Watercolor

by Justin Brower

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This EP is a collection of songs creating an ambience around a few of my experiences this summer. It was recorded in a sweaty, hot basement through the months of July and August. I hope you enjoy listening to these songs as much as I did writing and performing them.

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released August 11, 2015

Thanks to Harley Davidson for playing bass on every track and recording / producing the entire EP.

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Track Name: You'll Be Great
Drifting down the stream
with a bag on your head
the water’s clean
the furthest from the edge

You ask “why?”
I say when.
I won’t explain myself again.

Tongue-tied with ten pound weights
I wait to see how I deteriorate.
Don’t hold the room I’m late
Getting up on time, I’ve never been great.

I know I said I’m sorry
and that won’t do.
I know you need her badly.
But I do too.

Hurry up,
Hold the vicegrip tight
This is the pain in your chest
This is the knife in your lower right side
Just forgot to remember
Your cage isn’t free
You already paid
You paid with me.

Drink more water
Sleep in late
Don’t drink coffee
You’ll be great.

Drink more water,
Sleep in late
Don’t drink coffee
You’ll be great

Try to find the time to open up the letters you saved.
Maybe next time you’ll think before you make a mistake.

Breathe in, Breathe out, you are fine -- you have time.
at least while you wait in your house.
Breathe in, Breathe out, you’ll be taken by the bad days
only if you don’t get out.
Track Name: Cut Me Down
How long have you been waiting to hear this words come out of
my mouth.
You know I built the bricks I placed them down
built our house.
And you laid right next to me
And you laid so close to me
Two letters sketched onto an open tree.

I am tired I am sick of being sick.
Want to run, but no one would help with this.
If I leave your mind would you take the time
to cut me off
cut me out
cut me down

I am tired I have holes in all my jeans
Water runs but the shell is never clean.
If I leave your mind would take the time,
to cut me off,
cut me out,
cut me down.

Last night
I had a dream that I was next to you
woke up right.
But I woke up wearing masks
you know this skin lies.

I never meant that much to you.
Just another thing to do.
But I always thought you felt it too.

I am tired I am sick of being sick.
Want to run, but no one would help with this.
If I leave your mind, would you take the time
to cut me off, cut me out, cut me down

I am tired I have holes in all my jeans
Water runs but the shell is never clean.
If i leave your mind, would you take the time
to cut me off
cut me out
cut me down.
Track Name: Moat
She said it’s hard to find her face
When she looks into the mirror
She runs the shower, fogs it up
and wipes it down, but still no clearer.
She is looking for the question
To the question never asked
She hears the doorbell deafened out
by the sounds of broken glass.

Every night she puts her eyes back in
And hopes that they don’t fit
She opens up her book and reads a page
The leather never fits.
She reads these stories of a few men
Who lived a thousand years ago
And hopes the scribed who wrote it down
Could transfer all their scribbled hope

She needs a light, she needs a punching bag
some silence or a coat.
‘Cause when it rains it pours, it pours it stains
and fills right up her moat.
Track Name: Riptide
Split tree,
There is a soul inside your leaves
And when your purple half turned green
another life planted a seed

Release,
Into the sky another piece.
I hope that you are doing well
or lying silently in peace.

Pull and push
I’m swimming against a riptide
Contemplating all night

Leave a sign
and I will stare up in the sky
And whether you’re here or inside
I will not leave you behind
I will not leave you behind.
I will not leave you behind.
I will not leave you behind.
I will not leave you behind.

With me,
There is a sadness no one sees.
Buried 6 feet underneath
With shaky hands, and aching feet.

I know that I have no right to complain.
But the lingering gray images
are driving me insane.

Pull and push
I’m swimming against a riptide
and I will cramp up and die.
They will find me on the shore

Leave a sign
and I will stare up in the sky
and whether you’re here or inside
I will not leave you behind.

....

Pull and push
I’m swimming against a riptide
contemplating your knife.

Leave a sign
and I will stare up in the sky
and whether you’re here or inside
I will not leave you behind.
Track Name: I Don't Know
Push a little harder.
You are not too far off from where you should be.
Love a little longer.
Holding back will only keep you from being happy.
And remember:
There are people doing far worse than you
Just remember:
There are people who don’t remember, and they choose to.

Try, once a day to make your face look like a smile.
Cry, it’s okay I know it’s probably been a while.

And remember,
There are people doing far worse than you did.
Just remember,
That when it’s bad you still remember
What feeling good is.

‘Cause you are holding up
And you are old enough
And i’m not strong enough
To carry that weight
‘Cause you are holding up
And I have tried enough
to clean up my mistakes
I think that it’s too late.

and while I tried I know
that all of this must go

‘Cause I was holding back
and I can’t live with that.
I’m sorry I don’t know.