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by Damon Huss

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acoustic demos recorded in Valley Village, California
from 2008 to 2010

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released December 31, 2011

all songs written and performed by Damon Huss
recorded, mixed, and mastered by Michael Miller

℗ + © Damon Huss 2011

for Phoebe & Henry

thank you always Aimee

"broken strings" by Damon Huss

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Track Name: Out Of My Mind
Far down along the road
La Brea Avenue
Crucifixions line the way
On everybody's face
And I feel I've rendered unto Caesar
All I can afford

Then I'm sitting in this cathedral
Out of my mind
Feeling sorry for
The Middle Ages

Conversations with a friend
Turn to God, turn to Rome
But the bus exhaust in my mouth
Stops the words from getting done
Hours later in the night
The Holy Ghost bets on my life
Track Name: Drink The Silver
I'm not especially slow
But I can see the Sun begin to unfold
On the back of a hummingbird
With no suggestions
On my mind

Don't you ever have to pray?

I'm not happy alone
I'd rather get buried in the flowers you've grown
And drink the silver from the northeast sky
Wake up with questions
On my mind

Don't you ever have to pray?

We're not being thrown
From the heavens that we used to own
Just sleeping through a thunderstorm
With no suggestions
On our minds
Track Name: Let You Dream
I watch you sleeping
In the middle of the evening
Late summer lights are cold
Like autumn

Your circulation slows
Blood takes it easy
Before I go and
Just in time I kiss your lips
I want you

Should I turn the light on
Or let you dream?

In midnight's waking eyes
Kiss the darkness with your smile
And inevitably I'm mesmerized
Where am I?

Should I turn the light on
Or let you dream?
Stand here on my head
Or in the street
I can't feel my feet
But oh, your eyes

I watch you sleeping
In the middle of the morning
Your portrait, invisible ink
Can capture this
Track Name: Stargazer
Take my hand, we will go
Farther out than you'd ever know
And I put my trust
In what you've shown
Our chance to be alone

Oh, stargazer's every glance
Caught you flying over the mountains
Now I don't know what to believe
Like a magic hand fumbling
For a set of keys

Often though I may lose my head
I'm not forgetting that you said
There's reflection in your eyes
The mirror lets me be

Take one sip, we will go
Feel it drip for a day or so
After we swept up stones
Our chance to be alone

Oh, stargazer's every glance
Taken with no reluctance
Pick a moon
from the branch of night
Ice cold, shining
Take a bite
Track Name: I Don't Know Her Name
In her eye a solar flare
And the planet went cold
My knees nearly froze
I could feel the fire enveloping
This icy atmosphere
Place your hand and feel the heat
Through the wall
Through the wall

I don't know her name
But neither does she
Guess we don't make much
Out of memory

In her eye a half moon green
Coloring all that I can see
I could walk blind
And still see the glow
In the old garden
Faces drawn here
With only my shame shedding away
In the breeze
In the breeze
Track Name: In Every Flower
I'm thinking of spending time
Occupation for my mind
At the nursery, pantomime
Act like the plants
Asleep and alive
But no one has it all worked out
Down to the hour
Who they are

And the question there
On everybody's mind
Is the answer here
In every flower

Maybe silence brought me here
Talking once taught me not to care
Take a nap now on the stairs
Drunk in God's glory
Just about anywhere
But no one has it all worked out
Down to the hour
Who they are

And the question there
On everybody's mind
Is the answer here
In every flower
And the petals glare
Not to be undone
If they fall away

Hold on, you rise
Above what you love
And what you despise
Hold on, what do you taste
As your former self drifts away
Track Name: I Don't Know Whose Tears I'm Crying
In my mind
Two voices offer pleas
One is always skeptical
But the other wants to believe

In their cries
Which only I perceive
Light shines on the love I gave
Shadow on the love I need

I don't know whose tears I'm crying
Tonight

In this life
We look for the love unseen
Through miracles and misery
And the time lost in between
I know you in my heart
There's no need to believe
Because I know that in this dark
You're sleeping in my heart
Track Name: Hot Moon
If I open the window, open the door
Let the smoke blow in freely
And then sink into the floor
The scent of the outside world
Is blowing over
Yes it's blowing over

In a moment of turning
When we look up and away
See the stars get into character
Relax and watch the play
The Earth tilts toward you now
And I'm rolling over
Yes I'm rolling over

Hot moon
Shining down tonight
No electronic sound or sight
Because I want to see your face
In the natural light

With a handful of lightning
Given to us to adore
We can sit by the window
And fall asleep on the floor
The Earth tilts toward you now
And I'm rolling over
Yes I'm rolling over
Track Name: Unhinged
We've seen this world go by
Side by side
Yet even in this room you're gone
When did you hide?
Oh please come back
Oh please come back
Don't you know I'm changing my ways
And you always wanted that

What's the difference between feeling useless
And being used?
When there's so much to do all at once
You've got your heart and your mind
You don't have to choose

An injustice before our eyes
Fills us with fear
I'd like to tear it down
Before the spirit disappears
Who'll give it back?
Who'll give it back?
Don't you know I'm changing my ways
Though it's not easy to do that

What's the difference between feeling open
And being unhinged?
When our thoughts are out of control
We don't want to lose
But we don't have to win

You've got your heart and your mind
You don't have to choose

Life in all its unfairness
Will reward you