Paid In Folk

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Eating Clouds 3rd Album PAID IN FOLK! Enjoy!

This album is free but donations are accepted! Thanks!

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released July 31, 2015

Keagan Hughes: Lead Folkals, Percussion, Keyboards
Henry Burton: Guitar, Folkals, Bass, Banjo
Caleb Sargent: Ukulele, Melodica, Keyboards (On Ascend)

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Track Name: Standing In The Fire
Words by: Keagan Hughes

Must we feel the feelings
When they become something else
Revolting into nothing
It becomes a living hell
Giving yourself a break
Whilst burning cold desires
You'll be there with me
Standing in the fire

And I can't believe it's midnight
When I should've died
Churning up a load of shit
That was burning deep inside
But not burning as much as
The flesh upon my feet
Why crash through life's endeavors
When God devours us like a beast

Stuck in limbo
Standing in the fire
Stuck in limbo
Standing in desire

I can't even take my eyes
Off the liberty and trust
That we all have in each other
Acting like its a must
To be, to see, to breathe the air
That wallows in this filth
They call it planet earth
I call it living fucking hell

People are so desperate
Attention is much desired
And those who think wiser
Could never walk a mile
It's a mess, it's a nightmare
For this falling nation
There is no plus sign
In this math equation

Stuck in limbo
Standing in the fire
Stuck in limbo
Standing in desire
Track Name: Free Fall
Words by: Keagan Hughes

I saw the end of the world
In a dream last night
And I don't know where to go

My own shadow left me
In the dark sunlight
And I must find where to go

Free fall right into place
When life seemed oh so great
You were just a waste
Of my time, of my time

Searching in a world so damp
I can't even see
Where I must go now

With forces crushing me
It easy to see
That I'm becoming someone else

Free fall right into place
When life seemed oh so great
You were just a waste
Of my time, of my time
(2x)

Troubled cracks shall disappear
When the end comes so near
Fate will clench you when in veer
The veer of living here...

Free fall right into place
When life seemed oh so great
You were just a waste
Of my time, of my time
(2x)
Track Name: You Think
Words by: Keagan Hughes

Can't wait for another person
To come by and tell me that
I'm doing something wrong
Acting like all they speak is fact
When they don't fucking stop
Running their mouth from end to end
I don't think you will last
With my foot lodged up your ass

If you think the world is wrong
Then show me why you're right
If you think that you can sing a long
Then come to the show tonight
If you take everything serious
Then tell me why you're a joke
If you think I'm acting stupid
Then you should look at yourself

Yeah I suck, I suck a lot
But I embrace it completely
You observe me way too much
And are always judging me
Look at yourself for once
And maybe you will see
How dumb you really look
Compared to me

If you think the world is wrong
Then show me why you're right
If you think that you can sing a long
Then come to the show tonight
If you take everything serious
Then tell me why you're a joke
If you think I'm acting stupid
Then you should look at yourself

Your slob like presence leaves
An impression that's not so great
You dick around too like me
Your ignorance was a mistake
Brought me to the edge of tears
But then I fought back
Should of thought twice before
You went to be such an ass

If you think the world is wrong
Then show me why you're right
If you think you can sing a long
Then come to the show tonight
If you take everything serious
Then tell me why you're such a joke
If you think I'm acting stupid
Then you should look at yourself
Track Name: Love of My Life
Words by: Keagan Hughes

You are my love of life
I shall cherish forever
In this burning hole
Life's endeavors
You are my soul to keep
In this wondrous hell
Trapped in the comfort
Of a broken spell

And I was there all the time
You pushed me to the end of the line
I can't feel the pain anymore
It's about time I slammed the door

You are the knife in my chest
You put my soul to rest
Reaching out for something
To keep you safe
You are the gaping hole
That is stuck on my brain
You are just the right person to
Drive me insane

And I was there all the time
You pushed me to the end of the line
I can't feel the pain anymore
It's about time I slammed the door
Track Name: We Need A Cure
Words by: Keagan Hughes

We need a cure to help
These people in grief
These heartbreakers, demons,
Villains, and thieves
We need a superhero
The jack of all trades
To pull out our problems
From beneath the lampshade

Helping hands grow old and wrinkled
Dreams fall as I please
Keep your hope or open your eyes
The cure won't cure your disease

We need a cure to destroy
Problematic bound lives
A truth lever to open
These cold blooded eyes
We need a way out of here
Before it's too late
We'll lose our minds
We'll lose our brains

Helping hands grow old and wrinkled
Dreams fall as I please
Keep your hope or open your eyes
The cure won't cure your disease

We need a lie to spread truth
Upon helpless little people
The populous is prominent
And much more defined
We need more time to decide
If we should live or die
In this world of mixed opinions
Not much left to hide

Helping hands grow old and wrinkled
Dreams fall as I please
Keep your hope or open your eyes
The cure won't cure your disease
Track Name: Live, Love, Laugh, Then Die
Words by: Keagan Hughes

I have a lot of questions
And you've asked me some too
I've had a lot of feelings
But they weren't for you
I've always needed comfort
And to be cleansed of fear
But that will never happen
Since the coast is never clear

Maybe if we changed the way
New things would be astray

Casted myself into retribution
Making myself feel
More prominent than before
Casted all my intentions
To be something
Since I couldn't have more

I have a lot of answers
To questions that I don't know
But they always come back to me
It's something is undergo
They tell me I'm insane
Been put on the wrong shelf
To those people I say
Go fuck yourselves

Maybe if we changed the way
New things would be astray

Casted myself into retribution
Making myself feel
More prominent than before
Casted all my intentions
To be something
Since I couldn't have more

And if I retained....
Something to be the same....
And if we are all the same....
Then are we insane?

Casted myself into retribution
Making myself feel
More prominent than before
Casted all my intentions
To be something else
Since I couldn't have more

And you
LIVE LAUGH LOVE THEN DIE
Yes you
LIVE LAUGH LOVE THEN DIE
We all
LIVE LAUGH LOVE THEN DIE
We must
LIVE LAUGH LOVE THEN DIE
Track Name: These Lights
Words by: Keagan Hughes

These lights have held me down
Upon the look of your face
To others you've reconciled
Their meaning and their faith
But I have felt enclosed
Ever since this box was made
Forced upon to be something
Then you left without a trace

With love in my eyes
You've felt this way
The truth was bound
Since the first day
But now we're gone
Into the flames
And now it will never
Be the same

These frights of being chosen
To be the next one dead
Following me every day
Keeps me in a state of dread
They come and go for a while
And they hurdle me with light
For the reasons apparent
Built up and kept inside

With love in my eyes
You've felt this way
The truth was bound
Since the first day
But now we're gone
Into the flames
And now it will never
Be the same

These lights have been building
A bridge to the end of my mind
And they feel like collapsing
Into something I can't find
But there was reasons
That have brought me to the edge
And here I stand thinking
That I am better off dead

With love in my eyes
You've felt this way
The truth was bound
Since the first day
But now we're gone
Into the flames
And now it will never
Be the same
Track Name: Speak Through Me
Words by: Keagan Hughes

if you could stop me
would you try?
if you had the power
could you make the guilt die?

leave no trace of
what you have done
walk away in guilt
screaming at the sun
Track Name: Ascend
Words by: Keagan Hughes

These roads of contempt
Shadow my fallen ones
Hidden beneath the cracks
In the dress you have worn
And I can't feel anything
Since what seemed so long ago
Where am I to start
And where am I to go?

Your greatest enemy
Is in black and white
Her name is leaves you dead
And you cannot suffice
Those dreary thoughts
Contain a wicked smile
Hatred suddenly redeems
What it cannot feel

We need another one
We need a second son
Another corpse to lay
In another shallow grave
We need another one
We need to hold the gun
Another trigger happy day
Why don't you come and stay?

You cannot seek the truth
The misty eyes conceal
Unearthly feelings
That you have revealed
They know well know
What you're all about
Living off a godsend
That you cannot dismount

We need another one
We need a second son
Another corpse to lay
In another shallow grave
We need another one
We need to hold the gun
Another trigger happy day
Why don't you come and stay?
Track Name: Paid In Folk
Words by: Henry Burton

Walls of buildings rise and fall
Friendships that don't listen at all
2 to 1, talking to 2 walls
Only things that'll listen to me talk
Hold you're breath dive right in
Closest thing to a swimming lesson
Which kept me from swimming
Which got me into guitar playing

A kid who doesn't play any sports
Doesn't have anything to stand for
Until he's taller then the lines on the door
Opinions that he just can't afford
Playing guitar instead of a soldier
In the self created high school war
At first he was pretty damn bored
But now he can play palm muted power chords

No money means we are broke
We have as much as you'd expect
So every time we get that check
At the bottoms it reads paid in folk

Tell me to swim as far as I can
Hope I can swim to my graduation
But if I don't I'll always have a band
And I will experience my life first hand
I will always fear that I'll have a stroke
And the hospital probably won't take folk
So everyday will be carried by the smells of soap
So I don't feel unclean or lose any hope

Sewing the holes I've ripped in my clothes
Has become the hobby after I doze
The highs of my life aren't much taller then my lows
Ask me my worth I don't have much to show
But I'm still happy with my family & friends
I don't fell,I have to follow any trends
The friends I've made are better then gems
That hold don't my roots and strengthen my stems

No money means we are broke
We have as much as you'd expect
So every time we get that check
At the bottoms it reads paid in folk
Track Name: Astronaut Syndrome
Words by: Henry Burton

If no one can hear you in space
Then I'm an astronaut when I'm at my place
No one hears me complain

If you were a planet, you'd be Venus
I want to settle on you being serious
Even though I'd probably die instantly
Which not might be a bad thing

I have astronaut syndrome
With astronomical problems

All my life I've wanted to die
But living a while I'm thinking twice
Life can be pretty good

I know sometimes this life can suck
But you just gotta look up
Whether you believe in god or not

I have astronaut syndrome
With astronomical problems

If no one can hear you in space
Then we're all astronauts until we meet face to face
Track Name: Candy Cigarettes
Words by: Henry Burton

Just got some candy from the candy store
Every day I go back for some more
The store owner clerk tells me it only brings death
I tell him wait for the day I feel his breath
Cause I'm gonna tell him

Don't kill me for making myself feel good
Just some candy cigarettes and candy heroin too
I need it to make myself feel like I should
Just as well as anyone my age should

I was in an abusive relationship with my step dad
So I took to candy to ease all the bad
But he'd only beat me up and steal all my candy
And burn words on my skin to show how much he loved me

Now I'm outta that but I'm still into treats
Looking out for my sweet tooth on every single street
If only my family could see me now
I might have a place to sleep inside of a house

Don't kill me for making myself feel good
Just some candy cigarettes and candy heroin too
I need it to make myself feel like I should
Just as well as anyone my age should

Some may ask why I chose the candy of death
I don't remember but now I need it to act my best
People find out and they call me insane
But the candy heroin helps me kill the pain

People say I'll go to hell when I'm at my job
I ask why because I smoke, so does god
They look offended when I unwrap another smoke
I guess it's true, different strokes for different folks

Don't kill me for making myself feel good
Just some candy cigarettes and candy heroin too
I need it to make myself feel like I should
Just as well as anyone my age could

bye dad ;(
Track Name: Morning Time Stress
Words by: Henry Burton

My arms are getting weak
From punching walls all week
I need to get some sleep
But I have other ideas
I have no other plans
I have to figure out my life
Have to take out the trash
But this week went by too fast

I am stuck where I stand
But this is not what I planned
My breaking point is in my hands
And I'm about to land
But you are not to blame
Neither is it my fault
So I will go on a drive
And think about our lives

Chorus
But morning time stress is keeping me from going back to sleep
I could never stand sleeping in this heat
A hot day in Ohio is colder in California
But I hope these songs are disappointing for ya

I hope someone someday will see
What all of these songs mean
Now I'm locked & loaded so please
Don't encourage me to leave
But I'm always prepared
Though I'm not really ready
I hope it doesn't hurt
Oh I hope it does hurt

I want a happy ending
But not one with you in it
My hands have reached their limit
I have to stop writing
These songs have no end
All of them have no beginning
They're supposed to mean something
But end up meaning nothing

But morning time stress is keeping me from going back to sleep
I could never stand sleeping in this heat
A hot day in Ohio is colder in California
But I hope these songs are disappointing for ya

And in the event of a car crash
Be sure to cover up your face
So glass won't stab out your eyes
Could you imagine the pain?
In the event of a brake up
Be sure to cover your emotions
So it seems you never felt
Anything
Track Name: Cancer Song
Words by: Henry Burton

When they tell me I have cancer
They better have an answer
I don't wanna spend the rest of my days
My cells being taken away
I'll have another heart attack
When they tell me I'm in relapse
And I won't hesitate to choke someone
If they say I have a breathing problem

My bones break like
The 40 oz bottles I drink
Which started as a hobby
To help me become healthy
I guess they only really hurt
Which is something I learned
I've lost hope for medicine
To save me and the ones hurting

Radiation seeds better help
Take away the cancer cells
And grow into a blossomed rose
Like how the body was years ago
Health problems hearts broken
Patients wake up with chests open
Anesthesia wore out too soon
The family never found out the truth

Fight your fucking heart outside
Survive oh please please please survive
So stand at attention
Pick up your weapon
March onto stage 2
Cause I believe in you
Don't let it shoot you down
You've got all of us around

When they tell me I have cancer
I don't know how I'll answer
Either as a very broken man
Or as a general in command
But all I probably do
Is do the same as you
And tell everybody I'll be fine
Just keep me in the pros-act state of mind

Radiation seeds better help
Take away the cancer cells
And grow into a blossomed rose
Like how the body was years ago
Health problems hearts broken
Patients wake up with chests open
Anesthesia wore out too soon
The family never found out the truth
Track Name: Some Warmth
Words by: Henry Burton

Singing about some fake girls
With the rhyming in my words
Calling them beautiful
They don't exist in this world
The day I'm called a poet
Will be known as when I exploded
Cause when I care for you I'll show it
But today I'm far from it
When you shoot me from across the room
With a fully loaded handgun
I questioned my love for you
And what's next to come

Don't blame me for my behavior
It was the way I was born
So you can set me on fire
And use my flame for some warmth

I'm watching news channels now
Cause my family turned them on
But I'd rather be watching cartoons
So I went out and drank coke on the lawn
My family disagrees with me
With all of my chose scenery
I put around myself
Four broken walls and empty shelves
I'm ready to be broken like glass
Because I have a steel exterior
And it was built to last
But everyday it cracks a little bit easier

Don't blame me for my behavior
It was the way I was born
So you can set me on fire
And use my flame for some warmth

You can tell when I'm being honest
Cause that's when my voice is strongest
So I will be brave from here on out
And sing as loud as I can with my mouth

Don't blame me for my behavior
It was the way I was born
So you can set me on fire
And use my flame for some warmth