The Last Days of Pompeii

by Richard Parsons

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03:55
Looking over the window ledge all the streets look clear from here Grab your bags and punch the clock and wait forever for the lift Reach your car and drive a block before you realize you left your soul back there but there's no turning back to get it, is there? It's not so bad, you tell yourself again You're still alive. and so am I my Friend So come on by, we'll get the neighbors high Staring at the unmade bed you wonder why you even came here Find your clothes and find the door with clumsy fingers turn the bolt Reach your car and drive a block before you realize you left your soul back there and there's no turning back to get it, is there? It's not so bad, you tell yourself again You're still alive. and so am I my Friend So come on by, we'll get the neighbors high
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When you open your mouth and let the words fall down have you ever thought to let the truth come out or has that ever occurred to you Do you get high in the spotlight when you get up on that stage at night oh I bet you do All the tricks that you play on the minds of these people you call your friends So good to keep around, so long as you can use them And all the smiles you put on your face, just to make it through the night and pretend So nice when you benefit, but the devil when you're through They could have cast you for the greatest fake of all time but you choose to play the part on your own and you know all the lines All the thing that you say, i can't decide if it's fact or if it's fiction Because you've been caught in some lies you can't defend I can see in your eyes you're aware that I've been on to you So what's the point in charades when you know I can see right through They could have cast you for the greatest fake of all time but you choose to play the part on your own and you know all the lines But what do I know But what I've been told And I don't know if I can tell the difference anymore
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03:25
I spent my summers at the door of the bar watching all the patrons,W marching in, in single file I learned to tell apart the ones with armor from the ones with hearts but those were few and far between if you had any sense you weren't a part of this scene and let me tell you, you weren't missing out on anything and let me tell you, you weren't missing out on anything I closed it down again, time to go it's 3 a.m. and it's a long way back to home, but I never mind going alone Back there I'd fall asleep, just as the sun would hit my feet when I could dream of better days before I got old and dreamt my life away and let me tell you I was missing out on everything and let me tell you I was missing out on everything 'cause I was a fool I was a young fool and I didn't know any better 'cause I was a fool I was a young fool and I didn't know any better and I still don't
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When I close my eyes, and I bang my head I half expect these walls to be padded When I hold myself, and I won't let go I'm afraid I'll find my hands are bound and without a sound I'll carry on through but am I awake, am I awake When my tongue is tied, and I don't say a word I only assume it doesn't change a thing When I speak, it goes unheard yet I cast my vote, but maybe I'm just crazy So without a sound I'll carry on through but am I awake, am I awake I'll keep getting through 'til I get through to you I'll keep getting through 'til I get through to you Am I getting through? getting through to you
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04:07
How do you know when it's safe again what's the tell for when the demons are gone away Does someone need to come around just to make sure your feet are still on the ground I know how we've been before never easy to tell if I should leave you alone So wait...wait for me before you do anything wait... wait for me before you do anything What seems to be the rush with you my friend why can't you hang around like the rest of us Does someone need to check your head just to make sure it's not hanging in the clouds I know how you've been before never easy to tell if you are leaving us alone for good So wait...wait for me before you do anything wait... wait for me before you do anything And I will save you if I can if you let me be your Superman I will save you if I can if you let me be your Superman
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Duran Duran dies in the end and Christopher Tracy doesn't last What's the lesson to be drawn all depends how time is passed So what's a little tragedy so long as it's not you or me everything will turn out fine But everything that seems okay can suddenly be taken away and someone always ends up left behind Capa set the sun on fire just like Donnie sacrificed sometimes you have to lose yourself to leave someone to carry on So what's a little tragedy so long as it's not you or me everything will turn out fine But everything that seems okay can suddenly be taken away and someone always ends up left behind and I don't mean to be the one to give it away but I don't think I'd be the one to take the plane So what's a little tragedy so long as it's not you or me everything will turn out fine But everything that seems okay can suddenly be taken away and someone always ends up left behind So what's a little tragedy so long as it's not you or me everything will turn out fine
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04:37
You're gonna find out the hard way you're not gonna find out from your friends 'cause you'd have chased them all away with all the bad things you say behind their backs and it's gonna come back to haunt you I hope you get to where you're going and I hope it works out for you but I hope you know what you're doing and I hope it feels good while you're screwing everyone who helped you get to where you are now and I hope you know that all the damage that you've done is done for good but I still love you So let's sing this benediction and say goodbye and forget about attrition from all the lies this time we had together made us grow but we've grown apart for now and that's okay so I bid adieu to you tonight my friend so that I might say hello to you again

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released August 12, 2017

All Songs Written, Performed, Recorded, and Mixed by Richard Parsons at Good Shipmates in Decatur, GA ©2017 Not Likely Sober Music (ASCAP) Photography and Design by Richard Parsons as Miruscopia

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Regardless of what style of music it’s laid over, it’s his voice that will win your heart. It is strong, soulful, honest, and delivers, whether on record or on stage.

“a voice that drapes his lyrics with an extra coating of soul”
-Denton Poteet – Little Advances
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