Light Sleeper

by Girls Who Care

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03:23
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03:52
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03:33
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04:59
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04:06

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released April 22, 2017

All songs written, arranged, and performed by Erik Helwig (Girls Who Care)

Produced by Andrew Maury and Erik Helwig

Mixing, Mastering, Engineering, Additional Instrumentation: Andrew Maury

Assistant Engineer, Additional Production: Michael Duncan

Bass on tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, and 10: Corey Johnson.

Live drums recorded at The End Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Album Art/Layout by Peter Bjorndal

All songs © and ℗ 2017 Erik Helwig, BMI

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Track Name: Birds & Planes
I wish I could fly away
And then you could come back down
Forever to turn the page
I saw all the sparks today

Who can rest if I'm alight?

I wish I could fly away
And live with the birds and planes
No match for the girl whose face
Is made up of tiny stars

Who can rest if I'm alight?
Track Name: Out Here
Now the street is calming down
But the street will never rest
And the arrow points to you
You're too much

The strangers you knew
Couldn't ever have wanted you
I told you so
I have to push them away

I wanna see you comin' in
Wanna see you on the run
When the end is so new
The rise and fall

For 23 years
I'm the one that wanted you
I kept you close
And now I can prove it

Out here
We can never go
Out here
It's for real and we don't make it up

Now I feel it wearing off
But the feeling will never rest
So what did you have to lose?
It's the way you thought

According to you
They will never chase you down
They're way too slow
You say that you're stronger

I wanna see you comin' in
Wanna see you on the run
When the end is so new
The rise and fall

For 23 years
I'm the one that wanted you
I kept you close
And now I can prove it

Out here
We can never go
Out here
It's for real and we don't make it up

If we go back now
It's a long way down
It's a long way down
It's a long way

If you doubt me now
It's a long way down
It's a long way down
It's a long way

x 2

I wanna see you comin' in
Wanna see you on the run
When the end is so new
The rise and fall

For 23 years
I'm the one that wanted you
I kept you close
And now I can prove it

Out here
We can never go
Out here
It's for real and we don't make it up
Track Name: Three
I want to feel connected
Lock the doors
I'm staying out

Carefully selective
Lucky one
Or send it back

Lead me in the dark
Take me through
Just the way you are
Somewhere new

Want to be defensive
Slash and burn
It's nothing else

Build it up, direct it
Help me out
I'm panicking

Lead me in the dark
Take me through
Just the way you are
Somewhere new

Soon I'll be alone
And I'll stay under water
Soon I'll be alone
Don't say where you are

I can be alone
And I'll feel much better
Can't get along
What makes you think that I can?

Call you when I get there
Left a note
For everyone

Feel a bit rejected
Help me out
I'm panicking

Lead me in the dark
Take me through
Just the way you are
Somewhere new
Track Name: Saved
Screwed up and broke down
I never wanted to
Sat still and lost it all
I never left my chair

They're just the same walls
And things around us change

I'm saying what's gotta be said
And there's no other way
Cold feet, I don't wanna be scared
I can only save myself

I thought the new you
Could fix the other one
Not gonna wait for proof
When you're under the gun

They're just the same rules
And things around us change

I'm saying what's gotta be said
And there's no other way
Cold feet, I don't wanna be scared
I can only save myself

Moving unsteadily
We never aim to please
It's not so challenging
With everything you need

You look way down
No color in your face
Sit down and talk it out
Until we feel the sting

They're just the same rules
And things around us change
Track Name: Comfort Devil
What's to compare when you're close to me?
Though you never were
It's the land sliding down and the vapors rolling off
Though I knew you were

The last living corner as we search for sleep

Goodnight

When it wears off
You grab the hand in the smoke
When you feel soft
You grab the hand in the smoke

And when you fall asleep in bed
I know the comfort fills your head
Watch out, the mattress is a jail
And now you dream of other beds

It's all in good humor when we laugh at how they talk
You know they're not from here
We can tell them where to go, we can tell them how to walk
They don't pretend

Let them know it's time to go
When the sun is coming up

When it wears off
You grab the hand in the smoke
When you feel soft
You grab the hand in the smoke

And when you fall asleep in bed
I know the comfort fills your head
Watch out, the mattress is a jail
And now you dream of other beds

The end of the city is the end that we fought
You never wrote me back
You enter the city and you're never coming out
Track Name: Low Rumble
This weight
It's mine alone
Heavy
Sliding down

x 2

Waiting
Don't bother waiting

This way
It's mine alone
No escape
From what I found

This weight
It's mine alone
Like the waves
Sink, swim, or drown

Waiting
Don't bother waiting
Track Name: She Did
She was somewhere else
A thousand miles away
All by herself
Waiting there for me

I'm not awake
I don't want to go
I don't want to be here
Things never change
They don't have to stay the same

It's what she did to be fair
It's what she did to be there

She found a place
With walls that never stay
All to herself
Holding dreams at bay

I'm not afraid
I won't let you go
But I don't believe you
Things never change
But they don't have to stay the same

It's what she did to be fair
It's what she did to be there

Her sister ran away
To start a family
It's out of sequence
How I remember it

I saw the lake of red
And you were there with me
It's not a memory
If we don't remember when

It's just another way
To get back at me
It's not a secret
And no I won't forget

Her sister ran away
To start a family
It's out of sequence
How I remember it

It's just another way
To get back at me
It's not a secret
And no I won't forget
Track Name: Slow Burn
Don't stop if you run away
No turning back, no other fate
You want to laugh, want to celebrate
You ruined that, faithfully

Move along I will hesitate
Fahrenheit, you're in centigrade
I did the math, I don't want to play
You wouldn't ask, truthfully

Let's get it out of the way
The long, slow burn

Don't wait for a rainy day
You're lucky now, but that'll change
I'm burning out, I don't want to fade
It couldn't last, truthfully

Move along I will hesitate
Fahrenheit, you're in centigrade
I did the math, I don't want to play
Remember that, remember that.

Let's get it out of the way
The long, slow burn
Track Name: Light Sleeper
You're always at my door
Trying to hurry me
You're always on the floor
Trying to worry me

Now we're going to crash
Promise not to laugh
If I find the time
Would it change your mind?

You're sitting in the street
Trying to save the world
You always give me grief
For trusting anyone

Now we're going to crash
Promise not to laugh
If I find the time
Would it change your mind?

It's what you'll never find
In anyone
Go back to sleep
It's never done

Now we're going to crash
Promise not to laugh
If I find the time
Would it change your mind?

(Don't wake me, I'm asleep)

You're always at my door
Trying to hurry me
You're always on the floor
And it's embarrassing
Track Name: Got This Thing
Through the faded screen and the tinted glass
Will you deliver? Would you die for that?
What you never see, what you never ask
You want to disappear, a wanderlust

You and me, we've got this thing
and we're never gonna give it away

When the pieces fit, I wanna fold in half
Make the straightest line
Take the straightest path
With a glove that fits on a broken hand
There's no way for me to hang on

You and me, we've got this thing
and we're never gonna give it away

I feel fine eventually
But then I wake so differently

I feel fine eventually
But then I wake 'em up
Track Name: Wolves
I'm old enough
To let you go
Say it's not for me

I'm moving on
Cause what I found
Is more of the same

I'm old enough
To let you go
But you just won't leave

I'm moving on
Cause what I found
Is more of the same

Keep it down
They should never hear you move around
It's too late

No motive
Nothing but a pretty face
Looking away

We're so close to everything
But we don't know it's just a dream

Silver and gold
Wherever it goes
It's always too far

Stains on the wall
You scrub them all
But they just don't fade

Silver and gold
Wherever it goes
It's always too far

Painting the walls
To cover up
But it's just too late

Keep it down
They should never hear you move around
It's too late

No motive
Nothing but a pretty face
Looking away

We're so close to everything
But we don't know it's just a dream
Track Name: Long Walk
You wanna get away
You need to pace it out
To go a long way

The strangest dream
You'll never walk away
No matter what you're thinking

I won't be here anymore

No you can't leave
You learn too fast
But you don't know where you're going

The strangest dream
You'll never walk away
Maybe you're feeling sorry

I won't be here anymore

I've decided to wait
Giving up seems so hard
Will you be there waiting for me?

You've just gotta get on top
Cause the other ones drop
You're losing your feet
It just won't stop

You can only get so far
Give it all you've got
The feeling is changing
It's not what you thought