The Cluster EP

by Sam Gleason

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released June 10, 2016

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Track Name: All I Need
Fall off the beat
Slip out of reach
Right out of sweet security
An open field
No place to kneel
No one to ask you how you feel

CHORUS:
A rest from vulnerability
My own sense of tranquility
Is all I need
Is all I need
You along the side of me
Smiling understandingly
Is all I need
Is all I need

Cutting off your ties
Stacking up the lies
Do it all to find one lovely surprise
Loner in the sea
Making enemies
Searching for a catch to sweep off her feet

CHORUS

So many opportunities
If you grow the guts to leave
You might find something for relief
It's not a stretch
Not that farfetched a belief

CHORUS 2x
Track Name: His Favorite Show
He's a bit fascinated by
What he sees out of his bedroom window
Watching the city streets at night
To him was like watching a TV show

CHORUS:
What is the world but a show?
What is the world but a show?
I don't know
What is the world but a show?
What is the world but a show?
I don't know
What is the world but a show?
What's beyond this window?
I don't know
What is the world but a show?
What is the world but a show?

He saw everything from
His neighbor's affair to a drug dealer's business
He sat there and watched
He never said a word
If someone asked you to jump into your television
You'd like likely think
That's just absurd

CHORUS

Obsessively staring through blinds and through shades
He watches with joy, this long human parade
But never wants to leave inside
Never wants things to collide
No one wants to be forced to hide
No wants to be terrified like him

He's a bit fascinated by
What he sees out of his bedroom window

CHORUS
Track Name: The Comedian
I started a joke
The minute I spoke
But I've got no punchline
A sarcastic approach
May be encroached
And not seen as fine

CHORUS:
But I'd rather get laughs
Than an ice cold shoulder
And I'd rather laugh at pebbles
Than move a boulder
The joke that I started
O, so carelessly
Might just turn around and suddenly
The joke's on me

Hey, the joke's on me
Hide the face of tragedy
Behind the mask of comedy
Hey, the joke's on me
All the things too sad to see
Seem like such a distant dream
Hey, the joke's on me
Hide the face of tragedy
Behind the mask of comedy
Hey, the joke's on me
All the things to sad to see
Seem like such a distant dream

CHORUS

I started an act
To help me attract
What I could not make mine
I started a joke
The minute I spoke
But I've got no punchline
Track Name: King in Denial
Floating on the surface of immobilization
The undertow is strong and pulls on my motivation
A powerful current pulls you toward the depths
And only those who swim strong will see success

CHORUS:
I'll stay here just a while
It's good to be king
Are you in denial?
Until I'm shoved out the way
And then I'll struggle
For another day

Pulling on the chains but the weights are massive
It's looking much more comfortable to just remain passive
Until the dust-collecting is too much to bare
Until a slab of meat pulls the beast from its lair

CHORUS

Growing on the praise you got, you feel a bit bloated
Risen to the peak with no fear to show it
And then you hang suspended in the air with ease
Until you slip and fall off this unending trapeze

CHORUS2x
Track Name: O, Perfection
Everybody wants to make things better
Everybody's got a great idea
Scrambling for a recommendation letter
From established elders in their field

CHORUS:
O, perfection does not exist
Last correction does not exist
O, perfection does not exist
It's an endless connection
So don't resist

Everybody wants to numb discomfort
Nobody wants things to go wrong
We made fancy machines and magic pills
That only last so long

CHORUS

Everybody's trying not to argue
'Cause they want a smooth timeline
So rather than break the peace
I'm gonna go punch walls in my spare time

O, perfection does not exist
Last correction does not exist

CHORUS