a wave I could crash right in front of you
And I may crash in front of you
And sing a little blue

I think we're just a little out of tune
Every note's just a little more beautiful
I can always tell it's you
From the way that the song cuts through

I can always tell it's you
Just sing me something slow and blue

If you're scared that the storm is moving closer
I will be the weight you need to anchor you
If you're scared that this boat is sinking slowly
I'll sing you something slow and blue
Cut the ocean right in two
Break the darkness like the morning
For something I can use

We'll hold on to the winter til it breaks
And I'll pull you close like the moon when you shake
If we shine, we're all the same
You say there's a ghost of the fall in this summer rain

I'm the ghost in summer rain
Just something shining through the pain
Track Name: The Eye and the Storm
I get so caught up in your eyes
In the shapes of your smiles
In the way that the rain comes to wash away the blues
I get so caught up in your lips
In the songs in your hips
The way that the skies open wide
Turn the grays into shades of blue

The night gets longer when it's sober
Oh and time will be a bastard to us all
For every leaving song the gates of hell swing open
We're the roses and the thorns
The nights and the mornings
We're the eye and we're the storm
And we keep rolling

Feel the summer burning you in
To your warm southern skin
We're the ocean's tides
We rise when the moon is down
Track Name: Skylines
Feel the winter breathing
Summer's moving in
My finger's trace familiar paths and call you up again
Just after midnight
But we're just so burned out
The way the oceans rise to meet you
It's like the moon just pulls you in
The way you shine in city light
There's something underneath your skin
A loosened tie, a reckless smile
And we're just so burned out

And now i'm all the boys you told me you'd never known

But I still see you through the holes in the skyline
I still breathe through the holes in your smile

My hands are shaking
I may never speak again
You've tied your heart to heavy stones
The sweetness and the sin
I'll watch the sunset 'til you're home
The sky is burning down

This one's for all the boys you told me you'd never known
Track Name: We Are All Alone
You always sleep so peacefully at night
Bathing in the glow of your television light
You always seemed too shy to be abused
I always felt that weight above my shoulders

We are all alone

Your mother never seemed to treat me right
I should buy her roses, I feel that makes everything all right
I always brought you home a little late
These roads were way too short for us to ever drive them straight
And I'm so gone

We are all alone
And I'm waiting by the phone

When we were through, you'd taken all my clothes
Bought a brand new pair of jeans and now everybody knows
I'm pretty sure you've got a new tattoo
I know I ain't seen him yet
But they all say that he looks just like you

We are all alone

You couldn't be alone
Now we'll never be alone
Track Name: Oh, Midnight
You wander through my mind
Like a mountain road
A silver moon that shines
To light the streets and lead me home
But it feels like I can't hear through all the quiet
And yesterday won't go without a fight
Oh, midnight

You wander through my brain
Like a vagabond
Tracks without a train
Can only hope to lead you home
Oh this empty bed knows something isn't right
And darkness never held on so tight
Oh, midnight

We scatter in the wind
Like a dandelion
The same breeze that blew you in
Will blow you right back out again
Oh this empty bed knows something isn't right
And darkness never held on so tight
All these colors ain't no different
Be they black or be they white
When you're praying for the morning light
Oh, midnight
Track Name: Shackled
Go and get the guns
Hide them one by one
Into the sea, or under the ground
They say I'm thinking too much
Oh it's much too much

Go and get the guns
Fire them one by one
Into the air, into the air
Take a shot just to flag me down
I ain't coming down from here

I'm walking in sleep again
To the river to wash my sin
If I'm shackled and blind
Treat me kind

You've got the stars in the skies
I've got a million and one songs about these damn city lights
And all your little red cups and your poison arrows
All my misplaced lullabies
Track Name: To Find My Name
Found you through the rain of a Brooklyn night
With all the promise of city skies
Tell me when you start to feel I'm home
That long black dress and your wandering eyes
All the whispers and the lies
Tell me when I start to feel

Gypsy rain and empty streets
Feel you move underneath my feet
Tell me when I start to feel, I'm home
But all the fires and all the floods
Oh, the thunder and the blood
Tell me when I start to feel

Now I've only got one life to live
And I want to give it up
Swallow all my brokenhearted pride
I want the ground to shake and you to cover me
Let it rain
To find my name

Now the only love I've ever known looks an awful lot like me
Bleeding on some dark and dirty street
I want the ground to break, and you to swallow me
Oh, and let it rain
To find my name
Track Name: Still Your Blues
You could be the one I want
I'll be the fire to keep you warm
Sweet little wrecking ball
When she smiles, she shows her teeth
Takes the fight right out of me

That little black dress is the moon tonight
And I'm riding the wind on the tails of a satellite
Sweet little wrecking ball
When I crawl between the sheets
You could fall right out of me

I'm still your blues
I'm the green eyed hope
That your smile's going to last through the night
And I know you're true
But I'm still your blues

Maybe I'll drive all night tonight
West on to Birmingham, maybe catch a sunrise
Sweet little wrecking ball
When the winter howls your name
You know that
All the sirens sound the same
Sweet little wrecking ball
I am the wind that will howl your name
When all the sirens
All the sirens sound the same
Track Name: Wheels
I wasn't looking for a ghost
But you came in just gliding across the floor
Don't stop now, you're the only thing I know
But I wasn't looking for your ghost

I wasn't looking for a cure
For the lonely hearts' disease
Drain the blood right out of me
Send me home in a pine box, please

It's a long and lonely road
It's a cold and angry sea
It's got wheels, but it don't go
When it moves, it moves so slow

I wasn't looking for a ghost
But in my Chevrolet, just screaming towards the coast
When you asked me what I really thought of love
I said I don't want to bring you down

'Cause it's a long and lonely road
It's a cold and angry sea
It's got wheels, man, but it don't go
When it moves, it's so damn slow
It cuts out the heart, just a beat
Track Name: The Wild One
Woke up to an empty house
The rain that's always coming down
It's the same old storm
Another empty glass of red
You took the sheets right off the bed
Now they're on your ghosts

You used to tell me that everything
Is a little better in the morning
But when you're lonesome, and you've got no one to take you home
I don't know

You took me for a rolling stone
And teased me on the telephone
Oh Atlanta, you're just a little out of touch
I'm building castles out of rags and thread
Empty bottles by the riverbed
Oh, I'm a lonely son
But you're the wild one

This old house, it speaks
All the floors beneath my feet say they miss you
Oh they should be missing me
So I'll right down everything you said
Pour your ghosts a glass of red
And watch your thunderstorms roll across the bed

Go on and tell me that every light
Is a little brighter in the morning
But when you're lonesome and you find someone to take you home
I don't know