Thank You For the Flowers

by NAPS

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Your life is about catching up with you. You can't fight it, so you collapse into a timeless void. Change. Changing meaning. Changing time. Changing direction. The force is on your side, although you can't feel it there is no doubt. You can't move and so you freeze along with everyone around you. Redirect. And start over. With relief on your side. And a pause into silence. You're part of that team of forces and all you can control is your grip. It's hardly art, it's survival. And it's sometimes creeping along yet still on your side only. Something turns to nothing. Only temporary. And then nothing back to something. Only temporary. Beginning once again. You are not alone. You are the universe. And when the stars collide darkness turns to light. It all slows down. And you're done fighting. For now. You are not alone. So jump.

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released 20 August 2013
Recorded and engineered by Phillip Haut, Los Angeles 2012-2013
Produced by Phillip Haut and Paris Patt
Mastered by Matt Lynch, Mysterious Mammal August 2013

Naps are:
Tamala Poljak /// Voice, guitar
Paris Patt /// Guitar, organ, synth, voice
Allen Bleyle /// Drums, bass, voice
Julie Fowells /// Violin
Oscar Santos /// Bass

Special Guests:
Jason P. Grisell /// Voice
Jessica Catron /// Cello
Steve Gregoropoulos /// Piano
Dan Eaton /// Trombone

All songs written by Tamala Poljak in collaboration with Paris Patt and Naps. Lyrics by Tamala Poljak. Copyright 2013.

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Track Name: Mark My Word
Mark my word it's fair
You should have the good life, indeed
Hold your head up, you'll see
Mark my word for now
You should have a long life, I believe
The air keeps coming free

I thought if I could leave this world
Only for a minute
I'd see what's truly happening
Deep within it
I know it's wrong to say
That I almost did it
But now I'm living in the world
Instead
Mark My Word

Touch the ground and say
Thank you to the good life
Its yours
Because life is flashing through you
it's free and real and always
Forget about the past
Because life is flashing by

Your heart is looking out
As you're looking at the world
And there;s a feeling of ok
as you're living in the world
I think its fair to say
That i gave up on the past
I'm here now with full embrace
Track Name: Jump
Your life is catching up with you
You can’t fight it
So you collapse into a timeless void
Change
Changing meaning, changing time, changing direction
The force is on your side
Although you can’t feel it
There is no gap

Feel the creeping fever
I can hear it wallow
I’m a driving force
And I give it all

I can feel it in my heartbeat
I can see the mirror in the dark
I am not alone
So jump

Don’t go and try hard to find me
I’m lost deep in the wire
Don’t go I’m trying to change
I know it’s finally arranged

Sorry that I feel this way, I’ve got another thing coming

You can’t move and so you freeze
Along with everyone around you
Redirect and start over
With relief on your side
And a pause into silence
You’re part of that team of forces
And all you can control is your grip
It’s hardly art
It’s survival
And it’s sometimes creeping along
Yet still on your side
Something turns to nothing
Only temporary
And then nothing, back to something
Only temporary
Beginning once again
You are not alone
You are the universe
And when the stars collide
Darkness turns to light
It all slows down
And you are done fighting
For now

I can feel the hours
They will pass right through you
It’s a driving force
And it takes it all

I can hear it speeding
You can’t catch the minute if you try
You are not alone
So jump
Track Name: Standstill
Stand still for a second
The ground’s not going anywhere
Be still for a second
I’m not going anywhere
But you are all the time
So I tell you to stop moving
But I’m really just jealous that you are

I wanna move all the time like you
Wake up and work the days away
I wanna thrive like you
Be alive like you
But I still keep struggling with my own.

Slow down just a little
You're talking too much
But it’s not about nothing
It’s about your beautiful creative thoughts
You’re free in your joy and peace
You cry when you need to
And you laugh all the time
You are child-like, you play
And you do what you say

Truly admirable ways
I wish I could be more like you
Track Name: Tell Me Why
This is true dedication
Your the one that i promised to love
Take the truth to the ocean
You can lay there in despair
You're the one that you warned me about
You can tell me the truth, I'm fine
You pretend that you don't want to know
But then you lie for growth

Tell me why
You didn't want to know
Together we will fall away
I'm holding on for you today
Tell me why
You can only see
That the mystery is gone

Tell me the truth about all of your doubts
Don't get in the way of your thoughts
I am the one that you fell in love with
The truth is in there to see

Save it all
Together we will fall away
I'm holding on for you today
Tell me why
I will never know
The shadow side of life
Is gone
Track Name: Forgive Yourself
I'm not beautiful
The way you are
I am beautiful
The way you're not
I'm not honorable
The way you are
Yet I'm honorable
The way you're not

Forgive yourself for your mistakes
And don't condemn others for theirs

I'm not judging you
The way you are
Yet I'm judging me
The way you're not

Stay a while
Why don't you, friend
If you can

Forgive yourself for your mistakes
And don't condemn others for theirs

I am not afraid
The way you are
Yet I am afraid
The way you're not

Forgive yourself for your mistakes
And don't condemn others for theirs
Track Name: Forever Exists
I'm pretending everything will be ok
So I don't panic myself away
The truth is that no one really ever knows
It takes forever for the heart to regrow

Forever exists only in the heart

You were full of surprises
Brought me the biggest sunflower I'd ever seen
It sat there open like my heart
Now it sits without a stem in the ground, you see
How will it live without a stem in the ground

Forever exists only in the heart

I'm sure you are hurting too
I really want to feel something loving for you
But all my feelings are sure reserved
For someone special
Who can make me feel heard

Forever exists only in the heart
Yet the heart is fragile
It;s changing
Like time and feelings changing
Track Name: Step Into the Light
I know the truth about the reindeer
I know the truth behind the owls

I know the truth behind the outdoors
I know the truth behind your eyes

The truth behind the light
Its like a fire burning bright
Its like a mirage turning white
So step into the light
it's like a fire burning bright
Step into the light

I know the truth about the reindeer
And I know the truth behind the light

The truth behind it
Track Name: Uncodependent
I’m a grounded person
When I try to catch myself
From falling to far down
Into the pit of big blackness
I tell you, I don’t wanna be codependent with you
I just wanna be
In love with you

I’m a stable person
When my meds are working well
I’m a stable person
When I get up and take care of myself
But I don’t know how to do that perfectly

That’s why I don’t wanna be codependent with you
I just wanna love you sweetly
And show you who I am

Honesty is unfamiliar to me
When I try hard
I can see it simply
I’m a stable person when I take care of myself
But I don’t wanna let you down anymore

That’s why I don’t wanna be codependent with you
I just want to love you sweetly
And show you who I am
Track Name: Troubled Heart
My heart is troubled over this one
There’s no such game as pay the price in my life
No one should have to endure to stay alive
Joy is your right
it’s your life

She said be easy on yourself
Give yourself a break
But my heart just broke open a little more
Because I don’t know how

But I know it’s is my right
It’s my life

My heart is troubled over this one
And no one seems to understand
And if they do, they understand it different
And it’s easier for them to let it go

I am different from you
You are different from me
We are different from each other
There's a different way to be