On a Lighter Note

by Dakoda "Puddle" Star

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released November 26, 2017

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Track Name: outlet (believing)
I've been reading my own dreams since I was ten
as an outlet for my need to find some meaning
every morning since I could I've tried since then
no I haven't stopped believing
I haven't stopped believing

easy stuff everyone's had I can tell you without thinking
if your teeth fall out or turn to dust if you're falling or you're sinking
if you're all alone or you feel you've choked, or if the one you love is dying
if you wake up feeling nothing or you wake up and you're crying

there's no / halfway / point to / meet yourself / if you keep stepping back
though you can't re / member / every / thing /there's a / lot still / to un/pack

I started reading horoscopes when I was really young
I learned my sign and memorized despite my own defiance
I didn't place a lot of faith but read mine just for fun
though nowadays I check in case I need a little guidance

Every conversation I have had or really can recall
gone through in my head time and again to document them all
I have analyzed and criticized the things I say and do
in case one wrong move could change the meaning that I hold to you

there's no / halfway / point to / meet yourself / if you keep stepping back
though you can't re / member / every / thing /there's a / lot still / to un/pack

there's no / halfway / point to / meet yourself / if you keep stepping back
though you can't re / member / every / thing /there's a / lot still / to un/pack

I've been reading my own dreams since I was ten
as an outlet for my need to find some meaning
the stars have always been there for me since then
so I haven't stopped believing
no I haven't stopped believing
Track Name: weird place
I pop my knuckles too much
a bit of pressure and release
my skin is soft to the touch
and it's the way it'll always be

thin and so easy to bruise
dressed in marks as well as dirt
cover it up with tattoos
so no one tells when I get hurt

I'm in a weird place right now
depressed yet optimistic
haven't tried to ask how
'cause I'm just rolling with it

I don't know how long I'll have it
I don't know how long it lasts
but I really gotta admit
It's a nice change of contrast

I'm in a weird place right now
I'm in a weird place right now

x2

I'm doing okay somehow
I'm in a weird place right now
Track Name: do not show up
I need more space than the universe has just sitting aside
I'm begging it to borrow what I could only briefly utilize
Cuz the course is so predictable, another chance I won't pass up
I'll forgive and I'll forget and all you gotta do
all you gotta do is show up
so please don't show up

you're quick to say
"that thing that never hurt you
that made your life so sad
you know it couldn't be my fault but if it was
it wasn't all that bad.
You'll lead to your own downfall (x2)
I've given you all I could give
You've always been too sensitive
you know I didn't mean it
but you deserved it after all"

So take it back. [.] Take back all you've ever said.
You can have it, you can keep it just stay the fuck out of my head.
We're both adults here [.] and I'm straightening my spine
I'm standing up and stepping back and I am serious this time.

I need more space than the universe has just sitting aside
I'm begging it to borrow what I could only briefly utilize
Cuz the course is too predictable and this time I'll pass it up
I'll forgive and I'll forget but I am telling you
do not show up

On to say
"The things that I insist upon
You know that I am never wrong
And if the facts do not align
Dodge and point out every time
No one will ever love you. (x2)
I've given you all I could give
You've always been too sensitive
you know I didn't mean it
but you deserved it after all"

I need more space than the universe has just sitting aside
I'm begging it to borrow what I could only briefly utilize
Cuz the course is so predictable, another chance I won't pass up
I'll forgive and I'll forget and all you gotta do
all you gotta do is show up
so please don't show up
Track Name: no one can stop you.. (the nick song)
there's something comforting about sleeping in a bed
far too big for only me
while rugrats, angry beavers, arnold the football head
are all playing on my tv

it throws me back and it makes me feel a little less lonely
it reminds me of being a kid
watching nickelodeon before doing my homework
even tho it's what my family forbid

when things were simple and I had time to think
about all the things I wanted to do
when I was little and my biggest concern
was my grades dropping
parents splitting
am I gay, or just confused?
(clear throat)

I love drifting off to the network of slime
with that familiar nick nick nick tune
but if I wake up to icarly one more fucking time
there's no telling what I might do

dan schneider is a bad producer
dan schneider is a bad producer
other than drake and josh
he creeps me out
Track Name: blood is thicker
it's not enough
why don't you call
you try so hard
but you must not care at all

we've got our lives
and you've got yours
put that aside
you are to listen not be heard

because bloods thicker than water
if we ignore the phrase in full
the meaning can be twisted to apply

blood is thicker than water
if the context is aside
it's easier to fight than say goodbye

you've changed your name
your life, the plan, the song
after all we've done as family
to tell you you were wrong

your difference in beliefs to ours has changed you
your lifestyle and who you are has ruined you
there's a lack of love in lack of response
self reliance without concern for what your family wants

because bloods thicker than water
if we ignore the phrase in full
the meaning can be twisted to apply

blood is thicker than water
if the context is aside
it's easier to fight than say goodbye

it's easier to fight than say goodbye
it's easier to fight than say goodbye
And it's about time that I said goodbye
Track Name: balance
I spend longer choosing candy than anyone I've known
Cause I have trouble making any choice
Put me on a stage but don't hand me the phone
or 9 times out of 10 I lose my voice

But if you're the one to make the call // and you feel like you can't at all
You dial and I'll be the one to speak
Cause if there's something you can't do // No matter what I'm here for you.
And I know that you'll be the same for me.

Cause there's beauty in simplicity
it's clear to see that you and me
have beat the odds and managed to excel
And when I'm numb you always know
just what to do or where to go
we balance one another out so well

I panicked to make this gift amazing
to find the chords that sound like they belong
I'd written several versions with a bunch of different phrasings
Cause I thought it'd be romantic but it's coming out all wrong.

You pace when you panic and you hurry
I freak out and I can't clean broken glass.
But lucky for the both of us you're stronger than your worries
and my determination is impressive as my sass.

Cause there's beauty in simplicity
it's clear to see that you and me
have beat the odds and managed to excell
And when I'm numb you always know
just what to do or where to go
we balance one another out so well
Track Name: Isabel
there's a certain kind of feeling
terrifying, though appealing
and I can't describe the symptoms
without feeding the cliché

all the songs are making sense now
and I can't even explain how
things I used to scoff at
I catch me doing every day

Where I am and where I'd like to be
I notice, it's embarrassing-
'cause everything I do as well- it all leads back to Isabel

Here's the secret you already know
I don't know what I'm doing or where we'll go.
yeah the future sure is scary, but that's okay
you mean the world to me and that's pretty gay

I'm gay I'm gay I'm gay I'm gay I'm gay I'm gay I'm gay

there's a certain kind of phrasing
I must be missing while I'm chasing
down the perfect way to tell you just how much I am a mess

'cause my cheeks get red, I can't help but smile
only after just a little while
of being in your presence or reading just one text

This experience is completely new
your voice, your laugh, the way you're you.
and, well, as far as I can tell - no one's quite like my Isabel

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