Park Yard Slang

by Jess Harlen

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released July 20, 2012

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Track Name: Get Ready
you better get ready dont sleep when that day comes
you better get ready dont go down with the sun

lift up we gotta get together
this old grown place wont last forever
at the rate we're going it wont last long
been sleeping on for far too long
summer is gonna come much later
cyclones floods and fires
leaps and bounds how sweet the sound
don't give up we gonna get higher

you better get ready dont sleep when that day comes
you better get ready dont go down with the sun
Track Name: Park Yard Slang
stepping over you
they take no part in you
aint that the way it goes
the world will turn and choose
is it me or is it you
but the rich can choose their roads
the streets are full of tears
losing hope and fear
your lovers dwell alone
looking for relief
their eyes are full of grief
sleeping on your stone

if we are so fragile
why do we walk so many miles

this time has come before
another felt it more
where are they now
we don't seem to end
where did you go my friend
tell me where and how
the lights are giving heat
empty as the street
soft and bleeding
theres comfort in the light
the colours of the night
they colour what im seeing

and im seeing you
but i feel solitude
all i want to find
is the truth and peace of mind

if we are so fragile
why do we walk so many miles
we are so fragile
still we walk so many miles
Track Name: Weaving
she walked in i caught it
i was sold even though she hadnt bought it
and you go deep into the shadows
all the lights are burning i watch you lay low


she walked out i let her
figured she wont come back if i chase her
in 10yrs we'll be together
you know the truth will have it if its forever

i thought you'd leave but don't you weave
weave in and out

years pass and fall away
mornings turn to yesterdays
im bolder now
you look a little older now
years pass and fall away
mornings turn to yesterdays
im bolder now
you look a little older now


i thought you'd leave but don't you weave
weave in and out
Track Name: Let You Down
I wanted to get to you
you know i wanted to
open your eyes and
make you realise
I wanted you
dont you like it, dont you feel like it
I want to know (i wanna know)
do you see me, do you want me
because Im gonna go (im gonna go)

I wont let you down
baby stay around
I dont wanna let you down
baby stay around


Wanted to get to you (wanted to get to you)
you know i wanted to (i wanted to)
open your eyes and
make you realise that
i wanted you (i wanted you)
dont you like it dont you feel like it
you know i wanna know (i wanna know)
do you see me do you want me
you know im gonna go (im gonna go)

don't give in don't give in

dont go crying back to me
dont go crying baby dont cry
Track Name: Nobody's Fault
it was 7am when the rain came
and powered through you like a stream train
i felt your pain and rocked you to sleep
you cried like a baby and a woman that weeps

but i heard a woman say
aint nobody's fault but mine
if i go unhappy at the end of my time
if theres anything i could be or change
i wouldn't be so lonely

midnight came and took you away
misty words were all you could say
but i could see you slipping away
i wanted to be brave when you were so afraid

but i heard a woman say
aint nobody's fault but mine
if i go unhappy at the end of my time
if theres anything i could be or change
i wouldn't be so lonely

I give it all
I give it all
I give it all
Track Name: Plantation ft. RuCL
we never fade but the way we live aint right
sew the seeds plantation lullabies
for sleeping babies and maybe they'll find peace
this is a time to plant for a canopy
old trees to create the ceiling
and the forest will shelter every living being

liberate your mind in time
take another minute of mine
dont be afraid to say
you wish the pain away
liberate your mind in time
take another minute of mine
dont be afraid to say
you wish the pain away

USA armed you out of your mind
made a media to mediate your foresight
think clearly
they willingly disengage you politically
for free reign on the economy
theres no war its downright robbery
no such threat to protect you from
they construct the fear so you trust them son
Track Name: Colliding
beautiful diamond
we collided
into slithers and shards
gravity defying
we needed better timing
you tore apart the stars
now they're aligning
you're nearly flying
you didn't think you'd find the height
now i can see you
and i believe you
now the timing is right


and dont it make you feel good babe
dont it make you feel good

beautiful diamond
we collided
we went up in flames
deep into the night
we set everything alight
you couldn't say my name
now we're aligning
im nearly flying
i didnt think i'd find the height
now you can see me
do you believe me
the timing is right
Track Name: Reach Home
she walks through the night
her head down to the ground
she keeps the music in
and everybody out
a quiet girl she's strong inside
looking for her place in the world
she hides her eyes

know you can reach home
you will see better days
you got to go way back
way back to yesterday

beautiful dreamer
forget her demeanour
she's been lost
somebody took it from us
you don't know what it cost her
she's just a shadow boxer
she seems a careless one
but she's just looking to look up to someone

know you can reach home
you will see better days
gotta go way back
way back to yesterday

don't you let them down
don't you let them down
Track Name: Day Dreamer
daydreamer thats what my mum calls me
i see an old tree and i see stories
daydreamer thats what my dad calls me
the garden is always full of stories

its full of life
castles in the sky
its everywhere
there's magic in the air

daydreamer thats what my mum calls me
i see an old man and i see stories
daydreamer thats what my dad calls me
the fields are always full of stories

its full of life
castles in the sky
its everywhere
there's magic in the air
Track Name: Up To Me
ive gotta get mine
don't lose site
healthy body
healthy mind
leave all my fears behind
gotta keep going
keep it flowing
do it alone
run it home
push it uphill
sharpen my skill
cant leave it to nobody

its just up to me...
its just up to me
cant leave it up to nobody
its just up to me

take a deep breath
deepen my pride
gather my strength
put it in my stride
put all my worries aside
dont look down
im not looking down
keep my eyes on
the horizon
it looks so far
travel the yards
cant leave it up to nobody

its just up to me...
its just up to me
cant leave it up to nobody
its just up to me
cant leave it up to nobody
its just up to me
Track Name: Beautiful Struggle
welcome to the life that i live
welcome to the love that i give
welcome to the pain that we share
welcome to the beautiful struggle to get there

strong heart clear mind is everything you'll find
don't peace out the doubt and everything is in your mind
i didn't get a chance to say don't let it lead you astray
before you were drifting away we were sitting on the dock of the bay

you said you didn't set out to deceive
but you really built it up and made me believe
that might be enough for you but i trusted you
that you would match your fight to your words on the worth of my value

you gave me these things and said they were mine
i made an empire i crossed the lines
the decision is mine if i wanna change
but you just quit give up and walk away

leave the life that i live
forget about the love that i give
don't worry 'bout the pain that we share
the beauty was but the struggle wasn't there
Track Name: Silence
i flick past the pages of my old life
how did we get here tonight
the silence is astounding
my chest compounding
i feel a steel vice compress the moment and stretch time
my eyes slow everything down
i can see light move
and i can taste sound
i hear the lonely ache of the dust drift
and with every breath and fall of my soul, the blankets lift

don't let me go
don't let me go

the scratching pen constantly alerting me
and my heart to the false alarm of footsteps in the hall
she isn't coming at all
oh will i ever know what it feels like to be safe
or is safety a type of empty only promises make
you were so strong in your heart
and your arms arms could reach where i roamed
you held me as your own
you were so strong in your mind
without a shadow of doubt
please please please don't fail me now

don't let me go
don't let me go

seven years eleven nights
i feel the same way as i do tonight
worry worry worry on my mind
trouble trouble trouble this time