These Things Take Time

by limesix

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1.
Intro #3 01:39
Is this what you saw at the end of the day? Is this what you heard, when you asked me to stay? Is this what you felt, when I was walking away? Is this what you did? Alright. Ok Cause everything fades in the light of the sun And now I know what you want to be done
2.
If you're wondering about yourself, then come on in. The water's warm enough, finally You always waited on your friends, but they sped away on flaming darts of love So what do you have left? That weekend in versailles? So what do you have left? The gentle pleasures of you and I The night is cooling off, leaving trails. Subtle traces, left behind And you're counting on your hands The moon is marching, unmistakable and high So what do you have left? Some paper in a box? So what do you have left? The quiet ticking of the clocks So what do you have left? The promise of the night? So what do you have left? Everything that we got right
3.
WSWB 03:02
Start over This isn't the only thing Hit rewind I'm standing next to you It isn't a failure of nerve or a response to fear, a tendency to flight I know This isn't me standing next to you This isn't me standing next to you I know what you know and I'm sorry I know what you know It's always first and last and a failure to connect, I drop the line I drop the line It's always my fault and your fault and everybody's watching, everybody's watching Try something, try nothing, it's all the same to me Slow down and try something new, like in a dream Give it meaning, give it shape - your shape is what you have But where should we begin Where should we begin Where should we
4.
Pickups 05:28
Start with the facts Use details much too small Substitute white for black Say you called or didn't call Try and get the rewrite right Find the misc-en-scene Trap the corner with the light Say you know what makes us lean Taller. Faster. Ready to get it right Pickups in the fading light Flickers on the screen Stage directions: "drive all night" Hope that this take's clean Close it down and make the rounds Hands and shoulders, minds and hearts The art is in the trying The acting's just a part Better. Later. When we fall asleep
5.
Fidelity 03:08
You know it won't be the last time that I call you even if I say it will And you know I'm only holding out for a little more fidelity And just because you've got me on a string doesn't mean I shouldn't have the best of you And if I ask for a little more time or happiness - all the things you have the power to give Does it mean that you should walk all over me, or should I take away your shoes? And just because you have the power to hurt me, baby, doesn't mean that you have to And I will take it in if it's mine. And if I suffer, I'll do it quietly And I will take it in if it's mine. And if I suffer, I'll do it quietly
6.
The songs of the harpers are settling into my ears and I can hear the dusk in their fingers, and I think it's beautiful So having a reason to ask you a question is only the tip of the iceberg, but everything is settling on you And even if I'm insane and you're to blame, I would love to, I would love to And you can see that singing to me is a waste - I'm already floating and in the clouds, I'm allowed to be circling, and my circumference is everything you need it to be So drifting comes easy if the only thing you have that's holding you down is miles away from here And everyone's asking for you and you're thinking it might be worth a minute or two, since you're here anyway And even if I'm wrong and you'll come along, I would love to, I would love to And if you think that I'm needing a drink than you're probably right if you're leaving tonight, and in my car we're falling apart again, and I think I'm tired but I'm everything that you need me to be
7.
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? Don't you know I'm there? Can't you see I'm waiting? Always blowing signals through the air.
8.
Reversal 03:32
Spinning around in the sunlight, how could I ever forget? The bright cleansing rays falling on you, we hadn't messed it up yet And I was under your wing, and you were under my spell I still remember that day, its siren song looming and still The last thing you said was the right thing to say, even if you still don't see it that way, and if we're frozen in time, then why do I like it? I wish you wouldn't try so hard to fight it Every mark I laid on you abstracts and fades over time And it abandons its place in this one perfect moment of mine I won't try and pretend the flavor is something that lasts But I remember that day, pulling me into the past The mark on the wall where we both tried to hide it The place where I lay down my head every night We'll kill ourselves trying to pretend that we like it The only thing left is to say it's alright The only thing left is to say it's alright The only thing left is to say it's alright
9.
You'll never find someone who cares this much about you I spend all my time just making sure that it's 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, and 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 You know... I only have time for you
10.
I want to be there with you I want to be there with you I want to be there with you But it's not the only thing I'll do Because I'm alive, and I can see all the streetlights, and I can walk in the darkness, but I know that everything will be all right
11.
You can feel sorry for yourself, standing on the back porch, overlooking your better self If it isn't easier to imagine when we both were here. Then make me disappear And summer is the best time, to leave it all behind, when you ask me, in your smallest voice: "Will you stay over, will you stay over, or do you have to go so soon?" It isn't a problem until it's a problem for you You can clap me on the back, as you pour us another drink from the endless sea But I can hear how scared, how along you think we can be When you say to me: "Will you stay over, will you stay over, or do you have to go so soon?" It isn't a problem until it's a problem for you When you feel sorry for yourself, take a long walk to another place, if you can't outpace, that almost certain feeling you get, that every thought is such a waste And you'll notice that I never said, the way you feel is out of place And when I stay over, when I stay over, I don't have to go so soon - I don't work till noon And I'm sorry for all we had to drink, it didn't help me think
12.
Everything, everything, everything that's happening now points towards the last time that we were all together, and all that you said And I've been going over it, write it out to waste my time, if I sit here while nothing happens and no one calls But if I say that I'm sorry, will you say you were wrong? It's a trap and I'm falling, and it won't be fixed by a song that says that I'll be here when you come calling, so you won't have to even look
13.
A Song 02:16
If you find the answers out, you shouldn't ever write them down, and print them out for anyone else to see. Cause they will take it away from you, and they won't ever tell the truth, as they come back home and wave their arms by degrees. And they'll say: "We knew it all the time and you only made it rhyme, and that's as easy as ABC." "We knew it all along and you nearly got it wrong, but we found the truth for ourselves and set it free. No thanks to you." So this is a poem, or maybe a song, or it could be a leaflet. But if it's true, no thanks to you - I think I'll keep it to myself.
14.
Water can't take us where we need to go Sinking with a paddle always comes too slow Grow wings like an angel and take to flight And I'll try to catch you when you hit the light Stop signs and hard crimes never made you lame But you tried to convince me of another name And when you need a jetstream, you know I will provide Lifting and falling with the smallest ride Once you were true, but now an alibi takes the place of the memory that you tried to hide And I might have an answer I found in the dark, but you have to ask me, you have to ask me, you have to ask me And everyone can see what you do to me And it's getting later and we're getting older, like everyone And this is a waste of time, but it's also the answer. It's the answer
15.
Open Windows 07:49
I saw something by the window I see something by the door Are you losing - have you lost it? Or are you coming back for more? Even faster, even hotter, than what you left for me to find Dirty footsteps on my pillow Broken hearts are on my mind And you know all I ask of you is this And you know standing silently is easy to resist Empty pages speaking volumes Treasures left for me to find And open windows mean nothing unless you slip inside I'm not one for lighting candles I'm not one for telling truths But every breath is soft beside me and picking up steam. I'm picking up steam And you know all I ask of you is this And you know standing silently is easy to resist
16.
The Lions 01:58
When the lions show their teeth, and open doorways like their jaws, you aren't getting any farther than the corner where I left you And don't you know I told you? I told you to be scared When you set off on your own, you think you can move faster, but that's why they're there, to remind you that I'm here And don't you know you need me? To navigate this jungle To take you where it's quiet To where we've always been

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This is a collection of songs I've written and recorded over the past 20 years. Some have been previously released in very similar form, some have been remixed or added to, and some have never seen the light of day.

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released April 17, 2020

All sounds, words, and production by Chris Rediske, except where noted.

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Limesix is a rock band, in the 90s tradition. They maybe sound a bit like Portastatic, Yo La Tengo, and Say Hi, hopefully with some sly nods to Prince.

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