Perils

by All Those Ships

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Kary LOVE this song; especially love watching it being created with live looping!. Love this album! LOVE this artist and many of his other songs! Favorite track: The Perils of Travelling Without Maps.
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1.
In this state, it's running blind Take care not to slip Wouldn't want the snowball effect Applying to you Be careful; take care It isn't dark but it isn't much better I'm making out shapes Now they're looking like letters Maybe words Nevermind, I've lost it I wasn't careful; I didn't take care I can feel it in the snow In the snow I can feel it This mountaintop's not stable I'm dying to heal it I can feel it in the snow In the snow, in the snow Then I can't feel a thing In the snow I can't feel it In the snow I can't feel it In the snow I can't feel it In the snow I can't...
2.
Pen to Paper 02:22
I had every intention Of writing you a damn good, damn good song Something catchy and happy To pick you up when your face gets long But when I was writing this one I kept getting distracted I kept getting distracted 'Cause I wanted to kiss you lying next to me Well I don't know how you'd think I'd keep my pen to paper We just work, we just work We just work, you see Like indie songs in care commercials on TV It's all about the blending of the new stuff With the old stuff With the genuine Well I don't know how you'd think I'd keep my pen to paper Or maybe it's just about the genuine Well I don't know how you'd think I'd keep my pen to paper Well I know how you'd think...
3.
Still Shine 03:11
It was up on the roof above your house That I first saw those bright stars So far But they still shine From front to back and side to side It moves me in the worst kind of way Oh say you know it's right I don't suppose I've come too close To notice all the spots in your eyes They don't mind They still shine
4.
Wanderin' 03:03
If I go wanderin' 'morrow morn' Will you come wanderin' with me? O'er dales and o'er sunny hills 'Til we come wanderin' home
5.
There's something telling me that I don't wanna be here There's something telling me that I don't wanna stay, well Call it the jitters, call me restless, call it superstition, but I've had it up to here with this place Not like there's banshees hiding out in my bathroom Not like there's phantoms writhing up through the floor, but Well, I could swear that clock is moving too quickly, and I, well I think I just heard a knock at the door But there's no one here, and Neither should I be Well, I'm convinced they put a spell on these walls When I'm between them I can't seem to do, well Anything at all, my brain gets painfully small, and my Oh my ambition all but slows to a stall 'Cause there's no one here, Neither should I be Well, I've got to escape Well, I've got to escape There's something telling me that I don't wanna be here There's something telling me that I don't wanna stay, well Call it the jitters, call me restless, call it superstition, but I've had it up to here with this place 'Cause there's no one here, Neither should I be
6.
The ghost of J.S. Bach resides Inside the organs at St. Thomas Church If you listen, you can hear him play His overwhelming melodies With counterpoint to die for Echo softly through the pews and Deep into your soul The ghost of J.S. Bach resides Inside the organs at St. Thomas Church And if you're quiet, you can hear him sing... The ghost of J.S. Bach is shy That's why he hides inside the organ pipes Where he listens to the sounds of Leipzig His well-trained ear will catch The subtlest of noises From all across the city A cacophonous chorale The ghost of J.S. Bach is shy He hides inside the pipes and won't come out But if you're quiet, you can hear him sing... The ghost of J.S. Bach resides Inside the organs at St. Thomas Church If you listen, you can hear him play His overwhelming melodies With counterpoint to die for Echo softly through the pews and Deep into your soul
7.
Every little thing seems to be so strange The streets are filled with animals all running in the rain With stoplights flashing out in shades of blue Without a care of where we're headed to And there are arrows, arrows everywhere Directions on sidewalks and guidelines in the air Now I see no reason to ever be unsure Of where we're going or where we were Pinch me I must be dreaming The whole world is suddenly seaming A whole lot less frantic and confusing A little less fun, but oh well Show me your lack of reason And I'll see that I'm just sleeping And all this could not truly be happening Well, It's just a dream (x6) Tell me all your fondest fears Fermented wine drops bottled up for years I'll tell you my fondest too And we'll drink all night by the light of the moon Well, pinch me I must be dreaming The whole world is suddenly seeming A whole lot less frantic and confusing Show me your empty conscience And I'll know that I'm not conscious And all this could not truly be happening Well, it's just a dream Lift me high so I can hear the sound Of the windy sky from deep underground I close my eyes and I'm in the clouds And I'm not coming down Play me some of that tired old opera Sing me to sleep You've got your wealth and fame to seek I've got my promises to break Well, won't you lift me high so I can hear the sound Of the windy sky from deep underground I close my eyes and I'm in the clouds And I'm not coming down No I'm not coming down 'Cause it's just a dream Well, it's just a dream
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9.
There's too much going on in my head, too much I try not to pay too much attention to it But when there's not much to do but sit and sort through it It's what I do There's just too much going on So give me a guitar, and give me a song And I'll play 'til the moonlight comes And I'll be happy It's what I do when there's too much going on There's too much going on in your eyes, too much I try not to pay too much attention to them But when there's not much to do but focus mine to them It's what I do There's just too much going on So give me a pillow, and give me a bed And I'll sleep 'til the daylight comes And I'll be happy It's what I do when there's too much going on There's too much going on all around, too much Sometimes I try and take it all in But when there's too much to do, I don't know where to begin It's overwhelming There's just too much going on So give me a guitar, and give me a song And I'll plan until the moonlight comes And I'll be happy It's what I do when there's too much going on Yeah give me a guitar, and give me a song And I'll plan until the moonlight comes And I'll be happy It's what I do when there's too much going on
10.
Your countenance leads me to believe that We are at a complete understanding We have found a release for our conflicts But we both know that that's not the case And when you find me I'll be sifting through the waves in the air That surround all the words that we said when we meant something else And I'll try to make my way in your direction Your countenance calms me and reminds me That I can't seem to break from my instincts And I can't seem to get you to notice That I can't seem to turn you away So you show me a piece of the engine that Fell from our craft as we fell from the sky And you watch as I run from the room To escape from the rest of the falling debris And when you find me I'll be sifting through the waves in the air That surround all the words that we said when we meant something else And I'll try to make my way in your direction Your countenance causes me to worry That you've come to the end of a story And you're not satisfied with the closure But I know there are words left to write So you show me your hand and I take it All falls from our thoughts as we fall from the sky And we watch as the earth runs towards us Then parachutes of thought float us down And when you find me I'll be sifting through the waves in the air That surround all the words that we said when we meant something else And I'll try to make my way in your direction Your countenance has a certain something Like a mixture of question and answer And you can't help but cause me to wonder If it's all just a trick of the light So I put out the candles And you disappear, and I feel like a fool But I know you're still there Because I can still hear when your steps cross the room And your features emerge from the silence I'm taken aback by that look in your eyes And I watch as the starlight reveals you to be something Elegant and beautiful and new And when you find me I'll be sifting through the waves in the air That surround all the words that we said when we meant something else And I'll try to make my way in your direction Your countenance Forces me to realize that Everything is going to be just fine
11.
Used To 03:12
I wanna know I wanna know right now I wanna know I wanna know right now where I am, where I am The lights are low; I'm breathing slow I'm breathing slow to soothe my soul I'm laying low; I'm laying low right now I wanna know I wanna know right now where I am, where I am It's dangerous; it's dangerous You'll get used to anything in time It's dangerous; it's dangerous You'll get used to anything in time I'm sleeping on, I'm sleeping on, right on I'm sleeping on I'm sleeping on the job I fall awake, my head comes off Gotta get back up, I get back up Though told not to move; don't be fooled It's dangerous; you'll get used to anything in time It's dangerous; it's dangerous You'll get used to anything in time
12.
It's like a roll It's like a rollercoaster ride And there's no stopping There's no getting off this time So take a picture Take a good long and smile It's not dramatic But it sure helps pass the while I've stopped and listened to my eyes A thousand times, but it blows my mind I'd rather let them do the listening I've stopped and wondered at the time How far we've climbed, does it blow your mind I wonder? I wonder It's like a rollercoaster A rollercoaster ride And there's no stopping There's no getting off this time So take a picture Take a good long and smile It's not dramatic But it sure helps pass the while
13.
I'm trying to find my way Trying to find my way Trying to find, Oh I'm trying to find Trying to find my way Trying to find, Oh I'm trying to find Trying to find my way And it's such a long, long road Oh it's a long, long road Oh it's so long, It's such a long It's such a long, long road Oh it's so long, Oh it's a long Oh it's a long, long road And it makes me sad Oh it makes me sad But it makes me glad to know that Someday I'll be home It makes me glad to know that someday I'll be home Been walking all night and day Walking all night and day Walking all night, I've been walking all night Walking all night and day Carrying this heavy load I've been carrying a heavy load Carrying a heav- Carrying a heavy Carrying a heavy load Carrying ahead, Carrying on ahead Carrying this heavy load And it makes me sad Oh it makes me sad But it makes me glad to know that Someday I'll be home It makes me glad to know that someday I'll be home
14.
Frozen in place Arms and legs all sleeping soundly 'Til the sun rises high And thaws both skin and muscle The sky is bright The day awaits The air is ours for the breathing And the whole wide world is ours to see Persistent heart Unrelenting cycle of air Moving on, pushing on and on Through rain or cold or trouble The sky is bright The day awaits The air is ours for the breathing And the whole wide world is ours to see We're going, though so far We don't know where or for how long

about

The majority of this album was recorded during the summer of 2010, with various bits and pieces recorded over the preceding half-decade or so. As the writing of the songs spanned this same period of time, there is an eclectic mix of genres and inspirations here, from folk, to electronica, to pop-rock, to some sort of Celtic-inspired jig/waltz, as well as a varying mix of instrumentation.

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released August 19, 2010

All music written, performed, recorded, and produced by Brandon MacNeil

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