Graveyard Hop​/​Demos

by holding.rabbits

Track Name: After they glow
Nice try, you nearly fooled me again
It was a weird way for a love story to end
All this time, living without you in sin
Imagine my surprise when we started again.

when i lay down
next to the weekend
i feel your heart beat closer to mine

Pretty soon you'll be a stranger to me
Another ancient ghost to walk inside my memory
It's not like anybody has to know
Fireflies disappear right after they glow
Track Name: Whiskey, Apricots, and Praise
In the branch of an apricot tree there's a ghost that waits for you,
preparing fruit in a plum colored suit for a salad pure and true

Pour a drink, let us raise our glasses to olden days.
Fill our mouths with whiskey, apricots, and praise.

Looking back on the chords you have known your heart can start to sink,
but don't be scared of the future, girl, it's always better than we think

Take a trip on a train to a place called memory lane.
Fill your heart with laughter, joy, despair, and pain.

Imagine yourself on a sunny beach.
The one you love is just within your reach.
You can put all of your thoughts away, because
Summer starts today.

Take a trip on a train to a place called memory lane.
Fill your days with lighting bolts and rain.
Fill your hat with head and hair and brains.
All that's old will be made new again.
Track Name: Graveyard Hop
Oh you were over me I know it by the time I was gone.
I got a clean shave. I got my best suit on.
I still miss you, pretty baby, do you still miss me?
I'll be waiting for you for all eternity.

Oh, just because I was living doesn't mean I have to quit
and just because I'm dead doesn't mean I have to act like it.
Ever since you left me, dear, my heart began to stop,
but I know that I'll wait for you forever at the hop.

Oh, I met some funny people on my first night in,
had a big party with some coffin gin.
One of the ladies seemed to like me a lot,
said "hey you wanna come and spend the night at my plot?"
but i said "I love a girl on the other side and I'll wait for her
until the day she dies, and I don't really care about being alone.
She's the only ghoul I want to shake these bones."

Oh, just because I was living doesn't mean I have to quit
and just because I'm dead doesn't mean I have to act like it.
Ever since you left me, dear, my heart began to stop,
but I know that I'll wait for you forever at the hop.

In life I loved you to death, now I love you,
though there's nothing left.
In life there was nothing to save, but I'll love you
little girl for the rest of the grave.
In life I was a fool to ever let go of you.
In death I'm changing my ways,
cause only you could ever fill my nights with days.

I love a girl on the other side (of the world)
I love a girl on the other side (of the earth)
I love a girl on the other side (of the dirt)
Track Name: When I Learned to Drive (acoustic demo)
Sometimes, I like to drive.
Let's go outside and take a life.

We said "goodbye," lived separate lives,
when I learned to drive.

Sometimes, the panic drives me wild
like somehow I'm still a child.

You're going nowhere
but you're kicking on the pedal till it hits the floor
It isn't easy when you don't know what your clutch is for
and then the city stalls out,
you hit the wheel and you shout, yeah you shout

With you, you at my side,
it was the time, time of my life.
Track Name: Holy Voices
i heard holy voices from across the sea
they were up on a mountain just waiting for me
and the hope that they offered was a hope that i couldn't believe
i appear as a prophet from the days of old
i can't make the sick well but i turn shit to gold
i partake of myself and ask all the priests to behold.

so someone prepared the way for me before i came
i returned the favor and i did the same
i felt for her face and her face felt just like a flame
i spent my first night underneath an old tree
the holiest voices still shouting to me
it doesn't bother you, but should it bother me?

i carry a staff with the sun as its crown
i drink bitter poison but i'm keeping it down
the thing you can't find is the very thing you know must be found
the camera, the crew, even the light hesitates
the thing is perceived by the will of the fates
the speaker proclaims that real life truly awaits

i spent my last night in a comfortable bed
the holiest voices echo in my head
i felt for my face and my face felt just like the dead
Track Name: Friends demo
i don't care that the one who's supposed to love me is gone
i don't care that the friends i've known since childhood have grown
everybody's got some place to be
everybody's always changing but me, not me
Track Name: Forget Us Together
won't you give me an answer,
the kindness of a word?
we held hands as we made future plans, it's absurd

won't you send me a prayer,
something soft and true?
cause i found faith in the quietest of places with you

but don't you touch the stereo
a song that we both knew
is calling back past the long tears of black
even if we're through

won't you tell me a secret,
something to make me smile?
we'll sit in the park all alone in the dark in a while

let's forget us together
let's both walk away
and maybe we'll find, in a matter of time, it's okay
Track Name: Every Story Starts Again Today
i don't care that the one who's s'pposed to love me is gone.
i don't care that the friends i've known since childhood have grown.
everybody's got some place to be.
everybody's always changing but me, not me...

i don't care about the life i left behind me, it's done.
i don't care about my failures or the victories i've won.
everybody's always looking behind.
everybody's always changing their mind, but I'm...

every story starts again today
every action starts with what we say
every legend starts out as a deed
every forest starts off as a seed
Track Name: Place where journeys end
This is the place where journeys end
once you come here you can't go back again
There are ghosts of christmas past
There are children in the grass

Here at the place where journeys end
you can't leave and you won't want to again
there are lots of things to do
pretty places built for two

If you stay awhile you'll see
the waking world isn't any place to be
There are loves that never last
There are black winds blowing past

Let down your hair and stay awhile
I see the secrets of life every time you smile
You are magic, you're the sun,
you are the moon when day is done

I'd like for you to stay with me
that's unless there's somewhere else you gotta be
Since I met you I want to say
"see you tomorrow" every day