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Swansongs

by Dustin Kane Davis

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A live acoustic companion to "The Caralina Sessions."

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released March 9, 2012

All songs written by Dustin Kane Davis.

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Track Name: Make Believe That I Love You
When the stars are out and the moon is in
I'm with her, but you're with him.
Lay awake the whole night through
and make believe that I love you.

Go ahead, let's pretend
we're in love-- your love's a sin.
More than you could ever know.
Make believe that I love you-- but I do.

Through broken hearts and shaking pens
fairy tales begin and end.
Sign your name with an "X" and "O"
and make believe that I love you.

Make me see when the lights are dim.
Hold me close but don't give in.
Take my hand I won't let go.
Just make believe that I love you-- but I do.
Track Name: Maybes
It's amazing how the world
can be impossible to see
from the distance of a thousand light-years
when you're a million and a half from me.

I'll set all my thoughts behind
and my heart-- I'll wear it under my sleeve
if it leads you to believe
that I'd never want to be by your side.

If all we did was--
and sleep between the summer's sheets.
With the worry falling at your feet,
would the maybes seem to go away?

There's a lot to be said
of a love that's built to be secure--
but you damn well better make sure
that you're secure to be in your love.

Because glory is much to fine
of a notion to be left impure.
There's a line about a bad girl,
cross it and you will see in good time.

If all we did was--
and sleep between the summer's sheets.
With the worry falling at your feet,
would the maybes seem to go away?
Track Name: Far Too Far
Sometimes I wonder where you are
when I look up into the stars.
You know it hurts when we're apart.
You and I stay far too far.

She took my letter now she's gone--
without so much as a call.
I wonder if she's coming home,
or leave me right here on my own.

Light blue sky overhead.
It had a problem, it was turning red. And then
the sky broke some, but it didn't shatter.
And no it didn't matter. It was beautiful everywhere.

Sometimes I wonder where you are
when I look up into the stars.
You know it hurts when we're apart.
You and I stay far too far.

Brown eyed girl with flowers in her hair.
She danced and sang without a care,
and then the girl grew bored;
and like an ocean on her shore, she wanted more--
she wanted everything.

Sometimes I wonder where you are
when I look up into the stars.
You know it hurts when we're apart.
You and I stay far too far.

When I'm by your side, the words are hard to form.
And when its cold outside, in your eyes its warm.
Track Name: Roll On
Blue eyed girl, waving from the track.
She'd stab you in the heart just to stab you in the back.
You've got to roll on.

You love her, but she don't love you back.
Leaves you lying in the dark, sleepless and a wreck.
You've got to roll on.
Waiting on the bridge, well there ain't one in this song.
Track Name: The Sandbox
In Heaven there's a place where worlds evolve and time's erased.
Where ashes turn to dust, I'd fall down to pick you up
for just one last embrace. I'd trade it all to take your place;
to hold you in my arms, to feel your breath against my face.
Perhaps I'm better for the wear. A little pain can go a long way.
There I'll keep you to myself, to place you on the shelf beside
the sandbox. Rest away. Can all your dreams come out to play?

I'm not mad at you for taking all the love I gave
and giving it away. It's something that a girl like you should do.
In a world without a care, a child without her teddy bear is
never really sure-- and I never got to play inside
your sandbox. Rest away. Can all your dreams come out to play?

No, I'm not satisfied to keep my love for you inside
when every sad song reminds me of the girl I left behind
those hollow walls, there's no one there to waste your time--
to right all our wrongs-- but now your time is all gone.

You'd seen me struggle then like a wounded bird that flies again.
I'm crazy for your love but love's a little crazier than me
and I'm scared, now that you're gone I'll follow after
with my own swan song til the sands of time are through.
And we break the hourglass into
the sandbox. Rest away. Can all your dreams come out to play
with mine?
Track Name: Girls
Girls are made of spice and sugar,
mix them up they soon will spoil
and no one wants to deal with all that mess.
Girls need lots of room so give them slack
but not too much or they will find a way
to wrap it round your neck.

I wish you were only twenty-two; like me,
then you could see the way you look
gets better all the time. Your eyes were blue,
I watched them turn from four to two
what the hell is wrong with you
they were beautiful in mine.

Girls are weary of the way they show themselves
they become teary when they think that
life is out of hand.
Girls are very sharp about the things they say
and whom they talk about,
they always end how they began.

I wish you were only twenty-two; like me,
then you could see the way you look
gets better all the time. Your eyes once true,
I watched them turn from four to two
what the hell is wrong with you
they were beautiful in mine.

If is only but two letters,
when in doubt it's a thousand letters long.
I hope you stay strong, my angel.
All alone those cold September nights,
you used to lay there by my side--
was never "so long" or "farewell."
Track Name: The Wrath
Screams break the silence
of the on-looking crowd.
Her baby boy ain't coming home.
Sweet dreams and ballgames
draped in red, white and blue.
I wonder; does he still look like you?

Unfurl the weight of your world
all this too shall pass.
Relax your heart it'd tear you apart
waiting for the wrath.

The day when she left him
it was a good day to die.
The sun was over our light blue sky.
Memories of all she is
and a hot ball of lead--
the last thing running through his head.

Unfurl the weight of your world
all this too shall pass.
Relax your heart it'd tear you apart
waiting for the wrath.

Blood runs slow the farther it goes.
Until it bleeds into the ground.
And then I'll always be around
to pick you up.
Yes, I'll always be around.

Shades, blush and makeup
to make those scars go away.
My baby girl's gonna see me O.K.
Fist through the window
and a shard through his chest.
"Daddy, would you get here fast?"

Unfurl the weight of your world
all this too shall pass.
Relax your heart it'd tear you apart
waiting for the wrath to come.
Track Name: If You Give Up the World
If you give up the world, you give up the pain.
But if you give up the world, you take on the shame.
The shame keeps you running for the lock on the door
but the lock keeps on tumbling, it never stays sure.

Those church-bells ain't ringing, its your heart on the phone.
It said, "Leave me your message at the end of the tone,"
but the tone never comes it just drowns out and fades
til the lies that you rode on come and drag you away.

And I-- don't know if it ever was true what they say about love.
No I-- don't know.

But if you give up the love, you give up the world.
And if you give up the world, you give up the girl.
The girl in your locket--
she's burning a hole all the way to your pocket
til your money's all gone.

And I-- don't know
if it ever was true what they say about love.
No I-- don't know.

Maybe the hard-of-your-hardest-of-all memories
is you and me. And maybe the only way
you'll know for sure is by pushing me away.

But if you give up the world, you give up today.
And if you give up the world, you give up the way for the
greatest possession that you ever will know
to relieve your obsessions, your sorrows, your woes.

And I-- don't know
if it ever was true what they say about love.
No I-- don't know.
Track Name: Six Feet Down
She keeps all she loves behind a billowed sheet of fog.
We don't talk too much about what she thinks of God.
But when I see her face, it reminds me of that place
that I see, when I look above.

Her idea of 'church' is in the backseat of a car,
all the praying she does, it don't get her very far.
But I know she means well, staring out a cheap motel
window far, from her one true love.

I'd rather cut me off a slice of heaven right now
than wait around until my grave is dug.
They'll be no hugs for me when I am six feet under (ground).
Cut me off a slice of heaven right now
than wait around until my grave is dug.
They'll be no hugs for me when I am six feet down.

She don't care to hear about what she's come to be.
She don't ever beg to her ragged company.
She don't ever talk quite the same way that she talks.
That's okay, she's in my world to stay.

I'd rather cut me off a slice of heaven right now
than wait around until my grave is dug.
They'll be no hugs for me when I am six feet under (ground).
Cut me off a slice of heaven right now
than wait around until my grave is dug.
They'll be no hugs for me when I am six feet down.

She's a hard loving woman but she gets what she needs.
She's got a heart of gold and a headache full of dreams.
She's got band-aids on her knees for every
poor man's fantasy. She never shows her scars,
it's on the inside that she bleeds. And I know it's quite hard
when your life is in your car and you drive a million miles
and it never gets you very far.
Track Name: Oh! Valeta
You wash the dishes for your family.
You give us kisses when we need to be.
Girl, you know that you are everything to me.
All dolled up in ribbons and a red dress
she crawled up; our baby's making quite the mess--
our little devil-turned-sweetness. Here she comes.

Oh! Valeta, don't you let her--
Be the girl that you used to be.
My! Valeta, don't you let her--
Put on that shimmy and shake that you did.
Put on that shimmy and shake that you did.

You've got that shimmy and shake, yeah.
Don't fake me, just go ahead and take it.
Girl, you really want to make me lay you down.
She said, "I believe there's a tunnel ending in sight."
Who cares what you're doing in the dead of night
so long as you make it back in time. I'll be home.

Oh! Valeta, don't you let her--
Be the girl that you used to be.
My! Valeta, don't you let her--
Put on that shimmy and shake that you did.
Put on that shimmy and shake that you did.
Track Name: Caralina
Sweet little girl of mine,
always shining always fine.
She's on my mind, that sweet little girl of mine.

She's got an autumn sunrise,
and it's always golden and always kind.
She's so divine, that sweet little girl of mine.