Puzzles

by Dalinian

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released February 14, 2014

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Rancho Recordo in Fenton, MI by Ray Jeffrey. Album artwork by Alex Seder.

Tyler Remington; lead vocals, rhythm guitar.
Jacob Alterman; guitar.
Tim Becker; keys, percussion.
Nick Bujouves; bass.
Kevin Brouker; drums.

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Track Name: La Ciudad
Any chance that I could be alone,
or any way to forget what’s been done?
Because all these dreams are telling me the same things.
It’s the same scene; just a different name.
So what makes one feel and know that I have to
make myself take this pain and put it to use?
And what makes this city so special that I’d say, “Stay”?

At first glance it seems like it would be the truth.
Your influence over me; I can’t refuse.
And at first chance, the simplest lie could come out of you.
So what makes one feel that I’d have to
make myself take this pain and put it to use?
And what makes this city so special that I’d say, “Stay”?
Track Name: Clouds
I can’t tell why my hands have felt so heavy.
Maybe because they’re the only things supporting my heart.
If there’s a way around making a fool of myself,
I need to take some time.
I need to figure it out.
I need to figure it all out.

I can’t tell myself that what I'm doing is right,
or if it’s something that I could ever wrap my head around.

But I need to know - was I out of reach?
Because it pains me to see you in love.

I've been told my eyes look weary.
Maybe because you’re the only one occupying my sight.
I’m lost, I’m bound, and you’re found.
These clouds are doubt and always someone else.

I can’t tell myself that what I'm doing is right,
or if it’s something that I could ever wrap my head around.
But in myself, I feel there’s something controlling my eyes.
It’s my problem with feeling that I’m worried about.

But I need to know - was I out of reach?
I feel you’re holding out on me.
Because it pains me to see you in love.
I’m fighting something.
I shouldn’t be here, but it’s never stopped me before.

I can’t tell myself that what I’m doing is right.
It’s something that I could never wrap my head around
And I can’t tell why my hands have felt so heavy.
Maybe because you’re the one that’s weighing my heart down.

But I need to know - was I out of reach?
I feel you’re holding out on me.
But it pains me to see you in love.
I’m fighting something I shouldn’t be.
Track Name: Kicked in the Face
You’ve kept me far away from sleep.
I didn’t mind at first, but now it’s hell and it's eating away at me.
I don’t expect that you’re catching on.
I’m dropping hints like I’m dying.
You’re just so slow to move away.

Hey, how are you?
I haven’t talked to you in a long time.
You just put me through situations I’m not used to.
So I will still stay stationary for once,
Be content with who I am,
It’s all I have.

I thought I was finally making peace.
I knew my boundaries at first, but now I don’t,
and now I’m just making enemies.
So what separates this love from lust?
The things I’m afraid of;
I think I’m afraid of a lot of things.
Track Name: Symbol of Balance
I found a rose hovering above my head,
giving an inaccurate description of who I am.
All unloving, impatient, and ungrateful.
We appear to still have a soul.

I don’t have many secrets to share with you,
other than the fact that I’ve been stealing most of my air from you.
It just tastes so different - untouched and untainted.
Makes me feel like exhaling is overrated.

I guess I don’t know - what is normal company?
Because I am alone more than I’ve ever been.

Well, I’ve been having a hard time convincing myself
that I’m confident in my ability to leave.
Still I am having a hard time relying on my will to keep in touch
with my stems, my seeds, and my leaves.
More than I ever will.
More than I have ever had the chance to.

I guess I don’t know - what is normal company?
Because I am alone more than I’ve ever been.

She said, “It seems so simple, but every time I die inside.”
The same old story.
I guess I don’t know - what is normal company?
Because I am alone more than I’ve ever been.
Track Name: Solar System
How could we throw away unconditional love?
Like a soul that we wish that we had never been a part of.
And could this be a test of our patience and wit?
A poll of vines just telling us that it's time that we quit.
I have never been a part of something so cruel - someone like you.

Our hearts are about evenly matched,
but our pulse seems to skip from our instincts holding our blood back.
And your mind seems to think that our hands have enough to fix that,
but I can’t tell and I never will.

Well, who are you to tell me what I can feel,
and why I can’t tell you everything that you’ve felt unsure about lately?
You swore that I would never understand or stay.

Stay for the sake of - just stay.
Stay for the sake of me finding you.

Don’t get overly attached.
I’ve been inside your mind - how am I supposed to forget that?
There are too many parts to mind to piece your head back
to what it once was - you don’t want that.

I have never been a part of something so cruel - someone like you.
Oh, I have never been a part of something so cruel - someone like...

Well, who are you to tell me what I can feel,
and why I can’t tell you everything that you’ve felt unsure about lately?
You swore that I would never understand or stay.

Stay for the sake of - just stay.
Stay for the sake of me finding you.
Stay for the sake of me losing sleep.
Stay for the sake of me finding this puzzle piece.
Track Name: Nocturnal
Do you recall what I suggested that we do?
I think you should do whatever makes you happy.
Well, I don't think I've ever heard you say that.
If so, I would have heard it echo in my mind for days on end.
I still don't believe that it happens.

I'm not forcing you through this,
but I know that you're just watching over you.
I'm just watching over you.

Say, "Hello", to my dark side.
I don't believe we've been acquainted,
but I don't really plan on it.
I don't really plan on anything anymore.

What's so special about night time?
You say, "The air seems lighter",
but my lungs can only hold a certain type of air;
the kind you won't find around here.

You won't find me around here
and it's not my time to come back again.
There's no more echo - it's all in line,
so say, "Goodbye", to these days, my friend.