Life of Abundance

by Tin Armor

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released July 14, 2011

Recorded and mixed by Eric Cronstein with assistance from Mark Parsons. Andy Cook helped too.

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Track Name: Life of Abundance
We’re living a life of abundance
the squalor of rentals aside
We cherish our things and live beyond our means
to the tune of our paychecks demise

We’re living a life of reluctance
the impulse under the influence aside
We hold on to our peace and we stay in our seats
and we haunt each other’s halls all night

Well they say one in hand is better than two beside
and most times it’s hard not to agree
But of my actions left aside
it’s just not alright that there are so many
Track Name: Plain Limbs
What instruments could inspire, we ask ourselves
cloven copper wire or a sphere of iron?
Expect no easy ride with foreign funds
but our golden tongues arrive
and that’s all we’ll ever require

Follow the roots to water where leaves of green reside
but no grove of ash nor oak will keep plain limbs alive
Do we shed the wasted or replace it?
I cannot decide

Seasick for the ride through that turbulent tide
of our budgets next rewrite
when our necks expect the knife
You counted beans all night
You laid our claim on a purse of silver names
while wasting your golden gains

Just to follow the roots to water where leaves of green reside
but no grove of ash nor oak will keep plain limbs alive
Do we shed the wasted or replace it?
I cannot decide

You say there’s not enough to survive
Well I guess we better not even try

You’ve got a map and it leads forward
and we’re still standing still
Or it seems from where you see
but you’re not seeing me
As the numbers read our cost it exceeds
I guess we’ll all just fucking leave
Track Name: Inside Days
Well I buy my days off in eighths
at a borderline criminal rate these days
And despite all the joys these good days
make me afraid that I’m losing pace
when outside the leaves are on fire
and burn with the hue of the sun
But it’s all even to me, chemically

And of these diversions I’ve wrought
I bare no sadness at the thought
but it might cause me to pause
Signing off, breaking the law
A ‘no’ to sidewalk’s call
well I might slip and fall
or get lost on the streets that I know
Track Name: Just So I Know It
My girl's got a lot left
Because she takes small breaths and talks in small breaths
She's too afraid of wasting time
And my girl's got a big chest
And she keeps in it her thoughts and regrets
But honestly when she's at her best her heart fills the rest
And leaves no room to guess
But most the times it's a total wreck

But she's too afraid to show it
I wish she would cry just so I would know it

All of the pictures she takes
Are of her own face or her clothes
Oh where the nights go, oh where they go
And her friends well there's only three
But that's not counting me because we don't
But she swears that they make her happy
And I should just let them be
But the more I'm made to look the more I see

I'm trying to be honest I'm not trying to be deep
I worry about you I hope you worry about me
But I'm too ashamed too show it
I'm just so scared that I'm gonna blow it
Track Name: Wayward Kites
Things are already on their way
And I'm already comfortably arranged
But you've never been an easy fix
And I never got used to this anyway

Technically there's nothing left to change
But you won't take it that way and you won't walk away
Honestly, you're the only one to blame
But you won't take it that way and you won't walk away
No you won't take the blame and just walk away

Well I'd just as soon be alone
I'd just as soon turn my face away
But I can't turn me eyesight down
And you're running your mouth around the place

Technically there's nothing left to change
But you won't take it that way and you won't walk away
Honestly, I'd rather not say it
Why did everything have to change and you won't walk away
No you won't take the blame and just walk away

Golden opportunities that walk to your door
Claiming job security and more
Promising true love and possibly more
A week away from home a week away from your old house
And your roommates runny mouth
Yea, you talk it all about
But it won't change now and you won't change things now
If you just sit at home wondering how

Technically there's nothing left to change
But you won't take it that way and you won't walk away
Honestly, you're the only one to blame
But you won't take it that way and you won't walk away
No you won't take the blame and just walk away
Track Name: Shake Up
Things have just started to settle after the shake up
reassigning, realigning for a new month
Seasonal distractions just weren’t enough
Let’s reap those winter buds
a spring as sprung

And it seems likely that we’ll all get together once

As soon as one gets cut from it’s former stuff
we circle above like some vulture doves
But won’t say word one until we’re stoned enough
The intention or the action I can’t tell which is love

And it seems to me that the difference isn’t clear
Track Name: I Am Resolved
I am resolved to play the part no longer
I am resolved to bare the heart of my own mind
Whether wise or otherwise
Whether out of touch or out of time
I have walked out of a shadow into a life

I am resolved said with a sigh while alone at night
I am resolved by that mark of light I am reading by
Why do I shy at the utterance, I stutter getting out
The visions of glory that should pour out of my mouth?

I am resolved to find some reason I should stay up late at night
Because right now in my life sleeping is going fine
Will you suffer me not to sleep tonight, suffer me through a walk
Out in the night where a chill could thaw our tongues?

A sigh late evening, it’s the thread that keeps thinning
Track Name: Coffin Sheets
I could do right by my sorry state if I knew how
and though I’m situated above the ‘scape
You see those heights before the frame
I guess you’re right about me
a high-rise waiting for the day to pay
weather or change with lighting on my mind

It’s a shame but why go out
when you can stay in your house
on the foundations strength?
And so parched these cheeks retreat
to lay in wait under coffin sheets
Is that how it seems?
Believe me because I’m right about me
a high-rise built upon the strongest base
in a crowed space with a solitary life

In time the concrete, the rebar lines
Just give them time for they will bend in time
Below is the street, above the sky
It’s comforting to know the landmarks of your life
Track Name: Strange Correlations
I tripped pulling my keys out and threw them on the ground
Where did they hit?
Down into the sewers mouth, I can’t go home now
Why did I slip?

There are strange correlations beyond me, I know
Although it seems beyond all reason
it’s no reason to be ignore

We twitch or furrow our brow what’s the difference?
How are these distinct?
At times our bodies abide, clouded minds override
and we fall to our knees

It’s a strange coronation
We exalt our minds to be more
But it seems after sound reason
We’re nothing but physical forms

We’re just strange correlations
Just framed organization
Track Name: Queen Mob
Well she said "some things stop but some things stay the same
The more we are the more there is to change
And as I move forth, time just rolls away
I'm obsessed with being right not being OK
Don't look back there's nothing to say"

She wants more than I give and I give all she can take
All the walks we took, all the walks we will take
All the words we speak, is everyone fake
Well she swears "I'll stay close, just so we don't break
But don't count on me, because I will let you down"

I don't want to grow up sad and lonely
Waiting on someone like you
Track Name: You Got It
I watch you
I talk to you
And I would tell the truth if it would move you
Not that the lies have seemed to cut through

I know that It’s home
but there are so many places I’d rather go
Near or far, I don’t know
I guess in hard times we roam
Please speak up when you speak
You know I can’t hear anything
And I’m tired or deciphering squeaks
If I can’t hear anything how can I ever know?

If it’s hard times you want, baby you got it
I love you, see you at home
Track Name: Silhouettes
Go for a walk
Out of sight is out of mind
Said through a bleaker tongue
Guess it’s been a long night
Far away
Far and gone out of your life
That’s what I call changing my mind

I want it another way
But I can’t see the change on the horizon
Just the same old silhouettes

It’s mental rape
It’s thievery
It’s other crimes that grind my life away
and bruise my sullen sense of pride

I want it another way
But I can’t see the change on the horizon
All I see is chains on the horizon
And the same old silhouettes

I am so far away I can’t help but be late
And the lights that blind now just dimly shine
I can’t tell if I have eyes to read or eyes enough to see

I feast on my blood
I feast and I call it wine
Now my salvation is mine

I want it another way
I always want it some other way
But I can’t see the change on the horizon
Just the same old silhouettes