I Am Ready, Warden

by Townhouse Woods

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released 10 March 2013

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Townhouse Woods Minneapolis, Minnesota

These are some songs that I made. You can download them for free by entering $0 for the price. But you can also pay money if you want. Free things are usually nicer, though. Unless it's like... a free face-punch or something. But getting free songs is generally a good thing. That's all I'm saying.

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Track Name: Stunned
Daylight fades away again as I'm left here feeling stunned
Streetlights flicker on as poor replacements for the sun
This fortune comes at such a cost but I would not trade it in
Sometimes what you need is just a punch right to the chin
Oh, I should be a mess (but I'm not)

Used to be familiar now it feels so very strange
Have you been carrying all that hate or did something in you change
I usually take the high road like I did yesterday
But there's two last things I have to tell you before you go away
And they are:
(1) Goodbye, and
(2) I threw your stupid necklace in a river
Track Name: Kinda Wonderful
Why you gotta make me wait, Camila?
Why must you hesitate, Camila?
I think you know we're meant to be
So let's just skip these
Formalities

Speak to me in Portuguese, Camila
You can tell me all your mysteries, Camila
That long plane ride from LA
It was the best part of my day
Yeah I guess that you could say
It was kinda wonderful

You got what I'm lookin' for, Camila
Don't need to look no more, Camila
If I'm off base I'm sorry
But I think that you and me
We could absolutely be
Somethin' kinda wonderful
Track Name: Steppin' On Pretty Flowers
I'm steppin' on pretty flowers just to while away the hours
I'm kickin' 'round rusty tin cans, I got no other plans
I'm leavin' my cheatin' lover, goin' off to find another
I'm burnin' all your dumb letters cause I know that'll really upset ya
Track Name: Oh, Lord
Oh, Lord, what shall I do?
I knew that this would happen but I didn't want it to
My plans will fall apart long before I see them through
Oh, Lord, what shall I do?

Oh, Lord, when will I feel free?
These chains were placed upon me by someone I cannot see
The last time I asked, you just said "Eventually"
And oh, Lord, when will I feel free?

I just can't fight
All these demons tonight
And I won't try
'Cause I know they won't be denied

Oh, Lord, is fate just your game?
The light and the shadows affect us the same
Praise for the good, for the bad there's no blame
Oh, Lord, is fate just your game?
Track Name: If She Don't Love You Now
You're finding out what this life's all about
There is no easy way to learn
Nothing works out, get kicked when your down
This thing they call love, oh how it burns
If she don't love you now then she probably never will

You've had your fun, he's her "number one"
Someday she'll go back to him there
Don't let her decide, don't let her deny
Her past is not your weight to bear
If she don't love you now then she probably never will

Words whispered true that she won't say to you
Those words belong to her old flame
Jump on a plane, make your escape
Get out of here while you still can
If she don't love you now then she probably never will
Track Name: Timing Is Everything, Pt. II: Adash Daniel's Blues
It's my 31st birthday
There's not much more to say
I don't really feel golden
Or even silver today
See, my woman she left me
She took all of her things
With one small exception
Of her wedding ring

But surely there's been sadness much deeper than my own
And I know that a man should carry on
So memories and mirrors mean nothing to me now
Tomorrow I won't look back anymore

Borders and boundaries
Customs and laws
They'll kill every dream you have
Seemingly without cause
You won't achieve nothin'
If you follow the rules
Please don't let your love slip
Into the hands of these fools

But surely there's been setbacks much greater than my own
And I know that a man should carry on
So memories and mirrors mean nothing to me now
Tomorrow I won't look back anymore

Love don't come easy
I'm the first one to say
And once it does find you
Oh, it never stays

But surely there's been heartache more painful than my own
And I know that a man should carry on
So memories and mirrors mean nothing to me now
Tomorrow I won't look back anymore
Track Name: Seen Love Die
There's an old familiar feeling
Hanging in the air
It's nothing you can see or hear
But you know it's surely there
She'll tell you everything's okay
And you'll want to believe her
But inside you'll know that something's off
And soon you'll have to leave her
Her feelings are fading
There's nothing you can do
'Cause time is ever-changing
And no one is immune

It's no use trying to fight it
You've lost her, man, it's done
There's someone she's been looking for
And friend, you're not the one
Now that fact may be tough to grasp
And this ain't where you wanna be
But can you look me in the eye
And say you were truly happy?
The longing and the missing
And wishing you weren't free
Your mind becomes a prison
But you'll soon find the key

So now you can't eat nothin'
With your stomach all in knots
It's the calm before the storm
A feeling you'd forgot
But everyone goes through this
We've all seen love die
In times like these you'll wonder
If it was even worth a try
Someday you will look back
With fondness on the past
For good memories you have with her
Forever shall they last
Track Name: Matching Sweaters
When we're older if we're still together can we please wear matching sweaters?
I just might get myself a metal detector, maybe you'll be a cat collector
It could be real nice but we're in no rush so let's just take it day by day
It's a long long road but you know you have a home wherever I may be

In the meantime I will write you letters, we'll get through this stormy weather
We'll look back on this and always remember how these days have made us better
It could be real nice but we're in no rush so let's just take it day by day
It's a long long road but you know you have a home wherever I may be

So I'll slay some dragons and I'll build a castle, we'll live happy ever after
It could be real nice but we're in no rush so let's just take it day by day
It's a long long road but you know you have a home wherever I may be
Track Name: The Prospector's Final Lament
My new situation is the latest distraction
A feeble attempt to forget about you
I know it ain't right but I can't just do nothing
I tried that before and all it made me was blue
Singin' hey, oh, why can't I let go?
I'll be hangin' on 'til long after you're gone

It's been two long months since I've heard from you, darlin'
But I tell folks you're fine whenever they ask
I won't admit to myself that it's over
And I'm still not prepared to put you in the past
Singin' hey, oh, why can't I let go?
I'll be hangin' on 'til long after you're gone

I wish our road wasn't as rough
I wish we'd've had more luck
And I wish I'd had the courage to take
A risk and make
Our dreams a reality
And I wish
Like I've wished
Like I'll always wish
That you were here

So I'll send out this song and I'll pray that it finds you
Wherever it is that you are now, my dear
And if we shall not meet again in this lifetime
I'll always hold close to the love you left here
Singin' hey, oh, I'll never let go
I'll be hangin' on 'til long after you're gone
Singin' hey, oh, I'll never let go
I know that you're gone but I hope that at least a part of you is hangin' on
Track Name: Chasing After You
Finding a raincoat after the sun's back out
Glasses for a man gone blind
Things people do to recapture their youth
And thoughts that you'll someday be mine

All the years I spent
Chasing after you

Mountains of memories, what-ifs and if-onlys
Courage to keep traveling on
Whiskey and lonely nights, southbound on 25
People who say just be strong

All the years I spent
Chasing after you
Track Name: Old Train
You kissed me on the cheek and turned and rain up the stairs. You left me just standing there. Ambushed by the love you gave without hesitation, I filled myself with hopeful elation. So the evening stole away the summer sun's last light. You got me thinking about the maybe and the might. And from that point on, no one could separate me from you or chance from fate.

Let every night fade away in perfect serenity. And may time forget its way so here we can always stay. Something I gotta say: the love I'm feeling today is enough to drive away all my worry, keep the blues at bay. And I'll curse that old train when it carries you away because I will never be the same.

The gentle sounds of summer sweetly greet our ears through the window on this night so clear. I'm not sure how this happened but I sure won't protest your unbelievable loveliness. You're beautiful and real and I'm lucky and free. I'm sure all my friends would agree. Flew halfway 'round the world to add color to my life. Without you it was grey and white.

Let every night fade away in perfect serenity. And may time forget its way so here we can always stay. Something I gotta say: the love I'm feeling today is enough to drive away all my worry, keep the blues at bay. And I'll curse that old train when it carries you away because I will never be the same.

I know that time's a thief and it'll take you from me but for now that's the way it's gotta be. Nobody can steal from us the memories we've made and we still got some tomorrows and today. So baby close your eyes and let's just pretend this thing we got goin' will never end. I'm not sure if that's true but it's damn sure worth trying and I'll hold you til the day's done dying.

So please remember my songs, and baby try to be strong. I know it won't be long until you always belong to me and I'll help you see that love can last eternally if you would only believe but until that day comes I'll grieve. And I'll curse that old train when it carries you away because I will never be the same.