Numbskull

by Thomas J

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released January 29, 2017

All songs written and recorded by Thomas J Marchant.

'Numbskull' contains element from the American Negro spiritual 'Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child' - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sometimes_I_Feel_Like_a_Motherless_Child

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Track Name: Arms
I've got you at arm's length
but I'm always running out on strength
I don't know why we're here
but we can always try to pretend

I don't sleep
Hardly ever eat
I can't afford to let you get close to me
'cause I don't want you to know
I skip beats
lose my feet
and it's gonna get a hold on me
and I don't want it to let me go

Just try to amuse me
I'll only feed it to the birds
Try to act smart and be witty
but I always seem to run out of words

I don't sleep
Hardly ever eat
I can't afford to let you get close to me
'cause I don't want you to know
I skip beats
lose my feet
and it's gonna get a hold on me
and I don't want it to let me go
Track Name: I Like To Waste My Time
I don't have any money
I didn't see this life coming
I didn't anticipate anything at all
I'd like to keep myself busy
but doing stuff makes me feel so dizzy
So I just end up laying on the floor

I like to waste my time
but don't you let me, no
Don't let me go down that road
I was doing fine
but then it took me hold
I don't wanna fall down that hole

The years went by so quick
I started to feel sick
Remembering that I am not a child
I tried to get a job
To prove that I'm no slob
but all of my plans will take me quite a while

I like to waste my time
but don't you let me, no
Don't let me go down that road
I was doing fine
but then it took me hold
I don't wanna fall down that hole
Track Name: Devils Meet
Our devils meet
Inside of you and inside of me
Our devils meet
Inside of you and inside of me

And I wanna fall
I wanna fall right into the sea
And I wanna fall
I wanna fall right into me

Swallow my pride
Want you to come right down to me
Take you for a ride
IWant you to come right down on me

Empty my lies
Fuck me with your silent song
Right between the eyes
Won't you tell me what's going on?

Our devils meet
Inside of you and inside of me
Our devils meet
Inside of you and inside of me

And I wanna fall
I wanna fall right into the sea
And I wanna fall
I wanna fall right into me

Swallow my pride
Want you to come right down on me
Track Name: Inside
When you spit me out your mouth
I'm not looking for a way out
I want to get back on the inside
Somewhere that a man can hide

I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know what's ahead

Get lost inside a brand new groove
I sometimes forget how to move
How do we get out of this place?
I wanna live inside your face

I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know what's ahead

Stand in a circle of their eyes
We should break free of these ties
Tangled up in promises
But it's the thing that pays the rent

I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know what's ahead
I just wanna know
I just wanna know what's inside
Track Name: Reduce Speed Now
Stop rushing
I cannot breathe
I cannot see
It's not nothing
When you've got me down
upon my knees

I wanted everything at once
I wanted to get everything done
I wanted everything at once
but now it's gone away

Show me something
I want to see
something new
Eyes are gushing
When I'm only here
to entertain you

I never want to run or hide
I just want you by my side
I would have given you my life
but now you've gone away

We need to slow down
We need to find out
Reduce our speed now
Track Name: Phone
I don't know why
I am still out
I don't know why
I'm filled with doubt

Turn off my phone
Not going home
No more data
See you later

I don't know why
I'm filled with fear
I'm paralyzed
So I'm still here

With all my friends
Real and pretend
We'll have some fun
Destroy my lungs

Look at the sky
Pretty and blue
Look through my eyes
There is no you

We can pretend
That this won't end
Look at my soul
At the gaping hole

Family's far
Beyond my reach
Drive in my car
Across the sea

We will survive
Live our own lives
Don't hold too tight
Else we might die
Track Name: Death Knell
And I guess it's still the same
but I really don't feel the same
I don't know my name
and I don't know my face no more
Standing in the shadows
in the corner of the after party
Heat of conversation
I'll just stand here silently
Always overdressed or underdressed
hoping that we'll get undressed
Hoping that I'll get some rest
but I want to enjoy the rest
Of the night
but I don't see an end in sight
Drink under the table
I just want to show my might
I thought I saw a light
but it was just my own reflection
After a long night of
intense introspection
Sometimes I feel like
I only come in binary
Hoping that the others
at least do not mind me

You know I really don't think
much of myself
But you don't want me to be
anybody else
I can hear the death knell

I didn't notice but
my metabolism halted
and they tell me that the human body
just can't be faulted
But compared to yesterday
everything seems to crumble
Stamina and sleep patterns
just tend to take a tumble
Walking past the door
of the current generation
I'm not that old yet
but soon I'll be ancient
My brain is weary but it's also
like a child
Playing with my toys like
it's going out of style
I'm hoping that I live
for quite a long while
but what if cancer or something takes me
before I have a child?
I don't know...
That's just the way it will go

You know I really don't think
much of myself
But you don't want me to be
anybody else
I can hear the death knell
See the four walls of my cell
Feel the downfall of my mental health
Track Name: Numbskull
When I go to bed
I fight my head
everything that went so wrong

but we will be alright
it was just a fright
but now we know what's going on

Drink alcohol
Sacrifice your soul
Looking for a pretty face

There's time to spend
And this war will end
Thanks for taking part in the race

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Track Name: Good
It's all good
if you don't wanna stay tonight
We had a good time
in the darkness and the flashing lights
It's all good
The stars are always shining bright
I'm on a roll
and I know everything will be alright

No time for words
They won't be heard
Just move your limbs
Just move your limbs
Pull in close
Stand on your toes
Let each other in
Let each other in

And I know that you know
that come tomorrow
We'll be a fading memory
So come hit the floor
Let yourself explore
Nothing is in jeopardy

It's all good
if you don't wanna stay tonight
We had a good time
in the darkness and the flashing lights
It's all good
The stars are always shining bright
I'm on a roll
and I know everything will be alright

Choose your robes
Leave your home
In your canvas shoes
In your canvas shoes
Stay up late
Let it vibrate
Feel your muscles move
Feel your muscles move

And you're not coming out
for the long haul
But it's already Saturday
4AM and there's no signs
of stopping now
Let the time just slip away

It's all good
if you don't wanna stay tonight
We had a good time
in the darkness and the flashing lights
It's all good
The stars are always shining bright
I'm on a roll
and I know everything will be alright