About this track

Pretty much, this song is my attempt to make a version of Robin Holcomb’s “So Straight and Slow”. I’ve already tried recording a cover of it, so I may retire this song eventually.

The first draft of the lyrics tried to deal with writing lyrics the same way “The One to Make You Whole” dealt with writing music. It didn’t really work with the melody. So for a second draft, I kept the chorus but turned the verses into a love song. It’s taken me a while to warm up to this second draft, but it sounds better with the melody.

Lyrics

When the clock strikes three o'clock
I'll try not to make you stir
I'll just find my own way out
We'll talk later

Say the words to make me feel
That tonight I'd be remiss
Never to return your calls
Or messages

A string of words
A mess of thoughts
Sometimes they never meet
What I keep in
I can't let out
And still I try to try
To make it all make sense

Feel the blood rush through your face
See the moon turn into red
I can't think of how I'd spend
Now forever

Come into my mind again
Make me wonder what I'd miss
If I'd never hold you tight
Or felt your kiss

A string of words
A mess of thoughts
Sometimes they never meet
What I keep in
I can't let out
And still I try to try
To make it all make sense

Come into my mind again
Say the words to make me feel
Make me wonder what I'd miss
If I never return your calls

I have no words
But only doubts
I'm so speechless

Credits

  • Produced and engineered by Greg Bueno
  • Recorded in the Closet, 2005-2011, Austin, TX and the Closet West 2013, Seattle, WA
  • Photography by Lauren Tarbel
  • Cover design by Greg Bueno
  • Published by Shinkyoku Advocacy (ASCAP)
  • Thanks to Lauren Tarbel and James R. McGirr

[Restraint]

  • Release date: October 08, 2013

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