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Skyscraper National Park

by Hayden Desser

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1.
Street Car 04:35
Parked underground the night you left It took me an hour and a half To find my way back up above There was nothing up there without your love I was speeding out, filled with doubt, and heading home Playing with the lights, thinking of times, and freaking out The street car had stopped and I had not It's hard to explain except to say We're on our own in every way Someone who says they'll stay May just be waiting around for someone I was speeding out, filled with doubt, and heading home Playing with the lights, thinking of times, and freaking out The street car had stopped and I fucked up
2.
Open your eyes Put it in drive Get on the road and just go City lights Turn to tree lines And national park signs Mountains approach With small winds in the road And the air turns to falling snow Miles away just up ahead It doesn't matter what Any of us is looking for We'll never find it because It's not even there High beams showing Falling rock warning Construction work, slowing The engine blazes The elevation raises The dynamite walls contain us Everyone's watching For animals crossing Through the part of the glass That's defrosted Miles away or just up ahead It doesn't matter what Any of us is looking for We'll never find it because It's not even there Open your eyes Put it in drive Get on the road and just go City lights Turn into tree lines And National Park signs Mountains approach With small winds in the road And the air turns to falling snow The engine blazes The elevation raises The dynamite walls contain us
3.
Your legs walk through the tile like a smile Turn every step into miles And the straps attached to the suit are on fire Your shoulders hold up my desire Your arms Are pulling me close And my heart Is holding your toes And your feet are walking away with no trail beneath
4.
Daylight slipping away, down a mountainside Over the trees and their lines And I look out past your eyes Through the windows I stare As the fields half disappear So much beauty out there As the shadows reach for the bar The place turns yellowish-like And everything seems alright Except that this is the last day I get to spend with you And now it's dark and it's through I should have been watching you
5.
Do you ever go to the places we both were known? Do you walk where we used to roam? Do your thoughts go by me in their flow? When I'm alone sometimes I need to know Baby, it's a long way down And I wonder how you've changed Have the years left lines I can't trace? Has your brain lost cells that won't replace? And are you light or weighed down with mistakes? When it gets late sometimes I see your face Baby, it's a long way down Baby, let your feelings show It's all I need from you to let go 'Cause baby, I can't stay this low When there's so much I need to grow And I know you never go to the places we both were known And you don't walk where we used to roam And your thoughts don't pass me in their flow Because if they didn't I wouldn't be out alone Baby, it's a long way down Baby, let you feelings show It's all I need from you to let go 'Cause baby I can't stay this low When there's so much I need to know
6.
Tea Pad 01:56
Instrumental
7.
All in one move, you Changed my way of thinking Bopping away, all that kept me down You were snowing when I walked in there And the sun was so bright It melted all away Then, all in one move You took back what you gave me And clouds flourished Forced the sun to leave, making snow Fall down on more ice
8.
Bass Song 04:27
The day after the storm I didn't leave the house at all They assumed from the lack of tracks In the snow that I had been away for some time But I was upstairs And I couldn't hear them With my headphones on recording a song They broke my window And walked inside beneath me as I played on Unaware of what was going on As the song began to fade They were whispering and I couldn't breathe They were walking up the stairs Towards me as I looked for something to try and scare them away I couldn't find shit So I grabbed my bass guitar by the neck and held it above me And hid by the top of the stairs And that's where I was found Five days after I hit the ground
9.
Carried Away 02:44
Don't be scared to leave him You've been sad all season You should think of something to say Maybe you could tell him That from the day you met him You've been liking him less and less And things have got to change Cause if they stay the same You'll both get carried away He might really love you And be crushed by the news Then you can take back everything you said And if he feels the same way Has been waiting to say The same things, but on a different day You'll go your separate ways And all your days with him will fade Or be carried away La la la....
10.
Why do I feel this way Years are becoming days And why was I so surprised I opened my eyes to see Summer for you and me Wasn't going to be I thought you were what I needed To break out of how I was feeling But I never saw it You are beautiful And your eyes are hidden behind wool Your face doesn't need to be told You've heard from so many men Still want to heard it said So you can feel some control Tell me all your wrongs Just so I'd know all along that you would be that way You'd be that way You'd be that way Why did it end that way? Hours into wasted days And why was I so surprised I guess it's all for the best I only wanted sex And I think that you knew It was in my eyes to see I was looking for you in me And I was lost
11.
Lullaby 05:38
The long, long day is through The light's been replaced by blue You lie awake in your room Thinking about what to do And everything depends On one single chance Should you accept this dance The last ten years have flown Days come and then they go Is this your life you're meant to know Is it too late for you to glow Everything depends On one single chance Should you accept this dance The long, long day is through Figure out what is true Close your eyes and think about What you can live without Close your eyes and think about What you can live without

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released October 16, 2001

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Hayden Desser Toronto, Ontario

For over 20 years, Hayden Desser has been making music on his own terms and on his own schedule. The three-time JUNO nominee has produced, engineered and mixed most of his records at home, creating a world of his own, exploring themes ranging from love lost and found to bear maulings and home invasions. ... more

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