THE THINGS I HEARD AT THE PARTY

by THE MAPLE STATE

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    THE THINGS I HEARD AT THE PARTY
    SOMETHING IN THE WATER
    CANNONBALL
    AFRICA
    COLD THEATRE II (ALWAYS YOU
    WINNER
    NOT ENOUGH
    SEXY JAM
    DEADLINE
    THE MOTORBIKE & THE CLOSEST OF CALLS

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released March 23, 2018

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WRITTEN BY THE MAPLE STATE
RECORDED AND PRODUCED BY ANDREW FARRER & THE MAPLE STATE

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Track Name: THE THINGS I HEARD AT THE PARTY
So we hit it off and now we’re tied to this place
But there was something missing and I can’t explain it
If I set the rules I can decide to break them
And if you weren’t so shy we would be doing this naked
Still there’s something missing
Was it you or me kid who explained existence?
Just tell me what you’re drinking
Do I take my time and see where that gets me
Or just for tonight I’m going to try to stop thinking
Like the cocaine kids don’t do reminiscing
And the American laughed but it was unconvincing
Yeah it’s a lifestyle choice but that’s got to count for something
In a crowded hall way where nobody was listening
So you won’t be here next year? Oh my heart bleeds for you
While I try to remember how to pronounce your name
You found your separate peace you found what was missing
And when you drank through the pain you found the answers within
In your penthouse suite with your broken neck bone
Just tell me where your friends are
I’d say you’re missing a corner stone
Track Name: SOMETHING IN THE WATER
Who knows what she was thinking when she came out of the blue into our lives
She was crawling up the walls sending shivers running all along my spine
And as the sun set heavy over roof tops spreading out for miles
There was just a final word to be heard before she passed out on the cold tiles
But there was something in the water that had us losing our minds
God knows what we were drinking while the world I knew was fading out of sight
And there was something in her eyes that had me losing my mind
God knows what we were thinking while I prayed I made it out the other side
We crawled down to the bar and to some cut price bottles over lime
As the time lapsed love turned to lust but everything was all right
As the rain fell steady over car doors slamming on my mind
There was just a final act to be played before we gave in to the nighttime
Track Name: CANNONBALL
If I had something to say I would say it out loud
But the words escape me honey I got nothing to shout about
Yeah we met in the street it felt like 2009
You shared a house with six young girls each one would blow my mind
We can sink another five before we head home
When I drink I’m about as subtle as a cannonball
Feel my hand upon your thigh before you’re saying
“Oh now babe, I’d better be on my way”
You had your job in film
I had my record to beat
Your best friend the gorgeous braggart he saw right through me
Yeah we met in the street
I took you out for a beer
It felt like miles and miles between us
Even with you so near
Just give me something to shout about
Track Name: AFRICA
You wait and I’ll call
Seems there’s no one useful here at all
I translate a bad line
And lost an hour to daylight saving time
You were passed out in the room that day
Sheets hung across the windows
They were pounding on the door while you said
“Just get the drugs or get the doctor”
You wait and I’ll call
Seems there’s someone useful after all
While I tried in bad French
Just to book the flight and get you out of this
You wait and I’ll call
Seems there’s no one useful here at all
While I tried in bad French
Just to get you out of Africa
Track Name: COLD THEATRE II (ALWAYS YOU)
I was stood out on the deck tonight
I held a whiskey with my knuckles white
And I kept thinking about the last time
Half way to France with you on my mind
Now we’re driving on the country road
Half an hour out of Cherbourg
The sun was high and the air was hot
Just like a scene that ol’ Fitzgerald wrote
There’ll be a time when we’re both much older
And we’ll lock eyes in a crowded room
And then you’ll see that it was always you
And then you’ll know that there was only you
There was a light on in your room tonight
I wasn’t sneaking only passing by
I took a minute before I walked away
How could I knock? What would I even say?
So I went walking through the streets tonight
All kind of shabby in the neon light
I carried on to the central square
I found my place and I just lay there
Track Name: WINNER
You said you want it and you need it now
And there’s going to be a winner
I was walking through the city with your hand in my hand
Thinking life ain’t really so bad
But through the coke and wine and the ignorant bliss
Were the signs that I chose to miss
Now I’m sitting in the bar having drinks with my friends
The cycle starting over again
And now I smashed all the glass and took a bruise to the eye
Drink until I’m barely alive
And now they say she’s a fool and you’re better than this
Yeah, but she’s a fool that I’ll miss
Track Name: NOT ENOUGH
You can hold me down tonight
But push it too far and you’ll be left with nothing
She’d better not be the one to find out, alright?
I get a feeling like my lungs are tight
And there’s a knotting in my gut
Oh I’m sure it’s nothing
You’d better hope she never finds out
Give me a little peace of mind
It was the only thing I had to give you
And I know it’s not enough to keep you here
And you can hold me down tonight
But let it run free and you’ll be left with nothing
She’d better not be the one to find out, alright?
When you look at me that way I’ve got nowhere to hide
And I can barely breathe and now its time we talked it out girl
It was just a little lie
You know I try, but it happens every time
So cut it out girl, because I can barely breathe

We’re where we are and we won’t hide
If life is good you turn the tide
You’ll break your heart
You’ll lose your mind
Forget it son, do what you like
Track Name: SEXY JAM
I’ve been holding out all night
I’m working just to catch your eye
I feel it when you go away
You seem so sure of what you wanted
You’re breathing in the salt air, dreamlike, painted
It’s better if we both believe
I’ve been waiting for the light to fade out
Spend the night in your arms baby
Never touch the ground
We’ll find another way to say what we mean
We’ll find another way before I beg, before I plead
You finally gave it up now we are falling
I watch you walking barefoot, cross the carpet
So we finally get away and I’m falling all to pieces
But pieces can be great
I finally get you to myself girl, I just can’t contain
Track Name: DEADLINE
If you continue down the same path you’re going to get the same results
It doesn’t take a genius to see cause and effect
It’s like every dumb idea was realized all at once
And now we’re left here, picking through the pieces of what once was
Now am I the one cut out for this? Honestly I just don’t know
How do we live productive lives when I can’t even focus now?
It seems the whole damn world these days is geared up to torture you
When every day we’re forced to see the things we just don’t want to
Every twisted news story and every ex-girlfriend
The words and pictures dragging me away from what I should be doing
And I know I shouldn’t look but I get that tiny little buzz
It’s the immediate gratification that will be the story of us
It’s all just words and pictures
We’ve been working toward a deadline
I only hope there’s time to try
I was going to change the world for you
And get it right this time
It seems we lost something along the way I guess you’d call it touch
When it took two weeks in the desert just to write this second verse
When every waking moment we’re connected to a whole
It's hard to put things in perspective to formulate thoughts of your own
I’m sat on Sunset Blvd now, taking it all in
And I know this time tomorrow I’ll be back in Manchester
Where the insignificance of every repetitious task
Will cloud my view and make me question if I ever really left
So I’ll cut it out and tell you that we’re doing it all wrong
That there’s a reason why some of us can’t stay put for very long
And I would hate to blame myself like I would hate to tow the line
So we do things our own way and we’ll be heroes in our time
More than words and pictures
Every time I tell myself I’m finally getting started
There’s always one last thing or it’s always just around this corner
But the whole mess got me thinking
Are chances ever really gone?
No, the only truth is now and the only deadline is my own
I’m going to change the world for you
Track Name: THE MOTORBIKE & THE CLOSEST OF CALLS
Don’t be fooled by this behaviour
For we are not as you’d suppose
The heart is not a thing for breaking
And the mind is not a thing to lose
There’s every chance you should have taken
And every word you hoped to say
But we are not the bright young things
That we were only yesterday
I got knocked down not two weeks back
The motorbike and the closest of calls
And as I lay there, in the road
Well, I guess I had some time for thought
You see we court the ever-present dangers
Of dying young or growing old
And I’ll never answer all the questions
Which torment me when I’m alone
Now I’d hate to say I’ve been enlightened
When it’s nothing you’ve not heard before
But all the talk of past and hopes for future
Were left there on the ambulance floor
You know, I think I see this now that all we have it time
I finally think I’ve figured out what’s been missing from mine
So don’t be fooled by this behaviour
For we are not as you’d suppose
We strip back all the layers of bullshit
And get life back to its bare bones
Now all my friends are having babies
And I’m the one left all alone
So I’ll exhaust this hemisphere
Then see what’s happening down below
I drag my feet along Sword beach
The sun hangs heavy in the West
See this is where we put down markers
Yeah, they’ll say it’s where we were our best
So I embrace the unfamiliar
And I’ll take the lesser-travelled road
I say give in to your misbehaviour
And only answer to your rule
I’m not trying to change your outlook
I don’t have time but we all need friends
But if that’s the biggest you can dream
Then this is where our story ends

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