Sunny Kindsa Lies

by Robert Leslie

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about

This little slew came about in the late summer of 2015. I wrote the songs and came up with the arrangements in a kind of happy summer burst - and then pretty much just sat on them all through the winter. I had to spend some time mulling over the direction I want to go in and learning how to be a better bedroom producer wizard person. What the hell, screw that gloomy winter pondering. The songs are fun. The sunny days are back on their way in and they could do with a soundtrack. "A bit washed up, but I don't care..." Eh?

See ya at a show sometime,

Robert

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released April 7, 2016

Performed, recorded, and mixed by Grandmaster Bobby L, in his grotto. Album art by the same. Shoutout to Charlie, William, and Kate for all the advice & support. And thanks especially to M, in spite of all the stuff.

Keep it real. If I made it thru so can u.

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Track Name: Not There Yet
Let's start it up again
No use looking for the reasons
With a head so sour & slow
Another season going
And all those weeks behind us
Doing oh-I-don't-know

And things'll have to wait a while
After all, not old enough to care yet
Can't be sure we'll make it over
After all, not true enough to swear yet
And always there's the feeling
I know we're on our way but we're
Not there yet

Still I'd rather sing in stations
than rely on something tried
& true where you know the ending
Puts a strain on these relations,
sure, we've drifted in and out
But then we do our mending

And it's you, love
I know you'll keep me sane
I'll go on working for pennies
If it leads to some kinda change
I might run off from time to time
But I won't run away
I'll stay, dear, I'll stay,
Some day

But it'll have to wait a while
After all, not old enough to care yet
Can't be sure we'll make it over
After all, not true enough to swear yet
But always there's the feeling
I know we're on our way but we're
Not there yet
Track Name: Say It Enough
You tell me that you're moving
To some other kind of life
Well I'm just here to see you off, I won't be twisting in the knife
Here's to all the summer
And those sunny kinds of lies

I see you never quite forgot me
But I've heard it all by now
We're just pretending that the distance will be like some kind of kiss
Like the sunlight in the window
Of what used to be our house
But let's refrain from taking names away just now

Say it enough and it's bound to come true
We'll play it to the end, I don't care what we drew
Go off then sweet silly, go do what you do
You won't have to come back crawling,
come back any way you want to

You want to go to California
Look for heaven in L.A.
Or else go flying out to China just to fully fill your time
Cause your life is flowing out you
Like you're throwing it away

So what's your favourite kinda weather
Do you live for sun or snow?
Or are you only ever dreaming of some other kinda scene
Where you'll always be a stranger
And the people talk in code
And no one has to miss you when you go

Say it enough and it's bound to come true
We'll play it to the end, and I don't care what we drew
Go off then sweet silly, go and do what you do
You won't have to come back crawling,
come back any way you want to
Track Name: Hello Stranger
Hello, stranger
Hello, dear
Where did you run off to
What's with all the empty years
I guess it's gotten hazy now
It used to be so clear
So did you ever get that break
Or did it end in tears

Hello, stranger
Hello old friend
Not long back we were one of us
And now we're one of them
You tore up all my paper
And I ran off with your pen
We went so very far away
We can't go home again

Oh it's been getting stranger every day to be with you
I'm forgetting something
Some old picture that we drew
But here's the things we talk about
And there's the things we do
It's getting stranger every day between us two

Hello, stranger
Hello, me
Seems you're getting tied down
By the thing that set you free
Something missing in the mirror
That your eyes weren't made to see
And here I'm rooting for you
Like some hero on TV

Oh it's been getting stranger every day with you
But I don't think it's the distance
The directions that we grew
Just some things that we said were false
And other things were true
It's getting stranger every day between us two
Track Name: Not So Sure You Like Me
You're gone again
Can't see for all the paper
Don't know where the hell it ends
All our love and all our fire
And you're down there getting high
While I'm stewing here as usual in my pen

It's all the same
Sick of looking for the story
From my lonely swamp of paint
You've all worked it out just fine
With your glances and your lines
So I'll stay here with the voices and the names

You say you like me but I'm not so sure you like me
Cause why the hell's this place always so empty
Why do you all your friends seem so unfriendly
You say you like me but I'm not so sure you like me

But take your time
Really there's no special hurry
I am paralysed and blind
If you see me in the morning
I'll be me and nothing more
If you dig me up and give me back my eyes

You say you like me but I'm not so sure you like me
Cause why the hell's this place always so empty
Why do you all your friends seem so unfriendly
You say you like me but I'm not so sure you like me

You say you like me but I think you wanna blind me
And like an idiot I just wait for you to want me
Like you want each other thing you see beside me
Like you want me out so they won't have to know me
Like you wanna live your life and never show me
You say you like me but I doubt you ever liked me
Track Name: No More Than She Hurt You
You wake up with a headache
You wake up all alone
Her smell still on your pillow
Her pictures on your phone
You spend the weekend in your head
You can't sleep if you try
Every time you're left alone
You crumble down & cry

But please
don't go hurting yourself no more than she hurt you
Please
don't go turning any corners in the dark
Please
don't turn against the thing that's gonna cure you
Really you've been doing fine so far

I know you must be broken
I know it must be bad
You went and lost the only thing
You really wanted to have
But I'll come by with a bottle
And we'll drink the night away
And till you want me out of there
Well, don't you know I'll stay

But please
don't go hurting yourself no more than she hurt you
Please
don't go turning any corners in the dark
Please
don't turn against the thing that's gonna cure you
Really you've been doing fine so far
Track Name: Save It for the Fall
I was waiting for someone to know me
So I spent all summer growing out my hair
I been swimmin in this river
Now I'm drifting out
A bit washed up but I don't care

You said and I said
and something in the middle but
it's all the same scene
It's like we're filling our lives with type
Some kinda waiting-room magazine

And it's getting so lazy
So please don't make me talk
It's a little bit hazy
Let's just save it for the fall

Like a ferris wheel burning
in a colourless city
I'm bound to catch some blame
You say that we're changing
But I still feel the same

I got my empty horizons

My midsummer solstice
My vanished alphabets
While you ride out the tide
Through the fourth of July
I'll still stuck inside this bed

But it's getting so lazy
So please don't make me talk
It's a little bit hazy
Let's just save it for the fall
Track Name: (That's How I Know You're) Pho Real
Wake up in the morning feeling like a dead hamster
You ask me how I'm doing - come on babe, you know the answer
You ask me if I wanna go and get some pho
Baby you're amazing best idea I ever heard

I'm feeling like the devil I'm feeling like a skull
I'm feeling like a crab that's gettin eaten by a seagull
But I won't worry baby It's all easy streats from now
We gonna go & get some pho you gonna show me how

Aw baby that's it
That's how I know you're pho real
Aw baby that's it
That's how you know I'm pho sure

Feeling like a desert from ours up the the pho place
All I know is you're a girl I never would replace
You showed me where the bus was, you hooked me up with juice
I like the way you're thinking babe, I like the things you do

First we're walking one block and then we walk another
And then we take a break so we can make out with each other
The hardest day that any man has ever had to live
But we're finally getting closer, baby, something's gotta give

Aw baby that's it
That's how I know you're pho real
Aw baby that's it
That's how you know I'm pho sure

I feel it deep inside me, I see it in between us
Damn, damn, girl, you some kinda genius?
You took me pho a ride make me feel a man
You're dynamite, baby come and take me by the hand!

Mmmm.... That's some good soup... You know how this is makin me feel? Yeah you know how this is makin me feel, right? ;) ;) ;)

Ahhh baby that's it
That's how I know you're pho real
Aw baby that's it
That's how you know I'm pho sure
Track Name: Why Don't You Say So?
You keep on asking me how I've been
I keep saying fine
waking up in the morning time
going to bed at night
Some days I get some living done
Some days I just survive
Today I'll be out hiding
till I aint got nothing left to hide
Just putting in my time

And if you wanna go
Just come with me
And if you wanna know
Well I don't know
And if you wanna stay
Well, buh bye dear!
But if you're happy here
Why don't you say so?

I've lost & fond the thread so much
It's getting hard to care
Seems there's starts and ends of threads
Just growing everywhere
Maybe today I'll learn to swim
Or else I'll learn to fly
It seems we're living whim to whim
And we're just making up the signs
Putting in our time

And if you wanna go
Just come with me
And if you wanna know
Well I don't know
And if you wanna stay
Well, buh bye dear!
But if you're happy here
Why don't you say so?

Daddy I've been paying rent
Mummy I've been good
I tried to say all the things I meant
And mean the things I should
I guess that you've been watching me
Growing up online
But don't you go and think too much
About this silly life of mine
Just putting in my time

And if you wanna go
Just come with me
And if you wanna know
Well I don't know
And if you wanna stay
Well, buh bye dear!
But if you're happy here
Why don't you say so?
Track Name: Running off the Track
There was the sun hung low
And the smell of charcoal
Little embers on the mountain
On the island, somewhere out off
The Atlantic coast
There were the things we had
The things we needed most

Took our act up north
Through the old Arab forts
We rearranged our faces
To contain the different places
We were passing through
We made everything to look the way
We wanted to

But it looks like you've been running
 off the track again
Cause nothing ever happens only once
go sing it but don't try and
bring it back again
Forget it now, go put it in a song

And so you wake each day
To something fading away
Some person that you see
Someone else you used to be
When you could make it real
Like a thing you touch,
Not just a thing you feel

But it looks like you've been running 
off the track again
And nothing ever happens only once
Go sing it but don't try and
bring it back again
Forget it now, go put it in a song

But then everybody plays
At making songs these days
So to hell with all the numbers
Go on over, go on under
Go on off again
You don't have the time
Don't have to make it rhyme