The Fight EP

by Matt Taylor and his Laurels

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released August 19, 2008

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Track Name: Further
Well, it comes to terms like this
what started with a kiss
has ended with a smile
for the first time in a while

See, I've been pushed around by pride
like the moon pulls at the tide
came as natural as a frown
until I had to try to turn the whole world upside down

When the sun goes down, I'll be on this town
like love on a lonely mind
The world turns around, and for running it down
all you get is further behind

But I'm doing fine, yeah, I'm alright
I've still got a little fight
and all it takes is some small change
to make my head get rearranged

So you can go to bed with that
and never worry where I'm at
and if they ask you where I've gone
tell them all they need to know is in this song

When the sun goes down, I'll be on this town
like love on a lonely mind
The world turns around, and for running it down
all you get is further behind
Track Name: Electric Eyes
The lines that you pace
say that all that hard work has gone to waste
my face on the ground
a circle you can't but trace around

By the side of the road
words now pour from the part where the blood once flowed
it's a long way down
just to end up underground

Once you get what you want
you don't want it for long
You forget what you've got
until it ends up in some stupid song

I'll be walking tonight
through a city full of electric eyes
with unnatural sight
and only now you realize
Track Name: No Love Song
Well, if you love me
why don't you just say so?
Other words you know they only go
so far
and the way your body moves
hell, I don't know
your bad dreams won't just show me what they are

It's day after day
after all of these years
now that my purpose is served
this ain't no love song
it's just your music and my words

Well, I'm all yours
if you must know
One of us was bound to let it slip one day
The extent your voice betrays you
ain't enough to show
Guess it'll come out like it comes out either way

It's day after day
after all of these years
now that my purpose is served
this ain't no love song
it's just your music and my words
Track Name: Everything I Know
Everything I know
I guess I have been told
I sure as hell didn't learn it on the road
From books or magazines
or some ghost up on a screen
or all the songs so dearly bought
and cheaply sold

Remember when we met?
Well, I ain't forgotten yet
A moon so cold the light could crack a stone
We were passing silhouettes
until I bummed a cigarette
and you asked me what I thought
of getting old

So I send this song to you
in your private school
Chicago, where you learned to be alone
And if I make it through
for all the good that it might do
I hope it keeps your worried heart
from turning cold

Dancing on a stage
to the hit parade
And I've forgotten every word I'd like to sing
It's only if this is goodbye
well, it's just too damned sweet and I
am not accustomed to so easy a thing

'Cause everything I'd known
I guess I learned it on my own
I sure as hell didn't do what I was told
The only thing I'd ever done
that was any good to anyone
was spending nearly all my time alone

Still, I'll send this song to you
in your private school
Chicago, where you learned to be alone
And if I make it through
for all the good that it might do
I hope it keeps your worried heart
from turning cold
Track Name: Requiem
Sometimes I forget where I'm going
Sometimes I forget I never knew
But I remember somehow always knowing
when I was going around with you

I didn't want to think about the danger
things I willed have killed another day
wasted in the haste of voiceless anger
replaced now by a voice that won't go away

So, this is a requiem
this is a requiem
this is a requiem

And I know you're probably feeling better
You always were the kind to find a way
I'm alright too, just writing you this letter
all the words I can no longer say

'Cause sometimes I forget you're not with me
and in my head a song begins to play
all about you love me and you miss me
sings me down another dying day

So, this is a requiem
this is a requiem
this is a requiem
Track Name: Cleaning Up My Act
I was clinging to the rigging
I was washed up in a storm
with a sky like a bruise
just turning blue
and I walked back to my place
and shaved the beard off of my face
I'm cleaning up my act for you

I'd only seen dry land
through dirty tavern windows
and I built my nights so no light
could get through
but I'm making a clean break
honey, just for your sake
I'm cleaning up my act for you

I don't know about a father up in heaven
watching over everything I do
but I'd give up drink and I'd give up smoke
and if I wasn't always broke
you know I'd give up all my money too

I only ever seemed to bluff
the hand that broke me
The only change I made I paid
for shooting pool
I'll throw it all down the well
tell it all to go to hell
I'm cleaning up my act for you

Only just to have an iron
in your fire
there ain't no task or torment
I'd eschew
I'm gonna burn until I'm clean
and hope that you know what I mean
I'm cleaning up my act for you
Track Name: The Fight
Came without warning
in the small hours of morning
some fight
from some years before

Frantic and seething
you said you'd be leaving
tonight
to settle that score

Open your window
let in the light
Open your eyes
let in the sight
Open your door
let in the fight
and we'll be alright
yeah, alright