Compare and Contrast b​/​w By Half

by Matt LeMay

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Two more songs.

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released 20 March 2012

Written, performed, recorded and mixed by Matt LeMay. Drums recorded at Rad Town. Mastered by TW Walsh.

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Track Name: Compare and Contrast
Come on, it’s only a matter of time
It’s only gonna matter if I’m the one you’re hiding from
(If you take off and run)
But not while you’re still in your prime!
You’re wanted for more than your crimes!
You don’t even try
But you make me laugh, and it turns me on
Like my hand on your back when it’s been too long

But you told me the things that I loved were a lie
You end every breath with a stamp and a sigh
I want you to give me a shot
And I won’t talk a lot

The last time that you were on my side
I got lost, but oh my god I tried and I tried
I tried not to watch
As affection drained out of your eyes

So step out of your past, now, and into the night
You’re running out of timely thoughts to try on
And you’re not even close!
You can’t get lost if you don’t know where you’re trying to go

But you told me the things that I loved were a lie
You start every sentence with “I’ll tell you why...”
I’ll be your whatever you want
So what do you want?

The last time you had me on the line
I fell off, but now, of course, I’m fine
And you’re fine
You’re finding out fast, you were never so one-of-a-kind

You’re just one step further back now
And you don’t even know
How you fell so far to where you are
Now you’re blinded by the stars you once flew circles around
Track Name: By Half
Call off your bets, I didn’t mean anything
It was late
I was a hopeless boy, alive for the first time
Didn’t know if I could make it alone

I was trying too hard
Was I trying too hard?
Am I... I’m trying too hard

But I watched your face when I kissed you
Your eyes closed
Your breath... slows
And your lips curl up

And that’s what I want to see

I could have cared less
You could have been anyone
I set you up
With common cause that I overstated
Honest thoughts that I couldn’t take:
“If I left alone
If I let you down
Would you take me home
Would you hold me down?”

But I watched your face when I kissed you
Your eyes closed
Your breath... slows
And your lips curl up

And that’s what I want to see
That’s what I want you to be