Dog Years

by Fiscal Cliff

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credits

released July 7, 2016

Recorded at 9 Lives Studios, Jersey City
and Bushwick Studios in Weehawken.

Mixed and Produced by Carlos Bustillo of Bushwick Sounds.
Mastering done by Acrosonus Mastering.
Artwork and design by Alexandra Lobo.

Endless thanks to those who assisted along the way!

Nicola Stemmer for his kind words and studio.
Nishit Nandankar for coming through and helping us lock it down.
Jonathon Maisto for helping us out when we needed an extra ear.
And a huge thank you to Michael Baker and the Baker family for being the greatest.

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Track Name: Hold On
Hold on to the other side of everything
Cause I don’t know where I went wrong
I don’t know where I belong

Hold on, cause I don’t think you’re right for him
With all these games of make pretend
I don’t quite know where to begin

Hold on, they’re telling me so I don’t go
To the other side of everything
Another life another dream

Where cold songs are warm enough to stay alive
Winter’s coming stay inside
With this made up paradise

Hold on, hold on, hold on…
I don’t wanna go, I don’t wanna know
Hold on, hold on, hold on…
I don’t wanna go, I don’t wanna know
Hold on, hold on, hold on…
I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna know
Track Name: The Spring
Certain kind of melancholy,
Suicidal tendency
No direction, insurrection
When I’m flying clip my wings
Too much pressure on my spring

She’s in space and he’s on paper
Choose your doctors carefully
Mirror shattered, mind in tatters
This is really happening
Too much pressure on my spring
Too much pressure on my spring

Skinny grimace, pale complexion
Milestones and adderall
Out of money only Tuesday
Lost my hearing, therapy
Too much pressure on my spring
Too much pressure on my spring
Track Name: The Shore
The calm that passed called in the storm
The sirens screech pulled me ashore
I long to rest my head in sand
To topple over where I stand

Ambition drove me through the maelstrom
I lost myself throughout the tandem
To handle all my wants and needs
The current calls to set me free

Guide me from the shore
Show me all the blues and greens
Guide me from the shore
Show me everything between
And we’ll swim

Drowning in my dreams of laughter
Chasing sleep and what I’m after
Take me deep into the water
Feeling free don’t let me falter

I lost my sense of what is real
Justify what I can feel
Touch the sky and reach the sun
I’ve seen it all and there were none

Guide me from the shore
Show me all the blues and greens
Guide me from the shore
Show me everything between
And we’ll swim
Track Name: Shadows
Shadows speak
Shadows listen
Attached to your feet,
A friend and enemy
A burden of the past,
A memory suppressed
Sad words left unsaid,
My hope? Demise? A premonition...

Her eyes dart away
Her eyes dart away
Honey baby you know I try
You know I try

Come away,
You never wanna stay
Smoke in the sky
Covers the day
Since I been cryin'
'Round your door
My lady picks up all my blankets from her floor

Her eyes dart away
Her eyes dart away
Honey baby you know I try
You know I try

I see you laying on the pavement
I cant hear you anymore
I see you bleeding on the pavement
I cant hear you anymore
anymore

The gears in this engine are
Running down
Fears I been fearing without a sound

Her eyes dart away
Her eyes dart away
Honey baby you know I try
You know I try
Track Name: The Fall
As I wait to hear my fate
I contemplate
The fruitful feeling that rebirth might bring
With each passing step
Stepped with your consent
To live a lie, to follow you so blindly

As I fall into the abyss
I sure do miss
The simple songs that the birds once sang
With each shallow breath
Inhaled with no regret
To live a lie, to throw this life of mine away
Track Name: Bartholomew's Court
Bustling city, hustling man
Truth belies their words of wisdom
Gray concrete, broken city streets
Covered in snow, blanket white sheets

So let the cards fall where they may
I wont be there

Skyscrapers glimmer, piercing the sky
Floating lights dance suspended and high
Our memories linger in forgotten space
Perspective gives light to a forgotten face

So let the cards fall where they may
I wont be there

Our laughter still echoes the halls we once ran
And our voices leave impressions like footprints in sand
Track Name: Stella
There were many times that I called you
I called you over cause you caught my eye
There were many things I should’ve told you
But instead I kept it all inside

Because you had to be the one
To sing your stupid songs
And get everyone to sing along
But I just want you to know
I wanted you so…
So freaking bad I’m going mad

There were many times that I held you
I brought you closer to everything I did
You provide the inspiration
For all these songs I try and sing

Cause you had to be the one
To sing your stupid songs
And get everyone to sing along
But I just want you to know
I wanted you so…
So freaking bad I’m going mad

Cause you had to be the one
To sing your stupid songs
And get everyone to sing along
But I just want you to know
I wanted you so…
So freaking bad I’m going mad
Track Name: The Ballad of Mice and Men
Keep your eyes on the heavy mountainside
Let your dreams spill and swallow all your pride
Now close your eyes
Leave those dreams behind

Let your heart set behind the shallow water
Let your mind race on all which you desire
Hold it close
Then let it go

Cursed with the touch of Midas where did the sun go?
The oceans of the golden coast swallowed it whole
We reap land for others yet forced to give up what we grow
Just let it go, just let it go…

Once the smoke clears forget about the feeling
Oh the truth hurts, takes time to find good healing
Hold it close
Then let it go

Let your heart set behind the shallow water
Let your mind race on all which you desire
Hold it close
Then let me go

Cursed with the touch of Midas where did the sun go?
The oceans of the golden coast swallowed it whole
We reap land for others yet forced to give up what we grow
Just let it go, just let it go…
Track Name: Lackawanna
Told me where to go
I got lost anyway
At a crossroad of steel
Finding my way

You told me theres a place
To get what I need
A gateway to grace
I’ll get in for free

I quicksand my time
Lay it out and flatten it
I’m a knife without a handle
You handled it

At the black and white station
With no in betweens
Last call for the rest of your life
So it seems

I’ll meet you down there
Where everyone goes
Where our tracks meets the river
And the clocktower glows

And the whistle blows
on. All aboard!
Next stop is yours

And the coal gets burned
Spreading the grime
Smoke blurs behind

And the steel wheels turn
Chugging along
Faster and faster and faster

There’s no return
Only the thoughts of what
Could've been
What could’ve been