Magic & Mistakes - A Double EP

by Punch The Sun

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03:50
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04:24
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05:05
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03:44

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released December 28, 2018

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PTS is equal parts noise and sensitivity, with introspective lyrics and irreverent shout choruses, revelling in dancy anti-man-splaining anthems, dreamy thunderstorm ballads, and yellin’ about guys named Steve.

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Track Name: Mistakes
Sturdy shoulders holding up my head
Learning from my slips and stumbles
Worry's my aversion to the dread
You'll criticize my flips and fumbles

Well, I waited for perfection
But it never came
Somehow you expect me to
Observe it all the same

If you didn't tell me to
I don't know what I would do
I guess I'd keep on making these mistakes
If you didn't tell me so
I don't know where I would go
Well thank the good Lord you've got what it takes

Well I communicated through my fear
I like to move from intuition
But your regurgitations make it clear
You much prefer strict repetition

Well, I waited for perfection
But it never came
Somehow you expect me to
Observe it all the same

If you didn't tell me to
I don't know what I would do
I guess I'd keep on making these mistakes
If you didn't tell me so
I don't know where I would go
Well thank the good Lord you've got what it takes

Bless your soul, you're giving me
The down, the low, the one-two-three
I'm taking notes, I'm listening
With ears and eyes bared
Bless your heart, you're all advice
I had no clue you'd read the rights
If you're the expert, don't think twice
I'm here and you're there
I'm here and you're there

Well, I waited for perfection
But it never came
It's all a ruse, an overused
Idea of who's to blame

If you didn't tell me to
I don't know what I would do
I guess I'd keep on making these mistakes
If you didn't tell me so
I don't know where I would go
Well thank the good Lord you've got what it takes
Well, thank the good Lord you've got what it takes
Track Name: Character
If I come early
Will you be
Expecting me
To?
If I am worried
Will you be
Assured?

Oh, see, I want to be friends
But I don't wanna make 'em
Oh, see, I like to pretend,
But when I try to fake 'em out
I fall out of character
I fall out of character

If I am colder
Than you were
Expecting me
To
If I'm alone
Would you leave me
Askew

Oh, see, I want to be friends
But I don't wanna make 'em
Oh, see, I like to pretend,
But when I try to fake 'em out
I run out of character
I run out of character

Just in the case it offends
I'll offend towards my own comprehension
I'll make amends to the point of contention
Just for the sake of a word
I'll stay wordless and leave it absurd
It's all for the better, I'm better, it's better
This way

Oh, see, I want to be friends
But I don't wanna make 'em
Oh, see, I like to pretend,
But when I try to fake 'em out
I fall out of character
I fall out of character
Track Name: Steady Volume
Mirror
Catching every facet as I
Stand here
Mouthing conversation like I'm
Prescient
Precious with expressions so precise

Mirror
Telling me the truth before I
Stand there
Waiting on the easy way I
Landed
Lonesome and alone I could entice
I could entice

So I wanna stand shoulder to shoulder
Talking, the more intent the better
Giving my answer to the letter
Maybe I tried too hard again
So I wanna stay standing beside you
Keeping the flow a steady volume
Process it when I get to my room
Maybe I tried too hard again
Maybe I tried too hard again

Window
Looking through the glass as I move
So slow
Give myself away with just a
Hello
Guess I can't reflect my own advice
My own advice

So I wanna stand shoulder to shoulder
Talking, the more intent the better
Giving my answer to the letter
Maybe I tried too hard again
So I wanna stay standing beside you
Keeping the flow a steady volume
Process it when I get to my room
Maybe I tried too hard again
Maybe I tried too hard again

Best dressed
For the mess in my head
Quick slip
Face down in my dread

So I wanna stand shoulder to shoulder
Talking, the more intent the better
Giving my answer to the letter
Maybe I tried too hard again
So I wanna stay standing beside you
Keeping the flow a steady volume
Process it when I get to my room
Maybe I tried too hard again
Maybe I tried too hard again
Track Name: Shoulders
Taking a seat on the line
That pulls me through 59th street
My steps unrelaxing their time
To match up to Manhattan's downbeat
You and me, boy, at the stoplight
Adjusting our bags so they fit right
As we rush off again
As we rush off again, we pretend we're a strange sight

Now the faces I pass every day
Are slowly getting older
Though I can't feel the weight as it lays
Well, I can see their shoulders
Breaking on in

Slaves to the clock, we arrive
At the same intersection each morning
Ever more intimate I've
Realized that your heart's in the whole thing
See, I recognize
The look in your eyes
You're every old man that I've known
You work for a living
You're strong and you're willing
To build your sweet family a home,
A home

Now the faces I pass every day
Are slowly getting older
Though I can't feel the weight as it lays
Well, I can see their shoulders
Breaking on in

Finger my face
Learn these lines
Are settling
I can't retrace
The steps that I've
Been following
Been following
Been following

Now the faces I pass every day
Are slowly getting older
Though I can't feel the weight as it lays
Well, I can see their shoulders
Breaking on in
Track Name: Tomorrow's Only Tuesday
I'm too, too tired for this Monday
I wish that Sunday had settled in
I'm too, too tired for this workday
For all of these weekdays to start again
My coffee's not helping me anymore
I can't get my feet to move through the door
So hand me my pillow, I'm taking my blanket
I'll just go back to bed

Because Tomorrow's only Tuesday
The time is passing by so slowly
And when the week is over
The week just starts all over and
Tomorrow's only Tuesday. Hey!

I'm too, too tired of this condition
We have of longing for 5 o'clock
I'm too, too tired of repetition
But we have no way to make it stop
My coffee's not helping me anymore
I can't get my feet to move through the door
Now, only my pillow can hold all my dreams
I might as well go back to bed

Because Tomorrow's only Tuesday
The time is passing by so slowly
And when the week is over
The week just starts all over and
Tomorrow's only Tuesday. Hey!

We ride through each day waiting
Just to get in line for the next
All because the future
Makes better dreams than does the past

I’m too, too tired; I’m too, too tired; I’m too, too tired
I’m too, too tired; I’m too, too tired; I’m too, too tired

Because Tomorrow's only Tuesday
The time is passing by so slowly
And when the week is over
The week just starts all over and
Tomorrow's only Tuesday
Track Name: Tell Me What It's Like
There's a girl I knew
From the time that I was two to twenty-four
She was coolheaded, bighearted
Never asked, but always wanted more
She was up for every nomination
Loved by all her congregation
Always told her voice was angel's song
She was sweet and clever
She knew how to do it better
all along

Can you catch a whisper here, a whisper there? It's so unfair
Oh, can you catch a whisper as she pulls her skinny fingers through her hair?

She said "tell me what it's like to fall in love
I've been thinking and it just doesn't add up
You lose your logic to the fervor
Of your passions as they further
The intentions we reserve for the insane;
I prefer my solitary counterpane"

There's a boy I saw
Who would hang on every heart that passed him by
He was bowled over, blindsided
Every time a new one caught his eye
He was all romance and tragedy
He reminisced so longingly
But time and time again, he'd cry defeat
He was smooth and smitten
With each pretty little kitten
He would meet

Can you catch a whisper here, a whisper there? It's so unfair
Oh, can you catch a whisper as he pulls his skinny fingers through his hair?

He said "tell me what it's like to fall in love
'Cause it sounds like something I'd like something of
You lose your logic to the fervor
Of your passions as they further
The intentions we consider somewhat touched;
I don't know if I could ever get enough"

Tell me what it's like to fall in love
I've been thinking and it just doesn't add up
You lose your logic to the fervor
Of your passions as they further
The intentions we consider somewhat touched
I don't know if I could ever get enough
I don't know if it could ever be enough
Track Name: Addicted
I'm addicted to your smile
The way your eyes mash at the edges
Been away from it a while
Sense myself becoming restless

I can't stand to be apart from you, my dear, my dear
Mine's a lonely, lonely heart without you near, without you near

I'm addicted to your face
The way it lights up when it sees me
Not to mention your caress
Your hands and arms when they are near me

I can't stand to be apart from you, my dear, my dear
Mine's a lonely, lonely heart without you near, without you near

I need you like coffee in the morning,
I'm addicted to you, darling,
And I can't put you down
I'm so glad to have you here so close
You know I'll make the most of having you around

I'm addicted to your face
The way it lights up when it sees me
Not to mention your caress
Your hands and arms when they are near me

I can't stand to be apart from you, my dear, my dear
Mine's a lonely, lonely heart without you near, without you near
Track Name: The Magic
Chapter one, the story's just begun
They call it fake, but I'm fixed on your charms
All well and good, it played out like it should
Till I found myself safe in your arms
I can see it now,
Honey we are bound
To seal it with a vow,
Oh babe, they'll all come around soon
The sparkle in your eyes
They say it's a disguise
But they're just sounding false alarms

Chapter two, a picture perfect view
But I'm catching on to the cracks in the hall
Your eyes go blank when I'm just being frank
While I explain the way it's starting to fall
You build your brew
In the shelter of your room
In a castle too new
To become consumed with all that
Well I suppose that I
I should've known but I
Was hoping I could have it all

But the magic just left one day
It sensed the mood and it got a little afraid
Decided to pack it's bags
And find a friendlier place to stay
Well, I bet it was the way
I said goodbye

I said goodbye

I can't keep up with your incantations
Their sweet sensations are starting to fade
While I fade, you berate
My inclination to disbelieve
Though your spell is o'er, dear,
I can't ignore how we had it made
An impermanent win;
Now, baby, I'm drinking in
This sense of reprieve
Reprieve

Oh, the magic just left one day
It sensed the mood and it got a little afraid
Decided to pack it's bags
And find a friendlier place to stay

Well, I bet it was the way
I said goodbye

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