Flash Floods

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released September 30, 2016

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Flash Floods Lawrence, Kansas

Blending the sounds of indie rock with the simplicity of classic country, the lyrics depict everyday life and the struggles that come with it. Written & Recorded by Pher Langwell

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Track Name: Fool's Gold
i’m alright i’m ok
i’m just trying to make it through another day
when will you see that i’m
not the man i used to be?
leave it all in the past
good decisions never seem to last
they get lost in the night
watch the world close their eyes
why can’t you see my point of view?
is it something you’re not used to?
got a knife in my back
cause i always seem to get off track
can’t pull it out
no this is my ball and chain
you don’t want what you’ve got
so you try to be something that you’re not
but it never works cause you’ll always be the same
why don’t the pieces ever seem to fit?
look at your life and wonder where it went
i forgot that we were only temporary
next thing i knew the tables turned
the girl was gone, a lesson learned.
new years eve winter breeze
i felt warmer when you noticed me
yeah you look so good and i wanna reel you in
keep you all to myself
don’t feel like sharing you with anybody else
you deserve my love for the rest of your life
my intuition’s telling me that we would eventually break apart
cause there’s something ‘bout your charm i know
that led to many broken hearts
you came back for some more
b-bang-bang knockin’ on my door
but it’s not enough cause i can’t trust anyone
is it real or pretend?
cause when i look at you you look at him
it’s a crying shame when you play me for a fool
sooner or later you’re bound to look back
and you’re gonna wonder why you went
and ran me right off the tracks
cause i forgot that we were only temporary
next thing i knew the tables turned
the girl was gone a lesson learned
Track Name: Scenic River Road
one of these days you’re gonna wake up & i’ll be gone
one of these days i’ll be gone
sooner or later you are bound to hear my song
sooner or later gonna hear my song
and when we fight i think i’m right couldn’t be more wrong
i couldn’t be more wrong
and if i’m leaving would you dare to tag along?
would you tag along?
and we could see another state
drive up and down the highway
we’ll drive all night until the night will turn to day
until there’s nothing left to say
all night long, keep driving ‘til the break of dawn
oh-oh
but all i wanted was to have a little fun
but maybe that’s just dumb
cause now i’m staring down the barrel of a gun
down the barrel of a gun
the precious weight of a father’s only son
boy it weighs a ton
the money’s calling and i got nowhere to run
i got nowhere to run
i guess it’s time i had to go
on down to scenic river road
she stole my heart but she left my soul
and this song is all i have to show
all around, this innocence won’t ever break me down
gotta get out of town
or you’ll be dead and gone before you’re in the ground
oh-oh
Track Name: Holy Grail
i was right, you were wrong
now i’m right where i belong
and you’re where you’re supposed to be
cause i know you’re not with me
i’m tired of finding my suspicions wrapped in lies
the voice in me that keeps me lying to get off
makes me think in life that nothing comes for free
and that’s why i don’t let people close to me
cause i know you’re only in it for the greed
a modern day civil war
where the rich pick on the poor
and on the news a killing spree
but the guilty all walk free
i’m tired of finding that my heroes were all frauds
a sunny night but it gets cold in california
randy newman, sandy koufax know the tale
old hollywood will tell your secrets for a sale
false promises and broken dreams no holy grail
i’m so sick of hearing to settle down and get a job
cause a life with practical direction
is not what i want at all
it’s not what i want at all
Track Name: And So It Goes
oh why oh why
would you try to deny
you lied you lied you lied
but i died i died
when i saw you with that guy
i try to run and hide
all my life i’ve been waiting on you to call
but lately i’ve been thinking you weren’t there at all
i’m never right, give me a sign
before i slip and fall
i’m not the type, i’m not the guy
to ever really work that hard
where did you go?
you are a machine
do you know what i mean?
cause you have spent your life hiding behind a screen
where did you go?
nobody knows you’re not a human being
your highs and lows, they never show
you’re living inbetwen
but she cries she cries
like she has a thousand times
she’ll try anything just to get on your mind
and i can’t ignore you’re acting like a whore
i feel so dumb for thinking we had something more
and so it goes
keep trying not to show
how you left me so cold
and growing old
i feel it in my bones
i’ve grown accustomed to waking up all alone
and if it’s true your heart can grow from feeling sad
then mine must be the biggest of them all
and every time you’re late to work your boss gets mad
i’ve got my back up against the wall
what do we do? ain’t got a clue, i do it all for you
i saw the sign, this is the time i do it all for you
Track Name: It Is What It Is
motivation fueled the nation
they shoot when they want with no hesitation
your trigger finger wrote my constitution
but the powers in our hands gonna start a revolution
grab all you can
it’s just supply and demand
you got your weapon in hand
and you can see where i stand
those sleepless nights and restless days
time passes by, life fades away, what can i say
next time around ain’t gonna be the same
too quick to point the blame
if it’s not your fault why you feel the pain?
the things we should’ve said we never said
the patriots are gone and the truth is dead
instead we’’ll just pretend that it’s all ok
and the loudest people always have got nothing to say
soft spoken, what’s he smokin?
got ideas in his mind that are gonna make some doors open
so break on through to the other side
when you make it to the top
let ‘em know down here we’re still alive
everything is not what it seems
you lie, you steal, you plot and you scheme
remember in the end that you get what you give
you can call it what you want but it is what it is
the things we should’ve said we never said
the patriots are gone and the truth is dead
instead we’ll just pretend that it’s all ok
and the loudest people always have got nothing to say
Track Name: Pictures Of You
took down the pictures of you from off the wall
can’t you see i’ve been hiding trying to runaway from it all
but i’m stuck in the middle of a good night sleep
ain’t got the time just a dime for some money to eat
and it’s hard to ignore that i’ve been here before
it’s like the days go by but it’s all the same
all the leaves are changing colors but the guilt is still in my veins
early sunsets they undress
all the pain in my heart
you’re such a mess wouldn’t guess
what goes on after dark
there’s a burnt out light down at the end of the road
don’t waste your time on me
don’t waste your time on me
i try so hard but it’s all vanity
don’t waste your time on me
well you’ve been running away just like a dog in a field
paranoia in my head the driver fell asleep at the wheel
head on collision is a vision
it’s not that hard to see
and i’ve been missing and been wishing
that you’d run into me
and the fire burns out in the pouring rain
don’t waste your time on me
don’t waste your time on me
i try so hard but it’s all vanity
don’t waste your time on me
Track Name: Face The Facts
the answers aren’t always what you want them to be
but in the end they’re what you need
the things that are right in front of you
can be so hard to see
just lying to myself and everybody else
i was blind to all the help you offered me
lost where i was and that’s because
i was running out of luck and i knew my time was up
the lights had gone out, i’m going south
almost down for the count
is this all you’re about?
time was looking right back at me
didn’t know i fell behind
when you drive with no control
you tend to ignore all the signs
headed in the wrong direction
i don’t know much but i’ve got a few questions
be careful what you hide and what you seek
lost where i was and that’s because
i was running out of luck and i knew my time was up
the lights had gone out, i’m going south
almost down for the count
is this all you’re about?
missed opportunities and timings gone wrong
chasing distant memories while life was moving on
it’s gone it’s gone
it’s time to face the facts
it’s gone it’s gone
and it’s not coming back
it’s gone it’s gone
it’s time to face the facts
it’s gone it’s gone
and it’s not coming back
lost where i was and that’s because
i was running out of luck and i knew my time was up
the lights had gone out, i’m going south
almost down for the count
is this all you’re about?
you can count me out
Track Name: Sun God
you came along
when everyone was dead and gone
just like a song
and now i have to sing along
lets get undressed
keep your clothes on it’s a test
unlike the rest
you kept out unwanted guests
you’re losing touch
you get off topic way too much
you’re such a fuss
how can i trust you’re one of us?
who gives a fuck?
you’re out of line and out of luck
everybody’s drunk
you rocked the boat before it sunk
call me back call me back
i lost track of the time
and i don’t know what i’m gonna say to you
oh sun god tell me what to do
and i swear i’ll make it up to you
and i swear i’ll make it up to you
i had a life
and i thought i had a wife
got in a fight
we got divorced after one night
just out of spite
she said i do i said i might
i’m never right
you blame me for what you incite
what can i say?
she only cries when she wants to get her way
and that’s just the price i have to pay
but we’ll be fine
cause you get yours and i get mine
and i get high
send out another box of wine
but i can’t remember everything we said
and i can’t remember everything we did
the ties that bind are turning towards the shore
and all the perpetrators gonna find themselves at bay
Track Name: Man In The Mirror
it’s fourth of july and i’ve wasted my time
watching fireworks blow up in the dark
anxious and wild i stood like a child
building rivers around my own heart
the life you’ve been given better get busy livin
but the man in the mirror has something i’m missin
the wheels keep on turning but nobody’s learning
so i pull all the weight by myself
but the time passes by
i don’t know why
i’m falling behind
drink after drink and we all start to think
we’d be better off with someone else
lucifer lucifer why are you using her
as if her heart never felt?
cause running red lights and staying up all night
is the only life that i’ve ever known
sleep through the day
watch my dreams fade away
cause i’d rather just be all alone
but the time passes by
i don’t know why
i’m falling behind
but the time passes by
i don’t know why
i’m falling behind
it’s fourth of july and i’ve wasted my time
digging rivers around my own heart
swimming around in the love that we found
we were bound to drown from the start
but the time passes by
i don’t know why
i’m falling behind
but the time passes by
i don’t know why
i’m falling behind
Track Name: Take You For A Ride
i don’t care if i stop and stare
i found myself looking right into your long blonde hair
you arrive, put the car in drive
well am i dead or alive?
i felt my heart beating through my chest
which suggest that you are clearly better than the rest
so come on, don’t prove me wrong
i know it’s raining
and things are changing
but i just wanna take you for a ride
soon you’re leaving, can’t believe it
i guess it really shouldn’t come as a surprise
i didn’t wanna say bye to you and i
i guess it really shouldn’t come as a surprise
oh my my my atleast we gave it a try
i guess it really shouldn’t come as a surprise
the money’s spent and you’re late on rent
you tell yourself that you need help but don’t know where to begin
so let go, she moved away to chicago
and i wonder if she’s thinking of me, i don’t know
i’ll be fine, she told me to read between the lines
in the end nobody wins cause i was born blind
now i see, that she wants to be free
i know it’s raining
and things are changing
but i just wanna take you for a ride
soon you’re leaving, can’t believe it
i guess it really shouldn’t come as a surprise
i didn’t wanna say bye to you and i
i guess it really shouldn’t come as a surprise
oh my my my atleast we gave it a try
i guess it really shouldn’t come as a surprise
i don’t what to say
i just want you to stay
i don’t know what to say
i don’t know what to say
i know it’s raining
and things are changing
but i just wanna take you for a ride
soon you’re leaving, can’t believe it
i guess it really shouldn’t come as a surprise
i didn’t wanna say bye to you and i
i guess it really shouldn’t come as a surprise
oh my my my atleast we gave it a try
i guess it really shouldn’t come as a surprise
i guess it really shouldn’t come as a surprise
i guess it really shouldn’t come as a surprise
Track Name: One Of A Kind
who knew i like the way you move?
i don’t ever know what to do yes it’s true
indecisive so it’s up to you
who knew about the things you do?
i don’t think i’ll be the same
who’s to blame?
girl it’s all just part of a game
we are dealing with a one of a kind
but i cannot seem to get you off of my mind
are we gonna work it out?
will we all make it out alive?
we are dealing with a one of a kind
who knew about the things that fell through?
why should all of your dreams slip away?
who’s to say that you might just make it one day?
do you ever run from the truth?
i don’t think that you’re too real to feel
darling just take the wheel
we are dealing with a one of a kind
but i cannot seem to get you off of my mind
are we gonna work it out?
will we all make it out alive?
we are dealing with a one of a kind
we are dealing with a one of a kind
but i cannot seem to get you off of my mind
are we gonna work it out?
will we all make it out alive?
we are dealing with a one of a kind
Track Name: These Days
the summer, the snow, the rain, and the fall
i’m quick i know to complain about it all
but don’t worry my girl i’ll be home tonight
the person i was and the person i’ll be
they push and they pull simultaneously
but don’t worry my girl i’ll be home tonight
when i see you now you look like a stranger to me
i guess it’s funny how you forgot what we used to be
but i’m not worried about forgetting
cause forgetting never thinks of me
lace up your boots boy it’s time for a change
say that you want something different but it’s always the same
you gotta shoot right back
heart attack and start all over again
and all of your money means nothing to me
because a life full of riches only comes with the greed
and i swear it never really meant that much to me
Track Name: Sunset Eyes
her sunset eyes tend to leave me hypnotized
i swear she’s in my mind
in the thoughts unread and the words unsaid
so tell me why it is then when i take a look and see
that those pretty eyes are just a thin disguise
for the shallowness beneath
i need more, i need more
i need more substance girl not more substances
your love is feeling so immense on sustenance
and the fake amends and let’s be friends
you can leave them at the door
cause from this day forth i’m gonna find my sorts
on something more
she’s looking back at me
but i think it’s time for us to say goodbye
the views been nice to see
but i think i’ve gotta leave those sunset eyes
so i packed my bags and i turned to leave
and you didn’t even ask me why
i was walking down the road and i looked up
and sure enough the sun was setting in the sky
but the pieces of our hearts don’t fit together can’t you see?
yours just isn’t quite as deep
and mine’s stuck feeling incomplete
now it isn’t all your fault it’s mine
for knowing things i shouldn’t
told myself i wouldn’t
so to go back now i just couldn’t
i need more, i need more
but when i touch your skin
i can’t begin to comprehend the empty hollowness within
it makes me cringe you’re made of tin
and the signs are clearly there as i move further and further
i swear i never meant to hurt you
but some things we just can’t work through
she’s looking back at me
but i think it’s time for us to say goodbye
the views been nice to see
but i think i’ve gotta leave those sunset eyes
so i packed my bags and i turned to leave
and you didn’t even ask me why
i was walking down the road and i looked up
and sure enough the sun was setting in the sky