Crazy Days

by Your Man Alex Smith

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about

The result of a multitude of live performances, two years of writing and a successful indiegogo campaign that saw fans contributing a total of more than $2500! Thank you all so much.

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released 01 March 2014

Music and lyrics by Alex Smith
Recorded and produced by Stuart Stuart in December 2013
Performed by Your Man Alex Smith
Cover art by EndofdaysonMars (signsoflifeonmars.deviantart.com)

Special Thanks to everyone who has supported me on my journey, especially: Benedict Braxton-Smith, Natasha Dohnt, Peter Dohnt, Nicole Scharf, William Shelley, Anita Smith, Gregory Smith, Hazel Smith, Scott Smith, Stephen Snape, Peter Staff, Zane C Weber, and Melody Willis. As well as my producer; Stuart Stuart, my music teacher; Mrs. TJ and, all of the people who donated to the Indiegogo campaign,
without which none of this would have been possible.

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Track Name: Tragedy
Wake up in the morning,
The sunlight through my awning,
Pulls me yawning, scratching,
From my dreams,
Do what they need me to,
Follow where they lead me to,
I'm just a cog in their machine.

And if one cog falls,
The whole machine will come,
Crashing to the ground.
It's all fine,
I'm still on time,
But what's that hissing sound?!

It's just a tragedy,
Hidden behind a happy melody,
Can't you see?
Things aren't always what they seem,
Hidden behind a happy melody,
I'm starting to see a theme.

I have always been taught,
Happiness can't be bought,
But mine comes in packs of 28.
Worked hard for a while,
Trying to earn that smile,
But I'm sick and tired of having to wait.

This skin ain't sitting right on me,
I guess it isn't mine,
I'm not the man I'm meant to be,
But I'm running out of time.

Ain't it funny?
If time is money,
Then I just want some change.
With friends like these,
My enemies,
Are making me feel strange.

It's just a tragedy,
Hidden behind a happy melody,
Can't you see?
Things aren't always...

I can't move, you know they got me bound,
Try to scream but I don't make a sound,
Take my hand because I'm going down!
I'm going down! I'm going down! I said,

Take my hand because I'm going down!
I'm going down!
I'm going down! Going down...

(Tragedy,Tragedy,
Tragedy,Tragedy)

It's just a tragedy,
Hidden behind a happy melody,
Can't you see?
Things aren't always what they seem,
Tragedy
Hidden behind a happy melody,
Please, for me,
Listen close, up my dose,
Hidden behind a happy melody,
I'm starting to see a theme!
Track Name: Gingerbread Man
My hands were tied by the strings,
From which I used to hang,
But they cut me free of my chains,
So I could breathe freely again

But now I'm ripped at the seams,
And there's bits of me on the floor,
They tried stitching me back together,
And for a little while I felt better

But where are my hands?
Where are the fans?
Pass the conductor's baton over here,
It's time to strike up the band!

This is the story of a man,
Who's done it all before,
Gingerbread Man run as fast as you can,
Before they close the door
(Before they close the door)

So now I'm nearly empty,
But the string in my chest is too tight,
Crawl on my knees and my hands,
Cos now I'm just too weak to stand

I try to fill up the holes,
Try to get back what was lost,
But here's the funniest thing,
Now I'm all tangled in string!

But where the hell are my hands?
Where are the fans?
Give me that goddamn conductor's baton,
It's time to strike up the band!

This is the story of a man,
But I've heard this one before,
Gingerbread Man run as fast as you can,
Before they close the door,
And no one's gonna pity you,
No, they all wanted more,
They all wanted more

(Instrumental)

So now I walk the streets at night,
Making new friends out of snow,
But no new connections are forming,
Cos I know they'll be gone in the morning
Track Name: Dream Girl
Wo-oh! Wo-oh!
Wo-oh! Wo-oh! Wo-oh!
Wo-oh! Wo-oh!
Wo-oh! Wo-oh! Wo-oh!

Blue eyes,
Blonde hair,
Nothing too exciting there,
But just go a little deeper.
Thought I'd found,
The girl of my dreams,
And I'm a heavy sleeper.

She was perfect,
Like something from a movie screen,
And I fell fast and I fell hard.
I left my corner,
Like nothing that you've ever seen,
But I let down my guard.

Dream girl, leave me be,
I need to get some sleep,
You bring me to my knees.
Dream girl, dream girl.

Wo-oh! Wo-oh!
Wo-oh! Wo-oh! Wo-oh!
Wo-oh! Wo-oh!
Wo-oh! Wo-oh! Wo-oh!

But every dream,
Must come to an end.
We're more broken,
Than time could ever mend.
I paid the price,
And it wasn't cheap,
So why she's still there,
When I'm counting sheep? Yeah

Cos I float away,
I ditch the day,
I've got no need to stay awake.
Cos when there's nothing wrong,
Something just ain't right,
Cos I still see her,
Every single night yeah!

Dream girl, leave me be,
I need to get some sleep,
You bring me to my knees.
Dream girl, dream girl.

When I close my eyes,
I can see her standing there,
Like a shadow in my mind,
There's no time she isn't there.
One day I'll realise,
That she doesn't even care,
But until that day arrives,
I'll just keep on dreaming.

Dream girl, leave me be,
I need to get some sleep,
When you're around I just feel weak,
Dream girl, dream girl.

I need to get some sleep!
You make me feel so weak!
Get out my head!

(Wo-oh! Wo-oh!
Wo-oh! Wo-oh! Wo-oh!
Wo-oh! Wo-oh!
Wo-oh! Wo-oh! Wo-oh!)
Track Name: Tell Me A Lie
The cracks in my,
Terracotta armour,
Have allowed some harm to,
Come to my fracturing mind.
And while my old,
Veil is torn to tatters,
As I start to shatter,
As I begin to unwind.

The weight of my sins,
Is crushing my bones,
And the water is starting to rise.

i don't wanna feel anymore,
I don't wanna kneel anymore.
Deals with the devil,
Come with a price.
Tell me none of this is real anymore.
Tell me I'm not here anymore.
Tell me I'm not broken, Tell me a lie.
Tell me a lie.

Sorry but everyone's,
Favourite disappointment's,
Late for this appointment.
Maybe you'll catch me next time.
And let me tell you now,
Just cos you regret it,
Don't mean they forget it,
Though second thoughts aren't a crime.

Craving forgiveness,
Don't make you worthy
And knowing you're wrong,
Don't make you right.

i don't wanna feel anymore,
I don't wanna kneel anymore.
Deals with the devil,
Come with a price.
Tell me none of this is real anymore.
Tell me I'm not here anymore.
Tell me I'm not broken, Tell me a lie.

Tell me again how I'm s'posed to be free,
When they're tightening my chains every day.
The only thing about me,
That is working correctly's my conscience.
So take it away.

i don't wanna feel anymore,
I don't wanna kneel anymore.
Deals with the devil,
Come with a price.
Tell me none of this is real anymore.
Tell me I'm not here anymore.
Tell me I'm not broken (Tell me a lie)

i don't wanna feel anymore,
I don't wanna kneel anymore.
Deals with the devil,
Come with a price.
Tell me none of this is real anymore.
Tell me I'm not here anymore.
Tell me I'm not broken, Tell me a lie.
Whole armies of men,
Couldn't put me together again!

Lie to me!
Lie to me!
Lie to me!
Lie to me!
Lie to me!
Lie to me
Yeah!
Track Name: Where I'm Going
These boots are lined with lead,
The words you said are etched inside.
And while they're hard to lift,
They were a gift. I'll wear them with pride.

I kiss my mom and my dad on the cheek before I go.
I try not to wake 'em up cos I can't let 'em know.
I grab a pen and a pad and I write them a note,
Says 'I promise I'll pay back everything I owe'
And I feel the tears coming but i can't let 'em show!
I can't let 'em show.

Cos when I get to where I'm going,
The streets will be paved with gold.
And when I get to where I'm going,
The nights won't seem so cold,
Won't seem so cold.

I'm sprawled out in the dirt,
And those I've hurt have turned their backs.
The rumors ripple through,
And I have you to thank for that.

So I'm burning all I got and I'm taking all I can.
Being everything I'm not but always sticking to the plan.
Clutching everything I have so, come on, give me your hand,
Cos if I do this thing right, baby, I can be your man.
If I do this thing right, baby, I can be your man!
I can be your man.

Cos when I get to where I'm going,
I'll hold stars in the palm of my hand.
And when I get to where I'm going,
You'll finally understand,

As long as I live,
While there's flesh on my bones,
I promise I'll take this world, make it my own.
It has to be this,
It has to go right,
Cos i can't feel like this for one more night.
So now I'll hold my breath and hope that I can fly.
Cos when I reach!
That!
Sun!
Everything will be just
...fine...