Special Sound Paint

by Bixxby's Grave

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released 25 March 2012

Tracked and Mixed by Tommy Tousey at Silver Ant Studio.

Mastered by Sean Downes at All On Black Recording.

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Bixxby's Grave Minneapolis, Minnesota

My name is Bixxby.
I am all that is left of a songwriter's imagination.
No, you'll never have the privilege of knowing me.

My name is Bixxby.
No, that's not the name of someone in the band.
Yes, the two X's are necessary.

My name is Bixxby.
Let someone else hear this when you're done with the Internet.

My name is Bixxby.
Yes, I know what the Internet is.

Now, pardon me... I must roll over.
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Track Name: Long Nights
If you wanted closure, love
That's all you had to say
To be completely honest
We are better off this way

Because I can't stand the late night calls
And saying good night to a phone
I'd rather have no one
Than have you and be alone

I admit to one regret
That loving you was my intent
It's nothing that the drugs won't cure
But think that if we had that chance

I wouldn't hate me like I do
For letting go of me and you
Convincing myself to believe
That's it's okay to let this be

So, tonight I'll drink my wine
And try to sleep
Letting all the blood in my head
Flow to my feet

I know that if I die tonight
At least you're in my mind
I'm happier than I've been in months
And your memory is to thank
Track Name: Wexxford
If I could put my eyes in the palm of your hand
Could you see?
If I could hold you up by the soles of your shoes
Could you walk?

Now, it's not fair that I'm so lost
That I can't wake before the moon
It's not fair that I'm so lost
I can't wake before the moon

But I get on...
Track Name: Empty Hands
I run my fingers down the blade of your disgusting gaze
I hope to taste what drips from the edge of your burning deceit
Maybe the taste of my own lifelessness
Maybe...

These empty hands settle a bet
That's grown too old for you and me
These empty arms are yours
So take them

I run my fingers down the blade of your disgusting gaze
I hope to smell the flesh that burns after I light myself
Through this dark tunnel
Maybe...

These empty hands settle a bet
That's grown too old for you and me
These empty arms are yours
So take them
Track Name: Can't Believe
Hold my hand until the day is done
Hold my head until the rain has come

I can't believe that we missed it
I can't believe we pretended

Tone it down, I'm just getting started
Turn it up, I want you to listen

I can't believe that we missed it
I can't believe we pretended

When the sun goes down
We will snatch you from your window
When the moon comes up
We will show you all these things
Track Name: You Kids
He comes around again
And he loves her
He comes around again
And he runs
You don't know where he will go
You don't know where he has been

Say what you want me to say
I don't care to speak
Say what you want me to say
I don't care to breathe
Anymore

She comes around again
And she loves him
She comes around again
And she runs
You don't know where she will go
You don't know where she has been

Say what you want me to say
I don't care to speak
Say what you want me to say
I don't care to breathe
Anymore
Track Name: All She Wanted
You cracked my bones
But you spared my spine
Maybe just so I would feel the pain
Of ever smiling at you
Or to watch me split my veins
And spit into the rain

Maybe, that's all she wanted
Maybe, that's all she wanted

So, I took in the pain
And I gave you room to breathe
Still, your words, they come
And now I can bare no more
With bleeding eyes and burning tears

Maybe, that's all she wanted
Maybe, that's all she wanted
Track Name: More Than Acquaintances, Less Than Friends
She sings to me the colors
Of a sunset sky
A tear on her cheek, she says
"There's no reason why"
Wasting the hours away
While she screams
"Listen", she whispers, when she tells you
It's all a dream...

And it's been so long since I've seen you smile
Why won't you come back
Track Name: A Hobo Walks On
I can hear her in the morning
She's standing naked in the bathroom crying
She says, "Baby, where do I go now?"
"It's like I never knew my life before this..."

And I know, Lord, I know
That we get everything
That we give in
And get a little bit from who we are

After midnight, when the moon is high
An empty bottle mirrors Misery
I can tell her she's still beautiful
But it's like she never knew she was before this
Track Name: Sweet
Take my trembling fingers
And stop them from feeling awkward
All I need right now
Is something to take this away
Take this away
And give me back serenity

All I need right now
Is all that's been left for me
Can no one give me back
That place I need to be?
But, it's good, good to see
That you're happy
Good to see, good to see
That you're happy

And if it's Sweet that you are looking for
It's Sweet that you will find
I'm fumbling words with a twisted tongue
I'm naked and undone
And if it's Sweet that you are looking for
It's Sweet that you will find
I'm fumbling words with a twisted tongue
It's difficult to breathe

So, here I am
With my blank expression
It seems that I am looking for
Your hands extended
And does that mean that I'm selfish
In my attempts to speak?
Or do you need proof of something
That you cannot see?

And if it's Sweet that you were looking for
It's Sweet that you will find
I'm fumbling words with a twisted tongue
I'm naked and undone
And if it's Sweet that you were looking for
It's Sweet that you will find
I'm fumbling words with a twisted tongue
It's difficult to breathe
Track Name: Clarity
I can't take my ears off of
The air that's pushed from her lips
The kneading grip her right hand bestows on her left
Reminds me of emotion I left lonely
Years and years ago

Now, I can taste the look she gives me from below
A setting smile she's stolen from the ones we know

She says she's never been so alone
And that she still can't remember when
Happiness met with Forever
And shook hands on her name
And gave her life away

And Clarity comes when she opens her eyes
Clarity comes at 5 a.m.
She can't take that away from me
No, she can't just walk away
She can't take that away from me
No, she can't just walk away

"Don't stop being where you stand"
She says, and pantomimes my fall
Untying her cramped fingers
Pointing at me to affirm her convictions

She says, "I'm not here to watch you drown"
"But, I will if I have to"

She says she's never been so alone
That she still can't remember when
Happiness met with Forever
And shook hands on her name
And gave her life away

And Clarity comes when she opens her eyes
Clarity comes at 5 a.m.
She can't take that away from me
No, she can't just walk away
She can't take that away from me
No, she can't just walk away