Haunt On

by The Stationary Set

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released 10 April 2012
produced by Mike Beck and The Stationary Set at Secret Society Studios.

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Track Name: Haunt On
It's difficult enough, just the way it felt
Now all the plans you make are conveyor belts
Pulling you along

It's difficult enough, to imagine it
Oh, the things a hand can steal
Oh, but the way it fits
When you're drunk and you know you're wrong.

So haunt on, haunt on.

By the time they call off the search
We will have whispered through walls
The things we've known all along

And by the time we decide to emerge
All those things that we've known
They will rest in our bones

And we'll sail them into trees
Like paper airplanes in the breeze
And from the mountain we'll look down and we'll see
That though this all was a hoax
Real love's a true ghost
And now you are free

And we'll sail them to the sea
Newspaper boats floating down the stream
And from the fountain we'll look up all relieved
For though this all was a hoax
Real love's a true ghost
And now you are free

To haunt on.
Track Name: WKNDS
I am on a learning curve
What a thoughtful choice of words
And compounds swirl in her
On the weekends

And she's got it ear to ear
And I'm just trying to run a business here
But maybe I'll get to see her
On the weekends

Well, I fell a catacomb
Of all the things I thought I had known
With a grin, and a single stone
On the weekends

On the weekends
I'll feel right at home
On the weekends, oh
Track Name: Don't Be Alarmed
I put up my seatback, considered flying
I think about this all night and all day
I'm quite proud of the fact
That I never know when
I will go from all white to all grey

My teeth clench to white
And I swear this time
Things will be different
Oh my

This is what it looks like
When I'm turning back into myself
Can't you tell?
And this is what I look like
When I try to turn into myself
And I will

Everybody just take a step back
Just give the man
Some room to breathe 'cause help is on the way
No need for all of that
Wrong cause and wrong effect
But I'm so close I can taste it

This is what it looks like
When I'm turning back into myself
Hurts like hell
Oh but this is what I look like
When I try to turn into myself
And I will, I will
Track Name: Thanks For Asking
Well, I shook and I shuttered
Oh what's the other thing that I felt?
When I ditched on this island
I swore I'd keep the finer thing for myself

But a kink in a hose says,
"All that does grow,
without water, will die"
What a typical me,
to just stare at my feet
And hope they stay dry

But I drank from the well
And I saved up like hell
And what did I buy?
I guess I never was much
For all that reading and such
So I bought myself time

And then there's the 'me'
With a red handkerchief
All full of my clothes
And it's tied to a branch
And slung right over my back
So everyone knows
And they'll know

That I no longer require your presence
To feel at home.

So I came on my own accord
I wasn't bored or just towing that line
I found a hole in the fence
And as you would've guessed
It was green on that side.

You can dance, I can tell
And I would if I felt
That'd it all be alright
I guess I never was much
For all that moving and once
I sat down I felt fine

But then there's the 'me'
With a red handkerchief
Folded on my shelf
Held down by a stack
Of books I borrowed way back
When I needed some help
But now I'm helping myself

And I no longer require your hand
For mine to be held

I've never felt better and
I've never felt better,
Thanks for asking
Track Name: Close Enough
A little less fortified
A little more out of mind
Now we're walking with feet so light
Alright, alright

All of that banging in
The cage your heart had then
They were screaming so loud,
"Just let me in, I'm human"

When I said 'love'
What I meant was...
When I said 'love'

When I said 'love'
I meant 'close enough'
But when I said 'home'
I meant every shore but yours
Was so foreign 'til I found my own

When a period ends the line
It's just a scar for a word I couldn't write
And whenever I mention time
It just means I've always changed my mind

But where I wrote 'sunrise'
It meant that I'd been so blind
But where I wrote 'fine'
I just meant 'fine'

And where I wrote 'whiskey glass'
My greatest mistake, I guess
The word that I wrote
When I should've screamed 'yes'

And when I said 'love'
I meant 'close enough'
But when I said 'home'
I meant every shore but yours
Was so foreign 'til I found my own.

But I don't expect you to know.
Track Name: Clap Song
There are no colors for me to turn now
I borrowed your book
Built a shelter for a match
And burned the page out

And I don't know
And you don't mind
This is only a matter of time
And I don't know
You don't mind, do you?

Well, look at you...

There are no matches for me to burn now
Nor should I try
I think we both bet on what we expected
To happen the first time

But I think former or latter is fine
This is only a meeting of minds
I think former or latter is fine
It's fine, don't you?

Well, look at you...

There are no colors for me to turn now
There are no matches for me to burn now
Track Name: Hypocrite Blues
What did I do
To be stood in a room
No judge and no jury here
The strangest of trials, dear
What do I got to prove

I never said never
And he never really let her
Be who she ought to be
So she did what was best for me
I'm telling the truth

I am beginning to understand
The way my voice breaks and bends
Things I said but never meant
Make me who I am

Who makes the rules
And adheres to them too?
I long for the finer things
But the smoke clears and I always sing
Those hypocrite blues

I never said forever
But he wrote it in his letter
So I see what I wanna see
And then I act accordingly
I'm telling the truth

And I have now begun to understand
That allowing my voice to crack
Things I said and never took them back
Make me who I am

So please, please, please
Put some wind behind your teeth
Let your voice crack, it's only me
Embrace those shakes, it only means
It means this is real.
Track Name: Can't Be Seen
I can be what you want me to be
I just can't be seen
I can be what you want me to be
I just can't be seen
Oh

There was a picture in my head
Don't get me wrong, here
Don't get me wrong, here

There was a picture in my head
Don't get me wrong, here
Don't get me wrong, here

I can be what you want me to be
I just can't be seen
I can be what you want me to be
I just can't be seen

Repair me, repair me
Repair me, repair me

I can't be seen
Track Name: Sleeping On Floors
Lo and behold!
It's remarkable
I've been warned before

That blinking reds
And local law enforcement
Kept us from our beds
Sleeping on floors

And I want to go home
I want to go home

I came in with nothing
And when I leave here
I'll have most of it left, dear

And Lansing and
Things I never said
It's not that they weren't ever meant
I'll admit that

Sometimes I miss you so bad
I miss you so bad