Second Childhood

by Marshall Brown

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released August 29, 2015

written and recorded by Marshall Brown
mastered by Zac Thomas at The Jam Room
artwork by Marshall Brown and Daniel Machado

additional contributors:
Adam Mcmillan
Adam Corbett
Daniel Machado
Catherine Allgrim
Alderman Douglas
Kelley Douglas
Kristen Harris
Perrin Skinner
Mary Todd

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Track Name: The Accident (Enter The Owls)
Alright, it's time to end the beginning
We clearly should be moving down the road
If you're not going fast, it's time to press on the gas

(the accident)
Track Name: My Dream Kite
Blew my mind out in a car
So desperate and uninspired
Was I before the day I found out
The world was wider than my boot
And deeper than my pocket
And to anyone that tries to pinch my dream,
I'll say,
"Unwanted family friends that hang around my door,
I won't feed the dogs of my doom."

I wanna tune to something new
Live by a different law
See what I never knew in the world's eyes
I wanna give a gift to you
And do what I wanna do
See what I never flew in the big sky
This is my kite
(cue Beethoven)

I wanna lie in a bed
Of ever-enlightened threads
Feels like I got the buzz without the drug
I'm prayin for some rain
I really need to feel some pain
Somebody please pinch my dream before I....

Fall in love with everything
Before I fall in love with everything
Before I fall in love with everything
Ooooohhhh Ooooooohhhh With everything

I won't feed the dogs of my doom
Track Name: Dreamer @ The Doors
I woke to the sound of little ones
I woke to the sound of crying
I woke to the sound of later years
Disgruntled old man pining

I woke to the sound of laughter
I woke to the sound of joy
I woke to find the sun shining brightly through my window
I woke to find the peace of mind to get me through my day

I woke to find it's all in the mind
So keep your heads high and your hearts open wide
The doors of perception will always be open to you

When you wake with a nightmare in your head
A bad dream that does linger
And a wretched ringing in your ear
Cold as death's own finger

Remember this
Make at what you wish
Track Name: Widow @ The Window
My window faces a park named for a man
With the same name as me
And the tall pines grow down the hill
To where the children play on dirty knees

Then the shadow drops
And the breezes blow
Through the needles of the pines and then through me

When I was a little child I had a streak of wild in my veins
And all I knew was love
For I still had not yet seen this shadow of a being
Creeping up behind me of what I would become

Then the shadow dropped
And the weight of the world
Came pushing through its core and then through me

Now I have the whole world
Now I have it bearing down

Then the shadow dropped
And the weight of the world
Came pushing through its core and then through me
Track Name: State Of Grace
Of the past
Of the past we know
Shall I say we think we know

We have learned
What we think we've learned
But we've only learned to deal
To deal
To deal
To deal, but not to heal

In the now
In the now is how
To put the past to rest and change

In our minds
We can be endowed
If we learn to bow our heads
Our head
Our head
Our head and know our strength

Then one day
You will find the truth
Has snuk(<--yeah) up on you at last

And the things
That you thought you knew
They turned out to be so elementary
And you'll go on living like you were meant to be
In a state of grace
Track Name: Reality Tunnel
The light at the end of your reality tunnel is yours
Track Name: Pagan Holiday
Let's go on a pagan holiday
Put all our vices on parade
When strangers pass us they will say
We've lost our minds and lost our way
But we won't give a care what they say about us
On our pagan holiday

You wear your kimono, I'll wear my green beret
Cheers to a night of disarray
Forget all the bills we have to pay
And all obligations that stand in our way
We'll just act as if the end of days is upon us
On our pagan holiday
On our pagan holiday
On our pagan holiday
Track Name: Rare Birds
Sitting on the bank a-drinkin and a-smokin
All the people think that my heart must be broken
But I'm happy as a bumble bee
When the trees are puttin out in Spring

I don't even mind I don't have a steady job
But people treat me like I'm a hillbilly Bob
So a hillbilly Bob I'll be
Cause their rules don't mean a thing to me

Some rare birds they don't bother flying south
(Their home is where they make it)
Some rare birds they don't bother opening their mouths
(But they're singing on the inside)
You'd be a fool to say
"Why's that little bird bein quiet as a mouse
And shouldn't he be gathering to build himself a house?"
Why should he spread one wing
When he could just be sitting there
The wind would brush his feathered hair
And he'll feel like a bird of paradise

Sitting on the bank of this dirty old river
Cloggin up my lungs and beefing up my liver
There's one thing that's so plain to see
This hillbilly Bob is free

Some rare birds they don't bother flying south
(Their home is where they make it)
Some rare birds they don't bother opening their mouths
(But they're singing on the inside)
You'd be a fool to say
"Why's that little bird bein lazy as can be
Shouldn't he be keeping up with the hummingbirds and geese?"
Why should he spread one wing
When he could just be sitting there
The wind would brush his feathered hair
And he'll feel like a bird of paradise
Track Name: I Just Wanna Play (R&R)
This is your story. Read it and weep.
You're such an open book you deprive me of my sleep
And when it's all read and done I wouldn't say I feel numb
In fact, i don't feel a single one thing except for maybe dumb
(It may be dumb)

So pay no mind to my verses
Cause I just wanna play (rock and roll)
I just wanna play (rock and roll)
Yeah, I just wanna play (rock and roll)
And roll my blues away

Humans being human. I'm not surprised.
I've got x-ray vision goggles to see through all your lies
And judging by your faces, the room is on fire
It looks like a funeral for a queen with a gas chamber choir
And their singing "Hallelujah"

But pay no mind to my verses
Cause I just wanna play (rock and roll)
I just wanna play (rock and roll)
I just wanna play (rock and roll)
Yeah, I just wanna play (rock and roll)
And roll my blues away
Track Name: The Bridge
I'll cry like the wind and howl at the moon
(ba-roo..........meh........ba-roo........meh..........)
I'll stare at the sun and laugh like a loon
(ha ha ha.........hee hee hee.............ha ha ha)

With every passing day and every waking hour
I try to shake my mood
If I could find a way to turn the sweet to sour
And not mix it up with you

If I could find the bridge
The I could just get over it
Standing on the ledge
I can see it in the distance, it's BIG
Climbing to the peak
I'm in pre-flight, but my dream kite isn't here
(I haven't dreamt in days, or even months, or even years)

HERE IT COMES!
Track Name: So Tired (Of Going To Sleep)
Can you give a sign so I can know?
Can you flag me down if I start to show
Signs of slowing up or down again?
It's a long way back to just a friend

Cause I'm so tired (of going to sleep)

I'm glad I have the things that let me rest
I can only hope you feel as blessed
As I do in your arms tonight
And I don't wanna close my eyes
And forget everything's alright.

Cause I'm so tired (yeah, I'm so tired)
Yeah, I'm so tired (yeah, I'm so tired)
Yeah I'm so tired (of going to sleep)

I'm so tired of going to sleep (on ya)
Track Name: State Of Alarm
zzzzzzzzz..........

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