ROCK N ROFL

by Memory Mines

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All tracks recorded live (except the harmonica on track #9).
All tracks recorded in the basement at The Short House in Bellevue, Nebraska

Work hard and know joy. ROCK N ROFL.

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released March 1, 2013

Chris Atkins - Songwriting, guitar, vocals, harmonica, recording, mixing, mastering, and artwork

Ryan McKeever - tambourine

Travis Ahrenholtz - CD duplication (the first 100 copies)

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Track Name: The End is Nigh
the sun is up
the lights are out
the end is nigh
at least that's what they're talkin' about

i'm givin' up
on burnin' out
i'm just a guy
who don't know what he's talkin' about

kaleidoscope
in Your eyes
i don't know why
every mornin' i forget the prize

a ray of hope
in Your song
i stand in awe
and i forget to keep movin' along
Track Name: Time-Turner
i don't know how this should start
but it goes somethin' like this
there's an aching in my heart
what an awful premise

just some words
just a useless thought
draw a line to connect the dots
nothin' solved
nothin' makes any sense
cause nothin' is nothin'

i don't know how this should ride
but the ride feels all right
staring out the window of my life
watchin' stars travel through the night

i don't know how this should end
but i wish that i could mend
there's and aching in my heart
guess i'm back where i began
Track Name: Lovely Honey
lovely honey, bright and fair
smile so sunny, wind in hair
eyes so honest, words that care
hands that bring warming repair

lovely honey, time moves on
mountains crumble, rivers run
when the years have come and gone
our old love will still feel young

lovely honey, take my hand
walk with me through see and land
clouds and thunder or blue, blue skies
life makes more sense when i look in your eyes
Track Name: Dream Highway
a moonlight beam
shinin' through the shadow trees
with their shadow leaves
lights the way
down the street to my dark blue steed
with rubber feet
i don't know where
i'm goin' but i'll probably head on home
i don't know what
i want from this night
but i guess i'll be all right

come on
show me something that'll hold on
come on
show me someone that'll hold on

the windows down
air flowin' by, it makes that sound
i love that sound
can barely see
but i can see enough to take
that joy that's sittin' in front of me
i don't know where
i'm goin' when i lay down to dream
i don't know what
i want from pictures in my brain
but i feel a change

lumos, so i see my steps
LUMOS! so i get to where i get
the wormhole inside my head
the black hole inside my chest
take me far from here
and take me far from her
Track Name: This Hush
i am loyal, i am brave
i have learned a thing or two
i am badger, lion, raven
i bleed yellow, red, and blue
i am lost in fairy tales
sometimes i can't tell the difference
when i look in her eyes
when she doesn't look in mine
i remember how and why

i leave it
go back from where i came
i'd rather lose it
before i get a taste

i am meeting the right one
i am fallin' in love
i am doin' what she wants
getting rid of all my stuff
she don't like what i've become
my condition's goin' stale
i am not the guy she met
i have lost my fairy tales

baby, who you want ain't who i am
still she tries to tell me that i "ain't a man"
so, i just leave it
go back from where i came
i'd rather lose it
than silence what keeps me sane

You are the wind in my sails
You are the wind in my sails
through snow, storm, and hail
You are my real life, fairy tale
Track Name: Hidden Stranger
come out to play
my days are goin' gray
throwin' pebbles at the window
of someone i don't know

oh, my hidden stranger
oh, my hidden friend
oh, my destined lover
hope i see you before the end

come out to play
my hair is goin' gray
my life is passin' by
without you by my side

oh, my hidden stranger
oh, my hidden friend
oh, my destined lover
hope i see you around the bend

oh, my love
oh, my soul
seen it break
seen it whole
up and down
waves that drown
out the sound
of the beat that pounds and pounds and pounds
Track Name: Perforated Lines
did i come at the perfect time
for you to walk away in decline?
i'm so sad that i showed up for this

did i speak at the perfect time
so you could interrupt the thoughts in my mind?
i'm so sad that i took the time
to tell you how much i care

now i'm cryin' all the way back home
i'm cryin' all the way back into my bed
you inconsiderate piece of sick
now starts the adventure of erasin' you from my head

that new guy you're dancin' with
you're tryin' much harder with him
i see now there's no way i can win

no matter what anyone says
love is not a game
it's a journey to fully connect
filled with realization and pain

you'll be cryin' all the way back home
you'll be cryin' all the way back into your bed
you inconsiderate piece of sick
now starts the adventure of erasin' you from your head

when you reach the end
with all the stories and scars on your hands
when you look in her eyes
the burden rolls off
perforated lines intertwine into a solid

love all the way back home
you will be love all the way back into your bed
you lucky son of gun, she is the one
now starts the adventure
Track Name: A Song for Shelbi at BK
in the middle of the night
i see angel's eyes
i don't know why, but i go blind
to whatever track my mind was ridin'

i am blindsided

i am floored
without speech
without breath
i can see
floored
without speech
dark brown eyes
flowin' lines with colored streaks

will someone ask this girl to dance?
cause when i see her sway
there's only brooms and mops in her hands
maybe that's the way she likes it
maybe she's gettin' sick of it
maybe i'm just thinkin' way too much of it

i don't know why
but you planted a seed of hope inside
a future i can't piece together
no matter how hard i try

i don't know you and that's all right
it'll be all right
i don't you, but i thank you
for makin' things all right
for makin' things a little brighter tonight
Track Name: The Dragon and The Phoenix
in my dreams, i'm someone else, somewhere else
in my nightmares, i'm right here, but still myself

i think there's somethin' wrong
with how i'm singin' my song
i think there's somethin' right
with how i'm gettin' sleep at night
i think that all the bad and good
are comin' back around at the same time now

oh no!
i can't feel anything you feel
oh no!
i gotta get with somethin' real

but i just sit in my chair
cashin' out, wastin' time, wastin' air

i gotta catch a flight
to take me far from here
the dragon's all right
but never takes me anywhere
the Phoenix is bright
and takes me all the way, all through the night

i think there's something wrong
i think there's something wrong with me
Track Name: Dream Highway Part 2
oh, pretty girl
i've seen you walkin' by
you glide my flowers on the water
my feelings twirl
you mix them in my head
my heart, my hands are reachin' towards you

i don't know why i'm dreamin' this
i don't know that i'm asleep

this mornin' came
far too quickly
now, my eyes are beggin' to stay closed
my dreams become
the chains that tie me down
to my apathy and anger

i don't know why i'm dreamin' this
i don't know that i'm asleep
i just know that what i'm seein' here
are thoughts i wanna keep
i know that i'll wake up this mornin'
i know that i'll be tired
i know that you're not out there, baby
and if you are, you're as far as you can be

i'm waitin' here
can't you just come near
when you walk by in real life
i hope i'm not asleep
i hope i'm not asleep when you walk by
Track Name: The Eagles Are Coming
carry me on Your feathered wings
over these mountains, valleys, and streams
let me rest for a couple of days
carry me from this blurrin' haze

bury me in Your endless love
as i cast all my cares above
save me from the moments that i've destroyed
give me a hope that isn't null and void

take me far away from myself
take me far away, away, away

feelin' the air flow through my chest
fillin' the space the evil world has left
we soar west, chasin' the sunset
i can't guess what You will show me next
Track Name: Suddenly, Another Day
the book, the page
turnin' slowly
the crook, the cage
doin' my time

the scene is goin' sour since i've fallen out of love
i don't want to engage, i just wanna turn the page

when i took the stage
i knew i hadn't lost my way
mistook, engraged
i found that everybody feels the same
the book, the page
turnin' so slowly
well i'm shook, i'm ashamed
that i'm so lonely

the scene is goin' sour since i've fallen out of love
i don't want to engage, i just wanna turn the page
the endless galaxy in the service of the King
is shapin' me, it's shapin' me
floatin' through the cosmos on winged, bended knees
is comforting, it comforts me
it's comforting to me

rock and rofl until the day i die

the hook, the hang
the moments come in waves
the look, the bang
suddenly, another day