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State Of Denial

by Rob From Amersfoort

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A collection of songs from 2018.
(2019: added Another Poem & State Of Denial & That's Why They Call It Done).

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released January 1, 2019

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Rob From Amersfoort Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Post-Retro Indie-Pop

Influences: Beatles, Prince, Fiona Apple, Roxy Music, Elliott Smith, Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Michael Penn, Suzanne Vega, Neil Finn, Wilco, Liz Phair.

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Track Name: Fictional
The past won't return
Photos will burn
To hide my monstrosity
With your generosity
To keep your distance
From my existence
What's done is done
Stay or run

I sell you my love
but you don't get it
I sell you my pride
but you don't get it
I sell you my heart
but you won't get it
cause it's all fictional

I'm not the new
internet sensation
I'm not the usual
party celebration
You can call me
when you want to talk
You can join me
on my lone walk
Track Name: Quit Fooling Around
I know you're not a vestal virgin
it's Friday night every night of the week
it's been so long; you didn't call, you didn't write me
stop playing hide and seek

Quit Fooling Around
Quit Fooling Around

end this planless living
it's never too late too choose
pick yourself back up (pull yourself together)
and end this show of bad news

Quit Fooling Around
Quit Fooling Around

I'll take you home
give you a bath
clean your back
we'll have a laugh
we'll have a wine
and some dine
you'll sleep so well
under my spell

why should a woman like you
waste her life on men like them
tomorrow looked a lot better yesterday
cut the drama while you can

Quit Fooling Around
Quit Fooling Around
Track Name: Don't Make Me Block You
You pretend that you're busy
but you're not doing anything
Except dropping the monkey
on somebody else

There is a village somewhere
Missing an idiot
Does this ring
a jarring bell

Don't Make Me Block You
I hate to see you go
Don't Make Me Block You
Stop this miserable show

You cut the fun out of things
Rubbing people the wrong way
Stop talking for a minute
Listen to what others say

We're moving in circles
Don't try to hold me down
There is more than meets the eye
Stop playing a dumb clown

Yeh right, like that's gonna happen anytime soon

Don't Make Me Block You
I hate to see you go
Don't Make Me Block You
You reap what you sow
Track Name: Expect Nothing
try not to look forward too much
you never know what will happen
don't ask for a smile or a touch
I don't care that much

expect nothing
expect nothing
you better expect nothing
expect nothing
you better expect

you think something good will happen soon
better brace yourself
nothing will sound like a lovely tune
you better watch your health
Track Name: Pretty Girl
Never read a book
Or watch the news
It's all about the look
To impress the happy few

Shallow conversation
Party night and day
No real education
An eternal roll-play

Girl You Are So Beautiful
But I Feel Nothing

Ignore social conventions
Dump the stupid boyfriend
Do what you really want to do
You'll be happier in the end
Track Name: Let It Go
I've wasted so much of my time thinking about how much time I have wasted
I've wasted so much of my life thinking about how much of my life I've wasted

let it go
let it go
free your mind and let it go
all your troubles
will come to an end

let it go
let it go
free your mind and let it go
all your problems
will come to an end
Track Name: You've Got To Make Do With What You've Got
golden roses
yellow is hot
scorched earth
makes you a lot

burning houses
bridges too flat
standing still
makes you forget

you've got to make do with what you've got
Track Name: Poem
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Track Name: Girl You Are So Beautiful (But I Feel Nothing)
with your big brown eyes
and the short silk dress
the long dark hair
never a mess

the small shoes
pink and white
whatever you wear
it suits you right

girl you are so beautiful
but I feel nothing
girl you are so beautiful
but I feel nothing

you always know better
tell others what to do
your wish is the law
but do you have a clue

you never stop talking
day in and day out
shallow conversation
and always so loud

girl you are so beautiful
but I feel nothing
girl you are so beautiful
but I feel nothing
Track Name: I Don't Wanna Be Your Pet Anymore
I am sick of sitting by the window
I am sick of sleeping on the couch
You're always bossing me around
I need to be freed

Today is the last day
I made up my mind
I'm going astray
Leaving you behind

I don't wanna be
I don't wanna be
I don't wanna be
Your pet anymore

I need to be outside
Chasing the birds
Seeking a fight
Roll in the dirt

I don't wanna be
I don't wanna be
I don't wanna be
Your pet anymore
Track Name: Princess Carolyn
I need a manager
to structure my existence
I need an agent
to provide me with assistance

I need a girlfriend
to clean up my mess
The more I see of men
the better I like cats

I need my own
Princess Carolyn

she calls out our mistakes
and don't put up with crap
she is no-nonsense
we all need that / a cat

I need my own
Princess Carolyn
you can win
with Princess Carolyn
Track Name: Already Dead
waking up
in your bed
looking around
you're already dead

born to die
what's the use
insignificant lifeforms
to be abused

in my head
I'm already dead
in my head
I'm already dead

when you're born
you go to the light
you cry cause you're sad
you're already dead

everything is fake
just atoms and forces
you'll never know
the real sources
Track Name: Frozen
he said there was ice cream
under the stairs
he led her to the cellar
and coaxed her down there
in his damp basement
by the dim light
she felt his body
press up against her tight

she was frozen...
frozen in time

he took an old rag
tied it around her mouth
she could not cry
could not scream and shout
he didn't stop pushing
until she bled
told her not to tell
what he did or said

she was frozen...
frozen in time

now she lives alone
in her own home
with no basement
he is still in her mind
forever to haunt her in time...
Track Name: Mad As A Hatter
lyrics by Snoozin:

such a reverie iced the cake
not chocolate, so sorry
the crumbs were fodder for the crows
and time still ticked, still ticked

lyrics by Coolparadiso:

Wandering in wonderland
Like the queen of hearts
Trying to find my place in here
The end and were it starts

Old Walruses and large turtles
Animals with voices
Trying now to influence me
Affecting all my choices

Mad as a hatter I will be be
No one knows whats wrong
I see the purple flowers
And break out into song
Track Name: What Went Wrong
what went wrong
what went wrong
what went wrong
what went wrong

we started with a clean slate
and messed it up (again)
all was for nothing
we lost many friends

alone in the world
setting our own course
maybe this time we'll get it right
try to learn from our mistakes

what went wrong
what went wrong
I don't know what went wrong
what went wrong
what went wrong

now we have to start all over again

what went wrong
what went wrong
what went wrong
what went wrong
Track Name: Trial By Fire
trial by fire
trial by fire
you don't care if you're a big lier
trial by fire
trial by fire
something it will be
trial by fire

how can you be so sure what you say is right
common sense is not so common with all your might
how can you be so smug
someday you will die
with your dirty conscience
you're gonna fry

trial by fire
trial by fire
I blame your burning desire
trial by fire
trial by fire
you're on the road to

trial by fire
trial by fire
no use for your golden empire
trial by fire
trial by fire
we're all waiting for your
trial by fire
Track Name: That's Why They Call It Done
afraid of change
they stay behind
ignoring the problems
facing humankind

they close their eyes
for evil to come
creeping from behind
nowhere to run

stick to their bonus
their yacht and their wife
three kids and a mistress
and a mansion under the sun

ooh ooh ooh ooh

that's why they call it done
that's why they call it done
Track Name: Another Poem
The brain is wider than the sky,
For, put them side by side,
The one the other will include
With ease, and you beside.

The brain is deeper than the sea,
For, hold them, blue to blue,
The one the other will absorb,
As sponges, buckets do.

The brain is just the weight of God,
For, lift them, pound for pound,
And they will differ, if they do,
As syllable from sound.
Track Name: State Of Denial
this anachronism
needs a final push
it's a comedy-drama
with princes and princesses
and I miss my pet
I’m frozen dead

kill this background noise
kill this background noise

I need an opening
To escape
We need an opening
to survive
I need an opening
to open up my life

I'm in a rush
we need some friendly fire
to start a brute awakening
let me explain
the theory of nothing
ignorance is bliss
all protests are in vain

in the state of denial
in the state of denial
we're living in the state of denial
deniable plausibility
(that's reality)
we're living in the state of denial
Track Name: You're Not Alone
when you're feeling down
pain is eating you up
sitting on your couch
your drowning deep inside

you don't know what you're missing
if you don't know what you're missing
sleeping alone in your bed
waking up feeling dead

you're not alone

time's ticking away
nowhere real to stay
will it all be over soon
all you think is dark and doom

unable to move
dreading to go out
the world is a monster
is it your fault

you're not alone

take the day off, or the whole month
travel a lot, see new things
read fiction books, go to movies,
be creative, make a work of art

you feel abandoned
empty inside
your body is frozen
you just want to hide

they laugh behind your back
can't see the lending hand
so many regrets
it seems impossible to mend

somewhere someone is waiting for you
somewhere someone is waiting for you
somewhere someone is waiting for you
somewhere someone is waiting for you
Track Name: Nothing Will Stay The Same Forever
life won't give you what you wish
surprises will come and go
it is just a hit and miss
you have to follow the flow

nothing will stay the same forever
nothing will stay the same

you can choose what you want
you can chase what you need
you can buy what you like
but will it give you pleasure

nothing will stay the same forever
nothing will stay the same forever
you won't get anything that you expect
nothing will stay the same

lower your expectations
lower your expectations

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