Street Names For Things I Cant Say EP

by Mitch Jones

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released August 24, 2015

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Mitchell Jones is a solo act from Perth, Western Australia.

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Track Name: Postcard
Everyone wakes up differently
It took me 21 years just to get a cup of coffee
And everything's brighter now
The grass is greener and my lungs are cleaner
I got friends who like to sleep in
Which is great for the soul but what are you gonna miss?
When you wake up on a sunday
At the end of an evening where you blinked and you missed it
But you got to see a postcard
That's not enough for me to enjoy the rest of the day...

I just made it all up to all of my friends who I fell out with
And said something of the truth
It was taken to heart and I cant say I didn't mean it
I just want people to see how I see things so they get a better view
It's never as fun for me
When someone's upset it tears me inside out
Send me a postcard
Don't see you much anymore, well never eye to eye

I've been spending a lot more time and home and you wonder why?
Time away from Air Night Club, promoter's pleas and invisible lines
I fell sick with a fever at the start of last week, so I've been in bed
As far as things happening to me well this has been the best
I'll send you a postcard
Might not see you again for a while coz I got better shit to do
Track Name: Taglines
Don't wanna be another part in the product line but I forgot how to write
I get scared that my future won't be to plan, it's not looking to bright
As I help more rich men drill more holes into the ground
Before setting myself on fire and making myself drown

I used to see an end coming but now I see it's change
The kids growing up today are part of a new age
And I welcome all the questions and the protests of past ways
It's always been so obvious nothing can stay the same

We're not falling we are rising, this is awakening
It's the only way to sustain this miracle that we're living
There is so much more above you so stop looking at your feet
Or the tax papers and interest rates that put us on the street

But you sit in a sad state of acceptance out of fear
Say, "It's just the way it is, and always we'll be here."
But that's exactly where they want us
And you can free your mind
It's happening all over the world so it's just a matter of time

Before 51% of us we say enough's enough
We all put down our guns and start spreading some love
Yeah I know that we've had dreamers before and they have all been shot
But there's 7 billion of us here so let's all quit our jobs

And see what happens when, they lose the tool of profit
Coz it's just an idea like you are an idea
And break down every barrier until we realise
That they only built them for their lies to hide behind
Then we have a blank canvas again to paint with a new brush
And learn that in the first place there were never any doors to shut
Yeah, we made that up to just like status, race and class
And the face (hand) we thought was feeding us was covered by a mask

We're not falling we are rising, this is awakening
It's the only way to sustain this miracle that we've been given
There is so much more above you so stop looking at your feet
Or the taglines and the slogans that'll bring ya to your knees
Track Name: Falls Rd
I felt desperate and smothered by people caught up in their own lies
About what he thinks or what she said
Yeah, who's fucked who and who ya think is next
While children die that could've been saved
Still, we feel some right to complain
I sit and sing about it but all I'm really doing is the same

So I drove up the hill to Falls Rd
I wanted to die for another night in a row
But instead of a descent to the rocky ground
I found a reason in the running water to stick around
And I saw the things that I knew were there
Coz I'd seen em before I became this impaired
By the 40 hour week, dribble that you speak

I remember sitting on the lawn and Luke said,
"I don't speak to you as much as I think I should"
Fighting over drugs, I called it the catalyst
And I regretting saying yes to a lot of friendships
But I was a driving force behind this mentality
That we started in that share house and I never learned when to stop

So I left his house to walk around the block
Said hello to his neighbours with my shirt off
The road was harsh under my feet
And I started to think about what I really need
And I saw the things that I knew were there
Coz I'd seen em before I became this impaired
By all the little things and how they get to me

So I drove up the hill to Falls Rd
I wanted to die for another night in a row
But instead of a descent to the rocky ground
I found a reason in the running water to stick around
And I saw the things that I knew were there
Coz I'd seen em before I became this impaired
By all the little things and they get to me
Yeah, I let all the little things get to me
Track Name: Good As
I'm surrounded by hospitals lately
I can tell somethings changing or I'm just growing up
Wouldn't know if I saw it coz these things happen so damn slow
We stay comfortable heading for some idea of happy we figured out some years ago
I look back now and think we lost that feeling of home
Where I felt so alive and could see beyond the sky
But I turned 17 and had to get a job and got caught up like we all do
Lost a love a found me again in the dirt good as new

But I still can't untangle my throat
When I struggle to connect with anyone that I know
It gets tied up in knots coz I can never speak my mind
There's only ever been one person I could look in the eye

I still have dreams that I live on Harling Way
Sometimes Charlotte's crying for me, other times she wont stay
It's a fitting testament to me of how things have changed
No one I ever speak to really makes sense and I'm sure that I don't to them
But it doesn't matter much coz they'll all sink when I swim
I can't think of anything else to say
Coz I forgot everything that happened when I spent my nights in the city chewing my face
Kept telling myself, "It's okay, these are the glory days

But I still can't untangle my throat
When I struggle to connect with anyone that I know
It gets tied up in knots coz I can never speak my mind
There's only ever been one person I could look in the eye

But I'm an enabler who says he wants to help people
But he doesn't wanna start with himself or with his friends
I'm singing myself home coz I don't like the radio
I need to listen my self more when it tells me I'm not dead yet as I walk through the front door
When I struggle for my keys or to even walk
And that's when it really sinks in I wont forget about you
So I sat and I sang and I found me again good as new

But I still have dreams that I live on Harling Way
I use street names to explain all the things I can't say
Yeah, I still have dreams that I live on Harling Way
While I'm singing myself home coz I don't like the songs that the radio play
Yeah, I still drink and drive up and down Tonkin Highway
I use street names to explain all the things that I don't know how to say
Yeah, I still have dreams that I live on Harling Way
But you don't even live on Harling Way
Track Name: Bad Thoughts
Sick o' discussing fucken stereotypes, can we
Talk about something else now?
Like how I was alone tonight just doing what I like to do when Im alone
Gettin' High
Coz outside palm trees litter suburbs on top of roofs and dirty gutters
Inside: dull carpets and cracked tiles
I hear sirens in my sleep and dream of every girl I meet
I'm sitting on my car waiting for you taxi

You took of your dress and I put it on
And I woke up this morning you were gone
There you lay in what I wore that afternoon
I felt the energy you left in the room

Could this be the other side of me?
Coz I cried when I got home from the show at the Indi

Bad thoughts like cobwebs
Running through you head
Poured out in a bedroom with a friend
I kissed you on your lips before you left
And it hurt more than she ever did
More than when she called after the acid kicked in
The last chance I was ever gonna get
But I don't regret a fucken thing
You won't as you fly away to find a better time in a better place
I know you just needed an escape from these panic rooms
And these heavy, these heavy days

Could this be the other side of me?
Could this be the other side of me?
Could this be the other side of me?
Coz I cried when I got home from the last time that I saw you...