Derry

by Tyler King

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Recorded from January 2010-January 2011 in The Guest Room & The Summer Room

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released February 1, 2011

Written and performed by Tyler King
Mastered by Chris Broyles

Artwork by Sara Coty
Tyler King logo by Chris Broyles
Final image by Jennifer Pereda

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Track Name: Thoughts
It took a long time to come here
Now all I can do is spin in my cage
Track Name: Excuses
The clouds rush in as the cold touches you
The emotion in your head is one that goes straight to your hand
You can cover yourself, but you can't hide

Let's come in time and fuss over this in another
You can destroy, but promise to rebuild
Please don't talk to them
Just stare straight ahead and look away from the hole in the wall with the eye that blinks

I can sit here while you dance in the rain

The sky darkens as the cold touches you
The leather that you wear can only protect you so much
Can you stop asking me to do menial tasks
Do them for once by yourself with no assistance
I won't ask again, all that I ask is that you do them for yourself for once

Let's serenade as night falls...

The clouds rush in as the cold touches you
The emotion in your head is one that goes straight to your hand
You can cover yourself, but you can't hide
No, you can't hide
Track Name: Souvenir
I'm in the middle of a relationship with myself
Love and hate
The two sides can't come to a conclusion
It all started with the beginning and the end of you

Can you even open your eyes?
You can't even think of me

I can still remember your smile
If I reach out, I can still touch you...
(if for just an instant)

Pictures on my wall of you
I stare at them every night for you

I don't tire of your memory
It's nights like this where I embrace your existence...
(or what's left of it)

I'll go down the stairs in the middle of the night
Lock and unlock
I look into the trunk of my car and smile to myself
Locked here is the memory of you until I grow tired of it...
Track Name: Dimentia
Could you imagine what it is to be alive?
Can you tell me what the answer is?
I'd like to think that I know it

Could you tell me what to say?
I feel like my lips have been sewn shut

If I knew half of what it is you meant, I could die
But for now I'll drift in the illusion I've made in my head

Could you be hiding something from me?
If I asked, would you tell me the truth?
Maybe I should just bite my tongue
If I wasn't so afraid of biting it off

Could you imagine the words "death" and "happy" in the same sentence?
I can't

I want to disturb as many people as I can
And sometimes I feel like I want to do it to you, too
Track Name: Possession
They severed what they needed to
Now give it back
Hold on to the carcass dripping blood in your hands
As they stare in wonder as it screams
And stares back at them

Twitch
Smile
Move again
Lick your lips and wait

Sew the hair to the scalp and smile
Look at what it is
Watch as the skin drags behind it's legs
And gets caught in the door
And splits open again

If it can smile it's still alive
If I can smile I'm still alive

Drip
Clot
Move again
Your fingers seek my own

The brain bleeds knowledge onto the floor
And the spine breaks open
The skin tears open and they take what it holds
And pass it along
And breathe it in

Squirm
Bleed
Cry out
Let the needle pierce the skin
Track Name: December
I can still feel it on my face
The mist that surrounds the memories of you
Let the cold December come
Let me sing about it again to everyone

And I look outside and I still expect you to be out there waiting for me
Another day is lost
And I'm still waiting for you to come inside
I want to ask you something but I forgot just what the question was

Drained everything else I had
And I left what I needed here
But it was what I needed four years ago
And it only lasted for a week
What I wanted changed
And I have nothing left again

December used to be my favorite month
Now it'll fall into obscurity again
Maybe I will wait ten more months for something better to come along
And it will be like it was last time
Track Name: The Secret
I know what it was that you said to me
You think there's something wrong with the way I think
But you're wrong, it's just you
Look in the mirror, it won't be that kind this time

The painted face and the walls crash down
Just like they did the time you left this town
You'd never come back, is what you said
Well look again

I'm outside your window waiting
Look outside your window, I'm waiting

The lonely stretch of land that leads me home
The journey that I had to take alone

And into the night I heard you send
I swore to myself this wouldn't happen again
Off of the edge of the world is where I found my home
For the last time and the first time
I swear it was the same

The lonely stretch of land that leads me home
The journey that I had to take alone

The descent is always the hardest part
The chapter of the journey that I take to heart
But this time I won't be on my own
No, I have you and I'm taking you down with me
Come on. Come on down.
Track Name: City Of Ashes
My City of Ashes stretches to the sky
Where red falls down
And the ash fills my lungs and I can't breathe anymore

And the thunder crashes and the band marches on
As the streets fill with the debris of loves past
And all that the crowd can hear is the music that is playing for them...

Crash the cymbals and let me learn from my mistakes
Let my red heart fall from the sky so I may catch it
And all this time the band plays on
Regardless of the soot that fills their instruments

And the clouds open up and let forth the rain
And the ash finally goes away

And the thunder crashes and the band marches on
As the streets fill with the rain to wash away loves past
And the crowd finally notices how beautiful it all is

My City of Ashes stretches to the sky
Where red falls down
And the ash fills my lungs and I can't breathe anymore

My City of Ashes stretches to the sky
And finally in my desperation
It has become what I set out to make it become
My City of Ashes...
Track Name: Falling Again
I think I've forgotten what it feels like
Emotions used to be my greatest allies
And now I fear that I can't trust mine at all

I could blow it all through with a haze but that's too easy
I can try to let it all go and forget that it ever happened
I don't think that I can do much of anything else now

I have 1 Red Heart lying on my desk
But I don't have any more
Sometimes...

Begging myself not to be tortured again
It always comes to that
No matter how hard I try
No matter how fast I run

My trust is gone
And now I wonder if it was ever there in the first place

You killed me
You tortured me
You let me down
And I'm helpless again

I don't want to remember what it feels like
Maybe it was better to not have any at all
Than to have lost what was once there

And I'm helpless again
And I'm falling again
But not in the way that you'd like...