ApriltoApril - Keepers

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Soon we will record, as a full band, official versions of many of these songs. So you have that to look forward to. In the meantime, we'd like to save you the trouble of slogging through 30+ demos looking for the best stuff.

This is the best stuff.

Enjoy.

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released January 25, 2013

chris - songs/whatever
bob - some songs/guitars here and there

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limesix Orlando

In which I make indie rock songs, sometimes by myself, and more recently with some other people. Some of them are pretty OK.

Thanks for listening/caring/being here. Really.

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Track Name: On Fire
The kids say it isn't worth it.
That's why they dance all night.

And we're all scared when the day comes,
that we didn't do it right.

When no one's watching, we put our feet up,
when we should be running it down.

But maybe tonight. Maybe tonight. Maybe tonight. We'll set it alight.

I know you tried your hardest,
but a half-day's never enough.

Only the good die young,
and everyone else has it tough.

And if you want some sympathy,
then you better stop fucking around.

And maybe tonight. Maybe tonight. Maybe tonight. I'll help you set it alight. And everything will be all right.
Track Name: Sweep the Leg, Jonny
You'll never find someone who cares this much about you.
I spend all my time just making sure that is true.

Sweep the leg, Jonny.
Figure out just what is what.

Just the other day I came over right when you called.
It's the little things that sometimes mean nothing at all.

Sweep the leg, Jonny.
I know someday you will deserve it.

And only I know what you want or what you need.
The others they don't understand you.
That you give them the time of day makes my hair stand on end,
and I don't know what to do.

I can overlook the many ways you're letting me down.
But it's almost the same as if you were watching me drown.

Sweep the leg, Jonny.
I think you might as well.

And if this is the end,
I don't have time for it.

I only have time for you.
Track Name: Custer's Last Stand
All the times you said to me:
"I don't like where this is going."
I couldn't tell anyone but you could feel it in the air.

Close the door behind you.
Don't let the cold air out.

Aching hearts know what they need.
Salted landscapes are decisions.
And every word you hear me breathe, it was chosen for a reason.

Open up the air vents.
The gas is seeping in.
We're here for the duration.
So call your next of kin.
Track Name: For Tonight
You shouldn't take it so seriously.
We're only here for tonight.
But you've chosen your corner,
and your look is a warning.
It's the perfect time to start a fight.

Once you asked me to dance.
It was the start of the longest night of my life.
But now you dance in the corner,
saying this moment is all we need.
We're only here for tonight.

So let's not waste our time.

And you say:
"You shouldn't take it so seriously.
You shouldn't take it so seriously.
We're only here for tonight."
So come on out of the corner,
you know I didn't mean a thing.
We're only here for tonight.
We're only here for tonight.

So let's not waste our time.
So let's not waste our time.
We shouldn't waste our time.
You shouldn't waste my time.

You shouldn't take it so seriously x3
We're only here for tonight x3
Track Name: Plans
Only the counting will keep me awake,
and the gathering darkness is too much to break,
so you're talking and talking and talking and I'm feeling lighter.

And the spectre of innocence is too much to take,
if you think much about it, you'll feel your heart break,
but there's a cadence of years to get through before this makes sense to me.

So.

Hold me and keep me and tell me I can stay forever,
or as long as I want to.
Kiss me and set me down lightly and try to stay close.
I wish it wasn't so dark in here. But I trust you completely.

But I won't forever.

It's the thing that you learn when you try and stay sweet,
that the roughest of corners are the hardest to beat
into shape.
And the ones you most want to.

And the simplest things in which you place trust
will turn out to be the ones crumbling to dust,
and I'm sorry for all of the things about which I'm powerless.

But.

I can promise eventually that you'll come back to me,
if I do this right,
and there's a very good chance that none of this will be your fault.
I'll take the blame as I gave you your name and I'm sorry for whatever you needed from me.
For whatever you needed from me.
Track Name: Last Night, Remembered
On the other side of you is where I walk into a room,
even when you're not there.

And our theme can be erased and disappear without a trace,
every day is so unfair.

Can't you see I'm waiting?
Can't you hear me there?
Can't you see I'm waiting?

"However long I ever stay I never really go away,"
those were the words you said to me.

And if I took it kind of hard, that's how you know you hit the mark,
but I don't know any other way to see.

Don't you know I'm waiting?
Do you even care?
Don't you know I'm waiting?
I can see so clear...

One more time you came to me with a gift I couldn't see,
it was ok just to alive.

Blowing softly on my skin, the only way we can begin,
and you knowing not to cry.

Can't you see I'm waiting?
Can't you hear me there?
Can't you see I'm waiting?
Always blowing signals through the air.
Track Name: Sister
I imagine if you were here, you'd have a few things to say about how I live my life,
and we'd figure out how to split our holidays.

I imagine if you were here, the times we spent together would be the times we both remembered, and our kids…

Would play in the sunshine but also in the rain, the way I once did with you.

I imagine if you were here, the weight of our history would outweigh the things I didn't like about you. Or you about me.

I imagine if you were here, we'd take a long vacation and wonder what it would be like if we were alone. And our kids…

Would play in the sunshine but also in the rain, the way I once did with you. It's true.

But of course you're not here, and I'm used to that.
And it's been a long year, but I'm used to that.
And I wish you were near, and I'm used to that.
But I hope you can hear me tonight.
Track Name: On Waiting
Usually I wake up in the middle of the night and I make myself some coffee before I call you.

And your voice comes on the phone, tired and confused and I hang up before you can hear me breathing, because I know that you're waiting.

It's true, and I know that it's still there. And why should I apologize for anything at all if you care? If you care.

Sometimes when I'm waiting in the bushes by your window, I get a little tired of pretending. And so I move towards the door like every time before, pausing for a second while you answer.

Because I know where this is going. I do, but I need these minutes with you. And I know what you would call this.

But that doesn't make it true.
Track Name: For the Living
You know you try the hardest when there's nothing on the line.
Something I try to distract you. It works every time.
You play the part of the pure at heart, then peer around the bend at what's coming.

Do you see what's coming?
Do you see what's coming?
So do I.

You pull the snake out of the basket and kiss it on the mouth.
We shut the gas off and turned the locks, and headed for the south.
This hotel room has an empty bed. You know we told them only one.

But they saw what was coming I bet.
They saw what was coming.
And so do I.

The eulogy is the easy part. I didn't hold your hand.
I had a crutch on either side, so I didn't have to stand.
The walk home's when it hit me - how I thought it was your fault.

But I saw what was coming.
I saw what was coming.
And I didn't turn away.
Track Name: The Only Way It Gets Better
The only way this gets better is if you promise to do what's right.
If you promise to do what's right.
If you promise to do what's right.

I found you there, in the open air like always.
And I couldn't figure out why.
I couldn't figure out why.

We understand, you understand, I understand almost nothing at all.
And mostly, we don't even try.

But we move along, silent and strong, like a thousand waves hitting the beach.
With the dry sand just out of reach.
Just out of reach. So.

The only way this gets better is if I promise to do what's right.
If I promise to do what's right.
If I promise to do what's right.

And I ask a question and you ask a question to the open air all around us.
And each of our silent replies.
Each of our silent replies.

But every once in awhile. You see a smile.
And you try to do what's right.
You have to do what's right.