On Their Own

by Stephen Chopek

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released 09 June 2015

Written, performed, produced by Stephen Chopek
Recorded by Chip Johnson at Alpine Red
Mixed and mastered by Mikhail Pivovarov
Artwork by Sunday Rebel and Stephen Chopek
© ℗ 2015

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Track Name: Back Track
Silence is golden, but eventually gets broken
Patience please America, leaders have spoken
Thanks for all the superstars, green grass and front yards
Bet with your salary a down payment on a house of cards

Winter on the east coast and go west for summer
You moved out to Brooklyn, but kept your New Jersey number
Up to your old tricks again, I’ve been there before my friend
See you soon and we’ll make pretend

I’ll be right back, stay calm we’re both on the same side
It’s a runaway track, sit still we’re in for a long ride

Growing old don’t hesitate to ask another question
Never underestimate the power of suggestion
Pimp needs a prostitute, feeds on forbidden fruit
Boss traded in another guy for a substitute

I’ll be right back, stay calm we’re both on the same side
It’s a runaway track, sit still we’re in for a long ride

Circus is over, it went by so fast
Next time go slower, you’re heading for a crash
Got what you came for, won the game with a perfect score
Had your money’s worth, a miracle virgin birth
Proved the conspiracy, Lincoln shot Kennedy

I’ll be right back, stay calm we’re both on the same side
It’s a runaway track, sit still we’re in for a long ride
Stay calm we’re both on the same side
Sit still we’re in for a long ride
Track Name: Staying
This is a portrait of a girl
She talks to strangers while she flies around the world
This is a portrait of a girl
She talks to strangers and tells the whole world

Staying is the hardest part x 3
So she runs

This is a portrait of a girl
She makes movies about people of the world
This is a portrait of a girl
She makes movies to show the whole world

Staying is the hardest part x 3
So she runs
And she hides

This is a portrait of a girl
Lives way uptown where she looks down on the world
This is a portrait of a girl
Lives way uptown so she can scream to the world

Staying is the hardest part x 3

So she runs
Staying is the hardest part
And she hides
She runs and she hides

So she runs
Staying is the hardest part
And she hides
She runs and she hides
Track Name: Answers
Mark my words with red letter days
How do I leave thee let me count the ways
Your stone cold unfaithful heart
Is no better than dime store plagiarized art

Last night was hazy, today you’re a maybe
Place the blame on me

We have been looking down, answers are all around
Not somewhere below the ground, up here waiting to be found

Short lived long distance relationship
We drew it out, dragged it on before it quit
Me is the magic number, one less than two
My plans for the future are not with you

Last night was hazy, today you’re a maybe
Place the blame on me

We have been looking down, answers are all around
Not somewhere below the ground, up here waiting to be found

Beginning with lips, longing to be kissed
Turning into moments, that won’t be missed

Mark my words with red letter days
How did I leave thee let me count the ways
Your stone cold unfaithful heart
Remains no better than dime store plagiarized art

Last night was hazy, today you’re a maybe
Place the blame on me, don’t call me baby

We have been looking down, answers are all around
Not somewhere below the ground, up here waiting to be found
Track Name: Slower You Go
Pray for your soul
Trade your silver for gold

Sunlight shows you what you reap
Full moon rise tells you when to sleep

Slower you go the faster you get
Slower you go the faster you get

Freedom from choice
liberates you from the sound of your own voice
Thread the needle on a low flame
take a look where you’re at no reason to complain

Slower you go the faster you get
lead with your faith and watch your step
Slower you go the faster you get
don’t run away we’re not over yet

You make the money I will spend it
if you need some love I’ll be happy to lend it
Cross the line you’ve been walking in
crime to chaos and back again
After all these years
still being judged by a jury of your peers

Every season has a right to life
in spite of suffering, turmoil and strife
Devil put God in exile
and hungry, poor huddles masses out of style

Slower you go the faster you get
lead with your faith and watch your step
Slower you go the faster you get
don’t run away we’re not over yet

Slower you go the faster you get
lead with your faith and watch your step
Slower you go the faster you get
don’t run away we’re not over yet
Track Name: Forget About Familiar
Close enough to save, far enough to misbehave
Trade in your cradle for a grave
If you want to help yourself
Then start with someone else

Forget about familiar
Nevermind the future

Drinking for two whenever I’m not with you
Same old story nothing new
Repetition is the spice of life
If it works once than do it twice
Take a chance roll, roll the dice

Forget about familiar
Nevermind the future

Forget about familiar
Nevermind the future