Earthbound

by Earthbound

Track Name: Mr. Squintz's Wild Ride
Buckled up, I'm along for the ride
Eyes wide
Mr. Squintz is behind the wheel
I hope he keeps an even keel
Such a klutz, but a good friend of mine
Wise guy
Mr. Squintz sure knows a good time

Things have started to appear
Since you've been here
All these apparitions got me trippin'
Oh dear

Shuffled up, he breaks on a dime
Eyes wide
Mr. Squintz drives outside the lines
He's still alive and breathing fine
Doubled up, I'm trying to align
Decide
I'm convinced I don't need a guide

Things have started to appear
Since you've been here
All these apparitions got me trippin'
Oh dear
Brings me to a new frontier
Removes my fear
And of my own volition
I'm wishin' to steer
Track Name: Keepsake
It seems to be most often
Hidden in the top drawer
Beneath all the cotton
Something to adore

I keep it just so I know that it's there
So I can sleep sound at night
Something I can hold
Numbin' in the cold

You handle it with caution
Some memories are torn
A book you won't be swappin'
Leathery and worn

I keep it just so I know that it's there
So I can sleep sound at night
Something I can hold
Numbin' in the cold
Track Name: Bats in the Belfry
Take a deep breath
Try it on for size
Always something wrong
Detecting lies
Just a side effect
Of way too much thought
Your mind needs rest
From the lows and highs
Somewhere you belong
An image is drawn

You never learn a thing
From what I do for you

At risk of ringing false
Alert people in halls
That's when you come to me
Bats in the belfry

Take a deep breath
Your mind needs rest
What'd you expect?
That I'm on your side?
Well of course I am
But you're incorrect
Am I to abide?
You don't give a damn
The image is gone

You never learn a thing
From what I do for you

At risk of ringing false
Alert people in halls
That's when you come to me
Bats in the belfry
Track Name: Fixing Up the Gears
And all the time that you spend
Fiixing up the Gears
And all the space that you rent
Withering in tears

It's from my eyes
and followed down, down, down

And all the minds you befriend
Mixing up the years
And call the pace that you went
Bringing up the rear

It's from my eyes
and followed down, down, down
Track Name: La La Land
Oh goodness gracious
I'm losing patience
A landscape spacious
And stranger awaits us
Almost in my reach

In the palm of my hands
Ooo La-La Land

This place is famous
For being shameless
Going to the beach

(chorus)

No one is anxious
About when the quake hits
Almost in my reach
Track Name: Unfinished Business
You caught me
You could say it's midstream

I'm in the middle of the street
Guessing by your grimace
What a way to meet
I can't control my quickness
And I'm pissing on myself
I drank too much Guinness
But it's bad for your health
Unfinished Business

(repeat)
Track Name: Far Out
It seems unlikely to me
That I'm a pet that somebody keeps
But every now and then
I feel a tugging at my neck like there's a leash

Flashing lights controlled by my mind
Catch insights untold by our kind

(repeat)
Track Name: The Only Sense
The only sense
You've ever made
Was when you coughed
Up a quarter

You're so dense
Creating shade
Attention gathers moss
Growing shorter

You're more intense
Than in the past
Like “was” and “were”
Or even “future”

I've made amends
To be exact
Cut my finger
Made a suture