Portraits

by Prom Date

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The debut full-length from the New Orleans synthpop collective Prom Date.

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released 05 August 2014

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Track Name: Portraits
we may have all of the answers
but we still don't know the questions
we may find new ways of living in the past
portraits hung in the hall
watch as they fall again
we may gain our concentration
but we lose all of our focus
we may find some recognition in the past
portraits hung on the wall
watch as they fall again
Track Name: Good Morning, Boyfriend
hold the button down for snooze
just to steal some time with you
all the things you have to do
the world can wait until we're through
morning's going to change my mind
i'll wake up and realize
you were just a dream of mine
you'll disappear with the sunrise

pull the covers tight and keep me warm
ignore the alarms, hold me in your arms
pull the covers tight and keep me warm
ignore the alarms, hold me in your arms

forget about the fight last night
close the blinds and kill the lights
find the coldest pillow side
tomorrow we can make things right
having trouble staying asleep
sheets are tangled round my feet
trip and fall into a dream
i know you'll be there to catch me

pull the covers tight and keep me warm
ignore the alarms, hold me in your arms
pull the covers tight and keep me warm
ignore the alarms, hold me in your arms
Track Name: X My Heart
i cross my heart and hope to

i thought i liked your darker side
i stared into it till i knew it
and i thought that was love
i tried to cross your great divide
i was the bridge of understanding and you burnt me alive

i never was the jealous type
but thoughts of you and him always bring out the bully in me
you miss my calls, i lose my mind
so sick of waiting for the rug to be pulled from underneath

i cross my heart, and hope to die
you lost the worth in your words when you decided to lie
i cross my heart and hope to die
you lost your place in my heart, and now it's time for goodbye

i thought i liked your darker side
i tried to cross your great divide
i never was the jealous type
i cross my heart and hope to die

you'll fix it all, you'll change today
unwreck our home and try to salvage all the plans that we've made
what's done is done, it's not the same
you'd promise anything i'd wish if it convinced me to stay

i cross my heart, and hope to die
you lost the worth in your words when you decided to lie
i cross my heart and hope to die
you lost your place in my heart, and now it's time for goodbye
Track Name: By My Side
new but familiar
i tried to tell you that we had met before
a drunken exchange
i learned your first name
you promised you would call
a week went by, i was proud but shy
scared of rejection, scared to see
you followed through, table for two
i lift my gaze and our eyes meet…
you're in my thoughts now
the longer you linger the more i wish you'd stay
pluck at my heartstrings
you make my world sing, i want to hear you play
i met your folks, hope against hope
that someday you'll get to meet mine
forget that town, their catholic frowns
remember that you make me smile

it's too soon to know for sure
but i think i've finally found the love of my life
this world is cruel, my dear
but it all makes sense when i have you by my side

don't mind the flat tires
don't mind the walk home
i know that you'll be there
and when my world breaks
you've got the duct tape
it's how you show you care
the months go by
we live and die
you watch me struggle, help me grow
and you change too, as boys must do
i look at you, and i just know…

it's too soon to know for sure
but i think i've finally found the love of my life
this world is cruel, my dear
but it all makes sense when i have you by my side
Track Name: Walking Dead
use your hands to hold your head
you're not alive, you're walking dead
and piece by piece, you'll fall apart
first your mind, and then your heart

you don't look good, you don't look well
i know you best, so i can tell
i love you more than you will know
so let me in before you go.

and lift it up, up onto your shoulders
and feel the weight grow as you get older

lift your head, wipe off your brow
you've shrugged it off, at least for now
so fast asleep inside your bed
you come alive, you're walking dead

and lift it up, up onto your shoulders
and feel the weight grow as you get older
love won't die, someone should have told her
feel the weight grow as you get older

lift your head, wipe off your brow
you've shrugged it off, at least for now
so fast asleep inside your bed
you come alive, you're walking dead
Track Name: Mood Swings
push me on a mood swing
but not too high
please just keep me moving
between the earth and sky
i'm not one for walking
i don't wish to fly
push me on a mood swing
but not too high

i'm dreaming
please wake me
i'm melting
contain me

pumping on the heartbrakes
eyes drowned in light
life spans out before me
suspended in time
whisper to me softly
tilt your head just right
pumping on the heartbreaks
eyes drowned in light

i'm dreaming
please wake me
i'm melting
contain me

come save me
cause lately
i'm fading
i'm fading

i'm dreaming
please wake me
i'm melting
contain me
Track Name: Too Real
feel the world watch as you crash and burn
wheels in the air
strangers' necks stretch as they pass right by
pretend to care
if they stood still, if they looked real close
they'd see the truth
but they drive on, back into their lives
no time for you

don't talk don't talk it out cause they've heard it all
don't change don't change a bit cause change is too hard
don't you dare say to me you know how it feels
just fake just fake it off until its too real

feel the sweat fall as the sun beats down
you squint to see
all the air dies as the bell jar drops
you try to breath
if you talk fast, if you try too hard
they'll know for sure
when the time's right, you can slip away
you've done your part

don't talk don't talk it out cause they've heard it all
don't change don't change a bit cause change is too hard
don't you dare say to me you know how it feels
just fake just fake it off until its too real

all your friends, they've stopped calling in
go outside again
can't you see, there's a life to lead
please just smile for me
feelings fade, nothing stays the same
soon your heart will change

don't talk don't talk it out cause they've heard it all
don't change don't change a bit cause change is too hard
don't you dare say to me you know how it feels
just fake just fake it off until its too real
Track Name: Strange
people are strange
they never give you what you want right away
they ask for payment in advance

my town is strange
it never wants to let you go far away
it asks for payment in advance

it's an impression of a lesson that i learned from you
it's got emotion and a motion so it's gotta be true
but your diction caused some friction, you're not talkin to me
your advice ain't so nice but i gotta be free, gotta be free

we may have all of the questions
but we still don't know the answers
we may find new ways of living in the past
portraits hung in the hall
watch as they fall again
we may gain all of our focus
but we lose our concentration
we may find some recognition in the past
portraits hung on the wall
watch as they fall again

your love is strange
it always takes but never gives you away
it asks for payment in advance