Lucky

by The Short Waves

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A collection of pop songs about falling in and out of love.

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released September 14, 2015

Written, performed, programmed, recorded, mixed and mastered in various livingrooms by Keith Scott

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The Short Waves is Keith Scott from Edinburgh. You can contact me on theshortwaves@gmail.com

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Track Name: Count To Three
I’ve been behind the when I can’t tell you where I’m going to
I keep thinking Ill notice the feeling when it happens to
Remind me what I’m doing here once more
Give me a reason not to shake my head again

I’m going to count to three
When I’m done you better shake some sense into me
I’m calling out your name
It sounded stranger that it should have been

We’re both feeling for pulses from cold dead limbs
There’s something spooky about the way I say your name
Making plans for the future and I hope they never come
Do you remember when it was when you stopped being you?

I’ve got some notes from the future if you can follow them
And love’s not comfort and are you comfortable anyway?
Burning candles from both ends and hoping for some light
It’s quite funny the things that you feel are important now

And it all gets better, when you stopped being swayed by another
Trying to be a friend and love, Should have known to stop now and look out

I’m going to count to three
When I’m done you better shake some sense into me
I’m calling out your name
I’m sorry if it’s never been what you wanted to hear
Track Name: Send Myself
8 Days, no hours and 22 minutes to wait
I’ve got matchsticks eyes and a tired heart I need rest
And I’m so wiped but you can’t wipe the smile from my face
My bodies still here but my heart was excused from its place

And I won’t let you go so easily
Now that I’ve found you
You make things you do seem so easy
You feel so close yet so, so far far away
And I spend my day’s remembering your face again
Now your touch is on everything I do
I send myself to you

When you stand right next to the sea it doesn’t seem far to me
I can’t stand waiting for screens so I can read what you’re thinking
You could say we’re wishing our lives away
All I know is I can’t stop letting it show
I won’t let you go so easily
Now that I’ve found you, you make things you do seem so easy you feel so close yet so far away
I spend my days remembering your face again

Now your touch, is on everything I do, I send myself to you

And I won’t let you go so easily
Now that I’ve found you
You make things you do seem so easy
You feel so close yet so, so far far away
And I spend my day’s remembering your face again
Track Name: Lucky
Funny things happen when you look away
You thought things were dark in the middle of the day
Made a full blown cynic found the faith he’d lost
Well I still struggle with the zodiac

Make me a promise that you’ll never shut up
And tell me what you’re feeling even when it's shit
The little things happen even when we can’t see
The strange little spells bringing you to me

We never get easy and it makes me think
Nothing good comes easy, more clichéd shit
Given more time I’d blow my chance
Not too old for teen romance

Meet me at the airport on Christmas eve
Been a long time coming presents under the tree
Predictable people don’t make plan like these
Nothing else matters you’re everything to me

Now I ain’t one for spectacular claims
And I’ve been burned too much to catch flame
But I can’t stop getting carried away
You make feel lucky almost every day
Track Name: Meddling
You both done wrong now, you can’t make that better quick, you should know
I made it easy, I wedged myself between youse and stood up and spoke out
Storm swept nights and overreactions that don’t seem right at the time
Cabin fever spreading wide, feeling claustrophobic but walking for miles and mile

Looking for signs, sensing I’m right, looking all wrong, make it alright

Need to be needed, need you and use you and give you away for free, it’s not ok.
Track Name: Retaliation Blues
Who drew first and shot?
Who cast the first stone out?
Can blame be given to?
Retaliation Blues

Stoking up the fire
Make the coal stack higher
The weapons that you use
Things that only work on you

And I saw you when the white flag got too heavy
The table, wet with fallen tears
And I walked in when your eyes were for another
And the tears were just another tactic then

Living in full view
Of a hundred people who
Turn the other cheek
When they turn and talk of you

Christian values say
Forgiveness is the way
Is there a magic prayer to say?
To make him love you now

And I saw you close up
Through a microscopic lens
Found a million new truths
Aw I never knew you well

Shame can do some heavy damage in your heart
And you always cared what people thought of you
I’d like it to be known that you’re still punished even now
Living with retaliation blues
Track Name: Failing
Thought on you today
Made me ashamed again
We used to have to touch, but now to comprehend how
You’re gonna need to reach out now

Remember what we said
A whispered promise meant
I meant what I said
I hold no malice or intent
Can we ever get to that place now?

Keep forgetting that your there and I get fearful that
We’ll end up being like those before us who lost sight of it
The point I’m trying to make and failing to convey to you
I love you and I miss you and that I’ve failed at this

And I saw how we changed
How we wanted to be seen
We wanted distance then
More what will be not has been
Never told you that I missed you then
You came to stay with me
Should have stayed with you
Made a mess of things would have been much better
And I am done feeling sorry for myself

Keep forgetting that your there and I get fearful that
We’ll end up being like those before us who lost sight of it
The point I’m trying to make and failing to convey to you
I love you and I miss you and that I’ve failed at this
That I’ve failed at this
Track Name: Sickness
I used, to be, the things expected of me
I was a good boy I had the suppression gene
Got old, fed up found I was lying to myself
I fear, for you - that time never came for you

Smile first act after I think I take it all from you
Hide first look later makes us all the better
I don’t want to turn myself into you
If you can’t, be cured then I’ll be sick for my whole life

You found, solace, in the arms of another
So far, I’ve found, I have a talent for endings
Cave in, zone out, make sure the lies will all hold up
Can’t take, much more, I hope you get cured.