Trial Of Errors Leftovers

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As with Trial Of Errors itself, I feel like my writing turned a corner with these leftovers.

 

I think this marks the first (and only) time I’ve felt like all the lyrics that didn’t make the cut for a grouping could’ve just as easily fit in perfectly. Maybe it’s because I hadn’t written for like a year before tackling Trial Of Errors, but I was very focused on everything and really zeroed in on what worked at the time.

 

Case in point, Safe (Katie’s Song) and White Rose were both considered for future projects but never topped the quality of these versions. I never bothered revisiting the rest because they were already set and captured the feeling from this period of time so well.

 

I do have one more thing called Self-Assured, but that’s in the Fireteddy National Library. It was never considered for the main grouping and might have been written afterwards actually.

 

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01. Hospital Room

02. Safe (Katie’s Song)

03. In Between

04. Time To Run

05. White Rose

 

Hospital Room

 

It gets so complicated

They’re only words

But now they’ve congregated

It’s so absurd

They say they know what’s best

They have a cure

They’ll go and run some tests

Until they’re sure

 

All we need is time

All we need is time

 

It gets so I can’t breathe

Stuck inside this room

I’d really like to leave

Get out of here soon

I feel so out of place

I’m sure you’d understand

It’s something in our fate

But now it’s in your hands

 

All we need is time

All we need is time

 

All we need is time

Baby we’ll be fine

 

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Safe (Katie’s Song)

 

You’ve been swimming in the sea

With your water dampened hair

Wondering what we’d be

Trying to prepare

 

Do you care?

They say you’re nowhere

 

Losing train of thought

Pieces of your soul

To be fleeting when it’s caught

It leaves you in the cold

 

Buying what you’re sold

Well it’s time to lose control

 

So this love you feel

Can get you in real deep

With your thoughts revealed

To let them all repeat

 

But I know

Oh baby I know

 

We’ve been longing for a change

From the little things we’ve known

But I’ve never felt so strange

For the feelings I’ve condoned

 

It’s always overblown

Now it’s time to lose control

 

So this love you feel

Can get you in real deep

With your thoughts revealed

To let them all repeat

 

But you’ll see

You can open up to me

 

But you’ll see

You’re always safe with me

 

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In Between

 

These sleepless nights

I struggle still

With thoughts of you

A bitter pill

 

These waking hours

To fall asleep

I’ll watch them cower

As lines repeat

 

I hear that you’ve been fading

But I’m not sure if I care

The days I spent in hibernating

When you were never really there

 

Baby, when I need you

You’re nowhere to be found

Baby, I still need you

And I need you here right now

 

Baby when I want you

You’re nowhere to be seen

Baby, I still want you

But I’m stuck here in between

 

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Time To Run

 

Tired of always driving ‘round

Just to hear the same old sounds

Fuck it up to lose myself

Tried so hard to find some help

Nothing changes with these words

Lips all loosely overheard

Sinking ships to cover tracks

But now I’m never coming back

 

Getting tired of smoke and mirrors

It’s really all the same

Destructive words and passing sneers

I refuse to play this game

I refuse to play this game

 

Tired of all the politics

Blindside knives and all these tricks

Immature, they run the mile

It’s all they need to live awhile

Cut the drama, cut the fat

Where I’ve been ain’t where I’m at

Maybe I grew up too fast

But some things just aren’t meant to last

 

Getting tired of smoke and mirrors

It’s really all the same

Destructive words and passing sneers

I refuse to play this game

I refuse to play this game

 

It’s time to run, it’s time to run

Don’t stumble in strides or fall under the gun

It’s time to run, it’s time to run

Don’t stumble in strides, you can’t fool anyone

 

Getting tired of smoke and mirrors

It’s really all the same

Destructive words and passing sneers

I refuse to play this game

I refuse to play this game

 

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White Rose

 

How could this be?

From calm to the storm

Get close to me

Can’t touch these thorns

Colourless beauty

But nobody knows

No more apologies

Well that’s how it goes

 

She’s another white rose

With a rubik’s cube heart

I tried solving the puzzle

But I was missing a part

 

There was a hole in the plot

One I always forgot

 

A fight with my conscience

I wonder who wins

I try to be honest

But I’m sure I’ll give in

Crying, love dying

Keep moving your baggage

With the art of denying

The world’s run you ragged

 

She’s another white rose

With a rubik’s cube heart

I tried solving the puzzle

But I was missing a part

 

There was a hole in the plot

One I always forgot

 

It was never enough

It was never enough

It was never enough for her

 

It was never enough

It was never enough

So now she can stay in the dirt

Now she can stay in the dirt

 

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