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I Know I Know - EP

by Brennan Sinclair

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released January 28, 2015

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Track Name: I Know I Know
Life's calling out
It's coming from the fallen trees
Hope's crying out
Brother, come remember me
The music is all around
Not caught up in the subtleties
The hope was to be unfound
But what's the use in trying when
I can't tell myself
Apart from almost anything else
Sometimes I've felt
Have I don well with all I have been dealt?
I give I take
I bend I break
I tend to fold
And I know you know

I'm tripping out
On some kind of self-aware
Like deep underground
I've been sleeping like a winter bear
The snow's covering the ground
Keeping out the noon-day sun
A blanket to baffle sound
But what's the use in hiding when
I'm alive and well
Not a tortoise playing dead in a shell
Been bound been held
When I couldn't break the I Shoulda' spell
You lost you gained
You sent you came
True love is bold
And you know I know

Some things are hard to believe in
Some things you have to breathe in

I won't hold my breath
When the levee's being put to the test
Won't stop to rest
On the journey from the head to the chest
I'll go I'll stay
By the moment the day
I'll say it's so
So I know I know
Track Name: Trying to Please
Nobody wants you to be that guy
Why do try?
You're looking for something you'll never find
Chasing a lie
It takes all my mind to be the one they all want me to be
And it's not me
It takes all my strength to make sure everyone in the world's happy
And it's killing me
Who am I trying to please?

Somebody told you that boys don't cry
Have you ever asked why?
You're broken and messed up
Well, so am I
But there's more than getting by
It takes all my heart to sabotage all those hopes, goals & dreams
All you got for me
It takes all my soul to believe the lie that noone loves me
So what do you see? What do you see in

Me, I'm all fresh out
Too much to do and not a chance to figure out
What all this doing's about
I'll have you know
I struggle with an ounce of doubt
I tend to fold
When the going gets tough I'm out

Nobody wants you to be that guy
Why do you try?
You're looking for something you'll never find
You're chasing a lie

It'll take all my life to satisfy this overwhelming need
It'll take all of me
It'll take all I am to let you in and let love intervene
So I can see
Who am I trying to please
Track Name: Rest Assured
Live and learn
Why do I never take my turn?
Why do I always crash and burn?
Or so it seems
Wide awake
Cant's stop thinking about the other day
Can't figure out if I'm OK
Why do I feel afraid?

Take me where your heart's the only sound
A field where I can feel your solid ground
The place where love through pain endured
To make the body pure
My hope secure
I can rest assured

I stumble on
Why do I sing such minor songs?
Why does something always need to be wrong?
Why can't I get along?

What if I give some bad advice?
What if I do it more than twice?
What if I don't live my life right?
Would it change your mind?
Would it change my bill?
Would you still...
Track Name: Ebb & Flow
I try to selfless
I to be real
But sometimes it doesn't seem like enough
And it can feel so helpless
When the truth's revealed
The storm is passing but the sea's getting rough
But you are perfect, I'm certain
You've got my wanting more
Oh blue merchant searching
for something to adore
You're the fire amongst the snow

The Ebb and the Flow

I need you to know right now
That I'm not here to fool around
So don't let go

I try to present
I try to stay cool
But these little games just seem to get in the way
I've lost incentive
And I'm puzzled too
This gates' getting smaller with every single passing day
But here I am as I am
Nothing more nothing less, just me
So steer where you will
Set the sail
It's a wide and open sea
You teach me all I need to know with

The Ebb and the Flow

You hold up the hands of time
Your face is like the sun
The stars are in your eyes as you look down upon everyone
You are beautiful to me

The Ebb and the Flow
Track Name: The Middle
You say you're looking for the deep end
You say you're looking for a best friend
You say you're looking for a way home
At least a truth that you can call your own

You say you want to fight for justice
But don't know why if it is just us
There's got to be some kind of perfect way
To make what we do align with what we say

I'm in the middle of the same fight
I built the middle with the first bite
If we build the middle oh so high
Then slowly the middle's gonna run us dry
And so I know that
It's the not the world I'm after
And no it's not abandonment
It's not the world I'm after

We're rearranging complication
Drowning in this condensation
I don't want surface manipulation
Love isn't part of some equation
But I'm in the middle of the same fight
I built the middle with the first bite
If we build the middle Oh so high
Then slowly the middle's gonna run us dry
And so I know that
It's not the world I'm after
And no it's not abandonment
It's not the world I'm after
I'm living in the times yet
It's not the world I'm after
I'm just as much a train-wreck
But it's not the world I'm after

Why don't you and I
Save a whole lot of trouble and time
And set all we see aside for a pair of unparalleled eyes
Watch as the darkness tries to hide behind a pile of decadent lies
What as the dead come back to life
And try it again