Reflections of Death

by Grim

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All proceeds from this record will be donated towards my mother's fight & recovery against breast cancer.

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released March 13, 2017

Grim Slim - acoustic, vocals, harmonica etc

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Track Name: A Million Miles
I'm just trying
to keep my mind
occupied instead
but nobodies shoulder
could be much colder
I might as well be dead

and all this time
we've spent apart
really weighs down on my mind
when I held you
in my arms
everything felt so right

all this time
I've only wanted you
by my side
I've never seen it more clearly now
all I used to have were doubts
my reservations held me down
all I am
is a million miles from you

I never thought
that I would want
to wait around for you
but nobody else has
come as close as
to even fill your shoes

I've spent a hundred
nights alone
rolled over on my side
I've been lonely
I've been cold
one day that will subside

all this time
I've only wanted you
by my side
I've never seen it more clearly now
all I used to have were doubts
my reservations held me down
all I am
is a million miles from you

now I suppose
it appears to those
people in my life
that I'm jealous
that I'm callous
maybe they are right

but nothing else
does the trick
while were a
million miles apart
I've never been further
from the finish
or further from
the start

all this time
I've only wanted you
by my side
I've never seen it more clearly now
all I used to have were doubts
my reservations held me down
all I am
is a million miles from you
Track Name: Reflections of Life and Death
they always seem to come and go
a fleeting moment on a slippery slope
just when I think of found the one
another moment and I can't go on

I'm so tired
all the emptiness aside
fill me up with gin
and throw a matchstick in
shed some light

and I'm so humbled by
the grandness of it all
we build these homes
raise kids of our own
hang their pictures up on the wall

they always seem to come and go
a fleeting moment on a slippery slope
just when I think of found the one
another moment and I can't go on

in a week or two
I'd like to pack my bags
get on a plane
never be seen again
would that be so bad

and in a while from now
I'd like to have it made
pretty girls on my arms
I'd be like a movie star
wouldn't that be great

they always seem to come and go
a fleeting moment on a slippery slope
just when I think of found the one
another moment and I can't go on

ever since you left
the path has been so unclear
I've had women in my bed
while I've had you in my head
its this loneliness that I fear

and I'm so terrified
of losing all control
flying off the track
never quite getting back
swallow me up whole

they always seem to come and go
a fleeting moment on a slippery slope
just when I think of found the one
another moment and I can't go on
Track Name: Congratulations
you figured it out
congratulations
let your head swell
with waterworks
and acceptance of death

I can sense the doubt
slowly creeping
down your spine
repeat the mantra
"I'm going to be fine"

and the hardest part of letting go
is seeing the tears in your eyes
I just hope you'll understand
even if it takes a long, long time
how I cried
when you said
good morning
and I knew you didn't see it coming
it made me want to fucking die

lying when you're around
anticipation
tears at my sides
nothing hurts more
than when you hold on so tight

do you believe in love
I know you can feel it
but do you deserve it
if you can't love her back

and the hardest part of letting go
is seeing the tears in your eyes
I just hope you'll understand
even if it takes a long, long time
how I cried
when you said
good morning
and I knew you didn't see it coming
it made me want to fucking die
Track Name: Shake It Off
Its been a couple years
since I've seen you around
I used to think about you often
now I barely recognize
the sound of your voice

maybe I'm lying
I was good at hiding feelings
I was younger and dumber
and much more easily able to move on

I was thinking to myself
"holy shit this could be something"
Ive been waiting for someone
to come and surprise me
for far too long

and I'm not usually the one
to get fooled into something
a fool would believe
but I guess I'm getting
gullible now

I didn't leave the front door locked
you broke in and now you're
stealing all my stuff

I should just forget about it
try again
I'm dying
for the things I can't admit

now it's been a little while
since the car broke down
and I haven't run a mile
in these shoes
since I was young

I've got places to go
and people to see
and too many things
left to do
on the other side

it's been even longer
since I've seen your face
when you left town
I couldn't help but feel
that you'd never come back

it's so easy to disappear
in this world
you get stuck in the ether
and never catch
a second breath

I didn't leave the front door locked
you broke in and now you're
stealing all my stuff

I should just forget about it
try again
I'm dying
for the things I can't admit

it's fine to think that
we had our time
but I can't shake it off
you've hung around
for far too long

it's fine to think that
we had our time
but I can't shake it off
the ties we share
are breaking off

it's been a couple years
since I've seen you around
I still think about you often
but I barely recognize you now
Track Name: Ten Feet Tall
you caught me off guard
when you said goodbye
tied at the tongue
I could never speak my mind
sitting in the corner facing the wall
shrunken little shoulders
but somehow still ten feet tall

the expiration date is gone
but i can tell that somethings off
every one in this room is fine
maybe it tasted different the first time

so many visions
so many nights
dancing in the kitchen
reminiscing in the moonlight
wake up in the morning
put the records on
brew a cup of coffee
and laugh about it all

the expiration date is gone
but i can tell that somethings off
every one in this room is fine
maybe it tasted different the first time

I could never break the ties
too many beautiful times
sometimes the universe gets one right

the expiration date is gone
but i can tell that somethings off
every one in this room is fine
maybe it tasted different the first time
Track Name: God + Man
I woke up in the morning
to a rifle firing off
overnight
the war had come
and took all that I loved

they made me join the army
they made me fight their wars
they left a wounded, broken man
to crawl back on all fours

I lost my friends to gunfire
landmines, and napalm
I lost my head
when they said
we dropped the atom bombs

I lost my head
when they said
we dropped the atom bombs

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god and man, god and man
kill their sons, kill their sons

god and man, god and man
kill their sons, kill their sons