Fool's Gold (demos)

by royce

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released October 10, 2014

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Miserable Rock

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Track Name: Fool's Gold
It's not your fault
I knew what I
was getting into
the question is did you

A well adjusted
aching head
when will it pass
when will it end

It's hard to stay gold
a precious ore
to be bought and sold
after all I'm just a commodity
we'd better mine it all

A well adjusted
aching head
when will it pass
when will it end

Gone is the spirit
Dead is the heart
the enraptured hedonist
still unfulfilled

May I fish by the sun
and work in the afternoon
when the moon does rise
I'll read the words of a much
wiser man

It's not your fault
Track Name: Happy Now?
She slaved alone
from dusk until dawn
while I was busy cursing
the branch that i fell from

it only takes
one rotten piece of fruit to
ruin the bunch
but you know that

I know a young boy
who would've loved to know
the reason for his broken heart
and why dad isn't coming home

Sorry for the trouble
I just wanted to know
It's funny how now you're the one
saying: "please just go"

It's almost been 20 years
since the lights flashed red and blue
how does it feel to be free
now that you've paid your dues

I know a young boy
who would've loved to know
the reason for his broken heart
and why dad isn't coming home
Track Name: Summer (Teeth)
In all these dreams
my teeth wouldn't quite fall
so i reached in a pulled them out
myself and turned to the vices that i
never meant to have

As the devil whispers
over these sunken shoulders
"there is no god, or white light
to save you so sit
and take another drink with me"

Well you smile and look on
but I don't understand
what it is I feel
Naivety? No it's purity
we all know how this goes

How the story ends
it's the content that matter
we'll all soon forget

As the devil whispers
over these sunken shoulders
"there is no god, or white light
to save you so sit
and take another drink with me"
Track Name: In Passing
Rest in peace
you will be missed
for a week
then we'll forget

With every passing year
those words are worth less
but that's life
and maybe that's why

Those with nothing to say
are quick to pray for you
to prove they care
about something, anything at all

Advertise your sympathy
then move on it won't take long
and that alright, such is life
yeah that's alright, such is life

That those with nothing to say
are quick to pray for you
to prove they care
about something, anything at all
Track Name: Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
my troubled young son
another deadline
overdue

Celebrate with
your favorite things to do
that all ensure
you won't have too many more

Happy birthday
gone are cakes
and the party hats
you've got much better stuff
than that

the only thing
you'll remember is the hangover
Track Name: Not Yet Content
What do you buy the man
who has everything
but wants more?

How do you appease the cynic
who sees only darkness
and still seeks it out?

What can I do
to un-see
these terrible things

Seek the one who knows
the cure to all your woes
the one who doesn't seem to be around
oh I see

It's getting harder to breathe
the more and more you think
what is the cure?
what is the medicine?
where is this medicine?
oh god

Seek the one who knows
the cure to all your woes
the one who doesn't seem to be around
oh I see
Track Name: Won't Change
Control your eyes
seems you always lose sight
indulging in an insatiable
hunger to be right

Every misunderstanding
desperately defended
honestly needn't be
don't you think?

A glutton for this feeling
of mistakes repeating
and not quite insane
because you don't expect a change

But you only ever see
when your words have run dry
and the memory eats away
while in bed you lay awake

A grin of content
smirks so condescending
honestly they're much deserved
when will you learn

A glutton for this feeling
of mistakes repeating
and not quite insane
because you don't expect a change
Track Name: Caifornia
I've watched the California sun set
thousands of times
behind the ocean
or was it the mountains?

As I watched the plastic people
scurry to and fro
trying the latest fad
it's vegan, and gluten-free

Do you want to live forever?
What is the final goal?
With that big bright smile
you're talking but I hear nothing

Do you not feel the pain?
Does your mind not chase itself?
In circles, over and over
it's never ending

Every step back makes it worse
the picture more tainted
with every step
does it not make you at least
want to take a beautiful a beautiful
bullet to your

Do you want to live forever?
What is the final goal?
With that big bright smile
you're talking but I hear nothing