Grayscale

by Paul Latham

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This is a collection of songs I have written and/or recorded over the past several years. I originally had no real plan or intention on what I was ever going to do with these songs, just did it for fun. All of a sudden I found myself with nearly enough songs to put together an album. So after a few more months of recording, plus planning, licensing, and designing, here it is!

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released December 25, 2012

All songs, excepting those marked as covers, written by Paul Latham.
All songs performed, engineered and mastered by Paul Latham.

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Paul Latham Bellingham, Washington

Writing and recording songs in my humble home studio. It is my hobby and escape.

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Track Name: Message in a Bottle
I got a message in a bottle
It says I'm coming home
I can't stand another second
On this island all alone

It says I've got to see you
I've got to see your face
I don't think I can stay here
On this deserted place

It says the sun has burnt me
The sun has burnt my skin
And when I get home darlin
I only hope that you let me in

These waves they keep on crashing
Against my island shore
And when I think it's over
Well the ocean just brings me more

I've got a message in a bottle
It says I'm coming home
Track Name: Life in Her Eyes
I wanna find the girl with the life in her eyes cause every time she looks at me I get so hypnotized oh yeah
But all I see's the man with the money on his mind and everytime I look at him I wanna run and hide oh yeah
Running in these circles got me wasting my time every time I think I get ahead I get a little further behind
My momma told me once and I believed her when she said that you gotta have a screw loose if you wanna keep your head on straight

Baby if you come with me, we'll make our own paradise
And we can sail the sea, you don't have to think twice
And if you come with me, there's just one thing I advise
Don't lose that life in your eyes

The longer that I wait I wanna go more and more but the man inside the box says we're going to war oh no
The question's getting harder and the answer's coming slow makes it harder to forget just how little I know
I'm feeling kind shallow and it's getting pretty deep my alarm clock doesn't seem to shake me out of my sleep
The waves are getting bigger and the winds are getting strong think we better take a chance before we realize we've waited too long

Baby if you come with me, we'll make our own paradise
And we can sail the sea, you don't have to think twice
And if you come with me, there's just one thing I advise
Don't lose that life in your eyes

I wanna find the girl with the life in her eyes cause everytime she looks at me I get so hypnotized
All I see's the man with the money on his mind and everytime I look at him I wanna run and hide
Running in these circles got me wastin my time cause every time I think I get ahead I really get behind
I wanna find the girl with the life in her eyes cause every time I see her man I get so hypnotized

Baby if you come with me, we'll make our own paradise
And we can sail the sea, you don't have to think twice
And if you come with me, there's just one thing I advise
Don't lose that life in your eyes

Baby If you come with me
We can sail the see
There's just one thing I advise
Don't lose that life in your eyes
Track Name: Take My Time
I said that's such a pretty hat that you've got up on your head
But I wonder just how many you wear
And I know it's impolite but I just can't help my eyes
So please forgive me if I stare
And I could wait all night but you know I'd rather not
So if you just come and talk to me
Then we could speed this thing along but if you prefer
Then we can do it the long way, see

I'm gonna take my time
And I'm gonna fall in line
And I'm gonna wait so patiently
Until you're mine

And now I'm runnin round the block cause you got me doing laps
But you know that's fine with me
Your wish is my command like a genie in a bottle
But I'd rather not be set free
So tell me what to do should I stay or should I go
Because I heard there's trouble either way
But trouble I can take and this is no mistake
So that's a price I'm willing to pay

I'm gonna take my time
And I'm gonna fall in line
And I'm gonna wait so patiently
Until you're mine
Track Name: Song I Wish I Could Write
I know you'd probably like to hear a song about how pretty you are
You'd love to hear some nice metaphors about how your eyes are like stars
You know I'd really love to write that song but I just don't have the words
To put down on paper, how much you are really worth

So here's the song I with I could write
You know I tried my best
Stayed up all day and all night
But the words wouldn't come from the pen
That could do justice to you

If I were Frost of Shakespeare you know I'd have a hard time
And Lord knows I'm neither, no I'm just a regular guy
So please excuse this clumsy, bumbling melody
I did my best to write this song so that you could maybe see

So here's the song I with I could write
You know I tried my best
Stayed up all day and all night
But the words wouldn't come from the pen
That could do...

So here's the song I with I could write
You know I tried my best
Stayed up all day and all night
But the words wouldn't come from the pen
That could do justice to you
Track Name: Working Title
All the people in the street that I see seem to have their eyes directly on me
And I'm looking up at the sky
I got my head in the clouds cause it's not as loud up here and that's just fine so
Don't ask why
Plus the plans that we make never seem to quite work out anyway so
Tell me why should I try
Well I guess that I should but I can't and I would but I ran so
Bye bye

And all I need is a little piece of mind
Cause I don't want to be left behind

The way I see it it is never quite as easy as they
Would have you believe
Punch in every day cause you gotta have a way to pay and you know
That nothing is free
You might think I'm a little insane but I think you're the one with the stranger brain so
Would you please
Step back and look at your life cause if you did that than I think you just might
See what I mean

And all I need is a little piece of mind
Cause I don't want to be left behind, no

Al I need is a little piece of mind
Cause I don't want to be left behind
All I need is a little piece of mind
Cause I don't want to be left behind
Track Name: What You Had in Mind
You said you'd never turn around
You're gone for good not going down with me
You're off to bigger and better things
But I bet you lie awake at night
The city lights are much too bright and you
You miss the starlight's gentle glow

And I know this isn't quite what you had in mind
When you turned and left it all behind
And I'd love nothing more than to even the score
So if you're coming home please don't let me know

Do you like your friends and your apartment?
Everything shiny and new
I hope I'm wrong and you really do
It's just a little hard to understand
You running through the concrete jungle now
I never thought we would leave this town

I know this isn't quite what you had in mind
When you turned and left it all behind
And I'd love nothing more than to even the score
So if you're coming home please don't let me know

The way it was the way we were
Is all gone now
And we can dream just as much as we like

But I know this isn't quite what you had in mind
When you turned and left it all behind
And I'd love nothing more than to even the score
So if you're coming home please don't let me know

I know this isn't quite what you had in mind
When you turned and left it all behind
Track Name: Thank You
I want to ask you
So many things
I'd like to tell you
Everything

Wish I could be there
When you need me
Wish I could take you
Any place you'd like to be

Wish I could see you
Just one more day
Because there's one thing
I have to say

I'd like to thank you
For everything
You did for me

But it's too late