Alabaster

by Colin Burke

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A short EP with songs some songs I wrote in the Summer/Fall. I did all the recording in my apartment. Even though it's only 5 songs, there is a large variety of genre so there may be something for everyone ^-^
Anyway, take a listen! Each song has it's own little description and lyrics. Feel free to download the record, at the cost of giving me your e-mail address MWAHAHA. Er- yeah.
-Colin

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released 20 December 2012

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Colin Burke Milford, Massachusetts

I write, peform, and record my own blend of multi-genre songwriting along with sounds from this and other universes!

I also am a songwriter and producer for hire. OH, and I play in this band called We Built The Moon, and I love it.
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Track Name: Good Enough
Paint the scene
it's Monday night I want you next to me.
I'm thinkin' it would be just fine to clear my mind and leave the hard stuff up to you, but still
My eyes only see what they want to, reality taunts them
I know there's still something real inside.

Woah-oh-oh
I'm not as clever as you think I am
Woah-oh-oh
You're not the brilliant one I thought you were
We're not the perfect ones we're sure we are
But we're good enough for now.
I am good enough for now.

Then it strikes,
as I romanticize I pay the price.
I know the feeling is what keeps me there
a vice I'll leave without any despair, and still
my eyes only see what they want to
reality makes a mess of them,
I know there's something real inside.

Woah-oh-oh
I'm not as clever as you think I am
Woah-oh-oh
You're not the brilliant one I thought you were
We're not the perfect ones we're sure we are
But we're good enough for now.
I am good enough for now.
Track Name: Zombieland
I've been dreaming so…Strangely,
A stranger in my bed.
I'm a zombie eating my own brains,
a little each day.
All the while you watch me waste away,
I think you can….

Bring me back to life
bring me back to life
bring me back to life
bring me back to life

Let's take to the streets,
falling down the narrow roads.
Drive a silver bullet in my heart,
to squeeze out the cold.
If this is a game, let me lose,
I know you care…


Bring me back to life
bring me back to life
bring me back to life
bring me back to life

oh

You bring me back to life
bring me back to life
bring me back to life
bring me back to life



Copyright 2012 by Colin Burke
Track Name: The Last Day on Earth
I'm wasting, no time here.
The last day on Earth and I'm selfish
for leaving,
you're no better for needing me here.
When the clocks stop moving and
buildings desecrate to sand,
I know I'll be the last to stand today.

Well half of me knows the other half is crazy.
There's a chance that this half might be too,
even when the clearest things seem hazy,
I still believe one thing to be true.

I packed my belongings,
a change of shirt, a notepad.
To relive the end of the world.

I trusted, the garden,
to grow me strong and honest.
Now I face the greatest freeze ever yet.

Half of me knows the other half is crazy.
There's a chance that this half might be too,
even when the clearest dreams seem hazy,
I still believe one thing to be true,
that I'm leaving just as quick as I met you.
Yeah, I'm leaving just as quick as I met you

I'm saved by a charming melody.
You're floating softly off to sleep.
But something here feels eerie,
even in your arms tonight.
I'm saved by a charming melody.
You're drifting slowly off to sleep.
But something here feels eerie,
even when you say "I love you."

Well
Half of me knows the other half is crazy.
There's a chance that this half might be too,
even when the clearest dreams seem hazy,
I still believe one thing to be true,
that I'm leaving just as quick as I met you.
Yeah, I'm leaving just as quick as I met you.

I loved you, my darling.
There was no one else above you.
In my mind you were,
the first, the last, the middle.
I woke up this morning,
I drove down our driveway.
I don't think I'm ever coming back.
Track Name: Dirty Business
Hang from the clouds, and look around at you there.
Break in the wake of every wave you make.
Fall in the cracks of every sidewalk you'll walk on when you're older.
Stay in the lines or fall apart, or fall apart.
Tonight I choose to fall.
Tonight I choose to fall.

Find me everywhere I can't be,
hold me to bear witness to all of your crime scenes,
all your dirty business,
is dragging me down so I'll just get out.
All your dirty business is pulling me down so I'll just get out.


Nights are different now with you around.
Tell me you trust me with all your heart.
Paint with a brush, something you want to see you become.
Stay in the lines, or fall apart, or fall...
Tonight I choose to fall.
Tonight I choose to fall.

Find me everywhere I can't be,
hold me to bear witness to all of your crime scenes,
all your dirty business,
is dragging me down so I'll just get out.
All your dirty business is pulling me down so I'll just get out.

Show me true infatuation,
you have no relation,
there is no temptation.
All your dirty business is dragging me down so I'll just get out.
Track Name: We Are...
We are far off

I can tell there's something about you that kept me there,
only near...enough to call you when I needed help,
but never when you needed me there
Don't be scared
Well I know this better than most, it's better for you
something true
we are very far off, yeah, we are very far off from true,

And when I feel the wind I know it feels you too
When life pushes me, I hope it pushes you
So grow up, and look what I've done here for you,
even though we're very, even though we're very far from true

I can tell you're healing, in fact, I know that you are,
you wear that scare
Well I know this better than most, we can only grow
and time will show...
That we are very far off, yeah, we are very far off from true,

And when I feel the wind I know it feels you too
When life pushes me, I hope it pushes you
So grow up, and look what I've done here for you,
even though we're very, even though we're very far from true

I can tell there's something about you that kept me there.