Everything Like This

by Slow Buildings

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released October 21, 2008

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Track Name: Vicky's Dream
She had a dream when she was very little
But she could not foresee the way that it ended
A love had died and she was left to wander
She ran to heal until something had mended

I carried Vicky down to her shelter, had to help her
How I tried to save her, oh, God knows I tried
Yes I tried

And Vicky knew that it was now or never
Because years can harden a heart cold and angry
She prayed and dove into the icy water
When she had surfaced she was lost in a vast sea

I carried Vicky down to her shelter, had to help her
How I tried to save her, oh, God knows I tried
Yes I tried

Underneath the morning sky where we’d lie
Dream of better, future days, well we’d try
But it seems to be the wrong year now
Underneath the moonlit sky where we’d sleep
Dream of better, future days, we could keep
But this seems to be the wrong year now

And I never got to tell her goodbye
Because we never now the place where we die
And we never know the time
When hello suddenly turns to goodbye
Track Name: Happiness Is For Everyone
Took a trip on a gaudy ship
Just to be with you
But I never would had I known
That our “we” would die at sea
Now just look at me
I’m drifting, sad and alone
Mary, Mary, won’t you ring my bell?
I promise that I won’t tell
But you should be with me tonight
‘Cause everybody has someone
Who will make them feel alright

You light me like a Christmas tree
In the winter morning
Your sunlight knocking my door
A sea change from a place deranged
Messing up my head with illusion, money, and war
Saw your crappy band play in New York
It made me feel like a dork
‘Cause I could never be a Brooklynite
But everybody has some place
That will make them feel alright

And once it kept me happy
Now it just makes me sad
That all the things I’ve dreamed of
I’ve mostly never had
But I know, yes, I know
There’s like a million other people
Who would gladly take my place and all my woes
Yes, I know

I’m lovesick from a well-placed kick
In my bleeding heart
But I can’t say it was a surprise
To dramatize or internalize?
Well, it’s the situation:
I’m parading what I’d rather disguise
Mary, Mary, won’t you make me well?
Put me under a spell
Making color in the black and white
‘Cause everybody has something
That will make them feel alright
Track Name: Knock Yourself Out
There is nothing out there
No magic cure to mend
From a surrogate friend
Because people will try to mangle
Up your beautiful ways
To make you more like them
If you let them

Their remorse may never show
So there’s no need to ever know
All the things they may have said about you
And just let them reap what they sow

I think that maybe I’d go crazy
Stuck in your privileged shoes
And your luxury cell
So I’m running
Though the pace is stumbling
Struck like a match to a fuse
I hope things turn out well
‘Cause it’s a hard sell

Because I see you in my class, girl
I see you nearly every day
You should be up on top of all the world
But you decorate your skies in gray

There is nothing worth cutting
Up your mind or body
You’ll get no requiem
Because people will try to mangle
Up your beautiful ways
To make you more like them
So don’t you let them
Track Name: The Joy Inside
Fools and dimwits
Follow those who need their pulpits
But you see, dear, I’m nobody’s fool
I belong to you
So you and me should
Take a piece of the pie ‘cause it’s good
And we’ll feast and rule from up above
Like a King and Queen in love

If you found me would you stay
Or would you go?
Because everything I do or say
Is to let you know
Yeah, to let you know that I try
And I wish that you could see
That there’s no one else for me
Who brings out all the sleeping joy
That’s inside me

If I stayed here
There would be so much that I’d fear
Like the ones who think in clouds of greed
And who fight for rules
I don’t need
All the big highs
And the lows which darken the skies
They will melt into a pot of gold
‘Til there’s nothing left we can hold

We should be a “you and me”
Spending others’ time like royalty
All the mountains, and the trees
They will crumble at your knee
But if you go then here’s a piece of me:
To do what you want, dear, with it
So do what you want, dear, with it…

All the big highs
And the lows which darken the skies
They will melt into a pot of gold
‘Til there’s nothing left we can hold
So you and me should
Take a piece of the pie ‘cause it’s good
And we’ll feast and rule from up above
Like a King and Queen in love
Track Name: Weapons Against Me
Your girl is what I wanted
She was the one for me
All the things I wanted to say
They could never get out of me
You twist shapes to get attention
You twist words but get only lies
You’re an evil waste of precious space
I’m gone, there’ll be no goodbyes

These cruel and vicious crosshairs
They caught me unaware
This danger’s everywhere
And it won’t wait for me
No, it won’t wait for me
I know you use your weapons against me
I know you’ll use your weapons that you don’t need to show

I’ve got a big sensation
It’s running through my veins
It’s creeping up behind me
Vertigo that’s mixed with pain
Anyone who’s ever known it
When the fever won’t subside
We all know you’ve got to own it
Or be swept up and swallow your pride

Everyone I know is a little bit scared of you and that is the way
That you like it, you like to control your friends
Trip them up or keep them at bay
Everyone I know is so very sick of all the games that you play
And you like it, you need to control your friends
Keep them quiet through fear or shame
Until you’ve someone to blame
Everything you do is insane

Your girl is what I wanted
She was the one for me
All the things I wanted to say
Lost out to temerity
Such a waste of something special
Just another “what if” now
We could’ve been so good together
I loved that girl, she cut me and how
Track Name: Everything Like This
There’s a lion with a mighty roar
His jelly heart can take no more
Down the waterfall, it’s turning red
It makes him shout with a fizzy head
And all the lepers in his territory
Sing a lemon-cherry symphony

I’m going down, I’m going down

Run like beggars when there’s no one home
To drink her milk and bite the bone
Deafs and mutes with stories to tell
In the fog spins a carousel
Lonely ghosts in the cemetery
Buried deep with their Legacys

We’re going down, we’re going down

In the morning I dream the lonely away
Feeling so misunderstood every day
Hope’s eternal though the years go by
It’s been 2 years, now I don’t know why
It’s still a sight to see
It’s everything to me

The reward for your dignity’s
A black eye and a sticky knee
In the corridor a feverish breeze
Blows you back, blowing hot disease
So take a stroll, take a pleasant walk
It’s only static and it’s only talk

I’m going down, I’m going down

I missed the boat but I’m out to see
The stark waves of duality
And cultivating a garden of poses
So warm and moist like the tall roses

I’m going down, we’re going down

In the evening I laugh the lonely away
What’s the use in worrying anyway?
Hope’s eternal though the years go by
It’s been 2 years, now I don’t know why
It’s still a sight to see
It’s everything to me

In the mud of the shady tree
There’s a place that’s waiting for me
I do not run, though I’ve tried to hide
I even took it, I shook it
But I only could ride

In the mud of the shady tree
There’s a place called destiny
I do not run, though I’ve tried to hide
I even took it, I shook it
But I only could ride

The church bells with a rusted chime
An aging dream in the summertime
The moon is up and the hour is late
I don’t give in, I never satiate
To play the games with an endless thirst
You’ll get my best when we go headfirst

I’m going down, I’m going down

I hear the call of the shopping mall
The wild beasts in the looks for Fall
The dirty green in a greedy face
It clears my head, puts me back in place
And all the voices that would pin down me?
Well, I couldn’t care ‘cause I’m finally free
Track Name: The Best Medicine
Like the part of town where you don’t go
There’s a bad place inside your head
Is it evil to know it?
Or if you show it ?
Or when you do it?
Find it in my chateau
Let’s go…
Track Name: Garbage In, Garbage Out
Your loser friend thinks it’s a good idea to hang around
Outside the Wendy’s that’s open ‘til 2 AM
With the vanity plates so we all know it’s him
Then it’s off to the 7-11
Where he’ll wait for Mrs. Brown
He earns dollars a day at the grocery
He’s spent a year of tuition on the lottery
Save me from suburbia

I fear I’m becoming white trash
I’m living on credit
A television dream is what I’m fed
Makes me a dumb motherfucker
I picked up a book
But I couldn’t even tell you what I’d read
And I’m resigned to know I’ll never make it far
Talking shit and drinking in this killing jar

My lazy neighbor is asking for a favor
Won’t I watch her kid?
She’ll be back from the store in just a little bit
Of course she’s high on something and she’s full of shit
But the worst thinks he’s come in first
God help us he’s a suburban cop
He kicked my ass real bad in the 7th grade
Well, he’s still just a thug but now he’s getting paid
Save me from suburbia

And I don’t know why I want to stay
I hate it here in every way
It’s a corporate, vegged-out, Philistine Hell
Where my scumbag neighbor’s yelling at his mother
“Where’s my allowance, bitch?”

And I’m resigned to know we’ll never make it far
Watching life and waiting for a shooting star
Track Name: Healthy Again
Everybody has a different story
They shop it around
While they’re searching for glory
It’s an actor’s game
Maybe I hide mine inside
So you’ll never know my name

I want the shroud, and a promise of mystery
It keeps my heart going
When we only see history
All the boys became
What they tried to decry
Well, tonight I reclaim!

I’m gonna kick with a big noise
Until I’m healthy again
I’m gonna kick ‘til it Destroys
This Modern Man
‘Cause he’s taken everything he can

Now you tell me that you’re doing much better
Except you’ve cabin fever
And you’re sick of the weather
We’ve got to get away
I‘ve got some cash in my pocket for a rainy holiday

I know it’s rough, see, I’m too often dealing
With selfish people and their egos stealing
This energy away from my life
All the strife, it’s just a burden anyway

Stay in bed for 15 hours
Wrestling inside my head
This martyr’s fruit, it tastes so sour
They don’t give a damn
It’s just in my head
Track Name: Clocked
Victor was a strong man
But he took a lot of damage
All the daggers in his brave stomach
Just an inconvenient marriage
And he’ll fight ‘cause he knows that he can

He knows where he wants to go
And I’d hate to think he’d ever let me down
All the psychedelic thrills
They go on and on and on
And he knows too well time lost can not be found
So he’s searching for that sound

Victor was a bright man
But he only wanted answers
Always spinning in a fevered head
Like a wild, drunken dancer
And he’ll fight ‘cause he knows that he can

He knows where he wants to go
And I’d hate to see him fall from king to clown
And the hands inside his head
They tick on and on and on
So he knows too well time lost can not be found
He keeps searching for that sound

Victor played the game
And he held the world to blame
For what was missing in his eyes
But still he couldn’t stop
He broke his alien rock
And scattered the pieces for our prize

Victor was a great man
‘Til he grew content and got fat
And there’s nothing in the whole wide world
That could ever make me want that
But it wasn’t long ago I’d proudly say

That he knows where he wants to go
And I’d hate to think he’d ever let me down
All his psychedelic thrills
Still go on and on and on
Track Name: Love Is A Swirl
Love is a, love is a, love is a,
Love is a swirl
And I’m falling, I’m falling,
I’m falling down hard for a girl
And she’s calling me boyfriend in public
And things I can’t say
And we’re hugging, and kissing, and snuggling
All of the day

So what is the reason, and who is to say?
That these things are really going my way
She’s pretty funny, but mostly to me
Maybe someday a member of my family

And I think that God must like me
Though perhaps I should repent
‘Cause I’m hopped up like a sinner
With a gift that’s heaven sent

Love is a, love is a, love is a,
Love is a swirl
And it’s running and pushing and plundering
Into my world
Just an echo, a mirror, a window
To what I don’t see
And the spuds with the ego power trips
These days they don’t bother me

Moving so quickly, but not hurriedly
This body is floating consequently
Sometimes we argue, but mostly agree
Like she loves the Beatles almost as much as me

And we could be in a movie
Because time is moving fast
Though it’s tough to see things clearly
When it’s through this looking glass

There’s a roller coaster
That I could bid adieu
But do I want to ride it?
Well you know I do
It’s a complex machine
Some would say obscene
And I’m coming home
‘Cause it’s better than being all alone

So what is the reason, and who is to say?
That these things are finally going my way
If she were to leave me then life would be grey
And I’d cry a river until Friday

Love is a, love is a, love is a,
Love is a swirl
And I’m falling, I’m falling,
I’m falling down hard for a girl
And it’s running and pushing and plundering
Into my world
As I try to remember she’s just a girl
Although she’s really a pearl
Track Name: The Shape Of Nothing
Pending dreams and stubborn hope
Hard work and heartache
All these things I’ve built upon
I’ll need you if they break
There is no one there

What’s the way, and where to go
To fill this empty space?
I’ll wait for you, I wait so long
To feel your warm embrace
There is no one there

See we’ve traveled many miles
But I bet we’ll only stay here for awhile
Then it’s back where I go

Always what I hide deep inside
Is a missing connection
It feels so extreme
Pulls me in the undertow
So I’ll run through my mind
Into every direction
Where nothing is real
And I’ll never let it go
Only the same old stories will be told again
Hunting the same old quarry now

Pondering prose, it’s just a pose
That makes me feel awake
Happiness is just a role
I’m not too real to fake
There is nothing there

To dumb things down, to assimilate
It leads me to disgrace
I’ve got to circumnavigate
This never-ending, bullshit race
There is nothing there

See I come here for your smile
But I know we’ll only stay here for a while
Then it’s back to this home