Grounded

by Vignette

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Sound bites from Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Aldous Huxley Documentary, Pink Floyd's See Emily Play, Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus, and National Geographic's Down To The Earth's Core.

The album cover was taken by someone in the Hamelink family and was too perfectly placed on the refrigerator to not be this album cover.

Later projects:
thenithoughtagain.bandcamp.com

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released May 8, 2013

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Track Name: A Story About Us
So I guess it's true you can't fly in a straight line forever
No matter how hard you try somethings just aren't up to you

This is a stick in my spokes
When I fall I hope it isn't slow
I wish this was all over now
So I wouldn't have to learn
Because I would already know
I wish this was all over now
Track Name: More Than Words
There’s so much I would like to say to you
But I just can’t seem to find the right words

I guess I don’t know enough facts
To tell you the truth, I’m confused
Don’t know where I am, don’t know where I stand but I’m

Looking for riches greater than gold, looking for a cause worth fighting for
Trying to find my peace of mind
Looking for riches greater than gold, Looking for a cause worth fighting for
Trying to find my peace of mind

There’s so much I would like to say to you
But I just can’t seem to find the right words

There are so many distractions in our way
People and places just passing through
Don’t know where I am, don’t know where I stand but I’m

Looking for riches greater than gold, looking for a cause worth fighting for
Trying to find my peace of mind
Looking for riches greater than gold, looking for a cause worth fighting for
Trying to find my peace of mind
Track Name: Maybe If I Framed This
Been looking at my feet
A sickness handed down
Like the photos of buried flames
Of our families where we were raised
Beneath our thin skin
There's blood waiting to be boiled
and seeds waiting to be put in the soil

Lately I've been wondering what it's like
To end your own life
The feeling you must get
When you know this is it
and there's nothing that anyone can do

Maybe if I framed this you'd see the art
with nothing to reflect off all you'd see is the dark
(dark)ness of this existence
Darkness of this existence

Lately I've been wondering what it's like
To end your own life
The feeling you must get
When you know this is it
and there's nothing that anyone can do
Track Name: It's Cold And I Know
I try to be virtuous
But trying seems worthless
As my love turns to strife
and there's no one on my side
Will I fall into place
or realize the human race
Doesn't need me
and that there's a galaxy of uncertainty

The sky looks clear
When I am up here
But it's cold and I know
Gravity is what is controlling me

I feel like I'm on burrowed time
and that there are few truths in life
I need something to fill the gaps
and teach me the lessons I have yet to grasp

I'm finally beginning to learn we can't fly straight forever
Circumstances change and minds are made
Forcing dreams to be traded in or lost to dead ends
If your mind gets stuck in the past and you think the world is flat
(remember)

The sky looks just as bare
As it does down here
I can feel its hold and I know
Gravity is what is controlling me

I feel like I'm on burrowed time
and that there are few truths in life
I need something to fill the gaps
and teach me the lessons I yet to grasp

Welcome to this world

“Dying
Is an art, like everything else,
I do it exceptionally well.
I do it so it feels like hell.
I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I've a call.
It's easy enough to do it in a cell.
It's easy enough to do it and stay put.
It's the theatrical
Comeback in broad day
To the same place, the same face, the same brute
Amused shout:
'A miracle!'
That knocks me out.
There is a charge
For the eyeing of my scars, there is a charge
For the hearing of my heart----
It really goes.
And there is a charge, a very large charge
For a word or a touch
Or a bit of blood”
Track Name: Invisible Forces
You're a fraction of a fractal
You're a small part of the bigger picture
That I can't see yet
Because I'm still part of it

Senses aren't as precise
As anyone would like
You can hear what you want
and see what you can't
But there is nothing
as distorted as the past
or as empty as a habit
What I want I may never have it
So, I'll struggle and strain
To try to make the change
That I feel I need

I can't seem to hold my seams together
My youthful lust has turned into distrust

The pressure changed and the door swung open
I was hoping it was you but no one was there
Maybe this is for the best
If I want stand on my own
and if I want this heart to turn into gold
instead of stone

Invisible forces the strings that control us
Even if we don't want to sometimes me must
Invisible forces the strings that control us
Even if we don't want to sometimes me must

There's no other way
You'll lose your mind someday

I dragged my past
To make lines to guide us
We tried but never felt right
The lines were crossed, the thought was lost

I dragged my past
To make lines to guide us
We tried but never felt right
The lines were crossed, the trust was lost

I dragged my past 
To make lines to guide us
We tried but never felt right
The lines were crossed and trust was lost

I drag my past
Track Name: "I Saw My Life...
I
Feel like the dirt
That I
Grew from
And am now
Stuck in
I have nothing to hide
I'll show you my roots
To tell you the truth
I am made of
Stolen thoughts,
Broken hearts,
And mixed matched parts
That weren't meant to fit


I
Feel like dirt
And I'm
Not even dead
Or at least
I think I am
Wasted space
Because I don't
Appreciate
The pictures
And chances
I’ve been given
I want to be able
To draw those lines
And give up all that I’ve called mine


I have listened to too many useless words
And held on to things that have no worth

Nothing carries enough weight to make me change
If I'm a node between these waves
If not, my cast was set
in the mold or I have already sold
myself down the river

(So there's no point)

The spindle spun but the damage was already done
I will disintegrate into the ground and this corpse
Will give the warmth
Of the ideas I thought I'd stored
Track Name: ...Branching Out Before Me"
A wall where a window used to be
Trees planted a row
And you were that seed
That fell deep inside of me

Stop and grow
You'll try but never know
Stop and grow
You'll try but never know

This is the stick in my spokes
When I fall I hope it isn't slow
and I wish this was all over now

So I could
Stop and grow
I'll try to
but I'll never go
Stop and grow
You'll try but never know
Stop and grow
You'll try but never know

The colors I once knew now dissolve
and my thoughts precipitate and clog my mind
and I still have plenty of time to make things right
But I won't
But I won't
But I won't