Remedies Ahead

by Rue Royale

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released September 9, 2013

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Track Name: Changed My Grip
I've been warned that if I don't hold on tight
That I would bleed it out
And though I've kept hold of many things
Be sure I've changed my grip
To manage I confess

Been told of many wondrous things
Yet still I can't decide
Between this heart and head of mine
There lay a great divide

Before I'm taken off somewhere 
within a dream at night
And if I wake while in midair
I hope that I would find
Where your head lay that night
Track Name: Set Out To Discover
Not long until we're there it's in the air
How long until we're there I wouldn't dare
Speculate the journey ahead

I've heard the heavens are storm-less there
We've left a dried up river bed
heading for the promise land

I've got a glass jar of memories
I've been collecting old tragedies
I've heard of remedies

And we set out to discover the remedies
And we'll stay out until we run into remedies

We've chosen quiet ways around the bend
We've sought alternate ways in our head
We've taken consequence

I'll drive the sun is burning or eyes
You drive us through the night, tired eyes
Hoping our bearing's right
Track Name: Tiny Parcels
What if I could gather all the souls in the world
Leave them wrapped like tiny parcels outside your door
Would you let me see the inside of your house
I've been waiting here for years
I've been knocking on this door for years
Not a whisper have I heard with these ears

Are you here or are you gone

What if I could fabricate a love
Would you hold me like a china doll
Would you pull me from this mess I've fallen in
Cos I'd rather be found on your shelf 
Than the places that I take myself
Than the places that I feel like hell
Should I tarry and keep waiting here
Should I turn around and walk instead
Track Name: Pull Me Like A String
I was somebodies baby
I was somebodies child
And in a grown up world I was afraid of the dark
And in my later years now
I've got the widest of eyes and I've accepted the dark times are in between all the lights

You pull me like a string you
You pull me right in two
You put me out to the darkness and pull me back to you
You pull me like a string you
You pull me right in two
You cause me to go blind yet I still look for you

I'm moving onwards and upwards, I've got to pull it to
You've been the biggest thorn but I'm addicted to you
Before I have my own baby, before I have my own child
I've got to straighten my vision and get these eyes aligned
Track Name: Dark Cloud Canopies
As you see there is a war in me that really cannot hide
To move the darkest clouds aside
Long ago I told myself a lie I since have made it right
To move the darkest clouds aside

Out from under dark cloud canopies
Is it all in my head, has it all been a dream

There are times that I seek out your face deep in a lucid dream
To move the darkest clouds aside
Never have I gazed into your eyes but damn if I ain't tried
to move the darkest clouds aside

Only if I overcome the obstacles within my head
I'll move the darkest clouds aside
Track Name: Almost Ghostly
It's a long, dark, lonely walk
All the way to the living room
And I sure hope that we can talk
When I bring my plea to you

Almost ghostly in I walk
I can barely breathe or talk
It's reflecting in your eyes
That you're far too hurt to cry

There is air left in our lungs
Even when our tongues are sharp
With a bruised and busted heart
We will do all to carry on
Track Name: Carving Up Islands
I don't know what to say I'm sorry
You are the only one
Here I am once again bringing you my pleas
You are greater than I deserve

Left alone I've a storm banging in my ears
Pulling up trees by the root
Even though I bring winds carving up islands
You leave your door open
You are greater than I deserve
Track Name: Shouldn't Have Closed My Eyes
Here with my head hung out the window
I see what I left behind
I would if I could turn back the sunrise
To give it another try
It was a simple reaction
I shouldn't have closed my eyes

Caught like a deer wrapped up in car light
I missed out on what was mine
And with a fear that gripped me so tight
I let it fall out of sight
It was a pitiful reaction
I shouldn't have closed my eyes
Track Name: Settle In, Settle Down
Think back to when we were young and it somehow just worked out
Think back to then and it al settles in it'll all settle down

I know it well the feeling we're both circling 'round
I know the roads that we're found on are often paved with doubt

Sometimes when I am afraid, overweighted I look behind
To see what we have accomplished together to make it right
Track Name: Try As They Might
Got these voices inside me, trying to bring me down
Speaking riddles, rhymes and telling stories of where love is found

Try as they might, they cannot get me down

Spending too much time in dangerous places
On the search to find the destination where your treasured face is
Track Name: Brought Up Somewhere Else
With the wings of a dove, here I am and here I come
Is this the right lane I'm on
I see no right, I see no wrong

Ancient are these rolling hills
Aged, brought up somewhere else

With the step of a waltz, feeling low but walking tall
I see a thread running through
Oh how I hope it leads to you
Track Name: Every Little Step
Been alive been alive but I just woke up
Been here all of my life but I'm picking up
Picking up where I left off before I just seized up
Can't recall, recall it all cos it was some days ago

Been a lot going on and I'm way behind
But I'm here and I'm trying and I'll tow the line
All I need is a chance a single chance and I'll make it right

There's been a mirror in my face and it chokes me up
Oh I'm gonna stare into that gaze until they give up
Every little step that I take…is progress

There's been a clock counting down empty hours here
And as the minutes fly by I'm working overtime
Working on getting my mind around this road ahead
Can't go back
Can't go backwards