Slivers

by Clark Williams

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Conglomerate of demos for my few but loyal friends/listeners.

Dedicated to Grace, Sam, Brad, Madison, Jackson, Felise, Maccy D, Quarterbacks, and this grilled cheese.


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released August 19, 2014

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Clark Williams Greenville, South Carolina

The music project of dweebie folk singer song writer Will Knutson.

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Track Name: It's A Lie
The words hung from the tip of your tongue
Let's get out of here
What a blessing, what a curse
And the burning in your throat
Your eyes were tired and weak
And wandering

But never have I seen bruises on my mother
Never have I seen the fist of my father raised in a drunken stupor
Never have I looked down at myself and swore
Never to leave this bed again

Respect, what a myth, what a mess, what am I
I am mute
Respect, what a myth, what a mess, what am I
I am mute

What words could I craft
To save you from a sinking ship now
How many kisses can I give
Before color returns to your skin
Where could I take you
That would finally feel like home,
And you could tell me things are fine
But it's a lie.
And you could tell me things are fine
But we both know it's a lie.

Tell me was I good to you
Was I good enough
Did I cast out every shadow
Even if it was just for a while

Tell me was I what you needed
Tell me did I give it to you
Was I ever your light
Even if it was just for a while

What words could I craft
To save you from a sinking ship love
How many kisses can I give
Before color returns to your skin
Where could I take you
That would finally feel like home
And you could tell me things are fine
But it's a lie.
And you could tell me things are fine
But we both know it's a lie.
Track Name: Temple
I swore that I'd be okay, but I'm not,
A jumbled mess, tongue tied in a knot
I swore that I would be fine,
But I cannot read between the lines.

Why can't I get out of bed anymore.
I'm drowning in a sea that never meets the shore.
You know this winter will consume me.
I'm a man trapped and without a key.

C'mon and help me out of this cage,
Stuck in here day after day,
C'mon and set me free from my cage,
I'm not the only one who needs to be saved.

I told you I'd be alright,
Crossed my heart and hoped to die,
But now your star in all of my dreams,
Darling I'm bursting at the seems.

Little did I know my temple would collapse.
I traveled in your bones and drew out all your maps,
Little did I know my temple would come crashing down.
Darling I'm a lost child waiting to be found.
Track Name: Stupid Boy
You said "I'm doing fine
It's not as bad as it seems"
But your hands are cold, and my eyes are blind
Do you remember how to dream.

You told me about your dad
"He's a shallow man, and he'll have a shallow grave,
I don't remember when he wasn't bad,
He's not the kind that you could save"

You told me about your mom
"I bet she can taste the other girls on his breath,
She's never seen the seas at rest,
She's such a light, he's a mess."

And they wonder why
I cannot eat
And they wonder why
I cannot sleep
I cannot think
I cannot be

You asked me about myself
"I'm a stupid boy with crooked hands and tired eyes,
I'm a fickle thing to keep up on the shelf,
But I'll stay by your side."

You looked at me,
Like I had set fire to your soul
Like I had given you the key
To everything you'd ever need.

I told you I will
Teach you how to eat
I told you I will
Teach you how to sleep
Teach you how to think
Teach you how to be

You looked at me,
Like I had set fire to your soul
Like I had given you the key
To everything you'd ever need.
And set fire to your soul.
Track Name: After You
Look at these hands they don't help, they just hurt
Don't you know I'll be here at your best and at your worst
Look at these eyes they don't shine so bright, they don't shine so bright
Don't you know you've always been a light, you've always been a light

I'm always running after you
I'm after your shadow, I'm after your echo
I'm always running after you
I'm always chasing the past

Look at this heart when did it get so dark, when did it get so dark
Don't you know when you speak I see sparks, I see sparks
Look at these lips they don't speak the truth, they don't speak the truth
Don't do this to yourself what's the use, what's the use

I look for you in everyone
I look for you in everyone
You always shut your eyes, shut your eyes
You only see me in the things you despise

You used to look at me like I was an open window
Now when you see me it's like I'm a closed door I'm a closed door
I was an ending but you wanted an intro
I wanted a story to tell but never this war

I'm always running after you
I'm after your shadow after your echo
I'm always running after you
I'm chasing the past you
Track Name: Museum
When it got cold you bundled up, in your dad's coat
And asked me for a light
We would lay where the kids would play
Early Monday morning

After your coffee, You stained my skin
With ash and red lipstick
We wandered round, in places
We had no business being

Well the loss
of innocence
Is hard to watch

Knowing it your fault
I feel the guilt
I feel the guilt
I feel the guilt

Was it my toxicity
Or the cigarettes
That gave you your black soul
I guess the winter,
Finally got to you
Cause you turned cold
Honey you turned cold

Well the loss
of innocence
Is hard to watch

Knowing it's your fault
I feel the blame
I feel the blame
I feel the blame
Creeping in
I feel the blame
Under my skin

You used to tell me
I was the only boy
You'd ever loved
But now I'm known
As the boy who
Ripped up the art museum
The boy with poison in his throat
The boy with poison in his throat
The boy with poison in his throat
The boy with poison in his throat
Track Name: Pesky Dogs
I can feel your sorrows rushing in bones
I can feel your heart beat thumping in your throat
You were at home thinking
Why do everybody feel so alone

I can hear your footsteps creaking down the stairs
I can see the blood and the tears on the tile floor
You crying there thinking, well nobody cares
You were screaming out, I can't take it, I can't take anymore

I can hear the sirens headed for your front door
The neighbors pesky dogs were barking from their back porch
Your parents were crying it broke their hearts it broke theirs souls
Well it shook them to their core

But her note read
Mom and dad I'm sorry,
I didn't mean to let you down
But all you'll find tomorrow morning
Is a body on the ground
I just want to be normal,
I just wanted to feel okay
But all I really wanted
Was to be
Happy.