Seeing What I Want To See

by Self Talk

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Self Talk are Stacey Cicivelli, Frank Morda, Eli Hood, Amanda Norman and Brendan Aked.

Produced, engineered and mixed by Aaron Dobos at Sing Sing Studios in September 2015. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side.

Original photo 'blurry people' by Akio Takemoto found at www.flickr.com/photos/akiotakemoto/17216980366/in/photostream/. License: CC-BY-SA.

Design by Tom Lanyon.

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released June 18, 2016

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Track Name: Hypocrite
Remember the first part?
The fumble and the dark
Maybe I should've known
Maybe I should've let you go.

You've got me feeling like a hypocrite
And I get the feeling that you won't quit now
My clenched fists and your slow heart
I know you know we took it too far.

You are a silhouette
Of when you told me "god, I waited for this"
Wrote your message on my pale skin
I guess we've been sinking since.

I woke up in a sweat, I woke up in a halestorm
I woke up in your bed from a vile hallucination.
I woke up in a sweat, I woke up in a halestorm
I woke up in your bed to a violent realisation

I guess I should've let you go.
Track Name: Dumb Luck
I always move
To where there's more of me, and less of you.
There's less of you.
And I always sweat the little things
Like salt and cinnamon, it tastes like you.
It's just like you.

I wish I'd get a clue
I watch the backwards city turn to face you.
Yeah, it turns to you.
What am I doing? And where have I been?
It feels like the better part of a year.

On my way home, I see the skyline with the right shapes in it.

I know I am a frightened rabbit
But as my own dumb luck would have it
You are the steady hand I need to feel.

You are a sweet relief, from the lost and found
And the muddy sound of everything else.
And your skinny feet, they walk to me
Yeah, they always walk to me.

On my way home, I see the skyline with my friends in it.

I know I am a frightened rabbit
But as my own dumb luck would have it
You are the steady hand I need to feel.
Track Name: Clean Washing
I'm out of my body
No, I'm out of my mind
And you smell like clean washing
It almost makes it feel alright

That you're right next me
And I can't feel the heat from you anymore.

If I say that I'm sorry
Would you change your mind?
The sun glare in the laundry
It melts me into something I don't like

I'm still next to you
Though I can't feel the heat from you anymore
And you're right next to me
But I just feel the cold of the tiled floor.

If you change your mind
I'll help you unpack the car again.
If you change your mind
We won't know who we are again.
Track Name: Untitled
You breathe like a tide that's coming in
And I swear I feel it in the swell
Someone's going to leave soon

But when I'm sleeping by myself
Yeah, the feeling gets worse
And then I'm just another sad kid
With another sad curse

And I can't forget about the way you had your lips pursed.

You turn the world on its head
And I'm just a spinning top
At the whim of your left hand.

But when I'm spinning out alone
Yeah, the feeling is worse
And then I'm just another sad kid
With another sad curse

And I can't forget about the way you were too shy to go first.

A late lunch, what a good time
To punch me when I'm down.

And when I'm thinking to myself
Yeah, the feeling gets worse
And then I'm just another sad kid
With another sad curse

And I can't forget about the way you said it with your lips pursed.
And I can't forget about the way you were too shy to go first
And I can't forget about the way you said you felt trapped in these sheets
It's funny, 'cause I always felt safe when I could find your feet.
Track Name: Coffee & Wine
Sleeping like a log on a fire
Wake up smaller, less than I was last night
Are you less than you were last night?

Fill me up with coffee and wine
A little more pep for a long, long ride
It's been a long ride.

And I can't get to you, so what'll I do?

Tell me I'm a drop in the sea
Tell me I'm alone, tell me what you really mean.
I've got to stop seeing what I want to see.

I can keep my bleeding palms in my pockets
I can keep my head down. Ah, just stop it now.
But I can't stop myself

And I can't get to you
And I'm too damn empty to sink
And I'm too tired to swim
So what'll I do?

I've got to stop seeing what I want to see.