Sweet Face

by Memory Mines

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released September 30, 2016

Written and recorded randomly from 2014-2016.

Album artwork by Cruise Curtis Photography
Mixed by Chris Atkins
Mastered by Cody Bailey at Bailey Recording

All music, recording, lyrics, and vocals by Chris Atkins except the following:

Cody Anderson - Tracks 2, 5, and 8 (recording and electronic music)

Kayla Fowler - Tracks 2 and 8 (backing vocals)

Danny Sabra - Tracks 2, 5, and 8 (strings)

Jon Banker - Track 9 (bass)

Obadiah Maina - Track 9 (electric guitar)

Cody Bailey - Track 4 (producer help)

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Track Name: Getting There
on the highway now

headlights greet the ground

Janis blarin’ loud

firefly in the dark

searchin’ for my Jaguar Shark

I’d show you what I found

if you’d put that magazine down

in the weld shop now

“UV, boys! Shield masks down!”

Nobuo blarin’ loud

makin’ metal clouds

gonna turn this life around

this is getting there

(on the highway now
arms stretched across the bow)

I don’t miss the past

knew it wouldn’t last

I won’t miss this part either
Track Name: Hard Reality
forget it, my love is off display

forget it, reflection of sun rays

off your pretty face

that haunts me when I am asleep

forget it, the ripples in the lake
of tears I shed for you

smooth flat rocks we skipped across my pain

pretendin' it’s a game

pretendin' it’s a game

pretending life won’t change

pretending hearts won’t break

forget it all

no invincibility, only hard reality

if it’s all the same, I don’t feel the same anymore
Track Name: Baby, Don't Leave So Quickly
baby, don’t leave so quickly

stay here in my arms

I know I have harmed you

and your unrequited heart

I took you for granted

watched the years go by

should have held your warming hand

all the while

baby, don’t leave so quickly tonight

while you made sweet memories

I worried so

while you felt so lifted

I burdened so

I took you for granted

watched the years go by

should have held your warming hand

all the while

baby, don’t leave so quickly tonight

if this be our last memory

let’s take it slow

if this be my greatest crime

let’s give it time

must you walk away?

give me another day to make it fine

to make it right

baby, don’t leave so quickly

stay here in my arms tonight
Track Name: The Ink
time drippin’ down into the tank

I’m gonna drown

broken oxygen mask

no pen and paper

to write you a letter sayin’:

I loved you dear

I’m gonna miss you

not sure where I go from here

and I tried my best to make you happy

go back to our spot with the life insurance

time up to my nose

the panic is real and death is a seal

on the page of my life

I should have written more

should have used all the ink I

had a beautiful house, a beautiful wife

kids ridin’ on bikes

saw pictures flyin’ on planes

in between meetings

heavy eyes in a hotel bed

I love you dear

I’m gonna miss you

not sure where I go from here

and I tried my best to make you happy

go back to our spot with the life insurance
Track Name: It'll Happen
hey, baby, can I hear you dance

in the kitchen of our brand new house?

I can play the pots and pans

and you can sing and clap your hands

too quiet in the restaurant

too quiet in the parkin’ lot

lets make this house we bought

a place where we can be who we want

sunlight shinin’ in on your pretty skin

dress blurs as you spin

you warm my heart again

sunset shinin’ grand on your face and hands

so much time, so many plans

you warm my heart again

hey, baby, let’s get the car

let the highway take us far

we can play our favorite songs

as loud as we want
“Roll up the window, it’s gettin’ colder.”

fall asleep on my shoulder

I’ll stay as still as I can

and hold your perfect hand

moonlight shinin’ in on your pretty skin

I can feel you breathin’

you warm my heart again

sunrise shinin’ grand on your face and hands

well spent time, well done plans

you warm my heart and

I have honestly never been so happy

I have honestly never been so happy

life felt so wrong without your loving kindness

dark lonely nights, gone for good

gone for good, gone for good
Track Name: At Hand
comin’ back to this

this big old mess me made

You will, You will soon

does it hurt so bad to watch us break

and writhe and curse Your name?

You are comin’ soon

all I’ve got is nothin’ 

all You gave is freein’ me

1, 2, 3, You rose again

like from Mary’s womb

in the cold night screaming

that hope is here

that hope is here to stay, always

You’re comin’ soon
Track Name: Redwoods
i know you’re into all of this

so why are you actin’ like a you know what?

i know that you just wanna dance

this argument to death so you can see

somethin’ new from me

i’m sorry that it’s come to this

we’re sweatin’ bullets and our hearts

are workin' overtime

i know you want me to break loose

but your eyes are a warm bed that i

find my rest in

come on down baby and rest with me

we’ll find time to see the redwoods touch the sky

if you can’t wait baby find somebody else

if you can’t wait baby just leave me to myself

i know you’re into all of this

so why are you actin’ like a you know what?
Track Name: Sweet Face
your sweet face
on my mind now everyday
I didn’t want this to happen
but it did and now I’m distracted
most of the time
when I work, when I’m tryin’ to fall asleep
you’re on me, you’re on me
you’re on me
you’re like a warm bed we made with
sweet memories
and your sweet face is on me