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Sleeping Lessons

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1.
You wanna be, somewhere without me You wanna be, somewhere without me We talk in my sleep all the time Do you remember what you said to me last night? I said I wanna be adored, but no one does it right I said I can't keep waking up at night When you wanna be somewhere without me You wanna be somewhere without me We used to talk all of the time Do you remember what you said to me at night? You said you wanna be adored I just can’t do it right You said you can't keep waking up at night Because you wanna be somewhere without me You wanna be somewhere without me
2.
I still have dreams about it like I’ll never shake you off my skin Do you have dreams about it? Where I kiss you hard and you let me in? You know before you closed the door I’d wake up next to you And when you looked at me I knew you’d dreamed the same thing too If we don’t speak If we don’t speak Do you still hear me? Do you still hear me? You know, I think it’d pass by now I spent a couple days drinking on the couch, thinking I could like somebody else But I woke up again and I can never leave my room And I can never be with you but you’re in my head If we don’t speak If we don’t speak Do you still hear me? Do you still hear me?
3.
“And I was nothing more than a goddamn trendy-ass poser” It’s like you said, it’s all your head Behind your bedroom door, I don’t know you anymore You know the way It’s like I told you, it’s like I’ve known you all along Behind your bedroom door, you don’t care much anymore You know the way, back home In the dark I said my goodbyes, and hoped it’s not the last time Everytime I kiss you goodbye, you say it’s not the last time Everytime I kiss you goodbye Everytime I kiss you goodbye, Everytime I kiss you goodbye You say it’s not the last time
4.
Just Kids 03:35
I’m your... Never finished reading the book You said we were just like them And I can’t I heard they never end up together, and I’m not ready for that yet. I think of us laying in your bed I read outloud the things they said It felt like me and you, it was always me and you You know I’m yours And I know because you always let it show When it’s just me and you When it’s only me and you But you sleep so very far away And I think up all the things you say When it’s just you and her When it’s only you and her Your my Robert, I’m your Patti I’m your always, I’m your nothing I’m your sometimes when you need me I’m your always and I’ll always be Your my favorite, like I told you Months ago when we still talked on the phone And I’ve been here for a while If it’s done then I wish you’d let me know Your my Robert, I’m your Patti I’m your always, I’m your nothing I’m your sometimes when you need me I’m your always and I’ll always be...
5.
a song for Dan and Janie I tried to go out every night I feel alone but it’s alright I tell myself again at night I just don’t feel it when I’m on the outside looking in at them And I don’t know why I can’t feel it when I’m on the outside looking it at them I know the things it takes to sleep Two of each until it’s three Two to one it’s back to me I just don’t feel it when I’m on the outside looking in at them And I don’t know why I can’t feel it when I’m on the outside looking in at them without you My gums are bleeding My heart is reeling My brain is on my body’s dead Turn me on again I just don’t feel it when I’m on the outside looking in at them And I don’t know why I can’t feel it when I’m on the outside looking in at them without you Without you.
6.
We’re not close, we never were In new pictures I don’t even know who you are But the hook in my skin is still the one you put in It doesn’t budge when you pull, away You. We’re not close, we never were I tell myself like I don’t know who you are But the hook in my skin is still the one you put in It doesn’t budge when you pull I’ll drag steps behind, till the end of time I’ll drag steps behind, till the end of time Running further away from you Running further from me too Running further away from you Running further from me too But I’m glued, to you I’m glued.
7.
Depression 02:14
It’s 2 a.m. the rain starts again and you’ve been sleeping alone for months on end And you hate everything you used to like Because “people are bullshit and so am I” And you have some friends but you hate them too Because “nothing will ever compare to you” But you never cared anyway, I won’t believe it why should they? I wanna sleep all through the weeks until I wake up in your sheets Like all of it was just a dream not the fucking nightmare that it seems This time next year I’ll be okay, I can say to myself everyday But every night I end alone without your warm voice on the phone Is another night I drift away, further and further from you everyday I tried to make it stay, but I’ll watch it die as the rain drips away As the rain drips away But I turn to a wreck mid week every time And I spend days without you on my mind in my mind But I turn to a wreck mid week every time And I spend days without you on my mind In my mind on my mind all the time it takes too much time Too much time get it off my mind off my mind it takes too much time It’s too much time get it off my mind off my mind it takes too much time Too much time.
8.
Twist me up again, tie the knots that live in My stomachs torn cage, I want to escape Never go back the way I came I hate everything I say [like] what you take from me I’ll paint you a smile to take when you leave For another new hook to hang your head For another new look to take to your bed While I say “wait for you” I’m not waiting anymore For something to look better in the light The dark came and went The sun is out again But I can’t see you in this light, your my whole life You take from me I’ll paint you a smile to take when you leave For another new hook to hang your head For another new look to take to your bed On the ride back home, you know what I dream of? On the ride back home, you know what I dream of? The way you twist me.
9.
600 Days 02:37
a song about N. Lombard St. It’s been 600 days since I came over and said it was okay And now just yesterday I cried so much I thought you’d go away In that basement room you’ll never see how it used to be And in this basement room you’ll never see just what you mean to me You were the best thing you’ve always been You were the best thing you’ve always been You were the best thing you’ve always been You were the best thing You change your mind from time to time You change your mind from time to time.
10.
One whole shitty year without you, I still lay awake thinking about it And I still hate the way it looks when I think about you And how you used to love my body, how you used to love my head And how I wonder if you think of me when I think of you and say That “I don’t really like my body and I don’t really like my head” And sometimes I hate you for leaving but most days I just miss being your friend. You know I’ve changed a lot since we last talked and I learned how to sleep again I went in circles in my car across the country to forget I got your message on the east coast from your friend I really love And I got angry instead of writing you to tell you how it felt I came home and nothing changed I still think about it everyday I tried to talk to you about it but thought it was just too late to say That I hope it’s because you’ll always love me Because I’ll always love you too And I just wanted you to know, I’m hung up on leaving you too/two

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released August 31, 2018

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