Every Little Step

by Dylan Mondegreen

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released April 8, 2016

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Track Name: For The Innocent And Young
FOR THE INNOCENT AND YOUNG
I never had
a brilliant masterplan
for how my life should turn out
if I was not in a band
I had no dreams
of working nine to five
Never thought a day job
would make me feel alive

I never thought a house
would make much of a home
unless being filled with love
for the innocent and young

I never thought
prestige would equal cool
It’s a mystery why I did
attend medical school
The books were dull
The whole concept made me sad
I took an education
just to please my mum and dad

And wondered how my days
would form a normal life
That piece in the puzzle
was my kid and my wife

What most take for granted
was not an easy task
but I’ll leave that in the past
and move on

’Cause my life should not
just revolve around myself
Got so much more to offer
everybody else
Still I find some time
for my songs and my guitars
’cause if you really want it
that really isn’t hard

Some dreams have been replaced
by short sleepless nights
We built our house on hopes and love
for the innocent and young
Track Name: Every Little Step
EVERY LITTLE STEP
How I wish you could have stayed here
to see her grow
Let her know
all the stories from my childhood
Give us advise
Involve in her life

It’s wrong and unfair
all the love you could have shared
will never ever reach her
I wish you could have seen
what’s she growing up to be
She’s turning into a little person
a person, a person

Know you would treasure every moment
every little step
every hug you’d get
And when she’d talk then you would listen
to every word
from your little girl

It’s wrong and unfair
all the love you could have shared
will never ever reach her
I wish you could have seen
what’s she growing up to be
She’s turning into a little person
a person, a person

As you left our lives
she came into our lives
Track Name: Every Flashlight May Blind You
EVERY FLASHLIGHT MAY BLIND YOU
On the mountains
in the valleys
they’re all looking for a love
At the harbours
at the stations
they’re all waiting for a love

As plain as it sounds
I only find it
right here at home
where my family is
Honestly, I believe
there is nothing out there better for me

If bewildered
out of focus
when trying to keep sharp
every flashlight
may blind you
if triggered in the dark

It’s a false sentiment
prompted by someone
who’s never heard a lament
or seen a happy end
But I know how it feels
to take hold of something palpable and real
like the fresh fruit of autumn
like the green grass in spring
or like the snow
that always seem to come
just when you thought
that winter was finally gone

As plain as it sounds
I have all I need now
right here at home
where my family is
Honestly, I believe
there is nothing out there better for me
Track Name: Nothing Lasts Forever
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
I wish that I
could sleep all night
Not wake up tired
long before daylight

I tell myself I’m lucky
’cause it could be worse
And that might help me at first
still I cannot escape the hurt

I believe someday
all this will go away
’cause nothing lasts forever
I close my eyes
and wait for better times
’cause nothing lasts forever

It is hard not
to just focus on
the discomfort when I
used to be strong

I’ve tried ignoring all the signs
and just pretend
that this body’s doing well
and that we’re still the best of friends

I believe someday
all this will go away
’cause nothing lasts forever
I close my eyes
and wait for better times
’cause nothing lasts forever

Weighed down by misery
my strongest remedy
is that nothing lasts forever
In sickness or in health
in poverty or wealth
nothing lasts forever
Track Name: Headphones On
HEADPHONES ON
I am trying to make sense
of your choice of present tense
when you tell me who you used to be

And it does sound very strange
when you claim that you have changed
when it seems you never knew who you where

Just let it go
So many things I don’t want to know
And I swear, unless you talk to me ’bout love
don’t try to pull my headphones off

You’re a tiny mystery
one that research will not lead me
any closer to the truth

You’re the riddle I can’t solve
the wine that’s getting old
and starts to taste like vinegar

Just let it go
So many things I don’t want to know
And I swear, unless you talk to me ’bout love
don’t try to pull my headphones off
If you don’t know love
I’ll keep my headphones on
Track Name: Slepp taket
IN A STRANGER’S HANDS
So I try to be strong
As I hand you off to someone
Who doesn’t know you
 
But I guess time has come
Seventeen months spent at home
Now it’s over
 
As I leave you
In a stranger’s hands
Will they nurture all your gifts?
Really see you and understand?
 
So many hours spent at work
Where all I do, is just sit and yearn
For being with you
 
I’d like to flee conformity
But it really has a hold on me
 
As I leave you
In a stranger’s hands
Will they nurture all your gifts?
Really see you and understand?
 
These little kids will be your friends
So why am I sad?

I repeat to myself
these little kids will be your friends
Track Name: I Only Want You To Be Cruel
I ONLY WANT YOU TO BE CRUEL
Please, lick the honey off my spoon
Rip the bandage off my wound
I don’t need sweetness if it’s turning sour
There’s no good angle for bad news

Every twist and every turn
every nuance in your words
that move away from the very essence
will hit harder on return

Why don’t you spit it out?
Why don’t you spill the truth?
Don’t wrap it up in golden paper
I only want you to be cruel

So be the Monday of my week
Be the blood on my white sheets
In the long run it’s a tiny detail
that won’t deprive my sleep

Why don’t you spit it out?
Why don’t you spill the truth?
No more bad excuses
Muster courage and be cruel
It’s time to let your mask fall off
or I will call your bluff
Don’t wrap it up in golden paper
I only want you to be cruel
Track Name: The Ghost Of Christmas Past
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST
If one day I should visit myself
as the of Ghost of Christmas Past
I know just what my answer would be
if I were to ask

I’d do it again now
if given the chance
In lack of alternative plans
I’d do it all over
Do what I can
I am who I am

I have never been dazed and confused
My aim is crystal clear
Know just what I want to produce
and what I’d like to hear

I’d do it again now
if given the chance
In lack of alternative plans
I’d do it all over
Do what I can
I am who I am

If I should question myself
to the point where my every nerve cell
signals their location in this body
I would still be sure of how I feel

And I’d do it again now

Do it again now,
if given the chance
In lack of alternative plans
I’d do it all over
Do what I can
I am who I am
Track Name: Lost In A Song
LOST IN A SONG
I recall ’94
We were five simple boys
Named our band Tears For You
That’s the thing we would just do

What started out as just fun among friends
became an obsession that seems to have no end

I will always be lost in a song
Want you to hum along

Changed our name to The Plums
Our drummer’s kit had seven drums
For our very final show
we got on stage through the window

And then as we parted ways
I joined a band that tried to sound like The Sundays

I will always be lost in a song
Want you to hum along

When I turned thirty, I was still thirsty
Because everything else failed
I had no other choice
but to trust in my own voice
I’m not a singer, just a singer of my songs
and I want you to hum along

I will always be lost in a song
Want you to hum along