Howl and Flood

by Nick Pope

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released April 29, 2017

Written and performed by Nick Pope
Produced by Kyle Joseph and Nick Pope
Recorded and Mixed by Kyle Joseph
Assistant Engineer Jonah Scott
Mastered by Joe Lambert
Album Art by Nick Pope

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Track Name: Houses
it seemed so simple planning out some other day
but on that morning as I watched her walk away

she's a lady
a lady lately I could go for
tired of maybe
i should no more

take my hand i'm not scared
of the only girl i love
and i don't care i don't care
for the only house
on the only road
in the whole damn world

oh i loved

cause you're stronger
stronger than i was
yeah you're stronger
stronger than i was

well come on back
it's only moments since you left
i know but still
and she can say
could you believe in all the endings
come our way

she's a lady
a lady lately I could go for
tired of maybe
i should no more

take my hand i'm not scared
of the only girl i love
and i don't care i don't care
for the only house
on the only road
in the whole damn world
only girl i love

oh i loved
Track Name: Hey New York City
hey you little baby
well i don't know what to do
i don't know what to do
i said hey you little mama
well i don't know what to do
i don't know what to do
i gotta bad dog
miss her mama too
and you're missing me
and i'm missing you

so hey new york city i'm going home
hey new york city i'm going home

hey why you leaving
didn't you believe me when i said
all of your low-rent friends are dead
said hey where you going
don't you know it it's the place
you could sell your house or disintegrate
on and on to outer space
up and away

so i said hey new york city i'm going home
hey new york city i'm going home
Track Name: A Devastation
only looking just ahead
for however many miles
back and forth and back again
it's turning into quite awhile

so don't kill me just yet
i've got a heart in my hand
holding on tight
it's a pretty good bet
and you could say just wait
about a year or two
well i don't give a fuck man
it's what i'm gonna do
i don't know just how
but i only care about
holding on to this thing that i found

faithless shaky hands
grabbing out at everything
faithless shaky hands
a desperate and shaking man
can't hold on to anything

carrying a rock around
it's weighing heavy on my chest
alleviated by a choice
and i know i know what's best

so don't kill me just yet
i've got a heart in my hand
holding on tight
it's a pretty good bet
and you could say just wait
about a year or two
well i don't give a fuck man
it's what i'm gonna do
i don't know just how
but i only care about
holding on to this thing that i found

faithless shaky hands
grabbing out at everything
faithless shaky hands
a desperate and shaking man
can't hold on to anything

now i know
now i'm sure
i nestled in and found this life
and there
love shook my body
like a devastation

there love howled and shook
howled like her eyes in the pictures i took
there love howled and shook
howled like her eyes in the pictures i took
in the pictures i took

acting on a sober heart
but my head's been drunk as fuck
Track Name: Jurassic Park
there's a lot of back and forth now
with these things
i wonder if it'll change
when i get older
or is it only getting worse
i don't have much perspective
i haven't read a lot of books
i'm holding on to what i've got
feels better just to do it then to not

receding into history as transience
sparking of fuse
or trailing bright across the sky
morning news
careful while your gardening
the sprouts are really very pretty
cause all i ever wanted
is everything i ever wanted

it's all in your head now
people say it's just that simple
i say just too often
it's really rarely just that simple
we can talk for hours
a distance
wasted
three a.m.
it's only in the morning
simple brings us back again

it's hardly cinematic
like theme songs
jurassic park
pivot in a moment
together from lonely
the seconds give and take away
give and take away
Track Name: Window
there's a moment in the morning
just after you wake
but before you've woken up
when your eyes are open
but all the things that'll bring you down
haven't gotten in your head yet
so just stare at the sun through your window
Track Name: Matter
try and just settle my head
try and hold on to a moment i met
i consider my life instead
and fall, fall out
just a bit more
Track Name: In Cursive
life in cursive tied together like a bow
if all my hands would ever let go

just go now
just go now
you'll know how
you'll know how

just go

life in curves tied together
life in curves tied together
if all my hands would ever let go
i'd be free to fall with the winter snow
if all my hands would ever let go
i'd be free to fall down

free to hit the ground
Track Name: Howl and Flood
take my hand
oh with the state i'm in
day in day out
howling

it's all in my head i guess
someone upstairs made a mess
i'm trying my best

no i'm not ok
time is just rough now
no i'm not ok
i'm a little
tired of this stuff now

take my hand
oh with the state i'm in
day in day out
howling

you dart aside easily
pardon my soul
and my misery

the liquor's atop of my chest
but thank god for making this mess
all of my feelings i guess

no i'm not ok
time is just rough now
no i'm not ok
i'm a little
tired of this stuff now
no i'm not ok
no i'm not ok
no i'm not ok
so i howl and flood now

hold on hold on
i howl i'm gone
hold on hold
i'm here now

i wish you'd get your head back inside
but i know you're trying to keep your cool