i was always one to start a conversation (split EP with Take Care)

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a split EP with the fabulous & kind people of Take Care! you can find them on the world wide web at takecareca.bandcamp.com.

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released April 24, 2016

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Track Name: wolfgang beltracci
you perfected all the shadows but you still weren’t saved
you never take it to the Tate anymore
what happened to the way we used to fake it?

pick me up or let me down
you got a diamond for a right eye now
and half a briefcase full of cash if you can make it

but you know i wanna

forgive it up ‘till i forget
that i never really painted my best regret
it’s more than a red moon rising

oh, i guess we’re gonna

shut our mouths and say it’s fine
the crime’s no fun without a partner in crime
i miss watching the red moon rising with you

diamondeye

you sleep all day and you paint all night
no end in sight for Pre-Raphaelites
who have the details of the real thing down to a science

but any half-discerning cocktail bore
sees through this ornate metaphor
to the wood beneath my calfskin and your silence

oh come on, why don’t you

trip me up or shake me down
cut your eye teeth and take it out on me
you’re worse than a red moon rising, baby

and i know we never

sat us down or talked it through
we’ve got a great wave coming but that’s not new
avoiding the red moon rising with you

diamondeye

oh, come on, why don’t we

push it down or let it out
i’ll never be Wolfgang Beltracci now
but i’m still good for other things and so are you

but you think there isn’t

more to this than paint and light
if i can’t see through you, then i guess you must be right,
perfect, opaque, and shining

diamondeye

oh come on, why don’t you

trip me up or shake me down
cut your eye teeth and take it out on me
you’re worse than a red moon rising, baby

and i know we never

sat us down or talked it through
we’ve got a great wave coming but that’s not new
avoiding the red moon rising with you

diamondeye
Track Name: sprout
it's been a long long time since i wrote something simple
hell, it's been a long time since i wrote at all
oh what a world of systems and signs and symbols
but i can’t stay awake and i’ll never not be small

i want to write a song beyond sound
i want to reach into my mouth and pull it out
and like a stone that writhes until it crowns
i want to blossom where i'm planted and sprout,
blossom where i'm planted and sprout

but i cannot seem to do so,
no, i cannot seem to do so,
no, i cannot seem to do so
well

and i cannot seem to do so,
no, i cannot seem to do so,
no, i cannot seem to do so
well, no

people wake with their whole lives before them
but i can't tell what's right in front of me
and i wake with my whole body sore again
under catastrophic tapestries
of all the lives i want to lead

but i cannot seem to do so,
no, i cannot seem to do so,
no i cannot seem to do so
well

yet the others seem to do so
yes, the others seem to do so
oh, the others seem to do so
well

but i am not to blame
in spring, there's no such thing as late
when i'm planted, i'll blossom all the same
a frozen river knows the run is worth the wait
oh, i can wait

and i hope that i will do so,
yes, i hope that i will do so,
yes, i hope that i will do so
well

and i know that i can do so,
yes, i know that i can do so,
yes, i know that i can do so
well, i know that i can do so well

i know that i can do so
Track Name: Take Care - why is everyone mad at me
well if only you had said something a little sooner
if only i hadn't thought of myself
someone once told me home is where the heart is
but my heart's in so many pieces that i don't know where i belong

my throat clenches up and my chest is still hurting
but there's something inside of me screaming
i've been gone i'm still lost and i'll be forgotten my throat clenches up and my chest is still hurting
but there's something inside of me screaming
i've been gone i'm still lost and i'll be forgotten

i keep walking with nowhere to go
and i keep talking with no one to talk to
i never thought that i would open my eyes again
my throat clenches up and my chest is still hurting
but there's something inside of me screaming
i've been gone i'm still lost and i'll be forgotten
Track Name: Take Care - they'll write a book about us
today was one of those days that just flies by
one of those high school days
no one remembers how they used feel
but how could i forget you

day turned to dusk and dusk turned to night
everything about us was only lust
i don't understand how i can help you
if i can't help myself if i can't help myself

it was supposed to rain and the day was grey
God's tears poured out on the ground
every time you needed me i was never around
i should have been there for you


day turned to dusk and dusk turned to night
everything about us was only lust
i don't understand how i can help you
if i can't help myself if i can't help myself